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Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Sharon Weiner Invests In UH’s PACE
Local business executive Sharon Weiner, founder of Stryker Weiner & Yokota Public Relations, recently has committed a $25,000 donation to Pacific Asian Center for Entrepreneurship...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Shopping Tours Of Kailua, Chinatown Taking Off
About a year ago, Shell Barrett was strolling through Kailua when she noticed a young woman wandering around lost, futilely trying to follow directions on...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 1/28/15
Bruce Coppa has joined Capitol Consultants of Hawaii as executive vice president and partner. Coppa has a long history in business, labor, construction, public relations...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // The True Costs Of Home Ownership
For most people, buying a home is the largest purchase they will make in their lives. People used to believe that buying a home always...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Transforming Historic Places
By Charles Kaneshiro President & COO of Group 70 International Inc. The center of our jobs as architects, planners, engineers and interior designers is striking...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 1/21/15
Thor Toma has been promoted to senior vice president of projects and new initiatives at Servco Pacific Inc. He will be involved in Servco’s strategic...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Weight Loss About Lifestyle, Not Diets
Losing weight is one of the top New Year’s resolutions people set. According to studies, only 77 percent maintain it for just a week, and...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Should You Buy Or Lease A Car?
Recently, I had to shop for a new car, visiting eight different dealerships. For many people, this is one of the most expensive purchases they...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // A Monthly Delivery That Shares Aloha
Anybody with local ties who has lived anywhere but Hawaii knows that, when you’re away, there are certain things you miss, whether it’s the beach,...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Networking With Business Pros
By Harvey Rackmil President of Hawaii Society of Business Professionals Hawaii Society of Business Professionals (HSBP) quietly marked its 40th anniversary last year, but is...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 1/14/15
Gregg Fraser, partner and co-owner of Kala Consulting Group, has been named executive director of Hawaii Restaurant Association. He will build on the successes of...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Entrepreneurs Share Tips For Success
While New Year’s resolutions may be broken far more often than they’re kept, a 2014 study from University of Scranton found people are 10 times...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Top 10 Financial New Year’s Resolutions
Have you set your New Year’s resolutions yet? According to a recent study, 31 percent of them are money-related. The top financial resolution was to...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Comprehensive Restorations
By Wayne Rhoden General Manager of A&W Disaster Recovery LLC A&W Disaster Recovery LLC is a locally owned and operated, diverse company that is able...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 1/7/15
John Yanagihara has been appointed senior vice president and financial planning manager of Central Pacific Bank’s Central Pacific Investment Services Division. He is responsible for...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 12/31/14
Trong Son has been promoted to vice president and home loan manager at Central Pacific HomeLoans. He is responsible for managing client relationships and generating...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Venture Capitalist Shares Top Biz Tips
Venture capitalist William K. Richardson was appointed as interim director of University of Hawaii’s Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (OTTED) Dec. 1. In...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Engaging Pearl City’s Community
By Barry A. Villamil Web Editor/Community Liaison of MyPearlCity.com Pearl City Shopping Center was built in 1962, and with more than 40 friendly merchants it...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // How To Make More Money, Part 3
In this series, I give tips that you immediately can implement to earn more money for this upcoming year. • Evaluate your asset allocation and...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Momtrepreneur Finds Way To Have It All
In 2012, former senior policy adviser Anne-Marie Slaughter wrote about her struggles as a working mother — and ultimately, her decision to step down from...

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