From the Magazine

Take a look at some of the stories that made their way into the spotlight in this season's issue.

working families

Hawaii loves local family businesses. But how can they survive during this pandemic economy and who will take over when the parent retires? Here are three families who work and play well together.

hawaiian airlines: aloha inbound

Hawaiian Airlines has been in the news a lot in the past year. What you probably haven’t heard is how in a time of tremendous loss, the company used what they had to help the community. They saw the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to malama (care for) each other.

in it for the long haul

Though younger generations may find it difficult to imagine staying at one job their entire career, 20-something Jayson Tambaoan, who’s worked at Servco Toyota Honolulu for the past six years, can see himself staying at his company until retirement. Find out why this young sales consultant is so loyal to his employer, how Servco shows that it values its employees, and why the company is consistently voted as one of the best places to work in Hawaii.

a cat-preneur’s journey

Liberty Peralta runs a cat cafe in Kaimuki called Popoki + Tea. Meet this Hawaii resident and entrepreneur and she shares how her life experiences helped her develop the skills she needed to become a successful business owner.

when helping hurts

Some people choose their jobs because they want to help others, but they don’t realize the toll continual giving and sustained exposure to trauma can take. Leaders at Hawaiian Humane Society take a proactive approach to preventing compassion fatigue, a form of burnout that results from extreme chronic stress.

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Spring 2021

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