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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...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // The Economy And Buying Local
By Byron Goo President of Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association and CEO of The Tea Chest Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) was established in 1977. Today,...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 6/4/14
Michelle Salvador has been appointed manager of Central Pacific Bank’s Manoa Marketplace branch. She now is responsible for leading, coaching and inspiring her team to...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Top Tips From ‘The Pitch Doctor’
During a presentation hosted by the local chapter of Founder Institute, a startup school and launch program, earlier this month at Iolani School’s Sullivan Center,...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 5/28/14
Jeff Pauker has been promoted to director, acquisitions with A&B Properties Inc., the real estate subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin Inc. He now will be...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Market Investment Wisdom, Part 2
Last week we covered some of the essential investment wisdom of the world’s greatest investors. The greatest investors understand that we shouldn’t overreact to short-term...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Customers Bring Business Back To Life
When Jessica and Kalani Kamana’o moved to Kapolei from the east side, they had a difficult time finding a place that served tasty, quality acai...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Assisted Living For Seniors
By Tricia Medeiros Regional Director of The Plaza Assisted Living The Plaza Assisted Living was established at a time when there were limited senior-living options...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 5/21/14
Lance A. Mizumoto, current executive vice president and chief banking officer, has been appointed president and chief banking officer with Central Pacific Financial Corp., parent...


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