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Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Landscaper Cultivates Grass Business
Although Travis Mc-Gaughy initially had no plans to return to his family’s landscaping company while studying business administration in college, 10 years later he is...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Get More From Social Security, Part 2
Last week, I covered information on spousal benefits and using a strategy called “file and suspend” to maximize your lifetime joint benefits by timing when...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 8/27/14
Brad Logsdon has been named director of sales and marketing at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa. He will be responsible for overseeing sales...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // A Partner To Family Caregivers
By Gordon Ito President & CEO of Ito Healthcare Group In the Islands, many feel taking care of our aging parents is our duty. It...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How To Get More From Social Security
Social Security is a major source of income for most retirees and, on average, they depend on their benefit for about 36 percent of their...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Pro Surfer Shapes Boards, Too
Luckily for Robin Johnston, he has found that the best PR tool for his business is to do what he enjoys the most anyway: “Being...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Making Better Decisions In Life
We are faced with dozens of decisions a day. Some are small: What do I eat for breakfast? Others can be life-changing: Should I take...

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...


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