As more Hawaii residents flock towards raising chickens in their backyards, some may not be aware of the state and federal health regulations for selling their eggs to the public. As part of a statewide tour by the Hawaii Departments of Health and Agriculture and the University of Hawaii, a dozen of Molokai’s backyard egg farmers familiarized themselves with these guidelines during an egg workshop last Tuesday.
“We knew of people [on Maui] who were doing backyard egg producing and were trying to sell…to high-end hotels,” said Lynn Nakamura-Tengan, a food safety educator at the University of Hawaii Manoa, during the workshop.…
UHMC News Release
The Business Careers program at University of Hawaii Maui College (UHMC) Molokai offers various levels of opportunity. Certificates of Competence are designed for students and community members who wish to quickly acquire or upgrade their skills and knowledge. Earn a certificate in as little as one semester!
A one-year Certificate of Achievement in Business Careers provides essential skills and knowledge in business, communications, writing, and mathematics. A two-year Associate in Applied Science in Business Careers prepares students for the four-year business programs at UH West Oahu, UH Manoa, UH Hilo, and other institutions in conjunction with the Associate in Arts degree program.…
Kuha`o Business Center News Release
The County of Maui Office of Economic Development (OED) is coming to Molokai on Thursday, Dec. 12 to talk story about the programs they offer, but more importantly to talk story with Molokai to see how we can better serve the island.
Each session will be approximately an hour and will be held in the QLCC Family Room at Kulana Oiwi. We will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude at 6:30 p.m. Topics include what is OED, how to be successful with county grants, county product enrichment program, workforce development, agriculture, business development/made in Maui County opportunity, opportunities through the Maui Film Office, and Ikehu Molokai Renewable Energy Project.…
Kuha`o Business Center News Release
The Kuha`o Business Center invites you to come talk story with representatives of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture’s Market Development Branch on Thursday, Dec. 5. The event will take place in the OHA Conference Room from 1 to 4 p.m.
Discuss issues regarding growing and producing on Molokai and why value-added products are something to consider. Learn how to collaborate with others and about opportunities for grants, branding, tradeshows and organic certification reimbursement.
After the event at 4 p.m., meet Jennifer Young, Food Technology Center Director and Kenneth Yamamura, County Office of Economic Development Ag Specialist of the Maui Food Technology Center.…
There are currently 355 registered business owners on Molokai and most of them are home based, according to Jennifer Hawkins, small business specialist at the Kuha’o Business Center. These businesses are regulated by the Maui County Council under a bill currently up for revision. But when the council visited Molokai last week, asking for feedback on how to best tailor these standards and encourage small businesses, many Molokai business owners revealed they never knew the ordinance existed.
“I feel very unprepared as do most of us [home-based business owners] here to speak on this,” said local business owner Brenda Kaneshiro before the council Wednesday evening.…
New Professional League on Molokai
A motivated group is working together to empower women on Molokai through an emerging professional organization called the Molokai Professional Women’s League (MPWL). The organization’s goal is to host professional networking opportunities, mentorship programs and collective support to encourage active leadership in the community.
“We want to support the women here on Molokai,” said MPWL Vice President Liette Corpus. “If we support our women, we will strengthen our families and our communities.”
More than 40 members, representing all ages, attended MPWL’s first membership meeting last Thursday at Hotel Molokai. There, they were introduced to the organization, its mission and plans for the future.…
For local business owner Denise Taueetia, growing up on Molokai meant always working hard. After 10 years of managing her own gift and furniture store, she’s taking a moment to celebrate.
“I still look at our pictures from our first anniversary,” said Taueetia. “In the beginning it was fun and it’s still fun today.”
Molokai Furniture got its start in 2003 after Taueetia had come back to the island after studying and working on Maui.
“[My husband and I] had gotten rid of all our furniture on Maui,” said Taueetia. “When I came here, I thought it was going to be easy to get furniture, but it wasn’t.”
After struggling to find furniture through garage sales and occasional, expensive trips off-island, Taueetia said she began to envision managing her own store.…
By Jeannine Rossa
This is the first in a monthly series on local businesses, both old and new. Our intent
is to support our local businesses, help people who want to start a business, and tell a
What: Something for Everybody, an upscale, second-hand clothing store.
Who: Wailani Tanaka
When: Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 pm and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Upstairs above American Savings Bank
How: 808-553-8149 or email@example.com
Question: What do you do and how long have you been doing it?
Answer: I own and operate the store Something for Everybody selling clothes, footwear, and accessories for men, women and teens in all sizes and styles.…
County of Maui News Release
The County of Maui is considering amending a bill relating to home businesses. The purpose of the proposed revisions is to establish standards and restrictions for the regulation of home businesses. It also seeks to establish home businesses as a permitted use in the residential and rural zoning districts and as a special use in the agricultural zoning district, as well as classify parcels upon which a home business is conducted as commercialized residential for real property tax purposes.
A public meeting will be held on Molokai on Nov. 20 at the Mitchell Pauole Center at 6 p.m.…
MPWL News Release
Encouraging and empowering women’s voices can make a positive difference for our community. With this goal, we hope you’ll join us in contributing to efforts that will make Molokai stronger by supporting a mentorship program for young women to engage in building civic responsibility, whereby taking on leadership roles for our community.
Molokai Professional Women’s League (MPWL) is an organization where smart, active leaders will be working to create lasting changes in the community. Members of MPWL have many opportunities to create an impact on issues concerning our community, county and state.
Membership is not confined to Molokai’s women but is open to all females who sympathize with the objectives of MPWL.…