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Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 12/17/14
Roy Murai has been named director of investments with The Queen’s Health Systems. He now will complement QHS’ Endowment team and will provide essential leadership...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How To Make More Money In 2015
With 2015 quickly approaching, this is a great opportunity to re-evaluate your investment accounts and strategy. Many people make the mistake of thinking they need...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Claims Adjusting Specialists
By Terry Mullen President & CEO of John Mullen & Company Many people take the task of claims adjusting for granted. It is what we...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 12/10/14
Richard Rapoza has been named director of strategic communications for Hawaii Pacific University. He will work closely with university leadership and is responsible for building,...

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...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Performing Better In Work, School, Life
Want to become more productive and perform better? Studies have shown that the single greatest thing you can do is to get more sleep. More...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Wellness In The Workplace
Rick Ching, COO of Servco As one of Hawaii’s leading businesses, Servco Pacific Inc. opened its doors as a small automotive garage almost a century...

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...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Retirement Benefits Will Change In ’15
There will be important changes to Social Security, Medicare, Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k)s starting next year. Here are the new features your retirement benefits...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Hawaii’s Sunglass Specialist
By Ryken Shibasaki General Manager of Freaky Tiki Tropical Optical Where do you go when you are looking for a store that specializes in sunglasses?...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 12/3/14
Keven Matsuura has been hired by HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union as vice president-business lending sales manager. He brings more than 18 years of banking experience...

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...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // End Of The Year Tax Tips, Part 2
Last week we covered tax benefits to take advantage of before the end of the year. Go to artofthinkingsmart.com/go/tax for more tax information and to...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Mortgage Rates In Perspective
By Reed Kawai Myers Principal at Myers Capital Hawaii We’ve all heard in some form or another of the 1 percent rule regarding your home...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 11/26/14
Christine Kanemaru has been hired as director of nursing for The Plaza Assisted Living at Pearl City. She will provide supervision and guidance for the...

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...

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