Paul H. Brewbaker, former chief economist for the Bank of Hawaii, will speak to members of the Maui Business Brainstormers and Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce on February 8.
Effective February 1, the north end of the parking lot at Ma’alaea Triangle will go to paid parking, according to an announcement by the Maui Ocean Center today.
Total visitor expenditures for Maui in 2012 increased 18.8% to $3.6 billion, according to preliminary statistics released by the Hawaiian Tourism Authority.
Management changes, business closings and openings, awards and other updates on the Maui business scene this month.
A spokesperson for Blockbuster on Maui said that the Kihei store will continue operating.
The 2013 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in the US included three Maui restaurants.
While living on Maui, Frost was designing resort wear, until she became pregnant and designed the innovative ERGObaby carrier, a business that grew into a $30 million a year enterprise when she sold it two years ago.
During calendar year 2012, the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development issued more than $5.1 million dollars in grant monies to 18 local organizations.
Princess Cruises is adding Maui to its early 2014 schedule as part of its Hawaii stop on its way from Tahiti in the South Pacific.
A seminar on new funding opportunities for small business on Maui, “Crowd Funding and More to Jump-Start Your Business” will be held at the Maui Tropical Plantation on January 30.
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