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Business/In Brief • June 18, 2014

June 18, 2014 Farmers report theft increase KAILUA-KONA — The Big Island’s prosecutor is encouraging farmers to report thefts of crops as West Hawaii farmers say they’re experiencing an increase in stolen produc. more »»

Famous Amos taking another try at the cookie business

June 18, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii man who lost ownership of his Famous Amos cookie company in the 1980s is reinventing his brand yet agai. more »»

Names & Faces

June 18, 2014 * Optometrist Linda Nguyen has recently passed her board exam and is Maui’s first board certified optometrist, according to an announcement. more »»

Names & Faces

June 17, 2014 * Kirstin Hamman has recently opened her own law office in Wailuku. She is a 1997 graduate of the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of La. more »»

Chamber of Commerce works on diverse projects

June 14, 2014 When many think of the Maui Chamber of Commerce, they think of a business organization dedicated to improving the economy, helping businesses, providing legislative advocacy for the business sector,... more »»

Kauai bill would tax crop-research land separately

June 13, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — Large agriculture companies and landowners on Kauai could pay higher property taxes under a bill that would create a new tax class for lands used to research and develop crops. more »»

Business/In Brief • June 12, 2014

June 12, 2014 Hawaii Gas pays $155K for violations KAPOLEI, Hawaii — The U.S. more »»

Business/In Brief • June 11, 2014

June 11, 2014 Clean energy financing approval sought HONOLULU — The state is asking the Public Utilities Commission to approve Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s plan for clean energy financing. more »»

Business/In Brief • June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014 LIHUE — Kauai’s electric utility will issue refunds to its members this month. more »»

Names & Faces

June 4, 2014 * Architectural Design & Construction Inc. recently appointed Mika Yamaguchi as one of the firm’s project designers. Yamaguchi graduated with a Master of Architecture degree from John H. more »»

Business/In Brief • June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s insurance commissioner has approved a smaller rate increase than what was requested by the state’s largest health insurer. more »»

Business/In Brief • May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014 CEO Rosenblum of HECO plans to retire HONOLULU — Hawaiian Electric Company’s CEO Richard Rosenblum says he will retire from the company within a year. more »»

Hawaii County eyes breadfruit farming

May 24, 2014 HILO (AP) — Hawaii County and a prospective breadfruit farmer are looking at putting an orchard in the Kapulena Agricultural Park. more »»

Femfessionals plan luncheon in Waikapu

May 22, 2014 Femfessionals, a business community for professional women and business owners, will be holding an informational luncheon from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Kahili Golf Course Restaurant in Waikap. more »»

Business/In Brief • May 20, 2014

May 20, 2014 Facebook and business topic of event The Maui Economic Development Board and Facebook will host an event Sunday for those operating small businesses to learn best practices, to hear success stories... more »»

Business/In Brief • May 17, 2014

May 17, 2014 Honolulu rail-line delays cost $76M HONOLULU — Construction delays related to Honolulu’s awarding of rail contracts before it had the all the necessary federal approvals have cost taxpayers $76... more »»

Elections will be here soon

May 17, 2014 It is hard to believe it, but the election season is just around the corner. more »»

Business/In Brief • May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014 HONOLULU — The assets of the state’s largest public pension fund have reached an all-time high. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the state Employees’ Retirement System had $13. more »»

Business/In Brief • May 14, 2014

May 14, 2014 HILO — A geothermal plant on the Big Island has been cited by the Environmental Protection Agency for 14 violations, accused of failing to properly maintain and monitor its operations. more »»

Andaz earns LEED Silver

May 14, 2014 Andaz Maui at Wailea has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification, the resort announced last week. more »»



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