Noelle Fujii-Oride

Writer and Engagement Editor

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Noelle Headshot WebNoelle Fujii-Oride writes about affordable housing, working families, education, construction, climate change, tourism, entrepreneurship and more. She also leads the editorial department’s audience engagement efforts. Prior to joining Hawaii Business Magazine as a staff writer in 2017, she held internships at the magazine, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and Honolulu Civil Beat. She is a graduate of UH Mānoa’s journalism program and now lives on Kaua‘i. You can reach her at





What to Know About Insurance Claims Following a Wildfire

We spoke with Robert Libby, assistant VP of claims at First Insurance Co., and Aaron Poentis, regional account manager of First Onsite Property Restoration in Hawai‘i, about what residents should know about filing insurance claims after a wildfire and what the process generally looks like.