Hawaii Business Magazine - June/July 2021 May 14, 2021 Admin Staff - Seth Hansen FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin A Professional Coach Can Help You and Your CompanyYou don’t have to be in the C-suite to benefit from coaching—and it might happen at any point in your career. Handmade Noodles with Okinawan Sweet Potatoes are a Staple at this Kāne‘ohe Takeout RestaurantHomegrown in Hawai‘i, these noodles are a work of art. Simple Fire Safety Steps Can Save Your BusinessEven when there is no fire, a safety inspection that reveals serious issues could close a business until those problems are fixed. Top Mortgage Companies 2021Hawaii Business Magazine identified the leading real estate companies and invited them to submit their Top Performers. This section profiles the Top Mortgage Companies. The Statewide Effort to Turn Filmmaking into Hawai‘i’s Next $1 Billion IndustryTalent, training and financial incentives are driving a new era of filmmaking, TV and digital media production in the Islands. Volunteering on Government Boards Yields Emotional, Intellectual and Professional RewardsVolunteer to serve on a government board or commission and you will have a say in decisions involving land use, affordable housing, taxes or other important issues. Top Performers in Real Estate 2021Hawaii Business Magazine identified the leading real estate companies and invited them to submit their Top Performers. My Job: Why Olive Oil? “It’s Liquid Gold”After Angèl Foster and her husband, Brian, opened Island Olive Oil Co. in 2012, they discovered their company was a lot like an onion, with far more layers than they could have ever imagined. “Solopreneurs” Hit Hard But Bouncing BackFor many months, the pandemic closed the craft fairs that sustain a lot of small local businesses. But entrepreneurs at those businesses innovated, increased online sales, and are now feeling more confident as fairs reopen, customers return and sales rebound. Half of Foreign Oil for Hawai‘i Comes from Russia and LibyaHawai‘i got half of its imported crude oil in 2020 from Russia and Libya, which concerns at least one local environmental organization. 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.