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

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,...

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...

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