Maui Wowi Hawaiian Celebrates 30 Years at its 2012 International Franchise Conference
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Maui Wowi Hawaiian Celebrates 30 Years at its 2012 International Franchise Conference

The coffee and smoothie company,, held a bi-annual franchise conference focused on success through collaboration.

Greenwood Village, Colo. (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 - Maui Wowi Hawaiian, the all-natural fresh fruit smoothie and premium coffee company, celebrated 30 years in business by hosting its 2012 International Conference, bringing together franchisees from around the world. The three day event centered on collaboration and included informative sessions presented by knowledgeable franchise operators who offered insight to help their fellow franchisees grow their businesses.

“This conference had a spirit of cooperation and collaboration that I only could have dreamed about just a few short years ago,” said CEO Michael Haith. “The success of the conference is a testament to our programs, our systems, and our hand-picked franchisees.”

The theme of the conference was “Back to the Future: Success Simplified,” and featured an on-site vendor expo, Barista Certification classes, and informative breakout sessions that were tailored to each of the company’s versatile business models and taught by some of the franchisees themselves.

“It’s amazing to see the collaboration between not only the franchisor and franchisees, but also between the franchisees working to help each other like we have never before witnessed,” said Haith. “This conference showed the true Aloha spirit of our ‘Ohana (family).”

The conference consisted of a mix between general and breakout sessions, designed to bring value to each operator. Classes included How to Maximize Catering, Managing Social Media, Controlling Costs, and Retail Marketing, among others.

The founder of Maui Wowi Hawaiian, Jill Summerhays, presented alongside Haith at an awards ceremony that was held to recognize some of the stand out franchisees. A special award, unique to Maui Wowi, was the ‘Ohana Award, which honored the franchisee that best represents the brand while demonstrating a strong sense of community and Aloha spirit. The award went to Chris Shaw of Raleigh, North Carolina who has been a Maui Wowi franchisee since 2008. Other awards went to the following:

  • Rookie of the Year: Erik Boller, CO, mobile event operator
  • Franchisee of the Year: Mike Perate, PA, event and venue operator
  • Master Franchisee of the Year: Mohammed Alhumaidhi, Saudi Arabia

Maui Wowi Hawaiian continues to expand both domestically and internationally and was recognized this year as a Top Military Friendly Franchise by G.I. Jobs Magazine, as well as ranked amongst the Top 500 Franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine.

For more information please visit or call 1-877-849-6992.

About Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies

Since 1982, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has embraced the Hawaiian culture and has been serving paradise in a cup since the day it began, 30 years ago. From event carts, mall kiosks and stand-alone retail locations Maui Wowi Hawaiian offers premium, all-natural, gluten-free, fresh-fruit smoothies, as well as gourmet Hawaiian coffees and espresso beverages. With over 600 operating units in eight countries, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has truly gone “Global” by adding an online store, Now customers from anywhere in the world can experience the prized-gourmet Hawaiian coffees and taste the ‘Aloha Spirit’ with a ‘Click-of-a button!’ To learn more information about Maui Wowi Hawaiian’s, products, locations, or flexible, low cost franchising opportunities, visit


Justin Livingston
Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffee & Smoothies
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