Meet Melissa Bow, ice cream entrepreneur extraordinairebehind beloved local favorite, Via Gelato! Building a business rooted in community and sharing nostalgia is second nature for Melissa Bow, who’s been boldly redefining the local ice cream scene with her inventive flavors, rooted in community and nostalgia. Learn more about what led her to open her business, her favorite flavor, and advice she has for other entrepreneurs as she shares her story in this edition of Be Aloha. Born & raised: O‘ahu Currently reside: O‘ahu Occupation/Titles: Via Gelato Owner + Creative Director IG Handle: @viagelatohawaii Website: viagelatohawaii.com - - Tell us about...
An advocate for business as a force for good, Danya Hakeem is at the forefront of impact investment with a better future in mind through her work as Managing Director of the Portfolio for Elemental Excelerator. An activist at heart, learn more about this solutions-driven, Hawaiʻi-based changemaker whose experience spans everything from documentary filmmaking to policy championing local and regenerative food system
Grammy nominee, Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winner, mamabird, and entrepreneur — Kimié Miner is one of Hawai'i’s most lauded singer-songwriters. Filled with perpetual light and a commitment to community, Kimié is an inspiration to many as she works to empower the next generation of local musicians and moms alike, all while grounded in authenticity.
Kamakakēhau embodies aloha. Not just as an accomplished entertainer and song writer in Hawai’i, but as someone who lives by his kuleana of perpetuating the cultures of both his ancestral roots and the ʻāina he was raised. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Kamakakēhau adopted the culture that brought him to Hawai’i at only 6 weeks of age and now shares his mana’o with the youth of our community through 'ōlelo Hawai'i, the Hawaiian language.