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Healthcare exploration for students

Healthcare exploration for students

This spring, Maui Economic Development Board’s STEMworks™ program organized three Healthcare Exploration Day events with Maui Health. The events, hosted by the Maui Health team at Maui Memorial Medical Center (MMMC) and made possible by generous funding from the...

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Reimagining Resilience

Reimagining Resilience

In a world where extreme weather events are increasing in severity and frequency, prioritizing energy resilience for homes, businesses, and communities is the only path forward to maintain a reliable and accessible supply of energy. Done properly, resilient energy...

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Weekend for Peace

Weekend for Peace

A World Peace Event, presented by Mindfulness Presentations, Films and Concert, will be held on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24 at the Iao Theater in Wailuku. The fundraiser for Keola Beamer’s Mohala Hou Foundation, whose mission is to spread aloha around...

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Hawaii Stem Conference 2024

Hawaii Stem Conference 2024

Maui Economic Development Board’s (MEDB) STEMworks™ Program announced that Grammy award-winning Maui High and STEMworks alumnus Jason Baum will be one of the keynote speakers for the 15th Annual Hawaii STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Conference....

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A Time To Heal

A Time To Heal

During a Day of Healing Workshop in Upcountry Maui, sponsored by The Rotary Club of Maui, Dr. Bridget Bongaard set out to help those who are experiencing grief and PTSD because of the Maui wildfires, or any kind of trauma. Bongaard, a board-certified internal medicine...

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Student Space Exploration Day 2023

Student Space Exploration Day 2023

Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) has developed a wide-ranging slate of programs to advance K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education for the County of Maui and statewide. Together with an extensive network of partners, MEDB has...

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Hawaii Energy Conference returns to the MACC

Hawaii Energy Conference returns to the MACC

The annual Hawaii Energy Conference returns to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, May 24 - 25. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the conference is presented by the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) and will feature a mix of keynote speakers, panel discussions,...

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Junior Rodeo, Ballet and The Nutcracker

Junior Rodeo, Ballet and The Nutcracker

Ten-year-old Moorea Winter Feliciano is both a dancer and an Upcountry junior rodeo participant. Dancing ballet since she was three years old with the Alexander Academy of Performing Arts (AAPA), she is also a member of the nonprofit Maui Youth Rodeo Organization...

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Celestial Navigation @ Emer-gen

Celestial Navigation @ Emer-gen

A distinguished line-up of speakers and mentors joined the 5th annual EMER-GEN Program presented by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) at the 2022 Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference. A joint initiative of AMOS and the Space...

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2022 AMOS Conference

2022 AMOS Conference

On September 27-30, the 23rd annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference, a program of the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), had its highest-ever registration of 1,212 in-person attendees at the Wailea Beach...

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Visit Maui Fruit Jewels at the Kula Festival

Visit Maui Fruit Jewels at the Kula Festival

Maui resident Lin ter Horst, a former investment banker, fell in love with the art of pastry and confection-making after she completed a pastry diploma program at Le Cordon Bleu London. Prior to receiving her pastry training, Lin, with degrees from Wesleyan University...

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Mana’o @ Home

Mana’o @ Home

Trish ‘da Dish’ Smith is living her dreams on Maui. An award-winning community journalist,  wordsmith and event producer, Smith currently hosts MANA’O@HOME, a talk-story and live music experience celebrating Maui’s finest musicians. The live show, presented on...

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The Hawaii Wildlife Discovery Center

The Hawaii Wildlife Discovery Center

In November 2021, The Hawaii Wildlife Discovery Center (HWDC), a much anticipated 5,000-square-foot space, opened at Whalers Village in Kaanapali. With contributions from several partners, HWDC features more than 30 exhibits about Hawaii’s undersea life, whaling era,...

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Hawaii Celebrates Juneteenth – Sunday June 19th

Hawaii Celebrates Juneteenth – Sunday June 19th

Last year, Juneteenth, short for June 19th, was designated a national, Federal holiday for the first time to commemorate the day in 1865 when the last enslaved African-Americans in Texas were freed. Hawaii was the 49th state to officially recognize Juneteenth...

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O KALANI Exhibit @ The MACC

O KALANI Exhibit @ The MACC

The Maui Arts and Cultural Center is presenting the O Kalani exhibit at the Schaefer International Gallery from April 5-June 18, 2022. The show, featuring the work of prominent, Kānaka contemporary artists, Sean Kekamakupa’aikapono Ka’onohiokalani Lee Loy Browne and...

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9th Hawaii Energy Conference – May 10 & 12

9th Hawaii Energy Conference – May 10 & 12

The 9th Annual Hawaii Energy Conference revisits the challenges of electrifying the grid and transportation – current successes, potential pitfalls, and future opportunities.  There is no doubt that the push to Electrification will affect our way of...

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Viewpoints Gallery Celebrates Hawaii Artists

Viewpoints Gallery Celebrates Hawaii Artists

Through April 16th, Viewpoints Gallery in Makawao is presenting Celebration of Hawaii 2022, an annual invitational exhibit featuring work from more than 60 artists. “The entire Viewpoints Gallery is redesigned around this presentation,” said Oliver and Joelle...

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MFTC Creates A Sense Of Place

MFTC Creates A Sense Of Place

Presented by the Maui Food Technology Center (MFTC), the Maui Sunday Market is an expanded island ‘ohana. At the core of the MFTC strategy is the goal of encouraging and supporting entrepreneurship among Hawaii’s local residents. The Market, supported by the County of...

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A Christmas Classic Came to Maui

A Christmas Classic Came to Maui

The Nutcracker, a perennial holiday production, was performed on Maui this year by The Alexander Academy of Performing Arts (AAPA). Debuted in 1892, the two-act ballet was originally adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale The Nutcracker and the Mouse King. The famous...

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The 2021 Hybrid AMOS Conference

The 2021 Hybrid AMOS Conference

Presented by the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), the 22nd Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference, was hybrid this year, having both in-person and virtual components. The premier technical conference in the nation devoted to...

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Chinese Moon Festival: A Mid-Autumn Celebration

Chinese Moon Festival: A Mid-Autumn Celebration

During this time of many health challenges in our life, family, community and the world, it is worthwhile to explore ways to live healthier and happier at home. For example, while we cannot get together for safety reasons, we can still honor seasonal changes and...

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2020 Hawaii Energy Conference: Imagining a Just Recovery

2020 Hawaii Energy Conference: Imagining a Just Recovery

The 2020 Hawaii Energy Conference (HEC), postponed in March due to Covid-19, aired in July with a live-stream virtual event. Presented by the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) and supported by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, the conference welcomed...

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OpenMP—Open Multi-Processing

OpenMP—Open Multi-Processing

Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) sponsored approximately 30 people from around the world for the first 2020 meeting of the OpenMP Architecture Review Board (ARB). OpenMP is a software system that allows programmers to distribute work and data among different...

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Join Us for the 7th Hawaii Energy Conference

Join Us for the 7th Hawaii Energy Conference

The Hawai’i Energy Conference brings together regional and national experts on energy policy, strategies, leadership and innovation. The 2020 Conference will explore the timely issues of beneficial electrification and the design of an equitable energy transition....

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Maui Students Attend PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Lab

Maui Students Attend PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Lab

This past summer, three Maui High School students, Jazmyne Viloria, Cailyn Omuro, and Faith Soliven were chosen from over 100 applicants to attend a week-long immersive, real-world journalism experience with the PBS NewsHour in Washington DC. They were among youth...

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Together!

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Together!

As a global leader in Alzheimer’s research, the Alzheimer’s Association®  leads through innovation, bringing together government, industry, and academia to advance global collaboration of researchers. Together, they work on causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention...

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Renewable Energy Forum

Renewable Energy Forum

The first community forum on 100% Renewable Energy: What Will Maui Look Like? took place recently at the Cameron Center in Kahului. Coming on the heels of the 2019 Hawaii Energy Conference and Exhibition, the standing-room only event, presented by Maui Electric...

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Reservations Available for Ke Alahele Dinner

Reservations Available for Ke Alahele Dinner

Enjoy a festive evening of food, fun and camaraderie this Labor Day weekend while investing in STEM education. MEDB invites you to the annual fundraising dinner, “Pathways To Our Future.” BID on over 150 fabulous items during the Apples for Education Auction COMPETE...

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Hawaii Small Business Conference Returns to Maui

Hawaii Small Business Conference Returns to Maui

The 3rd Annual Hawaii Small Business Conference will be held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center on May 8 & 9, 2019, presented by the Maui Economic Development Board with the support of County of Maui Office of Economic Development.  Business owners, managers,...

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Join Us for the Hawaii Energy Conference & Exhibition

Join Us for the Hawaii Energy Conference & Exhibition

Hawaii has experienced enormous growth in distributed energy resources, primarily photovoltaic systems. This year’s conference will take an in-depth look at the innovative policies and technologies that continue to allow rapid growth in PV, and will compare Hawaii...

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5th Maui Walk of Heroes

5th Maui Walk of Heroes

Akaku Maui Community Media presented its 5th Maui Walk of Heroes with a ‘Hands and Feet in Cement Ceremony’ honoring this year’s special guests, Former Maui County Councilwoman Chair Gladys Baisa; former Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) CEO and president Jeanne...

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Maui Filmmakers Honored at Taos Film Festival

Maui Filmmakers Honored at Taos Film Festival

Maui residents Dr. Tom Vendetti, Robert Stone, and Keola and Moana Beamer recently received an award for “Environmental Activism in Film” at the 2018 Taos Film Festival in New Mexico. The award, inspired by the power of films to make positive changes for humanity,...

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2nd Annual Hawaii Small Business Conference

2nd Annual Hawaii Small Business Conference

Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), in collaboration with Maui County’s Office of Economic Development, will present their 2nd Annual Hawaii Small Business Conference at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului on May 2-3, 2018. The event, coinciding with...

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AMOS 2017 Hosts Next-Generation Explorers

AMOS 2017 Hosts Next-Generation Explorers

The 18th Annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS), held on September 19-22 at the Wailea Beach Resort-Marriott, brought together scientists, engineers and space experts from around the globe. Organized and presented by the...

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PBS Hosts Aspiring Student Journalists

PBS Hosts Aspiring Student Journalists

Jaycie Iha from Maui Waena Intermediate School and Axl Reitz Daguio from Maui High School were among twenty talented PBS (Public Broadcasting System) Youth Fellow storytellers from 13 states, who convened in Washington, D. C. this summer. The third annual Student...

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GIS Story Map Workshop

GIS Story Map Workshop

Maui Economic Development Board’s (MEDB) Women in Technology (WIT) Project presented a workshop for K-12 teachers on Exploring the Watershed through STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Education. Featuring WIT’s STEMworks™ Watershed Curriculum, the...

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MEDB Presents EV Showcase

MEDB Presents EV Showcase

Maui residents who are curious about Electric Vehicles (EV) or hybrids will have a hands-on opportunity to learn about them at the “EV Showcase,” on Saturday, August 12th at Queen Kaahumanu Center, 10 am to 2 pm. The event will feature a variety of both EV and hybrid...

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You’re invited to the Hawaii Small Business Conference

You’re invited to the Hawaii Small Business Conference

Maui Economic Development Board, in collaboration with County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, invites you to the first-ever Hawaii Small Business Conference. Small business owners, startups and entrepreneurs interested in taking their business to the...

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Register now for the Maui Energy Conference

Register now for the Maui Energy Conference

Experts from across the nation will explore new and innovative pathways to a vibrant and clean energy future. Topics will include: How can we make our energy systems more resilient and sustainable? What types of rate structures and incentives will be necessary? What...

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Two workshops for entrepreneurs

Two workshops for entrepreneurs

Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) proudly presents TWO power-packed workshops for entrepreneurs. As part of MEDB’s Startup Weekend Maui Series, these must-attend sessions will help you jumpstart your new business or fine-tune your existing business. Pinching Your...

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Made in Maui County Festival

Made in Maui County Festival

The 2016 Annual Made In Maui County Festival (MIMCF) on Friday and Saturday, November 4th and 5th, at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, will be one of the Festival’s largest shows to date. Now in its third year, the event showcases hundreds of...

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10th Annual MNHCoC Business Fest

10th Annual MNHCoC Business Fest

“Navigating Our Future Through Business” was this year’s theme at the 10th Annual Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce (MNHCoC) Business Fest. The MNHCoC created the Annual Business Fest in 2006 as a forum to highlight its mission “to promote and sustain Hawaiian...

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MEDB’s Boost Your Financial IQ Accounting Workshop

MEDB’s Boost Your Financial IQ Accounting Workshop

Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) provides leadership and vision in our community for the responsible development of a strong, diversified economy. MEDB’s Technical Assistance Series, Foundations for Business Success, was created in an effort to help small...

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Reserve your tickets now for Pathways to our Future!

Reserve your tickets now for Pathways to our Future!

Pathways to our Future is an annual event benefiting the MEDB Ke Alahele education fund. Featuresd are distinguished educators; Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui and Ms. Lyndelle Tsutsui; Mayor Alan Arakawa and Ms. Ann Arakawa, plus presentation of the 2015 Daniel K. Inouye...

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Kaunakakai student goes to Space (Day)

Kaunakakai student goes to Space (Day)

“During Women in Technology’s Space Day program I learned about motorized robotic machines called Scribble Bots. I made one and it scribbles!” — Kristen Santiago, 5th grade student, Kaunakakai Elementary School, Molokai

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Save the date!

Save the date!

Mark your calendar now for the annual MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund event for 2015, Saturday, August 29 at the Fairmont Kea Lani. The reception and silent auction begin at 4:30, followed by dinner and live auction at 6 pm. See the MEDB website for more information,...

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Join us for the 2nd Maui Energy Conference & Exhibition

Experts from across the nation will present the latest trends in the electric utility industry, as well as the public policy influencing customer choices. Sessions will address issues about advancing toward grid modernization, consumer protection, and engaging...

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Conference looks at how consumers view energy

Conference looks at how consumers view energy

With island consumers paying more than double the national average per kilowatt hour for electricity, the second Maui Energy Conference + Exhibition comes at a time when Hawaii is seeing a revolutionary shift to renewable energy resources. The conference, presented by...

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Artist debuts wedding designs at Made in Maui Festival

Artist debuts wedding designs at Made in Maui Festival

Sarai Stricklin, an artist, teacher and fashion designer, is “honored and excited” about her first wedding dress designs debuting at the first Made in Maui County Festival. Held at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center, the first-time event will be held from 8 a.m. to...

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Come See Us at the Maui Fair!

Come See Us at the Maui Fair!

Focus Maui Nui returns to the Maui Fair to begin a community conversation about energy. Maui residents know first-hand how fast the energy landscape changes, and how complicated it is. We hope that a community conversation about energy will capture Maui’s core values...

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Energy Conference opens dialogue about future

What will future consumers want and expect from their utility? That is just one question Hawaii leaders and others across the country are expected to tackle at the upcoming conference: “Electric Utilities: The Future Is Not What It Used To Be.” The event scheduled for...

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County Fair gives community a creative venue

County Fair gives community a creative venue

Unwilling to let a tradition die, former 4-H Club leaders Mae Omuro and Lydia Furomoto agreed to co-chair the Hobbies & Crafts Exhibit at this year’s Maui County Fair. “We always thought it was part of the fair. People have come to expect it,” Furomoto said. Once...

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Future scientists bring synergy to AMOS Conference

Future scientists bring synergy to AMOS Conference

Physical scientist Stacie Williams thrives on learning the latest developments in her field at the annual Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance (AMOS) Technologies Conference presented by Maui Economic Development Board. She especially enjoys a conference...

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Food, Fun and Robotics at the 90th Maui Fair

Food, Fun and Robotics at the 90th Maui Fair

The Maui Fair promises onolicious food and lots of fun, as well as engaging activities like robotics for youth and a new Events Arena. For the Fair’s Managing Director Sherri Grimes, the Robo Tech Maui Expo & Competition has brought much pride. The event for high...

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Making First Friday a Successful Community Event

Making First Friday a Successful Community Event

At age 25, Ashley Takitani says First Friday in Wailuku has given her the encouragement and affirmation to establish a career in her homegrown community. Takitani works as the marketing director for Maui Thing, the retail store, while also serving as a volunteer on...

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See You at the 89th Annual Maui Fair

See You at the 89th Annual Maui Fair

Roy Silva has accepted the role of Maui Fair Director for the first time this year. “I’ve always loved the fair. I think it’s the greatest tradition Maui has,” he says. A former county employee, Silva served for nine years as its Parade Committee chairman. As Fair...

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Maui’s AMOS Conference: Serving the Tech Sector

Maui’s AMOS Conference: Serving the Tech Sector

This year’s Advanced Maui Optical and Space Technologies (AMOS) Conference provided an unmatched opportunity for Maui Oceanit Program Manager Curt Leonard. “To remain relevant in any business environment it is important to maintain close ties with “old friends” from...

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It’s “Curtain Up” for the Maui Film Festival

It’s “Curtain Up” for the Maui Film Festival

This week, as the Maui Film Festival begins, movies will pay tribute to people who take effective action for a better world. It’s what the Film Festival Founder and Co- Director Barry Rivers said has been always been the focus of the annual event that entertains and...

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See You At The 88th Maui County Fair!

Maui County is changing and many of us wonder if there’s a way we can have a say in the process. There is. It’s called Focus Maui Nui. Focus Maui Nui is a voice, a plan, a vision for Maui County’s future created for and by the people who live here. People like you....

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Focus 2010: A Gubernatorial Conversation

Focus 2010: A Gubernatorial Conversation

On Oct. 6, candidates Congressman Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Governor Duke Aiona will participate in a gubernatorial debate, entitled “Focus 2010: A Gubernatorial Conversation.” The 90-minute forum will be broadcast live statewide; and is presented by Maui Economic...

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Your Focus 2010 Questions So Far

Mahalo to those who submitted questions for the “Focus 2010: A Gubernatorial Conversation” forum on Wednesday, October 6. Here’s the latest questions we’ve received from you: Water is a key issue on Maui.  Our bread basket farming region has been Upcountry Maui which...

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Focus 2010: We Want Your Questions!

Focus 2010: We Want Your Questions!

Focus 2010: A Gubernatorial Conversation will be held on October 6, 2010 and you are invited you to participate in this important forum! The event is presented by Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) and Hawaii Public Radio (HPR) with support from Akaku Maui...

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Successful Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner

Successful Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner

This past Saturday, our Maui County community scored an A+ during the MEDB Ke Alahele Education Fund Benefit Dinner held at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa. Perhaps, numbers speak louder than words… over 560 people attended this awesome event, including...

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