Lifestyle

Off the Grid on Hawaii Island

Four homes that are off the grid on Hawaii Island show the range of possible lifestyles from affluent living to nothing but the basics.   When you imagine living off the grid, what comes to mind? How about a community…

The Cost of Dying

There are many ways to memorialize the dead, but one constant is that a little forethought and communication - before you go - can save your family a lot of money and grief after you're gone. A few times a…

Color My World

She’s an expert in how colors affect people, psychologically and physiologically. NAME: Jill Morton JOB: Color consutant and president of Colocom START: After earning her master’s in art education from UC Santa Barbara and her master’s of fine arts in…

Turf Takeout

Aloha Stadium replaces its 5-year-old artificial turf with a new installation of UBU Sports Speed Series S5-M turf. The cost of the upgrade: $1.2 million DATE: Friday, 1:24 p.m. LOCATION: Aloha Stadium PHOTOGRAPHER: David Croxford

The Evolution of the CIO

As part of Hawaii Business’ C-Suite conference series, we brought together three of Hawaii’s leading CIOs. Todd Nacapuy, chief innovation officer for the state, first talks about driving change and accommodating all kinds of users. Then, Sheh Bertram of Bank…

Drones Unleashed

Tucked inside Battery Bill’s store on Dillingham Boulevard is another store that looks like an oversize walk-in closet, but is, in fact, the epicenter of one of the state’s fastest growing industries. Drone Services Hawaii LLC, open for less than two…

My Job: Criminal Sketch Artist

NAME: Chun Yee AGE: 55 JOB: Civilian forensic/ graphic artist, Honolulu Police Department START: Yee was born in Hong Kong, but grew up in Kahaluu and got his associates degree in commercial arts from Honolulu Community College. He has been with HPD for nearly…

Can The Boss Vet My Facebook?

Q: My boss and I have very different views, and I’ve discovered he’s monitoring my Facebook posts and tweets. He came to my cubicle yesterday and said, “You’d better watch that stuff you post online.” These are my personal views and my…

My Job: Submarine Pilot

Name: Travis Grammer Age: 38 Job: Submarine Pilot (Official Title: Fire Control Technician Leading Chief Petty Officer), U.S. Navy, USS Hawaii (SSN 776)   Start: Grammer was deeply moved by a Navy recruiting poster he saw during his senior year…

Surfing Through Hawaii's Past

Landmarks are common sources of surf-spot names, so many have been named after businesses on shore or businesspeople who owned beachfront homes. The following examples and the stories behind the names are from John Clark’s book “Hawaii Place Names: Shores,…

Cafeteria Culture

Google and other high-flying companies have reinvented the corporate cafeteria. The local cafeterias we visited are not that lavish, but they still cost plenty of money. It's all worth it, the companies say, because their investments pay back in many…