Florida Keys Business Briefs
Sunday, November 11, 2012


Bank collects kids' toys

First State Bank of the Florida Keys is collecting toys for the Annual ABATE (American Bikers Aim Toward Education) Run for Toys for Conch Kids through Nov. 23.

The community is encouraged to donate unwrapped toys for local Keys kids in need at any 11 Keyswide First State Bank offices.

"We're proud of the Bank's long tradition of helping ensure that children in need enjoy the holiday season throughout out the Keys," said First State Bank Main Office Branch Manager Kerry Hadas.


New way to enjoy yoga classes

The Key West Yoga Pass offers a new way to enjoy yoga, pilates and zumba classes. Launched in 2012 the five-class pass allows you to take classes in any of the 10 participating businesses for one fee of $75. It brings together a community sense of fitness and well being while encouraging people to sample different instructors, locations and styles of classes.

You can purchase the pass at any of the follow participating businesses: Yoga on the Beach, Yoga Key West, Stay Fit Studios, Spa al Mare at Casa Marina, The Pilates Studio Key West, Phoenix Rising Yoga Key West, Paddleboard Yoga Key West, Key West Yoga Sanctuary, Coffee Mill Dance Studio, Ashley Kamen Yoga.

For more information, visit keywestyogapass.com.


Chamber hosts art festival

The Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce will host this year's Lower Keys Island Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 24 on the chamber grounds at Mile Marker 31 on Big Pine Key.

The theme of this year's festival is "Art & Music in a Natural Key," and will welcome exhibits and booths featuring handcrafted art, jewelry, pottery and other unique items for holiday shopping. The day also will include live, local music and food from vendor booths.

Raffles will take place throughout the day and a kids' corner will keep the little ones occupied.

Admission and parking are free. Picnic baskets and coolers are not allowed.