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Nominees, Awards Dinner Announced for 2017 Mayor’s Small Business Awards

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the nominees for the upcoming 2017 Mayor’s Small Business Awards.

All nominees and winners will be honored at an awards dinner on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at the Waikapu Ballroom of the King Kamehameha Golf Club. Tickets are available to the public at $68 and can be purchased online at www.mauichamber.com or by calling the Maui Chamber of Commerce at (808) 244-0081 on or before Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. After this deadline, the price of tickets increases to $75. For more information, please contact the Maui County Business Resource Center at 270-5767 or the Maui Chamber of Commerce at 244-0081.

The 2017 Mayor’s Small Business Awards nominees are as follows:

AAAAA Rent-A-Space

Aina Excavation & Grading Inc.

Aloha Property Management Inc.

Ashley Takitani Leahey

Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui

Brian Bowers

Erik Stein

Hale Mahaolu

Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation

Infinity Revive Massage & Wellness Center

James R. Doran Jr.

Jessica Matsumoto

Ka Lima O Maui, Ltd.

Kahului Carpet and Drapery Products, Inc.

Maui Friends of the Library

Maui Windows and Doors, LLC

Maui Wine Ltd.

Ricky’s Plumbing

Sherri L. Reeve

Sip Me LLC

Windward Aviation, Inc.

The Mayor’s Small Business Awards recognize outstanding businesses in our community that have 100 or fewer employees and have had a Hawaii General Excise Tax license for no fewer than two years. Other criteria include demonstrating business leadership in a changing economic environment, creating a quality work environment for their employees, exhibiting the aloha spirit and exemplary customer service, developing partnerships with other sectors of the community, and demonstrating other exceptional qualities or traits.

This year’s event includes the following five award categories:

 

  • Exceptional Small Business of the Year (10 or fewer employees)

 

  • Exceptional Small Business of the Year (11 to 35 employees)

 

  • Outstanding Non-Profit Business (100 or fewer employees)

 

  • Young Small Business Person of the Year (under age 40 as of March 7, 2017)

 

  • Lifetime Achievement Award (for any individual doing business in Maui County for more than 20 years; no limit on number of employees)

For more information, please contact the Maui County Business Resource Center at 270-5767 or the Maui Chamber of Commerce at 244-0081.

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