To salute excellence in Lee County’s business community, the Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development Office are seeking applications for the annual Industry Appreciation Awards. Applications for the 2017 Industry Appreciation Awards are available online at LeeCountyBusiness.com.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 30. Honorees will be recognized during the Industry Appreciation luncheon on Oct. 12, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, 5001 Coconut Road. Networking begins at 10:30 a.m. and the program is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Horizon Council will honor businesses in five categories: Business Citizenship, Nonprofit of the Year, Diversity in Business, Startup of the Year and Business of the Year.
|Linda and Dennis Gingerich founded Cape Coral Christian Fellowship with two other couples.|
Erkan Salt is a German manufacturer who expanded into Cape Coral with the opening this year of ESA Tube Forming. The company makes aluminum tubing that is mainly designed for the auto industry, in addition to air conditioning, furniture, boating, medical applications and “anywhere that aluminum tubes are necessary to be bent in certain shapes,” he explains.
Headquartered in Germany as ESA Rohrtechnik, his company has a branch in Turkey and now, Cape Coral. “I was ready for the next challenge and decided to open up a branch in the United States,” Salt says. His tubing is shipped to Europe, Asia and domestically. With international demands, he has started out small with two employees and hopes to see his business thrive and expand here. “I can see having 20 employees after everything is up and running and orders are coming in,” he projects.
What is one of the top website pet peeves?
Contact information is not displayed on every website page. This is like giving a prospect your business card but your contact info isn’t on it!
Make sure you have this info displaying prominently on all of your website pages:
- Business Name
- Address (street, city, state and zip)
- Phone number(s)
- Email Address(s)
- Links to additional contact info (additional locations, after hours, emergency)
As a customer, they want convenience and ease in dealing with your company. Every page of your website must include your phone number, address, and other information.