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Hawaii Business

What's it Worth: Bringing Ikea to Hawaii | Hawaii Business Magazine

Jane Murao says she was frustrated with the process of delivering Ikea products to Hawaii, so she launched Haul2hi. The company specializes in bringing Ikea’s furniture and other products to the Islands.

Hawaii Business

L&L Brings Hawaii to the World | Hawaii Business Magazine

BEFORE BECOMING A global franchise operation, L&L began in the 1950s as a modest business called L&L Dairy, owned by father and son Robert Lee and Robert Lee Jr. That restaurant, now called L&L Drive-Inn, still stands at 1711 Liliha St. in Kalihi, but today it is one of 190, thanks to L&L president and CEO Eddie Flores Jr. and his team.

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Hawaii Business Magazine | Locally Owned, Locally Committed ...

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onprofits always need specialized help at an affordable price. Meanwhile, skilled professionals want meaningful volunteer opportunities that go beyond stuffing envelopes. Rachael Chong says Catchafire solves both issues with a database that connects businesspeople’s skills with nonprofits’ needs.

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What's It Worth: Will Work for Food | Hawaii Business Magazine

It’s an economical and eco-friendly way to eliminate overgrowth on land, and the workers are cute and quiet.

Chris Wilcox, then a boat captain for a fish-farming operation on Hawaii Island, switched gears in 2013 and started Big Island Goat Dozers, which uses goats to clear land for homeowners and homeowner associations.

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What's It Worth?: His Goal is a Better Santa's Visit | Hawaii Business ...

Disappointed with a neighborhood Santa Claus as a kid, Mike Ching has made it his mission for three decades to offer a better Santa experience for his clients.

It’s all in the details. Some of his custom-made Santa suits weigh almost 50 pounds and take about 30 minutes to get into. Each are outfitted with accessories such as gold buckles and real black boots because kids recognize the difference. “We heard kids say this Santa is real cause he has real boots,” says Ching.

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Meet the 20 for the Next 20 for 2015 | Hawaii Business Magazine ...

Jobs. cultural preservation. The environment. These issues offer challenges to Hawaii today and solving them is no small feat, but Solomon Enos is attempting to tackle each with every stroke of his paintbrush.

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Meet the 20 for the Next 20 for 2015 | Hawaii Business Magazine ...

When Deborah Spencer-Chun contemplated a career, the decision was easy. From her parents, who worked for social service agencies, to her siblings, she says helping others is in her DNA. That was 27 years ago. Today, she’s as committed as ever.

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Still Crazy After All These Years | Hawaii Business Magazine

Still Crazy After All These Years | Hawaii Business...

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Entrepreneurship | Hawaii Business Magazine

Entrepreneurship | Hawaii Business Magazine

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Hawaii Business - September 2014 - Hawaii

Hawaii Business - September 2014 - Hawaii

Hawaii Business

Winter Wonderland in the Tropics | Hawaii Business Magazine ...

Winter Wonderland in the Tropics | Hawaii Business ...

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The Cost of Creating a White Christmas | Hawaii Business Magazine

The Cost of Creating a White Christmas | Hawaii Bus...

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Lighting up the Sky | Hawaii Business Magazine

Lighting up the Sky | Hawaii Business Magazine

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Pupu Cooler Keeps Your Food Safe While You Party - Hawaii Business - June 2014 - Hawaii

Pupu Cooler Keeps Your Food Safe While You Party - ...

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SmallBiz | SmallBiz Editor's Choice Awards 2014

Elsa Talavera has a knack for achieving what she sets her mind to. Born and raised in the Philippines, she says, “When I was there, I used to think, ‘I’d love to go to America.’ ” In 1980, following her grandparents’ lead, she made a life-changing decision to immigrate to Hawaii.