In Brief | Business 10-9-12


Verizon andTime Warner teaming up

Verizon Wireless and Time Warner Cable Inc. are teaming up in Hawaii to offer new and existing customers greater choice, value and convenience in their wireless and entertainment packages. Customers in Hawaii can now purchase packages of Oceanic Time Warner Cable residential TV, Internet and phone services and Verizon Wireless smartphones and tablets from both companies and may be eligible to receive a Visa prepaid debit card valued up to $200.

Markets launched include locations on Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island.

Customers can select from a range of offers that include residential TV, Internet, home phone and mobile service. One example is Time Warner Cable’s Ultimate Internet service which can be purchased along with a Verizon Wireless data plan, smartphone or tablet.

For more information, visit verizonwireless.com/twc or twc.com/verizonwireless. Customers can sign up for these packages in person at a Verizon Wireless Communications Store or over the phone at (888) 535-0187 or (800) TWCABLE.

For customers who wish to sign up in person, these packages are available at 75-5595 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona.

Workforce Development slates open house

Employers are invited to attend an informational open house from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at the Kona Workforce Development office.

Featured programs and services will include the Disability Employment Initiative, HireNet Hawaii, Workforce Investment Act-OJT program, Volunteer Internship Program and Work Opportunity Tax Credit program.

The office is located at 74-5565 Luhia St., No. C-4, in Kailua-Kona. For more information or to reserve a space, call 327-4770.

Wofford heading Family Support Hawaii

Ray Wofford has been named executive dirctor of Family Support Hawaii, effective Oct. 1. Wofford has been the agency’s associate director since September 2011.

Wofford began his career in finance, having earned his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Dallas and seving as a chief financial officer for an insurance company. He later pursued his master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas and had a private practice as a licensed therapist. He has also served as deputy director, executive director and chief financial officer for several social service and other organizations, including a psychiatric hospital.

Family Support Hawaii delivers more than 10 social service programs islandwide and has nearly 80 employees.