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Indian River State College to Host FCS Electric Vehicle Convening

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Fort Pierce — Indian River State College (IRSC), home to the National Electric Vehicle Consortium (NEVC), will host a statewide convening on Friday, February 10, to identify opportunities for training, electric vehicle (EV) installation and other EV-related economic development possibilities across the Florida College System (FCS).

The invitation-only gathering of educational institutions, state agencies and industry representatives will consider Florida’s energy infrastructure and discuss opportunities for the FCS to help address workforce development and training needs. Colleges from every region in the FCS system will be on hand.

“The growth of Florida’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure means a need for more skilled workers,” said Henry Mack, Senior Chancellor of the Florida Department of Education. “The Florida College System is uniquely poised to efficiently and effectively deliver educational support and training for the many types of workers necessary for this emerging sector. This convening brings the Florida Department of Education, the Florida Department of Transportation, industry, our State colleges... Click here to read more.

Seacoast Bank Hosts Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

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In Photo: Staff - Seacoast Bank

Article & Photos by: Robin Hall –
On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce unveiled the newest art for the Festival of the Arts poster collection. Members enjoyed light bites and beverages while waiting for the unveiling. The event was hosted by Seacoast Bank at 11711 SE. Federal Highway in Hobe Sound.

It was the kick-off for the 2023 Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts. O’Donnell Impact Windows and Storm Protection is the main sponsor for the 2023 Hobe Sound Festival of the Arts this year.
The Festival of the Arts will have many of the nation’s top artist and artisans, with a festive marketplace for collectors and first-time buyers. The event is free and pets on leashes are welcome.

The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce plays a significant role in the Martin County and northern Palm Beach County business community. The Chamber is a business organization financed entirely by membership investments. It provides opportunities for members to stay connected, network, advertise, receive continuing education, business support ..Click here for additional photos of this event

St. Lucie Public Schools Announces Teacher of the Year Finalists

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St. Lucie County – Superintendent Dr. Jon R. Prince, accompanied by School Board Chairman Troy Ingersoll, School Board Vice Chairman Debbie Hawley, School Board Members Jennifer Richardson and Dr. Donna Mills, and Education Foundation President Thom Jones, paid surprise visits to this year’s finalists for Teacher of the Year. Lisa Embrey, an AP Teacher at Ft. Pierce Central High School; Anna Babcock, a K-5 Gifted Teacher at Fairlawn Elementary; and Stephanie Ramirez, a Middle School Art Teacher at West Gate K8 School are the finalists who have the distinction of representing the School District at this year’s Night of the Stars event.

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) Superintendent Dr. Jon R. Prince ..Click here to see additional photos.

Piper's Landing Country Club Hosts January Palm City Monthly Breakfast

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In Photo: Remi - K9 with the Martin County Sheriff's Office

Article & Photos by: Robin Hall -
On Wednesday, January 25, 2023 the Palm City Chamber of Commerce had their monthly breakfast and first for the year at Piper's Landing Golf & Country Club. Breakfast was delicious as always and the staff was very attentive!
Piper's Landing Golf & Country Club is a "Resident Member Only" golf community conveniently located on the Treasure Coast of Florida. Embrace Florida as it is meant to be – Piper's is known for its elegant yet unpretentious lifestyle. Enjoy your golf game against the stunning landscape of a private, championship golf course. Set sail from the calm waters of our naturally protected yacht basin or challenge your hand on our Har-tru tennis courts and Pickleball courts. They are located at: 6160 SW Thistle Terrace in Palm City.
Call them for more information at: 772.283.7000 or email:

The sponsor for the breakfast was Rebecca Beckett, Financial Advisor with HJSimms. She decided to change it up a bit and play some games with the membership of the chamber. Most people know what Rebecca does so this was refreshing. And being an early morning meeting it keep members...Click here for additional photos.

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

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In Photo: Murray Middle School Honors Ensemble, directed by Choral Director - Dr. Anita S. Caswell, Choral Director

Article & Photos by: Robin Hall -
Hobe Sound – On Thursday, January 12, 2023 The Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce had their January Breakfast at Miles Grant Golf & Country Club. The event was well attended with approximately 100 registered attendees. Breakfast was served by a friendly 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.

Special guest for the breakfast, which by the way was a nice treat was the Murray Middle School Honors Ensemble, directed by Dr. Anita S. Caswell, Choral Director. They sang for the membership and helped direct the Pledge of Alliance. What a wonderful way to start the day! Thank you Murray Middle School Honors Ensemble and Dr. Anita S. Caswell, Choral Director! Click here for additional photos.

Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition, Dancing with Vero’s Stars Meet & Greet

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In Photo: The Dance Stars paired with their Professionals

The 2023 Star Dancers of the Indian River County Healthy Start Coalition Dancing with Vero’s Stars event, enthusiastically dusted off their dancing shoes. They gathered at The Riverside Theatre in early January for a meet-and-greet event delayed by nearly three years due to Covid-19.

The highly anticipated get-together served as a kickoff for the November 18th, 2023 return of the dance extravaganza and, with great fanfare, ceremoniously paired the Stars with their Professional partners.

Chief Executive Officer Andrea Berry graciously thanked Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Riverside Theatre, Jon Moses for Riverside’s partnership in the event. She also thanked the participants and explained the importance of this fundraiser.

“We’ve been in the community for over 30 years, and we’ve been hosting Dancing with Vero’s Stars for twelve. We must ensure that every baby gets a healthy start, so they can eventually blow out the birthday candle on their first birthday!” Click here for additional photos.