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Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Healing Business Continues To Progress
It’s only been a year since Brittany Yap launched Holomua Healing Arts, but she’s already collected a laundry list of client success stories. Take, for...

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Windward Oahu News // Director Maltby Will Take Her Final Bow With HPU Play
For her 50th — and final — production at Hawaii Pacific University’s Paul and Vi Loo Theatre, professor of theatre Joyce Maltby is following in...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Photographer Snaps Alternative Prom Pics
For photographer Van Tran-Trimner, her work isn’t just about taking pretty pictures. “It’s about savoring the beautiful moments in life — about being able to...

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Entrepreneurs // Family A Key Ingredient In These Burritos
According to Christian Bowles, the kitchen always has been a special space for his family: “Our family seems to be centered around food, and the...

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Entrepreneurs // Nurse Helps Keep Your Head Full
For 10 years, Dandy Ruiz worked two or three jobs at a time to support her two children while she studied to become a nurse....

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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