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Hosting a Holiday Feast to Remember

Hosting a Holiday Feast to Remember By Alma Tassi Year after year, RAM members step up to provide holiday meals at Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resources Centers (KHAKO) in Wailuku. With all the challenges this year brought, a festive gathering on December 6th brought smiles, joy, and comfort to all those in attendance.…

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RAM Announces its 2023 Realtor® Broker of the Year

RAM Announces its 2023 Realtor® Broker of the Year By Alma Tassi   Imagine being named Realtor Broker of the Year by your peers. At this year’s Realtors Association of Maui’s (RAM) annual installation luncheon, key members who take leadership positions, contribute to committees, and give back to the community are honored. As Marilyn Griffin…

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Leaving a Legacy of Peace

Leaving a Legacy of Peace By Alma Tassi   When someone’s life embodies service above self—they leave an indelible mark on the many lives transformed by their everyday actions. Mark Harbison was a devoted husband, an advocate of peace, and a relentless community contributor. For two decades, he worked as a Realtor Broker with Coldwell…

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Realtors Help Keep Upcountry Maui Strong

Realtors Help Keep Upcountry Maui Strong By Sarah Ruppenthal Three years ago, Claudia Garcia of Maui International Real Estate Services Inc. and Kris Musto of Coldwell Banker Island Properties came up with an idea to help their fellow Upcountry residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, that idea has grown into a full-fledged, community-driven effort that has…

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Going the Extra Mile for His Community

Going the Extra Mile for His Community By Sarah Ruppenthal It may be an overused phrase, but it’s one that certainly applies to Lawrence Carnicelli: He wears a lot of hats. Among many other things, the Hale Anuenue Realty Realtor-Broker currently serves on three nonprofit boards: Kipuka Olowalu, Sharing Connexion Hawai‘i, and Stand Up Maui.  …

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RAMCF Awards 37 Academic Scholarships

RAMCF Awards 37 Academic Scholarships By Sarah Ruppenthal Since it was established in 1989, the Realtors Association of Maui Community Foundation (RAMCF) Presidential Scholarship Fund has awarded $914,000 in academic scholarships to college-bound students from Maui, Lana’i and Moloka’i. This year, RAMCF awarded $37,000 in scholarships to 37 students. These young scholars were honored at…

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RAM Members Serve Up Festive Fun

RAM Members Serve Up Festive Fun By Sarah Ruppenthal It was a star-spangled evening at the Ka Hale A Ke Ola (KHAKO) Homeless Resource Centers Wailuku facility on Wednesday, July 7.  That’s when First Hawaii Title and the Kiwanis Club of Kahului co-hosted a Fourth of July-themed dinner at the facility. The fun and festive…

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Helping Make Students’ Wishes Come True

Helping Make Students’ Wishes Come True By Sarah Ruppenthal The 2023-24 academic year is right around the corner, which means the back-to-school shopping season is nearly upon us.  As they head back to the classroom, students in all grade levels will need basic supplies like pencils, paper, and notebooks. However, many parents can’t afford these…

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Helping Maui County Students Make Their Mark 

Helping Maui County Students Make Their Mark  By Sarah Ruppenthal It may be hard to believe, but a few weeks from now, students across Maui County will getting ready for the first day of school. And for the third year in a row, the Realtors of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate (BHGRE) Advantage Realty…

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Giving back—in the sweetest way

Giving back—in the sweetest way By Sarah Ruppenthal If you stopped by the Finance Factors office in Kahului on Monday, May 22, you likely noticed the irresistible aroma of freshly baked banana bread, shortbread cookies, butter mochi, vanilla panna cotta, and other mouthwateringly delicious goodies.  That day, the Realtors Association of Maui (RAM) affiliate company…

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