Hawaii Business Magazine - September 2020

Navigating Periods of Burnout and Disorder

The state of exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress — otherwise known as burnout — is nothing new, but the COVID-19 pandemic has brought mental wellness to the forefront.

Black-Owned Local Businesses: Rebel Kitchen

One in a series of profiles of Black-owned businesses across the Islands Two rebels, one dream: That’s the story of Rebel Kitchen, located in the Kona town of Kainaliu and owned by the husband and wife team of Randy Martin…

New Job Requirement: Being “COVID Conscious”

Employers worry that negligent employees could endanger their colleagues and customers and damage workplace trust and company reputations There’s something new to add to your resume. Human resource managers and staffing professionals think being “COVID-19 conscious” should be a new…

My Job: Coffee Expert

NAME: Shawn Steiman AGE: 42 JOB: Coffee Consultant & Owner, Coffea Consulting BEGINNINGS: “Coffee had been a hobby of mine since high school, so it was something that has been a part of my life for a long time,” says…

Challenges Facing Nonprofits: H.T. Hayashi Foundation

Interview with Jan Harada, Executive Director, H.T. Hayashi Foundation How has your organization been able to continue its core mission? Our mission is to build a healthier Hawai‘i by investing in Hawai‘i-based organizations that are rooted in arts and culture,…

5 Steps to Maintain Your Credit During Divorce

Sadly, over 50% of marriages end in divorce. As part of the divorce process, many of the people involved are either buying or selling a house, or both. It’s not surprising then that divorce lending professionals are a trend in…

Necessity & Invention: Foundations of ALOHA

In response to the pandemic, educators across the state are adapting and innovating to serve their students. Teachers are leveraging technology to provide online instruction. Students are solving real-world problems through independent, project-based learning. And educators are drawing on the…

Thousands of Local Jobs Available, Chamber Says

The overall Hawai‘i economy may be stalled, but some organizations are hiring – and not just in health care and home deliveries. About 14,000 jobs are available in Hawaiʻi, says Sherry Menor-McNamara, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.…

People and Places that Grow Hawai‘i’s Food

It seems everyone wants more locally grown food. Here are those making it happen: their successes, challenges and ideas about how to make Hawai‘i more self-sufficient in food. Alternately fought over and forgotten, land in Lualualei Valley has long served…

Necessity & Invention: Higher Skills Academy

In response to the pandemic, educators across the state are adapting and innovating to serve their students. Teachers are leveraging technology to provide online instruction. Students are solving real-world problems through independent, project-based learning. And educators are drawing on the…

Black-Owned Local Businesses: Raquel Noriko Curl Studio

One in a series of profiles of Black-owned businesses across the Islands  At Raquel Noriko Curl Studio, owner Raquel Noriko brings her passion for hair and people to the Pacific.  Noriko was trained as a DevaCurl stylist with experience in…

Chaos and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship is a state of being that does not end with the sale or transfer or end of a business; it's the end of one experiment.  As we experience our current situation, one senses a growing appreciation of and call for entrepreneurship and innovation as the way out of this mess.

Necessity & Invention: Ma Ka Hana Ka ‘Ike

In response to the pandemic, educators across the state are adapting and innovating to serve their students. Teachers are leveraging technology to provide online instruction. Students are solving real-world problems through independent, project-based learning. And educators are drawing on the…

16 More Awards for Hawaii Business Magazine

The Hawaii Business team is small but mighty.   We won 16 statewide awards last week from the Hawai‘i chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, including 10 first-place and five second-place awards for work published in 2019. Our total awards…

Necessity & Invention: Waimea Canyon Middle School

In response to the pandemic, educators across the state are adapting and innovating to serve their students. Teachers are leveraging technology to provide online instruction. Students are solving real-world problems through independent, project-based learning. And educators are drawing on the…

How Do I Choose The Right Health Plan For My Company?

Finding the right health plan partner for your company can be tough. You can start by figuring out the health care issues that matter most to your workforce and look for a health plan that can meet those needs. But…

Advice for Hawaiʻi Condo Owners and Boards

Lessons learned from experts interviewed for this story: 1. Try to consolidate multiple projects into a big one. Dana Bergeman, CEO of construction management company Bergeman Group, says many condo associations and unit owners look at infrastructure improvements as individual…

Yes, We’re Open: Panda General Store

One in a series of profiles of new small businesses in Hawai‘i that have launched since the pandemic shutdown began Crisis can open a window of opportunity. Panda General Store is a grocery delivery service formed by three friends whose…

Disaster Preparedness is Good Business

Hurricane Douglas was yet another 2020 wake-up call for Hawaii businesses to maintain strong protocols for seamless operation and worry-free continuity. Our HR teams continually provide first line defense for COVID-19 risks, natural disasters and potential business interruptions, because the…