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FSW OPENS CORPORATE TRAINING CENTER IN BONITA SPRINGS

Florida Southwestern State College (FSW) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony, opening the doors to its fifth location, the FSW Corporate Training Center, at 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 14. The FSW Corporate Training Center is located at 27400 Riverview Center Blvd., Suite 2, Bonita Springs.

IMA CHAPTER MEETING TO ADDRESS 2019 OUTLOOK

The next Institute of Management Accounts (IMA), Southwest Florida Chapter Breakfast Roundtable will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. on Jan. 16 at the Northern Trust building in Naples. Guest speaker Andy Hill, president and co-founder of Andrew Hill Investment Advisors Inc., will address “Outlook 2019: National and Regional Economic...

Spiro & Associates Welcomes Gail Gubelman Back as Senior Art Director

Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, and Brand Architecture has welcomed Gail Gubelman back as a Senior Art Director. She'll be designing top-tier brands on behalf of Agency clients. This comes after taking a hiatus six years ago to pursue her own design studio out of Cape Coral, which is still serving select clients to this...

ABWA CHAPTER TO DISCUSS COLLIER GROWTH TRENDS

The ABWA Neapolitan January Chapter Meeting will take place from 6-7:45 p.m. on Jan. 22 at Hilton Naples. A meet-and-greet will take place in the lobby from 5:15-6 p.m. Dr. Aysegul Timur will present “Demographic and Economic Indicators of Collier County: Past, Present, and Future.” The presentation will inform...

THE IGNITE PARTNERS LAUNCHES

Felix Lluberes, Matt Bernhardt and Reema Bhatia have joined together to form The Ignite Partners. The new Southwest Florida business works with companies that have already proven market viability and have revenue of at least $1 million or $500,000-plus Annual Recurring Revenue (ARR). They build three-year valuation and exit plans and help implement them.

HAGEN APPOINTED TO FDDC COUNCIL

Elly Hagen has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC). Hagen, the owner of Elly Hagen Marketing & Public Relations, is the parent of an adult son with autism. She is appointed for a term lasting from Nov. 16 to...

DISTINGUISHED ENTREPRENEUR NOMINATIONS OPEN

The Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University is inviting the public to nominate their favorite Southwest Florida business for the 2019 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award of Southwest Florida. The annual award celebrates Southwest Florida business owners who have overcome obstacles, discovered new technologies to help grow their business or dedicated themselves...

CHARLOTTE COUNTY TOURIST DEVELOPMENT TAX COLLECTED INCREASES IN OCTOBER

The Charlotte County Tourist Development Tax revenues collected during October 2018 totaled $178,919. This reflects at a 6.3% increase over October 2017’s collections of $168,306.  In addition to the 7 percent sales tax, Charlotte County levies a 5 percent tourist development tax (TDT) on accommodation stays six months or less. The first 3 percent...

PANELISTS TO EXPLAIN NEW TAX LAW CHANGES FOR BUSINESSES

The Above Board Chamber of Florida will explain new federal tax law changes and what business leaders need to do to prepare for them in upcoming meetings. Attorney Luis Insignares will serve as master of ceremonies for the luncheon meeting held from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jan. 10 at the Crowne Plaza Fort...

INNOVATION LEADERSHIP FORUM SET

The Innovation Leadership Forum 2019, presented by Level Up Partners, is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 9 at the Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Town Center. The Leadership Forum provides practical information and skills for organizations, executives, entrepreneurs, individuals and teams to grow in personal and professional success.