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First Hawaiian Bank, Kihei Branch. Photo by Sonia Isotov.
Economic Recovery Reflected in First Hawaiian’s Q4 Growth
January 9th, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business
 

Underscoring the state’s continued economic recovery, the First Hawaiian Bank Business Activity Report (BAR) showed an 8.9% increase in fourth quarter “same store sales” over the comparable period of 2011.


Hawaii’s 9th Worst State Business Tax Stifling Recovery
Hawaii’s 9th Worst State Business Tax Stifling Recovery
April 18th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui Business
 

Last week the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) published the “Business Tax Index 2011: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business” and Hawaii ranked 43rd out of 51, including the District of Columbia.


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First Hawaiian Bank Signals Recovery with Business Up First Quarter
April 10th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Maui Business
 

Reporting a 10.17 percent increase over last year, First Hawaiian Bank’s strength is signaling a recovery in the making.


Wailuku Elementary School precinct.  File photo by Wendy Osher.
Mayoral Forum focuses on business and economic recovery
October 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Election, Maui News
 

A Mayoral Business and Economic forum takes place tonight (Friday, October 1, 2010)—featuring incumbent Mayor Charmaine Tavares and former Mayor Alan Arakawa.  The live televised event runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and is sponsored by the Maui Chamber of Commerce, the Maui Hotel and Lodging Association, the Maui Contractor’s Association, and the Realtors Association […]


Visitor arrivals on the upswing with Maui arrivals up 10 percent
Visitor arrivals on the upswing with Maui arrivals up 10 percent
October 1st, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News
 

(Posted by Wendy Osher) The state’s visitor industry is showing signs of economic recovery.  Visitor arrivals in August increased 11.8 percent and spending increased 30 percent compared to last year.  That translates to an additional $250 million in visitor spending for Hawaii’s successful summer travel season. The positive performance is being attributed in part to […]


Arakawa (left) and Piltz (right).  Courtesy photo.
Third place primary finisher Piltz backs Arakawa in mayoral bid
September 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Election, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher The third place finisher in the primary race for Mayor has announced his support for one of the candidates advancing to the general election in November.  Retired electrical contractor Randy Piltz, who was among the 11 primary candidates in the crowded race for mayor, is now backing Alan Arakawa saying his beliefs […]


File image from 2010 Democratic Gubenatorial Town Hall Maui meeting in Wailuku.  Photo by Wendy Osher.
VIDEO: Leading democratic gubernatorial candidates exchange words in Maui town hall meeting
September 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Election, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher The leading democratic candidates in the gubernatorial election squared off on Maui in a town hall meeting held tonight at the Iao Theatre in Wailuku.  Neil Abercrombie and Mufi Hannemann spent an hour answering questions posed by the audience on issues including Civil Unions, Energy Independence, the Economy, Native Hawaiian Issues, the […]


VIDEO: Economic recovery on Maui underway, marked by tourism rebound
VIDEO: Economic recovery on Maui underway, marked by tourism rebound
September 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui Business, Maui News
 

By Wendy Osher Maui’s economic picture is marked by an impressive tourism industry rebound, according to First Hawaiian Bank economic advisor and Hawaii Pacific University professor Dr. Leroy Laney, who was the featured speaker at the 36th Annual First Hawaiian Bank Economic Outlook Forum, held at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului on Thursday. “Barring […]


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VIDEO: Charmaine Tavares Mayoral Candidate Profile, Decision 2010 MauiNOW.com
August 20th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui Election, Maui News
 

Charmaine Tavares, 2010 candidate for Maui Mayor, Transcript: Introduction: Aloha, I’m Charmaine Tavares and I’m seeking re-election to the office of Mayor for the county of Maui.  I’ve spent the past three and a half years being your mayor since 2007.  We’ve had some really tough times and I plan to continue working on economic recovery for […]


June 2010 Visitor report has positive news for Maui and state
June 2010 Visitor report has positive news for Maui and state
July 29th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News
 

Visitor industry officials say they see signs of a healthy summer travel season.  The state’s Visitor count is on the rise with Maui, Kauai and the Big Island benefitting from a 7.3 percent increase in visitors from the U.S. West.  More than half of those visitors spent their entire stay on the neighbor islands in […]


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