Photo by Chris J. Evans

Maui Brewing Founders Named Hawaii and National Small Business Persons of the Year

Brittany Lyte

UPDATED: MAY 1, 2017 Maui Brewing founders honored as 2017 National Small Business Persons of the Year WASHINGTON, D.C. – Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, today announced that husband-and-wife business partners Garrett and Melanie Marrero of Maui Brewing Co. are this year’s national Small Business Persons of the Year. “Their innovative spirit, with assistance Read the full article…

Parting Shot: Home for Hawaiian Lions

Hawaii Business magazine

Keoni Vaugn, executive director of the Lanai Cat Sanctuary, offers breakfast to some of the 515 cats at the refuge. “We go through 75 pounds of cat food a day,” says Vaughn. Each cat has a name, numbered microchip, medical record, and is vaccinated and spayed or neutered.  The nonprofit is run by a staff Read the full article…

April 2017 , Nonprofits
April, 2017
Photo by David Croxford.

How to Fix the Honolulu Zoo

Tiffany Hill

If you grew up in Hawaii, chances are you’ve seen these exotic animals during a family visit or class field trip. And, if you’ve come back as an adult, a visit to Hawaii’s only zoo might have felt strangely similar to your earlier visits. Fluctuating funding and unstable management have hindered progress, making the zoo Read the full article…

Illustration by Kristen Uroda.

Nonprofit Corner: Beautiful Children

Jackie M. Young

Autism Spectrum Disorder affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S., and more than 1,800 students in Hawaii public schools have been identified as autistic, according to the Hawaii Autism Foundation. Gov. David Ige signed Luke’s Law in 2015, which requires insurance plans to cover medically necessary treatment for autism; before that, treating autism could Read the full article…

April 2017 , Nonprofits
April, 2017