EVER VIGILANT Not too much movement at the top but a fair amount of shuffling at the bottom. Young Brothers Ltd. slips back into the mix after rising amid news of a new collective bargaining agreement then falling back with a quiet week. Proving they’re not to be forgotten, the state’s largest inter-island cargo company bulked up with the addition of a new freight barge to its … [Read more...] about Who’s the county’s most powerful player?
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TWO FOR ONE Alexander and Baldwin rises to the lofty heights of number one on our list this week for two reasons. First, the glowing article about them in Monday’s Maui News and how the mega-corporation donated $25,000 to Maui’s Kaunoa Senior Services. It’s certainly a nice gesture that will garner good press anytime. Nice to see them keeping up their public image and helping … [Read more...] about Who’s the county’s most powerful player?
What An Honor Dowling Co.’s Everett Dowling was awarded the T.S. Shin Award at this week’s Maui Chamber of Commerce meeting that featured Lt. Governor Duke Aiona as head speaker. Proving that businessmen will never miss a chance to pat each other on the back, and that Dowling can get positive press in The Maui News whenever he shows up somewhere, for anything. The article this … [Read more...] about Who’s the county’s most powerful player?
Owned Castle and Cooke, the Rupert Murdoch-owned development and luxury resort mega-corporation busted into the top 10 this week following a story in Pacific Business News stating the company owns 98% of Lanai. Can that be right? I knew they had a pretty big stake in the island owning both Four Seasons resorts, but 98%?! The article goes on to say that C&C is planning to take … [Read more...] about Who’s the county’s most powerful player?
Strangle hold Matson Navigation Co. returns to the top 10 this week following news of yet another fuel surcharge hike. According to an AP report in The Maui News this Sunday, the 4.5 percent rate increase is the 11th this year and brings the total fuel surcharge to 38.25 percent, the highest in the company’s history. As the largest shipping company on the islands, Matson’s … [Read more...] about Who’s the county’s most powerful player?