November 2013

Cover Story

Features

Geothermal is a Red-Hot Topic

Geothermal is a Red-Hot Topic

Many people in Hawaii think geothermal electricity is a great renewable-energy idea, unless you happen to live in Puna, the epicenter of both geothermal and the opposition to it.

Hawaiiʻs Most Charitable Companies 2013

Hawaiiʻs Most Charitable Companies 2013

Corporate giving is vital to Hawaii’s charities and vital to Hawaii itself. Many important nonprofits could not survive without the support of local businesses.

A New Era for Chaminade University

A New Era for Chaminade University

Changes include a four-year guarantee, but the university and its students remain committed to public service.

Mission to Mars via Mauna Loa

Mission to Mars via Mauna Loa

Hawaii plays a role in preparing for mankind’s greatest leap into space, which may signal a growing future for aerospace activities in the state.

Rehab Hospital of the Pacific Reinvents Itself

Rehab Hospital of the Pacific Reinvents Itself

As Hawaii’s premier rehab facility helps people rebuild their lives, it is also reinventing itself, inside and out.

Departments

Talk Story with Tyler Tokioka, Island Insurance
Talk Story

Talk Story with Tyler Tokioka, Island Insurance

Tyler Tokioka is the president of Island Insurance Foundation and talks about how and why corporations give the way they do.

Sorry, You Can't Read the Story Before It Runs
Editor's Note

Sorry, You Can't Read the Story Before It Runs

Editor Steve Petranik receives a few requests each month from sources who want to review stories before they go to press. Here's why he always tells them no.

Innovation: Nimblstand Combines Tablet, Keyboard and Stylus
Innovation

Innovation: Nimblstand Combines Tablet, Keyboard and Stylus

Many of us love our tablets for writing, drawing, emailing and Web browsing, and often want to add a keyboard or even a stylus. Nimblstand is a clever way of combining all three.

Parting Shot: Kawamata Farms
This Month's Parting Shot:

Parting Shot: Kawamata Farms

Behind the scenes at Kawamata Farms, located in Waimea on Hawaii Island.

SmallBiz

Tealet: Startup in a Cup

Tealet connects growers and tea lovers to save tea farms around the world. Pretty ambitious for a four-person startup that’s not even two years old.

Ask the Expert: Independent Investigations

An employee may have stolen a lot of money from our company, but we're not sure. What should we do?

5 Steps to Creating a Risk-Management Plan

You have a business idea and are mapping out your business plan. Here are five steps to ensure that appropriate risk management is included in your overall business plan.