Hawaii Business Magazine - December 2018

My Job: Software Architect

Name: Caden Morikuni Age: 41 Job: Software architect, RevaComm Start: Morikuni was raised in Aiea and went to Iolani School. He has a B.S. in computer and information science from the University of Oregon. “Initially, I was in the architecture program and decided…

5 Steps to Making a Splash with Your News

Have an important story to tell? Communications expert Christine Matsuda Smith explains how to drop news that your constituency will remember. 1. Jump-start the coconut wireless: Think carefully about where your target audiences get their trusted intel – and more…

How To Encourage the Culture of Mentoring

Q: How can I build a workplace culture where mentoring is valued and fostered? A: Companies with an eye on the future know that mentoring is critical to long-term success. Creating a culture that recognizes and rewards formal and informal mentoring…

Staff Picks:
Our Favorite Things of 2018

Every few years, we tell our readers about some of our favorite things so you get to know us better. You’ll find favorites from other staffers in a future issue. Cheryl Oncea, Publisher   “When I can’t actually travel to Italy,…

They Heal by Grieving Together

Sherrie Coronas says life was unbearable after the death of her 23-year-old son, Ian, from a rare cancer in 2016. “I didn’t think I could go on. It seemed impossible that there could be a future without him,” says Coronas,…

How to Manage Time-Off Requests During the Holiday Stampede

Q:  Every year, everyone seems to want time off for vacation starting around Thanksgiving and going through New Year’s Day. We give off Christmas, New Year’s and half days before both, but I simply can’t shut down my whole business…

Talk Story: Dave Matlin of UH Athletics

Dave Matlin, Athletics Director University of Hawaii at Manoa Matlin says UH Athletics has cut costs in many areas and strategically increased spending in others. Meanwhile, revenue is up and deficits down at Manoa’s athletics department. His next challenge is persuading…

New State Law Imposes Fines for Fake Service Animals

America loves dogs more than ever. In 2019, with nearly 90 million of man’s best friends living in 55 percent of American households, the retail pet industry expects to fetch $86 billion in sales. Also on the upswing in recent…

How To Replicate Kahauiki Village

Dealing with homelessness is not just the responsibility of the government or nonprofits. As Kahauiki demonstrates, everyone has to pitch in. What was once a barren stretch of dirt, gravel and nondescript trees and shrubs is now a dynamic community…

How to End the Year HR Strong [Sponsored]

We’re closing in on the end of 2018, which means there’s a long list of human resource housekeeping items that need to be squared away before 2019 rolls in. Here are some of the key HR to-dos that you don’t…

Great Change Begins with
 Heart & Soul

An outrigger canoe often serves as a powerful and apt metaphor for how Hawaii can move forward on the many challenges we face. In a canoe, a team paddles in unison toward a sometimes distant spot on the horizon. You…

Hawaiʻi's Local Youtube Stars

Young celebrities (and some older ones) understand the path to successful careers in show business, fashion or music looks a lot different than it did a generation ago. They start with video and social media, then branch out in all directions.

2018 Black Book: 364 Executives to Know

Welcome to the 21st annual Black Book from Hawaii Business Magazine – a valuable insight into who are the decision makers, movers and shakers of the state's business world.

Hawaii’s Tax Revenue vs. Its Expenses: A Closer Look [Sponsored]

Hawaii currently has a structural deficit of 3.1%, meaning tax revenues only cover 96.9% of the state’s expenses. It’s a gap that has persisted over time, according to research highlighted here. This issue will be addressed in the upcoming legislative session, as it has in the past:…

Policing Hawaii's Illegal Vacation Rentals

Honolulu’s weak law makes it hard to crack down on illegal vacation rentals, but a new law is in the works. Other jurisdictions – in Hawaii and on the Mainland – have tougher laws and more success with enforcement. Kailua…

2018 Year in Review

HIGHLIGHTS FROM SOME OF HAWAII'S TOP EXECUTIVES, PROFESSIONALS AND COMPANIES   BEST PLACES TO WORK  PACXA Atlas Insurance Agency Ceramic Tile Plus and Exclusively Yours Hawaii State FCU   BIG ISSUES & PROVIDERS IN HEALTH CARE  Howard Lee Ashley Springer…

East Oahu Magazine

Contents Welcome Letter: Kailua Chamber of of Commerce Preserving East Oahu Go Holo Holo East Oahu Eats   Company Profiles Sunetric: Renewable Energy Solutions Windward Community College: A Continuing Legacy of Education Wilson HomeCare: Engaging Environment for Seniors Archipelago Hawaii:…

2018 CEO of the Year:
Mark Fukunaga

The CEO of Servco Pacific grew the family business by selling off sideline companies, focusing on core competencies and excelling on both customer service and employee satisfaction, all while constantly reinventing the company. When he returned home for what he…

2018 AIA Design Awards

Celebrating 60 Years of Excellence, the American Institute of Architects, Honolulu Chapter presents: Awards of MeritPeople's Choice AwardMayor's Choice AwardSustainable Design AwardStudent Design Awards This year, AIA Honolulu celebrates the 60th Anniversary of its annual Design Awards program - and…

Our Best-Read Stories

Hawaii Business' most popular articles of 2018 were about outstanding people and companies and about major issues facing Hawaii. We can’t track which stories are read most in the print version of Hawaii Business, so we gauge popularity using page…