Steve Petranik

Editor

Steve

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.

 

 

Articles

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,…

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke

Interview with Lipoa Kahaleuahi, Executive Director, Ma Ka Hana Ka ʻIke How has your organization been able to continue its core mission(s)? Our core mission – to provide youth with a way to learn that makes sense to them, that builds…

Assets School Plans to Reopen in August

Head of School Ryan Masa describes the changes that will make it safe for students to learn Assets School, a private school with two O‘ahu campuses, hopes to resume in-person learning in mid-August. The school focuses on students with ADD,…

Interview with Martin J. Welch, CEO, HEMIC

Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices or other physical locations. We initiated a three-phase return to our corporate offices, beginning in early May. We put extensive consideration into the strategy and logistics of…

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Special Olympics Hawaii

Interview with Dan Epstein, President and CEO, Special Olympics Hawaii  How has your organization been able to continue its core mission(s)? When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, we made the necessary decision to cancel all of our in-person sports training and…

Teaching Today Requires Transformation and Innovation

Interview with Robert Landau, Founder and Strategist, Two Roads Education Landau is an education consultant and leader and the former executive director of the Hawai‘i Association for Independent Schools. What do you envision for education in the future? This is…

Interview: Hidehito Uki, CEO and Founder, Sun Noodle

Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices, factories and other physical locations. As a food manufacturer and an essential business, Sun Noodle factories have remained open throughout the pandemic. Our Honolulu facility is following…

Editor's Note: The Best for the 3rd Year

Change is exhilarating and exhausting. Rewarding and frustrating. Above all, it is essential and unavoidable. One of the meanings of “We’re all in this together” is that we’ve all experienced change during the past four months and those changes are…

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: YMCA of Honolulu

Interview: Michael Broderick, President & CEO, YMCA of Honolulu Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices, stores, restaurants, warehouses or other physical locations. It has been almost three months since we shut the doors…

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Honolulu Museum of Art

Interview: Halona Norton-Westbrook, Director, Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your museum and other physical locations. We’re excited to welcome the entire community back to the Honolulu Museum of Art…

Interview: Su Shin, President and GM, Hawaiian Telcom

Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices, stores, restaurants, warehouses or other physical locations. As a provider of essential communication services, Hawaiian Telcom has been fully operational throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and stay-at-home orders.…

Teaching in a New World: Kanoelani Elementary School

Interview with Stacie Kunihisa, Principal, Kanoelani Elementary School How did you lead through the transition and create a routine confronted by this sudden change? The biggest shift we made when this pandemic first hit was changing our mindset as a…

Interview: Tim Johns, President & CEO, Zephyr Insurance

Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices or other physical locations. As an insurance carrier, Zephyr Insurance is considered an essential business. While our office remained open for business throughout the stay-at-home order, we…

Interview: Brooke Hasegawa, VP, Progressive Communications

Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices or other physical locations. Progressive Communications is categorized as a critical infrastructure IT business. We support scores of Department of Defense installations throughout the globe as well…