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2018 Mayor's Small Business Awards

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Annual Mayor’s Small Business Awards. All finalists and winners will be honored at an awards dinner on Friday, March 9, 2018, at the Waikapu Ballroom of the King Kamehameha Golf Club.

The Mayor’s Small Business Awards recognize outstanding businesses in our community that have 100 or fewer employees and have had a Hawai`i General Excise Tax license for no less 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 six award categories: 

•            Exceptional Small Business of the Year (10 or fewer employees) 

•            Exceptional Small Business of the Year (11 to 35 employees) 

•            Exceptional Small Business of the Year (36 to 100 employees) 

•            Outstanding Non-Profit Business (no employee limit)

•            Young Small Business Person of the Year (under age 40 as of March 9, 2018 

•            Lifetime Achievement Award (for any individual doing business in Maui County for more than 20 years; no limit on number of employees)

Completed nomination packets must be received at the Maui County Business Resource Center at Maui Mall on or before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018; only those entries received on or before the deadline will be considered. Submittals must include the nomination form, nomination criteria form, one typewritten letter of recommendation from other sources, and a high resolution (minimum 300 dpi) digital photograph of the nominee. No self-nominations will be accepted.

Nomination forms are available online at www.mauicounty.gov/MCBRC and www.mauichamber.com. Paper copies may be picked up at the Maui County Business Resource Center at Maui Mall; the Maui Chamber of Commerce; and American Savings Bank, Bank of Hawaii, Central Pacific Bank, First Hawaiian Bank and Hawaii USA FCU.

“Small businesses are the true job generators in our community, and they risk a great deal to open their doors, create jobs, grow and stimulate our economy,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “Maui County is fortunate to have many successful small businesses that are known for their entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and ingenuity. I look forward to honoring them through these awards and to sharing their resilience and resourcefulness with others as shining examples of the strength of our community.” 

Chamber President Pamela Tumpap praised Maui’s small businesses as being at “the heart of our community.”  She added, “We look forward to giving them well-deserved credit and honoring their tremendous accomplishments and investment in our community with Mayor Arakawa and his team.”

For more information about nominations, additional details on available sponsorships or event ticket purchases, please call the Maui County Business Resource Center at ph. 270-5767 or the Maui Chamber of Commerce at ph. 244-0081.

Sponsorship Available, Please contact the Maui Chamber of Commerce at 808-244-0081

The following sponsorship levels are offered:

Platinum Sponsorship: $5,000

• Two complimentary admissions and seats at head table with the Mayor Alan Arakawa and Maui Chamber of Commerce.

• Reserved Table set for eight with premier placement and eight complimentary admissions to the awards celebration.

• Platinum sponsorship mention in the printed program, with your logo and congratulatory message.

• A full page color ad in the printed program.

• Your banner hung at the event.

• Platinum sponsorship mention during the event program.

• Your company named as a Platinum Sponsor is pre-and post-event press releases.

• Your logo and company named as a Platinum Sponsor on the event flier promoting the event distributed by the County of Maui and Maui Chamber of Commerce throughout the Maui County.

• Your logo and mention as Platinum Sponsor in the Maui Chamber of Commerce eNews for 2 weeks prior to the event.

Gold Sponsorship: $3,000 - Mahalo to Altres for coming in as a Gold Sponsor

• A reserved table and eight complimentary admissions to the awards celebration.

• Gold sponsorship mention in the printed program, with your logo.

• A half page color ad in the printed program.

• Gold sponsorship mention during the event program.

• Your company named as a Gold Sponsor is pre-and post-event press releases.

• Your logo and company named as a Gold Sponsor on the event flier promoting the event distributed by the County of Maui and Maui Chamber of Commerce throughout the Maui County.

• Your company mentioned as a Gold Sponsor during the County Office of Economic Development’s Radio Program promoting the event.

• Your logo and mention as Gold Sponsor in the Maui Chamber of Commerce eNews for 2 weeks prior to the event.

Silver Sponsorship: $2,000

• Four complimentary admissions to the awards celebration.

• Silver sponsorship mention in the printed program, with your logo.

• A quarter page ad in the printed program.

• Silver sponsorship mention during the event program.

• Your company named as a Silver Sponsor is pre-and post-event press releases.

• Your logo and company named as a Silver Sponsor on the event flier promoting the event distributed by the County of Maui and Maui Chamber of Commerce throughout the Maui County.

• Your logo and mention as Silver Sponsor in the Maui Chamber of Commerce eNews for 2 weeks prior to the event.

Bronze Sponsorship: $1,000

• Two complimentary admissions to the awards celebration.

• Bronze sponsorship mention in the printed program, with your logo.

• Bronze sponsorship mention during the event program.

• Your company named as a Bronze Sponsor is pre-and post-event press releases.

• Your company named as a Bronze Sponsor on the event flier promoting the event distributed by the County of Maui and Maui Chamber of Commerce throughout the Maui County.

• Your logo and mention as Bronze Sponsor in the Maui Chamber of Commerce eNews for 2 weeks prior to the event.

Supporter: $500

• One complimentary admission to the awards celebration.

• Mention in the printed program as a Supporter.

• Your company listed as a Supporter in Maui Chamber of Commerce eNews for 2 weeks prior to the event.

 

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Friday, March 9th, 2018

Time: 5:00 pm to 8:45 pm

Cost: $69 Register by Friday, February 23, 2018

Categories: Business / Finances, Food & Beverage, Party / Celebration / Dance

EVENT LOCATION

King Kamehameha Golf Club

2500 Honoapiilani Hwy

Wailuku, HI USA 96793

Island Area: Central Maui

Location Specifics: Waikapu Ballroom

EVENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact: Kailea Moikeha

Phone: 808-244-0081

Email:

Website: www.mauichamber.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1047316&group=

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