August 2014

Cover Story

Features

A brief guide to understanding Chinese tourists

A brief guide to understanding Chinese tourists

Looking at spending trends posted by Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism, Chinese tourists spend on average 45 percent of their daily budget on shopping, and only 24...

Doing Business Local Style

Doing Business Local Style

The world has changed. Is Hawaii still stuck in the past? Or were we ahead of the times all along?

Divorce is Big Business

Divorce is Big Business

Breaking up is hard to do, particularly if a costly divorce leaves former spouses poorer and more in debt than they were at the beginning of the marriage. Not surprisingly, exes are increasingly...

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: Most Profitable Companies

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: Most Profitable Companies

When it comes to profitability, there is always more than meets the eye.

2014 Top 250: Changes in the list over 30 years reveals transformation of Hawaii’s economy

2014 Top 250: Changes in the list over 30 years reveals transformation of Hawaii’s economy

Changes in the Top 250 list over the past 30 years reveal the transformation in Hawaii’s economy and suggest a way forward in the next 30 years

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: Neighbor-island-based companies

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: Neighbor-island-based companies

A compilation of the biggest companies in the Neighbor Islands

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: Missing in Action

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: Missing in Action

A compilation of companies that HB thinks should be in the Top 250 List

Financial Problems at Hawaii Pacific University

Financial Problems at Hawaii Pacific University

Changes at HPU include fewer faculty and staff, more students per class, less scholarship money for Hawaii students, fewer local students and soaring tuition for everyone

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: Gainers and Losers

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: Gainers and Losers

Find out who soared--and who dipped--in the corporate roller coaster

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: New to the List

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: New to the List

Check out which companies made a debut onto the Top 250 List

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: A guide to Hawaii’s biggest companies and nonprofits

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: A guide to Hawaii’s biggest companies and nonprofits

A guide to Hawaii Business' Top 250 List

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: Hawaii’s biggest companies in 1984: Where are they today?

2014 Hawaii Business Top 250: Hawaii’s biggest companies in 1984: Where are they today?

A look at what three decades has done to Hawaii's Top 15 companies from 1984 when Hawaii Business Magazine first published the Top 250 list

Departments

Talk Story with Michael Gold
Talk Story

Talk Story with Michael Gold

Mike Gold wants to close part of the Hawaii Health Connector

Howard Hughes Corp.'s David Striph talks about development in Kakaako
Talk Story

Howard Hughes Corp.'s David Striph talks about development in Kakaako

A leader at Kakaako's biggest landowner talks about rail, condos, stores and the future of the Ward properties

What Our Readers Told Us
Editor's Note

What Our Readers Told Us

Parting Shot: Refueling Planes at Island Air
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot: Refueling Planes at Island Air

Ground crews refuel Island Air planes.

SmallBiz

Businesses that support their communities

Ask the Expert

Betty Brow, EVP, International Banking Division Bank of Hawaii gives tips on drawing Chinese investors to the Aloha State

5 Steps to Getting Your e-mails Read

Business-writing expert Gail Honda shares tips to ensure that your e-mails get noticed