A. Kam Napier

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Perpetual Tourist / Flickr

There aren’t many publicly traded companies headquartered in Hawaii – just 16, since Maui-based Code Rebel recently went public. Overall, how are they performing? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

As recently as the 1990s, stockbroker Randy Havre offered a Hawaii fund, that is a portfolio of stocks, through which people could invest in all of Hawaii’s publicly traded companies. He no longer offers that fund. Due to mergers and acquisitions, the number of companies has shrunk to just 16.

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Ramunas Geciauskas / Flickr

Tech start-ups are a key part of the 21st century economy and Hawaii has a growing number of them.  As Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier explains, getting this sector off the ground presents both challenges and opportunities.

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Malone & Company Photography / Flickr

Non-profits need solid market research as much as any business. New data on giving patterns are providing just that. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more. 

The Hawaii Community Foundation has just released the 2015 edition of its “Hawaii Giving Study” and the results should be eye-opening for non-profit executives and the business leaders who sit on boards of directors.

Hawaii is a generous place. Nearly 66% of households statewide donate money to non-profits, while 93% give something, whether its money, donated goods or their time as volunteers.

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billsoPHOTO / Flickr

 

 It’s been nearly two years since Alexander & Baldwin acquired the Kaneohe Ranch/Harold K.L. Castle portfolio of commercial properties in Kailua. As Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier reports, one of the key analysts in that deal is now the executive responsible for developing those properties. 

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www.bluewaikiki.com / Flickr

Tourism numbers would seem to be at all-time highs, but a deeper dive into the data shows that the visitor spending may not be as rosy as it appears. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Prayitno / Thank you for / Flickr

How much would you guess a beachfront home in Hanalei sells for? If you guessed $11 million dollars, you’d be right. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has more. 

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Daniel Ramirez / Flickr

With construction cranes popping up all over, you might think the entire construction industry is booming. But that’s not entirely the case. Here’s PBN editor in chief A. Kam Napier with more.

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Edmund Garman / Flickr

Visitor arrivals to the islands continue to be strong. But as much as we hear about record tourist numbers, not everything in the industry is as rosy as it may appear. Pacific Business News recently spoke with several top tourism executives. Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has details.

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Kyle Nishioka / Flickr

When David Matlin starts his new job as the University of Hawaii athletic director on April 27, he’ll have some big problems to solve. With a look at Matlin’s background, the challenges ahead, here’s PBN editor in chief A. Kam Napier. 

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 Honolulu’s rail project will bring changes to the city’s skyline, and some of its property ownership. The city and county have identified more than 200 properties it needs to acquire. So what does that mean for owners? Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier has some answers.

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