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California-based Jupiter Holdings LLC is looking to sell the buildings of the Fairway Shops at the Kaanapali Beach Resort in West Maui for an undisclosed price, according to Colliers International Hawaii, which is marketing the leasehold sale of the shopping center. The 35,491-square-foot Fairway Shops, located on about three acres, is approximately 97 percent occupied and includes such tenants as Whalers General Store, Sangrita Grill & Cantina and Island Attitudes. Jupiter Holdings owns the buildings…
Candy Bar Hawaii, a new store on Waikiki Beach Walk, is offering sugar fans a taste of candy from the Islands and around the globe. The candy store at 227 Lewers St. covers 320 square feet and offers more than 400 kinds of candy. “We have candies from Spain, Canada, Australia, Holland, Hawaii, — I’d say its about 25 percent to 30 Hawaii candies, and the rest is from all over the place,” Owner Dirck Noordhoff says. “This has been something in my mind for two years, and to see it come to…
Jennifer Brittin-Fulton, whose Maui-based human resources services company has consistently ranked among the top 25 women-owned businesses in Hawaii for more than a dozen years, was named Businesswoman of the Year in the for-profit category at PBN’s annual Women Who Mean Business gala at The Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki Thursday night. Kathy Clark, president and CEO of Wilcox Memorial Hospital on Kauai, was named Businesswoman of the Year in the nonprofit category. Brittin-Fulton, who comes…
The $1.3 billion Thirty Meter Telescope project in Hawaii is responding to an opposition movement, which has been gaining momentum, in multiple ways to get facts out to the public. Honolulu public relations firm Becker Communications has been added to the nonprofit TMT Observatory Corp. team, and will serve as a TMT voice on Oahu, in addition to the Kailua-Kona-based firm Current Events. Meanwhile, TMT supporters are using the hashtag #WeSupportTMT on its @TMTHawaii Twitter account. The University…
Innovation is not only for startups, and mature companies need to innovate and change with the times in order to survive. Retailers and business experts will discuss putting innovation into the business plans of mature companies at an event on April 23 at the YWCA of Oahu's Laniakea headquarters in Honolulu. The event is part of the Hawaii Pacific Export Council’s Business of Exporting program. Speakers include Robbie Melton, executive director and CEO of High Technology Development Corp.; Michael…
About 250 Hawaii retail executives gathered Thursday for the Retail Merchants of Hawaii annual meeting at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort to gain industry insight. "We want to bring all of our members together so they can meet each other, but also to get as much information as possible regarding the retail industry," RMH President Sheri Sakamoto said, noting that the organization has grown by 100 new members over the last year. Click on the photo for a slideshow. Speakers included…
Castle & Cooke expects to begin sales on the first homes in the developer's planned 3,500-home Koa Ridge master-planned community in Central Oahu in the latter half of 2017, the developer told PBN Thursday. Currently, infrastructure master planning is being finalized and engineering design of the project has begun. Major infrastructure for Koa Ridge includes water, sewer, drainage and roadway improvements. In November, the project, which is located between Waipio and Mililani, won rezoning approval…
Hawaii's advertising industry spent more than $300 million on advertising on television, radio, newspapers, magazines and online last year, and the voting public now has an opportunity to weigh in on the quality of some of the work. The Hawaii chapter of the American Advertising Federation is inviting the public to vote for its favorite locally produced TV commercial. The winner of the People's Choice Awards will be announced at the annual Pele Awards on April 25. “The Pele Awards shows just…
Pacific Business News will honor 40 of Hawaii’s top women business leaders in three categories Thursday night at a gala at The Royal Hawaiian hotel in Waikiki. A Businesswoman of the Year will be named in two of those groups. It’s the 17th year for PBN’s Women Who Mean Business recognition program, and this year’s honorees are an accomplished group. Among the 15 finalists in the For-profit category for Businesswoman of the Year are two CEOs, four presidents, four vice presidents and several…
Texas-based SRS Roofing Supply is expanding to Hawaii, opening in the Campbell Industrial Park in West Oahu June 1, its Hawaii branch manager told PBN Thursday. The Hawaii branch will be called Roofline Supply & Delivery and will occupy a 60,000-square-foot facility near Honsador. Sonny Leandro, branch manager of Roofline Supply & Delivery, who is a former executive for RSI Roofing & Building Supply, said it will start out with 13 employees but will grow to nearly 30 workers in the near future. Roofline…


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