Examination of cash flow will help avoid problems during slow times
High water covers all stumps is a great visual to describe a business owner’s way of thinking when sales are strong and cash is flowing, according to Michael Bernard, certified business consultant with the Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College.
“Sometimes, it takes receding water to expose the dangers of a slowing market and awaken a business owner to the importance of healthy cash flow.”
To effectively manage cash flow, the business owner will need to review and examine the balance sheet and income statement line by line and drill down into all aspects of... read more >>
Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach adds two new members
The two new members joining their very strong club are Dr. Ed Massey, who recently retired as president of IRSC where he started as a teacher there at 26, and Cheryl Ward, mother and wife and territory manager for an alliance of independent insurance agents with Schlitt Services.
The club is now 86 members with one more approved application just waiting for posting and another application is waiting approval.
Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach continues to do projects through our Health and Wellness, Environmental, Youth Services, Community Service and World Community Service committees where we help regardless of COVID-19. For more information or just check them out. Visit a Wednesday 6:45am Zoom meeting. www.sunriserotaryverobeach.org
MIDFLORIDA Event Center to become home of Florida Sports Hall of Fame
PORT ST. LUCIE — In partnership with the City of Port St. Lucie and Treasure Coast Sports Commission, the Florida Sports Hall of Fame Foundation is moving its Hall of Fame from the Central Florida Visitor Information Center in Davenport, FL to the MIDFLORIDA Event Center in Port St. Lucie.
The Port St. Lucie City Council approved a five-year lease agreement with the Foundation authorizing use of up to 1,800 square feet in the event center.
Attracting more than 50,000 visitors annually, the Florida Sports Hall of Fame includes 55 memorabilia exhibits from some of the biggest sports stars ever known; including legendary NASCAR drivers Bobby and Donnie Allison, National Hot Rod Association legend “Big Daddy’ Don Garlits, golfer Doug Sanders, tennis great Chris Evert, football legend Bob Griese and more. Tiger Woods, Pat Riley, and Alex Rodriguez headlined the 2020 Florida Sports Hall Of Fame Induction Class. Special memorabilia from individuals and teams include photos, videos, uniforms, apparel, sports equipment, trophies and more.
“In a state where the climate lets us play sports year round and where so many of the all-time great sports figures call home, the City of Port St. Lucie is especially proud to welcome the Florida Sports Hall of Fame to our Event Center; and we are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to partner on the Hall of Fame’s dual mission of recognizing and honoring Florida’s greatest sports figures and promoting fitness awareness, education and sports among our state’s youth and adults,” said Port St. Lucie Mayor Greg Oravec. “We think that the Hall of Fame will take the Event Center to the next level as a must-see destination and will help us fulfill our community’s strategic plan for the future, which includes enhancing and showcasing Port St. Lucie as a unique place with cultural, natural, and recreational activities and amenities (learn more at www.cityofpsl.com/strategicplan ). We thank the Hall of Fame Foundation for choosing PSL, and Rick Hatcher and the Treasure Coast Sports Commission for helping us make it happen.”
“On behalf of our Board of Directors, we are extremely appreciative and excited about the partnership with the City of Port St. Lucie and the Treasure Coast Sports Commission in relocating the home of Florida Sports Hall of Fame’s storied memorabilia,” said Tim Ramsberger, President and Chairman of the Board, Florida Sports Hall of Fame. Ramsberger added: “A special thank you to Mayor Oravec and the City Council, as well as Rick Hatcher for their collaboration in helping further the advancement of the Hall’s vision and future.”
In addition to the availability of this new attraction for residents and visitors to enjoy, the Florida Sports Hall of Fame will create many opportunities for the City.
“Sports tourism drives visitor spending,” said Rick Hatcher, Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Sports Commission and Vice President, President-Elect of the Florida Sports Hall of Fame, noting the positive impact the Hall of Fame will have on the City’s tourism product “To have the Florida Sports Hall of Fame located in Port St. Lucie is a home run!”
“This is a significant marketing opportunity for the MIDFLORIDA Event Center and City of Port St. Lucie,” said Linda McCarthy, Director of the MIDFLORIDA Event Center. “To be the “official home” of the Hall of Fame will elevate the image and reputation of Port St. Lucie as a tourism and event destination and increase public engagement with the event center.”
The Florida Sports Hall of Fame will open at the MIDFLORIDA Event Center in February. Hours of operation will be announced soon. Admission will be free.
Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation donates to youth guidance mentoring academy
VERO BEACH — Recently, Nathan Suranofsky, Mardy Fish Foundation’s Program Director presented a $6,768 check to Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy for the health, fitness, and nutrition component of its programs.
“Mardy Fish has been providing assistance to various youth organizations, including Youth Guidance for many years,” said Nathan Suranofsky. “Our mission is to provide children, particularly underserved minorities, with the opportunity to participate in safe and impactful fitness, nutritional, and enrichment programs empowering them to live healthy and productive lives.
Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy is dedicated to enriching the lives of Indian River County youth through mentoring relationships that inspire trust, self-esteem, and positive futures. Founded in 1973, Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy serves children ages 5-18 from low-income families. Programs are free and children are provided with three meals a day.
The grant from the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation will help fund healthy cooking and nutrition classes as well as recreational activities, including pickleball, kayaking, paddle boarding, tennis, rugby, boxing, karate, and other physical activities.
“We are grateful to the Mardy Fish Children’s Foundation for helping our children stay active and healthy,” said Phil Barnes, executive director of Youth Guidance. “At Youth Guidance we believe in a sound mind in a sound body. Regular exercise helps children do better in school and develops character traits that transfer over to other aspects of their life.”
Youth Guidance is currently open all day, providing a safe place where students receive three meals and participate in one-on-one and group mentoring programs. From 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the kids complete virtual school under the supervision of experienced Youth Guidance staff and tutors from Big Brothers Big Sisters. From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., they engage in group mentoring programs, including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), life skills, recreational activities, and vocational training.
If you are interested in learning more about Youth Guidance Mentoring Academy or making a donation, please call 772.492.3933, or visit our website at www.youthguidanceprogram.org.
Remember Treasure Coast nonprofits
If you are in a position, consider a gift to a Treasure Coast nonprofit affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Find the needs of many area nonprofits and how to give at treasurecoastnonprofits.com
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