Business Briefs


POSTED: Thursday, January 29, 2009


Group 70 opens sustainable center

Group 70 International Inc. has opened a sustainable design center in downtown Honolulu.

The center, which includes a resource center and showroom, provides clients and select community groups with direct access to sustainable technologies, environmental products, and the expertise of the firm's 19 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professionals.

Featured products range from state-of-the-art solar voltaic panels, to power-saving energy regulation systems and recycled construction materials.

Group 70 plans to offer LEED pre-evaluation and certification processing at the center, as well as host seminars and exhibits.


Earned income tax credit available

Last year, Hawaii had more than 88,000 recipients of the earned income tax credit, totaling more than $155 million.

The Internal Revenue Service will offer help tomorrow to increase awareness about the low-income tax credit and the availability of free tax preparation sites for qualified taxpayers.

The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, at 924 Bethel St., will hold appointments from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Call 527-8050 to schedule. WCA/Weed & Seed II, at 94 340 Waipahu Depot Rd., will have help available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For appointments, call 677-6939.

For more information on the credit, refer to IRS Publication 596, earned income credit, or visit www.irs.gov.


Queens seeks 150th memorabilia

Queen's Medical Center is asking the public to loan or donate hospital memorabilia to help it celebrate its 150th anniversary this year.

Memorabilia can include stories, photos, logo items, staff uniforms, baby identification bracelets and other historic items. A selection of the submitted pieces will be displayed in an exhibit at Queen's or added to the medical center's historical archives collection.

To loan or donate memorabilia, please contact Marlene Oishi at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 547-4300.



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