12 Dec PARTING SHOT

Parting Shot: A Beautiful Job

Hawaii Business magazine

Thursday, 10:46 a.m. Waialua Emily Richter, part of a team of eight agronomists, is covered in pollen as she works from dusk till dawn to inspect the characteristics of non-GMO sunflowers grown each fall in Waialua. DuPont Pioneer grows 4.8 million sunflowers here to ensure the varieties of sunflower seeds they sell produce plants that Read the full article…

Careers , January 2015
January, 2015
Randi Song at Hooulu Aina bundling pili grass, which will be used to thatch a traditional hale on the Kalihi Valley site.
Photo: Courtesy Sharlynn Paet

Pathway to Service

Jolyn Okimoto Rosa

Randi Song had just begun working in the nonprofit world when she started looking for ways to get more involved as a volunteer. “I surfed the ’Net and landed on HIHO’s Facebook page,” she says. It was just what she was looking for. Hands in Helping Out recruits and trains volunteers, matches them with appropriate Read the full article…

January 2015 , Nonprofits
January, 2015
15 Jan 5 SB gov website

State Website Turns Heads

Christine Hitt

It’s three years into the state’s Business and Information Technology Transformation 12-year plan and some improvements are becoming noticeable. This year, the newly redesigned hawaii.gov website won seven awards, including the Center for Digital Government’s top award for 2014, best website in the state portal category. Utah’s and California’s websites “have huge staffs working on Read the full article…

Government , January 2015
January, 2015
Some items made at Clay Cafe and, bottom, the colors you can use. 
Photo: David Croxford

Express Yourself

Brandi-Ann Uyemura

If it’s been a long time since you colored outside the lines, visit Clay Cafe Hawaii, where children and adults paint on premade pottery and flex their creative muscles. “To think outside the norm, we encourage that here,” says manager Jamie Reza. Reza says customers with a range of skills enjoy painting on pottery and Read the full article…

January 2015
January, 2015
Photo: David Croxford

Three Leaders in One

Lee Ann Bowman

Dr. Kim-Ahn Nguyen has understood the importance of collaborating and adapting to change since childhood. She was just 7 when her family was evacuated from Vietnam and deposited in a small town in New Jersey to start a new life with few other Asians nearby. There, Nguyen grew up in “an atmosphere of help and Read the full article…

January 2015 , Leadership , Nonprofits
January, 2015