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Central Pacific Bank forms partnership

Central Pacific Bank forms partnership

August 11, 2020

 

Central Pacific Bank, Mana Up, and the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association started a partnership that will be the catalyst for new retail opportunities for Hawaii small businesses to sell products in Japan with Prince Hotels and Resorts and Natural Lawson convenience stores.

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New partnership to allow Hawaii small businesses to sell products in Japan

New partnership to allow Hawaii small businesses to sell products in Japan

August 11, 2020

CPB, Mana Up, and the HFMA Secure New Retail Opportunities in Japan for Hawai'i Small Businesses

CPB, Mana Up, and the HFMA Secure New Retail Opportunities in Japan for Hawai'i Small Businesses

August 05, 2020

Central Pacific Bank News Release: Central Pacific Bank, Mana Up, and the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association Secure New Retail Opportunities in Japan for Hawaii Small Businesses

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Local apparel company YIREH makes the switch to digital commerce

Local apparel company YIREH makes the switch to digital commerce

August 04, 2020

Yireh is one of the companies participating in product accelerator Mana Up’s fifth cohort, and since joining, has been working on building a stronger e-commerce presence.

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Mana Up "Meet The Makers": Jules + Gem Hawai'i

July 30, 2020

The origin of Jules + Gem Hawai'i traces back to Lana Gronwald discovering her love for candles when she and her husband bought a candle kit for date night. 

Now, natural and authentic hand-poured soy candles and other bath and body products made by Jules + Gem Hawai'i are sold in specialty boutique stores across Hawaii, the continental United States, and the world.

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Mana Up "Meet The Makers": Kapa Nui Nails

July 28, 2020

Dr. Lyn Lam and Terry Lam, co-founders of Kapa Nui Nails, prioritized listening to the concerns, needs, and wants of women throughout their careers. Kapa Nui nail polish is made of only three ingredients—water, acrylates copolymer, and mineral pigments—the number of components in their recipe is far fewer than the traditional. 

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Mana Up "Meet The Makers": Haku Collective

July 23, 2020

Haku Collective, founded by Scotty Wilks and Kimié Miner, works to support Hawai'i-based musicians through live events, production, publishing, product, and mentorship opportunities. 

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Mana Up "Meet The Makers": Nāpili FLO Farm

July 21, 2020

The foundation for Nāpili FLO Farm’s locally-crafted artisanal kimchi and fermented foods is embedded in family love and determination to create a business that benefits the land and community. Meet the founder, Monica Bogar, who is behind the sustainable & organic urban farm.

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Mana Up "Meet The Makers": Ao Organics

July 16, 2020

The idea for Ao Organics Hawaiʻi sparked when its founder Chelsa Davis was looking for a safe product to shield her family from the sun. The reef-safe skincare company started with Davis sharing her skincare line with friends and family. Now, Ao Organics is sold in more than 40 stores with locations across the islands, in New York, California, as well as Belgium. 

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Mana Up "Meet The Makers": Ua Body

July 14, 2020

Ua Body was created through the succession of a recipe book, family business, and the desire to continue a mother's legacy. Owner Leala Humbert, in partnership with her husband Blaine, continued her mother Alice's mission and natural skincare products when taking on the business.

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Small Biz: Building a better nail polish

Small Biz: Building a better nail polish

July 10, 2020

Pacific Business News

The product is simple: a water-based, non-toxic and eco-friendly nail polish line formulated with natural ingredients.

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Mana Up "Meet The Makers": Aloha Modern

July 09, 2020

Founders of Aloha Modern, Mālia Kaʻaihue and Reyn Mukawa, offer products that can be used casually in daily life that have the heart of an heirloom. Their prints authentically share the islands' stories, honor the past, and offer a genuine product for the generations to come. 

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