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Maui Springboard Hosts Business Development Webinars

June 1, 2012, 2:47 PM HST
* Updated June 1, 4:41 PM
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Ron Lunan, founder of Maui, an online Maui-based business networking site. Photo courtesy of Lunan.

By Sonia Isotov

Every month, local business leaders and experts share a broad range of information and experience geared for a Maui audience via free, online web conferences facilitated in partnership with is a new online business community similar to LinkedIn but focused on networking Maui County professionals. Currently, boasts 154 members.

Brown bag discussion topics vary each month but usually focus on starting and running businesses in Maui County. In June, promises information that can help Maui professionals write and distribute effective press releases, cultivate attitudes for success, and build a referral network.

Maui Springboard’s June brown bag sessions are free and held between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. via an online meeting place. Attendees must RSVP on or email  [email protected]. Web conference information will be sent to attendee’s the day before each event.

Olympian, author and success coach, Annette Lynch will share the attitude and mindset needed to be successful. Photo courtesy of Lunan.


The June workshops are as scheduled:


MAUI SPRINGBOARD NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION by Ron Lunan – Tuesday, June 12 (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Ron Lunan, the founder of Maui Springboard, will show new members how to use the many features of the social site to connect with other members, ask questions, post events, join and start communities, and to broadcast their own content to the network.

ACTIVATE YOUR CHAMPION MIND – How to Have an Attitude for Success in Business by Annette Lynch – Thursday, June 14 (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.).
Olympian, author and success coach, Annette Lynch will share the attitude and mindset that allowed not only her to achieve her dreams, but has helped 1000s of others.  Annette has studied success and looking at her own experiences and those of fellow Gold medal winning athletes and successful entrepreneurs. She will share her five core attitudes necessary for success.

THE POWER & MECHANICS OF A PRESS RELEASE by Mark Givensel – Tuesday, June 26 (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Mark Givensel is the owner of Maui Business News. Givensel will discuss what every Maui business owner should know about writing and distributing press releases for optimal exposure.

Tood A. Vines, Todd A. Vines is the director of public relations and social media at Gilbert & Associates advertising firm. Photo courtesy of Lunan.


TRADITIONAL ADVERTISING AND WHY BUSINESSES STILL NEED IT by Todd A. Vines – Thursday, June 28 (12 p.m. to 1 p.m.)
Todd A. Vines is the Director of Public Relations & Social Media at Gilbert & Associates. This eye-opening talk will dispel the myth that the internet has killed traditional advertising, and show exactly which advertising mediums are still relevant and impactful in Maui.

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