Maui Chamber of Commerce announces Hawaiian Airlines as title sponsor of Made in Maui County Festival

The Maui Chamber of Commerce, supported by the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, today announced Hawaiian Airlines has signed a two-year title sponsorship of the annual Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival. The two-day festival is Maui County’s largest products show offering a springboard for local companies to take their business to the next level.

“For the past three years, Hawaiian Airlines has been an event sponsor of the festival,” said Pamela Tumpap, President of the Maui Chamber of Commerce. “Now, we’re thrilled to partner with Hawaiian Airlines as the Title Sponsor for the 6th and 7th Annual Hawaiian Airlines Made In Maui County Festival. We look forward to strengthening the relationship that has already been built and taking this important event that benefits so many of our islands’ entrepreneurs to new heights.”

Held on the first Friday and Saturday of November at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului, the goal of this annual event is to showcase locally made products; grow independent businesses headquartered within the county (islands Maui, Molokai and Lanai); strengthen the community by encouraging job creation; and diversify the county’s economy.

“We’re committed to supporting local businesses and introducing our guests to the sights, sounds and flavors of Hawai‘i through products made right here in the Islands,” said Robert Sorensen, Vice President of Marketing and E-Commerce at Hawaiian Airlines.. “As Title Sponsor of the Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival, we are honored to work alongside the Maui Chamber of Commerce to showcase Maui County’s talented entrepreneurs.”

Members of Hawaiian Airlines team at the Made in Maui County Festival. Pictured from left: Nadine Texeira, Jasmine Tamanaha, Leona Duarte, and Merle Bernades.

Members of Hawaiian Airlines team at the Made in Maui County Festival. Pictured from left: Nadine Texeira, Jasmine Tamanaha, Leona Duarte, and Merle Bernades.

Since the festival began in 2014, participating vendors have reported during this two-day event nearly $2.5 million on retail sales, over 165,900 items sold, over 1,120 new wholesale accounts secured, and over 6,770 new leads established.

The 6th Annual Hawaiian Airlines Made in Maui County Festival will be held on November 1st and 2nd. Now in its sixth year, this popular event will feature over 140 vendors offering hundreds of made in Maui County products, including food, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, furniture, gifts, collectibles and more. The festival will also feature a special Buyers Preview for wholesale buyers/distributors, live entertainment, fashion shows, food trucks, and prize drawings. Attendees can also enter to win 250,000 HawaiianMiles.

For more information on the festival, visit www.MadeInMauiCounty.com or email info@MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com. Connect with the festival on Facebook, Twitter (#MIMCF2019), Instagram and Pinterest.

About Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian® has led all U.S. carriers in on-time performance for each of the past 15 years (2004-2018) as reported by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Consumer surveys by Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure and TripAdvisor have placed Hawaiian among the top of all domestic airlines serving Hawai‘i.

Now in its 90th year of continuous service, Hawaiian is Hawaii’s biggest and longest-serving airline. Hawaiian offers non-stop service to Hawai‘i from more U.S. gateway cities (13) than any other airline, along with service from Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa and Tahiti. Hawaiian also provides, on average, more than 170 jet flights daily between the Hawaiian Islands, and over 260 daily flights system-wide.

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. is a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA). Additional information is available at HawaiianAirlines.com. Follow Hawaiian’s Twitter updates (@HawaiianAir), become a fan on Facebook (Hawaiian Airlines), and follow us on Instagram (hawaiianairlines). For career postings and updates, follow Hawaiian’s LinkedIn page.

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About Maui Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Maui Chamber of Commerce is to advance and promote a healthy economic environment for business, advocating for a responsive government and quality education, while preserving Maui’s unique community characteristics. They encourage business and community prosperity by promoting economic programs designed to strengthen and enhance financials opportunities for all businesses within the county.

The Maui Chamber of Commerce serves as an effective non-partisan, non-sectarian voice for business on legislative, business, social, governmental and community issues affecting Maui. They identify and overcome obstacles that are detrimental to the business climate and community growth, support civic, social and cultural programs designed to increase the functional and aesthetic values of the community and promote life-long learning. www.MauiChamber.com