Shioi Construction takes on new hiires

Shioi Construction Inc. and its drywall and plaster division, Creative Partition Systems, announced four new hires: Kaulupono “Pono” Perez, project engineer; Cheryl Ribao, payroll administrator; Alicia Vea, safety coordinator; and Nicole Leyendeckers, CPS project assistant.

Beware of state nuances with tax software

Well, we’re in the thick of tax season! It’s that time of year when individuals, gritting and gnashing their teeth, scour through their financial records and begin the arduous process of completing their 2018 federal and state tax returns.

Creativity abounds at our Legislature, part 2

This week, we are continuing our coverage of creative tax-related bills at our Legislature. The Hawaii State Tax Watch Doggie is taking a nap at the moment, so I’ll continue without him.

Chamber of commerce sets priorities

The Kauai Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors recently voted to approve a core set of policy priorities for 2019, focused on promoting entrepreneurial business, environmental stewardship and preventing regulatory measures the chamber says are not business-friendly.

Young Brothers to raise rates

Young Brothers LLC announced Wednesday it has received approval from the state Public Utilities Commission for its first significant rate increase in six years.