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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...

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,...


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