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Virtual Office Blessing

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Vantaggio HR Hawai`i celebrated the 10th anniversary of their operations in Hawai`i with a Hawaiian blessing of their new virtual office performed by Kahu Silva. The event in Honolulu brought together VantaggioHR Hawaiiʻs mainland fellow consultants, staff members, business partners and supporters.

Kahu Silva began the ceremonial program with an oli aloha (welcome chant) to greet and honor guests. He shared three `ōlelo no`eau (ancient Hawaiian proverbs) that describe the important qualities defining a traditional Hawaiian ohana (family). Kahu encouraged Vantaggio HR Hawai`i to heed the wisdom of these teachings and embrace each other as members of the HR corporate working family in the Hawaiian spirit of “aloha.” He concluded the blessing with participants united hand-in-hand in a symbolic “lei of aloha” and a pule ho`oku`u (closing prayer). Assisting Kahu Silva were Lauraine Bifulco, Founder, President and Principle Consultant and Cara Heilmann, VP and Sr. Consultant of VantaggioHR Hawai`i.

VantaggioHR is a human resource consulting company which provides business-savvy solutions to employers of all sizes, across all industries and fulfills an important role in Hawaii`s virtual business world.

HI Tech Meets Ancient Values

Ancient Hawaiian Values Energize High Tech Team The Hawaii Medical Services Association, Hawaii’s, largest health insurer, invited Kahu Silva to be a guest speaker and deliver the invocation opening their Information Technology Department meeting at HMSA’s office on Ke`eaumoku St., Oahu. With customary ceremonial protocol, Kahu performed an honorific oli aloha (welcoming chant) to greet… Continue Reading

Historic Pumping Station Blessing

Kaka`ako Pumping Station Opening on Oahu  September 9, 2016: Kahu Wendell Silva performed a ceremonial re-dedication of the newly restored Kaka`ako Pumping Station on Ala Moana Blvd. Built in 1900, funding for the restoration was made through a Hawai`i State Legislative Grant-in–Aid award to the Pacific Gateway Center (PGC) to create a resource and training… Continue Reading

Hawaiian Blessing of the Land for New Homes

Hawaiian Land Blessing for New Homes Pre-Construction Blessing for Residential Development The lush scenic valley of Keolu Hills, Kailua O`ahu, provided a beautiful setting for residents and members of the community to gather with Kahu Silva and the Greene Waters Group, developers of the Akamai Gardens Residences for a pre-construction site blessing. The event was presented… Continue Reading

Conquering Challenges

Traditional Hawaiian Values Empower Teen Ambassadors Conguering Life’s Greatest Challenges with Aloha Kahu Silva had the pleasure of performing a unique Hawaiian blessing of the members of the Teen Advisory Council Summit gathered at the Hina Mauka care office in Kāne`ohe. The 22 high school students were chosen from all socio-economic levels from every major… Continue Reading

Canoe Blessing

Kahu Silva blesses canoe for Hui Lokahi canoe club. Lolo `ana i Ka Wa`a: Imparting Brains to the Canoe & Becoming One with It A rarely seen traditional Hawaiian canoe ho`ola`a (consecration) ceremony called Lolo `ana i ka wa`a (imparting brains to the canoe) was performed by Kahu Silva for the launching of Hui Lōkahi’s… Continue Reading

Blessing to Promote Heath & Fitness

Grand Opening Blessing For New CrossFit Gym The official grand opening ceremonies for CrossFit KBlock health and fitness center located in the Kāne’ohe Shopping Center was held on April 18, 2015. The festivities started with a traditional Hawaiian blessing performed by Kahu Silva. Assisting Kahu Silva with the pi-kai (water sprinkling purification) ritual and the customary unraveling… Continue Reading

Hawaiian Blessing Helps Companies Thrive

The Hawaii Dental Service (HDS) welcomed the 2015 New Year with Kahu Silva performing a traditional Hawaiian blessing at the HDS offices in downtown Honolulu. Assisting Kahu with the ceremonial pi kai (sprinkling of sea water) sanctification ritual were HDS President & CEO, Mark Yamakawa and Vice President, Kathy Fay. Prior to the blessing, Kahu… Continue Reading

Tribute to Hawaiiʻs Veteran Warriors

 Ka Lā Ho`opau Kaua – Armistice Day In the 50th State On the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour in 2014, Veterans Day ceremonies were held at the Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial to honor the 101 selfless individuals who died and the 10,000 military service personnel from Hawai`i who proudly served… Continue Reading

Hawaiian Hero Honored

A Hawaiian Hero Honored Private J. R. Kealoha, a Native Hawaiian soldier is a true hero of Hawai`i for his bravery and willingness to sacrifice his life for a war that was not his own and for a country that he knew little about. It took a long 150 years for this noble son to… Continue Reading

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