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Hawaii health exchange opens without plan specs

October 2, 2013 HONOLULU — Hawaii is starting open enrollment under President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul without consumers being able to compare actual plans and price. more »»

Business/In Brief • Oct. 1, 2013

October 1, 2013 HONOLULU — Hawaiian Telcom says it’s bought a Honolulu data center services company for $16 million in cash. SystemMetrics Corp. more »»

Names & Faces

October 1, 2013 * Marcy Martin, a real property assessment technical officer with the county’s Department of Finance, was recently honored for earning the first assessment administration specialist designation in... more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 28, 2013

September 28, 2013 Par Petroleum completes purchase HONOLULU — A Houston-based petroleum company has completed the purchase of the Kapolei oil refinery from Tesoro Corp. more »»

New store specializes in clothes, accessories for dolls and girls

September 28, 2013 Forever H & A Maui, a shop that sells Hawaiian American Girl doll dresses and matching girls’ dresses, has opened at The Wharf Cinema Center in Lahaina town. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 25, 2013

September 25, 2013 HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is providing more than $120,000 in grants for community health initiatives. more »»

Kenoi to request geothermal health effects study

September 25, 2013 HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi plans to implement the recommendations of a panel on geothermal power, including a proposal that the county commission a study on the public healt... more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 21, 2013

September 21, 2013 Treasury awards to benefit Native Hawaiians HONOLULU — The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded $1.2 million to two Hawaii credit unions for financial assistance awards for Native Hawaiians. U.S. Sen. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 19, 2013

September 19, 2013 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Board of Education is increasing the pay for assistant superintendents. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 18, 2013

September 18, 2013 The Valley Isle Chapter of BNI is holding a visitors day extravaganza at 7:45 a.m. Oct. 2 at Tante’s Island Cuisine at 100 W. Kaahumanu Ave. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 17, 2013

September 17, 2013 HALEIWA— Kamehameha Schools says it will break ground next month on a $16 million redevelopment of the Oahu North Shore business district that includes Matsumoto’s Shave Ice. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 14, 2013

September 14, 2013 Man sentenced to 4 years for wire fraud HONOLULU — A Kaneohe man convicted of creating a Ponzi scheme has been sentenced to four years in priso. more »»

Launiupoko bed-and-breakfast makes top 10 list

September 14, 2013 Ho‘oilo House in Lahaina has been selected as a top 10 beach bed-and-breakfast by more »»

Names & Faces

September 12, 2013 * Glenn K.L. Yee, a veteran and financial officer and executive for several well-known Hawaii businesses has been named chief financial officer of Island Ai. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 12, 2013

September 12, 2013 HONOLULU — A nonprofit organization that advocates for renewable energy says Hawaii gets a C- for its overall progress toward energy independenc. more »»

Song and dance at business grand opening

September 11, 2013 (First Photo) Rihanna Vega, 6, dances Sept. 1 during the grand opening of BanyanTreats at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina. She’s backed up by slack key masters Damon Parillo and Ron Heeten. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 11, 2013

September 11, 2013 KAILUA-KONA— A nearly 50-year-old Big Island resort damaged by a tsunami in 2011 is planning to lay off its last employees with unclear prospects for reopening. more »»

Board seeks pay raise for superintendent

September 7, 2013 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Board of Education will pursue a pay raise for state schools Superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi. more »»

Tides of Commerce

September 5, 2013 Co-founders Leo Caires and Fred Brown of Maui-based Gen-X Energy have completed their first microgrid project for a more than 400-acre agriculture operation in Hawaii. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 4, 2013

September 4, 2013 HECO to close Oahu plant Jan. 31 HONOLULU Hawaiian Electric Co. says it plans to deactivate its Honolulu Power Plant on Jan. 31 as it transitions to renewable energ. more »»



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