Maui Business

Troon celebrates breast cancer awareness with Play for P.I.N.K. Day, Oct. 20

In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Kapalua Golf is holding a fundraising outing on Oct. 20 on The Bay Course.  A portion of funds from this special day will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through its Play for P.I.N.K.

Central Pacific Bank customer wins a new Toyota 4Runner in its ‘Go Contactless!’ campaign

Customers were automatically entered to win by simply using their personal CPB Contactless Debit Card to make purchases. In all CPB received nearly 2 million entries between the contest period from July 1 through Aug. 31, 2022.

Maui’s VigiLatte Artisan Coffee among top coffee shops on Yelp’s US/Canada list

Yelp recently recognized VigiLatte Artisan Coffee in Lahaina, Maui, as the No. 1 coffee shop in Hawaiʻi, and one of the top coffee shops in the US and Canada.

New report: Hawaiʻi may dodge US recession, but Maui, Kauaʻi will feel brunt of downturn

University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization’s economic forecast released today predicts a mild recession for the US in the first half of next year. One silver lining is that Hawai’i may escape those impacts, thanks to the return of Japanese visitors. However, Maui County and Kauaʻi will likely feel the brunt of the downturn because of their reliance on US Mainland tourism, which is already slowing, Dr. Carl Bonham, UHERO executive director, said during a news conference Thursday.

Bank donates $129K of unused Hawaiʻi Restaurant Card funds to three nonprofits

The Hawaiʻi Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Hawaiʻi Agricultural Foundation and Hawaiʻi Restaurant Association Educational Foundation – will each receive $43,000 as part of ASB’s efforts to help Hawaiʻi’s local restaurant and food supply chain industry, two industries that were greatly affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Maui Hotel & Lodging Association announces new 2022-2023 Board of Directors

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association announced their 2022-2023 Board of Directors at their annual meeting held on Sept. 21 at the Grand Wailea Resort.

Grand Wailea property-wide refresh marks its most extensive renovation in 30 years

The 40-acre resort fronting Maui’s Wailea Beach, presents a newly revitalized Botero Lounge, a total revamp of its exclusive Napua rooms, suites and private lounge, and the transformation of two dining venues into brunch restaurant, ‘Ikena, and grab-and-gourmet market, Loulu. A completely reimagined wellness and Spa experience will be revealed in 2023.

Nominees announced for Annual Maui Mayor’s Small Business Awards

The Maui Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2022 Mayor’s Small Business Awards takes place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. at the Maui Beach Hotel Rainbow Ballroom.

County of Maui Volunteer Center hosts free Email Newsletter Training for nonprofits

The County of Maui Volunteer Center, HandsOn Maui is offering a free virtual workshop for nonprofit organizations to learn how to use email newsletters as a marketing tool. This training is hosted via Zoom in partnership with Miller Media Management from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 28, 2022. Registration is open now for “Email Newsletter Tips and Best Practices […]

Visitor Industry Charity Walk raises $2.2M, including $1.05M in Maui County

The Hawaiʻi Lodging & Tourism Association announced today that the organization’s 43rd Visitor Industry Charity Walk has raised $2.2 million which will be distributed to local nonprofit organizations.

Grants to help Hawaiʻi overseas exports

The state government is receiving $500,000 to support issuing grants and helping Hawaiʻi small businesses in expanding their markets overseas.

Hawaiʻi State FCU helps public schools

A total of 86 grants of up to $500 each were distributed to public school teachers on Maui, Hawaiʻi Island, and Oʻahu toward buying classroom supplies and enhancing student curriculums.

County of Maui successfully issues $60.87M in GO Bonds at average interest rate of 2.85%

The County of Maui has successfully issued $60.87 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2022, at an average interest rate of 2.85%, Mayor Michael Victorino announced.

Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center in Wailuku has new CEO

Dr. John Vaz replaces retired BJ Ott as CEO of Mālama I Ke Ola Health Center in Wailuku on Maui.

Four Seasons offers fall getaway activities

The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is offering a variety of complimentary activities from star stories about traditional Polynesian navigation to pop-up poke parties.

Poi-luscious dessert at West Maui pop-up, Saturday

The pop-up features a unique dessert incorporating the farm’s homegrown/processed paʻi ʻai (pounded, undiluted taro). Chang Farms also markets its homegrown loofah sponges and homemade soaps via Project MAHIʻAI.

CPB donates $10K to Honolulu Little League world championship team

Central Pacific Bank Foundation presented a check for $10,000 to the Honolulu Little League world championship team.

AAF Hawaiʻi Announces New Board Leadership

“AAF Hawaii provides an arena by which all members of the advertising community can work together for the common goal of creating a stronger industry,” said Ryan Kawamoto, AAF Hawaiʻi president.

Maui resident views on tourism drop, but state perception ticks up — new survey

Nearly half the Maui County residents polled in a recent survey on the visitor industry said the island is being run for tourists at the expense of local people – the highest negative response in the state. For Maui residents who said tourism creates more problems than benefits, overcrowding was the top concern.

Hawaiian Airlines recognized on anniversary of military mission to evacuate Afghans

Hawaiian Airlines employees this week were recognized with US Air Force commemorative coins for their role in last year’s evacuation of thousands of Afghans fleeing the Taliban regime.
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