Thursday, October 30, 2014         


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 Driven Dealer
Monique "Niki" Martin-van den Hurk, executive vice president of Aloha Auto Group Ltd., has been nominated for the 2015 Time Dealer of the Year award.  Story »
Forever 21, the trendy California-based clothing retailer, is expanding its presence in the islands with a fifth Hawaii location in Kapolei.  Story »

Hawaii's quality of life is No. 1 in the nation, "but residents and businesses pay dearly for it," according to a new CNBC study. Hawaii ranks 49th overall among the 50 states when analyzed on 56 measures of competitiveness, CNBC reported. Hawaii had ranked dead last in 2013. Story »

Hawaii's construction sector is expected to finally live up to its promise in 2015. Local economists had projected that construction projects this year would provide the catalyst to prop up the state economy in the wake of stagnant tourism. Story »

 Business Briefs
Bankoh offering assistance to lava victims • A&B increases stock dividend by 1 cent • Maui Weekly ceases publication; and more Story »
Larry Ellison has sketched out a rough picture for a new era on Lanai. It is how the world's fifth-richest person sees the future of an island he owns. Yet without fine details, it's hard for many residents to judge whether the picture is nice or not.  Story »

Half a century of time wasn't kind to a cluster of low-rise apartment buildings on the edge of the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus. But today the small neighborhood along Kolo Place between the H-1 Freeway and UH's athletic complex has a fresh look following a $6.6 million renovation.  Story »

Ishiharaya is a three-generation family business established in Waipahu during Hawaii's plantation era. Its familiar packages of tea cookies in various shapes and flavors, custom-made fortune cookies and gift sets are the company's focus. Story »

Buildings are no longer simply comfortable, functional shelters to live and work in. Empowered by technology and in response to climate change, buildings are increasingly becoming highly adaptable intermediaries between our interior space and the environment at large.  Story »

Last month I wrote about Donald Graham, who developed Ala Moana Center. Bob Hampton, who owned the Territorial Tavern downtown, wrote to say he once worked for Graham. Story »

Alan Oshima became chief executive officer of Hawaiian Electric Co. on Oct. 1. What is he getting into? These are rough times for HECO, beset by a public and a state Public Utilities Commission and Legislature that have been criticizing it on various issues.  Story »

Imagine, you buy land for a country vacation home near South Point on Hawaii island for rest and relaxation, and wind up running a 75-acre farm on the property, raising honeybees, coffee, macadamia nuts and horses and cows and dogs, oh my. 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- advertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »

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Maui Jim’s You Move Me Collection
Maui Jim has released its first ultra-luxury sunglasses collection titled You Move Me, featuring colorful interpretations of Hawaiian flora and fauna by internationally renowned Hawaiian artist Charlie Lyon. Read More »
Mr. Mom Puts Family Ahead Of Career
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