Video production pros to talk
KAHULUI - A "Make Money with Video" presentation, hosted by Akaku: Maui Community Television, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Morris and Lynn Walker of New Gorilla Productions will lead the Media Salon presentation. They have been in the video production business for more than 25 years and their experience includes marketing, sales, TV show production, commercials, stock footage and infomercials.
The program is for producers who want to use their shooting and editing skills to make money as freelance videographers.
The presentation will cover:
* How to become a freelance producer.
* How to generate business.
* How to bid and negotiate talents.
* How to write an agreement with terms and what the terms should be.
* How to "close a deal."
* Other options for producing video for profit such as B-Roll and stock footage acquisition.
The event costs $30 for Akaku Production Associates and $60 for non-APAs.
For more information or to register, call 871-5554. Seating is limited.
Business training seminars set
The Hawaii Pacific Export Council will hold two training seminars July 25-27 at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
* Export University 101: A two-day seminar July 25-26 on all major aspects of exporting and global strategy, including market entry and negotiation, marketing abroad, free trade agreements, shipping and logistics. Cost is $100 and includes course materials and lunch.
* Export University 201: A one-day seminar July 27 on utilizing e-commerce and social media for international sales. Cost is $25.
For more information and to register, call Lesley Harvey at (808) 457-7100 or email email@example.com.
The courses are offered through funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism.
Festival to feature Maui coffee
The Maui Coffee Association, Maui County Farm Bureau and The Shops at Wailea will put on a coffee festival Aug. 4.
The first-ever "Grown on Maui Coffee Festival" will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Shops at Wailea.
Organizers said that the free event will offer an opportunity to interact with Maui coffee growers and sample brews and other coffee-related items.
"It's the full seed-to-cup experience," Greg Stille, president of the Maui Coffee Association, said in a statement. "From educational displays to on-site roastings to samplings of the freshest coffee on Maui, this is a tasty opportunity to discover the unique characteristics of Maui coffees."