Thursday, August 28, 2014         


Hawaii Direct Mail
Hawaii hotels set monthly records for June in total revenue, room revenue, revenue per available room and average daily room rates.  Story »

star-advertiser / march 1The cost of health care in Hawaii rose to an average of $6,856 per person from 1991 to 2009, according to a study by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. Dr. Ahoora Payam, an internist at Waikiki Health Center, tends to a patient. It pays to be an internist in Hawaii. Not so much, though, if you're a retail salesperson. Internists in the state average $111.32 an hour and make an average $231,550 a year, according to the Occupational Employment and Wages in Hawai‘i 2013 report issued Wednesday by the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.  Story »

The Hawaii Medical Service Association is debuting a project it hopes will add at least a dozen years to your life.  Story »

 Business Briefs
Keith Vieira, former senior vice president of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, has been appointed an executive-in-residence by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Shidler College of Business. Story »
Reg Baker, the chief financial officer of Hawaii Medical Assurance Association, the health insurer formerly known as Hawaii Management Alliance Association, is resigning Monday. Story »

The artistic, colorful luminosity of Pele Copper Creations can stop you in your tracks, as happened with many attendees at last weekend's Made in Hawaii Festival. Story »

Patients are beginning to share their increasing concerns about the recent spread of Ebola in West Africa. While it is prudent for the people of Hawaii and the Department of Health to remain vigilant about global trends of any infectious disease, there is no imminent cause for alarm. Story »

Possibly the most iconic restaurant in East Honolulu from the 1950s to 1987 was the Ranch House in Aina Haina. Story »

I love to see local entrepreneurs do well, and anyone who reads this column knows that I've been a big fan of Box Jelly, the Kakaako-based co-working space, founded by former Chaminade student Tony Stanford and his friend, Rechun Fujihara. Story »

It's hip to serve Spam, according to TheGotham­ist.com, a website about life in the Big Apple and other cities. 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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