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

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…

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…

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Child & Family Service

Interview: Karen Tan, President and CEO, Child & Family Service Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices or other physical locations. At CFS, the values of humility, ownership, perseverance and engagement (HOPE) guide our…

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: AlohaCare

Interview: Francoise Culley-Trotman, Interim CEO, AlohaCare As Hawai‘i’s people return to offices and other shared locations, what do you think are the main health precautions we should focus on? It’s important for businesses and individuals to follow all of the…

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: HUGS

Interview: Joan Naguwa, Executive Director, HUGS How has your organization been able to continue its core mission(s)? Like most other nonprofit organizations and businesses across the state, we’ve had to be vigilant about rapidly changing information, flexible and creative to…

Teaching in a New World: Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Area

Virtual Interview: Bob Davis, Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Area Superintendent, Hawai‘i Department of Education How did you lead through the transition and create a system that allowed students to continue learning? I am fortunate to work with very dedicated school leaders, teachers…

Teaching in a New World: Mid-Pacific Institute

Interview: Paul Turnbull, President, Mid-Pacific Institute How will the coming school year be different from previous years? The coming school year will be unique due to necessary social distancing and safety guidelines to protect the Mid-Pacific school community throughout the…

Interview: Lori Teranishi, Principal, iQ 360

Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices or other physical locations. Our agency is opening our Honolulu office on July 1. Those who prefer to come into the office to work can do so,…

Interview: Cesar Topacio, GM, Windward Mall

Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your stores and other physical locations. Essential businesses at Windward Mall remained open throughout the pandemic to best serve our community in need of healthcare, financial services or takeout…

Interview: Robert Payan, Senior VP, WATG

What has been your company’s latest pivot or innovation? Our projects cover a wide geographic range, from Waikīkī and the Neighbor Islands to Asia. We were fortunately prepared to work remotely, but we had to fine tune those systems. Internally,…