Local Industry News & Notes

Kaua‘i Chamber hosts membership meeting

The Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce will host its second quarter membership meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort. Central Pacific Bank CEO Clinton Arnoldus will serve as the keynote speaker, addressing the bank’s theme, “fiercely loyal banking,” as well as efforts to support Kaua‘i’s economy, according to a press release.

Registration and no-host cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., with a dinner and program to follow at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the speaker, recipients of the chamber’s scholarship awards will be presented. They include Tasha Rames of Kapa‘a High School and Shantal Guirao of Waimea High School. Both will be attending the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa this fall.

A third recipient, Clarissa Bulosan, will attend Central Washington University, and she will also major in business. Kaua‘i Community College graduate Donna Mei Ling Efhan was awarded a savings bond, states the release; she plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree at UH. The scholarships were made possible by the chamber’s June 10 golf fund-raiser at Po‘ipu Bay Golf Course.

Chamber members will have an exhibit table at the dinner and a free ad in the next newsletter. For more information, call 245-7363 or visit www.kauaichamber.org.

Botanical garden chooses

GreenSource for solar-power

National Tropical Botanical Garden selected California-based GreenSource Solutions to install an open energy solar BIPV system for the Juliet Rice Wichman Botanical Research Center. The system will be comprised of 80 Open Energy Corp. SP 450 solar panels. GreenSource Solutions has chosen Commercial Roofing and Waterproofing Hawaii to install the roofing system, according to a press release.

Kaua‘i doctor to speak at international conference

Dr. Richard Goding of Kauai Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Center will speak at the annual meeting of the International Society of Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery next month in Heidelberg, Germany.

He was selected to speak based on a paper about measuring surgical cuts with and without computer navigation, states a press release. His research showed that computer-navigated cuts were much more precise. Goding introduced computer-assisted surgery to Kaua‘i Veterans Memorial Hospital in 2005. He has studied in Honolulu; Washington, D.C.; New York City; and Sydney and Perth, Australia. For more information, visit www.kauaiortho.com or www.caos-international.org/2007.

Vendor applications available

for Hawai‘i Healing Garden Festival

The Hawai‘i Healing Garden Ethnobotanical Festival is now accepting crafts and food vendor applications for the event next month. The free health expo, coordinated by Hawai‘i Health Guide, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 at Kaua‘i Community College. According to a press release, the festival is intended to promote health and wellness and will be the third held on-island. Planned activities include a lei contest and silent auction, children ‘s art project, Japanese tea ceremony, Chinese cooking demonstrations, a labyrinth walk, educational lectures on ethnobotanical uses of medicinal plants, Hawaiian cultural program, music and entertainment.

Fees for crafts booth are $150 for HawaiiHealthGuide.com members and $200 for the general public. Tents, tables, chairs and event T-shirts are provided for booths 10 feet by 10 feet. Not-for-profit organizations that want to provide information can participate for a $50 donation. For more information, visit www.HawaiiHealthGuide.com/events.

New hires about town

The following individual was recently appointed to a leadership position in the business community:

• Matthew Humphrey was hired as vice president and general manager of Young Brothers.

Hilton resort raises cash in charity walk

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