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Ke Ola Magazine among state’s fastest 50 businesses


Ke Ola magazine has achieved lucky position No. 13 on the 2012 Hawaii’s Fastest 50 list, presented by Pacific Business News.

The list is compiled by percentage of growth from 2009 to 2011 and the Hawaii Island publication comes in at 179 percent growth. Since it’s December 2008 launch, the 100-page, four-color glossy magazine has nearly tripled in size. It comes out bi-monthly, with six issues per year.

“We are very proud to have earned this benchmark and to be in the upper quadrant of the list is amazing,” says Publisher Barbara Garcia. “It would not have been possible without the support of Hawaii Island businesses, who understood our vision from the beginning.”

Garcia said she knew the Big Island was ready for its own arts, culture and lifestyle magazine.

Ke Ola, meaning ‘The Life,’ is organized into sections with articles featuring The Life of the Land, Culture, People, Art, Home, Music and Business. Topics are geared for island residents and those worldwide that have a special connection to Hawaii Island.

Writers, artists, photographers and authors all live on the Big Island.

The publication is distributed free at more than 300 locations on the island, and subscriptions are available via First Class mail worldwide and at

Other Hawaii Island-owned businesses also honored include: Akamai Pest Solutions, Aloha Coast Realty, Fleming & Associates, Hula Moon Boutique, K&G Architects, Kona Mountain Coffee, Lipps & Son Construction, ProVision Solar, and Tropical Dreams Ice Cream.

Also on the list this year are Hawaii Life Real Estate and Sleep Center Hawaii, which have satellite offices on Hawaii Island.

One Response to “Ke Ola Magazine among state’s fastest 50 businesses”

  1. Bryan says:

    Congrats Barbara and Karen……….


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