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Karnes promoted to Chief Officer of Lee Courts

10/19/2018

Kevin Karnes has been promotion to Chief Officer of Courts.   Karnes joined the Clerk’s Office in December of 2007 and has held several Court Department positions over these past almost 11 years. Karnes has earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Legal Studies and completed the Certified Public Manager’s program from the Florida…

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The Immokalee Foundation seeks mentors for students’ success

10/09/2018

The Immokalee Foundation is looking for a few good mentors. Mentorship is one of the most important aspects of the foundation’s programs, with the youth of Immokalee benefiting from the guidance and support of caring, compassionate adults who have at least one hour per week to meet with their students. Each newly inducted student into…

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Lee County approves South Florida Water Management District agreement

10/09/2018

The Lee Board of County Commissioners approved a cooperative agreement to allow the South Florida Water Management District to assume the responsibility of maintaining 13 waterways, including removal of vegetation, debris or other types of obstructions. This will help the county and district join forces on flood-mitigation efforts. The agreement elevates the district’s activities here…

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Bonita Bay Club hosting FineMark FGCU Collegiate Open

10/09/2018

Bonita Bay Club is hosting the FineMark FGCU Collegiate Open Oct. 26 through Oct. 28. Florida Gulf Coast University’s Men’s and Women’s tennis teams will compete against players from University of Central Florida, University of South Florida, University of Arkansas, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, Princeton, University of Memphis, Purdue University and University of…

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Becker advises HF Foods Group on $300M acquisition

09/21/2018

Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, represented HF Foods Group in its business combination with a NASDAQ special purpose acquisition company Atlantic Acquisition Corp., which was renamed as HF Foods Group after the business combination. The total transaction value is approximately $300 million.…

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McKee sworn in as president of Florida Defense Lawyers Association

09/21/2018

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt announced attorney Traci McKee was sworn in as president of the Florida Defense Lawyers Association at its annual meeting in Boca Raton. She is the first female president in more than a decade. The FDLA is comprised of thousands of attorneys and industry professionals who come…

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Lee County hires Kimley-Horn for water project

09/21/2018

The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted to allocate funding for the design of a project that will reduce the levels of nitrogen and phosphorous from the Powell Creek watershed in North Fort Myers. Powell Creek is a tributary of the Caloosahatchee River. The Caloosahatchee estuary has a Total Maximum Daily Load designation for Total…

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Cid joins CFS Roofing Services

09/13/2018

Samm Cid has joined the CFS Roofing Services Team in the position of Business Development. Cid will be working in the Lee and Collier County Areas and brings with her nearly 20 years of experience in the roofing/construction industry working with both contractors and individual customers. She will be based in our Naples office located…

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Spiro appointed to UF Fan Advisory Council

09/13/2018

Christopher T. Spiro, CEO and chief creative officer of Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Brand Architecture, has been appointed to the University of Florida Fan Advisory Council for the 2018-19 season. The council assists the university’s athletic association in the evaluation and enhancement of the fan experience at football games, while representing…

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IMAG names Kelly as chair, appoints board members

09/13/2018

The IMAG History & Science Center announced new appointments to its new board of directors. Carlos Kelly of Henderson Franklin has been appointed as the board chair and Matthew Simmons of Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons was appointed as vice chair. New members joining the board include Allie Schotanus-Lopez of Priority Marketing and professor Noemi McDonald…

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