HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Molokai welcomed 4,000 visitors in April, 300 more than last year, and spending rose despite shorter stays. Lanai visitor count rose from 5,000 last year to about 6,000 this year as Manele Bay reopened.
The SBA Honolulu office plans a two-hour seminar, "Before You Export: The Exporter's Checklist for Success in the Overseas Market." 9 a.m., June 15, YWCA Richards Street. More on http://www.sba.gov/hi
The Japan-America Society of Hawaii names Takako Miyazawa as admin director – and Leah Yamamoto as program coordinator. Both are UH alums.
Outrigger promotes Brent Shiratori to director of strategic planning – and hires Greg Champion, ex-Expedia, as director of global marketing and strategic partnerships.
For the seventh year the Big Island's KapohoKine ziplines gave free rides to more than 200 people who brought items for the Hawaii Food Basket.
Remember Ed Texeira, the blunt-spoken number two guy at state civil defense until 2011? He's the new head of civil defense on the Big Island. Good hire: he's a can-do guy.