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Take a Walk in ‘A‘ala Park
November 22, 2022

Fellows mentioned in this story: Beth Whitehead, Cohort IV

From Honolulu Magazine:

Just prior to the pandemic, American Savings Bank opened its $100 million, 11-story, 373,000-square-foot campus across from ‘A‘ala Park on the edge of Chinatown. The local bank, with 650 employees working out of the new site, committed to the location despite the park’s reputation for being a harbor of drugs, crime and houselessness.

Although such perceptions remain, the bank is steadfast in its commitment to clean up the area, says Beth Whitehead, its executive vice president and chief administrative officer. She says that’s why a majority of bank employees feel comfortable returning—with remote/hybrid flexibility—to the headquarters, which boasts state-of-the art technology and an air filtration system.

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