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MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Blending Aloha
By Donna Yano Vice President of Blue Pacific Management LLC Upon entering the Hawaii market June 14, 1999, Jamba Hawaii introduced a fun, healthy, tasty...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 6/11/14
Raymond W. “Bill” Wilson has been appointed executive vice president and chief risk officer for both Central Pacific Financial Corp. (parent company of Central Pacific...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // The Retirement Talk For Couples
According to a recent survey, couples said they discussed retirement planning an average of 14 times a year. The same survey showed 72 percent of...

Christina O’Connor
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...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Should You Invest Or Pay Off Debt?
If you have some extra cash available, should you try to pay down some debt like a mortgage or should you invest it? There are...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // The Economy And Buying Local
By Byron Goo President of Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association and CEO of The Tea Chest Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) was established in 1977. Today,...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 6/4/14
Michelle Salvador has been appointed manager of Central Pacific Bank’s Manoa Marketplace branch. She now is responsible for leading, coaching and inspiring her team to...

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,...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 5/28/14
Jeff Pauker has been promoted to director, acquisitions with A&B Properties Inc., the real estate subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin Inc. He now will be...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Market Investment Wisdom, Part 2
Last week we covered some of the essential investment wisdom of the world’s greatest investors. The greatest investors understand that we shouldn’t overreact to short-term...

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...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Assisted Living For Seniors
By Tricia Medeiros Regional Director of The Plaza Assisted Living The Plaza Assisted Living was established at a time when there were limited senior-living options...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 5/21/14
Lance A. Mizumoto, current executive vice president and chief banking officer, has been appointed president and chief banking officer with Central Pacific Financial Corp., parent...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Wise Words On Investing
With people living longer, the greatest risk they face today is longevity risk, or the risk of outliving their money. In fact, I have some...

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...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 5/14/14
Gregg Fujimoto has been named president of Oceanic Time Warner Cable. He first joined the company in 2012 as senior vice president, brand strategy and...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Investing Social Security Benefits
Should you take Social Security earlier, instead of later, and invest it in hope that you will have more in retirement? I am asked this...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Security Is All In The Ohana
By Steve Van Ness President and Owner of APN Alarm Company APN Alarm Company is a local company that has protected families and businesses in...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 5/7/14
Jan Sam has been promoted from assistant vice president to vice president in the Corporate Banking Division at First Hawaiian Bank. She now is responsible...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Building Strong People
By Sarah Kalicki-Nakamura and Cindy Sakai Co-owners and co-founders of TH!NK We’ve been running our business for nearly 15 years in Hawaii, helping Island companies...

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