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

2016-11-08T15:00:43-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:43-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:43-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:43-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:43-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:43-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:43-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:43-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:43-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:43-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:44-05:00October 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 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

2016-11-08T15:00:44-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:44-05:00October 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

2016-11-08T15:00:44-05:00October 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 [...]

Last call for entries for the “Scarecrows in the Park” contest to benefit Lakes Park

2016-11-08T15:00:44-05:00October 2nd, 2012|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , |

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is accepting entries for the third annual “Scarecrows in the Park” contest to benefit Lakes Park until Monday, Oct. 8. Local businesses, organizations and the general public can sign up to create a scarecrow to promote their business, organization or simply for fun. Scarecrow registration forms are available at under the “Events” section. The [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Dr. Garramone renovation

2016-11-08T15:00:44-05:00October 1st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the contract for a medical office renovation for Dr. Ralph Garramone, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction is converting a former bank building to a 9,100-square-foot luxury medical office with spa and wellness areas. Located at 12998 South Cleveland Avenue, the two-story facility will feature four exam rooms, seven [...]

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