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

Teaching in a New World: Ka‘ū-Kea‘au-Pāhoa Complex Area

Virtual Interview: Chad Keone Farias, Ka‘ū-Kea‘au-Pāhoa 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? It’s an honor to represent the Ka‘ū-Kea‘au-Pāhoa (KKP) complex schools…

Teaching in a New World: Hilo-Waiākea Complex Area

Virtual Interview: Esther Kanehailua, Hilo-Waiākea 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? At the start of the pandemic, it was about the timely…

Teaching in a New World: Kaimukī-McKinley-Roosevelt Complex Area

Interview with Linell Dilwith, Kaimukī-McKinley-Roosevelt 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? Communication and collaboration were critical in leading through the transition to…

Interview: Russell Ryan, CFO, Highway Inn

Please describe how and when you are conducting your return to your offices, stores, restaurants, warehouses or other physical locations. We plan to start with counter service, meaning “seat-yourself,” before resuming to full dining service. We don’t yet know how…

Interview: Francis Tulu, CEO and Co-founder, CompuTant

What has been your company’s latest pivot or innovation? Meeting our clients’ requirements for reopening their business. Each state has different guidelines under which stores must operate and be allowed to reopen. We have been creating new solutions to allow…

Interview: Vicky Lee, Executive and Leadership Coach

What has been your latest pivot or innovation? Making people love meeting online more than in-person. The slides, the music, the behind-the-scenes tech crew switching cameras and muting/unmuting participants – meetings are no longer meetings. They are multimedia productions! My…

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Transform Hawai‘i Government

Virtual Interview: Christine Sakuda, Executive Director, Transform Hawai‘i Government How has your organization been able to continue its core mission(s)? Our mission at Transform Hawai‘i Government (THG) is to advocate for an accessible, accountable and responsive government that enhances the…

Teaching in a New World: Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area

Virtual Interview: Kathleen Dimino, Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui 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? Listening carefully and understanding how health guidelines impact our school communities…

Kombucha and Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Created on Maui

Vitalitea Hawaiʻi is part of Mana Up’s fifth cohort of Hawai‘i-based companies Vitalitea Hawaiʻi is made on Maui by local craft brewers seeking a balance of healthy and delicious kombucha and nitro cold brew coffee using fresh pressed tropical fruits, roots…