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

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Soap Wholesaler Opens Haleiwa Shop
Black Friday is a big deal for a lot of retailers, but for Bubble Shack Hawaii, it was huge this year: After conducting wholesale operations...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Retirement Benefits Will Change In ’15
There will be important changes to Social Security, Medicare, Individual Retirement Accounts and 401(k)s starting next year. Here are the new features your retirement benefits...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Hawaii’s Sunglass Specialist
By Ryken Shibasaki General Manager of Freaky Tiki Tropical Optical Where do you go when you are looking for a store that specializes in sunglasses?...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 12/3/14
Keven Matsuura has been hired by HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union as vice president-business lending sales manager. He brings more than 18 years of banking experience...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Tech Bootcamp Has New Loan Option
Local software development bootcamp DevLeague recently launched a partnership with New York-based loan provider Climb to offer DevLeague students finance options, in an effort to...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // End Of The Year Tax Tips, Part 2
Last week we covered tax benefits to take advantage of before the end of the year. Go to artofthinkingsmart.com/go/tax for more tax information and to...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Mortgage Rates In Perspective
By Reed Kawai Myers Principal at Myers Capital Hawaii We’ve all heard in some form or another of the 1 percent rule regarding your home...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 11/26/14
Christine Kanemaru has been hired as director of nursing for The Plaza Assisted Living at Pearl City. She will provide supervision and guidance for the...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Tours Seeks To Bolster Chinatown Biz
Sitting at a booth in Downbeat Diner in Chinatown, Ed Korybski tells me that much of this area was set on fire to control the...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Valuable End-of-the-year Tax Tips
Last year, more than 50 popular tax provisions expired and, unfortunately, we don’t know if they will be extended for this year. With the end...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 11/19/14
Phyllis Horner, Ph.D., has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president-executive development with Servco Pacific Inc. She will focus on executive succession...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Enhancing Workplace Wellness
By Michael A. Gold President and Chief Executive Officer of HMSA Imagine your community with safe places to walk and bike. Your children eat more...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Tips On Achieving A Work-Life Balance
In my conversations with entrepreneurs for this column, one thing that many of them seem to grapple with is something we all probably do to...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Why You Need a Financial Plan, Part 4
Creating a financial plan helps you discover and establish your financial goals, and then develop a plan to help you achieve those goals. In the...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Helping Isle Commerce Soar
By Pat Rosa Chief Operating Officer of Aloha Air Cargo The cargo industry, ever changing in its makeup and challenges faced, is a critical part...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 11/12/14
Barbara Krieg has been appointed Hawaii state Department of Education’s assistant superintendent for the Office of Human Resources. She has been the state’s director of...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Medicare Plans For Kupuna
By Nicholas Peterson Humana Hawaii Sales Director There are lots of options out there when you’re looking for the right coverage and quality care you...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 11/5/14
David E. Glab has rejoined Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties as IT manager, head of technology. He is responsible for managing all demands for IT services...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Priming Consumers For A Healthy Life
Driving down the freeway, Prime My Body co-founder Austin Tice says, “My car runs because I put good gasoline in it. Some people wonder why...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Why You Need A Financial Plan, Part 3
Last week we covered how a financial plan can help optimize your Social Security benefits. With advances in technology, you easily can analyze and compare...

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