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The Best of Small Business in Hawaiʻi

Profiles of 12 local companies that won our 2023 SmallBiz Editor’s Choice Awards for their ingenuity, grit, service, perseverance or all of the above. Plus two inductees into the 2023 Hawai‘i Small Business Hall of Fame, each more than a century old.

We are publishing profiles of the honorees one per day starting April 20.

Profiles written by Aishwarya Behl, Victoria Budiono, Alicia Lou, Chavonnie Ramos, Will Sanders, Krystal Spear, Cynthia Sweeney & Kathryn Drury Wagner

Photography by Aaron Yoshino, Christian Kahahawai & Keatan Kamakaiwi

Boh Emerson Matthew WebAt Bank of Hawaiʻi, we’ve been big believers in small business since 1897.

For over 125 years, we’ve been committed to helping generations of entrepreneurs realize their dreams of building a successful business in this place we call home. Today, we’re honored to continue our tradition as a sponsor of this year’s Hawaii Business Magazine’s “Best of Small Business Awards.” We know starting and running a small business takes courage, grit and determination—and we salute every owner for their commitment to following it through. They are the economic, employment and innovation engine that powers Hawai‘i and moves us all forward. We’re especially proud to congratulate all of our Bank of Hawai‘i winning clients—and all the winners—for their hard work. To every small business owner across our islands, mahalo for all you do.

– Matt Emerson, Vice Chair, Bank of Hawai‘i

Chason Ishii Atlas Insurance WebMahalo to the small businesses who are our community’s innovators, entrepreneurs, and change-makers.

Atlas Insurance Agency was founded in 1929, with a focus on supporting generations of families and small businesses in Hawaii. Being locally owned, at Atlas Insurance Agency, we understand that small businesses are the lifeblood of our community. To further our commitment to the community we call home, we are launching our extensive Small Business Unit this year, specifically catering to the needs of Hawaii’s small business community. This unit offers local specialists who have decades of experience, a free 24/7 client service and training portal, and the full backing of the largest insurance agency in the state. We are honored to be the sponsor of Hawaii Business Magazine’s Best of Small Business awards for 2023 and proudly support the honorees who are the foundation of our economy.

– Chason Ishii, President, Atlas Insurance Agency

Meet Your Award-Winning Small Businesses of 2023

Mahalo for supporting this year's Best of Small Business in Hawaiʻi program

This year’s Best of Small Business in Hawai‘i feature was made possible in part with the support of Bank of Hawai‘i and Atlas Insurance Agency. The award winners and Hall of Fame inductees were chosen by the Hawaii Business Magazine editorial staff; the profiles were independently written and then edited by the editorial staff.

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Categories: Lists & Awards, Small Biz Editor’s Choice Awards, Small Business