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Grow Your Business

Seminar to offer innovative ideas.

June 7, 2012
Debra Lordan · Editor/General Manager , The Maui Weekly

On Thursday, June 28, Maui entrepreneurs, business owners and managers will have the opportunity to attend "Grow Your Business in 90 Minutes!," an intense and enlightening interactive seminar with guest speaker Alan Pollock, a renowned marketing and business consultant.

The event kicks off at the Maui Tropical Plantation at 5:30 p.m., when attendees can meet and mingle before dinner at 6 p.m.

Pollock will share his secrets for business success from 6:30 until 8 p.m., when he will present and interact with the audience, followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session and chances to win door prizes.

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Guest speaker Alan Pollock will present “Grow Your Business in 90 Minutes!” at Maui Tropical Plantation on Thursday, June 28, when he will share his secrets for business success.

Seating is limited to 200; admission is by reservation only.

Maui Business Brainstormers is presenting this first in a series of special events in collaboration with Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce. Both nonprofits are dedicated to supporting and developing Maui businesses. Neither organization will make a profit from this event. Pollock is also donating his time and knowledge, and no book or service sales are involved.

"I geared this event to serve the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs, new business owners, big and small businesses and seasoned experts," said Pollock of Marketing Strategies LLC, a marketing and business-consulting firm on O'ahu. "Everyone will walk away with newfound ideas to catapult their business to the next level."

Attendees will learn the "6 Rules in Relationship Marketing" to acquire, keep and turn customers loyal and profitable.

"I want people to learn the importance of a 'Unique Selling Proposition' and how to create one for their business--and 10 proven marketing tactics that they can use right away," said Pollock.

Before launching Marketing Strategies, Pollock was vice president of marketing for Oceanic Time Warner Cable, where he was responsible for advertising, marketing, sales and public relations. He founded Loomis & Pollock Inc., a full-service advertising agency, and was marketing director for ITOEN, the second-largest beverage manufacture in Japan; 'Ohana Foundation, a multinational high-tech start-up; and Hawaiian Tropic Suntan products. He received over 40 advertising awards and created the first infomercial in Hawai'i.

Currently, Pollock posts a popular blog at

Maui Business Brainstormers is a fast-growing local group of self-organized entrepreneurs and small business owners that utilizes the Meetup platform to manage meetings and communications. Regular monthly meetings and special events supporting Maui businesses are all free to members (except for dinner costs). At regular meetings, members have the opportunity to interact, express ideas, brainstorm business challenges and participate in coaching sessions.

Special events include presentations by successful business professionals who wish to help Maui businesses by donating their time and knowledge.

Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce is a professional association of Maui businesses. Its mission is to promote and sustain Hawaiian culture, nurture a strong community of Hawaiian values and enhance opportunities for success in business and education. For more information, visit

Admission is $21 for members of Maui Business Brainstormers or Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce. Non-members pay $41, or may become members and obtain the member rate. Membership in Maui Business Brainstormers is free; annual participation in the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce is $80.

Enjoy akamai business information, free parking, excellent cuisine and friendly Hawaiian ambiance at Maui Tropical Plantation. RSVP to attend "Grow Your Business in 90 Minutes!" or join Maui Business Brainstormers at or by calling 463-8528.



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