­LahainaTown gives awards for business, volunteers

The LahainaTown Action Committee presented Volunteer of the Year and Business of the Year awards at its annual meeting on Jan. 22 at the Pioneer Inn courtyard in Lahaina.

MegaVega Properties and its owner, Realtor/Broker Robin Vega, were the honorees.

“Not only did MegaVega Properties support the efforts of LahainaTown Action Committee’s events and initiatives, Robin Vega personally gives her time volunteering at every Second Friday event, the Lahaina Golf Classic, Fourth of July in Lahaina, Halloween in Lahaina and the Lahaina holiday events,” said LAC board President Snehal Patel in presenting the awards. “Robin and her company are instrumental to the success of our organization and on behalf of the board of directors, we are very grateful. This is a long overdue recognition of Robin and MegaVega Properties.”

The meeting also included a keynote address, “Success with Aloha,” by Julie Yoneyama, director of leisure sales for the Maui Visitors and Convention Bureau, and a board election. Board members Jack Starr, general manager of Kimo’s restaurant; Tambara Garrick, regional sales manager of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.; Mousa Hassan, owner of Paradise Lahaina; and state Rep. Angus McKelvey were all approved for re-election to new three-year terms by the LAC membership.

Sean Corpuel, who previously served on the board of directors from 2012-15, was also elected to the board for the upcoming term.

Katarina Tualemoso, interim executive director of LahainaTown Action Committee, presented the 2018 calendar of events and the meeting ended with networking, including music by Michael Guzalak on saxophone, and complimentary pupu donated by Beach Bum’s Napili, Kimo’s, Pioneer Inn, Cool Cat, Captain Jack’s, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Longhi’s Lahaina and Koa’s.