Photo by Kent Nishimura

Parting Shot: A 600-Year Tradition

Hawaii Business magazine

Emma Robinson, a UH master of fine arts in design student, paints a scenic pine tree backdrop for the play “Power and Folly: Japanese (Kyogen) Satire for the 21st Century.” Historians believe Kyogen is the oldest professional theater style in the world and has depicted a pine tree on stage for 600 years. This painting Read the full article…

Business Trends , July 2017
July, 2017
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Leading the Way

Noelle Fujii

  Cultivating leaders takes a lot of work, but it’s a crucial task for companies and nonprofits, and for the future of Hawaii. Nearly 600 people came together Thursday to nurture leadership at Hawaii Business magazine’s fourth annual Leadership Conference at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. “Leadership development is the most compelling issue to ensure that Read the full article…

Business Trends , July 2017
July, 2017
Illustration by Sara Ariel Wong

Nonprofit Corner: Sustainable Homeownership

Jackie M. Young

“We’re trying to create a consumer who’s better-educated, empowered and can make their own decisions when it comes to first-time home buying,” explains Dennis Oshiro, executive director of Hawaii HomeOwnership Center. “A single mom who spent 10 years getting coaching from us just recently bought her own home,” he says proudly. “It was a matter Read the full article…

Photography by Jeff Hawe and courtesy of respective families.

Survive and Thrive

Beverly Creamer

There’s a perfect storm ahead, and most of Hawaii’s family businesses are not prepared. That’s one conclusion from a groundbreaking survey of owners at about 140 family-owned local companies. The first-of-its-kind survey was conducted by research company Market Trends for Business Consulting Resources, a locally owned company that advises family businesses. “Family businesses are facing Read the full article…