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>>