Serving St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee counties

Cheryl Kirby

Treasure Coast Business News 3.17

Small business owners are nothing if not intrepid. They demonstrate their flexibility no matter what situation arises. Their resiliency has never been more apparent than in recent months as they encountered setbacks related to COVID-19... Read more...

Treasure Coast Business News 3.9

Indian River State College awarded $100,000 to support entrepreneurship education and training... Read more...

Piper Aircraft

Treasure Coast Business News 2.16

Piper Aircraft to host information sessions for 2021 Apprenticeship Program... Read more...

New Vision Eye Center

Treasure Coast Business News 2.9

Robert M. Reinauer, MD joins the board of We Care of Indian River County... Read more...

Publisher's Note

Bad economic times are a good time to revisit your business plans

Tom Kindred, right, and Andrew Treadwell, center, of IRSC

We hope this winter 2021 issue of Treasure Coast Business finds you, your families and your TEAM members safe and healthy. We also hope this issue finds your business open and persevering through this challenging market. We continue to be inspired by resilient regional business owners who have innovated their organizations through 2020.
We are also encouraged and impressed with the number of regional CEOs, owners, managers, and nonprofit executive directors who have contacted the Florida SBDC at Indian River State College to request assistance in conducting strategic planning sessions. With all the noise and disruption in the marketplace, these business leaders are... Read more...

The Marriott Hutchinson Island Beach Resort

TOURISM

Proximity to undeveloped beaches, wide-open spaces and metropolitan areas help local businesses

Christy Heskel was in a tough spot when COVID-19 hit in March and many people who had reservations at her 12-cottage resort on the Indian River in Sebastian canceled because of health concerns.

It had been just a little more than two years since Christy and her husband, Neil, bought the long-in-the-tooth Ferndale Lodge, which they closed, gutted, and renovated. Each cottage got a separate interior, giving each a different vibe, Christy said. They even changed the name to Island View Cottages... Read more...

IRSC NEWS

Work begins on IRSC complex that will train students for specialized technical careers

The groundbreaking for Phase 1 of Indian River State College’s newest building — the Advanced Workforce Training Complex — occurred Dec. 4 with educators, employers, students, residents and legislators in attendance. The purpose-built facility will link advanced technology and leading-edge industry training in specialized technical career fields such as advanced manufacturing; automotive, aviation and marine technology; welding; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; and more.

The 50,000-square-foot complex will be located on the southeast side of the college’s Massey Campus in Fort Pierce, uniquely situated across from... Read more...

The Indian River State College Administration Building

PHILANTHROPY

IRSC earmarks philanthropist‘s $45 million gift for low-income students, career training

On the day of its 2020 commencement ceremony, Indian River State College announced it has received the largest single donation in its 60-year history from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

“We are especially grateful for Ms. Scott’s generosity and her confidence in IRSC’s critical mission,” IRSC president, Dr. Timothy Moore, said. “The magnitude of this gift will positively transform lives for generations of IRSC students. It accelerates our ability to redefine our College and reframe the narrative on how American community colleges can better serve all of our constituencies.” Read more...

Michael Hageloh

IRSC NEWS

Hageloh to head IRSC’s strategic initiatives

Indian River State College has hired technology and education veteran Michael Hageloh as executive vice president of strategic initiatives. Hageloh, who has spent his professional career at the nexus of business and academia — including 22 years at Apple — assumes a newly created, key leadership role within the college. Read more...

Gerri Detweiler

FLSBDC

Here are guidelines on how to qualify and apply for new PPP loans

Updated Jan. 20: The SBA has released guidance for new PPP loans available under the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act [the Economic Aid Act]. This article includes the latest guidance from the Small Business Administration along with the new application forms.

What are Paycheck Protection Program Loans?
The Paycheck Protection Program [PPP] loan is a type of SBA loan designed to provide funds to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to keep their workers on payroll. These loans may be completely forgiven if... Read more...

Commissioner Thomas Epsky

FLSBDC

Tips to help working from home be a success for management and employees

Large and small businesses are finding interesting ways to keep employees engaged and feeling like they are part of the team while they are working from home. And amid the new reality, workers are expressing a desire to make the new arrangement work, even beyond the COVID-19 crisis.

Is remote work here to stay? The jury is still out on what the post-COVID world will be like, but some workers already are asking for... Read more...

Gerri Detweiler

FLSBDC

Qualifying requirements outlined for second round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan program

Update Jan. 20: The Economic Aid Act, signed Dec. 27, includes additional funding for Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. This article includes information about the targeted EIDL grant application process provided by the Small Business Administration.

Congress has allocated another $20 billion in EIDL grants [advances] in the new stimulus bill. Read more...

Nichole Mooney

BEST PRACTICES

Do employers have the authority to require vaccinations?

Recent announcements regarding the availability of vaccines for the COVID-19 virus have been both exciting and concerning for some employers and employees.

Employers need to consider how they will address questions and concerns with respect to the vaccination and its effects on the workplace.

One question is whether employers may require employees or new hires to be vaccinated. In March, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission confirmed that ...Read more...

Cheryl Kirby

BEST PRACTICES

Florida small businesses are resilient, even in face of hurdles presented by pandemic

Small business owners are nothing if not intrepid. They demonstrate their flexibility no matter what situation arises. Their resiliency has never been more apparent than in recent months as they encountered setbacks related to COVID-19.

To determine the specific challenges owners have and continue to face, the Florida Small Business Development Center Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, recently partnered with the Florida Chamber Foundation and the University of West Florida Haas Center to survey nearly 5,000 business owners about the effects of the pandemic. The results were telling...Read more...

Patty O'Connell

RETAIL

Treasure Coast business owners improvise during pandemic shutdown

For about a decade, Patty O’Connell has had an informational website for Gumbo Limbo Coastal Chic, her downtown Stuart home accessories shop. But none of the store’s eclectic collection of goods were for sale online. The plan was to eventually gin up the website for e-commerce, but there was no hurry. Most all her customers were loyal locals. All sales were in-store, just as it had been since its opening in 2008.

That was all BC — Before COVID... Read more...

LEADERSHIP

New IRSC president foresees budding partnership with business community

Indian River State College’s new president, Timothy Moore, has qualifications that are especially interesting to the Treasure Coast business community. Besides being an academic at institutions such as Kansas State, Auburn University and Florida A&M, he spent the last several years as an entrepreneur, developing a probiotic and bringing it to market. A military veteran, Moore also has worked with two biotech startup companies, Ventech Solutions Inc. and MagPlasma.

He succeeds... Read more...

Indian River State College Career and Transfer Services program

EMPLOYMENT

New college program gives students a head start when deciding on a career

Indian River State College Career and Transfer Services has launched a new opportunity for area employers to connect with IRSC students.

The IRSC Employer Residency Program provides a professional development platform where students gain real-time feedback from business and community leaders as they build interviewing, networking and job search skills. At the same time, the program connects local employers with... Read more...

FLORIDA SBDC

Community banks benefit from willingness to approve PPP loans for small business owners

Clifton Vaughn

In South Florida as well as around the nation, small business owners applying for the Paycheck Protection Program often struck out with big lenders — even when they had been loyal customers. They had better luck with smaller, community banks that were less deluged with applications and nimbler.

According to the Small Business Administration, about 52% of the loans and 44% of the PPP program dollars were approved by local community banks and specialty lenders... Read more...

FLORIDA SBDC

SBA approves record number of loans designed to help business owners

Katherine Culhane, Associate Director for the Florida SBDC

At a time when small businesses across the country are struggling to stay afloat, some business owners are investing in business growth by expanding their facilities or buying equipment. In fact, a record number may be, according to some very recent loan data.

With Small Business Administration 504 loans, businesses are able to purchase land, buildings, or other major assets such as large equipment. Besides low interest rates and long payback periods, what makes them attractive to small business owners is... Read more...

Treasure Coast Business named best new magazine in state

Treasure Coast Business Magazine, a publication of Indian River Magazine Inc., has been named the best new magazine in the state by the Florida Magazine Association.

The general excellence award was announced July 24 during the FMA’s annual awards ceremony. Read more...

Dr. Jerry Parrish

UNEMPLOYMENT

When will Treasure Coast economy,
employment be back to normal?

As he makes presentations from his office in Tallahassee to virtual audiences asking about the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the Florida economy and unemployment rate, Jerry Parrish always gets two questions: What signs do we look for to show life is returning to normal, and, when will be normal? Read more...

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants balance reopenings with ever changing COVID-19 guidelines

The coronavirus pandemic didn’t take away our love of food but it did challenge our access to the food we love.

As Florida relaxed its stay-at-home guidelines, we yearned for the luxury of once again dining at our favorite restaurants — a good thing. According to the National Restaurant Association, “The restaurant industry, more than any other industry in the nation, has suffered the most significant sales and job losses since the COVID-19 outbreak began.”

It’s been a roller coaster ride. Restaurants, bars and beaches were... Read more...

AGRICULTURE

Local citrus, cattle industries holding own against pandemic

The two big agricultural industries on the Treasure Coast, citrus and cattle, have so far weathered the impact of COVID-19, even as cattle prices plunged in March and April and as growers and packers are on guard for the pandemic’s affect once the citrus season resumes in October, industry participants said.

Day-to-day life for citrus growers and cattle ranchers and their workers has not changed much since the virus began to... Read more...

NONPROFITS

Pandemic forces nonprofit organizations to find alternate ways to fund services

Nonprofit organizations typically rely on one major event to raise the bulk of funds needed to support their services for the upcoming year. And the month of March is the most popular time to hold those events. But March of 2020 will forever be remembered as the year the world shut down due to COVID-19. Businesses were closed, events were canceled and people were asked to stay at home to contain the spread of the virus.

As the state reopens, businesses implement new pandemic policies and apply for government loans to... Read more...

DEVELOPMENT

St. Lucie County launches Port of Fort Pierce master plan update

The central question facing St. Lucie County as it updates the Port of Fort Pierce master plan is how the port will handle future economic and social opportunities.

The port, which is one of Florida’s 14 deepwater seaports, was initially created as a maritime freight and logistics center to ship agricultural products and cargo from the Treasure Coast. It now functions as a hybrid of working waterfront elements and community infrastructure. It is unlike most traditional cargo- and cruise-dominant seaports in Florida. Read more...

FINANCE

Nonprofit fund provides loans and mentoring for Black business owners

Trey Alston, BBIF

Established in 1987, the Black Business Investment Fund of Florida is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution that has successfully developed, capitalized and trained minority and underbanked businesses statewide for 30 years.

A Black business and investment corporation, BBIF was created through the Florida Small and Minority Business Act in 1985. This act was a response to the reality that Black business owners were being overlooked by large, traditional lenders, making it nearly impossible for them to obtain financing for their businesses. Read more...

FLORIDA SBDC

Spike Schultheis

Absence of a succession plan could be costly and put company future in jeopardy

 

Succession planning isn’t just for family businesses and large corporations. Many small business owners don’t plan for what will happen to their companies during a prolonged illness or after their deaths. Unforeseen circumstances could put their businesses at risk of shutting down. Read more...

FLORIDA SBDC

Grants to fund international online connections

International trade shows have gone virtual and the state wants to help small businesses access the resource.

Enterprise Florida recently announced that it is launching a program to help Florida’s small- and medium-sized companies build their international business connections.

The Virtual Trade Show Grants allow companies to identify international clients and... Read more...

FLORIDA SBDC

Nationwide survey says small business owners cautiously optimistic

Small business owners nationwide are feeling a bit better about the economy. In fact, a growing number expect the economic fallout brought on by COVID-19 to be short-lived, the National Federation of Independent Business has reported. Read more...

FLORIDA SBDC

New form to apply for PPP loan forgiveness made simpler

Gerri Detweiler

The SBA has released the new PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ, which is designed to streamline PPP forgiveness for certain businesses who qualify. Read more...

FLORIDA SBDC

There are loan options for small businesses but they can be expensive

Katherine Culhane, Associate Director for the Florida SBDC

I think it’s safe to say the Paycheck Protection Program wasn’t a good fit for every small business looking for capital. What’s more, the Small Business Administration loan is not the only source of financing options available. A savvy business owner can leverage the loan options that are available to maintain business operations, grow revenue and exit the current financial crises a little bruised and battered, but none the worse for wear. Read more...

FLORIDA SBDC

Businesses need to be prepared for hurricane season

Katie Muldoon

The Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College urges small businesses to prepare for the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

According to a June 4 updated forecast by Colorado State University, the season is predicted to be above normal with 19 named storms, nine hurricanes and four major ones. Read more...

FLORIDA SBDC

Changes in PPP designed to make it more attractive to small business owners

Michael Bernard

The president has signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. This law may make PPP loans more attractive to small businesses. Here are seven of the main ways it may help your business:

1. More money for nonpayroll expenses

Although not a provision of the CARES Act, current guidance from Treasury and the SBA limits forgiveness for nonpayroll expenses to...Read more...

Doug Sherman

BEST PRACTICES

Being resilient will help companies survive during economic challenges

Even if all you had to worry about were the quality of your company’s products or services and continued growth of its customer base, running a business would be challenging enough.

However, companies are also subject to economic and environmental forces beyond their control. A change in the economic cycle could disrupt cash flow, tighten access to credit, rattle customers and suppliers and even threaten the survival of your organization.

No one can precisely predict changes in the economy. As Treasure Coast businesses have experienced with the coronavirus outbreak, they can...Read more...

Chauncelor Howell

BEST PRACTICES

Tips to help small businesses in today’s tumultuous world

Owning a small business during the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest is extremely challenging for any small business owner and its employees. Unlike technology companies, most small businesses do not have the technical infrastructure to support virtual business operations during a complete shutdown.

Small business owners had no idea how disruptive a pandemic would be — literally destroying businesses and livelihoods overnight. How does a small business survive during a deadly pandemic? Here are five suggestions to help save small businesses. Read more...

IRSC NEWS

Commerce secretary announces grant for training center during visit to IRSC

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced a $2 million Economic Development Administration grant for the construction of the Treasure Coast Advanced Manufacturing Center during a May 29 visit to Indian River State College.

The funds are part of a $10 million EDA grant for the state that also includes $8 million for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to support a revolving loan fund that will provide businesses with gap financing needed to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Michael. Read more...

IRSC NEWS

College offers courses for employees looking to improve skills

A drastically changed workforce environment resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19 has altered employment opportunities for many in the region.

For those unemployed or furloughed workers who are thinking about their next roles, as well as individuals looking to improve job security with their current employers, Indian River State College is offering online upskill certificate courses in bookkeeping, computer science, office specialist, effective management, human resources, business and marketing during its fall semester.

The college also is encouraging business leaders who seek to upskill their workforces to consider these essential skill-building options for their furloughed employees. Read more...

IRSC NEWS

National Science Foundation grant to fund LASER-TEC expansion

A drastically changed workforce environment resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19 has altered employment opportunities for many in the region.

The Center for Laser and Fiber Optic Education, LASER-TEC, headquartered at Indian River State College, has received a $1.6 million National Science Foundation grant to support its transition into an Advanced Technological Education Resource Center. The expanded center will be better positioned to increase the laser, optics, photonic and fiber optics technical workforce to meet Department of Labor projections.

The resource center will update and maintain educational services and materials and provide open access to these resources for secondary, post-secondary and industry educational and training programs. The project’s scope includes... Read more...

FLORIDA SBDC

Guide to business resiliency in times of disaster

• Cash Management • Pricing and Cost Containment • Supply Chain Management • Marketing Read more...

COVID-19 RELIEF AND RECOVERY

Small business guide to Covid-19

Tips to Do Right Now to Stay Afloat. SBA Loan Programs explained. Read more...

piper masks

COVID-19 RELIEF AND RECOVERY

Piper Aircraft joins national effort to manufacture protective gear

More accustomed to building single- and twin-engine airplanes, Piper Aircraft Inc. in Vero Beach switched gears during the coronavirus pandemic to produce protective gear to help support the needs of Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital.

Additionally, Piper donated more than 1,300 N95 masks manufactured by 3M to the hospital. Read more...

FINANCE

Financial institutions going forward with mergers and acquisitions

Three banks with strong presence on the Treasure Coast are expanding or merging, according to deals that were announced in the months before COVID-19 upset global financial markets.

Customers won’t see many changes right away, but each of the financial institutions says customer service will be enhanced by improved digital banking platforms, in time for the new remoteness of American life. Read more...

Manufacturing

Electrical component manufacturers combine operations under one large roof in Port St. Lucie

TAMCO Group has opened its 411,000-square-foot fulfillment and manufacturing facility in Port St. Lucie, making it the largest facility operated by a private business in the city.

Manufacturers of private label lighting and electrical supplies, TAMCO built the facility at 11675 SW Tom Mackie Blvd. to meet the continued growth of its customer base throughout North America. The building’s footprint is nearly 9 acres under roof – the equivalent of more than 61/2 football fields. The expansion successfully merged the company’s operations from 222,000 square feet across five locations.  Read more...

Florida Small Business Development Center

Treasure Coast business owners receive credentialed consulting from local SBDC

Since the end of last year, Florida and the rest of the world have been caught up in the throes of the coronavirus scare. While health is obviously the primary concern, COVID-19 presents just one more challenge for small businesses in the state.

According to the State of Small Business report 2020 from the Florida Small Business Development Center, there are 2.5 million small businesses in the Sunshine State. Eighty-eight percent of them have fewer than 20 employees. In total, Florida small businesses employ 3.4 million – or 41.6% of all private sector employees. Read more...

Business Education

Collegiate DECA chapter prepares members for success in the business world

Collegiate DECA is an internationally recognized organization that prepares students for careers in business. The Collegiate DECA Chapter of Indian River State College is heavily involved in the community. Participation in community projects provides an opportunity for members to develop a better understanding of the role civic activities have in society. Read more...

Barricade International Inc. founder John Bartlett, right, and son and Vice President Ben Bartlett

Innovations

ENTREPRENEURS LEARN THE ABCs OF PROBLEM SOLVING

For most people the world of entrepreneurship, new technologies and innovation exists only in Silicon Valley, world renowned research institutions or at least in the big city — right? At its core, entrepreneurship is about problem-solving. It is about creating and developing simple solutions for people’s everyday problems. One does not have to create the world’s next greatest idea to find or realize success as an inventor or entrepreneur. It is about simple solutions to everyday problems.

Everyone, no matter the geographic location, would welcome these solutions to their problems. Entrepreneurial opportunities are swirling around each of us every day, but we must be listening for the problems. Read more...

Cleveland Clinic

Research

Bio’s Back

The city’s dream for a world-class bio-tech center gets a new lease on life thanks to Cleveland Clinic deal.

A $1.5 million albatross around the city’s neck is gone, cut loose by the Cleveland Clinic’s recent decision to lease the former Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida’s 107,000-square-foot lab building in Tradition.

“We’re turning a liability into an asset,” says City Councilman John Carvelli. Read more...

solar farm

Energy

FPL ENHANCES EMISSIONS-FREE SYSTEMS TO MAKE FLORIDA WORLD LEADER IN SOLAR POWER

Known as the Sunshine State, a moniker that attracts many tourists and helps the state’s economy, Florida is now seeing ever-expanding utilization of this great natural resource. Florida Power & Light Company has been harnessing the sun’s rays to provide electric power for homes and institutions since it built the first solar energy center in DeSoto County, the largest of its kind in the United States, in 2009.

The first Treasure Coast operation, a hybrid natural gas-solar facility known as Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center, has 190,000 mirrors spread over 500 acres. The 75-megawatt plant, the first hybrid of its kind in the world, began operation in December 2010 and is the only one of its kind that FPL operates. Through the use of solar panels and natural gas, along with its current nuclear power plants, FPL is working to lessen its carbon footprint in Florida. Read more...

Michael Lauther with Phoenix Metal Products, Inc.

Jobs

QUICK PATH TO GETTING THOSE SKILLED WORKERS

Employers: Is recruiting a reliable stream of qualified job candidates becoming a challenge? Do you want to plan for the future to create a workforce for the next 20 years and beyond?

If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, an apprenticeship program custom-designed for you by CareerSource Research Coast could be just what your factory floor needs. Read more...

 

Tom Kindred, right, regional director for Florida SBDC at IRSC, interviews Melissa Roberts, managing director of operations, Jim Moran Institute, and Michael Myhre

Florida Small Business Development Center

STAY TUNED FOR ALL THINGS BUSINESS

Want to be in the know about Treasure Coast business? Then tune in to WPSL and WSTU for Startup Talk, a weekly business talk show entering its fifth year of broadcasting.

Startup Talk has broadcast more than 175 live episodes of the program. The show was designed and created to promote and create awareness regarding the business assistance and resource programs available at Indian River State College under the Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneurship Development Institute. Read more...


Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston

Healthcare News

CLEVELAND CLINIC TAKES OVER MARTIN, VERO HOSPITALS

The face of healthcare changed substantially on the Treasure Coast at the start of the year when Cleveland Clinic’s growing hospital system took over a hospital in Vero Beach, two in Stuart and one in Port St. Lucie.

The four hospitals include three that were part of the Martin Health System, which is now Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. Read more...

The Historic Dodgertown sports facility in Vero Beach

Sports Economy

REBOOTING A SPORTS LEGACY

Major League Baseball took over management of Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, announcing in April it is renaming the facility the Jackie Robinson Training Complex after the Hall of Famer who broke the color barrier when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. MLB began managing the property following a leasing agreement.

The move will be an additional boost to the Vero Beach economy. Read more...

Treasure Coast Business Magazine Summer 2019

Interview

Interview on Aug. 16, 2019 with Indian River Magazine Publisher Gregory Enns about the company’s new business publication, Treasure Coast Business Magazine, on Tom Kindred’s “Startup Talk’’ show on WPSL radio. Read more...

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Dow Decorating
772.678.1040
dowdecorating.com

H. Allen Holmes, Inc.
772.245.8586
hallenholmesinc.com

Karen Kane Interiors
772.465.2574
kkaneinteriors.com

JEWELRY
Diamonds by Terry
772.781.1133
diamondsbyterry.com

LAW OFFICES
Fee, Yates, & Fee, P.L.
772.461.5020
feeyateslaw.com

LUMBER & HARDWARE
East Coast Lumber
772.461.5950
eastcoastlumber.com

MEDICAL
Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center
772.460.9000
oceanchiropracticandhealth.com

Orthopaedic Center of Vero Beach
772.778.2009
orthocentervb.com

South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
772.288.2400
SouthFlaOrtho.com

Vero Orthopaedics & Neurology
772.569.2330
veroortho.com

MENTAL HEALTH
Mental Health Association Indian River
772.569.9788
mhairc.org

MUNICIPALITIES
City of Port St. Lucie
772.871.5225
cityofpsl.com

NON-PROFITS
Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County
772.408.1100
cscslc.org

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation
772.466.9876
hboifoundation.org

Project Lifesaver
772.446.1271
projectlifesaver.org

Treasure Coast Food Bank
stophunger.org

Treasure Coast Hospice
772.403.4500
treasurehealth.org

OPHTHALMOLOGY
New Vision Eye Center
772.257.8700
newvisioneyecenter.com
cataractsurgeryverobeach.com

PAWN & JEWELRY
Best Value Jewelry & Pawn
772.467.1199/772.340.2424
bestvaluepawn.net

PERFORMING ARTS
Vero Beach Theatre Guild
772.562.8300
verobeachtheatreguild.com

PLASTIC SURGERY
Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery
772.234.3700
oceandriveplasicsurgery.com

RADIO
WQCS
888.286.8936
wqcs.org

REAL ESTATE
Jermiah Baron & Co. Real Estate
772.286.5744
treasurecoastcommercialrealestate.com

John’s Island Real Estate Co.
772.231.0900
johnsislandrealestate.com

REAL ESTATE

Keller Williams/AnnMarie Napolitano
Cell: 954.675.2804
Office: 772.236.5700
napolitano.homesandland.com

Mark Walters & Company
772.468.8306
WaltersCo.com

Oceanside Realty Partners
772.418.4420
oceansiderealtypartners

RESTAURANTS
Cafe Martier
772.600.5025
cafemartier.com

Casey’s Place
772.231.4790
caseysplace.net

Crabby's Dockside
772.252.5672
crabbysdocksideftpierce.com

Ocean Grill
772.231.5409
ocean-grill.com

Sharkys
772.466.2757

SENIOR CARE

Oasis Senior Advisors
772.600.8204
oasisssenioradvisors.com/treasure-coast

SHOPPING
Best Value Jewelry & Pawn
772.467.1199
772.340.2424
bestvaluepawn.net

SHUTTERS/WINDOW TREATMENTS
Just Shutter It
772.201.9919
justshutterit.com


ADVERTISING AGENCIES
Adams Media Group
772.492.6570
adamsmediagroup.com

Idea Garden
772.778.2832
ideaga.com

Pathos 561.688.2880
wearepathos.com