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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 ...

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Mobility company opens storefront Maui Mobility Systems, for five years a “delivery only” business renting and selling mobility scooters, wheelchairs, walkers and other mobility equipment to visitors and locals alike, announced the opening of a retail store in Lahaina on June 1. The ...

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Anytime Fitness to open W. Maui club Anytime Fitness is coming to Lahaina. According to Maui franchisee Kalani Ross, he recently signed a lease for a 4,500-square-foot space in the Lahaina Square Shopping Center on Wainee Street. Construction is set to start immediately with a tentative ...

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• Independent Financial Group announced last month in San Diego, Calif., that financial adviser Herbert Shiraishi was designated a 2018 Advisor of the Year at its annual conference. Seventy-six winners for the 2018 year were highlighted, including 25 Million Dollar Club winners and six Two ...

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Maui loan officer Armanini honored Homebridge Financial Services announced last week that Maui native Faith Armanini is one of the firm’s top producers for the month of March. Armanini is a mortgage loan originator for the firm’s Maui office in Wailuku. She has over 20 years of ...

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• The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua announced last week the appointment of Isabella “Bella” Toland to her new role leading the culinary operations for the resort’s reimagined restaurant, The Banyan Tree, slated to debut later this spring. Toland joins The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua from the ...

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U‘i Gallery has 5th anniversary U‘i Gallery in Kahului celebrated its fifth anniversary on March 1 with a new original oil painting by Maui artist Rachael Ray, titled “Sunny Starry Night.” The painting welcomes the arrival of spring with the colors of Upcountry and a starry night ...

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• The Maui Arts & Cultural Center has announced the appointment of two new directors. Moira Pirsch has been named education director of the MACC’s arts education department. Pirsch holds a doctorate from Columbia University in English education, a master’s in education from Harvard ...

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BOH announces new vice presidents Bank of Hawaii recently named two new vice presidents on Maui, according to a news release. Chuck Dando has joined BOH as vice president and market manager of the West Maui market, where he leads the management teams of branches in Kihei, Lahaina, Kahana, ...

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Event draws ­30 small businesses More than 30 separate Maui-owned small businesses were represented at three “Rock Your Business 2019” workshops by the Maui Business Brainstormers on Jan. 3 at the Maui County Business Resource Center. Attendees learned about writing news releases, ...

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• Bruce Faulkner, the principal broker/owner of Maui HI Realty, has completed Commissioner College, which is sponsored by the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials. Faulkner has been an active licensed real estate agent on Maui for 33 years. He has served as a state real estate ...

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Maui black sand beach near Hana ranked world’s 19th best Honokalani Beach north of Hana town has been rated as No. 19 among the world’s best beaches in a ranking by 1,000 of the travel industry’s top travel professionals, according to FlightNetwork.com. The volcanic, crescent-shaped ...

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• UFO Parasail President Greg VanderLaan has been honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Water Sports Industry Association. “It’s quite an honor to be recognized by your peers,” VanderLaan said. VanderLaan is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He holds a ...

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Hotel association installs new board A new board of directors has been installed by the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association for 2018-19. The induction came during the association’s annual meeting recently at the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. Maui Visitors Bureau Executive Director ...

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• The Real Estate Business Institute has conferred the designation of “seller representative specialist” to Kristine Schneider of Coldwell Banker Island Properties. Being a seller representative specialist is a premier seller agency designation and an official credential of the National ...