• Wave generator supplies Hawaii electrical grid for the first time

    July 7, 2015

    A prototype wave generator called Azurais supplying grid power to Hawaii, the first time such a feat has been officially verified, according to the US Department of Energy (DoE). Though it can only produce 20 kilowatts, the DoE said that similar devices could eventually provide large amounts of clean power to coastal cities. The project is co-sponsored by the US […]

  • Mystery Man Moving Japan Made More Than 1 Million Trades

    June 26, 2015

    Sept. 26 (Bloomberg) — It was six minutes after the opening bell on Feb. 4, and dozens of big-name stocks were still untraded in Tokyo. Telecommunications giant SoftBank Corp. was among those that hadn’t budged. The offer price fell 5 percent, then more, and still there were no takers.Then an order was filled: 300,000 shares […]

  • Oahu to enforce plastic bag ban

    June 22, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) – Honolulu is set to become the last county in Hawaii to ban plastic checkout bags. Starting July 1, businesses won’t be allowed to provide plastic bags and non-recyclable paper bags at the time of customer checkout. The law was first approved by the Honolulu City Council three years ago, amended last year […]

  • Small hydro development act awaits enactment in Hawaii

    June 18, 2015

    HONOLULU, Hawaii 06/17/2015 By Michael Harris Hawaiian legislators have passed a bill that could allow for the development of micro hydroelectric projects on the state’s agricultural land should Gov. David Ige sign off on the new law. The legislation, Hawaii House Bill 1273, would allow for the construction of hydropower projects up to 500 kW in capacity […]

  • FDA Stops Trans Fat Use In U.S. Food By 2018

    June 17, 2015

    Artificial trans fat will have to disappear from the American diet, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA on Tuesday ruled that trans fat is not "generally recognized as safe" for use in human food. The department gave food manufacturers three years to remove the partially hydrogenated oils, or PHOs, from their products. The […]

  • Why Buffalo Wild Wings Just Spent $160 Million to Buy out a Franchisee | The Motley Fool

    June 16, 2015

    Source: Buffalo Wild Wings.In a single deal, Buffalo Wild Wings(NASDAQ: BWLD) just boosted its company-owned store base by almost 10%. The restaurant chain announced last week that it is buying out a franchisee’s 41 B-Dubs locations across Texas, New Mexico, and Hawaii. That deal will put the restaurant count at 550 company-managed locations, compared to about 600 […]

  • Hawaii Health Connector begins layoffs

    June 15, 2015

    Twenty-nine temporary staff for theHawaii Health Connector have received lay-off notices as the exchange winds down operations to move enrollment processes from the state-run online health insurance exchange to the federal government’s online platform. The temporary staff, some of whom worked in outreach, were notified Friday, and their positions will be eliminated within the next two […]

  • Monsanto launches new ad campaign in Hawaii

    June 14, 2015

    Monsanto Hawaii has launched a new awareness campaign as part of its ongoing efforts to promote an open dialogue with the community and secure a greater understanding about the company’s farming practices and products. Monsanto Hawaii has been reaching out to the community since early last year in an effort to improve its relationship with […]

  • Egg shortage leads to rising prices in Hawaii

    June 13, 2015

    HONOLULU – A massive bird flu outbreak on the mainland is leading to rising egg prices in Hawaii. Many grocery stores in the islands are charging at least $4 for a dozen eggs.  Local restaurants are also worried about the disease devastating the poultry industry. Eggs ‘n Things serves breakfast around the clock, cooking up roughly 12,000 […]

  • Victor Bell Jr. – The Success Secret Weapon For Champion Entrepreneurs

    June 11, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 6, 2015  Honoulu, Hawaii – Founder of the Champion Program, Victor Bell, Jr. is the Secret Weapon to Winning the Success War. In this interview with Jack, Victor Bell, Jr. reviews the life he’s had and the experiences that have shaped who he’s become. His background allows him to push others […]

  • Hawaiian Island Solar closes down after 32 years in business

    June 9, 2015

    Hawaiian Island Solar Inc. has closed down after more than three decades in business, the head of the company confirmed to PBN. Gary Ralston, owner and president of the Kailua-based solar energy firm, cited personal issues as the reason for the closure of the company. He also told PBN that the company was down to […]

  • Family lost $9000 to Hawaii Vacation Rental scam on Airbnb

    June 8, 2015

    An IT expert has been fleeced for thousands of dollars after falling victim to a fake listing on the popular accommodation website Airbnb. Damian Teh-White and his wife Katherine, from Melbourne, found a $900-a-night luxury resort-style Hawaiian villa with seven bedrooms and oceanfront views in Honolulu in April. But before the couple proceeded with their booking, […]

  • Yahoo Shuts Down Maps To Focus On Its Search Business

    June 5, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo will close its maps page, and several other sites, as it focuses on its search business, communication tools and content. The Internet company said Friday that it will close its map, which gives users driving directions and traffic conditions, at the end of the month. Yahoo will also close several […]

  • Hawaii activists’ push to ditch HECO and transform the utility business model

    May 28, 2015

    A group of citizens is rising up against the proposed merger of the Hawaii Electric Industries (HEI) and NextEra Energy, and demanding a voice in decisions about their energy future. If their rebellion succeeds, Hawaii residents will find out if their complaints about HECO are due to the nature of rooftop solar and its integration onto the grid, or […]

  • FREE Workshop: Professional Speaker Secrets – June 19, 2015

    WHAT: FREE Workshop: Professional Speaker Secrets  WHEN: Date & Time: Friday, June 19, 2015 11:00am-2pm WHERE:  Primary Residential Mortgage Cafe  – 4510 Salt Lake Blvd, Suite B5 (Next to Ice Palace at Stadium Mall) International Best Selling Author and Professional Speaker, Patrick Snow, will be conducting a FREE Workshop revealing 20 Strategies that Professional Speakers use to […]

  • Forecast calls for 5 to 8 Tropical Cyclones This Season

    May 26, 2015

    The start of the 2015 Central Pacific hurricane season is just days away, and forecasters are expecting a busier year thanks in part to El Nino. Projected climate conditions point to an above-normal hurricane season for the basin, an area located north of the equator spanning from 140 degrees west longitude to the International Date […]

  • Hawaii Startup LiveSift Receives $800k Seed Funding – Pacific Business News

    May 25, 2015

    Hawaii startup LiveSift, whose software can be used to poll attendees and curate questions for events and business meetings, has received $800,000 in seed funding and will change its name to MeetingSift. The software has been used at public events to poll audiences instead of the usual show of hands, but the company’s corporate mission […]

  • iConnectUHI Downtown Lunch & Learn – June 2, 2015

    iConnectUHI presents Lunch & Learn with Master Certified Life Coach Jeff Bow. Secrets to Transforming Positivity into Profitablilty. WHAT: iConnectUHI Lunch & Learn with Life Coach Jeff Bow WHEN: Tuesday, June 2nd 12pm-1pm WHERE: 1132 Bishop Street, Conference Room 601 Are you a Business Owner, entrepreneur or employee who would like an opportunity to ask questions […]

  • Honolulu Mayor Vetoes Homeless-Centered Bill Expanding Honolulu Sit-Lie Ban

    May 22, 2015

    HONOLULU — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city’s ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks. Caldwell has been a champion of the city’s sit-lie bans, which began in Waikiki after complaints from the tourism industry and local residents and expanded to include Chinatown and other commercial areas. […]

  • The Role of Salespeople Will Evolve in 2015

    Savvy customers don’t value old-school, pressure-based, manipulative sales methods. In fact, many executives say they’ll decide to not select a vendor because of a negative sales experience.  As customers increasingly value subject-matter experts, salespeople need refined consultative skills. Top companies will invest prudently in teaching those individuals how to identify and cultivate opportunities that are […]

  • Hawaii to receive $100K in credit reporting settlement

    May 20, 2015

    HONOLULU -The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection along with 30 state attorneys general announced Wednesday a major settlement with the three national credit reporting agencies — Equifax Information Services LLC, Experian Information Solutions Inc., and TransUnion LLC. Under the settlement, the credit reporting agencies have agreed to pay the […]

  • Banks fined more than $5B, to plead guilty to market rigging

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the world’s biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution. Traders at JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup’s banking unit Citicorp, […]

  • ConAgra to Pay $11.2M to Settle Salmonella Criminal Case – ABC News

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — ConAgra Foods agreed Wednesday to pay $11.2 million, a sum that includes the highest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case, to settle a federal charge that the company shipped Peter Pan peanut butter tainted with salmonella from a plant in Georgia, sickening more than 600 people and triggering a massive recall eight years […]

  • Startup Weekend Honolulu 2015 Summer Edition – June19 @TheBoxJelly

    WHAT: Startup Weekend Honolulu  2015 Summer Edition WHEN: Friday, June 19at 6:30pm WHERE: The Box Jelly Coworking, 307a Kamani St, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Early bird tickets now on sale at FREE workshops to help prepare you for Startup Weekend Honolulu :  May 28: Intro to Lean Startups  Hosted by Sultan Ventures 900 Fort Street Mall (Pioneer Plaze) Honolulu, HI 96813 […]

  • 2015 UH retail business plan contest a success

    May 19, 2015

    A whooping $1,500 went to small business Pololia Glasswork, owned by arts and science major Shayna Nichols on May 12 at the 2015 University of Hawaiʻi Retail Business Plan Contest held in Campus Center Room 308. A total of 18 teams developed retail business plans. The contest was planned and organized by Professor Youngjin Bahng […]

  • Big Island Rotary Means Business meeting is Thursday

    May 17, 2015

    Big Island Rotarians and their guests will meet for Rotary Means Business-Big Island from 5 to 7 p.m Thursday at Humpy’s Showroom. Early arrival statewide district conference attendees are also welcome. Attendees fellowship, network and share about their clubs and businesses. For more information, contact Laura Guluzzy, 326-2100 or visit

  • Walmart to launch $50 shipping to challenge Amazon Prime – NY Daily News

    May 13, 2015

    Walmart Stores Inc is planning to test a new unlimited online shipping service this summer for $50 per year, a move that may hurt Amazon’s annual $99 Prime shipping service. Walmart’s service, which will be by invitation only for now, will offer selected products on the company’s website to customers within three days or less, […]

  • How to Design Product Demos that Sell

    Your prospect doesn’t want to become an expert on how to use your product. They want results! Just show them enough to make them believe your product can help achieve what they want. Don’t get lost in the details, don’t make them endure an endless parade of narrated mouse-clicks.Instead, get your prospect to envision how […]

  • Hawaii Health Connector officials work to avoid closure in face of budget shortfall – Pacific Business News

    May 10, 2015

    Hawaii Health Connector officials say they are working on a plan to secure additional funding to avoid shutting down and transferring its functions to the state after the Legislature approved just a fraction of the funding the state’s online health insurance marketplace needs to remain in business. “We are now working with our state partners […]

  • Ride-sharing continues in Hawaii | KHON2

    May 9, 2015

    Popular ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft are breathing a sigh of relief.A bill that could’ve put them out of business in Hawaii did not pass this legislative session.The bill would have put more regulations on the companies to ensure drivers and passengers are safe. But Uber says it’s already safe as it provides $1,000,000 liability […]

  • 12 Secret Facebook Features EVERY Marketer Should Be Using

    May 7, 2015

    Tap into the deepest powers of Facebook with these 12 secret Facebook features that unleash the TRUE power of Facebook marketing. Features for Facebook CONTENT CURATION 1. Save articles with “Save for Later” Have you tried Facebook’s “Save” feature? According to Facebook, You can save items like links, places, movies, TV, and music. Read more

  • 31 Essential Content Marketing Tools – Verve

    The SEO Experts at Verve have compiled a blog post of 31 Essential Content Marketing Tools. Discovery Tools 1. Buzzsumo 2. Quora 3. Google Trends 4. Pulse 5. Topsy 6. StumbleUpon Visual Tools 7. Canva 8. 9. Skitch 10. Unsplash 11. Piktochart 12. ThingLink 13. Writing Tools 14. Google Drive (Previously Google Docs) […]

  • How Much Does That Home Repair Cost? America Answers

    The new report lists costs of 350 home remodeling projects, based on data provided by homeowners from across the country. Top Costs The report lists costs of 350 projects in 50 areas, along with a national average, and high and low costs (The 50 are the nation's largest designated market areas, essentially meaning that they […]

  • Solar City Fires Warning Shot At Hawaii Utility: The Future Is Here

    On April 30, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) announced the availability of their energy storage battery in various forms. At the same time, SolarCity (NASDAQ:SCTY) made an announcement of their own – a home backup solution using Tesla's battery Source: SolarCity Fires Warning Shot At Hawaii Utility: The Future Is Here

  • How To Improve Your Home Office

    April 27, 2015

    Whether your home office is designated for running a business or just an area for paying bills, here are some things you can do to improve your space and productivity: Clean Up Clean up your work space before you start working.  You can do this in the morning or evening in preparation for your next day. It's easy […]

  • Hawaii Unemployment Rate Remains At 4.1 Percent in March

    April 20, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  April 20, 2015  HAWAII'S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE REMAINS  AT 4.1 PERCENT IN MARCH  Record Civilian Labor Force at 675,750  HONOLULU — The Hawaii State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 4.1 percent, the same as in January and February. Statewide, 648,050 […]

  • JUICIES Plus Releases XS & XL ­Premium Charging Cables for iPhone, iPad & Android ­on Kickstarter

    April 14, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIARE RELEASE TUESDAY, 14 April 2015 MEDIA CONTACT: Hannes Reichelt Phone:  +1.707.726.2118 Email:  Online:   HONOLULU, HI – Juicies, a Hawaii startup and rapidly growing maker of mobile power accessories, today announced the Kickstarter launch of JUICIES+ premium charging cables in extra­short (1 ft.) and extra­long (10 ft.) sizes. The Juicies team […]

  • Landing Pages & Why You Need One!

    April 9, 2015

    By Norman Kaui Landing pages can help you increase conversion rates. You can use them in response to a call to action from your online, print, radio, or tv ads.  They display sales copy that is an extension of your advertisement or link potential customers are following.  The information you collect on landing pages can be used to fine tune your […]

  • Rebeca Logan New BNI Vice President

    April 1, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT: Rebecca Logan 75-5931 Walua Rd Kailua Kona, HI 96740 (808) 334-4056 Kona, Hawaii – BNI Kona Krew Chapter has promoted Health Insurance Broker with Aloha Insurance as the chapters next Vice President. Rebecca Logan hangs her license with a Aloha Insurance Services, Inc. The Kona […]

  • Hawaii-Businesses-Take-On-Yelp

    Hawaii Businesses Take On Yelp

    March 27, 2015

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 27, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT: Dani Stolfi PO Box 1748 Kailua,HI 96734 (808) 755-9010   Kailua, Oahu– Kailua Businesses – Kailua General Store, Island Massage Kailua and BOSS Hawaii, created a youtube video to demonstrate what they describe as “Yelp Mafia like tactics”. The video now at 10,000 views, recreates how YELP […]

  • The Best Hawaii Breast Implants Doctor, Larry Schlesinger

    March 25, 2015

    In almost 35 years of his successful cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Larry Schlesinger has never worked a day in his life.  How is that possible?!  Well, as the saying goes, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.”  And he wholeheartedly loves what he does – his patient reviews […]