2016 Faces of Hawai‘i

(Special Promotional Section) Learn more about prominent Hawai‘i leaders and businesses in this special-section black-and-white photo essay.

 

 

The Face of

Marketing and Public Relations & Communications 

 

Marketing 

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, Becker Communications is grateful to its clients, community, vendors and partners who have supported us. Our position and reputation today as one of Hawai‘i’s strongest, most trusted firms in our industry is a result of their confidence in us.

 

Our Mission: Enhance our clients’ marketplace positions through programs that build and strengthen relationships between them and their communities.

 

Our Values: Act with integrity. Maintain the highest standards of performance. Practice an attitude of service toward our clients, colleagues and community. Put our clients’ best interests first, trusting that profitability will come as a result.

 

Public Relations & Communication 

We believe public relations is the foundation for all communication between our clients and their audiences. After all, the goal is to relate to one’s public, or target audience. Over the past three decades, we’ve grown and evolved our services to include branding, promotion, corporate communications, issue management, digital communications, marketing and creative services.

 

Today, our ability to build selected, well-integrated services into strategic communications programs serves clients’ needs effectively and efficiently, ensuring a high level of results and desired outcomes.

 

We invite you to contact us for a discussion on how Becker Communications can best serve you.

 

Becker Communications Inc., 119 Merchant Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, (808) 533-4165, BeckerCommunications.com 

 

 

The Face of

Food Distribution 

 

Front row, left to right: Shelvia Whitfield, Jason Wong, Chelsey Shibata, Joe Gagnon, Cely Cassidy, Anna Heil, Cindy DelleFave, Moana Raymond, Sherie Lee, Ata Umi, Christian Rivera Back row, left to right: Clayton Mattos, Gavin Kunimoto, Chad Nonaka, George Hewitt, Frank Buttel, Jason Canada, Jorge Agtaguem, Steve Mitchell, Jory Sanchez In truck: Kekoa Shimizu, Chris Akana, Ikaika Celoza In truck seat: Raymond Belaski

 

As the leading wholesale food-service distributor in the Pacific, HFM FoodService has been helping bring food from farms and manufacturers to your table for more than 50 years. Foodservice operators across the Hawaiian Islands, Guam, and the Marshall and Mariana Islands all rely on HFM for the finest quality groceries and supplies. HFM is committed to the local community, partnering with several organizations such as the Hawaii Foodbank, Kapiolani Community College, Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, and the Culinary Institute of the Pacific. The HFM Ohana participates in several community events such as the Relay for Life, Hawaii Foodbank’s Annual Food Drive, and the HUGS Love Gala.

HFM FoodService, 716 Umi Street, Honolulu, (808) 843-3200, HFMFoodService.com 

 

 

The Face of 

Architecture 

 

Front Row, left to right: Marni Murdock, Melissa Mansouri, Trixie Jenks, Grant Chun, Kwan Law; Middle Row, left to right: Jason Davis, Matt Gilbertson, Donna Pennington, Rachel Jorgensen; Back Row, left to right: Stephen Larson, Jean Tracy, Jeff Morrison, Ron Barber, Arnel Domingo
Photography by David Croxford and Roger Osentoski

 

Surf’s up! MGA Architecture always works hard to bring expressive design and a local flavor to everything they do. As a premiere design firm responsible for creating—and recreating—many of our local landmarks, MGA brings talent and credibility to any development team for projects across all the islands. But being local also brings other perks, including the ease with which they transition from business attire to beachwear! Here, in true North Shore style, the MGA team enjoys their new design for the legendary Matsumoto Shave Ice Store in Hale‘iwa.

MGA Architecture,2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 1502, Honolulu, (808)791-7171, MGAHawaii.com 

 

 

The Face of 

Aesthetic Medicine 

 

 

Since 2007, Irene Ohbe-Arakaki, MD and the Reneux Med & Day Spa team have developed a loyal client base through the recommendations of satisfied patients, for cosmetic procedures and treatments. Reneux Med & Day Spa uses Solta Medical Devices® to achieve natural-looking results—from Fraxel® laser technology for smooth, youthful skin to Clear + Brilliant® for radiant skin to Thermage® for non-invasive skin-tightening. Dr. Ohbe-Arakaki also utilizes FDA-approved Botox Cosmetic® to reduce frown lines and crow’s feet, and a variety of FDA-approved dermal fillers to restore volume, fullness and smoothness to the skin by correcting facial wrinkles and folds.

Irene Ohbe-Arakaki, MDReneux Med & Day Spa, 401 Kamakee Street, Suite 202, Honolulu, (808) 593-7844, reneuxmeddayspa.com

 

 

The Face of 

Italian Cuisine 

 

 

For the best Italian cuisine, you need not only a great chef but also a pizzaiolo who specializes in pizza making. It’s a traditional, cultural skill that takes years of training to perfect-truly an art form. At Arancino, we have both a great executive chef and a pizzaiolo, creating the best Italian in Hawai‘i, serving up beautifully crafted classic dishes with a modern twist, made with fine ingredients grown locally and imported from Italy. And with three beautiful locations—Arancino on Beachwalk, Arancino di Mare and Arancino at The Kahala—experiencing the best is even easier.

Arancino Ristorante Italiano

Arancino on Beachwalk, 255 Beachwalk Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 923-5557 

Arancino di Mare, 2552 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 931-6273

Arancino at The Kahala, 5000 Kahala Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 380-4400

Arancino.com

 

 

The Face of 

Urology 

 

 

As the only fellowship-trained Hawai‘i-based cancer urologist in private practice, Dr. David Wei has been providing patients with state-of-the-art treatment for all types of urological cancer for almost 15 years. Having completed his fellowship in urological cancer surgery at New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Wei has mastered the skills to give his patients the absolute best chance of cure. He believes in attacking cancer with a combination of approaches, including radiation, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and precise, robotic surgery techniques. Dr. Wei’s practice is caring and patient-centric; it’s no wonder he’s been named by HONOLULU Magazine as one of Hawai‘i’s Top Doctors.

 

David C. Wei, M.D.

Queen’s West Oahu, 91-2139 Fort Weaver Road, Suite 205, Ewa Beach, (808) 677-6787

Queen’s Medical Center, 1380 Lusitana Street, Suite 508 POB 1, Honolulu, (808) 548-7788

 

 

The Face of

Choice 

 

Left: Velma Jacinto, Store Manager, Center: Butch Galdeira, Food Service Manager, Right: Tammy Villamor, Assistant Store Manager

 

Aloha Petroleum’s convenience-store chain, Aloha Island Mart, is one of the premier convenience-store brands in the state. Last year, Aloha Island Mart joined the Hawai‘i state Department of Health to launch the Choose Healthy Now initiative, thus expanding healthy food choices in its stores. Today, Aloha Island Marts offer a selection of healthy food and beverage choices including fruits, salads, yogurt and fresh sandwiches.

 

“It’s all about having healthy choices available for our customers,” says Butch Galdeira, Aloha Island Mart food-service manager.

 

Aloha Island Mart, Oahu, Kauai, Maui & Hawaii Island, AlohaGas.com 

 

 

The Face of 

Feminine Rejuvenation 

 

 

Dr. Angela M. Pratt co-founded Hawai‘i Beauty and Wellness Center to empower women with the knowledge they need to make important health decisions. A board certified obstetrician and gynecologist, she is the department’s chair at Kapi‘olani Medical Center, where she enjoys delivering babies and performing gynecologic and cosmetic vaginal surgery. Mastering the latest, most advanced state of the art technology, Dr. Pratt was the first to offer vaginal rejuvenation with an innovative laser treatment for women of Hawai‘i. Listed as one of the “Best Doctors in America,” she also graced the cover of HONOLULU Magazine as one of the “Top Doctors in Hawai‘i.”

 

Dr. Angela M. Pratt

Hawai‘i Beauty & Wellness Center 

Queen’s Physicians Office Building II, 1329 Lusitana Street, Suite 608, Honolulu , (808) 531-8878, hawaiibeautyandwellness.com

 

 

The Face of 

Cataract Surgery 

 

 

Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Dr. Carlton Yuen and Dr. Jason Tokunaga treat all their patients like family, committing to serve everyone with outstanding skill, service, integrity and dedication. When cataracts form and glasses and contacts no longer provide visual relief, surgery can make a tremendous impact in restoring vision. Drs. Yuen and Tokunaga provide highly customizable cataract treatment plans utilizing the newest technology in toric lenses for astigmatism correction, multifocal lens implants that reduce a patient’s dependency on glasses, and laser cataract surgery which provides a more rapid visual recovery time and greater overall ease for each patient.

 

Aloha Vision Consultants

1029 Kapahulu Avenue, Suite 502, Honolulu, (808) 782-1861

99-128 Aiea Heights Drive, Suite 304, Aiea, (808) 688-6898

321 N. Kuakini Street, Suite 601, Honolulu, (808) 491-8886

AlohaVisionConsultants.com

 

 

The Face of 

Restaurateur of the Year 

 

 

Bread & Butter is the newest of a long line of successful restaurants by the 2016 Hale ‘Aina restaurateur of the year, Hide Sakurai. This uniquely designed space features a tapas (small-plates) menu that offers items from the sea, local farms, gardens, oven and grill, perfect for wine pairing or with a casual glass. Whether it’s coffee and a pastry, breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, no matter the occasion, Bread & Butter welcomes you with open arms and aloha spirit!

Bread & Butter, 1585 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 110, Honolulu, (808) 949-3430, AlohaBreadButter.com

 

 

The Face of 

Local Japanese Cuisine 

 

 

Chef Lance Morishima has worked hard to make Shokudo Japanese a staple for any diner here on the island. Shokudo Japanese’s menu is not only one of the most affordable, but, after 11 years, one of the most popular among locals. The 60-plus-item menu has something for every member of the family and features Honolulu’s most renowned dessert, Honey Toast. The casual outdoor patio is the perfect place to relax for happy hour, with a full selection of beers and sakes, making this the best all-around restaurant in Hawai‘i.

Shokudo Japanese Restaurant & Bar, Ala Moana Pacific Center, Ground Floor, 1585 Kapiolani Boulevard, Honolulu, (808) 941-3701, Shokudojapanese.com 

 

 

The Face of 

Rooftop Dining 

 

 

Búho Cantina is Honolulu’s only award-winning restaurant serving fresh Mexican cuisine under the stars. The restaurant puts Hola into Aloha, meaning it prides itself on a welcoming and approachable vibe, making it fun for tourists and locals alike. Chef Arturo Silva uses only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients to bring you south-of-the border flare combined with traditional aloha spirit. Búho Cantina is located on a rooftop in the heart of Waikiki and features Hawai‘i’s “best” Taco Tuesday and a monthly Cinco de Búho festival-inspired dance party.

Búho​ Cocina Y Cantina, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 2250 Kalakaua Avenue, Rooftop, Honolulu, (808) 922-2846, BuhoCantina.com 

 

 

The Face of

Orthodontics 

 

 

At Yim Orthodontics, we create great smiles. We recognize that each patient is unique and special. When planning your treatment, we take your facial shape and features into consideration to ensure a distinctive and beautiful smile.  

 

Our orthodontic care blends decades of experience, artistry and advanced technology to achieve desired changes comfortably and quickly. The result: a natural “Dr. Yim smile” that is recognized throughout the Islands. Our team warmly welcomes you to join our ‘ohana. We promise to give you something to smile about for the rest of your life!

 

Errol Y.W. Yim DDS, MS 

Honolulu, 1580 Makaloa Street, Suite 730, (808) 943-1101

Kaneohe, 45-939 Kamehameha Highway, Suite 103, (808) 247-6039

Kailua Kona, 76-6225 Kuakini Highway, Suite D-101, (808) 329-7551

Kamuela, 65-1230 Mamalahoa Highway, Suite A-2, (808) 329-7551

 

 

The Face of 

Breakfast Comfort Food Café Kaila Style 

 

 

Café Kaila’s theme is home-style comfort food created with love. Every dish is made from scratch, with fresh, local and organic produce when available. You’ll see and taste the difference, whether it’s the farm-fresh, local eggs in our delicious omelets, the savory eggs Benedicts, the fluffy pancakes, the crispy waffles or our sweet-bread French toast. You can feel the love put into every plate—quality food presented with careful attention to detail. We pride ourselves in service with aloha as we welcome local guests and tourists into our home. Come dine with us and experience the uniqueness of Café Kaila.

Café Kaila, Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapiolani Blvd, (808) 732-3330, Cafe-Kaila-Hawaii.com 

 

 

The Face of 

Wealth Management 

 

Left to right: Russell Yanagawa, Troy Wada, Michael Bruggemann and Fred Kita

 

INPAC Wealth Solutions is a progressive wealth management company created by Troy Wada and Michael Bruggemann, and has grown into a collaboration of investment advisors stretching across the state with more than 100 combined years of industry experience. The company’s core objective is to enable their clients to “Dream–Plan–Live.” Because investors aren’t all the same, and neither are their investment plans, INPAC Wealth Solutions customizes its solutions to fit every client’s unique situation and objectives, both now and in the future. Tomorrow won’t look like today, so INPAC creates flexible financial plans strong enough to withstand the test of time.

Inpac Wealth Solutions, 1001 Bishop Street, Suite 2300, Honolulu, (808) 213-0006, DreamPlanLive.com

 

 

The Face of 

Neuroscience 

 

From left to right: Irisa Devine, MD; Panida Piboolnurak, MD; David Kaminskas, MD; Paul Adapon, MD; Pat Borman, MD; Kore Liow, MD

 

Hawai‘i Pacific Neuroscience is Hawai‘i’s leading multidisciplinary neuroscience care, research and teaching facility, serving patients throughout the Islands. Our physicians and scientists partner with investigators from around the world to bring groundbreaking neuroscience research and clinical trials to Hawai‘i, so patients don’t have to travel to seek advanced treatment. We are leading the way in discovering new, innovative treatments together. Our patient-centered care model allows our patients to receive treatment through a variety of specialized, disease-specific clinics, and the state’s top neuroscience specialists. Our goal is to improve the lives of people with neurological conditions, one life at a time.

Hawaii Pacific Neuroscience, St. Francis Liliha, Sullivan Wing, 2230 Liliha Street, Suite 104, Honolulu, (808) 261-4476, Castle Medical Center, 642 Ulukahiki Street, Suite 300, Kailua, (808) 261-4476, HawaiiNeuroscience.com

 

 

The Face of

Award Winning Soba and Tempura 

 

Left to right: Yuji Adachi and Shinsuke Hamada

Hawai‘i locals have been loving Inaba’s soba and tempura for 10 years now. Using quality ingredients shipped directly from Japan—buckwheat flour from Shinshu, bonito from Kyoto, nori from Osaka—Inaba then creates delicious soba noodles with Hawai‘i’s natural water and salt, for maximum flavor. For its tempura, Inaba fries up organic local vegetables, to enhance the sweetness of each bite. The result: Slurping in a few strands of soba noodle with a hint of soba sauce, wasabi and green onion, and then taking a bite of tempura, is the perfect combination in the mouth. So tasty!

Inaba, 1610 South King Street, #3, Honolulu, (808) 953-2070, InabaHonolulu.com

 

 

The Face of 

Kaiten Sushi Bullet Express 

 

JUSTIN TACUB, AMADO GARLITOS AND WENDELL GAMBOL

 

Genki Sushi has always been committed to creating better sushi, whether it’s the speed of delivery, the taste and freshness of the quality ingredients, or the high level of service and atmosphere in its restaurants. Now, with its 10th and newest O‘ahu restaurant, at Pearlridge Center Uptown, Genki Sushi introduces state-of-the-art touch-screen technology to make ordering sushi even easier and more fun! Just select your favorite items on-screen, and your sushi is delivered via a double-rail system directly to your table. It’s fast and easy to use—perfect for families and anyone who loves sushi. 

Genki Sushi USA, 98-1005 Moanalua Road, Suite 801, Aiea, (808) 485-5801, GenkiSushiUSA.com

 

 

The Face of 

Successful Aging 

 

 

Empowerment. Balance. Alignment of the body’s vital center through proper posture and movement. Rooted and living with passion. This is the face of successful aging at Ka-hala Nui, a vibrant retirement community that offers gracious Island-style living with well-appointed residences and quality residential services and amenities. Here, a true sense of ‘ohana guides daily lifestyle choices. Residents at Ka-hala Nui enjoy the security of Life Care, a holistic approach to senior living that integrates a wellness-centered lifestyle and the peace of mind that comes with the onsite continuum of care at Hi‘olani Care Center.

KÃHALA NUI, 4389 Malia Street, Honolulu, Toll free (866) 273-5570, KahalaNui.com

 

 

The Face of

Orthopedic Surgery

 

 

Orthopedics entails the diagnosis and treatment of disorders, injury and deterioration of human bones, muscles and joints. Orthopedic surgeons reconstruct people’s bodies—to relieve pain, to restore quality of life. In my orthopedic practice, I strive to connect with each patient as an individual. That patient has entrusted me with their most valuable asset: their health. It is my duty to take time to really listen to them, to thoroughly examine them, to order the appropriate tests and then to treat them with respect and skill in order to restore their orthopedic well being. I do not take that responsibility lightly.

Thomas J. Kane III, MD, Kane Orthopedic Institute, 550 South Beretania Street, Suite 402, Honolulu, (808) 521-2233, KaneOrthopedicInstitute.com

 

 

The Face of

Neighborhood Restaurants 

 

From left to right, back row: Eric Dobrinski, Jesse Kila, Lindsey Dymond, Trevor Shibuya, Jason Iwane Left to right, front row: Tina Shibuya, Kat Moon, Paula Morath, Shannon Harding

 

Kalapawai Market has been a part of life for Kailua and Lanikai residents since 1932, thanks to its great food and drinks, its convenient location and its friendly staff. Many have grown up with the neighborhood spot, from after-school snacks to coffee, sandwiches and wines. Kalapawai is right at the entrance to Kailua Beach Park, making it the perfect stop for last minute essentials, whether it’s a bag of ice or a quick tasty lunch. Also, check out Kalapawai Café and Zia’s Caffe Kãne‘ohe, and look for the Kalapawai Café and Deli opening in Kapolei later this year!

Kalapawai Market, 306 South Kalaheo Avenue, Kailua, (808) 262-4359, KalapawaiMarket.com 

 

 

The Face of

Family Law 

 

Seated (Left to Right) Charles T. Kleintop and Timothy Luria. Standing (Left to Right) Katherine M. M. Lukela, Jessi L. K. Hall, Naoko C. Miyamoto

 

Kleintop & Luria, LLP is synonymous with excellence in family law in Hawai‘i. The firm’s attorneys have more than 100 combined years of experience in family law matters, including divorces with complex financial issues and child custody disputes. Adhering to the highest standards of integrity and professionalism, the firm is known throughout Hawai‘i for providing high-quality, effective representation for its clients. Charles T. Kleintop and Timothy Luria have each been listed in “Best Lawyers in America” and “Super Lawyers” and named by HONOLULU Magazine as Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” (Mr. Kleintop in 2013 and Mr. Luria in 2015).

KLEINTOP & LURIA LLP, Davies Pacific Center, 841 Bishop Street, Suite 480, Honolulu, (808) 524-5183, hifamlaw.com

 

 

The Face of 

Ramen 

 

 

At AGU, they don’t just love ramen, they live it! Executive chef and owner Hisashi Uehara has perfected his techniques through years of hard, disciplined work, and still spends hours experimenting and creating innovative recipes to keep his menu fresh and intriguing. His mission is to make AGU “Honolulu’s best ramen bistro!” AGU boils pork bones for more than 18 hours to create its signature creamy-yet-hearty tonkotsu broth. Only the freshest, exceptional ingredients are used, and AGU’s noodles are made fresh daily. Everything at AGU is created with patience and a little aloha—this is ramen you can’t rush.

Agu Ramen, Honolulu, 925 Isenberg Street and 1200 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 657, Kapolei, 590 Farrington Highway, Suite 510, (808) 797-2933, AguRamen.com

 

 

The Face of 

Oceanfront Dining 

 

From left to right: Executive Chef Rene Caba and Executive Chef Yuta Anzai

 

East meets West at the restaurants of The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, with spectacular views overlooking Waikīkī Beach. Whether you’re hungry for a perfect eggs Benedict, the freshest of Island fish or stellar Japanese cuisine, the Hau Tree Lanai and the Miyako restaurants have the local and traditional cuisine you’re looking for. Their ocean-front ambience, too, cannot be beat, with al fresco dining beneath historical hau trees and even private cabanas available to reserve. Don’t miss Miyako’s sake sampler and the seasonal kaiseki menus. At The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, “hospitality is our business, aloha is our style.”

The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel, 2863 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hau Tree Lanai, (808) 921-7066, Miyako (808) 921-7077, kaimana.com

 

 

The Face of 

Luxury Homes 

 

Back row (standing) Victor Brandt, Karla Casey, Scott Startsman, Yukiko Yang. Front row (seated) Myra Brandt, Esther H. Park, Mari Hirano, Sachiko Trillo, Mary Worrall and Judith Whitfield.

 

It’s not every day you find a special group of people who are passionate about what they do. The 2016 Face of Luxury Homes at LIST Sotheby’s International Realty possess an unparalleled standard of excellence and a heartfelt commitment to their craft. But, at their core, they love their work and bring that joy to every client they work with. Seated at the firm’s brand-new flagship office, this extraordinary group is passionate about expanding its sphere of influence beyond Hawai‘i to the rest of the world. Their exuberance and positive energy is making a difference in the lives of the people they touch. 

List Sotheby’s International Realty, 4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100, Honolulu, (808) 735-2411,677 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 111, Honolulu, (808) 439-8510, ListSothebysRealty.com 

 

 

The Face of 

The Voices of Oahu Radio 

 

 

Ohana Broadcast Company is about as local as you can get. Whether it’s 102.7 Da Bomb, 94.7 KUMU, Alt 105.9, or 93.1 Da Pa‘ina (plus another four stations on Kaua‘i), nearly all its employees are Hawai‘i born and raised. As Hawai‘i’s leading, most innovative broadcast group, Ohana Broadcast Company’s philosophy is simple: Put people first. Each station is hyper-focused on two audiences: listeners and clients. The objective, always, is to create fun, interesting, compelling radio stations that reflect our Island lifestyle. And these are
the faces of Honolulu radio who do just that!

Ohana Broadcast Company, 1000 Bishop Street, Suite 200, Honolulu, (808) 947-1500, kumu.com931dapaina.com1027dabomb.netalt1059.com

 

 

The Face of 

Branding and Design 

 

 

It all started with a phone call from the NFL, requesting a fax of Kurt Osaki’s resume. How fortunate that he had just bought a brand-new Panasonic S1225 fax machine, only minutes before! And with that, the career of Kaua‘i-born-and-raised Osaki was on its way. He founded Osaki Design in 1995, which became Osaki Creative Group in 2005, and created the iconic UH logo as well as team logos for the NFL and the NHL, and work for leading national universities. He attributes the success of the business on his team and his philosophy of kaizen, “the endless pursuit of excellence,” doing everything 100 percent.

Osaki Creative Group, 1000 Bishop Street, Suite 609, Honolulu, (808) 521-2315, Osakicreative.com 

 

 

The Face of 

Fertility Medicine 

 

 

Fertility Institute of Hawai‘i is a state-of-the-art facility providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare to its patients. Dr. John Frattarelli, CEO and medical director, and Dr. Anatte Karmon are two of the world’s most successful and experienced infertility physicians, and together have helped more than 15,000 patients realize their dreams of starting a family. Fertility Institute of Hawai‘i has some of the highest success rates in advanced reproductive techniques, including artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization, pre-implantation genetic screening and diagnosis, and fertility preservation. Drs. Frattarelli and Karmon are board-certified and trained in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, with over 25 years combined experience in providing individualized, compassionate care.

Fertility Institute of Hawaii, 1401 South Beretania Street, Suite 250, Honolulu (808) 545-2800, IVFcenterHawaii.com

 

 

The Face of

Pediatric Dentistry 

 

 

Pediatric Dental Group brings unmatched experience and knowledge to Island keiki and their families. In 1966, Dr. Bert Sumikawa started a two-generation, family-run practice, which includes David and Mark Sumikawa and Dr. Lauren Jenni Imai. “We’re trained to understand the developmental dental needs of a growing child, including his or her fears of seeing a dentist,” says Dr. David Sumikawa. “Dental health is closely tied to the overall health of the child.” The kid-friendly facility is a welcoming and efficient environment featuring the latest in dental technologies, including full digital X-rays. The practice treats newborns to college students, including children of former patients.

Pediatric Dental Group, 1221 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1048, Honolulu, (808) 593-8828, pdghawaii.com

 

 

The Face of 

Solar Smart Homes 

 

Colin Yost, Chief Operations Officer, Pamela Joe, President of Business Development, Eric Carlson, Chief Innovation Officer, Josh Powell, Chief Executive Officer

 

Locally owned and operated, RevoluSun Smart Home has become Hawai‘i’s most trusted solar source, helping over 6,500 families make the switch to solar since 2009. But it’s not stopping at solar: In 2015, RevoluSun introduced its Smart Home products and services, designed to make your home an economical, smarter, healthier and more enjoyable place to live. New products include PV hot water, skylights, sun tunnels and smart home-security systems, among other innovations. With the only Solar and Smart Home showroom on O‘ahu and regular Smart Home seminars at its Ward Avenue showroom, RevoluSun is Hawai‘i’s smartest destination for homeowners!

RevoluSun, 210 Ward Avenue, Suite 140, Honolulu, (808) 748-8888, RevoluSun.com

 

 

The Face of 

Cosmetic Dentistry 

 

 

Dr. Wynn Okuda, world-renowned leader in the field of cosmetic dentistry, has been creating beautiful natural smiles as a cosmetic dentist for over 27 years. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry recognized his expertise when he achieved Board Accredited Fellowship in 2014. In the Academy’s 31-year history, Dr. Okuda is one of only 66 dentists in the world and the only one on O‘ahu to hold this distinction. Dr. Okuda believes in creating a calm, comfortable dental experience for all his patients. Patients enjoy pampering massages, movies and relaxing music while they receive world-class cosmetic, implant and full-mouth reconstruction dentistry.

Dr. Wynn Okuda, 3660 Waialae Avenue, Suite 315, Honolulu, (808) 734-1099, cosmeticdentistryhawaii.com

 

 

The Face of 

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 

 

 

For 16 years, Dr. Todd Haruki and staff at Pacific Maxillofacial Center Inc. have provided exceptional care to oral surgery patients. From wisdom teeth extractions to dental implants and facial fractures, patients may elect IV anesthesia for a pleasant experience, and can relax knowing they’re receiving the best care with utmost regard for health, safety, and comfort. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Dr. Haruki graduated from UCLA’s School of Dentistry and University of Louisville’s School of Medicine, completing his oral and maxillofacial residency in Louisville. He has been named a “Best Dentist in Hawai‘i” by HONOLULU Magazine since the program’s inception.

Todd K. Haruki, DDS, MDPacific Maxillofacial Center, Inc. 

Main Office, 1060 Young Street, Suite 312, Honolulu, (808) 585-8455

Waipio Office, 94-1221 Ka Uka Boulevard, Suite B204, Waipahu, (808) 676-9560  

PacificMaxCenter.com

 

 

The Face of 

Empowering Girls in Hawai‘i 

 

 

Sacred Hearts Academy has a remarkable and successful tradition of educating young women to make a difference in life’s journey. At the Academy, a young woman learns there is enormous potential and power in being a girl. Our classrooms, our athletic courts, our arts programs and our science labs teach her that participation, learning and exploring are life-long endeavors.

 

The Academy strives to weave the dimensions of a young woman’s heart and mind into a person who always acts with compassion, possesses outstanding personal character, thinks independently and gives of her talents to better the society in which she lives.

Sacred Hearts Academy, 3253 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 734-5058, sacredhearts.org

 

 

The Face of 

Residential Mortgages

 

 

Obtaining a mortgage can be stressful and confusing, whether it’s to purchase a home or refinance one. However, Smart Money’s strategic mortgage advisors will educate you and be by your side during the entire process. We provide a high level of customer service and mortgage education, allowing the client to make informed and responsible decisions. We are a locally owned and operated mortgage broker that only services the state of Hawai‘i. Whether you’re a first-time home buyer or a savvy investor, we promise to offer you the best loan options in the market.

Smart Money, Pan AM Building, 1600 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 705, Honolulu, (808) 447-1850, SmartMoneyInc.com

 

 

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Award Winning Vegan Cuisine 

 

 

We’re spreading our roots. Our revised gourmet plant-based meal plans are more accessible as six single-serving meals per week, in stackable containers, and will be delivered to a participating Licious Team Partner near you. Now, more than ever, the demand for gourmet plant-based, gluten-free, non-GMO, unprocessed whole foods (organic and from local farms as much as possible) is attaining a role center stage. We at Greens & Vines are reaching out to get our Licious Dishes meals into your hands and lifestyle. In recognition of the highest health, ethical, and environmental values, eat whole-food, plant-based meals to save the earth. Eat vegan and save the planet.

Greens & Vines, 909 Kapiolani Boulevard, ground floor, Honolulu, (808) 536-9680, E-LiciousDishes.comGreensAndVines.com 

 

 

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Trusts and Estates 

 

 

When it comes to planning your future, expertise and reliability are of paramount importance. Unlike larger, general-practice law firms, Yee & Kawashima LLLP concentrates in estate, trust and probate law. Yee & Kawashima LLLP takes pride in its many long-term client relationships with both individual clients and family owned businesses. The firm’s commitment to this practice area offers the assurance that the firm will continue to provide the highest level of service for future generations.

Yee & Kawashima, LLLP, 1000 Bishop Street, Suite 908, Honolulu, (808) 524-4501, yklawhawaii.com

 

 

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Award-Winning Pancakes 

 

(Left to right) Puna Nam holding Red Velvet Pancakes, Cricket Nam and Carsie Green Jr. with the famous Guava Chiffon Pancakes

 

Start your morning off right with the best pancakes on the island! This year, Time Out Magazine named Cinnamon’s guava chiffon pancakes as one of America’s top 10 pancakes, saying, “the pile of ethereal buttermilk cakes will have you shouting ‘ono’ at first bite.” Cinnamon’s serves up great food at reasonable prices, so it’s no wonder that HONOLULU Magazine’s readers gave it a Hale ‘Aina Award for best breakfast. The new ‘Ilikai location is open for dinner, too, so you can enjoy fireworks, live music and cocktails with that classic Waikīkī view. Got a special event coming up? Cinnamon’s also caters!

Cinnamon’s, Kailua: 315 Uluniu Street, Kailua, (808) 261-8724, Cinnamon’s at the ‘Ilikai, 1777 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 180, (808) 670-1915, Cinnamons808.com