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Business/In Brief • Dec. 19, 2014

December 19, 2014 Kauai council kills GMO research tax LIHUE — The Kauai County Council has killed a bill that may have resulted in higher taxes for companies researching genetically modified crops. more »»

Mama’s Fish House recognized as a top restaurant in U.S.

December 18, 2014 Mama’s Fish House in Paia received a Diners’ Choice Award for being one of the Top 100 Best Restaurants in America, according to OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations. more »»

Exhibitors sought for food service related exposition

December 17, 2014 Applications are being accepted for the second Supply and Service Expo from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalan. more »»

Business/In Brief • Dec. 16, 2014

December 16, 2014 Workers to attend tech summit HONOLULU — More than 600 public-sector employees will attend the Hawaii Digital Government Summit. more »»

Business/In Brief • Dec. 13, 2014

December 13, 2014 Waiehu center sells for $3.9 million The Waiehu Beach Center has been sold for $3.9 million in cash to a Mainland investor, according to Honolulu Realtor Joseph Leonardo, who represented the buyer. more »»

Post-GMO vote: Predictions, realities and our way of life

December 13, 2014 Things got very heated over the controversial genetically modified organisms ballot initiative this election and sadly many of the predictions made have been realized. more »»

Business/In Brief • Dec. 11, 2014

December 11, 2014 Construction delayed for shopping center LIHUE— Developers aren’t saying why a planned Lihue shopping center is being delayed. more »»

Business/In Brief • Dec. 10, 2014

December 10, 2014 Maui station reports lowest diesel price Pacific Biodiesel’s Hobron fueling station has the state’s lowest diesel price, $3.79 per gallon, the company announced. more »»

Business/In Brief • Dec. 6, 2014

December 6, 2014 Truvia maker settles suit for $6.1 million HONOLULU — The maker of Truvia Natural Sweetener will pay $6.1 million to settle a class-action lawsuit initiated by a Hawaii woman. more »»

Holiday shopping shifts emerging

December 6, 2014 Early reports of Thanksgiving through Black Friday shopping are in and the results are mixe. more »»

Business/In Brief • Dec. 2, 2014

December 2, 2014 Kmart opens ‘Fresh Grocery’ department Kmart in Kahului recently opened its “Fresh Grocery” department, which includes fresh fruit and vegetables, produce, meats and baked goods. more »»

Businesses and community offer much to be thankful for

November 29, 2014 This season of Thanksgiving, we at the Maui Chamber of Commerce are thankful for all businesses for creating jobs, contributing to our community’s and county’s economic health, establishing... more »»

Business/In Brief • Nov. 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 Upscale sunglasses store to open Solstice Sunglasses, owned by Italian eyewear manufacturer Safilo Group, will open a store in The Outlets of Maui on Front Street on Thursday. more »»

Discussion on polystyrene continues

November 22, 2014  On Monday, the Maui County Council’s Infrastructure & Environmental Management Committee received testimony and a report on the Polystyrene Task Force, which the Maui Chamber of Commerce was please... more »»

Names & Faces

November 21, 2014 * Robert Myers recently joined Elite Pacific Properties. Previously with Coldwell Banker, that firm ranked him No. 1 in the state and a member of the top 10 for the western region for 2013. more »»

Acquisition creates Oahu rail conflict

November 21, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A company holding contracts to design three parts of the Oahu rail project completed the purchase last month of a company with a contract to inspect their designs. more »»

Maui Yoga & Dance Shala expands to Wailea location

November 19, 2014 Maui Yoga & Dance Shala recently expanded into Wailea and has a new location at 34 Wailea Ike Drive, Suite A-208, in the Wailea Gateway Center. more »»

Business/In Brief • Nov. 18, 2014

November 18, 2014 Kauai utility pursues unique energy system HONOLULU — Kauai’s electric utility has won approval to pursue a new pumped water energy storage project on the island’s west side. more »»

Business/In Brief • Nov. 15, 2014

November 15, 2014 Developer plans resort in Princeville LIHUE — A Hawaii developer plans to build a private resort on Kauai’s north shore that will have its own airport, polo club and nature trails. more »»

Circling back to GMO ban

November 15, 2014 With the election and the Made In Maui County Festival happening in the same week, last week’s article focused on the festival occurring that day. more »»


Pacific Cancer Foundation December 19, 2014

sponsors Kurt Miyajima's Qigong for Cancer Patients; 3:30-4:30 p.m., YMCA. Free. For information, call 243-2999. more »


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