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By: Hawaii Business Magazine
October, 2014

She Shares Her Love of Ballet

Name: Vivienne Lim Job: Owner and artistic director, Royal Academy of Ballet Experience: Three decades in ballet Start: Born in Malaysia, Lim was just 3 when her parents enrolled her in a ballet program certified by the esteemed Royal Academy of Dance in London. After her family moved to New York City, she continued dancing, Read the full article…

By: Hawaii Business Magazine
October, 2014

Stunts? “Sounds like fun!”

Name: Katie Wright Pere Job: Stuntwoman Experience: 14 years Start:  While Pere attended Florida State University, she trained two to three hours a day, six days a week, as a competitive swimmer. She also rode Jet Skis and water skied. “I was really physically strong and I could handle myself in a lot of different Read the full article…

By: Hawaii Business Magazine
October, 2014

Talk Story with Pohai Ryan

Executive Director, Native Hawaiian Hospitality Association Ryan brings wide experience to her role, from managing an information office in Kailua to serving as a state senator. This Kamehameha Schools alumna plans to focus on culture and authenticity during her tenure, which started in January. How does your varied background benefit you in this role? My Read the full article…

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By: Hawaii Business Magazine
October, 2014

Maui Favorite Going Global

When David Yamashiro opened his 65-square-foot shave ice shop in Lahaina in December 2008, he had to beg people to try his product. “In the beginning, we were selling about 15 shave ice from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.,” Yamashiro remembers. “It was so bad that I handed out coupons, but nobody would come, even Read the full article…

By: Ilima Loomis
October, 2014

Amazon Queen

How Maui author Toby Neal makes a killing at the self-publishing game

In the downstairs office of a quiet home tucked into a side street in Pukalani, a 49-year-old married mother of two is plotting her next murder. And with a production schedule that sees her churning out five to six new books a year, she’s got a tight deadline to keep. Meet Toby Neal, a social Read the full article…

By: Hawaii Business Magazine
October, 2014

5 Steps to Prepare for a Crisis

Julie Ford President of Schweitzer Consulting schweitzerconsulting.com Steady leadership is essential when bad things happen to good companies. Public relations expert Julie Ford shares advice on how C-suite executives can be prepared for – and effectively meet – a crisis. 1. Be prepared Even the best organizations experience accidents, have rogue employees or make unpopular Read the full article…