April, 2015

Ask the Expert: Website Makeovers

Mary Fastenau Partner at Anthology Marketing Group and founder of its digital division AnthologyMarketing.com Question: What should I consider when revamping my business’s website? Answer: It’s time to redo your website, but where do you start? Everybody from Google to a fellow business owner has an opinion. Take a deep breath and think about what Read the full article…

April, 2015

Protecting You From Bitcoin Fraud

CREATOR: Larry Fenton has been an ironworker by trade for 26 years, holds a B.A. in history and political science from Chaminade University and a business certificate from the Wharton School of Business, and says he’s “been looking for a way to get into the computer field for a while.” His more than 10 years Read the full article…

April, 2015

You’re Wearing That to Work?

The rules on what is appropriate office wear have loosened. But important Dos and Don'ts remain

When I was a little girl, in the 1950s, my father sometimes took me downtown for a piece of the Alexander Young Hotel’s fabulous lemon crunch cake. It was a special time to have my busy businessman father all to myself for a few hours. After our treat, we would walk down Bishop Street to Read the full article…


April, 2015

Talk Story: Richard Wacker

Hawaii Business magazine talks story with Richard Wacker, President and CEO of American Savings Bank

Richard Wacker didn’t start as a banker. An engineer by training, he spent 20 years in executive positions at General Electric. His first banking job came in 2004, when he left GE to run the troubled Korea Exchange Bank for six years. His family, though, moved to Hawaii and his youngest son attended Punahou School. Read the full article…

April, 2015

5 Steps to Becoming an Empathetic Leader

Empathetic leadership means human-centered mindfulness throughout an organization. Community developer Neenz Faleafine, who has studied and practiced design thinking and leadership development, says learning to become an empathetic leader can be condensed into a five-step ALIVE process if you are committed to practice, repetition and personal growth.   1. ACCEPTANCE This two-part step begins with Read the full article…

April, 2015

Love Your Curves

“Belly dancing makes you love every muscle in the body. … It made me appreciate the curves I was born with.”

You may have seen belly dancing and been in awe, but actually doing it offers something no other workout does, says Malia Delapenia, belly dancing instructor, performer and choreographer. It makes you feel sexy, she says, plus “It definitely works those core muscles you never knew you had.” Students of all skill levels and ages Read the full article…