Pure Florida captain receives certificate of appreciation from United States Coast Guard Auxiliary for rescue of stranded boaters

Photo 1Pure Florida’s Captain Joe Popka received recognition from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary for his efforts to save fellow boaters from a submerged vessel. On March 18, while on duty as the captain of Pure Florida’s M/V Naples Explorer, Popka and his passengers were returning from a sunset fishing trip when they noticed two boaters next to a capsized boat in the waters of the Naples Bay. Popka, the first mate and passengers quickly took action to rescue the boaters and their submerged vessel, pulling them to safety. In recognition of his efforts, a certificate of appreciation was presented to Popka by members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Flotilla 93 – Naples, Florida.

“We are proud of Popka’s quick thinking and valiant efforts, and are grateful that he was in the right place at the right time to ensure that these boaters and their vessel were brought to safety,” said Harry Julian, co-founder of Pure Florida. “When out on the waters, it is essential to look out for the safety of not only our crew and passengers, but also for our fellow boaters, and this is a great example of why it is important to remain vigilant and to make safety a priority.”

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In 2009, father-and-son duo Captains Lance and Harry Julian acquired the Naples-based Double Sunshine and Lady Brett fishing vessel, and have grown the company to include 19 vessels and two locations providing a variety of unique eco-excursions for its visitors that incorporate maritime history, tourism, sightseeing and entertainment. With locations in Naples and Fort Myers, the water attraction company offers sunset and specialty cruises as well as boat and Jet Ski rentals, fishing charters, group events and educational field trips for schools and students. In addition to Pure Florida, the founders are also partners in Marine Team International and Pure Image Productions, providing professional marine consulting, television and video production and photography services. With a long history in maritime productions, Lance and Harry Julian have helped to create some of the most memorable water scenes in film production, with credits including “Titanic” and “Waterworld,” and television credits such as the reality show, “Survivor.” As the fifth and sixth generation working within the maritime industry, Lance and Harry Julian enjoy sharing their passion and expertise with fellow adventurers in the Southwest Florida area. For more information, visit www.PureFL.com or call its Naples location at 239-263-4949 or its Fort Myers location at 239-919-2965.

Pure Florida cruises celebrate mothers May 7-8

Pure Florida CruisePure Florida is celebrating mothers May 7-8, offering free cruises for moms when accompanied by paid adult or child admission. The Mother’s Day weekend cruises will set sail from Pure Florida’s Naples and Fort Myers locations at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., with sunset cruises departing one hour before sunset. Pure Florida’s Mother’s Day cruises are available for $35 per passenger during the day and $37.50 for the sunset cruise at its Naples location, and $32 per passenger at its Fort Myers location.

Narration on local history, wildlife and ecology is provided by Coast Guard-certified captains, also master naturalists. Passengers cruising from Pure Florida’s Naples location will sail the Gordon River aboard the M/V Double Sunshine, and guests visiting Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will cruise the Caloosahatchee River aboard the M/V Edison Explorer. Aboard the vessels, guests are invited to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Southwest Florida and observe the wildlife native to the region. While Pure Florida cannot guarantee animal sightings in the wild, potential wildlife sightings include dolphins, eagles, manatee, native birds and more. Drinks will be available for purchase on-board the vessels, and snacks will also be available for purchase aboard the M/V Double Sunshine.

“The gift of your time and a fun experience is the perfect gift for any mother, and a lighthearted sightseeing cruise is the perfect activity to celebrate Mother’s Day all weekend long,” said Harry Julian, co-founder of Pure Florida. “Pure Florida cruises are enjoyed by passengers of all ages, and we hope to provide the perfect opportunity for the community to share their love and appreciation with their loved ones.”

The M/V Double Sunshine departs from the historic Tin City, located at 1200 Fifth Ave. S. in Naples and the M/V Edison Explorer departs from The Marina at Edison Ford, located at 2360 W. First St. in Fort Myers. Reservations are required. For more information on Pure Florida, or to register for a Mother’s Day cruise, call Pure Florida’s Naples location at 239-263-4949, its Fort Myers location at 239-919-2965 or visit www.PureFL.com.

About Pure Florida

In 2009, father-and-son duo Captains Lance and Harry Julian acquired the Naples-based Double Sunshine and Lady Brett fishing vessel, and have grown the company to include 19 vessels and two locations providing a variety of unique eco-excursions for its visitors that incorporate maritime history, tourism, sightseeing and entertainment. With locations in Naples and Fort Myers, the water attraction company offers sunset and specialty cruises as well as boat and Jet Ski rentals, fishing charters, group events and educational field trips for schools and students. In addition to Pure Florida, the founders are also partners in Marine Team International and Pure Image Productions, providing professional marine consulting, television and video production and photography services. With a long history in maritime productions, Lance and Harry Julian have helped to create some of the most memorable water scenes in film production, with credits including “Titanic” and “Waterworld,” and television credits such as the reality show, “Survivor.” As the fifth and sixth generation working within the maritime industry, Lance and Harry Julian enjoy sharing their passion and expertise with fellow adventurers in the Southwest Florida area. For more information, visit www.PureFL.com or call its Naples location at 239-263-4949 or its Fort Myers location at 239-919-2965.

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Earth Day Festival draws 1,200

Approximately 1,200 people came out to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Earth Day Festival on April 16 to enjoy a day of fun and celebration oPhoto 7 - Bobka-Horatiof our water, land, wildlife and future. In addition to the variety of entertainment and activities available throughout the day, the event also featured a special naming announcement, declaring that the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s newest member, its loggerhead sea turtle, will be named Luna.

Presented in partnership with Community Foundation of Collier County, Naples Daily News and D’Latinos, the Conservancy’s largest community event of the year featured a variety of nearly 60 vendors and environmental exhibitors showcasing educational and entertaining family activities and experiences for guests to enjoy. Fun for all ages was featured throughout the event, including guest speakers, live music, live animal programs, unique exhibits, games, crafts,Photo 8 - Evan Vesely face painting and sand art. In addition to activities back by popular demand, the festival also offered many new activities, including Glen Beitman of “Super Science and Amazing Art,” an interactive edu-tainment show entitled Everglades Interactive, hands-on activities with Snapology Legos Presents “Nature’s Super Transformers,” live music from the Bug Tussle Ramblers, and a bounce house.

“This year’s Earth Day Festival was a huge success, and we really enjoyed sharing this fun and educational day with new faces, familiar friends and many Conservancy of Southwest members,” said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. “Our annual festival provides a great opportunity for the Southwest Florida community to come together to celebrate our land, water and wildlife, and we enjoyed showcasing the many exciting features that nature has to offer, while instilling the importance of preserving its unique qualities and protecting its inhabitants to ensure that its natural beauty is upheld for generations to come.”Photo 6 - Gordon B. Eagle and Rob Moher

During this year’s event, the community had the opportunity to meet the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s new loggerhead sea turtle. The juvenile loggerhead joined the Conservancy of Southwest Florida on March 30, and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida reached out to the community to help name the new loggerhead. Visitors were able to submit their ideas in person at the Conservancy Nature Center between March 30 through April 10, and a committee of staff, interns and volunteers reviewed the submissions, selecting a name for the sea turtle, Luna.

Spanish for the word “moon,” the name Luna was suggested at the Conservancy’s Nature Center in light of the sea turtle hatchlings’ trek from land to sea. When sea turtles hatch, their instinct is to crawl towards the brightest light as they make their way from their nest to the ocean, and as sea turtles often hatch at night, many hatchlings find their way to the ocean by using the light reflected off the moon. Luna will serve as an ambassador for the loggerhead species within the Dalton Discovery Center at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, providing visitors a unique opportunity to learn Photo 4 - Geoff Kollender, Shelby Hoover and William Boyajianabout native sea turtle conservation.

About the Conservancy of Southwest Florida:

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is a not-for-profit environmental protection organization with a 50 year history focused on the issues impacting the water, land wildlife and future of Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The Conservancy accomplishes this mission through the combined efforts of its experts in the areas of environmental science, policy, education and wildlife rehabilitation. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, world-class Nature Center and von Arx Wildlife Hospital are headquartered in Naples, Florida, 1495 Smith Preserve Way, south of the Naples Zoo off Goodlette-Frank Road. Learn more about the Conservancy’s work and how to support the quality of life in Southwest Florida www.conservancy.org.

Trader Rick’s celebrates grand reopening at Bell Tower Shops, 30th anniversary

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Just in time for its 30th anniversary, Trader Rick’s has reopened its Bell Tower Shops location. Trader Rick’s is a locally owned and operated store, specializing in women’s clothing, handcrafted jewelry, aromatherapy products and gifts. The store offers a fun, eclectic mix of products, including the exclusive Out of the Fire lampglass jewelry made by Rick Sadler, owner of Trader Rick’s. The Fort Myers store has been located within Bell Tower Shops for 27 years, closing temporarily in August 2015 to update the look of the store.

“To have a mom and pop store in this day in age is very rare. It’s a very honorable thing to be part of – it is exciting and I couldn’t ask for a better place to work or better people to work with,” said Teresa Stabler, store manager for Trader Rick’s. “We have seen a lot of positive changes at the Bell Tower Shops and we are part of that change as far as being able to redo the store and update it, and it’s nice to see the people who come back every year to shop at Bell Tower Shops.”

For more information about Trader Rick’s, visit www.TraderRicks.com.

About Bell Tower Shops

Bell Tower Shops is the premier dining and fashion destination of the Fort Myers-Cape Coral market. The open-air center is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, The Fresh Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and a 20-screen Regal Cinema complex. Exceptional specialty retailers include: World of Beer, White House Black Market, Francesca’s Collection, Ulta, Banana Republic and Williams-Sonoma.

About Madison Marquette

Madison Marquette is a private real estate investment and operating company and a member of the global investment firm Capital Guidance, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1992, the firm employs a proven repositioning and redevelopment strategy to create value in infill and mixed-use assets in major urban gateway markets throughout the United States. Madison Marquette enhances returns while mitigating risk by directly controlling and managing the execution of its investment strategies. With more than 230 employees, Madison Marquette covers major U.S. markets through its offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit the company website at www.MadisonMarquette.com.

Matanzas on the Bay to offer Valentine’s Day specials, live performances

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Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will celebrate Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, by offering all-day specials and live performances for guests to enjoy.

Matanzas on the Bay’s Valentine’s Day menu features include 12-ounce Choice Angus Prime Rib of Beef for $26, Single Stuffed 4-ounce Cold Water Lobster Tail for $20 and Twin Stuffed 4-ounce Cold Water Lobster Tail for $30. Providing live music throughout the festivities, Gregg Watts will perform downstairs from noon to 4 p.m., and Wendell Ray will perform on the Upper Deck from 5 to 9 p.m.

“There is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Fort Myers Beach than by enjoying phenomenal food right on the water at Matanzas on the Bay,” said Glen Petrarca, general manager of Matanzas on the Bay. “Whether you wish to enjoy a romantic meal with a great view of the bay, or simply relax to the tune of live music, it is guaranteed to be a great time!”

Matanzas on the Bay is currently accepting limited reservations for Valentine’s Day, with room available for walk-in diners as well. Free car parking and boat dockage is also available for guests.

Matanzas on the Bay and Petey’s Upper Deck are best known for waterfront views, fresh seafood and old Florida ambience and is located at 416 Crescent St. on Fort Myers Beach on Estero Bay. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as caters to special occasions and private parties. As part of its commitment to use as many locally sourced products as possible, Matanzas on the Bay offers fresh produce in partnership with Oakes Farm, rum from the Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery and draft beer from Fort Myers Brewery. Its upstairs sports bar, Petey’s Upper Deck, is popularly known for its Dave’s Dockside Pizza, named the best pizza on Fort Myers Beach. The restaurant is located adjacent to the Matanzas Bayside Inn waterfront accommodations, just steps away from the Fort Myers Beach entertainment district. Free car parking and boat dockage is available. To book your party or for more information, call 239-463-3838 or visit www.MatanzasontheBay.com.

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces Million Reasons to Give campaign to fund much-needed surgical equipment for new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

Children are not little adults, and pediatric health care requires special tools, equipment and technology that is made just for young patients. To help provide the special surgical instruments and communication and monitoring technology that a state-of-the-art children’s hospital needs to effectively serve its patients, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents “A Million Reasons to Give,” calling on auction bidders at the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest and the entire community to help fund approximately $1 million in tools, equipment and technology to ensure quality care for young patients at the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.

Serving the needs of patients at various ages and stages of development, from newborn infants and toddlers to school children and teens, pediatric surgeons require a large array of specialized surgical tools to safely and effectively perform lifesaving procedures.

“The instruments we need are physical things, but what you’re really providing is something intangible and so much more valuable,” said Dr. Amy Stanfill, pediatric surgeon at Golisano Children’s Hospital. “It’s lifesaving surgery on newborns that weigh less than five pounds. It’s surgery for a teenager that might literally change the course of his life. I can’t explain how needed this is, and I am overwhelmed by the generosity of this program.”

For the first time, the “Fund a Cause” initiative of the SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is featured online, allowing anyone to view the list of equipment needs and to donate directly to the purchase of lifesaving equipment and technology at www.swflwinefest.org.

“They aren’t the same size, and they don’t communicate the same way, but children deserve lifesaving care that is equally safe and effective,” said Dorothy Fitzgerald, vice-president and a trustee of the SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. “And with the new Golisano Children’s Hospital preparing to open next year, it’s an opportune time to raise the funds and stock the new hospital with the most advanced surgical tools and technologies available for pediatric care. It’s a great way for not only the auction bidders to show their support, but everyone in the community can contribute.”

In addition to the need for new surgical tools, building a new children’s hospital has presented many opportunities to enhance the environment to better care for pediatric patients through advanced technologies. One example is the new smartphone technology communication devices that will be incorporated in the NICU. This new technology will enhance the way infants are monitored real time in their rooms. The interactive system is just one example of the many lifesaving medical devices donors can purchase for the new Golisano Children’s Hospital through “A Million Reasons to Give.”

“We have learned from some of the leading children’s hospitals across the country that new technology is critical to providing the highest quality care to our patients and families,” said Kathy Bridge-Liles, chief administrative officer, Golisano Children’s Hospital. “Just as many professionals rely on technology to achieve their goals, we will rely upon technology to protect the little ones in our care.”

Adding smartphone technology to the NICU at the new Golisano Children’s Hospital will cost approximately $350,000, a large portion of the $1 million “A Million Reasons to Give” fund. In addition to the state-of-the-art equipment needed, the innovation will be incorporated into the new hospital’s information technology system and hospital staff will be expertly trained.

“The new single-room NICUs require changes in the way nurses are alerted to patient needs,” added Bridge-Liles. “Other NICU technology experts, including those at Golisano Children’s Hospital at University of Rochester Medical Center, use this technology. We know that this technology is critical to providing the highest quality of care to our patients and families.”

The 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest events include the Chef Vintner Dinners on Friday, Feb. 26 and The Grand Tasting & Live Auction on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club.

The SWFL Children’s Charities Inc.’s annual signature fundraiser, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, has raised and donated $12.8 million over the past seven years, making it the most successful fundraising event in Lee County and one of the top-grossing charitable wine fests in the country. Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is the primary beneficiary of the event, and the money raised helps to fund the building of the new family-centered children’s hospital that will provide new and expanded medical services and subspecialty services to children from Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. In addition to providing funds for the new state-of-the-art Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, the SWFL Children’s Charities supports healthcare programs and student scholarships at Florida SouthWestern State College and Florida Gulf Coast University. For more information, visit www.swflwinefest.org.

Photo 1: Infant warming beds are required in order to keep babies warm throughout surgical procedures.

Photo 2: Infant and Toddler Laparotomy Trays include tools that allow physicians to examine the abdominal organs of a baby or toddler.

Photo 3: The Philips Ambient MRI Environment allows patients to choose from several themes and watch as the room transforms into a relaxing ambience through calming sounds and soothing images.

Photo 4: Phoropters are used during an eye exam, as well as to identify problems such as astigmatism.

Photo 5: An OCT is a medical imaging technique that uses light to capture three dimensional images of structures within the eye, such as the optic nerve and retina.

Pure Florida presents Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island Saturday, Jan. 9

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will present an Eco-Cruise tour to Picnic Island on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 8 – 11 a.m. The three-hour eco-adventure includes a narrated cruise along the Caloosahatchee River and a guided tour of Picnic Island, a natural, uninhabited island located between Sanibel and Pine Island.

During the Eco-CrEdison Exploreruise to Picnic Island excursion, guests will have the opportunity to bask in the sunshine and experience the natural beauty of Southwest Florida. While discovering the island, explorers can enjoy leisurely walking amidst black and white mangroves, playing in sand, shelling and fishing. Visitors will also have the opportunity to observe wildlife native to the Caloosahatchee River and Picnic Island, including dolphins, manatee, birds and other animals and plants.

Eco-Cruise tours are guided by Coast Guard-certified captains and master naturalists and highlight the history of the Caloosahatchee River and the accomplishments of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford during their time spent at the nearby Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Registration for the tour is $44 per person, and the M/V Edison Explorer departs from The Marina at Edison Ford, located at 2360 W. First St. in Fort Myers.

The Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island is a popular attraction for voyagers of all ages. Bottled water and light snacks will be provided and additional refreshments are available for purchase. Reservations are required. For more information or to book your ticket, call 239-919-2965, email FortMyers@PureFL.com or visit the website at www.PureFL.com. 

About Pure Florida

In 2009, father-and-son duo Captains Lance and Harry Julian acquired the Naples-based Double Sunshine and Lady Brett fishing vessel, and have grown the company to include 19 vessels and two locations providing a variety of unique eco-excursions for its visitors that incorporate maritime history, tourism, sightseeing and entertainment. With locations in Naples and Fort Myers, the water attraction company offers sunset and specialty cruises as well as boat and Jet Ski rentals, fishing charters, group events and educational field trips for schools and students. In addition to Pure Florida, the founders are also partners in Marine Team International and Pure Image Productions, providing professional marine consulting, television and video production and photography services. With a long history in maritime productions, Lance and Harry Julian have helped to create some of the most memorable water scenes in film production, with credits including “Titanic” and “Waterworld,” and television credits such as the reality show, “Survivor.” As the fifth and sixth generation working within the maritime industry, Lance and Harry Julian enjoy sharing their passion and expertise with fellow adventurers in the Southwest Florida area. For more information, visit www.PureFL.com or call its Naples location at 239-263-4949 or its Fort Myers location at 239-919-2965.

Saratoga Sundress opens at Bell Tower Shops

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Clothing boutique Saratoga Sundress has opened its first Florida location at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. Based in Saratoga Springs, New York, Saratoga Sundress serves Saratoga Sundress - Displayas a one-stop boutique that offers a wide selection of on-trend clothing, shoes and accessories for women and girls. Specializing in contemporary fashion, elegantly chic Saratoga Sundress provides a one-of-a-kind boutique experience for the fashion-savvy shopper.

“We strive to make it feel comfortable and personal, just like you’re shopping in your best friend’s closet! You feel right at home; while getting the attention and personalized shopping that only a small boutique can offer you!” said Amanda Ivers, buyer and manager of Saratoga Sundress. “We always want our customers to leave absolutely head-over-heels with their purchase but even more so we want them to have fallen in love with the Saratoga Sundress experience!”

Saratoga Sundress is open Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and from noon – 5 p.m. on Sundays.

About Bell Tower Shops                             Saratoga Sundress - Interior

Located at Daniels Parkway and U.S. 41 in Fort Myers, Bell Tower Shops is the premier dining and fashion destination of Southwest Florida. Home to more than 50 fine retailers, the open-air center is anchored by Saks Fifth Avenue, The Fresh Market, Bed Bath & Beyond and a 20-screen Regal Cinema complex. Exceptional specialty retailers include: World of Beer, Chico’s White House Black Market, Soma, Francesca’s Collection, Ulta, Banana Republic, Talbot’s and Williams-Sonoma, and restaurants include Bistro 41, Cru, DaRuMa Japanese Steak
House, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, Cantina Laredo, Mimi’s Café and T.G.I. Friday’s. For more information, visit www.thebelltowershops.com.

About Madison Marquette

Madison MarqSaratoga Sundress - Clothing Displayuette is a private real estate investment and operating company and a member of the global investment firm Capital Guidance, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1992, the firm employs a proven repositioning and redevelopment strategy to create value in infill and mixed-use assets in major urban gateway markets throughout the United States. Madison Marquette enhances returns while mitigating risk by directly controlling and managing the execution of its investment strategies. With more than 230 employees, Madison Marquette covers major U.S. markets through its offices in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Diego, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas and Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit the company website at www.MadisonMarquette.com.

Lee County to host 2015 Culligan City of Palms Classic basketball tournament Dec. 18 – 23

Lee County will once aCulligan City of Palms Classic-1gain host the 43rd annual Culligan City of Palms Classic high school basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 18 through Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers. The six-day tournament will bring 26 teams from across the U.S. and Canada for a 35-game tournament.

The 2014 Culligan City of Palms Classic brought in a total of 3,780 hotel room nights, $1.1 million in direct visitor spending and $1.8 million in total economic impact in Lee County. The quality of teams and players in last year’s tournament garnered national sports attention for Lee County from well-known media outlets, incl
uding USA Today and ESPN. The popularity of the tournament has exposed Lee County to a large number of promCulligan City of Palms Classic-2inent NCAA Division I basketball coaches and programs, increasing opportunity for Lee County student-athletes to be seen.

“Tournaments like the Culligan City of Palms Classic raises the profile of our community, putting Southwest Florida on the map as an established destination for quality sportscompetitions,” said Jeff Mielke, executive director of Lee County Sports Development. “Not only are tournaments like this advantageous economically for Southwest Florida, but it also raises the quality of life for our local community by giving families the opportunity to take their children to see the very highest level of high school basketball in the country.”

A total of 51 Culligan City of Palms Classic veteran players are presently in the NBA, filling 11.3 percent of the current NBA roster. In total, 117 players have advanced to become current NCAA Power Seven Conference stars, with 67 athletes in last year’s NCAA tournament and 23 players in the Sweet 16. Seven athletes recently played in the 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game and nine players performed in the 2015 Jordan Brand Classic.

Those interested in attending the event are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, as reserved seating for the tournament is sold out, and general admission tickets are available oCulligan City of Palms Classic-3 n a first come, first serve basis. Daily general admission tickets are available for $15, general admission tickets for all six tournament days are available for $85 and a six-day reserved parking pass can be purchased for $40. The ticket office at Bishop Verot High School will open one hour before the first game, each day of the tournament. For more information about the Culligan City of Palms Classic, or for the full game schedule, visit www.cityofpalmsclassic.com.

Lee County Sports Development was created in 2003 to meet the growing demand for sports development in Lee County, and is recognized by the Florida Sports Foundation as one of the state’s 25 Regional Sports Commissions. The Lee County Sports Development office leads the recruitment and implementation of amateur and professional sports events and activities in Lee County, with the goal of providing economic impact to Lee County. Through local partnerships with Lee County Parks & Recreation and others, the Lee County Sports Development office provides services designed to address the needs of local, national and international sports entities including housing, access to venues, event management, transportation assistance, event promotion, marketing and local sponsorship opportunities. For more information, call 239-533-2221 or visit www.leeparks.org.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company’s Jan Prindle promoted to vice president of Board of Directors

Posted December 15th, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Uncategorized

Owen-Ames-Kimball (OAK) Company announces the promotion of Jan Prindle to vice president of the OAK Florida, Inc., Board of DirecJan Prindletors. Prindle will also continue serving in her role as secretary for the Board of Directors. Born and raised in Colorado, Prindle moved to Southwest Florida in 1981 and attended Edison State College (now Florida SouthWestern State College). She joined OAK’s accounting department in 2000, and in January 2013, was promoted to manager of accounting services and human resources.

 

An employee-owned company, OAK Florida, Inc.’s Board of Directors is comprised of members from the company’s Florida operations.

 

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided premier general contracting, design-build, and construction management services in Southwest Florida since 1982. OAK’s Florida operation is an affiliate of its parent company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The Florida operation has offices in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties. Its Lee County office is located at 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Learn more about OAK at www.owen-ames-kimball.com.