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Hawaii Health Connector extends grace period to April 30 for individual enrollment The Hawaii Health Connector has extended theÂ initial grace periodâ€” which would have ended on Tuesday â€” given to individuals in need of extra time completing the enrollment applicationÂ process for health insurance by a couple of weeks to April 30.
That is the absolute cut-off date for individuals seeking to get covered from the open enrollment period thatÂ ended March 31, the Hawaii Health Connector said in a statement issued Tuesday evening.
â€śOver the past several weeks, the Connectorâ€¦
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:16:00 +0000 Austin software maker on path to hire more tech workers Motive Inc., an Austin automation software maker, is planning on a growth spurt six years after being acquired by a French company.
Motive officials told Austin Business Journal they plan to hire more than 100 software developers in the coming months with 30-40 of the workers to be added at Motiveâ€™s local office. The hiring spree comes amid steady growth for the company that now has 800 employees compared with 300 when it was bought by Paris-based Alcatel-Lucent SA (NYSE: ALU) in 2008 for $67.8â€¦
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Wahlburgers CEO lines up leases for two more Boston-area restaurants When actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and chef Paul Wahlberg hired Rick Vanzura two years ago, the brothers wanted someone who could expand their new restaurant business beyond its Hingham location.
After scouting more than 40 locations in the Boston area, Vanzura finally has some tangible progress to report. Vanzura, CEO of the Wahlburgers operation, tells me that a lease was signed for a 4,500-square-foot location at the MarketStreet lifestyle center in Lynnfield within the last two weeks. Wahlburgersâ€¦
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:15:00 +0000 How to push your career ahead when your current job takes all your time Each week Career Mojo answers career questions from readers. Do you have a question you would like me to answer? Email me here: dana@Danamanciagli.com.
Question: How do I stay focused on managing my career?
I know Iâ€™m supposed to make time for my career management â€” for networking, updating my resume, seeking other opportunities, and more. However, I continue falling back into work projects or losing focus, so Iâ€™m struggling to sustain my career upkeep. Any advice?
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:02:00 +0000 Another school planned for Oahu's growing 'Third City' of Kakaako With all the talk of residential development in Oahuâ€™s so-called â€śThird Cityâ€ť of Kakaako, the issue of having more schools in the area has come up rather often.
But in the past couple of months, there's been news of at least two plans to open new schools in Kakaako, including Seagull Schools, one of the largest private early education providers in the state, and another school involving Montessori education.
A group of families from an existing Hawaii Montessori school is looking to openâ€¦
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:52:00 +0000 Hawaiian Airlines prepares for China takeoff as clock strikes midnight Tuesday Hawaiian Airlines is slated to launchÂ its first direct flight to China from Honolulu International AirportÂ just after midnight at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday
â€śNonstop service between China and Hawaii has long been an aspiration of Hawaiian Airlines and Hawaiiâ€™s travel industry,â€ť Alison Croyle, an airline spokeswoman, said in an email. â€śWe have been watching the China market for many years,Â and the timing now seems right to link China with Hawaii with direct nonstop service.â€ť
The airline willâ€¦
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Tom Matsuda on Hawaii Health Connector enrollment and small market challenges Tom Matsuda, interim executive director of the Hawaii Health Connector, is anticipating that the online health insurance marketplace will end up with 9,000 individual enrollees from the first open enrollment period thatÂ ended on March 31.
Matsuda, amongÂ PBNâ€™s 10 to Watch for 2014, is content with how the first open enrollment period is wrapping up but has a lot on his plate as he continues to oversee needed improvements and implement new strategies, which involve focusing on small businessâ€¦
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:35:00 +0000 Hawaii's industrial market continues to tighten up Hawaiiâ€™s industrial real estate market continued to tighten up in the first quarter of this year, which has fueled increased competition for the limited warehouse space still in the market, according to a new report.
The first quarter industrial report from CBRE Inc. said that the vacancy rate spiraled down to 2.2 percent from 3.5 percent the same time period a year ago.
â€śItâ€™s a landlordâ€™s market,â€ť CBRE Executive Vice President Dana Peiterson told PBN. â€śTypically, when we get to thisâ€¦