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

final assembly operations building

Manufacturing

MADE ON THE TREASURE COAST

At least three U.S. presidents have used them. Perhaps hundreds of thousands of visitors have ridden on them at Disney and other theme parks. They are safety devices used on thousands of fuel and chemical tankers across the country. Boaters all over the world use products designed and built in Stuart.

We’re talking about products manufactured right here on the Treasure Coast and utilized by major companies all over the world. Yet many of us here are completely unaware of what is being crafted on our doorsteps every day. Read more...

Whiticar Boat Works in Stuart

Small Business

SMALL BUSINESS CONTINUES TO DOMINATE THE JOB MARKET

Jim Dragseth’s uncle, Curt Whiticar, started repairing and refurbishing boats in 1947 in Stuart when he established Whiticar Boat Works. Jim’s father brought his family to Stuart in 1949 and joined his brother in law making the foundation for a company that remains vibrant 70 years later. Jim joined in 1969, sweeping floors, sanding boats and doing whatever needed done. Today, he is president of the company.

On the day after Labor Day, he led nearly 50 employees at Whiticar boat yards in Stuart and Fort Pierce as they spent long hours returning boats from dry storage after Hurricane Dorian passed by the Treasure Coast. 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...

apprenticeship program at Piper Aircraft

Indian River State College News

IRSC AND PIPER AIRCRAFT PARTNERSHIP TAKES FLIGHT WITH NEW APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Apprenticeship programs help businesses develop highly-skilled employees, which reduces turnover rates, increases productivity and lowers the cost of recruitment. In response to increased demand for high-quality manufacturing employees, and in cooperation with Indian River State College, Piper Aircraft Inc. in Vero Beach has launched an accredited apprenticeship program. 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...

The decommissioned Vero electric plant is on the left

Development

DESIRABLE UNDEVELOPED TRACT OF LAND COULD DECIDE VERO BEACH FUTURE

While the City of Vero Beach is primarily built out, three highly visible properties are becoming available and the future of Vero Beach itself may depend on how they are developed.

These three properties are collectively known as Three Corners, lying at the intersection of 17th Street and Indian River Boulevard on the west end of Alma Lee Loy Bridge. Two of the properties are waterfront, abutting either side of the bridge. Read more...

American Icon Brewery

Business Trends

SMALL BREWERIES ARE HOPPING AND FLOURISHING

Not long ago a desert for craft beer lovers, the Treasure Coast is now home to 10 small breweries, one of them an easy drive for most people in the area. All 10 have been established in the past seven years and stretch from Sebastian in the north to the newest one in Stuart. None are in Okeechobee County yet.

Sailfish Brewing Company in downtown Fort Pierce was the first, opened in early 2013. David BuShea, president and co-founder of Sailfish, says when he opened, the closest craft brewer was Tequesta Brewing Company, 40 miles away. Read more...

Best Practices

MAKE YOUR ACCOUNTS PAYABLES WORK FOR YOU

Payables are all the ways your business spends cash, from buying inventory and office equipment to paying employees and taxes. How do you keep your costs down in light of all the different ways cash can leave your business?

An important goal should be to make sure cash inflow exceeds cash outflow. Start with planning your payables so they’re predictable — and maximize them to their greatest potential. Read more...

 

Pamela Starr, Google trainer, spoke to attendees

Florida Small Business Development Center

BUSINESSES, COMMUNITY LEADERS IGNITE STRATEGIC GROWTH AT SMALL BUSINESS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

More than 300 small business owners, professionals, and community leaders gathered for the ninth annual Small Business Leadership Conference June 26-28. Held in Orlando, the conference featured more than 40 speakers who discussed strategies and best practices for igniting strategic growth.

The event was co-hosted by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of the Florida State University College of Business, and the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, headquartered at the University of West Florida. 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...

Katherine Culhane, Associate Director for the Florida SBDC

Florida Small Business Development Center

GROWING? HIRING? AVOID THESE 4 COMMON SMALL BUSINESS MISTAKES

Think your business is too small for “HR” processes? Think again.

It’s understandable that your growing small business is sharply focused on accelerating sales, managing cash flow and, of course, serving your customers. But with growth comes the need to hire, and with that comes the burden of complying with complex federal, state and local employment laws. Read more...

Michael Bernard

Florida Small Business Development Center

WHEN THE BANK SAYS NO, WHERE DO YOU GO?

It’s a growing problem: Small businesses are getting in over their heads with debt, often brought on by the use of online lenders that typically charge higher rates and can require shorter payback periods than banks and other alternatives.

Because traditional bank loans are difficult for many small businesses to qualify for, more Florida business owners are turning to these non-bank online lenders, such as OnDeck, Lending Club, PayPal Working Capital and Kabbage, to name a few. And a recently released national survey of small businesses showed Florida was not alone. Read more...

Spike Schultheis

Florida Small Business Development Center

FINANCIAL LITERACY — BUILDING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The financial statements of the organization are the written record of its operations and its history. The statements can be used as a basis for the planning of its future. Your organization’s financial literacy can be thought of as its ability to “read and understand” the critical financial statements of the organization. Read more...

George “Duke” Evans

Florida Small Business Development Center

THE DEMAND IS OUT THERE – BUT WHERE? SMART MARKET RESEARCH CAN HELP

Researching your market thoroughly is time well spent, and databases can open up a world of information.

The Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College can provide a business owner and operator access to market research and demographic databases that can help the business grow, expand and potentially increase sales and revenues. These database and research tools will help the business mine trade data, industry financial data, government contract information and regional demographic data, allowing the business owner to make more informed decisions regarding growth strategy. Read more...

Emily McHugh’

Florida Small Business Development Center

EXPORTING? CONSIDER AN EXPORT MARKETING PLAN

In Florida, 60,000 Florida companies are exporting $55 billion in goods and services overseas. Small businesses account for 66 percent of all those exports. The exporting process may seem daunting but if you have a product or service with a proven track record in the domestic market, you may be already planning on international expansion.

Once you have determined exporting is right for you, you can tap a number of resources to help you research markets and defray your costs of doing business overseas. Read more...

Scotty Wilson, a consultant with Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Florida Small Business Development Center

RESEARCHING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITES

While small businesses may have been discouraged by the recent government shutdown, you should know that the federal government is the largest buyer in the U.S., spending billions of dollars annually on products and services in construction, R&D, manufacturing, logistics, IT and other industries. Federal agencies also have prime contracting goals for small businesses and set-asides in a variety of categories, such as for women-owned, minority-owned or veteran-owned small businesses.

Last year, the federal government met its small business federal contracting goal for the fifth consecutive year, awarding nearly 24% in federal contract dollars to small businesses totaling $105.7 billion, an annual increase of $5 billion and up more than $20 billion since 2013. 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...

Economy

PORT LEADS WAY INTO NEW ERA OF PROSPERITY

After years of dormancy, the Port of Fort Pierce leaped into its new life as a mega yacht maintenance, repair, overhaul facility and jobs creator on April 16. A standing ovation followed a lease agreement approval by the St. Lucie County Commission.

Jubilant county officials and top executives from Derecktor Shipyards rose from their seats, grinned and clapped in a burst of excitement and emotion just after commissioners approved a 30-year, $37-million lease of their 12.5 acres at the port with Derecktor Shipyards of Dania Beach — soon to be Derecktor Shipyards of Fort Pierce. The lease can be renewed three times for 15 years each. 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...

diver is collecting tissue samples

Research

INSTITUTIONS GENERATE JOBS TO SPREAD WEALTH THROUGHOUT COMMUNITY

Research facilities on the Treasure Coast are quietly boosting the local economy by millions of dollars while putting the area on the map with each significant discovery published by research scientists. And the better known the Treasure Coast is, the more likely it is to attract new companies and institutions. Read more...

The real estate market on the Treasure Coast

Real Estate

BALANCED MARKET GOOD FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS

Home sales on the Treasure Coast fell in the first quarter of 2019, but rising prices and expectations that the economy will remain strong point to a robust real estate market for the rest of the year, local and state industry leaders report.

Florida Realtors showed that single-family home sales in the metro area, including Martin and St. Lucie counties, fell 6.8 percent, while median prices rose 3.3 percent. For the same period and area, condo and townhouse sales fell 11 percent and median prices for those sales rose 8.6 percent. Read more...

Owner Mary Jo Tierney and her husband and business partner, Mike Wetzel

Automotive News

PERSERVERANCE LED TO OPENING

Sunrise Volkswagen of Fort Pierce, the newest VW dealership in the United States, opened in February right next to the oldest dealership in town, 87-year-old Sunrise Ford.

The sparkling new VW store south of Midway Road on U.S. 1 opened with 20 employees and 135 new models, from Passat and Jetta sedans to three-row Atlas SUVs. Most of Volkswagen’s U.S. dealer network has filled out, meaning that a new franchise is rare. About 30 companies, most of them with established VW dealerships, vied for the open “point” on the Volkswagen U.S. map. Read more...

Construction

BOOMING TIMES FOR BUILDING

Building construction is hot on the Treasure Coast and could be considered at boom-time rates in some spots as the area tries to keep up with growth spurred by high consumer confidence in a robust economy, contractors and building officials told Treasure Coast Business. Read more...

Workforce

TREASURE COAST MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OPENS OPPORTUNITIES

In August 2016 a group of Treasure Coast manufacturers met to share ideas and find solutions to challenges facing the advanced manufacturing industry. These challenges ranged from building stronger partnerships with local governments, strengthening relationships with regional and state political leadership to the truly daunting issue of recruiting and developing a skilled labor force. Attracting more than 100 attendees, the kick-off meeting demonstrated strong interest in creating an organization that would provide a unified “voice” for the regional manufacturing industry. Read more...

Around the region

MEGAN SMITH NAMED PRESIDENT OF OKEECHOBEE COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

Megan Smith

Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation leaders have named their first president and chief executive officer. Megan Smith is set to take the lead of the newly formed public-private partnership in late March. Read more...

Publisher's Note

VALUABLE NEWS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Gregory Enns and Tom Kindred Jr.

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Treasure Coast Business, a quarterly magazine whose mission is to give business leaders, owners and operators a snapshot of the Treasure Coast economic environment to enable them to make decisions that maintain and grow their businesses. 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...


(L-R) Sheana Firth, Anne Lanier, Melanie Coppola, Dr. Nicholas Coppola, Laura Moss, Carol Martin, Amy Wagner

(L-R) Sheana Firth, Anne Lanier, Melanie Coppola, Dr. Nicholas Coppola, Laura Moss, Carol Martin, Amy Wagner

Second Annual MHA ROCKS! British Invasion Party

Vero Beach, FL – The Mental Health Association in Indian River County is hosting their Second Annual MHA ROCKS! Party February 22, 2020. This year’s British Invasion themed party will feature BeatleBeat, a group of world-class musicians who are all veterans of the cast of Beatlemania, Legends in Concert, and Walt Disney World’s British Invasion band at EPCOT. Read more...

Indian River Chamber LogoChamber leadership participants announced

Leadership Indian River County is a community leadership program offered by the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce. The 7-session training program will bring together a cross-section of the community, representing our social, economic and geographic diverse population for a hands-on, multi-disciplinary study of our community. Participants will gain an introduction to the infrastructure, natural resources and current political issues of Indian River County.

The program is based on a model that incorporates nourishing and developing community leaders: building community knowledge, developing leadership skills, and gaining an understanding of community stewardship. The program will prepare participants for more active involvement in public and private sectors and civic responsibility creating a better informed and vigorous leadership with a greater understanding of county needs- now and in the future. Read more...

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Home developer takes over 2,500 acres in Port St. Lucie

Akel Homes, a private residential development company based in Delray Beach, has taken over ownership of 2,500 acres of land in Port St. Lucie. The property is known as Wilson Grove and is entitled for 7,700 residential units and more than a million square feet of commercial real estate. In the years to come, Wilson Grove will become one of the largest active developments in the state of Florida.

“Over the past few years, the Port St. Lucie market has seen extraordinary growth with thousands of new home sales,” said Alexander Akel, President of Akel Homes. “Not only is Wilson Grove the second largest development of regional impact in the city of Port St. Lucie, it is also one of the largest DRIs in the entire state of Florida.”

The city of Port St. Lucie has continually ranked as one of the best places to retire, fastest growing cities and safest cities at the state and national level. As a result, Port St. Lucie has attracted renowned medical and educational institutions. Read more...

Southbend Workshop

Traffic calming to slow vehicle speeds

What: Two informal meetings to share information regarding visible traffic calming solutions for the areas of SE Westmoreland Boulevard and Southbend Boulevard.

When: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 6 p.m. for Southbend Lakes Neighborhood Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6 p.m. for Sandpiper Bay Community

Sandpiper Workshop

Where: City of Port St. Lucie’s Building Department, 121 SW Port St. Lucie Boulevard Building B, Port St. Lucie, Florida 34984

Why: This meeting will provide details on the proposed projects and background information regarding the conceptual traffic calming improvements, next steps in the process, and potential timelines for budget and completion. Read more...

Cleveland Clinic logo

Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital opens new ER space

STUART – Cleveland Clinic Martin North Hospital has opened the first phase of its renovated emergency department.

Patients will now be seen in the newly renovated space.

Phase I of the Emergency Department renovation offers a bright new space featuring larger, all-private exam rooms developed with patient comfort and safety in mind. It also was designed to create an efficient working area for caregivers. Read more...

Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Hosts 11th Annual Soup Bowl

Rossway Swan hosted their 11th Annual Soup Bowl on December 6th and the event was well attended by members of both the Treasure Coast and Space Coast communities. The event, to benefit the Samaritan Center for Homeless Families, is the Firm’s launch of the holiday season of giving and thankfulness to the communities they serve. The charitable event was very successful and was enjoyed by nearly 200 guests and visitors.

The Firm opens their doors to all to enjoy a delicious lunch, featuring a variety of soups and desserts all homemade by employees of the Firm. Handmade pottery bowls made by local artists were also available for sale at the event. All proceeds were delivered to the Samaritan Center following the event. Read more...

The Emerson Center

The Emerson Center unveils free Florida Humanities Series for 2020

The Emerson Center in Vero Beach invites you to enjoy this year’s Florida Humanities Series featuring four exceptional speakers

All programs are presented at 7 pm Tuesday evenings at The Emerson Center, 1590 27th Avenue in Vero Beach.

Tuesday, January 14: Doc Anna: Swamp Doctor of Florida. Carrie Sue Ayvar tells the inspiring story off Dr. Anna Darrow, wife, mother, pharmacists, artist, veterinarian and second woman licensed to practice medicine in Florida. She braved swamps, alligators, venomous snakes, and dangerous outlaws so she could heal the sick, nurse the wounded, and deliver babies in the 20th Century. Read more...

Ocean Lecture Series

FAU Harbor Branch Announces the John & Barbara Ferrera 2020 Ocean Science Lecture Series Schedule

Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce will kick off the 2020 John & Barbara Ferrara Ocean Science Lecture Series on Jan. 8, 2020, at 4 and 7 p.m.

FAU Harbor Branch Ocean Explorer and Marine Biologist, Shirley Pomponi, Ph.D., will open the series by sharing details about her 9-day underwater mission with international NASA Astronauts. Read more...

Education Foundation of St. Lucie County


Inaugural Hall of Champions Announced by Education Foundation

The St. Lucie Education Foundation celebrated the inaugural induction of the honorees for the Hall of Champions during their Evening for Education Gala. A new class for the Hall of Champions, honoring Distinguished Alumni and Outstanding Community Leaders will be added each year.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is given to honorees that have graduated from St Lucie Public Schools and support St. Luce County Public Education, contributing to the community and supporting public education. Larry Lee and Kerry Padrick were recognized as the first two inductees into the Hall of Champions. Read more...

Holiday Recycling

‘Tis the season to recycle 12 Do’s and Don’ts when recycling for a greener holiday season

Trash cans routinely overflow during the holiday season with boxes, catalogs, and newspapers stuffed with advertisements. The City of Port St. Lucie is challenging residents to recycle and help divert tons of valuable recycling items away from the landfill. On average, the City generates more than 25 percent more trash than normal between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Much of the extra waste generated during the holiday season is easily recycled. This includes cardboard boxes, gift boxes, wrapping paper, cards, junk mail, magazines, and catalogs.

From presents to parties, there is a wealth of materials that can be recycled. Residents can help make the process more efficient by ensuring that they are putting the correct items into the correct bins. While most items may be reusable materials, some items are not accepted. Here are 12 tips to recycle properly: Read more...

Derek Boyd Hankerson

Filmmakers Hankerson Henry Productions reflect on where they’ve been and what’s ahead in 2020

Cycling at a steady clip, Derek Boyd Hankerson cruises along on the West Orange trail near Orlando, Florida. His gaze shifts, alternating from the trail ahead of him to the screen of the GoPro Camera attached to the left side of his handlebars and to the rear view mirror attached on the right side.

The cycling trails make it easy to ride unencumbered with rarely having to steer clear of usual bumps in the road. On the ride and in his life, Hankerson knows he has much to look forward to in the future while appreciating where he’s been in the past. At 55 years old, life is good as Hankerson continues to combine his love of cycling with the art of making movies. Read more...

Youth Guidance

Youth Guidance launches “Shaping Brighter Futures” fundraising campaign

Vero Beach, FL (December 13, 2019) — Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy is launching a fundraising campaign to improve its facilities and expand its capacity. The Indian River County, non-profit organization is dedicated to enriching the lives of underprivileged children, from low-income families through mentoring relationships that inspire trust, self-esteem and positive futures

Youth Guidance purchased its building from Indian River County in 2017. The 58-year-old building has served our community children well, as the original Vero Beach Library and then the Indian River County and Youth Guidance offices. But now, the building has deteriorated, and its layout no longer works to adequately serve Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy programs. In addition, the weathered building condition creates constant maintenance problems, often forcing relocation of programs. Read more...

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LAW OFFICES

Abernethy Law Group
772.489.4901
bruceapa.com

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

Premier Physical Therapy
772.464.6424
Premier-therapy.com

South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
772.288.2400
SouthFlaOrtho.com

MENTAL HEALTH

Coral Shores Behavioral Health 772.403.4000
coralshoresbehavioral.com

Mental Health Association Indian River
772.569.9788
mhairc.org

MUNICIPALITIES

City of Port St. Lucie
772.871.5225
cityofpsl.com

NON-PROFITS

Family Meals, Inc.
772.210.0900
FamilyMealsinc.org

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation
772.466.9876
hboifoundation.org

Treasure Coast Food Bank
stophunger.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

Lyric Theatre
772.286.7827
lyrictheatre.com

Riverside Theatre
772.231.6990
riversidetheatre.com

Sunrise Theatre
772.461.4775
sunrisetheatre.com

PEST CONTROL

WipeOut Pest Control
772.429.7116
wipeoutpests.com

PLASTIC SURGERY

John Fasano, MD, The Art of Plastic Surgery
772.221.9111
johnfasanomd.com

Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery
772.234.3700
oceandriveplasicsurgery.com

Premier Plastic Surgery & Spa
772.213.8877
premierplasticsurgeryfl.com

RADIO

WQCS
888.286.8936
wqcs.org

REAL ESTATE

Andrew Szaniszlo
772.828.1607
AndrewSzaniszlo.com

Beach & Beyond Rentals
772.234.3379
beachandbeyondrentals.com

Edgewater Property-Realty
772.233.7309
beachtownagents.com

Coldwell Banker Paradise
772.461.3250
FlColdwellBanker.com

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

McCurdy & Co. Realty
772.216.2821
mccurdyrealty.com

Oceanside Realty Partners
772.418.4420
oceansiderealtypartners

RESTAURANTS

Casey’s Place
772.231.4790
caseysplace.net

Cobalt Restaurant
772.469.1060
cobaltrestaurant.com

Sharkys
772.466.2757


ADVERTISING AGENCIES

Adams Media Group
772.492.6570
adamsmediagroup.com

Idea Garden
772.778.2832
ideaga.com

Pathos
561.688.2880
wearepathos.com