Archive for September, 2010

September 20th, 2010 - 11:47 am § in News

Hawaii Business magazine editor urges media industry to ThinkTech for recovery

by Cynthia Thurlow Steve Petranik does not pull any punches. The Hawaii Business editor provides straightforward views on the challenges facing Hawaii media organizations. His recommendations for what Hawaii businesses and citizens can do to help Hawaii media recovery and transformation efforts are [...]

September 9th, 2010 - 7:47 pm § in News

Twenty-nine different solutions to fixing Hawaii’s economy

By Paige L. Jinbo One of the solutions to alleviate the distress that Hawaii’s economy is suffering from lies with the native Hawaiians, this according to Jon Osorio. “It’s acceptance of the idea that something must change or some things must change,” Osorio said at the Plaza Club during the[...]

September 8th, 2010 - 11:19 am § in News

Rick Egged: Culture makes us unique

By Lu Cao What does the plan for Hawaii’s future visitor industry look like? Rick Egged, the president of the Waikiki Improvement Association, gave his answer at a ThinkTech & HVCA (Hawaii Venture Capital Association) conference August 25. Instead of counting on the long-term growth of the Asi[...]

September 8th, 2010 - 11:05 am § in News

Aquaculture CEO lambastes environmentalism

By Arlen McCluskey Aquaculture CEO Bill Spencer says that “pop-up environmentalists” are becoming a “severe threat to economic progress” in Hawaii. He spoke to about 300 people Wednesday at the “Recovery and Transformation” economic forum, sponsored by ThinkTech Hawaii and the Hawaii[...]