The Mayor's Office of Economic Development (OED) has successfully linked its two business resource centers, Kuha'o Business Center (KBC) on Molokai and the Maui County Business Resource Center (MCBRC) at the Maui Mall, via video conferencing.
Each center schedules workshops every month on a variety of subjects designed to help small business owners and entrepreneurs. For the first time, Molokai residents and business owners can take advantage of the workshops produced on Maui without traveling. Conversely, Maui residents will be able to sign up for the Molokai workshops.
Teena Rasmussen, Office of Economic Development director, called the new videoconferencing setup "government at its best." "Not only have we utilized equipment that was already purchased and sitting idle, but we have now linked two of our greatest resources for the convenience of our residents and business owners.
Eight participants at Kuha‘o Business Center on Molokai attended the “Beat the Banks” workshop, videoconferenced from Maui County Business Resource Center.
Molokai residents joining in on the workshops in real-time are now able to ask questions of the workshop presenters.
Workshop schedules for the two centers are announced monthly and are available online at the Mayor's Office of Economic Development Website: www.mauicounty.gov/OED. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/MauiOED.