Monthly Archives: January 2012

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Tickets still available for 2012 The News-Press Market Watch

2012-01-31T21:59:02+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Will 2012 be the year that home seller’s finally take the upper hand? When will new home prices be able to compete with foreclosures? Where are we in the recovery of new home construction and development? Will there ever be lending again for real estate development? What commercial real estate market is hot? Attendees will [...]

Applications now available to prospective students for LightHouse Commons, on-campus housing at Edison State College

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 31st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Edison State College is now accepting applications for LightHouse Commons, Edison State College’s new on-campus, 164,000-square-foot residence hall. Currently under construction on the west side of campus, the new 400-unit facility is modeled after apartment-style living and features two floor plan options to include a two-bedroom, two-bath floor plan and a four-bedroom, two-bath floor. The [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball’s Frank Bell named president of the Charlotte-DeSoto Building Industry Association Board

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) announces that Charlotte market office managerFrank Bellhas been elected president of the Charlotte-Desoto Building Industry Association (CDBIA) for the year 2012, comprised of more than 300 area builders, contractors, designers and industry businesses. Previously, Bell served as first vice president and was named the 2010 CDBIA member of the year. A long-term [...]

Stevens Construction awarded contract for Lakes Park Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics project

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 26th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the pre-construction and construction management services for 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 Road, the 5,550-square-foot orthodontic facility will feature ten treatment rooms, an orthodontic bay, X-Ray, lobby, reception, consultation rooms, administrative offices [...]

Father of Integrative Medicine and best-selling author Dr. Andrew Weil continues 2012 Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series on Feb. 1

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 25th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Physician and author Andrew Weil, one of the world’s foremost authorities on health, wellness and integrative medicine, will host the next event of the Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. The Harvard M.D. combines traditional and alternative medicine, advancing the practice [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida elects new chairman and board members during 2012 Annual Meeting

2012-01-25T05:59:22+00:00 January 25th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces the appointment of Robert L. Heidrick to the role of chairman of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Board of Directors. In addition, six new community and business leaders were elected to serve a four-year term as members of the Conservancy board of directors. The elections took place during the [...]

GCM Contracting Solutions builds Elevation Burger at Gulf Coast Town Center

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 24th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

GCM Contracting Solutions has completed construction of a new-to-market franchise, Elevation Burger, located at 9902 Gulf Coast Main St. at Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers. Elevation Burger is a new, quick-serve restaurant offering fresh, 100 percent organic, grass-fed beef and other organic and healthy food choices. The 2,200-square-foot Fort Myers location will seat [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christopher J. Shields receives The Florida Bar Association Board Recertification in real estate law

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Christopher J. Shields, a partner at Pavese Law Firm, has received his board recertification in real estate law from The Florida Bar. 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 [...]

Local builder team surprises Builders Care by doubling donation

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

On Monday morning, representatives from Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care, got a big surprise.  The Aubuchon Team of Companies, led by Gary Aubuchon and Jeff Miloff, surprised the group with a donation of nearly $7,500.00 instead of the $3700 first indicated.  Amongst hugs and company VIPs, the Aubuchon Team of Companies presented a [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts annual meeting, elects new chair and board members, honors outgoing board

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosted more than 700 members at the organization’s annual meeting held on Jan. 17 at Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club. In addition to board elections and the Board of Directors’ annual report to members, the meeting featured keynote speaker Fabien Cousteau, an ocean explorer, environmental activist, filmmaker and grandson [...]

Tickets and sponsorships available for Feb. 25 Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series Special Event featuring Fox News Anchor Bret Baier

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 23rd, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Tickets and sponsorships are available for a Naples Town Hall Distinguished Speaker Series Special Event featuring Bret Baier, anchor of Fox News Channel's "Special Report with Bret Baier." The event will take place Feb. 25 from 6 - 9:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Tickets are available starting at $175 per person. [...]

Charles Mann named managing partner at Pavese Law Firm

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Charles Mann has been named managing partner at Pavese Law Firm. In this role, Mann is responsible for managing all aspects of the firm’s operations, including its strategic planning, client relations and overseeing staff and associates. Previously, Mann was co-managing partner with William T. Haverfield, who served as managing partner for more than 20 years [...]

Rick Swain joins Stevens Construction Inc.

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Rick Swain has joined Stevens Construction as superintendent, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Swain will manage the onsite operations of healthcare projects situated in the Tampa area, ensuring budget and schedule goals are met while maintaining the company’s high safety standards. Bringing 30 years of experience, Swain has completed 475,000-square-feet of healthcare and commercial construction [...]

Builders Care celebrates 100 by honoring volunteers

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 18th, 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 hit a milestone completing its 100th project in December 2011 and celebrated it by recognizing [...]

Edison State College now offering on-campus housing

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 16th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Students are lining up to  become the first residents of LightHouse Commons, Edison State College’s new on-campus, 164,000-square-foot residence hall for students scheduled to open in August 2012. The new 400-unit facility, currently under construction on the west side of campus, offers students the full “college experience” with the benefits of living on a collegiate [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball hires business development coordinator

2016-11-08T15:00:57+00:00 January 12th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) has hired Jan-Erik Hustrulid as business development coordinator for the company’s Fla. operation. Hustrulid’s duties include developing new business leads and managing existing client relationships. Hustrulid graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Florida Gulf Coast University. He has a decade of sales experience in [...]

Robb & Stucky launches Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams specialty boutique within its showroom

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 12th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Robb & Stucky International has unveiled the Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams specialty boutique located inside the Robb & Stucky International 60,000-square-foot design studio and home furnishings retail showroom located at 13170 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers, Fla. A leading home-furnishings brand, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams is carried in such national chains as [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Grace Baptist Church renovation

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 11th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the contract for a 15,000-square-foot renovation for Grace Baptist Church, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 1300 Ceitus Terrace in Cape Coral, the project will include the conversion of an existing fitness center into a worship facility featuring a 300-seat sanctuary, seven classrooms, two multi-purpose rooms and a child [...]

Durand & Gallentine presents a free retirement and investment planning seminar on Jan. 18

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 10th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Durand & Gallentine Investment Management Group will host a free seminar titled “Will You Outlive Your Retirement Income? Investment Strategies for Today’s Retirees.” The seminar, which will provide individuals with information and strategies for retirement planning, wealth management and other general investment topics, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 8:30 a.m. at Olde [...]

Builders Care to host building product blow-out event

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 9th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to get started on those long-planned renovations for your home or office. Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), will host its third semi-annual building product garage sale to raise funds to help local homeowners in need. Local suppliers and [...]

Waterside Shops to host “Tool Belts and Shopping Bags” Jan. 19 to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Collier County

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 9th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County will host “Tool Belts and Shopping Bags,” a happy hour and shopping fundraiser on Thursday, Jan. 19 from 6 – 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by Waterside Shops, Nordstrom, Brio Tuscan Grille, Decanted Wine & Beer, Sunshine Ace Hardware and Naples Illustrated. The event is open to the [...]

BB&T donates $1,000 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

BB&T has donated $1,000 to help the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care program provide free home repairs to disadvantage Lee County residents. “That amount of money goes a long way to help with purchasing much-needed materials, along with the support of our building partners pitching in to help,” says Michael Reitmann, executive officer [...]

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties highlights product recalls, promotes safety

2012-01-05T15:37:46+00:00 January 5th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties wants to keep Southwest Florida families safe by providing new information to inform the public of the latest product recalls. These items include toys, clothing, furniture and other children’s products that have been determined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to pose a risk of injury or death to [...]

The News-Press Market Watch 2012 provides a 360-degree view of the Southwest Florida real estate market

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 5th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Tickets and sponsorships are now available for The News-Press Market Watch 2012: Focus on Real Estate, the region’s most comprehensive real estate event featuring presentations by local real estate experts Denny Grimes, Stan Stouder and Randy Thibaut. This year, the event is expanded to cover residential land sales and new home development, augmenting presentations by [...]

Robb & Stucky to reopen under new ownership

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

It’s been a part of South Florida furniture history for nearly 100 years. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison were among its first clients. It’s survived furniture fads, the Great Depression, the Great Recession, hurricanes and even a very public bankruptcy. Today Robb & Stucky International announces that it’s back with the grand opening of a [...]

Dr. John C. Kagan hosts free seminar Jan. 14 on joint pain

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 4th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. John C. Kagan is hosting a free seminar to provide information about advances in joint replacement and other non-surgical and surgical options, as well as information on what you can expect during rehabilitation and recovery from surgery. Topics to be addressed include the following: • Causes of hip, knee and shoulder pain • Non-surgical [...]

Pavese Law Firm attorney to speak on legal issues affecting the workplace

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 4th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will speak on a myriad of workplace laws and policies at the Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 13501 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. In addition to [...]

Award-winning investigative journalist Toni Stabile donates $1 million to Habitat for Humanity of Collier County

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 3rd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County has received a donation of $ 1 million from award-winning investigative journalist and freelance writer Toni Stabile. The donation will fund the purchase of land, enabling 120 new qualifying partner families to become homeowners. Stabile’s four books, under three titles, investigated cosmetics and grooming items used daily throughout the [...]

Stevens Construction begins Florida Hospital Carrollwood renovation

2016-11-08T15:00:58+00:00 January 3rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction has started renovating the radiology department at Florida Hospital Carrollwood, announced Mark Stevens, company president. The Carrollwood hospital is located at 7171 N. Dale Mabry Highway and the project will occur in multiple phases while the facility remains fully operational. Scheduled for completion in February of 2012, Burt Hill/Pollock Krieg Architects is providing [...]