Bodhi Be is a founder of the Death Store on Maui, a service of a nonprofit called Doorway Into Light. He says he likes the family of the deceased to be as involved as they want to be. "If I had a graveyard, I would let them dig the hole." Photo by Chris Evans

The Cost of Dying

Marina Riker

A few times a month, Billy Pa helps paddle an outrigger canoe about a quarter mile off Waikiki Beach. That’s where families and friends say goodbye to loved ones and scatter their ashes. “I think the reason people do it is because they have a love of the ocean,” Pa says. It’s the general area Read the full article…

Business Trends , October 2016
October, 2016
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Parting Shot: Wrangling the C-Arm

Hawaii Business magazine

It takes muscle and skill to move some of the high-tech imaging equipment in preparation for surgery – and to get it out afterward. As a radiology technologist at The Queen’s Medical Center, Amy Davis helps reposition this C-arm x-ray image intensifier that’s used to provide clearer images for surgeons. Date: Wednesday, 5:13 p.m. Location: Read the full article…

Careers , Healthcare , October 2016
October, 2016
David Hunnicut, former CEO of WELCOA (Wellness Councils of America) was the keynote speaker at the 1st Annual Hawaii Wellness Leaders Conference presented by UHA Health Insurance

Workplace Wellness Is Good for You, and for the Bottom Line

Powell Berger

When Warren Buffett sees trends, people pay attention. Such was the case in the early 1990s, says David Hunnicutt, when Buffett and other Nebraska-based CEOs decided that workplace wellness deserved a closer look. They founded the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) and asked Hunnicutt to lead it, launching a 20-plus-year journey to better define workplace Read the full article…

Bet tina Mehnert, CEO, Architects Hawaii. Photography by David Croxford

Ask the Expert: Flextime

Bettina Mehnert, CEO, Architects Hawaii

Q: I know flextime is a powerful way to attract and retain working mothers, but how do I create a program that works for our company? A: For our firm, flextime is just one part of a healthy work environment. While it’s definitely important for working mothers, we strongly feel our entire staff benefits. And Read the full article…

Photography by: Kurt Stevens

Top 10 Habits of Highly Effective Women

Hawaii Business magazine

Each October, Hawaii Business magazine’s Wahine Forum gathers over 800 professional women from around the Islands to network, learn and move forward together. Here is a condensed version of one panel discussion from last year’s forum, “Habits of Highly Successful Women,” where four successful women offered tips on becoming a leader, staying true to yourself Read the full article…

Careers , Leadership , October 2016
October, 2016