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Idea for Poi Mill on Wheels Wins Business Plan Award

Idea for Poi Mill on Wheels Wins Business Plan Award

Ka Wai Ola - 05/2012

May 5, 2012 - Hi΄ilei Aloha LLC received top honors in the Hogan/American Savings Bank Nonprofit Business Plan Competition.

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Entrepreneurs help build stronger communities

Entrepreneurs help build stronger communities

4/2012

Last week, eight teams faced 10 judged to describe their dreams for helping to build stronger communities. They were vying for more than $30,000 in prizes donated by American Savings Bank, the Ulupsono Initiative and Olomana Loomis ISC in the 2012 Hogan/American Savings Bank Non-Profit Business Plan Competition. 

Running through all of the innovative projects were a few recurring themes: Create jobs, build partnerships, serve the vulnerable, build a sustainable future foster entrepreneurship. 

 

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Mobile poi mill wins $10,000 in business plan contest

Mobile poi mill wins $10,000 in business plan contest

Star Advertiser - 4/2012

A business plan seeking to increase the value and broaden the distribution of freshly made poi was named the $10,000 grand prize winner at the Hogan/American Savings Bank Nonprofit Business Plan Competition at Chaminade University.

Hi'ilei Aloha LLC, based in Honolulu, plans to develop a mobile certified kitchen and poi mill that would travel to farms and convert taro into poi. The intention is to help taro farmers become self-sustaining and help improve prospects for the long-term viability of their craft, while also increasing local food production.

The award presentation was one of five made as part of Wednesday's 10th graduation and induction of students from and into the Hogan Entrepreneurial Program at Chaminade.

 

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Organizations, get your free checkups here

Organizations, get your free checkups here

Ka Wai Ola - 4/2012

Peter Hanohano sees himself as a doctor of sorts-one that focuses on the health of Native Hawaiian organizations. 

In his work leading the Hoʻokahua Capacity-Building Program through OHAʻs subsidiary Hiʻilei Aloha LLC, Hanohano helps organizations build firm foundations for long-term sustainability.  As part of the process, he meets with organizations and performs organizational assessments.  

"The assessment process is like a patient experiencing multiple symptoms and going to a medical doctor to find a cure," said Hanohano.  "The doctor asks many questions to gain a better understanding of the patients condition and then prescribes an effective remedy.  

 

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