Monthly Archives: October 2009

//October

Gora/McGahey’s Buschle named to USGBC executive board

2016-11-08T15:01:35+00:00 October 28th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Ken Buschle, head of quality control and specifications for Gora/McGahey Architects since 1988, has been elected secretary of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter serves an 11-county area on the west coast of Florida extending from Citrus County to Collier County. There are three branches within [...]

TripAdvisor ranks The Sandy Butler top restaurant in Fort Myers

2016-11-08T15:01:35+00:00 October 27th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TripAdvisor, an online travel guide, has ranked The Sandy Butler number one of 351 restaurants in Fort Myers. On TripAdvisor, restaurants are ranked in an online survey completed anonymously by customers. The criteria include an overall ranking in five categories, selection of dining options, general commentary, recommendations and more. “We are proud of The Sandy [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. awarded contract for Gorovoy Cornea Laser Center

2016-11-08T15:01:35+00:00 October 22nd, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stevens Construction Inc. has been awarded the contract for construction of the Gorovoy Cornea Laser Center, announced Mark Stevens, company president.   Located at 12453 South Cleveland Ave., the facility will include the addition of a 4,600-square-foot ambulatory surgery center to an existing two-story facility to total 10,580 square feet upon completion. The center will [...]

Vineyards names McLaughlin top producer for September

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 19th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Vineyards has named Barbara McLaughlin the top sales associate for the month of September.   A Naples resident since 1998, McLaughlin has 31 years of real estate experience. Her extensive background in real estate spans from Connecticut to Coral Springs, Fla., where she moved in 1977.   Vineyards is an award-winning 1,375-acre gated residential [...]

Swanky Lifestyle launches new Web sites

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 19th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Swanky Lifestyle has launched a new corporate Web site and a new Web site for one of its restaurants, Bacchus in the Bell Tower Shops. The Web sites were designed to provide customers with information about the company, to promote events and highlight seasonal menu offerings for the companies.   Swankylifestyle.com features information on the [...]

Media relations important to success of company’s communications effort

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 16th, 2009|Categories: Hot Tips, Media Relations, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Media relations is an important business development function that sometimes gets sidelined, especially in difficult economic times.  It’s difficult to quantify its results, so it’s easily disregarded.  However, media relations can be vitally important to ensure a company stays ahead of the competition and its message is heard by potential customers.   Media relations is [...]

Four physicians join Lee County Medical Society

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 15th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Lee County Medical Society has accepted four new members into the association. The four Fort Myers-based physicians serve patients in a variety of specialties throughout Lee County.   The new members are: Dr. James Bynum, A. Kagan Orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, relocated from Plano, Texas Dr. Charles Camisa, Riverchase Dermatology, dermatology and dermatological immunology, relocated [...]

Builders Care to host miniature golf tournament

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 14th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), will host its first miniature golf tournament to raise funds to help local homeowners in need. BIA members and the community are invited to come out and play a round of 17 holes and receive golf tips from WINK TV's The Golf Doctor, [...]

Paul Homes donates $1,500 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 13th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: |

Paul Homes has donated $1,500 to help the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care program provide free home repairs to disadvantaged Lee County residents. “This donation demonstrates Paul Homes’ ongoing commitment to Builders Care, especially during these trying times,’’ said Heidi Taulman, Builders Care executive director. “We are so grateful for their support.”   [...]

Terry Wynter Auto Service Center launches new Web site and blog

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 13th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: |

Once again leading the way with exceptional customer service and innovation, Terry Wynter Auto Service Center has launched a new Web site, www.TerryWynterAuto.com, with groundbreaking new conveniences. Now customers can make appointments online, obtain manufacturer maintenance schedules and communicate with mechanics regarding automotive concerns.   Additionally, the Web site offers comprehensive information about the business’ [...]

New seasonal menus debut at The Sandy Butler

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 13th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Sandy Butler restaurant introduces its new seasonal menu offering fresh gourmet cuisine, along with a new affordably priced boutique wine list. With a focus on fresh and seasonal dishes, Chef Michael Ragusa and his culinary team have redesigned The Sandy Butler’s lunch and dinner menus, added new vegetarian and children menus, and introduced a [...]

The Sandy Butler hosts “Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin Contest”

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 12th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

During the month of October, visitors to The Sandy Butler are invited to enter the Guess the Pumpkin Weight Contest. The public is invited to visit The Sandy Butler gourmet market where the large pumpkin will be on display. Visitors may complete an entry form and guess the weight of the pumpkin. The person with [...]

Local orthopaedic surgeon automates practice to improve patient care

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 8th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

At the forefront of a trend in medicine, local orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peter Curcione has installed a new electronic medical records (EMR) system that already has increased efficiency and improved patient care. The system now will be installed throughout the Athletic Orthopaedic Reconstruction Center practice, where he is a partner. In addition to the EMR [...]

Speakers bureau established for “Step WiseLee” campaign

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 7th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Following the launch of Step WiseLee, a countywide public awareness campaign aimed at preventing falls and fall-related deaths and injuries in Lee County, the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition has established a speakers bureau to reach residents with information on how they can help prevent falls and fall-related injuries and deaths. Members of the Lee [...]

Tickets still available for Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 6th, 2009|Categories: News|

Tickets still are available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2009 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County. 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 Inc. and [...]

Sun Splash offers $5 admission for closing weekends

2016-11-08T15:01:36+00:00 October 6th, 2009|Categories: News|

Sun Splash Family Waterpark is offering a special admission price of $5 per person the final two weekends of the 2009 season – Oct. 10-11 and Oct. 17-18. No special coupon is required; however, park capacity is limited to 1,600 people at any given time, so guests should plan to arrive early to ensure park [...]

Bacchus remodel complete

2016-11-08T15:01:37+00:00 October 6th, 2009|Categories: News|

Customers who frequent Bacchus will experience a brand new ambiance next time they stop in for a bite of gourmet cuisine or a glass of swanky wine. The upscale restaurant and wine bar in the Bell Tower Shops recently experienced a week-long renovation, which included new wood floors, fresh paint, new interior and outdoor seating [...]

Local boy receives much-needed help from Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:01:37+00:00 October 6th, 2009|Categories: News|

Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), along with BIA members, recently teamed up to help a local young boy in need. The team installed a new sidewalk at the home of Sean Brunelle, a 9-year-old boy with a rare spinal disease. Sean Brunelle is like any other young boy [...]

Vapiano to host Martini Mondays

2016-11-08T15:01:37+00:00 October 1st, 2009|Categories: News|

While the guys are engulfed in Monday night football this fall, women are encouraged to huddle with their girlfriends and head to Vapiano in the Gulf Coast Town Center for Martini Mondays. Beginning Oct. 5, the restaurant will offer Monday evening specials from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m., including $5 martinis, $3 well drinks, $3.50 [...]