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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...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // World-class Dentistry
By Dr. Wynn Okuda, D.M.D. Owner of Dental Day Spa of Hawaii Recently I celebrated 25 years of practicing cosmetic, implant and restorative dentistry. In...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // New Site Allows Social Interaction With Safety
When Cynthia Tercier moved to the Islands from Philadelphia to attend Argosy University, she didn’t know anyone. She made friends at school, but everyone was...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Top Regrets Expressed By Retirees
Retirement is always one of the top concerns for Americans. This is no surprise, given that preparing for retirement is not something you can do...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 3/26/14
Mary-Jean Shiroma has been hired as benefits consultant at Servco Pacific Inc. She will service existing Servco Insurance accounts and develop new business, and will...

Christina O’Connor
Entrepreneurs // Local Company Expands Nationwide
When Michael Menendez flew into L.A. from Honolulu earlier this month, he kept moving – driving from there to San Diego, then to Phoenix, then...

MidWeek Staff
Roundtable // Best-kept Secret For Administrators
R. Healani Waia’u President of International Association of Administrative Professionals Hawaii Division Most administrators are not aware that they can join In ternational Association of...

David S. Chang
Thinking Smart // Inspirational Words To Live By
Prior to my deployment to Iraq with the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks in 2006, our commander had Kent Keith, author of The Paradoxical...

Jaimie Kim
Movers // Business Leaders on the Move in Hawaii – 3/19/14
Travis Nishijo has joined Servco Automotive’s Servco Auto Parts Center division as assistant director of parts. He now will oversee operations for Servco’s Parts Distribution...

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