The Small Business Fair (Susan Tai Kaneko of the Kauai Economic Development Board was getting nervous about her presentation on business development) was a real-life model of business and business development Thursday hosted by the county’s Office of Economic Development (Randy Francisco was doing all kinds of duty, including watching the refreshments, and Bradford Kaeo was really good with her oli that drew attention to the guest speakers). Bob Gunter said they moved an old plantation building onto the site of their Koloa Rum development in Koloa.
Juno Apalla was with Leadership Kauai but found nice Mardi Gras masks at MaliaKai Boutique (they’ve got discounts for those having a Zonta Club of Kauai Eat Dessert First advance ticket), and Jill Faye Papworth knows how to network for the Kauai Veterans Memorial Hospital board (they are looking for new equipment).
Anna Baudouin was juggling between registration and getting photos, but still had time to come up with a new word — “BAH” (Kauai Chamber Business After Hours) — and Carol Manera Texeira is getting excited about going to the state boys basketball championships.
OK, off to check the pop up that was floating around the Sweets and Sweet Things event at the Parish Hall (how many people went from the Kauai Community Market to the Parish Hall?).