Monthly Archives: June 2013


Habitat for Humanity and Builders Care team up to renovate North Fort Myers home for new homeowner

2016-11-08T15:00:32+00:00 June 28th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Lee Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Builders Care and Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties are partnering to renovate the North Fort Myers home of Tony Peterson, who will purchase the home from Habitat following renovations. Renovations will include bathroom, roof and septic tank repairs, as well as alterations to provide handicap accessibility. Building [...]

Dr. Trevor Elmquist ranks among top doctors in nation for ophthalmology

2016-11-08T15:00:32+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Trevor Elmquist of Elmquist Eye Group has been selected as one of the nation’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The Top Doctors recognizes the top one percent of physicians in their field and is based on nominations submitted by other physicians and reviewed by Castle Connolly’s doctor-led research team. Board [...]

Pavese Law Firm partners recognized as Florida Legal Elite

2016-11-08T15:00:32+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partners Katherine R. English, Diane L. Jensen, Neale E. Montgomery, Irene Kennedy Quincey, William T. Haverfield II, Eric D. Molina, and Christopher J. Shields are recognized in the 2013 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The list of 1,228 honorees, published in the July issue of Florida Trend magazine, includes attorneys [...]

Stevens Construction adds project manager

2016-11-08T15:00:32+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has hired Trent Swartz as project manager, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Prior to joining Stevens Construction, Swartz worked with a large construction management firm in Gainesville where he completed more than $43 million in commercial construction including multiple projects for Shands Lakeshore Regional Medical Center in Lake City, Fla. A LEED Accredited [...]

Terry Wynter helps automotive technicians tune up their skills

2016-11-08T15:00:32+00:00 June 26th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

To underscore the importance of continuing education in the automotive industry, Terry Wynter, owner of Terry Wynter Auto Service Center, provided funding for the educational advancement of six students enrolled in the Fort Myers Institute of Technology (FMIT) automotive program. Wynter, a long-time member of the Automotive Service Technology (AST) advisory committee, encourages students to [...]

Break a leg: Instagram adds video

2016-11-08T15:00:32+00:00 June 24th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

There is a new way to share video quickly and easily through social media. Last week, Instagram announced the addition of video-sharing, and it’s as simple as can be. When you take a photo on Instagram, you’ll see a movie camera icon, which you tap to enter video mode. Users can take up to 15 [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware receives prestigious award from Ace Hardware Corporation

2016-11-08T15:00:32+00:00 June 21st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Ace Hardware Corporation has named Sunshine Ace Hardware’s stores as “Five-Star Platinum” Ace retailers for each store’s commitment to providing excellent customer service in its local community during 2012. The nation’s largest hardware cooperative bestows this recognition on approximately 10 percent of its top-performing stores. Ace’s Platinum Performance Retailing (PPR) achievement program provides merchandising initiatives [...]

Junior Achievement CEO Academy announces winners

2013-06-19T12:06:45+00:00 June 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A new solar-powered robotic lawnmower, a revolutionary GPS mock credit card to track stolen or lost wallets, a new infra-ray airport security detector and a high-tech tire pressure detector were the innovations developed and unveiled by local high school students at CEO Academy. An exclusive one-week summer camp for high school juniors and seniors, CEO [...]

How Facebook hashtags help your marketing efforts

2013-06-17T15:07:43+00:00 June 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Recently, Facebook announced that users will now be able to use clickable hashtags for the first time on the social networking site. From a marketing standpoint, this opens up new possibilities for marketing your Facebook page to users who have not yet liked your page, just as you would use hashtags to promote your tweets [...]

Royal Shell Companies hosts Pet Palooza for Gulf Coast Humane Society

2016-11-08T15:00:33+00:00 June 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On Saturday, May 25, the Royal Shell Companies in conjunction with the merchants at Tahitian Gardens on Sanibel held the season’s final Pet Palooza event raising more than $1,300 for the Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS), a no-kill shelter located in Fort Myers, Fla. In addition to donations from guests of the event, several [...]

Pavese Law Firm partners named to 2013 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars list

2016-11-08T15:00:33+00:00 June 13th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partners Diane L. Jensen and Christopher J. Shields and of counsel Peter J. Gravina have been named to the Florida Super Lawyers list as one of the top attorneys in Florida for 2013. No more than five percent of the attorneys in Florida are selected to the list. In addition, Brooke N. [...]

Two children left in vehicles, rescued in Lee County

2016-11-08T15:00:33+00:00 June 11th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Following two rescues this week of children left unattended in vehicles in two separate incidents in Lee County, Fla., Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties reminds parents and caregivers to never leave a child alone in a car, not even for a minute. The month of May was the deadliest on record for unattended children in vehicles [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. awarded Health Central renovation contract

2016-11-08T15:00:33+00:00 June 11th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the contract for an interior renovation project at Health Central Hospital, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 10000 West Colonial Dr. in Ocoee, Fla., Stevens Construction will be converting the fourth floor of the existing medical facility into a new kidney dialysis unit. The project includes the addition of [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida elects new board members and officers

2013-06-04T11:11:48+00:00 June 4th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of its new board members, elected to serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015. The new board members are Brandon Box, commercial relationship manager, IBERIABANK; Russell Budd, owner, PBS Construction; Andy Buschle, vice president, BB&T; Catherine Fay, vice president [...]

Free falls prevention course offered on June 6 in Naples

2016-11-08T15:00:33+00:00 June 4th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

To help educate the public on ways to prevent falls, health care experts with Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition’s Step WiseLee program and Lee Memorial Trauma Services are hosting a free program on Thursday, June 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Gate Community Center, 4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. in Naples, Fla. The presentation will [...]

Local and national companies team up to help Cape Coral veteran with much-needed home repairs

2016-11-08T15:00:33+00:00 June 4th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

A massive charity home renovation for a U.S. Army veteran living in Cape Coral begins Friday, June 7 as volunteers with the Lee Building Industry Association’s Builders Care launch their first project with The Home Depot® Foundation. Through its Community Impact Grants Program, The Home Depot® Foundation has awarded $5,000 to assist in funding the [...]