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Coldwell Banker Schmitt gets top honors
The Islamorada and Lower Keys offices of Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real Estate Co. have each been named a Coldwell Banker Premier Office for year-end 2013. The distinction is the highest honor given to the realty company's affiliate offices, and was achieved by only 19 percent of 2,488 Coldwell Banker offices in North America.
"This is an outstanding result for two remarkable groups of talented professionals," said President and Broker Brian Schmitt. "We're very proud of their collective achievements."
The Gardens receives TripAdvisor award
The Gardens Hotel recently announced it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014. The accolade honors hospitality excellence and is only given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.
"This is a true source of pride for the entire team at The Gardens Hotel and we'd like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor," said owner Kate Miano. "There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one's customers."
County honors tourism council
Rita Irwin, chairperson of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, on Wednesday thanked the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners for a resolution honoring the TDC for 30 years of service to the Florida Keys and its economy.