With traveler feedback and industry research, TripAdvisor.com has named Maui to its list of "Best Family Vacation Destinations," an announcement said.
The list was based on a variety of factors, including child-friendly activities, fun attractions for all ages and the family-friendly attitude of a visitor destination. For more information, go to www.flipkey.com/trip-ideas/family-travel/.
Businesses showcased on Oahu. Sixteen Maui and Molokai businesses were selected to receive assistance from Mayor Alan Arakawa's Office of Economic Development and INNOVATE Hawaii to take their locally made products for exhibition to the Made in Hawaii Festival on Oahu in August.
The winners were: Adoboloco, Aloha Botanicals Maui, D'Rae Designs, Lako Kula Designs, Maui Bling by Deneen, Maui's Dee-Lites, Maui Dog Treats, Maui Upcountry Jams & Jellies, Maui Preserved, Patticakes Bakery, P*sters, Sweet Paradise Chocolatier, 808 Clothing Inc., Kalapaki Girl (Molokai), Kupu A'e (Molokai) and Art Beads Maui (Molokai).
New school opens. IBS School of Cosmetology and Massage has opened in Kahului. A full-time class is being held. There will be full- and part-time programs offered in the future, an announcement said.
The 5,000-square-foot facility is at 110 Kaahumanu Ave., Suite 201.
More snorkel. The Snorkel Store, a beach gear rental company, will open a second location on Maui at the Fairway Shops on Kekaa Drive in Kaanapali on Oct. 1, according to an announcement. Its other location is at the Lahaina Square Shopping Center.
The store rents out snorkel sets, surfboards, stand-up paddle boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers, boogie boards, floatation belts and high-definition underwater camera masks.
* Tides of Commerce is a business feature that will run from time to time with information on new businesses and awards and recognitions of Maui County businesses.