March, 2015

Audacious Beginnings for Hawaii Business

The nation’s oldest regional business magazine, was founded 60 years ago by a colorful couple who conducted business out of “Korea-moku” and the old Tropics bar

It was 1955. The FDA approved the Salk polio vaccine and Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus. The Brooklyn Dodgers won the World Series for the first time and Disneyland opened. Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly were Hollywood’s biggest stars. That was 60 years ago. In Hawaii, a military Read the full article…

March, 2015

Engineer Helps Youth Learn and Grow

Robert Nichols spends his workdays focused on modernizing the interisland terminal at Honolulu International Airport as program manager for Parsons Corp. On many Saturdays, the engineer’s focus shifts to the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii’s Youth of the Year Academy. The five-month program helps exemplary youth begin their professional development by learning skills such Read the full article…

March, 2015

Ask the Expert: Valuing Your Business

Herb Wheatman ASA, CPA/ABV, CBA VP and Manager, Business Interests & Valuation Bank of Hawaii boh.com Question: “I own a small business, which I’m thinking of selling. How do I find out how much it is worth? Answer: Your business is probably your most important asset. Here are some useful tips to help you estimate Read the full article…


February, 2015

Parting Shot: Practice Makes Perfect

Saturday, 11 a.m. Honolulu’s Chinatown Photo by Rae Huo Students study lion dance movements at Gee Yung Chinese Martial Arts Dragon and Lion Dance Association. They are preparing for Lunar New Year festivities, in which performers ages 5 to 17 will move the lion and create accompanying sounds with drums, gongs and cymbals.

February, 2015

Talk Story with Shari Chang

CEO, Girl Scouts of Hawaii Girl Scouting runs through Shari Chang’s veins. Her grandmother and mother were both scouts. While growing up, she was a scout in four different states and a foreign country. Her two daughters, who grew up in Hawaii, were also scouts. In October, Chang assumed the CEO spot at Girl Scouts Read the full article…

February, 2015

Markets to Suit Every Taste

Today you can buy from companies that specialize in Hispanic, Fijian, Indian, Micronesian, Kosher and other ethnic cuisines, without leaving Oahu

Hawaii’s known for a unique blend of cultures and tastes, and that is evident in the wide variety of foods and products available in the Islands’ many ethnic markets. These markets go far beyond the typical Japanese, Chinese and Korean markets that are well known to locals. Martha Sanchez Romero’s story is typical of those Read the full article…