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• Independent Financial Group announced last month in San Diego, Calif., that financial adviser Herbert Shiraishi was designated a 2018 Advisor of the Year at its annual conference. Seventy-six winners for the 2018 year were highlighted, including 25 Million Dollar Club winners and six Two ...

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Maui loan officer Armanini honored Homebridge Financial Services announced last week that Maui native Faith Armanini is one of the firm’s top producers for the month of March. Armanini is a mortgage loan originator for the firm’s Maui office in Wailuku. She has over 20 years of ...

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• The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua announced last week the appointment of Isabella “Bella” Toland to her new role leading the culinary operations for the resort’s reimagined restaurant, The Banyan Tree, slated to debut later this spring. Toland joins The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua from the ...

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U‘i Gallery has 5th anniversary U‘i Gallery in Kahului celebrated its fifth anniversary on March 1 with a new original oil painting by Maui artist Rachael Ray, titled “Sunny Starry Night.” The painting welcomes the arrival of spring with the colors of Upcountry and a starry night ...

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• The Maui Arts & Cultural Center has announced the appointment of two new directors. Moira Pirsch has been named education director of the MACC’s arts education department. Pirsch holds a doctorate from Columbia University in English education, a master’s in education from Harvard ...

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BOH announces new vice presidents Bank of Hawaii recently named two new vice presidents on Maui, according to a news release. Chuck Dando has joined BOH as vice president and market manager of the West Maui market, where he leads the management teams of branches in Kihei, Lahaina, Kahana, ...