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?

You can! Here’s how you do it:

  1. Create an account (or click the user icon on the top right of the menu).
  2. Once you are logged in, head over to your Edit Profile page and find the Add a New Listing menu. Right now you can only add listings in the categories we have set up, but if you have a business that you think should be in our directory, shoot us an email and let us know.

Get in touch if you have any questions!

3. My business is already listed. Can I claim it?

Yes! We just launched the “claim listing” function on all of our listings. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Create an account (or click the user icon on the top right of the menu).
  2. Navigate back to your listing to click the Claim Listing button at the bottom of the page.
  3. Fill out the request, and we will review your claim as quickly as possible. (This is still a human-based review process, so please have a little patience with us. Mahalo!)
  4. We will email you once your claim is approved and direct you to your Profile page where you can edit your listing.

Get in touch if you have any questions!

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.