Don’t let your Social Security check go on vacation

If you are like most people on Social Security, you need that check every month to buy groceries and to keep a roof over your head. But believe it or not, for a fortunate few that check is essentially bonus money, totally unnecessary for day-to-day survival.

Coldwell Banker Island Properties expands

Coldwell Banker Island Properties announced it has acquired the operations of Coldwell Banker Makai Properties on Kauai. Makai Properties’ agent group joined the Coldwell Banker Island Properties ohana and will continue to offer service and results to their clients under the Coldwell Banker Island Properties brand.

Celebrating small businesses

KILAUEA — Ed Kawamura said his family is what makes everything possible Thursday during the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, co-hosted by the Small Business Administration at Anaina Hou Community Park’s Porter Pavilion.

Hawaiian earns $36M in first quarter

HONOLULU — Hawaiian Holdings Inc., the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, on Tuesday reported first-quarter profit of $36.4 million, an increase of $7.8 million over the first quarter of 2018.

LBA meeting Thursday

An update on the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) grant is on the agenda for Thursday’s Lihue Business Association meeting that begins at 7:30 a.m. at Duke’s Canoe Club, Kalapaki.

Hawaii Life claims top recognition

Christie’s International Real Estate recognized Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers as Overall Affiliate of the Year winner, the highest honor bestowed by the world’s leading real estate network.

Developer faces more litigation

A real estate developer, whose long-delayed timeshare proposal on Kauai faces mounting financial trouble, is struggling to cover debts on projects on the mainland as well.

Forever Young Brothers

Numbers say a lot about the impact of Young Brothers in Hawaii. Start with 119. That’s how many years it’s been doing business in the Aloha State.