Maui Business

Business Roundup: December 2012

December 28, 2012, 1:36 PM HST
* Updated December 28, 1:38 PM
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Roya Deyhim, an estate planning and trust administration attorney, has recently opened the Law Office of Roya Deyhim LLC. Courtesy photo.

By Sonia Isotov

Once a month, this column is published and contains tidbits of business news we receive over the course of a month. If you would like your information included, please email [email protected].

Roya Deyhim, an estate planning and trust administration attorney, recently opened the Law Office of Roya Deyhim LLC. Deyhim was formerly with Est8Planning Counsel LLC for many years. She is also a past president of the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea.

The Maui Friends of the Library Used Books, at the Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center, recently renovated a new children’s corner and has plans for upcoming puppet shows and reading hours.


Down to Earth Organic & Natural kicked off  the start of their renovation and expansion of its Kahului store on Dairy Road with a public Christmas party on Friday, December 14. The renovation includes a complete transformation and expansion to 9,000 square feet of retail space. The renovation is expected to be completed in April 2013.


Maui Business News, a Maui-based independent, locally owned online news service, recently acquired Maui Spring Board, a Maui professional social media networking website.

Maui Friends of the Library Used Books bookstore at Queen Kaahumanu Center recently renovated a children’s area where it plans to hold puppet shows and other children’s events. Courtesy photo.

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luau on January 25, 2013.

Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) was recently recognized in US News and World Report – Best Hospitals 2013 Edition. The recognition came because MMMC received the Gold Award for Heart Failure and Stroke care from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Dr. Greg Owens
of Key to Life Chiropractic has moved his office from Napili Plaza to the West Maui Center in Lahaina.


Kareneva Law Firm, a provider of immigration legal services with offices in Denton and Dallas Texas, has opened an office on  Dickinson Street in Lahaina.

RevoluSun, a provider of residential and commercial solar systems, has hired Seabury High School graduate, Zachary McNish, Esq. as legal counsel.

Verizon Wireless has named Eric Reed to executive director of sales operations for Hawai‘i. He will oversee various multi-channel operations on all islands, including Maui.

The Maui Senior Citizen Planning and Coordinating Council recently installed new officers. Pictured left to right- MEO CEO Lyn McNeff, Treasurer Napua Turley, Corresponding Secretary Betty Delima, Secretary Charlotte Asato, Vice President Kathy Phillips, President Ruth Yamamura, Councilmember Gladys Baisa, and MEO Community Relations Liaison Agnes Groff. Courtesy photo.

The Maui Senior Citizen, Planning and Coordinating  Council (P&CC) installed new officers on December 12 at the Maui Economic Opportunity Inc. Family Center in Wailuku.  Councilmember Gladys Baisa was the installing official swearing-in President Ruth Yamamura, Vice President Kathy Philips,  Secretary Charlotte Asato, Corresponding Secretary Betty Delima and Treasurer Napua Turley.

Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. received a $1,000 grant from Young Brothers, Hawaiian Tub and Barge to support their Youth Services Prevention and Education program by providing healthy, nutritional snacks for youth.

Scott W. Hayashi joined the Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (A&B) as their tax director overseeing tax compliance, income tax accounting and tax research and planning for A&B and its subsidiaries.

The Hawai‘i Medical Service Association (HMSA) announced that HMSA President Michael A. Gold is the new chief executive officer. Gold, who has served as the company’s president since April, has been the chief operating officer for the past 15 years.

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].

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