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Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // New Class Offers Practical Experience
Shidler College of Business at University of Hawaii at Manoa has created a new summer class for students, professionals and any aspiring entrepreneurs with the...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Survey Says Startups Have Big Impact
High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) executive director Robbie Melton explains how companies with which HTDC works in its incubator programs are like chickens: “Chickens hatch,...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Candy Lover Creates Customized Treats
From the time she was a little girl, Darci Kiyonaga always loved candy. “I would wake up in the morning and say, ‘Mom, can I...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Jewelry Designer Is Living Her Dream
When jewelry designer Joy Graham talks about her work, there is something distinctly dreamlike about it. Almost literally, sometimes: “I keep a notepad by my...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Co-Working Space Tackles Gender Equality
Haus of Maven, the women-focused co-working pop-up inside of BoxJelly, announced last week that it will shut its doors May 15 — in the physical...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Artists Design Tote Bag Line
By now, everyone knows that plastic bags are detrimental to the environment. Plastics release toxic chemicals and can cause marine animals, who mistake the bags...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // A Monthly Delivery That Shares Aloha
Anybody with local ties who has lived anywhere but Hawaii knows that, when you’re away, there are certain things you miss, whether it’s the beach,...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Entrepreneurs Share Tips For Success
While New Year’s resolutions may be broken far more often than they’re kept, a 2014 study from University of Scranton found people are 10 times...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Venture Capitalist Shares Top Biz Tips
Venture capitalist William K. Richardson was appointed as interim director of University of Hawaii’s Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED) Dec. 1. In...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Momtrepreneur Finds Way To Have It All
In 2012, former senior policy adviser Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote about her struggles as a working mother — and ultimately, her decision to step down from...

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