Annual Maui Mayor's Small Business Award Nominees Announced


The Maui Chamber of Commerce announced that the 2022 Mayor’s Small Business Awards will be held on Thursday, October 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel Rainbow Ballroom.

Registration required. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the event page on

Guests can participate in networking nights, celebrate small businesses, make new contacts, and enjoy food and cocktails. The cost is $69 per person for him through September 26, and $79 thereafter. Refunds are available until September 30th.

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“We are delighted to share the outstanding businesses nominated for this event,” said Pamela Tampup, President of the Maui Chamber of Commerce. “Small businesses play such an important role and contribute so much to our communities. This award not only recognizes the difficult feat of running a small business, but also their aloha spirit and their commitment to their communities. We also recognize the contributions of , and we look forward to your participation in this year’s event that honors these exceptional small businesses.”

The nominees for each category are as follows.

Exceptional Small Business of the Year
(10 employees or less)

  • Da Kine Paints, LLC – Michelle Heller
  • Island Ice and Water Company – Seth JK Cravalho
  • Organized Life – Molly Stiens
  • To Be Organics – Carly Rose Wilson
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Exceptional Small Business of the Year
(11-39 people)

  • IBS School of Cosmetology & Massage – Roanda Davis
  • Maui Cardiology – Robin and James Mutoh
  • Maui Recovery Services LLC – David Naylor and Dr. Nicholas Kardaras
  • Valley Isle Fencing – Art “Bobo” Leal
  • Venture Physical Therapy – Anne & Ted Anderson

Good nonprofit business
(less than 100 employees)

  • Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui – Paul Tonesen
  • Mana’o Radio – Michael Elam
  • Maui Family Support Services, Inc. – Edeluisa M. Baguio-Larena
  • Maui Rescue Mission Inc. – Scott Hansen
  • Maui United Way – Nicholas R Winfrey

Young Small Business Person of the Year
(under 40 years old as of October 6, 2022)

  • Christopher Monroe – Ohana Animal Inn
  • Ceone Nojima – Baya LLC
  • Jessica Pickering – Maui Diving – Scuba & Snorkel Center, LLC
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lifetime achievement award (for individuals who have been in business in Maui County for 20 years or more and have up to 100 employees)

  • Maui Surfer Girls, Inc. – Dustin Tester

The Mayor’s Small Business Awards recognize outstanding businesses within the community with over 100 employees. Other criteria include demonstrating business leadership in a changing economic environment, creating a quality working environment for employees, demonstrating the Aloha spirit and exemplary customer service, and other sectors of the community. This includes forming partnerships with and demonstrating other outstanding qualities and characteristics.

The Maui Chamber of Commerce would like to extend a special thank you to the Maui County Economic Development Authority and its Gold Sponsor, Hawaiian Electric Company, for supporting this event.

For more information and available sponsorships, visit or contact the Maui Chamber of Commerce at 808-244-0081 or [email protected]