KAHULUI - Queen Ka'ahumanu Center has announced the winners of its annual Kids, Inc. Business Showcase promotion.
Ten kid-run businesses have been invited to set up shop in center court at the center on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Each business is allowed to keep all earnings from the day.
The winning concepts were selected by popular vote in a Queen Ka'ahumanu Center Facebook promotion. Each business has minimal parental involvement.
The ages of this year's selected proprietors range from eight to 13.
The winning businesses are: Naughty and Nice Bakery - Desserts with a healthy spin and their recipes; All About Monsters - Onsite, custom creation of hand-sewn puppets; BITE ME! Sweet Sisters Cake Pop Shop - Cake pops created by a pair of sisters; Pop Up Photo Booth - Theme photos with props, including a full honey bear costume; Mermaid Twin Co. - Handmade bows and up-cycled girls apparel from a pair of best friends; Kai Nani Jewelry - Handmade jewelry made of shells, sea glass and other finds from Maui beaches; De La Mode - Fashionable jewelry, including clay charms and fabric bows; Cajudoy's Creations - A brother-sister team selling sewn items, jewelry, creative crayons and more; Cupcakes! - More than a dozen varieties to choose from; Na'i's Creative Mind - Original artwork.
"This is a unique way to showcase Maui's youth entrepreneurs," said Todd A. Vines, marketing manager of Queen Ka'ahumanu Center. "These are the future business leaders of our community. We're proud to support their ambitions and offer the experience of conducting business at Maui's largest shopping center."
For information, call 877-4325 or visit QueenKaahumanuCenter.com.