Hui Malama O Ke Kai helps instill confidence in youth for a successful voyage through life. Here, students learn canoe-sailing skills in Waimanalo Bay. 

Photo courtesy of Hui Malama O Ke Kai.

Nonprofit Corner: Healing Waters

Jackie M. Young

The Hui Malama O Ke Kai Foundation operates after-school and community programs for families in the Waimanalo area, reconnecting residents with their Native Hawaiian culture and the ocean. Its name translates to “Group that Cares for the Ocean.” “It’s a unique program born of the community,” explains executive director Kathy Morris, 47. “A small group Read the full article…

Education , May 2017 , Nonprofits
May, 2017

Apply Now for Pacific Century Fellow

Hawaii Business magazine

Applications are now being accepted for the next cohort of the Pacific Century Fellows. This will be the 16th class of the program, which was modeled after the White House Fellows Program and is designed to nurture Hawaii’s future leaders. “Fellows will be selected by a 16-member committee of prominent citizens based on their demonstrated ability Read the full article…


5 Things to Know About Developing an Effective Digital Marketing Strategy

Noelle Fujii

Figuring out how to share your brand’s message and the right audience to share it with is becoming more difficult in today’s noisy world. After all, businesses now compete for attention with information that’s available through phones, the Internet and social media. “I think that a big part of what we’re going to see over Read the full article…

Field Trip Friends took a group of parents and children on a bird-watching trip during February. Photo by Karen De Borja.

LocalKineBiz: Friendly “Ed-Ventures”

Jackie M. Young

Cindy MacFarlane-Flores loooves the outdoors. “When I was an elementary school teacher at Epiphany Episcopal School (now merged with Mid-Pacific Institute) in the 2000s, they called me ‘Miss Nature,’ ” the owner of Field Trip Friends says with a laugh, “because everything I taught there I connected with the environment, the Hawaiian culture or the Read the full article…

Rent or Buy?

Ilima Loomis

Trade her peaceful rental on 2 acres in rural Maui for a condo of her very own? No thanks. Over the 30 years she has lived in the Islands, Lori has owned homes and could afford to do so again, but she says the decision to remain a renter was easy. For $1,400 a month Read the full article…

Finance , May 2017 , Real Estate
May, 2017

Why These Women Are Fighting

American Lung Association - Special Promotion

Women business leaders in Hawaii are fighting to educate people about the need for more awareness and funding for the #1 cancer killer of women: lung cancer. These women have united through Lung Force, a new national movement led by the American Lung Association to unite women against lung cancer, a disease that kills almost Read the full article…