Maui SBDC to Celebrate Inaugural SBDC Day

March 18, 2017, 4:02 PM HST · Updated March 19, 7:23 AM
Nikki Schenfeld · 0 Comments

The Small Business Development Center in Kīhei will take part in the first-ever America’s SBDC Day.

To celebrate, the Maui Center of the Hawaiʻi SBDC Network will be holding an open house on Wednesday, March 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30pm.

Staff of Maui SBDC, (l to r) Han Montambault, Research Librarian;
Pat Diaz, Administrative Assistant; and Wayne Wong, Center Director. Photo Courtesy

With nearly 1,000 locations across the country, SBDC’s provide local businesses and entrepreneurs with the resources needed to succeed. SBDC Day is a national movement to help share the small business success stories and notable impact SBDC’s have fostered in communities nationwide.

In 2016, Hawaiʻi’s SBDCs provided consulting to 1,239 client businesses resulting in 77 new businesses started, 304 jobs created, and $19,800,620 in capital investments. Additional to consulting, 78 business trainings and workshops were provided.

“We are thrilled to locally celebrate our clients and continue to build awareness of the services we provide to build and strengthen Mauiʻs economy through small businesses,” said Wayne Wong, Maui Center Director of the HiSBDC. “We are blessed to be able to serve and impact the success of Maui Countyʻs small businesses.”

RSVP to, or for questions call 875-5990.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.


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