About 30 mothers gathered last week, for the inaugural Maui Mompreneur Showcase at the Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Ballroom. The event created by Jovina Kaeo and Luana Fukumoto helped Valley Isle moms display their businesses and networks with fellow mothers. Attendees included estheticians, children's diaper-makers, coffee distributors and construction project coordinators. "Being a mother, you're always juggling your children and family, on top of managing your business," said Fukumoto, who sells children's clothing and has two sons. "We're in a unique situation."
Central Maui residents Roselyn Domingo, (from right) Allyssa Ferrer and Loke Yoshizawa look at earrings sold by Miya Vida-Lono.
The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photo