Maui’s Flower Power

The fourth annual Maui Energy Conference, held in March, broadened its focus this year to become a timely and innovative forum as Hawaii continues its transition to a 100-percent clean-energy economy by 2045. Presented by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, the conference explored the theme, All Things Energy: […]

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Ke Alahele Education Fund: Endless Possibilities

Maui Economic Development Board’s (MEDB) Ke Alahale Education Fund is a key contributor to the innovative use of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education throughout the state. Thanks to generous businesses and other community stakeholders, MEDB has expanded STEM curriculums, touching thousands of students. “I am so grateful to Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB)!” exclaimed […]

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Learn, Network, Startup in 54 Hours!

In just one weekend, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. Surrounded by smart, passionate people and with the best tools and strategies at your disposal, you’ll take giant leaps in learning skills to create a business, build a team, and connect with the right people […]

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The Power of Service in Small Business

What keeps you up at night? Employee engagement? Service quality? The quality of your customer service can determine your success – or failure! Petra Marquart, President of Petra Marquart and Associates, will present a comprehensive approach to customer service at the upcoming Hawaii Small Business Conference. Marquart’s topic, “The Power of Service in Small Business […]

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Albert Samuelian

Discover Business Marketing and Risk Management Strategies

Are you confused about the dizzying array of marketing options for your business? Are you struggling with how to market your business on a tight budget? You are not alone. At the upcoming Hawaii Small Business Conference, Albert Samuelian, Managing Director, OMD West and Strategy, will share his expertise on “Powerful Marketing Strategies with a […]

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Data Security – For Your Protection

How safe is your business data? Are you an easy target for hackers? How can you protect yourself from cyber-crime? Data Security will be a key topic at the Hawaii Small Business Conference that will help business owners find practical IT (Information Technology) solutions that fit into how their company operates and what they can […]

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Learn Successful Business Strategies

On May 3–4, 2017, Maui Economic Development Board, in collaboration with Maui County’s Office of Economic Development, will present the first-ever Hawaii Small Business Conference. The theme, Design, Protect, Engage: Small Business Strategies for Success, aims to provide business stake-holders with a rare opportunity to sharpen their professional expertise and skills. “This year’s theme aptly […]

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Kona Ice Makes a Difference

Art Thomas’ Kona Ice business operates two unique shaved ice trucks on Maui that cater to parties, fundraisers and events of all types. Thomas, a technology teacher at Kalama Intermediate School, owns trucks that are not only fun to look at: they serve the coolest shaved ice around. “In our six-plus years, we are proud […]

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STEMworks™ Student Still Winning Awards

Maui Economic Development Board’s (MEDB) 2017 Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit & Auction, to be held on August 26 at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea, raises money to support STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) projects in Maui County and throughout the state. The Ke Alahele ‘Pathways to Our Future’ event celebrates the Fund’s impressive […]

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Two MEDB Workshops Kick-Off “Startup Weekend Maui”

In February, Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) offered two power-packed workshops in preparation for its Pitch Bootcamp on May 16 and Startup Weekend Maui, May 19-21, 2017. Both workshops provided attendees with tips on how to launch successful ventures and strengthen their finances. Entrepreneurs and small business owners who were interested in learning how to […]

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