March, 2017

Nonprofit Corner: Finding Self-Worth in Recovery

Ku Aloha Ola Mau means “to stand in love and health forever,” and is the name of a nonprofit committed to welcoming those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction as haumana, or students, lovingly, for the rest of their lives. “The job of the staff is to help our haumana understand how special and important Read the full article…

March, 2017

Hurricanes: The Other Checklist

The usual prep list does not tell you such things as: ❏  Which island is more likely to get hit frequently? ❏  Which islands are more likely to get hit severely? (The answers are different.) ❏  How can you tell how much damage a hurricane is likely to cause, from its name? ❏  What roof Read the full article…

March, 2017

My Job: Everyone Needs a Hug

NAME: Celeste Indvik AGE: 25 PART-TIME JOB: Professional cuddler and co-owner of Aloha Cuddle Co. START: Indvik was born and raised in Orange County, California, received her B.S. in nursing from Hawaii Pacific University, and is now a full-time labor and delivery nurse. “I’ve been a professional cuddler for a year and a half. I Read the full article…

March, 2017

ALL the Top Local News

Hawaii’s most comprehensive newsletter will give you daily summaries and links to the leading stories from all of Hawaii’s news media – not just one site.

Hawaii Business wants you to have a quick read of the top local news stories every weekday morning. That’s why we are launching Hawaii’s most useful newsletter on Tuesday, March 28. Each weekday, “Hawaii Top News” newsletter will give you: Summaries of the main statewide stories, compiled from all of the state’s leading news media, Read the full article…

March, 2017

Local-Kine Biz: Repurposing With Style

Stores offer recycled appliances, furniture and beds for customers who can't afford new.

Ross’ Appliances & Furniture was founded in 1975 by Ross Wigney, an Australian who served as an electrician’s mate aboard Jacques Cousteau’s ship Calypso. “He met a girl on the Mainland, and when the Calypso pulled out of port, Ross stayed behind,” recalls current Ross’ owner Tyler Palmer, with a knowing smile. “They moved to Read the full article…