Author: Christine Hitt

Hawaiʻi Island Business Report 2020

A lot has happened over the past few years — hurricanes, eruptions and a pandemic — and businesses and organizations are focusing in on what’s most important: a diversified economy, accessible healthcare, environmentally friendly industries, sustainable communities and homegrown leaders.…

Hawai‘i Island Identity Crisis

The dream of a Hawai‘i vacation is often nurtured by a steady stream of messaging from the Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau and its island chapters. Their job, in a nutshell, is to ensure steady growth in the tourism industry.…

Hawaii Island Business Report 2019

Remarkable Resilience This isn’t the first time the residents and businesses of Hawaii Island have had to band together to get through difficult times, and it most possibly won’t be their last. After impactful changes to the island’s economy following…

Shangri La: Hawaii's House of Treasures

At First, It doesn’t look like much. I’ve just parked in the driveway of Shangri La, which was once the home of Doris Duke, and I’m wondering where the house is. I see a small, plain, white windowless building nearby,…

Protecting You From Bitcoin Fraud

CREATOR: Larry Fenton has been an ironworker by trade for 26 years, holds a B.A. in history and political science from Chaminade University and a business certificate from the Wharton School of Business, and says he’s “been looking for a…

Construction Software That’s Easy and Affordable

Creator: Scott Jennings has degrees in civil engineering and 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He owns construction businesses in Hawaii and Washington that produce roughly $20 million in sales a year. Runjob Software is his first program,…

State Website Turns Heads

It’s three years into the state’s Business and Information Technology Transformation 12-year plan and some improvements are becoming noticeable. This year, the newly redesigned hawaii.gov website won seven awards, including the Center for Digital Government’s top award for 2014, best…