Monthly Archives: September 2013


The Band Perry to headline Lakeside Country Bash on Dec. 15

2016-11-08T15:00:27-04:00September 30th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Chart-topping, sibling trio The Band Perry will headline the fifth annual Lakeside Country Bash on Sunday, Dec. 15 at Lakes Regional Park. Sponsored by Sam Galloway Ford, Lakeside Country Bash will include special performances by country music artists Joe Nichols, Josh Thompson, Craig Campbell with music remix artist “DJ DU” playing country hits in between [...]

Lee County Homeless Coalition launches new website to improve access to services, engage community support

2013-09-30T11:25:23-04:00September 30th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The Lee County Homeless Coalition has launched a new website at The website provides quick links to an extensive list of services providers and resources available to assist the homeless in Lee County in a variety of areas including food, clothing and shelter assistance, as well as healthcare, legal, housing, employment and transportation services. [...]

Magic Under the Mangroves gala fundraiser set for March 6 at Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center

2016-11-08T15:00:28-04:00September 27th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will host the tenth annual Magic Under the Mangroves™ gala dinner and auction fundraiser on March 6, 2014 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center. Presented by Northern Trust, the Magic Under the Mangroves fundraiser is a key source of revenue for Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The 2013 event [...]

Chené M. Thompson joins Pavese Law Firm

2016-11-08T15:00:28-04:00September 27th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Attorney Chené M. Thompson has joined the Pavese Law Firm, primarily focusing her practice in the area of community associations and corporations with an emphasis on litigation. Prior to joining Pavese Law Firm, Thompson was a supervising attorney with another local law firm where she worked closely with clients to maximize their income and increase [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. adds Nikolas Dobbs

2016-11-08T15:00:28-04:00September 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Stevens Construction continues to expand its Tampa team with the addition of assistant superintendent Nikolas Dobbs, announced Mark Stevens, company president. As assistant superintendent, Dobbs will provide on-site support for healthcare projects in the Tampa area, and is responsible for inspections, safety meetings, schedules and daily job reports. Dobbs is currently serving as assistant superintendent [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida partners with Subaru, drives home importance of conservation through educational outreach

2016-11-08T15:00:28-04:00September 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Subaru has renewed its commitment to Conservancy of Southwest Florida with a one-year lease of a 2014 Forester, enabling the Conservancy of Southwest Florida education team to travel to Southwest Florida schools to teach the next generation of conservationists about Southwest Florida’s unique natural treasures. “The Conservancy deeply appreciates the partnership. The Subaru is a [...]

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation still accepting entry applications for “Scarecrows in the Park” contest to benefit Lakes Park

2016-11-08T15:00:28-04:00September 24th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

With Halloween rapidly approaching, Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is challenging local businesses, organizations and the general public to participate in its fourth annual “Scarecrows in the Park” and has extended the application deadline until Oct. 5. The scarecrows are designed and constructed by companies, families and youth groups then displayed at Lakes Park during the [...]

Horizon Council recognized Business Excellence at 2013 Industry Appreciation Awards

2016-11-08T15:00:28-04:00September 24th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

This year’s Industry Appreciation Week awards ceremony, held on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Harborside Event Center in the downtown Fort Myers River District, brought out more than 1,000 local business and community leaders to acknowledge excellence in Southwest Florida’s business community. Presented by the Horizon Council, an advisory group to the Lee County Board [...]

Pavese Law Firm Kelly B. VanBenschoten earns advanced paralegal certification

2016-11-08T15:00:28-04:00September 23rd, 2013|Categories: Awards and Recognition, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pavese Law Firm is pleased to announce that paralegal Kelly B. VanBenschoten has completed the advanced paralegal certification program on Contracts Administration/Contracts Management, earning her third Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) credential in connection with her paralegal work. She previously earned her ACP designation in Land Use and Real Estate Principles, as well as her Certified [...]

Sponsors named for 2013 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2016-11-08T15:00:28-04:00September 20th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced the event sponsors for the 2013 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County. The Title Sponsor is IBERIABANK. The Gold Sponsors include Barron Collier Companies, DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc., First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida and Hodges University. As sponsors, these local businesses [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida opens Smith Preserve Way, changes address

2016-11-08T15:00:28-04:00September 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Following the recent opening of Smith Preserve Way, the new entrance to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center, the Conservancy has changed its address to 1495 Smith Preserve Way, Naples, FL 34102. Located just south of the Naples Zoo, Smith Preserve Way opens access to the Conservancy Nature Center from Goodlette-Frank Road, creating greater [...]

Cypress Lake Country Club hires assistant food and beverage manager

2013-09-19T12:48:17-04:00September 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Cypress Lake Country Club has hired Anthony Tognarelli as assistant food and beverage manager. With more than 14 years of experience in hospitality operations, Tognarelli brings ten years of experience in private club dining and four years of dining management in long-term residential communities. In addition to overseeing menu development, budgets and catering services, Tognarelli [...]

Lee County Homeless Coalition hosts Nov. 2 dinner and silent auction

2013-09-19T08:39:20-04:00September 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

On any given night in Lee County, there are more than 3,000 people without a place to call a home. To help raise funds and awareness to end homelessness, the Lee County Homeless Coalition invites the community to join them on Nov. 2 at their Roaring Twenties-themed ninth annual dinner and silent auction, at the [...]


2016-11-08T15:00:28-04:00September 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Lee Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Builders Care is one of the 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public beginning Oct. 1, 2013. Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program will showcase five nonprofit organizations each day for 50 days at [...]

Stevens Construction selected to build Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:28-04:00September 16th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction has been selected as the construction manager for Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida, a 50-bed, long-term acute care facility, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located on Goodlette-Frank Rd. in Naples, Fla., the 86,676-square-foot, three-story hospital will specialize in wound care, low-tolerance rehabilitation, mechanical ventilation and treatments. Landmark Hospital will also offer programs for [...]

Gulfcoast Consulting Group, Inc. rebrands as GCG Construction, Inc.

2016-11-08T15:00:30-04:00September 10th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

To emphasize the company’s focus on providing turnkey commercial construction services, Gulfcoast Consulting Group has changed its name to GCG Construction, Inc. As part of the company’s rebranding, GCG has launched a new website at Concurrently, GCG is introducing a new corporate logo that will enhance and reflect the firm’s focus on the commercial [...]

Stevens Construction announces new shareholders

2016-11-08T15:00:30-04:00September 5th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction has announced Troy Hernly and Terri Sobeck as principals and shareholders. “Troy and Terri’s many years of dedicated service have contributed to the growth and stability of the company; it is a pleasure to have them become a more integral part of the firm,” said Mark Stevens, company president. Troy Hernly joined Stevens [...]

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County hosts 35th Anniversary Celebration featuring renowned surgeon and author Dr. Ben Carson

2016-11-08T15:00:30-04:00September 4th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Habitat for Humanity of Collier County will commemorate 35 years of building homes in Collier County with an Anniversary Celebration to be held Thursday, Nov. 14 at First Presbyterian Church in Naples. Dr. Sam Durso, Habitat Collier President and CEO will host the sold-out event, which features a performance by the Habitat Youth Choir and [...]

Tickets and sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame, Collier County Oct. 29 dinner and awards ceremony

2016-11-08T15:00:30-04:00September 3rd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2013 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County to be held Tuesday, Oct. 29 at the Waldorf Astoria Naples are now available at or by calling 239-225-2590. During the dinner and awards ceremony, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Laureates John DeAngelis and [...]