Cape Coral BMX Eagle Classic returns to Lee County April 30 – May 1

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Lee County will host the Cape Coral BMX Club’s Cape Coral BMX Eagle Classic April 30 through May 1 at the Strausser BMX Park, 1410 SW 6th Place in Cape Coral. Sanctioned by Florida BMX Association, this year’s event will be the fourth year held in Lee County, bringing a total of 800 riders to compete in Cape Coral, with 500 participants traveling to the area and 300 from Southwest Florida. The Cape Coral BMX Eagle Classic is free and open to spectators.
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Last year’s event resulted in approximately 1,000 hotel room nights, $5,000 in resort tax and $300,000 in direct economic impact.

“This is a unique sporting opportunity for the Southwest Florida community to come out and enjoy, and we are looking forward to an exciting event,” said Jeff Mielke, executive director of Lee County Sports Development. “Our community is a great destination for a wide variety of sports activities and competitions, and the Cape Coral BMX Eagle Classic is a great example of the many spectacular events that are held right here in Lee County.”

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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 implementatCape Coral BMXion 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 239-533-5273 or visit www.leegov.com/sports.

 

Senior citizens zoom into wellness at Gulf Coast Village’s Eighth Annual Wellness Expo on March 30

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Gulf Coast Village, a continuing care retirement community in Cape Coral, invites the public to join a day of fun and fitness at its Eighth Annual Wellness Expo on Wednesday, March 30 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Gulf Coast Village Auditorium. The theme of this year’s event is a “Zumba – Move to the Music,” which will feature a variety of vendors, glow party entertainment, group exercise Zumba demonstrations with residents and employees, and a special skit for guests to enjoy.

“Fitness is key to maintaining independence and functionality as we age, and our team at Gulf Coast Village encourages the community to come together to raise awareness of the need for exercise as our bodies mature,” said Melissa Wallace, wellness director at Gulf Coast Village. “The ‘glow party’ theme of this year’s event is a great occasion to focus on fitness in a fun and friendly atmosphere, and is also a great, pressure-free opportunity for adults who are searching for a senior living community to visit the property and enjoy an afternoon socializing with current residents.”

Founded more than 25 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active independent living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed including:  assisted living, skilled nursing, specialized memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit www.GulfCoastVillage.com.

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 and is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a provider of professional long-term care including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care.

LeeSar to honor Cape Coral soldier, the late Capt. Daniel William Eggers on Feb. 11

Lee County family to receive original portrait of their son at The American Fallen Soldiers Project event

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To honor the service and sacrifice of the late Capt. Daniel William Eggers, LeeSar, a regional health care supply chain management company, will present The American Fallen Soldiers Project event on Feb. 11. In 2004, Eggers was killed in action in Afghanistan during his second tour of duty with the U.S. Army when his Humvee struck a land mine. He has been awarded two Bronze Star Medals, one adorned with a “V” device to designate valor, the Purple Heart, and a U.S. military base in Kabul, Afghanistan was renamed Camp Eggers in his honor after his passing.

The event is open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harborside Event Center, located at 1375 Monroe St. in Fort Myers. Registration can be completed online at www.AmericanFallenSoldiersProjectSWFL.org or by mail for check payments. A printable registration form is available on the event website. Individual tickets are available for a donation of $20, or $150 donation for a reserved table of eight, and will include lunch and a portrait presentation ceremony. Proceeds from the event will benefit The American Fallen Soldiers Project.

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This cause holds a special place in the heart of LeeSar president and CEO, Robert Simpson. As a veteran of the U.S. military, Simpson strongly supports all branches of the military and believes that the Southwest Florida community can offer valuable support to military servicemen and women and their families.

“While attending a previous portrait presentation by The American Fallen Soldiers Project, I had the opportunity to witness the impact this event has on grieving families of soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country,” Simpson said. “There are so many families in Southwest Florida that have loved ones who have or are currently serving our country, and the LeeSar family feels privileged to provide our community with the opportunity to honor these men and women dedicated to our freedom.”

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The American Fallen Soldiers Project honors fallen military by presenting grieving families with a portrait to memorialize their loved ones, and has presented approximately 200 portraits since its inception in 2007. With many of his family members in attendance at the event, Eggers’ parents, Bill and Margaret Eggers, will receive an original portrait of their soldier, created by artist and founder of The American Fallen Soldiers Project, Phil Taylor. Members of the Southwest Florida community have also joined LeeSar to honor the late Eggers. Army Maj. Gen. James Dozier, retired, a well-known military figure from Fort Myers, will serve as the master of ceremony for the event. Involved in JROTC programs throughout Lee County, Dozier knew Eggers as a student while he was enrolled in JROTC at Cape Coral High School. Father Bob Tabbert of St. John XXII Catholic Church will present the invocation with additional ceremonials support from the Lee County Sheriff’s office, Fort Myers Police Department and Cape Coral Police Department.

Maj. Gen. James Dozier with Daniel Eggers - Cape Coral High JROTC

Originally from Pueblo, Colorado, Eggers moved to Cape Coral with his family in 1987. Eggers was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Infantry in 1997 and began training for Special Forces in 2001. He earned his Green Beret two years later. After completing the Army Arabic Language School, becoming fluent in Arabic, he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2003. While in Afghanistan, Eggers served as a detachment commander in the 1st Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) in the U.S. Army. Eggers hails from a family with a long line of military service, including his great-grandfather who was a member of Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, his father who served in Vietnam and his younger brother who served two tours in Iraq.

Sponsors of the event include LeeSar, LeeSar Staff, Paces MedEquip, ACS – American Contract Systems, Mission BBQ, Crowne Plaza Hotel at Bell Tower Shops, Gates Construction, Six Bends Harley-Davidson, City of Fort Myers, McKesson Corporation, Ken Sneeden & Associates, Full Circle Production, Harmon’s Audio Visual, Connor’s Steak & Seafood, Culinary Solutions, Priority Marketing, Harborside Event Center, Lee Memorial Health System-Military Support Program, Integrated Medical Logistics, Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Cape Coral Police Department, Fort Myers Police Department, Bryan Duke and Victory Layne Chevrolet.

For more information about The American Fallen Soldiers Project, visit www.AmericanFallenSoldiersProjectSWFL.org.

Formed as a cooperative effort by Lee Memorial Health System and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, LeeSar provides hospitals, physicians offices, dental care centers, and ambulatory and outpatient surgical centers with a variety of healthcare supply chain services including the acquisition and distribution of medical supplies; packaging of pharmaceuticals; surgical instrument sterilization; surgical pack manufacturing; repair and express delivery of surgical instruments; food preparation; centralized purchasing; and contract management and negotiations.

LeeSar Regional Service Center functions 24 hours per day, seven days per week to service hospitals and healthcare organizations and providers throughout the Southeastern U.S. including Lee Memorial Health System, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System, Central Florida Health Alliance in Leesburg, Fla. and Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala.

Since its inception in 1998, the company has been recognized for its innovation and progressive business practices with numerous awards and accolades. Most recently, LeeSar received the Senator’s Choice Award, presented by Senator Michael Bennett, recognizing LeeSar as “The 2011 Most Innovative Company” in the state of Florida. For more information, visit www.leesar.com.

 

Gulf Coast Village’s Amy Hoffmann Schenk and Elizabeth Perez-Vasquez earn designation as Certified Dementia Practitioners

Gulf Coast Village, a continuing care retirement community in Cape Coral, has announced that two of its employees, Amy Hoffmann Schenk and Elizabeth Perez-Vasquez, have earned designations as Certified Dementia Practitioners. Schenk and Perez-Vasquez received their certifications from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, a worldwide leader in dementia education and certification for health care professionals. This designation is representative of Schenk and Perez-Vasquez’s comprehensive knowledge in the area of dementia care.

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Schenk is a registered nurse with over 20 years senior leadership experience in a variety of health care settings. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, she has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science and Education in Public Health from the University of Toledo. She has experience at the regional vice president level in the areas of outpatient wound care management, hemodialysis as well as home care. At Gulf Coast Village, Schenk is the director of quality improvement, working with the clinical team in all areas of quality management, including effectively reducing 30 day re-hospitalization rates, and also provides dementia education through her role with the organization.

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Originally from Homestead, Florida, Perez-Vazquez is a Licensed Practical Nurse of 14 years. Her areas of expertise include leadership skills in skilled nursing as an assistant administrator, a wound care nurse and as a MDS 3.0 coordinator. Perez-Vazquez is both IV certified and CORE certified, and is actively advancing her education in nursing at Florida SouthWestern State College, where she is pursuing a degree as a registered nurse. Perez-Vazquez has been employed with Gulf Coast Village for two years, and is currently serving as the unit coordinator in the Assisted Living Memory Support unit.

“Schenk and Perez-Vasquez are two great examples of health care professionals that are dedicated to providing the highest level care for individuals with dementia and demonstrate Gulf Coast Village’s commitment to continually enhancing care benefits and quality of life for all residents within our community,” said Kevin Ahmadi, executive director of Gulf Coast Village. “We are proud of our team members’ commitment to furthering their educations, and look forward to seeing how their increased knowledge and skills will benefit the health care services provided to Gulf Coast Village residents.”

Founded more than 25 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active independent living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed including:  assisted living, skilled nursing, specialized memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit www.GulfCoastVillage.com.

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 and is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a provider of professional long-term care including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care.

Gulf Coast Village’s Jennifer Cohen earns Keiser University’s Outstanding Fieldwork Educator Award

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Certified occupational therapist assistant (COTA) Jennifer Cohen of Gulf Coast Village, a continuing care retirement community in Cape Coral, was recently awarded the Outstanding Fieldwork Educator Award from Keiser University during the university’s Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting (ASOTA) pinning and graduation ceremony. The award was presented to Cohen in recognition of her efforts to provide fieldwork education for health care students of Keiser University.

“We are proud of Cohen and her continued commitment to preparing students to excel in the field of health care,” said Kevin Ahmadi, executive director of Gulf Coast Village. “Her skills make a positive impact within our Gulf Coast Village community, and in the lives of future health care professionals as well.”

Founded more than 25 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active independent living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed including:  assisted living, skilled nursing, specialized memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit www.GulfCoastVillage.com.

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 and is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a provider of professional long-term care including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care.

Builders Care to host building product blow-out event Jan. 16


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Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), will host its fifth annual building product garage sale to raise funds to help local homeowners in need. The sale will take place Jan. 16 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Cape Coral Plumbing, located at 5812 Enterprise Parkway in the Billy Creek Commerce Center off Luckett Rd., just west of I-75. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested per adult. Beverages and snacks will be available.

Offering Southwest Florida remodelers the opportunity to commence home or office renovations at a modest price, local suppliers and building industry-related companies are providing great deals on all kinds of items including appliances, lighting, plumbing fixtures, kitchen cabinets and paint. All proceeds will benefit Builders Care and help provide emergencyBuilders Care blowout sale Feb  2014 construction services to elderly and disabled Lee County homeowners in need.

“This is a remodeler’s dream sale,” said Christi Pritchett Sarlo, executive director of Builders Care. “This is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of great deals that will ultimately help a local neighbor in need.  We have tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of materials for pennies on the dollar.”

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put more than $3.7 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Major supporters include Cape Coral Plumbing, Fergussale 2014on Enterprises, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida, Stock Development, Sunset Air and The Aubuchon Team of Companies. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 50-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association to serve the local building and related industries to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.

Builders Care and Lennar Homes unveil new home for U.S. Air Force Veteran, her disabled daughter and family in time for the holidays

The Lee BIA Builders Care and Lennar Homes unveiled a new home for the Smith family in Cape Coral, completed in just 18 days, in time for ChristmasPicture 1- Charyse Smith with daughter, Kayla. Over 150 Lennar associates, along with more than 100 other local business and community partners donated their time, services and building materials to build a brand new house, from start to finish, in time for the Smith family to spend the holidays in their new home. The home site, located in a Southwest Cape Coral neighborhood within a mile of Kayla’s school, Patriot Elementary, was donated by Carney PrPicture 2- Charyse Smithoperties and Investment Group.

Brad and Charyse Smith saw their dream come true of owning a home accessible for their daughter with special needs, Kayla and their son Logan. The “home that love built for Kayla” is the 251st Builders Care project since the nonprofit organization’s inception in 2005.

Grammy award-winner Alicia Keys kicked off the unveiling with special video-taped message for Kayla: “Keep shining… you’re beautiful.” At the close of the ceremony, local deputies surprised Kayla and her family with another celebrity message. Basketball great Shaquille O’Neal sent a special recorded message to the family, sending his love to Kayla from “Uncle” Shaq, with special wishes for their first holiday in their new home.

Kayla is 100 percent dependent on her family for daily care because she was born with life threatening issues that resulted in permanent brain damage and the diagnosis of Spastic Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy.Picture 4- Kayla with Hello Kitty

“It’s so not real,” said Charyse. “I keep looking around thinking I’ll see the family that the home is for! Thank you doesn’t begin to cover what we are feeling right now, I am grateful to God for choosing me to be Kayla’s mom and this means the world to us. You will forever be in our hearts.”

Fred Barry, past President of Builders Care and a founding board member, said Builders Care is so grateful to the community for joining forces, building a home in 18 days and giving the Smith family peace of mind. The Smith home is 2,032 square feet under air and features three large bedrooms and three bathrooms. The home has been adapted to include wide hallways, doors and open spaces to maneuver a wheel chair for Kayla.

Inside their home, personal touches can be seen in every room. There are pictures of the family, a framed poem that expresses the gift she has in Kayla, and presents under the Christmas tree, including a brand new bicycle for son Logan. Kayla also received an enormous framed Hello Kitty, created by a Lennar employee, now hanging in her new room. On their new living room couch sits a giant stuffed Teddy Bear, to which Kayla exclaimed “unbelievablPicture 5- Smith Family Living Roome!”

“The community effort is overwhelming, it’s beyond belief for our family,” said Chuck Smith, Brad’s father. “I had never heard of Builders Care and it is amazing to see how they can work together and overcome challenges, this is evidence of God’s grace.”

Darin McMurray, Division President at Lennar, thanked Builders Care for giving everyone the opportunity to do something special in the community.

“We gave the family a timeline of early January, but our hope was always to get them in by Christmas. We like to under-promise and over-deliver! But truly, this home wouldn’t have been ready without the support of the entire building community and the businesses that pitched in to help,” said McMPicture 3- James Falpo, Jason Vancleave, Bill Doherty,Arthur Richardson, Ted Allen, Rick Rigoniurray.

Lee BIA Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. To date, Lee BIA Builders Care has put nearly $3.7 Million in construction services back into the community at no cost to homeowners in need.  Builders Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Major supporters include:  Lennar Homes, Land Solutions, Inc., Carney Properties and Investment GroPicture 6- Kayla with teddy bearup, the City of Cape Coral, Ken Sneeden & Associates and Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida.

Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Suite 118 in Fort Myers. The Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net ) is a 50-year-old association affiliated with National Home Builders Association and Florida Home Builders Association to serve the local building and related industries to strengthen our community by advancing a professional building industry through advocacy, education and services. Donations can be made online at www.LeeBuildersCare.org, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. For more information, visit www.leebuilderscare.com.  Picture 7-Charyse Smith with Lennar crew in front of home

 

 

Gulf Coast Village hires Jill Waruszewski as administrator for home care services

Jill Waruszewski

Gulf Coast Village has welcomed Jill Waruszewski as the new administrator for home care services for the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral. With 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Waruszewski will now oversee all areas related to private duty Home Care by Gulf Coast Village. These services include personalized in-home services, and the ER Companion and Safe Return programs that provide support to seniors while in the emergency room and offer assistance and other caregiving services upon returning from the hospital.

Waruszewski earned her master’s degree in Social Work from Florida Gulf Coast University. She began her career serving as a hands on caregiver for children with intellectual disabilities, and has since worked in a variety of healthcare-related fields, including social work in a skilled nursing home and private practice at a neuropsychiatric office, and has also worked as a home health administrator and in other management positions including director of business and development for an in-home senior care provider.

“We are excited to welcome Waruszewski to the Gulf Coast Village family,” said Kevin Ahmadi, executive director of Gulf Coast Village. “Her wide range of experience in the healthcare industry will prove to be an asset for our organization, and we know that the valued members of the Home Care by Gulf Coast Village program will benefit greatly from her presence and service.”

Founded more than 25 years ago, Gulf Coast Village is the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, Florida. Residents enjoy active independent living in an unparalleled lifestyle of comfort and convenience with a rich array of services and amenities that are focused on living well. The community also offers the security of knowing there is the full continuum of care when needed including:  assisted living, skilled nursing, specialized memory support, home health and outpatient services. Gulf Coast Village is located at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33991. For more information call 239-772-1333 or visit www.GulfCoastVillage.com.

Gulf Coast Village is sponsored by Volunteers of America, a national non-profit faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 and is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing for seniors and a provider of professional long-term care including assisted living, home health care and nursing home care.

Cape Coral Technical College to present open house Jan. 9 for potential students, semester begins Jan. 26

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Cape Coral Technical College will host an open house event Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., showcasing Cape Coral Technical College’s business, technical, health and culinary occupation education programs for students interested in enrolling for the upcoming semester. The open house event will also feature a car show, food and bounce houses for children. Enrollment is currently available for the new semester, which will begin Jan. 26.

In honor of New Year’s, the theme of the open house is “Education Resolution,” encouraging students to change their lives for the better in 2016 by enrolling in one of Cape Coral Technical College’s many programs dedicated to preparing students for future careers in the health, business, hospitality and technology industries. Current students at Cape Coral Technical College will be participating in the open house through demonstrations, providing services and samples and interacting with visitors.

“A new year can serve as inspiration to try something different and take the next step in a new direction, and we encourage the community to come out and enjoy a fun day that has the opportunity to lead to the start of a future career,” said Brian Mangan, director of Cape Coral Technical College. “Our staff and students will be happy to reveal all that there is to love about Cape Coral Technical College, sharing the benefits of our low-cost, fast-paced educational programs that can get you ready for the workforce in one year.”

For more information about the upcoming open house, or to learn more about enrollment for the upcoming semester, visit www.CapeCoralTech.edu or call Cape Coral Technical College at 239-574-4440.

About Cape Coral Technical College

Cape Coral Technical College opened its doors to students in 1993 and is a public, post-secondary school that specializes in business, technical, health and culinary occupation education. The campus is part of the Lee County Public School System and is directed by the Lee County School Board. Cape Coral Technical College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, a division of Advanced (SACS/CASI). Its mission is to prepare students for employment by providing a positive learning environment where students can receive quality, technology-oriented education, update current job skills and acquire new skills that are required for employment. Cape Coral Technical College is located at 360 Santa Barbara Blvd. N., Cape Coral, FL 33993. For more information, call 239-574-4440 or visit www.CapeCoralTech.edu.

Stevens Construction completes Eye Centers of Florida offices

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Stevens Construction recently completed construction of two Eye Centers of Florida locations to serve Cape Coral and North Fort Myers, announced Mark Stevens, company president.

Stevens Construction renovated an existing office resulting in a 3,896-square-foot medical office, located at 2301 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 820 in Cape Coral. Construction included a new lobby, reception, alcove and pre-testing room. The new facility serves as the Cape Coral office for Tan-Long Pham, M.S. O.D. and David C. Brown, M.D. FACS.

In September, Stevens Construction completed a build-out for a North Fort Myers office of Eye Centers of Florida, located at 17966 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 160. Featuring seven exam rooms, optical lab, diagnostics and a retail shop, this office will serve as the North Fort Myers location of Dr. David C. Brown’s Eye Centers of Florida.

The Stevens Construction team for the projects included Brian Oliver as superintendent, Mark Battaglia as project manager and April Kelley as project administrator. GMA Architects & Planners provided the architectural services.

Stevens Construction has completed four medical offices for Eye Centers of Florida.  The company completed the healthcare provider’s Port Charlotte and Naples locations in 2013.

With offices in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, Fla., Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit www.stevensconstructioninc.com or call 239-936-9006.