Photo by David Croxford.

My Job: EXTRA: Read All About Him!

Jackie M. Young

Real estate agent’s other job is background actor for movies and TV shows. He’s great at blending in. NAME: Jerald Pang AGE: 56 JOB: Nonunion background actor (extra) and full-time real estate agent START: In the summer of 2013, Pang joined thousands sweltering in long lines for a chance to be an extra on the Read the full article…

Careers , June 2017
June, 2017
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5 Steps to a Lasting Legacy

Curtis Saiki

A charitable gift annuity provides a meaningful gift to charity while improving your financial situation in two ways for the rest of your life: a steady stream of income and tax benefits. More important, you create a lasting legacy in your community. Curtis Saiki, VP of philanthropy and general counsel for the Hawaii Community Foundation, Read the full article…

Finance , June 2017 , Nonprofits
June, 2017
Photo provided by Mid-Pacific Institute, Photographer Scot Allen.

Welcome to the Real World

Noelle Fujii

Today’s assessments aren’t just limited to bubble tests. There’s also “authentic assessments,” which require deeper, more innovative thinking from students. At Hakipuu Learning Center, authentic assessments take shape in the form of senior projects where each senior picks a topic, spends the year researching it, and defends what they’ve learned in front of the community. Read the full article…

Education , Innovation , June 2017
June, 2017
Publisher Cheryl Oncea, center, now leads Hawaii Business, with support from associate publisher David Sur and creative director Janelle Kalawe-Ching.

We’re Back and Better Than Ever

Steve Petranik

I’ll be honest: A few months ago, I was worried about the future of Hawaii Business. Our publisher and creative director (that’s the person in charge of the entire look of the magazine, from photos to typography) had left to form their own company. Our remaining senior sales executive, David Sur, was pulled into the Read the full article…

Editor's Note , June 2017
June, 2017