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Rotary honors Cooley, names Baker president

The Rotary Club of the Upper Keys has named Tavernier resident Judith Cooley as the 2017 Rotarian of the Year. Cooley, a member of Upper Keys Rotary since 2011, serves as the controller with Century 21 Schwartz Realty and was a longtime CPA in private practice in Tavernier. She has been the treasurer of the[…]

Keys Federal wins yearly honor

Keys Federal Credit Union was recently named the League of Southeast Credit Union’s Credit Union of the Year. Keys FCU was selected from more than 250 credit unions and awarded the honor for excellent member service, intensive community involvement, sound financial performance and extreme member savings, according to a news release. Keys FCU saved its[…]

United Way sponsors ‘Stuff the Bus’

This July and August, United Way of the Florida Keys will “Stuff the Bus,” collecting school supplies for children throughout the Florida Keys who need them. Area companies can become sponsors by collecting $250 worth of school supplies through a supply drive with their employees or customers, or by making a contribution of $250 or[…]

Chamber members offer summer savings throughout August

Like that first blast of air-conditioning on a brutal afternoon, the Key West Chamber of Commerce and its member businesses will offer retail relief throughout the month of August. Through the chamber’s Dog Daze of Summer savings program, member businesses may post — free of charge — coupons or other summer savings offers on the[…]

Rotary Clubs installs new leaders, officers

Gena Parsons, National Marine Sanctuary Foundation communications and outreach specialist, leads the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club as president for the upcoming year, succeeding NAS Key West public affairs officer Trice Denny, who continues to serve on the club’s board as past president. Steve Miller takes over from Steve Estes as president of the Big[…]

Free financial classes

 United Way of the Florida Keys is offering free financial literacy classes to those interested in improving their budgeting and money management skills.  A class is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, in Marathon at the Power Squadron Building, located at 5211 Loggerhead, across the street from St. Columba Church. Materials[…]

Free career skills seminar offered by Zonta

The Zonta Club of Key West will present the ongoing “Journey to Success” series designed for Key West and Lower Keys residents who want to enhance their career skills. High school and college students are welcome. The free workshop will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gato Building,[…]

Fisherman’s Community Hospital joins Baptist Health South Florida

Fishermen’s Community Hospital in Marathon became a part of Baptist Health South Florida, the region’s largest non-for-profit healthcare organization, on July 1. The organizations signed a letter of intent to explore an affiliation in November 2016 and have been working together toward the transition. “We are pleased to welcome Fishermen’s Community Hospital to the Baptist[…]

First State Bank’s Casey wins award

Shana Casey, First State Bank of the Florida Keys’ Vice President and Lower Keys senior manager, was recently awarded the Terry Miller Memorial Service Above Self Award by the Big Pine and Lower Keys Rotary Club. With over 35 years in the banking and mortgage industries, Casey joined First State Bank in 1999 as Assistant[…]

Bottom Line submissions sought

Are you opening a new business in the Florida Keys? Do you have employees who have reached milestones such as 10, 20 or 30 years on the job? The Citizen is accepting submissions for The Bottom Line column that appears each Sunday in the newspaper’s Business section. To submit a photograph and/or other information for[…]