Hawaii State FCU donates $20K towards book sales

Hawaii State Federal Credit Union donated $20,000 Tuesday to the Friends of the Library of Hawaii in support of its 74th annual book sale June 17-25 at Ward Village.

As the title sponsor of the book sale, FCU members of the State of Hawaii are invited to attend a member preview sale from 4-8 pm on June 16.

Hawaii State FCU has been the title sponsor of the annual Friends of the Hawaii Library Book Sale since 2013. The credit union has donated nearly $280,000 to the group and raised an additional $115,000 in sales at the event through the Hawaii State FCU members preview nights

ASB, Fiserv award $10K to Molokai business

American Savings Bank and Fiserv Inc. awarded a $10,000 grant to Molokai Auto Parts, an auto supply store serving the Molokai community for nearly four years, as part of the Fiserv Back2Business program.

Molokai Auto Parts was selected for its business and community contributions, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fiserv specializes in payments and financial technology.

Event in Las Vegas to present products from Hawaii

The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement will host a Pop-Up Makeke, or market, featuring 700 different Native Hawaiian and Made-in-Hawaii products when it arrives in Las Vegas June 19-22 for the region’s inaugural Native Hawaiian Convention western.

The Makeke Pop-Up will be located at the Westgate Resort & Casino, the site of the convention. The convention is free.

“We leased a 40-foot shipping container to bring with us approximately 10,000 individual items made by Native Hawaiians and other small Hawaiian-based businesses to sell in Las Vegas,” CNHA CEO Kuhio Lewis said in a statement.

About a dozen vendors will travel to Las Vegas to showcase their wares in person. Currently confirmed to attend include David Shepard Hawai’i, Hawai’i’s Finest, JJ Ohana, Lexbrezzy Hawai’i, Noho Home, Pawehi Creations, and Na Koa.

Hawaiian Electric Debuts Smart Charging App

Hawaiian Electric has partnered with global EV software provider ev.energy to offer customers a smart charging mobile app that will enable EV drivers to optimize their charging sessions while helping inform the development of future programs EV-specific charging options and rate options from Hawaiian Electric.

Customers who enroll in the Smart Charge Hawaii pilot program will have the option of receiving a $150 cash incentive or 10,000 HawaiianMiles under the Hawaiian Airlines frequent flyer program. The Ulupono Initiative provided financial support for the program, which is available to up to 2,000 residential electric vehicle customers on Oahu, the island of Hawaii and Maui County.

As part of their participation, customers will have access to the ev.energy mobile app that gives EV drivers the ability to track EV charging costs and consumption at home and on the go.

More information is available at ev.energy/business.