Welina me ke Aloha,
As we witnessed another dawning of a new day, we continue to find cause for optimism, “Ka la hiki ola,” the value of hope and promise in every new day. The Maui Native of Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce was born out of a desire to promote and sustain our Hawaiian culture, nurturing a strong community of Hawaiian values and to enhance opportunities for success in business and education.
You heard presentations that reflect the theme, “Hawaiian values are good business,” from each of our political candidates.The Chamber offered an impartial forum in which all candidates shared their message; also recognizing the need for a well-informed electorate.
Mahalo a nui Loa to our Lead sponsors A&B and Matson, Inc., and a very special acknowledgement to the many supporting sponsors for making the 8th Annual Business Fest, a huge success. To our Kupuna, “you give us the strength to endure lifeʻs many adversities….Mahalo!” Our Speakers captivated all of the attendees with their wisdom and knowledge on all that is cultural —- while always keeping business opportunities in the forefront. The many canoe paddlers, and countless volunteers, (registration), Aunty Alexa Vaught, (moderators), Mahina Martin, and Ron Vaught, we extend our deepest appreciation.
Special recognition to Kumu Keliʻi Tauʻa, Kahu Kimokeo Kapahulehua, Kahu Lyons Kapiʻiohokalani Naone, Teri Freitas Gorman, and all those involved in the Opening Blessing.
In closing, on behalf of the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, mahalo for being a part of this valued experience. We look forward to seeing you next year.
Doreen Napua Canto
President, Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 350
Kula, HI 96790 c. 808-633-307