Maui Wowi is honored to share some comforts of home with U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan this holiday season. The international franchise company has teamed up with roasting partner Coda Coffee Company to donate bags of Hawaiian coffee to the Sister Souls Inc. organization. They will be used in care packages being sent overseas for members of the military.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian recently initiated an increased effort to draw more female candidates through sharing the success stories of its current female franchisees. Maui Wowi franchise operator Cheryl Kohan is a business owner who knows from experience the type of qualities that lead to success.
“I’m a real people person. I’m creative and I have a good imagination,” Kohan says. “Women are way more empowered now than they used to be. I think it’s that urge to have a business, do their own thing and make a mark on the world; it gives you freedom.”
Maui Wowi Hawaiian has become a sponsor of the Denver Cutthroats, a franchise of the Central Hockey League (CHL) and affiliate of the NHL’s Colorado Avalanche. Maui Wowi Franchise Owner Erik Boller has signed a contract with the hockey team to be a sponsor for its inaugural 2012-2013 season, being played at the Denver Coliseum.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian continues to honor veterans during the months of November and December with extra thanks by increasing the Military Giveback Program to a 20 percent double discount off the franchise fee for those who have served in the armed forces.
“Veteran’s Day is just around the corner, and to show our appreciation of the U.S. military, we wanted to make the dream of business ownership more attainable by doubling our veteran’s discount,” says Justin Livingston, director of global franchise development.
Maui Wowi is brewing something new for fall: the Maui Mountain Roast, a limited-time fresh Hawaiian coffee.
The bold-tasting blend will be available at participating Maui Wowi Hawaiian locations by mid-September and will continue through the fall months.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian, a coffee and smoothie franchise company, has acquired additional tools to help encourage donations and fundraising through the company’s giveback program, called the No-Work FUNdraiser—a program in which Maui Wowi franchisees give back tens of thousands of dollars each year to local schools and other nonprofit organizations in their community.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies has blenders turning and brewers steaming in anticipation of the grand opening of its newest location on August 2 on the Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base in Southern California. This marks the fourth franchise location on base, with two more in the works.
“This new store is really getting back to our original goal when we first joined the Maui Wowi franchise in 2006. I love the fact that it is just coffees and smoothies and we are able to offer healthy options to the Marines,” says Kathleen Yang, franchise owner of Maui Wowi Hawaiian.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian has just recruited its newest franchisees, Matt Lawrence and Eric Lutz, from Manalapan, New Jersey.
Lawrence and Lutz join the coffee and smoothie franchise company after proudly serving for six years together in the United States Marine Corps. It was in Iraq, while serving their country, that the two built a friendship that placed them on the path to becoming Maui Wowi franchise owners together.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian is expanding franchise operations in Colorado by welcoming its newest franchisees, Rob and Stephanie Williams, from Westminster, approximately 20 minutes outside of Denver. The Williams’ have joined the coffee and smoothie franchise company with a vision of building a brand presence throughout the state and beyond.
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees and Smoothies has opened its first kiosk location inside the Ilac Center, an iconic shopping destination in the heart of Dublin, Ireland, marking the franchise company’s entry into the European market.
“Opening our first store in Europe has been tremendously exciting for us,” says Erin Hicks, executive vice president for Maui Wowi Hawaiian. “We are confident that our products and brand are like nothing they have seen before and we have received a very warm welcome from the people of Dublin.”