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MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Manufacturing Locally
By Kent Untermann President & CEO of The Art Source Inc. dba Plus Interiors Think manufacturing and you probably don’t think of Hawaii, but you...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 10/8/14
Adam Waite has been named Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort’s director of beverage. He is responsible for daily operations related to beverage offerings at...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Helping Kids (And Parents) With Chores
As an aerospace engineer, Maria D’Orazio worked for years designing structural parts for aircrafts and spacecrafts. More recently, she has been applying her skills to...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How to Pick SMART Stocks, Part 2
Last week we covered the first part on how to select stocks to invest in if it is right for you. You can go to...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 10/1/14
Brooke Tadena has been named executive banquet chef at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. He will manage all facets of the resort’s banquet dining...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // The Place For Beautiful Weddings
By Kumiko Okimoto Owner of Masako Formals Masako Formals has been dressing Hawaii’s most beautiful brides since 1977. In nearly four decades, the bridal gallery...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // A Tranquil Getaway From Daily Stress
When Eiko Kim and her daughter Akiko Chun moved to the Islands after spending Chun’s youth in Japan and Korea, they noticed that Hawaii spas...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How To Pick SMART Stocks, Part 1
Long-term investing offers some of the best opportunities to grow wealth, fight inflation, increase personal freedom and help ensure a comfortable future for ourselves and...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Shopping For New Skills
By Sheri Sakamoto President of Retail Merchants of Hawaii In July 2013, I joined Retail Merchants of Hawaii as president, and in the year since,...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 9/24/14
Lee Moriwaki has been promoted to senior vice president, and loan and deposit operations division manager with Central Pacific Bank. He will manage the Loan...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Money from Social Security, Part 4
The past several weeks I have covered some Social Security claiming strategies. I have received quite a few questions and have posted the answers online....

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Building Community Trust
By Nalani Choy Senior Vice President of Communications Pacific One of the most important services that Communications Pacific (Comm-Pac) offers is what we call “community...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 9/17/14
Felipe Zialcita has been promoted to vice president and international banking officer with Central Pacific Bank. He is responsible for helping the International Banking team...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Easing The Pain Of Event Planning
Parties are generally a good time — but party planning? Usually not so much fun. Picture this: Your office (or group of friends, or family)...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Helping Businesses Grow Via Branding
A lot of times, it seems that the reality of things can fall short of our expectations of how we think it is supposed to...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 9/10/14
Michael Regan has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer with Outrigger Enterprises Group. He most recently served as hold separate manager on...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Always Here To Help Hawaii
By John Schapperle, CPCU President & COO of Island Insurance Many younger residents have never experienced a time when it was difficult to obtain insurance...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Get More Money From Social Security
Last week, I covered information on survivor Social Security benefits and using a strategy called “file and suspend plus” to maximize your lifetime joint benefits...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // It’s Great ‘When Work Works’
By Stevette Santiago Co-State Director, SHRM Hawaii Chapter Since 2005, the When Work Works Award has recognized model employers of all types and sizes across...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 9/3/14
Jennifer Crowe-Lopez has been hired as marketing manager at Servco Pacific Inc. She is responsible for selected marketing activities in Servco’s Home and Appliance, Raynor...


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