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MEO-Maui Fires Relief Fund

In an effort to get assistance out quicker, MEO is now accepting direct donations to be used for rental placements and other essential needs for those impacted by the fires. We have been in contact with landlords and Realtors about open units and are compiling a list.

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Maui Economic Opportunity

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MEO-Maui Fires Relief Fund

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Series No. 2 MEO Core Four Business Planning Course for 2024 set

February 27, 2024

The Core Four Business Planning Course’s second series of 2024, presented by Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center, starts Tuesday, March 5 and runs twice weekly through Thursday, April 4....

Sen. Mazie Hirono visits MEO Head Start Lahaina site

February 23, 2024

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono talked with preschoolers working on their salt painting project during a visit to Maui Economic Opportunity’s Head Start....

U.S. Trade Representative meets with MEO leaders, Sens. Hashimoto, Kouchi

February 23, 2024

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai visited Maui Economic Opportunity’s Wailuku offices Wednesday, Feb. 21....

looking for employment and helping the community

February 20, 2024

the National Dislocated Worker Program has more than 100 recovery jobs available. earn a good wage and gain skills to support recovery and stability....

Yanagida, Highridge Costa named Volunteer, Benefactor of Year

February 15, 2024

Fitness and wellness specialist Justin Yanagida and affordable housing developer Highridge Costa were honored as Volunteer of the Year and Benefactor of the Year, respectively, at Maui Economic Opportunity’s 38th Volunteer Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Maggie Batangan named MEO Chief Administrative Officer

February 14, 2024

Maggie Batangan has been named to the newly created Chief Administrative Officer position for the nonprofit Maui Economic Opportunity. As Chief Administrative Officer, Maggie will supervise the Human Resources Department and focus on contract compliance....

MEO inspires David Fraser to write song, ‘Be The One’

February 12, 2024

*People painted into a corner,* *Struggling from day to day,* *Up in the air, down on their luck,* *Needing to find their way.* *Be The One . . . to make things right,* *Be That One willing to fight that fight.* “Be The One” by David Fraser

COO Gay Sibonga explains the Maui Relief TANF

February 7, 2024

Assistance available for families with dependent children who were impacted by the August wildfires. COO Gay Sibonga explains the Maui Relief TANF Program.

MEO Head Start Lahaina preschool site to reopen Thursday

January 31, 2024

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Head Start Lahaina site, the only preschool in own spared by the Aug. 8 wildfires, will be reopening Thursday, Feb. 1, following extensive cleaning, repairs, renovations and clearances for health and safety. A blessing, led by Makalapua Kanuha, was held Tuesday morning at the site next to Princess Nahienaena Elementary School. About 20 […]



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The Core Four Business Planning Course’s second series of 2024, presented by Maui Economic Opportunity’s Business Development Center, starts Tuesday, March 5,, and runs twice weekly through Thursday, April 4.Classes can be attended via Zoom or in-person at MEO’s Wailuku classroom.Core Four focuses on how to write a business plan and provides the information needed to start, operate and grow a business. It is perfect for those thinking of starting a business or just starting out and needing further direction.Those interested in learning more about the entrepreneurial training course can attend an introductory class Thursday, Feb. 29, noon, at MEO’s Wailuku classroom, 99 Mahalani St., behind the J. Walter Cameron Center.The five-week series with a total of 24 hours of instruction runs Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5 to 7 p.m., from March 5 to April 8. The course cost is $75. Financial assistance is available.Registration is required and can be done by going to and clicking on the Core Four tab on the main and Business Development Center pages. Enrollment forms also may be picked up weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MEO’s Wailuku office.For more information, contact Lianne Peros-Busch, Business Development Specialist, at (808) 243-4347. Funding from the County of Maui Office of Economic Development helps to make the Core Four Business Planning classes possible.Caption: MEO Business Development Center Director David Daly teaches the Core Four Business Planning series. The second series of Core Four of 2024 begins March 5. ... See MoreSee Less
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