Local Industry News & Notes for Sunday, December 23, 2007

• Westin Princeville donates $4,700 to Kaua‘i charities and families

• Kauaian named to Pacific Century Fellows

• Inside Out Fitness Hawaii expands hours

Westin Princeville donates $4,700 to Kaua‘i charities and families

The Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas, a Starwood Vacation Ownership property slated to open in April 2008, donated $4,700 to charities this holiday season.

The resort’s Hawai‘i marketing team presented check for $3,000 to the Boys and Girls Club in Kapa‘a last week. An additional $1,700 went to families in need. Money was raised for the recipients by raffling gifts donated by the resort’s partners and vendors.

Kauaian named to Pacific Century Fellows

The Pacific Century Fellows class of 2008 includes Kauaian Michael Tressler, Grove Farm Co.’s vice president of land management and renewable energy.

Tressler was selected alongside 32 others to participate in the program, which is in its 10th year.

The program identifies, encourages and helps to develop and strengthen island leaders. Modeled after the White House Fellows Program and founded by Mayor Mufi Hannemann, the fellows are chosen on the basis of a written application and personal interview conducted by a panel of judges. The committee considers educational background, current career responsibilities, special achievements as well as the comments of superiors, involvement in community activities, communication skills and strength of character. Individuals who are chosen have shown strong intellectual and leadership abilities in the early and mid-stages of their careers, and have the potential to make significant contributions to the community in the future.

The Pacific Century Fellows Program provides participants direct contact with senior community, social and government leaders. A goal of the program is to nurture relationships among individuals who are committed to exploring creative and constructive solutions to far-reaching challenges facing the state and nation.

“With our 10th class of Fellows participating in this unique executive leadership training program, we continue to build a cadre of bright, talented and energetic professionals who will make creative contributions to the betterment of our state in the years to come,” a Hannemann, former White House Fellow, said in a press release.

Other Kaua‘i fellows who have graduated from the program include Laurie Yoshida (’98), Jacy Youn (’04), and Darcie Yukimura (’07).

Inside Out Fitness Hawaii expands hours

Inside Out Fitness Hawaii, a health and fitness studio in Kapa‘a, is adding Tuesdays and Fridays to its usual business days of Mondays and Thursdays.

Owner Robin Lopez offers coaching and motivation for female clients interested in strength training. Workouts are by appointment only so that clients learn to schedule exercise into their day and make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle. The new hours begin Jan. 15, 2008, and coincide with Lopez’s full transition to the fitness world full time.

For more information, e-mail robin@insideoutfitnesshawaii.com or call 346-0025.


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