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Grand Wailea fountain. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Visitor Arrivals Down, Spending Up for Maui
December 27th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

Despite a slight drop in visitor arrivals to Maui in November, higher daily spending and a longer length of stay contributed to the growth in visitor expenditures for the island, according to new data released by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.


Mike Adams with Daniel Walsh of Kupono Sodaworks, LLC, second place winner of the 2nd Annual Maui Food Technology Center's Food Product Contest held on April 6, 2013. Courtesy photo.
1st Annual Supply and Service Expo Seeks Vendors
December 27th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

The event is described as a “trade show for manufacturers,” and networking opportunity for entrepreneurs and businesses interested in expanding or re-branding.


Kite surfing, Maui. File photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Economic Grants Include Kite Surf Pro, Lahaina Halloween
December 24th, 2013 · 5 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

Other large appropriations of more than $200,000 each went to Maui Economic Opportunity for a program that provides micro enterprise loans; and to the UH Allied Health Dental Programs for the under-served, low-income, uninsured families of Maui.


Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, Maui. Photo courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
Six Maui Resorts Strike Gold in Condè Nast Survey
December 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business, Maui News
 

Six Maui resorts earned honors in the 2014 Gold List annual reader’s survey conducted by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. Four of those resorts also earned Platinum Circle recognition which recognizes consistency in excellence for properties who make the Gold List five years in a row.


Maui fireworks, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Fireworks Permit Sales Begin
December 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business, Maui News
 

The Fire Prevention Bureau on Maui began selling fireworks permits on Monday Dec. 23, at their offices off Waikō Road, as well as at county parks permit offices at the Lahaina Civic Center and on Molokaʻi. Permit sales on Lānaʻi begin on Thursday at Pine Isle Market.


Pacific Media Group job fair, file photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Unemployment Rate Down to 4.9%
December 19th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

Maui’s non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in November was 4.9%, down from the 5.5% rate reported at the same time last year, according to information released by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.


Sunset at Kamaole Beach Park I in South Maui--one of the many public places that remain open despite a federal government shutdown. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Kīhei 6th Top Trending Vacation Rental Destination in World
December 17th, 2013 · 11 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

The site ranked Kīhei as number six on a list of top 10 vacation rental destinations trending for 2014, based on traveler demand and booking requests to date.


Blue Hawaiian helicopter, file photo by Wendy Osher.  The photo above is not from the crash site.
Maui-Based Blue Hawaiian Helicopters in Acquisition
December 16th, 2013 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business
 

The sale of Maui-based Blue Hawaiian Helicopters to Colorado-based Air Methods Corporation has closed for an undisclosed price.


Kīhei Residential Community Project by A&B Properties. Image courtesy Maui County Council.
Kīhei Residential Community Project, Site Inspection Dec. 18
December 13th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

The project calls for a mix of 600 single-family detached and multi-family residential units, a 1.4 acre neighborhood commercial center, a park, and open space.


Maui County Service Center where customers go to pay property taxes. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Real Property Exemption Filing Deadline is Dec. 31, 2013
December 4th, 2013 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News
 

Real property owners in Maui County are reminded of the upcoming Dec. 31, 2013, deadline to file claims for real property tax exemptions, condominium use declarations, and requests for agricultural use valuations.


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