Business workshops offered
KIHEI - High Tech Maui, a program of the nonprofit Maui Economic Development Board, is offering two workshops for businesses this month.
"Social Media Boot Camp for Beginners" will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Malcolm Center in Kihei. Peter Liu will discuss social media strategies for businesses and give an introduction to popular social networks. Cost is $65 and seating is limited.
"Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy for Business" will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 20, also at the Malcolm Center. The goal is to provide business owners with information and strategies to increase energy efficiency and to provide information on funding and incentive options. Cost is $20, and seating is limited.
For information, call 875-2300 or see the website www.hightechmaui.com.
Matson receives marine award
HONOLULU - The largest company that ships goods from the Mainland to Hawaii has received a marine environmental protection award from the U.S. Coast Guard.
Matson Navigation Company Inc. says this is the second time the company has received the Coast Guard's Rear Admiral William M. Benkert Marine Environmental Award for Excellence.
Matson first received the biennial award in 2006.
Matson President Matt Cox says environmental stewardship is important for a company serving some of the most pristine environments including Hawaii, Guam and California.
Cox says Matson is the only carrier in the world to have a zero discharge policy, meaning that nothing is discharged into the ocean except for food scraps.