Island Business

Island Business stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

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Heritage Crops

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

Success with Aloha

A West Maui restaurant group spills the beans on what it takes to succeed.
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Torch Song

Meet a family of metal artists who craft beauty out of the ordinary.
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The Wow Factor

This Maui business has a zest for success.
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.
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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The Sailmakers

Sail designers and Maui's trade winds are a match made in heaven (and at sea).
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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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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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Branding the Bean

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

The Reign of ‘Ulalena

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

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

Ono Farms is the largest tropical organic fruit farm in the state.
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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.
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An Appetite for Culture + VIDEO

How Maui farmers are cultivating ancient wisdom to feed a population—and a hunger for culture.
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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.
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Kitchen Startup

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

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

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.

Romancing the Olive

Could this tiny, ancient fruit become Maui’s next big thing?
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.
Kaonoulu Ranch

Kaonoulu’s Pedigree

A hundred years after its founding, this Maui ranch's lineage runs deep.
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Garden of Knowledge

Helping Farmers Combat Disease, Pests, and Challenges of the Global Marketplace

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