Giving Tuesday to nonprofits

December 2019 – Hot on the heels of Black Friday’s frenzy and Small Business Saturday’s sales, Giving Tuesday takes center stage with grace and serves as a reminder to us all of the important work and needs of our nonprofit community. It’s only fitting that today we honor a growing group of change-makers who we are proud to call Clients. …

Giving thanks is the cornerstone of events

November 2019 – This week we welcome to the Thanksgiving table those who are near and dear to our heart. I am reminded of one simple truth — to give thanks. At Current Affairs, all of the events that we produce are born from the spirit of true gratitude. Whether it’s a company that wants to thank its employees or …

Hawaii Business spotlights Tiffany Richardson

The following is an excerpt from Hawaii Business magazine’s feature story on women in family-owned businesses. Mahalo to reporter Beverly Creamer for her in-depth report and images by Tommy Shih. Click here to read the full story in Hawaii Business magazine’s November 2019 issue. ______________ Tiffany Richardson was born the year her parents founded Current Affairs, a company that has …

Crazy rich cocktails for all

November 2019 – So many of our events are private affairs. When we get to indulge in ones that welcome the general public, we love to get a little crazy. Our recent Partnership with the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival called “Crazy Rich Cocktails” was a festive beginning to the season of eat, drink and be merry. Inspired by the …

A new beginning – Hawaii style

October 2019 – In this history of our company, I estimate that we have produced thousands of openings and ground breakings in Hawaii. No event is the same as we approach each with great reverence for the gifts that new spaces and places bring to Hawaii. These are sacred and historical moments in the life of our communities. For our …

Christina Morisato is our new Events Manager

September 2019-An air of calm came with Christina Morisato on the day that she first breezed into our office. She exudes an energy that feels like a reassuring hand that rests firmly on your shoulder. Current Affairs is a busy agency to say the least. There’s a certain wind-swept chaos and frenetic energy that come with birthing 300+ events each …

Celebrating 15 years with Junior Gardner

August 2019–Celebrating our 35th anniversary has me feeling a bit nostalgic and deeply grateful. A few Associates have been a part of our company’s journey for a very long time. One in particular has been a warrior of our work—Junior Gardner. This month he celebrates his 15th anniversary with us. An event planner remains in one post for about two …

Raising the glass for Hawaii’s luxury retailers

August 2019 – It’s Obon week, which is one of Japan’s major holidays when thousands head to Hawaii to vacation in a shopper’s paradise. During a stroll through bustling Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, I see a tall and striking young man winks at pedestrians with his piercing blue eyes. Adorned in a black hat with a red band, he’s …

Curating the spaces of our lives

July 2019 –This year Current Affairs celebrates its 35th anniversary. What an honor it is to lead and be a part of this great company that has touched and impacted so many. Having grown up in Britain, I worked my way across the world from England to France to Canada. I became enchanted with Hawaii, where I met and married …

Now boarding! A winged welcome for Wing Spirit

July 2019 – Aviation has always held a special place in our imaginations and Wing Spirit’s arrival had us soaring. As the company prepares for its service in Hawaii that includes air ambulance and private charter services, our goal was to create an exuberant brand experience – a cocktail reception that expressed the airline’s enthusiasm as part of our island …

An evening under the rainbow

June 2019 –When a global nutrition leader gathered its community at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the company sought out the producers at Current Affairs. The desire was to create a high energy Hawaii experience. With thousands coming from North America and Latin America, Current Affairs embraced the challenge and created an island paradise beneath the rainbow. Producing a party for …