Hawaii Business

Hawaii Business is a Honolulu-based business magazine founded in 1955. Its parent company, PacificBasin Communications,[1] also publishes Honolulu Magazine, Hawaii Home + Remodeling, Hawaii magazine and Honolulu Family.

Hawaii Business
CategoriesRegional magazine, business magazine
Year founded1955
CompanyPacificBasin Communications
CountryUnited States
Based inHonolulu, Hawaii

History and profile

Established in 1955, Hawaii Business is the longest-running regional business magazine in America. The content focuses on the issues affecting Hawai’i’s economy and businesses, including jobs, profit and loss, education, housing, and much more. Hawaii Business serves readers by providing information that helps their companies succeed and helps people advance their careers.

Hawaii Business Magazine is not a conventional business magazine: They regularly publish stories on education, climate change, affordable housing, water pollution, child care and other important topics not often found in a business publication.

The main focus of Hawaii Business Magazine is original reporting, including some aggregation for email newsletters. The vast majority of content on the website and in the print publication is original and often time specific as it relates to the current business environment for the state of Hawai’i and events that affect it.

In 2018, Hawaii Business was named Best Magazine Overall by the Alliance of Area Business Publications (AABP), beating perennial winners based in much larger markets such as Dallas and Florida. They are a business to business publication that covers the whole state of Hawai’i, so the target audience is owners, managers and professionals at local businesses of all sizes, plus C-suite leaders, investors, potential entrepreneurs, nonprofit leaders and public officials interested in local businesses and businesspeople.

The readers are educated and affluent: 66% men and 34% women, with an average age of 50. The most recent CVC audit (2016-17) estimates the monthly print readership at 66,834 with 34,696 monthly web users, 63,688 total social media followers, 21,000 daily newsletter subscribers and over 4,000 event attendees annually.

Among its signature issues are the Best Places to Work (April), Hawaii Business Top 250, ranking Hawaii's largest companies (August); the Hawaii Business Black Book, profiling many senior executives of the Top 250 companies (December); 20 For The Next 20 (March) and Top 100 Realtors (June).



  1. ^ a b Janis L. Magin (7 October 2013). "PacificBasin names new publisher for Hawaii Business magazine". Pacific Business News. Retrieved 19 January 2017.

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Hawaii ( (listen) hə-WY-ee; Hawaiian: Hawaiʻi [həˈvɐjʔi]) is a state of the United States of America. It is the only state located in the Pacific Ocean and the only state composed entirely of islands.

The state encompasses nearly the entire Hawaiian archipelago, 137 islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km). The volcanic archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania. At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight main islands are, in order from northwest to southeast: Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Molokaʻi, Lānaʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Maui, and Hawaiʻi. The last is the largest island in the group; it is often called the "Big Island" or "Hawaiʻi Island" to avoid confusion with the state or archipelago.

Hawaii is the 8th smallest geographically and the 11th least populous, but the 13th most densely populated of the 50 states. It is the only state with an Asian American plurality. Hawaii has over 1.4 million permanent residents, along with many visitors and U.S. military personnel. The state capital and largest city is Honolulu on the island of Oʻahu. The state's ocean coastline is about 750 miles (1,210 km) long, the fourth longest in the U.S., after the coastlines of Alaska, Florida, and California. Hawaii is the most recent state to join the union, on August 21, 1959. It was an independent nation until 1898.

Hawaii's diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, and active volcanoes make it a popular destination for tourists, surfers, biologists, and volcanologists. Because of its central location in the Pacific and 19th-century labor migration, Hawaii's culture is strongly influenced by North American and East Asian cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian culture.

Hawaiian Airlines

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Hawaiian Telcom

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Hawaiian literature

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The earliest compilations of traditional Hawaiian writing were made by John Papa ʻĪʻī, Samuel Kamakau, Kepelino Keauokalani, and David Malo. They were succeeded by King Kalākaua, Martha Beckwith, Abraham Fornander, and William Drake Westervelt, all of whom produced later collections retelling or adapting Hawaii's oral histories.

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Makani Kai Air

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Pacific Magazine

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