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…

The 20 for the Next 20 2017 Cohort. Photo by Travis K. Okimoto.

Hawaii Business Celebrates Dynamic Group of Emerging Leaders

Noelle Fujii

Hanau ka aina, hanau ke alii, hanau ke kanaka. Born is the land, born were the chiefs, born were the people. That’s the Hawaiian proverb that guided Wednesday night’s celebration of Hawaii Business’ “20 For the Next 20” class of 2017. The proverb’s translation, according to Hawaii Business’ digital media director, Daniel Ito, means the Read the full article…


20 for the Next 20 2017: Hawaii’s People to Watch

Hawaii Business magazine

Each year, Hawaii Business recognizes 20 people who we believe will have a major impact on Hawaii over the next two decades. They have already proven themselves by their accomplishments, intelligence, charisma, leadership and passion, but we expect even more from them in the future. They come from all walks of life: the business community, Read the full article…

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5 Steps for Young Professionals

Cristina Barbata

Cristina Barbata runs the Young Professionals program at the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, which is aimed at those ages 21 to 39. She is also the chamber’s director of events. Here are five ways that she, as a young professional, plans to ensure business success in the new year. 1. WORK ON SOFT SKILLS Develop Read the full article…

Careers , January 2017 , Up & Coming
January, 2017
Sunset during the 2016 East Meets West VIP reception at the IBM building. Photo courtesy of Blue Startups.

East Meets West in Startup Paradise

Nicole Tam

Asian and Mainland entrepreneurs and investors will experience a different East Meets West startup conference next month – and that’s not just because some business ideas will be pitched in outrigger canoes. Honolulu-based Blue Startups is hosting the third annual conference on Jan. 19 and 20, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Chenoa Farnsworth, managing Read the full article…

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Hawaii Business Taking the Lead

Daniel Ikaika Ito

The 3rd annual Hawaii Business Leadership Conference was an epic learning and networking opportunity for established and emerging leaders on Wednesday, July 27. With nine workshops, a “Merging Visions” panel discussion and a presentation of “The Genius Method” by its creator, Yolanda Quiroz Soto, this event was great opportunity for professional development. There was also a Read the full article…