May 4th Hawaiian Language Day at Maili beach park


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2013 Hawaii Social Media Seminar

2013 Hawaii Social Media Seminar

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (HST)

Dave and Busters
1030 Auahi Street
Honolulu, HI 96814


Technology News Bytes is proud to presents the 3rd annual Hawaii Social Media Seminar, at Dave & Busters Hawaii on Wednesday, May 8th from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

This social media experience features three speaking sessions presented by several of the nation’s most talented social media leaders such as Ric Dragon, author of Social Marketology social media marketing process and business leadership to help organizations benefit from the revolutionary changes in global marketing.
Attendees can expect a fun filled day of networking, social media insights lead by the Pono Media Design Thinking Team and Awardees from the 2012 Top 15 Social Media Influencers. Full ticket attendees will receive a lunch a buffet served on the Sunset Lanai and complimentary access to an interactive networking event sponsored by Ad2Honolulu. Register for a $80 Session Only ticket or $100 Full Session ticket at
At the Ad2Honolulu Networking event you’ll be able to mingle with all our speakers and network in a fun, upbeat environment. This event is open to the public for $10 at the door.
We are proud to annouce Ric Dragon as our keynote speaker this year. You won’t want to miss his engaging presentation of “Herding Cats & Selling Kisses: Bringing Process to Social Media Marketing”. Here he will present a framework for social media marketing. Starting with desired outcomes, Dragon will discuss brand voice and personality, microsegmentation, communities, influencers, right through to the creation of a strategic game plan. Several tools will be presented which will provide participants with a roadmap to allocate effort across the big five appraches to social media, allocation to specific social platforms, as well as the major activities within each platform.
At the seminar, we will be giving away 5 copies of Ric Dragon’s Social Marketology.
This is a must read for anyone interested in social media. Social Marketology provides a concrete method for marketing through social media that is also flexible enough to be adapted to the social media platforms of today and tomorrow. By the end of this book, you will have the knowledge to implement an effective social media marketing campaign that is testable, controllable, and fully integrated within broader campaigns and goals.
For more information:
Genesis Long

Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Town Hall meetings




Mayor Kirk Caldwell will be holding a series of Town Hall meetings during the month of May and welcomes you to attend as many as your schedule allows.  These meetings will include updates on his administration’s priorities and how they are addressed in the City & County of Honolulu’s FY2014 proposed budgets.  The Mayor’s cabinet members will also be in attendance to provide information and answer questions relating to his top priorities of fixing our roads, restoring TheBus service, investing in our sewer infrastructure, beautifying our parks, building rail better, and addressing the homeless issue.    

Below is the schedule.  Again, please feel free to attend any or all of the events listed.  All meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.  Mayor Caldwell looks forward to seeing you there.


May 2, 2013 (Thursday)          Aiea/Pearl City            Highlands Intermediate School


May 6, 2013 (Monday)              Honolulu                     Kaimuki High School Cafeteria


May 9, 2013 (Thursday)          Wahiawa/Mililani         Wahiawa District Park


May 16, 2013 (Thursday)        Kapolei                        Kapolei Hale


May 20, 2013 (Monday)           Windward                   Kaneohe Community Center


May 22, 2013 (Wednesday)    Kalihi                           Farrington High School Cafeteria


 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shawn Hamamoto at 768-4675.


Shawn Hamamoto

Office of the Mayor

47″ TV delivered to Paiolu Kaiaulu Shelter

Aloha Senator Shimabukuro,
A few weeks ago eWorld Enterprise Solutions donated a 47″ TV to the Paiolu Kaiaulu Transition Shelter in your hometown of Waianae.
Aunty Rita Martin and staff were excited to have their old 32″ TV replaced in their outdoor dining and gathering hall.
We at eWorld ES really admire the work being done at Paiolu Kaiaulu and look to help them more in the future.
Have a great weekend,
David Y. Shinbara
Information Management Consultant
eWorld Enterprise Solutions, Inc.

Making Green Energy more affordable


“Hawaii is the first state in the nation to pass this monumental legislation. SB1087 allows individuals and non-profits to put up photo voltaic systems with no up-front costs, and pay for them incrementally on their electricity bills,” Senator Mike Gabbard, Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee.


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Relating to Green Infrastructure

This measure will provide a lower cost financing alternative for Hawaii businesses and residents to utilize green infrastructure equipment and technology to reduce electricity consumption by leveraging clean energy technology. The innovative financing method created in this measure will provide a secure financing structure to allow the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to issue revenue bonds at very competitive rates, which savings can be passed on to the consumers in the form of lower borrowing costs.

Hawaii’s electricity rates are the highest in the nation. Consumers need access

to energy efficient devices that offer real electricity cost savings. Thus far, the upfront

cash needed or access to credit to purchase solar hot water heaters and solar pv

systems has been an impediment to low to moderate income homeowners and renters

from being able to realize the benefits of these devices that will lower monthly electric


 Clean energy and energy efficiency should

not be for the wealthy only. Consumers who work hard and pay their bills, but find it

difficult to save enough money or build enough credit to finance a solar hot water heater

or solar pv system should not be shut out of this market. On bill financing allows the

consumer to pay for these energy systems through the electricity cost savings on their

monthly bill. This not only makes available energy cost savings to a greater number of

Hawaii’s consumers, but it also means less oil consumed for every kilowatt hour of

energy being conserved or replaced by clean energy.