August, 2015

What’s It Worth: Art That Lasts About Four Hours

FOR 30 YEARS, Darren Ho has created art he describes as “simply done,” with less detail than a wood or bronze sculpture, and with a lifespan of about four hours. Using a chainsaw and a few other tools, he turns 300-pound blocks of ice into motorcycles, ice bars, ships and more. Transforming one of the Read the full article…

August, 2015

Buy Local

Grocers do more than just buy from local farmers and food processors: They teach, nurture and showcase them, recycle, partner and process with them, and even loan them money to expand.

WAIMANALO – David Yarber hands out samples of his locally brewed kombucha, a popular fermented tea that’s touted for its health benefits, to a group of Japanese visitors at his Waimanalo brewery. It’s obvious from their nodding heads and polite smiles that they approve of his version of “the booch.” “When you have it on Read the full article…

August, 2015

Local-Kine Biz: Pae Thai

Authentically Thai: For two decades, the owners of Pae Thai Restaurant have served food with the true taste of Thailand

“I WANT TO make people feel at home here,” says Supreecha Sangthong, nicknamed “Dang,” co-owner of Pae Thai Restaurant in Makiki. “I’m happy to cook for them, and I want to personally make sure they’re satisfied. I’m not so concerned about making money.” Employing this almost anti-business philosophy for nearly 20 years, Dang, 63, and his Read the full article…

August, 2015

My Job: Cowboy

Cowboy’s Life Not Just About Horses: Guy Galimba oversees an 8,000-acre ranch with pastures running from the sea up to the 2,100-foot level.

Start Galimba grew up on Oahu’s North Shore while his dad, Al, played a big role in dairy operations at Meadow Gold. He raised rabbits, birds and goats to sell. “I used to have a sign out on the highways that said, ‘Rabbits for sale, $20,’ ” Galimba says. When Meadow Gold closed its Oahu Read the full article…

August, 2015

5 Steps to Exit Burnout Mode

CLASSIC BURNOUT SIGNS include exhaustion, lack of motivation and feelings of chronic stress on the job. Strike a chord? Executive coach Nina Cherry shares how you can end burnout and foster a better work-life balance. 1. Do what you love So much of our daily activity is fruitless and draining. Have you spent time envisioning and Read the full article…

August, 2015

Full Disclosure: This Is a Bragging Story

Hawaii Business wins four national and 15 statewide awards

WE THINK WE DO good work at Hawaii Business magazine, but it’s always reassuring when we receive affirmation from others – whether our readers or peers. At the end of June, we got a lot of reassurance. In the annual statewide contest run by the Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Hawaii Business does Read the full article…