Category: Business

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What’s In Store At Umi’s

Umi and Ka‘iulani Martin Owners of Umi’s Store in Waimea Please tell us about your business. Umi: We have a small community store located in Waimea that we recently opened. Ka‘iulani: It’s a convenience store. We sell things such as snacks, ice, cold drinks — alcoholic and nonalcoholic — and we also have some local […]

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Digging The Construction Biz

Andy Ragasa Vice president, KOGA Engineering & Construction Inc. Please tell us about your business. KOGA is a site work construction company. What that entails is civil-engineered site work, meaning excavations, roadways, underground utilities, foundation work and anything else to do with the earth. It could be commercial, residential, and in both private and public […]

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Inspired Jewelry Making

Sandi O’Shaughnessy Owner, Grasshopper & Cricket Please tell us about your business. Grasshopper & Cricket is a spiritually inspired jewelry line created by myself and my daughter Eryn, who passed away a couple of years ago. What kind of jewelry do you create? I create necklaces, earrings, bracelets, malas (a necklace with a certain number […]

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Higher Education On Island

Gary Ellwood Marketing director and guest lecturer at Kauai Community College Please tell us about Kauai Community College. KCC is a wonderful opportunity to begin your college career and stay on the island. If your choice is to work in something for which you need a certification or an associate’s degree, you can complete that […]

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In ‘Touch’ With Visitors

Enrico and Katharina Becker Owners, Touch Kauai Please tell us about your business. Katharina: Touch Kauai specializes in massages, island tours and retreat vacations. We offer a completely customized service; we listen to our customers, who come from anywhere around the world, and create their packages accordingly. How does it work for customers when they […]

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Managing Medications

Kevin Glick Lihue Pharmacy Group Please tell us about your business. We provide pharmaceutical drugs and the services associated with them. People bring in a prescription, we check it and make sure it’s accurate, and that it’s the right drug for the right patient. Once we’ve processed it and cleared the claim through the insurance […]

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Healthy Skin, Naturally

Maryna Bundyuk Mahalo Body skincare products Please tell us about your business. Mahalo Body is an eco-chic skincare product line. It’s made with organic ingredients and as many local ingredients as possible. I use the highest quality and purest ingredients. Mahalo Body is Kauai-made and certified cruelty free. What makes your skin-care line unique? I […]

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North Shore Dental Care

Dr. Thomas Atkin and Dr. Matt Peers Princeville Dental Please tell us about your business. Thomas: Princeville Dental is a comprehensive family dental practice. We employ the latest in dental technologies to be able to provide world-class care you would expect on the Mainland or Oahu. We offer care in nearly all aspects of dentistry, […]

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Have Cart, Will Travel

Justin Hier Porky’s Cart Please tell us about your business. Porky’s Cart is a mobile food business that offers an island twist on an American favorite: the hot dog. Where are you located? On Tuesdays, I’m at Kauai Veterans Center in Lihue from about 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, I’m in […]

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KISS Delivers On Kauai

Erik Coopersmith Kauai Island Shopping Service Please tell us about your business. Kauai Island Shopping Service — Kauai KISS — provides premium personal shopping and grocery-delivery services for residents and visitors. We serve all hotels, condos, vacation rentals and private homes islandwide. Realizing that everybody has personal tastes and dietary requirements, we wanted to provide […]