Hawaii Business Magazine - January/February 2021 January 16, 2021 Admin Staff - Sean Bova FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin What's Ahead for Local Small BusinessesHawai‘i’s two Congressmen and the state House Speaker describe what’s ahead for local small businesses. More Team Creativity? First, Look at SafetyWhy do people hold back from sharing their thoughts and ideas in a team meeting? Building Community Through Collaboration: G70 Civil EngineeringG70’s Civil Engineering division celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2021. EV Popularity Is Growing – Put Your Business on the Literal MapAs electric vehicles become more affordable and popular, public charging is in high demand. New Store, New Year for a Hawai‘i TraditionAkira Nakajima, new owner of Fujiya Hawai‘i, a 67-year-old company, makes strawberry mochi from mochiko, sugar, water, red beans and fresh whole strawberries. It’s his bestselling item. My Job: Photographing Massive WavesMike Prickett started shooting surfing in high school and enjoyed it so much, he made it into his career. Editor’s Note: Why We WriteThere were many days in 2020 when even I was reluctant to read the news. The pandemic, human tragedy, political battles, conspiracy theories and plenty more made it hard to take another daily dose. From Humble Roots to Steady GrowthThe IBEW was founded by lineman Henry Miller, and the rest, they say, is history. Marketing Companies 2021These trusted marketing firms help local companies reach consumers, market their products and keep their business thriving. Information Technology Companies 2021These trusted technology firms help local companies reach consumers, market their products and keep their business thriving. What New Federal COVID-19 Relief Bill Means for Hawaiʻi EmployersThe $900 billion pandemic aid bill passed by Congress at the end of 2020 aims to drive more money to small and minority-owned businesses. 2 Local Surveys About 3 TopicsSurveys of business leaders and the general public ask about your future actions, diversity at your workplace and who uses which social medium. ‘da CHEFS box’ presents Chris Kajioka of Miro KaimukiChef Chris Kajioka of Miro Kaimuki is the newest addition to da CHEFS box `ohana. Culture as a Key to Strong Performance in Turbulent TimesPeter Drucker, one of the most influential business thinkers of the 20th century, said, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Looking Ahead for Hawaiʻi's OceansA new, community driven initiative aims to secure a resilient ocean. Leaders it is Time to Shine, LiterallyFace it: 2020 was devastating. You ditched your business plans, shifted performance goals, and raised spirits for your employees through social media videos (like how to make a pizza). 6 Marketing Principles for HawaiʻiExperts explain how to ensure your marketing campaigns are effective in the local market AND for the particular audience you want to reach. West Oʻahu Magazine 2021Aloha mai kākou! The University of Hawai‘i–West O‘ahu is an anchor institution that leads in partnership with a network of community and business partners as well as state and local government agencies to create a movement of learning and dialogue… What is an Employer's Role in Promoting Vaccination?Having a fully vaccinated workforce may be the only way some companies survive. But employers that implement mandatory vaccine policies will face significant practical and legal concerns. Corporate Anniversaries 2021What does it take to succeed in Hawaiʻi? Business longevity and growth is a testament to solid management, exceptional products and incomparable service. Be inspired by these local companies who are celebrating important milestones in 2021. Investing in People, Companies and the ʻĀinaThe pandemic accelerates new ways of lending, financing and investment in the Islands. What Does it Mean to be a CDFI and a Credit Union?Two local CDFI-certified credit unions say the certification gives them access to additional funding and resources from the U.S. Treasury Department’s CDFI Fund. Deep Dive: Impact InvestingFour elements that define this practice and how you can get involved.