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Pacific Business News: The Hawaii Group Owners See Mainland Opportunities

Matt Delaney and Scott Meichtry, owners of The Hawaii Group, have been interviewed and featured in the Pacific Business News regarding the company’s expansion to the mainland and the way our business will be evolving to accommodate the change.

Delaney said the national expansion will also give the companies the ability to leverage each others’ back offices, and said it will be helpful to have staff working in different time zones available to clients.

Despite the plans for national expansion, Delaney said he is not shifting his focus out of Hawaii.

“We’re looking to continue with our rapid growth here in Hawaii in 2014, on all the islands,“ Delaney said, adding that Hawaii remains the priority, and is the engine that will help to fuel future opportunities.

Hawaii Business Magazine: HiHR Among 2013 Most Charitable Companies

Hawaii Business Magazine: Most Charitable Companies

For the second year in a row, we are honored and excited to be included in Hawaii Business Magazine’s list of Hawaii’s Most Charitable Companies. In 2012, as a company we donated over $30,000 to charity, and our employees gave over $10,000 to charities as well! Hawaii Human Resources is involved in a number of community and philanthropic events and it brings us great joy and satisfaction to do so year in and year out.

Hawaii Business Magazine: Most Charitable Companies 2013

HiNursing Donation Featured in PBN’s Face to Face Gallery

All of us at HiGroup were happy to see our check presentation with Scott S. Craun Foundation Director, Jon Wilson, HiNursing COO, Teri Bruesehoff, Executive Vice President, Scott Meichtry, our friend Vicki Craun (mother of the late Scott Craun), and CEO, Matt Delaney featured in the Pacific Business News Face to Face section on November 8, 2013. The photo is from the annual fundraising kickball tournament for the Scott S. Craun Foundation at Kilauea District Park where HiNursing donated $5,000 to the great cause. Over 50 HiGroup team members and their families and friends had fun time at the park that day with our teams taking home 4th and 1st places in the tournament!

Matt Delaney to Speak at 2013 Hawaii Healthcare Summit

HiGroup Chairman and CEO Matt Delaney will be a panelist on the prestigious panel entitled ‘Best Practices in Employee Health and Wellness Programs’ at the 2013 Hawaii Healthcare Summit on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. Matt will present some of HiGroup’s best practices that have helped make HiGroup one of Hawaii’s Best Places to Work for 3 years in a row and won the company PBN’s Healthiest Employer award in 2012 (and finalist spots in 2011 and 2013).

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Lamorinda Weekly: CaHR—Back to Lafayette to Manage Human Resources

CaHR in Lamorinda Weekly

Lamorinda Weekly covers the opening of the new CaHR offices in Lafayette, CA:

The Lafayette office will provide human resource services for businesses of all sizes. “Businesses do not always have the resources to manage their workers’ comp, payroll, and now the Affordable Care Act (ACA) benefits,” says Delaney. He adds that the ACA, which can be confusing to a lot of business owners, is not something new to his company. “In Hawaii, we have had the pre-paid health care act since 1974 that companies have to subscribe to even if they have only one employee, so we know the game of eligibility, tracking the hours, et cetera,” he said. “Right now there is so much confusion, and reporting compliance requirements, business owners will have to turn to somebody.”

→ Read the full article here.

HVCA Panel: ‘Healthcare in Hawaii—How affordable is it under The Affordable Care Act?’


The Hawaii Group’s Matt Delaney, who serves as Chairman and CEO of HiHealth Care, was invited to be an expert panelist at the Hawaii Venture Capital Association luncheon on June 27, 2013. The full audio from that luncheon panel has been made available on YouTube. Matt’s introductory words can be found at 27:50. Listen to the audio below:

Matt Delaney on Panel at HVCA Luncheon


HiHealth Care Chairman and CEO Matt Delaney has been invited to be an expert panelist at the Hawaii Venture Capital Association luncheon on June 27, 2013.

Please join us on June 27, 2013 for an exciting and important discussion about Health Care in Hawaii. An expert panel on the Affordable Care Act, moderated by Dr. Virginia Pressler, Excecutive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer and Hawaii Pacific Health, will discuss how Hawaii will implement this paradigm shift in health care funding and how it will impact corporate Hawaii.

More information and a registration form are available at the HVCA website.

CEO Matt Delaney speaks on panel at North Shore Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual Business Expo

HiGroup CEO Matthew Delaney will participate in an expert panel on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) “The New Healthcare Law and What it Will Mean to You” alongside fellow panelists Tom Matsuda from the Governor’s Office, Rose Hughes from the Hawaii Health Connector, Tony Saguibo from HMSA, and Dr. Christopher Flanders from the Hawaii Medical Association. HiHR Director of Benefits, Tony Malone will also speak at a break out seminar about ACA Implementation.

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Pacific Business News Scoops: Fast-growing Hawaii Group takes over more Topa space

The April 5 edition of the Pacific Business News Scoops includes a short feature on the expansion of The Hawaii Group and its companies into more offices in the Topa Financial Center in Downtown Honolulu.

“The rapid growth continues,” Matt Delaney, President and CEO of The Hawaii Group, said. “Realistically, fast-forward six months, we’re going need more space again.”

PBN subscribers can read the article at Pacific Business News

Pacific Business News: Hawaii Group Restructures to Fund Growth, Boost Brand

The Hawaii Group’s restructuring and rebranding efforts were highlighted on the front page of the Pacific Business News, with a full-length article inside the issue. The article features an explanation of the restructuring and insight from HiGroup President and CEO Matt Delaney and Executive Vice President Scott Meichtry, as well as a diagram visually laying out the shift in the structure of the company.

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PBN subscribers can read the article at Pacific Business News

Hawaii Business Features HiNursing in Their ‘Healthcare & Insurance’ Section

The March 2013 issue of Hawaii Business includes a special profile of HiNursing and its chairman and CEO Matt Delaney, who answers two important questions concerning healthcare in Hawaii: “What are some of the challenges Hawaii faces regarding care for our aging population?” and “Who utilizes nurse staffing companies?”

Pacific Business News: The Hawaii Group steps up its social media game for Social Madness

PBN Social Madness

The Hawaii Group is hiring an intern to work on PBN’s Social Madness competition, a bracket-style social media challenge that measures engagement across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+. The three winners selected from the nation-wide competition will each get $10,000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

Pacific Business News reports:

Director of Marketing and Communication Kellie Schmidtke told me The Hawaii Group is very excited about Social Madness. The company plans to take it seriously while having fun with it by having an intern help them out with this initiative, she said.

PBN subscribers can read the article at Pacific Business News

Pacific Edge: Matt Delaney One ‘5 to Watch’

Hawaii Group President and CEO Matt Delaney is featured on the cover of the January–March issue of Pacific Edge Magazine as one of 5 to Watch, a feature highlighting “Five community leaders sharing their successful business insights.” Inside the issue, a you’ll find a full-page profile of Matt Delaney.

Click here to see the feature in Pacific Edge Magazine online

Pacific Edge Features HiAccounting in their ‘Entrepreneur’s Toolbox’

The January–March issue of Pacific Edge puts a spotlight on HiAccounting in a full-page profile for their recurring section ‘The Entrepreneur’s Toolbox’. Calling HiAccounting “the firm of choice for local businesses,” the article highlights the spectacular service that HiAccounting provides to the businesses of Hawaii.

HiHR Wins Hawaii Business Magazine SmallBiz Editor’s Award for Best New Business

Hawaii Business SmallBiz 2013 Editor's Choice Award

Hawaii Human Resources was awarded with Hawaii Business Magazine’s SmallBiz 2013 Editor’s Choice Award for Best New Business. HiHR CEO Matthew Delaney was featured in the magazine’s March 2013 issue highlighting the winners.

One of the secrets to HiHR’s success is the company’s ability to inspire employees, treat them well (he still provides free lunch every day) and support their lives. Employees’ children are often there after school, and employees are encouraged to support charities of their choice on company time.

Read the article at Hawaii Business Magazine

Matt Delaney Featured at Pacific Edge Magazine Winter 2013 Issue Launch

HiHR CEO and President Matt Delaney is featured in the 7th Anniversary Winter Issue of Pacific Edge Magazine. He is one of the magazine’s ‘5 To Watch’—in the issue, Matt and the othe four professionals “share their successful business insights.”

To celebrate the launch of the Winter Issue, Pacific Edge held a networking event on Thursday, February 28 at the Plaza, and Matt Delaney was honored and recognized for his contributions to the issue and the Hawaii business community at large.

Pacific Business News: Matt Delaney Quoted on Payroll Tax and Economic Growth

HiHR CEO and President Matt Delaney was quoted in the Pacific Business News in an article that asks what effects we will see as a result of the end of the temporary payroll tax break expiring along with the new fiscal cliff deal.

Nearly every employee in Hawaii will see their take-home pay take a 2 percent cut, thanks to the payroll tax reductions that expired on Tuesday. The tax package passed by Congress prevents 99 percent of Americans from receiving income tax increases, but the temporary payroll tax breaks were omitted from the fiscal cliff resolution. […]

Hawaii Human Resources President and CEO Matt Delaney agreed the cuts will have an impact on local spending, with the average person earning about $1,000 less per year.

“They’re taking a little more out of their paychecks than they’ve been used to and naturally, I think people will spend less,” he said.

Read the article at Pacific Business News

Pacific Business News: HI Group creates Hawaii Nursing LLC

The story of HiNursing was detailed in today’s edition of the Pacific Business News. The piece covers the late Island Nurses president Scott Craun’s heroic and tragic story, his work with The Hawaii Group and CEO Matt Delaney, and the creation of Hawaii Nursing LLC (HiNursing). We are proud and humbled to have worked with and known Scott Craun and are excited at the opportunity to carry on his legacy.

“Hawaii Nursing fits really nicely into The Hawaii Group family of companies,” said Matt Delaney, chairman and CEO of Hawaii Nursing and president and CEO of The Hawaii Group. “Although it’s a separate entity, it’s a great addition to Hawaii Employment.”

Click the thumbnail below to read the whole story. PBN subscribers can read the article at the Pacific Business News website.