Please know that you have been in our hearts, thoughts and prayers as we all face the coronavirus pandemic together.
This has been a difficult time for all of us as we negotiate a new reality. We have made adjustments as needed, but want to assure you that all of our publications remain on schedule. Our next quarterly issue of Treasure Coast Business Magazine will publish this month, the summer issue of Indian River Magazine will publish in May and the summer issue of Port St. Lucie Magazine in June. In addition to the printed versions, the digital versions of these magazines, as always, will be available free online at IndianRiverMagazine.com, TCBusiness.com and PortStLucieMagazine.com. Much of our work for these issues had already been completed, and we are thankful that at this point all of our staff members are healthy.
Treasure Coast Business Magazine will feature a special section aimed at helping businesses recover from the pandemic. The section is being produced in conjunction with our partners at the Florida Small Business Development Center at Indian River State College.
In order to keep you better informed during this crisis, beginning March 16 we switched the issuance of our weekly Treasure Coast Business e-newsletter from weekly to daily. The e-newsletter provides daily updates on coronavirus statistics for the Treasure Coast and the state as well as news from area businesses and nonprofits on changes to their operations during the pandemic. To subscribe to the free newsletter click here or to contribute items email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can see the previous newsletters at www.tcbusiness.com/newsletter/
To help restaurants hit so hard by the pandemic, we have also created a special website, TreasureCoastRestaurants.com, that provides free listings of restaurants in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties that are providing carryout and/or delivery. The site provides days and hours available for carryout and delivery as well as special menu items, so check it out and order your favorite carryout.
We plan to offer a similar service listing the needs of nonprofits and are compiling that information this week. This service will be published both in print and online.
As always, we are looking for uplifting stories in the community, and we hope you have seen our “Hometown Heroes’’ feature in our e-newsletter and social media highlighting the extraordinary deeds of people in these difficult times. If you’d like to nominate a hometown hero, click here.
People have asked how they can support us at this difficult time. In this email you will see our annual advertising partners who make all our work possible. By supporting them you are supporting us.
And finally, as our way of saying thank you, we are now offering all first responders and others working in a field providing vital services (medical, postal, grocery, pharmacy, social services) a free one-year mailed subscription to Indian River Magazine. Just click here to order a free subscription.
Thank you for your emails, calls and words of encouragement. If you have any suggestions for us as time goes by please don’t hesitate to contact me. With your support, we weathered the 2008 recession together, and I know we will get through this together. Wishing you the blessings of faith, family and friends, I am,