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CFFK earns national recognition

The Community Foundation of the Florida Keys recently received accreditation by meeting the nation’s highest standards for philanthropic excellence. This significant recognition comes from the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations and demonstrates CFFK’s commitment to transparency, quality, integrity and accountability in local giving. Recognized in the top tier of community foundations nationwide, CFFK has[…]

KEYS earns national award for safety

Keys Energy Services has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2018. KEYS earned a first-place award in the Group-E category for utilities with 110,000-249,000 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. More than 325 utilities entered the annual Safety Awards, which is the highest number of entrants in[…]

Area Toastmaster wins honor

Mary Ellen Lapp, a member of Key West Toastmasters, recently was awarded first place in the Area 55 International Speech Contest held in Key Largo. Lapp moves to the next highest level, Division E, which will be held on Saturday, April 27, at Carnival Cruise headquarters in Miami. Area 55 includes Key West, Florida Keys[…]

Shark feedings at restaurant

Want to have a personal, up-close encounter with sharks? Now you can at The Stoned Crab Restaurant, which recently introduced its new shark feeding attraction at the popular waterfront restaurant. According to restaurant owner Chris Holland, the free shark-feeding demonstrations are open to restaurant guests and the general public daily, weather permitting, at 1, 5,[…]

Chamber membership meeting set for April 24

The Key West Chamber of Commerce will hold a general membership meeting on Wednesday, April 24, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Key West Doubletree Grand Key. The speaker will be Kimberly Matthews, Monroe County’s Senior Director of Strategic Planning. Cost is $28; any cancellations must be received by 10 a.m. on Monday, April[…]

Bottom Line, Biz Brief submissions sought

Are you opening a new business in the Florida Keys? Do you have employees who have reached milestones such as 10, 20 or 30 years on the job? The Citizen is accepting submissions for The Bottom Line column that appears each Sunday in the newspaper’s Business section. To submit a photograph and/or other information for[…]

Winn-Dixie opens new store after old store was distroyed by Irma

The Florida Keys’ Marathon Winn-Dixie recently opened its new store in Marathon to the excitement and cheers of the Keys community. The store team and community celebrated the special day with a community-wide ribbon-cutting ceremony that also included live entertainment, sampling and giveaways, as hundreds of customers lined up to get the first look at[…]

Realty company earns affiliate honor

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Knight & Gardner Realty recently was awarded the top Commercial Affiliate honor in the worldwide network of almost 2,000 offices, earning its into the Berkshire Elite Circle, consisting of the top 50 offices in the worldwide network. “We are honored and humbled to receive this honor alongside some of the world’s most[…]

Bottom Line, Biz Brief submissions sought

Are you opening a new business in the Florida Keys? Do you have employees who have reached milestones such as 10, 20 or 30 years on the job? The Citizen is accepting submissions for The Bottom Line column that appears each Sunday in the newspaper’s Business section. To submit a photograph and/or other information for[…]

KEYS offers emergency notification system

Keys Energy Services is now utilizing an automated notification system to update customers on the status of extended power outages and restoration via text messages. In order for the system to work as intended customers should ensure KEYS has an accurate mobile phone number on file. KEYS’ customers are asked to contact KEYS at 305-295-1090[…]