Kakaako Today Business Network

The latest issue of Hawaii Business magazine features the Kakaako Today Business Network, launched by Susan Snyder. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at noon at Fresh Cafe (831 Queen St.). Beverly Creamer reports.

Launching a Business Group

As Kakaako transforms from an industrial area into a work-play-and-live neighborhood, small business owners saw the need for a cohesive business organization in which they could network and promote themselves. Spearheaded by Susan Snyder, an aesthetician who opened Susan Snyder Facials and Massage Therapy in the area several years ago, the Kakaako Today Business Network has 37 members and is growing. Here are some lessons Snyder learned about building a business organization.

Featured in the photo accompanying the article, according to KakaakoToday.com, were:

  • Lorraine Choy, Prime Design Group
  • Joett Colgan, Global Executive Realty
  • Samantha Haas, Guardian Life Insurance
  • Debi Halcro, Valenti Print Group
  • David Hayter, Valenti Print Group
  • Lisa Mclennan, Hawaiki Tower
  • John & Danelia Newman, Newman Consulting Services
  • Robert Stehilk, Blue Planet Surf
  • Susan Snyder, Susan Snyder Facials and Massage Therapy


Great Hawaiian Lunch Wagon Festival

Great Hawaiian Lunch Wagon Festival

Kakaako is becoming the epicenter of street food. Eager eaters have a second food truck rally to check out in as many weeks. The Great Hawaiian Lunch Wagon Festival takes place today at Kaka’ako Waterfront Park. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There doesn’t appear to be an official website, but the event listing on Yelp lists the following participating lunch wagons:

  • Big Local Tita
  • Bombuchaz
  • Joe Aloha Catering
  • Kazu’s Lunchwagon
  • Koi Catering
  • Manaia Lobster
  • Melt
  • Maharlika
  • One Local Stop
  • Ono To Go
  • Sanso’s
  • Simply Ono
  • Summer’s Lava Dogs
  • Tacos Vincente
  • Whyz
  • Baja Style
  • Blazin Steaks
  • Chimney Cake of Hawaii
  • Hawaii Hot Dogs
  • Kaohu Cupcakes
  • Lickety Split
  • Popcorn Express
  • Sweet Leilani Treats

Though a few of these vendors recently participated in the “Eat the Street” food truck rally in Kakaako, many haven’t been seen at any previous collaborative events.

Today’s Great Hawaiian Lunch Wagon Festival is a benefit for the Hawaii Childrens Discovery Center, and is presented by Noh Foods and 2Flip Productions.

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