August 2013

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Features

Hawaii Business wins 18 SPJ Awards

Hawaii Business wins 18 SPJ Awards

Hawaii Business won 18 awards in 2013 from the Hawaii chapter of the Society of Professional Journalist, more than any other organization.

New Technologies Broaden Opportunities for Blind People in the Workplace

New Technologies Broaden Opportunities for Blind People in the Workplace

Blind workers can perform job duties independently using new assistive technology that helps them read, identify and make sense of the world.

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250: Missing in Action

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250: Missing in Action

We think these companies should be in the Top 250.

Hunting for Purple Squirrels: Why Your Fantasy Job Applicant Doesn't Exist

Hunting for Purple Squirrels: Why Your Fantasy Job Applicant Doesn't Exist

Some companies set unrealistic expectations for job candidates or create vague job descriptions that leave everyone frustrated.

Hawaii's Most Profitable Companies 2013

Hawaii's Most Profitable Companies 2013

Top 250 Companies ranked by net profit or loss.

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250: Biggest Losses

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250: Biggest Losses

Top 250 companies which reported the biggest losses, ranked by percentage of gross sales.

First Hawaiian Bank and Bank of Hawaii share more differences than similarities

First Hawaiian Bank and Bank of Hawaii share more differences than similarities

Twins? Not by a longshot. Hawaii's two largest banks take very different routes to profitability and success.

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250: Neighbor Island Companies

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250: Neighbor Island Companies

Top 250 Companies with headquarters on Hawaii Island, Kauai or Maui.

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250: New to the List

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250: New to the List

Companies appearing for the first time on the Hawaii Business Top 250.

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250: Biggest Gainers

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250: Biggest Gainers

HR outsourcing, car dealers and construction companies make biggest gains

Are CEOs Worth the Big Bucks?

Are CEOs Worth the Big Bucks?

HEI and many mainland companies using different measure for pay for performance

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250

2013 Hawaii Business Top 250

Our annual listing of the state's top businesses, ranked by gross annual sales.

Departments

Talk Story with Alicia Moy of Hawaii Gas
Talk Story

Talk Story with Alicia Moy of Hawaii Gas

Alicia Moy, the newly-appointed CEO of Hawaii Gas, talks about plans for the company

Talk Story with P. Alfred Grace of Polynesian Cultural Center
Talk Story

Talk Story with P. Alfred Grace of Polynesian Cultural Center

P. Alfred Grace, the president and CEO of the Polynesian Cultural Center, talks about the future of the nonprofit visitor attraction

China as No. 1: True or False?
Editor's Note

China as No. 1: True or False?

Will China's economy overtake America's in the next 20 years?

Innovation: Legacy Isle Publishing provides new path for Hawaii writers
Innovation

Innovation: Legacy Isle Publishing provides new path for Hawaii writers

Legacy Isle Publishing is open to individuals, families and businesses wanting to publish personal memoirs, biographies, company histories or commemorative books.

Parting Shot: Kamaka Ukulele Factory
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot: Kamaka Ukulele Factory

Behind the scenes at Kamaka Ukulele Factory in downtown Honolulu.

SmallBiz

Ask the Expert: Business Payment Options

What is the best way to accept payment from customers?

Ask the Expert: Setting Company Goals

Our company is having trouble turning a list of ideas into a plan. How can we get more focused and achieve our goals?

Owning a bar or nightclub sounds like a dream job but has its challenges

Hawaii bar and nightclub owners may party for a living, but it's hard work.