HARVARD-BOUND SENIOR WINS HR 100/TOPPINO SCHOLARSHIP

HARVARD-BOUND SENIOR WINS HR 100/TOPPINO SCHOLARSHIP

There are many things Divya Navani has come to appreciate about growing up in a close-knit community like Key West.  But her experiences with local music have been the most profound, fueling a passion she believes will carry her into a career as a music attorney.  The...
CITY PREPARING FOR A RETURN OF VISTORS

CITY PREPARING FOR A RETURN OF VISTORS

With visitor’s welcomed back on June 1 the City of Key West is working at warp speed to polish off public works that have been underway since the COVID-19 epidemic shut down tourism in the Keys. When the call came in mid-March, plans for refurbishing of Duval Street...
A TRIDENT APPROACH IS NEEDED FOR RECOVERY FROM COVID-19

A TRIDENT APPROACH IS NEEDED FOR RECOVERY FROM COVID-19

With tourists shut out, iconic Sloppy Joe’s could tent up for the termites. BY JOE CASO Business Consultant Chamber Treasurer During these last few weeks at home I have been able to give some thought to what everyone should do to combat this invisible enemy. First of...
BUILD IT! CHAMBER ENDORSES WORKFORCE HOUSING PROJECT

BUILD IT! CHAMBER ENDORSES WORKFORCE HOUSING PROJECT

During its first meeting of the new decade, the Key West Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors unanimously endorsed the proposed Wrecker’s Cay workforce housing project on Stock Island and encouraged commissioners in Key West and Monroe County to approve the project...
EDUCATION FUNDS ALLOCATED DESPITE COVID-19

EDUCATION FUNDS ALLOCATED DESPITE COVID-19

The Coroavirus may have shut down business in Key West, but it hasn’t stopped the business community from fulfilling its promise to local educators and students in 2020. The Key West Chamber of Commerce has selected nine recipients of grants and scholarships totaling...
FAUSTO’S FAMILY KEEP’S KEEPING ON

FAUSTO’S FAMILY KEEP’S KEEPING ON

Chamber CEO Scott Atwell receives a Christmas meal from Fausto’s grandson and co-proprietor Jimmy Weekley. How does a family business survive for almost 100 years in the unrelenting business climate of Key West? Focus on the basics. That’s the message from Jimmy and...