Maui Business

Monday, January 04, 2021

Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi Hosts Virtual ‘Chamber Week’ Jan. 19-21

This year, Chamber of Commerce Hawaiʻi will host its annual Chamber Week virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The free event runs Jan. 19-21 and is themed: “Pushing Forward, Together.”
Friday, January 01, 2021

Hawaiʻi Business Pivot Grant Program Awards $16.7 Million to Local Firms for Changes due to COVID-19

The Hawaiʻi Business Pivot Grant program has awarded $16.7 million to 2,366 non-profit groups and small businesses for eligible operational changes or “pivots” made due to COVID-19.
Friday, January 01, 2021

County of Maui Completes $3.8 M Purchase of Hawaiian Telcom Building

The County of Maui has completed the purchase of three properties, including the Hawaiian Telcom Building in Wailuku for approximately $3.8 million.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

First Hawaiian Bank Waives Fees for Non-Customers Cashing Stimulus Checks

First Hawaiian Bank announced it will cash federal stimulus checks with no fees assessed, including for people who are not customers of the bank.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Mahi Pono Promotes Shan Tsutsui to Chief Operating Officer

Mahi Pono LLC has announced the promotion of Maui’s Shan Tsutsui to chief operating officer. Tsutsui succeeds Tim O’Laughlin who will be relocating to California to focus on new initiatives for both Mahi Pono and Pomona Farming.
Monday, December 28, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Direct Payments to Individuals

The COVID relief law provides a new round of one-time direct payments, or “recovery rebates,” to eligible individuals.
Monday, December 28, 2020

Actions of Aloha Cards Raise $10,000 to Support Preservation of Waimea Valley

What began as a social media challenge, quickly transpired into a deck of cards with 50 different acts of compassion and kindness to show aloha to oneself, family, community and world
Monday, December 28, 2020

First Hawaiian Bank Employees Donate $877K to Charities

First Hawaiian Bank today announced that bank employees and retirees donated a total of $877,457 to 32 charities in Hawaiʻi, Guam, and Saipan as part of the bank’s annual Kōkua Mai campaign.
Monday, December 28, 2020

Newly Signed Emergency COVID-19 Spending Bill Includes Hirono-Backed Education Priorities

Bill includes substantial funding for K-12 schools, colleges and universities, and early childhood programs to respond to COVID-19
Friday, December 25, 2020

Roberts Hawaiʻi Co-Founder Announces Retirement and Leadership Transition

Roberts Hawaiʻi co-founder, Robert Iwamoto Jr. announced his retirement from the company as CEO & chairman of the board, effective Dec. 31, 2020. Iwamoto has served as the transportation company’s CEO & chairman of the board since 1983. 
Thursday, December 24, 2020

Local PR Company Offering Free Consultations to Hawai‘i Restaurants

“In light of the recent results from a survey conducted by the Public Policy Center at UH Mānoa showing that more than half of Hawaiʻi’s restaurants may be facing permanent closures, we want to offer our support by way of consultations with our team of marketing professionals during a time when Hawaiʻi restaurants need more support than ever before,” said Jennifer Polito, founder and creative director of Jenerate PR.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

BREAKING: Gov. Ige Announces Delay for State Furloughs

Based on the promise of federal aid, the governor made the decision to delay the implementation of the furloughs, which was set to begin on Jan. 1, 2021. However, he added that because it’s a fluid situation, there is no timeline of when the furloughs will begin.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Mahi Pono Sets Aside Three Acres For Future Expansion of Maui Humane Society

Mahi Pono announced the company has executed a long-term lease agreement with the Maui Humane Society that will enable an expansion onto three additional acres.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

UH Survey: Hawaiʻi Restaurants Expect Massive Permanent Closures Without Quick Revival of Tourism

More than half of Hawaiʻi’s restaurants will be forced to permanently close by April 2021 if tourism does not significantly increase, according to a survey by the Public Policy Center at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Circuit Breaker and Home Exemption Applications Deadline is Dec. 31

The County of Maui’s Department of Finance’s Real Property Assessment Division is reminding all homeowners eligible for the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit to submit an application by Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Funding Deal Includes Millions In Federal Funding For Hawai‘i

The annual government bill includes funding for housing, roads, public transit, and infrastructure, as well as Native Hawaiian health and education programs.
Monday, December 21, 2020

Governor Ige’s Biennium Budget 2021-23 Reflects “Sudden, Sharp Reductions”

Gov. Ige announced that he may be seeking emergency appropriations in separate legislation to support COVID-19 mitigation efforts such as vaccination implementation, hospital surge staffing and the Safe Travels program.
Monday, December 21, 2020

Kaiser Permanente Awards $190,000 in Grants to Two Hawaiʻi Organizations

Kaiser Permanente Hawaiʻi awarded a statewide $95,000 grant to Hawaiian Community Assets and a $95,000 grant to The Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership in partnership with Mana Up.
Monday, December 21, 2020

Hawaiian Electric Opens Three electric vehicle fast chargers on Maui

Three new electric vehicle fast-charging stations are now open to the public at the Queen Kaʻahumanu Center in Central Maui, Piʻilani Village Shopping Center in South Maui and Lahaina Aquatic Center in West Maui, Hawaiian Electric announced today.
Monday, December 21, 2020

Schatz: Hawai‘i to Receive $1.7 Billion from a New $900B COVID-19 Stimulus Package

Today, Sen. Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that Hawai‘i will receive at least $1.7 billion in estimated funding from a new $900 billion COVID-19 relief package.
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