April, 2017

Parting Shot: Home for Hawaiian Lions

Keoni Vaugn, executive director of the Lanai Cat Sanctuary, offers breakfast to some of the 515 cats at the refuge. “We go through 75 pounds of cat food a day,” says Vaughn. Each cat has a name, numbered microchip, medical record, and is vaccinated and spayed or neutered.  The nonprofit is run by a staff Read the full article…

April, 2017

How to Fix the Honolulu Zoo

Closed exhibits, dwindling revenue, high director turnover, organizational infighting. The Honolulu Zoo’s list of problems is long and persistent, but not impossible to rectify. Here’s how.

If you grew up in Hawaii, chances are you’ve seen these exotic animals during a family visit or class field trip. And, if you’ve come back as an adult, a visit to Hawaii’s only zoo might have felt strangely similar to your earlier visits. Fluctuating funding and unstable management have hindered progress, making the zoo Read the full article…

April, 2017

Nonprofit Corner: Beautiful Children

Founders discovered the need for a local autism foundation after their son was born with the disorder.

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S., and more than 1,800 students in Hawaii public schools have been identified as autistic, according to the Hawaii Autism Foundation. Gov. David Ige signed Luke’s Law in 2015, which requires insurance plans to cover medically necessary treatment for autism; before that, treating autism could Read the full article…

April, 2017

Hawaii Island Business Report 2017

Special Promotional Section

Learn from industry leaders on Hawaii Island how to be a successful long-standing business on the island of Hawaii.

April, 2017

24 Million Meals a Year

Before, between and after classes, the public schools are a huge statewide restaurant chain.

I have mostly fond memories of eating during my eight years in the public school system. I’m especially sentimental about the saimin and oven-roasted chicken I ate during lunches at Niu Valley Middle School. In fact, I ate more than 400 meals at three cafeterias, but students who eat two meals each school day from Read the full article…

April, 2017

Secrets of Headhunters

The art of finding the best person for the job starts with understanding both the recruit and the hiring company.

Sandra Ohara and Chris Cruthers Adams don’t miss a thing: The conversations in the outer office. Smiles. No smiles. Chaotic piles of desk papers. The easy way employees communicate. Or don’t. In short, they explore the culture of a workplace with probing gazes and incisive questions. They do this for a living – analyzing a Read the full article…