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TCCH Foundation earns Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency

TCCH Foundation earns Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency

 

“The Candid, or Guidestar, Platinum Seal of Transparency signifies the TCCH Foundation as a viable and trusted nonprofit organization. Donors can feel confident that their gifts will be used in a fiscally responsible way to provide complete health care to Indian River County residents,” Elizabeth Thomason, TCCH Foundation Director, said.  

Candid utilizes four Seals - bronze, silver, gold and platinum, to indicate the level of transparent information provided on an organization’s profile. A company must share their audited financial and 990 information, stewardship, program accomplishments, measurable metrics and qualitative evidence to earn the Platinum Seal. There are approximately 1.8 million IRS-recognized tax-exempt organizations at various Seal levels currently listed with Candid. 

 

 

About TCCH Foundation

The TCCH Foundation raises awareness and builds a healthy community by fostering charitable support for TCCH. The TCCH Foundation directs the fundraising and philanthropic activities of the countywide TCCH clinics, purchasing state-of-the art medical equipment, supporting community education initiatives, and promoting health programs. The Foundation is committed to ensuring a healthy future for the people of Indian River County. For more information about the TCCH Foundation, visit www.tcchinc.org or call 772-257-8224.  

 

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May. 26, 2022|

Bank of America accelerates U.S. minimum hourly wage to $22 as next step to $25 by 2025

Bank of America accelerates U.S. minimum hourly wage to $22 as next step to $25 by 2025

Yearly minimum rate of pay for full-time employees will increase to more than $45,000

 

Bank of America announced it has raised its U.S. minimum hourly wage to $22 as a next step in the company’s plans to increase to $25 by 2025.

This builds on the company’s history of being a national leader in establishing a minimum rate of pay for its U.S. hourly employees. In the last five years, Bank of America raised the minimum hourly wage to $15 in 2017; in 2019 it rose to $17; in 2020, to $20 — and in October 2021, to $21. The company’s increase to paying $22 per hour, effective end of June, will increase annualized salary for full-time employees to more than $45,000.

“Our focus on being a great place to work is core to everything we do and underscores the role our teammates play in our success,” said Sheri Bronstein, chief human resources officer at Bank of America. “We continue to invest in our teammates and their priorities through competitive pay; industry-leading benefits and resources for physical, emotional and financial wellbeing; long-term career development tools and programs; and in our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts across the company, so that we continue to attract and retain the best talent.”

Bank of America’s efforts have been recognized by a number of external organizations including LinkedIn’s “Top Companies in the U.S.” and Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for four consecutive years.

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About Bank of America

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at about.bankofamerica.com, and connect with us on Twitter (@BofA_News).

For more Bank of America news, including dividend announcements and other important information, register for news email alerts.

 

 

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May. 26, 2022|

Treasure Coast Business News 5.24.22

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PSL Business Women raise a treasure chest of riches at 30th annual fashion show

The Port St. Lucie Business Women (PSLBW), dressed in swirling colors of turquoise, aqua and ultramarine, and in sea-themed patterns, welcomed guests at the sold-out 30th annual Fashion Show on April 30 at the Santa Lucia River Club in Ballantrae. More than $20,000 was raised for their Community Action Grants which are awarded to local nonprofit agencies that benefit women and children, and provide scholarships for women who have chosen to continue their education at Indian River State College. Awards and scholarships will be presented later this year.... Read More>>

United Way VITA programs concludes tax season, prepared over $1.7M in returns

The 2022 tax season concludes with $1,733,145 million in returns for Indian River County households who received free tax preparation services offered by the United Way.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a partnership between United Way and the IRS offered annually from January through Tax Day to assist families and individuals with low to moderate incomes prepare their tax returns for free. This year, twenty-eight IRS-trained and certified volunteers ensured taxpayers received all the credits for which they were eligible and helped put an average refund of $1,867 back into the pockets of Indian River County residents...  Read More>>

St. Lucie EDC wins three top statewide marketing awards

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) presented its Best in Show 2022 Innovation in Marketing award and two other top awards to the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County (EDC) at the organization’s annual meeting in St. Petersburg on May 17.

The Best in Show award recognizes excellence in creative, effective and meaningful marketing and is named in memory of Melissa Medley, who developed Florida’s first ever business brand while serving as chief marketing officer for Enterprise Florida. The award-winning entry, “On the Road with Jenn & Jill” created by EDC Director of Business Development Jenn DuBey, is an animated video tour of St. Lucie County’s industrial assets and projects designed to market the county in conjunction with CRE.Converge, a commercial real estate event in Miami in 2021... Read More>>

Florida SBDC Network to host inaugural Small Business Success Summit

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, will host the inaugural Small Business Success Summit on June 27-28, 2022 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. The summit, themed “Contracts, Capital and Connections” will provide opportunities for small business owners from across the state to learn strategies to access capital, win contracts, and make valuable connections.

The summit will feature keynote speakers, over 12 breakout sessions, and networking opportunities that will help small businesses take their business to the next level... Read More>>

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St. Lucie Battery & Tire
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MidFlorida Credit Union
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Deep Six
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Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
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Indian River State College
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C.R. Lait
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Fort Pierce Utilities Authority
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Cleveland Clinic Martin Health System
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INDEPENDENT/ASSISTED LIVING
Harbor Place of Port St. Lucie
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The Palms of St. Lucie West
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McCall Insurance
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Post Insurance
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Decor Envy
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Francesca Morgan Interiors
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H. Allen Holmes, Inc.
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Karen Kane Interiors
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Diamonds by Terry
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St. Lucie Jewelry and Coins
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Fee, Yates, & Fee, P.L.
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Florida Personal Injury Law Team
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East Coast Lumber
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South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
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Mental Health Association Indian River
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City of Fort Pierce
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Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County
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New Vision Eye Center
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Sunrise Theatre
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The Noble Paw
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EP6 Group
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Oasis Senior Advisors
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May. 24, 2022|

Treasure Coast Business News 5.17.22

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New Midas opens in Vero Beach

 

Midas, one of the world’s largest providers of automotive services, is announced the opening of its newest location in Vero Beach, Florida located at 1365 US-1.

A grand opening celebration will take place on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14 from 10 am to 2 pm with food trucks, OneBlood’s Big Red Bus, the Humane Society of Vero Beach, and special discounts.

Business owner Jimmy Linus is no stranger to the automotive industry with his Linus Cadillac Buick GMC dealership just south of the new Midas location... Read More>>

House of Hope’s 2022 Top Chef Competition

Six local people who love food, love to cook, and love the mission of House of Hope will compete on Monday, June 6, for bragging rights to be called the Top Chef of Martin County.

The fourth annual Top Chef competition will be held this year from 7 to 10 p.m. at The District Table and Bar in Stuart. Contenders will learn which protein they’ll be working with a week in advance, but what ingredients are on hand and what the “Special Surprise Ingredient” is for 2022 will be a secret until the competition begins...  Read More>>

Pulte Announces New Community in Martin County, Highpointe

Pulte Homes is continuing its push into Martin County, announcing a new 284-single-family community called Highpointe on 321 acres acquired from Christ Fellowship Church. Pulte will donate a portion of the land to Operation 300, a local nonprofit that supports the families of fallen military personnel.

Highpointe is located on the east side of Pratt Whitney Road, approximately two miles north of SW Bridge Road in Stuart.... Read More>>

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Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County
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Artistic Closets
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Fee, Yates, & Fee, P.L.
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EP6 Group
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Miller's Central Air
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Elliott Museum
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St. Lucie Regional History Center
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Bev Smith Automotive Group
772.464.8440
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Infiniti of Melbourne
321.316.6894
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AUTOMOTIVE
St. Lucie Battery & Tire
800.432.1064
slbt.com

BANKING
SouthState Bank
800.277.2175
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BEVERAGES
Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice Co.
800.FRESHHH
oijc.com

BUILDERS
GHO Homes
772.532.3630
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BUTCHER SHOP
A Butcher Shoppe & A Bit More
772.794.0040
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CANDY/ CONFECTIONARY
Bruno’s Chocolate
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CAR WASH

Wash-N-Go Express Car Wash
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CASINOS
Seminole Brighton Casino
800.360.9875 seminolebrightoncasino.com

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce
772.595.9999
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CITRUS/PRODUCE
Nelson Family Farms
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nelsonfamilyfarms.com

CREDIT UNION
MidFlorida Credit Union
866.913.3733
midflorida.com

DENTIST
All Smiles Dentistry
772.335.3088
allsmilesfamilydentist.com

DIVE & WATERSPORTS
Deep Six
772.562.2883
deepsix.com

EDUCATION
Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
fau.edu/hboi

Indian River State College
866.792.4772
irsc.edu

EYEWEAR/OPTICAL CARE
C.R. Lait
772.465.6616
crlaitoptical.com

Taylor Creek Optical
772.468.0008
taylorcreekoptical.com

FARM
Adams Ranch
772.579.9962
adamsranch.com

FURNITURE
Danish Furniture Inc.
772.464.5713
danishfurniturestore.com

Mattress Market
772.562.6007
772.217.2877
mymattressmarket.com

Sunshine Furniture
772.569.0460
sunshinefurniturecasual.com

GOLF
Indian Hills Golf
772.465.8110
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Savanna Club
772.879.1316
Savannaclubhoa.com

GOLF CARTS
Champion Golf Carts
772.283.1107
championgolfcart.com

Total Golf Cart
772.778.0468
totalgolfcart.com

GOVERNMENT/MUNICIPALITIES
Fort Pierce Utilities Authority
772.466.1600
fpua.com

Saint Lucie County Property Appraiser
772.462.1000
paslc.org

GRILL CLEANING
Florida Native Grill Cleaning

772.285.2726
floridanativegrill.com

HEALTH CARE/HOME CARE
A Moment’s Notice Healthcare
772.978.9092
amnhc.com

Indian River Home Care
772.569.3885
772.492.6120
indianriverhomecare.com

HOME IMPROVEMENT
Artistic Closets
772.692.8447
artisticlosests.com

McMow Art Glass
561.585.9011
mcmow.com

HOSPITALS
Cleveland Clinic Martin Health System
772.345.8100
martinhealth.org

Sebastian River Medical Center
772.581.8003
sebastianrivermedical.org

INDEPENDENT/ASSISTED LIVING
Harbor Place of Port St. Lucie
772.337.4330
ptstlucieharborplace.com

The Palms of St. Lucie West
772.344.7441
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INSURANCE
McCall Insurance
772.562.4477
mccallagencyinc.com

Post Insurance
772.878.8184
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772.461.7900
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INTERIOR DESIGN/FURNISHINGS
Decor Envy
772.492.6518
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Francesca Morgan Interiors
772.286.8676
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H. Allen Holmes, Inc.
772.245.8586
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Karen Kane Interiors
772.465.2574
kkaneinteriors.com

JEWELRY
Diamonds by Terry
772.781.1133
diamondsbyterry.com

St. Lucie Jewelry and Coins
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772.337.4700
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LAW OFFICES
Fee, Yates, & Fee, P.L.
772.461.5020
feeyateslaw.com

Florida Personal Injury Law Team
772.302.2700
tomslawteam.com

Rossway Swan
772.231.4440
321.984.2700
RosswaySwan.com

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East Coast Lumber
772.461.5950
eastcoastlumber.com

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Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center
772.460.9000
oceanchiropracticandhealth.com

Orthopaedic Center of Vero Beach
772.778.2009
orthocentervb.com

South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
772.288.2400
SouthFlaOrtho.com

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Mental Health Association Indian River
772.569.9788
mhairc.org

MUNICIPALITIES
City of Fort Pierce
772.467.3000
Cityoffortpierce.com

City of Port St. Lucie
772.871.5225
cityofpsl.com

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Children’s Services Council of St. Lucie County
772.408.1100
cscslc.org

Family Meals
772.210.0900
familymealsinc.org

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation
772.466.9876
hboifoundation.org

Project Lifesaver
772.466.1271
projectlifesaver.org

Treasure Coast Food Bank
stophunger.org

Treasure Coast Hospice
772.403.4500
treasurehealth.org

OPHTHALMOLOGY
New Vision Eye Center
772.257.8700
newvisioneyecenter.com
cataractsurgeryverobeach.com

PERFORMING ARTS
Sunrise Theatre
772.461.4775
sunrisetheatre.com

Vero Beach Theatre Guild
772.562.8300
verobeachtheatreguild.com

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The Noble Paw
772.348.0800
thenoblepaw.com

PET SUPPLIES
Pet Supplies Plus
772.873.8170
petsuppliesplus.com

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Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery
772.234.3700
oceandriveplasicsurgery.com

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WQCS
888.286.8936
wqcs.org

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Branca Realty Professionals
772.882.9583
brancarealty.com

John’s Island Real Estate Co.
772.231.0900
johnsislandrealestate.com

Keller Williams/AnnMarie Napolitano
Cell: 954.675.2804
Office: 772.236.5700
napolitano.homesandland.com

Keller Williams Realty at Port St. Lucie
561.379.6875
561.779.0309
teambroomfield.kw.com

Mark Walters & Company
772.468.8306
WaltersCo.com

Oceanside Realty Partners
772.418.4420
oceansiderealtypartners

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Casey’s Place
772.231.4790
caseysplace.net

Crabby's Dockside
772.252.5672
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Ocean Grill
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Sharkys
772.466.2757

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EP6 Group
772.332.9100
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Oasis Senior Advisors
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Best Value Jewelry & Pawn
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772.340.2424
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Real Stone & Granite
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Florida Shutters Inc.
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The Crane Club
772.200.2662
craneclubattesoro.com


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adamsmediagroup.com

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ideaga.com

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wearepathos.com

 
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May. 24, 2022|

Florida SBDC Network to host inaugural Small Business Success Summit

Florida SBDC Network to host inaugural Small Business Success Summit

 

 

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the state’s principal provider of small business assistance, will host the inaugural Small Business Success Summit on June 27-28, 2022 at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. The summit, themed “Contracts, Capital and Connections” will provide opportunities for small business owners from across the state to learn strategies to access capital, win contracts, and make valuable connections.

The summit will feature keynote speakers, over 12 breakout sessions, and networking opportunities that will help small businesses take their business to the next level.

“I am very excited for the Florida SBDC Network to come together to host the first Small Business Success Summit,” said Greg Britton, Florida SBDC Network State Director. “Our team of professionals, along with our partners from across the state, look forward to the event to help our state’s small businesses start, grow and thrive.

The summit will kick off with a welcome reception Monday, June 27, and conference programming will occur Tuesday, June 28. The standard registration fee is $199, with a discounted, early-bird rate of $175 available until May 29.

The Florida SBDC Network extends its gratitude to this year’s sponsors and partners: Florida Power & Light, United Midwest Savings Bank, Thryv, Intuit Quickbooks, CareerSource Florida, and the Florida Economic Development Council.

For more information about the Small Business Success Summit, and to register, please visit www.floridasbdc.org/success_summit.

 

About the Florida SBDC Network:

For more than 45 years, the Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance [Fl. Stat. 288.001], has nourished a statewide partnership between higher education and economic development to provide existing and emerging small and medium-sized business owners with management and knowledge resources that enable overall growth, increased profitability, and economic prosperity for Florida’s economy. In 2020, the Florida SBDC Network delivered more than 162,500 hours of consulting to more than 24,000 small businesses, resulting in 38,797 jobs impacted, $7.4 billion in sales generated, $553.5 million in capital accessed, and $488.1 million in government contracts acquired. With over 40 offices statewide, the Florida SBDC is funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Department of Defense, State of Florida and other private and public partners. The Florida SBDC Network, headquartered at the University of West Florida, is nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs and is a recipient of the President’s E Award for Export Service. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency. For more information, please visit www.FloridaSBDC.org.

 

 

Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at tcbusiness.com by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]

May. 23, 2022|

St. Lucie EDC wins three top statewide marketing awards

St. Lucie EDC wins three top statewide marketing awards

 

 

The Economic Council of St Lucie County was honored with three top marketing awards from the Florida Economic Development Council.

The Florida Economic Development Council (FEDC) presented its Best in Show 2022 Innovation in Marketing award and two other top awards to the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County (EDC) at the organization’s annual meeting in St. Petersburg on May 17.

The Best in Show award recognizes excellence in creative, effective and meaningful marketing and is named in memory of Melissa Medley, who developed Florida’s first ever business brand while serving as chief marketing officer for Enterprise Florida. The award-winning entry, “On the Road with Jenn & Jill” created by EDC Director of Business Development Jenn DuBey, is an animated video tour of St. Lucie County’s industrial assets and projects designed to market the county in conjunction with CRE.Converge, a commercial real estate event in Miami in 2021.

“My role at the EDC had changed and I thought creating this video would be an excellent way to educate myself and others about the various projects we are working on in St. Lucie County,” said DuBey. “I started the video with no real idea of how to do it but ended up with something I’m really proud of.”  To view the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8u_qi20xOc.

The other two top FEDC innovation in marketing awards recognized the EDC staff’s work during the COVID shutdown in 2020 and its ongoing Work Local St. Lucie campaign to make the county’s large number of commuters aware of jobs available in Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce.

Judges for the FEDC awards mentioned the innovative partnership between the EDC and the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County during the COVID shutdown and its aftermath. Club members were recruited by the EDC to personally visit many small retailers, restaurants and service providers to ensure they were aware of available financial assistance from the federal government. EDC staff also worked with the staff of the Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College to assist with processing aid applications. In addition, EDC staff sent out detailed daily email communications about COVID response programs and related information to the local business community.

“This award is to recognize those EDOs who rose to the occasion and persisted, demonstrating dedication and commitment to the local economy and proved to be a critical resource during crisis and into recovery,” the FEDC noted about the Pivot and Persist award.

The Work Local St. Lucie program includes a section of the EDC’s website, www.youredc.com/worklocal, that lists featured local jobs and links to local employer job boards by industry sector. Regular social media posts, billboards, signage, print and digital advertising, and ongoing partnerships with St. Lucie Public Schools, Indian River State College, CareerSource Research Coast and many other area organizations to address awareness and training to help close skills gaps are all part of the multiyear program.

“The EDC staff is small but mighty, and absolutely dedicated to our mission of promoting economic vitality and enhancing the quality of life in St. Lucie County,” said EDC President Pete Tesch. “We are so honored and humbled that the state’s top economic development association selected our programs and outreach to receive these truly prestigious awards.”

 

 

About the Economic Development Council of St. Lucie County

The EDC is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting economic vitality in St. Lucie County through the attraction, retention and expansion of businesses in the community. The EDC works

in partnership with local governments and the private sector to advance its goals of creating more and better-paying jobs for residents, broadening the tax base and improving St. Lucie County’s economic

quality of life. Contact the EDC at 772.336.6250 or www.youredc.com.

 

 

Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at tcbusiness.com by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]

May. 23, 2022|

United Way VITA programs concludes tax season, prepared over $1.7M in returns

United Way VITA programs concludes tax season, prepared over $1.7M in returns

 

 

The 2022 tax season concludes with $1,733,145 million in returns for Indian River County households who received free tax preparation services offered by the United Way.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is a partnership between United Way and the IRS offered annually from January through Tax Day to assist families and individuals with low to moderate incomes prepare their tax returns for free. This year, twenty-eight IRS-trained and certified volunteers ensured taxpayers received all the credits for which they were eligible and helped put an average refund of $1,867 back into the pockets of Indian River County residents.

“We served more people this year than ever before, especially at a time when we know many households in our community faced financial hardships due to Covid-19,” explained Meredith Egan, CEO, United Way of Indian River County. “It’s a milestone we’re really proud of and look forward to making that number grow each year.”

Concluding on April 17th, the VITA program filed a total of 1,360 tax returns, which have an average adjusted gross income of $23,000 per household. Indian River County residents received $516,897 in Earned Income Tax Credits, $27,768 in Child Tax Credits, and $6,547 in Education Tax Credits.

“Because of you, I was able to get my home fumigated for termites which was otherwise unaffordable,” said one tax client in a letter. “Thank you for helping people like me. Your kindness is much appreciated. You are a blessing!”

VITA is critical in helping residents obtain the money available to them and can help a household survive. There is no cost to clients, saving a household an average of $175 in tax preparation fees. Instead, this money can be used to purchase groceries, pay bills, or go towards an emergency savings fund. This year, the total paid preparer cost savings averaged $238,000 for VITA clients in Indian River County.

“We absolutely could not do this without our fleet of dedicated volunteers,” said Stacy Benezra, Community Impact Coordinator, United Way of Indian River County. “With over 2,124 hours logged, they give it their all for our community. We can never thank them enough.”

This program would not be possible without the local sponsors helping cover the costs of offering this service; Jacoby and Handley, PLLC and Kmetz, Elwell, Graham, and Associates PLLC. United Way also congratulates VITA volunteers Ben Tartaglia and David Geiser for receiving a 10-Year Milestone Award from the IRS.

If you would like to learn more about becoming a VITA volunteer or sponsor, please contact Stacy Benezra, Community Impact Coordinator at (772) 567-8900, ext. 120, or [email protected].

 

United Way

 

About United Way of Indian River County

United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every community member. United Way works with local programs to provide resources to individuals and families in crisis today, while working year-round to improve community conditions and create lasting solutions. We are effectively building a strong foundation and improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. For more information about your local United Way, please call (772) 567-8900 or visit our website, UnitedWayIRC.org.

 

Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at tcbusiness.com by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]

 

 

May. 23, 2022|

PSL Business Women raise a Treasure Chest of Riches at 30th annual fashion show

PSL Business Women raise a treasure chest of riches at 30th annual fashion show

 

 

(L) Lorett Fribourg, (R)Susan Belgard

The Port St. Lucie Business Women (PSLBW), dressed in swirling colors of turquoise, aqua and ultramarine, and in sea-themed patterns, welcomed guests at the sold-out 30th annual Fashion Show on April 30 at the Santa Lucia River Club in Ballantrae. More than $20,000 was raised for their Community Action Grants which are awarded to local nonprofit agencies that benefit women and children, and provide scholarships for women who have chosen to continue their education at Indian River State College. Awards and scholarships will be presented later this year.

“What an amazing turnout!” says Fashion Show co-chair Carissa Vega. “We appreciate all the support we have received from guests and business owners alike over the past 30 years, and look forward to seeing everyone at our 31st Annual PSLBW Fashion Show.”

Luxury couture fashions by Kallee Jackson (kalleejackson.com), bright, geometric dresses by Sabre Mochachino (mochachinolany.com), as well as other chic and casual apparel by Fashionista Boutique (love.mandysauter.com), Gambina Couture, and Sporty Girl Apparel (sportygirlapparel.com) presented a wide range of styles, accessorized by wire-wrapped beach glass and crystals hand-made by L Boutique Jewelry ([email protected] jewelry).

The 108 Silent Auction items, including themed gift baskets and gift certificates covering a wide range of choices, generated high-stakes competitiveness. Top takers included a plethora of gift cards presented in a framed collage, a Mets Suite and four tickets to a Marlins game.

Marion Matthes is looking forward to enjoying her 2-night stay at River Palm Cottages & Fish Camp in Jensen Beach. Marilyn Lawless had fun showing off the baroque pearl and blue topaz cocktail ring that she won.

Devon Dwyer, who was wearing the pearl and 14k gold and diamond custom-created necklace that she won at the PSL Business Women’s 2013 Fashion Show, was the winner of the 14-karat gold octopus with diamond eyes necklace, valued at $500 and donated by G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry & Coin in Fort Pierce.

Michelle Caul was all smiles hearing her number called in the 50/50 raffle -- a prize of $800!

The Port St. Lucie Business Women thank those who attended their affair and the following businesses for their support: top Sea Glass Event Sponsor St. Lucie County Children’s Services Council; Pearl Sponsors Donna DeMarchi, Personal Injury Attorney, G. Alan’s Fine Jewelry & Coin and The Cake Lady; Doubloon Sponsor iThink Financial; and Coral Sponsors Katelyn and Andrew Urban of Baron Real Estate, Dwyer Environmental Services, Post Insurance, St. Lucie County Fair, SouthState Bank, Truly Title and Vinyard Institute of Plastic Surgery.

The Port St. Lucie Business Women is a 42-year-old, 501 (c) (6) non-profit professional organization dedicated to promoting the interests of businesswomen and serving our community effectively. For more information, visit PSLBW.com. Follow their Facebook page for updates about events, programs and community involvement.

 

Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at tcbusiness.com by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]

 

May. 23, 2022|

House of Hope’s 2022 Top Chef Competition

House of Hope’s 2022 Top Chef Competition

 

 

(Left to Right) Ed Ciampi, Craig Ahal and Rob Ranieri celebrating the Best Dish award from Top Chef 2019.

Six local people who love food, love to cook, and love the mission of House of Hope will compete on Monday, June 6, for bragging rights to be called the Top Chef of Martin County.

The fourth annual Top Chef competition will be held this year from 7 to 10 p.m. at The District Table and Bar in Stuart. Contenders will learn which protein they’ll be working with a week in advance, but what ingredients are on hand and what the “Special Surprise Ingredient” is for 2022 will be a secret until the competition begins. Some of the ingredients will come straight from House of Hope’s Growing Hope Farm.

During the event, 11 local restaurants will be serving small bites to attendees to stave off their hunger as they watch the chefs prepare their delicious dishes.

“This is a really fun and lively event,” said House of Hope Chief Executive Officer Rob Ranieri. “Our volunteer chefs, none of whom are actually professional chefs, always surprise and impress us with the dishes they prepare.”

The event also has a serious side. House of Hope is seeing an ever-increasing number of Martin County residents who are food insecure and need the services of the organization to feed their families. Funds raised from this fun, food event will go directly to feeding hungry neighbors.

The 2022 competitors are: Donna Forcella, Donna Jenson, Julian Maiucci, Pete Morello, Marybeth Peña, and Joe Tomasiello. Judges will award prizes to the Top Fundraiser and the Best Dish, with the Overall Winner prize going to the chef who excels in a combination of both categories.

Sponsorship support from the following people and organizations is appreciated: Colab Farms, Whiticar Boatworks, Coastal Drive Magazine, The Firefly Group, Florida Power and Light, HBKS Stephen Schramm, Elaine and Jim Matts, McCarthy Summers Law Firm, Rick Carroll Insurance, and the Wong Family Foundation.

Only 200 tickets are available, and tickets from the 2020 event are being honored, so space is limited. To purchase tickets, become a sponsor, or support a favorite chef, go to www.hohmartin.org.

About House of Hope

Founded in 1984, House of Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers Martin County residents to overcome hunger and hardship. House of Hope touches the lives of more than 7,000 people each month helping with basic needs such as food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, as well as longer-term case management services that help build life skills for a more self-sufficient future. The organization has service centers and thrift stores in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown, and Jensen Beach. House of Hope’s Golden Gate Center for Enrichment in Stuart offers free programs, technology, and workshops designed to enhance life skills, earning potential, health, and overall well-being. House of Hope also operates the Growing Hope Farm in Palm City and several nutrition gardens that provide sustainable sources of fresh produce for clients as well as nutrition education and vocational opportunities to the community. For more information, visit hohmartin.org or call 772-286-4673. Updates and announcements can also be found on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Hohmartin, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/houseofhopemc/, and Twitter https://twitter.com/hohmartin.

 

 

Treasure Coast Business is a news service and magazine published in print, via e-newsletter and online at tcbusiness.com by Indian River Media Group. For more information or to report news email [email protected]

May. 16, 2022|

Pulte Announces New Community in Martin County, Highpointe

Pulte Announces New Community in Martin County, Highpointe

 

Pulte Homes is continuing its push into Martin County, announcing a new 284-single-family community called Highpointe on 321 acres acquired from Christ Fellowship Church. Pulte will donate a portion of the land to Operation 300, a local nonprofit that supports the families of fallen military personnel.

Highpointe is located on the east side of Pratt Whitney Road, approximately two miles north of SW Bridge Road in Stuart. It is 10 miles from downtown Stuart and about a 15-minute drive from Jupiter.

The gated community will feature consumer-inspired homes with open-concept floor plans, flexible living spaces, gourmet kitchens and large outdoor living spaces.  Home sizes will range between 1,850 to 3,820 square feet with prices starting from the $500s.

Owners will have access to a robust amenities package including a state-of-the art clubhouse, fitness center, resort-style pool and sports courts.

As a company that prides itself of giving back to the community, Pulte will donate 20 acres of land to Operation 300, a nonprofit organization that operates outdoor camps and provides mentorship for children of fallen service members.

“We are very excited about our newest project in Martin County,” said Brent Baker, president of PulteGroup’s southeast region. “Not only are we addressing a housing shortage in the area, but we also have the privilege of helping children who lost a parent serving our country in the name of freedom.”

Pulte recently started land development.  Interested buyers can visit pulte.com/highpointe or call 772-208-6939 to sign up for Highpointe’s VIP list to receive updates and more information.

PulteGroup is becoming one of the most active builders in Martin County. It is currently building luxury townhomes at its boutique Stuart community called Ocean Cove near downtown Stuart.  Further south, near the Palm Beach County line, DiVosta, is actively selling in Bridgewater that is planned for 107 estate homes on one-to-five-acre lots.

In Southeast Florida, PulteGroup builds under the Pulte Homes, DiVosta and Del Webb brands. New communities are under construction from Vero Beach south to Broward County with home prices that range from the mid $300s to over $2 million.

Rendering of a home design that will be built in Highpointe, a new Pulte community in Martin County.

 

About PulteGroup:

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of America’s largest homebuilding companies with operations in 40 markets throughout the country. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods and American West, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. PulteGroup conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better.

About Pulte Homes:

Pulte Homes is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM).  Pulte Homes builds consumer-inspired homes and communities that provide the move-up buyer the best quality of life.  Only Pulte Homes offers the combination of innovative Life Tested Home Designs® with an unwavering commitment to quality and attention to detail.  For more information about Pulte Homes, visit www.pulte.com.

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May. 16, 2022|