Business Report 5/9/16: A&B, Grand Wailea Hiring, Kamehameha Schools

Howard Business Report 5.9.16

Alexander & Baldwin CEO Chris Benjamin – talking to analysts about the company's winter red ink, mentioned that some of the land coming off sugar will be used for cattle grazing. A trial has gone well. The plan, he says, is to work mainly with ranchers already at work on Maui.

The Grand Wailea resort on Maui has openings for housekeeping, catering, culinary, security and other jobs – there's a job fair at the hotel this week, on Wednesday.

DLNR drops a plan to add moorings in the Big Island's Keauhou Bay. Those using the existing moorings thought adding more would be unsafe. DLNR says there is insufficient public benefit to proceed.

The Rural Development Loan and Grant Program sends $600,00 to the Kauai Island Utility Coop – for Boys & Girls Club renovations and the visitor center at the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

Ryan Tucker, director of guest relations for the Modern, gets his gold key. He's a new member of Les Clefs d'Or. There are 50,000 hotels across the U.S. but only 650 concierges belong to Les Clefs d'Or.

Hawaii chapter of NAIOP names Christine Camp developer of the year. Her Avalon Development is close to finishing a 269-unit rental project in Hawaii Kai.

Kamehameha Schools offers full tuition assistance to Hawaiians pursuing STEM degrees at Chaminade – starting this fall.

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