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Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Making Custom T-shirts Easy
For Gabriel Lipetz, owner of Aloha T Shirt Factory, the T-shirt is a canvas for a masterpiece to unfold. Lipetz embarked on his business venture...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Producing Ivy League Students
Sun Lee, principal and director of Ivy Prep Academy, is changing lives for the better, one student at a time. Lee opened the doors to...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Enhancing Clients’ Beauty
For Nathalie Cookie Kim, opening the doors to Salon Cookie Couture in July 2011 with co-partner Archie Awaya was like witnessing a childhood dream blossom...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Experts On Training, Supplements
In an effort to help fitness enthusiasts build the body of their dreams, Matai Lorenze, owner/operator of Designer Body, a sports supplements store, brings the...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Preparing For Pageants
As CEO and executive director of New Media Productions, Alicia Michioka Jones is a driving force when it comes to building confidence in young women...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Casting, Mentoring Local Actors
As a casting director, Margaret Doversola of Margaret Doversola Casting has important roles to fill. As a highly skilled entrepreneur in the TV and film...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // A Mentor For Performing Artists
William Daquioag, owner and director of The Performing Artist Academy in Ewa Beach, fuels a passion for his craft and has been making stars of...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Blending Veterinary Skills
If you’re an animal lover, you know how comforting it is to be able to put the utmost trust in your pet’s medical care provider....

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Branching Out From Just Flowers
Brides-to-be, imagine planning your dream wedding without the stress and worry of transforming into Bridezilla. Easley Designs, owned and operated by Jill Easley, works to...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Giving Keiki Some Sun Protection
February is National Cancer Prevention Month, and entrepreneur and Kailua resident Vanessa Perez is standing up to skin cancer with Henry Hats of Hawaii (HHH),...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Making Grammy-worthy Music
Music runs through the veins of Dave Tucciarone, music producer, engineer and owner of Seventh Wave Productions in Salt Lake. A longtime entrepreneur, this Long...

Rasa Fournier
Entrepreneurs // iMom’s On-call Assistants
Intelligent, intuitive, invisible – iMom Hawaii is an on-call personal assistant and home management service in Honolulu. According to CEO Rahul Hooda, it’s iMom Hawaii’s...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Fitness Center For Not-so-young
Synonymous with health and fitness for nearly 40 years, Punahou Fitness Center recently underwent a $500,000 renovation this past fall, and according to CEO Jason...

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Entrepreneurs // All Things Music On The West Side
It’s been said that music is food for the soul, and Westside Music is a place to create a lifetime of perfect melodies and harmonies....

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // A Collaboration Of Brands
If you’re in search of last-minute, one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts, About The Goods LLC is one answer to your urban holiday shopping needs. Business partner, store...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Message In A Bottle Starts Business
As Chris Akin explains his unusual company’s origins: “After years of surfing with friends each Sunday, I was staring at the ocean one day hoping...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // She Sells Sea Salts By The Jar
Shauna-Lei De Reis, owner of Island Sea Salts, has the perfect gifts for those who love to cook or foodies in general. To spice up...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Hawaii’s Magical Santa Shop
We all know Santa is extremely busy this time of year in the North Pole. He’s diligently creating his naughty and nice lists, and making...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Consumer to Contractor Connection
Fred Matthews, founder of PBN Connect, is connecting consumers to contractors who can perform quality work with respect to their budget. PBN Connect was conceived...

Alana Folen
Entrepreneurs // Catering Specialty Coffees
We all know some of us need that cup of Joe each morning in order to function properly, while others just simply enjoy the intriguing...


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