Garrett Marrero & Melanie Oxley Of Maui Brewing Honored At 2017 SBA Awards

27 April 2017

imageFrom the SBA:

Honolulu, HI  – The U. S. Small Business Administration is pleased to announce the Hawaii

winners of the prestigious 2017 SBA Small Business Awards. Each year, SBA honors

outstanding small business owners, entrepreneurs and advocates who best illustrate the

important contributions of small business to a vibrant local economy and thriving community

during Small Business Week.

“The SBA Small Business Awards shine a bright light on the skill, innovation and drive of small

businesses in our State. The 2017 winners clearly show the creativity, and the tenacity needed

to compete and thrive in today’s markets,” said District Director Jane Sawyer of the U.S.

Small Business Administration. “These business owners demonstrate the best of Hawaii and

the promise for the future. I invite you to join the celebration at the 30th Annual Statewide SBA

Awards on May 4 in Honolulu. The stories will inspire you.”

Honored as the 2017 Small Business Persons of the Year for the State of Hawaii are

Garrett Marrero and Melanie Oxley Of Maui Brewing Company.

Founded in 2005 as a small brewpub and restaurant in Kahana, Maui Brewing has experienced

amazing growth, expanding production of their locally made craft beer to 100,000 barrels

brewed at their state of the art facility in Kihei. Marrero and Oxley maintain their strong

commitment to use local ingredients in their premium products such as Bikini Blond and Big

Swell IPA and seasonal favorites as well, supporting a network of Hawaii farmers and value

added producers. With new restaurant and brewpubs opening in the next year, Maui Brewing

will have created more than 700 jobs and business growth opportunities across the State.

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