Maui Business

Grand Wailea announces opening of Kilolani Spa, inspired by the Hawaiian moon calendar

Maui’s Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, today announced the opening of its Kilolani Spa, a new 50,000 square foot open air luxury spa.

Hawaiian Electric delays launch of new solar, energy storage programs one month to make refinements

Hawaiian Electric will postpone the launch of its new rooftop solar and energy storage programs by one month while the company makes changes approved by the Public Utilities Commission, the company announced. The new programs, originally scheduled to launch March 1, will now be available to customers starting April 1.

New round of MEO Core Four Business Planning Course begins March 5

The Core Four Business Planning Course’s second series of 2024, classes focused on how to start and run a business, starts Tuesday, March 5, and runs twice weekly through Thursday, April 4.

Hirono hosts roundtable with US Trade Rep. and Hawaiʻi small business owners

US Sen. Mazie K. Hirono of Hawaiʻi and US Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai held a roundtable discussion with Hawaiʻi resource partners and local business owners.

Wailea Beach Resort’s Angela Vento to chair 2024 Maui County Charity Walk

Wailea Beach Resort General Manager Angela Vento will chair the 2024 Maui County Charity Walk set for May 4, the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association announced.

Beauty brand selects Maui nonprofit UVSC as Giving Partner

Maui-based nonprofit organization, UVSC (Us Vs. Cancer), was recently selected by the well-known beauty brand, Thrive Causemetics, as a Giving Partner.

Senate WAM advances bills on ag, environment, workforce development, education and housing

The Hawaiʻi State Senate Committee on Ways and Means on Friday advanced several bills aimed at addressing key priorities for the Senate. These bills cover areas of supporting the local agriculture industry, protecting the environment against invasive species, building the workforce for the future through public education, and addressing the affordable housing shortage.

Women Helping Women’s ReVive Boutique to open Feb. 29 at Queen Kaʻahumanu Center

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center welcomes ReVive Boutique, a second-hand store benefiting Women Helping Women. For more than 10 years, the Kahului boutique has been a resource for apparel and home goods and will continue to serve the community at its new Queen Kaʻahumanu Center location starting on Feb. 29.

Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce seeks nominations for annual ʻŌʻō Award

The Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 47th Annual ʻŌʻō Award. 

Hawaiian Electric awards Maui renewable power project to ʻŪkiu Energy

Ameresco Inc., a leading cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, has been awarded a contract from Hawaiian Electric Co. for the proposed ‘Ūkiu Energy 40-megawatt renewable energy site in Puʻu-nēnē.

First Hawaiian Bank to open new branch at Lahaina Cannery Mall following August wildfires

The bank’s employees from the former Lahaina Branch on Papalaua Street that was lost in the fire will be staffing the new location. FHB will be submitting applications for permits to begin construction at the Lahaina Cannery location and hopes to expedite the development of the new location.

US Trade Representative visits Maui for listening session on wildfire recovery

US Trade Representative Katherine Tai visited Maui Economic Opportunity’s Wailuku offices Wednesday, Feb. 21, for a listening session about the wildfire recovery.

UHERO: Construction up following Lahaina wildfires, partial recovery of visitor and labor market on Maui

Hawaiʻi’s economy has been sustained by a resilient US economy and the gradual return of international visitors. According to the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization’s first quarter forecast for 2024, with the islands’ post-pandemic recovery now largely complete, the economy will downshift this year, and growth will increasingly come from local sources, including a robust construction sector bolstered by the rebuilding of Lahaina, Maui.

Blue Hawaiian welcomes new leader to oversee Blue Hawaiian Activities

Blue Hawaiian announced today the appointment of Myra Galinato as company’s Vice President of Blue Hawaiian Activities. With 25 years of experience, Galinato has demonstrated a proven-track record of driving profitability, fostering collaborative partnerships, and elevating industry standards, according to a company announcement. Galinato has been with Blue Hawaiian for three years, most recently as […]

Award-winning journalist to keynote Hawaiʻi Energy Conference

Author and Wall Street Journal reporter Katherine Blunt will be a keynote speaker for the 11th Hawaiʻi Energy Conference in May at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, according to an announcement.

Kaiser Permanente expands maternity services on Maui

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii – Maui’s largest OB-GYN department – yesterday announced the expansion of its maternity services across the Valley Isle.

College students sought for Central Pacific Bank’s summer internship program

Central Pacific Bank is seeking ambitious and dynamic college students for its 2024 Summer Internship Program. The summer jobs come with experience in banking and finance and “competitive compensation” for participants.

January hotel performance report: Maui tourism rebounding in room occupancy rates

Half a year after the devastating Aug. 8 Maui wildfires, tourism is making a comeback in Maui County when measured by hotel occupancy but not so much by room revenue, according to the Hawaiʻi Tourism Authority’s monthly hotels performance report released Tuesday.

‘Under the Sea’ fundraiser set March 16 for the Maui Chamber of Commerce

The third annual Alaska Airlines BizMixx fundraiser for the Maui Chamber of Commerce will be held March 16 at the Grand Wailea Resort Maui. Cocktails will be served from 6 to 7 p.m., followed by dinner, entertainment and a silent auction.

Haggai Institute affordable housing proposal headed to Maui County Council for review

Another affordable housing proposal is headed to the Maui County Council, but this one is not “shovel ready.” It’s built already, although it’s going to be a multimillion-dollar fixer-upper.
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