The Maui 10
Who's the county's most powerful player?
December 27, 2007
A&B LIKES BUSES
After a mere week out of the top slot, A&B rockets back to the top on news that it donated a bunch of land to Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) so they can build a big bus terminal in Pu`unene. On the mainland, an organization like MEO might just go to a county or city council for land. But out here, things are a bit different. Of the 10 acres MEO needs for the site—which will hopefully house a passenger terminal, bus storage lot, workshop, fueling station and offices—A&B sold five acres to MEO at a "deep discount," according to the Dec. 17 Maui News and gave them the other five acres free of charge. "[W]e recognized the importance of this location to MEO, and the importance of MEO to this community," A&B Chairman and CEO Allen Doane said in The Maui News piece.
|1||2||Alexander & Baldwin |
|4||4||Maui Electric Co. |
|5||5||Dowling Co. |
|7||6||Maui Land & Pineapple Co.|
|9||9||Wailuku Water Co.|
TIGER SKIPS OUT, AGAIN
For the third year in a row, Tiger Woods—as close to a legend in professional golf as you can get and still be living—has decided to pass on the Mercedes-Benz Championship, held each January in ML&P's famously luxurious Kapalua Resort. Still, Woods tried to strike a conciliatory tone. "Kapalua does a fantastic job," Woods said in a Dec. 17 Pacific Business News web post. "I just enjoy the time at home with my family." How sweet. Guess which tourney the Buick-sponsored golfer will be attending first in 2008? Yup: the Buick Invitational in San Diego. Perhaps Kapalua's problem is simply a matter of automobile selection… MTW
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