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Charitable Vacation

Guests staying at Marriott’s five Hawaii hotels can now donate 100 percent of their last night’s room rate to the American Heart Association’s Hawaii chapter, Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network or the American Red Cross’s Hawaii chapter, as part of Marriott…

Young People, Big Thoughts

The idea: Invite 13- and 14-year-olds to a week of creating business plans, conducting market research and making “pitches.” Tantalize them with the stories of how a half-dozen Hawaii CEOs created successful businesses and teach them how to work as…

Top 10 Google Tools For the Workplace

Everyone knows Google as a useful search engine, but try some of Google’s lesser-known services and you may wonder how you managed without them. Analytics: Tracks your Web site traffic, checks effectiveness of your ads, compares your site against competitors’…

Talk Story with Henk Rogers

Henk Rogers is a video game developer and tech mogul who is best known for introducing Tetris to the Western hemisphere. Today, he’s committed to promoting a new concept to the world: renewable energy. In recent years, Rogers has been…

Hidden Gems to Help You

Five government resources that can jumpstart your small business Island Princess, a local candy company, had been growing since it began in 1983 but struggled to stay alive when the economy nosedived after 9/11. “Sales were way down and we…

5 Steps to Motivating Employees

In good times or bad, motivating employees is an important, but often overlooked, aspect of running a business. Nicholas Mitsakos, chairman of Arcadia Holdings Inc., explains how to keep workers excited for the workweek, or “how to help your team…

Telecommuting Lessons

ComTel uses telecommuting technology to help businesses save money and improve their employees’ quality of life. For example, four years ago, after a pilot program allowed an employee and first-time mother to work from home, ComTel President Lou Darnell transformed…

New Hawaiian Hall

Remember the whale? It’s still there, along with a whole lot more, in the much-awaited re-opening, after a three-year closure, of the $21 million renovation of Hawaiian Hall, home of Bishop Museum’s most sacred artifacts. With its original native koa…

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