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Alumni business directory

Support UH alumni-owned small businesses!

The goal of the University of Hawai‘i Alumni Business Directory is to showcase the wide variety of amazing products and services UH alumni have to offer. If you are a small business owner and would like to be listed in our Alumni Business Directory, please fill out our short online form.

Disclaimer: Products and/or services of the vendors listed in the UH alumni Business Directory does not constitute an endorsement, guarantee or approval by the University of Hawai‘i.

Browse Hawai‘i-based businesses by category

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‘Ᾱina minded, locally made and designed clothing for our modern Hawaiian lifestyle.
Alumna: Anna Kahalekulu (AAS ’15, UH Maui College)
Makawao, Maui
Website: www.kuluamaui.com
Instagram: @kulua.official
Facebook: fb.com/kulua.official

Pineapple Lily
Lifestyle brand to take women from work to the weekend. Pieces aim to encourage confidence, self love and joy.
Alumna: Lauren Leong (BBA ’16, Mānoa)
Website: www.pineapplelilyhi.com
Instagram: @pineapplelilyhi

Sticks and Pōhaku
‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i inspired apparel and accessories.
Alumna: Jessica Kēhau Lucas (BA ’11, Mānoa)
Wailuku, Maui
Website: www.sticksandpohaku.com
Instagram: @sticksandpohaku

Sundaze Bikinis
Stylish eco-friendly bikinis made sustainably from recycled fish net fabrics.
Alumna: Taylor Ditty (BS ’15, Mānoa)
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Website: www.sundazebikinis.com
Instagram: @sundazebikinis

Ten Tomorrow
Modern resort clothing for women, 100% made in Hawai‘i.
Owner: Summer Shiigi
Website: www.tentomorrow.com
Instagram: @tentomorrow

Butterfly In The Wind
Nature photography, prints, artwork, etc.
Alumna: Kelly Rice (BA ’08, Mānoa)
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Website: www.butterflyinthewind.com
Instagram: @butterfly_aloha
Facebook: fb.com/ButterflyAloha

Devin Oishi
Paintings, drawings, writing and illustrating books/comics
Alumnus: Devin Oishi (PCERT ’98, Mānoa)
Website: devinoishi.wixsite.com/devin-oishi
Instagram: @devinoishi
Facebook: fb.com/Devin-Oishi-Artist-Page-670343489669726/

Photo Perfect Hawaii LLC
Hawai‘i's newest modern photo booth.
Alumna: Hazel Gacula (AS ’15, Honolulu CC)
Website: www.photoperfecthi.com
Instagram: @photoperfecthi

3 Financial Group
Helping small businesses and individuals design and run smart retirement plans.
Alumna: Joanna Amberger (MBA ’08, Mānoa)
Website: www.3financialgroup.com
Facebook: fb.com/3FinancialGroup

Abacus Pro Services, Inc.
A recruiting and staffing company that specializes in accounting, finance and IT positions on direct-hire or temporary basis.
Alumna: Lynn Haring (BBA ’92, Mānoa)
Website: www.abacuspros.com
Twitter: @abacus_hi
Facebook: fb.com/ABACUS-PRO-SERVICES-INC-108427225041
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/abacus-pro-services-inc-/

ACW Group, LLC
A property and casualty insurance agency.
Alumnus: Russell Akamine (BBA ’78; Mānoa)
Website: www.acwgroup.com

Beach Bum Poet LLC
A custom website design company specializing in content writing, SEO, and SEM.
Alumna: Savannah Murray (BA’19, Mānoa)
Website: www.beachbumpoetllc.com
Instagram: @beachbumpoetllc

Connect Consulting
Providing non-profits, government agencies and community-minded businesses with support in communications, marketing and community-building.
Alumna: Jennifer Barrett (MBA ’07, Mānoa)
Website: connectforimpact.com
Instagram: @connectforimpact
Facebook: fb.com/cheerleadersforchangemakers
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/connectforimpact/

A life coaching program for individuals who are faced with career-life challenges and strive for a more meaningful, fulfilling life.
Alumna: Cynthia Yamasaki (BBA ’82; Mānoa)
Website: www.eepath.com
Facebook: www.fb.com/eepath
Instagram: @eepath.cynthiayamasaki

eSearch Hawaii
Executive/technology staffing agency.
Alumna: Valarie Cesar (BBA ’88; Mānoa)
Website: www.esearchhawaii.com

Law Office of Keoni Souza, LLC
Estate planning services such as wills and trusts as well as unique services such as a Kids Protection Plan for families with minors.
Alumnus: Keoni Souza (BA ’07, West O’ahu)
Website: www.keonisouzalaw.com
Instagram: @keonisouzalaw
Facebook: fb.com/keonisouzalaw

Missing Link Design, LLC
Providing consultation and design services to small and mid-level businesses.
Alumnus: Jeffrey Bonsato (AS ’10, Honolulu CC)
Website: www.jeffreybonsato.com
Instagram: @missinglinkdesign

Mobile IT Force
Providing software/hardware re-selling and professional IT consulting services to small businesses and consumers.
Alumnus: William Chang (MBA ’06, Mānoa)
Website: www.mobileitforce.com
Facebook: fb.com/mobileitforce

Remedy Intelligent Staffing
A full-service staffing organization focused on delivering human capital workforce solutions for businesses.
Alumna: Kristi Inkinen Yanagihara (MHRM ’04, Mānoa)
Website: www.remedystaffing.com
Facebook: fb.com/RemedyHawaii

MC Group Hawaii, Inc.
Local CPA firm providing accounting, tax, attest and business consulting services.
Alumnus: Gary Miyashiro (BBA ’70, Mānoa)
Website: www.mcghawaii.com

Mosaic Pacific Investment Advisors
A registered investment advisory firm that provides portfolio management and financial planning to individuals and 401(k) plans.
Alumnus: Cory Nakamura (BBA ’04, Mānoa)
Website: www.mosaicpacific.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/mosaic-pacific-investment-advisors

Primerica Financial Services
Helping middle income families become debt free.
Alumnus: Herman Monico (BA ’95, Mānoa)
Website: www.primerica.com/hermanmonico

Takagi & Takagi
A family business that helps clients identify what is important to them through goals-based financial guidance.
Alumnus: Verne Takagi (BFA ’75; Mānoa)
Website: www.takagiandtakagi.com

Bear Claw Farm LLC
Vegetable farm with a mission of growing quality vegetables that are accessible and affordable.
Alumna: Rose Matthews (BS ’13, Mānoa)
Waimānalo, Hawai‘i
Website: www.bearclawfarm.com
Instagram: @bearclawfarm

On a mission of “Bringing peace to our world, one chocolate at a time” through hand-crafted, Hawai‘i exclusive chocolates, made fresh in Mānoa.
Alum: Erin Uehara (BED ’06, MBA ’13, Mānoa)
Mānoa, Hawai‘i
Website: www.chocolea.com
Instagram: @chocoleahawaii

Honolulu Burger Company
The original 100% Big Island Beef gourmet burger shop in Honolulu featuring locally grown produce.
Alumnus: Ken Takahashi (BBA ’87, Mānoa)
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Website: www.honoluluburgerco.com
Instagram: @honoluluburgerco
Facebook: fb.com/HonoluluBurgerCo

Kupu Place LLC
An urban farm in Honolulu growing aquaponics lettuce and leafy greens, microgreens, and edible flowers.
Alumni: Anthony Mau (PhD ’19, Mānoa) and Steven Yee (BS ’15, Mānoa)
Website: www.kupuplace.com
Instagram: @kupuplace
Facebook: fb.com/KupuPlaceLLC

O'Kim's Korean Kitchen
Fast, casual, contemporary Korean food.
Alum: Hyun Kim (AS ’13, Kapi‘olani CC)
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Website: www.okimshawaii.com
Facebook: fb.com/okimshawaii
Yelp: www.yelp.com/biz/o-kims-honolulu

Great Lines Hawaii
Island-inspired gift and food packaging and wraps.
Alumna: Sheila Sugano (BBA ’72, Mānoa)
Website: www.GreatLinesHawaii.com
Instagram: @GreatLinesHawaii

Laundo LLC
Hawai‘i’s only pick up and delivery wash and fold laundry service. Offering free pick up and next day delivery on O‘ahu.
Alumnus: Brian Hofer (BBA ’09, Mānoa)
Website: www.getmylaundo.com
Instagram: @getmylaundo
Facebook: fb.com/getmylaundo

MCYIA Interior Architecture and Design
Interior architecture and interior design.
Alumnus: Michael Yee (MBA ’04; Mānoa)
Honolulu, HI
Website: www.mcyia.com
Instagram: @mcyia

Q&A Realty
Real estate sales and consultations on O‘ahu, including residential, multi-family, commercial, industrial and agricultural properties.
Alumnus: Quincy Kaneshiro (BBA ’67; Mānoa)
Website: quincykaneshiro.com

Blue Planet
Surf, stand up paddle and foil gear since 1993.
Alumnus: Robert Stehlik (BBA ’93, Mānoa)
Website: www.blueplanetsurf.com
Instagram: @blueplanetsurf

Cultivar Goods
Resources for zero-waste living and wellness.
Alumna: Shadi Faridi (BA ’09, Hilo)
Website: www.cultivargoods.com
Instagram: @cultivargoods

Hana Hou
Hawai‘i centric handmade goods and education through cultural practice and art.
Alumna: Shadi Faridi (BA ’09, Hilo)
Website: hanahouhilo.com
Instagram: @hanahouhilo

Nature In Hawaii
Assisting people who need support and guidance in finding their directions in life, especially in times of uncertainty and confusion.
Alumna: Amy Lam (BA ’97; Mānoa)
Website: www.natureinhawaii.com
Instagram: @nature.in.hawaii
Facebook: fb.com/natureinhawaii
Twitter: @natureinhawaii

N & K Travel Service, Inc.
A family owned company specializing in national and international guided tours.
Alumna: Tomomi Shimabukuro (BA ’03, Mānoa)
Website: www.nandktravel.com
Facebook: fb.com/nandktravel

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HPS Law Group LLC
A startup and intellectual property law firm.
Alumnus: Brint Hiatt (JD ’12, MBA ’12, Mānoa)
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Website: www.hpslawgroup.com
Instagram: @hpslawgroup

Aura Seating
Design manufacturer of ergonomic, yoga-based office seating such as chairs, lounge products, and height adjustable tables.
Alumnus: Sanjay Murty (MS ’90, Mānoa)
Location: Torrance, California
Website: www.auraseating.com

digital OutPost
Video-based training for law enforcement.
Alumnus: Terry Barnum (BA ’86, Mānoa)
Location: Carlsbad, California
Website: www.dop.com

Hilary Hartling HQ
Helping entrepreneurs and small business owners develop a clear, cohesive and compelling brand that resonates with their audience and attracts ideal clients.
Alumna: Hilary Hartling (BBA ’96, Mānoa)
Location: San Clemente, California
Website: hilaryhartling.com
Instagram: @hilaryhartling

The Law Office of Shannon R. Loeser APC
Boutique family law firm servicing the needs of Orange County communities.
Alumna: Shannon Loeser (BA ’97, Mānoa)
Location: Laguna Niguel, California
Website: loeserlaw.com

SpeechRighter, Inc
Pediatric speech and occupational therapy.
Alumna: Cristienne Colip (MS ’94, Mānoa)
Location: Capitola, California
Website: www.speechrighter.com

Situated Research
Usability research and user-experience (UX) testing of software, websites, games and user interfaces.
Alumnus: Matthew Sharritt (PhD ’08, MS ’03, Mānoa)
Location: Naperville, Illinois
Website: www.situatedresearch.com
Facebook: fb.com/situatedresearch

Beantown Bedding
Beantown’s Laundry-Free Linens are eco-disposable, making it easy to have clean sheets any time and anywhere. Convenient, comfortable and compostable.
Alumna: Kirsten Lambert (BBA ’87, Mānoa)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Website: www.beantownbedding.com
Instagram: @beantownbedding
Facebook: fb.com/beantownbedding
Twitter: @beantownbedding

Cultural Blends
A clothing company that offers in-house designed products, as well as operating a retail/consignment shop.
Alumnus: Troy Douglass (BA ’12, Hilo)
Location: Portland, Oregon
Website: www.culturalblends.net
Instagram: @culturalblends and @culturalblends_store
Twitter: @cultural_blends
Facebook: fb.com/Culturalblends

Tafoni Bakehouse
Baking handcrafted breads using slow natural fermentation and deliciously nutritious local flours and ingredients.
Alumna: Sonja Burchard (BA ’92, Mānoa)
Location: Bellevue, Washington
Website: tafonibakehouse.com
Instagram: @tafonibakehouse

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