BUSINESS ROUND-UP: June 2012
Once a month, this column reports tidbits of business news we receive over the course of a month. If you would like your information included, please email [email protected].
Lulu’s Maui, a family restaurant in the Kihei Marketplace, closed abruptly. Sources tell us that employees showed up to work one morning to find the door padlocked.
Customers can now find Longs Drugs Kihei open 24 hours per day.
Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. (MEO) was the recipient of a $3,600 grant from the Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc. in support its community Services Department-Senior Club Coordinator program.
The Hawaii Land Use Commission has named Daniel E. Orodenker as its new executive officer.
On June 9, Mina Pharmacy held a grand opening celebration at its new Queen Kaahumanu Center location.
Siri’s Hair Design recently opened in the shops at Kai Ani Village in Kihei.
Amy Yamada was the Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.’s Employee of the Month for April 2012.
The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce’ Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards were held at the Maui Beach Hotel on June 13. Leadership awardees are Raymond Cabebe, Don Guzman, Vergel Lonzaga, Rafael Mendoza, and Duke Sevilla. The Scholarship Recipients (who will each receive $1,000 raised from the Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament) are Danielle Manegdeg Calubaquib (Baldwin HS), Kiara K. Galicinao (Lahainaluna HS), Jamal William Garcia (Maui HS), Jaydee Giron (Maui HS), Joey Ooka (Baldwin HS), and Ashley Ryan Vidad (Maui HS).
Down to Earth, the organic grocery store on Dairy Road in Kahului, celebrated its 35th anniversary on May 25.
On May 23, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii officially opened its new Rainbow Dialysis Center at its Wailuku Clinic with a traditional Hawaiian blessing ceremony.
Hula Grill celebrated its 18th anniversary on June 8.
Holo Holo Bear opened June 8 in the center court at Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center.
American Home Loans, a division of American Savings Bank recently welcomed Robin Wagstaff as a residential loan officer at its branch locations in Kahului and Kïhei.
Quinn Saine, a native of Peru, Indiana, has joined Kapalua Tennis Club after two seasons as PBI Head Professional at Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa in Rancho Mirage, California.
New York Life Insurance Company has opened an office in Kahului. The office is managed by Ed Fabregas, a veteran partner of New York Life.
First Hawaiian Bank has promoted Brian Kakihara, manager of the Kahului bank branch, to senior vice president and Maui region manager.
If your business had an opening, closing, promotion, retirement, anniversary, employee of the year, new product release, special event, blessing, new location, award, or donation, we’d love to hear about it. Email [email protected].