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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 »»

Tides of Commerce

September 4, 2013 With traveler feedback and industry research, has named Maui to its list of “Best Family Vacation Destinations,” an announcement said. more »»

Castle, Hawaii Pacific to join records system

September 4, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Operators of several major hospitals in Hawaii have agreed to share medical records through a new state-run online system. more »»

Business/In Brief • Aug. 31, 2013

August 31, 2013 BanyanTreats grand opening Sunday BanyanTreats, a cookie and ice cream shop at the Pioneer Inn in Lahaina, will be holding a grand opening Sunday afternoon with a blessing, entertainment and sample. more »»

Plan cuts Hawaii County pay raises

August 30, 2013 HILO (AP) — The number of Hawaii County administrators who would receive pay raises has been cut by about half under a new plan before the county’s Salary Commission. more »»

Da Kitchen garners Neighbor Award

August 29, 2013 Da Kitchen is a state winner of the Restaurant Neighbor Awards, presented by the National Restaurant Association to recognize outstanding community service among the nation’s restaurants, the Hawai... more »»

Business/In Brief • Aug. 29, 2013

August 29, 2013 Honolulu may consider bus ads HONOLULU — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says his administration may consider ads on bus exteriors as a way to boost revenue for local government. more »»

Tourism improves economic outlook for the Big Island

August 27, 2013 HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Big Island’s economic outlook is improving thanks to the statewide tourism boom. more »»

Business/In Brief • Aug. 24, 2013

August 24, 2013 Study: Police highest paid public workers KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii’s police officers were the highest-paid public employees in the state in early 2011, a newspaper reporte. more »»

Registrations of vehicles up

August 23, 2013 Maui saw a 12. more »»

Business/In Brief • Aug. 17, 2013

August 17, 2013 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s attorney general says a tax appeals court judge has ruled in favor of the state against nine popular travel sites. more »»

Business/In Brief • Aug. 15, 2013

August 15, 2013 Developers request secrecy on wind farm HONOLULU — Developers of a proposed Lanai wind farm want to keep information on the project secret. Attorneys for Castle & Cooke Properties Inc. more »»

Tides of Commerce

August 15, 2013 Hale Ali‘i, a beachfront estate in Kapalua, has been featured on the cover of Christie’s International Real Estate magazine, the first Hawaii property to be featured on the cover of the magazine. more »»

Business/In Brief • Aug. 14, 2013

August 14, 2013 New sauce company to introduce product Two Chicks In A Hammock LLC, a new sauce company on Maui, will be premiering its first product, Backyard Juice Hawaiian Chili Pepper Water, at Cash n’ Carry... more »»

Names & Faces

August 14, 2013 * Lynn Araki-Regan recently was appointed to the J. Walter Cameron Center’s board of directors. A Wailuku attorney in private practice, Araki-Regan is a graduate of Baldwin High School. more »»



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