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3 join Boys & Girls Club of the Keys staff

Key West native Kawana Staffney recently was named the new area director for the Boys & Girls Club of the Keys. Staffney, 42, is a 1994 Key West High School graduate who she began working with children in August 2017 with the Communities in Schools of Jacksonville, Florida after-school program.[…]

3 join Boys & Girls Club of the Keys staff

Key West native Kawana Staffney recently was named the new area director for the Boys & Girls Club of the Keys. Staffney, 42, is a 1994 Key West High School graduate who she began working with children in August 2017 with the Communities in Schools of Jacksonville, Florida after-school program.[…]

La Concha to become Marriott

Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. recently announced it will convert its Crowne Plaza La Concha Key West Hotel to a Marriott International Autograph Collection property. The conversion should be completed by July 1, 2022. Costs for the conversion are estimated at $13.7 million, and includes updates to the exterior, guest rooms,[…]

KEYS’ Holtkamp marks 15 years

Keys Energy Services Frankie Webb Holtkamp recently celebrated her 15th anniversary with the utility. Webb Holtkamp currently serves as a Power System Coordinator within the Engineering and Control Department. She is responsible for maintaining a reliable and secure power system by controlling the loading of KEYS’ generating resources.

Half Shell’s Cottrell earns state honor

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association recently recognized Sandra Cottrell, head server at Half Shell Raw Bar, as the 2019 Restaurant Employee of the Year at the association’s annual Hospitality Stars of the Industry Celebration. Cottrell has worked at Half Shell Raw Bar for 34 years, since she first moved[…]

Ward takes helm at Sea Tow in Florida Keys

Sea Tow Services International recently announced a new captain is at the helm in the Florida Keys, with Chris Ward as owner of Sea Tow Islamorada, Sea Tow Lower Keys and Sea Tow Key West. “I’ve been in this industry pretty much my whole life,” Capt. Ward said. “My dad[…]

Surterra changes name to Parallel

Surterra Wellness recently announced that it has changed its corporate name to Parallel. Parallel, formerly Surterra Wellness, is a leading global company that is pioneering human well-being through its proprietary cannabinoid brands and science, and technology-led innovation. The company has a store located at 3126 Flagler Ave. in Key West,[…]

FKAA’S Bunch honored, retires

Cindy Bunch, a 26-year employee with the Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority, had a banner week recently. Not only did she celebrate her retirement, she was also recognized as the FKAA’s Employee of Quarter for the second quarter of 2019. Bunch has had an outstanding career at the FKAA, starting as[…]

First State Bank promotes Almeida

First State Bank recently announced the promotion of Margarita Almeida to Customer Service Representative – Digital Banking. Almeida joined First State Bank in June of 2016 as a teller at the Key West Winn Dixie location. She has proven herself as a valuable member of the teller Line at that[…]