Awards

Treasure Coast Business named best new magazine in state

Treasure Coast Business named best new magazine in state

Treasure Coast Business Magazine, a publication of Indian River Magazine Inc., has been named the best new magazine in the state by the Florida Magazine Association.

The general excellence award was announced July 24 during the FMA’s annual awards ceremony. Treasure Coast Business Magazine, which launched in July 2019, is produced through a unique partnership between Indian River Magazine Inc. and the Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College. The magazine is published quarterly: in January, April, July and October.

In each issue, the professional writers from the Indian River Magazine staff write about current business stories of the day while experts from the Florida Small Business Development Center provide supplementary columns on related issues affecting small business owners and operators. Staff members from both the magazine and the SBDC brainstorm on story topics.

Indian River Magazine Inc. President Gregory Enns and regional SBDC Director Tom Kindred created the concept for the magazine and their work was cited by the Florida Magazine Association, along with the work of writers Bernie Woodall and Anthony Westbury, design editor Michelle Moore Burney and copy editor Patricia Durham.

Treasure Coast Business Magazine is proof that a public/private partnership can work,’’ said Enns, who is also publisher and editor of Treasure Coast Business Magazine. “As newspapers across Florida and the country cut back on their business coverage, Tom and I saw a way to fill the gap on the Treasure Coast.’’

In addition to the published magazine, the Treasure Coast Business staff also produces a web site, TCBusiness.com, and distributes a weekly e-newsletter that reaches nearly 10,000 readers.

“The Florida SBDC at IRSC is proud to be a part of the unique private/public partnership that created and launched Treasure Coast Business Magazine,” said Kindred. “Combining Indian River Magazine’s award winning publication experience with the Florida SBDC at IRSC’s business consulting, tools, and support programs helped create the “Go To” publication for Treasure Coast business leaders, owners and operators.”

During the annual awards ceremony, Indian River Magazine Inc. also received a bronze award for the annual St. Lucie Travel Guide produced in partnership with St. Lucie County Tourism. The award cited the work of Charlotte Bireley, director of tourism for the county, Tayler A. Hardison, content and digital specialist for the tourism office, and Michelle Moore Burney, design editor for Indian River Magazine Inc.

Besides Indian River Magazine, Treasure Coast Business Magazine and the St. Lucie Travel Guide, Indian River Magazine Inc. also produces Port St. Lucie Magazine, Fort Pierce Magazine, the playbill for the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce and the program for the Emerson Center in Vero Beach.

Jul. 30, 2020|

FPUA Awarded GFOA Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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RUSH Jensen Beach Supports Young Authors

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The Young Author Program encourages creativity and provides support to school-specific writing initiatives, schools may […]

Apr. 25, 2018|

Treasure Coast manufacturers dominate South Florida awards

TREASURE COAST — Treasure Coast based manufacturers dominated this year’s South Florida Manufacturer’s Association (SFMA) Manufacturer of the Year Awards, presented this month at the organization’s 39th annual recognition event.

Five of the 18 finalists and three of the eight award winners were Treasure Coast companies. D & D Welding & Fabrication (Fort […]

Mar. 28, 2018|

Knights recognize Jetson owner John Jetson

From left, Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree KnightsJim Pesh, Adriano Krecic, Tom Mollica, Tony Frasca, Tom Timmons, Larry D’Angelo and Ken Stewart present John Jetson, center, with a plaque for his legendary care for area veterans.

John Jetson, owner of Jetson TV & Appliance, has been recognized by the Knights of Columbus for his […]

Dec. 20, 2017|

Timothy Girard Named 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year

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Announcement of the award will be the highlight of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award dinner held […]

Feb. 20, 2017|

Mayor bestows Neighborhood Gems awards

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Kathy Post receives Elite Women in Insurance Award

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Feb. 4, 2016|

Rebecca Post named Communicator of the Year

PORT ST LUCIE — Rebecca Post, Vice-President of Business Operations at Post Insurance, is the winner of this year’s Communicator of the Year Award by the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. Post was selected by a panel of judges in the ‘For-Profit’ category for her outstanding professional accomplishments, leadership development, […]

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AV Homes named finalist in builders show

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Both of AV Homes’ 55-plus communities in Florida – Vitalia in Port St. Lucie and Solivita in Kissimmee – were named finalists in […]

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