The last show of the year focuses on Tax Reform and Hawaii's economic diversification, or lack thereof. Very fast paced discussion.
This weeks Business in Hawaii features guest host Dailyn Yanagida and guest Chad Higa of Express Employment Professionals, the largest staffing company in the US with 750 locations. Dailyn and Chad discuss the very challenging employment situation in Hawaii and what companies can do to deal with the challenge.
These two ladies were so much fun and had a great message to share.
Leaving the corporate world to roll the dice on starting your own business is very scary!
But boy are they having so much fun and helping people too!!
Lorraine Minatoishi has done what most women can not. She is highly successful in a male dominated industry. Learn how she did it in this week's Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker show.
Two well known CPA's in Hawaii with over 70 years experience between them chat about how CPA's help business, is a fantastic career choice and changes they have seen.
These two fantastic ladies stole the show today!! Learned so much about growing flowers, plants and all kinds of things here in Hawaii. Watch this show and be prepared to learn! Aloha, Reg
Hawaii Five O stuntman shares his story about getting into the acting business. Not an easy process and patience is one of the keys to success in acting. Not to mention knowing people and having some outstanding skills
Wow! What a fantastic story. We are so lucky to have Michael and the Symphony in Hawaii.
If you are having a hard time finding qualified workers, you need to watch this!! A powerful secret is revealed to find qualified workers fast.
Hawaii Chambers Young Professionals Shaking and Baking!! Jacob Noh (Chari-elect) and Emily Kleiner (VP of Programs and Development) explain the value and opportunity that the Chamber YP program offers its members. What a Team and what a program!
It was so interesting to learn about Darren Fox and his International Diving Academy called Ocean Legends. Starting from nothing he has built a company that serves international clients and is opening additional locations in southern California and Florida (Tampa Bay area).
They are the first and only dive company in the US that has been approved and certified by the VA for rebreather training and certification. What an accomplishment for a local company!!
They offer a number of certifications such as recreational diving, commercial diving and movie production diving. If you ever thought about giving diving a try, they offer family rates and individualized courses. They have a dive boat to that allows for a wide variety of diving experiences for the entire family.
For those that want a new career, you can get certified and trained to be a commercial dive. And if a veteran the VA will pay for it!
Please watch the video to learn more and how easy it is to get started.
I was able to talk with Savan Patel of Infinium Interiors this week - A great success in a challenging industry!
A 15-year Navy veteran did the research and picked his industry. The rest is history! Learn how he made his dream a reality.
East Oahu Chamber is now open for business but not entirely new to the area. Formerly known as the Hawaii Kai Chamber they have greatly expanded their footprint and has big plans. Listen to how these two very motivated ladies will make the east Oahu Chamber a household name.
We touched on what a forensic audit is and why we need one for the Rail. Also discussed the foreign bank account reporting deadline, the dreamer fiasco, infrastructure projects and the labor shortage.
We have amazing talent and experience right here in Hawaii if we only take the time and look for it. Sometimes we get too caught up with what is happening on the mainland (which we have no control over) and we lose sight of what is happening right here in our own backyard (which we can control).
Ray Tsuchiyama has vast international experience and a global perspective. He is also a “local” having grown up in Kalihi and graduated from Farrington High School. His perspective is refreshing and valuable for Hawaii to move forward and address the numerous issues she faces today.
Take a few minutes and listen to what Ray has to say about Hawaii from a global perspective and a large dose of international experience.
So good to be back and in the saddle again. Had a fantastic show with Lia Hunt Young of Goldwing Supply Service and Dennis Wong from Hawaii National Bank. Two very dynamic individuals.
Lia’s company is a Native Hawaiian, women owned, 2nd generation and SBA Certified small business success! Very impressive story of taking over a company and making it grow and compete.
Everyone have a great weekend and see you next week!
The University of Phoenix is growing and getting ever more popular. Check out all the fantastic opportunities it offers.
What is an ASC? Can it help solve the health crisis in Hawaii and the nation? Learn about ASC’s in today’s Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker.
Senator Green is a busy guy! And if (correction - when) he wins the next Lieutenant Governors election he will be busier than ever! Such a down to earth and articulate guy.
Headed to Washington DC late next week for the annual US Small Business Administration (SBA) Board of Directors meeting for Regulatory Fairness. I will be making congressional testimony on two separate issues (representing the four Liquor Commissions in Hawaii and the Jones Act). As chair of the Region IX (southwestern states), I will also be coordinating a break out session for prioritizing issues to address for the Region and reporting back to the full Board. Should be a very busy Board meeting!
Aloha till next week!
Do you know what medical tourism is?
This week’s commentary discusses the concept and how it can help the local economy plus North Korea and the Rail (again).
Here’s the link and please enjoy: https://youtu.be/G7QtOUcvRH0?t=23
Headed to the SBA Board meeting in DC on August 25. Should be very interesting this year with the focus on regulatory reduction and reform on the agenda. Will be providing testimony on behalf of the four liquor commissions in Hawaii plus the Jones Act with Grassroots CEO Keli’i Akina.