Behind the fish counter on a busy day at Ishihara Market in Waimea, which is known across Kauai for its poke. Photo by Brian Finch.


Brittany Lyte

It’s Sunday morning and the aisles of Kauai’s Kukuiula Market are empty, save for a middle-age man scoping out the beer selection and a teen devouring a giant acai bowl. As a six-pack and a Spam musubi land on the checkout counter, a pair of three-foot kid sisters waltzes in through the manual doors. Blonde Read the full article…


The Best of Small Business – SBA Awards and SmallBiz Editor’s Choice 2017

Hawaii Business magazine

Two dozen local companies and business leaders who won this year’s Hawaii district awards from the federal Small Business Administration (SBA). Hawaii Business also recognizes our Editor’s Choice Winners for 2017. *Register Now to Celebrate The Best of Small Business on Thursday May 4, 2017. SBA STATE OF HAWAII WINNERS (click names to view profile) Read the full article…

Photo by Aaron K. Yoshino

Parting Shot: Making and Re-Making Beds

Hawaii Business magazine

Richie Stewart builds 15 new platforms a day at the Green Bed Factory, a division of Ross’ Appliances and Furniture. The frames take the place of traditional boxsprings (though the company calls them by that traditional name, “boxsprings”) and are sold with the company’s refurbished mattresses. The recycled mattresses come to the company from hotels, Read the full article…

March 2017 , Small Business
March, 2017
Photo by Chris J. Evans

Maui Brewing Founders Named Hawaii’s Small Business Persons of the Year

Brittany Lyte

Garrett W. Marrero, president and CEO of Maui Brewing Co., and his wife, Melanie M. Oxley, the company’s vice president and chief operating officer, have been named Hawaii’s Small Business Persons of the Year by the federal government’s Small Business Administration. Years ago, when San Diego native Garrett Marrero traveled to Hawaii for the first Read the full article…