County receives award for Made in Maui County festival

The County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development won a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for its 2017 Made in Maui County Festival, a project in the category of

Special Event of the International Economic Development Council.

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Sept. 19, during the IEDC annual conference, which was held Sept. 17-20 in Toronto.

“I was thrilled to be at this conference in Toronto to receive our award on behalf of Maui County,” said Teena Rasmussen, director of the Office of Economic Development.

“IEDC announced that they had a record 625 entries for the Excellence in Economic Development Awards this year. It is extremely gratifying that the Made In Maui County Festival rose to the top of our category by receiving the Gold award. It is great validation that the festival has become an economic engine for our community.”

The fourth annual Made in Maui County Festival will be held Friday and Saturday at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center and will feature over 140 vendors offering a wide variety of made in Maui County products. There will also food trucks, product demonstrations, fashion shows and drawings.

For more information, visit www.madeinmauicountyfestival.com, email info@MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com or call 270-7710.

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