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Hawaii business news & notes, business leaders, entrepreneurs and financial advice.

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // New Class Offers Practical Experience
Shidler College of Business at University of Hawaii at Manoa has created a new summer class for students, professionals and any aspiring entrepreneurs with the...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Regrets Of Highly Successful People
Life is full of regrets. One of the most common phrases I hear is “if only,” followed by what they wish they did or didn’t...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii
Aaron J. Kotarek has joined Honolulu Star-Advertiser as vice president of circulation. He is responsible for creating innovative programs, improving delivery metrics and enhancing customer...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Survey Says Startups Have Big Impact
High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) executive director Robbie Melton explains how companies with which HTDC works in its incubator programs are like chickens: “Chickens hatch,...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // A Money-saving Mental Trick
Americans like to spend. Nearly half of us are saving no more than 5 percent of our incomes, while 18 percent are saving nothing at...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 5/13/15
Michael Lawrence Gallagher has been promoted to vice president and team leader, Risk Analysis Division at First Hawaiian Bank. He will lead a team of...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Japan-Kama‘aina Success
By Daniel Ihu Floor Manager, Shirokiya Shirokiya has been around for more than 350 years, opening in Edo (now Tokyo) in 1662. Shirokiya at Ala...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Candy Lover Creates Customized Treats
From the time she was a little girl, Darci Kiyonaga always loved candy. “I would wake up in the morning and say, ‘Mom, can I...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Tips For Those Who Dislike Budgeting
I have a confession to make. I dislike budgeting. I have been in the finance industry for more than 20 years now, and have taught...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // The Life Of A Battery … Bill
By “Battery Bill” Ogawa Owner of Battery Bill’s LLC When a customer visits us, we expect they are having a bad day. Their cell phone...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 5/6/15
Marcus Ito has been promoted to director of sales and marketing with Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk. In this new role, he will focus...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Jewelry Designer Is Living Her Dream
When jewelry designer Joy Graham talks about her work, there is something distinctly dreamlike about it. Almost literally, sometimes: “I keep a notepad by my...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // What Is Your Personality Type?
In 1943, Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers created the famous Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test. Inspired by renowned Swiss...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Oka’s Celebrates 50 Years
By Brandon Okahara Sales Manager of Oka’s Auto Body Oka’s Auto Body grew its roots back in 1965 in a humble garage on the West...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 4/29/15
Anthony Trinh has been hired as assistant service manager with Servco Toyota Honolulu at its dealership in Mapunapuna, servicing Toyota and Scion vehicles. He will...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Co-Working Space Tackles Gender Equality
Haus of Maven, the women-focused co-working pop-up inside of BoxJelly, announced last week that it will shut its doors May 15 — in the physical...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Creating A Long-term Care Plan, Part 4
In this series, I am addressing the importance of creating a long-term care plan. For more information, please visit artofthinkingsmart.com/ care or call 524-2273 to...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Providing Elite Pain Treatment
By Ammon Zukeran D.C. Owner and Chiropractic Physician, Hawaii Elite Chiropractic As we age, dramatic changes occur in the spine: Spinal discs, ligaments, muscles and...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 4/22/15
Darian DeSellem has been promoted to vice president and team leader, Risk Analysis Division, with First Hawaiian Bank. He will lead and oversee a team...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Making Hawaii Look Good In Print
By Shawna Ajimine Company Sales Manager and Kapiolani Store Manager of Professional Image One thing you’ll notice about the staff at Professional Image is their...

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