Hawaii Business Magazine - September 2021 August 25, 2021 Tianna Morimoto FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin My Job: A Life in MusicKira Santos of the band Close the Distance says being a professional musician requires a tough skin "because you're going to get knocked down 100 times in this industry." How 4 Hawai‘i CEOs Make DecisionsThe leaders of Servco, Hawai‘i Community Foundation, Hawaiian Electric Industries and Wilson Care Group provide good advice on how to prepare for difficult situations and make good judgments. Sages Over SeventySix kūpuna whose passion, drive and wisdom have made a lasting difference in Hawai‘i for many decades. Four Programs That Inspire and Teach KidpreneursLocal programs use various hands-on approaches so children in grades K-12 better understand business – and life. 5 Steps to Collaborative LeadershipJean Santos, co-founder and senior consultant of Business Consulting Resources, shares how collaborative leadership development can create stronger teams. Sages Over Seventy: Lloyd SuedaHe was the inspiration behind Kahauiki Village, an affordable housing community for formerly homeless families Sages Over Seventy: Eddie FloresThe founder of the L&L family of restaurants still goes to work most days but is now also working on rejuvenating Honolulu’s Chinatown Sages Over Seventy: Pat SaikiShe exerted enormous influence during decades in public service though she is a proud Republican in a state dominated by Democrats Sages Over Seventy: Simeon AcobaStill active today, he was a Hawai‘i Supreme Court associate justice, member of the UH Board of Regents and chair of the Access to Justice Commission Sages Over Seventy: Puanani BurgessThe tireless advocate for local communities and equal justice continues to work as a mediator with no thoughts of retiring UH Football Team’s New Home Field Ready for GamesThe new turf is part of a $11.8 million overhaul of UH Mānoa's Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex. Sages Over Seventy: Walter DodsThe longtime CEO of First Hawaiian Bank is well-known for a multitude of community-building efforts over 60 years and his public service continues today Local Architects Talk About Repurposing Existing Buildings in Post-Pandemic Hawai‘iIn some cases, it will make more sense to repurpose underused buildings than to tear them down and start from scratch. Recent examples include the office-to-residential conversion of 1132 Bishop Street and the transformation of the former Macy’s in Kailua into Lau Hala Shops. Meadow Gold's Strategy: Double Down on LocalThe company’s new owner plans to expand its dairy products and juices while adding a line of soy milk and other plant-based beverages – all with local ingredients. Is Your Company’s Culture What Job Seekers Want?Tens of thousands of employed and unemployed people are hoping for a job in a better workplace. Your company can become that Best Place to Work. Business Owners and Executives: Please Respond to the BOSS SurveyEveryone benefits from learning the data collected in this valuable survey. Answers are kept confidential and the results are only reported as an aggregate. The 2021 Guide to Hawaiʻi's Shipping, Air and TransportationIndustry leaders share new challenges and what they look forward to in the future.