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Business / In Brief • June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013 General excise tax revenue up 10 percent HONOLULU — The state Department of Taxation says Hawaii general excise tax revenue rose nearly 10 percent during the first 11 months of the current fiscal... more »»

Online travel guide TripAdvisor honors four Maui businesses

June 15, 2013 The online travel guide TripAdvisor has awarded the Royal Lahaina Resort, Lahaina Divers, SEGWAY Maui and the Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono with certificates of excellence, according to announcements. more »»

Drones incorporated to detect agriculture problems

June 15, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii farmer says he’s ready to incorporate high-tech flying into his agriculture operations. more »»

Business / In Brief • June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013 Councilor: Shopping center plan on hold HONOLULU — A Honolulu city councilman said Kamehameha Schools will not proceed with development plans for a shopping center on preservation-zoned land in... more »»

Names & Faces

June 13, 2013 * Eric Chang has been named general sales manager for Servco Lexus Maui. He will oversee all new and pre-owned automotive sales, as well as the Servco Lexus Maui financing and insurance departments. more »»

Kauai promotes locally grown food, products

June 13, 2013 LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — It’s getting easier to buy food that’s grown on Kaua. more »»

Business / In Brief • June 12, 2013

June 12, 2013 Academy of the Pacific to close HONOLULU — A private school with dwindling enrollment says it will close its doors for the next school year. more »»

Business / In Brief • June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013 Networking event open to public Business Networking Institute, or BNI, an international business networking organization, will hold a “Visitors Day Extravaganza” for its Wailuku Chapter beginning a... more »»

Tides Of Commerce: MauiGrown Coffee seeing success

June 11, 2013 MauiGrown Coffee is winding down on another successful harvest season, and the company president is bullish on the futur. more »»

The Chamber View: Chamber combines Installation Luncheon with an inspiring workshop

June 8, 2013 Summer is here and that means the Maui Chamber of Commerce’s annual Installation Luncheon is on the horizon. On June 28, the Installation Luncheon will be held at the Grand Waile. more »»

Business / In Brief • June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013 Japan to help fund Thirty Meter scope HONOLULU — A group building what will be the world’s largest and most advanced optical telescope atop Mauna Kea says the Japanese government has allocated key... more »»

Business / In Brief • June 6, 2013

June 6, 2013 Honolulu Weekly struggling, set to fold HONOLULU — The publisher of Honolulu Weekly said Wednesday that the local newspaper is shutting down after struggling to maintain revenue and trying... more »»

Business / In Brief • June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013 Airline unveils Hawaii-themed airplane HONOLULU — A Hawaii high school student’s design now adorns an Alaska Airlines je. more »»

Business / In Brief • June 1, 2013

June 1, 2013 Businesses partner to offer wedding and event service Maui Catering Services is expanding its business to provide wedding and event planning, the company announced. more »»

$64M in Stafford loans in Hawaii as D.C. mulls rates

June 1, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The White House says college students in Hawaii have borrowed more than $64 million in subsidized college loans that are the subject of debate in Washington over interest rates. more »»

Cargo shipments between Hawaiian Islands decline

June 1, 2013 Cargo shipments between Honolulu and six Neighbor Island ports declined by 3.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Young Brothers’ quarterly shipping report. more »»

Business / In Brief • May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013 LIHUE — The U.S. Department of Labor wants to fine the Kauai Beach Resort nearly $50,000 for safety and health violation. more »»

Limited-release beer features Maui-raised lemongrass

May 28, 2013 Maui Brewing Co. collaborated with brewer Lost Abbey of California in using 100 percent Maui-raised lemongrass in a limited release beer, a news release from the beer company said. more »»

Business / In Brief • May 25, 2013

May 25, 2013 Kauai police: Uptick in counterfeit money LIHUE — Kauai police are warning about an uptick in counterfeit bills being used on the island. more »»

Business / In Brief • May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013 Aloha Beer bid disrupts bankruptcy HONOLULU — An unexpected bid for a bankrupt Big Island brewery has postponed a court auction and set up a possible bidding war for the microbrewery. more »»



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