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Director Mikael Salomon receives a blessing from Kimokeo Kapahulehua before the filming began.  Courtesy photo.
Filming of Blue Lagoon Remake Wraps on Maui
April 11th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Featured, Maui Business

The filming of the Lifetime Channel movie “The Blue Lagoon,” just wrapped up recently on Maui.

Photo courtesy of DLIR.
New Green Employers Directory Facilitates Job Matching
December 29th, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business

The Hawai‘i State Department of Labor & Industrial Relations (DLIR) has launched a web-based directory of Green Employers as part of its Hawai‘i Green Jobs Initiative.

Former lieutenant governer-turned-US Congresswoman-turned-Senate candidate Mazie Hirono.
Rep. Hirono Votes Against Anti-Worker Bill
October 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business

Congresswoman Mazie K. Hirono yesterday voted against a bill she called the “Election Prevention Act” saying it did nothing but undermine workers’ rights to organize.

Minature-mob kicks off 13th Annual Keiki Hula Festival on Maui. Image grap, courtesy Lahaina Cannery Mall.
Tourism Related Jobs Could Top 159,000
September 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Maui Business

Expected growth in visitor industry jobs could reach 159,542 in 2011, according to a statement released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).

Karl is the president of the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation, an agency of the state of Hawaii that partners with private sector investors to mobilize investment capital for the growth sectors of Hawaii’s economy.  Photo courtesy of HSDC.
State’s New $13M Venture Capital Program Moving Forward
July 11th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Maui Business

On July 26, the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC) will hold an information meeting, on Oahu, to inform the public about its new venture capital fund and to seek input on implementation.

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.

Photo courtesy Hawaii Office of Governor Linda Lingle.
Governor announces Job Creation Initiative
May 19th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

Governor Linda Lingle announced a job creation initiative yesterday that seeks to lower the state unemployment rate to 6 percent by utilizing state and federal funds to subsidize health insurance premiums for 6,450 employees. “Hawai‘i Premium Plus will stimulate our state economy by reducing the unemployment rolls, encouraging businesses across the Islands to expand, and […]

Image Courtesy: tmt.org, An artist's concept showing the segmented primary mirror, which has 492 hexagonal segments arranged into an f/1 hyperboloidal mirror.  Courtesty image.
July 21st, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

The group tasked with selecting a site for the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope selected Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, today as its preferred site. Governor Linda Lingle praised the decision by the board of directors of the TMT Observatory Corporation saying, it marks “an extraordinary step forward in the state’s continuing efforts […]