November 2010

Cover Story

Features

Down, Not Out

Down, Not Out

Central Pacific Bank's deposits have declined 20 percent over three years, but its recovery moves ahead

Paying Out More than It Earns for Years

Paying Out More than It Earns for Years

For years, Hawaiian Electric Industries has paid more to its shareholders than it has earned in profits

The New Culture of Giving

The New Culture of Giving

Giving in Hawaii is changing: There’s direct donations, employee-guided giving, a charity database and more

Nonprofit Boards: Confused or M.I.A.

Nonprofit Boards: Confused or M.I.A.

Businesspeople who volunteer to serve often fail to fulfill their duties, say nonprofit leaders

Geothermal's Second Chance

Geothermal's Second Chance

The majority of Hawaii Island residents support the responsible expansion of geothermal energy, but, they say, it has to be done right this time around.

The Coming China Wave

The Coming China Wave

It could take three to seven years, but the world’s next superpower will play a much bigger role in local tourism, real estate, energy, schools and exports

Departments

Feedback
Letters to the Editor

Feedback

Letters to Hawaii Business

Barry Taniguchi
Talk Story

Barry Taniguchi

Viewpoints from the Big Island's quintessential businessman

Please Remove Preconceptions Before Boarding
Editor's Note

Please Remove Preconceptions Before Boarding

Save time and money by riding the bus

A Cool Idea
Innovation

A Cool Idea

A better-looking air-conditioning system

Resurfacing the Mirror
This Month's Parting Shot:

Resurfacing the Mirror

Resurfacing the mirror of a Gemini North telescope, located on Mauna Kea.

SmallBiz

More Than Just Farming

MA`O Organic Farms combines agriculture with Hawaiian culture and education

Adaptive Lessons

Teri Edmonds changed careers and learned the lost art of shoe repair on Maui

Ask SmallBiz: Creating a Team Environment

We have great employees, but everyone seems to operate from a different agenda. How can we create a team approach?

5 Steps to Private Banking

High-net-worth and business owners can have their own personal banker.