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Non-MBB member: Joining the MBB FREE membership is easy.
To RSVP for the FREE workshops, we invite you to (1) join the MBB FREE membership; then, (2) RSVP for the workshop(s).

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Upcoming events...

• Wednesday, September 18, 2019, "The Bones of Your Business As Seen on Internet (https://www.meetup.com/MauiBusinessBrainstormers/events/264411516/)"

• Sunday, September 22, 2019 , "A Woman's Place Is... (https://www.meetup.com/MauiBusinessBrainstormers/events/264230799/)"


MBB closed out 2018 successfully w/ 35 events (35 education!) ☀️ Year in review:

🎙️18 special events at no cost to the attendee.
🎙️2 special events with attendee cost for food only.
🎉15 BiTTs at no cost to the attendee.
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Mahalo sponsors, collaborations and supporters for helping MBB to make the 35 events in 2018 possible!


Shop Small and Local!
(if shopping online, choose businesses that are local)
As small business owners and managers, we wish to receive help to grow our own businesses.

A gift card for a massage, hair cut, nails and toenails spa, yoga session, ballroom dance class, local restaurant, computer class, a book, a business coaching session, local cultural show, local artisan products or, contract a local artist for your party...

Yes, we can find great gift options, locally - in our neighborhood or MBB membership list too!

We are Maui small business owners and managers who meet to discuss ways to improve each other’s businesses.

Our Meetup Group main focus: Invaluable Business Resources and Discussions for education purpose.

Networking happens naturally in every meeting.

At our regular meetings, members get an opportunity to share their business story and can use the other members as a sounding board. A coaching segment by a guest speaker is included.

Our special meetings include presentations and training in topics of broad interest.

Membership is FREE;
Regular Meetings are FREE;
Special Meetings are FREE except to cover food cost (if any).

• We are non-profit.
• Our unpaid organizers make huge effort, including taking part of their paid work time, to bring quality meetings at zero or minimum cost to you.
• Our organizers' guest supporters also generously contribute to our Meetup Group.
• Our guest speakers donate their time and bring quality information to you.
• Our sponsors' generosity helps to make each meeting possible.

MAHALO! to each of you, Fellow Brainstormers!

MAHALO! to our GUEST SPEAKERS who accept our invitation and donate their time and knowledge (with speeches free of sales pitch!)
Guest Speakers who have presented for MBB:
Alan Pollock (O'ahu), Adam Broadway (California), John Philpin, Peter Liu, Annette Lynch, David Kapaku, Trisha Anderson, Dr. Robert Santry, Michael Kern, Dana Naylor, David B. Fisher, Richard Kehoe, Susie Thieman, Scott Sakakihara, Paul Brewbaker (O'ahu), Robert Wintner, Tricia Morris, Debbie Finkiewicz, Mark Fergusson (O'ahu), Tom Feltz, Bill Watts, Liza Pierce, Carmel Patterson, Howard Dicus O'ahu), Tom Blackburn-Rodriguez, Charles Keoho, Mark Glaser (California), Linden Mundekis, Barbara Garcia, Bob Kincaid, Pierce Gray, Randy Zachary, Sunny Gutierrez, Steve Petranik (O'ahu), Jack Dugan, Jay April, Greg Rewis (Phoenix), Chuck Spence, George Kahumoku Jr, Les Tomita, David Yamashiro, Iris Lin, Craig Swift, John A. Hau'oli Tomoso, Margaret DeStefano, Gennarino Brian DeStefano, John Dellar (California), Johanna Amorin, Melanie Boudar, Kate Griffiths, Jonni Earl, Michelle Earl, Danielle Miller, Lori Fisher, Wayne Wong, Loren Weisman (Florida), Michael Elam, Teri Freitas Gorman, Steve Pearson (O'ahu), Keola Donaghy, Scott Shui (California), Abner Nakihei Jr, Penny Dant, Pamela Norris, Elizabeth Tomoso, Joseph Pluta, Dr Letitia Wright (Boston), Gylian Solay, Stephanie Staidle (California), Cherie Banks (Texas), ..., .

- George Kahumoku Jr: 2013 After-Tax Party
- The Hawaiian Serenaders (Mele Ukulele & Richard Tom): 2013 After-Tax Party
- Fulton Tashombe: 2013 Maui Appreciation Party
- David Kapaku, a.k.a. Kahu: 2014 Maui Small Business Week Party


Our MBB is really a worthwhile cause.
We are thrilled and salute all the business visionaries and innovators who have come forward to help our MBB!


Upcoming events (4)

⭐The Bones of Your Business As Seen on Internet⭐HTDC⭒Innovate Hawai'i⭒MRTC⭒MBB⭐

Maui Research Technology Center: Cohana Offices

Is your business present online with strong bones? How about strong muscles? If you have no answer or are not sure, this workshop is for you. ****** Interested? MUST RSVP online with MBB. Important: RSVP will be rejected if full name of the attendee is not displayed - valid line: first one which the name of the MBBer is written in bold. ****** To get a business to start, it takes more than an idea. It takes your own village - could be your family members, your next door neighbor, your long time friends - to back you or be the first customers. Then, to secure a more steady revenue, your business will need to get noticed. So... You start posting more on social media, paying to get your business noticed by Internet users, ..., etc. Targeting the right channel with the right content is the biggest marketing challenge when you take your business online. Therefore, on September 18, 2019, Hawai'i Technology Development Corporation (HTDC) ⭒ Innovate Hawai'i ⭒ Maui Research & Technology Center (MRTC) - in a very special collaboration with Maui Business Brainstormers (MBB) - bring to you ⭐THE BONES of YOUR BUSINESS AS SEEN ON INTERNET⭐ - a straightforward panel discussion about creating a strong online business presence. - audience participation, featuring the existing online business presence of real businesses. Topics include: ⭐The user experience of your business on the Internet⭐ ⭐Strengthening the bone density of your business on the Internet⭐ ⭐Toning up the digital muscles of your business on the Internet⭐ ⭐Let's 'hologram' it right to engage your audience and increase the conversion rate of prospects⭐ ⭐GUEST PANEL➤Business advisors and business owners: ⭐Nicole Fisher ⭐David Yamashiro ⭐Kit Zulueta Furukawa ⭐Daryl Fujiwara ⭐Wayne Wong ⭐GUEST MODERATORS➤Pat Diaz, Kaiulani Alday, Grace Fung ⭐THE BONES of YOUR BUSINESS AS SEEN ON INTERNET⭐ counts with the support of *Skywriting by Nico* *Ululani's Shave Ice* *Sugar Beach Bake Shop* *Lahaina Luna Cafe* *Kit Zulueta Productions* *SFD Hawai'i* *HI SBDC - Maui* *Success Alday* *Grants Central Station* *RJK, LLC, Richard Kehoe, CPA, MBA* Note: each attendee, the MBB member, needs to follow "First Name + Last Name" request in order to have the registration/RSVP validated.

"A Woman's Place Is...." ❋ 2019 American Business Women's Day❋

Hale Kupuna O Lanai


Travel with us to Lāna'i on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 to hear from a panel of WONDER WOMEN who have taken on the world of business and learn what it took and still takes to move and shake it. ------- Attendees from island of Maui: Going to Lāna'i via ferry? Book your departure (Lahaina - Manele) at 9:15am, and return (Manele - Lahaina) at 4:30pm: https://go-lanai.com/ (Note: special ferry rates available for kama'aina or kama'aina senior) --------------- Your transportation from/to Manele Harbor: $10 special round trip rate (advance reservation required, call or text[masked], limited seats.) Note: the $20 when you RSVP is only for the pupu. Non-members can RSVP via this Paypal link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=FV46WE6FFSGKU ------- For the 3rd time, our state of Hawai'i celebrates the American Business Women's Day with the nation (1st time on Maui island, 2nd time on Hawai'i island, 3rd time - 2019 - on Lāna'i island) What: "A Woman's Place is..." - a unique event to infuse our Wonder Woman side with inspiration and encouragement. Guest panel of WONDER WOMEN: Malia Akutagawa (Mānoa, Moloka'i)👏 Sharon Liden (Lāna'i)👏 Barbara Lucas (Lāna'i)👏 Tammy Ringbauer (Lāna'i)👏 Doreen Napua Canto (Kula)👏 Claire Kamalu Carroll (Hāna)👏 Joycelyn Moana Nakahashi Victorino (Wailuku)👏 Audrey Rocha Reed (Pā'ia)👏 GUEST MODERATOR: Lee Imada GUEST EMCEEs: Alberta de Jetley, Gylian Solay ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ SOCIAL MEDIA: Nicole Fisher PHOTOGRAPHER: Grace Fung ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ ❋ Sponsors and Supporters: 🎉Pūlama Lāna'i 🎉Lāna'i Today 🎉Palekana Permitting and Planning 🎉RJK LLC Richard Kehoe CPA, MBA 🎉Skywriting by Nico 🎉Emergent Life Foundation 🎉Expeditions The story of the "American Business Women's Day" - click here (https://www.facebook.com/MauiBusinessBrainstormers/photos/a.398943246792356.98806.398918510128163/1573121996041136/?type=3&theater).

8th Annual Masters of Retail Success in Maui - Dinner event

Kahili Golf Course | Nahele Banquet Room


❋ ❋ Please find the dinner menu at the bottom❋ ❋ 5:15pm►Sign-in 5:40pm►Dinner starts 6:15pm►Presentation starts Host: Lori Fisher Emcees: Kahu David Kapaku and John Hau'oli Tomoso PRESENTING BUSINESSES ❋xxx ❋xxx ❋xxx ❋xxx Four Maui based businesses to share their unique journey, full of hands-on experiences, on the road that goes to a more stable and sunnier place. - How they got enough inspiration to get started. - How their big mistakes resulted in new ideas to improve their businesses. - Fears they had to overcome. - How they have beat the odds and trends. - How they increase brand visibility and connect with customers. - How they strive to reinvent themselves to stay abreast of the times. • What to bring: a coat (in case the room temperature gets cold) • Important to know: - event with no sales pitch tone, - your payment for the dinner will go entirely to the restaurant, - even if you are not eating, you will need to pay the dinner portion. Reason: MBB chose the option to offer dinner instead of charging the attendee for the admission (to pay for the use of the venue) ********************************* DINNER MENU - $62 per MBB member - Organic Upcountry Baby Greens with Chef’s Choice of Dressings; - Maui Pineapple Cole Slaw; - Traditional Potato Salad with Fresh Chives; - Grilled Top Sirloin of Beef with Merlot Demi-Glaze; - Smokey Paniolo Baby Back Ribs; - Pulehu Mahi-mahi and Island Pineapple; - Sweet Corn-on-the-cob; - Steamed White Rice - Fresh Baked Rolls; - Assorted Pies; - Hawaiian Isle Kona Coffee and Flavored Hot Teas - (actual dinner cost $65. Note that MBB would have to pay for the use of the venue if it did not want food.) *********************************** Collaboration, Sponsorship and Support:

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