Hawaii Business Magazine - March 2021

Three Generations in Plastics

“We hired two new people and invested in equipment to help with the creative side and faster turnaround,” says Andrew Min, GM of the 70-year-old family business in Iwilei. His grandparents, Frank and Elaine Min, launched Min’s Workshop after Frank…

March is Red Cross Month

Coming out of the worst US disaster year on record and into the new year with catastrophic flooding and evacuations on multiple islands, it is a good time to reflect on the mission of the American Red Cross – which aims to alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

My Job: The Tree Advocate

Desiree Page's dad was one of the first hundred people in Illinois to become a certified arborist. Now she works as a System Arborist for Hawaiian Electric Co.

New Family Friendly Hours at HoMA

As our community began to cautiously reopen at the end of 2020, local families sought out safe and engaging activities to spark their creativity and connection after months of being homebound.

Editor's Note: So Many Good People to Choose From

The folks at Hawaii Business Magazine publishes an article called “25 for the Next 25” in 2007 – 25 people they thought would have a major positive impact on Hawai‘i for the next quarter century. And they nailed it!

Hawaiʻi's People to Watch 2021

Each year, Hawaii Business Magazine honors 20 people who we believe will have a major positive impact on Hawai‘i over the next two decades. They have already proven themselves, but we expect even more from them in the future. 

20 for the Next 20: Jon Teraizumi

Jon Teraizumi Senior VP & Senior Commercial Banking Manager, Central Pacific Bank Jon Teraizumi is a strong, selfless team leader who is always willing to step up to a challenge, says his boss, Diane Murakami. Teraizumi is one of 200…

20 for the Next 20: Benjamin J. Wang

Benjamin J. Wang Principal, BlackSand Capital Benjamin J. Wang initially moved to the islands in 2004 to indulge his passion for surfing, then added a passion for the culture and community. “I just fell in love with Hawai‘i,” says Wang.…

Hawaiʻi Engineers Directory 2021

Even with the COVID-19 pandemic which struck the College of Engineering, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa since March 2020, we transformed and survived.

20 for the Next 20: Nathan Saint Clare

Nathan Saint Clare Principal, AHL Nathan Saint Clare is a gifted architect with an international portfolio who prides himself on never being predictable. He thinks of design as a constantly evolving process, “a moving, living thing” that changes with every…

20 for the Next 20: Aaron Schorn

Aaron Schorn Capstone Coordinator, Hawaiʻi Preparatory Academy Director, Nalukai Academy Startup Camp "Being a teacher in this world is being a jazz musician. You know your standards, you know how to perform, and then you just free form it based…

20 for the Next 20: Carissa Moore

Carissa Moore Professional Surfer The surfing career of Carissa Moore — four-time World Surfing League women’s champion – can be traced back to Irish dancing in her living room. Her father, Chris Moore, remembers her avidly watching an Irish dance…

20 for the Next 20: Jessica Munoz

Jessica Munoz President and Founder, Hoʻōla Nā Pua Nurse Practitioner, US Acute Care Solutions Fifteen years ago, nursing brought Jessica Munoz from California to Hawai‘i, where she planned to do a brief stint and plenty of surfing. But her work…

20 for the Next 20: Kūhiō Lewis

Kūhiō Lewis President and CEO, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement Kūhiō Lewis began navigating obstacles at a young age and found the motivation to overcome them. “Who I am is always pushing the bar, always raising the bar, always trying…

20 for the Next 20: Aki Marceau

Aki Marceau Director of Electrification of Transportation, Hawaiian Electric Co. Aki Marceau has been chipping away at the same problem throughout her career: how to provide clean, affordable and efficient transportation and living options. Born in Japan and raised on…