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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...

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...


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