Hawaii Thrive launches to promote Hawaii small businesses

Founded last May, The Hawaii Thrive Initiative aims to help people find local small businesses offering services and products in their area. The result is, a community resource website featuring thousands of Hawaii businesses.

Hawaii is one of the biggest tourist destinations in the United States. However, with the hardships that 2020 brought, including stalled tourism and restrictions, local businesses need to explore alternative marketing strategies to ensure continued growth.

Hawaii Thrive also fosters business-to-business connections for entrepreneurs across the state, and sends out a weekly newsletter containing featured deals, important business information, and the “best of” local business spotlights, which reaching the inboxes of over 2000 residents.

Hawaii Thrive offers a broad range of offers for every business on their platform. Depending on the choice of industry, county, or services, potential customers can search for what they need and support local companies all year long.

Hawaii Thrive founder Nick Ponte says that will become Hawaii’s one-stop search engine for finding the best small businesses. The easy-to-use user interface of the website makes the searching process easier, he adds, while island-specific categories easily outline what local businesses are near you.

In addition to Ponte, who was born and raised on Maui, the Hawaii Thrive team includes business growth specialist Elle Shurm and marketing manager Devin Atkins.

The Hawaii Thrive platform also allows small businesses to grow their online presence through linking to their digital assets, allowing promotions of special offers and opportunities to be a main “Feature” on the website’s homepage.

Hawaii Thrive hopes to continue to promote local businesses to help them scale-up and increase their overall revenue. For more information, visit, email Nick Ponte at, call (808) 359-3287, or contact Hawaii Thrive by mail at 95 East Lipoa Suite #205, Kihei Hawaii 96753.

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