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CYBERSECURITY WORKSHOP SCHEDULED

The Florida Small Business Development Center will host a no-cost workshop at 8 a.m. on Jan. 23 in the Port Charlotte office about business cybersecurity. The “Byte-Size Small Business Cybersecurity Program” will provide education and a resource guide to protect businesses and their customers, employees, and profits from cyber attacks. The...

BONITA CHAMBER TO HOST COMMUNITY EXPO

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual Community Expo will be held from 3-6 p.m. on Jan. 31 at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. The free-to-attend event will showcase more than 70 businesses and nonprofits and include a 55-inch TV giveaway sponsored by Walmart. Attendees who are...

CHRYSALIS AWARDS CALL FOR NOMINEES

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB), the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. and IberiaBank will present the 10th annual Chrysalis Awards. This is a celebration of business and tourism, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 10 at Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa. The...

VEHICLE FORTRESS EXPANDS

Fort Myers-based duPont Builders is building a major expansion of Vehicle Fortress, Southwest Florida’s upscale storage condos for RVs and all types of vehicles. The construction company will double the size of the Vehicle Fortress development. They are adding three new buildings totaling 36,000 square feet at 14702 Tarmac Court,...

PEDIATRIC DENTIST NAMED ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST

The National Consumer Advisory Board re-nominated Dr. Tim M. Verwest as one of America’s best dentists for 2019. The selection is based on a proprietary assessment of a dentist’s experience, training, continuing education, and commitment to excellence to ensure the most impartial unbiased review of all applicants.

OPERA NAPLES APPOINTS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Opera Naples welcomes a new executive director, Timothy Todd Simmons. Simmons most recently served as the executive director at the New Orleans Opera for eight years. Prior to that, Simmons served as the chorus master/assistant conductor with the San Diego Opera. Simmons also co-founded a firm that provided...

PRSA TO MEET ON INTEGRATED MARKETING STRATEGIES

The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Gulf Coast Chapter will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 22 at the Hilton Naples. Guest speaker Amit Arora, director of customer relationship management strategy with Hertz Corp., will discuss “Using Integrated Marketing Strategies to Attract and Engage Customers.”

BAYFRONT HEALTH PORT CHARLOTTE FIRST TO EARN ACCREDITATION

Bayfront Health Port Charlotte is the first in the state of Florida to have achieved accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Colorectal Surgery by Surgical Review Corporation (SRC). A Center of Excellence in Colorectal Surgery accreditation distinguishes Bayfront Health Port Charlotte from other facilities by providing the highest quality of...

ANNUAL HORIZON COUNCIL MEETING SET

The Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and the Lee County Economic Development Office will host the 2019 Annual Meeting on Jan. 18 at The Broadway Palm Dinner Theater in Fort Myers. Networking and lunch will begin at 11 a.m. with the program starting at 11:30 a.m. Business and community professionals are invited...

E-COMMERCE BUSINESS BUILDING WORKSHOP SET

SCORE Naples will host “Building an E-commerce Business - Learn the Right Strategy” from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Feb. 16 at the Naples Accelerator. Chris Brenner, who has run e-commerce for more than 10 years, will present the event. Brenner has sold merchandise on Amazon as well as his own website, with sales running...