The 8th Maui Mompreneur Spring Event will bring together 60 local vendors over two days to showcase their handmade art, crafts, jewelry, baked goods and much more at Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului.
For the first time, the event will feature an evening shopping experience from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 30. Organizers made this switch to not only provide something new and fun for shoppers but also accommodate many of their hardworking vendors.
“With the mandates being lifted, we wanted to change Saturday to evening hours so that it doesn’t conflict with sporting and youth events that sometimes occur on Saturday mornings,” explains co-founder Jovina Ka’eo. “We didn’t want vendors to have to choose between missing out on Mompreneur or missing out on their kids’ events, so this way they can do both!”
There will also be a chance to shop on Sunday, May 1st between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Organizers planned the dates to come before a range of occasions — graduations, Mother’s Day, Boy’s Day, and Teacher Appreciation Day.
“From the loyal brands who held on over the last two years to the new businesses that popped up during the pandemic, we’re proud to support them all, with around 30 vendors each day,” says co-founder Luana HueSing-Ammasi.
The very first “kidpreneur” is debuting at the Mompreneur event on Saturday. Five-year-old Hadassah loves to bake, a skill she learned well in her homeschool practices. So she’ll be selling her homemade bread rolls along with a bowl of chili to help reach her financial goals and afford a dream vacation (to Disneyland)!
“We’re committed to the Mompreneur because it’s the handmade crafters, artisans, and creators that sometimes get overlooked,” says HueSing-Ammasi. “We want them to know that we see them. We see their side hustles on social media. We see how they work a regular 9 to 5, come home, take care of their family, then work on their business till late in the night. We support them and want to give them a platform to showcase their talents and creations.”
- Maui Mompreneur Spring Event
- Saturday, April 30th, 2022 — 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
- Sunday, May 1st, 2022 — 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Maui Beach Hotel, 170 W Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului, HI
- For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/511416690397149