Ko’olau Distillery – Old Pali Road Whiskey

Hand bottled at the Ko’oalu Distillery by U.S. Marine Corps combat veterans, LtCol Ian Brooks and LtCol Eric Dill – the very first batch of Old Pali Road whiskey, numbered 001, received a traditional Hawai’i blessing and has just been released. With extensive and distinguished military careers in the United States Marine Corps, LtCol Ian…

CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR DTRIC INSURANCE’S 2ND ANNUAL HAWAII’S BEST MOCKTAILS CONTEST

  Alcohol-free options from Hawaii’s restaurants and lounges to be included in online recipe book   HONOLULU – DTRIC Insurance, Ltd., has teamed up with the Hawaii Restaurant Association (HRA) for the second year to find Hawaii’s Best Mocktail. The campaign encourages responsible alcohol consumption and service with alcohol-free cocktails that provide tasty drink options…

We Love Them But Keep Dogs Out of Restaurants

“We love them, but keep dogs out of restaurants.” That was the unambiguous message delivered in testimony on February 8, 2019, to the State Committee on Agriculture by Hawai’i Restaurant Association Legislative Chair, Mr. Victor Lim. Mr. Lim further testified, “The Hawaii Restaurant Association, representing over 3,500 restaurants, stands opposed to HB 681 that would…

When to Hire or Outsource HR

Small business owners and CEOs of startups are known for wearing many hats – sometimes more than one person can reasonably handle. In some cases, one or two employees are given with many roles; your front desk person might also be handling the bookkeeping, for example. When a business is small – 50 employees or…

City Auditor’s Report Gets Down to the Facts

I want to thank City Auditor Edwin Young, who recently released a report which confirms a lot of what our association of restaurant operators has learned over years of searching for the most environmentally friendly options for our customers. The report, commissioned by the City Council, is a thorough analysis of the likely economic and…

February is Heart Month

February is American Heart Month and a great opportunity to help spread awareness about preventing heart disease. The American Heart Association (AHA) reports heart disease and related conditions cost the U.S. roughly $313 billion each year in healthcare and medication costs and lost productivity. Many forms of heart disease can be prevented or managed with a…