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Have Aloha Will Travel Podcast: It's Shopping Season!
November 7, 2022

Fellows mentioned in this story: Meli James, Cohort VII

From Hawai‘i Magazine:

Across the Islands, local entrepreneurs are crafting creative specialty products that are inspired by the beauty and natural resources found here in Hawaiʻi. As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better time to learn about these exceptional businesses and shop locally for one-of-a-kind gifts.

On episode 96 of the Have Aloha Will Travel Podcast, Catherine Toth Fox and Grace Maeda welcome Meli James back to the show. The Mana Up co-founder made her first appearance in episode 29. Her company provides an extensive mentorship program to local businesses looking to develop their stories and products. From organic beauty and beach apparel to locally crafted food and cocktail mixes, you can find an incredible variety of businesses that have graduated through the Mana Up program—many of which you know and love.

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