April 2010

Cover Story

A day in the life of a Best Place to Work

Our managing editor spends a day at each of the top workplaces: Weston Solutions, Watts Constructors and Shell Management Hawaii

Features

Best Places to Work 2010

Some people really do love their job

The Awful Office

The Awful Office

What the world's worst workplace might look like

Sharing Secrets

American Savings Bank ditches corporate stuffiness and becomes a Best Place to Work

Using Feedback to Improve Your Company

Using Feedback to Improve Your Company

Hospice of Kona purchased the more detailed Best Places to Work survey, made adjustments and rose from No. 17 to No. 5 on the list

Building a Smart Grid

Building a Smart Grid

Renewable energy sources like wind and solar seem like a no-brainer. But implementing and building the infrastructure for them will be complex and costly.

Wellness at Work Pays Off

Wellness at Work Pays Off

The data proves healthy workplaces pay lower health insurance premiums. But how do you get your employees motivated?

Departments

Does Hawaii need more fishing regulations?
Spin Zone

Does Hawaii need more fishing regulations?

Does Hawaii need more fishing regulations? The state Dept. of Land and Natural Resources and a local fisherman present their arguments.

Talk Story with Robin Campaniano
Talk Story

Talk Story with Robin Campaniano

The former CEO of AIG Hawaii talks about his work with Pierre Omidyar's local philanthropic organization

Editor’s Note
Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

The consolidation of Honolulu's two daily newspaper is not good for anyone

Using lasers to measure the wind
Innovation

Using lasers to measure the wind

Wind 3D creates three-dimensional maps of wind velocities

Parting Shot
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot

A behind-the-scenes look at a Hawaiian Airlines hangar

SmallBiz

Loving Liliha

There's new life in Liliha. Here's 8 steps to revitalize your neighborhood

Ask SmallBiz: Insurance coverage for your business

I’ve worked hard to build my business and I don’t want to lose it in a disaster. How do I know if I’ve got the right insurance coverage?

Export Lessons

The CEO of Hawaiian Springs talks about rebranding his bottled water and selling it to the world

5 Steps to Buying an Existing Business

Gabe Lee, executive vice president of commercial marketing at American Savings Bank, explains a little about what to act upon when purchasing a business