Secrets of Headhunters

Beverly Creamer

Sandra Ohara and Chris Cruthers Adams don’t miss a thing: The conversations in the outer office. Smiles. No smiles. Chaotic piles of desk papers. The easy way employees communicate. Or don’t. In short, they explore the culture of a workplace with probing gazes and incisive questions. They do this for a living – analyzing a Read the full article…

Illustration: Lankogal / Shuttershock.com. Photograph by Cameron Brooks.

Trump’s Effect on Hawaii

Dennis Hollier, Washington Correspondent

Interviewed for this story are the four members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation, all Democrats: Sen. Mazie Hirono Sen. Brian Schatz Rep. Colleen Hanabusa Rep. Tulsi Gabbard FIVE RISKS 1 OBAMACARE One of the biggest changes proposed by President Trump is a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, with no specific replacement yet agreed upon. An Read the full article…


Best Places to Work 2017

Hawaii Business magazine

Every boss wants employees who put in extra effort to help the company succeed. That’s what the 72 organizations on this year’s Best Places to Work list enjoy. If you want your company to join them, it will take effort, leadership and consistency over several years to build your employees’ trust in your organization. And Read the full article…

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…