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Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Case Protects Phone, Keeps It In Reach
I’ve often thought that the bag I carry around must have some sort of escape pouch where my belongings like to hide. My cell phone,...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Barbershop Earns National Biz Award
One late afternoon recently, a few men settled into their chairs at Mojo Barbershop, chatting as their barbers clipped away at their hair and Justin...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // A Sweet Local Company Is Set To Go International
Honolulu Cookie Company opened its first store outside of the Islands May 17, with a shop in Las Vegas at the Grand Canal Shoppes at...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // A Day At The Beach — Online
Growing up in Hawaii Kai, Carla Capone loved nothing more than spending a day at the beach. “I just love the water,” she says. “There...

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Entrepreneurs // Purifying Water, Eliminating Plastic
“Let me ask you one question,” Michael Hernandez-Soria tells me in the office of his company, Hawaiian Cool Water. “When a plastic bottle of water...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Top Tips From ‘The Pitch Doctor’
During a presentation hosted by the local chapter of Founder Institute, a startup school and launch program, earlier this month at Iolani School’s Sullivan Center,...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Customers Bring Business Back To Life
When Jessica and Kalani Kamana’o moved to Kapolei from the east side, they had a difficult time finding a place that served tasty, quality acai...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Learning Center Makes Parents Part Of Process
Last Tuesday morning, about a dozen toddlers explored a colorful room filled with a ball pit, slides and toys alongside their parents before the instructor...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Biz Launch Program Seeks Applicants For Next Cohort
Last summer, 21 hopeful individuals stepped into the Manoa Innovation Center to share their ideas and aspirations to start their own companies as first-time founders....

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Dad-baby Clothing Combos At Expo
A T-shirt, says Ku’ulei Vedder, “can be a form of expression and a representation of yourself.” With Altered Ink LLC, which Vedder founded and co-owns...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Pool Company Puts Customers First
Growing up, Misty Tausaga discovered one major downside to having a pool: Her family had trouble finding a pool-cleaning company that provided the level of...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Kaimuki Music Store Carries On Legacy
As a trumpet player and orchestra conductor, Harry Yoshioka wanted to provide a place that could offer other musicians supplies they needed. In 1946, he...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Small Business Coach Shares Advice
During early mornings, evenings and weekends in his 10 years in corporate sales, Patrick Snow built up a side business of coaching, speaking and consulting....

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Turning A Hobby Into A Business
As a stay-at-home mother of two, Uakea Egami would spend her children’s nap time learning to sew by following online tutorials. “I had this urge...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // New Site Allows Social Interaction With Safety
When Cynthia Tercier moved to the Islands from Philadelphia to attend Argosy University, she didn’t know anyone. She made friends at school, but everyone was...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Local Company Expands Nationwide
When Michael Menendez flew into L.A. from Honolulu earlier this month, he kept moving – driving from there to San Diego, then to Phoenix, then...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Life Coach Shares Success Secrets
In 2010, Rosetta Thurman quit her job at a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., to pursue a consulting business that focused on leadership guidance for nonprofit...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Local Musician Branches Out
When people ask musician Koa Siu how he is doing, he often responds with, “Living the dream.” That especially has been the case in the...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Personal Need Fuels Treatment Program
Nearly 15 years ago, Susan Sorensen started trekking to the Mainland to seek out specialists to help her then-8-year-old daughter, who suffers from a severe...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Taking Big Risks To Create Koa Products
Every couple of months, JACY Inc. president Jorma Winkler collects koa wood from the upper slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Hawaii Island,...

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