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Ellison's company matches Lanai business grants

By Associated Press


WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The company managing billionaire Larry Ellison's investments on Lanai is matching Maui County grants in support of small businesses on the island.

The Mayor's Office of Economic Development said Tuesday Pulama Lanai's chief operating officer offered to match the office's small business revitalization grants to Lanai businesses.

The grant program is designed to help businesses with fewer than 10 employees operating in the rural communities of Lanai, Hana and Molokai.

The program has reserved $20,000 for the island of Lanai. With Pulama Lanai's match, it has $40,000.

The grants may be used for new equipment, renovation, websites, marketing or other purposes to help businesses grow.

Ellison's company changed its name from Lanai Resorts to Pulama Lanai in July. Ellison bought 97 percent of Lanai last year.

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allie wrote:
Ellison is proving to be a miser when ti comes to philanthropy. He has done little or nothing in Hawaii. Not even on Lanai. Odd bird
on September 4,2013 | 06:46AM
beachbum11 wrote:
Be easy on yourself. Odd brid?
on September 4,2013 | 07:23AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
My cousin on Lanai says the complete opposite. Do you not know how Ellison dealt with the broken public swimming pool?
on September 4,2013 | 07:53AM
honopic wrote:
You just can't find anything positive to say about anyone, can you, allie? I may be old-fashioned but my parents and grandparents taught me "if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all."
on September 4,2013 | 08:19AM
2NDC wrote:
From what I understand, Ellison is a HUGE improvement over Murdock. They don't find bullet holes in any of Ellison's aircraft. He's already made a BIG difference for the people of Lanai. If you know of otherwise allie, please cite your source.
on September 4,2013 | 08:44AM
sistasesh wrote:
too bad lanai doesn't have a sailing canoe to challenge Hokule'a http://tvnz.co.nz/sailing-news/oracle-admits-cheating-return-trophies-5530660 http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/nevius/article/Oracle-s-cheating-won-t-attract-Cup-fans-4733421.php
on September 4,2013 | 07:47AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Larry is doing good stuff. So far, I'm impressed!
on September 4,2013 | 08:05AM
awahana wrote:
Its too bad SA does no monitoring here. We need to ban allie.
on September 4,2013 | 09:27AM
cojef wrote:
no swear or vulgar words in most instances will pas muster, however ig you still insisit on using 4 letter words just use 2 letters and the remaining 2 in -- or _ _. Like s--t.
on September 4,2013 | 11:19AM
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