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David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Money from Social Security, Part 4
The past several weeks I have covered some Social Security claiming strategies. I have received quite a few questions and have posted the answers online....

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Building Community Trust
By Nalani Choy Senior Vice President of Communications Pacific One of the most important services that Communications Pacific (Comm-Pac) offers is what we call “community...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 9/17/14
Felipe Zialcita has been promoted to vice president and international banking officer with Central Pacific Bank. He is responsible for helping the International Banking team...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Easing The Pain Of Event Planning
Parties are generally a good time — but party planning? Usually not so much fun. Picture this: Your office (or group of friends, or family)...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Helping Businesses Grow Via Branding
A lot of times, it seems that the reality of things can fall short of our expectations of how we think it is supposed to...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 9/10/14
Michael Regan has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer with Outrigger Enterprises Group. He most recently served as hold separate manager on...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Always Here To Help Hawaii
By John Schapperle, CPCU President & COO of Island Insurance Many younger residents have never experienced a time when it was difficult to obtain insurance...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Get More Money From Social Security
Last week, I covered information on survivor Social Security benefits and using a strategy called “file and suspend plus” to maximize your lifetime joint benefits...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // It’s Great ‘When Work Works’
By Stevette Santiago Co-State Director, SHRM Hawaii Chapter Since 2005, the When Work Works Award has recognized model employers of all types and sizes across...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 9/3/14
Jennifer Crowe-Lopez has been hired as marketing manager at Servco Pacific Inc. She is responsible for selected marketing activities in Servco’s Home and Appliance, Raynor...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Landscaper Cultivates Grass Business
Although Travis Mc-Gaughy initially had no plans to return to his family’s landscaping company while studying business administration in college, 10 years later he is...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Get More From Social Security, Part 2
Last week, I covered information on spousal benefits and using a strategy called “file and suspend” to maximize your lifetime joint benefits by timing when...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 8/27/14
Brad Logsdon has been named director of sales and marketing at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. He will be responsible for overseeing sales...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // A Partner To Family Caregivers
By Gordon Ito President & CEO of Ito Healthcare Group In the Islands, many feel taking care of our aging parents is our duty. It...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How To Get More From Social Security
Social Security is a major source of income for most retirees and, on average, they depend on their benefit for about 36 percent of their...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Pro Surfer Shapes Boards, Too
Luckily for Robin Johnston, he has found that the best PR tool for his business is to do what he enjoys the most anyway: “Being...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Making Better Decisions In Life
We are faced with dozens of decisions a day. Some are small: What do I eat for breakfast? Others can be life-changing: Should I take...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Helping To Solve The Tech ‘Brain Drain’
Running a tech startup, Russel Cheng and Jason Sewell often had trouble finding Web developers to work with. They were up against the brain drain...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 8/20/14
Alexis Dominic Javier has been hired as a digital senior marketing specialist with Servco Pacific Inc. His duties consist of planning and assisting with marketing...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Waikiki Legacies
By Teddy Bush Owner of Waikiki Beach Services Waikiki Beach Services was founded in 1955 as a way for visitors to experience the Hawaiian arts...


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