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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 ...

Local Business / In Brief

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 ...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Names & Faces is making its reappearance in The Maui News on the first Monday of each month, beginning today. News releases and announcements regarding new hires and employee promotions and awards at businesses in Maui County are welcome. Photos of the employee will be ...

Business/In Brief • Jan. 3, 2015

Hawaii dairy owner says he's sellingHONOLULU - Hawaii's last locally owned and operated large-scale dairy is being sold to an investment company financed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.Ed Boteilho, whose family has owned and operated Cloverleaf Dairy since 1962, told Hawaii News Now that ...

Names & Faces

* Carolyn McNamara has joined The Law Offices of Jan K. Apo.Obtaining her bachelor's degree from Indiana Wesleyan University, McNamara pursued a triple major in political science, pre-law and criminal justice.She started at a law firm as a paralegal and was elevated to a management position. ...

Berkshire Hathaway is gaining an affiliate

Prudential Maui, Realtors has joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks.The company will be operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Maui Properties. It is the first Berkshire Hathaway affiliate in Hawaii.Maui ...

Astronomy has been economic boon for Big Island

HILO (AP) - Astronomy has been good for the Hawaii economy, especially the Big Island, according to a report by the University of Hawaii's Economic Research Organization.Direct and indirect benefits in 2012 totaled nearly $168 million in the state, including nearly $91.5 million on Hawaii ...

$12 million renovation begins on the Hilo Naniloa Hotel

HILO (AP) - The lobby of the Hilo Naniloa Hotel has been moved down a floor, signaling that long-awaited renovations to the 383-room building have begun.Oahu-based developer Ed Bushor, a partner in the project with Hilo businessman Ed Olson, said that he's optimistic they will obtain a loan to ...

Business/In Brief • Dec. 25, 2014

Health site deadline extendedHONOLULU - The Hawaii Health Connector is allowing residents more time to sign up for health insurance coverage that would begin Jan. 1.The original deadline to enroll for coverage that begins at the start of the new year was Dec. 15, but they've pushed the deadline ...

Standing up for aloha means just that

Our community is changing and the way issues are being dealt with is dividing us, with some behaviors in stark contrast to the aloha spirit that we hold dear. That is why we and many others have chosen to "Stand for Aloha." The effort is not an individual or organization's initiative, but ...

Business/In Brief • Dec. 19, 2014

Kauai council kills GMO research taxLIHUE - The Kauai County Council has killed a bill that may have resulted in higher taxes for companies researching genetically modified crops.The bill would have changed the way taxes are assessed on biotechnology research companies. It had passed the Kauai ...

Mama’s Fish House recognized as a top restaurant in U.S.

Mama's Fish House in Paia received a Diners' Choice Award for being one of the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America, according to OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations.The top 100 restaurants were generated from more than 5 million restaurant reviews collected from verified ...

Exhibitors sought for food service related exposition

Applications are being accepted for the second Supply and Service Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani.The event is being staged by the Maui Food Technology Center. Exhibitors who might benefit include manufacturers and distributors of ...

Business/In Brief • Dec. 16, 2014

Workers to attend tech summitHONOLULU - More than 600 public-sector employees will attend the Hawaii Digital Government Summit.The state Office of Information Management and Technology is hosting today's event at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.The state says attendees include state and county ...

Business/In Brief • Dec. 13, 2014

Waiehu center sells for $3.9 millionThe Waiehu Beach Center has been sold for $3.9 million in cash to a Mainland investor, according to Honolulu Realtor Joseph Leonardo, who represented the buyer.The sale closed Friday, he said.The 83,600-square-foot complex has two buildings and is located at ...

Post-GMO vote: Predictions, realities and our way of life

Things got very heated over the controversial genetically modified organisms ballot initiative this election and sadly many of the predictions made have been realized.The first is that the issue would not be settled by the election. It was widely recognized that lawsuits would be filed and this ...

Business/In Brief • Dec. 11, 2014

Construction delayed for shopping centerLIHUE- Developers aren't saying why a planned Lihue shopping center is being delayed.There was a groundbreaking for the Hokulei Village Shopping Center in February. Developers pledged to have it open as early as the end of the year. Now they say it will ...

Business/In Brief • Dec. 10, 2014

Maui station reports lowest diesel pricePacific Biodiesel's Hobron fueling station has the state's lowest diesel price, $3.79 per gallon, the company announced.The fuel is "B20," a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. Its price has fallen because of the lower worldwide ...

Business/In Brief • Dec. 6, 2014

Truvia maker settles suit for $6.1 millionHONOLULU - The maker of Truvia Natural Sweetener will pay $6.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated by a Hawaii woman.Kailua-Kona resident Denise Howerton was the first to sue Cargill, which manufactures the product sold nationwide. Her ...