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

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...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 2/18/15
Tomoko Yagi has been appointed director of rooms at Halekulani. She will serve as an integral member of the executive committee and will oversee hotel...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Nonprofit Helps Bolster Westside Businesses
While working as an IT specialist, Ewa Beach resident Christiane Bolosan-Yee made what is perhaps the island’s most fearsome daily commute: from the Westside into...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Classes Teach Tech Literacy For All
More than 15 years ago, Gigi Davidson had something of a prescient moment: “I saw that computer literacy was sorely needed,” she recalls. After seeing...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Should You Do Your Own Taxes?
By now, most of you should have received your 1099s or W2s from your employer to start your taxes. According to a recent survey, 49...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Easy, Affordable Transportation
By Lori McCarney, CEO of Bikeshare Hawaii I love my car when I need to get somewhere miles away and I’m in a rush. I...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 2/11/15
Jarrett Walters has been promoted to senior vice president of operations and business development with Hawaiian Building Maintenance. He will continue to oversee the company’s...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Smart Social Security Strategies
According to a recent study, 78 percent of pre-retirees felt that they needed to know more about strategies for sustainable income in retirement. Retirement income...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Planning A Business Exit
By Marko Mijuskovic Co-Founder & Partner of Wealth Strategy Partners Founded in Honolulu in 2007, Wealth Strategy Partners has recently been recognized as one of...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 2/4/15
Gina O.W. Anonuevo has been appointed to First Hawaiian Bank’s Senior Management Committee. She is an executive vice president and chief compliance officer in First...

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