The Maui Farm Helps Create Healthy Futures for Families
Hawaii Business Magazine
by Austin Bourcier
17h ago
The Maui Farm is a nonprofit that provides a safe place to live for women and children who have experienced traumatic, violent relationships or homelessness. They are nurtured there and learn essential skills for self-sufficient living. “Families can rest and reside as they navigate this transitional time and space in their lives,” says Executive Director Gabrielle Schuerger. “The campus includes a small farm in which the program participants help to care for the animals and propagate food for the families. It is a beautiful space where hearts and lives are transformed.” Photo: courtesy of T ..read more
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Q3 2024 Health Care Outlook feat. Hawai‘i Pacific Health
Hawaii Business Magazine
by Our Advertising Partner
1d ago
Q&A with: Leslie Chun, MD Chief Executive Officer, Hawai‘i Pacific Health Medical Group   What are some of your company’s most important (or interesting) projects and plans for 2024? Hawai‘i Pacific Health (HPH) is partnering with the state Department of Education and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine for a project that has the potential to transform our health care workforce. This spring, we opened the Waipahu High School Academic Health Center to serve the community. This clinic is one of the first of its kind in the nation on a high school campu ..read more
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For Maui: Lessons in Recovery and Hope from Japan 
Hawaii Business Magazine
by Kathryn Drury Wagner
1d ago
In May 2024, 15 business, community and government leaders from Hawai’i traveled to Japan for the Kibou for Maui project. Kibou means “hope” and the program – funded by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs – aimed to support Maui’s recovery by sharing some of Japan’s expertise in disaster relief and urban resiliency. Over four days, the cohort visited Japan’s Tohoku region, the site of 2011’s Great East Japan Earthquake and the resulting tsunami and nuclear disaster. “The Japanese people are very resilient,” says Kim Ball, owner of Hi-Tech Maui, which has four Hi-Tech Surf Sports locations on t ..read more
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Q3 2024 Architecture Outlook feat. G70
Hawaii Business Magazine
by Our Advertising Partner
1d ago
Q&A with: Jeffrey Overton, AICP, LEED AP Planning Principal, G7O   Many of your customers and clients are facing huge challenges this year. What are those challenges and how can you help them? Hawai‘i continues to struggle to house its people. We are not unlike many US communities that have failed to keep up with housing demand. Our high development costs and lengthy permitting timelines continue to hamper the addition of new housing. However, this trend may be changing. G70 supports landowners and agencies across the State with planning, design and permitting for affordable housing ..read more
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Q3 2024 Wholesale Outlook feat. Hawaii Foodservice Alliance LLC
Hawaii Business Magazine
by Our Advertising Partner
1d ago
Q&A with: Chad Buck Founder, Owner, Hawaii Foodservice Alliance   Disintermediation Hawai‘i’s relentless rise in real estate and utility costs, coupled with a shrinking labor market, continues to exert pressure on conventional distribution operations. The combination has compelled many producers to reconsider their approach to moving products to our islands. As the expense of warehousing inventories on the island becomes increasingly prohibitive, HFA’s logistics arm continues to align with our customers to disintermediate specific categories of their business, to help them reduce cos ..read more
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How’d He Do That?!
Hawaii Business Magazine
by Steve Petranik
4d ago
I Love Magic It’s fun, funny and flummoxing all at the same time. I’ve enjoyed extravagant magic shows in big theaters where audiences of many hundreds or even a few thousand people watched amazing large-scale tricks, often climaxing with lots of smoke. And I’ve enjoyed magic shows in intimate venues, where a few dozen people watched up close as skilled sleight-of-hand artists made cards, live animals, jewelry and other things appear and disappear, well, like magic. Photo: courtesy of The Magical Mystery Show The Magical Mystery Show, at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel on Kūhiō Avenue, is a w ..read more
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Debunking myths: The truth about working with a staffing agency
Hawaii Business Magazine
by Our Advertising Partner
1w ago
When it comes to partnering with a staffing agency, many businesses have misconceptions that can prevent them from leveraging this valuable resource. From concerns about cost and control to doubts about candidate quality, these myths often overshadow the real benefits that staffing agencies offer. Whether you’re a small startup or a large enterprise, understanding the realities of staffing agencies can help you make informed decisions and maximize your recruitment efforts. While each staffing agency operates differently, here are four common myths and truths that every business needs to know ..read more
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On Kaua‘i, the Biggest Home Developer Is the County
Hawaii Business Magazine
by Noelle Fujii-Oride
1w ago
Nestled next to farmland and older residences, three affordable rental projects are emerging from the red dirt in Kaua’i’s western town of ‘Ele’ele. The rentals, part of the county-led 550-unit Lima Ola affordable subdivision, is an example of how Kaua‘i County’s Housing Agency has become a major developer and facilitator of new homes on the island. The Housing Agency and its private developer partners are expected to begin construction on 288 affordable homes this year. Combined with the 221 units that broke ground in 2023, the agency and its partners are set to add 509 affordable homes to t ..read more
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My Job Is Helping Kūpuna Spend Their Golden Years at Home
Hawaii Business Magazine
by Austin Bourcier
1w ago
Name: Joeziah Routt-Rivera Job: In-Home Caregiver Company: Vivia Cares by Ho’okele Home Care HIS WORK: Joeziah Routt-Rivera visits clients’ homes to ensure their well-being. Some of his responsibilities include bathing clients, monitoring their nutrition and ensuring they take their medicines, and general housekeeping. Routt-Rivera does other nurse-related tasks as well, such as checking vital signs. “Typically, our assistance is focused on indoor tasks, such as household chores, meal preparation, medication reminders and personal care. However, we also provide transport services for medical a ..read more
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Will ChatGPT replace Home Inspectors?
Hawaii Business Magazine
by Our Advertising Partner
1w ago
I sent the above picture to ChatGPT and asked, “Is this a problem?”   ChatGPT reply: Yes, this appears to be a problem. The image shows a concrete wall with visible cracks and signs of water seepage. Here’s a breakdown of potential issues: Cracks: The visible cracks, especially the stair-step pattern, can indicate structural movement or settling. This might compromise the integrity of the wall. Water Stains: The water stains on the wall suggest water infiltration. This can lead to further deterioration of the concrete and could be a sign of poor drainage or waterproofing issues. Displac ..read more
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