Island Business

Island Business stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

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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The Wow Factor

This Maui business has a zest for success.

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.
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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Paper, Scissors . . . Wrappily Rocks!

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

The Wild Side of Luxury

An interview with Courtney Brown, R(S), vice president of Island Sotheby's West Maui.
MAPA Maui

Playing Their Part

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

Success with Aloha

A West Maui restaurant group spills the beans on what it takes to succeed.
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.
Padilla Design Team on Maui

Torch Song

Meet a family of metal artists who craft beauty out of the ordinary.
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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.
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 bees

Wild Harvest

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

Banking on Maui

A local stock exchange could strengthen island businesses and give the community a greater voice.
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Best Slippah Forward

The annual 5k Visitor Industry Charity Walk is raising much needed funds for local Maui nonprofit organizations, one step at a time.

Employing Poʻokela

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

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

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.
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.
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Native Intelligence

Native Intelligence in Wailuku, Maui, is a cultural resource center disguised as a store.
Trilogy

Keeping the Faith

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

Natural Wonder

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

The Reign of ‘Ulalena

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

In a shifting landscape, Goodfellow Bros. shows what it takes to stay in it for the long haul.

An Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Eco-sensitive Bikini

For swimwear designer and professional windsurfer Lisa Letarte Cabrinha, green has always been center stage.

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