The companies spotlighted here have defied the odds over the past two decades while others shut down. How have these businesses managed to survive?
This Maui business has a zest for success.
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 Gold harvests premium pineapple year-round, averaging 12,000 cases per week. That’s 3.7 million pineapples a year.
This Maui mom turned a throwaway commodity into a flat-out brilliant business model.
An interview with Courtney Brown, R(S), vice president of Island Sotheby's West Maui.
The Maui Academy of Performing Arts could make a revolutionary difference to Maui's economic scene.
A West Maui restaurant group spills the beans on what it takes to succeed.
Manuel Nobriga began making ice cream from scratch in 1932. Now Roselani is an island favorite dessert only available in Hawaii.
Meet a family of metal artists who craft beauty out of the ordinary.
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.
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 offers bees a friendly environment, and their keepers the potential for sweet rewards.
A local stock exchange could strengthen island businesses and give the community a greater voice.
The annual 5k Visitor Industry Charity Walk is raising much needed funds for local Maui nonprofit organizations, one step at a time.
For twenty five years, a small West Maui hotel has built its unorthodox business model on Hawaiian values.
Requests Music in Wailuku, Maui sells CDs, cassette tapes, vinyl records and even eight-track tapes.
After a half a century, the Dye family is back in the chocolate business at the brand new Waimea Chocolate Company.
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.
How do you stay in business after everyone else moves away? Kaupo Store maintains a slice of Maui history.
Native Intelligence in Wailuku, Maui, is a cultural resource center disguised as a store.
Family-owned sailing excursion business Trilogy is a model of environmental and cultural sensitivity.
When Maui Land & Pineapple Company stopped planting fruit last December, it looked like the end of an era—and an island way of life.
A Maui business is working to reap a healthy yield—for its bottom line and customers alike.
A West Maui theatrical troupe celebrates a decade of performance art that wears a Hawaiian face.
In a shifting landscape, Goodfellow Bros. shows what it takes to stay in it for the long haul.
In Letarte Swimwear's sleek white store with the signature blue details, green is a sideline color. But for swimwear designer and professional windsurfer Lisa Letarte Cabrinha, green has always been center stage.