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Business/In Brief • Sept. 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 Hawaii labor laws topic of seminar The Maui Chamber of Commerce is holding a seminar on labor laws from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Elleair Rainbow room at the Maui Beach Hotel. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 13, 2014

September 13, 2014 Rail completion likely delayed HONOLULU — The federal government has lost confidence that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation will finish construction of its commuter rail on time. more »»

Congressional candidates queried on Social Security, ACA

September 13, 2014 Last week we shared responses received to some of the questions our Chamber of Maui Political Action Committee asked of candidates running in races for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House 2nd District. more »»

Business / In Brief • Sept. 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 HONOLULU — A former teller for the Honolulu bus system credit union has been sentenced to 13 months in prison for embezzling more than $350,00. more »»

Big Island businesses eligible for disaster loans

September 6, 2014 HONOLULU — The U.S. Small Business Administration says small businesses in Hawaii County may apply for low-interest federal disaster loans because of Tropical Storm Iselle. more »»

Critical issues are discussed with congressional candidates 

September 6, 2014 The Chamber of Maui Political Action Committee (COMPAC) met with candidates in the races for U.S. Senate and U.S. House 2nd District to consider possible endorsement. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 5, 2014

September 5, 2014 USDA to aid Big Isle farmers after storm HONOLULU— The U.S. Agriculture Department is giving the Big Island a natural disaster designation to help farmers recover from Tropical Storm Iselle. more »»

Solar companies chide Hawaii Electric for delays

September 5, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A backlog of homeowners wanting solar panels hooked to the power grid has led to Hawaii’s main power company and solar energy system companies blaming each other for delays. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 4, 2014

September 4, 2014 Grand opening set for credit union The Wailuku Federal Credit Union will hold a grand opening celebration at its new Maui Lani Village Center location from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. more »»

COMPAC had good reason to release endorsements early

August 30, 2014 Last week the Chamber of Maui Political Action Committee (COMPAC) released its endorsements for county and state races, leaving some to question why the rush since the process was still underway and... more »»

Business/In Brief • Aug. 28, 2014

August 28, 2014 HONOLULU — A pilot accused of flying aerial banners over Oahu will face a jury trial. Matthew Radeck works for Aerial Banners Inc., which is based in Florida. more »»

Business/In Brief • Aug. 26, 2014

August 26, 2014 Summer doldrums? Not on Wall Street. more »»

Despite differing opinions, the aloha spirit should prevail

August 23, 2014 A negative and pervasive wave is sweeping our community over differing opinions, and the way people are being treated is just wrong. more »»

Business/In Brief • Aug. 21, 2014

August 21, 2014 Honolulu inflation below national rate HONOLULU — Honolulu’s consumer price index lags the national rate for the first time in 11 years, thanks to a decrease in apparel prices. Inflation rose 1. more »»

Insurer pulls plans from Hawaii Health Connector

August 16, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s largest health insurer is pulling out of the small-business side of the state’s troubled health exchange, leaving the Hawaii Health Connector with only one insurance company for... more »»

Rail station bids exceed projected budget

August 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Bids that came in for construction of the first nine stations of a Honolulu rail transit system indicate the project’s cost may far exceed estimates. more »»

Business/In Brief • Aug. 13, 2014

August 13, 2014 Plans outlined to demolish Big Island hotel KAILUA-KONA — A major Hawaii landowner has proposed demolishing a shuttered Big Island hotel to create an educational center for cultural resources. more »»

Make business-friendly candidates your choice when voting at the polls

August 9, 2014 The primary election is today, and it is important that all eligible voters get out and vote. more »»

Aerial advertising case continues in August

August 7, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A pilot arrested for flying an advertising banner over Oahu has been scheduled for a court hearing near the end of August. more »»



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