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St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent to Retire at the End of the 2021-2022 School Year

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St. Lucie County - This morning, St. Lucie Public Schools Superintendent, E. Wayne Gent, announced his intent to retire at the end of the 2021-2022 school year on June 30, 2022. Superintendent Gent has proudly served in public education in the state of Florida for 45 years, with the last eleven years as Superintendent; four years in the School District of Palm Beach County, and seven years in St. Lucie Public Schools.

“I was saddened to hear the news that Wayne Gent was retiring. He has been an incredible... Click here to read additional information.

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Miles Grant Country Club Host Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce January Monthly Breakfast

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Hobe Sound – On Thursday, January 13, 2022 The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce had their first breakfast of the year at Miles Grant Golf & Country Club. The event was well attended with approximately 80 attendees. Breakfast was served by staff of the country club. Miles Grant is located at: 5101 SE Miles Grant Road in Stuart. For more information contact them at:772.286.2220.

The Sponsor for the breakfast was Rebecca Beckett with HJ Simms. She spoke about... Click here for additional photos of this event.

Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce 72nd Installation of 2022 Officers,Directors & Presentation of 2021 Awards

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Photos by: Ignacio Fiallos - Impactful Media Group, Inc.

Jensen Beach - On January 12, 2022 the Jensen Beach Chamber had their Installation of Officers and Awards for the 2021 year, sponsored by Florida Power & Light Company.

The Island Princess Cruise event began at 6:00 pm with a cocktail hour... Click here for additional photos of this event.

Young Professionals of Martin County Swears In 2022 Board of Directors at Installation Luncheon

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In Photo: Board of Directors- Josh Heller, Jessica Pecora, Zac Rockefeller, Jeff Allman, Courtney Nientimp, Amber Strand, Phillip DeBerard, Lucie McGuire, Dale Rockefeller, Jackie Lile, Caitlin Buckner and Exec. Dir. Katie Makemson

Jensen Beach - The Young Professionals of Martin County’s annual Installation Luncheon was held on Tuesday, January 11th at the beautiful Kyle G’s Restaurant in Jensen Beach. Outgoing President, Courtney Nientimp passed the gavel on to incoming President, Lucie McGuire. For additional photos of this event. Click here.

Palm City Chamber of Commerce Investment Planning Group Business After Hours & Ribbon Cutting

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Stuart – On January 11, 2022, the Palm City Chamber of Commerce celebrated Investment Planning Group with a Business After Hours and a Ribbon Cutting. A warm welcome to all chamber members who attend the event from Steven W. Landwersiek, President & LPL Financial...Click here for additional photos of this event.

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Treasure Coast Food Bank is Among Best Places to Work in St. Lucie County

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Fort Pierce ‒ Treasure Coast Food Bank continues to be one of the best places to work in St. Lucie County, one of just four small employers to be recognized in the 20th Annual Best Places to Work Awards.

Its robust training program for the entire staff of 55 and excellent benefits are among the attributes that make Treasure Coast Food Bank stand out.

The 20th Annual Best Places to Work Awards were given in November by The St. Lucie County Human Resource Association, which recognizes small, medium, large and extra-large employers. Treasure Coast Food Bank has received the award for seven consecutive years.

This year’s recognition was especially meaningful after a challenging year in which Treasure Coast Food Bank’s team, as essential employees, worked straight through the pandemic.

“Many of our employees were working around the clock. To keep everyone safe, we provided safety kits with gloves, facemasks, a shield and sanitizer for daily use at work,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “We are proud that in a time of uncertainty we were able to provide our employees a safe working environment where they felt comfortable working.”

Several changes that came about because of the pandemic have remained in place, contributing to a better work environment as well.

“We are proud of the culture that we have developed,” Cruz said. “We are proud to offer all employees life, short-term and long-term insurance at no cost to the employees. Even though we work hard to provide essential services to our community, we continue to keep camaraderie and fun activities as a regular part of our operation.”

The recognition program is open to any employer choosing to participate. Each employer is measured on 37 different factors such as growth, turnover, employee development, promotions, insurance and retirement plans.

Treasure Coast Food Bank stands out for its training program, in which all employees participate, and its benefits package. One noteworthy benefit added recently is a tuition reimbursement program.

For more information about employment opportunities at Treasure Coast Food Bank, visit stophunger.org/careers/.

Fernhill Memorial Gardens Host Wreaths Across America

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Stuart - On Saturday, December 18, 2021, a Wreaths Across America service was held to honor all men and women who served our country, honor our military and their families, and teach our children about our freedom and those who protect it. Many dignitaries...For additional photos of this event click here.