Monthly Archives: January 2019

A potential trade war, expansion of tariffs, slowing growth in other economies leave Florida’s small businesses feeling uncertain

TALLAHASSEE — While Florida’s economic outlook for 2019 is strong, the threat of a trade war, expansion of tariffs and slowing growth in other economies has Florida’s small business owners uncertain about the economy.

The Florida Chamber of Commerce’s First Quarter Small Business Index Survey shows economic uncertainty now tops the list of issues keeping […]

Jan. 23, 2019|

United Against Poverty cleans up with Sunshine Laundry Center partnership

VERO BEACH – Sunshine Laundry Center presented United Against Poverty (UP) with a check for $3,466 last week as part of the family-run laundry facilities Community Washer and Dryer program.

Families living in poverty are overwhelmed with food and housing insecurity, but with UP’s help those willing to work hard can find their way to […]

Jan. 22, 2019|

Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast hosts Healing Hearts Through Exchange Valentine’s Day party

VERO BEACH – The Exchange Club of the Treasure Coast is hosting their first Healing Hearts Through Exchange Valentine’s Day Party to help raise money to provide financial support to local non-profits for their Child Abuse Prevention project. The event is being held at the Indian River Club, 800 Carolina Circle SW, Vero Beach, […]

Jan. 21, 2019|

Seminole Bluff groundbreaking signals construction start for $40 million luxury waterfront condo project

STUART – Construction for Seminole Bluff, Stuart, Florida’s limited edition, luxury waterfront residences, is officially underway with a groundbreaking on the banks of the St. Lucie River. Congressman Brian Mast (R-18th District) joined a host of other local dignitaries for the start of the $40 million-dollar project.

“Seminole Bluff is an example of why we […]

Jan. 17, 2019|

Triton Submarines opens new high-tech facility in Sebastian

SEBASTIAN – Triton Submarines, LLC, the leading manufacturer of personal submarines designed for yacht and cruise ship deployment, has opened its new facility in Sebastian. With the demand for submersibles steadily increasing, Triton outgrew its previous facility in Vero Beach, opting to relocate to a larger space just down the road. After a long […]

Jan. 14, 2019|

Fashion show and luncheon hosted by Southeast Florida Honor Flight to raise funds for local WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans

STUART – Southeast Florida Honor Flight thinks the world of veterans and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show the love. The organization will host its first “Our Hearts Beat for Our Veterans” Luncheon, Fashion Show and Silent Auction on February 9, 2019 at the Atlantis Country Club at 11:30 a.m. The event […]

Jan. 14, 2019|

Three IRSC District Board of Trustee Members reappointed by Governor

FORT PIERCE – Three Indian River State College (IRSC) District Board of Trustee Members, Christa Luna of Okeechobee, Mark Feurer of Vero Beach, and Brantley “Brant” Schirard of Fort Pierce, were reappointed by Governor Rick Scott to continue their service on the IRSC Board.

Christa Luna, 43, of Okeechobee, is president and dealer of Gilbert […]

Jan. 9, 2019|

Seminole Brighton Casino starting new year with exciting promotions, entertainment

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BRIGHTON – Seminole Brighton Casino is kicking off 2019 with exciting promotions and entertainment throughout January, February and March.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 and Sunday, Feb. 17, the property will hold a $75,000 Big Bingo Game (with $100 buy in; regular games pay $1,000) along with a $50,000 Coverall Jackpot Game […]

Jan. 9, 2019|

Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties announce incoming CEO

FORT PIERCE — Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties is announcing the appointment of new CEO, Stacey Watson-Mesley, following the retirement of esteemed 27-year leader Dr. Judi Miller. Watson-Melsey brings nearly 20 years of non-profit management and education experience to the role with a clear passion for the […]

Jan. 7, 2019|

Scott Nuttall & Associates, CPA’s welcomed to Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce

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The Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed their newest business member, Scott Nuttall & Associates, CPA’s, on Friday, December 7th, 2018 to the Chamber Family. Friends, family and business members gathered to show support and take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Scott Nuttall & Associates CPA’s is dedicated to providing superior, personalized tax and accounting services. […]

Jan. 7, 2019|