The Planned Giving Council of Lee County, Inc. will present “How To Recruit & Retain High Quality Staff” at the Thursday, February 22 meeting. As we all struggle with employee turnover in the highly competitive world of development and fundraising, how can we recruit and retain the highest quality staff? Speaker Christopher...
Dress for Success SW Florida will host the next Women Empowered Through Employment Series (WETES.) Orientation starts Jan. 10. The six-week program will run each Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Feb. 21 at Dress for Success SW Florida in Fort Myers. Introduced in 2017, the program provides mentors for women, builds awareness in the community,...
Growing Your Business Takes Creativity We all want to grow our business but you feel you’ve done everything you can. It takes courage to step away from what you’ve done in the past. If we fail, we feel everyone is watching us. Since we first stepped into Kindergarten class, we’ve...
Interior rendering of the new Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village meeting space.   Activity is in full swing this week. Workers have been preparing to host their first gathering at the new Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village meeting and events center. "We are excited to kick off our first...
Offshore Sailing School is expanding its presence in Southwest Florida/Lee County.  It will now include The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village and Tarpon Point Marina. Offshore Sailing School will teach sailing lessons, Learn to Sail, Catamaran Live Aboard Cruising and the combination Fast Track to Cruising courses. These...
“I’m from the Government and I’m here to help you!” Many have heard this statement in the past, mostly as a punchline, and well, many do not believe it. If your friendly IRS agent knocks at your door with this statement, you might question the definition of help. However, I...
The H2 Organization has announced plans to redevelop Atrium Building at 8695 College College Parkway in Fort Myers. According to Matt Hurley, H2’s chief investment officer, “The property will serve as the nation’s largest single operation tech hub. This project is going to spark economic development in a way Southwest Florida has never seen.” Lana Zumbrunn,...
Do Your Clients Remember You?  Everyone is extremely busy with professional and personal responsibilities. Plus, sorting through all of the information, emails, phone calls, etc. that cross their desks in a day is nothing to sneeze at! It's easy to forget about you and how you can solve their problems....
Make your goals S.M.A.R.T.  The acronym S.M.A.R.T. means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound.   Specific: Goals are no place to waffle. They are no place to be vague. Ambiguous goals produce ambiguous results. Incomplete goals produce incomplete futures. Measurable:  Always set goals that are measurable. I would say “specifically measurable” to take into account...
Two personal development strategies: Identify wise leaders and seek their counsel, often. Read. If you don’t read, listen to books. Knowledge is power, strength, and creates luck!