Steve Petranik



Steve Hb1213 Dc 8251 WebSteve Petranik has been an editor and reporter for almost four decades and now is the editor of Hawaii Business. Before joining the magazine in 2009, he spent 18 years as an editor at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and five years at the Honolulu Advertiser. He’s reported from six countries on three continents and his stories have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.




The Transformation of Hawai‘i

An oral history tells the behind-the-scenes stories of broken color barriers, big land and financing deals, and other colorful incidents that helped create modern Hawai‘i

Editor’s Note: Why We Write

There were many days in 2020 when even I was reluctant to read the news. The pandemic, human tragedy, political battles, conspiracy theories and plenty more made it hard to take another daily dose. 

8 Essential Leadership Skills for Today's World

Local leaders focus on what’s needed to lead in this period of crisis and rapid change This is an edited and condensed transcript of the opening session of this year’s Hawaii Business Magazine Leadership Conference, held July 28-30. The participants…

Editor's Note: Brain Gains

Small step could pay big dividends The pandemic has put a hold on a perennial Hawai‘i debate: Do we need more tourists to drive job creation, tax revenue and the overall economy or do we have too many tourists who…

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: H.T. Hayashi Foundation

Interview with Jan Harada, Executive Director, H.T. Hayashi Foundation How has your organization been able to continue its core mission? Our mission is to build a healthier Hawai‘i by investing in Hawai‘i-based organizations that are rooted in arts and culture,…

16 More Awards for Hawaii Business Magazine

The Hawaii Business team is small but mighty.   We won 16 statewide awards last week from the Hawai‘i chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, including 10 first-place and five second-place awards for work published in 2019. Our total awards…

Interview: Kelly J. Ueoka, President, Pacxa

Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices and other physical locations. Fortunately, at Pacxa, we have been able to conduct virtually all of our business remotely since mid-March. Our team is well-versed in providing…

Interview: John Henry Felix, Executive Chairman, HMAA

Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices or other physical locations. As a local health insurer, HMAA continued operations without disruption throughout the safer-at-home orders, and our office remained open to service our clients,…