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

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,…

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…

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…

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…