This search function is a work in progress, and it will improve organically as more people use it. Thank you for your help in making this a better resource for all!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What values are considered when deciding if a business fits this directory?
There are a few basic boxes that we check off when considering a listing for the directory.
Is the business locally owned?
Does the business use or sell locally-sourced materials (ingredients, products, etc.)?
Does the business make its products locally?
After that, we like to consider these questions:
Does this business provide organic options?
Are eco-friendly practices in place?
Is this business working on becoming zero-waste and/or plastic-free?
Is this business owned by native Hawaiians?
Does this business give back to the community?
You will see tags for each of these values on the listing if they apply to the business.
2. Can I add a listing?
At this time, no, but that function is in the works! We are building out the ability for the community to add their own business as well as other businesses that they feel fit the values of this directory. In the meantime, shoot us an email and let us know that you have a business to add.
3. My business is already listed. Can I claim it?
This is a function that we are working on right now. In the meantime, please email us if you have any changes or additions you’d like to make to your business listing. We compiled this resource from information gathered on the web and social media, and will happily make any changes you would like to see made.
4. Does it cost money to list a business?
No. Listings will always be 100% free for everyone.
5. Why are only Maui businesses listed?
Great question! The goal of this website is to be as comprehensive a resource as possible for our entire community. We are focusing first on making a rich directory for the island of Maui, and then we will grow it out to include listings on each island. Let us know if you would like to be notified when your island is online.