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…

Robert Nobriga (left) and Melialani James (right). Photography by: David Croxford and Aaron K. Yoshino

Leadership Roundtable: Merging Visions

Hawaii Business magazine

The Participants: Peter Ho, 51 Chairman, President and CEO, Bank of Hawaii. Melialani James, 38 President, Hawaii Venture Capital Association, and Head of New Ventures, Sultan Ventures. John Komeiji, 62 Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Hawaiian Telcom. Colbert Matsumoto, 63 Executive Chairman of the Board, Island Insurance. Robert Nobriga, 42 Executive VP and CFO, Read the full article…