National poll: Majority of teens would consider giving up dream job for higher salary

2013-07-31T14:03:46-04:00July 31st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

According to a new national survey of teens, less than half (43 percent) are “very confident” they will someday have their dream job, and a significant majority—71 percent—said they would either give up their dream job for one that paid a higher salary or might consider doing so. The Junior Achievement USA® “Teens and Careers” [...]

Terri Sobeck serves as Goodwill business coach

2016-11-08T15:00:31-05:00July 30th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Terri Sobeck, director of administration at Stevens Construction, recently completed a volunteer mentorship for Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute. The Goodwill Southwest Florida MicroEnterprise Institute is a training program created to assist emerging entrepreneurs. Graduates complete a 12-module, six-week business and management training course and work closely with coaches, who are comprised of local professionals [...]

GMA Architects and Planners completes Naples project for Eye Centers of Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:31-05:00July 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

GMA Architects and Planners (GMA) has finalized design of a new tenant space for Eye Centers of Florida. Located at 2500 Tamiami Trail in North Naples, the project features ten exam rooms, procedure room, reception, lounge, optical lab and retail area. Design and construction was completed in less than ten weeks by Stevens Construction. The [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida receives national honor

2016-11-08T15:00:31-05:00July 24th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has been awarded one of Junior Achievement USA®’s (JA) highest honors: the Gold Summit Award. The award is given to local JA offices that have reached outstanding success in financial health, program quality, management effectiveness, and program growth. The Gold Level refers to the number of consecutive years that a [...]

Why you should think about “back-to-school” marketing, no matter what business you’re in

2016-11-08T15:00:31-05:00July 22nd, 2013|Categories: Advertising, Events, Marketing, Uncategorized|

Maybe you don’t sell pencils or backpacks, and you don’t even know how many of your customers have school-age children. You should still consider the marketing opportunities the upcoming annual milestone known as “back-to-school” could bring for your business. Join the summer squeeze Right about now, parents and kids are beginning to realize their vacation [...]

Stevens Construction completes Eye Centers of Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:31-05:00July 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed construction of Eye Centers of Florida, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 2500 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples, Fla., the 3,689-square-foot facility features ten exam rooms, procedure room, staff lounge, reception, optical lab and retail area. The Stevens Construction team included John “JJ” Slaugh as superintendent, Dan Adams as project [...]

GMA Architects and Planners designs new Goodwill Industries Retail and Donation Centers in Moore Haven and Naples

2016-11-08T15:00:31-05:00July 18th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

GMA Architects and Planners (GMA) is designing a new facility for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida Inc. in downtown Moore Haven, Fla. The 8,000-square-foot retail and donation Center on U.S. Highway 27 will reintroduce Goodwill to Glades County after their previous location was damaged during Hurricane Charley. GMA is working in association with GCG Construction [...]

Vernon Guirguis, Esq. joins Kagan Law Firm

2016-11-08T15:00:31-05:00July 18th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Attorney Vernon Guirguis has joined Kagan Law Firm where he focuses on Marital and Family Law, as well as Personal Injury Law. Prior to joining Kagan Law, Guirguis handled a wide array of civil matters, including Dissolution of Marriage, Paternity Cases, Modifications of Child Support and Parental Rights, Dependency Actions, Foreclosure Defense, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, and [...]

Pavese Law Firm attorney Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey elected to Connect Florida Board of Governors

2016-11-08T15:00:31-05:00July 18th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm attorney Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, AICP, a land use, zoning and local government attorney and certified land planner has been elected to the Connect Florida Board of Governors. As the Connect Florida Southwest Regional Chair, Berkey will also sit as the fifth ad-hoc member of the Leadership Florida Southwest Regional Council. Berkey is [...]

Builders Care, Team Aubuchon and The Home Depot® provide more than $30,000 in renovations to Cape Coral veteran and her family

2016-11-08T15:00:31-05:00July 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

A charitable home renovation for a U.S. Army veteran living in Cape Coral was completed on June 24 as volunteers with the Lee Building Industry Association’s Builders Care wrapped up their first project with The Home Depot® Foundation and Team Aubuchon. Through its Community Impact Grants Program, The Home Depot® Foundation awarded $5,000 to assist [...]

Bigham Jewelers offers use of conference room for non-profits, community groups

2016-11-08T15:00:32-05:00July 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

As a service to Southwest Florida community and charitable organizations, Bigham Jewelers is providing use of its conference room to non-profit, advisory board and other community groups at no charge. Located in the Bigham Jewelers Galleria at 2425 North Tamiami Trail, Suite 101 in Naples, the conference room comfortably accommodates up to 10 people. It [...]

Dr. John C. Kagan named to prestigious 2013 Best Doctors in America® list

2016-11-08T15:00:32-05:00July 15th, 2013|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. John C. Kagan has been named one of the Best Doctors in America® for 2013. The prestigious recognition marks the tenth time that Dr. John C. Kagan has earned this honor. The highly regarded Best Doctors in America® List, assembled by Best Doctors, Inc. and audited and certified by Gallup® results from [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. presented with Grand Aurora Award, wins best in 12 states

2016-11-08T15:00:32-05:00July 15th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

For the seventh consecutive year, Stevens Construction has won an Aurora Award at the Southeast Builder’s Conference. The Aurora Awards honor the best in construction in a 12-state region. For the fifth consecutive year, the company was also presented with a Grand Aurora Award, which recognizes the best project within an entire category. In a [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn discusses legal differences between employees and independent contractors at July 24 seminar in Sarasota

2016-11-08T15:00:32-05:00July 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The distinction between whether an individual is classified as an employee or an independent contractor can affect business owners in a variety of ways, including how employers withhold a variety of taxes. Misclassification of an individual may result in a number of costly legal consequences. To provide more information and answer questions related to employee [...]

Wells Fargo makes donation to Lee BIA Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:32-05:00July 10th, 2013|Categories: Media Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Wells Fargo South Fort Myers Branch selected Lee Building Industry Association Builders Care program to receive a $1,000 grant as a part of their annual community breakfast. Wells Fargo Community Partners Giving Program is an annual program where each of its retail banking stores explores the needs of their local communities and selects a non-profit [...]

Junior Achievement teacher and volunteer each awarded full-tuition scholarships to University of Phoenix

2016-11-08T15:00:32-05:00July 9th, 2013|Categories: Media Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pictured from left to right: Photo 1: Valerie McFadden, teacher at Seacrest Country Day School, and Anne Frazier, executive director for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Photo 2: Carrie Santinelli, Junior Achievement volunteer and scholarship winner, and Anne Frazier, executive director for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Two of the 15 full-tuition scholarships offered nationwide [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Oasis Clubhouse at ChampionsGate

2016-11-08T15:00:32-05:00July 9th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the construction management contract for the Oasis Clubhouse and Amenities at ChampionsGate by Lennar in Orlando, Fla., announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction will build a 12,506-square-foot clubhouse featuring a fitness center, aerobic room, women’s and men’s locker rooms, movie theater, children’s play area, sundries shop, game room, Grille [...]

What is the downside to social media?

2016-11-08T15:00:32-05:00July 1st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

What is the downside to social media?Did you cringe at the photos of Taco Bell employees licking tacos that recently went viral? Was it because you eat at Taco Bell, or because you can imagine what it meant to their business? The event got us thinking about how easy it could be for customers, employees [...]

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