Friday, December 28, 2012
Rev. Victoria ByRoade of First Presbyterian Church was recently honored with the Dunedin Chamber's Beatrice Donahue Delightful Dunedin Award.
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Friday, December 28, 2012
After 13 years of service to parishioners and the community, Rev. Victoria ByRoade, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunedin, was honored recently by the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce with its Beatrice Donahue Delightful Dunedin Award. "I knew that I had been nominated the last two years, but not this year," she said. "So, yes, it was a surprise. I had been invited to offer the invocation that evening, but really had no idea there was another purpose for my attendance." Born in Wilmington, DE, the oldest of six children, she first became acquainted with the city several years ago, when her grandparents retired here, and she often visited them with her husband. "My husband was really the one who learned that First Church was looking…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Achieva Credit Union was recently named the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce's large size Business of the Year as it moves its headquarters to town.
Editor's Note: Patch profiles the recent winners of Dunedin Chamber of Commerce's business of the year honors. In just two years as an official part of the Dunedin community, Achieva Credit Union has made a name for itself, and this year it was named the Chamber of Commerce’s large size “Business of the Year.” “Achieva named business of the year is an incredible experience, but it was not a total surprise since we have built a great relationship with the city and chamber,” said Gary Regoli, Achieva president and chief operating officer. In 2010 the credit union opened its branch in Dunedin on Virginia Street (off State Road 580 in the Weathersfield Complex) to meet the needs of a growing number of customers between Clearwater and Palm …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
OK, so you had a busy week. We understand. Let us catch you up on all the highlights!
1. Patch is profiling the recent winners of the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce's business of the year honors. First up: Sail Honeymoon, a kayak and sailboat rental shop that has become a landmark on the Dunedin Causeway. 2. A Dunedin man was slapped with a felony after he allegedly punched, kicked, and spat in a deputy's face early Saturday. 3. The election of two new "pro-fluoride" candidates earlier this month has sparked the Pinellas County Commission to vote to put fluoride back into the county's drinking water. Last year, the City of Dunedin voted to keep fluoride in its water. What do you think of this controversial issue? 4. The City of Dunedin is soliciting community donations of non-perishable food items, grocery gift cards and new …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The sight of Sail Honeymoon's colorful kayaks against the blue sky has become a landmark along the Dunedin Causeway
Editor's Note: Patch profiles the recent winners of Dunedin Chamber of Commerce's business of the year honors. Glen Steinke, owner of Sail Honeymoon kayak and sailboat rentals on the Dunedin Causeway, is living the dream life of a modern-day beachcomber that many people had when they relocated to Florida. For two decades, Steinke has operated Sail Honeymoon, which this year was recognized by the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce as its Small Business of the Year. The Wisconsin native, who moved to The Sunshine State in 1979, said he was “quite surprised at being chosen.” He attributes the award to his longevity and the fact that he has consistently increased and improved his business over the years. While being on the beach does seem like a …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The Dunedin Chamber of Commerce is soliciting nominations for the coveted "Business of the Year" and "Delightful Dunedin" awards. Find out how to nominate your business.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Editor's Note: This is an Oct. 2 email blasted to Dunedin Chamber of Commerce members from Lynn Wargo, Chamber president. Should your Business be named Business of the Year? Do you have a nomination for the coveted Beatrice Donoghue Delightful Dunedin Award? The Dunedin Chamber of Commerce annually honors businesses in our community that have excelled in their respective industry. Your company, or the one you nominate, may have the opportunity to join the long list of distinguished winners that have been honored over the past many years. Finalists are judged on business growth, innovativeness of product or service, response to adversity, community involvement and more. Awards are presented in three categories of gross revenues: The winners…
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Mayoral candidates Dave Eggers and Bob Hackworth and Commission Seat 3 candidates David Carson and Heather Gracy will answer questions solicted from voters in advance as they are drawn randomly next Wednesday.
City candidates will answer questions from voters at a forum set for Sept. 26. Mayoral candidates Dave Eggers and Bob Hackworth and Commission Seat 3 candidates David Carson and Heather Gracy will answer questions solicited from voters in advance as they are drawn randomly next Wednesday. Information about several proposed amendments to the City of Dunedin Charter, including the possibility of term limits, will also be made available. To submit a question for the candidates, be sure it is applicable to all of them, and then, email it to Lynn Wargo or Jim Graham. The forum is free to attend and will be broadcast live and re-run on City of Dunedin TV. Related Coverage: