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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 receive two round-trip tickets for a flight from Kahului to Las Vegas that will depart the same evening at 8:50 for a visit that will last for four days and three nights at the Golden Nugget Hotel. Bags must be packed beforehand; entrants must be present to win; enter starting at 4 p.m. Sunday; other rules apply.

Live entertainment, holiday shopping and food will be offered. Parking and admission are free.

For information and contest details, visit www.mauisundaymarket.com, email info@mauifoodtechnology.org or call (888) 984-6382.


Retailer offers whole-house prize

To mark its fifth anniversary, Maui Windows and Doors will be giving away new Andersen Series 100 windows for an entire home, including installation.

The Wailuku-based company is asking for nominations for a local resident, excluding vacation rentals, who is in need of new windows. Send a 250- to 500-word submission on the resident by Sunday to andrew@mauiwindowsanddoors.com. The winner will be announced Christmas Day.

For information, visit www.mauiwindowsanddoors.com or call 877-3667.


Foodland, chef create spicy line

Foodland, in collaboration with Mana Up, is launching a product line from Manele Spice Co. which combines Hawaii ocean rock salt with natural ingredients from around the world, created by Food Network star and local chef Adam Tabura.

Tabura will appear at Foodland Kehalani for demos and product tastings Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tabura, “Cutthroat Kitchen” contestant and winner of the Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” with Aloha Plate, has been the executive chef for some of Hawaii’s top resorts and restaurants and is originally from Lanai.

Foodland currently has 32 stores and employs more than 2,600 team members at Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms stores on four islands.


Yanagida Fitness heralds reopening

The public is invited to attend the grand reopening of Yanagida Fitness starting at 7 a.m. Saturday at 800 Eha St., No. 9, in Wailuku to celebrate the gym’s recent expansion.

Entertainment and workouts open to all levels will be offered.

The gym, which provides individualized training, nutrition services, weight loss, athlete training and more, is owned by founder Jason Yanagida, author of “Fighting Sickness with Fitness.” Yanagida is a certified fitness trainer and was recently nominated for the Office of the Mayor’s Small Business Awards for Young Small Business Person of the Year.

For information, visit www.yanagidafitness.com or call 250-9622.


Brainstormers seek business challenges

Maui Business Brainstormers invites people to bring a business challenge to its next Brainstorming or Think Tank segments from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Maui County Business Resource Center in the Maui Mall.

Interact with new faces and strengthen the ability to communicate succinctly with others. Owners of startups benefit from this activity, according to a release.

Participants should have a business concept fully researched and planned but with questions or obstacles remaining; or, if a business is operating with sales but facing challenges to achieve further growth. RSVP at www.Meetup.com/MauiBusinessBrainstormers. Nonmembers must first join Maui Business Brainstormers group.


Resort partners to trim energy costs

Royal Lahaina Resort has partnered with Carbon Lighthouse, a clean energy services company, in order to save more than $1 million in energy costs over the 10-year agreement.

Carbon Lighthouse uses a patented software platform to analyze the resort’s energy use to uncover the property’s “efficiency reserves,” the wasted energy hidden and scattered across the resort’s systems, according to a Nov. 13 news release.

With zero upfront cost, the company guarantees real dollar value of energy savings and stays engaged with the property and its teams.

“This results in sustained building financial value, increased employee and guest comfort and reduced carbon emissions,” the release said.


Akina vehicles to get a makeover

Akina Transportation & Tours will have a fresh look for 2020 on five new vehicles in its South Maui fleet.

Akina’s redesigned logo, along with brighter fuschia and royal purple canoe sails designs, will be featured across two minibuses and three luxury minicoaches.

Also, the VanHool Motorcoach will be named “Kanani” after General Manager Cassie Akina-Ancog’s paternal grandmother, a news release said.

The Kihei-based, family-owned company, which works to share its history and Hawaiian heritage, has been in the transportation business for more than 90 years.


Goodfellow Bros. lauded for giving

Maui-based fourth-generation, family-owned Goodfellow Bros. Inc. has been selected as 2019 National Philanthropy Day “Outstanding Corporation” in Hawaii giving by the Hawaii chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

The honors, which also went to several Hawaii individuals and groups, were presented at a 28th annual award luncheon Nov. 13 on Oahu, according to a release.

The association represents more than 33,000 members in more than 245 chapters around the world. Hawaii’s chapter holds about 200 members.


Duffy’s vehicle inspection opens

Duffy’s Official Vehicle Inspection Station No. 1991, a car, truck and trailer (up to 10,000 pounds) inspection site near the old Pioneer Mill smokestack, is now open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays, at 256-A Papalaua St. in Lahaina.

Inspections are given in order of arrival or by appointment. Call 661-3031 for reservations.


New retailers open up in Wailea Village

Wailea Village celebrated the grand opening of Akamai Coffee, HUE Home + Design, Kohola Gallery and Sabado Art Gallery and Boutique last month.

Other in-store celebrations were had at Droplets, Paper Garden, The Bikini Market and Wailea Blue Course Pro Shop, according to a Nov. 12 news release.

For more information on Wailea Village, located at 100 Wailea Iki Drive, visit www.thewaileavillage.com or call 875-7181.


New Grand Wailea Foundation funded

BRE Hotels & Resorts, owner of Grand Wailea Maui, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua and Turtle Bay resorts, announced the launch last month of Grand Wailea Foundation.

BRE Hotels & Resorts seeded the foundation’s fund with a $75,000 gift to advance the foundation’s work in education, historic and cultural preservation, environmental stewardship and community programs. Also, the foundation will be supported through optional contributions by guests at Grand Wailea and fundraising events planned in its inaugural year.

Initial gifts to area nonprofits and organizations were awarded by the Grand Wailea Foundation on Dec. 1 at the resort’s annual tree-lighting event.

For information, visit grandwaileafoundation.com.

* Local Business in Brief is published on the second Monday of the month and welcomes news releases and announcements regarding businesses in Maui County. To submit material or for more information, contact citydesk@mauinews.com or (808) 242-6343.


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