Saturday, August 5, 2017

Tax Update

WOW! This turned into a RAIL update from a tax perspective. Very scary times ahead!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Healthcare Opportunities

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - Healthcare in Hawaii is huge and growing.  Great career opportunity that is highly mobile.  

Monday, July 3, 2017

I am launching a CFO service that allows any SMB (Small Mid-Sized Business) to afford a top notch and experienced CFO to assist with managing and growing their business.   
These highly qualified CFO’s serve as business navigators and work on a “as needed” basis and priced accordingly.  Starting at just a few hundred dollars a month you can get the financial talent of large companies.  We can also train and coach your in-house CFO and help them reach a higher level of performance. 

Please take a look at and let me know what you think.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Business in Hawaii - Island Plastic Bags 25th Anniversary Update

Business in Hawaii - We had Adrian Hong, President of Island Plastic Bags, as our Guest for the 25th Anniversary of the company. As many of you are aware, the plastic bag business, especially in Hawaii, has had some challenges which Adrian is very effectively addressing. Thank you Ray Tsuchiyama for sitting on as Guest host for this weeks show. Great job as always!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Hawaii Regulatory Review Board Update

This business review board helps control unnecessary regulations.  Mahalo!!

Background of 40 under 40

Special Edition!!  I got to interview two winners of PBN's 40 under 40!!  Impressive!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Health Insurance Explained

This weeks show - Health insurance explained.  Why costs and premiums keep going up explained.  A frank dialog with a former insurance regulator.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hawaii Chamber of Commerces Young Professionals & PBN

Great program today with bad description.  Get updated about the Pacific Business News events
and Hawaii Chamber’s YP program.  Emily
Kleiner has her hands full and doing very well. 
So many ways to get involved with the PBN and Hawaii Chamber.

Monday, May 22, 2017

A Vantaggio HR and Labor Compliance Update

Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker - HR and labor compliance
update with Ray Tsuchiyama and Vantaggio.

Benefits of Increasing Military Retention

Untapped highly trainable and disciplined labor force in
Hawaii. Ready to start immediately. 
Check it out!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Better Business Bureau Defined and Explained

My guest host, Alice Li Hagan does a great job of discussing the BBB with its CEO Gregory Dunn.  I was busy at the SBA Awards luncheon accepting the 2017 SBA Business Advocate Award.  Thank you Alice and Gregory!!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

BUsiness in Hawaii - DBEDT Update

Hawaii’s DBEDT hits a home run for supporting SMB’s in
Hawaii.  Watch and see the incredible
amount of support they offer!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Leading the Way to the Hawaii GOP's Future

Anyone with any sense knows that the future of the GOP (or any political party for that matter) lies with the younger generation.  Time for some new blood, new perspectives and a lot of collaboration. 
Andria Tupola​ is exactly what the GOP needs.

Here is her impressive interview on Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Honolulu Community College Update

Community Colleges are one of the best ways to start you
post high school education.  And Honolulu
Community College is taking the lead. 
From trade schools to college credits during high school HHC sets the
bar high!

Friday, April 14, 2017

The HiGroup: What's Next for The Hawaii Group?

This week's Business in Hawaii highlights the Hawaii Group.  Matt Delaney is back and not wasting any time!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Workers Compensation in Hawaii

Workers Comp is an important safety net that we should all
appreciate and have a better understanding of. 
Please join Dr. Scott McCaffrey, Senator Matt Matsunaga, Esq. (and yes,
Matt is the Son of US Senator Sparky Matsunaga) and myself as we discuss this
very important program. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

GOP Leaders in Hawaii Speak Out

The two GOP leaders in Hawaii give us a close-up view of
what is going on in Hawaii and the current legislative session. 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Healthcare in Hawaii - Issues on the Horizon

  Healthcare challenges not going away and getting worse in Hawaii.  Here is an update covering many of the challenges.

Maui Chamber Updates - Taking Business Development & Networking to New H...

Maui Chamber Rocks!!  What a dynamic organization providing so much value.  Join Today!!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Quarterly Commentary - Business News in Review

Quarterly Commentary with Attorney Steve Pingree.  Hot topics include immigration and tax reform. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Current Topics in Hawaii Affecting Businesses

OHA Trustee and Grassroots Institute CEO Akina and I had a very compelling discussion on issues facing Hawaii and the business community. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Hawaii Hotel Industry: The Past, Present and Future of Hospitality

The Tatibouet's share their long history in Hawaii and the Hotel business of Waikiki,  Over 50 years and still at going strong!

Friday, February 17, 2017

A Bank of Hawaii Update with Reg Baker and Kevin Sakamoto


I had a great time with Kevin Sakamoto of Bank of Hawaii walking down memory lane. 

About 25 years ago, I worked for the Bank of Hawaii as the Manager of the International Operations, Finance and Administration.  The Bank of Hawaii has changed quite a bit since then and has become more innovative, efficient and technology focused.  Kevin explained how the Bank has evolved and become the power house of banking it is today.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Monday, February 6, 2017

Hawaii Tax Updates

Hold on to your wallets!!  Hawaii taxes likely to significantly increase this year. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hawaii Tourism Then and Now

Hawaii Tourism Authority's Elele Program is one of the best Ambassador programs in the world.  Learn all about it right here on Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Sniffing Out the Fakes - Service Dogs and the ADA

Aloha –

This week’s show breaks from the regular format a

I had Dr. Lucy Miller, who is a local and national advocate
for the ADA, provide some insight and training on the do’s and don’ts all
businesses need to know about service dogs. 
A very interesting topic and one that all businesses and their employees
need to be aware of. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

What is PAU? (Pacific Advantage Unlimited)

Aloha!!  And Happy New

This week’s episode of Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker
discusses the PEO market in Hawaii and how it continues to evolve. 

Hawaii’s PEO market for the last few years have been
dominated by the big three - Altres, HiHR and ProService.  With ProService’s acquisition of HiHR there
was only two dominant players left.  For
those looking for an option other that the “Dominant Ones”, there is PAU or
Pacific Advantage Unlimited. 

PAU has formed some very interesting affiliations and the
synergies of these relationships will be impressive.  During 2017 PAU and their affiliates will be
rolling out new products, services and pricing. 
A third very competitive option will soon be available.  PAU will be a firm to watch during 2017!

Below is the link to find out more about PAU and the very
talented staff they have to help your business save some big bucks! 

Thank you and everyone please have a great 2017!!  It is already looking good!