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Health & Wellness – March 23, 2020

Advice on Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis

“Coping with COVID-19” is a collection of new articles and interviews from Hawaii Business Magazine updated every weekday and designed to help local businesses and nonprofits during these difficult times. Included are insights from the leaders of some of Hawai‘i’s most successful companies.

 

Insurance Shake-Up in Hawai‘i

 

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Bob Lietzke, VP, Booz Allen Hamilton

 

 

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

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Chris Pfisterer, Co-Owner, Nalu Health Bar

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Dean Hirata, President of ʻIke and CEO of ʻEkahi Health

 

 

5 Steps to Reposition Yourself Now

 

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Gina Cubero, Sales and Marketing Specialist, Ulu Hawaii Marketing

 

 

Teaching in a New World: Queen Emma Ballet

 

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Hawaii Data Collaborative

 

 

Teaching in a New World: Campbell-Kapolei Complex Area

 

 

High School Seniors on Kaua‘i Face Disappointment and Uncertainty

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19 with Unyong Nakata of Y. Hata & Co., Ltd.

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Hawaii Bicycling League

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenge: Debbie Ah Chick-Hopkins, Co-owner, Global Village

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Make a Wish Foundation

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenge: Marion Girardin, Co-owner, Belle Surf Café

 

 

Teaching in a New World: St. Andrew’s Schools

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Breana Grosz, GM, International Market Place

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Travis Ito, Chief Amazement Officer, Blue Logic Labs

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Jared Kushi, Koosh Media

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenge: Devin Tryan, Co-Owner, HI Climb

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Marion Ano, Founder and Owner, Kilo Books

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Benny Neumann, Co-owner, Crosscourt Hawaii

 

 

Building Resilience in Hawai‘i Before the Next Crisis

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenge: Jason Ikaika Nurre, Co-Owner, Marina Florist

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Wahiawā Health

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Howard Lee, President and CEO, UHA Health

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: John Sukup, Founder & Principal Consultant, Expected X

 

 

Maui Students Disappointed but Hopeful

 

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Sherry Menor-McNamara, President & CEO, Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Micah Chinen, Sr. Account Executive, Gravity Payments Hawaii

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Alex Bitoun, CEO, HealthPersonas

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Murray Clay, President, Ulupono Initiative

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Axel Hollanda, Co-Founder & CEO, Aloha Pay, Inc.

 

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Purple Mai‘a

 

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Hawaii Youth Symphony

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Alex Bitoun, CEO, Sagely

 

 

 

Teaching in a New World: Montessori Community School

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Joann Seery, Executive Director for BNI Hawaii

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Monty Pereira, GM & Sales and Marketing Director, Watanabe Floral Inc.

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: AccesSurf

 

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Patsy Saiki, Hawaii State Manager, First American Title

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Maui Behavioral Health Resources

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenge: Beth Hood, Owner, Websites with Aloha

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Education Incubator

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Scott MacKinnon, Managing Partner, M4

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Touch A Heart

 

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Ernesto Valentin, President, Modtech Solutions LLC

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Adventist Health Castle

 

 

Teaching in a New World: Chaminade University

 

 

Teaching in a New World: University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: J. Kainoa Tabar, Attorney at Law

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Zak Barry, Co-founder, Banán

 

 

How to Get Startup Paradise to the Next Level

 

 

First Insurance’s CEO Discusses Insurance Coverage, Government Response and the Way Forward

 

 

UH Mānoa Seniors Finishing University with Disappointments and Anxiety

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Helping Hands Hawai‘i

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Michael S. Yasui, President & CEO, CEI Hawaii – Corporate Environments International LLC

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Pacific Health Ministry

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Marie Imanaka, Market Manager, PrimeLending

 

 

How to Support the Well-being of Your Employees in a Changed World

 

 

E-Wisdom for Hawai‘i’s E-Commerce Newbies

 

 

 

College Seniors’ Last Year Cut Short by COVID-19

 

 

Virtual Interview: David Yutaka Ige, Governor, State of Hawai‘i

 

 

E-Commerce is the Present and Future for Hawai‘i Retailers

 

 

How to Effectively Manage a Newly Remote Workforce

 

 

Teaching in a New World: West Hawaii Explorations Academy

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Brian Foster, President, Island Olive Oil Co.

 

 

Teaching in a New World: Damien Memorial School

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Renée Tillotson, Director and Founder, Still & Moving Center

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: George Pasha, President and CEO, Pasha Hawaii

 

 

Turn Your Rent Renegotiation into an Honest Give-and-Take, Not a Tug of War

 

 

Legal Issues About Keeping Workers Healthy Amid COVID-19

 

 

Post-Graduation Plans Upended for UH Hilo Seniors

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Travis R. Colbert, Vice President, GM, Aloha Air Cargo

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Matt Ganser, Executive VP of Engineering & Technology, Carbon Lighthouse

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Mark Hollander, CEO, Crazy Shirts

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Piia M. Aarma, Founder and President, Pineapple Tweed Public Relations and Marketing

 

 

High School Student Athletes’ Present and Future Disrupted by COVID-19

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: American Heart Association Hawai‘i Division

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Family Promise of Hawai‘i

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Mylen Yamamoto, Founder & Owner, Cropsticks

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Friends of the Waikīkī Aquarium

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Tracy Bradley, President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hawai‘i Realty

 

 

Teaching in a New World: Holy Family Catholic Academy & Early Learning Center

 

 

Taking Hawai‘i’s Pulse on Important Non-Covid-19 Issues

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Roseann Freitas, Marketplace Manager Hawaii, Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Jason Golden, Founder & Managing Partner, Beach Day Hawai‘i

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Michael Palmer, General Manager, The Street Food Hall

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Jake Muise, Partner, Maui Nui Venison

 

 

Hawai‘i’s Retail Businesses: Most Pessimism in More than a Decade

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Marc E. Rousseau, Partner, Cades Schutte, LLP

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Ben Robinson, Owner, IP Xpert of Honolulu

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Lunalilo Home

 

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: University Health Partners of Hawai‘i

 

 

No Quick Recovery, Say Hawai‘i’s Business Leaders

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Tim Lee, CEO, JL Capital

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Tim Lee, CEO, JL Capital

 

 

Graduating Into Uncertainty – Part II

 

 

 

Hawai‘i Companies Explain How They Scrambled to Cope with COVID

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Laurie Steelsmith, Medical Director, Steelsmith Natural Health Center

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Sanjay Mirchandani, Owner, Talent HR Solutions

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Patsy T. Mink Center for Business & Leadership

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Doug Simons, Executive Director, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

 

 

COVID-19 Crisis Disrupts College Plans, Learning and Much More for High School Seniors

 

 

BOSS Survey of 404 Local Executives Shows Optimism Crushed

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Hawaii Technology Academy (Public Charter School)

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Mānoa Heritage Center

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Jaco Van Delden, Owner, Jaco Rehab

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Andrew Rosen, President, SummitMedia Hawai‘i

 

 

What Hawai‘i Residents Think About the Crisis – Part III

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Thomas Walker, Founder and Owner, ‘Ohana Nui

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Lana Penaroza, Owner, Tag Aloha Co.

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Emily Latimer, Owner, Loihi Consulting

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Ashley Mariko Johnson, Founder & Owner, Mohala Eyewear

 

 

What Hawai‘i Residents Think About the Crisis – Part II

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Kurt Nielsen, President, eMortgage Hawaii

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Maribel Avery, Founder & CEO, 808Nanny

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Mike Formby, Executive Director, Pacific Resource Partnership

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Bob Johnston, President and CEO, Hawaii Pacific Solar

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Mahina Paishon-Duarte, Managing Partner & Co-founder, Waiwai Collective

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Elliot Parks, Ph.D., CEO and President, Hawaii Biotech, Inc.

 

 

What Hawai‘i Residents Think About the Crisis – Part I

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Ryan Kalei Tsuji, President And CEO, RKT Media Hawaii

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Center for Tomorrow’s Leaders

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Jason Fujimoto, President & CEO, HPM Building Supply

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Matthew Delaney, CEO & President, HiAccounting

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Honolulu Biennial Foundation

 

 

The Future of Hawai‘i Health Care Is Now – Part II

 

 

What Local Small Businesses Need to Know about How to Collect and Use Data

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Hawai‘i Children’s Action Network

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Todd Robertson, President/CEO, Hyperspective

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Matt Delaney, President & CEO, HiGroup

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Re-use Hawai‘i

 

 

 

The Future of Hawai‘i Health Care Is Now – Part I

 

 

Q&A on the Local Construction Industry

 

 

UPDATED WEEKDAYS: COVID-19 video chat supported by the Hawai‘i Executive Collaborative  

 

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Hawaiian Humane Society

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Hawai‘i Nature Center

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Dan O’Connell, Owner, The Wine Shop Kauai

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Andrew Rosen, President & CEO, Hawaii State Federal Credit Union

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Connie Koi, GM, Punalu‘u Bake Shop

 

 

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: Lisa Maruyama, President and CEO, Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Desirée Watson, President, Hawaii Workplace

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Elisia Flores, CEO, L&L Hawaii Barbecue

 

 

Nonprofit Virtual Interview: Connie Mitchell, CEO, IHS (Institute for Human Services)

 

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UPDATED: How Can You Help?

 

 

 

Hawai‘i Coworking Spaces Reinvent Themselves

 

 

How the Board of Directors Can Get a Company Through the COVID Crisis

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Forest Frizzell, CEO, Shifted Energy

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Garrett Carson, President, Weddings of Hawaii

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Christine Lanning, President, Integrated Security Technologies Inc.

 

 

Harry Kim Talks About How Hawai‘i County is Supporting Local Businesses

 

 

Effectively Branding Your Company Now

 

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Rich Bettini, President and CEO, Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Aletha Thomas, Founder and Owner, Monkeypod Jam

 

 

Small Business/Big Challenges: Tracy L.J. Lawson, President & Founder, Lawson & Associates Inc.

 

 

How to Sell Amid COVID-19

 

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Barron Guss, CEO, Altres and simplicityHR

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Tiffany Huynh, Director of External Affairs, Elemental Excelerator

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Faith Geronimo, President & CEO, Hawaii Information Service

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Kristen Thario, Publisher/Owner of BigIslandPulse.com

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Brian Kealoha, Executive Director, Hawai‘i Energy

 

 

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Paul Yokota, President, FCH Enterprises Inc./Zippy’s Restaurants