June, 2017

My Job: EXTRA: Read All About Him!

Real estate agent’s other job is background actor for movies and TV shows. He’s great at blending in. NAME: Jerald Pang AGE: 56 JOB: Nonunion background actor (extra) and full-time real estate agent START: In the summer of 2013, Pang joined thousands sweltering in long lines for a chance to be an extra on the Read the full article…

June, 2017

5 Steps to a Lasting Legacy

A charitable gift annuity provides a meaningful gift to charity while improving your financial situation in two ways for the rest of your life: a steady stream of income and tax benefits. More important, you create a lasting legacy in your community. Curtis Saiki, VP of philanthropy and general counsel for the Hawaii Community Foundation, Read the full article…

June, 2017

Local-Kine Biz: Family Cycle

Montgomery Motors started 72 years ago with granddad doing motorcycle repairs in the family living room.

The Montgomery family has been in the motorcycle sales and repair business for more than 70 years. “It all started in the living room of my grandparents’ house in Pearl Harbor housing, back in 1945,” says Ross Montgomery, VP of Montgomery Motors Ltd. “My grandfather would pull motorcycles into the house in the evenings after Read the full article…

June, 2017

Welcome to the Real World

Hawaii educators know student assessments need to change. Standardized tests are easy to administer, but they don’t prepare children for jobs and lives in which critical thinking, innovation and problem-solving are essential.

Today’s assessments aren’t just limited to bubble tests. There’s also “authentic assessments,” which require deeper, more innovative thinking from students. At Hakipuu Learning Center, authentic assessments take shape in the form of senior projects where each senior picks a topic, spends the year researching it, and defends what they’ve learned in front of the community. Read the full article…

June, 2017

Pass or Fail: Food Inspection

Inside the food and restaurant inspection process, where sanitarians look for things that could make you sick.

Michael Okamura isn’t a police officer and doesn’t wear a uniform, but he carries his badge and ID while on the job. His workplace is any food establishment between Haleiwa and Temple Valley. Okamura is one of 50 state food inspectors who enforces food safety rules at Hawaii’s 10,500 restaurants, food trucks, grocery stores, food Read the full article…

June, 2017

We’re Back and Better Than Ever

I’ll be honest: A few months ago, I was worried about the future of Hawaii Business. Our publisher and creative director (that’s the person in charge of the entire look of the magazine, from photos to typography) had left to form their own company. Our remaining senior sales executive, David Sur, was pulled into the Read the full article…