February, 2016

Early Innovators

Led by a seventh grader, a family team invents a useful accessory, wins a competition and learns what it takes to be entrepreneurs

When seventh grader Buddy Leong attached his GoPro camera to his hat, he noticed some design flaws. The strap that attached the camera to the hat was awkward and itchy, and the cap’s brim extended so far in front of the camera that it was visible in some shots. Instead of accepting those issues, Buddy Read the full article…

February, 2016

Nonprofit Corner: Connecting People to Forests

Native plant restoration is an ongoing process at the Kaupulehu Dryland Forest in North Kona – one of more than a dozen projects by the nonprofit Hawaii Forest Institute. “Not all (Hawaii) forests are native forests,” notes Rob Pacheco, who helps raise money for HFI and is the founder of the tour company Hawaii Forest Read the full article…

February, 2016


Even as Hawaii’s poorest residents struggle to feed their families, more than a quarter of the food produced and imported here gets thrown away, according to UH economists

We may buy that clamshell of beautiful, ripe strawberries with the best of intentions – pancakes! cobbler! fruit salad! – but when the end of the week comes and they’re getting soft and fuzzy in the back of the produce drawer, we’re likely to throw them in the trash. Multiply that process by several thousand households, Read the full article…

February, 2016

Ask the Expert with Andrea Lum: Cause Marketing

Andrea Lum, Director, Bennet Group Strategic Communications

I’m hearing a lot of buzz about cause marketing. How do I get my small business started on it? Cause marketing aligns a brand with a cause in the community, such as sustainability, helping children or homelessness. When executed strategically, cause marketing can have a measurable impact on the business, cause and customers – building Read the full article…

February, 2016

The Careerist: The Office Germfest

My office is like a germ factory at this time of year! Why won’t people take a darn sick day? It’s pretty gross, isn’t it? The hacking, sneezing and nose blowing. You can sense the pathogens winging your way on a cloud of Vicks VapoRub, eager to infect you. Short of wearing a HazMat suit, Read the full article…

February, 2016

Editor’s Note: They Is

You probably missed this big news: The word of the year for 2015 is the singular “they,” according to the American Dialect Society. Excuse my hyperbole, but your reaction to this grammatical insurgency likely reveals how well you will cope with life in the 21st century. Whether writing or speaking, most people use the singular Read the full article…