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                                Joshua Puno, Electrical Apprentice, is secured by harness to a “hitch clip” at all times while installing solar panels on the roof of a home in Kailua.

Number of solar permits issued up from year ago

Updated on  February 10, 2016 at 1:34 am

Number of solar permits issued up from year ago

Updated on  February 10, 2016 at 1:34 am

Business Breaking News

STAR-ADVERTISER / APRIL 2011
                                Yusen Jason Pancho garnished a customer’s order of udon at Marukame Udon in Waikiki. The eatery was ranked No. 10 on Yelp’s annual Top 100 Places to Eat in the U.S.

Hawaii winners abound in Yelp Top 100 Places to Eat

Hawaii winners abound in Yelp Top 100 Places to Eat

TheBuzz

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                                Philippe Padovani, left, and his daughter, Celine Padovani-Baltazar, sell special fold-out boxes filled with chocolates at Padovani’s Chocolates at the Shops at Dole Cannery.

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 9:54 pm

The apologies are sweeter at Padovani’s Chocolates

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Philippe Padovani, left, and his daughter, Celine Padovani-Baltazar, sell special fold-out boxes filled with chocolates at Padovani’s Chocolates at the Shops at Dole Cannery.

Updated on  February 7, 2016 at 9:54 pm
Philippe Padovani has been busily preparing for Valentine’s Day, as any chocolatier worth his or her salt would be doing given today’s date. Read More

Briefs

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Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:41 pm

Postal Service profits during holidays

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Updated on  February 9, 2016 at 10:41 pm
WASHINGTON >> A strong holiday shipping season and a couple of favorable economic situations temporarily turned around the financial fortunes of the Postal Service, officials said Tuesday. Read More

Akamai Money

Lori Lau

Exemptions, deductions and other tax options explained

Lori Lau
“Akamai Money” seeks out local experts to answer questions about business in Hawaii. If you have an issue you would like us to address, please email it to business@ staradvertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line. Read More

Buy Local

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lampworked beads from Maui-based artisan Sarah Klopping of Aloha Bead Co. They are made by hand using lampwork techniques and special types of glass and silver to build layers that create different effects.

Updated on  January 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm

The beauty of her beads wins Maui artisan loyal buyers

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Lampworked beads from Maui-based artisan Sarah Klopping of Aloha Bead Co. They are made by hand using lampwork techniques and special types of glass and silver to build layers that create different effects.

Updated on  January 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm
When handcrafted, artisanal beads speak to your soul so loudly they’re practically shouting, you buy them. At least, your columnist does. Read More

Tech View

Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 10:59 pm

Several programs ease path to create and share PDFs

Utility software applications are ubiquitous. Some, however, are indispensable. I would argue the PDF (Portable Document Format) is one of them. Introduced in the early 1990s by Adobe Corp., PDF has become an industry standard. Read More
Updated on  February 8, 2016 at 10:59 pm

Rearview Mirror

COURTESY PAM CHAMBERS / 2015
                                The Dillingham Transportation Building is dedicated to the man who built Oahu’s first railroad. So why does the facade show two 4-foot emblems of ships?

Updated on  February 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm

Photography book unveils obscure Honolulu features

COURTESY PAM CHAMBERS / 2015
                                The Dillingham Transportation Building is dedicated to the man who built Oahu’s first railroad. So why does the facade show two 4-foot emblems of ships?

Updated on  February 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm
I mentioned Pam Chambers’ two books of beautiful photographs about downtown Honolulu twice in my column last year. I was surprised at how many of her photos revealed features about the area that I had never noticed before. She has a real eye for detail. Read More

Hawaii Real Estate Sales

Hawaii Real Estate Sales

For the week of December 14 - 18. Derived from Hawaii Bureau of Conveyances tax data. Information x0Acourtesy Title Guaranty deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read More

Wealth of Health

Updated on  January 29, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Modern nations must value first peoples above earnings

When Hokule‘a first sailed to Tahiti in 1976 using only noninstrument navigation, it became a major catalyst not only for the Hawaiian cultural renaissance, but also for a broader awakening among indigenous peoples throughout Polynesia. Hokule‘a continues this legacy, touching many during its around-the-world voyage. Read More
Updated on  January 29, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Calendar

Business Calendar

Hawaii Pacific University Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability: 5:30 p.m. at Aloha Tower Marketplace, Multipurpose Room 3. Inger Andersen, director general of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, presents “Investing in Nature for Resilient Societies and a Sustainable Future.” Information and RSVP at www.hpu.edu/presidential. Read More