Island Business

Island Business stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

Romancing the Olive

Could this tiny, ancient fruit become Maui’s next big thing?
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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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The Wow Factor

This Maui business has a zest for success.

Natural Wonder

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

Kaheawa Wind Powerbrings alternative energy to Maui.
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Native Intelligence

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

At Hashimoto Farm, persimmons are a way of life, generation after generation.
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Wild Harvest

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

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

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.
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Branding the Bean

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

Helping Farmers Combat Disease, Pests, and Challenges of the Global Marketplace
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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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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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Kaonoulu’s Pedigree

A hundred years after its founding, this Maui ranch's lineage runs deep.
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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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Paper, Scissors . . . Wrappily Rocks!

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

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

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.

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.
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High Stakes

Maui Cattle Company is betting its brand of premium beef can save ranching in the Islands.
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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.
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Keeping the Faith

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