Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Minto Communities pledges support for Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:25+00:00 October 31st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Minto Communities, a premier developer and builder throughout Florida, is pledging support to Builders Care by making a donation of $100 from each home sale at Bonita Isles, Minto’s new resort-style community in Bonita Springs. Bonita Isles is located at Bernwood Parkway, a half mile east of U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. For information on [...]

Alico Family Golf Center hires PGA Professional Tom Speicher as Director of Golf, announces golf instruction programs

2016-11-08T15:00:25+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Alico Family Golf Center welcomes PGA Professional Tom Speicher as its Director of Golf Instruction. Speicher brings more than 25 years of golf instruction and program management to the position. He and his staff are introducing new golf learning programs for adults and juniors including weekly clinics, private and group lessons, junior summer camps, and [...]

Lee County Homeless Coalition Nov. 2 dinner and silent auction – anticipating sold out event few tickets remaining

2016-11-08T15:00:25+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

On any given night in Lee County, there are approximately 3,000 people without a place to call a home. To help raise awareness and funds 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. The event features [...]

Fort Myers Miracle “Diamond Cutters” win state Turf Crew Awards

2016-11-08T15:00:26+00:00 October 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Fort Myers Miracle “Diamond Cutters” have earned the 2013 Florida State League Sports Turf Crew Municipality Award recognizing the Hammond Stadium grounds crew for their ongoing commitment to excellence in field maintenance. This marks the Hammond Stadium crew’s 15th year winning the Municipality award, given to the best city- or county-operated sports turf crew [...]

Jami’s celebrates 15 years at the Promenade at Bonita Bay shopping center

2016-11-08T15:00:26+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Specialty women’s clothing store Jami’s celebrates 15 years at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. When the Promenade at Bonita Bay first opened, built in 1998, it drew in retailers like Jami’s thanks to the open-air concept, unique water features and richly colored tropical landscaping. Co-owners, Fredi and Ed Verdesca selected the Promenade at Bonita Bay [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn share employment law update at Nov. 4 Rotary South meeting

2016-11-08T15:00:26+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Local business leaders will learn about recent developments in employment law from Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn on Monday, Nov. 4. Schwinn’s presentation to Rotary Club of Fort Myers South takes place during their noon lunch meeting at the Crowne Plaza at 13051 Bell Tower Dr. in Fort Myers. In her presentation titled, [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida launches STEM Institute

2016-11-08T15:00:26+00:00 October 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida has launched the STEM Institute, a new education initiative for school-age students to enhance their knowledge and appreciation for science, technology, engineering and math. The STEM Institute at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida provides interactive programs targeting kindergarten through 12th grade students and teachers, including field trips, high school research-focused programs [...]

Downtown Bagel and Deli adds Norman Love Confections

2016-11-08T15:00:26+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Downtown Bagel and Deli, located in the historic Fort Myers River District at 1414 Dean St., is now carrying the gourmet artisan chocolate creations of renowned Southwest Florida-based chocolatier Norman Love Confections. The Deli added Artisan Gelato by Norman LoveTM recently and is now expanding its partnership with the addition of products such as gift [...]

Stock Development presents first and second quarter donation to Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:26+00:00 October 24th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Stock Development, a premier Southwest Florida development firm, has been supporting Builders Care for the second year in a row, 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 first and second quarter sales in the amount [...]

Stevens Construction begins FineMark National Bank & Trust Operations Center

2016-11-08T15:00:26+00:00 October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Stevens Construction has been selected for the 8,000-square-foot interior renovation of the FineMark National Bank & Trust Operations Center, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 12501 World Plaza Lane in Fort Myers, the facility will feature finance, loan and deposit departments, conference room and fitness center. Currently under construction, the project is slated for [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care launches Ugliest Backyard Contest

2016-11-08T15:00:26+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Winner of the ugliest backyard to receive a new outdoor living space Is your backyard in need of a makeover? Lee Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Builders Care is hosting the Ugliest Backyard in Lee County contest on Facebook beginning Oct. 23. The winner will receive a new outdoor space complete with paver patio, grill, plants [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to address job interviewing process Nov. 19 at Greater Fort Myers Chamber event

2013-10-21T12:57:43+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn and Barb Pretasky of Lee Memorial Health System will present on “The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing From Both Sides of the Fence” during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Lunch & Learn series on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Nova Southeastern University, 3650 [...]

GMA Architects & Planners win Summit Awards

2016-11-08T15:00:26+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

GMA Architects & Planners (GMA) received two Summit Awards during the Lee Building Industry Association’s annual Summit Awards held Oct. 12 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Estero, Fla. GMA Architects & Planners were presented with awards for two Best Architectural Projects – in the schools category for the design of the Heights Foundation [...]

Signatures now open at The Promenade at Bonita Bay

2016-11-08T15:00:26+00:00 October 18th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Local fashion boutique Signatures has returned to The Promenade at Bonita Bay. Now open, Signatures’ new 1500-square-foot boutique features designer apparel as well as special events and services including trunk shows, fundraisers and personal shopping services. A grand reopening celebration is planned for Nov. 14. “We are pleased to open our second Signatures location and [...]

Royal Shell Sponsors A Seahorse Dream benefitting Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The Royal Shell Group of Companies has donated $5,000 to A Seahorse Dream, a not-for-profit fundraising public art project benefiting the expansion of Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The anticipated 200,000-square-foot new facility will increase the hospital’s current 98 beds to 148 beds to better serve the more than 4,000 children admitted annually. “It’s [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida names Rob Moher President and CEO

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Rob Moher has been selected as president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Following an extensive national search led by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Board of Directors, Moher was selected among more than 100 applicants. He assumes the role immediately, and brings more than 25 years of experience in local, regional and [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn discusses legal differences between employees and independent contractors at Nov. 4 UNET meeting

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Categories: Events, News, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Crowther Roofing surprises North Fort Myers family with new roof

2013-10-14T13:39:58+00:00 October 14th, 2013|Categories: News, Uncategorized|

Builders Care seeks support from additional businesses, contractors to assist other families Due to financial constraints and medical bills, more than 40 homeowners are seeking support from Builders Care, and are currently waiting for roof replacements in Lee County. In response to asking building partners and businesses to assist them in helping local homeowners, Crowther [...]

Builders Care to host miniature golf tournament

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Categories: Media Relations, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), will host its fifth annual miniature golf tournament to raise funds to help local homeowners in need. BIA members and the community are invited to come out and play a round of 18 holes and join in the festivities to benefit local elderly [...]

Branding wisdom from a Hollywood star

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

When we think of branding, Katharine Hepburn isn’t the first name that comes to mind, but this Hollywood legend had an internal wisdom about branding that inspires our thinking about how we brand companies today. Hepburn once said, “My greatest strength is common sense. I’m really a standard brand – like Campbell’s Soup or Baker’s [...]

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 9th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2013 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County to be held Oct. 29 at the Waldorf Astoria Naples are available at www.jaswfl.org. During the dinner and awards ceremony, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Laureates John DeAngelis, vice president/founder of DeAngelis Diamond Construction, Inc., [...]

Lee County hosts 25th annual Roy Hobbs World Series Oct. 26 – Nov. 23

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 7th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PHOTO ATTACHED Photo courtesy of Roy Hobbs/Greg Wagner: Vinnie Troncaso of Stars of Herrera (Dominican Republic) celebrates winning the 38+ AAAA Division Championship during the Roy Hobbs World Series 2012 in Fort Myers. Lee County hosts 25th annual Roy Hobbs World Series Oct. 26 – Nov. 23 Amateur baseball tournament generates [...]

GMA Architects & Planners designs new Pediatric Dentistry building

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 2nd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

GMA Architects & Planners has completed a new 7,800-square-foot building for Dr. Tim Verwest of Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers on Summerlin Road near Cypress Lake Drive in Fort Myers. The design includes imaginative spaces, play areas for children, a large waiting room, patient education room, eight patient stations, four private treatment rooms, and support [...]

Golf professional Daniel Pontes to lead course operations at Cypress Lake Country Club

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Cypress Lake Country Club has named Daniel Pontes as head golf professional, responsible for overseeing major golf events, golf operations, as well as daily staff and program management. Prior to his appointment at Cypress Lake Country Club, Pontes was the head golf professional at the Links Course at Hammock Dunes, where he expanded several clinic [...]

Susan Galbraith named assistant firm administrator for Pavese Law Firm

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Susan Galbraith has joined the Pavese Law Firm bringing more than 38 years of experience to the role of assistant firm administrator, responsible for managing firm operations including accounting, human resources, technology and marketing operations. Prior to joining Pavese Law Firm, Galbraith was the firm administrator for another local law firm where she managed the [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. adds Stephen Porter

2016-11-08T15:00:27+00:00 October 1st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction expands its Orlando team with the addition of Superintendent Stephen Porter, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Porter will be providing the onsite supervision for the Oasis Clubhouse and Amenities at ChampionsGate by Lennar. The project includes a 12,506-square-foot clubhouse, a restaurant, movie theater, beach-entry pool, splash pad, tiki bar, lazy river, water slides, [...]