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

IRSC earns national Leader College’ status

Achieving the Dream has recertified Indian River State College as a “Leader College,” a national honor awarded to institutions in the ATD National Network that have sustained aggressive efforts that result in improved student success and equity. IRSC first achieved Leader College status in 2016. The Leader College designation is a three-year term.

“IRSC is honored to be recognized nationally for closing achievement gaps and increasing success for every student,” said Dr. Edwin R. Massey, IRSC president. “Helping students reach their educational goals contributes significantly to their individual career prospects, and the benefits extend further to support the economic strength of our community and nation.” Read more...

Treasure Coast Food Bank

Treasure Coast Food Bank receives $400,000 grant from USDA

Treasure Coast Food Bank has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for nearly $400,000 to get more local produce to the community and expand markets for local and regional farmers.

The grant will enable Treasure Coast Food Bank to ramp up production at its food processing facility five-fold so by the end of the three-year period five million pounds of locally and regionally grown fruits and vegetables will be processed through the facility. This will strengthen market opportunities for local and regional farmers, and at the same time, significantly expand the amount of fresh, locally grown produce available to the community. Read more...

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ORCA Explorer's Experience

ORCA’s Explorer’s Experience, A Special Event at Triton Submarines

Benefitting ORCA’s work on the Indian River Lagoon and surrounding waterways

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 6PM

Triton Submarines 10055 102nd Terrace, Sebastian, FL 32958

For more information contact Lauren Tracy ltracy@teamorca.org or 772-467-1600

The Ocean Research & Conservation Association (ORCA) is a non-profit organization focused on exploring new ways to protect the ocean, starting right here with our very own precious ocean estuary, the Indian River Lagoon. On February 29, ORCA will be presenting a special fundraising event at Triton Submarines in Sebastian, An Explorer's Experience. Read more...

2020 Citizen Summit – Your feedback will shape the vision for PSL’s future

Fun, interactive activities for all ages

PORT ST. LUCIE – The City of Port St. Lucie invites residents and community members to focus on the future at the 2020 Citizen Summit on February 29, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and share their ideas to shape our community. The 2020 Citizen Summit allows citizens to play a key role in identifying, discussing, and prioritizing Port St. Lucie’s future strategic goals. The event will be held at PSL’s Community Center at 2195 SE Airoso Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984.

This is not your ordinary public meeting, citizens can drop in anytime and walk through interactive booths to find out what is planned for their community and learn how they can get involved. Those who provide feedback will receive a T-shirt, a pair of sunglasses, and other giveaways, while supplies last.

This free, interactive event allows citizens to give direct feedback about the City’s future through games and one-on-one conversations. Attendees will be given a roadmap to the seven stations that correspond to the City’s seven strategic goals. Every participant will be given $100 in play money to identify and prioritize where their taxpayer dollars should be spent. This allows the City Council to see residents’ priorities when forming this year’s strategic plan update. Read more...

Governor Ron DeSantis

Governor Ron DeSantis.

The Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation Presents its 2020 Leadership and Achievement Award to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

VERO BEACH, FL. (February 10, 2020): At its February 7, 2020 “Love Your Lagoon” event, the Board of Directors of the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation (HBOIF) presented its 2020 Leadership and Achievement Award Honoree to Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis.

Ronald "Ron" Dion DeSantis has served as the 46th governor of Florida since 2019. After graduating from Yale University and Harvard Law School, DeSantis served as an officer and attorney in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, U.S. Navy (JAG) and then represented Florida's 6th congressional district in Congress from 2013 to 2018. At age 41, DeSantis is the youngest incumbent governor of a U.S. state. Read more...

Publisher's Note

START OF YEAR BRINGS PROMISE FOR BUSINESS

Dr. Jerry Parrish, the chief economist and director of research for the Florida Chamber Foundation

Happy New Year and welcome to a new year of Treasure Coast Business, the publication dedicated to all things business across the Treasure Coast. As the Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College begins a new year of operations and Treasure Coast Business prints its January 2020 issue, it is time to reflect on and review 2019 performance. Read more...

A tub of harvested oranges

Agriculture

ONCE KING, AGRICULTURE MAKING COMEBACK ON TREASURE COAST

Agriculture has been a prime driver for the Treasure Coast economy for most of its modern history. More than a century ago, pineapples were the top crop. Pineapples were eventually replaced by other crops, particularly citrus, which along with cattle ranching continued to dominate the economic landscape until air conditioning and interstate highways helped boost tourism and industries tied to exponential population growth, including home construction.

Now, industries tied to healthcare and retail businesses are the biggest employers, each with about 26,000 workers in Indian River and St. Lucie counties, and retail is tops in annual revenue at about $6.83 billion, according to data compiled by FPL. Read more...

Peter McClure, chief agricultural officer for TerViva

Agriculture

THE PONGAMIA PROSPECT

Citrus, once the undisputed king of Florida agriculture, was described recently by an official of the state Department of Citrus as “about to fall off the cliff.”

What was once a $9 billion industry, Florida’s second-most important after tourism, is in ruins. Ninety percent of the state’s groves have been infected with bacteria. In 2004 there were 7,000 groves in Florida. Today, 5,000 of those operations have disappeared, the land fallow and abandoned.

They are sometimes referred to as “ghost groves.” Read more...

Raw water lentils

Agriculture

FARM FOCUSES ON ALTERNATIVE-PROTEIN PLANT

In the open farmland rolling west of the town of Fellsmere, Parabel USA, Inc. is waging a food revolution. There, on an aqua farm, the company grows a potential solution to a zero-footprint food source. Water lentils are sprouting and growing in acres of fertile, large-scale hydroponic ponds.

Through developed and patented technology research, scientists at Parabel have discovered properties inherent in the water lentil that have turned it into a desirable ingredient for a food market craving alternative protein sources. Read more...

Barricade International Inc. founder John Bartlett, right, and son and Vice President Ben Bartlett

Innovations

ENTREPRENEURS LEARN THE ABCs OF PROBLEM SOLVING

For most people the world of entrepreneurship, new technologies and innovation exists only in Silicon Valley, world renowned research institutions or at least in the big city — right? At its core, entrepreneurship is about problem-solving. It is about creating and developing simple solutions for people’s everyday problems. One does not have to create the world’s next greatest idea to find or realize success as an inventor or entrepreneur. It is about simple solutions to everyday problems.

Everyone, no matter the geographic location, would welcome these solutions to their problems. Entrepreneurial opportunities are swirling around each of us every day, but we must be listening for the problems. Read more...

Cleveland Clinic

Research

Bio’s Back

The city’s dream for a world-class bio-tech center gets a new lease on life thanks to Cleveland Clinic deal.

A $1.5 million albatross around the city’s neck is gone, cut loose by the Cleveland Clinic’s recent decision to lease the former Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute of Florida’s 107,000-square-foot lab building in Tradition.

“We’re turning a liability into an asset,” says City Councilman John Carvelli. Read more...

King’s Landing project

Development

Massive residential, retail complex could transform downtown Fort Pierce

The 7.2 acres between Indian River Drive and Second Street in downtown Fort Pierce that formerly housed the H.D. King electric plant could be transformed into an $85 million development featuring a hotel, townhomes, condominiums, retail and office space.

The Fort Pierce City Commission in June selected Audubon Development as master developer of a plan called King’s Landing. The centerpiece would be a 100-125-room hotel, surrounded by upscale townhomes and 60 condominiums, and apartments fronting onto the Indian River Lagoon. Forty thousand square feet of retail, 14,000 square feet of restaurant and office space will complete King’s Landing. Read more...

Katherine Culhane, Associate Director for the Florida SBDC

Florida Small Business Development Center

SBA loan can help finance real estate purchase

Are you looking to finance a commercial real estate or industrial equipment purchase for your growing small business?

If so, a specific type of SBA loan may be right for you.

Katherine Culhane, associate director of the Florida SBDC at Indian River State College, says many small businesses don’t know about — or don’t understand the SBA 504 loan program. This particular loan program provides small business owners the advantage of a lower equity injection, allowing them to preserve more of their existing working capital. Read more...

final assembly operations building

Manufacturing

MADE ON THE TREASURE COAST

At least three U.S. presidents have used them. Perhaps hundreds of thousands of visitors have ridden on them at Disney and other theme parks. They are safety devices used on thousands of fuel and chemical tankers across the country. Boaters all over the world use products designed and built in Stuart.

We’re talking about products manufactured right here on the Treasure Coast and utilized by major companies all over the world. Yet many of us here are completely unaware of what is being crafted on our doorsteps every day. Read more...

Whiticar Boat Works in Stuart

Small Business

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.

On the day after Labor Day, he led nearly 50 employees at Whiticar boat yards in Stuart and Fort Pierce as they spent long hours returning boats from dry storage after Hurricane Dorian passed by the Treasure Coast. Read more...

solar farm

Energy

FPL ENHANCES EMISSIONS-FREE SYSTEMS TO MAKE FLORIDA WORLD LEADER IN SOLAR POWER

Known as the Sunshine State, a moniker that attracts many tourists and helps the state’s economy, Florida is now seeing ever-expanding utilization of this great natural resource. Florida Power & Light Company has been harnessing the sun’s rays to provide electric power for homes and institutions since it built the first solar energy center in DeSoto County, the largest of its kind in the United States, in 2009.

The first Treasure Coast operation, a hybrid natural gas-solar facility known as Martin Next Generation Solar Energy Center, has 190,000 mirrors spread over 500 acres. The 75-megawatt plant, the first hybrid of its kind in the world, began operation in December 2010 and is the only one of its kind that FPL operates. Through the use of solar panels and natural gas, along with its current nuclear power plants, FPL is working to lessen its carbon footprint in Florida. Read more...

apprenticeship program at Piper Aircraft

Indian River State College News

IRSC AND PIPER AIRCRAFT PARTNERSHIP TAKES FLIGHT WITH NEW APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Apprenticeship programs help businesses develop highly-skilled employees, which reduces turnover rates, increases productivity and lowers the cost of recruitment. In response to increased demand for high-quality manufacturing employees, and in cooperation with Indian River State College, Piper Aircraft Inc. in Vero Beach has launched an accredited apprenticeship program. Read more...

Michael Lauther with Phoenix Metal Products, Inc.

Jobs

QUICK PATH TO GETTING THOSE SKILLED WORKERS

Employers: Is recruiting a reliable stream of qualified job candidates becoming a challenge? Do you want to plan for the future to create a workforce for the next 20 years and beyond?

If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, an apprenticeship program custom-designed for you by CareerSource Research Coast could be just what your factory floor needs. Read more...

American Icon Brewery

Business Trends

SMALL BREWERIES ARE HOPPING AND FLOURISHING

Not long ago a desert for craft beer lovers, the Treasure Coast is now home to 10 small breweries, one of them an easy drive for most people in the area. All 10 have been established in the past seven years and stretch from Sebastian in the north to the newest one in Stuart. None are in Okeechobee County yet.

Sailfish Brewing Company in downtown Fort Pierce was the first, opened in early 2013. David BuShea, president and co-founder of Sailfish, says when he opened, the closest craft brewer was Tequesta Brewing Company, 40 miles away. Read more...

Best Practices

MAKE YOUR ACCOUNTS PAYABLES WORK FOR YOU

Payables are all the ways your business spends cash, from buying inventory and office equipment to paying employees and taxes. How do you keep your costs down in light of all the different ways cash can leave your business?

An important goal should be to make sure cash inflow exceeds cash outflow. Start with planning your payables so they’re predictable — and maximize them to their greatest potential. Read more...

 

Tom Kindred, right, regional director for Florida SBDC at IRSC, interviews Melissa Roberts, managing director of operations, Jim Moran Institute, and Michael Myhre

Florida Small Business Development Center

STAY TUNED FOR ALL THINGS BUSINESS

Want to be in the know about Treasure Coast business? Then tune in to WPSL and WSTU for Startup Talk, a weekly business talk show entering its fifth year of broadcasting.

Startup Talk has broadcast more than 175 live episodes of the program. The show was designed and created to promote and create awareness regarding the business assistance and resource programs available at Indian River State College under the Dan K. Richardson Entrepreneurship Development Institute. Read more...

Katherine Culhane, Associate Director for the Florida SBDC

Florida Small Business Development Center

GROWING? HIRING? AVOID THESE 4 COMMON SMALL BUSINESS MISTAKES

Think your business is too small for “HR” processes? Think again.

It’s understandable that your growing small business is sharply focused on accelerating sales, managing cash flow and, of course, serving your customers. But with growth comes the need to hire, and with that comes the burden of complying with complex federal, state and local employment laws. Read more...

Michael Bernard

Florida Small Business Development Center

WHEN THE BANK SAYS NO, WHERE DO YOU GO?

It’s a growing problem: Small businesses are getting in over their heads with debt, often brought on by the use of online lenders that typically charge higher rates and can require shorter payback periods than banks and other alternatives.

Because traditional bank loans are difficult for many small businesses to qualify for, more Florida business owners are turning to these non-bank online lenders, such as OnDeck, Lending Club, PayPal Working Capital and Kabbage, to name a few. And a recently released national survey of small businesses showed Florida was not alone. Read more...

Spike Schultheis

Florida Small Business Development Center

FINANCIAL LITERACY — BUILDING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The financial statements of the organization are the written record of its operations and its history. The statements can be used as a basis for the planning of its future. Your organization’s financial literacy can be thought of as its ability to “read and understand” the critical financial statements of the organization. Read more...

George “Duke” Evans

Florida Small Business Development Center

THE DEMAND IS OUT THERE – BUT WHERE? SMART MARKET RESEARCH CAN HELP

Researching your market thoroughly is time well spent, and databases can open up a world of information.

The Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College can provide a business owner and operator access to market research and demographic databases that can help the business grow, expand and potentially increase sales and revenues. These database and research tools will help the business mine trade data, industry financial data, government contract information and regional demographic data, allowing the business owner to make more informed decisions regarding growth strategy. Read more...

Emily McHugh’

Florida Small Business Development Center

EXPORTING? CONSIDER AN EXPORT MARKETING PLAN

In Florida, 60,000 Florida companies are exporting $55 billion in goods and services overseas. Small businesses account for 66 percent of all those exports. The exporting process may seem daunting but if you have a product or service with a proven track record in the domestic market, you may be already planning on international expansion.

Once you have determined exporting is right for you, you can tap a number of resources to help you research markets and defray your costs of doing business overseas. Read more...

Scotty Wilson, a consultant with Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Florida Small Business Development Center

RESEARCHING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING OPPORTUNITES

While small businesses may have been discouraged by the recent government shutdown, you should know that the federal government is the largest buyer in the U.S., spending billions of dollars annually on products and services in construction, R&D, manufacturing, logistics, IT and other industries. Federal agencies also have prime contracting goals for small businesses and set-asides in a variety of categories, such as for women-owned, minority-owned or veteran-owned small businesses.

Last year, the federal government met its small business federal contracting goal for the fifth consecutive year, awarding nearly 24% in federal contract dollars to small businesses totaling $105.7 billion, an annual increase of $5 billion and up more than $20 billion since 2013. Read more...


Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston

Healthcare News

CLEVELAND CLINIC TAKES OVER MARTIN, VERO HOSPITALS

The face of healthcare changed substantially on the Treasure Coast at the start of the year when Cleveland Clinic’s growing hospital system took over a hospital in Vero Beach, two in Stuart and one in Port St. Lucie.

The four hospitals include three that were part of the Martin Health System, which is now Cleveland Clinic Martin Health. Read more...

Economy

PORT LEADS WAY INTO NEW ERA OF PROSPERITY

After years of dormancy, the Port of Fort Pierce leaped into its new life as a mega yacht maintenance, repair, overhaul facility and jobs creator on April 16. A standing ovation followed a lease agreement approval by the St. Lucie County Commission.

Jubilant county officials and top executives from Derecktor Shipyards rose from their seats, grinned and clapped in a burst of excitement and emotion just after commissioners approved a 30-year, $37-million lease of their 12.5 acres at the port with Derecktor Shipyards of Dania Beach — soon to be Derecktor Shipyards of Fort Pierce. The lease can be renewed three times for 15 years each. Read more...

The Historic Dodgertown sports facility in Vero Beach

Sports Economy

REBOOTING A SPORTS LEGACY

Major League Baseball took over management of Historic Dodgertown in Vero Beach, announcing in April it is renaming the facility the Jackie Robinson Training Complex after the Hall of Famer who broke the color barrier when he signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. MLB began managing the property following a leasing agreement.

The move will be an additional boost to the Vero Beach economy. 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...

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...


Treasure Coast Business Magazine Summer 2019

Interview

Interview on Aug. 16, 2019 with Indian River Magazine Publisher Gregory Enns about the company’s new business publication, Treasure Coast Business Magazine, on Tom Kindred’s “Startup Talk’’ show on WPSL radio. Read more...


jersey mikes logo

Jersey Mike's opens Fort Pierce location

Jersey Mike’s Subs will open in Sabal Palm Plaza at 2415 S. US Highway 1 on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Franchise owner William Micco Jr. will hold a grand opening and fund-raiser from Wednesday, Feb. 26 to Sunday, March 1 to support the Fort Pierce Central High School baseball team. Customers with a special fundraising coupon may make a minimum $2 contribution to the Fort Pierce Central High School baseball team in exchange for a regular sub. Customers must have a coupon to be eligible. Read more...

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HEALTH & REHABILITATION CENTER

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Sea Coast Air

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AIRPORTS

Palm Beach International Airport
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Grant Antiques
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A.E. Backus Museum
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Vero Beach Museum of Art
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Symphony at Stuart
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ATTRACTIONS

Downtown Fort Pierce Farmers Market
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Bev Smith Automotive Group
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AUTOMOTIVE

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BANKING

Center State Bank
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BEVERAGES

Natalie’s Orchid Island
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BOATING/WATERSPORTS

Central Marine
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Marine Connection
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BUILDERS

GHO Homes
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St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce
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Nelson Family Farms
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St. Andrew’s Episcopal Academy
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St. Lucie County Schools
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Total Golf Cart
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A Moment’s Notice Healthcare
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East Coast Lumber
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MEDICAL

Ocean Chiropractic & Health Center
772.460.9000
oceanchiropracticandhealth.com

Orthopaedic Center of Vero Beach
772.778.2009
orthocentervb.com

Premier Physical Therapy
772.464.6424
Premier-therapy.com

South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
772.288.2400
SouthFlaOrtho.com

MENTAL HEALTH

Coral Shores Behavioral Health 772.403.4000
coralshoresbehavioral.com

Mental Health Association Indian River
772.569.9788
mhairc.org

MUNICIPALITIES

City of Port St. Lucie
772.871.5225
cityofpsl.com

NON-PROFITS

Family Meals, Inc.
772.210.0900
FamilyMealsinc.org

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute Foundation
772.466.9876
hboifoundation.org

Treasure Coast Food Bank
stophunger.org

OPHTHALMOLOGY

New Vision Eye Center
772.257.8700
newvisioneyecenter.com
cataractsurgeryverobeach.com

PAWN & JEWELRY

Best Value Jewelry & Pawn
772.467.1199/772.340.2424
bestvaluepawn.net

PERFORMING ARTS

Lyric Theatre
772.286.7827
lyrictheatre.com

Riverside Theatre
772.231.6990
riversidetheatre.com

Sunrise Theatre
772.461.4775
sunrisetheatre.com

PEST CONTROL

WipeOut Pest Control
772.429.7116
wipeoutpests.com

PLASTIC SURGERY

John Fasano, MD, The Art of Plastic Surgery
772.221.9111
johnfasanomd.com

Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery
772.234.3700
oceandriveplasicsurgery.com

Premier Plastic Surgery & Spa
772.213.8877
premierplasticsurgeryfl.com

RADIO

WQCS
888.286.8936
wqcs.org

REAL ESTATE

Andrew Szaniszlo
772.828.1607
AndrewSzaniszlo.com

Beach & Beyond Rentals
772.234.3379
beachandbeyondrentals.com

Edgewater Property-Realty
772.233.7309
beachtownagents.com

Coldwell Banker Paradise
772.461.3250
FlColdwellBanker.com

John’s Island Real Estate Co.
772.231.0900
johnsislandrealestate.com

McCurdy & Co. Realty
772.216.2821
mccurdyrealty.com

Oceanside Realty Partners
772.418.4420
oceansiderealtypartners

RESTAURANTS

Casey’s Place
772.231.4790
caseysplace.net

Cobalt Restaurant
772.469.1060
cobaltrestaurant.com

Sharkys
772.466.2757


ADVERTISING AGENCIES

Adams Media Group
772.492.6570
adamsmediagroup.com

Idea Garden
772.778.2832
ideaga.com

Pathos
561.688.2880
wearepathos.com