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  • Sunday’s Pinch of Salt event offers unique pop-up shops | Kamehameha Schools
    This Sunday he will debut a wave of his latest products at A Pinch of Salt for the Holidays a pop up shopping event in Our Kakaʻako Sunday s Pinch of Salt event offers unique pop up shops By Kirra Downing December 3 2014 Fashion designer Ari South of Project Runway fame will showcase a spectrum of ready to wear attire Pop up eateries will include farm to fork delicacies from Hawaiian Fresh farms Shoppers looking for a retail experience with a li l twist can head to Our Kaka ako s A Pinch of Salt for the Holidays happening this Sunday December 7 from 11 00 a m to 4 00 p m at 445 and 449 Cooke Street The free pop up event brings together a host of unique local retailers that you can t find at the mall including Hilo designer Sig Zane This family friendly event will also include food live caroling and an interactive holiday themed photo opportunity with a Santa s Workshop display A Pinch of Salt for the Holidays is an opportunity for attendees to preview SALT Honolulu s urban island marketplace that will open fall 2015 says Kamehameha Schools Marketing Manager Erin Kinney SALT will include an eclectic mix of local retailers and restaurants similar to those currently located on the block bordered by Ala Moana Boulevard Keawe Auahi and Coral streets Event highlights Sig Zane pop up shop featuring men and women s clothing and other unique items Local retailers including Salt Liko Kira Hawaii Andy South The Cut Collective A Wattz Dezigns Hiilani Hawaii Nak on Wood Megumi Happy Town Hawaii Mojo Barbershop and Wrappily Eateries including Onda Pasta Pinwheel Hawaii ice cream sandwiches Hawaiian Fresh Farms Petit Suisse Crepes and Beyond Burgers Family friendly activities and Christmas caroling by

    Original URL path: http://www.ksbe.edu/imua/article/sundays-pinch-of-salt-event-offers-unique-pop-up-shops/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Kamehameha Schools sells Hawaii Kai Towne Center to ValueRock Realty Partners | News releases | Kamehameha Schools
    transaction are confidential The transition of Hawaii Kai Towne Center from a fully owned Kamehameha Schools property to one where KS retains the land but sells its improvements strengthens our perpetual endowment in support of our educational mission said CEO L Jack Wong Over the years ValueRock Realty Partners has been engaged in ownership and management of key Hawaii properties We are pleased to have the opportunity to expand our presence here by adding Hawaii Kai Towne Center a quality mixed use asset to our portfolio said David Lee Founder and Chairman of ValueRock Realty Partners HAWAII KAI TOWNE CENTER Hawaii Kai Towne Center is a 30 acre master planned complex comprising a retail shopping and dining center two suburban office buildings a Costco warehouse and a self storage facility The Center hosts regular community events a weekly farmer s market and entertainment on the Center s waterfront stage About ValueRock Realty Partners ValueRock Realty Partners is a vertically integrated real estate company The firm currently owns over 2 5 million square feet of retail and mixed use property located throughout the Western U S and Hawaii ValueRock Realty Partners operating platform is comprised of expertise in the following areas investment management private equity acquisitions asset management leasing expertise design and development Due to the depth of the ValueRock team the firm is positioned to invest in and operate all major property types The firm s principals have directly invested in and operated a diverse spectrum of property types in numerous markets over the past two decades and been involved with more than 20 billion dollars of transactions For more information on ValueRock Realty Partners visit www valuerockrealty com ValueRock media contact Jessica Spaulding jessica spauldingthompson com About Kamehameha Schools Kamehameha Schools is a private educational charitable trust founded and

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  • Hawai‘i Investment Ready to report on its impact on Hawai‘i’s economy | News releases | Kamehameha Schools
    i s social entrepreneurs for and not for profit with relevant skills to enable them to scale their enterprise and increase their impact as local business owners in Hawai i said Lisa Kleissner President of the KL Felicitas Foundation and co leader of the Hawai i Investment Ready program Each cohort recruited bi annually is afforded an opportunity to participate in this capacity building program sharing best practices in financial social environmental and cultural sustainability The program is concluding its second year and six of the fifteen small and growing enterprises that participated are preparing to share the social impacts their operations had on Hawai i as a result of the HIR experience All six reports will be presented on Wednesday November 19th at the Kamehameha Schools Ka iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center located on its Kapālama campus These modern day businesses are addressing poverty at risk youth poor nutrition sustainable resource harvest Hawaiian culture and language normalization the development of sustainable enterprise for island living and more said Kleissner Social enterprises like Hui Kū Maoli Ola specializing in native habitat restoration and landscaping and the well known Street Grindz which operates Honolulu Night Market and Eat the Street the largest food truck rally in Honolulu are both members of the first cohort and both have enterprises on Kamehameha Schools lands We are tremendously impressed by the leadership emerging in communities across Hawai i and are grateful that many operate social enterprises on our land or have a business focus that is aligned with the KS mission We have provided resources through Hawai i Investment Ready to support their professional development but some of the most valuable lessons came from the inspiring life stories and values of these amazing individuals said Neil Hannahs director of Kamehameha Schools Land Assets Division With a mission to enable social entrepreneurs worldwide to grow economically sustainable scalable enterprises Social Impact International and KL Felicitas Foundation along with Kamehameha Schools will begin recruiting for the second cohort in January 2015 Interested investors prospective participants entrepreneurs bankers educators and anyone curious about the program and its benefits are encouraged to attend the cohort presentation event titled Scaling Social Enterprise in Hawai i The event takes place Wednesday November 19th at the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama campus Ka iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Culture Center PRESENTATION DETAILS When November 19th 2014 Where The Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Heights Ka iwakīloumoku Ululani Hale Time 2 15 to 4 00PM Speakers Neil Hannahs Kamehameha Schools Land Asset Division Gary and Kūkui Maunakea Forth MA O Organic Farms Rick Barboza and Kapalikū Schirman Hui Kū Maoli Ola Poni and Brandon Askew Street Grindz Alan Lovewell Local Catch Stacy Sproat Beck and Johanna Ventura Waipā Foundation Kū and I ini Kahakalau KU A KANAKA Lisa Kleissner Hawai i Investment Ready About Hawai i Investment Ready Hawai i Investment Ready HIR is a facilitated peer to peer learning program designed for island social enterprises HIR s goal is to convene strategies and resources to empower Hawai i s

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  • Social entrepreneurs to share their impact on Hawai‘i’s economy | Kamehameha Schools
    of peers that we have so much respect for Gary Maunakea Forth MAʻO Organic Farms co founder Scaling Social Enterprise in Hawai i WHAT Members of the Hawaiʻi Investment Ready inaugural cohort will share the social impact their operations have had on the state as a result of their HIR experience WHEN Wednesday November 19 2 15 to 4 00 p m WHERE Ka iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center KS Kapālama campus COHORT SPEAKERS Gary and Kūkui Maunakea Forth MAʻO Organic Farms Rick Barboza and Kapalikū Schirman Hui Kū Maoli Ola Poni and Brandon Askew Street Grindz Alan Lovewell Local Catch Stacy Sproat Beck and Johanna Ventura Waipā Foundation Kū and I ini Kahakalau KU A KANAKA Those interested in being part of HIR s second cohort are encouraged to attend this event Gary and Kūkui Maunakea Forth founders of MA O Organic Farms are among the local entrepreneurs who will share the social impact their operations have had on the state s economy as a result of the Kamehameha Schools sponsored Hawai i Investment Ready HIR program The entrepreneur presentations are part of an event entitled Scaling Social Enterprise in Hawai i slated for Wednesday November 19 from 2 15 to 4 00 p m at KS Kapālama s Ka iwakīloumoku Hawaiian Cultural Center Kamehameha Schools KL Felicitas Foundation and Social Impact International partnered to create HIR in 2013 The facilitated peer to peer learning program supports the sustainability of social enterprises businesses that solve social problems on a large scale by equipping entrepreneurs with knowledge of branding business modeling and financial analysis HIR s goal is to share strategies and raise resources to empower Hawai i s social entrepreneurs both for and not for profit with relevant skills to enable them to scale their enterprises and increase their impact as local business owners in Hawai i says KS alumna Lisa Kleissner president of the KL Felicitas Foundation and co leader of the Hawai i Investment Ready program These modern day businesses are addressing poverty at risk youth poor nutrition sustainable resource harvest Hawaiian culture and language normalization the development of sustainable enterprise for island living and more MA O Organic Farms a Wai anae business cultivating organic food and young leaders was among 15 businesses in the program s inaugural cohort and was chosen last year by other cohort members to be awarded 75 000 in investment capital by the KL Felicitas Foundation Various degrees of funding were secured for the other businesses as well We ve been inspired and motivated by the people and projects of this HIR cohort says Gary Maunakea Forth It is humbling and gratifying to be acknowledged by a group of peers that we have so much respect for The 75 000 has helped us expand our organic farming and youth education pathway operations But the experience learning mentorship and camaraderie of the program have seriously been more important that the money HIR s inaugural cohort of innovative social enterprises includes several businesses supported

    Original URL path: http://www.ksbe.edu/imua/article/social-entrepreneurs-share-their-impact-on-hawaiis-economy/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Makahiki comes to Kaka‘ako | Kamehameha Schools
    volunteers to help staff makahiki events rides and games All volunteers will receive an event T shirt If you are available to kōkua please email Kirra Downing at kidownin ksbe edu EVENT DETAILS Location Mother Waldron Park 507 Cooke Street Date Saturday November 22 From 9 a m to 4 p m Free parking will be available at 555 South St Packet pickup is at 8 a m and the opening ceremonies begin at 8 30 a m Bring canned food items for free scripts Kamehameha Schools and the PA I Foundation have partnered to bring makahiki to Our Kaka ako in celebration of the season of Lono a time set aside for tribute harvest sport and play Hosting makahiki in Our Kaka ako helps to bring authentic Hawaiian culture to this place says Kirra Downing marketing specialist at Kamehameha Schools There are no other makahiki events of this size in town and we re just grateful to Vicky Holt Takamine from PA I Foundation for partnering with us to bring this traditional event here to Mother Waldron Park Makahiki celebrates the harvest season and traditionally lasts about three months beginning in mid November and lasting through late January or February It is a period set aside to honor Lono a Hawaiian deity associated with fertility agriculture rainfall In ancient times ceremonies hosted by an island s ali i were performed to properly open and close the traditional festivities which included feasting games chanting and dance in which men and women participated Very much like tradition the Kaka ako Arts and Makahiki Fest will kick off festivities with an opening ceremonial procession and ho okupu honored gift presentation Ho okupu will be in the form of food donations canned goods which will later be given to the Hawai i Food

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  • KS’ Kolo Village in Mōʻiliʻili welcomes its first residents | Kamehameha Schools
    and Asset Management Director Kit Millan KS Kolo Village in Mōʻiliʻili welcomes its first residents By Mae Nishimura November 13 2014 The 69 renovated units increases the total number of Mō ili ili rental units refurbished by KS to 142 The Kolo Village units were staged in a contemporary style for the grand opening ceremony on October 29 2014 The history of Mōʻiliʻili Mōʻiliʻili was once rich with loʻi and fishponds fed by the numerous springs in the area The land use has changed tremendously over the past century turning the area from agricultural into a residential and commercial community Kamehameha the Great Kamehameha III Victoria Kamāmalu and Charles Lunalilo all frequented Mōʻiliʻili during their respective times Over the generations the famed history of this place has been passed down to Native Hawaiians As an educational institution with strong cultural ties to this ʻāina Kamehameha Schools is committed to honoring the sacredness of Mōʻiliʻili To learn more about our commercial real estate and its importance to our educational mission visit www ksbe edu cred The Kamehameha Schools Commercial Real Estate Division CRED recently held a blessing and grand opening ceremony for Kolo Village a six apartment complex in M ili ili The event celebrated the completion of KS 6 6 million renovation of the apartment complex which reverted to the educational trust last summer The October 29 celebration was the culmination of over a year of renovations to upgrade the interior and exterior of the buildings as well as revitalize the community activity in the area The 69 renovated units increases the total number of M ili ili rental units refurbished by KS to 142 Over 60 attendees were present at the ceremony which included representatives from Hawaii Architecture Designer Built Systems the Honolulu Police Department and various M ili ili community groups and organizations Guest speakers included Lance Wilhelm chairman of the KS Board of Trustees David Lassner University of Hawai i president Walter Thoemmes KS chief of staff Ron Lockwood Old Town Moiliili Business Association president The celebration welcomed residents to their new home just steps from the University of Hawai i s athletic complex Each resident at the ceremony received a house warming welcome gift of a desk plant which was comprised of plants incorporated from the living walls at Kolo Village We hope these renovations will enhance this university neighborhood and create a sense of safety and community and a place people are attracted to said Cathy Camp area development director for Kamehameha Schools Upgrades to Kolo Village include amenities such as on site laundry facilities privacy fencing enhanced lighting designs living walls pet friendly units pet stations and communal barbecue and lounge areas strategically situated to promote resident interaction Kolo Village is definitely the only place within the M ili ili area with upgraded amenities says apartment resident Eugenie Kitekeiaho a UH marketing student It s the perfect style for me It now provides us students with a safer environment Renovated with young professionals and

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  • Newly renovated Mō‘ili‘ili apartment buildings welcome first residents | News releases | Kamehameha Schools
    the Commercial Real Estate Division at Kamehameha Schools Second only to the importance of developing a sense of community was the desire to infuse Native Hawaiian landscaping into the development wherever possible Credit Chase Simmons administrative coordinator for the Commercial Real Estate Division at Kamehameha Schools Kamehameha Schools announced today that renovations at Kolo Village are complete and ready for occupancy Using plans and designs by Hawaii Architecture contractor Designer Built Systems started the 6 6 million rehabilitation of six severely deteriorating buildings in March Kolo Village is definitely the only place within the M ili ili area with upgraded amenities It s the perfect style for me said Eugenie Kitekeiaho University of Hawai i at Mānoa student majoring in marketing and new resident of Kolo Village It now provides us students with a safer environment Upgrades to the kauhale the traditional term for a cluster of homes include amenities such as on site laundry facilities privacy fencing enhanced lighting designs living walls pet friendly stations and communal barbecue and lounge areas with outdoor furniture We hope these renovations will enhance this university neighborhood and create a sense of safety and community and a place people are attracted to said Cathy Camp area development director for Kamehameha Schools Starting at 1 200 rent prices fall within 80 to 100 percent of area median income per the federal affordability guidelines which we believe might attract more young professionals university constituents and others wishing to live near the university Since 2010 Kamehameha Schools completed renovations of three similar buildings in the immediate vicinity Rainbow Vista Kolo Place phase I and Malu Lani formerly known as Kirin Apartments The 69 units renovated at Kolo Village increases the total of fully refurbished rental units in the university neighborhood to 142 For information on leasing

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  • The public gets a preview of life in Our Kaka‘ako | Kamehameha Schools
    Connor Donna Lubong Ellen Heu Elsie Simpliciano Erin Kinney Grant Sumida Jennifer Anderson Kauʻi Burgess Karen Hamacon Kekoa Paulsen Kirra Downing Kristina Rau Lori Bodine Mary DeLapp Millie Ho Nadine Lagaso Patti Rabacal Kamehameha Schools hosted a community preview event recently to give visitors a taste of what life could be like in Our Kaka ako More than 1 700 people explored the neighborhood to preview residential options and to learn about upcoming projects centered around the arts culture food and shopping This one time only event was the perfect opportunity for visitors to visualize how Kaka ako can be a place for them to live work or play said KS Senior Asset Manager Christian O Connor Attendees flocked to the Our Kaka ako Information Center on Keawe Street to find out more about the area and to see a vision of the community built completely out of Lego blocks Many joined guided walking tours of neighborhood Other popular attractions included homeowner workshops at Kaka ako Agora on Cooke Street Honolulu s first urban parklet on Coral Street and a pop up sports bar on Auahi Street Independent developer information centers were open to the public some for the first time providing specific information about their envisioned for sale residential projects The streets were bustling with young couples families and retirees all helping to bring to life what Our Kaka ako will feel like in a few short years said KS Marketing Manager Erin Kinney This pedestrian friendly community will include inviting green spaces complete streets parklets like the one in front of Hank s Haute Dogs and other community amenities to connect Kaka ako s past to its future One of those amenities is SALT a 76 000 square foot retail complex that will be home to a diverse

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