Hawaii Business Magazine - December 2019

The Partridge Family

Inspired by the “12 Days of Christmas,” we look at common office concerns that arise during the holidays The holiday season is a lot like a string of tangled tree lights. There is the promise of wonder and sparkle, true,…

Inspiring a Love for the Arts

Manoa School of Music and the Arts: Providing youngsters "with a refreshed brain for life" Tim Stanton says the Manoa School of Music & the Arts is unique: It’s “the only school in America that has a liquor license and…

Before Going Back to School

Thinking of going back to school? Jennifer E. Walsh of Hawai‘i Pacific University suggests five things to consider before taking that big step. 1. Consider the next promotion: No one is promoted by accident. It happens through intentional planning and…

Top Hawaii Executives Discuss Leading Now and in the Future

The conversation was part of Hawaii Business Magazine’s annual CEO of the Year event “I think as a leader you are constantly learning and you’re never at the end of the road. There’s always room for improvement,” says Bettina Mehnert,…

Support for Native Hawaiians

Kiley Adolpho, 39, says she tried for years to become a carpenter, but found there was a lot of competition and the field was male-dominated. “I tried to apply for part-time jobs, or full-time jobs when I was between jobs,…

Want A Healthier, Happier Pregnancy?

Congratulations, you’re expecting! Pregnancy brings countless changes, including a few to your gums and teeth. With HMSA Dental, expecting moms get enhanced dental benefits, so be sure to talk to your dentist about health risks during pregnancy.   Safe dental…

Picking a Franchise

Sean Uezu helps you decide whether to buy a franchise and which one to choose. THIS MONTH'S EXPERT: Sean Uezu is president of the Popeyes Hawaii franchise and owner of Papa Murphy’s and T-Mobile franchises in Hawai‘i.   Should I…

Picking the Right Fish

Name: Robert Fram VII Age: 26 Job: Fish buyer, Garden & Valley Isle Seafood Inc. Beginnings: Fram graduated from Hawai‘i Pacific University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in business management. His father started…

New Small Business Health Plan Options For 2020

The new year is right around the corner, and now's the time to explore our new benefits packages that will help you to attract and retain the best employees for your business. Call us today and take advantage of everything…

Staffing Solutions for Shortages in Healthcare

Six of the ten fastest growing occupations from 2018 to 2028 are healthcare and social assistance related, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics projections. Combine an expected rise in demand for employment in the healthcare sector, with non-competitive…

Ahead of the HR Game: Tanioka's Seafoods

Jasmine Tanioka remembers her parents, Mel and Lynn Tanioka, working seven days a week when they started Tanioka’s Seafoods and Catering. It’s a big job for any organization, let alone a family business, where long working hours can often spill…

Here Comes Gen Z

About 72 million people in America have been born since 1995, with the oldest in their early 20s and entering the workforce. Here are four important things that supervisors and colleagues should know about the growing wave of post-Millennial young…

What Will Happen If the Minimum Wage Goes Up?

We asked that question and others in two statewide surveys: the BOSS Survey of 405 local business leaders and the 808 Poll of 547 members of the general public Business leaders and the general public responded in almost exactly the…

Is Personality Testing Done at Your Workplace?

We asked that question and others in two statewide surveys: the BOSS Survey of 405 local business leaders and the 808 Poll of 547 members of the general public There are many kinds of personality tests, the most famous being…

East Oʻahu Magazine: 2019

C O N T E N T S  Welcome   Smart Investment in our Future   Going Beyond Retail   East Oʻahu Fishponds   A Kailua Landmark   Community Faith   Excellence in Health Care   Company Profiles    A L O H A Kailua Chamber of…

100 Years of Style

Happy 100th birthday, Bauhaus! If you’re an architect, interior designer or art enthusiast, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Bauhaus School. Launched in Germany 1919, it’s become one of the most influential cultural movements of the 20th century.  Still relevant 100…

2019 CEO of the Year: Bettina Mehnert of AHL

Leading with Passion and Innovation While Planning for a Sustainable Future The remote building was old, unoccupied for years and in disrepair when Bettina Mehnert first saw it three years ago. A coalition centered on the nonprofit Ho‘ōla Nā Pua…

Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Your Money

Cyberattacks on consumers have become all too familiar news, and bank accounts are often targeted. We encourage consumers to follow the tips below to keep their bank accounts cyber-secure: 1. Keep contact information current.  When transactions appear suspicious, banks can…

How to Evolve in the Modern Media World

We could spend hours discussing which industry has been disrupted the most over the past few decades, but certainly the media ranks near the top. Remember, media is a plural noun and it encompasses millions of different businesses, nonprofits, platforms…

IIDA Hoʻohuli Awards 2019

Honoring commercial interior design excellence in Hawaiʻi   Aloha! On behalf of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Hawaii Pacific Chapter, I’d like to thank you for taking this moment to celebrate our inaugural Ho‘ohuli Awards with us. We have…

Year In Review: 2019

Highlights from some of Hawai‘i’s top executives, professionals and companies. BEST PLACES TO WORK Pacxa Pacxa – Hawai‘i’s leading IT solutions provider –  has been named one of the “Best Places To Work” for the sixth year in a row.…