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IRSC CENTER TEAMS WITH REGIONAL GROUPS TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES NAVIGATE COVID AID

In the spring of 2020, the full extent of COVID-19 was becoming alarmingly apparent on a daily basis.

Positive cases of COVID-19 soared from a handful statewide in early March to almost 1,000 by March 22. Less than a month later, by mid-April, the toll stood at 21,019 and 499 deaths.

Many businesses were forced to close or... Read more...

Whiticar Boat Works in Stuart

SMALL BUSINESS CONTINUES TO DOMINATE THE JOB MARKET

Jim Dragseth’s uncle, Curt Whiticar, started repairing and refurbishing boats in 1947 in Stuart when he established Whiticar Boat Works. Jim’s father brought his family to Stuart in 1949 and joined his brother in law making the foundation for a company that remains vibrant 70 years later. Jim joined in 1969, sweeping floors, sanding boats and doing whatever needed done. Today, he is president of the company. Read more...