ITS Fiber News
ITS Fiber was a Gold Sponsor at the Stuart Martin County Chamber Business Expo for the 8th Year in a Row.
More than 400 people attended the Stuart/Martin County Chamber’s 9th annual Business Expo.
The 2019 Expo was held at Indian River State College, Wolf Technology Center. Vendors from all areas of business and technology presented their wares as attendees enjoyed networking and perusing the products and services on display
ITS Fiber Donated 200 FREE Martin County Fair Tickets
ITS Fiber donated 200 FREE Martin County Fair General Admission Tickets to families in Indiantown with school-age children.
The Martin County Fair Association, Inc. is the largest single event held in Martin County, February 14-22, 2020. It drew over 70,000 people from across the Treasure Coast. The fair and youth livestock show featured an exhibit of agricultural, horticultural, craft, cattle, sheep, farm produce, vegetables, flowers, cookery, wine, arts & crafts.
ITS Fiber was a Gold Sponsor at the 2019 Indiantown Rodeo
ITS Fiber sponsored a drawing for rodeo tickets both online and in our sales center for the residents of Indiantown. ITS team members handed out giveaways during the two-day event, from our sponsor tent, which featured a "rodeo cowboy selfie" photo area. Additionally, we partnered with the Indiantown Education Coalition to raise funds for college scholarships.
The Rodeo was put on by the Indiantown Chamber of Commerce, 4L & Diamond S Rodeo and the PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association).
Events at rodeo included: Bareback Bronc Riding | Barrels | Bull Riding | Cowgirl's Barrel Racing | Open Barrel Racing | Saddle Bronc Riding | Steer Wrestling | Team Roping.
ITS Fiber in the Community
ITS Fiber Helped Support The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County Teen Summit.
ITS Fiber, helped educate children during The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County Teen Summit at Indian River State College on June 27, 2019.
The Teen Summit is an annual event that was created in support of the BGC's mentoring initiative. The goal is to educate the children about the numerous job and career opportunities that are available to them locally.
The Summit included motivational speakers, breakout sessions, tours and a fashion show. Participants learned about: Their Personal Brand, Adulting, Career Readiness, Reality Check and Financial Aid & Scholarships.
Lesley Driver, Lead Creative Designer, talked about her job at ITS Fiber, what skills and education is needed to be successful in the graphic design industry, and the typical duties a designer is tasked with. She also showed the children samples of her design work.
During the breakout session, ITS Fiber and 30 other businesses had table displays set up where children and adults could walk around and ask questions.
About 150 teens, ages 13 and up, attended the event.
ITS Hosts a Tour for Martin County Educators
ITS Fiber one of four companies chosen for Professional Development Day Tour on February 15, 2019.
Martin County Educators were given the opportunity to tour four local businesses in the area to introduce teachers and counselors to the career opportunities available right here in Martin County.
Not every student is geared towards college, but that doesn't mean they do not deserve the opportunity for a rewarding career. This tour sponsored by the Business Development Board of Martin County helped educators to learn about each business and what they have to offer graduating students who are planning to stay in Martin County, but may not go to a four-year college.
Denise Lechner, Marketing Manager, gave an overview of ITS Fiber and Indiantown Company services.
Jeff Meyer, Director of IT Services led the group on a tour of the Data Center. He also spoke about the education, job duties and certification required to work in the IT department
Executive Assistant and Human Resources Administrator, Stephanie Weeks, gave an overview of the types of jobs ITS Fiber and Indiantown Company offer and what she looks for in the candidates for each position.
The 2019 tour also included on-site visits to Triumph Aerostructures, Hinckley Yacht Services, Awareness Technologies.
Interacting with local employers helps educators try to identify what jobs or careers are available to students, and what is required to land those types of positions. Tours like this one done by ITS Fiber enables teachers to design a curriculum that helps students to get the skill-set needed to go into the career or field they want to pursue.
Distinguished Speaker Luncheon
Fundraising luncheon to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County
ITS Fiber helped support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Martin County by attending their March 18th Distinguished Speaker Luncheon held at Sailfish Point Country Club. CEO of ITS Fiber, Jeff Leslie attended the lunch along with Marketing Manager, Denise Lechner. The event’s keynote speaker was Toby Cosgrove, recently retired CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic who is also a heart surgeon, Vietnam Veteran, and Heathcare Initiatives Consultant for Google, Inc.
Dr. Cosgrove spoke of the transition between Cleveland Clinic and our local Martin Health System and the advantages this partnership will bring to our area. Additionally, he highlighted some of what he felt were current key health and medical-related issues, challenges and future endeavors needed for us locally, as well as, a nation. One of the “future” issues he spoke about was telemedicine and its continue emerging importance to assist with increasing the level of care to people in all areas of the country, especially rural areas and for those who can’t travel.
ITS Fiber is especially interested and involved in helping approach the telemedicine issue since having reliable, higher-speed internet technology available to communities plays a vital role in the success of this type of initiative.
ITS Fiber Sponsors the Indiantown Education Coalition Fundraising Luncheon.
ITS Fiber was one of the sponsors for the Indiantown Education Coalition’s 23rd Annual Share the Love of Learning Fundraising Luncheon.
Employees of ITS Fiber assisted with the luncheon and the company donated resources and gift baskets for the fundraising raffle. The event was held on February 22,
The Indiantown Education Coalition brings together business partners, educators
On the strength of its commitment to education, this group has taken a leadership role to prepare Indiantown's future workforce to meet the challenges of today and to prepare for the community's vision of the future.
Since 1996, the Indiantown Education Coalition has awarded over $350,000 for college scholarships, classroom grants, and teacher recognition. ITS Fiber contributes to this effort each year by giving the Bill Hannah Memorial Scholarship to a student who is pursuing a