HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The nonprofit Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative gets its biggest-ever single commitment to reforest native trees in Hawaii. The Hawaii Convention Center will plant 1 million legacy trees statewide. The original goal of the initiative was to plant one tree for every person in the state. It has planted 340,000 so far.
Honolulu Cookie Company announces its fall collection – including pumpkin and white chocolate pumpkin – adding the white chocolate was done to create the sensation of pumpkin pie a la mode. Honolulu Cookie Company is at Ala Moana Food Court and Ward Warehouse, but the newest is International Market Place.
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union promotes Betsy Weatherford to vice president of card operations. Weatherford previously worked for City Bank and Central Pacific.
On the charitable watch, Bikeshare Hawaii gets $25,000 for a bike trailer from the Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation – plus two electric Smart Cars.
On the event horizon, Amy Hammond checks in with the news that the sixth annual Hawaii Chocolate Festival will be held on Saturday, October 15th, in the Ward Village Courtyard.
That same day, Hawaii's International AgriTourism Symposium will be held at the UH College of Hawaiian Language in Hilo.