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Bonterra Solar makes Inc Magazine's list of America's fastest growing companies

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HONOLULU – Bonterra Solar has been named to the 2014 Inc. 5000: America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies list. With a three-year growth rate (2010, 2011, 2012) of 568 percent, Honolulu-based Bonterra was ranked number 801 out of 5,000 companies nationwide. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest-growing companies,” said […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Local Lumber Industry to See Boost in 2015 As Construction Set to Drive Hawaii’s Economy


HONOLULU – Construction has been one of the hardest hit industries since the economic downturn of 2008/2009, but it has also been on a steady rebound over the last couple of years both nationally and locally. The University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization (UHERO) released its forecast earlier this month, indicating confidence in the growth […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Hawaii Restaurant Pays Back Tips to Servers

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REPORT FROM THE US DOL - Castle Resorts and Hotels Inc., which operates the Kauai-based Bull Shed restaurant in Hawaii, returned $55,674 in tips and $2,959 in minimum wages to 17 servers for violating the wage provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Wage and Hour investigators found the company reduced the cash wage of […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Reg Baker leaves HMAA

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HONOLULU – The Hawaii Medical Assurance Association (HMAA) announced today Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Reg Baker has resigned as of Sept. 1, 2014 and Executive Chairman John Henry Felix will temporarily assume the CFO and COO positions. “We want to thank Reg for his work and dedication […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Royal Hawaiian Center Holds Halloween Costume Contest

Halloween costume contest at Royal Hawaiian Center

Keiki from infancy to 10 years old are invited to compete in the annual Royal Hawaiian Center Halloween costume contest. Contest categories and themes are: ·      Ages 0-2 years: Cutest ·      Ages 3-5 years: Most Creative ·      Ages 6-10 years: Most Original ·      Best Parent and Child Costumes ·      Overall Grand Champion Gift cards and […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

State releases occupational employment and wages data for Hawaii

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HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) released its Occupational Employment and Wages in Hawaii 2013 publication, which provides comprehensive occupational wage data and a snapshot of the state's record 662,150 workforce. It is the most frequently requested statistical information of the department. Primary consumers of the information include job […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Calfornia Pizza Kitchen at Kahala Mall redesigned

California Pizza Kitchen Kahala

HONOLULU — California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), the authority on California-style pizza and an industry leader in creative dining, today announced the completion of its newly reimagined Honolulu location at the Kahala Mall .  The transformed Kahala restaurant features an 850 square foot expansion and a complete redesign using reclaimed wood and warm colors throughout. “We […]

August 28th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

PETA Stops Tigers | Simmons and Brennan | Republicans Rally | 2014 Hawaii Small Business Fair

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BY SAM SLOM - Rail Facing Huge $ Overruns. Best non-news story of the week: HART (Honolulu Area Rapid Transit) is facing huge cost overruns in the bids for nine transit stations for Honolulu's bloated train to nowhere. This is no surprise and was predicted a year ago by Cliff Slater and the plaintiffs in […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Moscow International Circus Coming to Blaisdell Arena

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HONOLULU -- The Moscow International Circus is headed back to Hawaii for the first time in 10 years. Performances will be held at the Blaisdell Arena on October 3, 4 and 5, 2014. The Moscow International Circus is produced by longtime Circus Producer Cornell ”Tuffy” Nicholas and his company Showmakers, Inc.  Nicholas said, “We are […]

August 20th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

McDonalds® of Waipouli Celebrates Grand Opening

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McDonald’s of Waipouli located at 4-0771 Kuhio Highway, Kapaa, Hawaii, will celebrate its grand reopening following a complete renovation. Customers will enjoy the new, sleek and modern look of the restaurant, which is now completely ADA accessible. The celebration will kick off at 9 a.m. with a blessing by Kumu Sabra Kauka. A spectacular Chinese […]

August 18th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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