2018 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.
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The Face of


Waikiki Yokocho
Left to right: Shingo Komatsu, Baikohken; Masamichi Yoshida, Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen; Frank Clark, Waikiki Yokocho CEO; Naotaka Miyazawa, Tsujita; Taketo Otake, Bario


Inspired by the popular yokocho, or dining alleyways, of Japan, Waikiki Yokocho houses 14 Japanese eateries for their first-ever Hawai‘i locations. The 23,000-square-foot space is partitioned into three areas—Ramen Road, Noren Street and Engawa Terrace—echoing the ambience of a true yokocho. Ramen Road features four specialty noodle shops, each offering unique ramen specialties: Tsujita, with their tsukumen dipping-style ramen; Tonkotsu Kazan Ramen, with hot stone pot “volcano ramen”; Bario, with hearty flavorful bowls overflowing with ingredients; and Baikohken, Hokkaido Michelin listed, offering their popular shoyu-based bowls.


Waikiki Yokocho, Waikiki Shopping Plaza, 2250 Kalākaua Avenue, Lower Level 100, Honolulu (808) 926-8093, Waikiki-Yokocho.com



The Face of

Food Distribution in Hawai‘i

(Left to right) Standing: Yashu R. Chaudhary, Matt DeCosta, Elijah Robertson, Joe Glarner, Lloyd Umali, Cris Tomagan, Jackie Lau, Ronda Sagara, Gerri Lozeno, Brenda Torres, Jason Wong, Herman Tam; Seated: Dean Wakuzawa, Crystal Murakami


As the leading wholesale foodservice distributor in the Pacific, HFM FoodService has been bringing food from farms and manufacturers to your table for over 50 years. Now part of the Sysco ‘ohana of foodservice companies, our team continues to honor its local roots, and is committed to provide the same exceptional level of service you’ve come to expect. Growing stronger together, we are confident that the combined strengths of Sysco and HFM will further enhance our ability to be your most valued and trusted business partner.


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



The Face of


Becker Communications


Ruth Ann Becker
Ruth Ann Becker
Chair & CEO

Becker Communications is at the forefront of Hawai‘i communications firms, offering the finest in strategic planning, innovative thinking and professional execution, all with the highest standards of service. Our team of experts provides well-integrated services in brand establishment, building and preservation. Together, they create specifically tailored, seamless programs that meet our clients’ communication needs, support their goals, enhance their brands and are true to their missions.


We attribute our success to our clients, our vendors and partners. And we are grateful to for their support over the past three-plus decades.


If you’re in search of excellence in marketing and advertising, digital communications and social media, and traditional public relations from publicity and promotion to crisis management, call us. You’ll be glad you took the time.


The Face of

Public Relations & Communications

As a fully-integrated communications company, we serve our clients’ best interests through proactive, innovative, targeted and strategic public relations. Our professional team’s deep experience and broad range of skills enable us to expertly maneuver through today’s complex markets, while our philosophical approach provides the personal interaction and intuitive sensitivity that clients love.


At the foundation of Becker Communications’ success is passion for what we do, our drive to make a positive difference, and the energy and enthusiasm we bring to all our pursuits.


30-plus years of solid results, strong referrals and satisfied clients tell us we’re doing it right.


We invite you to contact us for coffee and conversation about working together to exceed your goals.


Becker Communications, Inc., Honolulu: 119 Merchant Street, Suite 300, Honolulu; Dallas Fort Worth: 3761 Woodshadow Lane, Addison, TX 75001, (808) 533-4165, BeckerCommunications.com



The Face of

Creating an Airline People Love

Alaska Airlines


For over a decade, Alaska Airlines has proudly served the Hawaiian Islands and now offers the most nonstop flights from Hawai‘i to the most destinations on the West Coast. Known for their genuine, caring service, they provide power outlets at every seat, free movies and TV shows, fresh meal options, and Alaska’s Famous Companion FareTM offer with the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® Card. Every day, Alaska Airlines is focused on creating an airline people love, with award-winning service and great value, low airfares and a generous loyalty program.


Alaska Airlines, 1-800-252-7522, alaskaair.com, blog.alaskaair.com



The Face of

Financing Your Business

American Savings Bank
Pictured in front of ASB’s rising campus (left to right): Reid Chung, Nadine Wasada, Chris Whang, Lori Honda, Kevin Kaji, Vivian Pham, Israel Avilla


Building a solid foundation to make dreams possible is a guiding philosophy at  American Savings Bank—we’ve been serving Hawai‘i’s residents and businesses for 90 years and we continually strive to help customers achieve their important life goals. Our experienced Business Relationship Managers, pictured here, can help you with business solutions today and for the future. Whether you’re starting a business or growing an existing one, we can assist with all your financial service needs: collecting, dispersing, managing and protecting your money. We are proud that many of our clients have been with us from their starts. Let’s talk today.


American Savings Bank, (808) 539-7628, ASBHawaii.com/Business



The Face of

Award-Winning Italian Restaurants



The best Italian cuisine requires both a great chef and a pizzaiolo, who specializes in pizza making. It’s a traditional, cultural skill that takes years of training to perfect. With both a great executive chef and pizzaiolo, Arancino creates beautifully crafted, classic dishes with a modern twist, made with local and Italian-imported ingredients. Recently, Arancino’s Kāhala location earned a Hale ‘Aina Gold Award as Hawai‘i’s best Italian restaurant, and its popular rigatoni all’ Amatriciana made Buzzfeed’s list of “30 Dishes From Around the Country Every Pasta Lover Must Try.” With three locations in Honolulu, Arancino makes it easy to experience the best Italian on the island.


Arancino Ristorante Italiano, Arancino on Beachwalk, 255 Beachwalk Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 923-5557; Arancino di Mare, 2552 Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 931-6273; Arancino at The Kāhala, 5000 Kāhala Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 380-4400, Arancino.com



The Face of


MGA Architecture
(Left to right) Back Row: Jeff Morrison, Jean Tracy, Ron Barber; Middle Row: Nicole Nagasawa, Jason Davis, Alan Garduque, Wai Shan C. Yanagi; Front Row: Janelle Mundon, Matt Gilbertson


Some say that helping new businesses land successfully in Hawai‘i is a gift of MGA Architecture’s President & Founder Matt Gilbertson. “I really understand how challenging it can be since I did it three decades ago.” Likewise, since most of us at MGA are from or have lived elsewhere, we know how to speak across the divide. “We are proud to have helped so many new players arrive, just as we are proud of serving so many locally-rooted clientele expand and grow.” Here, MGA’s key staff take a break to enjoy their new, and first, Planet Fitness venue at Ala Moana Center.


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



The Face of

Luxury Home Design

Archipelago Hawaii
(Left to right) Standing: Laurent Chouari, Design Engineer, Roseann Freitas, Vice President/Business Manager; Seated: Cynthia Allen, Interior Designer/Architectural Consultant, Tiare Pinto, President/Lead Designer


As a Luxury Home Design Team, Archipelago Hawaii works with their clientele to create their personal sanctuaries in residential and commercial settings. Each design is a reflection of who their clients are and how they live. Each design not only creates a beautiful space, it also enhances their lives and makes their day-to-day living easier. By really getting to know each client and how they live in their home or commercial setting, Archipelago can then begin to create a plan that will enhance each client’s life. Archipelago Hawaii will then assemble the team of experts necessary to handle each project from concept to completion. From LEED Certified Ground up Home Design, Remodeling, Additions, Kitchen & Bath Design or Interior Decorating, let Archipelago Hawaii bring your vision to life.


Archipelago Hawaii, 905 Kalaniana‘ole Hwy, SPC 2501, Kailua, (808) 263-8891, ArchipelagoHawaii.com



The Face of

Pizza in Hawai‘i

Brick Oven Pizza
Left to right: Dustin Gummerus, Kimberly Gummerus, Nalani Aguano, Corey Aguano


Brick Oven Pizza’s delicious beginnings started 40 years ago on the island of Kaua‘i. Integrity, hard work and specialty made-to-order pizza helped grow one location into six spread across Kaua‘i and O‘ahu. Today the small, family-owned operation continues to set itself apart with warm service, fresh local ingredients and its signature homemade sauces and dough, crafted from secret family recipes. Head to one of its six locations for pizza you won’t find anywhere else in the world, served with aloha.


Brick Oven Pizza, Honolulu: South Shore Market, 1170 Auahi Street, Suite 250, Honolulu, (808) 596-8561; Kalihi: 1111 Dillingham Boulevard, Honolulu, (808) 843-8561; Kāne‘ohe: 46-047 Kamehameha Highway, Suite 6C, Kāne‘ohe, (808) 235-8561; Kapolei: 889 Kamokila Boulevard, Suite 206, Kapolei (808) 674-8561; KAUA‘I – Kalaheo: 2-2555 Kaumuali‘i Highway, Kalaheo, (808) 332-8561; Wailua:  4-361 Kūhiō Highway, Kapa‘a, (808) 823-8561, BrickOvenPizzaHawaii.com



The Face of


Creations in Catering
Left to right: Wendy DeLaura, Michael Rabe, David Webb, Executive Chef Jason Takemura, Pelene Titialii, Joanna Rabe, Leonard (JoJo) Hombrebueno


A full-service events production company specializing in “affordable elegance,” Creations in Catering prides itself on creating unique, custom-tailored celebrations that reflect your tastes, needs and budget. Whether you’re planning a wedding or a first birthday, a 50-guest graduation party or a gala for 500, our team includes event planners, production managers, award-winning chefs and more, totaling over 60 years of combined industry experience. From securing the perfect venue, menu and local entertainment, to creating a stunning design that leaves your guests speechless, Creations in Catering is here to help with advice, knowledge and information for a stress-free planning experience.


Creations in Catering, P.O. Box 17805, Honolulu, HI 96817, (808) 848-8777, HawaiiCaterers.com



The Face of

Amazing Pau Hana and Pancakes

Left to right: Puna Nam – Owner, Alicia Lapinad – Server Extraordinaire


Its pillow-soft guava chiffon pancakes earned Cinnamon’s fame as O‘ahu’s breakfast spot. Now, in Waikīkī, Cinnamon’s at the ‘Ilikai is earning another reputation for its delectable, Hawaiian-style pau hana. Offered daily from 3 to 6 p.m., enjoy pūpū and cocktails at special prices, along with live music, Friday fireworks and that classic Waikīkī sunset view. Featuring a menu of ‘ono bites including fresh island poke, kalbi chicken quesadilla, crab cakes and, of course, Cinnamon’s signature pancakes, any meal is a treat at Cinnamon’s.


Cinnamon’s, Kailua: 315 Uluniu Street, Kailua, (808) 261-8724; Waikīkī: The ‘Ilikai, 1777 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 180, (808) 670-1915; Las Vegas: 7591 West Washington Avenue, Suite 110, Las Vegas, (702) 478-7877; Tokyo; Yokohama, Cinnamons808.com



The Face of

Modern Dentistry in East Honolulu

Hawaii Pacific Dental Group


Hawaii Pacific Dental Group stands at the forefront of cutting-edge dental technology to offer patients comfortable, pain-free procedures that minimize infections and promote faster recovery times. Using CEREC technology and Galileos 3D Cone Beam CT scan technology, Dr. Rohinton Patel and his skilled team are able to restore crowns, chipped teeth and tooth-colored fillings in just one visit. Dr. Patel is a preferred provider for Invisalign and Invisalign Teen Clear and also provides pediatric and geriatric dental care, one-hour Zoom Teeth whitening, mercury/metal-free materials, TMJ therapy and emergency dentistry, as well as routine dental hygiene and cleanings.


Hawaii Pacific Dental Group, Hawai‘i Kai Towne Center Executive Plaza Building, 6700 Kalaniana‘ole Highway, Suite 216, Honolulu, (808) 955-0008, HawaiiPacificDental.com



The Face of

A Pig on a Surfboard

Left to right: Zach Glander, Stan Glander, Anna Piergallini


The Kono’s family of restaurants are known for their signature 12-hour slow-roasted kālua pig and service with extra aloha. Driven by a never-ending pursuit of excellence, Kono’s has been named as one of USA Today’s 10 Best Kālua Pig Sandwiches, Hawaii Magazine’s No. 1 place for breakfast, plate lunch and cheap eats, and earned Star Advertiser’s coveted ‘Ilima Award for Best Casual Restaurant. With fun team members, surf-inspired atmosphere and mouthwatering food, Kono’s has captured the heart of Hawaiian casual dining. Kono’s has 3 locations on O‘ahu, plus a new full-service restaurant and bar in Kaimukī, The Surfing Pig. They plan for continued growth here at home and on the mainland.


Kono’s, Hale‘iwa: North Shore Marketplace, 67-250 Kamehameha Highway, Hale‘iwa, (808) 637-9211, Kailua: Merchant’s Row, 131 Hekili Street, #102, Kailua, (808) 261-1144, Kapahulu: 945 Kapahulu Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 892-1088, KonosNorthShore.com

The Surfing Pig, Kaimukī: 3605 Wai‘alae Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 744-1992, TheSurfingPig.co



The Face of

Breakfast Comfort Food Café Kaila Style

Cafe Kaila

Since 2008, Café Kaila has been serving memorable, made-from-scratch dishes with aloha to the people and visitors of Hawai‘i. Featuring a menu of home-style comfort food, every dish is crafted from scratch using fresh local produce when available. From fluffy omelets made with Waimānalo’s farm-fresh eggs to addictive Belgian waffles topped with perfectly ripe fruits, it’s the love put into every plate that keeps guests returning again and again. Join Café Kaila for breakfast or lunch, served daily, and as it celebrates 10 years of sweet success.


Café Kaila, Market City Shopping Center, 2919 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Honolulu, (808) 732-3330, Cafe-Kaila-Hawaii.com



The Face of

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

John Jiuliano


Dr. John Jiuliano, a double-board-certified orthopedic and hand surgeon, offers both adult and pediatric general orthopedic and upper extremity surgery. He specializes in treating a wide range of ailments which include injuries involving fractures, tendon lacerations, ligament ruptures, as well as complex reconstructive procedures including nerve injuries, deformities from fractures and injuries, joint replacement surgery for arthritis and arthroscopic procedures. Dr. Jiuliano is committed to his patients and takes time to personally evaluate and discuss treatment options. He has offices in Honolulu, ‘Aiea, West O‘ahu, and the Big Island and is available for appointments in Kona and North Hawai‘i.


John Jiuliano, M.D., Queen’s POB II, 1329 Lusitana Street, Suite 102, Honolulu, (808) 548-2210, JohnJiulianoMD.com



The Face of

Partners in Innovative Eye Care

Jenkins Eye Care
Left to right: Jacqueline T. Ueda, O.D., Tyrie L. Jenkins, M.D., Jeffrey R. Peterson, M.D., Ph.D.


Jenkins Eye Care has provided innovative eye care in Hawai‘i for nearly 30 years. Led by ophthalmologists Dr. Tyrie Jenkins and Dr. Jeffrey Peterson, the Jenkins Eye Care team of specialists, including optometrist Dr. Jacqueline Ueda, has a passion for keeping eyes healthy. Together they offer the latest technology in laser cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment and LASIK. By partnering with eye care professionals statewide, the team takes extensive measures to personalize the treatment for each patient to ensure safe procedures with minimal recovery times and optimal results. Visit Jenkins Eye Care and experience life with clearer vision.


Jenkins Eye Care, 615 Pi‘ikoi Street, Suite 205, Honolulu, (808) 591-9911, JenkinsEyeCare.com



The Face of

Cancer Care in Hawai‘i

Hawaii Cancer Care
Left to right: Phia Magill, Ashley Springer, APRN, Jonathan Cho, MD, Jon Fukumoto, MD, Melvin Palalay, MD, David Tamura, MD, Judy Ko, APRN, Jessica Moyer, Karen Luna


Hawai‘i Cancer Care is a national-award-winning, community-based cancer care provider for the people of Hawai‘i. Caring for you means treating all of our patients as ‘ohana. Our team of doctors and nurses provide compassionate, innovative specialty medical care in the field of hematology and medical oncology, which includes the latest clinical trials and vaccines that can prevent cancer in high-risk patients. It is our kuleana to provide you with all the emotional support, financial advocacy and education you need for the best treatment outcomes possible. Our team is here for you now and throughout your healing journey.


Hawai‘i Cancer Care, 1329 Lusitana Street, Suite 307, Honolulu, (808) 524-6115; 2226 Liliha Street, Suite B-204, Honolulu, (808) 536-4888; Mary Savio Medical Plaza, 98-1247 Ka‘ahumanu Street, Suite 315, ‘Aiea, (808) 539-2273, HawaiiCancerCare.com



The Face of

Hawaiian Luxury Spas

Hyatt Spa


Mai ka piko o ke po‘o a ka poli o ka w-awae, a la‘a ma na kihi ‘eh-a o ke kino.


Focusing on the four corners of the body, Nā Ho‘ōla Spa has cultivated traditional Hawaiian treatments that bring balance and energy to guests. The experienced therapists at Nā Ho‘ōla Spa focus on the promotion of health and wellness through the practice of Hawaiian culture, its values and its healing arts. Visit today for a relaxing Nanea Aroma Stone Tranquility Massage, Ho‘onani Facial or one of our seasonal specials.


Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa, 2424 Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 237-6330, NaHoolaSpaWaikiki.com



The Face of

Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa: Where Cuisine Meets Culture

Hyatt cuisine


Executive Chef Jeff Szombaty has partnered with Manager of Hawaiian Culture and Community Relations Kuuipo Kumukahi to create a multicultural culinary experience that exemplifies the diversity found within Hawai‘i.


The Buffet at Hyatt showcases fresh and indigenous ingredients from the Islands that are sustaining to both the environment and the soul. Enjoy a menu of made-to-order poke stations, kālua pig, prime rib, crab legs, ‘ulu hummus and more, inspired by the beautiful pua ‘ilima of O‘ahu and the pure rain water of the Ko‘olaus that will remind you of special gatherings with ‘ohana.


Experience this culinary journey at The Buffet at Hyatt, open nightly from 5:30 to 10 p.m.


The Buffet at Hyatt, Hyatt Regency Waikīkī Beach Resort and Spa, 2424 Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 237-6395, Waikiki.Regency.Hyatt.com



The Face of

Successful Aging

Kahala nui


Retirement means a world of new possibilities, and these later years provide powerful opportunities to grow, take on new challenges and explore uncharted paths. Kāhala Nui, a life plan community, champions successful aging by providing residents with meaningful opportunities and lifestyle choices. For one Kāhala  Nui resident, Tom Klobe, retiring his role as director of the University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery meant the rite of passage from a successful career to a new beginning that afforded him the freedom to nurture his lifelong interests and channel his creative energy in new ways.


Kāhala Nui, 4389 Malia Street, Honolulu, Toll-Free: (866) 273-5570, KahalaNui.com



The Face of

Neighborhood Restaurants

Kalapawai Market
(Left to right) Back Row: Eric Dobrinski, Jason Iwane, Lindsey Dymond, Leif Grove, Trevor Shibuya, Charles Schinkel, Front Row: Tasha Cromwell, Angel Ayala, Paula Morath, Kat Moon, Christine McGrail​


Kalapawai Market has been a part of life for Kailua and Lanikai residents since 1932, thanks to its great food and drinks, convenient location and friendly staff. Situated at the entrance to Kailua Beach Park, Kalapawai Market is the perfect stop for everything from after-school snacks to gourmet lunch and dinner, made with local ingredients whenever possible. Voted top write-in for the Hale ‘Aina Awards 2017 best gourmet comfort food category, O‘ahu’s second city can now enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at Kalapawai’s newest location, Kalapawai Café & Deli in Kapolei!


Kalapawai Market, 306 South Kalaheo Avenue, Kailua, (808) 262-4359; Kalapawai Café & Deli, 750 Kailua Road, Kailua, (808) 262-3354; Kalapawai Café & Deli, 711 Kamokila Boulevard, Kapolei, (808) 674-1700, KalapawaiMarket.com



The Face of

Taco Tuesday



Chef Arturo Silva says, “taco dirty to me” every Tuesday as they celebrate Waikīkī’s most famous Taco Tuesday. Chef Silva brings the streets of Mexico to his ultra-chic rooftop cantina, serving his infamous 12-hour-marinated Al Pastor tacos right off of a flaming trompo. In addition to his mouthwatering Al Pastor tacos, chef also serves vegetarian options as well. These $2 street tacos are a hot commodity alongside an ice-cold cerveza (beer) or refreshing margarita every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to closing! Búho Cantina, where hola meets aloha!


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



The Face of

Arcadia Family of Companies

Left to right: Norman Chong, Emmet White, Vivian Lai, Suzie Schulberg


Arcadia opened in 1967 under the umbrella of Central Union Church, becoming Hawai‘i’s first accredited Life Plan Community (LPC) providing guaranteed lifetime care. Under the leadership and direction of president and CEO Emmet White and the support of chief financial officer Norman Chong, Arcadia has expanded into a family of seven companies. The Arcadia Family of Companies recently announced the retirements of both White and Chong, effective Dec. 31, 2018. The Board of Directors appointed Arcadia’s chief operating officer, Suzie Schulberg, as president and CEO elect, and Vivian Lai has been selected as chief financial officer designate.


Arcadia Family of Companies, 1434 Punahou Street, Honolulu, (808) 941-0941, arcadia.org



The Face of

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Pacific Maxillofacial Center


Oral and maxillofacial surgery is challenging in how it incorporates both dentistry and medicine. As dual-degree dentists and physicians, Dr. Neil Oishi and Dr. Todd Haruki are uniquely qualified in treating oral and facial conditions. Their commitment to continuing medical and dental education plus investment in the latest imaging and digital technology has enabled them to offer exceptional surgical care in a safe and comfortable environment. The most rewarding aspect of their profession is the ability to restore health and self-confidence and improve the quality of their patients’ lives.


Neil Oishi, DDS, MD, Todd K. Haruki, DDS, MD, Pacific Maxillofacial Center, Inc., Honolulu: 1060 Young Street, Suite 312, Honolulu, (808) 585-8455; Waipi‘o: 94-1221 Ka Uka Boulevard, Suite B204, Waipahu, (808) 676-9560, PacificMaxCenter.com



The Face of

In Vitro Fertilization

Pacific In Vitro
Left to right: Celia Dominguez, M.D., Carl Morton, M.D., Thomas Kosasa, M.D., Bruce Kessel, M.D.


As Hawai‘i’s first in-vitro clinic, Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute has helped thousands of people realize their dream of starting a family. Led by a team of board-certified physicians with decades of experience in IVF, obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology, as well as an on-site Ph.D. embryologist, Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute is committed to providing the highest level of care for patients.


The clinic is open seven days a week to be accessible and responsive to patients’ needs. Free monthly seminars are held for those with questions about the in-vitro fertilization process and other alternatives for couples with fertility concerns.


Pacific In Vitro Fertilization Institute, Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children, 1319 Punahou Street, Suite 980, Honolulu, (808) 946-2226, PacificInVitro.com



The Face of

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dental Group
Left to right: Dr. Mark Sumikawa, Dr. Lauren Jenni Imai, Dr. David Sumikawa


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 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Suite 1048, Honolulu, (808) 593-8828; 4180 Rice Street, #105, Līhu‘e, (808) 245-2131, pdghawaii.com



The Face of

Solar and Home Improvement

Left to right: Colin Yost, Chief Operating Officer, Josh Powell, Chief Executive Officer, Eric Carlson, Chief Innovation Officer, David Gorman, Director of Business Development


RevoluSun’s Total Performance solutions now include roofing and air-conditioning, along with Smart Power, enabling home and business owners to switch to PV-plus-storage for as little as $0 down and immediate monthly savings. When getting the best value matters, clients rely on RevoluSun’s proven installation methods, commitment to service and the best warranties in the business. Visit RevoluSun’s showroom in SALT at Our Kaka‘ako to see, touch and learn about their innovative energy products.


Locally owned and operated, RevoluSun is Hawai‘i’s most trusted full-service provider of photovoltaic systems, battery storage and energy-efficient home and commercial property improvements. Ranked consistently as Hawai‘i’s best solar company, RevoluSun has helped 8,000-plus families and businesses save over $25 million in utility expenses annually.


RevoluSun, 660 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 220A, Honolulu, (808) 748-8888, RevoluSun.com



The Face of


Endodontic Associates
Left to right: Dr. Andrew Inaba, Dr. Craig Haga, Dr. Adam Inaba, Middle: Dr. Michael Tajima


Dr. Carl Haga
Dr. Carl Haga

Endodontics Associates, LLC was established in 1966 by the late Carl Haga, Hawai‘i’s first trained endodontist (root canal specialist). After more than 50 years of service, this family-run business is composed of three generations of endodontists including founder Carl Haga, Michael Tajima (brother-in-law), Craig Haga (son), Adam Inaba (grandson) and Andrew Inaba (grandson). “Our greatest satisfaction is relieving our patients’ pain and enabling our patients to function so that eating is once again pleasurable,” says Dr. Craig Haga. State-of-the-art equipment and a philosophy that puts patient comfort and health first are why Endodontic Associates, LLC ranks at the top of many Hawai‘i dentists’ referrals for patients requiring root canal procedures.


Endodontic Associates, LLC, Honolulu: Ala Moana Building, 1441 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Suite 208, (808) 591-1515; ‘Aiea: Westridge Shopping Center, 98-150 Kaonohi Street, Suite C-118, ‘Aiea, (808) 455-9051, EndodonticAssociatesLLC.com



The Face of

Exemplary Dining in Waikīkī

Starwood Resorts
Left to Right: Executive Chef Matthew Naula, Sheraton Waikiki; Executive Chef Jason Watanabe, Moana Surfrider; Executive Sous Chef Nolan West, Moana Surfrider; Executive Chef Aaron Love III, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani; Executive Chef Darren Demaya, Kai Market; Chef de Cuisine John Salcedo, RumFire Waikiki
(Not Pictured: Executive Chef Colin Hazama, The Royal Hawaiian; Chef de Cuisine Shaymus Alwin, Azure Restaurant & Bar; Chef de Cuisine David Lukela, Beachhouse at the Moana)


From intimate oceanfront dinners to exceptional galas and receptions, these chefs bring worldwide experience and accolades to the table at four extraordinary resorts in Waikīkī: Moana Surfrider, The Royal Hawaiian, Sheraton Waikiki and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. These culinary leaders often go unseen as they ensure service and flavors are presented flawlessly, and boldly experiment with new styles and flavors while highlighting Hawai‘i’s bounty and culture. Visitors and locals alike are astounded by the beachfront views, welcoming atmosphere and a true taste of these islands.


SPG Resorts Waikiki, 2255 Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 921-4600, SPGResortsHawaii.com



The Face of

Award-Winning Hair Artistry

W Salon


Thi Nguyen and Wendy Do co-founded W Salon Hawai‘i in 2006 with one vision: to create a space where local hairstylists can realize their creative potentials. As one of Hawai‘i’s top stylists, Nguyen and his team share a passion for excellence and remain at the forefront of style through continual education, innovation and steady, hard work. W Salon Hawai‘i upholds a higher standard for artistry and indulges clients with the best in-salon experience. As HONOLULU Magazine’s Best Salon and official sponsor of HONOLULU Fashion Week since the event’s inception, W Salon Hawai‘i is committed to creating an exceptional experience and classic, elegant, leading-edge looks.


Thi Nguyen, W Salon Hawai‘i, 401 Kamake‘e Street, Suite #104, Honolulu, (808) 943-2700, WSalonHawaii.com



The Face of

International Concierge Real Estate

Chaney Brooks


William “Billy” T. Robillard has distinguished himself as Honolulu’s premier international concierge realtor. Committed to hospitality, Robillard assists Japanese- and English-speaking clients through every step of the homebuying process. From providing reference lists for lending institutions, insurance companies and agents and attorneys specializing in your specific needs, to helping clients track down the latest omiyage to bring home, Robillard’s dedication to service creates trusting relationships that last a lifetime. In 2017, the realtor celebrated a new milestone when he closed a $22 million sale in the ultra-luxurious Park Lane Ala Moana, setting a new record in the state for the highest price paid for a residential condo.


Chaney Brooks American Homes, 1440 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Suite 1010, Honolulu, (808) 221-4376, HonoluluHIRealEstateOffice.com



The Face of

Trusts and Estates

Yee & Kawashima
Left to right: Jared N. Kawashima, Randall M.L. Yee


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