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Three Honolulu chefs have been named as semi-finalists for the prestigious James Beard Award. Pacific Business News spoke with them about how these three have risen to the top in one of the riskiest industries around. Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more. 

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It’s one of those ideas that  sounds like it may be too good to be true: using seawater to cool office buildings. But it’s a project that’s on its way to becoming reality in Honolulu.  Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Hawai‘i remains a relative stronghold for unions.  In fact, according to recent figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this is one of the most unionized states in America. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has part of the story behind the numbers.

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If someone has become a CEO, you’d think they’ve mastered the art of management. But some of Hawai‘i’s top CEO’s continue to sharpen their skills with the help of coaches. We get more on that story from the editor in chief of Pacific Business News, A Kam Napier.

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What does “Sustainability” mean for business and industry in Hawaii? Pacific Business News assembled a panel of experts to find out. Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Hawaii’s state run hospital system appears to be in dire financial straits. However, it does have new leadership in its CEO, Dr. Linda Rosen, who as Pacific Business News reports, has a lot of experience dealing with emergencies. Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more. 

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Broadband internet access is both a luxury for modern entertainment and a necessity for business. But Hawaii is falling behind when it comes to fast connections. We get a look at some of the people and businesses involved from Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier.

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Hawaii has a long history of cultural blending and ethnic pride. That extends to the business world as well, with a vibrant community of ethnic chambers of commerce. From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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It’s been another good year for the stock market. The S&P 500 is up 13% over the past 12 months. For local companies that are publicly held, it’s been a mixed story. HPR’s Bill Dorman has an update on how several local companies have done this year.

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The visitor industry, healthcare and the University of Hawaii are among the state’s biggest employers. What’s ahead for them in 2015? From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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One Christmas present of sorts that came early for consumers in Hawaii and across the country: cheaper gas prices. That fall in fuel prices has also made a difference for a number of publicly-held companies based in Hawaii. HPR’s Bill Dorman takes a look at some of the more active local stocks of 2014.

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Over a few days this week and next week, we’re taking a look back at some of the business developments affecting the islands this year. One of the biggest stories of the year is in some ways just beginning. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more on the evolving plans for Hawaii Electric.

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  As 2014 winds down, many are looking ahead to see what the new year will bring. What are the coming trends for Hawaii’s business climate? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Dec 12, 2014
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Many questions remain about the proposed 4.3 billion dollar buyout of Hawaiian Electric.  A lot of those questions center on the Florida company that wants to buy the local utility. So who is NextEra?  Some answers from Pacific Business News Editor in Chief, A. Kam Napier.

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  Consumers are exploring a lot of different ways to kick the fossil fuel habit. One of them is driving electric vehicles instead of gas-powered cars. Where does Hawaii stand in adopting EVs? From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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This week, the Howard Hughes Corporation won approval from regulators for a project on the site of Ward Warehouse. The company is in the process of reshaping 60 acres of Kakaako. But that’s only part of the story of how this Texas-based company came to be a major player in Honolulu real estate. From Pacific Business News, Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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  For years, business leaders in Hawaii have talked about the need for the state to develop a high tech sector. But can the islands really become a paradise for start-ups? From Pacific Business News,  Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.
 

Tourism 2014

Jan 3, 2014
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  While the final figures aren’t in yet, 2013 already looks like a record year for tourism in Hawaii. But both visitor arrivals and spending have been falling for the past three months. What about this year? HPR’s Bill Dorman looks ahead at some of the travel trends for 2014.

Maui Tech Incubator Gets a Goverment Boost

Dec 6, 2013
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 Starting up a new business is a difficult task, and sometimes you just need a little leg up.  That’s what Arben Kryeziu is trying to help with on Maui.

Kryeziu is the CEO of MBloom, a start-up incubator on Maui.  The group funds small businesses that need a financial bump to help get their ideas moving. It also provides a space for new and innovative minds to come together.

Mbloom is funding these companies with a ten million dollar boost from private investors and the state-run Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation. The idea is also to keep the talent close to home:

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