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Allegiant announces new nonstop service to 3 cities from MLB
MELBOURNE – Allegiant announced new nonstop service from Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) to three destinations: Pittsburgh, Pa.; Nashville, Tenn. and Concord, N.C. beginning in November.
"We’re thrilled to bring our brand of friendly, convenient service to Melbourne, gateway to Central Florida and the Space Coast," said Drew Wells, Allegiant senior vice president of revenue and planning.
The new nonstop routes to/from
Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) will operate twice weekly and include:
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) – beginning Nov. 11, 2021.
Nashville, Tennessee via Nashville International Airport (BNA) – beginning Nov. 18, 2021.
Concord, North Carolina via Concord-Padgett Airport (USA) – beginning Nov. 18, 2021.
"We’re very pleased to welcome Allegiant to MLB, which will proudly serve as a new coastal gateway to Central Florida," said Greg Donovan, A.A.E., executive director at Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB). "Allegiant has tremendous consumer brand recognition known for providing nonstop connections with a superior value. We are grateful for these new routes that will give our community new ways to connect with families and friends and allow visitors to discover the very best of Florida."
Vero Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomes new business
VERO BEACH — The Vero Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the new business, Sunset Island, located in Luria Plaza. There you can find juices, crepes, smoothies, bowls and homemade popsicles.
Owners George and Jelena Lopez are residents of Vero Beach and they welcomed family and friends to try foods that they love during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
George and Jelena met while attending flight school in Indian River County. After learning about the many beauties Vero Beach has to offer, they decided to settle down on the Treasure Coast and they now consider Vero Beach their home.
Both being airline pilots and healthy lifestyle enthusiasts they quickly realized which foods they crave the most when they are back at home. That feeling bred the concept for and inspired the couple to open Sunset Island.
Marine Bank announces new VP and commercial loan officer
PORT ST. LUCIE —Marine Bank & Trust announced that Rufus Byrd has joined its commercial lending team as vice president, commercial loan officer. Byrd’s focus is to raise awareness of Marine Bank as a resource for local businesses seeking capital required to expand, seize opportunities, or invest in their future.
Byrd, a Fort Pierce resident, has two decades of banking experience in the St. Lucie market. Most recently, he was a relationship manager for TD Bank for the Treasure Coast. Byrd began his banking career more than 22 years ago at Bank North in Massachusetts. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a graduate of Howard University and Nova Southeastern University.
“Rufus has enthusiastically begun introducing Marine Bank's winning combination of local decision-making, flexible terms and unparalleled service to local businesses," said Bill Penney, President and CEO of the Bank. "His drive to provide financing solutions for local businesses will be a win-win situation for everyone involved."
Okeechobee summer camp celebrates student success and career training
OKEECHOBEE – June 18, 2021, the Employability Skills and Okeechobee Junior Leadership summer programs celebrated the end of their two-week camp at Okeechobee High School.
Those who participated in the Employability Skills program worked with CareerSource and local employers to learn about job eligibility and practiced interview skills. The junior leaders met with government leaders and members of the schoolboard to present ideas for improvements in Okeechobee and the world as a whole. Presentations included promoting food recovery, improving school lunches, funding the construction of a dog park in the community and making Okeechobee more inclusive.
The Okeechobee Chamber of Commerce organized a “Small Business Day”, taking the kids on a tour of the shops and stores along Park Street in Okeechobee. The Education Foundation of Okeechobee helped organize the camps with help from the Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation and the Economic Council of Okeechobee.
“I’m so proud of these students. Okeechobee County Schools is excited to partner with businesses and the community in terms of helping kids be prepared for careers as well as college.” said Pat McCoy, Okeechobee Schools' assistant superintendent for instructional services.
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