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Students present their work at last year’s 2013 Innovation Day Series. File photo courtesy UHMC.
Maui College Students Host 3rd Innovation Day Conference
April 29th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

The University of Hawaiʻi Maui College hosts an Innovation Day to showcase baccalaureate student projects in science and engineering this week.

ʻĪao Valley is one of Maui's most visited destinations.  The state is implementing a new non-resident parking fee to help maintain the facility into the future. Photo by Wendy Osher.
Maui Visitor Spending Up, Arrivals Down in March
April 29th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business

Visitor arrivals to Maui fell in March, but higher average daily spending contributed to a 5.7% increase in Maui visitor expenditures, according to updated data released by the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority.

The Maui Research and Technology Center in Kihei is is home to startups, technology companies phasing in Maui operations, and compelling federal technology projects. Photo courtesy of High Technology Development Corporation.
$734,000 Released to Maui Research and Technology Center
April 28th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business, Maui News

Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced the release of $734,000 for the replacement of a chiller at the Maui Research and Technology Center in South Maui.

MEDB’s grants are inspiring students through robotics, digital media, clean energy, agriculture, hydroponics, engineering and other STEM-related programs. Photo courtesy MEDB.
Maui Non-Profits Included in Grant-in-Aid Funding Proposal
April 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Maui Business, Maui News

The bill now goes before the full House and Senate for a final vote on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Maui organizations included on the list are: Maui Family Support Services, Maui Economic Development Board, Hale Mahaolu, Maui Economic Opportunity, Hui Mālama Learning Center, and the Maui High School Booster Club.

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Stella Blues Cafe Closes After 23 Years
April 28th, 2014 · 16 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business

Late last night, Stella Blues Cafe posted the following, “I’m very saddened to say that after 23 years Stella Blues Cafe is closing its doors.”

Core Four Business Planning course graduates.  Courtesy photo.
19 Graduate from Maui Business Planning Course
April 26th, 2014 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business

Nineteen students were included in the latest graduating class from Maui Economic Opportunity’s Core Four Business Planning course on April 22, 2014, the organization announced.

Molokai court case. Image by Wendy Osher/Maui Now.
Molokaʻi Man Charged With Alleged Investment Fraud
April 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business

A Molokaʻi man was charged with wire fraud charges for an investment scheme in which he allegedly spent funds obtained on personal items including credit card payments, an online girlfriend in the Philippines, and an online adventure video game, according to the FBI.

It will be up to resort owners to decide whether pot will be allowed on-property under HB 150. File photo by Bobbi-Lin Kalama.
Maui Beach Hotel to be Bought, Expanded
April 24th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business

Local developer Peter Savio plans to grow his Pagoda hotel brand with the purchase and expansion of the 147-room Maui Beach Hotel.

Hawaiian Airlines.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
FAA Proposes $547,500 Civil Penalty Against Hawaiian Airlines
April 23rd, 2014 · 10 Comments · Featured, Maui Business

Representatives with Hawaiian Airlines tell Maui Now that they do not comment on pending litigation, and stated, “Hawaiian’s first commitment is always to safety.” Airline representatives also confirmed that they requested an informal conference with the FAA to discuss the matter.

Andaz Maui at Wailea. Courtesy photo.
Andaz Maui Named to Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Hot List
April 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off · Maui Business

The Andaz Maui at Wailea was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 18th annual Hot List, which is touted as a guide to the best new hotels and resorts in the world.

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