April 2014

Cover Story

Features

How Local Businesses Use Pinterest

How Local Businesses Use Pinterest

If you engage customers with gorgeous pictures, Pinterest might be another social medium for your company

Heathiest and Most Family-Friendly Companies

Heathiest and Most Family-Friendly Companies

Which local companies promote a healthy workplace, and which ones really care for you and your ohana?

Not Your Parents' College Degrees

Not Your Parents' College Degrees

From crime-scene investigators and video-game animators to organic farmers and sustainability coordinators, these are the careers arising from cutting-edge college programs in the Islands today.

Impact Investing is the New Philanthropy

Impact Investing is the New Philanthropy

Impact investing is having a big effect on Hawaii by changing the way some for-profit businesses and nonprofit agencies operate. In fact, you don't have to be multibillionaires to make investments...

Aloha Medical Mission Heals the Poor in the Philippines

Aloha Medical Mission Heals the Poor in the Philippines

For a week in February, a team of 28 volunteer doctors from Hawaii helped heal some of the poorest people in Tuguegarao and the surrounding region of the Philippines.

Happy Employees Seem to Increase Profits

Happy Employees Seem to Increase Profits

No one has proven that happy employees lead to bigger profits, but studies show they go together a lot – locally, nationally and globally. Warning: Leave your employees disengaged at your own risk.

Best Places to Work in Hawaii 2014

Best Places to Work in Hawaii 2014

Which companies have the most engaged companies? Check out our 10th annual edition celebrating great workplaces.

Departments

Disappointed by Fishing Story
Letters to the Editor

Disappointed by Fishing Story

The president of the Hawaii Fishing & Boating Association voices his concern about our story on the local fishing industry.

Talk Story with Mayor Kirk Caldwell
Talk Story

Talk Story with Mayor Kirk Caldwell

The mayor of the City & County of Honolulu talks about GMOs, the future of agriculture and tourism, and potential changes in the excise tax and the hotel room tax.

Talk Story with Susan Murray of the Queen's Health Systems
Talk Story

Talk Story with Susan Murray of the Queen's Health Systems

Susan Murray is overseeing the opening of The Queen's Medical Center's 17-acre campus in Ewa Beach. She talks about the challenge of creating a community hospital in the fastest growing part of Oahu.

Ecofriendly Wrapping Paper
Innovation

Ecofriendly Wrapping Paper

Do you like wrapping gifts but hate the waste from all that paper? Wrappily solves that problem with wrapping paper made of newsprint and created on local printing presses.

Parting Shot: Strictly Neon
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot: Strictly Neon

Behind the scenes with Von Monroe of sign shop Strictly Neon.

SmallBiz

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Public Speaker

Motivational speaker and speaker trainer Annette Lynch shares 5 steps to help you overcome nerves and engage your target audience.

Ask the Expert: Picking a Restaurant Location

A reader asks, "I want to open my own restaurant. How do I pick the right location?" Jo McGarry Curran, founder of MoJo, offers her advice.

Million-Dollar Business Runs Out of Kahuku High

Kahuku.org sells Kahuku High T-shirts, hats and hoodies while also teaching students how to run a business.