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Rainbow Bridge

January 5, 2022

By Dr. Veja Tillman, DVM There is a bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. It is called the Rainbow Bridge because...

Ambitrans Looking From Emt’s And Paramedics

December 9, 2021

By Toni Wampler Ambitrans Ambulance is the largest provider of private ambulance transportation in Southwest Florida. Our company began in...

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Gateway’s Own Fine Folk Pizza Launches Holiday Initiative

December 9, 2021

By Josh Soto The brains are back at it again. With 2021 being a long year for all, the team...

Holiday Bags For Local Kids In Foster Care

December 9, 2021

By Alyssa Stoner Katz Counseling and Educational Psychology is showing our Christmas spirit this year with our involvement in ‘Holiday...

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Butch Swank

The Big I

December 9, 2021

By Butch Swank I have lived in Lehigh Acres since 2004. Many have lived here much longer than me, and we’re so very lucky to have thousands that are brand new to our community. One unique aspect of Lehigh is that it’s a huge area. It was originally planned in...

SWFL Business Network Report From The Field

November 3, 2021

There have been a few FIRSTS for our very active group of networkers this Fall: Friday Night Alive happened in the Edison Mall, where 15 members and guests came together to network one Friday night and attend the after-party at the Twisted Crab for amazing seafood. The first-ever SWFL Business...

Representative Roach Files Bill To Require Disclosure Of Financial Interests For Municipal Officials

November 3, 2021

Representative Spencer Roach filed HB 301 to increase transparency in local government by requiring municipal elected officials to publicly disclose their financial interests and assets. Currently, mayors and city council members are not required to file a full and public disclosure of financial interests. Instead, they file a statement with...

Camera Club Resumes Bi-Monthly Meetings

November 3, 2021

Photographers at all levels of ability are invited to the regular bi-monthly meetings of the Fort Myers Camera Club. Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month (from November 3 to April 6) from 7-9 p.m. Meetings are held at the United Methodist Church, 8570 Cypress Lake Dr.,...

SWFL Business Alliance Hosted Successful Inaugural Luncheon

October 5, 2021

By: Butch Swank The SWFL Business Alliance is happy to announce that our inaugural luncheon was a resounding success! The original intent of the get-together was for local businesses to re-acquaint themselves and support one another while working together to address and solve issues that we face as a community....

Women in Business moves 2021 APEX Awards to Nov. 12

September 7, 2021

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee has announced a new date for its APEX Awards luncheon. The ceremony will now be held on Friday, Nov. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral. Presented...

MY Shower Door recognized by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest-growing companies in the nation

September 6, 2021

For the sixth time in seven years, MY Shower Door has been recognized among Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing and most successful independent businesses in the country. MY Shower Door ranks 4,878 on the 2021 list, thanks in large part to the company’s tremendous growth in the Tampa/St....

Things Are Looking Bright for Lehigh

September 1, 2021

By: Butch Swank Last month I wrote an article about a group I’m forming with two other people, Katrina Salokar, the East Lee Roar owner, and Jesse Nadell, a financial professional with Prudential. Our announcement generated wildly more interest than I ever allowed myself to imagine. The consistent theme of...

Protecting Yourself When Using P2P Payment Services

September 1, 2021

Submitted By: The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Are you a user of peer-to-peer (P2P) payment services like Venmo, Cash App, and/or Zelle? If so, you probably enjoy the simplicity, convenience, and speed of transferring money with just a few taps on your smartphone. While these contactless payment apps are “generally”...

Montage Women’s Club

August 4, 2021

The Montage Women’s Club is a social and philanthropic club open to all women residing in Lee County.  We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at The Landings Yacht, Golf, and Tennis Club (off McGregor Blvd between Cypress Lake Drive and College Pkwy).   Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m....

Local Companies Donate Coffee And Supplies To Rescue Workers At Surfside Condo Collapse

August 4, 2021

The BELFOR Property Restoration office in Bonita Springs, Fla., Grumpy Goat Coffee Company, Stan’s Coffee & Food Service, and Fort Myers based marketing agency M&M Multimedia has collaborated with the BELFOR branch in Deerfield Beach,  Fla. to donate more than 2,000 cups of coffee, commercial coffee brewing equipment, and related...

Continental Women’s Club

August 4, 2021

Please join us on Thursday, August 5th at 11:30 am when our program will feature Dotty St Amand, CEO of Lighthouse of SWFL.  The mission of Lighthouse is to enable people of all ages living with a visual impairment or blindness to remain independent, active, and productive in society. Continental Women’s...

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A Focus On Employment Issues: A SWFL Florida Business Alliance Event On September 24th, 2021

August 4, 2021

My name is Butch Swank, and I’m working with some very bright individuals to build a brand new business advocacy group. It is called the Southwest Florida Business Alliance, and we have announced an event: A Focus On Employment Issues. Most of my work in our community has been centered...

Montage Women’s Club

July 1, 2021

By: Rita Artwohl The Montage Women’s Club is a social and philanthropic club open to all women residing in Lee County.  We meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at The Landings Yacht, Golf, and Tennis Club (off McGregor Blvd south of College Pkwy).  Meetings begin at 11:30 a.m. with...

Goodwill Brings Retail Back To Iconic Sears & Roebucks In The Downtown River District

July 1, 2021

By: Debra Donatto The River District is blossoming into one of the trendiest places in Southwest Florida. Located along the beautiful Caloosahatchee River, the downtown area is in the midst of a full revival, which is giving new life to the historic buildings from the 1920s building boom. Soon, the...

Foreclosure, Shortsale… What Are Your Options?

July 1, 2021

By: Melissa Flexsenhar Are we in for another foreclosure wave?  In my opinion no, even with the moratorium on foreclosures ending June 30, 2021 people are in a better position now the economy has opened back up. According to the Bank of America’s CEO Brian Moynihan in a yahoo finance...

East Lee County Chamber Of Commerce – A Celebration And Gala Heralds A Move Into The Future – 2021

July 1, 2021

By: Mike Welch June 19th was a well-needed celebration after 15 months of a dark and punishing time for East Lee County and for our country.  Because of the demographics of our area, the effects of the pandemic can be felt by families and businesses, but a brighter future is...

‘DRAINAGE CONTROL’ – Rainy Season in Southwest Florida

July 1, 2021

By: Neida Carvalho It’s about that time to do serious ground control on your property during this chaotic ‘monsoon’ season down here in paradise. Did you get a landscape upgrade recently? How about installing new gutters? NOW is the time of year where we find out if that contractor took...

Career Connections: The Value of Community in a Pandemic

July 1, 2021

By: Rita Davis In February 2020, there were over 36,000 Career & Technical Education course enrollments in over 80 programs across 15 high schools and 20 middle schools in the School District of Lee County. From Agritechnology to Welding, classrooms were buzzing with face-to-face, hands-on learning. Students were acquiring the...

Boost Your Business Now With A Free SWFL Inc. Membership

July 1, 2021

By: Tiffany Esposito You work hard on your business – wouldn’t it be nice if someone would give you a hand, for free? At SWFL Inc., that’s what we do every day! Last August, we introduced a free membership model for area businesses, and we haven’t looked back. Any Lee,...

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Camera Club Resumes Bi-Monthly Meetings

Photographers at all levels of ability are invited to the regular bi-monthly meetings of the Fort Myers Camera Club. Meetings are held the 1st and

Butch Swank

The Big I

By Butch Swank I have lived in Lehigh Acres since 2004. Many have lived here much longer than me, and we’re so very lucky to

Holiday Bags For Local Kids In Foster Care

By Alyssa Stoner Katz Counseling and Educational Psychology is showing our Christmas spirit this year with our involvement in ‘Holiday Hope Cases’, a successful drive

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