Despite a steady downpour of rain, the inaugural Made in Maui County Festival in 2014 still managed to attract over 9,400 residents and visitors for a full day of shopping.
The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development announced today that vendor applications and sponsorship forms are now available for the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival which will be open to the public on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. The event is being presented by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and the Maui Chamber of Commerce. (more…)
The inaugural Made In Maui County Festival attracted records crowds to the Maui Arts & Cultural Center.
The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) announced it has issued a full report on the results and successes of the first-ever Made In Maui County Festival (MIMCF), which was held on Nov. 7-8, 2014.
The full MIMCF report can be viewed at www.mauicounty.gov/OED. Some of the highlights of the report include:
– 130 vendors, including 12 from Molokai, sold about $300,000 in products over the two day period
– Despite the bad weather that weekend, more than 9,400 people attended the festival
– Besides the sales, vendors reported gaining 180 new wholesale accounts and 1,070 new business leads for future sales
“We want to thank the entire Maui community for their support for this first festival,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa, “Building the capacity of our locally made product companies will strengthen our community, not only with the jobs they create, but with the diversification this brings to our economy.” (more…)