A-1 announces appointment of Michael Fagan as director of marketing
A-1 Industries of Florida, Inc. (“A-1”), a leading manufacturer of pre-engineered wood trusses, announced that Michael Fagan has joined A-1 as its new director of marketing.
Bringing an abundance of marketing experience to A-1, Michael has held various roles, including Corporate Marketing Communications Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Events Manager, and Videographer, over his 25- year tenure at Alpine, an ITW Company. Jan S. Beck, A-1’s Executive Vice President and CFO, said, “We are very excited about Michael joining our team. His diverse experience in Marketing communications and strategies will be an asset in expanding A-1’s position in the market.” ...Read More>>
Bank of America grant to United Way supports economic mobility in Indian River County
For many years, Bank of America has worked with nonprofits, local organizations, and leaders across public and private sectors in the Treasure Coast to help drive economic mobility for vulnerable populations. Bank of America continues this support with a $7,500 grant to United Way of Indian River County.
Through the bank’s partnership, the grant will be used to support 36 partner agencies and 45 programs that create long-lasting change in the local community...Read More>>
Michael K. Horowitz named new president of Florida Workers Advocates
Vero Beach attorney, Michael K. Horowitz, has been named President of Florida Workers Advocates, the only organization of claimants’ attorneys representing injured workers in Florida. Florida Workers Advocates seeks to protect and defend the workforce of Florida and particularly the rights of Florida’s injured and disabled workers by providing fair and just treatment to those workers who suffer workplace injuries and those who are dependent on them. FWA is extremely active politically in protecting worker’s rights through the election and legislative process...Read More>>
Production begins at Contender Boats St. Lucie plant
The iconic Packers of Indian River facility off Midway Road in Fort Pierce is now home to Contender Boats, an equally iconic Florida boat manufacturer.
Production of Contender’s premium semi-custom boats began in August at the 100,000-square-foot facility that was formerly a hub for area citrus fruit packing. At full operation, approximately 200 employees will be crafting all Contender’s 32-foot and smaller boats in St. Lucie County while larger boats will continue to be built at the company’s headquarters in Homestead, Florida...Read More>>
The impact of a scholarship award
One of the Port St. Lucie Business Women’s champion causes has been to support women seeking to advance their education and ultimately, their careers at Indian River State College. Throughout the years, more than 70 women have benefitted from scholarship awards presented by the Port St. Lucie Business Women. One recipient, local lawyer Jessica Hooper of Michelle Goff Law Group, was one such winner who talked about what the scholarship meant to her at the Business Women’s August 18 meeting held at Tutto Fresco in St. Lucie West...Read More>>
Kelly Decowski joins Education Foundation of Martin County board
Kelly Decowski, an award-winning realtor at RE/MAX of Stuart, has joined the board of directors of the Education Foundation of Martin County (EFMC).
Lisa Rhodes, Executive Director of the nonprofit shared news that the Palm City resident has become part of the team that enriches and enhances educational opportunities for all students and teachers in the Martin County School District, through effective fundraising efforts, positive collaborative partnerships, innovative programming, and efficient allocation of resources.
Decowski is a product of the Martin County School District, graduating from Martin County High School in 1993...Read More>>
Sunrise Rotary gives grant to Dodgertown Elementary pilot program Be Healthy, Be Fit
The Sunrise Rotary Club in Vero Beach has awarded a grant to Treasure Coast Community Health (TCCH) to deliver a new program to Dodgertown Elementary School Families. The pilot program, called “Be Healthy, Be Fit” focuses on increasing knowledge about the link between childhood obesity and early onset diabetes.
There will be nine sessions over the course of the school year allowing 108 families to participate...Read More>>