Wednesday, August 20, 2014         


Hawaii Direct Mail
 Are you covered?
Puna residents who had hurricane insurance when Iselle blew through Hawaii island should be covered under their policies even though the high-powered disturbance was downgraded to a tropical storm when it made landfall. Story »
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii earned $1 million in the second quarter after gaining more than 3,000 members in the first six months of the year. That reverses a year-earlier loss of $800,000 in the quarter ended June 30. Story »

 Business Briefs
Cyanotech hires agribusiness executive • Island Air sponsors disabilities nonprofit • PricewaterhouseCoopers to pay $25M • U.S. homebuilder confidence rises • Bourbon production reaches high point • and more Story »
A record 450-plus exhibitors and more than 40,000 people attended the Made in Hawaii Festival over the Statehood Day weekend, according to event producer Amy Hammond, president of Special Events Hawaii. Story »

We take for granted the woven coconut papale (hat), lau hala mats, woven lau hala tote bags with bamboo handles, and similar items. Something that is not yet a household concept in Hawaii is traditional lau hala weaving using sterling silver and gold wire. Story »

Gilead Sciences recently brought to market a product called Sovaldi, a breakthrough treatment for the most common form of hepatitis C. The total medication cost is roughly $84,000 per patient, or $1,000 per day for 12 weeks. The new medication works well and cures the disease in about 90 percent of cases. Story »

Hawaii's first truly great golfer was Francis Hyde I'i Brown. During the 1920s and 1930s, he was to golf what Duke Kahanamoku was to swimming and surfing. Story »

You're starting a new business, launching a new product, or initiating a new ad campaign, and looking for that killer domain name. Unfortunately, given that there are literally hundreds of millions of domains registered, you find that yours is already taken.  Story »

Say you're the best, most worthy nonprofit in the world, but not enough people know about you and your mission. Now what? Longtime public relations maven Mona Wood-Sword, owner of Honolulu-based IKAIKA Communications, will tell you what's next. 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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