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Anytime Fitness to open W. Maui club Anytime Fitness is coming to Lahaina. According to Maui franchisee Kalani Ross, he recently signed a lease for a 4,500-square-foot space in the Lahaina Square Shopping Center on Wainee Street. Construction is set to start immediately with a tentative ...

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• Independent Financial Group announced last month in San Diego, Calif., that financial adviser Herbert Shiraishi was designated a 2018 Advisor of the Year at its annual conference. Seventy-six winners for the 2018 year were highlighted, including 25 Million Dollar Club winners and six Two ...

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Maui loan officer Armanini honored Homebridge Financial Services announced last week that Maui native Faith Armanini is one of the firm’s top producers for the month of March. Armanini is a mortgage loan originator for the firm’s Maui office in Wailuku. She has over 20 years of ...

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• The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua announced last week the appointment of Isabella “Bella” Toland to her new role leading the culinary operations for the resort’s reimagined restaurant, The Banyan Tree, slated to debut later this spring. Toland joins The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua from the ...

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U‘i Gallery has 5th anniversary U‘i Gallery in Kahului celebrated its fifth anniversary on March 1 with a new original oil painting by Maui artist Rachael Ray, titled “Sunny Starry Night.” The painting welcomes the arrival of spring with the colors of Upcountry and a starry night ...

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• The Maui Arts & Cultural Center has announced the appointment of two new directors. Moira Pirsch has been named education director of the MACC’s arts education department. Pirsch holds a doctorate from Columbia University in English education, a master’s in education from Harvard ...

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BOH announces new vice presidents Bank of Hawaii recently named two new vice presidents on Maui, according to a news release. Chuck Dando has joined BOH as vice president and market manager of the West Maui market, where he leads the management teams of branches in Kihei, Lahaina, Kahana, ...

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Event draws ­30 small businesses More than 30 separate Maui-owned small businesses were represented at three “Rock Your Business 2019” workshops by the Maui Business Brainstormers on Jan. 3 at the Maui County Business Resource Center. Attendees learned about writing news releases, ...

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• Bruce Faulkner, the principal broker/owner of Maui HI Realty, has completed Commissioner College, which is sponsored by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials. Faulkner has been an active licensed real estate agent on Maui for 33 years. He has served as a state real estate ...

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Maui black sand beach near Hana ranked world’s 19th best Honokalani Beach north of Hana town has been rated as No. 19 among the world’s best beaches in a ranking by 1,000 of the travel industry’s top travel professionals, according to FlightNetwork.com. The volcanic, crescent-shaped ...

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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 ...