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Business/In Brief • Oct. 7, 2014

October 7, 2014 Puna home sales fall after storm, lava HONOLULU — Mother Nature is taking a toll on home sales in the Puna district on the Big Island. more »»

Business/In Brief • Oct. 4, 2014

October 4, 2014 Maui Medical Group hires doctor Dr. Chasity Edwards has been hired at Maui Medical Group. more »»

Reading of proposed amendment shows how it would hurt Maui County farmers

October 4, 2014 Many in the anti-genetically modified organism movement tout that the ballot initiative they are supporting will not hurt farmers, but there are horrendous penalties included in the 10 pages of... more »»

Black Press buys Big Island and Washington newspapers

October 2, 2014 HONOLULU — The owner of Hawaii’s largest newspaper bought two daily publications on Hawaii’s Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state. more »»

Names & Faces

September 30, 2014 * Longtime Hawaii sportscaster Kanoa Leahey recently joined Pacific Media Group. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 27, 2014

September 27, 2014 Economist sees positives for Big Island KAILUA-KONA — An economist addressing a Hawaii County economic forum sees positive signs for the Big Island. more »»

‘Triple bottom line’ lens used to determine sustainability

September 27, 2014 The Maui Chamber of Commerce supports the “triple bottom line” view of sustainability, often referred to as economy, environment and social well-being or people, profit and planet. more »»

The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono wins 2014 TripAdvisor award

September 25, 2014 The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono has won a 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellenc. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 25, 2014

September 25, 2014 Kauai offered view of large solar farm LIHUE — Kauai’s electric utility is inviting the public to visit the state’s largest solar power project. more »»

Names & Faces

September 23, 2014 * Wailea Realty Corp. recently hired Liza Pierce as its new interactive media strategist. She has a background in online marketing, social media management, blogging and digital marketing strate. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 23, 2014

September 23, 2014 Federal grant for agriculture accelerator KAILUA-KONA — The Kohala Center on the Big Island has received a $2 million federal grant to develop an agricultural business accelerator. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 20, 2014

September 20, 2014 Former credit union worker gets prison HONOLULU — Federal prosecutors say a former credit union manager is being sentenced to 15 months in prison for embezzlement and making false entries in the... more »»

Immigration reform, gridlock discussed with congressional candidates

September 20, 2014 This is the final installment of a three-part series on questions our Chamber of Maui Political Committee asked of candidates in races for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House 2nd District. more »»

After decades at Oracle’s helm, Ellison steps down

September 19, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, who purchased most of Lanai in summer 2012, is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful... more »»

Farmers split on Hawaii coffee labeling proposal

September 19, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Another attempt to enact Hawaii-grown coffee labeling laws for blends has Big Island farmers at odds. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 N.Y. designer to present sample sale New York-based jewelry and swimwear designer Tiffany Chou, a former Maui resident, will host her first sample sale on Maui from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. more »»

Names & Faces

September 17, 2014 Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel recently announced the hiring of Tiffany Rosenthal, as sales manager and Jennifer Welsh as marketing assistant. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 16, 2014

September 16, 2014 Hawaii labor laws topic of seminar The Maui Chamber of Commerce is holding a seminar on labor laws from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Elleair Rainbow room at the Maui Beach Hotel. more »»

Business/In Brief • Sept. 13, 2014

September 13, 2014 Rail completion likely delayed HONOLULU — The federal government has lost confidence that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation will finish construction of its commuter rail on time. more »»

Congressional candidates queried on Social Security, ACA

September 13, 2014 Last week we shared responses received to some of the questions our Chamber of Maui Political Action Committee asked of candidates running in races for the U.S. Senate and U.S. House 2nd District. more »»



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