Hawaii Business Magazine - August 2019

Leaders Meeting Leaders was the Highlight of Merging Visions Event

Thursday evening at historic Washington Place was magic: Hawai‘i’s current business and nonprofit leaders met with emerging leaders from many walks of life. It was Hawaii Business Magazine’s Merging Visions: A Black Book Event, which brings together the executives of…

Help for Parents and Children

“I feel more hopeful due to the help I’ve received from Parents and Children Together,” says Nannette Fritz, 41, a single mom of two young girls. “They gave me a full-time job so I can support my family. It’s a…

High-Class Cuisine, With Local Touches

Name: Shaden Sato Age: 37 Job: Banquet and events chef, Halekulani Start: “My first job was as a short order cook at Zippy’s when I was 16” and still in school, he recalls. Sato graduated from the culinary arts program…

Can I Secretly Record a Conversation With My Supervisor?

Q: Can I record my boss without telling him? A: Voice-activated pens, spy-camera sunglasses, hiding behind the ficus … decisions, decisions. Hawai‘i is a one-party consent state, so yes, technically you could secretly record a conversation. Some companies, however, have…

Bon Odori Season

Volunteers with the Honolulu Fukushima Bon Dance Club assembled the red and white yagura for the annual Honpa Hongwanji Hawaii Betsuin Bon Dance that happened in June. Musicians set up in the top of the yagura as is the tradition,…

Right On Target

The Island Archer has been supplying local enthusiasts for over three decades Mention archery and images of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest or Native Americans hunting on the prairie might come to mind. But what you may not know is…

Talk Story: Mike Latham, President, Punahou School

Latham became Punahou School’s 17th president in July. He returns to his alma mater – he graduated in 1986 – after spending most of his adult life on the Mainland in teaching and administrative roles. He talks about how the…

The Value of Financial Audits for Fast-Growth Firms

Q: What is a financial audit? A: Before launching a growth strategy, an akamai CEO launches a financial audit, which is not listing QuickBooks accounting errors. Rather, it consists of 20 to 25 questions and is completed by the CEO,…

The Residences at Sky Ala Moana

Dining and Shopping is Your New Backyard Residents of Sky Ala Moana will experience a boutique collection of onsite dining and retail conveniently located within Sky Ala Moana’s serene atmosphere. Replenish with a fresh juice after your morning workout in…

Mana Up Cohort 4 Announced

Hawai‘i based product accelerator Mana Up’s fourth cohort contains a diverse mix of companies. From designer eyewear to body odor combatting pills, the cohort offers authentic Hawai‘i goods and is focused on developing the businesses for expansion. The ten companies are…

Are You Making These Common Wage & Hour Mistakes? [Sponsored]

Wage and hour compliance can be complicated, but it’s important to get it right. That’s because mistakes can be costly. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division in Honolulu investigated companies at several Hawaii malls…

5 Steps to Planning a Retirement Timeline

Retirement planning is challenging, but these tips for creating a timeline can help your savings stay on track at every stage of your life. 1. Set an income goal – and realize it could change. It’s important to set goals…

677 Ala Moana: Where Opportunity Lives

A creative energy lives at 677 Ala Moana. With beautiful unobstructed mountain and ocean views on the upper floors, and recent state-of-the-art renovations, the office building is ideal for new tenants with opportunistic and innovative mindsets. The view from the…

How to Choose A Growth Strategy

I recently participated in a Skype call with a successful midsize 10-year-old business on O‘ahu. It is owned by a committed and ambitious young man who wants to grow his company into a larger and more profitable operation. The owner…

Three Ways to Drive Innovation at Your Business

How a trio of Hawai‘i’s Top 250 organizations stays ahead with innovations The pace of business has accelerated in a world where the internet never sleeps, smartphones are omnipresent and both feed off the tap-tap immediacy of social media. Plus,…

Survey Methodologies

Here are the methodologies for the BOSS Survey and 808 Poll, which are the basis for multiple stories published in Hawaii Business Magazine during the second half of 2019.   BOSS Methodology BOSS stands for Business Outlook and Sentiment Survey.…

Dental Practice Acquisition

Starting up a new dental practice can be risky due to the high level of competition and large start-up costs. Alternatively, acquiring an existing practice has many advantages including goodwill in years of service to the community, inheriting an established…

Hawaii’s Top 250 Companies 2019

Major Changes in the Top 250 The rising price of oil and a big land sale significantly revised this year’s ranking Oil is the reason for the biggest changes this year in the Top 250. The annual ranking of Hawai‘i’s…

Wealth Strategies

“Pay yourself first” – this may be the best thing you can do to build financial wealth. Navigating the right path toward this best practice and others is critically important to protecting and growing your assets.  These experts will help…

Top 250 Profiles 2019

Bacon Universal Co., Inc. Bacon Universal Company is honored to be recognized as one of Hawaii’s Top 250 Businesses. While Construction industry has seen significant gains over the last several years, our success would not be possible without our dedicated…