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United Way extends grant applications to Feb. 1

01/18/2019

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee has announced the deadline for grant applications for funds from the Youth Violence Prevention Project has been extended to February 1, at 5 p.m. (The original deadline was January 18.) Applications should be submitted to the United Way by email toMadison@UnitedWayLee.org. The United Way and the Unitarian Universalist…

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Colgate-Tamblyn joins Fifth Third Bank

01/18/2019

Cary Putrino, Naples city president of Fifth Third Bank and Managing Director of the Bank’s Florida Region, announced that Heidi Colgate-Tamblyn has been named senior vice president, director of Fifth Third Private Bank – Florida.   Colgate-Tamblyn is responsible for managing Wealth Management Advisors and Private Bankers in our SW and SE Florida markets to help…

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United Way, Chapin offer shutdown help for federal employees

01/18/2019

Local federal employees who are affected by the government shutdown and struggling to buy groceries and other necessities can find help from a mobile food pantry on Friday, January 18th from 11:00 to 1:30 p.m. at Southwest Florida International Airport.  The pantry will be at 16000 Chamberlin Parkway, Lot #12.  A second mobile pantry will be…

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Monroe Room receives NASE grant

01/18/2019

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, announced today that Port Charlotte, FL-based small business, The Monroe Room has been awarded a $4,000 2018 Growth Grant to help expand business operations.  Last year, NASE awarded $48,000 in grants to small businesses across the country.  The Monroe…

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Gulfshore Playhouse hires Broadway producer Moran

01/18/2019

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples’ premier professional regional theater, recently named Sandi Moran to its board of directors. The Tony Award-winning producer is a long-time Naples philanthropic leader, theater and arts education enthusiast, and fifth generation Floridian. Moran currently serves as chairman of the board for the Naples Children & Education Foundation, which works to improve the…

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Technology partnership elects Fowler

01/18/2019

The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership (SWFRTP) has elected Wendi Fowler to its board of directors. Fowler has been a leader for more than twenty years in the technology field as past president and owner of The Client Server, Inc., which was recently acquired by ITVantage and where she is the Director of Sales and…

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SHRM of Southwest Florida appoints board members

01/18/2019

SHRM of Southwest Florida, the local chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management, has appointed its new board of directors for 2019: Janice Monteagudo president; Christy Carpenter, president-elect; Gerald Schulz, secretary; Katie Gossic, treasurer; Megan van der Meide, vice president of programs; Judy Marcucci, vice president of membership and volunteers; Karen Jaye college…

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Comcast Accelerator accepting applications

01/18/2019

Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is now accepting applications for its second class.  Founders and entrepreneurs around Southwest Florida developing the next generation of connectivity, media, and entertainment companies are encouraged to apply now through April 7 for this year’s program.  The class will begin on July 15. The accelerator is part of Comcast…

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Brooke USA names Beausoleil, Gilbert to board

01/18/2019

Brooke USA announced the appointment of two members to their board of directors. Mark Beausoleil and Barbara M. Gilbert joined the board to support the organization’s mission to significantly improve the welfare of working equines in the developing world.   “We are so happy to welcome Mark and Barbara to Brooke USA’s board of directors,”…

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Leadership Collier accepting applications for 2020

01/18/2019

The Leadership Collier Foundation, an affiliate of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, is now accepting applications for the Class of 2020 Leadership Collier program. Leadership Collier was formed by the Chamber in 1988 to develop a network of informed citizens prepared to assume leadership roles in our community. The Chamber believes knowledge is a…

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