Category: Business

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

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

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 ghosts of moguls Richard Warren […]

Foreclosure, Shortsale… What Are Your Options?

Foreclosure, Shortsale… What Are Your Options?

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 article he stated “the number […]

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

East Lee County Chamber Of Commerce – A Celebration And Gala Heralds A Move Into The Future – 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 on the horizon, and we […]

‘DRAINAGE CONTROL’ – Rainy Season in Southwest Florida

‘DRAINAGE CONTROL’ – Rainy Season in Southwest Florida

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 DRAINAGE into effect! Davidson Irrigation […]

Career Connections: The Value of Community in a Pandemic

Career Connections: The Value of Community in a Pandemic

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 necessary skills to become workforce-ready […]

Boost Your Business Now With A Free SWFL Inc. Membership

Boost Your Business Now With A Free SWFL Inc. Membership

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, Collier and Charlotte County business […]

Johnson Eyecare in Fort Myers joins US Eye

Johnson Eyecare in Fort Myers joins US Eye

Practice becomes US Eye’s 18th location in Southwest Florida FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 14, 2021) – Johnson Eyecare in Fort Myers is integrating its practice with the US Eye model to enrich patient care and expand service offerings. The new partnership provides Johnson Eyecare patients with direct access to world-renowned surgeons, cutting-edge technology and additional service […]

‘Watering Days’- For the Love of Well Pumps

‘Watering Days’- For the Love of Well Pumps

By Neida Carvalho When it’s time to water the lawn in Southwest Florida, well pump owners can rest easy knowing they have a clean water supply with NO water bills! While the monthly cost is nonexistent, well pump water equipment and maintenance have their own cost. Depending on the model, most systems last between 5 […]

A 40% Win For Homeowners Insurance Clients In Florida

A 40% Win For Homeowners Insurance Clients In Florida

By Butch Swank By nature, I am a numbers guy. They help me to paint a picture in my mind and better understand things. Let me share some numbers with you. In 2019, Florida accounted for roughly 8% of all homeowners’ claims in the United States. Here’s where the story gets a twist: 76% of […]

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