Hello, everyone. While we are going around this week, take a moment to think about all the local businesses you visit. Once you stop to think about it, it's probably more than you first guessed.
One of the things I like about Martin County is that not only does it have almost every business a person could wish for within minutes of where we live, but that these businesses go out of their way to support each other in the community.
A perfect example is the city of Stuart Community Redevelopment Agency.
On May 8, the agency held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the Colorado Avenue business district improvements.
After the ribbon cutting, tours were given of the improvements.
According to some of the city officials, the completed project is already attracting development to that area of the city.
It's taking an interest in the area we live in that makes this community a better place to live in for everyone.
Another big congratulations also goes out to Sailfish Splash Waterpark. The park recently announced that the College Swim Coaches Association of America has selected the waterpark as a site for college and university swimming and diving team training in the winter.
Can you imagine how many people will be coming to Martin County, some for the first time, to shop in our stores, eat in our restaurants and basically spend their money here?
For now, more than 20 teams from around the country will travel here to practice.
This can only mean good things for the economic community and businesses here.
Until I see you next week, drive safe.
Dawn Krebs is the associate managing editor for Hometown News and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.