Maui Springboard a social network for isle professionals
KIHEI - Maui Springboard, a professional networking and business development company based in Kihei, has launched a website and social network for Maui professionals.
The site, www.mauispringboard.com, was launched around three weeks ago, according to a release. Participants can register for free and use the site to network with other island professionals. The company also offers in-person networking events.
"Maui Springboard's mission is to help local business owners stay connected through their online network, but to forge long-lasting relationships in person," said founder Ron Lunan.
Lowe's, MPD nominated for defense employer award
ARLINGTON, Va. - Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse in Kahului and the Maui Police Department have been nominated for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, which recognizes employers' support for National Guard and Reserve members.
They are among 34 employers in Hawaii who were nominated either by their employees or families of their employees who serve in the Hawaii Guard and Reserve. Nationwide, there were 3,236 nominations.
The award is the Department of Defense's highest recognition for employers supporting members of the Guard and Reserve. Semifinalists for the award will be announced next month, and up to 15 recipients will be announced in the summer. They will be honored Sept. 20 in Washington, D.C., at the 17th annual Freedom Award Ceremony.
The award was instituted in 1996, and since then has been presented to 160 employers.
Condominium Council to host legal seminar on March 28
WAIKAPU - The Condominium Council of Maui will host a legal seminar at its annual meeting next week.
The event will be March 28 beginning with registration at 8:30 a.m. and program from 9 a.m. to noon at the King Kamehameha Golf Club.
Retired 2nd Circuit Judge Joel August will be the featured speaker, discussing "How Judges Think." Attorneys Ray Wimberley and Peter Horovitz will also give presentations on other legal issues facing condo associations.
Cost for the seminar and breakfast buffet is $50 for members or $60 for non-members. Deadline to register is Monday. For more information and registration form, go to www.mauicondocouncil.com or call 573-4231.
First Oahu public schools receive solar power system
HONOLULU - A newly installed photovoltaic system at Aiea High School will save an estimated $150,000 in electricity costs over the next 20 years.
That's according to Hawaii Pacific Solar, which has been contracted to install solar power systems on roofs of 18 other schools on Oahu and Kauai.
Installations are under way at Waianae High and Kahuku High. A third project is scheduled to start next week at Kaimuki High. Fifteen Kauai installations are expected to be completed by 2014.
The systems are being developed under power purchase agreements with the Department of Education paying no upfront costs. A third-party company owns the systems and sells the electricity to the department at a fixed rate.