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Tuesday, January 20, 2004


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HIPA presents leadership awards

The Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs, a nonprofit research and educational organization, is presenting five community leaders with its Public Affairs Leadership Award.

The institute, which provides research, analysis and recommendations on public policy issues facing Hawaii, will honor Mitch D'Olier, president and chief executive officer of Kaneohe Ranch Co.; Randy Moore, teacher at Central Middle School; Ah Quon McElrath, labor leader, retired from the ILWU Local 142; Kelvin Taketa, president and chief executive officer of the Hawaii Community Foundation; and Chris Lee, chairman of the Academy for Creative Arts at the University of Hawaii.

The presentations will be made at a dinner Feb. 5 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. For tickets and other information, call 585-7931.

Filipino chamber seeks nominees

The Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii needs nominations for its 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Criteria for nominees include: Must be owner/manager primarily responsible for business operations, have operated the business for a minimum of three years, be of at least 25 percent Filipino descent, be able to show the business has had a pattern of growth under the nominee's direction and be active in the community. The nominee for the Young Filipino Entrepreneur award must be not more than 35 years old by April 30.

Nominations must be postmarked by March 1. The awards event will take place April 3 at Hilton Hawaiian Village. For more information about the awards and application forms, call Vergel Adonis at 371-6033 or 843-0322.

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