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3Q credit, debit sales up 5.9 percent in Hawaii

October 16, 2013 HONOLULU — Hawaii residents and visitors spent more money in the third quarter on convenience store items, insurance, furniture and other goods and services, according to the bank that handles most... more »»

Business/In Brief • Oct. 15, 2013

October 15, 2013 Company hopes to process eucalyptus HILO — The chief executive officer of a lumber company remains optimistic that commercial eucalyptus logging could begin next year on the Hamakua Coas. more »»

Business/In Brief • Oct. 12, 2013

October 12, 2013 Pflueger sentenced for tax evasion HONOLULU — A Hawaii car dealer who agreed to testify about his father in a manslaughter case has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for tax evasion. more »»

Phishing websites target unemployed

October 10, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations is warning the public about unauthorized websites that appear to be trying to get personal information from those seeking... more »»

Business/In Brief • Oct. 8, 2013

October 8, 2013 Larger subsidy sought to provide Internet HONOLULU — Hawaiian Telcom is asking the Federal Communications Commission for a larger subsidy to provide broadband Internet to rural areas in Hawaii. more »»

Hawaii lawmakers hold health care reform hearing

October 5, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — State lawmakers plan to hold a hearing next week on Hawaii’s insurance exchange and other Affordable Care Act health care reforms. more »»

Business/In Brief • Oct. 4, 2013

October 4, 2013 LIHUE — Kauai’s electric utility wants to charge customers not using the company’s wireless smart meters $10.27 a month. more »»

Business/In Brief • Oct. 3, 2013

October 3, 2013 HONOLULU — The number of Hawaii residents and businesses filing for bankruptcy fell in September to the lowest level in more than five years. more »»

Maui County businesses receive revitalization grants

October 3, 2013 More than $48,000 in Small Business Revitalization grants have been awarded to businesses in Hana and on Lanai and Molokai, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Lokahi Pacific announced... more »»

Owners group picks architect, contractor for Coco Palms

October 3, 2013 LIHUE (AP) — The owners of Kauai’s Coco Palms Resort have sent most of their reconstruction permit applications to the county and have picked a team to rebuild the hotel. more »»

Business/In Brief • Oct. 2, 2013

October 2, 2013 Maui business people to meet A free event called “Business on the Grill with Maui Business Brainstormers” will be held at noon Oct. 22, at the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui Mall. more »»

Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas marks 10 years

October 2, 2013 The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas celebrated its 10th anniversary last month. A hoolaulea was held Sept. more »»

Hawaii health exchange opens without plan specs

October 2, 2013 HONOLULU — Hawaii is starting open enrollment under President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul without consumers being able to compare actual plans and price. more »»

Business/In Brief • Oct. 1, 2013

October 1, 2013 HONOLULU — Hawaiian Telcom says it’s bought a Honolulu data center services company for $16 million in cash. SystemMetrics Corp. more »»

Names & Faces

October 1, 2013 * Marcy Martin, a real property assessment technical officer with the county’s Department of Finance, was recently honored for earning the first assessment administration specialist designation in... more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 28, 2013

September 28, 2013 Par Petroleum completes purchase HONOLULU — A Houston-based petroleum company has completed the purchase of the Kapolei oil refinery from Tesoro Corp. more »»

New store specializes in clothes, accessories for dolls and girls

September 28, 2013 Forever H & A Maui, a shop that sells Hawaiian American Girl doll dresses and matching girls’ dresses, has opened at The Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina town. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 25, 2013

September 25, 2013 HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is providing more than $120,000 in grants for community health initiatives. more »»

Kenoi to request geothermal health effects study

September 25, 2013 HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi plans to implement the recommendations of a panel on geothermal power, including a proposal that the county commission a study on the public healt... more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 21, 2013

September 21, 2013 Treasury awards to benefit Native Hawaiians HONOLULU — The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded $1.2 million to two Hawaii credit unions for financial assistance awards for Native Hawaiians. U.S. Sen. more »»



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