Maui Business

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program applications period starts June 1

Electric customers in need may apply for a one-time credit to reduce their energy bills under LIHEAP–the federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

Visitor spending on Maui in April 2023 was up 36% from pre-pandemic 2019

Visitor spending was $544.8 million in April 2023, compared to $496.7 million in April 2022 (+9.7%) and $398.6 million (+36.7%) in April 2019.

AARP Hawaiʻi hosts webinar: Learn to invest and save to make your money last

AARP Hawaiʻi hosts free webinars to help people prepare their finances. The Make Your Money Last seminar is set for June 10; and the Understanding IRAs webinar will be held on June 17.

Merriman family donates $25K to Maui United Way’s Matching Grant Challenge

Maui United Way is pleased to announce a generous donation of $25,000 from Peter and Victorine Merriman towards the Bendon Family Foundation Matching Grant. This grant, with a potential total of $100,000, enables both new donors and returning donors who haven’t contributed in that capacity to double their contributions to MUW.

Smart Charge Hawaiʻi launches in effort to help EV drivers optimize charging

As part of their participation, customers will be given access to’s mobile app that provides EV drivers with the ability to track their EV charging costs and consumption at home and on the go.

OHA offers new agricultural loan for Native Hawaiian farmers

The Mahi ‘Ai Agricultural Loan Program is designed to meet the business needs of Native Hawaiians who are starting a farm or expanding an existing one. 

Survey: Hawaiʻi ranks high among visitors for safety, giving back

An overwhelming majority of visitors ranked Hawai‘i as a safe and secure destination and ideal for volunteering and giving back, according to the results of a survey conducted by the State of Hawai‘i Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism during the first quarter of 2023. 

3 Maui County health centers benefit from $15M partnership with Stupski Foundation

Stupski Foundation, in its largest single program investment to date, will provide $15 million to seven Community Health Centers across Hawai‘i, including three in Maui County.

Molokaʻi Auto Parts receives $10,000 grant in for community contributions

Molokaʻi Auto Parts, an automotive supply store serving the Molokaʻi community, has been awarded a $10,000 grant through the Fiserv Back2Business program, a collaboration with American Savings Bank.

Honsador Lumber Spring 2023 High School Hero Award winners

Honsador Lumber presents four winners with the Spring 2023 High School Hero Award.

American Savings Bank donates $368,000 to local nonprofits, sets giving record

American Savings Bank has raised $368,268 through its 2023 Kahiau Giving Campaign to support local charity organizations.

American Savings Bank and Hawaiʻi Community Lending invest $4.3M in Native Hawaiian homeownership

American Savings Bank joined forces with Hawaiʻi Community Lending to make a $4.3 million investment in homeownership opportunities for eligible native Hawaiians residing on Hawaiian home lands.

Webinar for Hawaiʻi businesses interested in 2023 Tokyo International Gift Show

The Maui Food Technology Center is hosting a free informational webinar on May 31 for Hawaiʻi businesses interested in participating in the 95th Tokyo International Gift Show.

Vendors can now apply to 10th Annual Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival

The Maui Chamber of Commerce is now accepting Product Vendor and Food Truck Vendor applications for the 2023 Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival. The 10th Annual event will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on Nov. 3 and 4, 2023.

ProService Hawaiʻi acquires Makai HR

ProService Hawaiʻi, experts in bundled HR solutions, announced that the company has acquired Makai HR. Started in April of 2018, Makai HR serves 200 Hawaiʻi based employers and their 4,000 employees. 

Maui United Way receives $2,000 donation from Koholā Brewery

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each Hula Badger beer was designated to benefit Maui United Way’s initiatives, which strive to address critical needs and promote the well-being of individuals and families across Maui County.

MEO BEST program nets $4,550 at Construction Industry of Maui event

Maui Economic Opportunity’s program that assists individuals released from jail and prison by helping them to reintegrate into society, received $4,550 donations from the Construction Industry of Maui and three other attendees of the group’s scholarship banquet Wednesday. 

Maui County supply leads state in April 2023 Hawai‘i Vacation Rental Performance Report

Maui County had the largest vacation rental supply in the state in April 2023. In comparison to pre-pandemic April 2019, ADR was higher in April 2023, but vacation rental supply, demand and occupancy were lower.

Two Maui High School seniors awarded $32,500 Bob Poulson Scholarship

Congratulations to Maui Preparatory Academy’s Yuna Lee and Lahainaluna High School’s Jaysen Akahi-Vida! They are the recipients of the prestigious Bob Poulson Scholarship from the Construction Industry of Maui. Each was awarded $32,500 in scholarship funds.

Outrigger Hospitality Group to acquire Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel on Maui

Mauiʻs Kā‘anapali Beach Hotel is being acquired by Outrigger Hospitality Group, according to a joint news release announcement.  The transaction is expected to close on July 26, at which time the property will be rebranded as OUTRIGGER Kā‘anapali Beach Resort. 
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