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NEW BOARD APPOINTED AT N.A.P.L.E.S. GROUP

The N.A.P.L.E.S. (Naples Area Professional League of Executive Services) Group recently appointed its new board members for 2019. The president for the second year in a row will be Jeff Jerome, director of marketing and sales at Shula's Steak House.  Vice President will be Michelle Borders, owner of Naples Network...

JENKINS NAMED LEE BIA PRESIDENT

Award-winning custom homebuilder Frank R. Jenkins was recently installed as the Lee Building Industry Association’s president. The Lee BIA is a not-for-profit trade organization representing Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. They are a powerful voice for the building industry in the regulatory arena. Currently, the Lee BIA has...

JOB OUTLOOK STRONG FOR CAPE CORAL AREA

In the first quarter of 2019, 32 percent of employers in the Cape Coral metro area expect to increase staffing levels. This is the second-highest nationwide among the largest 100 Metropolitan Statistical Areas. These are the results of the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. The report states that competition for skilled talent is set to rise. Employers across...

MERCATO ANNOUNCES NEW TENANTS

Mercato, which is managed and leased by Madison Marquette, has announced recent and upcoming openings of six tenants. New retail and service additions include Cariloha Bamboo, Southern Tide, and CycleBar. New restaurants include The Hampton Social, Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, and TooJay’s Deli. Cariloha...

NAPLESNEXT DEBUTS IN MARCH

The NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival will be held March 17-19, 2019 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Former First Lady Laura Bush will be the festival’s closing keynote speaker. She will join leading professionals and policy experts across a myriad of  fields.  Panels, roundtables and Q&A sessions will address subjects...

‘HOW TO LEVERAGE NON-CASH GIFTS’ EVENT SET

The Planned Giving Council of Lee County Inc. will present “How to Leverage Non-Cash Gifts” at its next meeting. That meeting will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 19 at Blue Coyote Business & Social Club in Fort Myers.

What Defines Your Perfect Customer?

What to Look for When Defining Your Best Customers You and your team spent many hours tracking down your perfect customers. Ideal customers take many forms and probably don't resemble each other as you might expect. With the wealth of data you've collected, you have many opportunities to...

VILLAGE BREWHOUSE TO OPEN

Kurt Brown has become the proprietor of Village Brewhouse, formerly Scotty’s Brewhouse, located at Fishermen’s Village in Punta Gorda. Village Brewhouse will open for business today, Thursday, Dec 6th. Brown aims to enhance the guest experience with small-business management focused on hospitality and value.

Prepare for the Holiday Shopping Season

Make the most of the Holiday Shopping Season The Holiday shopping season is jumping into high gear. Your customers will see an influx of promotions, recommendations, flash sales, free shipping offers, last minute gift ideas, etc. Here are a few ideas to help customers...

PANELISTS TO DISCUSS BUSINESS GROWTH

The Above Board Chamber of Florida will host a pair of meetings, titled “The Keys to Growing your Business.” The first event will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Dec. 10 at the Hilton Naples. Vicki Tracy, executive sales director of the Arlington of Naples, will serve as the master of ceremonies,...