Island Business

Island Business stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

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If Can, Can

With a host of national awards and a name everybody’s getting to know, this local brewpub has plenty to cheer about.
MAPA Maui

Playing Their Part

The Maui Academy of Performing Arts could make a revolutionary difference to Maui's economic scene.
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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.
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The Sailmakers

Sail designers and Maui's trade winds are a match made in heaven (and at sea).
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Heritage Crops

Heritage Crops: Part 4 in our yearlong look at the future of Maui agriculture.
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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.
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.
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Shooting the Curl

Clark Little has a different angle on ocean photography. He finds it in the curve of huge waves just before they slam into the shore.
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Native Intelligence

Native Intelligence in Wailuku, Maui, is a cultural resource center disguised as a store.
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From the Ground Up

We explore a few of Maui's boutique crops - part six in a yearlong series on Maui agriculture.
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Winds of Change

Kaheawa Wind Powerbrings alternative energy to Maui.
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?
Trilogy

Keeping the Faith

Family-owned sailing excursion business Trilogy is a model of environmental and cultural sensitivity.
Kaonoulu Ranch

Kaonoulu’s Pedigree

A hundred years after its founding, this Maui ranch's lineage runs deep.
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The Wow Factor

This Maui business has a zest for success.
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.
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.
old lahaina luau

Cause for Success

Old Lahaina Lu‘au’s high performance goes beyond the stage to embrace community.
maui coffee

Branding the Bean

A buzz in the fields: coffee is ripe to become Maui’s next major specialty crop.
Maui bees

Wild Harvest

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

The Few. The Small. The Delicious.

How will Maui’s landscape change, now that Big Ag is gone? The answer may lie with new “boutique” farms that offer the promise of diversity.
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Sound Investment (VIDEO)

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

A local stock exchange could strengthen island businesses and give the community a greater voice.
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.
Na Hoaloha

Success with Aloha

A West Maui restaurant group spills the beans on what it takes to succeed.
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Kitchen Startup

Maui’s new Food Innovation Center offers entrepreneurs recipes for success.

The Reign of ‘Ulalena

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

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