Chamber honors local companies

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 local branch of Caliber Home Loans was named Small Company of the Year while Dale Sorensen Real Estate and Oak Harbor Club were honored as the Chamber’s 2017 Medium and Large Company of the Year.

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

GREEN award

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.



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