The Bottom Line
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Event planner expands to weddings

A former Michigan-based event planner recently expanded her services to include a new studio in Marathon specializing in destination weddings.

Posh Events Inc. has been planning corporate events throughout the country for several years. Founder Kim Gregory, who now lives in Marathon, recently launched Posh Destination Weddings to help couples plan their special day from Key West to Key Largo.

Gregory will continue as owner of Posh Events in Michigan, but has hired Becky Dallman to facilitate the corporate events while Gregory focuses her "chic, modern style" on weddings in the Florida Keys. For more information, visit makeitposh.net.

Ibis Bay on Travel Channel

Ibis Bay Waterfront Resort in Key West recently was featured on the season premiere of "Sand Masters," which airs on The Travel Channel.

Hosts of the show visited Ibis Bay during Fantasy Fest last year and created unique sand sculptures while filming a daredevil high-dive stunt from 30 feet in the air into 18 inches of water.

Key West Seaplanes named champion

A yellow, Cessna seaplane owned by Julie Ann Floyd of Key West Seaplanes was named Grand Champion Seaplane March 31 at Sun-n-Fun expo and air show in Lakeland.

The multi-day event includes camping, fly-bys, an air show, aviation workshops, kids' games and more.

Prizes are awarded in a variety of aircraft categories, and Floyd said she was thrilled with the recognition from the second largest international air show in the world.

Key West gets sewer award

The city of Key West, along with partners CH2M Hill/OMI, has earned recognition from the Florida Water Environment Association for its sewer and stormwater utilities.

The association's 2012 Operational Performance Excellence Award honors the city's clean and efficient sewer and stormwater system, which assures clean nearshore waters, according to a press release from the city.

The award will be presented May 1 at the Florida Water Resources Conference in Orlando.