Biz Wrap: New Hires and New Apps

April 5, 2013, 7:05 AM HST
* Updated April 5, 11:09 AM
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There’s a variety of developments in business across the island this week. A local real estate firm has launched a new app to help renters find their next home, and a solar system company has hired a new project developer.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in business news around the island this week:

RevoluSun Hires Vecchio as Project Developer

RevoluSun recently added Jim Vecchio to its team as an independent project developer for the Big Island.

In his new position with the residential and commercial solar system company, Vecchio will be responsible for working with customers to design custom solar systems.

Prior to joining RevoluSun, Vecchio worked for Lowney Contracting Co. for more than seven years.   

New Apps in Real Estate and Banking


Day-Lum Rentals has launched a new app for the iPhone and iPad to help renters find a new home faster. The app was designed by AS Designs & Services in conjunction with Apple app designers.


The intuitive interface works like most other Apple apps. Users touch the screen to view the rental listings in various different ways.

An interactive map of the area shows pushpins that allow the user to click and see more information about a particular rental unit. The app features properties listed on the Day-Lum website.

Also, Bank of Hawaii announced this week that it has optimized a banking app for the iPad.


Customers can now find ATMs, pay bills, and manage finances with the free app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App store.   

Submissions Sought for Business Achievement Awards

Pacific Edge magazine is seeking submissions to its third annual business achievement awards.

The awards are open to a member of an outstanding company, seasoned or young business professional, nonprofit or K-12 teacher that should be recognized for their innovation and commitment to our island community.

There are ten different awards including young professional of the year, educator of the year, and business executive of the year.

Nominations can be submitted at The deadline for nominations is April 12 at 5 p.m.

An awards banquet honoring the winners will be held May 30 on Oahu.   

For more information or questions, contact Krista Sherkey at [email protected]

If your business has an opening, closing, promotion, retirement, new product release, special event, award, new location, or expansion, please let us know. Email us at [email protected]

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