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Planning to launch a business?

By Staff | Sep 24, 2009

Fifty eighth-graders from Lahaina Intermediate School posed for this picture at Kaanapali Beach Hotel during “Opportunity Rocks,” a half-day field trip to learn about visitor industry vocations, on Sept. 10. A total of 250 students and 50 chaperones visited Kaanapali Beach Hotel, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Royal Lahaina Resort, The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas and Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua in the educational event organized by Diane Pure. Photo by Norm Bezane.

WAILUKU — The county Office of Economic Development holds free “Brown Bag” lunch workshops at the Maui County Business Resource Center in Maui Mall.

Learn about “Starting a Business in Maui County” on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Instructor Anna Ribucan will cover general information and requirements for starting a business in Maui County.

Ribucan has been in business on Maui for over 30 years. In 2006, she was named SBA’s Women in Business Champion.

She manages the Maui County Business Resource Center, where she shares her insight with entrepreneurs starting and growing businesses.

Seating is limited; reservations are requested by calling the center at 873-8247. Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch.

The center also offers free business counseling sessions with experienced SCORE counselors; call for an appointment.