Park Plaza Hotel recognized
Park Plaza Hotel was selected for the 2016 Winter Park Small Business Excellence Award in the Hotels classification by the Winter Park Small Business Excellence Award Program. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Winter Park Small Business Excellence Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on information gathered both internally by the Winter Park Small Business Excellence Award Program and data provided by third parties.
Homebuilding firm wins platinum award
Masterpiece Design Group, a full-service, Winter Park design firm that has helped its homebuilding clients from around the country garner numerous industry awards over the years, has added one of Brevard County’s oldest and most innovative builders to that list. LifeStyle Homes, which has been building in Brevard County for more than 32 years, captured a prestigious Platinum Award in the recent 2016 HBCA Parade of Homes for its solar-powered St. Thomas model in Viera. The St. Thomas, a luxury three-bedroom, three-bath plan featuring a separate study and approximately 2,632 square feet, earned top honors in the Parade’s highly competitive $700,000-$800,000 category.
Goodwill partners with Roadie
A new partnership between Goodwill and Roadie aims to make it easier for people to donate items they no longer use or need, from clothes to couches to dressers and bicycles. Beginning Jan. 3 and running through Feb. 28, Roadie – the national on-the-way delivery network – will pick up your unwanted items and take them to your nearest Goodwill donation center. As with all items donated to local Goodwill organizations, items donated through the Roadie partnership will be sold in Goodwill stores to help fund job and skills training, both in person and online, employment placement services and other community-based programs, such as financial education and mentoring. Donations made at any time of the year are tax deductible and receipts for items shipped through the Roadie partnership will be provided by request. First time Roadie users who donate items to Goodwill through the app or website will receive a $20 discount on the pickup and delivery fee using the promo code GOODWILL. Similarly, Goodwill shoppers who wish to use Roadie for the first time to deliver purchases to their home or office can also receive the discount.