Monthly Archives: April 2012

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New national survey shows nearly forty percent drop in teen confidence about their financial futures

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 April 30th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

A new study from Junior Achievement USA and The Allstate Foundation revealed that only 56 percent of teens 14-18 years old think they will be as financially well-off or better than their parents. That represents a 37 percent drop from 2011 (89 percent). The 2012 Junior Achievement Teens and Personal Finance survey also uncovered a [...]

Award-winning photographer Jennifer Dana Deane shares tips on displaying art and photography at Robb & Stucky May 3 free seminar

2016-11-08T15:00:51+00:00 April 30th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Award-winning fine art and commercial photographer, author and multimedia artist Jennifer Dana Deane will display and discuss her work during a free seminar on Thursday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at the Robb & Stucky design studio located at 13170 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. Deane will share tips on how to display art [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. adds Don Jones

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 27th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Don Jones has joined Stevens Construction as superintendent, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Jones will manage the onsite field supervision of commercial projects, specifically handling inspections, safety meetings, daily job reports, cost reports and all tasks that are instrumental to the success of the project. Jones brings 35 years of construction experience, previously serving as [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company celebrates 30 years in business with online trivia contest

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 25th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Which Owen-Ames-Kimball (O-A-K) Florida project won the ABC Excellence in Construction award last year? In what states does O-A-K have offices? Answer these and other questions about the company for a chance to win prizes, including an iPad, iPod or a $100 Visa gift card. To celebrate its diamond anniversary, O-A-K invites the public and [...]

Derby Day gala to benefit Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center building restoration

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 25th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Grab your grand hats and head to the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center for “An Evening at the Kentucky Derby" on Saturday, May 5 from 5:30-9 p.m. A “Run for the Roses” viewing party and fundraiser  will be held as the final event of the “Dinner with Berne” series to benefit the Sidney & [...]

Frank P. Durand selected for Five Star Wealth Manager Award

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Frank Durand, CFP® of Durand & Gallentine Investment Management Group, an independent advisory practice associated with Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, has been named a 2012 Five Star Wealth Manager. This award is given by Five Star Professional and reflects Durand’s hard work and dedication in his industry. Five Star Professional, in its seventh year [...]

Priority Marketing wins two Image Awards

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 24th, 2012|Categories: Awards and Recognition, News|Tags: , |

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Chapter honored Priority Marketing with two Image Awards during its 2012 Image Awards competition. The highest award in its category, the Image Awards were awarded to Priority Marketing for the media coverage of VIP Realty’s navia.com launch, and for the public relations campaign for Safe Kids Lee and [...]

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida prepares to open new von Arx Wildlife Hospital to enhance care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Over the past week alone, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has treated 76  animals and released 17 back into the wild. Each with its own story, these animals represent just a few of the 2,500 animals treated every year at the Conservancy in the current outdated, cramped quarters originally built to treat 600-800 animals. To [...]

GMA Architects and Planners complete design of new Goodwill Retail and Donation Center

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 18th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

GMA Architects and Planners completed the design for a new Goodwill Retail and Donation Center on Corkscrew Road in Estero, Fla. The 11,260-square-foot building will have a Mediterranean design to include arched pergolas, a sloped roof and porticos in compliance with the Estero Design Review Committee Guidelines. In addition, landscape design was integrated within the [...]

Stevens Construction completes legal services renovation at Florida Hospital Tampa

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 18th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction completed an interior renovation for the legal counsel of Florida Hospital Tampa, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 3100 East Fletcher Avenue, the newly renovated legal suite features six offices, solid surfaces and high-end finishes and moldings. Burt Hill Pollock Kreig Architects designed the project. The Stevens Construction team included project manager, [...]

Cypress Lake Country Club hosts United Way charity golf tournament

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 17th, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Cypress Lake Country Club will host the United Way Charity Golf Game on Friday, April 27 with a shotgun start scheduled for 1:30 p.m., following a luncheon at noon. The scramble tournament is open to the public and all proceeds benefit the United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades counties’ 2012 United Way campaign. The [...]

Lehigh Acres woman gets help from Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 16th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Builders Care, with the help of local Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) members and volunteers, has completed renovations at the home of a Lehigh Acres woman who suffers from a progressive disease that is robbing her of sight. Loretta, whose last name she has requested to stay anonymous, age 58, suffers from Cyto Mega Virus [...]

Junior Achievement and FGCU present CEO Academy

2012-04-13T16:34:48+00:00 April 13th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Entrepreneurial teens can discover what it takes to become a successful business leader at CEO Academy, an exclusive one-week summer camp for high school juniors and seniors. Presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, CEO Academy will take place at the Lutgert College of Business [...]

Loggerhead sea turtle is released by Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Mote Marine Laboratory

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 9th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

The female loggerhead turtle that the Conservancy of Southwest Florida received as a hatchling in March 2009 was released Thursday, April 5 into the Gulf of Mexico near the Ten Thousand Islands by staff from the Conservancy and Mote Marine Laboratory. The sea turtle hatched onSanibel Island,Fla.during the 2008 nesting season and was brought toGumboLimboNatureCenterinBoca [...]

GMA Architects and Planners completes the design for El Rey Jesus Church in Cape Coral

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 9th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

GMA Architects and Planners (GMA) has completed design services for a new 16,000-square-foot church, Temple for Ministerio del Rey Jesus, located on Santa Barbara Boulevard, north of Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. The new facility features a sanctuary with seating for 820 and the capability to transmit the services live over the internet and [...]

BBQ, Bands and Brew fundraiser raises more than $37,000 for Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 6th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), raised more than $37,000 at the third annual BBQ, Bands and Brew event held April 1 at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. The money raised will provide emergency construction services to elderlyLeeCountyhomeowners or those suffering with disabilities. This year’s total [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Heritage Institute renovation

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 4th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the contract for an interior renovation at Heritage Institute, located at 6630 Orion Drive, Suite 200, in Fort Myers, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Construction is comprised of an interior build-out for the upcoming dental assisting and dental radiology programs Heritage Institute will offer upon completion of the project in [...]

Robb & Stucky hosts free seminar on outdoor living spaces

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 3rd, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: |

Robb & Stucky International will host a free exterior space planning and design seminar titled, “Bringing the Inside Out: How to Create a Beautiful and Comfortable Outdoor Living Space,” on Thursday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at the Robb & Stucky showroom located at 13170 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. Robb & Stucky design [...]

Dine out to support wildlife

2016-11-08T15:00:52+00:00 April 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Local restaurants participating in “Dining for Wildlife” are dishing out proceeds to support the care and rehabilitation of animals at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife Clinic. On select dates in April and May, the restaurants will donate half of the proceeds from special “Dining for Wildlife” certificates to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Wildlife [...]