Hawaii Business Magazine - June 2019

Great Ideas for Small Local Stores

“The way people buy things has been changing over the last decade, but I feel like people haven’t changed. They still want to have that connection, they still want that personal experience,” says Dylan Butterbaugh, founder and owner of Manoa…

Reintegrating People Into Society

“In many ways, Goodwill has changed my life,” says Stefani Bindes, 42, a convicted former drug addict. “They knew my background – all the struggles and challenges I’ve gone through – and they were willing to take a chance on…

5 Steps to Protect Your Company’s Physical Security

As Securitas Hawaii’s Director of Security, former Honolulu Police Chief Lee Donohue oversees security protocols and operations. 1. Think about threats: Most of us feel so safe at work that we haven’t considered potential physical security threats. Watch the headlines…

Should I Invite My Boss to My Wedding?

The bride-to-be wonders if she should invite her supervisor to the big event. Q: My fiancé and I are getting married this fall. Is it weird to invite my boss to the wedding? A: Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Unlike…

Communicate Effectively in the Workplace [Sponsored]

The Art of Reframing Thursday July 25, 2019, 8:30- a.m. – 4:00 p.m. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Information Technology Center Reframing is a powerful communication tool that can help move people from entrenched positions to the positive outcome they…

The Real World of Private Investigators

Name: Elise Johnson Age: 56 Job: Private investigator and owner, Busch Investigations Inc., which uses her maiden name. Start: “I grew up watching ‘Charlie’s Angels’ on TV, and I thought I could be Farrah Fawcett,” Johnson quips. “The job’s not…

Should You Keep HR In-House or Get an HR Partner? [Sponsored]

Before we dig in to the debate, let’s quickly define what goes into HR, or Human Resources. Essentially, HR is anything and everything that relates to the management of your workforce. It involves recruiting and hiring new employees, assessing, managing…

B Corps: "Business as a Force for Good"

Local leaders explain the benefits of becoming a B Corp   hat do international corporations like Patagonia and Seventh Generation have in common with local companies like Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods and Pono Home? They are part of a global network…

The Residence at Sky Ala Moana [Sponsored]

Touch the Sky Located in the heart of the Ala Moana/Kapiolani corridor, the Residences at Sky Ala Moana is projected to be completed by 2022 and will soar 400 feet into Honolulu’s vibrant and dynamic skyline. Towering forty-three stories, Sky…

Talk Story with Joseph Boivin, President of Young Brothers

Though Young Brothers doesn’t have direct rivals in interisland shipping, Boivin insists on sharpening its competitive edge by enhancing operational efficiencies, reducing costs and shrinking its carbon footprint. Q: The Port of Honolulu is undergoing extensive improvements. How will operations…

Editor's Note: It Really Is Better Live

Does this sound like you? You work hard, so at the end of the day (or week), you’re too tired to go to that local play, concert or gallery show, and instead you plop in front of the TV again.…

The Top 100 in Real Estate 2019

AN EXCLUSIVE RANKING OF THE BEST PERFORMING REAL ESTATE AGENTS ━━ Hawaii Business Magazine spends a lot of time and effort measuring the performance of businesses and nonprofits in the Islands. That’s why every year we publish a series of…

Buying Commercial Real Estate Could Grow Your Business

If your company has cash reserves and a clear plan for the future, purchasing commercial real estate for your operation could be beneficial. Buying property shields you from rent increases, and provides greater payment stability. Plus, as you build equity…

Top 100 in Real Estate: Hall of Fame 2019

Much goes into being a successful real estate agent: deep market knowledge, exemplary customer service and sheer hard work. The job also comes with a big responsibility because buying a home is almost always the largest purchase a person will…

O‘ahu's Top Performers in Real Estate 2019

Hawaii Business Magazine identified the leading real estate companies on O‘ahu in its June 2018 issue. This year, the magazine invited those companies to submit what they consider their top performers. This section profiles those Top Performers – the people…

Top 100 in Real Estate: Neighbor Island Profiles 2019

When it is time to buy or sell a Neighbor Island home, it makes sense to go with one of the best. The following section profiles outstanding Realtors who made this year’s Top 100 in Real Estate.   Yvonne Summerfield…

Creative Sourcing to Withstand Low Employment Rates

At a mere 2.8%, Hawaii remains the nation’s leader of the lowest unemployment rate as of March 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lack of a reliable candidate pool is motivating business owners to use staffing agencies…

Kukulu Hale Awards 2019

Recognizing excellence in Hawaiʻi's commercial real estate industry Welcome to NAIOP Hawaii’s 22nd Annual Kukulu Hale Awards NAIOP Hawaii has served as the state’s foremost association of development industry leaders and decision-makers since 1988. Our annual Kukulu Hale Awards program…

Green Hawaii 2019

The path toward sustainability starts with each of us. OUR MESSAGE IN GREEN HAWAII SIMPLE: The path toward sustainability starts with each of us. A business, nonprofit organization, family and individual can each do their part to promote a greener…

Exploring the Other Final Frontier

The Hawai‘i Undersea Research Laboratory is home to two of the world’s eight manned deep diving research submersibles. Operations director Terry Kerby (pictured) says that once a year, HURL’s two subs, Pisces IV and Pisces V, are loaded on an…

Healthy Meals Made Easy

Good Clean Food Hawaii helps busy people avoid the fast-food trap by delivering nutritious, ready-to-heat meals to their homes, offices or gyms Over the weekend at a Kailua commercial kitchen, Janelle Bremer oversaw the cutting, cooking and packaging of 160…

Hurricane Prep for Your Business

Almost half of all small businesses are unable to reopen after a major disaster because they were unprepared, according to the American Red Cross. Ask yourself: How could I continue to conduct business if the city or even just the…