November, 2015

Talk Story with John Chamness

Divisional Leader, Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division

The nonprofit spends about $37 million a year to help Hawaii’s poorest people. Many of its services solve immediate needs, like hunger, but the Salvation Army is setting its sight on a new long-term initiative to stem poverty at its core. You assisted almost 117,300 people in Hawaii in 2014. Which group stands out most Read the full article…

November, 2015

Inside the Mind of an Entrepreneur

In the pressure cooker world of startups, it’s taboo to seek care for anxiety, depression and other mental-health issues. A Honolulu doctor wants to change that.

In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.” That’s how HBO describes its buzzy TV show, “Silicon Valley,” but is this characterization true? Ryan Louie shed some light on the issue in a paper recently published in the journal Academic Psychiatry. Read the full article…

November, 2015

Wider Panama Canal Won’t Affect Hawaii

In April 2016, the Panama Canal Authority is slated to open an expanded, widened canal, doubling the capacity between the Atlantic and the Pacific. It will allow freighters carrying up to 14,000 containers to pass, triple the previous limit, and alter the routes that shipping companies use to carry goods in and out of American Read the full article…

November, 2015

Ask the Expert with Kat Lin-Hurtubise: Inexpensive Celebrations

My company doesn’t have a budget for an end-of-year party, but I wanted to do something to show my gratitude to my employees for their hard work. Any low-cost suggestions? There are ways to say “thank you” that are reasonable and meaningful. Here are two: Find the Wine If your staff are all “of-age,” plan Read the full article…

November, 2015

Staying Power

Hawaii’s oldest continuously operated companies and nonprofits include many familiar names and a few lesser-known ones. Here are 11 enduring ranches, churches, schools and other organizations, each with a history that stretches back at least 165 years.

Mokuaikaua Church Mokuaikaua Church: Based on its founding in 1820, this church in Kailua-Kona could be considered Hawaii’s oldest continuously operated organization. It is also the oldest Christian church in the state, though it did not officially incorporate until long after its founding, according to church historian Yolanda Olson. Before the first group of missionaries Read the full article…