December 2000

Cover Story

Black Book

Guide To The Hawaii Business Black Book


Flavor Explosion

With worldwide supplies of vanilla expected to decrease over the next few years, Big Island farmers can almost taste the big profits.

Largest Private-Sector Employers

Compiled from data collected for the Hawaii Business Top 250

School Ties

Technology is creating this urgent need for skilled workers and the uh community colleges have stepped in to fill it.


Editor's Note

Starting Early

Marielle Nakai, all of 3, is becoming an avid reader of Hawaii Business. That isn’t surprising since her parents, Neil and Lora Nakai, both successful small business owners.