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Hawaii Direct Mail
 Royal Hawaiian Center sold for $696.5M
The recent sale of Royal Hawaiian Center, Wai­kiki's largest shopping complex, totaled $696.5 million, according to Hawaii Information Service.  Story »
Nine examples of architectural design excellence have been honored by the American Institute of Architects, Hono­lulu Chapter.  Story »

Hawaiian Electric Co. said Tuesday it plans to provide customers with a variety of incentives to encourage them to use more electricity at times when renewable-energy sources are plentiful and use less electricity when the power is coming from fossil fuels.  Story »

 Business Briefs
Hawaiian Air to upgrade isle airport lounges • Condo tower's auto dealership adds brands • China probing Microsoft in monopoly case; and more Story »
Finance Factors, the state's largest locally owned financial services loan company, has purchased two adjacent properties at the mauka corner of Wai­alae and 8th avenues to expand its branch network. Story »

Global fashion retailer H&M will open its second Hawaii store at a massive regional mall being built in Kapo­lei.  Story »

Joanna Carolan is one of those people who successfully transitioned from artisan and handcrafter to businesswoman. She did it 23 years ago and has built her business up through a hurricane, overseas competition, downturns in the economy and visitor count challenges. Story »

The sight of a beggar, paralyzed from the waist down by polio, dragging himself through the muddy streets of India is a memory not easily forgotten. Yet, there is a world of difference between an impoverished society and a fractured nation. Story »

Most of us have flown in and out of Honolulu Airport many times. But we probably didn't see Frank Sinatra, Harrison Ford, Greg Norman, the Rolling Stones, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter or Prince Philip passing through because they came in the back door. Story »

YouTube has become an indispensable marketing vehicle for businesses of every size. That means to keep your enterprise in front of potential customers, making videos is a necessity. Shooting video is straightforward, but the editing part takes practice, time and the right tools. Story »

Howard Dashefsky will make his return to KHON-TV as anchor of the 9 p.m. weekday newscast that will debut on Monday, Sept. 8. 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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‘Keiki In The Kitchen’ Recipe Contest
The “HMAA Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Fitness & Fun” contest is calling on young chefs statewide to submit their best recipes. The deadline is Aug. 10. Read More »
Enforcement Lax On Improper Signs
I spotted a huge side-of-building political ad against fluoridated water on Kapahulu Avenue. It does not qualify as a site-of-business ad under our law since it’s not advertising surfboards — the interior business. It’s advertising unfluoridated water. Read More »

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