Celebrating Our Stories

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The path to success is rarely a straight line. From launching a business to remaking a college dream to being true to oneself, we invite you to join us as we celebrate our colleagues, customers and the companies who pursue what it takes to live their happy.

Aaron Kanemaru “Bet on yourself” Aaron Kanemaru started strong at Bank of Hawaii, then he hit a point where he was no longer sure of his path. He relied on the one thing he could control—his determination to succeed. And as one manager put it, “The rest is history.”
The Power of Work

When you’re given a job, it unleashes opportunities, builds self-confidence and can lead to a brighter future. By helping Goodwill Hawaii empower those who want to work, we’re helping to create a healthy and thriving community.

Made with Aloha

When Island Maid reinvented their business from in-flight juices to Harders Syrups, Bank of Hawaii was there to help. Now, Island Maid is fulfilling a life-long dream of being a successful family-owned business.

The Power of Perseverance

For over 100 years, S. Tokunaga Store has been helping generations of fishermen improve their catch. With their local bank by their side, the iconic Hawaii Island store continues to reel in customers.

College Assistance Program

Theresa is the first in her family to earn a college degree, thanks to her determination and Bank of Hawaii’s College Assistance Program, which pays the tuition for employees seeking to obtain a bachelor’s or associate degree.

Maʻi Movement

No one should have to choose between food and period products. At Bank of Hawaii, we’re proud to support Maʻi Movement in their fight against period poverty.

In the Business of Family

A mainstay of local favorites and convenient shopping, the heart of Market City Shopping Center remains the same 74 years later—a family business for Hawaii’s families.

Serving Up Community

Maya’s Tapas & Wine is a place where the community can leave Haleiwa—without leaving Haleiwa. And it all started at their neighborhood bank.

Tackling Change

Kiha thought his path was football. In a twist of fate, he discovered a new sport—called business.

We Stand with PRIDE

To be your best self, you need to be your whole self. At Bank of Hawaii, PRIDE is more than just a word.

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