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

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,...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How to Boost Your Credit Score
We all know how important our credit score is. It affects our home and auto loans, credit cards, insurance rates and even job or rental...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 2/25/15
Lee Moriwaki has been promoted to executive vice president and chief information officer at Central Pacific Bank. As CIO, he is responsible for company-wide strategic...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // A Place Of Health, Happiness
By Roberto Valencia Corporate Operations Vice President, Western Operations of Walgreens At Walgreens, our purpose is to champion everyone’s right to be happy and healthy,...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // The Top Predictor of Success
Every year, people in the U.S. spend $10 billion to learn what it takes to become more successful. What separates those who succeed from those...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Getting Fit — Just Like Lex
By Scott D. Williams, Executive Director, Lex Brodie’s “Thank YOU … very much!” Our company’s culture was built on and continues with the sincerest appreciation...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 2/18/15
Tomoko Yagi has been appointed director of rooms at Halekulani. She will serve as an integral member of the executive committee and will oversee hotel...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Nonprofit Helps Bolster Westside Businesses
While working as an IT specialist, Ewa Beach resident Christiane Bolosan-Yee made what is perhaps the island’s most fearsome daily commute: from the Westside into...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Classes Teach Tech Literacy For All
More than 15 years ago, Gigi Davidson had something of a prescient moment: “I saw that computer literacy was sorely needed,” she recalls. After seeing...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Should You Do Your Own Taxes?
By now, most of you should have received your 1099s or W2s from your employer to start your taxes. According to a recent survey, 49...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Easy, Affordable Transportation
By Lori McCarney, CEO of Bikeshare Hawaii I love my car when I need to get somewhere miles away and I’m in a rush. I...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 2/11/15
Jarrett Walters has been promoted to senior vice president of operations and business development with Hawaiian Building Maintenance. He will continue to oversee the company’s...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Smart Social Security Strategies
According to a recent study, 78 percent of pre-retirees felt that they needed to know more about strategies for sustainable income in retirement. Retirement income...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Planning A Business Exit
By Marko Mijuskovic Co-Founder & Partner of Wealth Strategy Partners Founded in Honolulu in 2007, Wealth Strategy Partners has recently been recognized as one of...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 2/4/15
Gina O.W. Anonuevo has been appointed to First Hawaiian Bank’s Senior Management Committee. She is an executive vice president and chief compliance officer in First...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Sharon Weiner Invests In UH’s PACE
Local business executive Sharon Weiner, founder of Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations, recently has committed a $25,000 donation to Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Shopping Tours Of Kailua, Chinatown Taking Off
About a year ago, Shell Barrett was strolling through Kailua when she noticed a young woman wandering around lost, futilely trying to follow directions on...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 1/28/15
Bruce Coppa has joined Capitol Consultants of Hawaii as executive vice president and partner. Coppa has a long history in business, labor, construction, public relations...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // The True Costs Of Home Ownership
For most people, buying a home is the largest purchase they will make in their lives. People used to believe that buying a home always...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Transforming Historic Places
By Charles Kaneshiro President & COO of Group 70 International Inc. The center of our jobs as architects, planners, engineers and interior designers is striking...

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