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Mike Hall mixes an Oaxaca Cherry Cocktail, which includes Del Maguey Vida mezcal, Luxardo bing-cherry syrup, Campari and lime.
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By: Catherine E. Toth
September, 2014

More than just a Bartender

Name: Mike Hall Job: Mixologist Experience: Two years   Start: When Hall moved from Maryland in 1999 to attend Hawaii Pacific University, he did what many college students do: He worked at a restaurant. It wasn’t until he got a job at Brasserie Du Vin in Chinatown and worked with mixologist Josh Perez that he Read the full article…

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September, 2014

Parting Shot: A Portrait of Hawaii Business Life

High beams Wednesday, 11:29 a.m. Honolulu International airport Photo by David Croxford A worker for dck Pacific Construction installs a high structural steel beam for a new Hawaiian Airlines hangar. When completed, dck says, the 275,000-square-foot facility could house five interisland jets simultaneously or two interisland jets and an Airbus A350. The project is slated Read the full article…

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September, 2014

Letters to the Editor

HPU dealing well with challenges, President says Your article about the financial picture at Hawaii Pacific University (August 2014) painted a rather grimmer picture than I believe the reality calls for. It is true that HPU’s part-time enrollments decreased after the 2008-09 financial crisis and subsequent military sequestrations, as they did across many universities in Read the full article…

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By: Dennis Hollier
September, 2014

Talk Story with John White

Executive Director, Pacific Resource Partnership PRP, a unique partnership between Hawaii’s top contractors and the Hawaii Carpenters Union, is a powerful supporter of rail. White talks about integrated communities and how they will help guide Oahu’s development.   What are integrated communities? Peter Calthorpe is one of the nation’s pre-eminent planners and evangelists of transit-oriented Read the full article…

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September, 2014

Kelley family and Outrigger Timeline

1947 Roy and Estelle Kelley build their first hotel: the five-story, 50-room Islander Hotel on Seaside Avenue, the first in Waikiki to cater to middle-income travelers and families. Four more hotels follow over 12 years. 1963 The Kelleys acquire the Queen Emma Estate. Four years later, The Outrigger Waikiki opens on prime Waikiki beachfront. 1970 Read the full article…

The Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa in Noosa, Australia. Photo courtesy of Outrigger Resorts
By: Mark Brislin
September, 2014

From Hawaii to Halfway Around the World

Outrigger operates 42 hotels and other properties with more on the way

Just 25 years ago, Outrigger did not have a hotel outside of Waikiki. Today, it owns or operates 31 properties spread across the Hawaiian Islands and another 11 as far away as Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Quite an achievement for a privately held company that’s still proudly based in Hawaii. But wait, those numbers Read the full article…