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Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Life Coach Shares Success Secrets
In 2010, Rosetta Thurman quit her job at a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., to pursue a consulting business that focused on leadership guidance for nonprofit...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How Much Do You Need To Retire?
According to a recent study, retirement is proving more difficult than expected for many Americans, in large part because they haven’t saved enough and don’t...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 3/12/14
Alan H. Kodama has been named to the list of “America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: State-by-State,” which is published by Barron’s magazine, a publication that covers...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Local Musician Branches Out
When people ask musician Koa Siu how he is doing, he often responds with, “Living the dream.” That especially has been the case in the...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 3/5/14
Earl Kurisu has been hired by Hawaiian Host as director of sales in the Asia-Pacific region. He has more than nine years of experience in...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Top Investment Rules For Retirement
With people living longer and the future of Social Security uncertain, setting up a financial plan and investing in a retirement account is crucial for...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Personal Need Fuels Treatment Program
Nearly 15 years ago, Susan Sorensen started trekking to the Mainland to seek out specialists to help her then-8-year-old daughter, who suffers from a severe...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 2/26/14
Patrick “Rick” Ching has been promoted to chief operating officer at Servco Pacific Inc. He will continue in his current role as president of Servco’s...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Secrets Of The Wealthy, Part 3
Last week we covered part two of secrets the wealthy use to become financially independent. This week we cover secret investment products and strategies. *...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Taking Big Risks To Create Koa Products
Every couple of months, JACY Inc. president Jorma Winkler collects koa wood from the upper slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Hawaii Island,...

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