Anchoring change at KITV on Monday
The husband and wife 5 p.m. news anchor team of Pamela Young and Gary Sprinkle will add the 6 o'clock "money" show to their work day effective Monday.
The station issued a statement late yesterday afternoon announcing the change and explaining that current 6 p.m. anchors Paula Akana and Shawn Ching will continue to anchor the 10 p.m. news.
"With Gary and Pamela anchoring Hawaii's top-rated 5 p.m. newscast ... it is obvious that Gary and Pamela have great appeal to Hawaii's viewers," said Mike Rosenberg, president and general manager, in a statement. "With changes occurring in competitive newscasts, we feel the time is right for this logical experiment," he said.
Last week, KGMB-TV announced Kim Gennaula's departure from its 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts effective Monday and from the station itself in late November.
Worry only helps if it spurs action.
The Hawaii office of the National Federation of Independent Business has changed the focus of its next luncheon event to help small businesses protect their assets.
We learned in 1995 that you can't make folks stop worrying about the economy with a million-dollar "Thumbs Up, Hawaii" PR campaign.
Rather than stick one's thumb in the air and one's head in the sand, one can learn about "lowering the cost of the way you manage your employees," said Melissa Pavlicek, attorney and state director of NFIB.
One also could learn, from a financial planner, about managing risk and using insurance, or about how to renegotiate one's lease, Pavlicek said.
NFIB/Hawaii previously staged well-attended seminars to help employers recruit and retain employees and initially had planned a continuation of that theme.
However, given "how quickly things have changed ... we're trying to be very responsive" to the membership, she said.
Speakers will include financial adviser Heather Moir-Dangler; Debbie Padello, director of human resources and client services for ALTRES Staffing Inc.; J.P. Schmidt, state insurance commissioner; and Pavlicek.
The "What Small Businesses Need to Know," event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. next Wed., Sept. 17 at the Ala Moana Hotel.
The luncheon costs $35 for nonmembers and $25 for members of the NFIB or any chamber of commerce. Reservations can be made online or by calling 447-1840.
"At a future date, we'll look at generating revenue in a bad economy," Pavlicek said.
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