May 2010

Cover Story

Features

Brighter Future - Extended Version

The Hawaii Business Forum on public education reform. Speakers include: Candy Suiso, Searider Productions; Bruce Coppa, Communications Pacific; Ruth Silberstein, principal, Palolo Elementary; David...

Brighter Future

Brighter Future

The Hawaii Business Forum on public education reform. Speakers include: Candy Suiso, Searider Productions; Bruce Coppa, Communications Pacific; Ruth Silberstein, principal, Palolo Elementary; David...

Changing the School System to Put Our Children First

Changing the School System to Put Our Children First

Three former governors offer this plan to change Hawaii's public education system

Innovation Academies

Innovation Academies

Charter schools offer students new ways of learning, but struggle financially and don't always succeed

Best School System in North America

Best School System in North America

Our exclusive interview with Mike Strembitsky, the school superintendent who revolutionized Edmonton, Canada's school system

The Billion Dollar Gamble

The Billion Dollar Gamble

How the state of Hawaii invests your money (and what needs to change)

Departments

Feedback
Letters to the Editor

Feedback

Talk Story - Chatt Wright
Talk Story

Talk Story - Chatt Wright

The president of Hawaii Pacific University talks about building up a private university with an international focus and current expansion plans

Everyone’s Problem
Editor's Note

Everyone’s Problem

Education may not seem like a topic to discuss in a business magazine, but Hawaii's public school system affects everyone

Do-It-Yourself Sustainability
Innovation

Do-It-Yourself Sustainability

Aquaponics combines raising fish and raising crops

Parting Shot
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot

Inside the Honolulu Traffic Management Center

SmallBiz

5 Steps to Saving on Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Bob Dove of HEMIC shares his tips on saving on insurance premiums

This is a Tourist Spot?!

Businesses welcome visitors, but residents don’t always like to share their favorite haunts

Ask SmallBiz: Collecting your debts and solving a cash-flow issue

A lot of customers are long overdue on paying me. I’m reluctant to take them to court, but I’m forced to borrow to pay my employees and bills. What do you suggest?

Customer Service Lessons

Jeremy Leonard of Pacific Pump and Power explains how his company takes customer feedback and turns it into positive results