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A&B supports Maui Community College's small business development classes

Maui College
Posted: Apr 2, 2009

"A&B applauds the spirit of entrepreneurism and the benefits that small businesses bring to a community. We are pleased to help support small business owners on Maui by making training classes accessible and affordable. Maui Community College has been an important partner in this effort, bringing the skills and course choices to the community to help businesses improve their capabilities and services."

— Alexander & Baldwin Foundation President Meredith Ching

KAHULUI, MAUI - With a $25,000 grant, the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation has provided underwriting support for Maui Community College‘s (MCC) Center for Entrepreneurship‘s classes for small businesses. The Training Bonus is available to small businesses and applies to any one of MCC‘s business or computer classes. Businesses and individuals can select a class from an open enrollment schedule of classes and apply the training bonus fund (80 percent of tuition up to a cap of
$100) that will best help them achieve their individual/small business work goals.

As part of MCC‘s Office of Continuing Education and Training, the Center for Entrepreneurship is a resource center for entrepreneurs and offers cutting-edge information through education, services, and outreach programs. The center believes in a strong community of entrepreneurs and supports the long-term vibrancy of Maui‘s economy.

The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation is funded by the business activities of Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. and its subsidiaries. On Maui, these subsidiaries include Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company (HC&S); East Maui Irrigation Company (EMI); Kahului Trucking & Storage, Inc.; A&B Properties, Inc.; A&B Wailea LLC; and Matson Navigation Company.

For more information about Continuing Education and Training at Maui CC, call VITEC at (808) 984-3231 or visit the website at


The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawaiʻi System. Our mission is to unite our donors‘ passions with the University of Hawaiʻi's aspirations to benefit the people of Hawaiʻi and beyond. We do this by raising private philanthropic support, managing private investments and nurturing donor and
alumni relationships. Please visit www.uhf.