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Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Baskets To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Elizabeth Hata-Watanabe calls herself “the accidental baker.” But if it was an accident, it certainly was a happy one: Hata-Watanabe now runs Hauté Confectionery Boutique,...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Nonprofit Helps Bolster Westside Businesses
While working as an IT specialist, Ewa Beach resident Christiane Bolosan-Yee made what is perhaps the island’s most fearsome daily commute: from the Westside into...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Classes Teach Tech Literacy For All
More than 15 years ago, Gigi Davidson had something of a prescient moment: “I saw that computer literacy was sorely needed,” she recalls. After seeing...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Sharon Weiner Invests In UH’s PACE
Local business executive Sharon Weiner, founder of Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations, recently has committed a $25,000 donation to Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Shopping Tours Of Kailua, Chinatown Taking Off
About a year ago, Shell Barrett was strolling through Kailua when she noticed a young woman wandering around lost, futilely trying to follow directions on...

Christina O’Connor
MidWeek Cover Story // The Power Of Lemonade
The annual Lemonade Alley contest teaches kids important business and leadership skills. But perhaps more significantly, it encourages them to give back As a renowned...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // A Monthly Delivery That Shares Aloha
Anybody with local ties who has lived anywhere but Hawaii knows that, when you’re away, there are certain things you miss, whether it’s the beach,...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Entrepreneurs Share Tips For Success
While New Year’s resolutions may be broken far more often than they’re kept, a 2014 study from University of Scranton found people are 10 times...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Venture Capitalist Shares Top Biz Tips
Venture capitalist William K. Richardson was appointed as interim director of University of Hawaii’s Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED) Dec. 1. In...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Momtrepreneur Finds Way To Have It All
In 2012, former senior policy adviser Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote about her struggles as a working mother — and ultimately, her decision to step down from...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Accelerator Helps Local Business Thrive
While presenting at various conferences about her work in creating business accelerators throughout the world, Lisa Kleissner caught wind that there was a growing entrepreneurial...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Soap Wholesaler Opens Haleiwa Shop
Black Friday is a big deal for a lot of retailers, but for Bubble Shack Hawaii, it was huge this year: After conducting wholesale operations...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Tech Bootcamp Has New Loan Option
Local software development bootcamp DevLeague recently launched a partnership with New York-based loan provider Climb to offer DevLeague students finance options, in an effort to...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Tours Seeks To Bolster Chinatown Biz
Sitting at a booth in Downbeat Diner in Chinatown, Ed Korybski tells me that much of this area was set on fire to control the...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Tips On Achieving A Work-Life Balance
In my conversations with entrepreneurs for this column, one thing that many of them seem to grapple with is something we all probably do to...

Christina O’Connor
West Oahu News // Donating Food Is A Breeze, Thanks To Mother-daughter Team
If you live in the Pearl City area, you’d better be ready for mother-daughter team Yumi Laney and Christina Laney Wycheck to come to your...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Priming Consumers For A Healthy Life
Driving down the freeway, Prime My Body co-founder Austin Tice says, “My car runs because I put good gasoline in it. Some people wonder why...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Costume Shop Has Halloween Covered
When Kharolina Lampe was growing up, her mother was a stage actress who made her own costumes. All of those costumes around the house were...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Problem Solved For Active Music Lovers
When Li-Michael Swan got his first iPod in 2007, he loved being able to take it to the gym and listen to music while he...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Bringing App Ideas To Life
Brother and sister Ryan and Katra Cuskaden are family law attorneys at Everett Cuskaden & Associates (“It’s family doing family law,” Katra explains), while longtime...

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