BUSINESS ROUND-UP: April 2012

May 4, 2012, 2:28 PM HST · Updated May 5, 2:01 AM
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Pacific Biodiesel's Rob Robinson and Kelly King present the Aipono award to Roger Stettler, Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Resort. Courtesy of Pacific Biodiesel.

By Sonia Isotov

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the new Business Roundup column. Once a month, this column will be published and contain tidbits of business news we receive over the course of a month. If you would like your information included, please email [email protected].

Across from Kalama Park, the King’s BBQ & Chinese Restaurant has opened up in the old Wok Star location next to Life’s A Beach bar. Also, in the last couple months, a new Maui Tacos opened on the same block at the old Alexander’s Fish & Chip location.

First Hawaiian Bank completed a loan facility that will be used by Hawaiian Airlines to finance the company’s latest aircraft purchase.

King's BBQ & Chinese Restaurant opened in Kihei Marketplace. Photo by Sonia Isotov

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The Four Seasons Resort Maui received the Pacific Biodiesel-sponsored “Excellence in Sustainability” award at the Aipono Awards, an annual event that recognizes the best of the island’s restaurants, hotels and resorts and benefits the Maui Culintary Academy.

A&B Foundation recently presented a $15,000 grant award to the Hawaii Meth Project in conjunction with a Meth Awareness Day event held recently at Baldwin High School.

Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club’s marketing manager, Keani Awai, has been selected Maui’s 2012 Timeshare Employee of the Year for outstanding service by the American Resort Development

American Savings Bank announced the appointment of Heather Schwarm to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Courtesy of ASB.

American Savings Bank announced the appointment of Heather Schwarm to executive vice president and chief financial officer. She replaces Alvin Sakamoto, who retired April 30, 2012, as CFO after 26 years with the bank.

Just Wing It opened in Piilani Village Shopping Center recently. Michael Capuano, who also used to own the Maui Wowee Kava Bar, has started this new franchise. He intends to have more outlets on Maui and then spread to the neighbor islands.

Amigos Kahului in Kahului planned to finish its recent expansion in time for the Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday, May 5.

At Azeka Mall in Kihei, The Coffee Shop has reopened under new owners.

If you have an opening, closing, management change, relocation, award, donation, or other news for the Business Roundup, email  [email protected].

 

 

 

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