Talk Story with Coralie Chun Matayoshi

Dennis Hollier

Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, American Red Cross, Hawaii Chapter & Pacific Islands Region The Eastern Pacific hurricane season begins May 15 and runs through Nov. 30. In this interview, Matayoshi talks about disaster preparedness and the role the Red Cross plays in saving lives, locally and across the country. What’s the most important issue facing the Read the full article…

May 2014 , Nonprofits , Topics
May, 2014

SBA Award Winners 2014

Hawaii Business magazine

Each year, the Hawaii region of the federal Small Business Administration gives out awards that celebrate some of the state’s best small businesses and small-business advocates. Hawaii Business is proud to profile the 2014 winners. To nominate a company or champion for next year’s awards, check the October 2014 issue of Hawaii Business for information on the nominating process Read the full article…

Training the Workers of Tomorrow

Beverly Creamer

Did you get all the way through high school and college without actually learning about a potential career and test driving it? Did your college courses have little connection with what you learned in high school? If you answered yes to both questions, you were not alone. Hawaii public high schools are changing all that. Read the full article…

Education , May 2014
May, 2014

Hawaii Universities Attract a Global Student Body

Noelle Fujii

Almost a thousand Japanese are studying in universities here, but so are at least five students from Tanzania, 22 from Saudi Arabia and three from Cameroon. In the 2012-13 school year, Hawaii Pacific University had 210 students from Norway – almost as many as the school had from Japan, China and Korea combined. Though the vast majority Read the full article…

Education , May 2014
May, 2014

Leasehold Properties: A Deal or a Drain?

Powell Berger

Mention “leasehold property” ownership to most Hawaii residents and you’re likely to be met with one of three reactions: confusion (mostly from newcomers who don’t know what it is), rolled eyes (“You have to be kidding!”) or stern warnings (akin to your doctor’s admonition that smoking is really, really bad for you). While most of Read the full article…

May 2014 , Real Estate , Topics
May, 2014

New Attitudes About Social Media

Catherine E. Toth

Companies love social media because they can be inexpensive ways to reach lots of customers. But, companies worry about social media because they have little control over what others say about them. In fact, one of the biggest concerns companies have is what their own employees say about them on social media. While companies can Read the full article…

May 2014 , Technology , Topics
May, 2014