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

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // New Co-working Space In Chinatown
Mainland-based Real Office Centers (ROC) opened a new facility in Chinatown March 19, marking its first venue outside Southern California, where it currently operates six...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Long-term Care Plans, Part 1
Life expectancy is increasing, but as a result, many people are living longer in poor health. Coupled with rising medical costs and the potential cutbacks...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Ten Years Of Solid Service
By Joseph Frederick Sr. Owner of Ohana Concrete Pumping Co. Inc. Ohana Concrete Pumping Co. is a local, Native Hawaiian-owned small business. Our headquarters currently...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 4/1/15
Joyce Sakai has been promoted to senior vice president and team leader, Commercial Real Estate Division with First Hawaiian Bank. She is responsible for handling...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 3/25/15
Michael Coates has been promoted to executive vice president and Operations Services Division manager with First Hawaiian Bank. He will oversee operations and business processes...

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...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Four Traits Of Above-average Savers
Your net worth is a measure of where you stand financially. You calculate it by taking everything you own and subtracting everything you owe. Hopefully,...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // A New ‘Site’ For Eye Surgery
By Hugo Higa Owner of Hugo Higa, M.D. Many people have asked me why I specialize in both ophthalmology and cosmetic surgery, and there’s a...

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...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How Long Does It Take To Be Rich?
Today’s culture glorifies getting rich as quickly as possible. This is why many people try to take shortcuts and fall for rich-quick scams. Despite the...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 3/18/15
David M. Louie has been named partner at Kobayashi Sugita & Goda LLP, where he will focus on commercial and construction litigation. The former state...

Christina O’Connor
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...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Revealing Daily Habits Of The Wealthy
According to a recent study by Tom Corley, author of Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals, there are few key habits that...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Going Once, Twice … Sold!
By Alicia Brandt President of Oahu Auctions It takes a village to “produce” a large auction. A crew is rounded up at a moment’s notice....

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 3/11/15
Stevette Ku‘ulei Santiago has been hired as chief administrative officer with Y. Hata & Co. Ltd. She previously worked at Y. Hata and in various...

Christina O’Connor
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....

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Four Critical Retirement Mistakes
With more employers dropping pensions in favor of 401(k)s, 403(b)s, SEP or SIMPLE IRAs, and profit-sharing plans, it is critical employees make the most of...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Personalized IT Solutions
By Kelly J. Ueoka President of Pacxa Leading trends in business technology — cloud computing, systems integration, electronic file storage — require greater security and...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 3/4/15
Mark Taosaka has been promoted to director, network support services with Hawaiian Telcom. He will oversee Hawaiian Telcom’s network build projects throughout the state, including...

Christina O’Connor
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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