Kauai’s small business owners are making a difference in the island’s economy. The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced the 2018 SBA Small Business Awards to recognize two remarkable entrepreneurs from the Garden Isle. One of them is Maris Isabel Manzano, owner of Verde Restaurant, who was awarded Small Business Person of the Year for the County of Kauai. Another hardworking individual to be recognized by the national organization is James Mayfield, president of Island Business and Commercial Brokerage, who was awarded Small Business Advocate for Financial Services for the state of Hawaii.
In last week’s article, I said we should look forward to lots of surprises as lawmakers press forward with our legislative session with techniques such as “Gut and Replace” to give our legislative bills content that doesn’t at all resemble what they previously looked like. Here are some that we have seen so far:
It’s not often that state lawmakers express their justification for imposing taxes in terms other than “We need the money to fund essential services and programs.” But how about this? The following language is from an actual bill.
Today from 4 until 8 p.m., Paradise Beauty Salon & Spa in Kapaa hosts its 20th anniversary party for the community. It is an opportunity to meet the staff, take a tour, have pupu and libations, enjoy 20 percent off products and services booked, and receive gifts from Dermalogica, Hydropeptide and Paul Mitchell, plus a chance to win one of the amazing raffle prizes. Info: 821-0807, www.paradisebeautykauai.com
Lisabeth Fletcher has been keeping people beautiful for two decades on Kauai. Her Paradise Beauty Salon & Spa opened in Kapaa in 1998. Twenty years later, she continues to provide product lines for hair, skin and nails, and now with a hairstyling station, clinical skincare room and manicure/pedicure area.
Yield fell while prices remained relatively steady across the Hawaii coffee market during the 2017-18 season, leaving a blend of opinions throughout the industry about its long-term prospects.