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Top Tampa lawyer joins Lauri J. Goldstein
STUART – Well-known Tampa Lawyer Hillarey McCall has joined a Law Firm of Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates in Stuart. McCall has managed hundreds of successful personal injury trial cases in her 26-year career as an attorney in Florida. “Her experience encompasses all aspects of civil litigation, both state and federal, at the trial and appellate levels and I’m excited she is part of the team,” said attorney Lauri J. Goldstein, founder of the firm.
During her career in Tampa, McCall gained knowledge of both sides of person injury law and courtroom strategy, working as a lead litigator representing insurance companies. “Knowing what to expect from the other side in a personal injury case is extremely helpful,” said Goldstein, “and Hillarey brings us this edge.”
STUART – The 29th Annual Dancin’ in the Streets street party and music festival will return to Historic Downtown Stuart on Saturday, August 20, 2016. The longest-running music festival in Martin County will take place on five stages with over twenty bands and a national headliner (to be announced) from 3 p.m. to midnight. Tickets will be available beginning in July at Seacoast Bank.
Every year, the streets of Downtown Stuart shut down and the community comes out for a day of live musical performances, food, drinks, vendors, kids activities and of course – dancin’ in the streets.
PORT ST. LUCIE – Ventura Foods – a leading producer of custom and proprietary dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, oils and other flavorings – has reached an agreement to acquire the Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise (DSM) business of Cargill.
The DSM business adds greater depth to Ventura Foods’ capabilities in the custom dressings, sauces and mayonnaise categories. Included in the purchase are Cargill’s DSM facility in Port St. Lucie, Florida and substantially all the DSM manufacturing equipment at the Gainesville, Georgia and Sidney, Ohio facilities.
All 46 employees at the Port St. Lucie operation will be offered employment by Ventura Foods. The DSM equipment and business from Gainesville and Sidney will be relocated to Ventura Foods’ facilities in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, and Fort Worth, Texas. Cargill will provide contract manufacturing services for 15-18 months to Ventura Foods to ensure continuity for customers and a smooth transition to Ventura Foods.
Romaine Benton joins Vero Beach Coldwell Banker Paradise
VERO BEACH – Vero Beach Real Estate Company Coldwell Banker Paradise is proud to announce that Romaine Benton has joined Coldwell Banker Paradise. Benton recently moved to the South Florida area to be closer to family and soak up the sunshine. She graduated from MCU with honors. She has three children and three grandchildren. She loves working in real estate because she feels like she receives more from her clients than she could possibly give. She feels fortunate to meet so many people from all walks of life and help them obtain the American Dream.
Benton has been licensed to sell real estate since 1995. She received her license in Murray, Kentucky, and worked for Coldwell Banker there. “I know the assistance given to agents by Coldwell Banker is outstanding, and I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else. Coldwell Banker is invested in seeing every outcome succeed 100 percent,” shared Benton.
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Lyric Theatre 2016-2017 ticket sales start May 31
STUART – Lyric Theatre tickets will go on sale for members starting May 31. The public will not be able to buy tickets until Tuesday, September 6.
Tax-deductible contributions by members help to underwrite The Lyric’s daily operations and keeps ticket prices at popular rates. Annual memberships and donations help to provide the community with a home for the performing arts that enhances the quality of life, promotes arts education, and supports the local economy.
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New businesses to host grand openings
VERO BEACH and PORT ST. LUCIE – Sea SUP Go Paddle and Surf opened at 40 Royal Palm Pointe in Vero Beach. A grand opening event will be held Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
O’Reilly Auto Parts opened a location at 571 N.W. Prima Vista Boulevard in Port St. Lucie. Their grand opening will be held May 11 – 24.
Mulligan’s Beach House Bar & Grill accepting nonprofit applications
Mulligan’s is now accepting nonprofit applications (must be 501c3) for their 12 Weeks of Summer program, starting in June 2016.
They donate up to 10 percent of their stores’ proceeds each month to the local charity selected. Each the chain’s six stores will partner with one local non-profit charity per month. This includes locations in Sebastian, Vero Beach, Jensen Beach, Stuart, Lake Worth and Lauderdale-By-the-Sea.
In 2015 12 Weeks of Summer helped to collect over $26,000 in donations for local charities. If your nonprofit charity would like to be considered, please email an application request to [email protected]
St. Lucie County Young Professionals
Trivia Night will be May 12
ST. LUCIE COUNTY – The St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce’s Young Professionals Council will be holding their annual Trivia Night. The Young Professionals face off against the Seasoned Professionals on Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. in the PGA Village Wanamaker Room located at 1916 Perfect Drive in Port St. Lucie.
Strategic Storage Trust II acquires 530-unit self storage facility
PORT ST. LUCIE – Strategic Storage Trust II, Inc. (SST II) – which is sponsored by SmartStop Asset Management, LLC – recently purchased a self storage facility located in Port St. Lucie. The four-building facility totals approximately 530 units and approximately 53,100 rentable square feet.
“We targeted this self storage facility due to its high occupancy level and solid location,” said H. Michael Schwartz, chairman and CEO of SST II.
Built in 1999, the Port St. Lucie facility sits on approximately 3.56 acres and is approximately 97 percent occupied. Located at 525 SW South Macedo Boulevard, the facility offers drive-up, RV spaces and climate-controlled units.
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