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15 Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing Attorneys Named to 2015 Best Lawyers® List

Paul Alston

HONOLULU - Fifteen Alston Hunt Floyd & Ing (AHFI) attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America® list (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, SC). AHFI stockholder/director Louise K.Y. Ing has been named 2015 Hawai`i Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in two practice areas: […]

September 16th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

U.S. EPA lauds Kim Johnson, Kokua Hawaii Foundation for environmental education work


HONOLULU-- U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld today recognized Kim Johnson and her Kokua Hawaii Foundation for the organization’s work in Hawaii schools to encourage recycling and teaching environmental stewardship as part of the EPA Pacific Southwest region’s environmental awards program. “EPA is pleased to honor Kim Johnson and the Kokua Hawaii Foundation for increasing […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Hawaii Red Cross seeks 'heroes'

red cross

HONOLULU - Do you know a hero – someone who has saved a life, made our community a safer place or gone above and beyond to help someone in need? Each year, the Hawaii Red Cross celebrates and honors local citizens who exemplify the spirit of humanitarianism in line with the Red Cross mission of […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Teddy's Bigger Burgers Expands to Thailand

Teddy's Bigger Burgers

HONOLULU – Building upon an incredible international expansion, including its most recent location in Manila, Philippines, the Hawai‘i-born Teddy’s Bigger Burgers just finalized the first of a two-store agreement in Thailand, set to open in late 2014 or first quarter of 2015. The burger eatery, known for its dedication to quality and unique toppings, just […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Three Hawaii Gymnasts Named to US National Teams For the Age Group World Championships

Kayttie Nakamura, Sydney Senter and Alexander Paul

Last weekend three local gymnasts competed at the USA Gymnastics National Team Selection Camp in Huntsville, Texas (the USA Gymnastics Olympic Training Center) and won international assignments. Nationally, the top four and invited others in each of the fol-lowing age groups for each competitive event trained together and competed for spots on the US National […]

September 9th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Apple Courts Fashionistas As Smartwatch Expectations Mount

A general view of an Apple store in the Manhattan borough of New York, Sept. 7, 2014, ahead of the expected release of iPhone 6 and other products this week.

Reuters - SAN FRANCISCO— Apple Inc has invited top fashion editors and bloggers in unprecedented numbers to its Tuesday launch gala, further evidence that the iPhone maker is preparing to take the wraps off a smartwatch. Apple is forging closer ties to the fashion world as it plots its foray into the fertile field of […]

September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Harvard Business School Study: US Wealth Gap Is 'Unsustainable'

FILE - Amy Jennewein participates in a rally in support of raising the minimum wage University City, Mo.

Reuters - BOSTON— The widening gap between America's wealthiest and its middle and lower classes is “unsustainable”, but is unlikely to improve any time soon, according to a Harvard Business School study released on Monday. The study, titled “An Economy Doing Half its Job,” said American companies - particularly big ones - were showing some […]

September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Twitter Tests ‘Buy’ Button on Its Tweets

FILE - News that Twitter Inc. is testing direct purchasing from tweets fuels a rise in its stock price Sept. 8, 2014.

Reuters - Twitter Inc. is testing a "buy" button in some tweets that allows a mobile user to buy directly from a tweet. A small percentage of U.S. users will be able to see the “buy” button from Monday, Twitter wrote in a blog post. "Users will get access to offers and merchandise they can't […]

September 8th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Hawaii Civil Rights Commission issues decision in harassment case

Kay Lorraine Bate

REPORT FROM THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR - HONOLULU — The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission (HCRC) issued a final decision and order holding the Research Institute for Hawaii USA (RIH), and its CEO Christopher Damon Haig, liable for religious and sexual harassment and discrimination against their former executive director Kay Lorraine Bate. HCRC Executive Director […]

September 4th, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Honolulu Arborist, Business Owner Honored as “True Professional” by International Society of Arboriculture

Steve Nimz, an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist®

CHAMPAIGN, Ill.  – Steve Nimz, an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist®, chief consulting arborist with Steve Nimz & Associates, and president of Instant Shade Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been named a “True Professional of Arboriculture™” by ISA. The True Professional recognition program honors arborists and tree care professionals for their positive impact […]

September 3rd, 2014 | Posted in Business | Read More »

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