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(Read also on Maui Now's, Wednesday  August 05, 2015)

KAHULUI, HIMahina Martin, Director of Government and Community Relations for Maui Electric Company, is the featured speaker for the next Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce Membership Dinner at 5:30 pm on Thursday, August 13 at the Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū. She will speak on “The Triple Bottom Line of Doing Business in Hawai‘i: Kuleana, Mālama and Aloha.”

“It’s no secret that doing business in Hawai‘i is made even more complex with an expanded triple bottom line,” commented Martin. “Hawai‘i customers and communities expect to see businesses balance their financial needs with long standing values that reflect the culture and traditions of an island state with the most isolated population on earth. Businesses that embrace the triple bottom line of kuleana, mālama, and aloha, succeed at merging commerce with culture.”

Mahina Martin joined Maui Electric Company in 2013 after nearly thirty years of community and government relations work that included leadership roles in non-profit organizations, county government, and community-driven initiatives.

She previously served as community and communications director for the County of Maui and was named the 2007 Maui County Employee of the Year for her exemplary communications work during public safety emergencies affecting the communities of Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i.  She is also a former Department of Hawaiian Homes Commissioner, representing Maui.

Born and raised on Maui, her lifelong commitment to building community strength has led to extensive involvement on boards of state and local organizations and organizing Maui Interscholastic League’s sport of high school outrigger paddling for Maui, Moloka‘i and Lāna‘i.

Prepaid admission for the August Membership Dinner is $20 for members or $25 for non-members who pay in advance with PayPal on www.mnhcoc.org.  Members who pay at the door will be charged $25 and non-members will pay $30. The fee includes a complete buffet dinner catered by Hoapili Ane.  A no-host bar opens at 5:30 for informal networking.

To reserve your spot, please visit www.mnhcoc.org, or call 808.633.3079 by Tuesday, August 11.

MNHCoC’s mission is “to promote and sustain Hawaiian values and culture, and enhance the socio-economic status of Native Hawaiians in business and as individuals.”  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in perpetuating the spirit of Aloha through commerce, culture and community. The Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce welcomes Hawaiians and Hawaiians at Heart to share in their mission. For more information visit www.mnhcoc.org.