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Multi-Media Merry-Go-Round

Changes occur so quickly at our company that the impact sometimes can be dizzying. In just the past 12 months, our parent company PacificBasin Communications acquired Pacific Magazine and the home-improvement monthly Hawaii Remodeling. In February, our editorial department packed up and relocated to a new office on the third floor of PacificBasin’s headquarters at 1000 Bishop St. On April 1, we unveiled on Hawaii Business’ Web site (www.hawaiibusiness.cc ) a searchable public records database and began offering timely business stories.

Then on top of everything, we welcomed a new member of the family: Katrina Keiko, born May 5 to new media editor Kelli Abe Trifonovitch.

You may have noticed recent changes in our editorial masthead. Beginning with this issue, expect to see cameo bylines by Executive Editor Tom Chapman, who splits time between Hawaii Business and our sister magazine Hawaii Remodeling. Also juggling both publications for the moment is Managing Editor David K. Choo.

Hawaii Business’ Web site would not be receiving as many daily hits if it weren’t for our public records reporter Michelle Isidro, and her laptop computer, who both spend the bulk of their time at state and federal courts. Our Assistant Editor Jacy L. Youn now oversees Hawaii Business’ on-line stories, and she’ll continue to write features for the monthly magazine. Jacy traveled to Maui in April and returned with two compelling pieces for this month: “Road Block” and “Power Players.”

And the televised version of our print stories appear in the Hawaii Business Report, a news segment that airs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 and 10 p.m. on KHON Channel 2. Our television reporter Colette P. Fox hit the ground running in late April, when she filled in for Kelli, who is on maternity leave until August. We’ll have new roles for Colette and Kelli by then. So hang on. This multi-media merry-go-round won’t stop.

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