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We build custom WordPress websites and develop digital strategies for select small businesses and not-for-profits. We publish Key West Island News, a digital information company.

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KeyWestWatch Media builds and maintains custom WordPress websites for small businesses and not-for-profits. Managing digital media drains resources from small business owners. Those are hours away from customers. KeyWestWatch Media integrates your website and social media; coordinates vendors; manages outreach and marketing; and develops strong, original content.

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Key West Island News is a locally owned digital information company that connects Key West residents and our off-island friends. We foster our One Human Family culture and advance understanding of shared goals. Our funding comes from local and off-island subscribers and investors. Our advisory board includes residents, journalists and community professionals. Serious reporting — and a touch of Key West weird.

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Small businesses face challenges with one-time, transformative projects. KeyWestWatch Media tackles short-term projects, including research, development, oversight, integration and follow-up to launch a new business, product, branding campaign or relocation. We will coordinate vendors, contractors, communications and staff.

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Meet Linda Grist Cunningham

Be strong today for we will reap if we do not grow weary

KeyWestWatch Media LLC is owned by editor and proprietor Linda Grist Cunningham, a nationally recognized newspaper editor and publishing executive with more than 40 years of professional experience. Cunningham is a veteran journalist who relocated to Key West in 2012, when legacy media proved itself too cumbersome to change with and adapt to today’s information world. She built her new media company business plan, packed up four cats (now five) and a husband and launched her digital solutions company for small businesses and not-for-profits.

 

 

KeyWestWatch Media

We build custom WordPress websites, manage social media and develop digital marketing strategies for select small businesses and not-for-profits.

LGC Says

LGC Says is a collection of columns, essays and short stories written by Linda Grist Cunningham. The collection includes letters to her grandson and coverage of Hurricane Irma.

 

Key West Island News

Island News is a digital information company that connects Key West residents and friends of the island, fosters our One Human Family culture and advances shared goals.

 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed $32 million in state arts and culture grants, crippling museums, arts and theater groups and hundreds of culturally-oriented organizations throughout the state and here in the Keys. There will be no funding this year for Florida’s Cultural and Museum Grants and Cultural Facilities Grants.

At the very least the cuts eliminate the money these nonprofit organizations use to cover the cost of scholarships, free tickets for under-served communities and the ability to do special projects for school children.

DeSantis' reason: Reduce overall state spending.

An email today from the The Studios of Key West asking donors for help in covering the deficit demonstrates the impact of those cuts locally -- on just one local organization:

"Last week, Governor DeSantis made the unprecedented decision to eliminate all State funding for the arts in Florida.

"The $32 million in grants that were due to be awarded account for less than .03% of the total State budget, and yet stood to benefit over 630 worthy organizations in communities throughout the state. These grants had been thoroughly vetted in a bipartisan process, and are proven to generate $9 for every $1 that is allocated.

"Here in Monroe County, $1.37 million had been recommended by the Division of Cultural Affairs for 13 arts organizations. The Studios was poised to receive at least $75k in operating funds and an additional $277,500 for much-needed improvements to our theater."
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I recently saw a video of DeSantis bragging about how much money Florida has. He’s just saving it to use for his evil.

Grrrrrr.

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