05/16/2017 MNHCoC Talk Story Social (Ua Pau)

Open Mic and An Evening with Molonai Hola

When:  Tuesday, May 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū (Tram Station).
Guest:  Molonai Hola
Our special guest is a Polynesian businessman and will be sharing his accomplished experiences, perspectives, and visions. More Bio details are available here...

Pupus (with no host bar) by Pukalani Superette.

Ua Pau...
Last night was a wonderful and thoughtful evening with Molonai and his beautiful wife Lindsay. Molonai shared his vision of doing business with a sense of place and introduced a proposal to create an Impact Investing Fund with the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber Foundation which spurred a lot of comment and sharing of manaʻo.  The fund would support small businesses and programs within Maui County and communities served to enhance the quality of life and create a sense of place.  Unique to this effort is not only up-front funding and enabling of culturally sensitive projects but the sharing of both equity and a cashflow from any profits. The fund also intends to provide business education and management career opportunities for the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber and itʻs members. Several members shared their thoughts -both enthusiasm and cautions of things not to forget.  

Mahalo nui to Maui Tropical Plantation for being such a wonderful venue; to member Pukalani Superette for the ono pupus and delicious cake for desert; to members, the Blackburns, Maui Land Broker & Property Management Inc, for the use of their screen and projector; and to all the attendees and guests that shared stories.