Monthly Archives: July 2010

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Jack Liptak appointed advisor for VIP Realty, Commercial

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 30th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Lisa Sands, advisor and manager at VIP Realty, Commercial announces the appointment of Jack Liptak as advisor.  “As a 30-year veteran of corporate America and a 15-year resident of Fort Myers with residential real estate sales experience, Jack has a lot to offer commercial clients at VIP,” said Sands. “We are thrilled about Jack’s decision [...]

Local company provides free service to local family in need

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 27th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

John Penna, 57, has suffered with colon cancer since the early 1990s. Most recently, John has developed a major bacterial infection caused by the extreme heat within his home. Despite his struggles, Penna maintained his construction business up until a few years ago. His health and mobility continued to worsen and the heat was contributing [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. wins Aurora Awards for fourth year

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 27th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

For the fourth consecutive year, Stevens Construction has won Aurora Awards at the Southeast Builder’s Conference. The Aurora Awards honor the best in residential and commercial construction in a 12-state region. The company also was presented with a Grand Aurora Award, which recognizes the best project within an entire category. In a ceremony held on [...]

Junior Achievement inducts Dr. William Figlesthaler and Len Zaiser III into Business Hall of Fame

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 26th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Dr. William Figlesthaler, managing partner/shareholder at Specialists in Urology, and Len Zaiser III, president, CEO and founder of Structure Medical, into the 2010 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, at a dinner and awards ceremony Oct. 27 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. The prestigious award recognizes prominent [...]

Elderly Fort Myers man receives home makeover

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 19th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association, has completed another extreme home makeover in Fort Myers. The recipient of the most recent extreme home makeover is Junior Florence, a 78-year-old man living in a small home off Edison Avenue. His 50-year-old, wood-framed home had an aging roof, rotting floors and no [...]

Paul Sands honored by American Red Cross

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 15th, 2010|Categories: News|

The American Red Cross, Lee County Chapter honored Paul Sands, former senior advisor at VIP Realty, Commercial, with a Humanitarian Award at the organization’s annual luncheon on June 15. The award, which was presented to VIP Realty, Commercial in memory of Paul Sands, was accepted by Sands’ successor and his former partner in life and [...]

Stevens Construction superintendents earn Healthcare Construction Certification

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 14th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Mike Garland and JP Pencil, 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 [...]

Media Relations 101: Tips for your business

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 14th, 2010|Categories: Hot Tips, Media Relations, Public Relations, Texas Marketing Forum|Tags: , |

When it comes to media relations there are a few best practices every company should follow. Below are a few tips to help you with your publicity efforts. We hope you find these useful. -         Always return phone calls and emails to the media right away – the news waits for no one! Even if [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball assistant project manager receives general contractor license

2010-07-12T19:48:13+00:00 July 12th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) assistant project manager Abel Natali has earned his state of Florida general contractor license. Natali graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and business administration from the University of Florida. He joined O-A-K in 2006 as a job site superintendent on the $80 million Marco Marriott Resort and [...]

Eaton reappointed as consultant for Duke Eye Center

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 9th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Duke Eye Center has reappointed Dr. Alexander M. Eaton of Retina Health Center as a consulting associate in the department of ophthalmology, a role he has served 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, which specializes in [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition hosts free suicide prevention seminar for youth professionals

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 7th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Every week, more than 100 of our nation’s youth die as a result of suicide. To provide educators, law enforcement, youth leaders and anyone who works closely with young people with the tools and resources to recognize the warning signs and identify at-risk behavior, the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition will present a free suicide [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces 2010 Advisory Board for Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2010-07-06T18:20:20+00:00 July 6th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the members of its 2010 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, Advisory Board. The chair is Craig Sherman, executive vice president/chief loan officer of EverBank. Other members selected to this year’s board include: Lisa Barnett Van Dien, attorney with Cheffy Passidomo, P.A.; Wilma Boyd, president/CEO of Preferred Travel of [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center to temporarily close for major renovations

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 6th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center will be closed to the public Aug. 1 – Oct. 3 due to major renovations for the $17 million Sustainable Campus initiative. Normal operating hours will resume at 9 a.m. on Oct. 4.  Please note that the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic is not affected by this closure and will be [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Clinic releases rehabilitated bald eagle

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 2nd, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Just in time for Independence Day, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Clinic released a rehabilitated bald eagle that was recently treated for injuries back into its native environment. Conservancy Wildlife Clinic volunteer Tim Healy and his wife, Norma, brought the injured bird to the clinic on May 3. The juvenile bald eagle was found [...]

Results not included… A word of caution to self marketers

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 1st, 2010|Categories: Hot Tips, Marketing, Texas Marketing Forum|Tags: , , |

Technology changes things rapidly. The moment a new tech tool comes along it’s almost instantly made obsolete by a better one taking its place. With this innovation comes the opportunity for do-it-yourselfers to publish, print and post without the technical support of a professional marketing team. However, the technology doesn’t guarantee results. So, yes, you can [...]

Mark L. Morris appointed advisor for VIP Realty, Commercial

2016-11-08T15:01:18+00:00 July 1st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Lisa Sands, advisor and manager at VIP Realty, Commercial announces the appointment of Mark L. Morris as advisor.  “As a close friend of Paul Sands, the former senior advisor of VIP  Commercial who recently passed away, Mark is familiar with the core values of the firm including the team’s attention to personal relationships, accountability and [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. completes renovations at Florida Heart Associates

2016-11-08T15:01:19+00:00 July 1st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stevens Construction Inc. has completed interior renovations at Florida Heart Associates, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction retrofitted the facility to accommodate the addition of a Cardiac PET Imaging Scanner, which allows the cardiovascular practice to introduce a pioneer diagnostic test that evaluates blood flow and cardiac performance. Located at 1550 Barkley Circle, Florida [...]