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• UFO Parasail President Greg VanderLaan has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Water Sports Industry Association. “It’s quite an honor to be recognized by your peers,” VanderLaan said. VanderLaan is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He holds a ...

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Hotel association installs new board A new board of directors has been installed by the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association for 2018-19. The induction came during the association’s annual meeting recently at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. Maui Visitors Bureau Executive Director ...

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• The Real Estate Business Institute has conferred the designation of “seller representative specialist” to Kristine Schneider of Coldwell Banker Island Properties. Being a seller representative specialist is a premier seller agency designation and an official credential of the National ...

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Natural sunscreen added to Kuleana skin care product line Kuleana has released a sunscreen without reef-damaging oxybenzone and octinoxate, according to an announcement. The skin care product was created in Hawaii and adds a natural sunscreen to its product offerings to protect consumers and ...

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• Hawaii State Federal Credit Union has named Joseph Chee Jr. as branch manager of its Kahului branch. Chee oversees branch operations and ensures quality customer service for the credit union’s 6,600 members on Maui, the credit union reported. Chee built a 20-year career in financial ...

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New website for Shops at Wailea The Shops at Wailea has unveiled a reimagined website, TheShopsAtWailea.com. It features a responsive design, enhanced user-friendly browsing experience on all devices and detailed center information. “We’re excited to unveil our new website. We ...

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• Kahului audiologist Dr. Richard Navarro has been named as a director-level business leader of the Shaklee Corp. of Pleasanton, Calif., according to an announcement from Love To Hear Again. Navarro received the designation last month during the Shaklee Global conference in Las Vegas. • ...

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Yoga studio opens at Maui Mall Soulasana Yoga had its grand opening at the Maui Mall on Aug. 1. Amy Lohr founded the studio after practicing yoga for 20 years, according to an announcement. She completed two 200-hour teacher courses in 2005 in Miami at Yoga Shala and in 2009 at City Yoga in ...

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• Realtor Robert “Robbie” Dein has been honored as the top-producing agent for Maui island in 2017. He was recognized during the 12th annual Top 100 Realtors Award Gala sponsored by Hawaii Business Magazine and Bank of Hawaii. The event was held at the Royal Hawaiian Resort in ...

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Artisan bread is available in Wailea Blue Door Bread Co.’s freshly baked artisan sourdough bread is available from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in the fountain courtyard of The Shops at Wailea. Blue Door Bread is an organic bakery in Kihei. Its bread is made from dough that’s ...

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• The Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel has announced the expansion of its hookipa (hospitality) and marketing teams with the appointment of Patty Villarimo Curimao as Ohana Fun Center manager; Alexander (Alika) Guerrero, director of Pookela; and Kongbay Moua, marketing manager. Curimao will assist ...

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Island music radio station rebranded Pacific Media Group has rebranded its island music station as HI92. It can be found on 92.5 FM and at 101.7 FM for a clearer signal in West Maui. It’s available online at hi92maui.com. “The name is ultimately a play off of ‘HI’ in the KLHI call ...

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Bamboo massage treatment offered Spa Helani, a Heavenly Spa by Westin in Kaanapali, has begun a new bamboo massage treatment called the “Journey to Hana Ritual.” The massage is provided on quartz sand tables and “evokes the essence of Hana — serene Maui destination, rich in natural ...

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The Keiki Playhouse offers fun at QKC Keiki have a place to party at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Located on the second level of the south concourse, The Keiki Playhouse offers a variety of play areas for children 2 to 12 years old, including an enchanted castle, pirate cove, veterinary ...

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• Kula resident Arnie Koss and his twin brother Ron Koss, co-founders of Earth’s Baby Foods, have been honored as natural foods industry pioneers in a ceremony inducting them into the 2018 Hall of Legends at New Hope Media’s Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. The induction ...

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Kihei healthy eatery to begin franchising Fork & Salad has announced that it is franchising the business that started in Kihei in July 2016. Business owners Jaron Blosser, Travis Morrin and Cody Christopher have teamed up with Fransmart, described as “a global leader in franchise ...

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Wailuku trainer releases new book Wailuku fitness trainer and gym owner Justin Yanagida has released a book titled “Fighting Sickness with Fitness, How to Live a Healthier and Stronger Life,” according to an announcement. The book includes 30 different workouts, along with nutritional ...

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Workshop to focus on pay issues “Do I Have to Pay My Employees for That?,” a free hourlong workshop on pay-related issues, will be held at noon Wednesday at the Maui County Business Resource Center at the Maui Mall. Topics to be discussed include the Fair Labor Standards Act, overtime ...

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Nonprofit group partners with store Lokelani ‘Ohana has entered into a partnership to sell handmade items at Satkhira Bazaar in the Sears wing at the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center. Lokelani ‘Ohana, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 2006 and offers programs in Saori ...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Local Business in Brief is a new feature in The Maui News that will appear on the second Monday of each month, beginning today. News releases and announcements regarding businesses in Maui County are welcome. To submit material or for more information, contact Leah Sherman at ...