Hawaii Business Magazine - November 2018

Building the Relationships that Matter Most

There’s truth in the old saying, “It takes a village to raise a family.” Parents And Children Together aims to be that village, offering a strong foundation from which children and their families can create their own positive opportunities in…

Shidler College Awards 360 Scholarships Totaling $1.1 Million

The UH Manoa Shidler College of Business celebrated with donors and students at its annual Scholarship Luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Resort in November. The event honors scholarship donors and their student recipients, and allows them to meet…

Restaurant Leaders Describe Industry Trends, Jobs and Growth

They share the challenges of running successful restaurants during a Hawaii Business SmallBiz Academy event “West Oahu has been a great community for us,” says Jason Higa, CEO of FCH Enterprises, the company that owns Zippy’s Restaurants and several other…

Priceless Cultural Pieces

(Below) State archivist Adam Jansen and volunteer Cheryl Isaacs-Kila examine records “so intrinsically valuable that if something were to happen, the loss to society could never be repaired,” Jansen says. Directly in front of him is the land ownership ledger…

Nonprofit Focuses on Mental Illness

Everyone in this nonprofit has dealt with mental illness “Bud Bowles saved my life. He came to my aid when I was floundering and gave me a kit of tools so I could deal with my mental illness,” says Mark…

Hearing Help on The Road

Annabel Anae’s mobile business brings hearing help to her patients’ homes. How do you know if you’ve got hearing loss? “Most of my clients say they first experience tinnitus or ringing in the ears, maybe dizziness or they can’t hear…

My Job: The Life of a Princess (and Her Cast of Hundreds)

Name: Casey Fortuno Age: 35 Job: Party character actor and owner, Storybook Entertainment Inc. Start: Fortuno began singing in musical productions right out of high school and has been a full-time performer ever since. Her husband is Elvis impersonator Johnny Fortuno. “I opened…

A Theory that Succeeds in Reality

Is Honolulu’s The Vanguard Theory a chapter in a UH philosophy text or perhaps the strategic vision behind the Vanguard Lofts condos? It’s actually a multidisciplinary design firm that does everything from interior design to brand strategy. Its clients have…

5 Steps to Staying Fit Despite a Desk Job

If you spend your workweek sitting in an office, frequently surrounded by sugary snacks, it can be difficult to stay active and eat well. Ryan Martin, head coach at Orangetheory Fitness Kakaako, has many clients who work in the urban…

Building a Team Among Remote Workers

Can two chummy co-workers brand their new business without winding up in a duel? Q: My co-worker and I are about to take the leap and launch our own company together. We have a business plan and are super excited.…

How To Make Your Restaurant Successful

Want to open a new restaurant or introduce your existing eatery to more customers? Maybe you want the inside scoop from some of the biggest names in local food. Whatever the case, you should attend “The Business of Restaurants,” a…

Dying is Now A Choice

Hawaii's Medical Aid in Dying law takes effect Jan. 1, but some doctors are among the local professionals who are not ready to deal with the law. Mary, a 78-year-old Hawaii resident, doesn’t look like someone who would want to…

Neighbor Island Resilience: When Disaster Strikes

A crisis can come in many forms, from the loss of a company’s founder to a volcanic eruption. These Neighbor Island businesses were knocked down and got back up. Here’s what you can learn from their lessons. Guides with Arnott’s…

We Like to Recognize Generosity

Companies often send me news releases about donations they make to hospitals, distressed communities or any of a thousand worthy causes. I wish I could report on all these admirable efforts, because they deserve recognition.

Mark Fukunaga Named Hawaii Business’ CEO of the Year

The head of Servco Pacific will be profiled in the December issue of the magazine and headlines a breakfast event Dec. 6 with the CEOs of Matson and Foodland Mark Fukunaga, chairman and CEO of Servco Pacific Inc. and CEO…

Every Penny Counts [Sponsored]

When you’re a small business in Hawaii, every penny counts. Thankfully, with HMSA you can give your employees an affordable health plan without sacrificing quality care. Small businesses can save with our ACA small business PPO plans. Choose HMSA for:…

Your Guide to Remote Workplaces in Hawaii

Some people work remotely all day every day, while the rest of us require a temporary workplace occasionally. Either way, we need to know if a Wi-Fi decal in the window means low background noise, a decent restroom and a…

Cybersecurity Insurance

Q: Should I buy cybersecurity/liability insurance for my small business? A: Cybercrime is one of the fastest growing risks to businesses of all sizes, and if you have private data that needs protecting, then you’re certainly vulnerable. Small businesses generally…