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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...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Valuable End-of-the-year Tax Tips
Last year, more than 50 popular tax provisions expired and, unfortunately, we don’t know if they will be extended for this year. With the end...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 11/19/14
Phyllis Horner, Ph.D., has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president-executive development with Servco Pacific Inc. She will focus on executive succession...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Enhancing Workplace Wellness
By Michael A. Gold President and Chief Executive Officer of HMSA Imagine your community with safe places to walk and bike. Your children eat more...

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...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Why You Need a Financial Plan, Part 4
Creating a financial plan helps you discover and establish your financial goals, and then develop a plan to help you achieve those goals. In the...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Helping Isle Commerce Soar
By Pat Rosa Chief Operating Officer of Aloha Air Cargo The cargo industry, ever changing in its makeup and challenges faced, is a critical part...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 11/12/14
Barbara Krieg has been appointed Hawaii state Department of Education’s assistant superintendent for the Office of Human Resources. She has been the state’s director of...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Medicare Plans For Kupuna
By Nicholas Peterson Humana Hawaii Sales Director There are lots of options out there when you’re looking for the right coverage and quality care you...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 11/5/14
David E. Glab has rejoined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties as IT manager, head of technology. He is responsible for managing all demands for IT services...

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...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Why You Need A Financial Plan, Part 3
Last week we covered how a financial plan can help optimize your Social Security benefits. With advances in technology, you easily can analyze and compare...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 10/29/14
Ryan Matsumoto has been promoted to senior marketing specialist in Servco Pacific Inc.’s marketing department. He will continue to be involved in the planning and...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Maximizing Your Social Security
In this series, we are covering the importance of a personal financial plan. Studies have shown it is the primary way for people to feel...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Bridging Hawaii And The World
By Tsukasa Harufuku President & CEO of JTB Hawaii Hawaii’s appeal as a world-class tropical destination is undeniable. Incredible natural beauty, first-class accommodations and a...

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...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Why You Need A Financial Plan, Part 1
Many people think that a financial plan is only for people with money. Studies show, however, that a comprehensive financial plan benefits everyone, regardless of...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // 50 Years Of Stewardship
By Mike Hartley President, Hawaiiana Management Company Ltd. What creates a company’s long-term success? Fifty is a great milestone, showing the ability to weather economic...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 10/22/14
Rod Saunders has been promoted to vice president of Servco Pacific. He also was appointed to vice president of Servco Subaru, a wholly owned subsidiary...


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