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Lightning Sparks New Business Name

Kula resident Karen Worthington has launched Lightning Bolt Writing, a freelance writing company created to help businesses communicate more effectively in writing. Lightning Bolt Writing is an expansion of the part-time web content, SEO, blogging and business writing that Worthington has been doing for years. Most of her clients are on the mainland and Worthington is hoping the expansion will allow her to work with more businesses on Maui and throughout Hawaii.


Although Worthington earned a BA in creative writing and edited her college newspaper, her writing career took a long detour. After college she attended law school and spent 19 years using her writing skills to improve the lives of disadvantaged children as a policy analyst, educator, author, child law and policy center director, nonprofit leader, legislative advocate and children's law expert.


During those years, words were her primary tool. She said, "I spent 19 years convincing leaders to make the right decisions. In both social justice and business environments, the right words inspire action, increase understanding and lead to desired outcomes."


With Lightning Bolt Writing, Worthington hopes to meet the written communication needs of local businesses, whether they need web content, white papers, commercial copywriting, customer success stories, annual reports, articles or editing and proofreading services.  Randy Echito, Retired Executive Director, Friends of the Children's Justice Center of Maui, said "Karen Worthington is a lifesaver. Her submissions for our newsletter were so good that I cut other articles to use all of hers. I used her services several times after that newsletter, and she performed with amazing results." He continued, "She helped us write a successful and relevant brochure that will be used for years to come."


Read more: Lightning Sparks...

Center now accepting submissions for annual Kids, Inc. Business Showcase


Kahului, Maui, HI – June 26, 2013 – Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center is now accepting submissions for its annual Kids, Inc. Business Showcase.

Ten kid-run businesses will be invited to set up shop in the center court of Maui’s only regional shopping center on Saturday, August 3rd and allowed to sell their products or services and keep all the earnings.


Children ages six to 15 may submit their small-business concepts via the Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center Facebook page (Facebook.com/QueenKaahumanuCenter). All submissions must be received by July 10, 2013 at 11 p.m. HST. Children 12 and under will need a parent or guardian to submit their entry.


Businesses concepts are expected to have minimal parental involvement, and can include creating something from scratch, offering a service, or reselling a product purchased from a wholesaler.


Qualified submissions will be posted on Facebook and open to popular vote July 11th through 18th. The ten concepts that receive the most votes will be announced July 19th and the children who submitted them will be invited to participate in the Kids, Inc. Business Showcase on Saturday, August 3rd (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Complete program details and official contest rules can be found at Facebook.com/QueenKaahumanuCenter on the “notes” tab.


Read more: Kid-run Business...

July 24 2013, Waikapu—U.S. Senator Brian Schatz will address a public forum hosted by the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, August 13th, 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. at Maui Tropical Plantation. Senator Schatz will share news from Washington on issues impacting business people and indigenous Hawaiians. RSVP is required. Dinner is $25 for nonmembers.

Senator Schatz serves on three Senate Committees essential to the future of Hawaii:

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is a standing committee overseeing the Coast Guard and coastal zone management, transportation, communications and highway safety, marine and ocean navigation, marine fisheries, nonmilitary space sciences, and regulation of interstate common carriers including ships and civil aviation.


The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources oversees very important legislation for energy development, conservation and regulation, Hawaiian Home Lands, public lands and their renewable resources, federal resources leasing, and all territories, insular possessions and water resources.

The U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs studies and reports to the senate all issues pertaining to problems and opportunities of Indians, including land management and trust responsibilities, education, health, special services, loan programs and Indian claims against the United States.


Read more: Senator Brian...

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