News

Alumna and leader of Chamber of Commerce Hawaii maintains that supporting local business is critical to economy

May 22, 2020

Chamber of Commerce Hawaii’s (COC) President & CEO Sherry Menor-McNamara, JD/MBA ’05, led her organization to make swift modifications to the way it does business. There have been internal pivots for staff, which include video check-ins in the morning and late afternoon, as well as a fun Friday activity to kick start the weekend. External changes have also been implemented, such as modifying a once-bustling events schedule to a new virtual format, as well as ramping up informational webinar opportunities for members.

Monetary donations from community a lifeline for Hawaii Foodbank

May 18, 2020

When Malcolm Inamine, BBA ‘94, EMBA ‘00, reflects on his experiences as a student at the Shidler College of Business, he recalls a time of long hours and copious amounts of work that required steadfast determination. He says he was stretched to physical and mental limits but that the experience helped him to learn to persevere through tough situations.

A shift in focus provides frontline workers with PPE

May 5, 2020

Shidler alumnus Kevin Fung, BBA ’12, is a finance and property manager at Fung Enterprise and co-owner of Blue Planet Surf Gear. Lately though, Fung’s focus has shifted to the urgent community need to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline workers at Hawai‘i’s hospitals and health organizations.

Shidler alumnus providing Hawai‘i businesses and community with resources

April 27, 2020

Evan Leong, EMBA ’05, is using fundamental skills that he learned during his time at Shidler College to help Hawai‘i through the COVID-19 crisis.

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In The News

Buy Roku Stock If It Dips After Next Week’s Earnings

InvestorPlace
February 4, 2020

Assistant Professor of Finance Tray Spilker commented on Roku's 2019 stock performance and future earnings despite growing competition in the streaming market.

With Rising Threats and Falling Profitability, Stay Clear of ROKU Stock

InvestorPlace
January 27, 2020

Marketing Associate Professor Nathaniel Hartmann provided his expert analysis on Roku's marketing strategy to increase revenues and profits.

Cheap Car Insurance in 2019

WalletHub
October 15, 2019

Dr. Jing Ai, Professor of Finance, First Insurance Company Distinguished Professor, Faculty Advisor, FMA and Insurance & Risk Management Track at the Shidler College of Business, was interviewed for WalletHub's 2019 car insurance study. Ai shared her expert opinion on the pros and cons of cheap car insurance.

How Charities Talk to Donors After Getting a Huge Gift

Chronicle of Philanthropy
March 21, 2019

Fundraisers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Shidler College of Business were also careful about their decisions following a mega-gift, but, lucky for the, they had been through the drill before.

Jay Shidler joins the debate on taxing REITs in Hawaii

Pacific Business News
March 20, 2019

Hawaii real estate investor Jay Shidler, who has created multiple real estate investment trusts over the years, joined the debate over taxing REITSin Hawaii this week in testimony over opposing a bill that would break with federal law by imposing a corporate income tax on REITs that own commercial real estate in Hawaii.

Cybersecurity Sunrise

Hawaii News Now
March 18, 2019

UH workshop to show businesses how to prevent cyber attacks.

Class Notes

Class Notes: Kyle Oura (MAcc 2005) and Cindy Chen (BBA 2004)

June 7, 2018

Shidler alums Kyle Oura (MAcc 2005) and Cindy Chen (BBA 2004) moved to the San Francisco Bay area in 2005 after graduating from UH Manoa.

Class Notes: Kelvin Chun (BBA 1982)

June 6, 2018

Kelvin Chun (BBA 1982) has been re-elected to the board of the Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union. He will serve a three-year term. Chun is an award winning educator, magician, balloon sculptor and kite enthusiast.

Class Notes: Richard Baker (BBA 2014)

June 5, 2018

Richard Baker (BBA 2014) has joined Facebook as an operations analyst. Previously, Baker was an audit senior at Deloitte. Along with a BBA from Shidler, Baker also holds a bachelor's degree in Chinese from UH Manoa.

Mary Grace Jacot (BBA 2000)

May 21, 2018

Mary Grace Jacot (BBA 2000) has been named the 2018 First Hawaiian Bank and Guam Business Magazine Businesswoman of the Year. Grace is president and CEO of S.E.T. - Pacific, Inc., an energy systems contractor based in Tamuning, Guam. Grace accepted her award at the Businesswoman of the Year gala in April and was featured on the cover of the May issue of Guam Business Magazine.