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5 Steps to Becoming a Better Public Speaker

Motivational speaker and speaker trainer Annette Lynch shares 5 steps to help you overcome nerves and engage your target audience.

Ask the Expert: Picking a Restaurant Location

A reader asks, "I want to open my own restaurant. How do I pick the right location?" Jo McGarry Curran, founder of MoJo, offers her advice.

Million-Dollar Business Runs Out of Kahuku High

Kahuku.org sells Kahuku High T-shirts, hats and hoodies while also teaching students how to run a business.

Features

Not Your Parents' College Degrees

From crime-scene investigators and video-game animators to organic farmers and sustainability coordinators, these are the careers arising from cutting-edge college programs in the Islands today.

Impact Investing is the New Philanthropy

Impact investing is having a big effect on Hawaii by changing the way some for-profit businesses and nonprofit agencies operate. In fact, you don't have to be multibillionaires to make investments...

Aloha Medical Mission Heals the Poor in the Philippines

For a week in February, a team of 28 volunteer doctors from Hawaii helped heal some of the poorest people in Tuguegarao and the surrounding region of the Philippines.

Happy Employees Seem to Increase Profits

No one has proven that happy employees lead to bigger profits, but studies show they go together a lot – locally, nationally and globally. Warning: Leave your employees disengaged at your own risk.

Best Places to Work in Hawaii 2014

Which companies have the most engaged companies? Check out our 10th annual edition celebrating great workplaces.

Departments

Innovation

Do you like wrapping gifts but hate the waste from all that paper? Wrappily solves that problem with wrapping paper made of newsprint and created on local printing presses.

Talk Story

The mayor of the City & County of Honolulu talks about GMOs, the future of agriculture and tourism, and potential changes in the excise tax and the hotel room tax.

HB Life

Our Favorite Things

Here are some of the HB staff's favorite after-work things to do, eat, drink and enjoy.

Pau Hana with Cheryl Nishita of Hawaii National Bank

The VP and director of marketing at Hawaii National Bank was once a couch potato, but now trains and competes in triathlons.

Ocean Rider Breeds Seahorses for the Wild and Your Aquarium

For $2,500, you can purchase a pair of seahorses raised at Ocean Rider's Kona-based aqua farm that will be released into the wild.

Counting Whales

Volunteer to count humpback whales at the annual Sanctuary Ocean Count.

Vivo's Music Puts You In the Mood for Romance

Check out local music trio Vivo at The Dragon Upstairs on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Feng Shui: Change Your Life or Just One Room

Looking to change your luck or rearrange your life in the Year of the Horse? The ancient Chinese practice of feng shui might help by applying natural elements into the design of homes, offices and...

Pau Hana with Hans Tobler of Kalaeloa Partners LP

Hans "Ruedi" Tobler, the general manager of independent power producer Kalaeloa Partners LP, raises, breeds and cares for more than 70 birds at his home.

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Talk Story with Mayor Kirk Caldwell

The mayor of the City & County of Honolulu talks about GMOs, the future of agriculture and tourism, and potential changes in the excise tax and the hotel room tax.

Talk Story with Susan Murray of the Queen's Health Systems

Susan Murray is overseeing the opening of The Queen's Medical Center's 17-acre campus in Ewa Beach. She talks about the challenge of creating a community hospital in the fastest growing part of Oahu.

My Job: Certified Dog Trainer

Karen Hashimoto of Kolohe K-9 has 27 years of experience as an animal trainer.

Letters to the Editor: Geothermal and Waikiki

Readers respond to our articles on geothermal and Waikiki.

Tour a Hawaiian Fishpond on Your Phone

Loko Ia is a new iPhone app created by a team of UH researchers that offers an interactive, multimedia tour of the historic Heeia Fishpond in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.

Hawaii-based NEAEF a Respected Player in International Affairs

The Northeast Asia Economic Forum is an international organization working to advance peace and economic development in a volatile region that includes China, Russia, North Korea, South Korea,...

My Job: Battling Invasive Species in Hawaii

Emma Yuen is a system planner for the Hawaii Natural Area Reserves System, where she works to contain the spread of invasive species such as pigs, goats and deer

Hawaii Opera Theatre Blends Old and New

The goal of HOT's new executive director, Simon Crookall, is to increase the audience for opera, especially among young adults

Did you know? Mikinalo is Hawaii's Only Carnivorous Plant

It's well known that many of Hawaii's native plants lost their defenses over the eons in the absence of predators, so you may be surprised to find a carnivorous one.

My Job: UHERO Research Economist

Kim Burnett uses economics to help conservation groups, policymakers and organizations address environmental challenges in Hawaii and beyond.

   

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Whale Watching Tours Aboard the Star of Honolulu

2014.02.03

Between December and May, humpback whales make the annual 3,000-mile trek from the frigid waters of Alaska to the warm and shallow Hawaiian...

Hawaii Pops presents Live at Lewers, featuring Tierney Sutton, Jazz Songstress

2014.04.18

Hawaii Pops, Hawaii's first independent pops organization led by artistic director Matt Catingub, announces its premiere season lineup of...

Graham Builders Hosts Free "Building Your Home for Life" Seminar

2014.04.19

More and more people in Hawaii are turning to large additions or plan to demolish and build new instead of purchasing a new home. But how do...

Maryknoll School’s 16th Annual Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Award and Scholarship Dinner

2014.05.03

Maryknoll School’s 16th Annual Monsignor Charles A. Kekumano Award and Scholarship Dinner will recognize one noteworthy community leader...

Hawaii Pops Premiere Season Finale: Dinner, Dance & Concert

2014.05.31

Hawaii Pops, Hawaii's first independent pops organization led by artistic director Matt Catingub, announces its premiere season lineup of...

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Editor's Picks

Here are some articles you may enjoy, chosen by Steve Petranik, editor.

  1. Not Made in Hawaii
  2. Hawaii's Most Charitable Companies
  3. Kakaako's Building Boom
  4. Hawaii's Top 100 Realtors 2012
  5. Franchises Can Be Heaven Or Hell

Steve welcomes your comments and feedback at stevep@hawaiibusiness.com

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