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Local builder helps community organizations and Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 31st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

On Friday, Dec. 21, representatives from Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care received an early Christmas present from Santa’s elves. The Aubuchon Team of Companies, led by Gary Aubuchon and Jeff Miloff, presented the group with a donation of $8,700 to help with emergency construction repairs for local homeowners in need.  Amongst hugs and [...]

Pavese Law Firm and Salvation Army brighten the holidays for local families

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 28th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Pavese Law Firm attorneys and staff teamed up with the Salvation Army to help provide for the tangible needs of deserving recipient families during the holidays. More than 13,000 families benefit from the Salvation Army’s annual holiday drive. In addition to making a monetary contribution of $2,500, Pavese Law Firm collected $135 in cash, $200 [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn appointed to advisory board

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn has been appointed to the advisory board for Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Council (SBDC). As an advisory council member, Schwinn joins other regional business leaders and professionals in supporting the SBDC in its goal to help businesses grow, to create jobs and generate profits and [...]

Emerging treatments for macular degeneration are the focus of free seminar on January 6

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 20th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

To provide Southwest Florida residents, visitors and the medical community with the latest research and news on treatment options for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the tenth annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company donates teddy bears as part of its 30th anniversary celebration

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 20th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company, a general contracting, design-build and construction management firm in Southwest Florida, continued its year-long 30thanniversary celebration with a donation of 30 Build-A-Bear Workshop®teddy bears to the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The only comprehensive child healthcare facility between Tampa and Miami, the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida provides vital healthcare for [...]

Builders Care celebrates $2 Million by honoring volunteers

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), recently honored several building partners and volunteers in recognition of their service and commitment to Southwest Florida’s elderly and individuals with disabilities and their families. Builders Care completed more than $2 million in construction services in November 2012 and celebrated the milestone [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition presents 2012 Injury Prevention Awards

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition honored local organizations and citizens with its annual Injury Prevention Awards today at the Cape Coral Yacht Club. Lee Memorial Health System President and CEO Jim Nathan was the keynote speaker. The awards are presented to member organizations and/or citizens in recognition of their contributions and support of the [...]

Stevens Construction completes Lakes Park Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stevens Construction has completed construction of Lakes Park Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics, an 8,050-square-foot office for Dr. Oliver Favalli, DMD, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 7117 Congdon Rd. in Fort Myers, the 5,550-square-foot orthodontic facility features ten treatment rooms, an orthodontic bay, X-Ray, lobby, reception, consultation rooms, administrative offices and game area.  The [...]

Pavese Law Firm presents donation to Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 13th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Pavese Law Firm managing partner Charles Mann presented a check to Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida for $1,500 to support the nonprofit organization in providing Junior Achievement programs at schools throughout Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. “By supporting Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida we play a role in helping young people prepare for the workforce, [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball’s Steven G. Richards named president of the Lee Building Industry Association

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 13th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) announces that vice president Steven G. Richards has been elected president of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA) for the year 2013. The Lee BIA is comprised of more than 300 area builders, contractors, designers and industry businesses. Previously, Richards served as first vice president and on its board of directors. [...]

Pavese Law Firm to present at Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center annual Entrepreneur’s Law School

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 12th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

To provide small business owners with answers to their legal questions, Pavese Law Firm is sponsoring the 14thAnnual 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. 26 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn appointed to board of directors for National Association of Women Business Owners, Southwest Florida chapter

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 11th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn has been appointed to the board of directors of the Southwest Florida chapter of the National Association of Business Owners (NAWBO www.nawboswfl.org). In addition, Schwinn was named committee chair for the NAWBO Southwest Florida’s public policy committee. Founded in 1975, NAWBO is a non-profit organization of more than 8,000 [...]

C’MON and get moving as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey CircusFit steps into the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples on Saturday, Dec. 15

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 10th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®  brings CircusFit, its innovative national youth fitness program, to C’mon - the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples on Saturday, Dec. 15. Designed to teach fun ways to stay active, physically fit, and healthy, CircusFit is open to children of all ages. CircusFit show times are 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30 [...]

Wells Fargo partners with Junior Achievement to bring “JA-in-a-Day” to local students

2016-11-08T15:00:39-04:00December 10th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recently partnered with Wells Fargo to host two “JA-in-a-Day” events, one at Cypress Palm Middle School in Collier County and one at Fort Myers Middle Academy in Lee County. Wells Fargo provided the sponsorship for these programs, as well as 36 bankers from their local branches, to teach and inspire [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. adds three members to Tampa team

2016-11-08T15:00:40-04:00December 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction has expanded its Tampa operations with the addition of three new team members: Al Stonys and Duane Oskey as superintendents, and Alex Hunt-Branch as project manager, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stonys joins the company with ten years of healthcare construction experience completing such projects as an $8 million expansion to Oak Hill [...]

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County celebrates dedication of 1500th home

2016-11-08T15:00:40-04:00December 6th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

On Saturday Dec. 15 at 10 a.m., Habitat for Humanity of Collier County invites the community to join with Board members, donors, volunteers and partner families to celebrate the dedication of 14 homes in the community of Regal Acres in Naples. Among those to be dedicated is the milestone 1,500th home built by Habitat for [...]

Stock Development presents donations to Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:40-04:00December 6th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stock Development, a premier Southwest Florida development firm, has launched a unique program, pledging support to Builders Care through each home sale in its Paseo Community in Fort Myers. Stock Development presented a check to Builders Care based on its third quarter sales in the amount of $2,900 raising the total donation this year to [...]

Attorney Susan M. McLaughlin joins Pavese Law Firm

2016-11-08T15:00:40-04:00December 6th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Attorney Susan M. McLaughlin has joined the Pavese Law Firm, bringing more than 30 years of experience as a litigator to the firm. Her practice area is focused on condominium and homeowner association law, and includes assisting clients with rule enforcement, discrimination charges, insurance claims, breach of contract, and all manner of dispute resolution. Previously, [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition unveils new technology to help prevent impaired driving

2016-11-08T15:00:40-04:00December 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

To drive home the dangers of drunk, drugged, drowsy and distracted driving during 4D Prevention Month in December, members of the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition held a news conference on Dec. 4 to unveial new technology that simulates impaired and distracted driving. One Simple Decision, the simulation-based impaired and distracted driving program, is rolling [...]

Free seminar Dec. 15 on treatment options for joint pain

2016-11-08T15:00:40-04:00December 3rd, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. John C. Kagan is offering a free seminar to provide surgical and non-surgical options for treating joint pain including minimally invasive options for hip and knee replacement. The public is invited to attend the free seminar and ask questions on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at Gulf Coast Medical [...]

Emerging treatments for macular degeneration are the focus of free seminar on January 6

2016-11-08T15:00:40-04:00November 28th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

To provide Southwest Florida residents, visitors and the medical community with the latest research and news on treatment options for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the tenth annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Sunday, Jan. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, located [...]

Stevens Construction Completes Cape Health Surgery Center

2016-11-08T15:00:40-04:00November 27th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stevens Construction has completed the construction for the Cape Health Surgery Center located at 665 Del Prado Blvd. in Cape Coral, Fla., announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction converted a vacant, existing building into the 5,124-square-foot ambulatory surgery center serving three physicians. Cape Health Surgery Center features one operating room, two procedure rooms, four [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida launches direct loan pilot program for women-owned businesses

2016-11-08T15:00:42-04:00November 26th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida is partnering with the regional Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Economic Development Investment Fund (EDIF) in Sarasota, a non-profit loan company, to offer women business owners access to capital for their business start-up or expansion. Initially, The Women’s Fund will strive to connect prospective clients in Collier, Hendry [...]

Tickets still available for Sam Galloway Ford Lakeside Country Bash Nov. 30 featuring Alan Jackson

2016-11-08T15:00:42-04:00November 20th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

Tickets are still available to the Sam Galloway Ford Lakeside Country Bash at Lakes Regional Park on Nov. 30 featuring Grammy-award winning country music artist Alan Jackson. The gates open at 3 p.m., with the first performance beginning at 5 p.m. by country singer and actress Jana Kramer, also known for her role as Alex [...]

Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition hosts Tai Chi demonstration to promote better balance, falls prevention

2016-11-08T15:00:42-04:00November 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Falls continue to be the leading cause of injury and death for people 65 and older in Lee County.  Since January 2012,LeeMemorialTraumaCenterhas treated 315 senior patients for injuries related to falls, with 20 people dying from their injuries. To increase public awareness about ways to prevent and reduce falls, Lee Memorial Health System and other [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida opens Dalton Discovery Center

2012-11-15T16:20:26-04:00November 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces the opening of the new Susan and William Dalton Discovery Center. Located at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center in Naples, the Dalton Discovery Center showcases southwest Florida’s diverse ecosystems, the creatures that live within and an overview of the work conducted by Conservancy of Southwest Florida. A unique, [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida presents new programs to support economic security for women in Southwest Florida at Rotary Club

2016-11-08T15:00:42-04:00November 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida presented research and programs to support opportunities leading to economic security for women at the Nov. 6 Rotary Club meeting in Fort Myers. The initiatives include a leveraged savings program for low-to-moderate income women to assist them in building financial assets for education and training, toward the purchase of [...]

Retina Health Center physicians named to Best Doctors in America

2016-11-08T15:00:42-04:00November 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Drs. Alexander M. Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor of Retina Health Center have been named to Best Doctors in America® for 2013. Selected through a peer-review process, only five percent of physicians in the U.S. are chosen for inclusion into the database, which is used by employers, insurers and health plans as a resource for contacting [...]

Bigham Jewelers adds two industry professionals to management team

2016-11-08T15:00:42-04:00November 14th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Bigham Jewelers announces the hiring of two new professionals to the company’s management team. Graduate Gemologist Jacob Tuchman has joined the company as Director of Fine Jewelry Services. Previously, Tuchman held a leadership position at the Bal Harbour Neiman Marcus Precious Jewels Department for ten years before becoming store manager at Yamron Jewelers’ Waterside Shops [...]

Elevation Ministries hosts free community holiday event Dec. 7 and 8

2012-11-13T14:34:33-04:00November 13th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Elevation Ministries invites the community to attend a free holiday production of “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Downtown located at 1735 Jackson St. in Fort Myers.  The show will include a dramatic and musical production [...]

Attorney Christopher L. Pope joins Pavese Law Firm

2016-11-08T15:00:42-04:00November 13th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Attorney Christopher L. Pope has joined the Pavese Law Firm. Based in the Fort Myers office, Pope’s primary practice areas are real estate, condominium and homeowner association, land use law and environmental law. Pope earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Auburn University where he majored in Management of Information Systems. He then obtained [...]

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum &Bailey® Presents FULLY CHARGED-An All New Gold Edition on sale Nov. 16

2016-11-08T15:00:42-04:00November 8th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , , |

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is proud to Present FULLY CHARGED, Gold Edition, an all-new powerful surge of circus entertainment that celebrates performance power and boosts circus-goers’ excitement that plugs in at Germain Arena on Jan. 3-6. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at Germain Arena with a food drive from 11 [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton presents on development of new Guarded Injection Device at American Association of Ophthalmology Meeting

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00November 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Dr. Alexander M. Eaton will present on the development of a new device designed to improve the safety and comfort of patients during intravitreal injections at the annual meeting of the American Association of Ophthalmology in Chicago on Saturday, Nov. 10. Eaton will share results of clinical use of the Guarded Injection Device following clinical [...]

Wells Fargo awards grant to Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00November 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Wells Fargo has awarded Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida a grant in the amount of $13,000 to sponsor four Title 1 schools in Lee and Collier counties. The grant will assist in funding the implementation and set up of 24 Junior Achievement programs that will involve approximately 864 students enrolled at Parkside Elementary, Edgewood Elementary, [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida releases groundbreaking research report on the status of women in Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00November 1st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida has completed a study on the status of women in Southwest Florida, examining four core areas including population and diversity, employment and income, achievement and autonomy, health and well-being. The Women’s Fund commissioned the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University to investigate the status of women [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn presents Nov. 8 on workers’ compensation insurance coverage requirements under Florida law

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00October 31st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will speak to the National Association of Women Business Owners of Southwest Florida (NAWBO) on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Club at Grandezza clubhouse, located at 11481 Grand Oak Blvd. in Estero, Florida on what small business owners need to know about [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball wins Lee BIA Summit Award for LEED project

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00October 30th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) was presented with the Commercial Contractor Summit Award for Best LEED Certified Project during the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) annual awards held Saturday, Oct. 20. The award was for the Archbold Biological Station Lodge and Learning Center project in Venus, Fla. The awards are presented annually and recognize projects which have [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida receives donation from women’s retailer EILEEN FISHER

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00October 29th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Women's Fund of Southwest Florida accepted a donation of $6,226 from national women’s retailer EILEEN FISHER. The gift represents 10 percent of store sales from a Sept. 22 special event held at participating EILEEN FISHER retail locations in Florida including the Sanibel Island store at 2055 Periwinkle Way, the Naples store located at 1211 [...]

Publix Super Markets Charities Surpasses $500,000 in Giving to Habitat for Humanity of Collier County

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00October 26th, 2012|Categories: Awards and Recognition, News|Tags: , , , , , |

With a donation of $52,000, Publix Super Markets Charities has now invested more than $500,000 in the work of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County. Publix Super Markets Charities was established by Publix’s founder, George Jenkins, to improve life in our communities. For more than 25 years, Publix has been supporting the work of Habitat [...]

Lakes Park announces judges’ top picks for “Scarecrows in the Park” contest, invites the public to vote and help determine winners

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00October 24th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation announces the winners of the “Scarecrows in the Park” contest chosen by local celebrity judges during the “Scarecrows in the Park” kick-off event held on Friday, Oct. 19. The winners were selected from three categories: Cypress Cove at HealthPark won the award for Most Creative for their scarecrow presentation titled, “No Time to Rock,” [...]

Stevens Construction earns Contractor of the Year for second consecutive year

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00October 22nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Stevens Construction Inc. earned five awards at the seventh annual Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Commercial Contractors Council Summit Awards event on Oct. 20, including the highest honor of Contractor of the Year, which the company won in 2011 and 2007. A panel of judges from Orlando named Stevens Construction Contractor of the Year based [...]

LeeSar Regional Service Center opens state-of-the-art facility, expands supply and operational services to healthcare organizations throughout region

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00October 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

To enhance operational efficiencies and further reduce supply costs for healthcare systems, LeeSar has opened a new, state-of-the-art, 205,000-square-foot regional service center in Fort Myers. One of the only healthcare supply chain companies in the country to focus on regional service and delivery of supplies directly to health care organizations, LeeSar manages and houses mission-critical [...]

Stevens Construction begins renovations at Florida Hospital Tampa

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00October 18th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stevens Construction has started construction of a complex, multi-phase revitalization of Florida Hospital Tampa, announced Mark Stevens, company president. The master project includes both interior and exterior updates to the building, located at 3100 East Fletcher Ave. in Tampa. Exterior updates include 202,732 square feet of updated exterior vertical wall surface, the addition of over [...]

GMA Architects & Planners design Discovery Village at The Forum

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00October 17th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

GMA Architects & Planners (GMA) has completed the design for Discovery Village at The Forum. The Forum is located in Fort Myers near the intersection of Colonial Boulevard and I-75. Discovery Village had their groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 3 and is starting construction. The new Discovery Village building, which is scheduled to be completed in [...]

Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation awards grant to Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:43-04:00October 15th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

The Claiborne and Ned Foulds Foundation has awarded Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida a retained grant in the amount of $4,500 for the purposes of upgrading the organizations technology to include laptop computers and software. “We are very appreciative to the foundation for making this investment in our organization and look forward to being better [...]

Tickets and sponsorships still available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame, Collier County dinner and awards ceremony

2016-11-08T15:00:44-04:00October 12th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2012 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County to be held Oct. 30 at the Waldorf Astoria Naples are available at www.jaswfl.org. During the dinner and awards ceremony, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Laureates Philip J. McCabe, CEO and owner of Gulf Coast [...]

Churches, businesses launch Feeding Southwest Florida to expand emergency food services for more than 4,000 local school children

2016-11-08T15:00:44-04:00October 11th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Observing the devastating effects of skyrocketing food costs and high unemployment in Southwest Florida, Not In My City is bringing together local churches and businesses to launch Feeding Southwest Florida to expand the number of children receiving emergency food supplies in Lee County. An organization that changes lives by helping churches move people into action to meet real needs in [...]

Veteran and avid volunteer receives new roof and repairs

2016-11-08T15:00:44-04:00October 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Builders Care, with the help of local Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) members and volunteers, has completed renovations at the Lehigh Acres, Fla. home of  Phillip and Barbara Ruggieri. Volunteering has always been a part of life for the couple who regularly donate their time to support Our Daily Bread, a food pantry in Lehigh [...]

Stock Development presents second quarter donation to Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:44-04:00October 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stock Development, a premier Southwest Florida development firm, has launched a unique program, pledging support to Builders Care through each home sale in its Paseo Community in Fort Myers. Stock Development presented a check to Builders Care based on its second quarter sales in the amount of $3,000 raising the total donation this year to [...]

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