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Celebrating a Bounty of Food and Wine: Kā‘anapali Fresh
August 30th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business

There’s still time to take in the food and abundance of what event organizers say is Maui’s “most blogged-about culinary destination event,” Kā‘anapali Fresh, taking place this weekend in West Maui.

Maui Memorial Medical Center, courtesy photo.
Hospital Cuts on Maui Currently Limited to Molokini II
August 29th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

At this time impact to the Maui Memorial Medical Center will result in the closure of Molokini II, according to Maui region chief executive officer of Hawaiʻi Health System Corporation, Wes Lo.

Ocean Vodka on Maui expands its operation to include the production of rum.  Courtesy image.
Maui’s Ocean Vodka Expands with Launch of Rum Production
August 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business

The makers of Ocean Organic Vodka announced plans to expand their market to include rum. The new Deep Island Hawaiian Rum is made from organic sugar cane and blended with deep ocean mineral water and launch production beginning on Sept. 1.

Hale Mahaʻolu ʻEwalu, site map courtesy Munekiyo & Hiraga, Office of Environmental Quality Control, State of Hawaiʻi, Draft Environmental Assessment.
“Fast Track” Approval Sought for Senior Housing Project in Pukalani
August 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

The county Department of Housing and Human Concerns is proposing the construction of the Hale Maha‘olu ʻEwalu Senior Residential Housing Project on four acres of land within the Kulamalu Commercial subdivision developed by the Dowling Company.

Kent Hiranaga.
Maui’s Hiranaga Appointed to State Land Use Commission
August 27th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business

Kent Hiranaga is currently a resident of Pāʻia, Maui. The new appointments bring to seven the number of members on the nine-seat commission, and restores the Land Use Commission’s ability to meet quorum following five resignations in July.

Carrie Anne Campos, Hospice Maui’s Office Manager and granddaughter of Hospice Patient celebrates generosity of the Maui Community. Courtesy photo.
Hospice Maui Moves Forward With Plans for Expanded Service
August 27th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

Hospice Maui is proposing the development of a five-bedroom care facility adjacent to its existing offices on Mahalani Street. The organization anticipates that full hospice care in the proposed facility with room and board would cost less than a third of the cost associated with hospitalization.

Tourism/Conventions. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Visitors to Maui Spend $206 Per Person Per Day, Up 10%
August 27th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business

On Maui, higher daily spending in July of 2014 (up 10.3% to $206 per person) among the 225,727 visitors (up 0.2%) to Maui contributed to an 8.2% gain in visitor expenditures to $365.8 million.

MECO 2030 plan. Graphic by Wendy Osher.
2030 Electric Company Plan Aims to Reduce Bills by 20%
August 27th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

Highlights of the plan include: achieving more than 65% renewable energy; reducing electric bills by 20%; and nearly tripling the amount of distributed solar by 2030.

Piʻilani Promenade site photos courtesy: Xamanek Researchers LLC and Malama Environmental LLC, contained in EIS document prepared by Chris Hart and Partners, Inc.
Developers of Maui’s Pi‘ilani Promenade File Draft EIS
August 26th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

The project calls for the development of a mix of light industrial and business/commercial uses with approximately 226 apartment units on 75 acres of land mauka of the Piʻilani Highway in North Kīhei. The Draft EIS is subject to a 45-day public review and comment period that runs through October 7th.

AJ Ramelb (left) said he was surprised when Maui Economic Development Board President and CEO Jeanne Skog announced he had won the Daniel K. Inouye Innovation Award at the Ke Alahele Education Fund Dinner Saturday night at the Grand Wailea Resort. Ramelb, a 2014 King Kekaulike High School graduate, was recognized for using technology in the campus STEMworks™ lab to design a paintbrush grip for special needs students.
Student Design of Grip for Disabled Students earns $10K Award
August 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

A King Kekaulike High School graduate won the Innovation Award for his creation of a device for special needs students and those with severe disabilities that enables them to grip paintbrushes.

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