Category: Business

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A Book Lover’s Paradise

Ed and Cynthia Justus Owners, Talk Story Bookstore Please tell us about your business. Ed: Talk Story Bookstore in Hanapepe is a retail bookstore with more than 100,000 books. We have a mixture of new, used, rare and out-of-print titles. Our specialty is being as diverse as possible — a little bit of everything for […]

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Fitness Times Two

Rose Murtagh and Sarah D. Carrasco Owners, Movin’ on 2 Wellness and Sarah D. Pilates, respectively Please tell us about your businesses. Murtagh: Sarah and I share the same building space in Lihue. She owns Sarah D. Pilates and teaches classes in the space. I own Movin’ on 2 Wellness, where I offer personal training […]

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Adjustments For Health

Addison Bulosan The Specific Chiropractic Center Please tell us about what you do. I’m a specialist in chiropractics. I check and make sure the nervous system is functioning as it’s supposed to and as it relates to the spine. What is chiropractics? It’s basically an opportunity to see how well the body is working in […]

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Custom Woodworking

Jeffrey Vesci and Tony Reddick Old School Furniture Kauai Please tell us about your business. Vesci: We create locally made custom wood furniture and cabinets. We can do pretty much anything, as far as furniture is concerned. Some of the woods we use, for example, are koa and monkeypod, and we just did a custom […]

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Striking A Pose For Balance

Sandra Carothers Owner, Kalaheo Yoga Please tell us about your business. We are a diverse yoga studio. We have six instructors who teach different styles of yoga. Everybody is welcome and classes are available for people at all levels, including beginners. How did you start this business? I had been teaching here since it opened […]

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Oh, Baby, Life Is Sweet

Morris Wise and Chris Spinosa Owners, Hula Baby and Ko Bakery Please tell us about your business. Chris: Hula Baby is our brand that focuses on creating biscotti and granola with an island flair. Ko Bakery is our brand that focuses on baked goods, like cookies and cakes that your grandmother might make, using interesting […]

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Capital For Businesses

Randy Kozerski President of Pacific Island Financial Please tell us about your business. Pacific Island Financial provides commercial-equipment financing and working-capital loans to Hawaii businesses. We’re headquartered in Hawaii, with a mission to provide customers with the financial resources they need to grow great companies. Pacific Island Financial is co-owned by BSB Leasing Inc. and […]

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In Tune With Music Lovers

Scotty Shapiro Owner, Scotty’s Music House Please tell us about your business. Scotty’s Music House is a full-line music store. We concentrate on ukuleles, but we carry a variety of other instruments including guitars, electric pianos and percussion, as well as PA equipment, lesson books and additional musical necessities. We represent all the major brands. […]

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Island Fresh And Fruity

Kristal Muhich and Dylan Scott Co-owners of Kauai Juice Co. Please tell us about your business. Kauai Juice Co. is a multifaceted business, in that we manufacture kombucha as well as cold-pressed juice and elixirs. We started Kauai Kombucha four years ago, and rebranded, restructured and created Kauai Juice Co. in January. What is kombucha? […]

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Sustainably Healthy Fare

Please tell us about your business. Common Ground is a sustainable resource center located in Kilauea (formerly a portion of Guava Kai plantation). The business includes a restaurant that uses produce grown on our land, which encompasses about 50 acres. We also offer a catering service for special occasions, and we have a venue for […]