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Bonita Springs notified of FEMA decision to maintain Community Rating System classification and policyholder discounts

07/19/2024

The City of Bonita Springs was notified July 19 that FEMA determined Bonita Springs residents with policies issued under the NFIP will maintain the discount rate of 25% while the city and FEMA continue to work on a plan to address continuing issues. That plan will be due Nov. 18. The city believes that this…

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Lee County notified of FEMA decision to maintain Community Rating System classification and policyholder discounts

07/19/2024

Lee County was notified Friday that FEMA will maintain unincorporated Lee County’s CRS rating of 5 and National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholder discounts at this time. FEMA determined unincorporated Lee County residents with policies issued under the NFIP will maintain the discount rate of 25% while the county and FEMA continue to work on…

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FEMA notifies Fort Myers Beach of no retrograde of Community Rating System Classification 5 regarding NFIP Discounts

07/19/2024

The Town of Fort Myers Beach was notified that at this time FEMA will maintain the Town’s Community Rating System classification of 5 and National Flood Insurance Discounts following the months of persistent and tireless work by the Town to provide the required documentation. This decision by FEMA determines that Fort Myers Beach residents with…

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Junior Achievement achieves record-breaking impact results

07/18/2024

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces a record-breaking year in its 2023-2024 impact results, with a 122.9% increase in the number of students supported compared to the previous year. During the 2023-2024 academic year, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida reached a landmark 27,285 students as compared to 12,259 from the year prior, providing them with…

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Matt “Gaffa” Poland named head coach and sporting director of FC Naples

07/18/2024

FC Naples announced Matt “Gaffa” Poland has been named the team’s head coach and sporting director. In his role, Poland is charged with the opportunity to build a new club from the ground up, instilling the culture of professionalism and sportsmanship of the club. “Matt Poland brings the perfect blend of leadership on the field,…

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Tamiami Angel Funds invests in financial tech firm

07/16/2024

Angel investors from Southwest Florida led an investment in Under.io, a firm that helps payment-processing and financial-services companies originate new accounts digitally. Members of Tamiami Angel Fund V recently invested $410,000 in Under.io, the second portfolio company in the fund. Under.io is modernizing the process of opening accounts by helping financial services companies to more…

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Life Care Services selected as Amivida’s management partner after sale

07/10/2024

Life Care Services, an LCS Company, has been selected as the management partner for Amavida, a resort-style senior living community in Fort Myers. The 32-acre campus comprises 28 cottages, 223 independent living apartments, 101 assisted living apartments, 35 memory care apartments, and an on-site Wellness Center. Ranked as the #1 retirement community by the Fort…

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Estero Island Beach nourishment, hurricane recovery project has begun

07/10/2024

The Estero Island Beach Nourishment and Hurricane Recovery Project commenced on July 8. The project will dredge approximately 950,000 cubic yards of sand from a nearshore borrow area in the Gulf of Mexico onto Fort Myers Beach. Construction will begin on North Estero Island near Bowditch Park, which will serve as the first staging area…

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ANK Air and Heat rebrands as Comfort Peeps

07/10/2024

ANK Air and Heat which served the Southwest Florida community for the past ten years has officially rebranded to Comfort Peeps. Comfort Peeps provides same day heating and cooling services which include air conditioning repair, air conditioning replacement, maintenance, duct cleaning, air filtration, air purification and ductwork replacements and repairs. Comfort Peeps serves Fort Myers,…

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The School District of Lee County invites job seekers to fair July 15-19

07/09/2024

The School District of Lee County is hosting a week of Drop in with Lee events for job seekers to learn about specific career opportunities with the district and submit applications for potential employment for the 2024-25 school year. From Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19, talent acquisition and department team members will be…

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