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Volume 59 Number 3 JULY 2012
FEATURES: EDUCATING FOR THE INDUSTRY 14 Is Hawaii making the grade when it comes to preparing the next generation of its workforce? In this report, we shine a light on the vast range of education and apprenticeship training opportunities available throughout the state and the innovative strategies being used to entice future employees.
HAWAII’S TOP 25 CONTRACTORS 21-96 Unveiled! We finally reveal Hawaii’s Top 25 Contractors. A liftout section for the first time, our special silver anniversary edition includes not only the Top 25 Contractors and Noteworthy Contenders profiles but also informative sidebars and captivating statistics. It is with great distinction that we honor the companies that made it through another uncompromising year, while proving their resilience as Hawaii’s finest.
SURVIVING A TOUGH ECONOMY 102 Though segments of the economy, such as tourism, have seen a resurgence, the building industry still waits with bated breath for its own upsurge. So here, we offer these tips to help ensure your company’s survival until then.
TOP EATS 106 Our annual lunch report examines several hotspots packing in Hawaii’s hungriest workers. We also cover a few eateries offering chic alternatives to the standard “two scoop rice and mac salad” plate lunch.
Noteworthy contender Arita Poulson at Seabury Hall, Maui; page 64 of the Top 25 Contractors liftout
NEWS BEAT: Forest City Completes $312M Neighborhood
2012 CAK Home Show Streams Live
Keokea Beach Park Renovation Completed
La Tour Bakehouse Partners with RevoluSun
Pier 29 Construction Complete
NAIOP Awards Honor Commercial Development
NAVFAC Awards $46.6M Contract
Concept to Completion: Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club, Phase 5
Spotlight on Success: BEQ, MCBH
Coming in August ON THE COVER: O TThis one-of-a-kind logo ccommemorates the silver aanniversary of honoriing Hawaii’s Top 25 Contractors. C (Logo design by Ursula Silva. C Cover design by Susan Whitney.)
In our August issue, we take you on location to the Big Island, visiting jobsites big and small, garnering insight from industry representatives across the island. Our mid-summer issue also includes an update on the recent developments in Concrete Advances and examines Utilities, with a special focus on their partnerships with the private sector to develop renewable energy to power Hawaii’s future. Finally, we introduce a new special section honoring Hawaii’s leading construction firms, 50 years and older.
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With Open Arms Last month, I inadvertently failed to mention that we have welcomed a new on-location journalist for our quarterly Guam features. With sincere apologies for the omission, please allow me to introduce her now. Born and raised in the Philippines, Mar-Vic Cagurangan began her journalism career in 1988. She was named best columnist in GU Mar-V Magazineâ€™s 2006 Best of Guam ic Cag urang an survey. Most recently, she was the managing editor of Glimpses Publications (Guam Business Magazine and Marianas Business Journal). She studied philosophy at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. I hope you had a chance to peruse her first Guam report (published in the June issue), and we look forward to reading more of her work.
Busy Bee We also proudly welcome our 2012 summer intern, Jocelyn Nystrom, who comes to us through the Society of Professional Journalists internship program. Already in her sixth week (of 10) as of this writing, Jocelyn has become an asset to our team contributing her writing, reporting, editing and photography skills. Jocelyn made a life-changing move in 2009 from Kirkland, Wash., to Oahu to further pursue her education. Recently graduating with her associateâ€™s degree from Kapiolani Community College, she m ro n Nyst will continue her journey at the Jocely University of Hawaii at Manoa, majoring in communications with a focus in public relations. With her determined vision of pursuing media broadcasting, we know Jocelyn will continue confidently in the direction of her dreams. Aloha,
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