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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 ...