Mahalo Molokai for Expo Success

We would like to extend a big mahalo to the Molokai community, and everyone who participated in the 9th Annual Business & Food Expo to make it a successful event.

Thank you to Mayor Arakawa, 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 generous sponsors: Alamo Rent a Car, Monsanto Molokai and Young Brothers for their support.

To all the chefs: Christopher Schobel, Dean Louie, Chris Speere, Ryan Ferguson and Molokai’s own Sherwood Hiro. To 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 thanks again to Cameron Hiro for bringing together all the necessary pieces. 

Mahalo to Uncle Jimmy Duvachelle for giving the heartfelt blessing.

What a show! Thank you to the entertainers: Moana’s Hula Halau, Kala n Friends, Anahaki Box Band and Master of Ceremonies Lyndon Roxford Lanakila “Dog Walker” Dela Cruz for making it a memorable occasion.

To Kumu Farms and Molokai Minimart, thank you for donating your fresh produce and
beverages for our fundraiser.

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.

Robert Stephenson


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