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Finalists Named for the 2019 Industry Appreciation Awards

Posted by on Aug 23, 2019 in CONRIC, In The News | 0 comments

Finalists Named for the 2019 Industry Appreciation Awards

Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation, Lee County Economic Development to honor businesses Sixteen companies are finalists for the 2019 Industry Appreciation Awards, which celebrate Lee County’s business community and recognize outstanding local businesses that have positively influenced Southwest Florida. The finalists will be recognized and the winners will be announced on Friday, Oct. 25, at the annual Industry Appreciation Award luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs. The event is presented by the Horizon...

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Lee County Bar Association appoints new executive director

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in In The News | 0 comments

Lee County Bar Association appoints new executive director

Lauren Baugh is passionate about connecting people with the resources they need. As the new executive director of the Lee County Bar Association, she’ll seek innovative ways to improve access to justice, encourage communication and promote a better understanding of the law. “At the end of the day, the bar is about people — bar members and community members alike,” Baugh said. “The legal profession plays such an important role in our society, and the bar should reflect that. Let’s bring people together and exchange ideas.” Baugh wants to...

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MY Shower Door / D3 Glass makes INC 5,000 List

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in In The News | 0 comments

MY Shower Door / D3 Glass makes INC 5,000 List

Growth is good, but sustained growth is even better. Southwest Florida-based MY Shower Door / D3 Glass is a hallmark of the best kind of success, having just been named to the 2019 INC 5,000 “Fastest Growing Companies in the United States” list for the fourth time. The Inc. magazine list comprises the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America, a group that has included Microsoft, Timberland, Oracle, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Zappos and more well-known companies. This year’s group, on average, has grown six-fold since...

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Attractively priced, move-in ready homes available in Gulf Cove

Posted by on Aug 20, 2019 in In The News | 0 comments

Attractively priced, move-in ready homes available in Gulf Cove

Brand new well-appointed homes are move-in ready at Gulf Cove. Every new home in Gulf Cove by D.R. Horton Southwest Florida’s value-focused Express Homes line currently features a full appliance package including a refrigerator, range, dishwasher and garbage disposal. The kitchen boasts a quartz countertop with a stainless-steel double-bowl sink and chrome kitchen faucet. Each home also comes equipped with a washer and dryer, window blinds and a garage door opener. Express Homes in Gulf Cove also include the new D.R. Horton Home is...

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DJ Malike, DJ Flex to square off at Gather

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in In The News | 0 comments

DJ Malike, DJ Flex to square off at Gather

They both spin the best tunes at the right times, but only one can win Gather’s Battle of the DJs. The premier waterfront dining spot in Cape Coral is pitting DJ Malike versus DJ Flex, and everyone’s invited to see it go down on Saturday, Aug. 24 starting at 8 p.m. Best of all, there’s no cover charge to see the pair of Curate Entertainment music masters at the restaurant on 5971 Silver King Blvd. “They’re the best DJs in Southwest Florida, and they’re both really high-energy,” restaurant partner Valeria Zanella Voisin said. “To see them go...

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American Advertising Federation returns to SWFL

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in In The News | 0 comments

American Advertising Federation returns to SWFL

The newly re-launched American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida chapter officially began its tenure on July 1 with a kickoff event and swearing in ceremony in downtown Fort Myers on July 25. The group better known as AAF-SWFL is a professional advertising club and political action organization devoted to the protection and promotion of advertising in Southwest Florida. Now accepting membership applications, AAF-SWFL is open to advertisers, agencies, media companies, and advertising service providers in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades,...

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Back-to-school reminder: Food is the most essential school supply

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019 in In The News | 0 comments

Back-to-school reminder: Food is the most essential school supply

Paper. Pencils. A ruler. Food probably isn’t what comes next on anybody’s list, but Blessings in a Backpack SWFL is out to change that. The organization that feeds hungry children on the weekends is proclaiming food as the most essential school supply. “Children can’t do much in the classroom without food to fuel them,” said Cecilia St. Arnold, executive director of Blessings in a Backpack SWFL. “We’re getting the whole community behind us to give kids the nutrition they need to learn.” Blessings in a Backpack SWFL is part of a national...

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Rotary South honors four key community figures

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019 in In The News | 0 comments

Rotary South honors four key community figures

The backbone of Southwest Florida are the people who give of themselves to make it better. Four such people are this year’s Rotary Club of Fort Myers South award winners. Downtown House of Pizza owner Jason Kohn and Keep Lee County Beautiful Executive Director Trish Fancher won the Four-Way Test Award. The Vocational Service Leadership Award went to Dr. Jesse Bryson, who founded and directs the I Will Mentorship Foundation, and Kerri Goldsmith, a financial advisor at HBKS Wealth Advisors. “Each winner is a sterling example of the principles...

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The Jac offers mouthwatering, handmade desserts

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019 in In The News | 0 comments

The Jac offers mouthwatering, handmade desserts

Visitors can now indulge in a sinfully delicious slice of cake at The Jac. The new scratch kitchen on Periwinkle Way has added Harriette Mattson, a well-known baker who for 37 years owned and operated the popular Harriette’s Restaurant in Key Largo. Harriette’s Restaurant became a beloved destination for its one-of-a-kind, nearly 8-ounce muffins. Some of the most popular flavors included key lime and coconut, guava and cream cheese and chocolate coconut. Now, Mattson is taking it up a notch at The Jac with mouthwatering cakes. Whether you...

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Rotary Club of Fort Myers South builds children’s park

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019 in In The News | 0 comments

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South builds children’s park

The Rotary Club believes every child deserves a place to play. That’s why members of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties to build a new community park at Majorca Palms in the Tice area of Fort Myers. About two dozen Rotarians spent the morning of Saturday, July 20 laying down sod and installing new playground equipment to benefit 175 children and 150 families in the neighborhood. The park is the first of its kind for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity. It represents the...

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