Serving St. Lucie, Martin, Indian River and Okeechobee counties

diver is collecting tissue samples

Research

INSTITUTIONS GENERATE JOBS TO SPREAD WEALTH THROUGHOUT COMMUNITY

Research facilities on the Treasure Coast are quietly boosting the local economy by millions of dollars while putting the area on the map with each significant discovery published by research scientists. And the better known the Treasure Coast is, the more likely it is to attract new companies and institutions. Read more...

The real estate market on the Treasure Coast

Real Estate

BALANCED MARKET GOOD FOR BUYERS AND SELLERS

Home sales on the Treasure Coast fell in the first quarter of 2019, but rising prices and expectations that the economy will remain strong point to a robust real estate market for the rest of the year, local and state industry leaders report.

Florida Realtors showed that single-family home sales in the metro area, including Martin and St. Lucie counties, fell 6.8 percent, while median prices rose 3.3 percent. For the same period and area, condo and townhouse sales fell 11 percent and median prices for those sales rose 8.6 percent. Read more...

Owner Mary Jo Tierney and her husband and business partner, Mike Wetzel

Automotive News

PERSERVERANCE LED TO OPENING

Sunrise Volkswagen of Fort Pierce, the newest VW dealership in the United States, opened in February right next to the oldest dealership in town, 87-year-old Sunrise Ford.

The sparkling new VW store south of Midway Road on U.S. 1 opened with 20 employees and 135 new models, from Passat and Jetta sedans to three-row Atlas SUVs. Most of Volkswagen’s U.S. dealer network has filled out, meaning that a new franchise is rare. About 30 companies, most of them with established VW dealerships, vied for the open “point” on the Volkswagen U.S. map. Read more...

Construction

BOOMING TIMES FOR BUILDING

Building construction is hot on the Treasure Coast and could be considered at boom-time rates in some spots as the area tries to keep up with growth spurred by high consumer confidence in a robust economy, contractors and building officials told Treasure Coast Business. Read more...

A worker assembles a part that will become a wing of a Piper Aircraft plane made in Vero Beach

Manufacturing

MANUFACTURING ON THE RISE IN THE REGION

For 38 years, Kay Robinson has assembled parts that become wings, doors and center sections for Boeing jets, and she cannot think of doing anything else. Read more...

Workforce

TREASURE COAST MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OPENS OPPORTUNITIES

In August 2016 a group of Treasure Coast manufacturers met to share ideas and find solutions to challenges facing the advanced manufacturing industry. These challenges ranged from building stronger partnerships with local governments, strengthening relationships with regional and state political leadership to the truly daunting issue of recruiting and developing a skilled labor force. Attracting more than 100 attendees, the kick-off meeting demonstrated strong interest in creating an organization that would provide a unified “voice” for the regional manufacturing industry. Read more...

Best Practices


AVOID GENDER PREFERENCE IN JOB POSTINGS

David Miklas

A South Florida company had a sales team consisting of 22 men and five women. The owner of the company was inspired by the #MeToo movement and wanted to make sure he was doing his part to “level the playing field.” He decided to run an ad specifically intended to hire more women into the sales department. The company ran a job listing on the website, stating it was “taking the radical approach of actively soliciting women salespeople.” The title above the listing announced that the company “Wants to Hire Women Sales Associates!” Read more...

Small Business Development Center

IS YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING?

Scotty Wilson, a consultant with Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Winning a government contract can be very rewarding, but getting there is an extremely complex process, especially if you’re not prepared beforehand.

Scotty Wilson, a consultant with Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Scotty Wilson, a consultant with Procurement Technical Assistance Center, helps businesses examine their readiness for a government contract. Strategy, performance, operations and capital are among the key areas.

Scotty Wilson, a Procurement Technical Assistance Center consultant who specializes in government contracting, helps businesses assess whether they are ready for government contracting by looking at five key areas of a business. They are...

Publisher's Note

VALUABLE NEWS FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Gregory Enns and Tom Kindred Jr.

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Treasure Coast Business, a quarterly magazine whose mission is to give business leaders, owners and operators a snapshot of the Treasure Coast economic environment to enable them to make decisions that maintain and grow their businesses. Read more...


Dr. Chris Cromwell, MD

Business Buzz

Water’s Edge dermatology has added Chris Cromwell, M.D. to its plastic surgery team

Cromwell earned a medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed a general surgery residency at State University of New York at Buffalo. He did his plastic surgery residency at Nassau University Medical Center in Long Island, New York with Long Island Plastic Surgery Group and a cosmetic and breast reconstructive fellowship at Northern Westchester Hospital Center in Mount Kisco, New York. Read more...

The 19th Hole

Sponsored Content

The 19th Hole Restaurant has become Port St. Lucie’s hot spot for music and dancing!

PORT ST. LUCIE – New owner, Mark Maffei, has transformed the 19th Hole Restaurant from an after golf stop to a top venue for delicious meals and phenomenal entertainment. The 19th Hole Restaurant is located at 2601 SE Morningside Blvd. at the Saints Golf Course in Port St. Lucie. The beautiful new décor invites you in, but the scrumptious menu, daily specials and nightly performances will keep you coming back.

Various entertainment is available Tuesday through Sunday evenings for your pleasure while dinning or enjoying a cocktail at their spacious bar. There’s something for everyone whether you enjoy karaoke, dancing, or relaxing to the sounds. Visit their website at 19thholeandsandpiperroom.com for nightly performances. Read more...

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GOVERNMENT

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PRINTERS

Minuteman Press
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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

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REAL ESTATE

Oceanside Realty Partners
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Beachside Rehab
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AIR CONDITIONING

Miller’s Central Air
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NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating
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Sea Coast Air

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AIRPORTS

Palm Beach International Airport
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Vero Beach Regional Airport
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ANTIQUES & HIGHWAYMEN ART

Grant Antiques
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The Castle Antiques & Collectibles
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ART GALLERIES/ARTISTS/
FRAMING


A.E. Backus Museum
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Vero Beach Museum of Art
772.231.0707

ASSISTED LIVING

Grand Oaks of Palm City
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ASSISTED LIVING/MEMORY CARE

Symphony at Stuart
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ATTRACTIONS

Downtown Fort Pierce Farmers Market
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The Elliott Museum
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Vero Beach Air Show
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Vero Heritage
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AUTO DEALERS

Bev Smith Automotive Group
772.464.8440
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Sunrise Ford
772.461.6000
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Sunrise Volkswagen
855.234.3927
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Treasure Coast Toyota of Stuart
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BEVERAGES

Natalie’s Orchid Island
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BOATING/WATERSPORTS

Marine Connection
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BUILDERS

GHO Homes
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CANDY/ CONFECTIONARY

Bruno’s Chocolate
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The Cake Lady
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Seminole Brighton Casino
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CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce
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CHURCHES

St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church
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CITRUS/PRODUCE

Nelson Family Farms
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CIVIL ENGINEERING & SURVEYING

Carter Associates, Inc.
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CLOSETS

Artistic Closets Inc.

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CLOTHING/SHOPPING

Aphrodite Style
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CREDIT UNION

Mid Florida Credit Union
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DENTISTS

St. Lucie Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
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DIVE & WATERSPORTS

Deep Six
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EDUCATION

Indian River State College
866.792.4772
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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy
772.461.7689
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St. Lucie County Schools
772.429.3600
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EYEWEAR/OPTICAL CARE

C.R. Lait
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Taylor Creek Optical
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FABRIC/QUILTING STORE

Pam’s Fabric Nook
772.800.3019
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FURNITURE

Paradise Home & Patio
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Sunshine Furniture
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GARAGE DOORS

D & D Garage Doors
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GOLF

Indian Hills Golf
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GOLF & BEACH CLUB

Grand Harbor Golf & Beach Club
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GOLF CARTS

Total Golf Cart
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GOVERNMENT

Saint Lucie County Property Appraiser.
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GRILL CLEANING

Florida Native Grill Cleaning

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Aaron’s Hearing Care
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HOME IMPROVEMENT

The Blind Shack
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Kurbing LLC
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Cleveland Clinic Martin Health System
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Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
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Raulerson Hospital
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Grand Oaks of Palm City
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INSURANCE

McCall Insurance
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Post Insurance
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River Crest Insurance
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Karen Kane Interiors
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JEWELRY

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MORTGAGES

Group One Mortgage
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City of Fort Pierce
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City of Port St. Lucie
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NON-PROFITS

Family Meals, Inc.
772.210.0900
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Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation
772.466.9876
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Treasure Coast Food Bank
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OPHTHALMOLOGY

Florida Eye Institute
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New Vision Eye Center
772.257.8700
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Lyric Theatre
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Riverside Theatre
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Sunrise Theatre
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RADIO

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REAL ESTATE

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Calvert Realty
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Office: 772.236.5700
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19th Hole Restaurant
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