Maui small businesses and entrepreneurs will get together for fun, friendship and food on Nov. 9, at the Maui Dragon Fruit Farm in Lahaina, from 5 to 9 p.m. There will be live entertainment; deejays spinning music of the '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s; games; a singing contest; a dancing contest; food; networking; door prizes; and later, dancing barefoot on the lawn beneath the moon.
The Maui Appreciation Party is organized by Maui Business Brainstormers (MBB) with the support of other local business groups. Everyone in the Maui small business community is invited.
"We invite the members of the three Chambers of Commerce, other business associations and all unaffiliated businesses," said volunteer MBB Organizer Grace Fung. "It is an opportunity to make new friends, new contacts and share the one joy we have in common--appreciation for being on beautiful Maui."
Maui Dragon Fruit Farm
Photo: Jessica Pearl Photography
MBB is a nonprofit, relying on volunteer organizers and the generosity of sponsors. Current sponsors include DJ Ron, Microsoft, Maui Jim, Hawaiian Moons, Whole Foods and Organize Your Life. Local businesses are invited to be sponsors and receive recognition. To contribute contest and door prizes, email email@example.com.
The party will include an 'ohana-style pot luck. Bring your favorite party food to share, a beverage and contribute $10 per person with your RSVP. Bring your own chair or a picnic blanket. The volunteer organizers will do the rest.
Admission is by RSVP only; include the names of guests. Your immediate response will help the organizer to coordinate details and encourage sponsors to donate prizes.
RSVP at www.meetup.com/MauiBusinessBrainstormers or through any of the participating business groups listed on the Website.
When you register are not yet a member, registration for the event takes a few extra steps; membership is free.