Mall accepting submissions for Kids, Inc. Business Showcase

Queen Ka’ahumanu Center will accept submissions for its annual Kids, Inc. Business Showcase Wednesday through June 25 via the Queen Ka’ahumanu Center Facebook page (

Ten kid-run businesses will win an opportunity to set up shop in the center court of Maui’s largest shopping center on July 19 to sell their products or services and keep all the earnings.

Children ages 6 to 15 may submit their small-business concepts. All submissions must be received by 11 p.m. June 25. Children 12 and under will need a parent or guardian to submit their entries.

Businesses concepts are expected to have minimal parental involvement and can include creating something from scratch, offering a service or reselling a product purchased from a wholesaler.

Qualified submissions will be posted on Facebook and open to popular vote June 26 through July 2. The 10 concepts that receive the most votes will be announced July 4, and those businesses will be invited to participate in the Kids, Inc. Business Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 19.

Complete program details and official contest rules can be found at on the “notes” tab.