March 2011

Cover Story

Features

Businesses Love to Hate the Hawaii PUC

Businesses Love to Hate the Hawaii PUC

The state Public Utilities Commission is often criticized but open to reform

Best Honolulu Bars for Networking

Best Honolulu Bars for Networking

Mix business with pleasure at these hotspots

With Columbia Inn Gone, Where is THE Meeting Place for Hawaii’s Power Brokers?

With Columbia Inn Gone, Where is THE Meeting Place for Hawaii’s Power Brokers?

Jerry Burris searches for the one place where you can find business executives, politicians and other movers and shakers in Hawaii

The Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20

The Hawaii Business 20 for the Next 20

Hawaii Business picks 20 people who will lead our island community during the next two decades

Hawaii State Government Slow to Pay

Hawaii State Government Slow to Pay

The state delays paying contractors up to weeks, say some nonprofits and general contractors

What's New in Hawaii’s Agriculture Scene?

What's New in Hawaii’s Agriculture Scene?

Seeds, biofuel crops, goats and sheeps has seen some growth in Hawaii's agriculture industry.

Olives: Hawaii’s Latest Farming Gamble

Olives: Hawaii’s Latest Farming Gamble

Olive groves are sprouting up across the state and may provide you with locally-sourced olive oil

Departments

Feedback
Letters to the Editor

Feedback

Civil unions for gay and straight couples; TheBus ain't that bad; state doesn't take financial advice; Oahu-centric thinking; Maui Foodbank

Talk Story with Don Murphy
Talk Story

Talk Story with Don Murphy

Don Murphy talks about starting his downtown bar, giving back to the community, and his personal St. Patrick Day tradition

The Best Solution is not Perfect
Editor's Note

The Best Solution is not Perfect

Hawaii Business editor explains the magazine's policy on anonymous sources

Medicom Technologies Puts Medical Information on a Watch
Innovation

Medicom Technologies Puts Medical Information on a Watch

Medicom Technologies allows individuals to access their medical records from an electronic wristband.

Affordable Caskets
This Month's Parting Shot:

Affordable Caskets

Affordable Casket in Honolulu sells, umm, affordable caskets.

SmallBiz

Business Experts Offer Good Advice to Wine the Experience

The owners of Wine, The Experience receive valuable advice about how to take their business to the next level.

Expansion Lessons

Nella Media Group's Chinatown Newspaper started in Honolulu, has expanded to Portland, and wants to add more cities

Ask SmallBiz: Selling the Company

I’m nearing retirement and interested in selling my business. How do I determine the value of my company and maximize its value before selling?