Island Business

Island Business stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

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Winds of Change

Kaheawa Wind Powerbrings alternative energy to Maui.
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Kitchen Startup

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

Harvesting Maui Gold

Maui Gold harvests premium pineapple year-round, averaging 12,000 cases per week. That’s 3.7 million pineapples a year.
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High Stakes

Maui Cattle Company is betting its brand of premium beef can save ranching in the Islands.
Tina Keko'olani Haleakala Supah Shots

Recipe for Success

The Maui Food Innovation Center gives homegrown entrepreneurs the ingredients they need to build their businesses.
Roselani Hawaii Ice cream

Da Local Scoop

Manuel Nobriga began making ice cream from scratch in 1932. Now Roselani is an island favorite dessert only available in Hawaii.
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Listen Up

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

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

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

Sweet Charity

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

Growing Farmers

Hawaiʻi cultivates new farmers.

Natural Wonder

A Maui business is working to reap a healthy yield—for its bottom line and customers alike.
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Heritage Crops

Heritage Crops: Part 4 in our yearlong look at the future of Maui agriculture.
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Real Estate Trends 2013

Mary Ann Fitch, a top realtor on Maui discusses the current real estate market on Maui and how it is expanding with increased building and property land sales throughout all parts of the island.
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Cause for Success

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

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

Employing Poʻokela

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

Keeping the Faith

Family-owned sailing excursion business Trilogy is a model of environmental and cultural sensitivity.
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Paper, Scissors . . . Wrappily Rocks!

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