Maui Business

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Can capping Maui visitor rooms help curb over-tourism? Groups continue to spar over proposal

Maui tourism industry representatives and other community members again sparred about whether putting caps on the number of visitor rooms will help mitigate over-tourism. Nearly 30 testifiers sounded off Tuesday at Maui Planning Commission, which is considering whether to recommend a measure that would make the two-year hotel moratorium more permanent. 
Friday, August 05, 2022

Who is in the new class of WE by Rising Tide women entrepreneurs?

A new cohort of 19 women entrepreneurs is participating in the WE by Rising Tide financial management program, including Maui’s Raina deVault, Dr. Stacy Ammerman, Dr. Emilie Sumida and Brandis Sarich.
Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Direct Japan flights to Hawaiʻi Island resume

Federal, state and county leaders joined tourism industry leaders in welcoming the resumption of travel from Japan to the island of Hawai‘i with the return of Japan Airlines’ nonstop service between Tokyo (Narita) and Kona.
Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Hawaiian Airlines resumes Haneda-Honolulu flights

Hawaiian Airlines today resumed daily nonstop service from Tokyo Haneda (HND) to Honolulu (HNL), reestablishing an important link for Japanese travelers to visit Hawai‘i.
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Maui baker wins 3 months of free rent space at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center

Happie Happie Joie Joie’s Jocelyn Kanaele, a baker from Hāliʻimaile General Store, won the 2nd annual Start with a Cart contest at the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.
Sunday, July 31, 2022

Da Kine Hawaiian Shave Ice serving up grand opening event on Monday at Kīhei location

Da Kine Hawaiian Shave Ice will celebrate its grand opening from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at its new Kīhei location, starting with a Hawaiian blessing at 9:45 a.m. Da Kine Hawaiian Shave Ice, also known as Da KineShave Ice, is locally-owned and operated by Chad and Raemi Paranto and their loyal, hard-working team, according to a news release. Maggie […]
Friday, July 29, 2022

Pasha Hawaiʻi announces delivery of containership fueled by liquefied natural gas

Pasha Hawaiʻi has received delivery of the MV George III, a 774-foot containership that is the first vessel powered by liquefied natural gas to fuel on the West Coast and serve Hawaiʻi, according to a company news release.
Friday, July 29, 2022

Maui County visitors reach highest monthly count since pandemic, new data shows

For June, visitors were nearly double the resident population and more than five times the Maui Island Plan target.
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Ulupono Initiative names communications director, announces promotion

Ulupono Initiative announced the hire of Caroline Julian-Freitas as the Hawai‘i-focused impact investing firm’s director of communications and community, effective July 19, 2022.
Thursday, July 28, 2022

MEO Business Development Center offers credit counseling

Residents facing worrisome credit debt or needing advice on managing their student loans can now turn to Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center for help.
Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Central Pacific Financial Corp. reports second quarter earnings of $17.6 million

Central Pacific Financial Corp., the parent company of Central Pacific Bank, today reported net income for the second quarter of 2022 of $17.6 million, or fully diluted earnings per share of $0.64.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Leader in innovation to speak at Maui TechOhana

Maui Economic Development Board welcomes Sultan as a guest speaker at the next virtual Maui TechOhana on Wednesday, July 27 at 5 p.m. to talk story about his experiences as a champion of innovation in Hawai’i.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Hawaiʻi Community Foundation Promotes Larissa Kick to Vice President of Community Grants and Initiatives

In her new role, Kick will oversee HCF’s Community Grants & Initiatives department, leading a team of 25 to design and implement grantmaking and scholarship strategies and programs that advance the community impact goals of HCF and its clients.
Monday, July 25, 2022

Maui mainstay restaurant Tiffany’s gets new start with Chef Sheldon Simeon & wife Janice

A Maui mainstay, Tiffany’s has been in business for close to two decades and has since gained a very loyal following – including the Simeons. When Chef Sheldon Simeon and his wife Janice Simeon learned that the Orite family was ready to hang up their hats, the pair jumped at the opportunity to keep the local favorite in operation.
Saturday, July 23, 2022

Local retailer to make $100K mattress donation to Maui Fire Department

“This donation is simply our way of saying thank you to the first responders who help keep our community safe. Supporting our firefighters to get better rest and sleep is a good way to show our appreciation,” said BedMart president Steven Stone.
Saturday, July 23, 2022

Hawaiʻi Gas acquired

The state’s only franchised gas utility has been purchased by Argo Infrastructure Partners, LP. The purchase of Hawaiʻi Gas followed review and approval on June 29 from the Hawaiʻi Public Utilities Commission.
Friday, July 22, 2022

Leader in innovation to speak at free online Maui TechOhana event

The Maui Economic Development Board is hosting a free virtual Maui TechOhana event on July 27 with guest speaker Omar Sultan, co-founder and managing partner of Sultan Ventures, a boutique venture investment firm.
Thursday, July 21, 2022

US Department of Labor recovers $290,000 for 95 food truck workers on Maui

A federal investigation has recovered $290,314 in rightfully earned wages and damages owed to 95 workers after the pay practices of their employer – the operator of five Maui food trucks – willfully denied them their full wages.
Thursday, July 21, 2022

Maui County’s unemployment rate up to 4.9% in June

Maui County’s unemployment rate in June of 2022 was 4.9%, up from 4.2% in May, and down from 8.3% at the same time last year.
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel has new director of ʻImipoʻokela

Kahulu De Santos has been appointed Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel’s new Director of ʻImipoʻokela, providing Hawaiian cultural education to all departments through music, hula, guest activities, special programming and events.
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