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Resort to house workers at zero-profit pricing

Ibis Bay Beach Resort has announced an immediate roll-out of the net-cost, zero profit, per-night room price of $73.52 (plus tax) for essential workers that will remain in effect for at least 90 days. The flat price applies to all of the rooms and suites in the hotel, according to[…]

FKEC assisting members with bill payments

Florida Keys Electric Cooperative, a not-for-profit, member-owned utility serving the Middle and Upper Keys, will temporarily suspend disconnection of electric service for nonpayment due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. FKEC members who find themselves unable to partially or completely pay their electric bill should call 305-852-2431 to[…]

Belotti celebrates 10 years of service at credit union

Rubi Belotti was recently honored for 10 years of service to Keys Federal Credit Union. Belotti is a member service representative at the credit union’s Key Plaza branch. Originally from Peru, where she studied business administration at Instituto CEPEBAN in Lima, Belotti came to the Florida Keys in 2002 to[…]

Tele-health app available for COVID-19 screening

Baptist Health South Florida, which has hospitals in Tavernier and Marathon, is offering free urgent care visits via its tele-health app, Care On Demand, which is intended to help limit the spread of COVID-19 by keeping people home and out of waiting rooms. Overall, most cases of the new coronavirus[…]

Mortgage assistance available

Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks are taking steps to help people who have been impacted by the coronavirus, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Those having trouble paying a loan owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac may be eligible to delay making a[…]

FEMA awards FKEC $7.9M

The Florida Keys Electric Cooperative will receive nearly $7.9 million in federal grant money to install an electric anti-rust system to protect 115 water-crossing metal utility poles from the corrosive effects of saltwater. Funding is provided under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The $7,875,000 FEMA grant will be used to[…]

Marketing team adds May

Dolce Events and Marketing recently announced the addition of Diane May to its marketing team. May brings vast experience with event production and will focus on pairing sponsors with Key West festivals. Dolce looks forward to another year of producing authentic Key West events.

KEYS employees reach milestones

Keys Energy Services’ William Drager and Bob Wilkins celebrated their fifth anniversaries as employees of the utility on March 9. Drager is a journeyman lineman within the Transmission & Distribution department. In his post, he is responsible for constructing and maintaining overhead transmission and distribution lines, poles, towers, fixtures, street[…]

Castro marks 10 years with bank

First State Bank of the Keys recently congratulated Martha Castro, a financial analyst, on her 10th year with the bank. Castro began her career with First State Bank as a teller at the Stock Island branch in 2010 and progressed to customer service representative in 2011 at the bank’s main[…]

Petite Retreats resort now includes tiny home village

Petite Retreats has added tiny house vacation rentals to its offerings with five units at Sunshine Key RV Resort and Marina. Each under 350 square feet, the five new rental units that make up Petite Retreats Sunshine Key Tiny House Village are named Kai, Pearl, Lucy, Isla and Hemingway. The[…]