October, 2017

Parting Shot: 107 Years of Eggs on Oahu

Fourth-generation chicken farmer Chris Peterson inspects eggs over the candler, part of a machine that checks egg fertility and shell quality. The machine is crucial in handling the around 6,800 eggs per day from over 7,000 chickens at Petersons’ Upland Farm. The Wahiawa farm has been helping feed Oahu residents since 1910. Drop by the Read the full article…

October, 2017

Our Kakaako: Connecting People and Place

Contents Letters Services Food Retail Development         Kakaako: The People’s Place Kakaako has lived many lives. Before grey industrial complexes squared the streets there were families and communities—diverse immigrant camps sharing culture, food and stories—and, even before then, there were fishing villages, salt ponds and the ancient beauty of an unburdened night Read the full article…

October, 2017

Nonprofit Corner: Transformational Change

“We went from a couple of guys sitting around having a beer, to over 300 people working here. That’s what happens when you don’t have any adults around – adults only tell you what you can’t do,” chuckles Jan Dill. Dill, whose first name is pronounced “yawn,” is the founder and president of the nonprofit Read the full article…

October, 2017

SmallBiz: Your Meal Began Here

If you have eaten out in Hawaii, chances are you have tasted food prepared by alumni of Kapiolani Community College, home of UH’s largest culinary program. This fall, the program began offering advanced degrees in a new facility on the side of Diamond Head. In this feature, we look at the new cooking programs and two well-known KCC alumni.

Hawaii’s Biggest Cooking School Just Got Bigger Food is at the heart of local culture. Whether we prepare, serve or simply eat it, food lets us show affection, support and sympathy for those closest to us. Those are big reasons that so many young people choose careers in food service and begin their training at Read the full article…

October, 2017

LocalKineBiz: The Original Hawaiian Slippah

Scott Hawaii has evolved to meet changing tastes and manufacturing methods for more than eight decades

The Scott name has long been associated with footwear. “I went online and found out my ancestor, Pembroke Scott, worked in a shoe factory in the 1800s in Massachusetts,” says Steve Scott, CEO and owner of Scott Hawaii. “My grandfather, Randall Scott, owned a footwear company in the 1920s in Philadelphia, and then in Glendale, Read the full article…

October, 2017

BizWiz: Attract Your Dream Investor

Q: How do I position my company to land my dream investor? A: Every major milestone has a story, which only comes to life in hindsight. In April 2017, what had been Energy Excelerator transformed and became Elemental Excelerator, a new nonprofit created in collaboration with Emerson Collective. Emerson Collective is an investment and philanthropic Read the full article…