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Benson named GM of Hana resort Jon Benson has been named general manager of Hana-Maui Resort. He will be responsible for management, operations and marketing of the resort, suites, bungalows and family residences, as well as assisting with the rebrand of the resort to a Hyatt Destination ...

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Renovated IHOP open at Maui Mall IHOP in the Maui Mall has reopened following a renovation, the restaurant announced last week. The restaurant, which has been closed for the past five months, is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. During the shutdown, renovations were made to the entire dining ...

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Roy’s offers new brunch menu Roy’s Ka‘anapali is now offering a new Sunday Brunch experience that will include three courses with a choice of entree for the price of $39, the restaurant announced. Entree options on the new brunch menu, which kicked off July 19, include a “Kaanapali ...

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Kihei Kalama Village giveaway As more businesses reopen in Kihei Kalama Village, the shopping center is launching a “Kau Kau 2 Go” social media giveaway for restaurant customers. The shopping center is giving away $200 in gift cards to a randomly chosen social media giveaway participant ...

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Beverage firm gets new name, owners Under new owners, kombucha tea and water kefir Pauwela Beverage Co. has been recently launched as a rebranded and renamed company. Formerly Big Wave Organics, the company was acquired by wife and husband team, Cady Cox and Kyle Fleming, about six months ...

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• The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, named Robert Blackborough as food and beverage executive assistant manager and Philip Hoy as rooms division executive assistant manager, according to a Feb. 24 news release. Blackborough, who has more than three decades of culinary and management experience, ...

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Johnny Was opens in Shops at Wailea The Shops at Wailea on Friday recently welcomed the addition of California-based women’s fashion lifestyle brand Johnny Was. The brand’s first South Maui store opening, in a 2,000-square-foot space on The Shops’ upper level, features a collection of ...

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* Maui Hotel & Lodging Association announced that six local hotel workers — Kirk Togashi, Tylun Pang, Gladee Kaiwi, Gemsley Balagso, Mundy Gillcoat and Kyle “Kalani” Tihada — won first place at the recent Na Po‘e Pa‘ahana Awards. Honors included: • Togashi, Sheraton Maui ...

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Financial services office is blessed E.A. Buck will open a new satellite office in Kahului on Wednesday at 33 Lono Ave., Suite 310, with a blessing by Earnest Pua‘a. The financial services firm will be staffed by longtime Maui financial adviser Corrinna Paxton, along with Jeremy ...

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• Homebridge Financial Services announced that Maui native Faith Armanini is among its top producers in the state for the month of November. Armanini, who has more than two decades of experience in the mortgage industry, previously worked for HomeStreet Bank as a producing manager and loan ...

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HAL celebrates its new Las Vegas route Hawaiian Airlines will celebrate its inaugural flight from Maui to Las Vegas with its first “Luck Be On Maui Tonight” drawing from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Kahului Shopping Center’s Maui Sunday Market. Two will be chosen at 6 p.m.; each winner will ...

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• Three of Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center’s Allied Universal Services security officers, Dominique Alakai-Farrell, Rodel Jose and site supervisor Dexter Mateo, were honored for lifesaving efforts at a recent Top Cop Hawaii Award Ceremony. The three were recognized Oct. 24 on Oahu for their ...

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Credit union opens permanent branch Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union opened its first permanent Maui branch in Kahului on Nov. 2. More than 250 people attended the opening celebration with giveaways and entertainment, according to a news release. The new branch, located at Pu‘unene ...

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• The Ka`anapali Beach Hotel recently named three new hires: Jason Kayatani as director of restaurants, Marissa Ugale as catering sales manager and Angelo Sicad as junior sous chef. The three roles serve the hotel’s food and beverage program, as well as its dining outlets comprising Tiki ...

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Humana to operate a Medicare kiosk Ahead of the 2020 Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Annual Election Period (AEP) that runs Tuesday through Dec. 7, health and well-being company Humana Inc. will be available to answer questions at a Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center kiosk from 9 a.m. ...

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• Maui resident Faith Armanini has been named one of three Homebridge Financial Services top August producers for Hawaii, according to a news release. Armanini has more than 20 years of experience in the mortgage industry. Prior to Homebridge, she worked as a producing manager/loan officer ...

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AARP: Wailea a top honeymoon spot If you’re ready for a second honeymoon, consider Wailea. The South Maui enclave was named last month by AARP Facebook Fans as one of “12 Amazing Second Honeymoon Destinations,” according to an email announcement from AARP. According to the Pew ...

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• After a nationwide search, Hospice Maui named Dr. Chad Farmer as its new medical director last month, according to an announcement. Farmer is a board-certified hospice medical director and has worked with a large nonprofit Florida hospice program for the past 15 years. He brings both ...

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Trilogy adds keiki camp to Lanai sail Are your keiki ready for a bit of adventure? Trilogy Excursions recently announced Ocean Adventure Camp as part of its Discover Lana‘i excursion this summer. Available now through August, Trilogy’s keiki campers on its sailing cruses to Lanai will be ...

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• Maui born-and-raised Michael Miller has been named a partner of Tiki’s Grill & Bar, a Waikiki restaurant featuring a retro South Pacific ambience and creative Pacific Rim specialties, according to an announcement. He has served as director of operations for the past four years and ...