Taxable property values in St. Lucie County increased 6.5 percent to an estimated $23.4 billion, according to Property Appraiser Michelle Franklin’s estimated taxable property values submitted to taxing authorities. The values are required to be submitted by June 1 annually under Florida law. The City of Port Saint Lucie will see an increase in its overall taxable value to an estimated $11.7 billion, an increase of 9.5 percent. The City of Fort Pierce will also see an increase in its overall taxable value to an estimated $2.6 billion, an increase of 5 percent. The Town of Saint Lucie Village will see an overall taxable value increase of 4.25 percent to an estimated $70.6 million. “During this unprecedented time, I wanted to recognize that the 2020 estimated taxable values reflect the value of property with an assessment date of January 1, 2020,’’ said Franklin. “What is currently occurring in the real estate market will not be reflected in the 2020 estimated taxable values since it occurred after January 1 of this year.’’ For more information call 772.462.1000 or visit paslc.org.
If you haven’t been involved in litigation before, the process can be overwhelming. The term business litigation covers a wide variety of cases including breach of contract, partnership or shareholder disputes, disputes between owners of a business, real property, and even cases outside of a traditional business context like probate and trust disputes, to name a few.
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.
Robert “Bob” Stork, founder and CEO of Communications International, was named Entrepreneur of the Year for 2020 by the Indian River State College Foundation. Stork was recognized for the honor on Feb. 26 at a gala dinner at the Richardson Center at IRSC’s Mueller Campus in Vero Beach. Bank of America was the presenting sponsor of this year’s gala.