June, 2016

Merging Visions: Top Business Leaders and Up and Coming Executives Converge

Featuring Reyn Spooner Ako’ako’a and Molokai Chanel

Reyn Spooner and Hawaii Business collaborated on the launch of Merging Visions: A Black Book Event with exclusive aloha printed gifts for attendees. Merging Visions is designed to support cross generational leaders with one of the most powerful networks of influencers, including Top 250 companies, 20 for the next 20 cohorts, Omidyar Fellows and Pacific Read the full article…

June, 2016

Parting Shot: Sorting Out the Presidents

Thursday, 10:43 am Bank of Hawaii’s Secured Vault Area Photo by Kent Nishimura One of the four Bank of Hawaii “cash sorter” machines, which separate paper money by denomination in a secured vault at an undisclosed location. The vault services group takes in cash delivered by armored car after being collected from deposits. Once received, Read the full article…

June, 2016

Nonprofit Corner: Restoring Joy to Abuse Victims

When actress Mariska Hargitay started playing a sexual-assault detective on TV in “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 1999, she began to get mail full of stories of personal abuse. “She trained for the role at a rape-crisis shelter,” explains Kata Issari, 54, executive director of the Hawaii region of Joyful Heart Foundation, “and Read the full article…

June, 2016

5 Steps to Unleashing Your Creativity

Creativity has always been vital to every profession and industry, but especially today, as the world changes rapidly.  Ian Kitajima of Oceanit offers ideas on how to unlock  your creativity. 1.  ADD “YES AND …” TO YOUR VOCABULARY. At the big automakers, the idea of a self-driving car drew a lot of “yes but …” Read the full article…

June, 2016

My Job: Submarine Pilot

Much more than simply steering, his role requires expertise in computer systems and advanced weapons.

Name: Travis Grammer Age: 38 Job: Submarine Pilot (Official Title: Fire Control Technician Leading Chief Petty Officer), U.S. Navy, USS Hawaii (SSN 776)   Start: Grammer was deeply moved by a Navy recruiting poster he saw during his senior year at Eudora High School in Kansas. “It was of a surfaced submarine and the bridge Read the full article…

June, 2016

Shirokiya Japan Village Walk Opens on Saturday

If you tried visiting Shirokiya at Ala Moana in the past few months only to find it shut down for business, fear not. The store will be having their grand re-opening event on Saturday, June 25 at 10 a.m. and are coming back with 56 vendors and new cultural features. With a total project cost Read the full article…