Hotel occupancy steady on the Big Island at 67%, rising everywhere else, Kauai 74, Maui 78, Oahu 89%, with room rates mostly up enough to cover inflation with room to spare.
Kahala Sportswear has opened its first store in Waikiki. It’s at 226 Lewers. Its other locations are at Ala Moana and Whaler’s Village. Kahala Sportswear was founded by two surfing buddies in 1936 and bills itself as the state’s oldest garment manufacturer.
A month from tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and Ala Moana’s Magic Island fireworks show. The mall has lots of free music that weekend from Natalie Ai Kamau’u to Pomaikai Lyman.
Hawaii Business Magazine had its 10th Annual Realtors’ gala last night at the Royal Hawaiian – Kauai’s Neal Norman won top honors.
Outrigger Enterprises names a new corporate tax director. Jessica Thomas has been a senior accountant and previously worked for KPMG in New York and Denver.
Happening Saturday at the Maui Brewing Company in Kihei – the seventh annual Hemp Fest. Not that kind of hemp, the commercial kind.
Honolulu Federal Credit Union has a free “Shred-It” event. You can put your papers through a shredder truck at no charge Saturday, nine to noon, at the main HOCU branch, 2305 South Beretania.
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