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Nominees Announced for 2017 Mayor’s Small Business Awards

February 22, 2017, 3:12 PM HST
* Updated February 22, 4:07 PM
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The Mayor’s office has announced 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 Waikapū Ballroom of the King Kamehameha Golf Club.

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. Photo Courtesy

Tickets are available to the public for $68 and can be purchased online or by calling the Maui Chamber of Commerce at (808) 244-0081 on or before Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

After the Feb. 24 deadline, the price of tickets will increase to $75.

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

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Aina Excavation & Grading Inc.

Aloha Property Management Inc.

Ashley Takitani Leahey

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Maui

Brian Bowers

Erik Stein

Hale Mahaolu

Hawai‘i 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 the community that have 100 or fewer employees and have had a Hawai‘i 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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