July 2002

Cover Story

Can Locals Compete?

Even after a year defined by offshore acquisitions, Hawaii-based contractors refuse to back down.

Contract Dispute

The economic downturn fuels Hawaii contractors' longtime call for stricter regulation on federal projects.



Walter Chun, principal, OSHCON Inc.

Stepping Up

The Shoe Doctor offers tips on buying the right footwear.

Equal Opportunities

A community program combats stereotypes by putting mentally ill people to work.

Seeing Green

As lush as ever, the Garden Isle of Kauai is enjoying signs of economic recovery.

Senior Solution

Care-home owners provide services that mirror traditional nursing homes - but for a fraction of the price.

Lean Lending

A sluggish economy prompts a slowdown in SBA-backed loans.

Getting on the Ball

In an arena where other sports franchises have failed, the Hawaiian Islanders push forward with a new kind of game plan.

Home Again

Remember Honolulu Mortgage? It's baaack...well, sort of.

Field and Revenue Stream

The new Central Oahu Regional Park gives the island a much-needed economic kick.