INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Eighteen businesses were recognized for their achievements Thursday at the Industry Appreciation Awards Luncheon.
Some 200 people attended the luncheon, which was organized by the Economic Development Division of the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber’s Minority Business of the Year was awarded to Marsh Landing Restaurant, which is owned and managed by Fran Adams and her daughter, County Commissioner Susan Adams, officials said. Alan Dritenbas and Mike Malone, owners of Walking Tree Brewery, were recognized as the Chamber’s 2017 Entrepreneurs of the Year.
The 2017 Manufacturer of the Year Award was presented to Perfect Stix, which is a company that produces high-quality wooden products.
The following architectural projects below also received awards. Criteria included the impact on the immediate area, the building’s unique features, and the building or project being “user friendly.”
New Multi-Family Residential
Surf Club townhomes, located on A1A north of Jaycee Park
New Single-Family Residential
Summer Lake by GHO Homes
Captain Forster Hammock Preserve restoration project on the Jungle Trail
Renovation of a Commercial Project
Strike Zone Entertainment Center, located in Chesser’s Gap Plaza in Sebastian
Redevelopment of a Large Commercial Property
Renaissance Senior Living, located on US1 in Vero Beach
Renovation of a Large Non-Profit Building
Habitat for Humanity Re-Store on US 1 in Gifford
Renovation of a Small Commercial Building, less than 10,000 square feet
Ay Jalisco Restaurant on US 1 in Vero Beach
New Project Construction
Indian River Transit Hub, operated by the Senior Resource Association
New Large Building Construction for a Non-Profit
Christ Church of Vero Beach, located on 6th Ave and State Road 60
New Large Commercial Building Construction, more than 20,000 square feet
Quail Valley at the Pointe on Royal Palm Pointe
New Mid-Size Commercial Building Construction, between 10,000 and 20,000 square feet
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in the Miracle Mile Plaza
New Construction of a Small Commercial Building, less than 10,000 square feet.
Pawprints Boarding, located at 7920 12th St.