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									                                                                                                                                     MAUI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE WINTER ISSUE VOLUME 79



From all of us at the Maui Chamber of Commerce

                                                                                                                                                              CHARLIE JENCKS

                                                                                                                                                     CHAIRMAN’S REPORT



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                                                                                                                                                        n our last Connections newsletter, the
                                                                                                                                                        Maui Chamber of Commerce provided
                                                                                                                                                        a host of articles, ranging from the
                                                                                                                                                    Farm Bureau Benefit Dinner to comments
                                                                                                                                                    by Mayor Alan Arakawa and Governor
                                                                                                                                                    Linda Lingle, as well as from our new
                                                                                                                                                    president. One of the major elements of
                                                                                                                                                    that newsletter was of course the political
                                                                                                                                                    report card that summarized the COMPAC
                                                                                                                                                    (Chamber of Maui Political Action
                                                                                                                                                    Committee) thoughts on the performance
                                                                                                                                                    to date by our elected officials at both the
                                                                                                                                                    state and local level.
                                                                                                                                                       This year’s COMPAC results were gen-
                                                                                                                                                    erally well received, and the Maui News
                                                                                                                                                    did a front-page story on the ratings for
                                                                                                                                                    the category of economic development.
                                                                                                                                                    The article attempted to explain to the
                                                                                                                                                    reading public the basis for the grades
                                                                                                                                                    given by COMPAC. In general, the
                                                                                                                                                    responses from some of the elected offi-
                                                                                                                                                    cials were good, based upon their percep-
                                                                                                                                                    tion of their progress to date in this area of
                                                                                                                                                    concern. Some of the comments, however,
                                                                                                                                                    were off the mark and frankly did not
                                                                                                                                                    address the issue as economic develop-


        From Here to 2009
 INSIDE Strategic Planning Session produces solid three-year goals for the Chamber.
                                                                                                                                                    ment, but more as one of whether or not
                                                                                                                                                    Maui County had unbridled growth, bal-
                                                                                                                                                    anced growth, or whether or not building
                                                                                                                                                    permits were being issued in a timely man-
                                                                                                                                                    ner. The issue of economic development is
                                                                                                                                                    associated more with how we as a com-
                                                       Sky Barnhart Schual & Chamber Leadership                                                     munity are working to stabilize our econ-
                                                                                                                                                    omy in the long-term interests of the peo-


                                                       “A       s in any organization, it is
                                                                extremely important to under-
                                                                stand your overall mission, your
                                                       strong and weak points, as well as the
                                                                                                     its goals, objectives, priorities and direc-
                                                                                                     tion for the next three years.
                                                                                                         The end result was a very important
                                                                                                     document for the future of the Chamber
                                                                                                                                                    ple of Maui County, not how many per-
                                                                                                                                                    mits are issued.
                                                                                                                                                       Long-term vision for economic stability
                                                                                                                                                    includes a diversified job market that may
                                                       overall goals and objectives for the organ-   and the Maui business community: The           not depend so heavily on tourism as an
 Mahalo to our Membership p. 8                                                              ”
                                                       ization in order for you to succeed, says     2006-2009 Chamber of Commerce                  industry, getting home-based business reg-
                                                       Maui Chamber of Commerce Chairman             Strategic Plan.                                ulations in place to help reduce the con-
 Mayor’s Report ..........................p. 2         Charlie Jencks. “The Chamber is no dif-                                                      sumption of energy in automobiles and
 President’s Column ....................p. 3                 ”
                                                       ferent.
                                                          The Maui Chamber of Commerce                        SEE PLAN         PA G E 7                   SEE CHAIRMAN            PA G E 4
 Farm Bureau................................p. 4       spent two days in September analyzing
 Governor’s Column......................p. 5
 Member Spotlight ......................p. 6
                                                                                                                                                            RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED
 New Members............................p. 9
                                                                 PU‘UNENE HI                                                                                 Kahului, HI 96732
 Chamber Staff ..........................p. 11                                                                                                               70 Ka‘ahumanu Ave., B-9
                                                                PERMIT NO. 70
 A&B ..........................................p. 12          U.S. POSTAGE PAID                                                                              Maui Chamber of Commerce
 Made In Maui ..........................p. 13                    PRSRT · STD

 Small Business ........................p. 14
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                                                             Finding the Balance
                                                             Striving for community growth that’s strong, but not overwhelming.
                                                             already serious affordable housing             • hosted the first Sister Cities Festival to   four-year curricula and new dorms at
                                                             shortage.                                        promote global economic exchange.           Maui Community College and, seeing
                                                                 It is my job to work for that sweet                                                      that they get all their necessary county
                                                                                                            • revived the Service Corps of Retired
                         ALAN ARAKAWA                        spot, the balance that achieves full                                                         permits as quickly as possible.
                                                                                                              Executives to teach up-and-coming
                                                             employment without overwhelming our                                                             All the indicators suggest we are mov-
                                                                                                              business leaders.
                                                             community. It is also my job to look out                                                     ing in the right direction. Dr. Leroy
                                                             for the community as a whole. When I           • appointed the county’s first Small           Laney, first Hawaiian Bank’s noted econ-


              A
                      key ingredient in the management       think of “economic development, that ”           Business Advocate.                          omist, gave Maui County’s economy an
                      of a government is to maintain         means more to me than “development.        ”                                                 unqualified “A” in the “Economic
                                                                                                            • created the Mayor’s Small Business
                      balance.                               To me it means working toward econom-                                                        Indicators” report.
                                                                                                              Advisory Task Force.
                 When the community has needs, we            ic stability, toward attracting new types of                                                    The readers of Condé Nast declared,
              try our very best to meet them, knowing        businesses to our islands, while making        • recently celebrated the second annual       for the 12th consecutive year, that Maui
              that those services are paid for by our tax-   sure that those that are established here        Mayor’s Small Business Awards.              was the “Best Island in the World, the”
              payers. So, in a democracy such as ours,       succeed. It means more than the level of                                                                                 ”
                                                                                                                                                          “Top Pacific Rim Island, and overall
                                                                                                            • created the Maui County Business
              we are constantly balancing the cost of        construction.                                                                                “Top Travel Destination” in the world.
                                                                                                              Resource Center where instruction,
              needed services versus the ability and/or          Here are some of the ways we work to                                                     Plus, we’ve just learned that the Hawai‘i
                                                                                                              resources and assistance are available
              willingness of the community to support        achieve economic development: My                                                             Visitors and Convention Bureau has
                                                                                                              to local entrepreneurs (more than
              the cost of those services.                    administration has been a consistent                                                         selected Maui County for a “Maile
                                                                                                              3,000 served) at no or nominal cost.
                 When it comes to development, we            business advocate. We meet monthly with                                                             ”
                                                                                                                                                          Award, HVCB’s highest honor that rec-
              want community growth, but not growth          the Chamber’s leadership. Lynn Araki              I have said repeatedly that the work of    ognizes organizations that have con-
              that overwhelms our community’s ability        Regan, my economic development coordi-         developing our economy must be set on a       tributed significantly to Hawai‘i’s
              or wish to sustain it. One of the main val-    nator, has been an exceptionally strong        firm foundation. We must have the water        tourism, for the benefit of visitors and res-
              ues of Maui’s strong construction indus-       advocate of the business community—in          systems, the transportation network, an       idents alike.
              try is that it employs Maui workers. But       particular, the small business community.      educated workforce, schools and modern-          But most important to me is the part-
              once development pressures create more             In support of economic development,        ized medical facilities, or investment will   nership of our county government and
              jobs than our workforce can fulfill and         we have:                                       go elsewhere.                                 our business community. If we work
              contractors are forced to import labor, we                                                       Right now our community is facing a        together for the benefit of our whole com-
                                                             • issued more than $6 million in non-
              are out of balance.                                                                           workforce shortage. Our answer is not to      munity, we will achieve that sweet spot,
                                                               profit grants that support economic
                 Ideally, we want a healthy, fully                                                          import, but to stimulate homegrown            that balance that makes Maui an even
                                                               development.
              employed construction trade, not an over-                                                     workforce development, and we’re doing        better community in which to live, work
              heated labor demand that fills jobs with        • developed a       Business     Advocacy      everything we can to develop partnerships     and do business.
              imported workers and compounds our               Committee.                                   to promote it—including advocating for a
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President’s Column

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     eeling gratitude and                    Goodfellow Brothers; Mark Kibbee; Bob      June was a month I will always cherish
                                             Gunter; Coors Kugeler, Sharron Courter     in my memory. From an outstanding
     not expressing it is like               CPA and staff; KilaKila Employer           Installation Luncheon event held at The
     wrapping a present                      Services;    Maui County Business          Fairmont Kea Lani, to installing our
and not giving it.                           Resource Center team; Central Pacific       wonderful new and returning board
                                             Bank; Jeana Gamboa; Sky Barnhart           members, it was a month full of new and
              — WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD
                                             Schual; Lawrence Pascua; Maui Island       exciting beginnings.
   The theme of this issue is “giving        Press; Xerox Hawai‘i; Chamber commit-      July was the start of our new fiscal year.             STACIE THORLAKSON
thanks”! It’s so important to remember       tee members and chairs Saedene Ota,        Members, if it weren’t for you, we
to take time out from our busy lives and     Curtis Tom and Warren Suzuki; Bob          wouldn’t be here today! Y our investment
express gratitude and/or help those in       Derks; Ad-Ventures Hawai‘i LLC; A&B        contributed to the future of the             social, and as always, business-focused.


                                               “so important to remem-
need. Generosity is priceless!                                                          Chamber, and the donations we received       Members, we appreciate your participa-
   This issue is dedicated to all of our                                                for our office “build-out campaign” have
members—from those who have been               It’s                                     made all the difference.
                                                                                                                                     tion and we hope you enjoyed these
                                                                                                                                     events and obtained a value benefit from
with us 57 years, to those who just                                                     August filled me with appreciation for
joined in the last few months (see page 8,      ber to take time out … and              the Chamber staff: Sonjia Spring, Rossel
                                                                                                                                     attending!
                                                                                                                                     November brings gratitude for our
9 and 11 for a complete list). Some of                                                  Critchlow and Daniel Bergan. Their ded-
our most long-term members are also the
most humble, preferring to remain in the
                                                     help those in need.                ication and determination to make
                                                                                                                                     Chairman, Charlie Jencks! Throughout
                                                                                                                                     his day-to-day life, he constantly lends
                                                                                        things happen in a space that was only

                                                                           ”
                                                                                                                                     his support and best efforts to the com-
background rather than vocalizing their                                                 40 sq. ft. continually astonished me!
                                             Properties; Media Systems Maui; and all                                                 munity. As Chair, he found a reasonable
success.                                                                                Thank you from the bottom of my
                                             of those individuals or companies that                                                  location for the Chamber and orchestrat-
   In a time of giving thanks, I would                                                  heart—you three will always be champi-
                                             have taken that extra step to help their                                                ed the details in order to provide us with
like to acknowledge each and every                                                      ons in my eyes!
                                             Chamber of Commerce.                                                                    a place we can call home. Look for us in
member as a star that continues to shine.
                                                During my tenure thus far, each         September brought work and planning          December at 313 Ano Street, Kahului.
Some that have sparkled the brightest for
                                             month has brought forth events and         for the years ahead. I am one lucky lady     Come by and celebrate!
me in the last year are (names in random
                                             individuals who deserve recognition:       to have a board that is committed and        December, as the year comes to a close
order): Mayor and council members;
                                                                                        supportive! The Chamber held a two-          with so many good things to reflect on, I
Governor Linda Lingle; Representative        May was the annual golf tournament
                                                                                        day strategic planning session, and to the   thank each one of you for the positive
Chris Halford and Senator Roz Baker;         and gala. To the golf committee and all
                                                                                        many businesses and members that             reinforcement you have given me day in,
Joseph Bean; Maui Office Machines;            the volunteers, players, sponsors and
                                                                                        shared their vision—mahalo! Thank you        day out! This is your Chamber of
Chubby Vicens; Dickie Moon; Stephen          socialites, we appreciate your support
                                                                                        to our facilitator and my mentor, Lynne      Commerce, and I’m here to listen to you.
Holaday; Steve Williams; Mulligan’s on       and generous contributions to make our
                                                                                        Woods.                                       Happy holidays, and let’s make 2006 a
the Blue; Lon Whelchel; Michael              fundraiser a success! See you next year,
Capuano; Gwen Hiraga; Mark Givensel;         as we celebrate “Cinco de Mayo” (May       October bustled with a variety of            productive year for businesses in Maui
Paul     Gomez;       Mike    Szymanski;     5, 2006) on the greens!                    Chamber events, educational as well as       County!




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                                                     Farm Bureau
                                                     Showcases Ag                                                                                         T HE C HAMBER ’ S M ISSION
                                                     With plenty of laulima, or helping hands, knowledge about the                                     The Chamber is dedicated to advancing and
                                                                                                                                                     promoting the economic well-being of business

                                                     importance of agriculture is spreading.                                                         and encouraging responsible government, while
                                                                                                                                                           retaining Maui’s unique attributes.
              WARREN WATANABE                        Warren Watanabe                                                                                   B OARD         OF    D IRECTORS 2005-2006
                                                     P RESIDENT · M AUI C OUNTY FARM B UREAU                                                        Chair..............................................Charlie Jencks
                                                                                                                                                    Vice Chair..................................Myles Kawakami
                                                                                                                                                    Treasurer......................................Sharron Courter



              T
                     he Maui County Farm Bureau            and by donating produce and products.       Maui Oct. 20-22. Members from                Past Chair ..................................Stephen Holaday
                     continues to work on behalf of        The concept of laulima (helping hands)      around the state gathered at the Royal       Secretary ................................Stacie Thorlakson
                     its members to maintain a             comes to mind when we look back on all      Lahaina Resort for a two-day conven-                   Joe Bradley             Dickie Moon
              healthy agriculture industry on Maui,        we have accomplished. We could not do       tion which included panel discussions                   Grant Chun             Mitchell Nishimoto
                                                                                                                                                               David Cole             Tom Reed
              Moloka‘i and Lana‘i.                         what we do without your support!            on land and water issues and health and
                                                                                                                                                                 Tom Cole             Edward Reinhardt
                  With back-to-back events beginning          We are pleased to share a few recent     safety relating to agricultural biotech-             Ululani Correa            Trish Rohlfing
              in September, Farm Bureau members and        highlights:                                 nology. There was a presentation on “A                  Bob Filippi            Bill Russell
              friends have shown incredible support of        The Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation                                                            Karen Fischer             Patrick Saka
              agriculture by participating in our events   (HFBF) held its Annual Convention on                                                              Paul Gammie              Jeanne Skog
                                                                                                               S E E FA R M    PA G E 1 0                    Gwen Hiraga              Jeffrey Strahn
                                                                                                                                                              Alvin Imada             Ron Vaught
                                                                                                                                                               Jeff Knight            Terryl Vencl


                 Chairman
                                                           demand for a modern business environ-       issues that do tie into the permitting               Steven Knight             Chubby Vicens
                                                           ment. Economic development also is          process in Maui County. One of those,                  Carole Kooy             Warren Watanabe
                                                                                                                                                             Beth Mathias
                                                           driven by infrastructure improvements       of course, is the ongoing discussion rel-
                         F R O M PA G E 1                  such as water source development, road-     ative to affordable housing and how the                  C OMMITTEE C HAIRS
                                                           way construction and even schools           lack thereof affects the ability of busi-    Small Business Committee..............Paul Gammie
                                                           which are under the purview of the State    nesses in Maui County to attract talent-     Events/Membership..........................Chuck Burke
              keep people off the roadways, as well as     of Hawai‘i. For those members of our        ed individuals to come to Maui, bring        Budget & Finance ..............................Carole Kooy
              taking a look at some of the existing        administrative and legislative arms of      their expertise and their families to        Business Education ......................Jeana Gamboa
                                                           government that are addressing these        enrich our economy and the lives of our      Government Action ..............................Curtis Tom
              zoning in Maui County that may or may
                                                                                                                                                    Made In Maui ........................Stacie Thorlakson
              not be hitting the target and encourag-      issues, we support you and look forward     citizens, and also create opportunity.
                                                                                                                                                    West Maui ............................................Bob Derks
              ing economic diversification.                 to a sound and diversified Maui econo-           Infrastructure remains a significant
                                                                                                                                                    COMPAC ......................................Sharron Courter
                 A good example of this is the aged        my that provides challenging jobs for our   issue in Maui County despite the fact
              zoning for the Maui Research and             future workers.                             that the State of Hawai‘i, specifically the
                                                                                                                                                    CHAMBER              OF     C O M M E R C E S TA F F
              Technology Park that should be revised          Okay, so now that economic develop-      State Department of Transportation, has      President ................................Stacie Thorlakson
              to reflect the current marketplace and        ment in the eyes of the Chamber and         worked long and hard to get Mokulele         Director of Sales ............................Daniel Bergan
                                                           COMPAC has been defined, we still have       Highway improvements underway as             Database/Web Site Dir. ..................Sonjia Spring
                                                                                                       well as the soon-to-be-released              Executive Assistant ..................Rossel Critchlow
                                                                                                       Haleakala Highway improvements.
                                                                                                       The Super Ferry is also on track, which               C OMMITTEE M EETINGS
                                                                                                       will improve the economy of our state by                      Meetings held monthly at the
                                                                                                       facilitating the transfer of people, goods    Maui Contractors Association Conference Hall unless specified.
                                                                                                       and services in a manner other than the                    Westside Committee
                                                                                                                                                          (at Lahaina Restoration Foundation)
                                                                                                       limited and highly regulated airline
                                                                                                                                                                    2nd Wed. (8 a.m.)
                                                                                                       mode of transportation. We look for-
                                                                                                                                                         Government Action Committee (GAC)
                                                                                                       ward to the completion of these                           2nd Mon. (4 p.m.)
                                                                                                       improvements and the implementation                      Business & Education (BEC)
                                                                                                       of the Super Ferry as a way to continu-                        2nd Fri. (8 a.m.)
                                                                                                       ally support and improve our economy                          Executive Committee
                                                                                                       here in Maui.                                                  3rd Tues. (11:30 a.m.)
                                                                                                           With regard to the Chamber’s future                    Board of Directors (BOD)
                                                                                                                                                                          4th Tues.
                                                                                                       home, I am pleased to tell you that the
                                                                                                       improvements that have been underway                     Marketing & PR Committee
                                                                                                                                                                    2nd Wed. (4 p.m.)
                                                                                                       in our new space are at or under budget,
                                                                                                                                                                     Made In Maui (MIM)
                                                                                                       and with the assistance of some very tal-                      2nd Tues. (4 p.m.)
                                                                                                       ented tradespeople and suppliers in                                  COMPAC
                                                                                                       Maui County, we will be able to improve                          2nd Thurs. (1 p.m.)
                                                                                                       and furnish a space that will be conven-              Events/Membership Committee
                                                                                                       ient to businesses in Maui, as well as                      2nd Wed. (12 noon)
                                                                                                       provide the necessary offices and facili-                 Small Business Committee
                                                                                                       ties for a fully functioning Maui                           2nd Mon. (7:30 a.m.)

                                                                                                       Chamber responsive to its membership.
                                                                                                           In closing, the Chamber is healthy
                                                                                                       and a vital element of Maui’s economy.
                                                                                                       We have a membership that is diverse
                                                                                                                                                       Editor-in-Chief       Editor
                                                                                                       and committed to all levels of Maui,
                                                                                                                                                    Stacie Thorlakson Sky Barnhart Schual
                                                                                                       including active participation on non-
                                                                                                       profit boards, environmental groups,                             Advertising Sales
                                                                                                       cultural groups and the business com-                           Daniel Bergan
                                                                                                       munity.
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Diversity as a Way of Life
Hawai‘i stands out as a model of multi-ethnicity and multiculturalism.
Aloha!                                       present a check for $6,775,000 to            diversity and inclusion. It is an out-
   My latest visit to Maui was very          Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto of Maui            standing and prestigious recognition of
informative and successful. On               Community College. These funds will be       which all Hawai‘i residents can be
Thursday, Oct. 27, I was proud to attend     used to renovate the Student Services        proud.
the Maui Drug Court graduation cere-         Building to address health and safety           According to the latest U.S. Census
mony to offer my congratulations to          concerns and bring the facility into         Bureau statistics, Hawai‘i is the most
eight men and women who have                                                                      racially diverse state in the                   LINDA LINGLE
made significant progress in turning                                                               nation. It is the only state with
their lives around and breaking the
cycle of drug abuse.
   The next day, I participated in the
groundbreaking and blessing of the
                                             “
                                          Our state’s unique diversity and location
                                                                                                  two official languages and the
                                                                                                  only place in the world that
                                                                                                  hosts all branches of the U.S.
                                                                                                  military. We understand diversi-
Kaheawa Wind Farm. This project                                                                   ty not as a statistic, but as a way   gather, and Western and Eastern ideas
will provide a clean, renewable ener-     has led to the development of Hawai‘i’s                 of life. Our faces and values also    and technologies can merge.
gy source for Maui residents, and is                                                              reflect the legacy of our host            I encourage you to continue nurturing
in line with my administration’s goal
of requiring 20 percent of all energy
                                         reputation as a bridge from the East to the              Hawaiian culture. We embrace
                                                                                                  an attitude of openness and
                                                                                                                                        and celebrating diversity within your
                                                                                                                                        own lives, businesses and communities;
in Hawai‘i to come from renewable
sources by 2020.                          West—a place where businesses from                      acceptance for everyone that tran-
                                                                                                  scends cultures, religions and
                                                                                                                                        and to seek advancement opportunities
                                                                                                                                        for everyone, especially those with the
   I was also pleased to participate                                                              ethnicities.                          greatest need.
in the successful launch of Maui’s
enhanced 911 emergency call sys-
                                              Boston to Beijing can meet…                            Though we may take it for
                                                                                                  granted, we stand out as a model
                                                                                                                                           I hope you will share with me your
                                                                                                                                        personal ideas and thoughts that are


                                                                                    ”
tem. Last year, I signed a bill into                                                              for the world as a multi-ethnic,      important to you and the Maui commu-
law authorizing a 66-cent monthly                                                                 multicultural community, one          nity, via my e-mail at Governor.
cell phone surcharge to pay for this life-   accessibility compliance.                    that comes together to celebrate our dif-     Lingle@hawaii.gov, or by calling into my
saving feature that will let 911 operators      I am also proud to let you know that      ferences and achieve progress.                weekly radio show, Wednesdays at 7:05
know the location of a call made from a      I will be in Washington, D.C., on Nov.          Our state’s unique diversity and loca-     a.m. on KAOI 1110 AM. Please also
cell phone, making it easier and quicker     17 to receive the national diversity award   tion has led to the development of            visit my Web site at www.hawaii.gov/gov
to dispatch emergency aid. Maui is the       on behalf of the State of Hawai‘i. This      Hawai‘i’s reputation as a bridge from the     to sign up for my weekly electronic
first county to take part in this new pro-    honor from the Diversity Best Practices      East to the West—a place where busi-          newsletter.
gram.                                        and the Business Women’s Network rec-        nesses from Boston to Beijing can meet,          I look forward to hearing from you!
   Later in the day, I was delighted to      ognizes our residents’ commitment to         countries from around the globe can




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              Lighting the Way
              Telecommunications company offers Hawai‘i-focused service.
              Sky Barnhart Schual




              L
                    arry Cafiero’s goals are nothing if              ”
                                                           focused, he says. “I like the more per-
                    not ambitious. As the senior           sonal attitude. And for me, being here in
                    account executive on Maui for          the islands is something I’ve dreamed
              Pacific LightNet, Inc. (PLNI), Cafiero         about my whole life.  ”
              wants to help take the company from              But although PLNI may have a small-
              just “successful” to being the “premier      company attitude, its business plan is all
              integrated communications provider to        about growth. The company was formed
              Hawai‘i. ”                                   in 2001, when PLNI bought the Hawai‘i
                 “Right now, we’re Maui’s best kept        assets of GST Telecommunications,
              secret, and we’re trying to change that, ”   including ISP provider Hawai‘i Online.
              Cafiero says. “We’re going head-to-head       PLNI immediately set out to bring all of
              with Hawaiian Telcom.  ”                     the off-island functions back to
                 With a full range of integrated           Hawai‘i and to streamline operations.
              telecommunication products and servic-       Since then, the company has acquired
              es—including high speed Internet, local      High Speed, Interlink, and Turquoise
              and long distance service, collocation,      Technologies.
              special access, and enhanced data servic-        PLNI connects all six major                Pacific L
              es—Honolulu-based PLNI is definitely a        islands through its Hawai‘i Interisland                ightNet
                                                                                                          Network          connects
                                                                                                                    (HIFN)—         all six m
              viable candidate to challenge the            Fiber Network (HIFN)—more than                                    more tha        ajor islan
                                                                                                          and terre                  n 10,000          ds throu
              Hawaiian Telcom giant.                       10,000 miles of submarine and terrestri-                strial fib                                   gh its Ha
                                                                                                                            er.                miles of                 wai‘i Inte
                                                                                                                                                         submarin                 risland F
                 “We’re a local company all employed       al fiber—in addition to two large sonet                                                                 e                        iber
              here in Hawai‘i, and our best asset is our   rings in downtown Honolulu and two
                     ”
              people, Cafiero says. “All the PLNI           satellite landing stations.                  are always friendly, he says. In fact, he                 out in front of as many people as possi-
              folks will do whatever it takes to help          Clients on Maui include Maui             describes the telecommunications indus-                      ”
                                                                                                                                                                  ble, he says. “Things are progressing
              out a customer in need.”                     Research Center, Pacific Disaster Center,     try as a “mutual admiration society. ”                    very well, and we’re very happy to be
                 Having worked for big companies like      and a number of hotel chains.                   As one of two PLNI representatives                     here.”
              MCI in the past, Cafiero is able to truly         “Our goal is to surpass Hawaiian Tel     on Maui, Cafiero says the goal of                            To learn more about Pacific LightNet
              appreciate the small-company approach.       in services and in customer base,”           increasing visibility has been a full-time                services, contact Larry Cafiero at 891-
                 ou
              “Y can get a lot of things done quick-       Cafiero says. Despite this competitive        task. “Belonging to the Maui Chamber                      0795, e-mail lcafiero@pacificlight.net, or
              er, and it’s much more customer-             drive, relations with Hawaiian Telcom        has definitely helped us to get our name                   visit the Web site at www.plni.net.




                                                                                                              The 2006 Mercedes Championships
                                                                                                              The 2006 Mercedes Championships will be held from January 2nd through
                                                                                                                  January 8th at the Kapalua Plantation Course. The field is limited to
                                                                                                                  champions from the 2005 PGA TOUR season and is the first official
                                                                                                                tournament of the PGA TOUR year. Kapalua Maui Charities, Inc. has
                                                                                                                 taken the lead in combining first-class golf with first-class community
                                                                                                              involvement! Since the tournament's inception in 1999 over $1.79 million
                                                                                                                     has been given to local charities …and it all stays on Maui!

                                                                                                              Not only will Maui gain from the infusion of golfers and visitors, but the
                                                                                                             non-profits and West Maui groups also benefit from tournament proceeds.
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                                                                                                                                                  PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING
                                                                                                                                                  THIS GREAT SPORTING EVENT

                                                                                                                                                 Call 669-2440 for ticket information
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                                                                                                                                                     Let's make it happen again!
                                                                                                                                              Come volunteer at the tournament with us
                                                                                                                                          243-8686 -Friends of the Children's Justice Center
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                                                              S T R A T E G I C                             P L A N

     Plan
                              Mission statement:              equity in government, and        “Nuts and Bolts of                  • Chamber Political                       professional seminars.
                              “A healthy economic             supporting responsible           Business” series.                     Action (COMPAC)                            Over the past 12 years,
                              environment”                    economic and community                                                                                         three strategic planning
    F R O M PA G E 1             The mission of the           growth.                        • Facilitating continu-               • Events &                                sessions have been com-
                              Maui Chamber of Com-               The Chamber will pro-         ous business educa-                   Membership                              pleted. The two previous
                              merce was defined as:            vide proactive support of        tion, workforce                                                               plans covered five-year
                                                                                                                                   • Government Action
                                 “To advance and pro-         politicians with pro-busi-       preparation and                                                               periods; while the latest
Day 1: “Our business is                                                                                                              (GAC)
Maui business”                mote a healthy economic         ness agendas. It will pro-       development.                                                                  strategic plan covers a
   The first day was edu-      environment for business        vide a networking frame-                                             • Made in                                 three-year period.
                                                                                             • Preparing for and
cational, soliciting input    and to advocate respon-         work for small business,                                               Maui/Grown on                              The ability of succes-
                                                                                               conducting a Policy
from various sectors in the   sive government and qual-       and marketing and busi-                                                Maui (MIM)                              sive boards to review the
                                                                                               Convention in early
community;        including   ity education, while pre-       ness education opportuni-                                                                                      Chamber’s goals and suc-
                                                                                               2006.                               • Marketing & Public
Maui United Way, MEDB         serving Maui’s unique           ties for individual mem-                                                                                       cesses in implementing
                              community characteris-
                                                                                                                                     Relations (MPRC)
/Women in Technology/                                         bers.                                                                                                          this three-year plan will
                                                                                             Committees: “Strive for
Focus Maui Nui, Work-             ”
                              tics.                              The Chamber aims to                                               • Small Business (SBC)                    play a major role in the
                                                                                             action.”
force Investment Board,                                                                                                                                                      organization’s success. By
                                                                                                 From the existing com-            • Westside                                annually updating the rec-


                                 “ mission of the Maui Chamber of
Maui Economic Oppor-                                                                         mittees list, several new
tunity, Kaheawa Wind                                                                                                               • Executive                               ommended actions, the
                                                                                             committees have emerged:
Power LLC, Mayor Alan                                                                                                                                                        Chamber can move for-
Arakawa, Queen Ka‘ahu-            The                                                        Budget & Finance, Events/
                                                                                             Membership, Small Busi-
                                                                                                                                   • Board of Directors                      ward at a pace that is
                                                                                                                                                                             appropriate for the leader-
manu Shopping Center,                                                                        ness, and Marketing &                 Learning from the past,
Maui Visitors Bureau,
Maui County Farm Bu-
                                 Commerce… “To advance and promote a                         PR. The Made In Maui
                                                                                             Committee is looking to
                                                                                                                                   looking ahead
                                                                                                                                                                             ship, as well as the eco-
                                                                                                                                                                             nomic and political envi-
                                                                                                                                       The Maui Chamber of                   ronments.
reau, Made In Maui, and
Chamber committees and           healthy economic environment for business                   incorporate “Grown” into
                                                                                             its name.
                                                                                                                                   Commerce has come a
                                                                                                                                   long way since its estab-
                                                                                                                                                                                “We accomplished a
                                                                                                                                                                             tremendous amount in the
members.                                                                                         Many of these commit-             lishment in 1910. Once a
   “The      presentations
were really an important
                                  and to advocate responsive government                      tees will work cohesively.
                                                                                             Each committee sets its
                                                                                                                                   modest organization of
                                                                                                                                                                             planning session, Jencks
                                                                                                                                                                                                ”
                                                                                                                                                                             says. “The time spent on
                                                                                                                                   business people in the                    this exercise will benefit
element, as they helped us
to better understand the           and quality education,while preserving                    own path to implement its
                                                                                             goals. All committees
                                                                                                                                   Maui community, it is
                                                                                                                                   now approaching 100
                                                                                                                                                                             our membership and Maui
                                                                                                                                                                             County by making us
viewpoints of the business                                                                   strive for action and to              years in operation as one
sector, and to incorporate
those goals and ideas into
                                 Maui’s unique community characteristics.”                   create results that will
                                                                                             benefit the business com-
                                                                                                                                   of Maui’s largest nonprof-
                                                                                                                                                                             more effective in support-
                                                                                                                                                                             ing our economy and
                                                                                                                                   it organizations.                         membership.  ”
the overall strategic plan


                                                                               ”
                                                                                             munity. Member participa-                 The Chamber has 900
for the Chamber,” says                                                                                                                                                          “Mahalo to all who
                                                                                             tion is always welcome                members who participate
Chamber President Stacie                                                                                                                                                                  ”
                                                                                                                                                                             participated, Thorlakson
                                                                                             and encouraged.                       in a wide variety of
Thorlakson.                       To accomplish this mis-     be a role model in forming                                                                                     says. “Everyone who was
                                                                                                 Committees include:               monthly and annual activ-
                              sion, the Chamber will          business partnerships with                                                                                     there played an important
                              encourage business and          current, prospective and       • Business Education                  ities, ranging from com-                  role in establishing a solid
Day 2: “Evaluation is the
                              community prosperity by         former members; business-        (BEC)                               mittee meetings to net-                   framework for the years to
key to planning.”
                              promoting economic pro-         es considering relocating                                            working opportunities;                    come. ”
   The      second      day
                              grams       designed      to    to Maui; federal, state and    • Budget & Finance                    small business forums to
focused on evaluating and
defining the Chamber’s        strengthen and enhance          county elected officials
mission statement, core       the financial opportunities      and their staffs; Maui res-
values, strengths and         for all businesses within       idents and the general                                J O I N               THE                 CHAMBER
weaknesses, opportunities     the county. In addition, it     community; Maui County




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internal and external influ-   voice for business on leg-         Overall, the Chamber
                                                                                                      an even stronger organization. My investment is enclosed.
ences, named committees,      islative, business, social,     aims to conduct its efforts
and formulated ideas to       governmental, and com-          with the highest degree of         Company Name: ______________________________________________________
assist in reaching desired    munity issues affecting         integrity, serving as a role       Mailing Address:______________________________________________________
results.                      Maui.                           model to the business
                                  If there are obstacles                                         Telephone: _____________ Fax: ______________
   Within the Chamber,                                        community.
                              that are detrimental to the                                        Email:________________________
the Board of Directors sets
the policies and direction    business climate and com-       Goals: “Grow and build”            Primary Contact Name & Title: ____________________________________________
of the organization.          munity      growth,      the       Goals of the Maui               Other Contacts (max. 3): ____________________________________________
   The president inter-       Chamber will identify and       Chamber of Commerce                 ____________________________________________________________
prets and manages the         overcome them. Along the        include:
                              way, it will support civic,                                        GET or Fed. I.D. #________________________ No. of Employees: __________
day-to-day business of the                                    • Achieving financial
Chamber to carry out the      social and cultural pro-                                           Type of Business (Yellow Pages Classification): __________________________
                              grams designed to in-             stability.                       Primary Reason for Joining: ________________________________________
board’s desired outcomes.
   With new leadership in     crease the functional and       • Establishing a visi-             What do you expect from your membership: ____________________________
place over the last year,     esthetic values of the com-       ble, permanent loca-              ____________________________________________________________
from a new Board of           munity, and promote life-         tion.
                              long learning.                                                      ____________________________________________________________
Directors to a new presi-
dent, the strategic plan-                                     • Increasing member-                Dues Computation. Membership is based upon a fair-share investment. The base rate is $284.35 for up to
                                                                                                  five employees. For companies with over 5 employees, multiply $9.10 times the number of employees over
ning session was invalu-      Core values & value               ship.
                                                                                                    the base of 5. For example: Base = $284.35 + $63.70 (7 employees X $9.10) + $30 administration fee =
able as an opportunity to     propositions: “Be a role                                                                                 $378.05 total membership due.
                                                              • Increasing the value
learn and listen, share       model.”
                                  Throughout the Cham-
                                                                of membership.                   _______ – Base Rate                                    Method of Payment:
opinions and experiences,
outline expectations and      ber’s service to its mem-       • Increasing the partic-           _______ + Additional Employees                         ____Check ____Visa/MasterCard/AMEX
responsibilities, and ex-     bership and the communi-          ipation of existing              _$30.00_ + Administrative Fee                          Card No. __________________________
press hopes and ideas for     ty, it will continue to carry     members.                         _______ = Total Membership Investment                  Expiration Date:______________________
the future of Maui busi-      out new and existing core
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                              values and value proposi-       • Developing a signa-
ness.                                                                                            Signature: __________________________________________________________
                              tions.                            ture event aside from
                                  These core values in-         the golf tournament.             The Maui Chamber of Commerce is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian organization, serving as an effective
                                                                                                 voice for business on legislative, business, social, governmental and community issues. This application
                              clude supporting and en-                                           for membership will be in effect for one year and will be renewed yearly unless written notice is received
                                                              • Continuing the                   prior to billing date. Your investment is deductible as a business expense and is non-refundable.
                              hancing small business
                                                                political endorse-
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                              (under 25 employees),                                                                                     M A I L A P P L I C AT I O N   TO:
                                                                ment process.
                              supporting and lobbying                                                    70 Ka‘ahumanu Ave., Unit B-9 · Kahului, Maui, Hawai‘i 96732
                              on behalf of fairness and       • Expanding the                                                  Ph. 808-871-7711 · Fax. 808-242-5475
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                                                                     MAHALO TO OUR MEMBERSHIP
                                                                                                                                                    THROUGH THE YEARS

              57 YEARS                       Territorial Savings Bank-       First Hawaiian Bank -            Maui Economic Development       Child And Family Services        10 YEARS                        All Ways Maui’d Weddings &      Robert’s Tours &
              Ah Fook’s Supermarket            Kahului Branch                  Wailuku                          Board, Inc.                   Employers Options                ACME Studios, Inc.                Ceremonies                      Transportation
                                             Territorial Savings Bank-       Fred Baldwin Memorial            Maui Economic Opportunity,      Friends of the Children’s        Bello Realty, Inc.              Aloha International             Sun Tee’s Hawaii
              45 YEARS                         Lahaina                         Foundation                       Inc.                             Justice Ctr. Maui                                               Employment, Inc.              Uncle Duane
                                                                                                                                                                               Black & Castro, CPAs, LLP
              Credit Associates of Maui,     This Week Publications          Friendly Charters                Maui Hotel Association                                                                           American Savings Bank -
                                                                                                                                              Hawaii Management Alliance       Bobby C. Baker, M.D., Inc.
                Ltd.                                                                                                                                                                                             Pukalani                      6 YEARS
                                             Title Guaranty Escrow           The Gas Company, LLC             Maui Marble & Granite, Inc.        Assoc.                        Borthwick/Norman’s
                                               Services, Inc.                                                                                                                                                  Andrea Lewis                    Able Mailing Services, Inc.
              37 YEARS                                                       Hale Makua                       Maui Oil Company, Inc.          Howard G. Barbarosh, M.D.          Mortuary/Valley Isle
                                             Valley Isle Motors, Ltd.                                                                                                                                          Anthony’s Coffee Co.            Gary Capek
              G. Robert (Bob) Craft                                          Hawaii National Bank             Maui Potato Chip, Inc.          Island Essence, Inc.             Commercial Properties of
                                             Verizon Hawaii                                                                                                                                                    Bill Baldwin                    Chevron Products Company
              Maui Office Machines                                            Honolulu Publishing              Maui Publishing Company,        James & Associates, CPAs,          Maui LLC
                                             The Westin Maui                   Company, Ltd.                    Ltd.                             Inc.                                                          Dairy Road Express Mart         Do It All Cleaning &
                                                                                                                                                                               Consolidated Resorts, Inc.
              32 YEARS                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Consultants
                                                                             Ing, Horikawa, Jorgensen &       Maui Rents, Inc.                Jim Wagner, CRS, CRB, GRI        Costco Wholesale                Dick’s Fumigation Services,
              Kaanapali Development Corp.    21 YEARS                                                                                                                                                                                          The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf
                                                                               Stewart, a Limited Liability   Maui Soda & Ice Works, Ltd.        ABR                           Cutter of Maui, Inc.              Inc.
                                             Catapult Communications,          Law Partnership                                                                                                                                                   Course
              27 YEARS                                                                                        Maui Tropical Plantation        Kahana Falls Resort              Tom Jezierny                    Div. of Vocational
                                               Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                            Friends of Moku’ula Inc.
              Helen Christman                                                Maui Arts & Cultural Center      McCabe, Hamilton & Renny        Maui Exposition, Inc. dba:       Jim Sanders Realty, Inc.          Rehabilitation
                                             Equity One Real Estate, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                      Harvest Chapel
              Yoshimura Jewelers, Inc.                                       Maui Disposal Co., Inc.          Miyake Concrete                    Maui Swap Meet                Ka Lima O Maui                  Dolphin Realty, Inc.
                                             Gary Robert Attorney At Law                                                                                                                                                                       Hawaii Bound
                                                                             Meadow Gold Dairies-Hawaii         Accessories, Inc.             Maui Hawaiian Auto Body &        Kula Hardware & Nursery         Extreme Steam Inc.
              26 YEARS                         A Law Corp.                                                                                                                                                                                     Hawaii Nature Center
                                                                             Noelani Condominium              Montessori School of Maui          Paint                         LahainaTown Action              FIM Group
              Bank of Hawaii - Commercial    Goble’s Flower Farm LLC                                                                                                                                                                           Hawaiian Pacific Benefits Inc.
                                                                             Pioneer Inn                      Morgan Stanley, Inc.            Maui Trade Dollars Assoc.          Committee                     Bunky Gannon
                Banking                      Kahului Florist                                                                                                                                                                                   Hula Grill
                                                                             Tedeschi Vineyard, Ltd.          The Mortgage Store, Inc.        Office of Economic                Lowson & Associates             Haleakala Waldorf School
                                             Maui Contractors Assn.                                                                              Development                                                                                   Kalama Heights Retirement
              25 YEARS                                                       Toma & Drayson, CPA’s, LLP       Michael Nobriga                                                  Maui Dream Inn                  Hamai Appliance, Inc.
                                             Maui Plant Rentals                                                                               Seabury Hall                                                                                       Community
              Marmac, Inc.                                                                                    Paradise Television Network                                      Maui Net                        Hawai’i Business Research
                                             Professional Business           17 YEARS                                                         Kenneth Shaner                                                                                   Kimo’s Restaurant
              Maui Toyota                                                                                     Phoenix Group                                                    Maui Ocean Center                 Library
                                               Services Inc.                 Diamond Resort Hawaii                                                                                                                                             Leilani’s On The Beach
                                                                                                              Royal Hawaiian Rentals, LLC     St. Anthony Junior Senior        Maui On Stage                   Hawaii Small Business
              Pali Kai Inc. Realtors         Real Estate Maui Style          Elite Properties Unlimited,                                                                                                                                       Hank Levaur
                                                                                                              Sakamoto Properties Limited        High School                                                     Development Center
              Paradise Flower Farms, Inc.    Sam Sato’s, Inc.                  Inc.                                                                                            Precision Auto Body, Inc.
                                                                                                                                              Truck & Industrial Supply                                          Network                       Marco’s Grill & Deli
                                                                                                              Mr. G. Everett Spring                                            Patrick J. Ryan
              24 YEARS                       Standard Furniture &            Hirose,Kato & Co.,LLP                                            Valley Isle First Aid Supplies                                   Hawaiian Island Weddings        Maui Babe, Inc.
                                               Appliance                                                      Sprint Hawaii                                                    Skin Deep Tattoo
              Foodland Supermarket #20                                       Lee Abrams, Inc., Realtor                                        Valrose Maui Inc.                                                Homes & Land of Maui            Maui Farmers’ Co-op
                                             Surf Rents Trucks                                                Sullivan Properties, Inc.                                        Tire Warehouse of Maui, Inc.
              Maui Land & Pineapple                                          Luana Kai Resort                                                 The Water Store                                                  J. Mickey Damerell DDS, MS        Exchange
                                             Takamiya Market, Inc.                                            James Wagoner                                                    United Airlines
                Co.,Inc.                                                     Maui Printing Co., Inc.                                          Wedding Fantasies of Maui                                          Inc.                          Maui Memorial Medical
                                             The Wharf Cinema Center                                          Wailea Golf Club                                                 Zack’s Flooring
              Renaissance Wailea Beach                                       Pacific Whale Foundation                                          The Wright Company, LLC                                          Kula Community Federal            Center Foundation
                                                                                                              Wailea Realty Corporation
                Resort                                                                                                                        YM HOMES                         9 YEARS                           Credit Union                  Maui No Ka Oi Magazine
                                             20 YEARS                        16 YEARS                         Wailea Tennis Club
              Ronald A. Kawahara & Co.,                                                                                                                                        A Dream Wedding: Maui           Lahaina News                    Maui Theatre
                                             Blue Hawaiian Helicopters       Akina Bus Service, Ltd. aka
                CPA’s, Inc.                                                                                   15 YEARS                        12 YEARS                            Style, LLC                   Lynden Air Freight              Maui Weddings From the
                                             Carol Ball and Assoc.,            Akina Aloha Tours
                                                                                                              Carolann Guy                    Akaku: Maui Community            Allen’s Plumbing, C-12712       Mama’s Fish House                 Heart
              23 YEARS                         Realtors                      Bank of Hawaii - Kihei
                                                                                                              Hard Rock Cafe                    Television                                                                                     The Nanny Connection Inc.
                                             Carpet Care                     Bank of Hawaii - Lahaina                                                                          Armour Construction, Inc.       Mana Kai Resort
              Haleakala Ranch Company                                                                                                         ARMIJO INC.                                                                                      Ron Erickson Plumbing, Inc.
                                             Eugene F. Simon, Inc.             Branch                         Hawaii Video Memories                                            Aston Maui Lu Resort            Maui Accommodations Guide
              Hasegawa General Store                                                                                                          Chris Hart & Partners, Inc.                                                                      Royal Sedan & Taxi Service
                                             Honsador Lumber Company,        Bank of Hawaii - Pukalani        Hawaiian Classic Perfumes,                                       Ballard Family Mortuary         Maui Memorial Medical
              Hawaii Medical Service                                                                                                            Landscape                                                                                      Sargent’s Fine Art, Inc.
                                               Inc.                          Bank of Hawaii-Paia                 Inc.                                                          ‘Be Married on Maui’              Center
                 Assoc.                                                                                                                       Floral Designs Maui, Ltd.                                                                        Starr Equities, Inc.
                                             Hopaco Officemax Contract        Bank of Hawaii-Wailuku           Island Title Corporation                                         Bed Warehouse                   Maui Mountain Cruisers
              Hawaiian Airlines                                                                                                               Hana Maui Travel Co., LLC                                                                        Tihati Productions Ltd.
                                             Monte D. Fitts, Realtors        George W. Bogar III              Kihei Kai Resort                                                 Lynn Britton                    Maui Print Works
              Hawaiian Carpet                                                                                                                 Healing Hands of Maui                                                                            UFO Parasail of Hawaii
                                             Newcomer - Lee Land             Bug Man Termite & Pest           Lili Industrial Laundry                                          Ceridian Employer Services      Maui Tropical Soaps
                 One/Hawaiian Ceramic Tile                                                                                                    Jackson & Company
                                               Surveyors, Inc.                                                Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club                                       Coldwell Banker Island          McCoy Travel & Cruise           Warren & Annabelle’s
              Imua Family Services                                             Control Inc.
                                                                                                              Maui Condo & Home Realty,       Lokahi Pacific                                                      Center                        Watanabe Vegetable
                                             Niwao & Roberts, CPAs, A        The Chamber of Commerce of                                                                           Properties
              Island Movers, Inc.                                                                                                             Maui Coast Hotel                                                                                   Processing, LLC
                                               Professional Corp.              Hawaii                            Inc.                                                          Full Circle Publishing, Inc.    Molokai Business Association
              Kaiser Foundation Health                                                                                                        Maui Coffee Roasters                                                                             West Maui Taxpayers Assoc.
                                             Trilogy Excursions              Cheeseburger In Paradise,        Maui Visitors Bureau                                             Hawaii Job Corps Center -       Sansei Seafood Restaurant &
                 Plan                                                                                                                         Maui Gas Service
                                             Vacation Internationale           Inc.                           Maui Youth & Family                                                 Maui Site                      Sushi Bar                     Xerox Hawaii
              Lahaina Restoration                                                                                                             Maui Giclee
                                             Valera, Inc.                    The Coffee Store                    Services                                                      Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center   Sprint Hawaii (PCS)             Youth for Environmental
                 Foundation                                                                                                                   Maui Tilers
                                                                                                              MCC Coop Education/Job                                           Inacom Information Systems      SUN Industries Inc.               Service
              Lahaina Scrimshaw              Volcano Signs, Inc.             deBeer Realty
                                                                                                                 Placement                    Old Lahaina Luau/Aloha           Island Star Excursions          Sunshine Helicopters, Inc.
              Lloyd Y. Kimura, CPA, Inc.                                     Joseph Donaghy                                                                                                                                                    5 YEARS
                                             19 YEARS                                                         McDonalds - Wailuku               Mixed Plate
                                                                                                                                                                               Steve Knox                      T-Shirt Factory
              Margaret Norrie Realty Inc.                                    Dowling Company, Inc.                                                                                                                                             Kevin Baptist
                                             Cook Kwee’s Maui Cookies                                         Uncle Louie’s Sausage Co.       The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua
              Oceanic Flooring Supply                                        East Maui Irrigation Co., Ltd.                                                                    Louis Vuitton                                                   Better Business Bureau of
                                             Gilbert & Associates                                             Valley Isle Appraisal           Verizon Wireless                                                 7 YEARS
              Oceanic Time Warner Cable                                      First Hawaiian Bank - Lahaina                                                                     Lowe’s Home Improvement                                            Hawaii, Inc.
                                             Hyatt Regency Maui Beach                                            Company                      Workforce Development                                            Activity & Attractions Assoc.
                                                                             First Hawaiian Bank -                                                                                Warehouse                                                    Blue Ginger
              Star Ice & Soda Works            Resort and Spa                                                                                   Division                                                         of Hawaii (A3H)
                                                                               Pukalani                       Wailea Community                                                 Maui Clothing Co., Inc.
              Star Markets, Ltd. - Maui                                                                                                       Yaksic Cleaning &                                                The Best Publishing &           Central Pacific Marine Inc.
                                             Maui Prince Hotel/Makena                                            Association
                                                                             Four Seasons Resort, Maui at                                                                      Maui Gateway                                                    De Stefano Wealth
              Tanikai, Inc.                    Resort                                                         Whalers Village                   Maintenance, Inc.                                                Distribution Co.
                                                                               Wailea                                                                                          Maui United Way                                                    Management
              TS Restaurants                                                                                     Shops/Restaurants                                                                             Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
                                             18 YEARS                        Gammie Homecare Inc.                                             11 YEARS                         Judy McCorkle                                                   Doctors on Call
              Wailea Marriot, An Outrigger                                                                                                                                                                     Colliers Monroe Friedlander
                 Resort                      AAAAA Rent-A-Space              Goodfellow Bros., Inc.           14 YEARS                        A White Orchid Wedding, Inc.     MDK Enterprises Inc.              Mgt. Inc.                     Greg Everett
                                             Aloha Airlines, Inc.            Grand Wailea Resort, Hotel &     Ace Printing Company, Inc.      Ali’i Mortgage                   Mike’s Tire Repair & Service,   Design Concepts                 First Hawaiian Bank - Napili
              22 YEARS                       American Savings Bank-            Spa                            Rita Barksdale                  Bulletin Publishing Company         Inc.                                                         Fred Haywood Realty
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Elua II Dental Laboratory
              Expeditions                      Kihei                         Graphic Design Maui,             Chiropractic Clinic of Kihei    Cingular Wireless-Hawaii         The Mindworks                                                   Gorilla Foundation
                                                                                                                                                                                                               The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui
              Hilo Hattie Store 40           American Savings Bank-            Inc./Glick Design              EPC Inc. dba Servpro of Maui      District                       MW Commercial Realty, Inc.                                      Haleakala Publishing Co., Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Fidelity National Title &
              The Honolulu Advertiser          Kahului                       Hawaii Grower Products, Inc.     EvCom, Inc. dba Visitor         Four Star Mortgage Corp.         Napili Kai Beach Resort                                            dba The Maui Register
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Escrow
              Hotel Hana Maui                Anheuser-Busch Sales of         Hawaii Island Chamber of           Magazines                     Haleakala Bike Company, Inc.     No Ka Oi Products                                               Hawaii Express Moving
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Glenn Y. Kadohiro, D.D.S.
              Japo I. Yokoyama Bldg.           Hawaii Inc.                     Commerce                       Grace Church                    Wayne Hedani                     Northwest Electric, Inc.                                           Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hana Flower Company
                Contractors, Inc.            Arisumi Brothers, Inc.          Hawaiian Commercial &            Maui Community College          Jerry Grigory Photography        Outrigger Palms at Wailea                                       Hula Cookies & Ice Cream
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hawaii Meeting Builders
              KAOI/KDLX /KNUQ                Atlas Insurance Agency, Inc.      Sugar Co.                      Maui Humane Society, Inc.       Maui AIDS Foundation             Pacific Business News                                            Island Wedding Memories
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hawaiian Island Images
              Kihei Maui Vacations           Avis Rent A Car System          Norman S. Hondo                  Maui Mall                       Maui High Performance            Pacific Disaster Center                                          Japanese Chamber of
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Hawaiian Royal Trading Co.
              Kumulani Vacations and         Azeka’s Ribs & Snack-Shop       J. Walter Cameron Center         Munekiyo & Hiraga, Inc.           Computing Ctr.                 Pacific LightNet                                                    Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ltd. DBA Hula Girl Cigars
                Realty, Inc.                 Bank of Hawaii Insurance        Kaanapali Beach Resort                                           Maui Suncoast Realty                Communications                                               Katsuyoshi Kawai
                                                                                                              Pacific Radio Group                                                                               John Pierre’s Studio Maui,
              L.K.&P. Railroad Company         Services, Inc.                  Assn.                                                          Maui Trophies & Awards           Shooting Stars Photography                                      Kihei-Wailea Medical Center
                                                                                                              Polli’s Mexican Restaurant                                                                         Inc.
              Lahaina Market Place, Inc.     Bank of Hawaii-Kahului          Kaanapali Golf Courses                                           Noufer & Brown                   Silk Graphics Hawaii Corp.                                      Kilakila Employment Services
                                                                                                              The Rainbow Attic                                                                                Maui Flower Growers
              Loompia House                  BEI Hawaii                      Kazuo Kage                                                       Pacific Dive                      Travel Network, Inc.                                            Manana Garage
                                                                                                              Realtors Association of Maui,                                                                      Association
              Maui Beach Hotel               Beppu Realty, LLC               Kahului Trucking & Storage         Inc.                          Plastic Surgery Center of        United Auto Parts                                               Maui Invitational Basketball
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Maui Oma Coffee Roasting
              Maui Electric Company, Ltd.    Big Brothers/Big Sisters of     Kapalua Land Company, Ltd.       Robert Beck’s Tax &               Maui                           The Wailea Group, LLC             Co., Inc.                        Tournament
              Maui Kai Condominium             Maui                          Kauai Chamber of Commerce          Bookkeeping Service, Inc.     Royal Hawaiian Weddings          Whalers Realty Inc.             Maui Vacation Properties        Maui Oceanfront Inn
                Resort                       BOC Gases/Gaspro                Kihei Gas, Kar Wash & Kwik       Valley Isle Pumping, Inc.       The Salvation Army               Windward Air Conditioning,                                      Maui Pineapple Company,
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Morikawa & Associates, LLC
              Nazo’s Restaurant              Carlsmith Ball LLP                Stop                           William Sides Construction      Servco Lexus-Maui                   Inc                                                             Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Napili Gardens Inc.
              The Pet Shop, Inc.             Central Pacific Bank             Roger Knox                                                       Sir Wilfred’s                    Wow-Wee Maui Kava Bar &                                         Maui Schooner Resort
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Noguchi & Associates, Inc.
              Peter H. Fay, D.M.D.           Destination Resorts Hawaii,     Kona-Kohala Chamber of           13 YEARS                        Totally Hawaiian Gift Gallery       Grill                                                        Maui Weekly, LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Outback Steakhouse
              Royal Lahaina Resort             Inc.                            Commerce                       505 Front Street Shops &        University of Phoenix, Maui                                                                      Minit Stop-Headquarters
                                                                                                                                                                               8 YEARS                         Pacific Wings
              Royal Mauian Homeowners        Dorvin D. Leis Co., Inc.        Sanford J. Langa                   Restaurants                     Campus                                                         Pali Uli Press                  Outback Steakhouse
                Assoc.                                                       Matson Navigation Company        Aloha Glass Recycling Incorp.                                    A & W Field Service
                                             First Hawaiian Bank - Kahului                                                                    Viewpoints Gallery                                               Reflections Photography by       Prettyrocks, LLC dba Maui
              Sheraton Maui                                                  Mr. Max M. Maude                 Bank of Hawaii - Kahana                                          AAAAA Rent-A-Space
                                             First Hawaiian Bank - Kihei                                                                                                                                         Martin Wyand                     Plastics
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                                                                                                                                       America’s Mattress                      Home Loan Express Hawaii                    Maui-Hawaiian Auto Body
                                                                                                                                       425 Koloa St.                           LLC                                         & Paint
    Richard Ball Realty LLC       Hawaii Liquor Superstore        Hana Oceanfront Cottages       West Maui Sports & Fishing            Kahului, HI 96732                       151 E. Wakea Ave., Suite 204                1354 Lower Main St.
    Rod Muscio [Electrical        Hawaii Publications, Inc.       Hana Ranch                       Supply
                                                                                                                                       808-877-0441                            Kahului, HI 96732                           Wailuku, HI 96793
      Contractor]                 HawaiiBusiness                  Hana Road Fruit Party          Whelchel Associates
    Sharron Courter CPA           Horizon Financial, LLC          Hana Treasures                 YMCA Camp Keanae                                                              808-873-2020                                808-244-5153
    The Shops at Wailea                                                                          Zero Gravity Services
                                                                                                                                       Assist 2 Sell Buyers and
                                  Island Candle Company           Hanabelle Animal Services
    Sunset Tropicals              JD Warren Associates LLC        Hanggliding Maui                                                     Sellers Real Estate                     Kaimana’s Beach Hale                        MIDAS
                                                                                                 1 YEAR
    Terryl Vencl                  Joseph W. Bean                  Hawaii Construction
                                                                                                 101 Things To Do
                                                                                                                                       173 Ho‘ohana St., Suite 103             1180 Hale Paka Place                        200 East Wakea Ave.
    Young Brothers Ltd.           Joy Restoration Int’l.             Consulting LLC                                                    Kahului, HI 96732                       Lahaina, HI 96761                           Kahului, HI 96732
                                                                                                 A & B Properties, Inc.
                                  Kahana Nui LLC                  Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar
    4 YEARS
                                                                     Productions Inc.
                                                                                                 A Maui Style Wedding                  808-873-7653                            808-667-6968                                808-871-9581
                                  Kamehameha Schools Maui
    Ad-Ventures Hawaii LLC                                                                       A Simply Elegant Wedding              www.mauimauirealty.com                  www.kaimanasbeachhale.com                   www.midashawaii.com
                                     Campus                       Hawaii’s Premiere Mortgage
    AIBS, Inc.                                                       Company                     Activities 4 Less, Inc.
                                  Landtec, Inc.
    Aina Excavation & Grading,                                    Heavenly Hana Inn              Alexander & Baldwin                   Blue Bamboo Acupuncture                 Lahaina Store Grille &                      Oura Cut Flowers and More
                                  Leslie-Ann Yokouchi/Aina
       Inc.                                                                                         Inc./Government &
    Akamai Employment Agency
                                     Maui Properties              Home Sweet Home
                                                                                                    Community Relations                & Wellness Center                       Oyster Bar                                  1883 Wili Pa Loop, Suite 3
                                  Linn Nishikawa &                Ilima’s Nail Salon                                                                                                                                       Wailuku, HI 96793
    Aloha Maui Weddings                                                                          Aloha Pets Maui LLC                   2099 Wells St.                          744 Front St., Suite 6
                                     Associates                   Integrative Therapies
    Alu Like, Inc.
                                  Lite-Guard Inc.                 International Real Estate
                                                                                                 Anything on Maui                      Wailuku, HI 96793                       Lahaina, HI 96761                           808-244-6868
    Atlantis Submarines Hawaii,                                                                  Archaeological Services               808-244-6778                            808-661-9090
                                  Log Homes Hawaii                   Services
       L.P.                                                                                         Hawaii LLC                                                                                                             Pacific Rim Productions,
    Boy Scouts of America
                                  Maui By Design                  Jon B. Cheatham, CPA, LLC
                                                                                                 Aulia Burnett-Goji Hawaii
                                                                                                                                       www.thebluebamboo.com                   www.lahainastoregrille.com
                                  Maui Circulation, Inc.          Kahanu Garden                                                                                                                                            Inc.
    Buzz’s Wharf Restaurant                                                                      Beach Activities of Maui
                                  Maui Community College          Kapalua Bay Hotel                                                    Century 21 All Islands                  Leis to Go                                  244 Papa Place, Suite 13
    Chase ‘N Rainbows Real                                                                       Beyond Personal Training
                                  Maui County Farm Bureau         Keller Williams Realty Maui
       Estate Inc.                                                                               BJ Furnituremart                      3750 Wailea Alanui Drive, Suite         333 Dairy Road                              Kahului, HI 96732
                                  Maui Golf & Sports Park         Koali Ranch
    Mark A. Harbison
                                  Maui Harley-Davidson            Ko’o’lau Vacation Services,
                                                                                                 Michael Blaz                          A-37                                    Kahului, HI 96732                           808-877-7023
    Hawaii USA Federal Credit                                                                    Cafe Sauvage                          Kihei, HI 96753                         808-871-4067
                                  Maui Kettle Korn, LLC              LLC
       Union                                                                                     Certified Management of                                                                                                    Read Lighting, Inc.
    Hawaiian Herbal Blessings,
                                  Maui Sky Fiber                  Krispy Kreme
                                                                                                    Maui                               808-875-9921
       Inc.                       Mulligan’s on the Blue          Lanai Real Estate, LLC                                               www.hawaiimoves.com                     Drs. Lee & Leong OD LLC                     335 E. Wakea Avenue
                                                                                                 Christine Connor (R)S, ABR
                                  Nancy Phelps Photography        Land Exchange                                                                                                101 Pakaula St.                             Kahului, HI 96732
    Hilo Hattie- Kihei, Piilani                                                                  Chrome Lotus Tattoo
                                  National Kidney Foundation      Lava 405 at Rutz Salon
       Village                                                                                   CJ’s Deli & Diner LLC                 Chez Paul Restaurant                    Kahului, HI 96732                           808-871-8995
                                     of Hawaii                    Luana Spa Retreat
    Hula Bowl Maui                                                                               Coffee Partners Hawaii                820 B Olowalu Village                   808-873-9588
                                  O Guest Ranch Maui              Marti Rosanne Dunne, Med.
    Island Partners Hawai’i
                                                                     Aesthetician
                                                                                                 Coldstone Creamery
                                                                                                                                       Lahaina, HI 96761                                                                   Spar International Art
    Kamaole Nalu Vacation         OfficeMax-A Boise Co.
                                                                                                 Countrywide Home Loans                                                        Leis to Go                                  Publications
                                  Pacific Guardian Life            Maui Cattle Company, LLC                                             808-661-3843
       Rentals                                                                                   Custom House Global
    Latatudes & Adatudes          Pacific Machinery                Maui Cave Adventures
                                                                                                                                       www.chezpaul.net                        333 Dairy Road                              500 Haloa Road
                                                                                                    Foreign Exchange
       Adventure Tours            Paragon Sailing Charters,       Maui Coastal Land Trust                                                                                      Kahului, HI 96732                           Haiku, HI 96708
                                                                                                 David K. Futch, R(S)
                                     Maui & Lanai                 Maui Individualized Learning
    LAVANET, INC
                                                                     Center
                                                                                                 Discount-Plus                         Clearwire                               808-871-4067                                808-344-2000
    The Love Shack-Maui           Rico’s Ceramic Tile
                                                                                                 Dr. Brendan Krause Inc.               Seven Water Front Plaza                                                             www.sparstreet.com
                                  S.T.ART                         Maui Island Press
    Marry Me Maui                                                                                Duro Enterprises II, Inc. dba                                                 Luxury By Sea
    Maui Academy of               Smith Construction              The Maui Kleen Team                                                  500 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 400
                                                                                                    Mr. Wine                                                                   2580 Keka‘a Drive, Suite K-2
       Performing Arts               Consultants                  Maui Lodging.com LLC                                                 Honolulu, HI 96813                                                                  Tommy Bahama Tropical
                                                                                                 Elaine’s Maui Cookies
    Maui Big Book                 St. John Marketing              Maui Massage Company
                                                                                                 Embassy Vacation Resort,              808-216-6008                            Lahaina, HI 96761                           Café
                                  Sterling Capital Mortgage       Maui Sports Vacations                                                                                        808-661-1121
    Maui Film Festival Inc.                                                                         Kaanapali Beach                    www.clearwire.com                                                                   3750 Wailea Alanui Drive
    Maui Resort Rentals, Inc.     Third Wave Business             Maui Web Designs.com
                                                                                                 Fish and Game Brewing Co.                                                     www.LuxuryBySea.com                         Kihei, HI 96753
    Maui Tobacco-Free                Services                     Mermaid Beauty Skin Care
                                                                                                    & Rotisserie                       Desmarais & Associates
       Partnership                Travis O. Thompson              Mike Kosko Designs, Inc.                                                                                                                                 808-875-9983
                                                                                                 George Nunes/Coldwell                                                         Makai Tree & Landscaping
    Media Systems, Inc.           Ulupalakua Ranch, Inc.          Ilsa M. Mitchell                  Banker
                                                                                                                                       P.O. Box 912                                                                        www.tommybahama.com
    Mont Blanc                    Waiehu Beach Partners           Mold Services Group            Glass Mango Designs                   Wailuku, HI 96793                       Inc.
    The Nature Conservancy        Wailea Golf LLC                 Morey Family Ventures, Inc.    GuestLine Hawaii, Inc.                808-298-7326                            688 Kupulau Drive                           Wesco Distribution Inc.
    Sae Design                    West Maui Healthcare            Napualani Ohana                Hair it is                                                                    Kihei, HI 96753                             330 Papa Place
    Spectra Color Hawaii             Center                       ‘Ohana Lei & Flowers           Harbor Motors, LLC                    Frampton & Ward, LLC                    808-283-8393                                Kahului, HI 96732
       Printing & Imaging LLC                                     Ohana O Maka                   Hawaiian Tax Service Inc.,
                                  2 YEARS                                                                                              2073 Wells St., Suite 101                                                           808-877-5528
    Strategic Impact Unlimited                                    Patrick L. Ing, CPA Inc.          dba Jackson Hewitt Tax
                                  A Cut Above Salon
                                                                  PEAKE / LEVOY                                                        Wailuku, HI 96793                       Maui Family Support                         www.wescodist.com
    TC Kokua, LLC                 Aina Hoaloha Ranch                                                Service
    UnderDog, Inc.                                                Jeanne Pechin                  Head To Toe Beauty Salon              808-249-2224                            Services, Inc.
                                  AK’s Cafe, Inc.
    Wailea 670 Associates         Aloha Kia of Maui
                                                                  The Phone Works Inc.           Here We Are, LLC                                                              1844 Wili Pa Loop                           World Access Inc.
    Wal-Mart #3290                                                Piilani Gardens Apartments     Holo Lio Dressage, LLC                Goodfellow Construction,                Wailuku, HI 96793                           755 Kekaulike
                                  Aloha Plastic Recycling, Inc.
    WorldMark by Trendwest                                        The Platinum Group             Honolua Surf Co.
                                  Aloha Style Maui, LLC                                                                                Inc.                                    808-242-0900                                Kula, HI 96790
                                                                  Protek Corporation             I-Lend Mortgage Inc.
    3 YEARS                       American Datapath, Inc.                                                                              P.O. Box 220                            www.mfss.org                                808-264-0933
                                                                  Prudential Locations           Key to Life Chiropractic, Inc.
    Adventure in Paradise         American Heart Association
                                                                     Property Management         Kiwi Car Care                         Kihei, HI 96753                                                                     www.creativewsinetsolutions.com
    Ali’i Kula Lavender           Bioponic Phytoceuticals                                                                                                                      Maui Preparatory Academy
                                                                  Puamelia Salon                 Kolani Distillers, LLC                808-879-5205
    Ali’i Resorts, LLC            Blaise Noto & Associates
                                    LLC
                                                                  RE/MAX Maui, LLC               Kopies Business Center                                                        PMB 186, 5095 Napilihau St.,
    All-Pro Tech Roofing Co. LLC                                   Reel to Real Productions
                                  The Blitz                                                      Lahaina Inn                           Hapa Studios                            #109B
    American Savings Bank                                         Reps Fitness Training Center
                                  C & A Property Care                                            Lahaina Stables                       3545-A Lanihou Place                    Lahaina, HI 96761
    American Savings Bank -                                       Revitalize Wailuku, LLC
                                  Carroll’s Fishery                                              Legendary Adventures Inc.
      Wailuku                                                     Ruby’s Diner Hawaii LLC                                              Kihei, HI 96753                         808-665-9966
                                  Johanna Childhouse                                             Living Inquiry
    American Savings Bank-                                        Pat Saka                                                             808-879-5045
                                  Clif Council, PGA-’Maui Golf                                   Living Ultra-Healthy, Inc.
      Kahului Walmart
                                                                  Scuba Shack                    Maalaea Surf Resort Rental
    American Savings Bank-          Shop’
                                                                  Sign Pro of Maui                  Pool
      Lahaina                     CMI Group Hawaii, Inc.
                                                                  Sol / Luna Yoga Studio         MacNet Computer Center,          Maui Travel Services, Inc.    Pacific Island Weddings           J.P. Schmidt                     Vinny’s Pizza
    American Savings Bank-        Construction Enterprises Inc.
                                                                  Stanfield’s West Maui Floral       Inc.                          Maui Wedding Association      Paradise Drive Rental Co. LLC    Second Wind Marketing            VIP Foodservice
      Queen Kaahumanu Center      dish
                                                                  Steve Story & Associates       Malulani Health Systems,         Maui Wedding Coordination       dba Hawaiian Riders and        Smith Barney                     Wasserman Chiropractic
    American Savings Bank-        Dolls of Maui By Tapita
                                                                  Sun Dance Dry Carpet              Inc.                          MAUIPARADISE.COM LLC            Duke’s Surf Shop               SSFM International Inc.          West Maui Land Co.
      Wailuku Sack ‘n Save        Dream Makers Foundation
                                                                     Cleaning                    Douglas & Jean Mardfin            METACOMM                      Paradise Media Group-Maui        Stand Up Express                 Westside Copy & Graphics
    BMW of Maui                   Driven Enterprises, Inc.
                                                                  SuperGeeks                     Maui Bag Ladies LLC              Molokai Chamber of Commerce   ParadiseMaui.com                 Synergy Management &             Wiki Wash & Lube
    CalendarMaui.com              East Maui Construction
                                                                  Team Pro-Event Inc.            Maui Beach Properties, LLC.      Monsanto Company              The Pasha Group                    Consulting LLC                 Wildman
    Destination Maui Inc.         Feng Shui Solutions, LLC
                                                                  Tiffany & Co.                  The Maui Closet Company          MORRAD Foodservice            QKC Maui Owner, LLC              Mike Szymanski                   XMLStar LLC
    Dormtech Hawaii Inc.          Fidelity National Title
                                                                  Tradewind                      Maui Communicators               Mountain Movers, Inc.         RBsync                           The Terminix International       Xtreme Networks
    Edward E. Wallace             Fragrant Orchids of Maui
                                                                     Tropicals/Cottages          Maui County Veteran’s            New York Life Insurance       Royal Hawaiian Surf Academy      Total Life Planning Institute      Communications, Inc.
    Ezorts                        Global Brain
                                                                  Tropical Flowers Direct           Council                         Company                     Rush, Moore, Craven, Sutton,     Towne Realty of Hawaii, Inc.     Ziegel LLC dba AA Oceanfront
    Fishpond ‘Ohana               Hana Coast Gallery
                                                                  Ultra Hawaii                   Maui Culinary Academy            Ohana Makamae, Inc.             Morry & Beh                    Uncle Cuzzo’s, LLC                 Condominium Rentals
      Restoration-Maui            Hana Fantasy Company
                                                                  Up In Smoke                    Maui Dive Shop                   Old Stable, LLC               Sandwich Islands Distilling
    Guest Informant LLC           Hana Maui Botanical
                                                                  The Vernon Company             Maui Food Bank                   Olowalu Nui Farm                Corporation
    Hashi Auto Supply &             Gardens
                                                                  Wailea Point Realty            Maui Thread Works                PACIFIC BIODIESEL, INC.       Sapphire Mortgage
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                                                                                                F A R M                        B U R E A U

                                                                                                     Mae Nakahata; Warren
                                                                                                     Watanabe, president,
                                                                                                     Maui County Farm
                                                                                                     Bureau; Maui Mayor
                                                                                                     Alan Arakawa and wife
                                                                                                     Ann; and County
                                                                                                     Councilmember JoAnne
                                                                                                     Johnson at Roy &
                                                                                                     Friends Benefit Dinner
                                                                                                     held at Roy’s Kihei
                                                                                                     on Sept. 7.




               Roy Yamaguchi;
                                Mae Nakahata;
                  Warren Watanab                                                                                                    New MCFB board members were elected at MCFB’s Annual Meeting held at the Kula Community
                                      e; and Alan
               Takemoto, Hawai                                                                                                     Center in August. Pictured left to right, front row: Harry Cambra, HC&S; Chuck Boerner, Ono Organic
                                 ‘i Farm Bureau
                  Federation, at Ro                                                                                                Farms; Warren Watanabe, MCFB president. Left to right, second row: Bobby Brooks, ML&P; Bill Merten,
                                     y & Friends
                               Benefit Dinner.                                                                                      Anuhea Farm; Philippe Visintainer; Steve Wilson, Kumulani Farm; and Vincent Mina, Kahanu Organic
                                                                                                                                  Sprout Farm. Not shown in this photograph are board members Alex Franco, Kaupo Ranch and Maui Cattle
                                                                                                                                  Company; and Paul Koehler, Monsanto.

                                                                                                                                                                                     ers, plants and produce grown on Maui,
                                                                 Maui Harvest Ba
                                                                 chard from Kumul
                                                                Farms, Dr. Cho’s
                                                                                  sket filled with or
                                                                                   ani Farms, aspara
                                                                                                     ganic lettuce, ka
                                                                                                      gus from Anuhea
                                                                                                                      le and                  Farm                                   and there was even a snake and other
                                                                                                                                                                                     alien species on display to educate citi-
                                                                                 heirloom tomatoe
                                                                                                    s and protea from
                                                                                                                                               F R O M PA G E 4                      zens about the threat alien species pose
                                                                CTAHR programs—                                         UH
                                                                                    all located in Mau                                                                               to our environment.
                                                               region—and orga                         i’s Upcountry
                                                                                  nic sprouts from                                                                                      Back in September, the MCFB worked
                                                               Wailuku. Maui pr                    Kahanu ’Aina Fa
                                                                                                                     rm in
                                                                                 oducts include Ro
                                                                                                   selani Ice Cream              Landowner’s Perspective of Hawai‘i’s with HFBF to host the Annual Roy and
                                                               HC&S Premium                                           and
                                                                               Sugar.                                            Agriculture, fellowship gathering for Friends Benefit Dinner at Roy’s Kihei.
                                                                                                                                               ”
                                                                                                                                 members and friends of agriculture, a Over 200 people attended, and some of
                                                                                                                                    banquet and HFBF regular meeting Maui’s most talented chefs created an
                                                                                                                                    business. Attendees also spent a day array of dishes utilizing Maui produce
                 Mayor Alan Arak                                                                                                   touring Maui’s agricultural operations and products. Proceeds from the event
                                 awa; Warren                                                                                                                                         support the HFBF in its efforts to assist
                Watanabe; and De                                                                                                   in West and Upcountry Maui.
                                  an Okimoto,
                 Nalo Farms, gath                                                                                                     In October, agricultural messages farmers and expand agricultural enter-
                                   er at Roy &
                Friends Benefit Di                                                                                                 were presented over four days at the prises in Hawai‘i. The event would not
                                  nner for the
              Hawai‘i Farm Bu                                                                                                     Maui County Fair in the Horticulture have been a success without the gener-
                             reau Federation.
                                                                                                                                  Area. The evening attendance was up, ous support of members, allied members
                                                                                                                                 and hundreds of residents visited the and business associates who donated
                                                                                                                                 booths to learn more about agriculture. produce, products and time. Equally
                                                                                                                                 The Horticulture Area showcased every- important are the monetary contribu-
                                                                                                                                                     thing from the nutri- tions made by businesses and individuals
                                                                                                                                                     tional benefits of eating on Maui.
                                                                                                                                                     a colorful diet of locally         MCFB is planning its Annual Holiday
                            Maui County Farm Bureau Members                                                                                          grown fruits and veg-           Party on Friday, Dec. 9, at the Kula
                                                                                                                                                     etables, to the impor- Community Center. A flyer will be sent
                                                                                                                                            -
                    Minora Agena, Kula              Hana Community Health
                                                               -
                                                                                  Brian Miyamoto, Wailuku          Hatsue Shishido, Ha‘iku           tant role that insects outlining all of the details. We hope you
                                                      Center, Hana
                    H. Jon Applegate,                                             Chauncy Monden, Kula             David Singer, Wailuku             play in the lifecycle here will join us to celebrate the holiday sea-
                       Lahaina                      James Heid, Kula              Robert Monden, Kula              Ann Sorenson, Oregon              on our islands. The area son and the bounty of our islands.
                    Steve Armstrong, Kula           Mary Hertz, Ulupalakua        Cyrus Monroe, Kula               Mercurial Star Bleu,                                                 In the meantime, the next time you
                                                                                                                         -
                                                                                                                                                     featured entries of flow-
                    Kevin Boteilho, Kahului         Bryan Hiromoto,                            -
                                                                                  Lee Monroe, Pa‘ia                   Hana                                                                        travel through the airport,
                                                            - -
                                                       Pu‘une ne
                    Diane Brittain, Kahului                                                       -
                                                                                  Graham Monroe, Pa‘ia             Hugh Starr, Makawao                                                            take a moment to check out
                    Anne Carter, Makawao            Ralph Inouye, Kula                                             Tim Stevens, Ha‘iku -                                                          the MCFB display located in
                                                                                  Dennis Morihiro,
                    Alii Chang, Kula                William Jacintho, Kula          Wailuku                        Carey Sutherland, Kula                MCFB Board Members                       the rotunda of the airport
                                                    Carl Jensen, Pukalani
                    Jimmy Chung, Pukalani                                         Zane Mukai, Kula                 Robert Sutherland, Kula                          2005-2006                     terminal near Starbuck’s.
                    Jamie Clark, Kahului            James Jones, Pukalani         Ward Murashige, Kula             James Tavares, Kahului                                                         The display presents a brief
                                                                                                                                                                      PRESIDENT
                    Elmer Cravalho, Kula            John Kaaea, Lahaina                               - -
                                                                                  Mae Nakahata, Pu‘une ne          William Uemura, Kula                                                           overview of the various time
                                                                                                                                                             Warren K. Watanabe
                                           -
                    Frances De Coite, Ha‘iku        Thomas Kafsack, Kula          Neil Nakamura, Kula              Lazaro Ulep, Pukalani                                                          periods of Hawai‘i agricul-
                    Tony Durso, Ulupalakua          Yoshio Kijima, Kula           James Nobriga, Wailuku           Ira Uradomo, Kula
                                                                                                                                                           VICE PRESIDENT/EVENTS CHAIRMAN         ture and promotes the
                                      -
                    William Eby, Ha‘iku             Gerald Kimura, Kahului        Buddy Nobriga, Wailuku           Masaru Uradomo, Kula
                                                                                                                                                                 Bobby Brooks                     important message that agri-
                                                                     -
                                                    Richard Kinser, Hana                                                                                                                          culture is Hawai‘i’s second-
                    Office of Economic                                             Masaichi Okamura, Kula           Jason Uradomo, Kula                                SECRETARY
                      Development, Wailuku          Ayato Kiyomoto, Kula          Kenneth Okamura, Kula                                   -‘ia
                                                                                                                   Philippe Visintainer, Pa                        Bill Mertens                   largest industry. It’s just one
                    Sumner Erdman, Kula                               -
                                                    Kathy Klett, Ha‘iku           Ken Ota, Kahului                 Thomas Watanabe, Kula
                                                                                                                                                                                                  of the many ways MCFB is
                                                                                                                                                                      TREASURER                   working for our farmers.
                    Noel Escobedo, Kula             Paul Koehler, Kihei                                -
                                                                                  Jeffrey Parker, Ha‘iku           Warren Watanabe, Kula                          Paul Koehler                       MCFB is a grassroots
                    Edward Evonuk, Kula             Randall Koga, Pukalani        Reny Platz, Wailuku              Wailuku Water Company,
                    Kenneth Findeisen,              Philip Lansman, Kihei                                             Wailuku                                   MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN               organization of farm and
                                                                                  Corintha Pohle, Kaneohe
                      Kahului                       Gregory Lau, Kula                                              Carver Wilson, Kula                        Philippe Visintainer                ranch families, allied agri-
                                                                                  Walter Quisenberry,
                    Alex Franco, Makawao            Carlton Leix, Kula              Ha‘iku-                        Steve Wilson, Makawao
                                                                                                                                                                                                  cultural industries, and
                                                                                                                                                                      DIRECTORS
                    Robert Fujimoto, Kula           Jacob Liberman, Kula          Steven Raymond, Hana-            Hal Wright, Kula
                                                                                                                                                                                                  other organizations joined
                                                                                                                                                                 Chuck Boerner
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                    Carmen Gardner, Hana                                                            -                                                                                             together in a common goal
                                                    Doug Maccluer,                Jack Rhineshart, Hana            Charles Yaeger, Kihei                          Harry Cambra
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                    Cathleen Goo-Toda,                Makawao                                                                                                                                     of supporting agriculture in
                                                                                  Terrie Roberts, Kula             Kenneth Yamamura, Kula                          Alex Franco
                       Kahului                      Leon Matsui, Pukalani                                                                                                                         Maui County. MCFB offers
                                                                                  Gerry Ross, Kula                 Theodore Yamamura,                             Vincent Mina
                    Geoffrey Haines,                Alex McBarnet, Kahului                                            Ha‘iku
                                                                                                                                                                                                  an opportunity for farmers
                                                                                  Thomas Sakugawa, Kula                                                           Steve Wilson
                      Makawao
                                                    Bruce McBratney, Kihei                                         Danny Yamamura,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to network and share in
                                                                                  Service Rental &
                    John Hashimoto, Kula                                                                              Ha‘iku-                                          ADVISOR                    their community similar
                                                    Barry McKay, Makawao             Supplies, Kahului
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                    Clark Hashimoto, Kula                                                          -               Wilbert Yee, Wailuku                        Dr. Harold Keyser                  interests and goals. For
                                       -            William Mertens,              Fujie Shin, Ha‘iku
                    Yoshimi Hata, Ha‘iku              Makawao                                                      Jan Yokoyama, Kula                                                             more information, visit
                                                                                  Masako Shirota, Wailuku                                               MCFB GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CHAIRMAN
                    Anne Haywood, Wailuku           Anne Miura, Kula                                                                                                                              w w w. m a u i c o u n t y f a r m
                                                                                                                                                               Kenneth Okamura
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Sonjia Spring, director of database and Web sites.                                Daniel Bergan, director of sales.                                                   Rossel Critchlow, executive assistant.




                                                            The Amazing Chamber Staff                                                                                                      Bergan increased sales in all aspects,
                                                                                                                                                                                           from the Connections newsletter to the
                                                                                                                                                                                           Web site; from membership to mailing
                                                            Juggling mangoes or spinning plates?                                                                                           labels.
                                                                                                                                                                                              “Daniel has that ‘go-getter’ attitude
                                                                                                                                                                                           with a gentle approach that allows for
                                                            There’s probably nothing this team can’t do!                                                                                   great working relationships with our
                                                                                                                                                                                                               ”
                                                                                                                                                                                           Chamber members, Thorlakson says.
                                                            dling member sign-ups, ad sales, bills and                     was working in healthcare, she moved to                         “Mahalo, Daniel! Keep up the good
                                                            ordinances, accounting, and the myriad                         Maui with her husband and jumped into                           work!”
                                                            other tasks necessary to service a busi-                       a new community and a new career. At                               Rossel Critchlow is the executive
                                                            ness community of 900 members.                                 the Chamber, she moved up from recep-                           assistant. Critchlow has a Bachelor of
                                                               Smaller cities have a staff of 8+ peo-                      tionist to database implementation and                          Science     degree    in    Development
                                                            ple; yet the Maui Chamber of Commerce                          website management.                                             Communication and is an active member
Stacie Thorlakson, president.
                                                            accomplishes it all with four amazing                              “Sonjia tackles each new challenge                          of Maui’s Filipino community.
                                                            people.                                                        graciously and is truly a gem!”                                    She joined the Chamber staff in May
                                                               Meet Sonjia Spring, Daniel Bergan                           Thorlakson says. “Thank you, Sonjia, for                        2005, just in time for the annual golf
                                                            and Rossel Critchlow, the behind-the-                          all that you do for this organization. Y ou                     tournament and gala. With her help, it


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       heir smiling faces greet you at                      scenes Chamber of Commerce team who                                                                   ”
                                                                                                                           are the glue that keeps it all together.                        was a very successful event, and she con-
       every Business After-Hours. They                     support front-of-the-scenes President                              Daniel Bergan is the director of sales.                     tinues to bring her enthusiasm and will-
       are behind the scenes at every                       Stacie Thorlakson.                                             A longtime Maui resident, he brings                             ingness to everything she does.
luncheon, seminar, tradeshow, work-                            Sonjia Spring is the director of data-                      island knowledge and outstanding cus-                              “Thank you, Rossel, for all your hard
shop, and committee meeting. They                           base and Web sites. In the last four years                     tomer service skills to the Chamber. With                       work; especially in coordinating events
coordinate the Chamber database, Web                        she has been working for the Chamber,                          his background in the service industry, he                      and committees!” Thorlakson says. “We
site, directory, e-newsletter and                           Spring has accomplished an amazing                             works well in a fast-paced environment.                         are so happy to have you as part of the
Connections newsletter; along with han-                     amount. From the Midwest where she                             In his first two years at the Chamber,                           team!”




     Members
                                                            Bob Staples, Realtor (S)       Elegant Harbors & Havens        Kihei Ice, Inc.                 Maui Ethanol LLC                Paradise Dollar Plus, Inc.    SoMoor, LLC
                                                            Budget Blinds of Maui          Four Winds Writing Inc.         Kimo’s Interiors & Design       Maui Family Support Services,   Paul Brown Kahului LLC        Spar International Art
                                                            CDM Software Solutions, Inc.   Frampton & Ward, LLC            The King Kemehameha Golf          Inc.                          Payroll Specialties, Inc.       Publications
                                                            Cendant Car Rental Group       GMAC Mortgage                     Club                          Maui Preparatory Academy        Powerhouse Gym Maui           Studio Creative Associates
                 F R O M PA G E 9                           Century 21 All Islands         Goodfellow Construction, Inc.   Klassic Carpets & Window        Maui Real Estate Weekly         Promotions in Paradise        Tom Tezak, Realtor-Coldwell
                                                            Charlie Keller, Realtor (B)    Hapa Studios                      Treatments                    Maui Time Weekly                Read Lighting Inc.              Banker
                                                            Chez Paul Restaurant           Hawaii Hideaways Inc.           Kula Marketplace                Maui-Hawaiian Auto Body &       Retriever Payment Systems     Tommy Bahama Tropical Cafe
                                                            Cingular Wireless              Home Loan Express Hawaii        KulaKane                          Paint                           Unlimited                   TREB Maui Inc.
UNDER 1 YEAR                   Assist 2 Sell Buyers and     Clearwire                         LLC                          Lahaina Store Grille & Oyster   MIDAS                           Sean Henry LLC dba Milagros   University of Hawaii, Institute
Allstate Insurance Co.           Sellers Real Estate        Condé Nast Traveler            I’ao Acupuncture & Spa            Bar                           Mike and Sheryl Eddy,             Food Co.                      for Astronomy
Alzheimer’s Association-Maui   Automated Lending            David Paul’s Lahaina Grill     Island Hotel & Condo Supply     Leis to Go                        Realtors (S)                  SHREDEX Records               Valley Isle Gymnastics
  Office                        Barnhart Associates Hawaii   Desmarais & Associates         Jere Diamonds & Fine            Luxury By Sea                   Natural Nails By Mimi             Management                  Wesco Distribution Inc.
American Pacific Awards         Ben Bridge Jeweler           double entendre, inc.             Jewelry                      Majestic Insurance Agency       One World Gallery               Sky Barnhart Copywriting &    Wild Idea Promotions
America’s Mattress             Blue Bamboo Acupuncture &    Drs. Lee & Leong OD LLC        John P. Wooldridge, E.S.Q.      Makai Tree & Landscaping        Oura Cut Flowers and More         Editing                     World Access Inc.
Apo-a-lewa Wedding Agency        Wellness Center            ECM, Inc.                      Kaimana’s Beach Hale              Inc.                          Pacific Rim Productions, Inc.    SkyShades Hawaii, Inc.
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                    Samuel T. Alexander                      Henry P. Baldwin




              Looking Back                                                                         Kahului Railroad Company (KRR) train crosses a gulch on Maui.



              in Time                                                                                       by animal-drawn carts, then by
                                                                                                            rail, and finally by trucks and
              Maui was Alexander & Baldwin’s first home.                                                     unique tournahaulers. Workers
                                                                                                            from many countries came to
              Contributed by A&B, Inc.                                                                      Maui, contributing to the



              O
                      ne of Hawai‘i’s few publicly         alliance with Matson Navigation                  multi-cultural flavor of the
                      traded corporations, Alexander       Company to ship raw sugar to C&H                 Valley Isle. In the 1920s,
                      & Baldwin, Inc., was established     Refinery in California; and their Maui            hydropower plants were built
              as a sugar-growing partnership in            Agricultural Company cultivated more             to generate clean, cost-effective
              Makawao in 1870. Two young men—              than 10,000 acres. In June of 1900, A&B          electricity, supplementing the
              Samuel T. Alexander, born on Kaua‘i, and     was incorporated.                                cane      fiber-fueled    boilers.
              Henry Perrine Baldwin, born in                   By 1902, a new sugar mill was built at       Eventually, Maui Electric
              Lahaina—began cultivating just 12 acres      Pu‘unene, where elevation made possible          Company was formed to dis-
              of sugarcane.                                the gravity feed of the mill’s cane wash         tribute power on the island.
                 By the turn of the century, they served   water for re-use in crop irrigation.                By      1949,    competitors
              as agents for many of the state’s sugar      Kahului Railroad built a pier at the har-        HC&S and A&B’s Maui Ag
              farmers; they had formed a shipping          bor and harvested cane was moved; first           had merged. A&B’s Maui
                                                                                                            workers were buying homes in
                                                                                                            Dream City, the company’s
                                                                                                            master-planned development.
                                                                                                            Over three decades, Dream Homes of “Dream City” surround Kahului Harbor and business
                                                                                                            City turned several thousand district, with cane fields of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
                                                                                                            acres of unused land into more Company (HC&S) beyond.
                                                                                                            than 3,500 homes, along with
                                                                                                            retail, commercial, school and
                                                                                                            government sites to create a
                                                                                                            well-rounded community. A&B’s expert- growth as well—increasing from one to
                                                                                                            ise next created the Wailea Resort, which three port calls a week.
                                                                                                            gained recognition as a world-class desti-   Today, A&B’s diversified businesses in
                          Maui’s leading photography and video                                              nation.                                    Hawai‘i and the Mainland employ more
                          provider is proud to offer our services to                                           Since the 1970s, A&B Properties than 2,000 people. But its operations on
                               local businesses and families.                                               developed more retail, commercial and Maui can all be linked back to sugarcane:
                                                                                                            industrial sites in Central Maui, helping income-producing open space, or a work-
                                                                                                            support economic growth. Water-efficient ing landscape, as some see it. Maui is
                                  Commercial and In-house Productions                                       drip irrigation enabled HC&S to expand home to about 800 A&B employees—
                                                                                                            to 37,000 acres, and computers created and an equal number of retirees—many
                                  Candid Event Coverage                                                     factory efficiency levels unheard of in of who are involved in professional, com-
                                  Digital Slide Shows                                                       other sugar-growing countries. Matson’s munity and charitable causes. Maui is
                                  DVD Duplication and Images Scanned to CD                                  increasing service to Maui supported A&B’s first home.
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Generating
MIM Awareness
Made In Maui members get some exposure for their wares                                              MDK Enterprises, Inc. displays a variety of delectable wares at the recent Made In Maui tradeshow at
                                                                                                    Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center.

at a recent tradeshow.                                                                              tion at the October Chamber Business
Jill Engledow                                                                                       After Hours event, hosted by Wow-Wee
                                                                                                    Maui Kava Bar & Grill in Kahului.



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     niff a scented candle or soap, savor         sales, providing a lot of the legwork             Attendees socialized and talked shop
     a bite of goat cheese, sample an             required to organize the trade show.              while enjoying generous servings of
     exotic jelly, or nibble a tasty cook-           About 20 vendors signed up for the             MIM food products.
ie—and support local people and locally           Oct. 22 event. Others missed the sign-up             The “Made In Maui” seal is a sign to
made products at the same time. That’s            deadline, Gunter said, so he expects that         the consumer of a product’s local origin.
the beauty of Made In Maui (MIM).                 “the next time around, we will have               To qualify as a Made In Maui product,
   Maui-made products were recently               more. ”                                           at least 51 percent of the item’s value
showcased at the recent Maui Chamber                 No definite date has been set for the           must be added to the product on Maui.
of Commerce MIM Tradeshow held on                 next tradeshow, but it’s possible it will         The goal is to support local entrepre-
Oct. 22 at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center.               take place before Christmas, in time for          neurs whose efforts will build and diver-
The tradeshow was part of Ka‘ahu-                 the traditional shopping season. Queen            sify the Maui economy.
manu’s Aloha Festival, so browsers and            Ka‘ahumanu Center is a likely location,              To learn how to become a Made in
                                                              although     Surfing    Goat          Maui Trade Council member, contact
                                                              Dairy’s Thomas Kafsack said           Daniel Bergan at 871-7711 or e-mail him                       Maui Kettle Korn is irresistible to Maui residents
                                                              he’d like to try doing a              at daniel@mauichamber.com.                                    and visitors alike.
                                                              tradeshow on the west side,
                                                              possibly a nighttime event at
                                                              Whalers Village.
                                                                 The tradeshows are just
                                                              one of the efforts that the
                                                                                                               Maui’s leader in
                                                              Made in Maui Trade Council
                                                              is working on to promote its
                                                                                                        residential Floorcoverings
                                                                                                      Maui’s leader in residential Floorcoverings
                                                              members’ products. Other
                                                              ideas include developing
                                                                                                                   Does a great job in offices too!
                                                                                                                  Does a great job in offices too!
                                                              more linkages with agencies                                                        Take a look at your floor right now,
                                                              that promote tourism, such                                                          is your carpet seams unraveling?
                                                              as the Hawai‘i Visitors and
Who can resist the chocolate/macadamia/oatmeal   goodness of
                                                              Convention Bureau and the                                                       We stock carpets that will never unravel!
Uncle Cuzzo Cookies?                                          Maui Visitors Bureau. A con-                                                          From $1.50 per square foot!
                                                              certed effort to promote
                                                                                                                                            With our exclusive Zipper Guard technology.
sellers alike enjoyed live Hawaiian enter-        locally made products could focus visi-                                                              With brand names like
tainment on the nearby center stage.              tor attention that otherwise might be                                                      Bigelow, LEES for Living, Liz Claiborne
    Participants in the tradeshow dis-            distracted by items that may look                                                                 and DuPont Stainmaster.
played a wide range of products, from             “Hawaiian,” but actually are made
the food and scented items to Hawaiian-           someplace like China or the Philippines.                                                    The newest in Commercial, Marmoleum
style dog collars, magazines, fresh lei,             Made In Maui members and their                                                                    and Maui’s largest stock
kava, and books. At one table, no prod-           products also were the featured attrac-                                                    of laminate flooring with brand names like
ucts were on display, but shoppers                                                                                                                 Pergo, Formica, and Classen
paused to take a look at the ingredients
                                                                                                                                                   starting at 99¢ per square foot!
(ti roots and taro corms) and models of                                                                                                     If you really want to impress your customers.
the equipment that will soon produce                                                                                                              We also stock the best selection of
unique brands of vodka and okolehau at                                                                                                       Ceramic, Porcelain, Marble, Granite and
a new Pa‘ia distillery.                                                                                                                                        Slate tiles,
    Bob Gunter, who manned the                                                                                                                          starting at $1.69 a sq. ft.
Sandwich Islands Distillery Corp. table,
is vice-chair of the MIM Committee, in                                                                                                           From Maui’s largest inventory and
addition to his job as operations manag-                                                                                                            selection of floorcoverings.
er at the distillery. “There’s a good
                                                                                                                                                 In our 24th year only on Maui,
chance we can do this on an ongoing                                                                                                         owned by the 3rd generation of Maui Folks.
      ”
basis, Gunter said. “The most immedi-
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ate benefit we can generate for our mem-                                                                                                     QUALITY. STYLE. VALUE.
bers is to do these tradeshows.”                                                                          Shop in comfort in our new expanded showroom location.
    As the tradeshows bring Maui-made
products before consumers’ eyes, Gunter
predicted, momentum will develop for
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                                                                                                                                                  Visit our new store location,
sales. Gunter is working with Chamber                                                                                                              next to Ameritone Paint.
President Stacie Thorlakson to revitalize         Surfing Goat Dairy continues to bring awards and                873-2113                         162 Alamaha St.                                  873-2110
the Made In Maui Trade Council, with              prestige home to Maui.                               Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm
                                                                                                              Sat 8:30am - 3:00pm                     Kahului                          Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 5:00pm
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sat 8:00am - 3:00pm
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              Honoring
              Small Business
              County and Chamber team up for 2005
              Mayor’s Small Business Awards.

              T
                     he winners of the 2005 Mayor’s                    Small Business Award winners
                     Small Business Awards were                        pose with Maui Chamber President
                     announced and honored at the                    Stacie Thorlakson, the Mayor, County
              Awards Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 20, at                           Officials and the sponsors.
              the Hyatt Regency Maui.
                 The winners are as follows:

              Small Business (6 to 50 Employees)
                  Michael O’Dwyer of Mulligan’s on the
              Blue. Mulligan’s continually reinvents            Small Business (1 to 5 Employees)                   Lifetime Achievement Award                          Kahumoku, Jr. Last year’s Lifetime
              itself. Y will never forget O’Dwyer after
                       ou                                          Lloyd Yokoyama of Broke da Mouth                    Susanne Hotta of Gilbert’s Formal                Achievement Award winner Bob
              you have met him and experienced his can-         Cookie Co. Chef Lloyd came to Maui as a             Wear. Mrs. Hotta has been credited with             Cartwright addressed the audience, shar-
              dor and generous spirit of aloha. O’Dwyer         13-year-old, speaking only Korean. His              having put Wailuku on the map locally,              ing his experience of operating a small
              is a great ambassador for Maui and for            hard work and determination is a reminder           statewide, nationally and internationally.          business and his appreciation of the work
              another majestic “emerald isle”—Ireland,          to us all of the importance of dreams,              She has been described as an invaluable             involved in growth in the business commu-
              where he was born.                                perseverance, work ethic and personal               community treasure that can never be                nity. Mayor Arakawa presented the awards
                  Rennie R. West of International House         integrity.                                          replaced. Her business and community                with the help of proud supports Ad-
              of Pancakes (IHOP). West purchased the                                                                contributions provide a living legacy to his-       Ventures Hawai‘i and Central Pacific Bank.
              struggling franchise in 1999 and grew it          Young Business Person of the Year                   toric Wailuku town.                                     Prizes included a beautifully engraved
              from 30 to 41 employees. Her philosophy              Tommy Russo, publisher of Maui                                                                       commemorative plaque from Maui
              is to take care of her employees, so they, in     Time Weekly. Maui Time is Maui’s only                  The Awards Dinner was sponsored by               Trophies and Awards and window decal.
              turn, will take care of her customers. She        independent, locally owned newspaper.               the Maui Chamber of Commerce and the                Ad- Ventures Hawai‘i gave each category
              and her husband Dr. James West work               Russo is 33 years old and has run the paper         County’s Office of Economic Develop-                 winner a special dinner for two, $1,000 in
              together to make IHOP the best place to           for nine years. His commitment to the               ment. More than 140 attendees enjoyed the           new or increased advertising in Ad-
              work and eat.                                     environment, his employees and the com-             golden tones of emcee Ron Vaught, as well           Ventures’ next publication, and inclusion
                                                                munity is extraordinary.                            as the classic Hawaiian music of George             in the Mayor’s Small Business Awards page
                                                                                                                                                                        in the Ad- Ventures Phone Book. The Maui
                                                                                                                                                                        Chamber of Commerce gave a cash award
                                                                                                                                                                        of $100 to each winner with the help of
                                                                                                                                                                        Central Pacific Bank. All nominees were
                                                                                                                                                                        recognized at the dinner and received a cer-
                                                                                                                                                                        tificate signed by Mayor Alan Arakawa
                                                                                                                                                                        and Chamber President Stacie Thorlakson.
                                                                                                                                                                            The Mayor’s Small Business Awards
                                                                                                                                                                        Program was instituted last year to provide
                                                                                                                                                                        special recognition to small business own-
                                                                                                                                                                        ers who demonstrate service to our com-
                                                                                                                                                                        munity through hard work and determina-
                                                                                                                                                                        tion. They represent the very bust of Maui
                                                                                                                                                                        County’s entrepreneurial spirit.
                                                                                                                                                                            Businesses are encouraged to get
                                                                                                                                                                        involved as the awards program grows.
                                                                                                                                                                        Small business owners lead the way in
                                                                                                                                                                        keeping our economy strong. Mahalo and
                                                                                                                                                                        congratulations!
              Mayor Alan Arakawa and Chamber President Stacie Thorlakson.   Sponsors Alvin Imada of Central Pacific Bank, and Rita Stassen of Ad-Ventures Hawai‘i LLC,
                                                                            with President Stacie Thorlakson.




                 Competing
                 Fiercely in
                 Hawaii.
                 Meet Harris Nakamoto,
                 General Manager of HMA & Summerlin
                 and former Iolani football player.
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                              At SUMMERLIN, we believe
                                   competition is healthy.
                                   Whether it’s on the field, or in the
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                                           M A U I                Q U A R A N T I N E                                          F U N D

Historic Fund
Offers Support to Nonprofits
Maui Quarantine Fund works toward the health of island residents.

T
       he Maui Quarantine Fund             people of Maui. Expenditures from the
       (MQF)      recently    awarded      fund are to be used for the prevention,
       $21,625 to three Maui nonprofit      diagnosis and treatment of disease, phys-
organizations. The Maui Food Bank          ical and mental illness, and infection.
received $15,000 to support “Second           MQF was established in 1900 after
         ”
Helpings, a prepared food recovery pro-    an epidemic of bubonic plague resulted
                                                          in the burning of most of
                                                          Kahului. A voluntary tax
                                                          was set up to collect a
     The purpose of the fund is to support                small percentage of the
                                                          freight charge on all
   health-related programs that benefit the                imports coming across the
                                                          docks at Kahului, with
                                                          the proceeds earmarked
    people of Maui.Expenditures from the                  for rat control. By the
                                                          1940s, with the govern-        Stacie Thorlakson, Maui Chamber of Commerce President (second from left), presents grants totaling
    fund are to be used for the prevention,               ment managing the rat
                                                          control problem, mer-
                                                                                         $21,625 from the Maui Quarantine Fund to recipients: (left to right) Dana Alonzo-Howeth, executive director,
                                                                                         Community Clinic of Maui; Anita Laviola, clinical director, Malama Na Makua A Keiki; and Debra Johnson,
                                                          chants resisted the tax,
  diagnosis and treatment of disease,phys-                and it was discontinued.
                                                                                         president and CEO, Maui Food Bank, Inc.

                                                             The remaining accu-
     ical and mental illness,and infection.               mulated funds continued
                                                          to grow, so a tax-exempt
                                                                                         trust into a component fund of the
                                                                                         Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF).
                                                                                                                                                               Thorlakson, president of the Maui
                                                                                                                                                               Chamber of Commerce; Charlie Jencks,
                                                          trust was established in       Established in 1916, HCF is a statewide,                              chair of the Chamber board; and com-
                                                          1956. The fund’s trustees      charitable services and grantmaking                                   munity representatives Richard Cameron
gram; Malama Na Makua A Keiki              and the Maui Chamber of Commerce,             institution endowed with contributions                                and William Baldwin, MQF chair.
received $4,125 for its shelter; and       the organization closest to representing      from many donors. HCF also serves as a                                   For information on proposal dead-
Community Clinic of Maui received          the merchants, managed its expenditures       resource on philanthropy, and communi-                                lines, please visit the HCF website,
$2,500 for the Medicine Gift Fund for      “for the purpose of promoting the             ty issues and trends.                                                 www.hawaiicommunityfoundation.org,
under/uninsured patients.                  health, welfare and well-being of the            In keeping with the history of the                                 or call the HCF Maui County Office at
   The purpose of the fund is to support   inhabitants of the island of Maui. ”          Maui Quarantine Fund, the MQF                                         242-6184 and speak with Lorraine
health-related programs that benefit the       In 2004, the trustees converted the        Advisory Committee consists of Stacie                                 Tamaribuchi or Ginger Gannon.




            Congratulations
    to all the nominees and winners
         of the     2005 Mayor’s
                    Small Business Awards.

        Winners in each category
        Small Business (6 to 50 employees)
          • International House of Pancakes, Rennie R.West
          • Mulligan’s on the Blue, Michael O’Dwyer
        Small Business Award (5 or fewer employees)
          • Broke da Mouth Cookie Co., Lloyd Yokoyama
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        Young Business Person                                                                                  L AHAIN A STORE GRILLE & OYSTER BAR
          • Maui Time Weekly,Tommy Russo                                                                   Dine in casual elegance with a sweeping 180 degree view of the Pacific.
                                                                                                 Choose from an eclectic menu of tempting flavors, and don’t miss the oyster bar with fresh
        Lifetime Achievement                                                                        oysters from around the globe. Come. You won’t believe your eyes. Or your taste buds.
          • Gilbert’s Formal Wear, Susanne Hotta                                                                                 It’s amazing from every vantage point.
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                                                                                                                       Opening November 4th
                                                    Member FDIC centralpacificbank.com
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                                                                                                                              Call 661-9090 for reservations
                                                                                                                                www.lahainastoregrille.com
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                                                                                                                                 744 Front Street in Lahaina
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                                                                                                            Another quality project by the Joslin Group, the premier design-build contractor of the Pacific.
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                   the countdown to
              wireless internet has begun
              On November 29, the way Maui connects with the world will change forever.
               Join us as we launch a revolution in wireless high-speed internet access,
                                Clearwire wireless broadband internet.
                                         ®




                                                date
                                       November 29, 2005
                                                time
                                           4:00 p.m.
                            Blessing, Ribbon Cutting and Celebration
                                              location
                                 Clearwire’s New Retail Location
                                          Dairy Center
                                       444 Hana Highway
                                     (next to Maui Coffee Roasters)

                      live music • food • keiki activities • and more
                              For more details call 870-6671
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