LocalKineBiz: Guiding Companies’ Decision- Making

by Jordan Virtue

When General Motors wanted to learn what car models would sell in the Chinese market, they turned to the Honolulu-based OmniTrak Group to get inside consumers’ minds. The insight OmniTrak provided, dubbed “The Goldilocks Strategy,” helped the North American automaker write a Chinese success story. This is just one example of the research company’s impressive Read the full article…


BizWiz: Payment-Processing Options

Nikolaus Daubert, VP, Director of Deposit Operations Hawaii National Bank

Q: With new technologies and chip-card requirements, how do I choose the best payment-processing solution for my business, keep costs down and maintain security? A: Although it can seem overwhelming to choose among the numerous payment-processing options on the market today, a few simple guidelines can help you get the most from every transaction. EVALUATE Read the full article…

August 2017 , Finance , Small Business
October, 2017

Acts of Aloha: Partnering Together to Do the Most Good

Acts of Aloha Promotion

The collective hearts of local organizations and business leaders has created a wave of care and hope throughout our community. An ongoing alliance between The Salvation Army, Helping Hands Hawaii and the State of Hawaii’s Homeless Initiative—in partnership with the private sector—to share their services, programs and resources and better serve Hawaii’s homeless has generated Read the full article…

August 2017 , Leadership , Nonprofits
October, 2017

8 Fat Fat 8

by Laurel Dudley | photo by Aaron K. Yoshino

When Sai Yeung opened his bar and grill over 30 years ago, he wanted a lucky name. His choice was 8 Fat Fat 8 and the lucky name seems to have worked, as the restaurant has been in the same building ever since. You’ve surely noticed it as you’ve driven by on South Beretania Street: Read the full article…


Hawaii On the Hill

Dennis Hollier, Washington Correspondent

It makes sense for the leaders of local small businesses and county governments to fly 4,800 miles every year to visit a hill. That’s because when you are on Capitol Hill, there are opportunities all around you. “As of today,” says Kauai mayor Bernard Carvalho, his voice reaching a crescendo, “I can announce that the Read the full article…