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Aloha for Kaua‘i campaign to assist small business extended

LIHU‘E — The Aloha for Kaua‘i campaign, conducted in partnership with the Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau, the county’s Office of Economic Development, the Kupa‘a Kaua‘i program and Jaxon Communications, has received notice that the program has been extended through the end of the year.

Originally, the program funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, covered the period starting in July and running through September, and offered a campaign to help support local restaurants and retailers during the pandemic.

With the extension, Aloha for Kaua‘i campaign officials encourage local restaurants and retailers to apply online at http://bit.ly/alohaforkauai by Sept. 12 for consideration of this free, digital marketing and promotional help. Only small businesses that fill out the online form will be considered.

Over the course of the second phase that covers the next 13 weeks, small businesses will receive brand audit and digital marketing coaching, a one-hour professional

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Twin Cities Startup Week going virtual, extended over three weeks

Bharat Pulgam skipped school when he was 14 to attend his first Twin Cities Startup Week event six years ago.

He has returned to it most years since, meeting angel investors and connecting with other young entrepreneurs who are now part of his team.

“I would print 50 business cards and would make sure I handed out all 50 by the end of the event,” said the 20-year-old, who is now working on his nearly two-year-old startup, Pikup, which helps neighbors connect so they can grab groceries for one another.

This year, such networking will be more challenging as Twin Cities Startup Week is going nearly all online because of the coronavirus pandemic. Still, Pulgam said he will be part of the events, which start on Monday and will actually go on for the rest of the month.

“People who want to make the best of the opportunity will, even

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