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Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 7/16/14
John Zhang has been appointed first vice president of Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii for 2014-2015. He began his career with Panda Restaurant Group...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Important Retirement Ages To Know
In order to maximize your retirement benefits, it is important to meet certain deadlines. If you don’t take action on these age-based cut-off dates, you...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Barbershop Earns National Biz Award
One late afternoon recently, a few men settled into their chairs at Mojo Barbershop, chatting as their barbers clipped away at their hair and Justin...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 7/9/14
Dr. Craig M. Ono has been appointed chief of staff for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Honolulu. He has served as acting chief of staff...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // A Commitment To Hawaii
By W. David P. Carey III President and CEO of Outrigger Enterprises Group In 1947, Outrigger founders Roy and Estelle Kelley opened Islander Hotel in...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 7/2/14
Randy Cain has joined Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s membership sales team as an account executive. Cain most recently served as founder and president of USA...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Social Security Numbers To Know
Maximizing your Social Security payments depends on the taxes you pay, your earnings history, the age you decide to take the benefits and the dependents...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Chic And Affordable Eyewear
By Karen Matsumoto General Manager of Tokyo Optical Honolulu “The perfect glasses for the perfect you” — that’s our motto at Tokyo Optical Honolulu, located...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How To Calculate Your Net Worth
Each year, Forbes magazine lists the 400 richest people in the world. Bill Gates is the richest American 20 years running, and has reclaimed the...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 6/25/14
Dara Lum has been appointed communication director for Halekulani Corporation, which owns and manages both Halekulani and Waikiki Parc Hotel. She is responsible for all...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // A Sweet Local Company Is Set To Go International
Honolulu Cookie Company opened its first store outside of the Islands May 17, with a shop in Las Vegas at the Grand Canal Shoppes at...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // A Day At The Beach — Online
Growing up in Hawaii Kai, Carla Capone loved nothing more than spending a day at the beach. “I just love the water,” she says. “There...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Top Five Mistakes Millionaires Make
In a recent survey, high net-worth clients (those with more than $1 million in assets) were asked about their top five investing mistakes. Not surprisingly,...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Client-focused Health Care
By Sheila Beckham CEO of Waikiki Health Waikiki Health was founded in 1967 as Waikiki Drug Clinic. Ten years later, the focus of the nonprofit...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 6/18/14
Erna Stuckey has been appointed senior vice president and senior manager of the Special Assets Department with Central Pacific Bank. She is responsible for overseeing...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Blending Aloha
By Donna Yano Vice President of Blue Pacific Management LLC Upon entering the Hawaii market June 14, 1999, Jamba Hawaii introduced a fun, healthy, tasty...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 6/11/14
Raymond W. “Bill” Wilson has been appointed executive vice president and chief risk officer for both Central Pacific Financial Corp. (parent company of Central Pacific...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // The Retirement Talk For Couples
According to a recent survey, couples said they discussed retirement planning an average of 14 times a year. The same survey showed 72 percent of...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Purifying Water, Eliminating Plastic
“Let me ask you one question,” Michael Hernandez-Soria tells me in the office of his company, Hawaiian Cool Water. “When a plastic bottle of water...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Should You Invest Or Pay Off Debt?
If you have some extra cash available, should you try to pay down some debt like a mortgage or should you invest it? There are...


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