Island Business

Island Business stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

Na Hoaloha

Success with Aloha

A West Maui restaurant group spills the beans on what it takes to succeed.
Haleakala Ranch Maui

Haleakala Ranch

At this ranch, story is really not about cows or even about ranching. It's about land management. Open space. Preservation of primeval forest. Running a good business. Having a damn good time with horses. Helping the people.
maui koa guitars

Sound Investment (VIDEO)

Haleakala Ranch goes out on a limb to conserve native forest — by harvesting trees to transform into koa guitars.
record store maui

Listen Up

Requests Music in Wailuku, Maui sells CDs, cassette tapes, vinyl records and even eight-track tapes.
Maui Farmers

Growing Farmers

Hawaiʻi cultivates new farmers.

Solar Q&A

Hawai‘i's subtropical latitude and abundant sunshine make solar power an obvious energy choice, but factors like proximity to the ocean create specific challenges. That’s why it's important to hire seasoned professionals.
cowboy

High Stakes

Maui Cattle Company is betting its brand of premium beef can save ranching in the Islands.
Pasha Cargo Shipping

Precious Cargo

Every issue of Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi spends its first week traveling the Pacific. We went along for the journey.
Kaupo Store

Kaupo’s Last Store

How do you stay in business after everyone else moves away? Kaupo Store maintains a slice of Maui history.

Maui’s Changing Landscape

With this first installment in a yearlong series, we explore the future of farming on our still mostly rural island.
komoda's donuts

Donut Dynasty

Ninety-two years after Takezo Komoda started the family business, the last of the Makawao mom-n-pop stores is still winning customers, still making dough.
maui pineapple

Heritage Crops

Heritage Crops: Part 4 in our yearlong look at the future of Maui agriculture.
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Paper, Scissors . . . Wrappily Rocks!

This Maui mom turned a throwaway commodity into a flat-out brilliant business model.
dye chocolates hawaii

Chocolates to Dye For

After a half a century, the Dye family is back in the chocolate business at the brand new Waimea Chocolate Company.
ono farms

Ono Organic

Ono Farms is the largest tropical organic fruit farm in the state.

Flower Power

The sun may have set on two of Maui’s main agribusinesses, but a local company is betting its future on energy crops.

The Reign of ‘Ulalena

A West Maui theatrical troupe celebrates a decade of performance art that wears a Hawaiian face.

Employing Poʻokela

For twenty five years, a small West Maui hotel has built its unorthodox business model on Hawaiian values.
Padilla Design Team on Maui

Torch Song

Meet a family of metal artists who craft beauty out of the ordinary.
Central Pacific Bank

Keeping Good Company

The companies spotlighted here have defied the odds over the past two decades while others shut down. How have these businesses managed to survive?
Maui bees

Wild Harvest

Maui offers bees a friendly environment, and their keepers the potential for sweet rewards.
wow wow lemonade maui

The Wow Factor

This Maui business has a zest for success.
dragons den

Inside the Dragon’s Den

No need to dig a hole to China—Malik Cotter brings the healing arts of the Far East to Makawao Town.
Maui pineapple fields

Aloha, Pine

When Maui Land & Pineapple Company stopped planting fruit last December, it looked like the end of an era—and an island way of life.
Ka Limo O Maui

Ka Lima O Maui: A Job Well Done

Ka Lima O Maui provides job training and employment opportunities to adults with physical and mental disabilities.

Sweet Charity

Philanthropy is at the center of each piece of Maui Ku‘ia Estate Chocolate.

Home Grown

Maui's farmers face a host of challenges. Here's what some are doing to survive—and why we all need to help.