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One Ohana Sharing Aloha

Keeping you updated thru regular bulletins

President Grace has asked that the Center provide our staff, students and volunteers with regular updates regarding the Center. As information becomes available, we will post links to these updates via email and through our internal Facebook pages. We care about you and look forward to having our Ohana back and ready once again to share our beautiful Polynesian cultures with the world.

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October 28, 2020 - Jimmy Mapu, Manager - Guest Services, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Leave it to Jimmy Mapu to turn a random visit to a curio shop into a reflection on the marvelously rich history of the Polynesian Cultural Center." Learn more...

October 27, 2020 - Atalina Pasi, Ko’olauloa, Community Health Worker - "Sharing the announcement of this great community support activity with our Ohana, scheduled for this Saturday, October 31st at 12pm." Learn more...

October 21, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP – Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Delsa outlines some of the safety conscious, exciting, or down-right amazing new changes coming to the Center as we prepare to reopen." Learn more...

October 20, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Wondering what all is going on construction-wise at BYU-Hawaii? Turns out they have a webpage that gives updated information. Enjoy!" Learn more...

October 19, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, CEO and President, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Wondering what all is going on construction-wise at BYU-Hawaii? Turns out they have a webpage that gives updated information. Enjoy!" Learn more...

October 16, 2020 - Tai Vuniwai, VP – Human Resources, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Tai Vuniwai shares a touching 3:00 minute clip of the great work of the Salvation Army and their many partners throughout the islands reaching out to those affected by Covid-19. " Learn more...

October 14, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP of Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "In order to continue the Polynesian Cultural Center 57th birthday celebration, Delsa shares a wonderful documentary video sure to bring back the memories." Learn more...

October 14, 2020 - Greg Maples, Director – Food & Beverage Services, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Greg Maples announces an amazing benefit available to those receiving Hawaii Unemployment Benefits during the month of September. PLUS a special discount from Pounders makes the news even better!" Learn more...

October 14, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Here are the CORRECTED answers about entrances and the Hawaiian Village from last week’s trivia quiz!" Learn more...

October 12, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Celebrating 57 years of culture, laughter, talent, courage and honor for the Polynesian Cultural Center with some fun trivia, pics and info." Learn more...

October 9, 2020 - President P. Alfred Grace, President and CEO, Polynesian Cultural Center - "President Grace has sent all employees the following notice by email regarding preparations for reopening." Learn more...

October 8, 2020 - President P. Alfred Grace, President and CEO, the Polynesian Cultural Center - "President Grace announces organizational changes for various departments of the Polynesian Cultural Center." Learn more...

October 7, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP – Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "With the recent PCC Graduation still on our minds, Delsa Moe shares some “stories in pictures” of past events at the Polynesian Cultural Center." Learn more...

October 6, 2020 - Chris and Debbie King, former full-time missionaries at the Polynesian Cultural Center, with assistance from Nina Jones, blogger - "We love our student employees at the Center. Each one of us have had amazing experiences with these special young men and women. Today, the Kings share the story of one of those students." Learn more...

October 5, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, CEO and President, Polynesian Cultural Center - "President Grace shares his thoughts on this weekend’s General Conference and the Prophet’s interest in each and every one of us." Learn more...

October 2, 2020 - Anonymous - "Today’s post, submitted anonymously, echoes the sentiments of everyone who attended last Friday’s Grand Graduation Celebration as we bid a fond Aloha Oe to our beloved retirees. We have all been so blessed by working along-side these wonderful people." Learn more...

September 30, 2020 - Hans Tyrone Brown, Student Lead, Guest Services Department, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Tyrone Brown was assigned to share his feelings about his experience at the Center during the shutdown. You will definitely enjoy this! (…..I’m not crying, YOU’RE crying!)" Learn more...

September 29, 2020 - Kea Haverly, Director of Physical Facilities & Maintenance, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Kea Haverly, our new Director of Physical Facilities & Maintenance, shows how to hit the ground running with a great project to lower maintenance costs while keeping our grounds beautiful." Learn more...

September 28, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Don’t forget that Pounder’s Restaurant reopens TODAY for sit-down dining. Come and enjoy the onolicious food and the Aloha! " Learn more...

September 23, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP – Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "A crazy game of “Who Goes Where” has been brewing in the background ever since it was announced that the Snow Admin building was being vacated. Delsa fills us in on how that’s all working out." Learn more...

September 21, 2020 - Nina Jones, for Mike Foley, article author, January, 2009 - "It only takes a few minutes to find volumes of quotes and articles about our hard-working administrative leader, P. Alfred Grace of the Polynesian Cultural Center. The hardest part is picking which article was the best to share!" Learn more...

September 18, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, PCC Blogger, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Nina shares a quote from President Joseph F. Smith helping us to remember that we still live in a blessed land." Learn more...

September 17, 2020 - Sonne Campbell, Manager - Compensation & Benefits, Human Resources, Polynesian Cultural Center - "We wanted to share the email sent earlier this week by Sonne Campbell from Human Resources with important resource information. Sending Aloha to our PCC Family." Learn more...

September 16, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP – Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Delsa gives an overview of another successful upgrade, this time to the sides of the lagoon. Come read more about the innovation and hard work demonstrated by some of our hardworking Ohana members." Learn more...

September 16, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP – Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Delsa gives an overview of another successful upgrade, this time to the sides of the lagoon. Come read more about the innovation and hard work demonstrated by some of our hardworking Ohana members." Learn more...

September 14, 2020 - President P. Alfred Grace, Polynesian Cultural Center - "President Grace shares a moment from seven years ago that provides him great comfort, knowing that La’ie has been blessed and will prosper again. " Learn more...

September 10, 2020 - President P. Alfred Grace, Polynesian Cultural Center - "To make sure that all our PCC Ohana has had a chance to review President Grace’s email of September 8, we are sharing it in our updates. We are grateful for the Presidents Council’s hard work during these difficult times, and especially for their constant outreach and updates." Learn more...

September 9, 2020 - Steve Laulu, Director- Cultural Islands, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Steve Laulu updates us on the current staffing of the villages and sends his thanks to the student leads and staff who have put so much effort into maintaining the islands during our closure." Learn more...

September 8, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Nina continues with Part 3 of The Carvers of the Polynesian Cultural Center with an introduction to the three student carvers serving in the Carver’s Department." Learn more...

September 2, 2020 - Jimmy Mapu, Guest Services Department, Polynesian Cultural Center - "There’s no argument that Jimmy Mapu heads up an amazing team of enthusiastic students who love sharing aloha at all times. Obviously they are missing the opportunity to express their love to our thousands of guests – so they’ve put together this great video to keep that message alive." Learn more...

September 1, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Nina provides a quick run down of all of the ways that blogs help the Polynesian Cultural Center to fulfill their mission and goals." Learn more...

August 26, 2020 - Mahana Tepa, Theater Department, Polynesian Cultural Center - "One of our students, Mahana Tepa, was invited to provide a message on behalf of the Theater Department for our division this week. I'm so proud of her for stepping up to the invitation. We hope to have more students submit articles for the newsletter – Delsa Moe, VP – Cultural Presentations" Learn more...

August 25, 2020 - Raymond Mokiao, Carvers Department, Polynesian Cultural Center - "There are those who carve things out of wood, and there are those who connect with it, like a dear friend. They bare their souls to one another, and create magic. Spend a few moments witnessing that process with this short video featuring Jared Pere, Master Carver/Foreman, Carvers Department." Learn more...

August 24, 2020 - Alfred Grace, President, Polynesian Cultural Center - " President Grace is reminding us all to please wear our masks at all times when around other people, practice good hygiene by washing our hands thoroughly with soap and water, maintain a physical distance of at least 6 feet and do not congregate in groups of more than five. " Learn more...

August 19, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP- Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "In an effort to help our staff and students to become informed and prepared for the day we reopen, I have been asked to share sections of our Reopening Guidelines, along with supportive material. We hope this series is informative and inspires all to be mindful and to work together for the safety of all." Learn more...

August 19, 2020 - Tai Vaniwai, VP- Human Resources, Polynesian Cultural Center - "In an effort to help our staff and students to become informed and prepared for the day we reopen, I have been asked to share sections of our Reopening Guidelines, along with supportive material. We hope this series is informative and inspires all to be mindful and to work together for the safety of all." Learn more...

August 14, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger, Polynesian Cultural Center - "In an effort to help our staff and students to become informed and prepared for the day we reopen, I have been asked to share sections of our Reopening Guidelines, along with supportive material. We hope this series is informative and inspires all to be mindful and to work together for the safety of all." Learn more...

August 12, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP - Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Delsa Moe shares some visual memories reminding us to See Ancestors." Learn more...

August 11, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP - Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "H.E.L.P for Child Care Program is a tuition assistance program for families with keiki ages birth to 12 years." Learn more...

August 11, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP - Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "We all want a bright future for Hawai’i’s youth. This class builds conflict resolution and coping skills for healthy relationships of all kinds: romantic, friendship, family, school, and work. All class delivered via ZOOM." Learn more...

August 10, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, CEO and President, Polynesian Cultural Center - "President Grace encourages us all to work together to protect one another and the Center through cautious and responsible actions." Learn more...

August 7, 2020 - Tai Vuniwai, VP – Human Resources, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Tai Vuniwai shares information from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources" Learn more...

August 7, 2020 - Tai Vuniwai, VP – Human Resources, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Our head of HR, Tai Vuniwai, is forwarding information for a great deal on Lenovo and Dell computers." Learn more...

August 6, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger, Polynesian Cultural Center - "The members of the Carver’s team include full-time and student employees plus support from some of the most recognized master carvers in the Polynesian world. Together they work to preserve and portray the cultures, arts and crafts of Polynesia." Learn more...

August 5, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP - Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - " Each island at the Center is currently selecting and planting specific decorative plants that will be highlighted in each village. The following article overviews the Samoa, Fiji and Tahiti Villages new garden highlights." Learn more...

August 4, 2020 - Eric Workman, CMO and VP-Marketing, Polynesian Cultural Center - " We’ve made it to the last video of the Honua Project! We hope that you’ve enjoyed them. We end with a stirring interview with Kawika Eskaran from the Hawaii Village. " Learn more...

August 3, 2020 - President P. Alfred Grace, President & CEO, Polynesian Cultural Center - " President Grace shares the counsel of Elder Uchtdorf to help us find peace and direction. " Learn more...

August 3, 2020 - Eric Workman, CMO and VP-Marketing, Polynesian Cultural Center - " Tele of the Tonga Village shares the message of HA: Breath of Life, the evening show from the Polynesian Cultural Center. His focus is on the message of love -- for others and for who you are. She has learned that you can’t have identity if you don’t have culture. " Learn more...

July 31, 2020 - Eric Workman, CMO and VP-Marketing, Polynesian Cultural Center - " Tuu, who is from Fiji, utilizes his past experiences to form goals for his future and especially the relationship he has with his wife and children. " Learn more...

July 30, 2020 - Eric Workman, CMO and VP-Marketing, Polynesian Cultural Center - " Rai, from Tahiti, a performer in HA: Breath of Life has a deep respect for his culture. By working at the Center, he is also learning to respect other people and their cultures. " Learn more...

July 29, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP – Cultural Presentation, Polynesian Cultural Center - " Delsa Moe shows how the staff and management of the Center have been practicing malama by putting on gloves, and hats and heading out to learn new skills. " Learn more...

July 29, 2020 - Eric Workman, CMO and VP-Marketing, Polynesian Cultural Center - " Today’s video introduces us to Charisma from the Samoa Village. She has learned that through trials come the opportunity for service and is grateful for the opportunity to serve others at the Center. " Learn more...

July 28, 2020 - Eric Workman, CMO and VP-Marketing, Polynesian Cultural Center - " We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s video from our Honua Project. Today’s video gives you a sneak peak at the next 6 days of videos. " Learn more...

July 27, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, CEO and President of the Polynesian Cultural Center - " President Grace shares how Nephi’s faith has been reflected in the prayers of the faithful during Hurricane Douglas. " Learn more...

July 27, 2020 - Eric Workman, CMO and VP - Marketing, Polynesian Cultural Center - " The Marketing Dept. is pleased to introduce the first of seven videos providing insight towards the traditions and cultures of the islands of Polynesia thru the eyes of staff and student employees. Today, we learn about connecting spirit to spirit with La Makakau. Learn more...

July 17, 2020 - Eric Workman, CMO and VP - Marketing, Polynesian Cultural Center - " A very persuasive video comes from the State of Washington regarding masks just as Mayor Caldwell enacts a strict mask law. The President’s Council asks all staff to review and respect the safety of those around you. " Learn more...

July 15, 2020 - Jimmy Mapu, Manager, Guest Services, Cultural Presentations Administration, Polynesian Cultural Center - " Jimmy Mapu is proud to present this inspiring video showcasing our student employees, and the many ways they are working to improve the Center, even during quarantine. " Learn more...

July 14, 2020 - Tai Vuniwai, VP – Human Resource, Polynesian Cultural Center - " Tai Vuniwai announces an extension for opting in to the Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI) until Thursday, July 16, 2020. " Learn more...

July 14, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Contract Blogger, Polynesian Cultural Center - " Come with us to visit the Carver’s Work Area to learn more about the wood they use to create their Polynesian masterpieces. " Learn more...

July 13, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, CEO and President, Polynesian Cultural Center - " President Grace provides some information regarding the fact that today is the last day for full-time employees to opt in for our Voluntary Separation Incentive. " Learn more...

July 7, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger - " It’s fun to take a walk thru the Polynesian Cultural Center. It seems like there are big changes every week! Take a walk with Nina Jones to see what is new this week. " Learn more...

July 6, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, President and CEO, Polynesian Cultural Center - " We are half-way through the opt-in period for our Volunteer Separation Incentive package. " Learn more...

June 30, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP – Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Delsa shares the wonderful way some of our Spring graduates were honored last week by their PCC departments. " Learn more...

June 30, 2020 - Princess Donato-Astle - " This week’s Retail Update highlights the dedication of a dedicated Missionary couple – Scott and Linda Carson. " Learn more...

June 29, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, President and CEO, Polynesian Cultural Center - " President Grace outlines an informational Q&A meeting set at various times for each department. " Learn more...

June 25, 2020 - Jerome Uluave, Vice President-Maintenance & Physical Facilities, Polynesian Cultural Center - " Jerome gives a thorough explanation on building a temporary office space for the Retail and Marketing staff and reports on their finished projects at the Samoa village. " Learn more...

June 25, 2020 - Kahili Soon, Marketplace & Tenant Services, Polynesia Cultural Center - " Kahili Soon reminds everyone that the food trucks in the Hukilau Marketplace are open to the public including Pounders Restaurant plus information on the weekly drive-in movie night. " Learn more...

June 24, 2020 - Delsa Moe, Vice President- Cultural Presentations, Polynesia Cultural Center - " Delsa Moe beautifully describes the changes and upgrades in the Tonga village from planting native plants and expanding food crops to repairing rails and other items. " Learn more...

June 23, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger - " This week we catch up with Susan Kunz from the Marketing Department. Laie has been home to her and her family since 1975. See what her days are like and how her family has shaped the way she approaches her life, her faith and her outlook." Learn more...

June 22, 2020 - President P. Alfred Grace, President/CEO Polynesia Cultural Center - "In today’s update, President Grace outlines changes that will be executed when the Center reopens." Learn more...

June 19, 2020 - Jerome Uluave, Vice President- Physical Facilities Management, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Uluave listed the areas in the Samoan Village where changes are currently happening." Learn more...

June 18, 2020 - Delsa Moe, Vice President - Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Delsa Moe reviews the beautiful changes happening in the Tahiti Village, including the assistance of a special guest gardener." Learn more...

June 17, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, President and CEO of the Polynesian Cultural Center - "President Grace asks that “all employees review the following letter. It should be self-explanatory, however, please don’t hesitate to speak with your manager, director, vice president or me, if you need to about anything in this letter. We all stand ready to assist you as best we can.” " Learn more...

June 16, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Center Blogger - "Aloha, Ohana. Time for a real treat. Steve F. La’ulu, Cultural Islands Director has generously participated in our 1-minute interview – so sit back and see what he’s been up and what keeps him happy.”." Learn more...

June 15, 2020 - President P. Alfred Grace, President/CEO Corporate Administration, Polynesian Cultural Center - "President Grace utilizes a recent article to highlight the importance of connecting through sincere conversations in the workplace. “When we lead with our hearts we truly connect with others”." Learn more...

June 12, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Center Blogger - "1-minute interview with the General Manager of Pounders Restaurant, Dede Alo." Learn more...

June 10, 2020 - Delsa Moe, VP-Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "There’s a lot of physical changes taking place at PCC while we’re closed and some of the most noticeable changes are the gardens that have sprung up throughout the Center." Learn more...

June 9, 2020 - Daniel Briskin, Director - Physical Faculty & Maintenance, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Drain all the water, remove the plants growing between the rocks, muck out the sludge and what do you find?" Learn more...

June 8, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, President/CEO, Polynesian Cultural Center - "A sense of reverence and belonging to the land has always been a hallmark of indigenous people the world over, and none more so than the Polynesians." Learn more...

June 3, 2020 - Delsa Moe, Vice President-Cultural Presentations, Polynesian Cultural Center - "One of the most popular interests that has flourished at PCC and in the community during this time, is gardening – especially kalo (taro) which is being planted all throughout PCC by employees and mostly by Lono Logan, our PCC kalo consultant." Learn more...

June 2, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Center Blogger - "President Galeai is the kind of man that puts a smile on everyone’s face. So, it was great fun catching up on what he’s up to right now. He’s definitely a man of focus, as you will see in this week’s 1-minute interview." Learn more...

May 28, 2020 - Eric Workman, VP - Chief Marketing Officer, Polynesian Cultural Center - "A big mahalo to the Tanners for all their selfless services at BYU-H. They were both excellent exemplars of what it’s like to take the wheel and navigate BYU-H in both calm and stormy days." Learn more...

May 27, 2020 - Jimmy Mapu, Manager- Guest Services, Polynesia Cultural Center - "A big mahalo for the PCC Ohana for cleaning, fixing, and even planting kumara at Aoteoroa in preparation for its opening. The students reflect the spirit of aloha in all they do." Learn more...

May 26, 2020 - Daniel Briskin, Director - Physical Facilities Officer, Polynesian Cultural Center - "A big malo ‘aupito (thank you very much) for those who helped upgrade the electrical services beginning by the trench over at the Tonga concessions area." Learn more...

May 26, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Center Blogger - "Losa Moors provides a quick peek into her life right now. Spoiler alert! It’s all about family." Learn more...

May 22, 2020 - Tai Vuniwai, Vice President- Human Resource Department, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Tai Vuniwai shares the important message that each of us are special, valued, and needed in building the kingdom of God and the Polynesian Cultural Center. The adversary is also aware of your worth and will surely taunt you. Regardless of how desperate things may seem, remember, we can always have hope." Learn more...

May 20, 2020 - Delsa Moe, Vice President - Cultural Presentations - "Though the Stay at Home order had been extended to the end of June, and many of the performers for the HA, HUKI, and ONIPA’A are on furlough, this does not stop the need for Theater to prepare for reopening. Any performers assigned to essential duty positions are asked to attend weekly rehearsals." Learn more...

May 19, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger - "I know you’ll really enjoy this week’s one-minute interview with our man, Seamus Fitzgerald, a powerhouse of positivity. Click here to see what he’s been up to." Learn more...

May 18, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, President and CEO - "President Grace shares his Monday update – discussing current conditions at both the Center and at BYU-H…and as always, offers his heart-filled aloha." Learn more...

May 15, 2020 - Susan Kunz, Marketing Manager - Hawaii - "Looking for videos that showcase the beauty of the Polynesian Culture – share yours today!" Learn more...

May 15, 2020 - Virginia Souza, Digital Marketing Manager - "The Marketing Department is looking for a Social Media Marketing Assistant – are you the one? Please note: Must be an active PCC employee or student employee." Learn more...

May 13, 2020 - Delsa Moe, Vice President - Cultural Presentation - "Who knew that the sludge found at the bottom of a lagoon could be a blessing? Well, the lagoon at PCC contained tons of it and it now is being repurposed around the gardens in the Center." Learn more...

May 13, 2020 - PCC Marketing Department - "The Polynesian Cultural Center sends their congratulations to President Tanner, who has announced his retirement after 5 years at BYUH and welcome to John “Keoni” Kauwe, who will be taking the helm on July 1st." Learn more...

May 12, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Center Blogger - "Delsa Moe is our latest 1-minute interview. She’s been a force to reckon with at the Center for 41 years, and loved by all! Learn what she’s been up to for the last few weeks and the strength she draws on to be her best" Learn more...

May 11, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, President and CEO, Polynesian Cultural Center - "President Grace reminds those that completed their registration for the unemployment benefits to file their claim of certification for last week and to seek assistance when needed. Plus an update on reopening plans." Learn more...

May 8, 2020 - Tai Vuniwai, Vice President – Human Resource - "Sending Aloha to our Polynesian Cultural Center mothers and grandmothers with this special video letting you know how much we love you." Learn more...

May 8, 2020 - Susan Kunz, Marketing Manager Hawaii - "Putting our creative juices together, the Marketing Department has created both a video and a coloring book based on the Hawaiian legend of Maui creating the Hawaiian Islands. Read more to see an exclusive peek!" Learn more...

May 8, 2020 - Kahili Soon, Manager – Marketplace & Tenant Services - "The Salvation Army, Alaska Airlines, along with a number of local Hawaiian programs are sponsoring a statewide food distribution tomorrow, Saturday May 9th. The Polynesian Cultural Center is proud to be one of the sites for distribution. Celebrate Mothers with this great meal for 8. Starts at 8:30 am!" Learn more...

May 8, 2020 - Virginia Souza, Digital Marketing Manager - "Introducing a Polynesian Cultural Center Original Series Premiere of “JERI”, which chronicles the experience of Jeri Galeai during the 2019 World Fireknife Championship." Learn more...

May 7, 2020 - Eric Workman, CMO - "Did you know there is a Facebook Employee Page?" Learn more...

May 7, 2020 - Kahili Soon, Manager – Marketplace & Tenant Services - "Although we had to reluctantly cancel the We are Samoa festivities this weekend due to the COVID-19 quarantine, we still want to honor and recognize the amazing experience of the We are Samoa Fireknife competition with this great video series." Learn more...

May 7, 2020 - Virginia Souza, Digital Marketing Manager - "Although we had to reluctantly cancel the We are Samoa festivities this weekend due to the COVID-19 quarantine, we still want to honor and recognize the amazing experience of the We are Samoa Fireknife competition with this great video series." Learn more...

May 6, 2020 - Delsa Moe, Vice President - Cultural Presentations - "Ilivasi Tabala is a freshman majoring in Information Technology who works as a Demo Guide at the Fijian village. He surprised his manager when he was assigned during to sand the camakau (double hulled canoe) during our closure. It turns out that Ilivai can do more than just sanding." Learn more...

May 6, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger - "Spending a minute with Kali Volovolo is always a pleasure, especially when he shares whats in his heart. We hope you enjoy this week’s one minute interview!" Learn more...

May 5, 2020 - Alfred Grace, President and CEO, Polynesian Culture Center - "President Grace kindly encouraged those that have been furloughed to start their application for the unemployment benefits ASAP. Good news from Governor Ige giving more freedom now for local residents to go outdoors. Also, information for employees who have not been furloughed, including student employees, regarding hours worked." Learn more...

May 5, 2020 - "HMP eateries that are now open" Learn more...

May 5, 2020 - Sonne Campbell, Compensation and Benefits Manager - "Information for furloughed employees and their AFLAC payments." Learn more...

April 30, 2020 - Susan Kunz, Marketing Manager - Hawaii - "Announcing the re-opening dates for a number of eateries at the Hukilau Marketplace at the entrance to the Polynesian Cultural Center plus our online store The Hawaii Store." Learn more...

April 29, 2020 - Daniel (Danno) Briskin, Director of Facilities and Maintenance, Polynesian Cultural Center - "A big mahalo for the amazing PCC Facilities and Maintenance operators with their big construction machines such as the Caterpillar (seen in the picture), as they work their magic cleaning the lagoon. Learn more about their "can do" attitude as Facilities rolls up their sleeves and get the job done." Learn more...

April 29, 2020 - Kahili Soon, Hukilau Marketplace and Nephi Setoki, PCC Marketing - "Looking for 2 skilled student employees: 1 web designer and 1 graphic designer." Read more here.

April 28, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, President and CEO of the Polynesian Cultural Center - "Please take the time to view today’s important video message from President Grace. Instructions are included, so have a pen and paper ready. Aloha and mahalo." Watch it here.

April 27, 2020 - Nina S. Jones, Blogger - "Welcome to the next installment of our 1-minute Interview. This week we interview the (unofficial) and most beloved Governor of the Polynesian Cultural Center, Jimmy Mapu, Senior Manager of Guest Services." Read more...

April 24, 2020 - Eric Workman, CMO - "The PCC Marketing Dept is looking for one or two current employees with experience in videography to help on some special projects." Click here to learn more!

April 24, 2020 - Sonne Campbell, Compensation & Benefits Manager, Polynesian Cultural Center - "You are invited to explore the new features of the DMBA financial planning site. See how you can utilize DMBA’s services for education, help in planning and preparing for retirement by clicking here!"

April 23, 2020 - Nephi Setoki, Webmaster and Susan Kunz, Marketing Manager Hawaii - "Marketing has introduced a new webpage for Hukilau Marketplace, another site for Pounders Restaurant and we have also developed an educational lander for teachers, parents, kids. Plus, we’ve instituted a live chat on the polynesia.com page" Learn more here!

April 23, 2020 - P. Alfred Grace, President and CEO, The Polynesian Cultural Center - "President Grace reviews the dress and grooming standards of the PCC, reminding all of us to help fulfill our mission, core directives and cultural beliefs." Read more...

April 22, 2020 - Kahili Soon, Senior Manager, Hukilau Marketplace and Tenant Services, Polynesian Cultural Center - "Though we have been mandated to adhere to social distancing and remain in lockdown, the Polynesian Cultural Center and the Hukilau Marketplace have been able to continue giving back to our community. There were two big service events that took place in our very own front parking lot." Read more...

April 22, 2020- Kim Makekau, Village Manager – Aotearoa - "The following pictures reflect the hard work and dedication by management, staff and student employees to the islands and surrounding areas during the shutdown." Read more...

April 21, 2020- Nina Jones, Blogger - "We are pleased to share another interview with one of the Polynesian Cultural Center’s more recognized ohana, Fifita Unga. Learn what she is doing during the quarantine along with some sage advice and shared experiences." Read more...

April 21, 2020 - Jerome Uluave, VP – Facilities Management - "There is so much happening at Facilities Management during the quarantine. Here are just a few examples." Read more...

April 20, 2020 - " President Grace offers a sincere congratulation to the graduates of Winter Semester, 2020. Additionally he discusses the the activities to maintain the PCC and urges all employees are to be strictly compliant with the health and safety guidelines to ensure the “stay at home/work from home” policy is followed accordingly." Read more...

April 17, 2020 - Tai Vuniwai, VP – Human Resources - " COVID-19 testing, open to all this Saturday, April 18 from 9am – 1pm in the PCC’s main parking lot." Read more...

April 17, 2020 - "Seamus Fitzgerald, Director of Talent Management - "Announcing required training for 2020 now available on-line. All community and student part-time and all full-time employees need to review and complete these training before the posted due dates." Read more...

April 17, 2020 - "Tai Vuniwai, VP – Human Resources - "Sending aloha to all of our student employee graduates. Let’s all join together to send our heartfelt and best wishes for the future." Read more...

April 16, 2020-"Shelley Easton, Director of Retail Sales - and her team are doing all they can from maintaining to stocking in preparation for the re-opening of the Polynesian Cultural Center." Read more...

April 15, 2020 - "This beautiful video prepared by Jimmy Mapu and his team highlights before and after the COVID-19 quarantine was enacted. Please note that the video was taken before the full directives of social distancing were in effect. It reflects that we are still one ohana sharing aloha. Stay safe, wash your hands, wear a mask, and maintain a reasonable distance." Read more...

April 15, 2020- "Social distancing is alive and well as we work through the many projects at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Thanks for sharing, Greg Maples!" Read more...

April 13, 2020 - "Pursuant to the announcement made this weekend by President Tanner of BYU-Hawaii, President Grace sends his aloha and best wishes." Read more...

April 10, 2020 - "Liaga Uelese is an exemplar of someone who Inspires Performance with his love for his culture and the Center. On the other hand, Creasepaul Tofa illustrates someone who Sees Ohana by sharing the results of his fish spearing without expecting any form of payment in return. " Read more...

April 10, 2020 - "Special DMBA financial planning presentation announcement." Read more...

April 10, 2020 - "President Nelson invited all including those not of our faith to fast and pray today on Good Friday, April 10, 2020. " Read more...

April 9, 2020 - We are so excited to start a new series called 1-Minute Interviews with some of our Ohana from the Polynesian Cultural Center. Our first interview is with Kap Te‘o-Tafiti, one of our most recognized team members. Read more...

April 8, 2020 - President Grace's Message "President Grace invites all PCC employees to accept President Nelson’s invitation.”Read more...

April 8, 2020 - Delsa Moe, Vice President of Cultural Presentations reviews how the Center’s Cultural Beliefs guide our current activities and has us looking forward to the day we reopen Read more...

April 7, 2020 - Jerome Uluave, VP of Physical Facilities shares the accomplishment of new duct work in the Central Kitchen -"Facilities Management duct work in Central Kitchens" Read more...

April 6, 2020 - Presidents Message "Helping our Ohana to stay updated on the Polynesian Cultural Center. New Update Bulletins begin today!" Read more...

April 6, 2020 - Announcements: "Free online training from Pluralsights available to all through April" Read more...