Howzit Howard: Hotel Hana

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hotel Hana-Maui workers have known since January that Ohana Hotel Company was selling the property, and that there would likely be a reduction-in-force. That is confirmed by the incoming owner, a subsidiary of the Denver developer, Amstar Group.

Aston Hotels & Resorts, which mostly manages hotels in Hawaii, wins a third mainland contract, to manage the Monte-Lago Village Resort in Lake Las Vegas. Its other tow mainland properties are in Tahoe and Sun Valley.

Blenn Fujimoto is stepping down as vice chairman of Central Pacific Bank to focus entirely on his position as CEO of the bank's mortgage division. The new executive chairman John Dean says wants a flatter and leaner management structure.

Complex solutions of Kailua Wins $19 million in business to provide technical training to naval postgraduates, here, on the mainland, and around the world.

A pianist with a world reputation and local family, Jon Nakamatsu, will perform Saturday afternoon at the Koolau Golf Club. It's a benefit for JCCH, the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. I'll emcee the concert and Bernadette and I hope you will be there. For more information, visit