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Dairy and cheesery win approval on Big Island

March 19, 2014 HILO (AP) — Hawaii land officials have approved a nearly 1,400 acre dairy farm and cheesery on the Big Island. more »»

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March 18, 2014 Nadia S. more »»

Google adds a session to seminar on Wednesday

March 18, 2014 Due to stronger-than-expected demand, Google has added a second session to its free seminar Wednesday for Maui businesses looking to grow their online presence. more »»

Upcountry Veterinary Services in Makawao will close by March 31

March 15, 2014 Upcountry Veterinary Services in Makawao has stopped its practice and will close its office by the end of March, according to a news release. more »»

Honolulu considers limits on condo unit conversions

March 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council is considering limiting hoteliers from converting hotel rooms to condominium units. more »»

New executives named to head Montage Kapalua Bay

March 13, 2014 Montage Kapalua Bay, formerly The Residences at Kapalua Bay, has named two new executives to head the luxury hotel group’s newest property, which is set to open this spring in West Maui. more »»

Business/In Brief • Mar. 13, 2014

March 13, 2014 Geothermal power expansion on hold HILO — Hawaii Electric Light Co. more »»

Business/In Brief • Mar. 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 87-month sentence for fraud scheme HONOLULU — A former Hilo resident has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison for a scheme that netted more than $1.2 million. The U.S. more »»

Coffee farmers worried about pending land sale

March 11, 2014 HILO (AP) — Kau farmers are anxious over the pending sale of lands where they’ve worked to cultivate some of world’s best coffee. more »»

Business/In Brief • Mar. 11, 2014

March 11, 2014 Ceremony to unveil memorial stamp PEARL HARBOR — The USS Arizona Memorial will be commemorated in the form of a U.S. postage stam. more »»

Business / In Brief • Mar. 8, 2014

March 8, 2014 Engineer Troy Ching receives award Maui engineer Troy Ching has received the 2014 Young Engineer/Early Career Award from the Hawaii Council of Engineering Societies, according to an announcement. more »»

Increasing minimum wage: Will it help or hurt?

March 8, 2014 According to Senate Bill 2609, the premise for increasing the minimum wage is “to give Hawaii workers a higher wage that recognizes increased costs of living and enables them to build a better lif. more »»

Business / In Brief • Mar. 7, 2014

March 7, 2014 Firm to sell Hawaii in Latin America HONOLULU — An Argentina-based company has been selected to market Hawaii as a vacation destination for travelers in Latin America. more »»

Farmer sues over GMO rule

March 7, 2014 HILO (AP) — A Big Island papaya farmer is suing for relief from new registration requirements for growers of genetically modified crops. more »»

Business / In Brief • Mar. 6, 2014

March 6, 2014 Hawaiian suspends flight to Taiwan HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines is suspending its nonstop service to Taiwan, saying the increase in demand it anticipated after a change to U.S. more »»

Business / In Brief • Mar. 4, 2014

March 4, 2014 Hawaii seed industry spending down HONOLULU — Recent estimates show that spending by the seed research and development industry went down over the last two years but it remains Hawaii’s top crop. more »»

Bills to hike wage a blow to businesses

March 1, 2014 Numerous bills to increase Hawaii’s minimum wage are continuing to be heard this legislative session. more »»

Business / In Brief • Feb. 27, 2014

February 27, 2014 Kaiser offers free wireless Internet access Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is offering free wireless Internet access to members and guests in hospital rooms and waiting areas in all of its 20 facilities... more »»

Business / In Brief • Feb. 26, 2014

February 26, 2014 Billionaire purchases $40M in housing HONOLULU — Property records indicate that Larry Ellison has been buying almost two dozen homes on Lanai for $40 million. more »»

Partnership to bring more craft beers to Hawaii

February 25, 2014 Maui Brewing Co. is partnering with Stone Brewing Co., based in San Diego, to create a craft beer distributor, Maui-Stone Craft Beverages, to bring more craft beers to Hawaii. more »»



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