Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Making a Stop in Charlotte County


LAKE MARY, Fla. – A Mobile Disaster Recovery Center is stopping in Charlotte County Friday, Nov. 10, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. then Saturday, Nov. 11 through Monday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is at: Mid County Regional Library, 2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd in Port Charlotte. Additional stops will be announced as…

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GCM Contracting Solutions Hires New Marketing Manager


FORT MYERS, Fla. –  GCM Contracting Solutions, a local design-build general contractor in Southwest Florida, announces the newest addition to its team, Alyssa Burch, as Marketing Manager. The addition of Burch’s role exemplifies the company’s efforts to foster and support the rapid expansion in Southwest Florida. Burch brings eight years of experience in marketing with a…

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Registration now open for 2024 Everglades Coalition Conference


Registration is now open for the 39th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference, hosted by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The conference will take place from Jan. 25 through Jan. 27 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida. The Everglades Coalition, an alliance of 60 conservation and environmental organizations, hosts the conference each…

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NCEF Receives Grant from KeyBank Foundation to Support Out-of-Time Initiative


The Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF) has been awarded a two-year, $100,000 charitable grant from KeyBank Foundation to support NCEF’s Out-of-School Time Initiative. This grant will help local nonprofit organizations provide groundbreaking programming that closes gaps in education and prevents learning loss during after-school, holiday and summertime hours for children in the Immokalee area.…

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Industry Appreciation Awards announces 2023 winners


FORT MYERS, Fla. – The Horizon Foundation, the Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development have announced the winners of the 2023 Industry Appreciation Awards. The 30th annual awards program recognized Lee County businesses and leaders that drive the local economy, employ the workforce and shape their industries. The event took place on Oct. 27 at…

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National Entrepreneurship Month: Here Are the States Where Millennials Venture the Most


National Entrepreneurship Month is celebrated in November every year, and it’s the perfect time to explore the prime destinations where millennials are channeling their efforts and resources into launching their new enterprises. Even though only 7% of millennials own a small business in the country, Scholaroo’s Best and Worst States for Millennials 2023 report – the second…

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Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Announces $8 Million Multifamily Housing Bridge Fund


The Multifamily Housing Bridge Fund will provide up to $500,000 in grant funding per project for the development of affordable rental housing ATLANTA, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced today that it is making $8 million in grant funding available for a new program to help close funding gaps…

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Achieva Credit Union purchases Cannella Insurance Services


Dunedin, FL  – Achieva Credit Union announces that they recently acquired Cannella Insurance Services and will continue to operate under the same management and team under the new name, Achieva Insurance Agency, LLC. Cannella Insurance Services was founded in 2003 by Joseph H. Cannella, a third-generation native of Tampa, as a result of a split from Allines…

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Adam Palmer Elected to Serve as CCIM Global President


Naples, Fla.  – The CCIM Institute (CCIM) announced the election of Adam Palmer, CCIM, SIOR as its 2024 First Vice President during its annual Governance Meeting in Seattle. CCIM is hub to the world’s most advanced commercial real estate experts and is widely considered as the industry’s “gold standard” designation; one in which less than 10% of professionals hold. Its…

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County’s Tourist Development Tax revenue to fund four projects on Fort Myers Beach


Town of Fort Myers Beach, FL – The Lee Board of County Commissioners voted on Tuesday of this week to fund four projects on Fort Myers Beach totaling $1,534,924. The funds will be from Tourist Development Tax revenue and are in the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Lee County budget. They are to be used for maintenance…

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