2007 SmallBiz Success Awards

2007 SmallBiz Success Awards

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HONORABLE MENTION
COMPANY TYPE OF BUSINESS FAST FACT
ALOHA LP GAS INC. Propane distribution Company has more propane trucks (three) than employees (two).
H.Q. INC. Fruit and vegetable Provides products to more than dba ALOHA PRODUCTS wholesaler 400 produce retailers.
HASTINGS AND PLEADWELL
A Communication Company
Public relations firm Celebrated 10th anniversary in 2006 with 10 acts of service to the community.
IRONHORSE DEVELOPMENT CO. LLC Train tour operator The Pineapple Express train tour at Wahiawa's Dole Plantation carried approximately 230,000 passengers last year.
MATSUMOTO & CLAPPERTON Advertising agency Grew from $790,000 in capitalized billings in 2001 to nearly $6 million in 2006.
MINA CORP. Pharmacy Increased revenue from $1.9 million in 2000 to $12.9 million in 2005.
PACIFIC AQUASCAPES Pool, spa and rock work Converted to employee-owned company construction in 2003.
PACIFIC SHIPYARDS INTERNATIONAL
(NISMO Divison)
Inactive ship disposal Has a perfect five-year environmental safety record.
RAINBOW DRIVE IN LTD. Drive-in style restaurant 46-year-old Rainbow Drive In features popular local-style plate lunch favorites and slush floats.
SEE/RESCUE CORP. Survival technology Has about 20 patents worldwide development on various survival equipment.
VALLEY ISLE GYMNASTICS Gymnastics training center Trains more than 800 students. Winner of 2006 Hawaii Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Business Ethics.
YOUNG SCALE CO. LLC Retailer of commercial scales Allows students at nearby St. Patrick School to use equipment for science experiments.

 

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