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Increasing minimum wage: Will it help or hurt?

March 8, 2014 According to Senate Bill 2609, the premise for increasing the minimum wage is “to give Hawaii workers a higher wage that recognizes increased costs of living and enables them to build a better lif. more »»

Business / In Brief • Mar. 7, 2014

March 7, 2014 Firm to sell Hawaii in Latin America HONOLULU — An Argentina-based company has been selected to market Hawaii as a vacation destination for travelers in Latin America. more »»

Farmer sues over GMO rule

March 7, 2014 HILO (AP) — A Big Island papaya farmer is suing for relief from new registration requirements for growers of genetically modified crops. more »»

Business / In Brief • Mar. 6, 2014

March 6, 2014 Hawaiian suspends flight to Taiwan HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines is suspending its nonstop service to Taiwan, saying the increase in demand it anticipated after a change to U.S. more »»

Business / In Brief • Mar. 4, 2014

March 4, 2014 Hawaii seed industry spending down HONOLULU — Recent estimates show that spending by the seed research and development industry went down over the last two years but it remains Hawaii’s top crop. more »»

Bills to hike wage a blow to businesses

March 1, 2014 Numerous bills to increase Hawaii’s minimum wage are continuing to be heard this legislative session. more »»

Business / In Brief • Feb. 27, 2014

February 27, 2014 Kaiser offers free wireless Internet access Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is offering free wireless Internet access to members and guests in hospital rooms and waiting areas in all of its 20 facilities... more »»

Business / In Brief • Feb. 26, 2014

February 26, 2014 Billionaire purchases $40M in housing HONOLULU — Property records indicate that Larry Ellison has been buying almost two dozen homes on Lanai for $40 million. more »»

Partnership to bring more craft beers to Hawaii

February 25, 2014 Maui Brewing Co. is partnering with Stone Brewing Co., based in San Diego, to create a craft beer distributor, Maui-Stone Craft Beverages, to bring more craft beers to Hawaii. more »»

Business/In Brief • Feb. 22, 2014

February 22, 2014 Public relations group forming The Public Relations Society of America’s Hawaii Chapter is reviving its Maui Affinity Group and is seeking public relations, marketing and development professionals. more »»

Maui’s business community made up of people who care

February 22, 2014 In county and state hearings, disparaging comments about businesses are made as if our businesses are all large, uncaring corporations run by people who don’t love Maui and whose sole aim is making... more »»

Stand Up Paddleboarding Yoga class launches

February 18, 2014 Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea now has an expert-led Stand Up Paddleboarding Yoga class. “Yoga is a mind-body practice with a laundry list of benefits,” said Senior Spa Director Pat Makozak. more »»

Names & Faces

February 15, 2014 Four Seasons Resorts Lana‘i has appointed Joseph LaBreche as director of marketing and Lori Holland as director of public relations. more »»

Business/In Brief • Feb. 13, 2014

February 13, 2014 Queen’s names 5 people to board HONOLULU — The president of the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii and the owner of furniture retailer C.. more »»

Names & Faces

February 11, 2014 * Several Maui employees were honored recently through the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association’s 2014 Na Poe Paahana Awards held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. more »»

Business/In Brief • Feb. 11, 2014

February 11, 2014 Oahu home price hits $629,500 HONOLULU — The median sales price of an Oahu single-family home reached $629,500 last month. more »»

Law threatens businesses

February 8, 2014 During the 2011 legislative session, a well-intended bill (Senate Bill 229) was introduced to prevent discrimination against victims of domestic violence. more »»

Business / In Brief • Feb. 7, 2014

February 7, 2014 Charlotte Russe to open Maui store National young women’s apparel retailer Charlotte Russe will open a store at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center in the late summer, according to an announcement. more »»

Business / In Brief • Feb. 6, 2014

February 6, 2014 BAYADA acquires Trumpet in Hawaii BAYADA Home Health Care, a leading provider of home health care services to people of all ages, has acquired Trumpet Behavioral Health in Hawaii, according to an... more »»

Business / In Brief • Feb. 5, 2014

February 5, 2014 The annual Mayor’s Small Business Awards event is scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Waikapu Ballroom of the King Kamehameha Golf Clubhouse. Tickets are $60 per person. more »»



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