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Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Helping To Solve The Tech ‘Brain Drain’
Running a tech startup, Russel Cheng and Jason Sewell often had trouble finding Web developers to work with. They were up against the brain drain...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 8/20/14
Alexis Dominic Javier has been hired as a digital senior marketing specialist with Servco Pacific Inc. His duties consist of planning and assisting with marketing...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Waikiki Legacies
By Teddy Bush Owner of Waikiki Beach Services Waikiki Beach Services was founded in 1955 as a way for visitors to experience the Hawaiian arts...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How To Build Wealth The Right Way
When I invested in my first stock at 14, wealth to me was making as much money as I possibly could. Since then, and being...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Healing Oneself Through Nature
Last August, during one of her shifts as a nurse at The Queen’s Medical Center, Dina Marie Kaniho ended up in the emergency room. She...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 8/13/14
Gabriel Kwiatkowski has been hired as a project engineer for Kapolei II Elementary by Kiewit Building Group Inc., which is projected to be complete in...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Outdoor Living At Its Finest
By Brian Cordero President of LanaiScapes LanaiScapes specializes in landscape design and the creation of outdoor living and entertainment areas that are both beautiful and...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Engaging The Community
By Leon Richards Chancellor of Kapiolani Community College The role of the community college is clear in the coming years. It is the first point...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 8/6/14
Christine Gonzalez has been appointed director of catering and event services with Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. With 25 years of management experience in...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Second Marriage A Financial Challenge
According to a recent study, nearly 40 percent of new marriages include at least one previously married spouse. There are many complex financial, legal and...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // HCC Hosts Biz Fair
Here’s a situation that will probably sound pretty familiar to a lot of people, entrepreneurs or not: One local businesswoman was working around the clock...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // When Should You Take Social Security?
This past month I covered the important details of Social Security. You also can join our free webinar today (July 30) on maximizing Social Security...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Designing A Business On A Theory
As Michelle Jaime recalls when she and co-founder Judy Andrade launched their interior design firm The Vanguard Theory, she laughs: “It was sort of during...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // ‘Top’ Financial Guidance
By Carl Choy Principal of CKW Financial Group The inaugural edition of the Financial Times 300 Top Registered Investment Advisors (June 26, 2014, issue) begins...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 7/30/14
James Jonah has been promoted to project manager with Graham Builders. He now will be responsible for overseeing projects once they are in the construction...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // 5 Essential Facts On S.S. Statements
The Social Security Administration back in April 2011 suspended mailing Social Security statements to save money. Luckily, they added the ability to view your statements...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Case Protects Phone, Keeps It In Reach
I’ve often thought that the bag I carry around must have some sort of escape pouch where my belongings like to hide. My cell phone,...

MidWeek Staff
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 7/23/14
Chanda Keawe has been appointed marketing manager for Longs Drugs Hawaii. She now is responsible for product promotional strategy, vendor management and new product integration...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Giving Back To The Community
By Lance Mizumoto President & Chief Banking Officer of Central Pacific Bank Community giving is an important part of our mission and culture at Central...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Offering A Gift For MW Readers
Congrats to MidWeek! You can tell the quality of a newspaper not only through the writers, editors or the stories written, but through the quality...


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