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Friday, April 16, 2021

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Struggles Along as Foreclosure Case Is Litigated

Next year, the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului should be celebrating its 50th anniversary, but no one knows if there will be any reason to commemorate the milestone as Maui’s largest mall goes through foreclosure.
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hawai‘i Energy Earns National Recognition From US Environmental Protection Agency

ENERGY STAR® recognizes organizations across the U.S. for implementing high-performing energy efficiency programs to improve the efficiency of products, homes and buildings within their community. Hawai‘i Energy was recognized for its residential and commercial programs and is the first organization in the state to receive the distinguished award.
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Bank of Hawaiʻi Extends Operating Hours at Lahaina and Pukalani Branches

Bank of Hawaiʻi is extending its operating hours for its Lahaina and Pukalani branches beginning Saturday, April 17, 2021.
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Hawaiʻi’s Average Price at the Pump Has Increased 49 Cents From a Year Ago

The state average price for regular unleaded gas in Hawaiʻi is 49 cents higher than last year at this time, according to the AAA Hawaiʻi Weekend Gas Watch.
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Bayer Hawaiʻi Science Education Fund Accepting Applications for Grant Program

The Bayer Fund is accepting applications for its Bayer Hawaiʻi Science Education Fund grant program with a deadline set for Friday, May 21, 2021. The grant program is open to public schools serving students at the intermediate, high school and college grade levels on the islands of Maui, Molokaʻi and Oʻahu.
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Liquor Control Offering Certification Exam and Classes April 21 in Lahaina

The Maui County Department of Liquor Control will offer its certification exam and class on April 21 in Lahaina.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Fourth Hawaiʻi Commercial Rent Survey Shows Recovery, But Relief Still Needed

The Fourth Hawai‘i Commercial Rent Survey, ending March 2021, of 790 business owners show more businesses are making full rent payments and expect to make full rent payments going forward, but there is still great need for a commercial rent relief program.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Alexander & Baldwin Donated $950,000 To Support 230 Nonprofits during 2020

Alexander & Baldwin, a publicly traded real estate investment fund, donated $950,000 to support 230 nonprofit organizations across Hawaiʻi during its 2020 Kokua Giving charitable program.
Friday, April 09, 2021

Huliau Apartments Blessed: Former Dorm to Serve as Affordable Homes for a Dozen Families

Crews renovated three former dorm buildings into 12 two-bedroom apartment in an effort to provide safe, affordable housing for families who have fallen into homelessness.
Friday, April 09, 2021

Construction Industry of Maui Offering Two $15,000 Scholarships for High School Seniors

The Construction Industry of Maui is offering two $15,000 scholarships for Class of 2021 seniors who are entering a 2- or 4-year degree program in the construction, engineering, landscaping and/or design fields — or entering a trade school.
Friday, April 09, 2021

Maui County Office of Economic Development to Host Grant Training Workshop, April 21

The Maui County Office of Economic Development is hosting a virtual grant training workshop at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Businesses and nonprofit organizations that administer viable projects that positively impact the economy of Maui County are urged to participate.
Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Report: Hawaiʻi Tech Sector has Direct Impact of $3.4 Billion on State’s Economy

CompTIA detailed the characteristics of the state’s more than 30,000 workers in the information technology industry in its Cyberstates 2021™ report. The report showed that the state is home to nearly 2,300 tech business establishments and the sector having a direct impact of $3.4 billion on the state economy.
Tuesday, April 06, 2021

Maui County Economic Development Office Hosts Virtual Grant Training Workshop April 21

Businesses and nonprofit organizations that administer viable projects that positively impact the economy of Maui County are urged to participate in a virtual grant training workshop Wednesday, April 21, at 1 pm.
Monday, April 05, 2021

Hawaiʻi Banks Secure $1.2 Billion in Federal Funds To Help 12,887 Local Businesses

Seven SBA-approved lenders have secured more than $1.2 billion in the second round of the federal Paycheck Protection Program to fund 12,887 local companies and support payrolls for an estimated 140,000 jobs statewide. The deadline to apply for PPP has been extended to May 31.
Monday, April 05, 2021

CleanSpaceUSA Uses Japanese Technology to Protect Surfaces Against Bacteria & Viruses

A new Japanese invisible nano platinum technology to clean, disinfect and protect facilities from bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19, is now being used by Oʻahu businesses, government offices and schools — and is available on Maui, according to a news release from CleanSpaceUSA.
Saturday, April 03, 2021

First “Women in Business Seminar Series” Presentation Focuses on Opening New Doors of Opportunity

The Maui Economic Development Board in partnership with the YWCA Oʻahu’s Minority Business Development Agency’s Enterprising Women of Color Business Center launched the kickoff presentation of their “Women in Business Seminar Series” on March 24.
Friday, April 02, 2021

$335 Billion in Stimulus Payments Disbursed Under American Rescue Plan, With Third Batch To Come

Several million more payments in the third batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan are being disbursed beginning today, bringing the total disbursed so far to more than 130 million payments worth approximately $335 billion, according to a US government news release.
Thursday, April 01, 2021

Goodwill Hawaiʻi and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaiʻi Form Partnership on Maui

Goodwill Hawaiʻi and Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaiʻi formed a new partnership to open two donation PODs on Maui that will benefit both nonprofit organizations starting April 1. Goodwill Hawaiʻi will manage the operations for the new Goodwill Hawaiʻi-BBBS attended donation centers located at the Kīhei Recycling and Redemption Center and the Pukalani Longs Drug parking lot.
Thursday, April 01, 2021

Mokulele Crew Who Helped Rescue Pilots from Downed Airplane Honored

Two Mokulele Airline pilots – Capt. Justin Constantino and First Officer Jeremy Delia – were honored during a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, for helping with the rescue of two pilots from a downed plane eight miles off the coast of Lāna‘i on Feb. 27.
Thursday, April 01, 2021

SBA Launches Portal to Begin Accepting Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Applications, April 8

The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a splash page for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal in anticipation of opening applications for the critical economic relief program on Thursday, April 8, 2021.
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