Monthly Archives: February 2016

Restoration Hardware expands, home makeover contest begins

VERO BEACH – At nearly 31,500 square feet, Restoration Hardware Outlet at Vero Beach Outlets is now the luxury home furnishings brand’s largest location south of Atlanta. It opened for business on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The store celebrated with customers offering a limited-time discount of 30 percent off already discounted outlet center prices.

“Not […]

Feb. 17, 2016|

Business Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs seeking Florida entries

Attention innovative startup companies and entrepreneurs, two regional winners from Florida will receive $10,000 and a chance to win an additional $20,000 for their businesses. Go ahead, start drafting an essay explaining how you could expand on or modify technology to help enhance your business.

This contest ends on June 6, 2016. See Official Rules […]

Feb. 16, 2016|

Toni L. Abraham hired as Membership Director

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY –The Indian River County Chamber of Commerce has hired Toni L. Abraham as their Membership Director.

Abraham was previously account executive for a local magazine where she was responsible for maintaining and cultivating long-term advertising client relationships. “We are excited to have Toni on our staff. Her attention to our members and […]

Feb. 16, 2016|

Time to submit new construction and rehabilitation nominations

FORT PIERCE – Mayor Linda Hudson is now accepting nominations for Gold Hammer Awards. The award recognizes the efforts of residents and business owners in the Fort Pierce community that have significantly improved their homes or businesses through new construction or rehabilitation efforts. The Gold Hammer Award is presented at Coffee with the Mayor […]

Feb. 16, 2016|

Seven Martin Health associates awarded $1,000 scholarships

MARTIN COUNTY – In an effort to ensure the delivery of high quality health care to the citizens of Martin County, the Sailfish Point Foundation awarded seven Martin Health associates $1,000 scholarships. The scholarships were available to residents of Martin County enrolled in an accredited MSN, BSN, or ASN nursing program. Recipients were Shelby […]

Feb. 16, 2016|

Wellness for Women to benefit Healthy Start a success

Hosting “Wellness for Women” at J. McLaughlin are (from left) Pat Sheehan of Beautycounter and Shelley Trevisol, manager of J. McLaughlin. Photo by Lynda Hartley-Urban.


SEWALL’S POINT – J. McLaughlin at Harbour Bay Plaza in Sewall’s Point hosted “Wellness for Women” on February 4th to benefit Martin County Healthy Start Coalition. More than 35 attendees […]

Feb. 16, 2016|

Program teaches women to navigate Wall Street

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – “Women on Wall Street,” an Explore & Explain© program, addresses the needs of women searching for an educational and informative program ‘on all things Wall Street.’ The program will be eight one-hour sessions and will introduce attendees to stocks, bonds, government securities, mutual funds, retirement, and estate planning. This empowering […]

Feb. 16, 2016|

New statewide initiative offers free entrepreneurship education to veterans

FLORIDA – The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program, a new statewide initiative that offers qualified veterans the opportunity to receive an accelerated entrepreneurship education at no cost, is now accepting applications. The pilot program will begin its first phase in March.

The program is available to veterans who meet the following requirements.

-Have been honorably discharged, are […]

Feb. 16, 2016|

Nelsons say 70 years of success rooted in American values

Fresh fruits and vegetables are available for shoppers at Nelson Family Farms on Midway Road in White City. ED DRONDOSKI PHOTO
When Alfred and Hilda Nelson opened their first citrus grove in 1938, selling the fruit out of their front yard, they could not have imagined the success future generations would enjoy on […]

Feb. 16, 2016|

Available land, labor costs and the inlet renew interest in the port

From a plane, it is easy to see where Taylor Creek flows out past Taylor Creek Marina to the Indian River Lagoon and Fort Pierce Inlet. To its right, Harbour Pointe Park, owned by St. Lucie County, fronts on the lagoon. On the far right is South Bridge to South Hutchinson Island and the […]

Feb. 16, 2016|