[ x ] close

Business Briefs

TDC temporarily suspend ads

Responding to a request from Monroe County officials, the Monroe County Tourist Development Council has temporarily suspended paid destination advertising efforts on Wednesday, July 1. In a June 26 conference call with TDC representatives, county officials expressed their concerns about dramatic increases in COVID-19 infections in the Florida Keys as[…]

Sunrise Rotary Club installs 2020-21 board members at sunrise ceremony

During a sunrise ceremony on June 20 at the Rotary International Compass Rose on the Knight Pier, the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club installed 2020-21 board members. The Key West Sunrise Rotary Club in the Conch Republic, established in 1988, provides community service, supports charities, and funds college scholarships through[…]

Keys Energy to end rebate program

Keys Energy Services’ rebate program will sunset on Friday, July 31. KEYS’ customers interested in applying for a rebate must submit the necessary application and paperwork by 5 p.m. Friday, July 31, to be eligible. No rebate applications will be accepted after that date. Applications can be obtained at KeysEnergy.com.[…]

Sunrise Rotary installs president, board

During a sunrise ceremony on June 20 at the Rotary International Compass Rose on the Knight Pier, the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club passed the gavel to 2020-21 president Warren Leamard from 2019-20 president Jeremy Wilkerson. The club also installed 2020-21 board members including president-elect Scott Russell, treasurer David Clay,[…]

Lodging industry urges masks use

TALLAHASSEE — In response to the Florida Department of Health’s updated public health advisory, the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association this week issued updated safety and operating guidance for members of Florida’s hospitality industry to ensure employee and guest safety. Among the recommendations, FRLA is strongly encouraging all Florida residents[…]

College expands construction apprenticeships

FLORIDA KEYS — The College of the Florida Keys will expand its Apprenticeship in Construction Technologies program to the Middle and Upper Keys campuses during the fall semester, which begins Aug. 19. Plumbing and carpentry will be available in the Middle Keys, electrical and HVAC will be available in the[…]

Hurricane center director to speak at tourism conference

National Hurricane Center Director Ken Graham is slated to kick off the Florida Keys’ annual Hurricane Preparedness Workshop for the Tourism Industry, set to begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 28. Unlike past conferences, the 2020 gathering is to take place virtually because of COVID-19. Graham, who is entering his[…]

FKEC opens lobbies

Florida Keys Electric Cooperative has reopened its Tavernier and Marathon office lobbies to the public. The utility is asking that members only visit a co-op office if absolutely necessary. Members are encouraged to continue to conduct business online at www.fkec.com or by phone at 305-852-2431. For now, the Tavernier office[…]

Don’t let power outages balloon at graduation

Graduation festivities are a popular time for balloon sales. Keys Energy Services reminds its customers that Mylar/metallic balloons that are allowed to drift away can land on power lines and in electrical substations, potentially resulting in power outages. Since 2010 KEYS’ customers have experienced over 45 power outages directly caused[…]

Realtors join business to offer free meals

Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors is joining forces with Royal Furniture to provide meals to families in the Florida Keys during the COVID-19 crisis. Anyone needing meal assistance, or those who would like to volunteer to deliver meals, should contact Wayne Carter at ceo@mlkar.com. Provide complete contact information[…]