Monthly Archives: August 2013

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Lee County Sports Development scores record results with spring and early summer amateur sports events

2013-08-29T12:06:11+00:00 August 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Despite near-record rainfall, the Lee County Sports Development Office experienced historic economic results through amateur sporting events held in Lee County’s five county-owned complexes during April, May and June 2013. The 30 amateur sports events held in Lee County during this three-month period brought in 34,904 room nights sold with a direct economic impact totaling [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company breaks ground on Alico Family Golf Center

2016-11-08T15:00:30+00:00 August 27th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has begun construction of Alico Family Golf Center, a new 30-acre, state-of-the-art golf center that will include a 5,000-square-foot clubhouse, a sports cafe, 18 skillful holes of miniature golf, a PGA teaching school, 72 grass tee boxes, shaded practice areas, and an extensive short game area, all coupled with cooling misting machines throughout [...]

Horizon Council to honor Lee County businesses at 2013 Industry Appreciation Week Awards

2016-11-08T15:00:30+00:00 August 23rd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Reservations and sponsorships are available for the 22nd Annual Industry Appreciation Week awards ceremony on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers River District. More than 1,000 local business and community leaders are expected to attend the awards luncheon which begins with a networking hour at 10:30 a.m., followed by [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. named to fastest-growing companies list by Inc. Magazine

2016-11-08T15:00:30+00:00 August 22nd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction, a healthcare and commercial construction management and design build firm, has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, earning a position on the exclusive Inc. 5000 list. Stevens Construction reported a 57 percent growth in revenue over the past three years. The Inc. 500/5000 2013 list ranks companies according [...]

Pavese Law Firm partners named to U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers list

2016-11-08T15:00:30+00:00 August 21st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partners Diane L. Jensen, Neale Montgomery and Christopher J. Shields were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 20th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2014. Jensen was recognized in the practice area of Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Montgomery for Land Use and Zoning Law and [...]

GMA Architects & Planners along with TDM Consulting sponsor Goodwill Teddy Bear Drive

2013-08-20T13:47:53+00:00 August 20th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Gora McGahey Architects and Planners (GMA), along with TDM Consulting, is sponsoring a teddy bear drive from now until Nov. 1 collecting new teddy bears for the Festival of Trees and the Tux & Trees Gala – an annual benefit for the Southwest Florida Goodwill Foundation. Goodwill’s goal is 300 bears, which will be used [...]

Ajax Paving Corporation donates $500 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:31+00:00 August 20th, 2013|Categories: Media Relations, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Funds will help agency provide emergency construction services Ajax Paving Industries of Florida has donated $500 to help the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care program provide free home repairs to disadvantage Lee County residents. Andy Decraene, Area Manager for Lee County, suggested the donation. “This donation demonstrates Ajax’s ongoing commitment to the community [...]

Courtney Stahlman joins Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

2013-08-19T11:11:02+00:00 August 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Junior Achievement is pleased to announce that Courtney Stahlman has been hired as Program Manager to cover the territory of South Lee County and all of Collier County. In this position, she will work closely with schools, businesses, and volunteers to present Junior Achievement programs to students in the Southwest Florida community. She will also [...]

Stevens Construction completes Florida Hospital Carrollwood renovation

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

Stevens Construction has completed an interior renovation of the entire fifth floor at the Florida Hospital Carrollwood, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 7171 N. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa, Fla., the 17,579-square-foot project included interior demolition and construction of a new post-surgery unit on the hospital’s top floor. The new department consists of [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton to speak at international retinal conference on new device to improve safety and comfort during eye injection treatments

2016-11-08T15:00:31+00:00 August 14th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton will speak to ophthalmologists from around the world Dec. 6-7 at the Asia Pacific Vitreo-retina Society Congress in Japan on the development of a new device to improve the safety and comfort of patients during the administration of eye injections. Eaton will share results of clinical use of [...]

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation kicks off “Scarecrows in the Park” contest to benefit Lakes Park

2016-11-08T15:00:31+00:00 August 13th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is challenging local businesses, organizations and the general public to participate in its fourth annual “Scarecrows in the Park” contest by creating personalized, unique scarecrows. The scarecrows are designed and constructed by companies, families and youth groups then displayed at Lakes Park during the Fall Festival and Halloween Extravaganza, Oct. 18-31. [...]

Lee County Homeless Coalition releases PSA on child homelessness

2013-08-12T10:41:23+00:00 August 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

As the new school year begins, the Lee County Homeless Coalition encourages the community to consider the many children in our community facing homelessness. According to Project ACCESS, a program for all homeless children and youth referred through The School District of Lee County, there were 1,450 children reported as homeless in Lee County during [...]

Priority Marketing, Builders Care, Stock Development win state award

2013-08-08T10:28:27+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The Florida Public Relations Association honored Priority Marketing, Lee BIA Builders Care and Stock Development with an Award of Distinction at the Florida Public Relations Association’s 2013 Golden Image Awards. The winners are selected by a panel of industry professionals outside the state of Florida who evaluate entries based on several criteria including a situational [...]

Stevens Construction begins construction of Bernwood Market Center

2016-11-08T15:00:31+00:00 August 6th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the contract for construction of the Bernwood Market Center located at 9841 Bernwood Place in Fort Myers, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction is completing the site work, structure and construction of the two existing buildings totaling 28,011 square feet. Construction began in July 2013 and is slated for [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to induct David Diamond, John DeAngelis and Mayela and Orlando Rosales into 2013 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2016-11-08T15:00:31+00:00 August 6th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct John DeAngelis and David Diamond of DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc. and Mayela and Orlando Rosales of Media Vista Group into the 2013 Business of Hall of Fame, Collier County, at a dinner and awards ceremony on October 29 at the Waldorf Astoria Naples. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding [...]

Junior Achievement seeks volunteers for upcoming school year

2016-11-08T15:00:31+00:00 August 5th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is inviting volunteers to help spread the Junior Achievement message throughout area classrooms this fall. The program serves more than 12,000 students, at both public and private schools, across Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Students from kindergarten to the 12th grade learn about financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. Volunteers [...]

GMA Architects and Planners completes design for Eye Centers of Florida in Port Charlotte

2016-11-08T15:00:31+00:00 August 1st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

GMA Architects and Planners (GMA) has finalized the design of a new tenant space for Eye Centers of Florida. Located at 2000 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte, the project features six exam rooms, procedure, reception, staff lounge, an optical lab and frame shop. Ramon Acevedo serves as senior project architect. Mark Stevens of Stevens Construction [...]