ENGAGE remotely

Working remotely via flex, hybrid or telecommuting is here to stay for many companies. How to keep those employees engaged remains one of the most important items on many leaders’ agendas. There are numerous benefits for employees to work remotely, such as saving time and money on commuting and better work-life balance, but there are also potential downsides affecting both […]

Women’s Resource Center announces the “Financial Power” monthly workshop series

Do you know what it feels like to go from being $50,000 in debt to having a $300,000 net worth? Alexandria Davis does. Ms. Davis, CPA, CFP — the founder of AGA Tax and Consulting Services — will facilitate “Financial Power,” presented by the Women’s Resource Center. It’s a free monthly workshop series exploring ways to claim financial power by […]

AI-powered financial planning still falls short

The pivotal role technology plays in financial planning today cannot be overstated. It has allowed planners to serve their clients more efficiently and enhance their business. Broadridge’s 2023 Digital Transformation and Next-Gen Technology Study found that 57% of financial services firms agree that digital transformation is their most important strategic initiative. Advancements in technology have made it possible to automate […]

Villani & Co. now open in Downtown Wellen, The Banyan House and more businesses coming in April

At Villani & Co. in Downtown Wellen, regulars cozy up to the bar, patrons have standing dinner reservations and satisfied customers have left 4.8-star Google reviews, praising its Thai coconut curry mussels, bourbon-glazed salmon and impressive collection of craft bourbons. And that was just in the first three weeks of Villani’s March 17 opening as Downtown Wellen’s first brick-and-mortar restaurant. […]

North Port United Tour encourages Wellen Park residents to separate “myth” from “fact” in de-annexation issue

The city of North Port has launched a new strategy in the ongoing conflict between itself and those Wellen Park residents who insist that their community would be better off by de-annexing from it: education. The city is apparently hoping to take the wind out of the de-annexation movement’s sails — not with heavy-handed tactics or grandstanding — but by […]

Bright Ice brings fun flavors of super-premium gourmet ice cream to Downtown Wellen

Downtown Wellen was the perfect fit for Bright Ice Scoops Shop, a super-premium ice cream brand started in St. Pete by Kurt Drake and Steve Garrahan. Its colorful character and emphasis on family and nature echoed the concept that led the founders to quit their day jobs and give in to the entrepreneurial itch. “We are so excited about Downtown […]

Year ends with new construction in Wellen Park

Before the New Year started with a bang, it ended with a flourish of new construction from Heatherwood Construction Company and Sam Rodgers Homes — as well as notice of a model home park opening in the Solstice community. Heatherwood Construction adds amenities Heatherwood Construction Company is currently constructing several important amenities in Wellen Park, which remains one of the […]

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