Friday, April 24, 2015         


Hawaii Direct Mail
 National park visits rise in isles
National park service visitation rebounded in 2014 in Hawaii, generating an estimated $417.3 million in economic benefits. Some 5.2 million people, or just over 6 percent more than in 2013, visited Hawaii's seven national parks last year, according to a visitor spending report Thursday by the National Park Service. Story »
Typically, the first quarter is seasonally weak for Hawaiian Airlines. But the state's largest carrier parlayed plunging jet fuel prices and strong demand into a record period for the company. Story »

First Hawaiian Bank CEO Bob Harrison said the improving state economy has generated a lot of money that people are looking to put to work. Until they do, they're parking the money in liquid accounts. Story »

Alicia Moy, president and CEO of Hawaii Gas, said she supports a bill sitting on Gov. David Ige's desk that would limit the use of liquefied natural gas in Hawaii, despite the utility looking to supply the resource to the state in bulk. Story »

You meet lots of nice ladies at craft fairs who sell clothing, quilts, hats and other items they have lovingly hand-sewn, but this nice lady also happens to be a retired doctor. Story »

Obesity and starvation are among the world's two greatest ills. Wasted food is a major factor in exacerbating wealth and health disparities. Story »

One of the greatest marketing and promotions people in radio in the United States is a local boy who was born in Waikiki four years before the Pearl Harbor attack. Story »

People have asked me how the Internet can be used for illegal or secret activity since everything is traceable. Answer: the Deep Web. Story »

Please stand by for this rather breathless scoop: Portuguese sausage-flavored Spam has been developed by Hormel Foods Corp., and the company has chosen Hawaii to debut the new flavor. Story »

“Akamai Money” seeks out local experts to answer questions about business in Hawaii. If you have an issue you would like us to tackle, please email it to business@star- and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »


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