Hurricane Iniki's winds and storm surge destroyed 1,484 homes on Kauai in 1992, including this one at Spouting Horn in Poipu. Photo by Nick Galante.

Hurricanes: The Other Checklist

Lavonne Leong

The usual prep list does not tell you such things as: ❏  Which island is more likely to get hit frequently? ❏  Which islands are more likely to get hit severely? (The answers are different.) ❏  How can you tell how much damage a hurricane is likely to cause, from its name? ❏  What roof Read the full article…

Business Trends , March 2017
March, 2017
Celeste Indvik comforts a friend in one of the ways that she comforts her clients. “People can misconstrue our job as an ‘escort’ or ‘prostitute,’ when in actuality we bring therapy to people through touch,” Indvik says.

My Job: Everyone Needs a Hug

Jackie M. Young

NAME: Celeste Indvik AGE: 25 PART-TIME JOB: Professional cuddler and co-owner of Aloha Cuddle Co. START: Indvik was born and raised in Orange County, California, received her B.S. in nursing from Hawaii Pacific University, and is now a full-time labor and delivery nurse. “I’ve been a professional cuddler for a year and a half. I Read the full article…

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ALL the Top Local News

Hawaii Business magazine

Hawaii Business wants you to have a quick read of the top local news stories every weekday morning. That’s why we are launching Hawaii’s most useful newsletter on Tuesday, March 28. Each weekday, “Hawaii Top News” newsletter will give you: Summaries of the main statewide stories, compiled from all of the state’s leading news media, Read the full article…

Photography by David Croxford.

Talk Story: Scott Higashi

Gina Gelber

Higashi explains how the 48-year-old company stays relevant amid unprecedented disruption in the real estate industry. He also weighs in on Hawaii’s paltry housing supply, offshore home buyers and whether the new presidency will impact Hawaii’s market. Q: How does Locations compete against national brands like Zillow? A: The important contrast is that we are Read the full article…