Business Report: 11/24/15

Business Report: 11/24/15
Published: Nov. 24, 2015 at 3:37 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The USDA says 15% of the state was under drought last week. But the Waimanalo reservoir went back over 70 feet, and I think we can all agree the state is wetter this week.

Outside magazine announces its Best Places to Work list, and one of them is Rob and Cindy Pacheco's Hawaii Forest & Trail.

Blue Startups announces its second annual East Meets West Hawaii, a tech innovation conference at Hilton Hawaiian Village January 14 and 15. That's just a couple days before the PTC telecoms summit.

On the charitable watch, First Hawaiian Bank employees give a record $708,000 to 35 charities this holiday season. The Hawaii Community Foundation celebrates 25 years if its West Hawaii Fund. And the Oceanic Institute gets another $1 million from the Ulupono Initiative for feed research.

The developers of International Market Place announce another one of their 10 restaurants will be Michelin-starred Yauatcha, a dim sum teahouse chain making its first American landfall. Roy's will be there, and Michael Mina, and Kona Grill and Goma Tei. Grand opening isn't until next August.

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