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Council to reveal ‘Imi Pono winners

The Maui County Council will announce the winners of the ‘Imi Pono Challenge at 9 a.m. Friday during its regularly scheduled council meeting.

The ‘Imi Pono Challenge for middle school and high school students was initiated by the council to harness bold and innovative ideas for bolstering Maui County’s economy.

The challenge garnered 175 entries from students across the county.

The first-, second- and third-place winners will be revealed Friday in a ceremonial resolution and awarded prizes donated by business and community leaders.

The council meeting will be broadcast on Akaku Channel 53 and on the Maui County Council’s Facebook page. For more information about the contest or council meeting agenda, visit MauiCounty.us.

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MEDB to host PPP webinar

The Maui Economic Development Board is hosting a free webinar to discuss the third round of Paycheck Protection Program funding at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Frank De Rego Jr., MEDB director of business development projects, and Wayne Wong, director of the Hawaii Small Business Development Center, will discuss the application rules for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. They will also provide updates to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.

The webcast will cover eligibility requirements, uses of the funds, required forms and loan forgiveness. A replay of the call will be available to registered participants who are unable to tune in Thursday.

For more information, visit www.mauibizassist.com.

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