Nominations sought for award
Nominations are being sought for the 2014 Maui Matsuri Business Award.
The criteria for selection includes the basis of the business' participation in the Maui Matsuri and support of the mission of the festival, which is to preserve and perpetuate the Japanese culture on Maui.
Nominations forms may be found online at www.mauimatsuri.com or by calling committee Chairwoman Jennifer Sumida at 346-3002.
The deadline for submissions is April 25.
For more information about the 14th Maui Matsuri, call the festival hotline at 283-9999.
Bank issues safer credit card
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, which has a branch in Kahului, has issued EMV-enabled credit cards for better security.
Hawaii State FCU's Visa Signature Cash Rewards credit card has an embedded microchip in the metallic square on the card's face. The chip is encrypted for stronger security and protection against fraud when used at EMV-enabled point-of-sale machines or automated teller machines.
By Oct. 1, 2015, merchants will be liable for domestic and international charges made with fraudulent EMV-enabled cards that are run through their machines.
Hawaii State Federal Credit Union, founded in 1936, serves state, city and county employees as well as nonprofits and select businesses and their families.