Yearly Archives: 2010

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Pavese Law Firm attorney Eric D. Molina named partner

2016-11-08T15:01:10-04:00December 29th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Pavese Law Firm has named attorney Eric D. Molina an equity partner. Molina joined Pavese Law Firm as an associate in 2001, and his primary areas of practice include general civil and commercial litigation, real estate litigation, family law, creditors' rights and collections, and immigration law (family-based residency and naturalization alone). Born in San Juan, [...]

Dr. Peter J. Curcione first surgeon in Southwest Florida to implant new Mobile Bearing Hip system from Stryker

2016-11-08T15:01:10-04:00December 28th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Dr. Peter J. Curcione is the first surgeon in Southwest Florida to offer hip replacement patients Stryker’s Mobile Bearing Hip™. This new hip system is designed to offer patients increased stability and range of motion by mimicking the patient’s natural anatomy.  Clinical studies show that larger diameter heads (the ball-shaped part of the hip at [...]

Employee Spotlight: Phil Barrera, Art Director

2016-11-08T15:01:10-04:00December 22nd, 2010|Categories: Media Relations|

We asked our talented art director, Phil Barrera what inspires his designs. “I'm inspired by good, clean, modern design and architecture.” “Infographics inspire me - from maps to charts to technical illustrations to the lights on my dashboard. When I'm at a large, modern airport overseas, I love just strolling around and admiring the visuals, [...]

Dr. John C. Kagan hosts free “ask and answer” seminar on Jan. 5 to focus on treatment options for joint pain

2016-11-08T15:01:10-04:00December 22nd, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Local patient returns to the rink after knee replacement surgery Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. John C. Kagan is offering a free seminar to provide information about advances in knee replacement including minimally invasive options for hip and knee replacement, custom knee replacement and arthroscopic surgery. The public is invited to attend the free seminar and ask [...]

VIP Realty launches Operation Candy Cane to combat drunk driving

2016-11-08T15:01:10-04:00December 21st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: |

In an effort to prevent drinking and driving during the holidays, VIP Realty Group is launching Operation Candy Cane. Drivers are encouraged to pick up candy canes, which are available at all VIP Realty Group offices in Fort Myers, Naples and Sanibel, and place them on their rearview mirror as a symbol of their commitment [...]

Stevens Construction Superintendents Earn Healthcare Construction Certification

2016-11-08T15:01:10-04:00December 21st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mike Bussiere and Todd Welle, superintendents for Stevens Construction Inc., have earned their Healthcare Construction Certificate (HCC) from the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association.  The HCC program involves completing coursework and programs directly related to construction and renovation projects within the healthcare environment. Program curriculum includes risk [...]

Builders Care awarded $5,000 grant to provide wheelchair ramps

2016-11-08T15:01:10-04:00December 21st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation recently awarded Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care, Inc. a $5,000 grant to help build wheelchair ramps for elderly and disabled individuals in Lee County as part of the Ramps Up! Program. “We are so grateful to the Community Foundation for making this possible,” said Heidi Taulman, executive director of [...]

Holiday Safety Tips from The National Safety Council

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 20th, 2010|Categories: Hot Tips|Tags: , |

Have a safe holiday season! The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition shares these safety tips from The National Safety Council: Decorations Wear gloves while decorating with spun glass "angel hair." It can irritate your eyes and skin. A common substitute is non-flammable cotton. Both angel hair and cotton snow are flame retardant when used alone. [...]

Injury Prevention Coalition presents 2010 Injury Prevention Awards

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 17th, 2010|Categories: Awards and Recognition|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition honored several local organizations and Lee County citizens with its annual Injury Prevention Awards. These awards are given to member organizations and/or citizens in recognition of their contributions and support of the coalition’s mission of creating a safe community in which to live, play and work. The organizations and [...]

Emerging treatments for macular degeneration are focus of free seminar Jan. 22

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 17th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

To provide Southwest Florida residents, visitors and the medical community with the latest research and news on treatment options for macular degeneration, Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the eighth annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Sat. Jan. 22 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, located at [...]

Gora/McGahey’s Buschle speaks at Caribbean Green Expo

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 14th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Ken Buschle, head of quality control and specifications for Gora/McGahey Architects, was a featured speaker at the 2010 Caribbean Green Expo, December 3 and 4 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. Sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Caribbean Chapter, the two days of Expo and Convention continues to be the [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner William T. Haverfield receives Florida Bar Association Board Recertification for Marital and Family Law

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 13th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Pavese Law Firm partner William T. Haverfield, II has received notification of renewal of board certification for marital and family law. Board certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. completes construction on Eye Specialists Cornea and Laser Center

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 13th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Stevens Construction Inc. has completed construction on Eye Specialists Cornea and Laser Center, the surgical facility for Dr. Mark Gorovoy, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 12453 South Cleveland Ave., construction entailed the addition of 4,600-square-feet to an existing two-story facility to total a 10,580-square-feet ambulatory surgery center at completion. The center includes two [...]

Free seminar Dec. 16 on treatment options for hip pain

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 9th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: |

To provide more information and answer questions about treatment options for severe hip pain, including the anterior approach to hip replacement, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peter Curcione will host a free educational seminar on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Medical Center, 13681 Doctors Way in Fort Myers.  The topics to [...]

Builders Care begins holiday home repair for Fort Myers family

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 7th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

This year’s “hottest gifts” lists may not include home repairs, but to certain people in our community, renovations to their homes is the greatest gift they could receive. Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), is spreading the holiday spirit and responding to the “holiday wishes” of a local family. [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. collects Toys for Tots donations

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 6th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

For the third year, Stevens Construction Inc. is collecting toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 6208 Whiskey Creek Drive, Stevens Construction is among numerous businesses in Southwest Florida serving as drop-off sites for area residents and businesses interested in donating to the [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names 2011 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County advisory board

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 3rd, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the Advisory Board for the 2011 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. Steve Pontius, executive vice president/general manager of Waterman Broadcasting, and Robbie Roepstorff, president of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, will serve as co-chairs. Other members selected for this year’s board include: Betsy Alderman, second vice president, [...]

Dr. John C. Kagan hosts free seminar on Dec. 8 to focus on treatment options for knee pain

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 3rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. John C. Kagan is offering a free seminar to provide information about advances in knee replacement including minimally invasive options, custom knee replacement and arthroscopic surgery. The public is invited to attend the free seminar on Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gulf Coast Medical Center, 13681 Doctors Way [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition kicks-off National Drinking, Drugs and Driving (3D) Prevention Month

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00December 1st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

At a news conference held today at Cape Coral Police Department, members of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition shared prevention tips and local statistics on injuries and deaths related to driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs, as well as distracted and drowsy driving. The event kicks off National Drunk and Drugged [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida starts construction on the new Dalton Discovery Center

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00November 30th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosted a ceremonial presentation to mark the start of major renovations of the new Sue and Bill Dalton Discovery Center, the next phase of its sustainable campus initiative and “Saving Southwest Florida” Capital Campaign. Made possible by a lead gift to the Campaign by Sue and Bill Dalton, the Dalton [...]

14th annual Slaw Dog Invitational to benefit Paul Sands Memorial Scholarship Fund

2016-11-08T15:01:11-04:00November 29th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

This year the Slaw Dog Invitational, now in its 14th year, will take on a new name. The Paul Sands Memorial Slaw Dog Invitational, to be held Dec. 16, is an invitation-only golf tournament that will benefit the Paul Sands Memorial Scholarship Fund that was set up earlier this year following the death of Paul [...]

Holiday safety tips from the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition

2016-11-08T15:01:12-04:00November 23rd, 2010|Categories: Hot Tips|Tags: |

As the holidays approach, the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition shares the following tips to help ensure a safe and happy season:  Decorations When purchasing an artificial tree, look for the “fire resistant” label. When purchasing a live tree, select a fresh, green tree with needles that are hard to pull off, bend between fingers [...]

Stevens Construction begins Cape Coral First United Methodist Church renovation

2016-11-08T15:01:12-04:00November 22nd, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction has started the renovations at the Cape Coral First United Methodist Church, announced Mark Stevens, company president.  Construction of the activity center includes the remodel and addition of 6,920 square-feet to total a 13,377 square-foot, two-story building upon completion in spring of 2011. Located at 4118 Coronado Parkway, the enhanced children’s and youth [...]

Lunch, Learn and Laugh: QR Tags

2016-11-08T15:01:12-04:00November 20th, 2010|Categories: Advertising, Learn and Laugh, Marketing|Tags: , , |

The Priority Marketing team recently underwent continuing education on QR Tags and the impact they have on advertising. Priority Marketing Production Manager and QR Tags expert, Kim Barrera led the team through an interactive learning session about this innovative marketing tool. Below are a few highlights from the presentation that may benefit your business.     What [...]

Miami International Art Fair kicks off the 2011 art fair season

2016-11-08T15:01:12-04:00November 19th, 2010|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

Kicking off Miami’s New Year’s 2011 gallery season the Miami International Art Fair will bring together premiere Miami and international established and emerging galleries, curated exhibitions by guest Curator Gean Moreno, a full lecture series and artists conversations scheduled by leading luminary art experts creating a full weekend of not to be missed events. Timed [...]

Kiwanis collects toys for All Children’s Specialty Care patients

2010-11-19T16:15:18-04:00November 19th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Kiwanis Club of Fort Myers South is collecting new unwrapped toys for the All Children’s Specialty Care of Fort Myers patients and their siblings. The toys will be distributed at the annual Breakfast with Santa holiday party that the club helps to organize. The toy wish list for the patients includes: Barbie and baby [...]

Know Your Social Media Outlets

2016-11-08T15:01:14-04:00November 17th, 2010|Categories: Marketing|Tags: , , , , |

At Priority Marketing, we implement social media programs for a variety of clients, which are customized to their individual needs to reach the appropriate audiences. Usually, we provide an integrated program, utilizing a variety of social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogs. Here’s an overview of each of these social media outlets [...]

Builders provide free ramp and sidewalk for needy Fort Myers girl

2016-11-08T15:01:14-04:00November 12th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Adrianna Reyna, 12, has a multitude of medical and physical challenges including severe seizures, not being able to walk or hear, and slight blindness. Her grandmother, Teresa, serves as her full-time caregiver with the help of nurses that come to the home daily. Until recently Adrianna and her caregivers feared for her safety when coming [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. begins Animal Eye Doctors

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00November 12th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction Inc. has started construction on Animal Eye Doctors for Dr. Christi Warren DVM, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 9180 Estero Park Commons, the project entails construction of a veterinary ophthalmologic practice. The facility will include four exam rooms, pharmacy, operatory, catheterization room and associated services.  Slated for completion in early 2011, [...]

Pavese Law Firm associate Brooke Bockemuehl elected president of the board of Lee County Association of Women Lawyers

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00November 9th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Attorney Brooke Bockemuehl of Pavese Law Firm was elected president of the board of Lee County Association of Women Lawyers (LCAWL). The association actively promotes gender equality and the leadership roles of LCAWL members in the legal profession, judiciary and community at large. Bockemuehl, an associate in the Civil Litigation division, joined the Pavese Law [...]

Geoffrey and Robbie Roepstorff receive Lee County Commissioner’s Proclamation as “Bankers of the Year”

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00November 9th, 2010|Categories: Awards and Recognition|Tags: , |

Geoffrey Roepstorff, CEO of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands and Robbie Roepstorff, president of Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands, have received a proclamation by the Lee County Board of Commissioners in recognition of being named “Bankers of the Year” by the Florida Bankers Association (FBA).   “We appreciate the support and recognition of [...]

Junior Achievement honored with Leadership in Financial Literacy Award

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00November 2nd, 2010|Categories: Awards and Recognition|Tags: , , |

Junior Achievement was recently honored before 30 members of Congress in Washington D.C. at the Financial Services Roundtable’s annual fall gala. The Roundtable, a group of the 100 largest integrated financial services companies in the U.S., presented Junior Achievement with the Leadership in Financial Literacy Award for what Roundtable President and CEO Steve Bartlett called [...]

Guys Night Out for Charity to benefit Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00November 2nd, 2010|Categories: Events|Tags: |

Guys Night Out for Charity is at it again. This time the lucky recipient is Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Guys Night Out for Charity will host its third event on Nov. 9 at The Cruzin’ Café in Bonita Springs. The event boasts gentleman-friendly activities such as cocktails, [...]

How Green Marketing Makes a Difference

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00November 1st, 2010|Categories: Marketing, Texas Marketing Forum|Tags: |

There are many different ways to be “green” these days. Environmental sustainability can be applied to nearly every aspect of our lives from the cars we drive to the light bulbs we use. Aside from selling “green” products, how can your business make a difference for the environment? Green marketing is one way to achieve [...]

Gora/McGahey’s Buschle selected for Green School Task Team

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00November 1st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Ken Buschle, head of quality control and specifications for Gora/McGahey Architects (GMA), was named to the Green School Task Team by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Florida Gulf Coast Chapter. The Green School Task Team is a partnership between the USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Pasco Education Foundation, [...]

Builders Care to host miniature golf tournament

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00October 29th, 2010|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), will host its second annual 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 18 holes and receive golf tips from WINK TV’s The Golf [...]

Pavese Law Firm partners receive highest national legal industry ranking

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00October 28th, 2010|Categories: Awards and Recognition, News|Tags: |

Six partners at Pavese Law Firm have received the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent ™ rating, the highest possible rating for professional skill and integrity in the legal profession based on the confidential opinions of the practicing attorneys and judges surveyed. The AV® Preeminent ™ rating was awarded to attorneys Stephen E. Dalton, Peter J. Gravina, [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner receives Five Star Wealth Manager award

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00October 27th, 2010|Categories: Awards and Recognition, News|Tags: , |

Mary Vlasak Snell, a partner at Pavese Law Firm has received the FIVE STARSM Wealth Manager award for overall client satisfaction. Less than seven percent of wealth management professionals in Southwest Florida receive this award which is based on client survey results and a panel of local financial professionals. Five Star Wealth Manager award recipients [...]

Local experts to discuss impact of Amendment 4

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00October 22nd, 2010|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Steve Hartsell, partner with Pavese Law Firm, will participate in a panel discussion on the impact of Amendment 4, requiring taxpayer-funded referenda for all local government comprehensive land use plans and amendments. According to Hartsell, whether it passes or fails, the debate about Amendment 4 has impacted the future of growth management decision-making in Florida. [...]

Keep your children safe this Halloween with these tips from the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition

2010-10-21T19:46:06-04:00October 21st, 2010|Categories: Hot Tips|Tags: , |

Halloween is an exciting time of year for children. They get to dress up and get free candy, but unfortunately, it’s also a time when children are more prone to accidents and injuries. The excitement of the holiday can make them forget to be careful. The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition reminds parents and caregivers [...]

Builders Care completes “extreme home makeover” in Harlem Heights

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00October 20th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: |

Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, recently completed more than $40,000 in renovations to the home of Mary Washington, 80, and her granddaughter, Chauncy, who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Chauncy, at the young age of 29, was diagnosed with MS, among other ailments. Over the past five years her [...]

Gora/McGahey wins Summit Award for Pine Ridge Government Complex

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00October 18th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Gora/McGahey Architects (GMA), won a Merit Award for architectural design for a public works facility for the Pine Ridge Government Complex in Fort Myers during the fifth annual Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Commercial Contractors Council Summit Awards event. “We are proud of the work done on the Pine Ridge Government Complex and honored to [...]

Using “The Social Network” for your business

2016-11-08T15:01:15-04:00October 15th, 2010|Categories: Hot Tips, Marketing, Social Media, Texas Marketing Forum|Tags: , , , |

“The Social Network” tells the story behind the fastest growing phenomenon in Internet history, Facebook. The movie introduces the intelligent, sarcastic and obsessive Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook. It all starts in a Harvard dorm room when Zuckerberg and best friend, Eduardo Saverin, create “The Facebook.” “I’m talking about taking the entire social experience of [...]

Luis Ramirez of Sivage Homes named Rookie of the Year

2016-11-08T15:01:16-04:00October 13th, 2010|Categories: News, Texas Marketing Forum|Tags: |

Luis Ramirez, a sales counselor with Sivage Homes, was named Rookie of the Year by the Greater San Antonio Builders Association at the organization’s annual Summit Awards recognition ceremony. “My job is to make the American dream of homeownership come true,” said Ramirez. “I do that by offering home buying solutions with honesty and integrity. [...]

How to get the most out of your next event

2016-11-08T15:01:16-04:00October 7th, 2010|Categories: Events, Hot Tips|Tags: |

No matter what your budget or experience in event planning, there are a few simple ways to maximize results without making major changes to your budget or plans. As professional event planners, these are the areas we focus on when planning to ensure a successful and well-attended event: Timing Chances are you’ve planned your event [...]

Shane Cox of Sivage Homes named Builder of the Year

2016-11-08T15:01:16-04:00October 7th, 2010|Categories: News, Texas Marketing Forum|Tags: |

Shane Cox of Sivage Homes was named Builder of the Year by the Greater San Antonio Builders Association at the organization’s annual Summit Awards recognition ceremony. “Building a home is a team effort, so I share this recognition with all my co-workers, partners and vendors at Sivage Homes,” said Cox, construction superintendent for Sivage Homes. [...]

Are you “Linked In?”

2016-11-08T15:01:16-04:00October 6th, 2010|Categories: Social Media, Texas Marketing Forum|Tags: , |

When exploring social media options to promote your business and to raise your credibility, we advise clients to consider “LinkedIn”.  While Facebook is great for both personal and professional use, LinkedIn is a platform for connecting with professional associates through past and current employers and educational institutions. Rather than updates on your personal activities and [...]

Free seminar Oct. 21 to focus on less invasive approach to hip replacement

2016-11-08T15:01:16-04:00October 6th, 2010|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

To provide more information and answer questions about treatment options for severe hip pain, including the anterior approach to hip replacement, orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peter Curcione will host a free educational seminar on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Gulf Coast Medical Center, 13681 Doctors Way in Fort Myers.  The topics to [...]

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

2016-11-08T15:01:16-04:00October 4th, 2010|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Tickets still are available for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2010 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County. The dinner and awards ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. At the event, Junior Achievement will induct William M. Figlesthaler, M.D., managing partner/shareholder at Specialists in Urology, [...]

Stevens Construction earns two Summit Awards

2016-11-08T15:01:16-04:00October 1st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Stevens Construction Inc. earned two awards at the fifth annual Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Commercial Contractors Council Summit Awards event on Sept. 25. Stevens Construction won best healthcare and best design build projects for the Surgery Center of Mount Dora. Located at 3710 Lake Center Drive, the project consisted of an 11,052-square-foot ambulatory surgery [...]

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