Business Report - 6/12/15 - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Business Report - 6/12/15

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Hawaii Symphony met a Wong Family Foundation $100,000 matching grant, and now another family foundation is offering a $200,000 matching grant, matching your donation 2-tio-1. They've already raised a third of it.

The former CFO of Hawaiian Airlines takes a similar post that will keep him in Hawaii. Scott Topping, who was treasurer of Southwest Airlines before joining Hawaiian, is now CFO of Kamehameha Schools.

Hilton Hawaiian Village raids a sister resort for a new executive chief. Charles Charbonneau comes from Hilton Waikoloa Village, and two decades of posts on the mainland before that.

The Hawaii Food Industry Association holds its annual convention today through the weekend at Turtle Bay. 

The Aloha International Piano Festival has its closing concert at the Hawaii Convention Center, 4 p.m. Sunday.

A yummy new dessert choice is open today in Waipahu. California-based Magnolia Ice Cream opens in Waipahu Town Center, within Seafood City. Invented especially for the occasion, a product they call Mahalo-Halo. The owners, who are Filipino, say Waipahu is perfect for their launch because 55 percent of Waipahu residents are Filipino-American.

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