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Keys TDC takes five-state tourism marketing awards

The Monroe County Tourist Development Council recently picked up five Flagler Awards for tourism marketing, including two top honors, at the Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Hollywood, Florida. The TDC received two elite “Henrys” in the Radio and Out-of-Home categories. The Out-of-Home initiative was a month-long Washington D.C.-based transit station domination campaign created by[…]

First State Bank’s Jones promoted

First State Bank of the Florida Keys recently announced the promotion of Deanna Jones to Supervisor, Online Banking. Jones started with the bank in 2010 as a teller, was promoted to Online Banking Representative in 2013, and again to Customer Service Specialist in 2015.  “Deanna is an inspiration to other employees for her continued commitment[…]

Reeves joins CFFK board

Islamorada business leader Lauretta Reeves has joined the Community Foundation of the Florida Keys’ Board of Governors for a three-year term. She is a partner in Islamorada Investment Management, where she serves as the International Equities Portfolio Manager. Reeves is a member of the Baptist Hospital Foundation Founders’ Society, Upper Keys Century Business and Professional[…]

Miranda named top toastmaster

Key West Toastmasters recently awarded its “Toastmaster of the Year” to Ellen Miranda, an employee at JIATFS. According to the organization’s board, she has been an exemplary member for six years. Outgoing president Murrie Torrelio presented Miranda with the traditional encased butterfly, signifying “Expanding Your Potential.” Key West Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth[…]

Guisti joins area veterinary hospital

Upper Keys Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Bob Foley recently announced the associate of Sean Giusti, DVM in the practice of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery Pets have always been important in Dr. Giusti’s life, facilitating his choice of veterinary medicine. Starting as a veterinary technician, Dr. Giusti was inspired to become a Veterinarian himself. Dr. Giusti[…]

Bank’s Gonzalez earns promotion

First State Bank of the Florida Keys recently announced Mike Gonzalez has been promoted to Vice President, Information Technology Director. Gonzalez joined First State Bank of the Florida Keys in 2009 as Assistant Vice President, Information Technology Manager. He was promoted to Vice President in 2013. “Mike’s long-term vision and his focus on ways to[…]

Urbanik marks 30 years with Galleon

Elsie Faraldo Urbanik recently celebrated 30 years with the Galleon Resort and Marina. Urbanik, a fourth-generation Key West native, is a sales consultant for timeshare units and boat slips at the marina, located at the base of Duval Street. In 2012, Urbanik was named the Galleon’s salesperson of the year.

First State Bank promotes Murrell

First State Bank of the Florida Keys recently promoted Robert Murrell to Senior Vice President, Senior Loan Administration Officer. A key player in the First State Bank lending department for almost two decades, Murrell joined First State Bank as commercial loan officer, working with business customers in the bank’s main office in Key West, before[…]

Scuderi promoted to market president

Centennial Bank employee Stephanie Scuderi was recently promoted to Market President for the Upper Florida Keys. “Stephanie has done an extraordinary job advancing our brand in the communities we serve – leading a great team of bankers in Islamorada and Key Largo”, said bank Division President Teresa Condas. “In addition, she’s used her creative talents[…]

KWAR names Guevremont new CEO

The Key West Association of Realtors recently announced the hiring of Darla Guevremont as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Guevremont was CEO of the Blue Ridge Association of Realtors in Virginia before relocating to Key West. Guevremont, who is also CEO and founding partner of Distinctions, a global management consulting firm and adviser on business[…]