January 2012

Cover Story

Hawaii Business CEO of the Year: Eric Yeaman

Hawaii Business CEO of the Year: Eric Yeaman

The head of Hawaiian Telcom has led the company out of bankruptcy and into profitability

Features

Hawaii’s Buy and Sell Entrepreneurs

Hawaii’s Buy and Sell Entrepreneurs

Meet the resourceful entrepreneurs who snap up other people’s castoffs, clean them and then resell to you and me

Akamai Finance Academy Gives Kids Wall Street Experience

Akamai Finance Academy Gives Kids Wall Street Experience

Local kids get hands-on experience and visit Wall Street

Not Happy at Nonprofits

Not Happy at Nonprofits

A recent survey shows Hawaii nonprofit executive directors are just as unhappy with their jobs as their mainland counterparts

Hawaii Business CEO of the Year: Eric Yeaman

Hawaii Business CEO of the Year: Eric Yeaman

The head of Hawaiian Telcom has led the company out of bankruptcy and into profitability

Did APEC change the Hawaii Convention Center’s Future?

Did APEC change the Hawaii Convention Center’s Future?

The convention center hasn't always lived up to its billing. But after a signature event like the international APEC 2011, it can go after other big meetings.

Departments

Feedback – January 2012
Letters to the Editor

Feedback – January 2012

Feedback on things not made in Hawaii and OTEC

Talk Story with Glenn Sexton of Xerox
Talk Story

Talk Story with Glenn Sexton of Xerox

The VP and general manager of Xerox Hawaii discusses keeping up with today's technology and lessons learned from tragedy.

How Hawaii Business picked the CEO of the Year
Editor's Note

How Hawaii Business picked the CEO of the Year

Despite an ongoing labor dispute, Hawaii Business stands by its CEO of the Year pick, Eric Yeaman of Hawaiian Telcom

Innovation: Autism Training Solutions Teaches the Teachers
Innovation

Innovation: Autism Training Solutions Teaches the Teachers

There aren't enough qualified teachers to help autistic children, but a local company is filling the need with practical, online training.

Parting Shot: Il Gelato
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot: Il Gelato

Il Gelato Hawaii concocts cool Italian treats in flavors from lychee to beer

SmallBiz

Lessons Learned: Overseas Lessons

James Freeman of FSC Architecture + Planning talks about size, technology and what it takes to succeed abroad.

Ask SmallBiz: Recruiting

I need to hire a general manager, but no one working for me now has the right stuff. How do I find the best person?

Hawaii’s Vertically Integrated Small Businesses

Despite the challenges, some Hawaii companies create their own raw materials, process them in-house and sell the finished products directly to the public.