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Keiser University, CareerSource announce Career Expo

10/19/2018

Keiser University in ­­­­­­Fort Myers is collaborating with CareerSource Southwest Florida to host a Career Expo on Oct. 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the campus on 9100 Forum Corporate Parkway in Fort Myers. The expo will highlight local employers seeking entry to mid-level candidates. It includes breakout sessions for job seekers who…

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FPRA to host October luncheon in Fort Myers

10/19/2018

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association  will host their October luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport. This presentation is focused on two campaigns in the area that are bringing locals and business owners together to help the community pull through the challenges…

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Lee BIA, school district to host industry showcase

10/19/2018

The Lee Building Industry Association and School District of Lee County will host and Industry Showcase to address a building trades workforce shortage. Exhibiting companies will setup booths of all sizes with hands-on construction related activities for over 500 students from the school district. This career day trade show will feature over 40 companies from all…

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Bolter reappointed to Industrial Development Authority

10/19/2018

Ed Bolter has been reappointed to the Lee County Industry Development Authority. The IDA is a seven-member board appointed by the Lee Board of County Commissioners and tasked with fostering industrial and business development. Through Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, the IDA provides a source of long-term, below-market-rate financing for new and expanding manufacturing facilities. Bolter…

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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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