A CHILDHOOD PASSION MATERIALIZED INTO REALITY when this Vietnam-born and -raised entrepreneur opened her successful Waikiki boutique Angels by the Sea, just five years after immigrating to Hawai‘i. Nina Thai had always wanted to design and create clothing for herself, inspired by her mother and sister, both seamstresses in Vietnam.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY FOR COMPANIES TO CUT DOWN on labor and operational costs, reduce paper trails and streamline their business? Aloha Data Services founder and president Ina Chang arrived at a formidable, yet simple solution with her husband Dmitry Krupitsky in 2001—scan it.
Hawai‘i’s event planners are embracing the phrase, “Go big or go home,” as over-the-top event planning becomes de rigueur. Planners says they’re increasingly challenged to deliver dazzling, multi-sensory experiences for both big corporate soirees and intimate gatherings.