Hawaii Business Magazine - January/February 2023 December 27, 2022 Michelle Tan FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Chris Benjamin Retiring; Lance Parker Will Take Over as A&B’s CEOIn a recent interview, Benjamin describes the company’s transition to being entirely focused on Hawai‘i commercial real estate. Two East Maui Icons Win a Nature Conservancy AwardTweetie and John Lind have spent their lives preserving traditional subsistence practices and Hawaiian lifestyles in Kīpahulu. My Job as a Hospice Nurse Is Bringing Comfort to PatientsNavian Hawaii’s Kymberly James is part of an end-of-life team that includes doctors, social workers and spiritual counselors. This 12-Acre Campus for Abandoned Pets Is Getting a New HospitalThe Hawaii Island Humane Society opened a community center. A full-service animal hospital is next. BOSS Survey: What People Think About Life and Work in the IslandsBusiness leaders and local residents report on remote work, masking, events, tourism, paying for local products and more. Why Hawai‘i’s Small Businesses Lose Out on Lucrative Federal ContractsWhile mainland companies are awarded billions of dollars each year, most local ones don’t even apply. Here’s advice on how to compete. HMSA Celebrates 85 YearsAs they reach this milestone anniversary, they look forward to continuing to support members and the state of Hawaii for generations to come. The 2023 Guide to Hawai'i's Shipping, Air, and TransportationHawai‘i is still the 49th largest importer in the US by far, with petroleum as the largest import, followed by cars. This Big Island Startup Turns Degraded Land into Thriving EcosystemsTerraformation started by planting 7,200 trees and plants. The ultimate goal: restoring 3 billion acres across the globe. 3 Great Ways to Reach your Philanthropic GoalsIncorporating charitable giving into your estate planning doesn't have to be complicated. Your Next Hire Should Be a “Hidden Worker”Nontraditional workers such as former veterans and caregivers often outperform traditional employees. Hawai‘i’s Native Forests Are Vanishing. Here’s How to Help.Pests and diseases are decimating ‘ōhi‘a trees and others, but simple actions can help stop the decline. Hawai‘i Foodbank Has a New Model for Feeding 120,000 People a MonthPresident and CEO Amy Miller Marvin says, “We’ve completely changed our sourcing. It allows us to be more thoughtful about nutrition.” How the Construction Industry Aims to Tackle Hawai‘i’s Biggest ProblemsFive industry leaders discuss affordable housing, climate change, adaptive reuse and a multibillion project coming to O‘ahu. Thriving TogetherKamehameha Schools' commitment to creating resilient communities extends to the types of retailers operating within its commercial real estate properties. Striking the right balance between the number of national and local brands makes for a thriving retail center. What Happens When Private Equity Is Your Landlord in Hawai‘iThe Blackstone Group and other firms have been buying rental properties in West O‘ahu. Tenants say the result can be escalating rents and unexpected fees.