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Business classes to begin via Zoom

MEO’s Business Development Center announces its next series of Core Four Business Planning Classes via the Zoom platform.

The six-week series begins June 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will be held two nights a week through Aug. 18. The course cost is $45. Financial assistance is available.

The 36-hour course teaches participants how to write a business plan while providing information to start, operate and grow a business.

Those interested in learning more about the entrepreneurial training course can call the Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc. Business Development Center at (808) 243-4318.

Registration is required and can be done by going to www.meoinc.org. Download the enrollment forms and email to micro@meoinc.org.

Enrollment forms can also be picked up any weekday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MEO’s Family Center.

Funding from the County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development helps to make the Core Four Business Planning Classes possible.

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AAUW will have a singalong meeting

A singalong via Zoom will highlight the American Association of University Women’s virtual meeting beginning at 10 a.m. June 27.

The meeting will begin with a social hour, followed by a brief business meeting and the musical program presented by Phil Peacock.

Peacock, a retired aerospace engineer living in Kihei, began playing guitar and singing at age 12. He has been the leader and coordinator of the Maui Singalong Circle for nine years. Before the pandemic, he led weekly evening singalongs at the Kalama Heights Retirement Community and took part in Aunty Doll’s ukulele lessons at the Kaunoa Senior Center.

For information on how to log on to Zoom by a computer or telephone, contact Catherine Thompson at cathyt808@gmail.com.

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2 students accepted to military academies

The Hawaii Military Affairs Council of the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii recognized Hawaii’s 34 outstanding high school students and prior enlisted military members that have been accepted to U.S. service academies and preparatory schools. While a majority have been accepted from Oahu schools, students from Maui County have also been appointed:

• Jacob Madariaga (Maui High School, 2019) — U.S. Naval Academy

• Jamahl Adams (Lanai High School, 2020) — U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School

 “Of the thousands of exceptional students from across the nation who apply to these prestigious military academies each year, there are only a select few who are accepted. We are extremely proud of the 34 appointees from Hawaii this year,” said Jason Chung, vice president of the Military Affairs Council. “Although, we are unable to celebrate with them in person as we’ve done in the past, we’d like to recognize them for their achievements and wish them continued success in the future.”

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Clothing drive to benefit BBBS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui will have a clothing drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27 at 200 Waimaluhia Lane, Wailuku. Clothing and small household items will be accepted. The donations help the agency provide one-to-one mentoring programs for children on Maui, according to an announcement. For more information, call (808) 442-7894 or visit our www.bbbshawaii.org.

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Leadership series to begin on Tuesday

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center announces its 2020 Leadership Series titled “TAKE” (ta-kay, which means bamboo in Japanese).

The series will be conducted monthly via Zoom conferencing and will begin at 4 p.m. Tuesday with a presentation titled “The New Normal.” It will be led by Paul K. Yonamine, executive chairman of Central Pacific Bank and chairman & CEO of Central Pacific Financial Corp. Yonamine will share his views on Nisei values and why these are important to navigate through COVID-19’s impact and to thrive in the new normal.

Subsequent presentations in the series will feature leaders in the community sharing their insights on modern day society, current issues and how through the lens of the Nisei values, people can get past today’s obstacles for a brighter tomorrow as they resume their daily lives after months of social distancing.

To register, contact the NVMC at 244-6862 or deidre@nvmc.org.

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