Hawaii Business Magazine - November 2017

Profile of Hawaii’s Veterans

Statistics on local veterans that may surprise you 2014 numbers compiled by the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics: Race and Ethnicity 30.2 percent of Hawaii’s veterans are Asian. The next highest state or territory, California, has a mere…

Hawaiian Airlines New Repair Hangar Can Hold 5 Jets at Once

Above: Rock Tang, Hawaiian Airlines’ managing director of corporate real estate, welcomes news media and airline retirees to the new repair hangar, which is almost the size of two football fields. The white doors and posts at left rise to…

The Opposite of Fake News

This year marks my 42nd anniversary in the news business. That includes four years working part-time in TV news while still in college but doesn’t count four earlier years delivering newspapers when I acquired my addiction to what was then…

Time Warp: My Boss is Half My Age

Q: I’ve been in banking for over 30 years and worked with all sorts of people, all kinds of bosses. But I think I’ve met my match with my current boss. He doesn’t seem to think it matters that he…

The Home of Hawaii's REALTORS® for 50 Years

THE BIG PICTURE OF HAWAII REALTORS® There is nothing more valuable than local knowledge when it comes to real estate transactions and that is the specialty of a REALTOR®. Hawaii REALTORS® has been supporting local REALTORS® in the 50th State…

Stanford Professor Offers Strategy to Grow Your Company

A national expert on motivation and achievement is coming to Honolulu to speak on the topic of “Develop the Right Mindset and Grow Your Organization.” The keynote speech by Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychology professor and the author of…

Ted's Bakery Is Much More Than Just Pies

Ted's Bakery in Sunset Beach evolved from the Nakamura family's grocery store. Ted's daughter Torey is now training to take the reins from Dad. “This year makes our 30th anniversary,” says a proud and somewhat surprised Ted Nakamura, 57, president…

Hawaii Farming's Uncertain Future

Hawaii's farmers can't catch a break. Rat lungworm has accelerated difficult changes in local farming. One local leader predicts a quarter of Hawaii’s produce farms will be out of business in a few years. They are already battered by high…

Hawaii's Rural Hospitals on Life Support

Here’s how Hawaii’s rural hospitals (barely) stay afloat. For some, things have gotten better, but others face an even more difficult future. State Sen. Josh Green works the weekend shift at Kohala Hospital's emergency room, and it's normally quiet. That…

Off the Grid on Hawaii Island

Four homes that are off the grid on Hawaii Island show the range of possible lifestyles from affluent living to nothing but the basics.   When you imagine living off the grid, what comes to mind? How about a community…

5 Steps to Choosing Someone to Mentor

Mentorships provide numerous benefits to both participants and their businesses. Many large companies have formal mentoring programs, but informal arrangements are also common and equally rewarding. Debbie Padello of simplicityHR by ALTRES says the opportunity to give back by being…

Report confirms on-shore fishermen catch a lot of fish

Researchers confirm those guys with the fishing poles on the shore are collectively catching a lot of fish A new study calculates the economic value of Hawaii’s shoreline fishery, and it’s not manini. In terms of food value alone –…

My Job With the Red Cross Provides Help When They Need It Most

NAME: Christina Doty AGE: 57 JOB: Lead casework volunteer, American Red Cross of Hawaii Start: “My first experience with the Red Cross was in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1974 as a candy striper volunteering with elderly clients in a nursing home,” Doty says. “I…

Talk Story: Micah Kane, CEO, Hawaii Community Foundation

The luckiest man in Hawaii? Despite the natural ups and downs in life, Micah Kane says he reminds himself every day of how fortunate he is. Kane took over this year from Kelvin Taketa as CEO of Hawaii Community Foundation. In…

Kokua for Your Mental Health

We all know somebody who has some chronic health care problems such as kidney disease or diabetes and it's never going to go away, but it can be managed with medication, says Greg Payton. It's the same way with a lifelong…

Saimin Starts Here 6 Days Each Week

Ross Shigeoka starts his day at 6:30 a.m. by mixing and rolling dough for the noodles he serves at Shige’s Saimin Stand in Wahiawa. He cuts the dough using this 1950s-vintage Japanese machine to produce 60 to 80 pounds of…