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The taro grinding and packing crew in front of the Hanalei Poi factory in Hanalei town, at top. They are standing behind a giant stone representation of a traditional Hawaiian poi pounder. At bottom, Hanalei Poi 's product.

Jan Tenbruggencate •
The Honolulu Advertiser
The Power of Poi: Hanalei chilled product gaining market appeal
Hobey Beck and his 27-year-old partner Michael “Bino” Fitzgerald - “the Poi Boys,” as they like to be known - sold their first pound of the stuff in April 1999 and have since become one of the state’s top producers.

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Global outlook for 2001 upbeat
Some economic predictions for 2001: Asia’s economies will keep recovering, U.S. growth will slow but still outpace Europe, and certain Latin American countries will thrive.
Ask questions to determine the viability of family firm
Can the company afford to continue? That’s one of the key questions a family business must consider when deciding on succession, according to a new book titled “Arthur Andersen Answers the 101 Toughest Questions about Family Business.”
How to prepare for videoconferencing
Increasing numbers of businesses are using videoconferencing for interviews or meetings. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of them.
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