Hawaii Business Magazine - September 2019

Dealing With The Office Blowhard

How to let some air out of that windbag. Q: My co-worker brags nonstop. He boasts about how long he can hold a plank at the gym. Who cares?! He has a new Toyota Corolla – how do I know?…

My Job: Aquarium Biologist

Name: Johnathan Casey Age: 31 Job: Senior aquarium biologist and laboratory manager, Waikīkī Aquarium Beginnings: “I was first inspired to become an aquarium biologist when I was 6 during a field trip to the Seattle Aquarium,” Casey recalls. “I was…

KTA Super Stores CEO Barry Taniguchi Dies

Barry Taniguchi, chairman and CEO of KTA Super Stores, a Hawaii Island grocery store chain, died on Sept. 20 from medical complications. Taniguchi was a well-respected business leader and known for his involvement in numerous professional, civic and community organizations,…

Keeping Children Safe on Moloka‘i

Moloka‘i is known as The Friendly Isle, but the nonprofit Moloka‘i Child Abuse Prevention Pathways is teaching students about uncomfortable issues and another dimension to friendship. “The MCAPP teachers taught us all about suicide and bullying,” says ‘Ohi‘aku Ritte Camara…

5 Steps to Making a Good First Impression at Your New Job

You only get to make one first impression and getting it right is especially important at a new job. Lynn Hiyane, who has over 16 years of recruitment experience in Hawai‘i, offers ways to impress your new employer and colleagues.…

Major Maritime Maintenance

The massive 350-foot-long dredging ship Essayons was dry-docked for maintenance from December 2018 to April 2019 at the Pacific Shipyards facility at Honolulu Harbor. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers uses the Essayons to dredge large harbor entrances along the…

What You Need to Know About Bonding

A guide for construction contractors and anyone who hires them Q: I’ve been a contractor for years and never been asked for a bond. But a new client insists on it. Can you help me to understand bonding? A: Surety…

Aloha Got Soul

Record label delivers new and old music from outside Hawai‘i’s mainstream oger Bong doesn’t want people to have a narrow idea of Hawai‘i. That’s one reason he shares unique and interesting music from Hawai‘i’s past and present with audiences worldwide.…

BOSS Survey of 100 Construction Industry Leaders

Strong Results Now and Robust Optimism for the Future Good times seem to have gotten even better recently for construction companies and related businesses, according to a BOSS survey of industry leaders. The July and August issue of Hawaii Business…

Here’s How We Decide What to Cover

We take our mission seriously: “To strengthen the local economy and help our communities thrive.” And to keep us on track with that mission, we created an editorial mantra: “Big Issues, Useful, Unique, Accessible.” Let me walk you through those…

Greening the Concrete Jungle

Hawai‘i is introducing a new form of concrete that reduces greenhouse gas emissions It’s trivia night and the question is: “What’s the most abundant man-made material on the planet?” Would you guess plastic? Paper? Steel? If you think about the…

Finally Tackling a Crappy Situation

Hold your nose if you must but don’t look away if you love the ocean or swim in it. This story is about cesspools in Hawaiʻi, a problem that was kicked down the road for decades but one we are…

Hawai‘i’s Most Profitable Companies

This ranking based on 2018 financial results shows a familiar company at the top This year marks the ninth anniversary of Hawaii Business Magazine’s Most Profitable Companies list, and First Hawaiian Bank is at the top for the eighth time.…

A Simpler and Better Way to Handle Workers’ Compensation Insurance

More than 100 insurance carriers are licensed to offer workers’ compensation insurance in Hawaii. The way these insurance carriers manage workers’ compensation has basically not changed in decades. The traditional system is complicated, time-consuming, and can disrupt company cash flow—but…

Beyond Our Kakaʻako:
Urban Core Living

CONTENTS Letter from Kamehameha Schools Q&A with Stanford Carr and Walter Thoemmes Learning from the Past Developing the future Our Kaka‘ako: Living the Urban Life  ...and Beyond ━━ Aloha, Every morning I wake…

Jones Act: Pro and Con

Advocates say it ensures reliable, on-time delivery of everything Hawai‘i needs, while providing a strong U.S. Merchant Marine in time of war or other crises. Opponents say the Jones Act raises prices for everyone in Hawai‘i and puts those who want to export overseas at a disadvantage.

Book and Save with
Trump Express Meetings Offer

At Trump Waikiki we aim to help you plan every detail of your corporate meeting in an ideal setting with Trump Express Meetings. Book a full-day group meeting in the Trump Executive Boardroom and receive a $200 food and beverage…

Electronic Payments With ACH

ACH (Automated Clearing House) payments are authorized electronic funds transfers between financial institutions that credit or debit an account. Electronic payments can save your business time and money.  Some of the benefits of ACH payments: There’s no need to write…

Guide: Shipping, Air & Transportation

The Hawai‘i Archipelago is the most remote island chain in the world. Upwards of 80 percent of all goods consumed by Hawai‘i’s residents and visitors to the islands are imported into Port Hawai‘i. Honolulu Harbor, one of the largest container…

Hawaiʻi's Groundbreaking Leaders 2019

Here's a convenient guide to the industry leaders featured in the September 2019 issue. American Machinery 91-1831 Franklin D. Roosevelt Ave., Kapolei, HI 96707 (Map it!) (808) 682-8282 AmericanMachineryHawaii.com Bacon Universal Co., Inc. Oʻahu: 918 Ahua Street, Honolulu, HI 96819…

Explore Sky Ala Moana

The Residences at Sky Ala Moana offer a seamless lifestyle experience unlike any other. Discover a new collection of 390 contemporary one and two bedroom units designed for elevated living. THE RESIDENCES The Residences is a collection of one and…

Here’s Why Small Businesses Need Data Security, Too

It’s a modern myth that SMBs are overlooked by cybercriminals. Verizon’s 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report revealed that 43% of data breaches targeted small businesses. One of the most common (and effective) tactics that scammers use is phishing. Imagine this—you…