Hawaii Business Magazine - March 2019

Upcountry Spirits

Time: Wednesday, 11:03 a.m. Location: Haliimaile Distilling Company Makawao, Maui Photographer:  David Croxford Ryan Mabbutt makes sure labels are applied straight and clean to bottles of Pau Maui Vodka. Haliimaile Distilling Co. makes rum, gin, whiskey and vodka – vodka being…

My Job: Protecting Animals

Name: Tom Chmielowicz Age: 36 Job: Humane investigator, Hawaiian Humane Society Start: The New Jersey native received a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics  from Rutgers University in 2006. He moved to Honolulu in 2014 to be closer to his fiancee’s family. “I had…

The Careerist: How Do I Get Robots to OK My Resume?

The Careerist explains how to get your resume past the automated systems that screen job candidates. Q: I’m updating my resume for the first time in a decade and feeling intimidated. What are the trends? Robots? Help! A: You’re onto…

20 Emerging Leaders in Hawaii Honored

It was a packed house at Vintage Cave Café last Thursday as people from all over the islands celebrated the latest cohort of 20 for the Next 20 emerging leaders. Every year, the editors and reporters at Hawaii Business Magazine…

5 Steps to Longevity in Business

Jerry Pupillo, general manager at Wet’n’Wild Hawaii, believes the key to making a business last is to carefully look at yourself, your customers and your competition to constantly move forward. 1. Learn from everything: Pay attention to how other organizations…

Loans Support Food Sustainability

When Zac Hosler needed funding in 2014 to build out his aquaponics business in South Kona, he believed he would be rejected by a bank. “Financing for farmers is hard to come by,” says the majority owner of Ha Farms…

Fourth Generation is a Chip Off the Old Block

Maebo Noodle Factory was founded in 1950 and is still going strong. Maebo Noodle Factory in Hilo, famous for its flavorful One-Ton Chips, is one of those rare local businesses that’s still owned and operated by the same family after…

20 for the Next 20: Hawaii’s People to Watch 2019

Each year, Hawaii Business recognizes 20 people who we believe will have a major impact on Hawaii over the next two decades. They have already proven themselves by their accomplishments, intelligence, charisma, leadership and passion, but we expect even more…

Do You Use a Cybercurrency?

We asked that question in both the BOSS Survey of 350 local business leaders and the 808 Poll of 481 members of the general public. Note: Percentages don’t always add to 100 due to rounding. Methodology: The BOSS Survey and…

Digital Banking a Smart Choice for Small Businesses

Small business owners have so much on their plate to maintain a successful operation. Managing day-to-day banking needs can be significantly streamlined with the convenience and safety of today’s digital banking solutions. Some key features to consider in a digital…

Buying a Business: More than Just Crunching Numbers

There’s a lot of buzz lately about how to buy a business. A strong economy will do that. Not wanting to miss out on the potential growth and looking for a fast way to expand, business owners often look at…

Editor's Note: Bridging Schools and Businesses

The original question was: How can businesspeople and their companies support Hawaii’s schools? That question brought together about 20 people for a brainstorming session during the Hawaii Executive Conference in early October. The answer became the Education Bridge, a still-evolving…

Celebrating the Best in Hawaiʻi Tourism

Lei, smiles and songs were abundant Friday night at the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Great Lawn as 390 attendees gathered for the second annual aio Media Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Awards, a partnership between aio Media and the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association to honor excellence within Hawaii’s No. 1 industry.

The Best of Startup Paradise 2019

28 profiles of entrepreneurs, startups and organizations that were nominated or won awards from the Hawaii Venture Capital Association.     HVCA…

Nā Kama Kai Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Nā Kama Kai's mission is to connect keiki with the kai and nurture a deep sense of aloha and kuleana for the environment and themselves.  In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we have serviced over 24,000 keiki through our programs.…

Quality of Life is a Big Piece of the Puzzle

To attract, motivate and retain Millennials, quality of life needs to be at the center of the relationship, says Ken Gilbert, senior consultant and partner of Business Consulting Resources. Each organization has to figure out what works best for its…

The Taste of Authenticity [Sponsored]

Brick Fire Tavern (BFT) is marking its one-year anniversary of certification from the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana (True Neapolitan Pizza Association, or VPN), an accolade that sets it apart from other pizzerias in Hawaii. Though BFT is part of a worldwide…

Living Healthy 2019

It's never too late to get healthy! A healthy lifestyle can start with simply by adopting some healthy habits to help you live longer, gain energy, focus and happiness. Read and learn from Hawaii’s leading wellness companies on living healthy!   UHA…