Hawaii Business Magazine - June/July 2021 May 14, 2021 Admin Staff - Seth Hansen FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin In-Person Events Are Back But Many Caveats Remain"Hope" and "Hybrid" are two words Hawaiʻi event planners frequently use while organizing conventions, weddings and other gatherings this year as they see the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel A Decade of Partnership Grew PWC from 3 to 340PWC Hawaii Corporation's growth was made possible in part because PWC decided to remove one of their biggest headaches by contracting with an HR outsourcing company in Hawaii to effectively manage their workforce. Good Time to Invest in HawaiʻiIf you want the best for Hawaiʻi and its people, you should become a tourism elitist. Support Parents, Support KidsA new cross-sector plan makes mental and behavioral health resources more accessible to families. 3 Factors Shift Hawai‘i’s Real Estate into OverdriveThe pandemic has shifted Hawaiʻi's already expensive house prices into overdrive. Five, ten or more buyers sometimes compete for the same homes, turning sales into bidding wars — with cash buyers holding the edge. Construction Industry: Stronger than the RestThe BOSS Survey of 447 local business owners and executives statewide compares the construction industry to other local sectors. Half of Local Businesses: “Bruised but on Track”Meanwhile, many other companies are “flourishing,” according to two local surveys that provide insight into the local economy and people’s outlook on the future.