Author Archives: MEDB Staff

WordCamp debut draws a sold out Maui crowd

A first-time event called WordCamp sold out with 175 people attending and participants giving “exceptionally positive” feedback for the two-day workshops held recently on the University of Hawaii Maui College campus. “The primary motivation for bringing WordCamp to Maui was … Continue reading

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Pest business learns to tackle pesky legal issues

Accu-Pest & Termite Control Services owner/operator Jerry Edlao has his hands full getting rid of pests for his customers, so he doesn’t have the time to tackle some of the pesky legal issues that affect his business. And that’s why … Continue reading

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Your input is needed on Maui’s energy future

Only 11 days remaining! Share your priorities and values about energy on Maui – today and in the future – as part of a project called “MPowerMaui: An Energy Conversation”. Sign up and participate in small group sessions during the … Continue reading

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MEDB seeking community input on Maui’s energy future

Join the conversation! Share your priorities and values about energy on Maui – today and in the future – as part of a project called “MPowerMaui: An Energy Conversation”. Sign up and participate in small group sessions during the month … Continue reading

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4-H Club finds fun, skills in coral reef monitoring

A coral reef monitoring project sounded like it could be fun for the Wailuku Roselani Na Hokulani 4-H Club. Member Kaitlyn Yamada says it was fun, but more importantly she and her fellow 4-Hers were able to master their skills … Continue reading

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Conference looks at how consumers view energy

With island consumers paying more than double the national average per kilowatt hour for electricity, the second Maui Energy Conference + Exhibition comes at a time when Hawaii is seeing a revolutionary shift to renewable energy resources. The conference, presented … Continue reading

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New Supply and Service Expo seeks vendors

The Maui Food Technology Center is moving forward this year with sponsoring its second trade show for manufacturers and entrepreneurs in the food industry. The inaugural Supply and Service Expo drew nearly 500 attendees and 50 exhibitors when first held … Continue reading

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“Legal Toolkit” helps to build small businesses

In an effort to give small businesses a lift in 2015, Maui Economic Development Board has partnered with experienced corporate attorneys to present “Legal Toolkit.” The seminar is set for 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, January 15, at MEDB’s … Continue reading

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Mochi pounding tradition brings family together

The descendants of the late Rev. Sokyo Ueoka and his wife, Tomiyo Waki Ueoka, have marked the New Year season on Maui for nearly 100 years with the Japanese tradition of mochi pounding. In the year 2014, the tradition continued … Continue reading

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This Christmas, Give to Maui Nui

As we prepare for the arrival of 2015, Focus Maui Nui takes a detour from featuring local people, students, teachers and businesses. Today we revisit its roots by urging everyone to recommit to Focus Maui Nui’s five key strategies for … Continue reading

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