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David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Benefits Of A 529 College Savings Plan
The average cost of a private college is $40,000 per year, and for a public college it is $18,000. The cost of college has increased...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Biz Launch Program Seeks Applicants For Next Cohort
Last summer, 21 hopeful individuals stepped into the Manoa Innovation Center to share their ideas and aspirations to start their own companies as first-time founders....

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Dad-baby Clothing Combos At Expo
A T-shirt, says Ku’ulei Vedder, “can be a form of expression and a representation of yourself.” With Altered Ink LLC, which Vedder founded and co-owns...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 4/30/14
Jerry Matsunaka has been promoted from facilities engineer to vice president of First Hawaiian Bank’s KIC Center. He now will lead a team of building...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How To Avoid Unproductive Meetings
Do you hate unproductive meetings? The purpose of a meet ing is to discuss something face to face to get things done. Unfortunately, a third...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Pool Company Puts Customers First
Growing up, Misty Tausaga discovered one major downside to having a pool: Her family had trouble finding a pool-cleaning company that provided the level of...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 4/23/14
Stanford Carr, president of Stanford Carr Development, has been named “Salesperson of the Year” for 2013 by the Sales and Marketing Executives International (SMEI), Honolulu...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Home Loans For Veterans
When I was in the process of buying my first home, I had no idea I was entitled to a home loan benefit. It wasn’t...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How To Create Good Habits
Have you ever wondered why you do what you do? Some decisions are conscious choices, but more than 40 percent of the things we do...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Kaimuki Music Store Carries On Legacy
As a trumpet player and orchestra conductor, Harry Yoshioka wanted to provide a place that could offer other musicians supplies they needed. In 1946, he...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Housing Made Affordable
By Ryan Harada Principal of Downtown Capital LLC At a time when it seems like all residential development is geared toward luxury high-rises, a group...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Target-Date Investment Funds
During the past 20 years, target-date funds have become more popular with investors. Also known as life-cycle, retirement, or age-based funds, target-date funds were first...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 4/16/14
Shusuke Oshima has been named president of Sony Hawaii Co. He now will oversee Sony Hawaii operations. He has worked in various leadership roles since...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Small Business Coach Shares Advice
During early mornings, evenings and weekends in his 10 years in corporate sales, Patrick Snow built up a side business of coaching, speaking and consulting....

Jaimie Kim
Roundtable // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 4/9/14
Garret Tokuda has joined Pulama Lanai as senior vice president of finance. He now is responsible for oversight of all accounting and finance functions at...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Top Tips To Simplify Air Travel
I travel plenty and average about a week a month on the Mainland and internationally. Living in an isolated chain of islands in the Pacific...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Turning A Hobby Into A Business
As a stay-at-home mother of two, Uakea Egami would spend her children’s nap time learning to sew by following online tutorials. “I had this urge...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Building Your Home For Life
Graham Builders CEO Danny Graham founded the company in 1990 to guide homeowners through the process of designing, building and renovating homes that will last...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // The Biggest Obstacle To Productivity
One of my first dates in high school was to see the romantic comedy You’ve Got Mail, where Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan use email...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 4/2/14
Celeste Mausolf, RN, BSN, MBA has been appointed director of cardiovascular disease with The Queen’s Medical Center. She now is responsible for planning, directing and...

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