October 14, 2003



A 15 year veteran of the Maui News, Harry Eagar follows the full range of business activity on Maui, with features on diverse industries like agriculture, high tech and tourism. He highlights issues impacting small businesses to inform readers on their contribution to a thriving economy. His daily “Money Matters” and the weekly “Tides of Commerce” columns highlight interesting local small businesses, individual business achievements and business related activity. Nominated by: Steve Williams, First Hawaiian Bank.
Harry is the Maui SBA Small Business Journalist of the Year. And we thought living on Maui was reward enough.

Posted by David Cohen at October 14, 2003 7:52 AM

Congrats Harry. Not surprised in that this fits in with your usually insightful comments at this site.
And as OJ notes we're already jealous of the Hawaii locale (winter is coming in New England)

Posted by: AWW at October 14, 2003 8:54 AM

Congratulations Harry!

Posted by: Brian (MN) at October 14, 2003 9:12 AM


Posted by: pchuck at October 14, 2003 9:26 AM

Congratulations, Harry!

Posted by: Paul Cella at October 14, 2003 9:28 AM

Congratulations, Harry.

Posted by: Chris at October 14, 2003 9:36 AM

Yes, congrats!

With so much success maybe they'll make you the religion columnist too.

Posted by: pj at October 14, 2003 9:41 AM

Same here.

Posted by: Twn at October 14, 2003 9:41 AM

Me, too!

Posted by: Sandy P. at October 14, 2003 11:29 AM


That was David. Judds go to Hawaii only to convert the heathens, not for the execrable weather.

Congratulations, Harry--that secret steel advisor paying big dividends.

Posted by: oj at October 14, 2003 11:36 AM

Finally, the face behind the words. Well done.

Posted by: Jeff Guinn at October 14, 2003 12:24 PM


Posted by: Robert Schwartz at October 14, 2003 1:03 PM

Thanks all for kind words.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at October 14, 2003 2:46 PM

Congrats Harry.

Nice beard.

Posted by: M Ali Choudhury at October 14, 2003 3:26 PM

I just had a glass of wine in your honor, Harry.

(But was sort of surprised to learn that money also matters on Maui.)

Posted by: Barry Meislin at October 14, 2003 6:45 PM

Congratulations Harry!

Posted by: Robert D at October 14, 2003 7:10 PM

It's not easy to figure, but the general opinion is that living expenses here are about 35% higher than on the Mainland. It's called paradise tax, and it matters unless you inherited a trust fund.

Money can skew a person's view of paradise. Emigrants from Maui overwhelmingly go to Nevada. From any but a monetary standpoint, that seems unlikely, doesn't it?

Posted by: Harry Eagar at October 14, 2003 8:00 PM

Well done and congrats, Harry. I wouldn't let you near my kids, you pagan, but would you be interested in managing my money?

Posted by: Peter B at October 14, 2003 8:07 PM

Mr. Eager;


Posted by: Annoying Old Guy at October 14, 2003 11:33 PM

I was under the impression that Nevada was paradise (at least in the continental 48---or at least close enough an imitation not to notice the difference---and didn't some Vegas hotel recreate Maui in its front yard, or something?).

Either that, or perhaps some Vegas hotel recreated Maui in its front yard....

Posted by: Barry Meislin at October 15, 2003 2:38 AM

I've never been to Vegas. My impression is that it is the Hanging Gardens of Babylon without flies.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at October 15, 2003 2:54 PM