Teeming tourism boosts business: Kobayashis’ crafted plan starts to take shape at Hilo gallery

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald Gloria Kobayashi stands next to a custom wooden table at RK Woods Gallery in Hilo. Gloria runs the day-to-day operations for her husband, Roy Kobayashi, who created all the wooden furniture and art available at the gallery

KELSEY WALLING/Tribune-Herald R.K. Woods Gallery sells handcrafted wood art pieces, wall decor and furniture made by Ray Kobayashi

Editor’s note: Only the brave would dare to open a small business during a global pandemic. This is the second in a four-part series celebrating entrepreneurs who launched their ventures under the shadow of COVID-19.