Business briefs


POSTED: Monday, August 10, 2009

Seminar covers economic impact on condo management

Financial, legal, tax and technology experts will discuss developments in the condo management industry in an upcoming seminar. Panelists assembled by Mutual of Omaha and Hawaii First Inc. will explore new requirements, technologies and reserve funding from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Hawaii Prince Hotel.

Cost is $45 for registration through Aug. 19 and $75 thereafter. Visit www.seminarhawaii.com or call 792-3014.


Bankers Association raises food and funds

The Hawaii Bankers Association raised $33,500 and 33,000 pounds of food for the Hawaii Foodbank this year. The bankers participated in the Foodbank's annual Food Drive from April to May for the second year.

“;We sincerely appreciate the continued support of the member banks of the Hawaii Bankers Association,”; said Richard Grimm, president of the Hawaii Foodbank. “;We are fortunate to have the banks and our other coalitions supporting us as the need for emergency food assistance is greater now more than ever.”;


CPK founders to keynote business event

California Pizza Kitchen founders Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield will be the stars of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii's “;Good Morning Hawaii”; program this month, planned in partnership with the Hawaii Restaurant Association.

The pizza chain founders and cooking enthusiasts will address ways they are adapting to the changing business environment, and will participate in a question-and-answer session.

The event will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Attendance is $25 for chamber or HRA members, $35 for nonmembers, plus $5 validated parking. Reservations can be made online at www.cochawaii.org through Friday.


Fewer online job ads posted in July from year ago

JACKSON, Miss. » Online job advertisements remained steady from June to July, but a national report shows more than 560,000 fewer advertised vacancies last month compared with the same period a year earlier, a private research group says.

Online job advertisements increased by a modest 700 in July, according to the Conference Board's monthly Help-Wanted Online Data Series report. There were about 3.3 million ad vacancies last month, a 568,600 drop from July 2008.

Since record monthly declines of 507,000 and 506,000 in December and January, online ad vacancies have leveled off. But there were more than four unemployed people for every ad vacancy in July as the number of unemployed increased.

And the monthly number of ad vacancies this year continues to be about 1.2 million below the average of 4.5 million in 2008, the New York-based research group said.


Coming Up

Tomorrow: Labor Department releases productivity for the second quarter.

Wednesday: Commerce Department releases international trade for June.

Thursday: Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims. Commerce Department releases retail sales for July.

Friday: Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for July. Federal Reserve releases industrial production for July.