Monthly Archives: May 2020

SL taxable property values increase 6.5 percent

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
May. 26, 2020|

Business litigation can be a long and overwhelming process without guidance

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.
May. 15, 2020|

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.
May. 15, 2020|

Ci’s Stork Named Entrepreneur of the Year

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.
May. 15, 2020|

Country’s largest Gander RV and Outdoors opens in Fort Pierce

The new Gander RV & Outdoors in Fort Pierce officially opens at 9 a.m. Friday. The newly constructed dealership at 2121 S Jenkins Road is the largest Gander RV & Outdoors facility in the country. The 90,000 square-foot building sits on approximately 35 acres.
May. 14, 2020|

Burlington store reopening, Hope Woodhouse Named Hometown Hero

The Burlington store in Port St. Lucie, 1363 St. Lucie West Blvd., is reopening at 8 a.m. Friday. Prices will be marked down 50 percent .
May. 13, 2020|

Treasure Coast coronavirus testing surpasses 10,000 mark

Coronavirus testing of people on the Treasure Coast broke the 10,000 mark today as the growth in case numbers continued to decline. Meanwhile, the Treasure Coast remained free of reports of coronavirus deaths for St. Lucie, Martin or Indian River for the eighth consecutive day.
May. 11, 2020|

No coronavirus deaths on Treasure Coast for 5 straight days

The Treasure Coast hasn’t had a coronavirus death on the Treasure Coast reported for five straight days, the longest stretch since the first death was reported March 27.
May. 8, 2020|

22 more coronavirus cases reported on Treasure Coast

An additional 22 cases of coronavirus were reported on the Treasure Coast today, the highest number since April 7.
May. 6, 2020|

Just 2 additional cases reported today

Just two additional coronavirus cases were reported today on the Treasure Coast.
May. 5, 2020|