A. Kam Napier

Pacific Business News
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Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines are teaming up in a joint venture to keep up with some very big competition.

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 There just might be a new hospital in West Maui— if the non-profit that got it designed and approved could only find some big financial backers. 

Lāna‘i 3.0

Aug 31, 2018
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Dozens of former Lāna‘i residents have returned to the island to help chart its future, including Pulama Lānai’s  COO. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier, has more.

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Businesses in Honolulu’s Chinatown confront the perceptions — and realities — of homelessness and crime in the neighborhood in different ways. And some of them are changing. 

Incubating Change

Aug 10, 2018
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The Mānoa Innovation Center has just changed hands. That’s an opportunity for one state entity and a set-back for another. 

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When the state legislature renewed Hawaii’s film production tax credit, it added a plot twist — a cap on the credit. And that has industry leaders concerned.

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John Komeiji, the new president and general manager of Hawaiian Telcom, has had an unusual career. It’s one that started in the courtroom and has now ended up in the C-suite.

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Japanese investors are continuing to buy real estate in Hawai‘i. But they’re doing so in a new way, for new reasons. 

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Peter Merriman is one of the founding Hawaiʻi Regional Cuisine chefs. These days he’s busy with new projects — and new horizons.

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Retail on Oahu has been growing over the past six months, but that could change as retailers confront two unfavorable conditions.

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The Kaka‘ako neighborhood of Honolulu is still in the early stages of its transformation,  but the changes have already been big. And that’s not just the size of the buildings.

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You can’t tell from the sidewalk looking up but Bank of Hawaiʻi is extensively remodeling its signature downtown headquarters, at the same time it’s upgrading its branches.

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Ted Peck is a veteran of the energy business in Hawai‘i. He's founder of a renewable energy company called Holu Energy, and has made a career out of following hunches.

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The city and county of Honolulu is moving forward with its redevelopment of the Neal S. Blaisdell Center as a public-private partnership.

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A new economic report from the University of Hawai‘i’s Economic Research Organization takes a county-by-county look at what is shaping up to be a strong 2018.. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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The Howard Hughes Corporation is playing a big role in changing the look of Honolulu’s urban landscape. Simon Treacy joined the company as president in January, and this week he announced the first major changes to the master plan of Ward Village. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

A New Look in Kailua

May 18, 2018
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By late 2018, the former Macy’s in Kailua will reopen as Lau Hala Shops. And the design pays tribute to the building’s lengthy history. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

Kuuwehi Hiraishi

As developments continue in the Kīlauea eruptions, many businesses are contributing to recovery efforts. And for some businesses, there is opportunity—but the situation is delicate. We get more on that from Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier.

Hawaiian Airlines

For airlines, the single biggest purchase they'll make are the planes themselves. PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more on how Hawaiian and Alaska Airlines approached their choices.

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The last few years have been dramatic ones in the local real estate market. And in some ways, it’s a great time to be in residential real estate when nearly every sale is big sale. But still challenges remain. PBN editor-in-chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Maui business leaders say they face the same conditions as Oahu— only more so. We get an explanation of that from Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier.

L&L’s New Plate

Apr 13, 2018
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The launch of KTA Express grocery store in Kona includes another launch, a new concept from L & L called Mixed Plate. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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2018 is shaping up to be a big year for locally owned Down to Earth. Editor in chief A. Kam Napier, has more on the organic grocer’s expansion.

Casey Harlow

It’s been four years since the state Department of Health launched its restaurant grading system. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more on how that system has been working for restaurants and consumers.

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High-profile failures of local government technology often make headlines in Hawai‘i. But there’s an everyday cost to those failures that are paid by businesses and citizens around the state. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more on the community price of old technology.

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Tourism remains one of Hawai‘i’s economic pillars. And while 2017 was another year of records, the industry faces some new challenges this year. PBN editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more from a roundtable of tourism industry executives.

Honolulu Habitat for Humanity

Many high-profile developers include affordable housing as required by law, but some developers specialize in that type of housing. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more on the people and projects adding affordable housing in Hawaii.

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Community solar is poised to launch in Hawaii as early as this year, and putting the pieces together to make it happen is turning out to be quite a puzzle. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Since it launched in 2005, Maui Brewing Company has expanded tremendously — and it’s done so by supporting the entire local brewing industry. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more.

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Texas-based developer Hunt Companies is set to expand its local influence. The company is accelerating the redevelopment of Kalaeloa—while working on high-profile projects on three islands. Pacific Business News editor in chief A. Kam Napier has more on what’s ahead for company in the next decade.

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