Thirty-one Maui County businesses and nonprofit organizations were nominated for the 2014 Mayor's Small Business Awards, the Mayor's Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce announced Wednesday.
The awards will be presented at the awards ceremony, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the King Kamehameha Golf Club's Waikapu Ballroom.
The awards to be presented include: Outstanding Business of the Year (0-10 employees), Outstanding Business of the Year (11-35 employees), Outstanding Business of the Year (36-100 employees), Non-profit Business of the Year (100 or fewer employees), Young Business Person of the Year (under 40 years of age), Lifetime Achievement Award (20 or more years in business) and 2014 Annette Pauole-Ahakuelo Moloka'i Small Business Achievement Award.
The Annette Pauole-Ahakuelo Molokai Small Business Achievement Award is a one-time addition to the awards slate.
It recognizes a small business on Molokai that demonstrates the spirit of entrepreneurship and exemplifies many of Annette Pauole-Ahakuelo's attributes, the news release said.
Tickets for the awards gathering are $60 if purchased before Friday. After that, the price is $65 per person. Reservations may be made for the awards dinner by calling the Maui Chamber of Commerce at 244-0081 or sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Mayor's Small Business awards
The nominees and their businesses are:
Annette Niles, Maui Mamaki Tea Co.; Barbara Chung, Palapala Designs; Beth Ivey, Maui Friends of the Library; Bill and Maureen Marrs, Marmac Ace Hardware; Carlys Higuchi, Karsten Lee and Michael Leong, Maui Optix LLC; Chris Meyer, Meyer Computer; Colin Hanlon, Boys & Girls Club Maui; Emily Sullivan, Maui Solar Project; Gigi Gaea, Hawaii Tasting Tours; Gregory Cabanas, Pacific Asphalt & Maintenance; Guy Horie, Guy M. Horie DDS; Heidi Cramer, Maui Sweet Cakes LLC; James "Jason" Stenger Jr., Alpha; Jean Nakamura, Tom's Mini Mart; Jennifer Brittin, Exceptional; Jennifer Nguyen, A Saigon Cafe; Jenny Greene, Turn And Draw LLC; Jim and Rand Coon, Trilogy; Joel Kraus, Kihei-Wailea Medical Center; Joyce Kawakami, Feed My Sheep; Mark Tracy, Valley Isle Marine Center; Matthias Garcia, Intense Motorsports Maui; Paul Tonnessen, Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Maui; Paula Ambre, The Maui Farm; Ralph Giles, Catering from Soup to Nuts; Ronald A. Kawahara, Kawahara + Co., CPA's LLC/Destination Maui; Sandra Koga, S&J Bakery; Suzette Kahana, B&S Kahana Corp. dba Kalapaki Girl Dezigns; Tarrah and Noa John Horner, iCandie & iCopie; Travis Morrin, Cody Christopher and Jaron Blosser, Three's Bar & Grill; Wailani Tanaka, Something for Everybody.