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Forum: CREATING DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES - Special 3rd party FREE event
Stay up to date and ahead with this "at no charge" forum event that discusses one of the 'bubbling hot' topics within businesses that care about the social capital of their human resources. The Office on Aging of County of Maui invites us, business people, to attend the event: "RESPONDING TO THE AGE WAVE: CREATING DEMENTIA-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES" with guest speakers, experts with hands-on the subject (for more than 20 years), from Minnesota: (1) Michelle Barclay, M.A., Co-Executive Lead, ACT on Alzheimer’s and (2) Terry Barclay, Ph.D., Clinical Director of Neuropsychology, HealthPartners & Regions Hospital; Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Minnesota. ---------- AGENDA from 5pm to 7pm (complimentary light refreshments) Special tips for businesses serving kupuna to assist owners to:  Develop dementia-friendly business practices  Use dementia-friendly communication skills  Support employees impacted by the disease  Recognize signs of dementia --------- This event is sponsored by the Maui County Office on Aging. Since 2014, our MBB supports the Office on Aging (in some projects.)

J. Walter Cameron Center

95 Mahalani Street · Wailuku, HI

Respond by: 11/15/2018

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Upcoming events...

Central Maui BiTT on Tuesday, August 14, 2018! Online RSVP is required.

MBB closed out 2017 successfully w/ 48 events (46 education, 2 celebration!) ☀️ Year in review:

22 Business in the Think Tank sessions (BiTTs) at no cost to the attendee - with this one on Dec. 12 included!

26 special events:
🎙️22 special events at no cost to the attendee.
🎙️2 special events with attendee cost for food only.
🎉2 celebration events (MBB’s 5th Anniversary in January 2017, and Worldwide Women’s Entrepreneurship Day in November 2017).
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Mahalo sponsors, collaborations and supporters for helping MBB to make the 48 events in 2017 possible!

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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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In November 2016, MBB and its partners made five "first ever in Maui" celebrations happen in South Maui: National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), National Entrepreneurship Month, National Entrepreneurs Day, Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), and Women's Entrepreneurs Day (WED).

In February 2017, MBB and its partners made "National Entrepreneurship Week" (N.E.W.) happen first-time ever in Maui (East and West Maui.)
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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!
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Join Us! Membership is FREE.

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), ..., .

MAHALO! to our GUEST ENTERTAINERS, FANTASTIC MUSICIANS & SINGERS:
- 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

WE NEED MORE SPONSORSHIP = VALIDATION TO MAUI SMALL BUSINESSES!

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!

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