Monthly Archives: December 2011

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Naples family is home for the holidays

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 December 23rd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

As they placed the star atop their tree, Rene and Roseanne Hernandez could hardly believe that they would finally celebrate Christmas in a home of their own. Gazing at the tree which held special ornaments handmade by their four young children, Javier, Justin, Natalee and Valeree they recalled the journey that had brought them home [...]

Retina Health Center physicians named to Best Doctors in America

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 December 23rd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Drs. Alexander M. Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center have been chosen to be in the Best Doctors in America® 2011-2012 database by Best Doctors, Inc. Selected through a peer-review process, only 5 percent of physicians in the U.S. are selected for inclusion into the database, which is used by employers, insurers and [...]

National media icon and author Glenn Beck kicks off 2012 Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series on Jan. 7

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 December 23rd, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

National television, radio host and author Glenn Beck will host the first event of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series 29th season on Jan. 7 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Beck will be joined by long-time friend, New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas. In addition to hosting the nationally syndicated radio [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition presents 2011 Injury Prevention Awards

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 December 22nd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition  honored several local organizations and citizens with its annual Injury Prevention Awards. The awards ceremony, held Dec. 21 at the Cape Coral Yacht Club, was hosted by Lee Memorial Health System board member Chris Hansen. The awards are presented to member organizations and/or citizens in recognition of their contributions [...]

With hard hats instead of toys, Builders Care surprised local family with wheelchair ramp before Christmas, project no. 100

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 22nd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Builders Care, with the help of local Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) members and volunteers, has completed a much-needed wheelchair ramp at the Lehigh Acres, Fla. home of Robert Smith, age 40. Smith, who suffers with degenerative disc disease and severe leg embolisms, uses a wheelchair as his primary form of mobility.  With a 4’ [...]

Pavese Law Firm partners with Salvation Army to brighten the holidays for local families

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 21st, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Pavese Law Firm presented a check to The Salvation Army for $2,500 as part of the company’s annual tradition of participating in the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family program, which pairs local businesses, organizations and individuals with deserving recipient families to help provide for their tangible needs at Christmas. In addition to the check donation to the [...]

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties to provide free car seat inspections in 2012

2011-12-21T03:16:35+00:00 December 21st, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties, The Kohl’s Kids Safety Program at The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and other members of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition are offering free car and booster seat inspections throughout Southwest Florida in 2012. Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will assist families with learning how to secure their children [...]

Latest study on Eylea treatment for macular degeneration demonstrates sustained vision improvement and fewer treatments for patients

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 19th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

A new study confirms that patients who received Eylea over two years achieved visual improvements with fewer treatments, compared to those receiving an alternative medication. Following a three-year international study at Retina Health Center and centers around the world and approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Eylea is now offered as an available [...]

Holiday safety tips and statistics from the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 19th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

With the holidays upon us, the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition shares the following statistics on seasonal injuries as well as some simple steps to help ensure a safe and happy season: Did you know? • 260 home fires begin with Christmas trees each year, resulting in 12 deaths, 24 injuries, and $16.4 million in property [...]

GCM Contracting Solutions begins construction on Algenol Biofuels’ Pilot-Scale Integrated Biorefinery

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 16th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

GCM Contracting Solutions has begun construction of the Pilot-Scale Integrated Biorefinery (IBR) for Algenol Biofuels, located in Fort Myers, Fla. Located on 36 acres north of Alico Road, the first-of-its-kind facility in Lee County, will be used for the development and deployment of Algenol’s advanced technology used for the sustainable production of biofuels and green [...]

Gora/McGahey Architects to design Chico’s National Store Support Center Corporate Office Building 10

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 14th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

To support future company growth, Chico’s is developing  a new office building at their National Store Support Center (NSSC) campus with a strong, graphic building image that speaks to a modernist approach within the environment. Chico’s has selected Gora/McGahey Architects (GMA) to plan and design their new office building. GMA will provide the architectural design, [...]

New York Times Best-Selling Author Rita Cosby shares ‘Quiet Hero’ story during Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series Special Event on Jan. 16

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 13th, 2011|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Rita Cosby, who has now added the title of New York Times best-selling author to her resume, will host a Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series Special Event on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Moorings Park Clubhouse Auditorium, 120 Moorings Park Dr.  in Naples. Tickets and sponsorships are still available. Tickets for the [...]

Pavese Law Firm sponsors annual Florida Gulf Coast University’s Entrepreneur’s Law School

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 12th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

To provide small business owners with answers to their legal questions, Pavese Law Firm is sponsoring the 13th Annual Entrepreneur’s Law School presented by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Small Business Development Center. Pavese Law Firm is the exclusive title sponsor for the event to be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. – 3 [...]

GCM Contracting Solutions completes construction of Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 12th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

GCM Contracting Solutions has completed construction of the Law Office of Kevin F. Jursinski located at 15701 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers, Fla. The project involved reconstructing both the interior and exterior of the 9,700-square-foot facility. The building includes 20 offices as well as conference rooms and storage space. Additional space in the building [...]

Wells Fargo partners with Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, gives $500,000 grant to aid local community revitalization

2011-12-09T17:08:49+00:00 December 9th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County has received a $500,000  grant, the largest grant made by Wells Fargo to a Habitat affiliate in the state of Florida. The grant was presented to Habitat for Humanity of Collier County at their corporate office in Naples on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 12:30 pm. The grant will aid [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces 2012 Advisory Board for Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 9th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the members of its 2012 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, Advisory Board. The co-chairs are Richard Durnwald, financial advisor with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, and Dilman Thomas, director of client relations with BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company. Other members selected to this year’s board include: Betsy Alderman, second vice [...]

Dr. Michael A. Schmidt named to VR Laboratories board of directors

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 8th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

VR Laboratories LLC today announced the appointment of Michael A. Schmidt, Ph.D. to its board of directors. Schmidt will take the lead in driving select scientific collaborations for VR Laboratories with leading academic institutions nationwide aimed at advancing VR Laboratories’ products to commercialization.  Schmidt will also support VR Laboratories in business development, negotiations, discovery and [...]

Pavese Law Firm partners with Salvation Army to brighten the holidays for local families

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 8th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Pavese Law Firm continues their annual tradition of participating in the Salvation Army Adopt-A-Family program, which pairs local businesses, organizations and individuals with deserving recipient families to help provide for their tangible needs at Christmas. Armed with the families’ Christmas wish lists, Pavese Law Firm’s “elves” go shopping, purchasing gifts and other needed items for [...]

RE/MAX Hometown Properties brokers sale of former Island Pines in Cape Coral, developer to transform foreclosed property into new home community

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 8th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

William J. Noah of RE/MAX Hometown Properties has brokered the sale of the former, foreclosed Island Pines development in Cape Coral located on the corner of Pine Island Rd. and Hancock Creek S. The more than 30-acre property was purchased by developer Pasquale Franchi who plans to offer seller financing to homebuyers, one of the [...]

Bill Roach joins Stevens Construction Inc.

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 7th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Bill Roach has joined Stevens Construction as project manager, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Roach will have overall responsibility for the management and execution of healthcare projects in the Tampa and Orlando markets. Roach brings 25 years of construction experience, previously serving as general manager of a commercial contractor in Orlando where he completed more [...]

Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza Fort Myers acquired by Lorel Enterprises

2016-11-08T15:00:59+00:00 December 7th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Lori Vitello-Summers and E.L. Fox, Jr., owners of Lorel Enterprises, LLC, have purchased the Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza’s Fort Myers location. Located at The Park Shops at Andrea Lane, 14261 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 11 in Fort Myers, Fla., the restaurant offers fresh, coal-fired pizzas, marinated baked chicken wings, a variety of fresh salads [...]

Retina Health Center physicians present research findings, new technology at national eye health conference

2016-11-08T15:01:00+00:00 December 2nd, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center recently presented new research being used to help identify new treatment options for retinal disorders. The physicians shared their findings to more than 25,000 attendees of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting held in Orlando in late October. Eaton’s presentation focused on the identification [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition kicks off 4D Prevention Month aimed at preventing drunk, drugged, drowsy and distracted driving

2016-11-08T15:01:00+00:00 December 1st, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: |

Members of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition offered sobering statistics at a news conference held today at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Myers, Fla. To date, there have been 67 traffic fatalities on record in Lee County in 2011. In 2010, there were 65 traffic-related deaths. The event marks the beginning of [...]