HEROware Hero Mixes Technology with Giving on his Island Home
November 6, 2013
On the island of Maui, business survival takes on a whole new meaning. There is a saying on the island, according to HEROware customer and Maui resident George Cabanting, that within your first year of business, the island will either embrace you or spit you out.
Fortunately for George, the island has embraced his business, Oxford Computer Services, LLC. This is due to the “aloha spirit” that George brings to all his business dealings. He believes in showing thanks to his community and his clients, which he does through volunteering and providing excellent service to his technology customers.
While Maui is small in sense of community, many parts of it are geographically remote. Through partnerships with companies such as HEROware, George is able to give even clients that are located hours away the type of professional, focused and friendly service that the locals have come to appreciate.
However, providing knowledgeable service isn’t enough to achieve business success on the island. George also donates his time to a feeding program for the needy that is located inside the church building of one of his clients, St. Theresa Parish. The kitchen, named Hale Kau Kau (translated as “house of food”) holds an annual fundraiser for which George volunteers his time to set up, manage and troubleshoot all technology. His role in this fundraiser is critical for the auction and fundraising portion of the event.
While George finds personal fulfillment in helping the less fortunate, he has a more spiritual reason for giving back in this way: “In Maui,” he says, “it is important to give back to the Hawaiian and Catholic gods to thank them for your good business fortune.”
Fortunately for George, he has a lot of business fortune to give thanks for and the reason why is clear. “On such a small island, resources are few so a lot is expected of you. If you aren’t providing a quality business, you can fail very rapidly,” he says.
George has clearly met the challenge of running a business on the island, adding, “In Maui, the cream always rises to the top.”