Chamber Says Mahalo to Community

We would like to extend a big mahalo to the Molokai community, and everyone who participated in the 8th Annual Business and Food Expo to make it a successful event.
Thank you to Mayor Tavares, Maui County Council Chair Danny Mateo and the Office of Economic Development for partnering with the Molokai Chamber of Commerce and ensuring this event happens each year.
Mahalo to all of our sponsors, Monsanto Molokai, Young Brothers, American Savings Bank, and Alamo Rent a Car for their support.
To all the Chefs: Tom Muromoto, Chris Napoleon, Joey Macadangdang, Christopher Schobel, Dean Louie, and Molokai’s own Sherwood Hiro, the chefs’ staff and volunteers, Cameron Hiro for organizing all their needs, Ahupua`a o Molokai for providing the Lanikeha Center Facility, MCSC for allowing us to use the commercial kitchen, and the local businesses who provided the ingredients and supplies for the chefs creations – thank you for making the culinary magic happen.
Thank you to the sea of volunteers and local contractors for the level of professionalism they provided, and to Dawn Bicoy for her tireless efforts in overseeing and organizing this successful event.
Mahalo to Uncle Jimmy Duvachelle for giving the heartfelt blessing. What a show! Thank you to the entertainers, Moana’s Hula Halau, Uncle William and Bully Aki with Rick Schonely, Pili Pa`a and Master of Ceremonies Lyndon Roxford Lanakila “Dog Walker” Dela Cruz for making it a memorable occasion.
To Kumu Farms, Coffees of Hawaii and Molokai Minimart, thank you for donating your fresh produce, Mocha Mamas and beverages for our fundraiser.
Many thanks to Kalani Pruett for the flowers and Chris Chang and his crew for making the floral arrangements and providing the plants that made the event come alive with aloha.
Thanks to Ray Foster and the Monsanto Molokai team for their pre-Expo sweet corn donation and providing their workers and vehicles to help with logistics and event setup.
Mahalo to all the vendors who took the time to participate, and for donating their wonderful items for lucky number drawings. What a treat for the crowd.
Thank you to the Molokai Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. And the biggest mahalo of all to you, the Molokai people for coming out and supporting this event each year.

Rob Stephenson
President, Molokai Chamber of Commerce


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