LeiHut was proud to be a title sponsor for Honolulu’s 2nd Annual Lemonade Alley competition on July 8, 2012. The event showcased kid teams from around the island of Oahu in a head-to-head competition that tested their business and entrepreneurship skills. LeiHut was on-site selling yummy Biz-Bites snacks and Kona coffee and donated 100% of proceeds to Lemonade Alley.
LeiHut provided gorgeous fresh orchid leis for the VIP judges and celebrities at the event. Business owners, CEOs, TV & radio personalities and Miss Hawaii came out to support the kids and help select the winning teams. All VIPs received a special LeiHut care package as well! The competition took place to the theme of “A Yellow Carpet Event.” The film was rolling and camera flashes were dazzling as this year’s contestants pitched their ideas. Live kid bands played rock and roll music to keep the party going all day long and several lovely young ladies hula danced their way down the yellow carpet.
Together, the teams raised over $4000 to benefit different nonprofit organizations through the sales of their lemonade and Biz-Bite product sales. Winning teams received $1000 cash and were selected based on 5 judging criteria – business plan, 1-minute business pitch, booth design, taste test and sales. LeiHut gave a special award to the team with the most Facebook “Likes.” As an online marketplace for Hawaiian products, we understand the value of having a strong presence in social media and want to encourage the next generation to use the tools of the Internet to their advantage.