Author: Gina Gelber

8 Hot Topics in Real Estate

The top executives at Hawaii’s five boards of Realtors provide insights into the local industry Hawaii Business asked the top executives at Hawaii’s five boards of Realtors to join in a far-ranging discussion about residential real estate in the Islands.…

Timothy Cottrell, Head of School, Iolani School

Cottrell views Iolani as a crucible in which the 154-year-old school’s values meld with a modern curriculum and cutting-edge facilities to nurture students who are well prepared for the economy of the future. Q: Your goal is to build a…

Talk Story: Scott Higashi

Higashi explains how the 48-year-old company stays relevant amid unprecedented disruption in the real estate industry. He also weighs in on Hawaii’s paltry housing supply, offshore home buyers and whether the new presidency will impact Hawaii’s market. Q: How does…

Talk Story: Cindy Adams

Two years after taking the helm at AUW, Adams’ top priorities are greater transparency, enhanced metrics, and deeper relationships with the state and other nonprofits. Q: The traditional separation between businesses and nonprofits has been changing. A: There has been…

From the Managing Editor: A Tale of Two Hawaiis

September and October are big months for parents with children in preschool. That’s when many embark on one of Hawaii’s most nerve-racking academic processes: applying to kindergarten. I am a graduate of the public school system in New York and…

Talk Story with Perry Martin

Martin uses a baseball analogy to warn educators everywhere: If a pitcher makes the same pitch to every batter all the time, he will eventually lose. Martin’s goal is to disrupt archaic methods so educators can nurture students to navigate…

Talk Story with John Chamness

The nonprofit spends about $37 million a year to help Hawaii’s poorest people. Many of its services solve immediate needs, like hunger, but the Salvation Army is setting its sight on a new long-term initiative to stem poverty at its…

Top 250: Inside The Bottom Line

Hawaii Business launched the list of Hawaii’s Most Profitable Companies in 2011 to add another dimension to the Top 250 list. We use the “top line” of gross sales to rank our Top 250. But the top line won’t stay…

Talk Story: David Lassner

It was not your idea to vie for this job; the UH Board of Regents asked you to apply. Given the troubles facing the UH, what made you accept the challenge? This is the only grownup job I’ve ever had.…

Talk Story with Paul Yokota

President of FCH Enterprises, owner of Zippy’s restaurants Brothers Francis and Charlie Higa made a wise choice in 1966, when they opened a drive-in restaurant called Zippy’s on South King Street instead of a car wash, and launched one of…

Talk Story with Shari Chang

CEO, Girl Scouts of Hawaii Girl Scouting runs through Shari Chang’s veins. Her grandmother and mother were both scouts. While growing up, she was a scout in four different states and a foreign country. Her two daughters, who grew up…

Your Company is a Target for Hackers

It was business as usual as the restaurant’s small staff prepared for the lunchtime crowd. The kitchen was scrubbed, the floor immaculate, and the equipment and fresh ingredients ready. Just the same as every day since the restaurant’s opening seven…