Monthly Archives: July 2009

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Tickets and sponsorships available for Junior Achievement Hall of Fame

2016-11-08T15:01:44+00:00 July 31st, 2009|Categories: News|

Tickets and sponsorships for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2009 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County are now available. The dinner and awards ceremony will take place Oct. 28, at 5 p.m., at the Naples Grande Beach Resort.   At the event, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Bill Schoen of Health Management Associates [...]

Mad Takeout undergoes facelift

2016-11-08T15:01:44+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Categories: News|

Customers who frequent Mad Takeout, an innovative gourmet take-out restaurant in Fort Myers, will experience a whole new atmosphere the next time they stop in for a quality, chef-prepared meal on the go. The restaurant, which is part of the Swanky Lifestyle group, recently underwent an interior makeover to better reflect its corporate image and [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces temporary Nature Center closures due to sustainable campus project

2016-11-08T15:01:44+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Categories: News|

Throughout the coming two months, several areas of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center will be closed to the public due to construction of the sustainable campus project.   Effective Aug. 1, the public access area to the wildlife pavilion and viewing areas around the pavilion will be closed to the public indefinitely to [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball project manager receives engineering license

2009-07-30T03:28:45+00:00 July 30th, 2009|Categories: News|

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (OAK) announces that project manager Hector Yanez has earned his Florida professional engineering license.   Yanez has a Master of Science degree in construction engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the Industrial University of Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia. He has worked in [...]

Stevens Construction awarded contract for Premier Surgery Center of Sarasota

2016-11-08T15:01:44+00:00 July 28th, 2009|Categories: News|

Stevens Construction Inc. has been awarded the contract for the renovations at Premier Surgery Center of Sarasota by Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America,  announced Mark Stevens, company president.   Construction will entail renovation of 20 rooms within the existing facility, located at 983 Beneva Road. Modifications include the reconstruction of restroom facilities and various restorative [...]

2009 RedSnook Catch & Release Tournament slated for Oct. 2-4

2016-11-08T15:01:44+00:00 July 27th, 2009|Categories: News|

Registration is underway for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida 2009 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament scheduled for Oct. 2-4. This International Game Fish Association certified tournament is open to teams, individuals and junior anglers under age 16.    Roland Martin, legendary angler and television host of the “Fishing with Roland Martin Show,” will again [...]

Gora/McGahey’s Buschle speaks at Florida ASLA conference

2016-11-08T15:01:44+00:00 July 27th, 2009|Categories: News|

Ken Buschle, head of quality control and specifications for Gora/McGahey Architects (GMA), recently spoke at the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2009 Florida conference. Buschle, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional, presented information on the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system. The ASLA is a nonprofit [...]

Changing Out-of-Home Advertising Environment

2016-11-08T15:01:44+00:00 July 27th, 2009|Categories: Hot Tips|

Out-of-home opportunities today aren’t limited to the classic billboard. Out-of-home companies are expanding the options available for advertisers to keep up with technology changes, the need to be green, the need for immediate artwork changes and consumer’s limited attention span.   Billboard companies see the light Lamar’s digital display LED billboards challenge one large hurdle [...]

Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame inducts Schoen, Wasmer and Schroeder

2016-11-08T15:01:44+00:00 July 24th, 2009|Categories: News|

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Bill Schoen of Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) and Martin Wasmer and Michael Schroeder of Wasmer, Schroeder & Company, Inc. (WSC) into the 2009 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, at a dinner and awards ceremony Oct. 28 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The prestigious award recognizes [...]

Phase III study showed Lucentis improved vision in patients with branch retinal vein occlusion

2016-11-08T15:01:44+00:00 July 24th, 2009|Categories: News|

Genentech, Inc. recently announced that the Phase III study BRAVO showed Lucentis® (ranibizumab injection) improved vision in patients with macular edema due to branch retinal vein occlusion. The Retina Health Center, which has offices in Fort Myers and Naples, served as a BRAVO study site and had two patients included in the research.   Retinal [...]

Builders Care honored by local senior citizens agency

2016-11-08T15:01:45+00:00 July 21st, 2009|Categories: News|

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), recently was honored by the Department of Elder Affairs Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Southwest Florida Inc. Builders Care was awarded the Helen K. Fallert Golden Appreciation Award for its service and commitment to Southwest Florida’s older Floridians and their families.  [...]

Eaton Reappointed as Research Consultant for Duke Eye Center

2016-11-08T15:01:45+00:00 July 21st, 2009|Categories: News|

Duke Eye Center has reappointed Dr. Alexander M. Eaton of Retina Health Center as consulting associate for the University’s Department of Ophthalmology. Eaton has served on Duke’s faculty since 1999. The Duke Eye Center, part of the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., is a world-class eye care and research center, specializing in [...]

Myerlee Respiratory receives Medicare accreditation

2016-11-08T15:01:45+00:00 July 21st, 2009|Categories: News|

Myerlee Respiratory, a durable home medical equipment company, has achieved the Award of Accreditation from the Healthcare Quality Association on Accreditation (HQAA). This award is achieved by home medical equipment providers who demonstrate a high level of quality practices in their business operations and patient care techniques.Myerlee Respiratory earned the three-year accreditation after completing a [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball LEED® accreditation numbers rise

2016-11-08T15:01:45+00:00 July 20th, 2009|Categories: News|

 Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (OAK) announces that job site superintendent Matt Zwack has passed the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® accreditation exam. Zwack has worked in the construction industry since 1996 and with OAK since 2005. He has worked as a job site superintendent for OAK on several significant projects, such as the Estero Medical Center, [...]

Vapiano celebrates one-year anniversary of Fort Myers location

2016-11-08T15:01:45+00:00 July 15th, 2009|Categories: News|

Vapiano, a European-based restaurant and lounge located in the Gulf Coast Town Center, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The Fort Myers location is one of only six restaurants in the United States and the only Florida location.   “Vapiano is a truly unique dining experience and the Fort Myers location has been very well-received,” said [...]

Nine Keys to the Perfect Corporate Blog

2016-11-08T15:01:45+00:00 July 15th, 2009|Categories: Hot Tips, Social Media|

If you have considered launching your own company blog, here are some great tips to keep in mind from iMedia Conncection: 1. Smile It may sound strange, but most corporate blogs miss an obvious detail right off the bat, says Doug Lowell, a partner and executive creative director at ID Branding, who advises his clients to post pictures [...]

Vapiano one-year anniversary party was a hit!

2016-11-08T15:01:45+00:00 July 15th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thank you to all that came out to the Vapiano one-year anniversary Red Hot Summer Celebration at the Gulf Coast Town Center location yesterday evening.  We had a great time and appreciate everyone's help and support.  Thank you to Marvilla Marzan and Joe McCormick who did an amazing job with the music and congratulations to Martin Luilble [...]

Elderly mother, disabled son receive much-needed wheelchair ramps

2016-11-08T15:01:45+00:00 July 14th, 2009|Categories: News|

Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), along with volunteer BIA members, Harbor Springs Construction and D.E. Moff Construction, recently installed wheelchair ramps at the home of Shane Washburn, a 33-year-old Fort Myers man suffering from brain cancer, blindness and crippling pain. Washburn uses a wheelchair and frequently suffers from [...]

Swanky Lifestyle hires new director of operations

2016-11-08T15:01:45+00:00 July 13th, 2009|Categories: News|

William (Bill) Fluharty has joined Swanky Lifestyle as director of operations. In this position, Fluharty will oversee all facets of the restaurant and catering company including fiscal operations, quality control, advertising, charitable contributions and special events for the company’s three food and beverage operations, Bacchus, Mad Takeout and Krafty Kuisine.   Fluharty brings more than [...]

Three physicians join Lee County Medical Society

2016-11-08T15:01:46+00:00 July 8th, 2009|Categories: News|

The Lee County Medical Society has accepted three new members into the association. The three Bonita Springs-based physicians serve patients in a variety of specialties throughout Lee County.   The new members are: Dr. Jonathan Jay, urologist, serving Lee County patients since 2007 Dr. Guillermo C. Narvarte, general practitioner, Bonita Family Practice LLC, treating Lee [...]

Gene’s Prescription Shop renamed Myerlee Pharmacy

2016-11-08T15:01:46+00:00 July 6th, 2009|Categories: News|

The Port Charlotte branch of Myerlee Pharmacy, formerly known as Gene’s Prescription Shop, has adopted the name consistent with its other branches in Southwest Florida. The pharmacy will provide the same quality services in the same location under the new name Myerlee Pharmacy. The Port Charlotte branch is located at 3890 Tamiami Trail in Port [...]

The Power of Voice: Effective Communication Strategies to Weather the Economic Storm

2016-11-08T15:01:46+00:00 July 6th, 2009|Categories: Hot Tips|

Downturn ... decline ... crisis ... recession. Whatever term you choose to describe the current state of the economy, chances are good that it's a negative and pessimistic one. For many of us, our professional lives have been thrown into a tailspin by reduced staff, slashed budgets, and conservative communication and marketing strategies that are [...]

Anybody Got a Magnet?

2009-07-02T13:18:35+00:00 July 2nd, 2009|Categories: Hot Tips|

A review of the recent International Advertising Festival at Cannes by AdAge.com http://adage.com/cannes09/article?article_id=137630 declared the “ad age” to be over. The article, which also called the world to which we are accustomed “the age of interruption,” cites a bevy of PR, integrated and internet award-winners at Cannes as proof that marketers are trending away from [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball’s David Dale elected CSI president

2009-07-01T15:26:48+00:00 July 1st, 2009|Categories: News|

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (OAK) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Dale to the position of president of the Florida Southwest Chapter of Construction Specification Institute's (CSI) board of directors.   CSI is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery through better communication. The organization is [...]