Florida Keys Business Briefs
Sunday, March 31, 2013


Keys Energy gives away trees

Keys Energy Services (KEYS) will host its 17th Tree Giveaway at 8:30 a.m. April 20 at the utility's Key West headquarters, 1001 James St. and its Cudjoe Key substation, Mile Marker 22. All KEYS customers will have their choice of two free native shade trees while supplies last.

Visit www.KeysEnergy.com for information and a list of available species.

The giveaway is part of a nationwide program sponsored by the American Public Power Association, which hopes to plant one tree for each of the nation's 16 million public power customers. Keys Energy received the Golden Tree Award from the APPA for reaching its goal and planting more than 27,500 trees, or one for every customer it serves, To-date, KEYS has given away more than 36,000 native shade trees to help customers offset energy costs by harnessing the shade provided by such trees.


Denny's opens in Key Largo

A new Denny's restaurant will open at 7 a.m. Monday in Key Largo, 97630 Overseas Hwy. The grand opening will be marked with a grand slam grand opening celebration.

The Key Largo Denny's will be open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m., 365 days a year serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night items, according to a company press release. The 5,000-square-foot restaurant also features a full bar.

The new diner has created 80 new jobs for residents, states a press release from franchisee Hany Haroun.


Credit union supports Habitat

Keys Federal Credit Union recently supported Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys with a $500 sponsorship for the organization's 7th Annual Mother's Day Dolphin Tournament on May 10 and 11 in Marathon. The proceeds from the fishing tournament will be used to build and renovate homes in partnership with qualified families.

"We are proud to be part of an event that benefits both our community and our members," said Scott Duszynski, president and CEO of Keys Federal Credit Union. "We live and work in the Florida Keys. We support Habitat's mission to help our neighbors build safe, decent, affordable homes where they can live and grow."