Mayor Michael Victorino announced the official launch of the Office of Economic Development’s Kama‘aina First program website – which helps support local businesses and features discounts for residents impacted by COVID-19 – at www.KamaainaFirst.com.
The website, officially launching Monday, June 1, includes a myriad of kama‘aina offers and discounts on accommodations, activities, restaurants, products, and services by businesses located on Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Over 250 businesses are participating in the program, with more being added every week.
“The Kama‘aina First program was created to help jumpstart our local economy as we reopen Maui County,” Mayor Victorino said. “Not only is this a great resource for our small businesses to get the attention of locals, but also gives residents the opportunity to take advantage of special deals on products, staycations, dining and more. Best of all, it’s an opportunity to show your aloha for our islands’ businesses and ‘ohana.
“Mahalo to the Office of Economic Development staff for coordinating and launching this program for our community.”
Businesses interested in sharing their special kama‘aina offers must complete a Registration Form available online at www.KamaainaFirst.com/to-participate. There is no cost to participate.
The Kama‘aina First program also has a Facebook group page (@KamaainaFirst) that serves as a “one-stop” online hub where local businesses can post information about their services and products. As of today, the Kama‘aina First Facebook group has over 6,300 members. Information on the Facebook page is not limited to kama‘aina discounts/offers.