Business/In Brief • Apr. 19, 2014

Maui Fair offers sponsorship packages

The Maui Fair is soliciting sponsors for the annual event, which will be held Oct. 2-5 at the War Memorial Complex.

New sponsorship packages have been developed, and there are programs for different budgets, an announcement said.

For more information, contact Carolyn Nishimura, Gilbert & Associates, by email at or phone at 871-6230, ext.13, or Sherri Grimes, managing director, by email at or 280-6889.

With an attendance approaching 100,000, the Maui Fair is the primary source of funding for many of Maui’s nonprofit and community organizations. It relies entirely on corporate or local business sponsorships, local donations and volunteers for support.


Tourism agency names concert manager

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority has selected a company to manage a new series of monthly Hawaiian music concerts it is sponsoring to highlight the state’s musical heritage and boost tourism.

The agency is awarding The Kalaimoku Group a yearlong contract to manage the series and a May Day event. It has the option to extend the contract for four more years.

The state tourism agency said Thursday the goal of the Hawaiian Music Festival Concert Series is to highlight the talent and traditions of local musicians and dancers, elevate Lei Day festivities and boost tourism.

CEO Mike McCartney says creating a year-round Hawaiian music concert series will highlight an important aspect of what makes the Hawaiian Islands a one-of-a-kind destination.