G70 Celebrates 50 Years

When we were founded in 1971 as a small studio trying to make a difference in a big world, we would have never imagined to have the impact we do today.

When we were founded in 1971 as a small studio trying to make a difference in a big world, we would have never imagined to have the impact we do today.

Overworked and Overwhelmed? Build Your Burnout Prevention Toolkit

The panel presents tools and strategies for individuals and leaders to better understand and combat burnout by meeting three basic needs: autonomy, mastery, and relatedness

The panel presents tools and strategies for individuals and leaders to better understand and combat burnout by meeting three basic needs: autonomy, mastery, and relatedness

Interviews with Union Leaders: Mericia Palma Elmore, Hawaii Local Executive Director, SAG-AFTRA

These are tough times for working people. Please us how your members have been affected?  Nationally, SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. In Hawai‘i, we represent around 1,100 members who mostly work as actors, stunt performers and voice…

Taking Care of Business

These are challenging and unprecedented times in Hawai‘i, particularly for the healthcare industry. In this section, we hear about the important issues our healthcare leaders are dealing with and the key insights and perspectives they have to help guide us as we move forward into an unknown future.   Ray Vara President & CEO Hawaiʻi Pacific Health   As we…

Virtual Interview on COVID-19: Doug Simons, Executive Director, Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope

What has been your organization’s latest pivot or innovation? After Gov. David Ige’s stay at home order was announced, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope, along with all the Maunakea Observatories, suspended operations. Our CFHT staff immediately innovated new ways to do their jobs from home. One engineer set up an experiment in his family’s bathroom, substituting his bathroom mirror for CFHT’s mirror at the…

Ahead of the HR Game: Tanioka’s Seafoods

Jasmine Tanioka remembers her parents, Mel and Lynn Tanioka, working seven days a week when they started Tanioka’s Seafoods and Catering. It’s a big job for any organization, let alone a family business, where long working hours can often spill over into family life. After Jasmine took over the company with her brother, a family member suggested she look for…

Local Restaurateur Reveals a Key Ingredient for Growth & Expansion

Rick Nakashima knows the restaurant business. As a partner in Ruby Tuesday Hawaii, Gyu-Kaku Hawaii, and Rainbow Drive-In Hawaii, he has operations all over the islands and employs nearly 700 people across the state. This is no small feat when you consider Hawaii’s dynamic dining scene, high employee turnover and record-low unemployment rates So what’s his secret ingredient for success…

Wahine Forum 2019 Information

  LIVE FEARLESSLY The Wahine Forum is Hawaii’s largest leadership and career development conference for women. Hawaii’s top female executives, entrepreneurs, up-and-coming leaders and others intent on advancing their careers come together for a full-date event featuring national speakers and local leaders. Connect with like-minded individuals and cultivate relationships.   CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE EVENT EXPO MAP AGENDA Registration,…

How to End the Year HR Strong [Sponsored]

We’re closing in on the end of 2018, which means there’s a long list of human resource housekeeping items that need to be squared away before 2019 rolls in. Here are some of the key HR to-dos that you don’t want to overlook.   Important Tasks to Take Care of Before January 1st, 2019 Train managers on the salary history…

Four Things Local Businesses Should Know About Excelling in Today’s Changing World

Photo: David CroxfordIf there’s one thing that businesses can count on, it’s that change is inevitable. “I think if you just look around, this is a rapidly changing world, and it can be either fascinating or terrifying, but either way it grabs your attention,” said Mark Fukunaga, chairman and CEO of Servco Pacific, at Hawaii Business magazine’s final C-Suite Speaker…

High Seas Entrepreneur

Prologue start on-board AkzoNobel. Photo by James Blake/Volvo Ocean Race. 08 October, 2017Local sailor charts a unique course in sailing’s toughest challenge – a dangerous round-the-world race. Mark Towill gripped the helm of the 65-foot Volvo Ocean Racing boat in the inky blackness of an Antarctic Ocean night, pushing the boat to its limit in extreme conditions: 45-knot winds, 16-foot…

A University Built for Working Adults [Sponsored]

Today, you could not imagine having to choose between working and going to school. Yet that was the reality for many adults trying to earn their degrees — until Dr. John Sperling came along. A working adult himself, Dr. Sperling witnessed their struggle firsthand. And he had a revolutionary idea: what if there was a university built just for them? Starting one…

Don’t Let the Name “Microtunneling” Fool You

Windward Oahu microtunneling sewer project was completed June 21, 2018, the city says KIRK RANDLES LEFT his family’s farm in South Wales more than 30 years ago to take his first tunneling job. “It was all hand digging. … So you had to actually physically go inside the pipe and jackhammer the soil, shovel it into a bucket. The bucket had…

IRS Opens Tax Filing Season

The IRS announced today that it is accepting tax returns, with April 17 as the filing deadline for individuals.  The IRS also explained tools and resources that will make the tax filing season a little easier for taxpayers. Here is the full text of today’s IRS announcement: IRS YouTube Videos: Claiming EITC or ACTC? Your Refund May Be Delayed —…

Welcome to the Real World

Today’s assessments aren’t just limited to bubble tests. There’s also “authentic assessments,” which require deeper, more innovative thinking from students. At Hakipuu Learning Center, authentic assessments take shape in the form of senior projects where each senior picks a topic, spends the year researching it, and defends what they’ve learned in front of the community. CLICK HERE TO VIEW ON…

Ornate Gift Wrapping Is Part of the Present

Those who view gift wrapping as a superficial formality are missing a key message that creative packaging can project. “The attention spent on putting together a beautifully wrapped present means someone really cares about you,” says Shiho Masuda of Shiho Style & Design. “When I worked as a gift-wrapping designer and consulted with clients, I always asked if the receiver…

Aloha Medical Mission Heals the Poor in the Philippines

For a week in February, a team of 28 volunteers helped heal some of the poorest people in Tuguegarao and the surrounding region of the Philippines. The visitors from Hawaii’s Aloha Medical Mission and their local partners saw 1,300 patients, performed 22 major surgeries and 67 minor ones, conducted 275 dental extractions, and dispensed drugs and medical advice to those who could…

20 for the Next 20: People to Watch 2014

Welcome to the Class of 2014. Kamana Beamer Assistant Professor of Hawaiian Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa Age: 37 Kamana Beamer says there were two defining moments in his life. The first was his parents’ divorce when he was 6 months old. The son of singer-songwriter Kapono Beamer, famous for “Honolulu City Lights,” is also the grandson of Hawaiian educator Nona…

Talk Story with Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie and State Finance Director Kalbert Young

As Abercrombie heads into an election year, Hawaii Business met with him and Young to ask how their policies affected local businesses and about their plans for the future. In our December 2013 BOSS Survey, we asked business leaders if your policies helped their businesses, hurt them or didn’t matter. What’s your view? Abercrombie: Sometimes in business discussions, people complain that government is…