Happenings for Sunday, November 10, 2002

• Kaua’i rental business named a top agent • H. Hawaii Media hosts after-hours fete • Murata, Canute honored by SBA • Here’s a bit more on Eastside spa

Kaua’i rental business named a top agent

Fortune magazine has named Kauai Vacation Rentals & Real Estate, Inc. among the world’s “Top 25 Villa Agents,” the only Hawai’i company to gain that designation. The company, owned and co-founded by Lucy Kawaihalau, celebrated 25 years in business last month.

H. Hawaii Media hosts after-hours fete

The Aloha Beach Resort Kauai’s Kuhio Lounge in Wailua is the site of the next Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours function, hosted by H. Hawaii Media and set for this Thursday, Nov. 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. H. Hawaii Media owns and operates Island 98.9 FM radio station, Hits 99.9 oldies radio station, The Real Estate Book and Travelhost visitor information magazine.

There will be music, other entertainment, door prizes, pupus and refreshments. The cost is $7 for Chamber members, $15 for guests, and the registration deadline is this Tuesday, Nov. 12. For more information, please call 245-7363, or fax 245-8815.

Murata, Canute honored by SBA

Jeff Murata and Tom Canute of First Hawaiian Bank locations on Kaua’i were recently honored at the 2002 U.S. Small Business Administration Lenders Awards breakfast in Honolulu, with top awards for contributions to the success of the small business community through the granting of loans.

For the third straight year, First Hawaiian Bank was named the SBA Lender of the Year in the large-bank category, approving 53 loans to small businesses for nearly $8 million. The loans are guaranteed by the SBA.

Here’s a bit more on Eastside spa

There was a bit of misinformation in last Sunday’s story about The Royal Coconut Coast Spa at the Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy. First, the Maunalani Spa does not offer a program for battered women. Also, the international spa conference spa co-owner Heidi Chock attended recently in California was sponsored by the International Spa Association, not the American Massage Therapy Association.

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