IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR when our very astute readers do all the talking, and once again they've spoken loud and clear.
"HAWAII'S BEST" is an annual celebration hosted by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and this year's "People's Choice Awards" selections represent all that is no ka oi about our island home. A special mahalo goes out to the winners in 144 categories, as well as to our savvy readers, who took the time to carefully consider the many qualified candidates before casting ballots for those companies and individuals they believe are deservingof the "Hawaii's Best" distinction.
So without further ado, here are the final results. They're certainly akamai choices we can all be proud of.
When it comes to celebrating all that Hawaii hasto offer, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser stands at the forefront of honoring the Islands' best.
In this special section, we proudly present this year's collection of "Hawaii's Best" awards -- as determined by you, the people. We thank all 500,000-plus of our loyal readers and especially those who took the time to vote.
Your participation allows "Hawaii's Best" to continue to be a prestigious accolade because the results are determined by your collective voice. This year we broke another record for most ballot entries. It is a privilege for individuals, businesses and services to be recognized by their peers, and it is our pleasure to showcase them as the top of their class in 2014.
Those listed in this publication should be honored that our readers find excellence and value in the services youprovide. Whether you are a first-, second- or third-place finisher, you can take pride in knowing that you are part of an exclusive group.
Finally, we would be remiss in not extending a hearty thank you to members of our Honolulu Star-Advertiser team. As always, they demonstrated the highest degree of integrity when sorting through the thousands of eligible entry ballots and tallying up the final numbers.
We hope this year's compilation of "Hawaii's Best" will serve as a great guidebook and keepsake. Congratulations to all of you!
J. David Kennedy
Sr. Vice President / Marketing
President & Publisher
Sr. Vice President/Marketing
J. David Kennedy
Director of Sales & Marketing
Director of Business Development
Director of Classified Advertising
Director of Retail Sales
Retail Sales Manager