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Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House Hosts Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon

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Jensen Beach - On Thursday, June 15 at 11:45 am the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce had their June Luncheon at the Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House in Jensen Beach. A banquet style lunch was served to members of the chamber who attended the Luncheon. They are located at: 1401 NE Indian River Dr. in Jensen Beach. For more information call them at (772) 781-5136.The speaker for the Luncheon was Robert Steele, President & CEO of Historical Society, Elliott Museum and Gilbert’s Bar House of Refuge Museum. Mr. Steele did a short power point presentation showing all the new and upcoming exhibits in the Museum. There was a brief Q & A after Mr. Steele’s presentation. The Elliott Museum is located at 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd. on Hutchinson Island in Stuart. For more information call them at: 772-225-1961 X 109.

Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House is waterfront dining that offers more than just a deliciously unique menu! Located in Jensen Beach at 1401 NE Indian River Drive. Contact them for more information at: 772.781.5136.

The Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce stands as the advocate for the development of the business community, tourism and resource center that promotes member success." The Chamber is in downtown historic Jensen Beach. Through seminars, workshops, and monthly luncheons the Chamber provides members with many opportunities to network and enhance businesses. For more Information contact them at: (772) 334-3444.

Ron Rose, President CEO of the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce started the luncheon out by announcing all the upcoming events planned for the chamber.

The Sponsor for the luncheon was Brigid McLaughlin with Camp Bow Wow. She spoke about all the things the Camp Bow Wow has to offer, like getting to know your care provider, because you are trusting them with your furry member of your family. At Camp Bow Wow, you can be assured your dog is in the best, most qualified hands in the business. They have been in business since 2000, providing fun and dependable dog care services parents and pups love.

Two of their most common services are:

Doggy day care – You’re busy but don’t want your pup to feel alone. We totally understand! That’s why we offer doggy day care, where your pup can run around with other dogs while cared for by our Certified Camp Counselors®. We have spacious play areas for maximum fun.

Dog boarding – If you’re going away for a single night or multiple weeks, our boarding service treats dogs like family, providing them all-day play, lots of attention from our staff, and Campfire Treats™ at night.

The Speaker for the luncheon was George Dzama, P.E Public Works Deputy Director. He spoke about all the construction that is happening on the Treasure Coast.
The Public Works Department is located at: 2401 SE Monterey Road in Stuart. To contact Mr Dzama -772-288-5927.

Ron Rose, President CEO of the Jensen Beach Chamber also invited the members to introduce themselves and tell a little bit about their businesses.

The Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce is located at 1960 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. in Downtown Jensen Beach. For more information on becoming a member of the chamber contact them at 772-334-3444.

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Martin County GOP’s 2021 Lincoln Day Dinner Features Keynote Speaker Dan Bongino

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Stuart – Popular Fox News host of Unfiltered and daytime radio show host Dan Bongino will be the Keynote speaker at this year’s Martin County Republican Executive Committee fundraiser on Friday, September 1o, 2021. Other local elected officials are expected to participate, including a welcome and tribute to 1st Responders by U.S. Congressman Brian Mast.

The Lincoln Day Dinner, taking place at the upscale Hutchinson Shores Resort, Hutchinson Island, Florida from 6:00 – 10:00 PM, will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, and fundraising opportunities. General admission tickets are $225 and VIP

Dinner tickets which include reserved seating and a VIP reception, are $275.00 per person. Sponsorship levels range from $1,000 to $10,000.Republican Executive Committee Chairperson MaryLynn Magar stated, "The 2022 election is fast approaching and Florida will once again be a crucial battleground. In

Martin County, we are preparing for our Registration and Get Out the Vote efforts now.

We need the financial contributions and support of all local Republicans to implement these plans, maintain our local majority and re-elect the Best Governor in America, Ron DeSantis!"

The Martin County Republican Executive Committee provides grassroots support to federal, state, and local Republican candidates. Its goal is to increase Republican voter registration and turnout for all elections, provide information on important issues of concern, and to further the ideals and purposes of the Republican Party. The Martin County Republican Executive Committee is funded solely by

local donations and its annual fundraiser.Dan Bongino is an American political commentator, radio show host, and bestselling author. He served as a New York City Police officer from 1995 to 1999, and as a Secret Service agent from 1999 to 2011. He is frequently featured on Fox News and his popular daily podcast and radio show, The Dan Bongino Show, are broadcast throughout the U.S.

For tickets and sponsorship information, please call REC Executive Director Darlene Van Riper at (772) 286-0615 or visit the website at www.martingop.com

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Martin County Tourism Launches Treasure Coast Kids Quest Program

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The exciting new program offers an immersive way to learn about Martin County's various family-friendly attractions and win unique prizes
Stuart - The Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing has officially debuted the Martin County edition of the Treasure Coast Kids Quest, a new experiential learning program geared to children who visit and live in the region.

The immersive program is geared toward children ages 2-12 years old and combines entertainment and educational elements at some of Martin County's favorite family-friendly attractions, including the Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast, the Elliott Museum, the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center, the Hobe Sound Nature Center, the House of Refuge, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, and Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

Children are tasked with visiting each attraction this summer and completing the various challenges outlined in the Activity Passport (such as "visit the stingrays at the Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center" and "explore the pirate ship at the Children's Museum"). After completing each highlighted activity, children will receive a stamp for that location (or they can take a photo completing the activity for a touch-free option).

After earning 6 of the 7 stamps, program participants will be rewarded with a special prize: an explorer's backpack filled with treasures such as a plush sea turtle stuffed animal, coral reef-safe sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and a certificate of completion. Prizes can be collected from the last location stamped on the Activity Passport, or from the Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing. Participants are also encouraged to share their photos on social media by tagging @tckidsquest and using the #tckidsquest hashtag.

The Treasure Coast Kids Quest was developed in partnership with the three regional Treasure Coast tourism offices, comprised of Indian River County, St. Lucie County, and Martin County. Each county offers its own edition of the Treasure Coast Kids Quest program and the team is currently developing a special prize for any participants that complete all three county editions.

Activity Passports can be acquired at most participating attractions or from the Martin County Office of Tourism & Marketing (2401 SE Monterey Rd, Stuart, FL 34996). Visit www.TreasureCoastKidsQuest.com to learn more, see updates, and ask questions about the program.

"We are truly fortunate to enjoy such a diverse array of family-friendly attractions along Florida's Treasure Coast," says Nerissa Okiye, the Martin County Tourism Director. "We saw a collaborative opportunity to develop an engaging program that will inspire children to get out and explore these unique destinations all summer long."
Encompassing the communities of Port Salerno, Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Indiantown, Jupiter Island, Hobe Sound, Sewall's Point, Rio, and Hutchinson Island, this hidden gem is a place for unwinding and reconnecting. The Martin County Office of Tourism and Marketing is the official tourism marketing arm of Martin County, Florida, whose goal is to provide information to those interested in Martin County and to spread the word about this one-of-a-kind destination. For more information, please visit DiscoverMartin.com and follow @DiscoverMartin on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

This notification can be reproduced in an alternative format upon request by contacting the County ADA Coordinator (772-221-1396), the County Administration Office (772-288-5940) or Florida Relay 711.

Grant Award from Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties

House of Hope

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has awarded House of Hope a Community Revitalization grant. This generous gift will allow us to add fruit trees and a permanent message board to the East Stuart Nutrition Garden, install an outdoor classroom and improve garden sustainability at the Golden Gate Center for Enrichment, and create an edible landscape at the Bonita Street facility.

These programs will not only enhance the communities they are in but will increase awareness of House of Hope and our garden programs, provide an abundance of produce for pantries and residents, and offer an open-air safe space for programming at the Enrichment Center.

We hope to use the edible landscape project at our main office as an example to encourage local governments and businesses to consider transitioning to edible landscaping whenever possible as a means to create functional beauty while helping to promote health and nutrition and fighting hunger in our community.

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Is It Time to Cut Cable?

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An explosion in the number and variety of streaming services, coupled with more time spent at home in the last year, might have you wondering whether it's time to cut the cord on cable. After all, cable isn't getting any cheaper. At the beginning of 2021, many large cable and satellite television companies announced higher prices and reinstated data caps, which were temporarily suspended in 2020 by the Federal Communications Commission.1 But is it really worth it to ditch cable in favor of streaming services? Consider the following before you make the switch.

Determine how much of your cable subscription you actually use. Are you regularly watching all the channels you pay for, or do you watch only a few of them? Are the channels you watch worth what you pay each month? The answers to these questions may help you decide whether the cost of your cable subscription is worth it.

Know your viewing preferences. Streaming services often delay the release of new TV show episodes, which can be frustrating for dedicated viewers. And sports fans might be disappointed to learn that it's difficult to access live sports coverage through most streaming services. Comprehensive sports packages are offered by some services, but usually at a higher cost, and you may need to bundle a few services together depending on whether you want local, national, and/or international coverage. Plus, delays in live programming can make it tough to tune in to your favorite teams.

Compare streaming services. A dizzying array of streaming services are available. Narrow down your choices by making a list of the ones that most appeal to you. If possible, sign up for free trials to find out what is (and what isn't) a good fit. And investigate the terms and conditions of any service that you decide to try — look for termination fees and how much any add-ons might cost.

Consider the benefits and limitations. In addition to being less expensive than cable, most streaming services are user-friendly. And as long as you have an Internet connection, streaming services allow you to view your favorite shows on the go on your cell phone or tablet. But not all streaming services offer extras such as digital video recording (DVR) or live television pausing, which are cable features you might miss. You may also have to subscribe to multiple streaming services to access all your preferred programs, which could mean you won't save much (or any) money in the long run.

Factor in the cost of extra equipment. You may need to invest in special streaming devices to access the programs you want. You might also consider the cost of high-speed Internet — you won't be able to successfully stream without a relatively fast Internet connection.

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Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

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Stuart - On Wednesday, June 30,2021 at 5:30-7:00pm the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce welcomed members and friends to Star Art Gallery & Boutique. Harbor Bay Plaza was the site of the event. Van Nguyen owner of this beautiful boutique was very warm and welcoming to everyone at the event. A beautiful array of appetizers and plenty to drink were provided for the members. The boutique is beautiful with all kinds of clothing made by Van Nguyen with amazing art and jewelry. If you have not been in the boutique it's one of those places you do not want to miss! Definitely worth the visit.

Star Art Gallery & Boutique is located at 3750 SE Ocean Boulevard in Stuart.

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 and always gives back to their community. They are located at: 8958 SE Bridge Rd, Hobe Sound. Contact them at: 772-546-4724

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New Hope Fellowship Host Palm City Chamber of Commerce June Monthly Breakfast Legislative Update

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Palm City - On Wednesday, June 30, 2021 the Palm City Chamber of Commerce met at New Hope Fellowship Church. The are located at 3900 Citrus Blvd. in Palm City.

New Hope Fellowship Church worships with energy and study God’s Word in depth. They have classes for all ages during the Sunday school hour, a Nursery and Children’s Worship up to Middle School. New Hope the atmosphere is friendly and casual, so they encourage everyone to come as you are and join they as you learn to be people who put into practice what you are learning. Hours of operation are Sundays at 9am, 11am and 5pm. Wednesday service at 6:30pm for children, youth and small groups for adults. Contact them at: 772.283.8343.

Honored guests were: Attorney Shawn Plymale - TC Law Offices - announcer, Senator Gayle Harrell, Representative Jon Snyder and Representative Toby Overdopf.

The Sponsor for the breakfast was David Heaton Executive Director with the Children’s Services Council of Martin County. The Children’s Services Council of Martin County is an Independent Special Taxing District created by ordinance by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners in June 1988. They are located at: 101 S.E. Central Parkway, in Stuart. To contact them:772-288-5758.

The Palm City Chamber of Commerce strives to promote the continuous improvement of the common good and the quality of life in the community through the pursuit of new business. They are located in Palm City at 3168 SW Martin Downs Blvd. Contact them at: 772-286-8121.

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Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce June Breakfast

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In Photo: John Coffin and Chamber Trustee Susan King -Martin Funeral Home, Elks Florida State President Susan Simonelli - Elks #1870, Exalted Ruler Barbara Hartrick and Chamber President/CEO Joe Catrambone.

Stuart - On June 29, 2021 the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce had their June networking breakfast which was sponsored by Martin Funeral Home & Stuart-Jensen Elks #1870 at the Elks Lodge. The Stuart - Jensen Elks is a fraternal order that was founded "To promote and practice the four cardinal virtues of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its members; to quicken the spirit of American Patriotism and cultivate good fellowship. "For more information contact them at: 772.287.0278 Office

Awaiting the members was a delightful breakfast of French toast, sausage and eggs. The members heard about all the services that the Stuart-Jensen Elks #1870 provide.

Martin Funeral Home has two locations the Stuart Chapel and St. Lucie Chapel, they are caretakers of a long tradition of service to families of Stuart, Palm City, Hobe Sound, Jensen Beach, St. Lucie West, Port Saint Lucie and the communities of the Treasure Coast. They offer a complete range of quality services, from funerals to cremation, and are experienced at honoring many faiths and customs. They invite you to contact them in Stuart at: 772.223.5550 or in Port St. Lucie at: 772.873.3733.

The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce plays a significant role in the growth, business climate and economy of our area. Martin is one of the most respected counties in the state. The programs and activities of the Chamber are vital to our lifestyle. The Chamber is proud of the benefits and services we provide to Martin County and our 1,400 plus members. The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce is a member of the countywide Council of Chambers, an organization consisting of the five county Chambers of Commerce, formed to discuss common issues, provide unified effort in speaking out to represent business interests of the area. They are in Stuart at 1650 S. Kanner Highway. For more information contact them at: 772-287-1088.

Photos by Sue Hedgepath – Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce

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In Photo: Paula Steter - Flooring Outlet & Design and Michelle Mattern - Aflac

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In Photo: Shaun Kelly - Perfectly Legal Office Solutions and Chamber Trustee Randy Pennington - SouthState Stuart

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In Photo: Christina Lofthus -Mary Kay, Anna Vasquez - Ocean Media Solutions, Chamber Trustee Amber Strand - Colonial Life/Kim Melzer and Florida State President Susan Simonelli.

Palm City Chamber of Commerce Celebrate Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Leighton Farms

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Palm City - On Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 5:30 - 7:00 the Palm City Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Leighton Farms in Palm City. One of the newest chamber members for the chamber.

Steven Leighton welcomed guests with a warm greeting to all guests, dignitaries and membership of the Palm City Chamber of Commerce. Leighton Farms was established in 1948 is located at 6195 SW Martin Hwy, Palm City. For more information contact them at 772-219-0360.

Drinks and Hors d'oeuvres were served by Rude Buoy and Ooo La La Catering, Kyle G's and MYcoTea. LC Campbell Jr., Director of Chaplaincy Services at Treasure Coast SeaWinds Funeral Home & Crematory, lead the event by a brief pray to celebrate the event.

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Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce June Before Hours Networking Breakfast

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Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce Before Hours Networking Breakfast On Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 7:45 am the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed members to coffee, juice and small munchies for breakfast.

The breakfast was held at the Jensen Beach Community Center Event at 1912 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. in downtown Jensen Beach. The breakfast was sponsored by The Entrepreneurship Foundation, Inc. The Foundation is a 501c3. Their mission is to provide effective resources for Educators ​and Entrepreneurs.

Initiatives such as a Teacher/Staff Welcome Back Breakfast, Adopt-A-Class, Teacher and Student of the Month plus other local businesses and schools. Schools benefiting from this program are Jensen Beach High School and its feeder schools: Stuart Middle School, Felix A. Williams Elementary, and Jensen Beach Elementary. Ed Griffith, general manager of Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is president of the foundation. They are located at 1912 NE Jensen Beach Blvd., in Jensen Beach. For more information contact them at:772-334-3334.

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Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa Host Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce June Luncheon

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Jensen Beach - On Thursday, June 18 at 11:45 am the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce had their June Luncheon at the Hutchinson Shores Resort in Jensen Beach. Hutchinson Shores Resort & Spa is the Treasure Coast of Florida's premier resort for family vacations, meetings, corporate retreats, oceanfront weddings, and spa getaways. Their unique Jensen Beach hotel offers 178 oceanfront accommodations with coastal-inspired decor and private balconies, along with exceptional resort amenities including a signature spa, two outdoor pools, oceanfront dining and more. The are located at: 3793 NE Ocean Boulevard in Jensen Beach. For more information call them at 772.334.1950.

A wonderful luncheon and desert was served by a very friendly staff.

Ron Rose, President CEO of the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce started the luncheon out by announcing all the upcoming events planned for the chamber.

The Speaker for the luncheon was Ms. Jenny Fields Martin County Property Appraiser. She spoke about homes and businesses in the community and tried to help chamber member understand the valuation process. Ms. Fields also spoke about the new changes to the Martin County Property office website which has several new and exciting changes for the public to interact with, and hopefully make it more user friendly. The Property Appraiser office is located in Stuart at 3473 SE Willoughby Blvd.Suite 101. For more information call them at: (772) 288-5608.

Ron Rose, President CEO of the Jensen Beach Chamber also invited the members to introduce themselves and tell a little bit about their businesses.

The Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce is located at 1960 NE Jensen Beach Blvd. in Downtown Jensen Beach. For more information on becoming a member of the chamber contact them at 772-334-3444.

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Fort Pierce - Dana Trabulsy has joined Treasure Coast Food Bank as Director of Marketing. Trabulsy is a long-time sales and marketing professional who has worked closely with the Treasure Coast business community for nearly two decades. She also represents St. Lucie County’s District 84 in the state Legislature.

For the past five years, Trabulsy ran her own advertising company, All Things Treasure Coast. She also co-hosts the Treasure Coast Business Summit, a once-a-year business-to-business networking event and expo held at the Mid Florida Event Center in Port St. Lucie. Her background also includes nearly a decade as public relations and marketing specialist for the Florida division of Covelli Enterprises, a franchisee of Panera Bread.

“I am thrilled to be working with an organization that is so vital to our community, and to help raise brand awareness for the programs we offer that help the people we serve,” she said.

Trabulsy noted that, like so many businesses, Treasure Coast Food Bank persisted through numerous challenges brought on by COVID-19 and adjusted its service to meet evolving needs. One such new service is an “order ahead” option for people needing food.

“Staggering new data suggests that 1 in 4 people on the Treasure Coast struggle with hunger, and more people are receiving our services than ever before,” Trabulsy said. “Now that kids are out of school and at home, we will be serving our most vulnerable through our Summer Meals program. For some, it’s the only food they’ll receive in a given day.”

Trabulsy and her family have long standing roots in the community, having lived in St. Lucie County for more than three decades. She and her husband Paul have four adult children and four grandchildren.

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ORCA to Receive Funding from the State of Florida to Monitor Local Waterways

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Treasure Coast - The Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc. (ORCA) will receive critical funding from the State of Florida for ORCA's Kilroy Water Quality Monitoring Network.

"On behalf of ORCA, I would like to thank Governor DeSantis, Senator Debbie Mayfield, and Representative Thad Altman for their continued commitment to promote the gathering of data that will allow resource managers to make informed decisions to protect and restore our treasured waters," says Warren Falls, ORCA's Managing Director. “This legislative session’s efforts by Senator Mayfield and Representative Altman will allow ORCA to maintain our current systems and expand our Kilroy Monitoring Network by adding additional Kilroy monitoring systems in the Indian River Lagoon.”

ORCA’s innovative Kilroy network lets scientists, as well as community members, monitor an extensive array of water quality data including water temperature, depth, salinity, dissolved oxygen, fluorescent dissolved organic matter, oxidation reduction potential, turbidity, chlorophyll a and blue‐green algae continuously as well as nutrients (nitrate, nitrite and orthophosphate) year-round. There are currently 18 Kilroy systems deployed in the Indian River Lagoon and connecting waterways.

View Kilroy data on ORCA's website at www.teamorca.org

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DID COVID BRING TO LIGHT JUST HOW FINANCIALLY UNPREPARED PEOPLE ARE?

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The COVID-19 Pandemic came with unexpected effects, like lockdown closing workplaces and a lot of expenses.

According to a gradSERU COVID-19 Survey, for graduate and professional students, some of these unexpected expenses included increases in technology spending, living expenses, and loss or reduction of incomes for family members.

However, a 2019 AARP survey showed that 53% of U.S. households have no emergency savings account for unexpected financial expenses, like the COVID-19 Pandemic. This means that most of the unexpected expenses that people faced could not be covered.

Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches and Treasure Coast offers programs that teach students about budgeting, savings, and more.

Contact Kspitzig@juniorachievement.com today to incorporate JA programs into your classroom.

Unexpected Technology Spending Increases

37% Low-income or Poor
30% Working-Class
22% Middle-Class
19% Upper-Middle or Professional Middle
20% Wealthy
Unexpected Increases in Living Expenses

36% Low-income or Poor
32% Working-Class
28% Middle-Class
21% Upper-Middle or Professional Middle
21% Wealthy
Loss or Reduction of Income of Other Family Members

35% Low-income or Poor
32% Working-Class
23% Middle-Class
16% Upper-Middle or Professional Middle
11% Wealthy

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Place of Hope Gratefully Accepts Donation from International Materials

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Martin County - We are SO thankful for the support of International Materials and their generous donation to Place of Hope! This funding will be used for our Place of Hope Leighan and David Rinker campus and provision of safe, affordable transitional and supportive housing for aged out foster youth, otherwise homeless youth and families and human trafficking survivors.

International Materials' donation will also support over fifty foster homes in the south county region! Mark Warren is Partner/Director of International Materials, Inc. and we are forever grateful for his support to Place of Hope.

Mark said, "Abused children live in a sordid darkness…Place of Hope is a lighthouse. We are called to ignite the flame of Gods lighthouse to bring at first splintered rays of brightness and finally a soul basking in a sun-drenched day!"

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Treasure Coast Hospice, Chairwoman’s Dinner

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In Photo: Rick & Jimmie Anne Haisley

Article and Photos by MaryAnn Ketcham
Jimmie Anne Haisley, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors at Treasure Coast Hospice, sets the bar high when showing her appreciation to her fellow board members and staff. She and her husband Rick recently hosted a dinner at their homestead in western Fort Pierce, the Renegade Ranch.

As a native of the Treasure Coast, Haisley appreciates the importance of community and Treasure Coast Hospice's deeply rooted ties to this region. For her and many others, the organization's compassionate and expert services, from end-of-life care to grief support and their many other program offerings, have spanned generations.

“Treasure Coast Hospice is thankful for Chairwoman Jimmie Anne Haisley’s leadership this past year and for hosting such a lovely evening for our board of directors. Our organization is fortunate to have a dedicated group of board members, all of whom are deeply committed to providing the highest quality hospice care and grief support services to patients and families in our community,” said CEO Jackie Kendrick, CHPCA.

With that community spirit in mind, Haisley strategically places members of the Operating and Foundation Boards, all local volunteers, together with a Treasure Coast Hospice staff member, allowing for a free flow of information and a building of camaraderie between the different groups.

Haisley coined this a "Hands-off" day for the invitees. "This group, all they do is give back to the community. This is my way to give back to them, thank them, and allow them to simply relax!"

Graciously leading tours of the property, introducing her guests to horses, miniature therapy horses, and Bill, a miniature therapy cow, Haisley also granted access to her tiny home away from home. This unique and cozy abode overlooks a scenic pond.

A scrumptious dinner, cooked-up by Carter's Grocery, included honey-chipotle pork loin, barbequed beans, salad, coleslaw, rolls, and a fabulous peach cobbler for dessert. Epic events took care of the rest.

To volunteer, or for more information, please visit TreasureHealth.org.

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In Photo: Darryl & Melinda Jacobs

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In Photo: Connor and Molly Gillard, McKenna Thomas and Lyla Barker-Bray with Dixie

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In Photo: CEO Jackie Kendrick and friends

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In Photo: Karin & Jack Mitchell, PHD

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In Photo: Eileen Emery - Treasure Coast Hospice