The Kalei Group is a network for exciting new initiatives and business ideas springing from the minds, hearts and ingenuity of a small team of hard-working people. A multi-media platform, operating on at an international level, with the purposeof building strong companies and unique organizations with concrete values and ambitious aims. The Kalei Group is the parent corporation for fourincredible original companies.
Our Founder: Palisa Kalei Shipley (Lisa) has over 25 years of experience in the tourism industry and is the founder of the Kalei group. Lisa formed the Kalei Group with the idea of creating a lightning rod for new, creative, and dynamic business ideas stemming from Hawaii. Lisa has founded, organized and supported these new companies, developing each individual organization and maximizing their enormous potential.
Kalei is a Hawaiian word which has two meanings. The first meaning is ‘the flower wreath’ and we see similarities in this definition and the way our organization works, we believe each company is an individual organic entity with a great potential to grow and flourish. The second meaning of Kalei is ‘the beloved’ and we believe this is also fitting because it represents the great respect and affection we have for all of our organizations, the products we provide and our customers who support us.
The Kalei Group offers small but fantastic financial initiatives for locally owned and operated Hawaii-based enterprises. These special grants areprincipally geared toward organizations who endeavour to fulfil four core objectives.
1. Strengthen the local economy and your community
2. Support career placement and advancement for indigenous people
3. Preserve and promote Hawaiian cultural heritage
4. Protect and preserve the environment today and for future generations
The type and amount of each grant varies according to your needs the size of your company and how closely your organization aligns with our four core objectives. We also take in to consideration your business’s long-term and short-term goals.
If you are interested in learning more or to apply. Please send an email to email@example.com
This is a unique opportunity to work alongside a motivated and passionate organization which is comprised of six hand-crafted incredible companies and awe-inspiring institutions.
The companies that make up The Kalei Group Ohana:
The Tour Collective: Built by globe-trotting travel nomads, this company provides a DIY travel booking engine, along with custom travel experiences, and a tourism matters program www.thetourcollective.com
Island Tourism Association: Is a one-of-a-kind organization dedicated to the safe promotion of island destinations across the globe www.islandtourismassociation.com
Yellow Hibiscus Tourism Advisors: Hawaii focused offering tourism consulting services to local businesses, travel booking services,custom wedding services and cultural education for travel professionals and island visitors www.yellow-hibiscus.com
The Original She Sheds: A company with the concept of delivering individualized creative personal spaces for women. www.theoriginalshesheds.com
Shorebreak Movies: Provides a cinematic outdoor Hawaii experience. Movies on the beach, local food vendors and artisans www.shorebreakmovies.com
Stacked on Maui: A Pop-up restaurant model centred around the Slow Food movement. A true farm to fork concept www.stackedonmaui.com
The Kalei Group is a platform for creative business ideas, a space where the four pillars of community, local business, culture and environment can positively interact. We are dedicated to transparency and ethical practices throughout all our organizations. If you share our vision and want to help further our mission, please let us know by sending an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
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The tour collective is one of our newest and most exciting companies. The tour collective was built by travel nomads who envisioned creating handmade travel experiences and tours for a wide range of different customers. The tour collective endeavours to provide the best services and tour packages on the market. The company’s motto is ‘explore everything’ because they truly believe that the world is your classroom and we should never stop learning. We believe in responsible travel and sustainable tourism and that though this practice we can create positive bonds between diverse groups of people, helping to improve developing economies and communities.
Find out more about the tour collective at: www.thetourcollective.com
The Island Tourism Association is an organization with an ambitious vision for the future. Island Tourism Association is dedicated to unleashing the potential of sustainable island tourism across the globe. Through educational programs, business consultations, tourism training and B2B events, ITA seeks to bring its years of knowledge working with island based businesses and communities, to the wider world. It is the first ever non-profit grassroots organization tocreate a unified global island network with a focus on island protection, preservation and the tourism industry.
Find out more about the ITA at: www.islandtourismassociation.com
Yellow Hibiscus Tourism Advisors are the gold standard when it comes to providing sustainable tourism services for the Hawaiian Islands. Yellow Hibiscus is a multi-based service provider. They provide expert tourism consultation, an easy-to-use travel agency, diverse travel services and the best wedding planning service in Hawaii. Yellow Hibiscus is also committed to an integrated holistic approach to building sustainable tourism alongside the local communities, and protecting the environment.
Find out more about Yellow Hibiscus at: www.yellow-hibiscus.com
Shorebreak Movies brings four fabulous flavors into play: Movies, food, drink, and beautiful beaches. This equation adds up to something quite awesome. Shorebreak ‘Movies on the Beach’ bring the joy and excitement of the cinema to the beautiful beaches of Maui . Be it a first-rate classic, a big blockbuster, or an arthouse indie film, Shorebreak Movies is breaking down conventions and placing the silver screen in the coolest locations. Come hang out with us and experience first-hand Maui’s movie theatre on the beach!
Find out more about Shorebreak Movies at www.shorebreakmovies.com
The Original She Sheds is another innovative company stemming from the Kalei Group. It is an organization seeking to reclaim spaces for women. This dynamic, original and enthusiastic company can take a simple, unused outdoor shed or garden house and create a personalized, redefined, dream space just for you. The Original She Sheds is a collective of locals working for locals that can build, design and hand-tailor every personal space depending on each woman’s unique taste, personality and story.
Find out more about The Original She Sheds at www.theoriginalshesheds.com
Stacked is an exciting project, visualized by a couple of globe trotting foodies. The concept has been designed to pair the principles of the Slow Food Movement with our desire to produce amazingly beautiful, delicious meals, ideas which are both encompassed in our pop-up restaurant concept. All our ingredients and products come straight from the Hawaiian Islands, meaningthey are locally sourced, organic, healthy and are designed to benefit local economy.
Stacked believes Hawaii is the perfect location to embrace this movement, our remote distance from other parts of the world, makes it intrinsically apparent that we must strive to protect and strengthen our relationship with our natural surroundings, and be responsible in terms of how we source our food and products. We hope our mobile food concept will inspire people to get involved in the Slow Food movement, a revolution in quality cuisine and food ethics.
Find out more about Stacked on Maui at www.stackedonmaui.com