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American Savings Bank Supports The Polynesian Voyaging Society
Friday, March 21, 2014 – American Savings Bank (ASB) is a proud community supporter of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Mālama Honua voyage. From Monday, March 24, 2014 through Saturday, April 19, 2014, ASB branches will be accepting cash donations from customers for the voyage and for each donation of $25 or more, ASB will give customers a complementary eco-bag displaying the voyage route. On May 17, the Hōkūle‘a and sister canoe, Hikianalia, will embark on their 4 year journey around the world.
American Savings Bank, as part of Hawaiian Electric Industries, provides support for Hokulea's Historic Voyage
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - The Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) has been awarded a five-year, $250,000 grant from Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) and its related companies American Savings Bank. Hawaiian Electric, Hawaiʻi Electric Light and Maui Electric to support its historic voyage, Malama Honua (care for the Earth), a five-year, around-the-world odyssey by long-distance canoes Hōkūle`a and Hikianalia.
Aloha For Philippines Relief Effort Launched
Saturday, November 16, 2013 - As part of the statewide Aloha For Philippines relief effort, Hawaii’s banks are teaming up to accept donations for disaster victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Beginning Monday, November 18, customers will be able to donate money at any branch of virtually every bank in the state, providing Hawaii residents hundreds of safe, convenient and trusted locations to make contributions.
American Savings Bank to host sporting event fundraiser benefiting Kapi‘olani Medical Center
Monday, October 7, 2013 - American Savings Bank (ASB) is bringing the quirky, competitive Olympic sport of curling and some of its brightest stars to the Aloha State. This unique signature fundraiser, hosted by ASB, will benefit Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children (Kapi‘olani) and USA Curling this year. Two events will be held at the Ice Palace on Thursday, October 17. The first event will feature curling clinics with children from two of ASB’s Bank for Education Ohana schools. That evening, an exclusive fundraiser “competition” is anticipated to raise upwards of $50,000 for the hospital.
American Savings Bank Taps Xerox to Manage Print Operations
Friday, September 13, 2013 - American Savings Bank has selected Xerox, a global leader in document management and business process management, to manage its Hawaii print operations as part of an innovative five-year managed services agreement.
American Savings Bank Hosts First Annual Statewide Service Day
Monday, July 15, 2013 - American Savings Bank held its first annual Statewide Seeds of Service Day on June 29th as part of Employee Appreciation Month. Approximately 160 employees with their family and friends turned out to volunteer. The bank organized community service projects on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Molokai, and Kauai.
American Savings Celebrates Employees with Ice Cream
Monday, July 01, 2013 - June was Employee Appreciation Month at American Savings Bank (American). To thank employees for their hard work and dedication, American’s executives traveled the state serving ice cream sundaes to employees.
American Savings Bank Opens New Kailua Kona Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - American Savings Bank (American) held the grand opening of its new Kailua Kona branch at the corner of Palani Road and Kuakini Highway. This full-service branch replaces the former Kailua Kona branch up the street on Palani Road.
American Savings Bank Dials Up Mobile Deposits
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - American Savings Bank is experiencing phenomenal user adoption since the launch of its mobile banking and payments solution. As part of Monitise’s Bank Anywhere mobile solution, American Savings Bank is the first Hawaiian bank to deploy mobile remote deposit capture, resulting in mobile deposits skyrocketing by 40 percent in March.
American Savings Bank Donates $30,000 to the University of Hawaii Entrepreneurship Center
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - American Savings Bank (American) has donated $30,000 to become the title sponsor of the 2013 UH Business Plan Competition organized by the Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship (PACE) at the UH Manoa Shidler College of Business.
American Savings Bank Opens New Hawaii Kai Branch
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - American Savings Bank (American) held the grand opening of its new Hawaii Kai branch in the Towne Center. The new branch replaces the former Koko Marina Shopping Center branch and offers consumer and business banking services, mortgage lending, insurance and investments as well as safe deposit boxes.
American Savings Bank promotes Margaret Pettyjohn to EVP Retail Banking
Monday, October 1, 2012 - American Savings Bank (American) today announced that Margaret Pettyjohn has been promoted to Executive Vice President - Retail Banking. Pettyjohn joined American in 2010 and is responsible for the bank’s network of 57 branches serving individuals and small businesses.
American Savings Bank Employees Donate Over 15,000 Legos to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children
Friday, August 31, 2012 - American Savings Bank (American) employees are donating 15,000 Legos to Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children for use in the hospital playroom and their Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC).
American Savings Bank Named "Healthiest Employer" Finalist
Monday, August 28, 2012 - American Savings Bank (American) today announced that it has been named one of Hawaii’s 2012 “Healthiest Employers” by Pacific Business News (PBN). American’s LifeBalance program is designed to offer something for every employee in every lifecycle by promoting physical, psychological and financial health for employees and their families.
Tab Bowers Joins American Savings Bank as EVP Marketing and Business Development
Monday, August 20, 2012 - American Savings Bank (American) today announced that Tab Bowers has joined the bank as Executive Vice President. He will oversee Marketing, Business Development and Product Development. Bowers has a broad range of experience across the financial services industry, including banking, insurance, and asset and wealth management.
American Savings Bank Supports Manana Elementary School with Their Annual Craft Fair
Effort is part of the banks Seeds of Service volunteer program.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 - Employees from the American Savings Bank (American) Customer Banking Center contributed in a Seeds of Service program, helping with the Manana Elementary 4th Annual Craft Fair. The event took place on April 21, 2012 where the community and vendors participated to raise money for students and teachers.
American Savings Bank Promotes Heather Schwarm to CFO
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - American Savings Bank (American) today announced that Heather Schwarm has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Schwarm is responsible for American’s treasury, accounting and reporting, and financial planning and analysis functions.
American Savings Bank Named A "Best Places to Work" for Third Straight Year
Monday, April 2, 2012 - For the third year in a row, American Savings Bank has been named a “Best Place to Work in Hawaii” by Hawaii Business magazine. American was recognized in the “Large Companies” category for its employee friendly policies and programs.
American Savings Bank and Junior Achievement of Hawaii Partner to Teach Fifth Graders at Lanakila Elementary
Effort is part of national Get Smart About Credit Day
Thursday, October 20, 2011 - American Savings Bank (ASB) employees volunteered with Junior Achievement of Hawaii (JA) to teach sixty fifth-graders at Lanakila Elementary School about money management, saving, spending, and managing risk. This effort is part of the bank's on-going partnership with JA to provide financial literacy education in Hawaii's communities.
PATCH Receives a $5,000 Donation from American Savings Bank
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - PATCH received a $5,000 donation from American Savings Bank to support early childhood education and care.
American Savings Bank Partners with Hawaii 3R's to Paint Waianae High School Campus - VIDEO!
Effort is part of the bank's Seeds of Service employee volunteer program
Saturday, October 8, 2011 – Approximately twenty-five American Savings Bank (ASB) employees, family and friends helped to repaint the exterior of the gymnasium and twelve portable classrooms on the Waianae High School campus. According to Hawaii State Department of Education estimates, this project would have cost $48,000 to complete, but because of the volunteer manpower and in-kind support, the project will cost only $19,000.
Groundbreaking for Affordable Apartments in Honolulu
Thursday, October 6, 2011 - American Savings Bank partnered with the State of Hawai'i and private developers today to break ground on a new 176 - unit for sale condominium that will include 90 affordable units. The condominium in urban Honolulu, called "Holomua" (which means "progress" or "to move forward"), is the result of a public-private partnership between the state's Hawai'i Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC) and THM Partners LLC/KRC Partners LLC.
American Savings Bank Kicks off its Bank For Education Program
More than $250,000 in monetary awards available for Hawaii schools
Monday, September 26, 2011 - American Savings Bank kicked off its third Bank for Education program, which helps the community raise funds for Hawaii's schools with every new qualified personal checking account that is opened. Through this campaign, which runs from September 26 through December 15, 2011, American Savings Bank is committed to awarding more than $250,000 to local schools to use at their discretion.
American Savings Bank Celebrates the Opening of its New Kihei Branch - VIDEO!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - American Savings Bank (ASB) today celebrated the grand opening of its new Kihei Branch at the Piilani Village Shopping Center. The relocated branch makes it even easier for customers on Maui to access ASB's wide range of personal and business banking products and signature customer service.
American Savings Bank and UH Volunteers Beautify Manoa Campus
Saturday, August 6, 2011 - Approximately 100 volunteers from American Savings Bank and the University of Hawaii contributed to the 6th Annual University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus Beautification Project. Their efforts helped paint murals, sweep, mop, clean-up litter, and improve landscaping.
American Savings Bank Donates $20,000 to Four Local Community Organizations
Thursday, May 19, 2011– American Savings Bank (ASB) today announced it has donated $20,000 to four local non-profit organizations. Kako'o Oiwi, Hawaii 3R's, Institute for Human Services and Feed The Hunger Foundation each received a grant of $5,000 to support programs in Hawaii.
HEI Companies Raise $365,000 for Japan Relief Efforts
Monday, May 11, 2011 – Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE: HE) and its operating companies – Hawaiian Electric Company, Maui Electric Company, Hawaii Electric Light Company and American Savings Bank (ASB) – together have raised $365,000 for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief efforts. Included in this total is $106,000 from company employees through an employee matching grant program; $100,000 from the HEI Charitable Foundation; and $159,000 from customers of American Savings Bank.
American Savings Bank and Hawaii Electric Light Company Provide $10,000 Grant to Support Economic & Financial Literacy Education
Monday, May 9, 2011– American Savings Bank (ASB) and Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) recently donated $10,000 to the Hawaii Council on Economic Education (HCEE) to support HCEE's Economics & Leadership Cadre program. The program's objective is to give educators a solid foundation for understanding basic economic and financial concepts, with emphasis on integrating economics into their existing curriculum while promoting economic literacy.
Hospice of Hilo Receives Grant for Construction of First Neighbor Island In-Patient Hospice Facility
Thursday, May 5, 2011 — Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) and American Savings Bank (ASB) have donated $35,000 to Hospice of Hilo to support the construction of the first neighbor island inpatient hospice facility.
American Savings Bank Named a Best Place to Work in Hawaii
Bank chosen two years running
Tuesday, April 26, 2011– For the second year in a row, American Savings Bank (ASB) was named a "Best Place to Work in Hawaii" by Hawaii Business magazine. The bank was recognized in the "Large Companies" category for its employee friendly policies and programs including LifeBalance, ASB's personal wellness program which provides employees with free annual health assessments, stress management, fitness and nutrition classes, financial seminars and more.
Hawaii's ALOHA FOR JAPAN Donations Exceed $3 Million Mark
Major Banks Extend Deadline for Collections to April 30
Friday, April 15, 2011 — The statewide ALOHA FOR JAPAN initiative has raised more than $3 million in the month following Japan's recent devastating earthquakes and tsunami, through donations, concerts, fundraising events, and proceeds from sales of items such as the ALOHA FOR JAPAN t-shirts that began the movement.
Hawaii Bankers Association To Participate In Fourth Statewide Food Drive For Hawaii Foodbank
Monday, April 11, 2011 – The member banks of The Hawaii Bankers Association (HBA) will once again be collection points for canned food and monetary donations from April 18 through May 31, 2011, according to an announcement today by Gary Fujitani, executive director of Hawaii Bankers Association. This is the fourth year that the HBA has participated in the drive.
American Savings Bank Waives All Fees For Customers Sending Wire Transfers To Japan
Fees waived through April 15, 2011 for the bank's consumer customers
Friday, March 18, 2011– To assist customers and their family and friends in Japan after the catastrophic earthquake and ensuing tsunami, American Savings Bank (ASB) today announced it is waiving all fees for its consumer customers sending wire transfers to Japan through April 15, 2011.
American Savings Bank Branches To Serve As Monetary Donation Collection Points For "Aloha For Japan" Relief Effort
Bank also donating $50,000 and matching employee contributions up to $25,000
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – American Savings Bank (ASB) today announced it has joined the coordinated, statewide "Aloha for Japan" relief effort to benefit victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Starting today, all ASB branch locations will serve as collection points for monetary donations to the relief fund. To lead the donation efforts, ASB will contribute $50,000 to the fund and has pledged to match up to $25,000 in employee contributions made through April 15, 2011.
Hawaii Launches "Aloha for Japan" – A Statewide Relief Effort for Earthquake and Tsunami Victims in Japan
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – Hawaii business leaders, members of the Japanese American community, Lt. Governor Brian Schatz and Japan Consul General Yoshihiko Kamo convened to organize a coordinated, statewide effort to collect donations for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan. Lt. Governor Schatz, who was asked by Governor Neil Abercrombie to help coordinate Japan relief efforts, also consulted all four county mayors by telephone.
American Savings Bank Awards $10,000 To Waiakea High School Through its Bank for Education Program
Monday, March 7, 2011 - American Savings Bank (ASB) today presented a check for $10,000 to Waiakea High School as part of its Bank for Education program's second campaign, which ran from September 18 through November 26, 2010. American Savings Bank created the Bank for Education program to help Hawaii's communities raise funds for their schools.
Women's Fund of Hawaii Appeal Raises 3x Goal With ASB Help
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 –With the help of a $10,000 matching challenge grant from American Savings Bank, Women's Fund of Hawaii (WFH) raised three times more than its goal of $10,000 for its 2010 annual appeal. The total raised was $41,285, with $31,285 raised from the community in gifts from individuals, donor advised funds, other companies and foundations.
American Savings Bank Awards $10,000 To Kapaa High School Through Its Bank For Education Program
Tuesday, March 1, 2011 – American Savings Bank (ASB) today presented a check for $10,000 to Kapaa High School as part of its Bank for Education program's second campaign which ran from September 18 through November 26, 2010. American Savings Bank created the Bank for Education program to help Hawaii's communities raise funds for their schools.
American Savings Bank Awards An Additional $220,725 To Schools Statewide Through Its Bank For Education Program
Friday, February 18, 2011 – American Savings Bank (ASB) today announced that it is awarding $220,725 to public and private schools across the state, including a $100,000 award to Waianae Intermediate, as part of its Bank for Education program's second campaign which ran from September 18 through November 26, 2010. The program was created by the bank to help the community raise funds for Hawaii's schools.
Constance Lau Appointed To Advisory Council Of Federal Reserve Bank Of San Francisco
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 – Constance H. Lau, president & CEO of Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (HEI) (NYSE: HE) and chairman of American Savings Bank, F.S.B. has been appointed to the newly-formed Twelfth District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC).
American Savings Bank Appoints Kaulana Park Senior Vice President – Community And Business Development
Thursday, February 3, 2011 – American Savings Bank (ASB) announced today the hiring of Kaulana Park as Senior Vice President, Community and Business Development, as part of the bank's efforts to expand its community development programs and pursue a strategy for providing clean energy financing across the state.