It was a big shopping day for local businesses during the Made in Maui County Festival held this weekend.
This weekend, over 10,000 residents and visitors converged on the Maui Arts & Cultural Center for the 2nd Annual Made in Maui County Festival setting a new attendance record. Taking center stage were the over 140 vendors who showcased the Islands’ depth and breadth of products during this two-day event held on November 6 & 7.
“The creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of the people of Maui County was on display for all to see at this event,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa who also got into the spirit of the event by modeling a silk shirt by designer Sarai Stricklin. “The diversity of products attests to the wide-ranging abilities and talents of the vendors.”
“Small business is the core of the economic engine that drives our local economy,” said Arakawa. “We are truly fortunate to have such dedicated and hardworking business owners involved in this showcase of Made in Maui County products that attracts visitors and local people alike. Helping our local businesses succeed long-term will ultimately benefit our community and economy.” (more…)