Gulfshore Business Daily: July 10, 2018

DeAngelis Diamond's expansion, new hires, charitable events and more lead today's news.



Scott T. Klingbiel has joined Clive Daniel Home as operations manager of its Naples showroom.

DEANGELIS DIAMOND EXPANDS TO DETROIT

DeAngelis Diamond has expanded to Detroit. Since its inception in 1996, DeAngelis Diamond has grown from a single office headquartered in Naples to a five-office operation with locations throughout the Southeast U.S. Its newest office in Detroit will be the company’s sixth location and first office in the Midwest. DeAngelis Diamond’s Detroit office will focus on small- to medium-sized projects in the greater metro region and surrounding areas. In addition, it will join local organizations and participate in charities and events that support the community. For more information, visit  www.deangelisdiamond.com.

NAPLES ROTARY NAMES NEW OFFICERS

Lisa McCarthy, vice president of MAD Travel, has been elected president of The Rotary Club of Naples. Other officers include Jeff Galati, president-elect; Tony Mendes, treasurer; Tim Ferguson, secretary; Jerry Wynn, sergeant-at-arms; Sue Cobb, executive secretary; and Mark Matos, immediate past-president. In addition, directors for the 2018-19 term include Hal Atzingen, Carolyn Burk, Mia Delk, Kendra Hoefs, Terry Hutchison, Julie Pedretti and Patrick Woods. The Naples club meets weekly for lunch meetings at the Naples Beach Hotel, hosts annual fundraisers, and financially supports community and international projects including Learn2Earn, Meals of Hope, Wheelchair Foundation, Gift of Life and medical missions to Haiti. For more information, visit naplesrotary.org.

EMPLOYEE, BUSINESS PROTECTION EVENT SCHEDULED

The upcoming Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce business at breakfast meeting will feature a panel discussion called “Time’s up! How to protect your employees and business in a #MeToo world.” The event will be held from 8-10 a.m. on July 26 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre in Fort Myers. Suzanne Boy, an employment attorney at Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt P.A., will moderate a panel consisting of Jason Gunter, an employment attorney at The Law Office of Jason L. Gunter, P.A.; Vicki Sproat, an employment attorney at Sproat Workplace Investigations; and Anna Suarez, human resources director at Harry Chapin Food Bank of SWFL. The cost for the event is $20 and includes networking, the panel discussion and breakfast. For more information or to register, visit http://members.fortmyers.org/events/ or call (239) 332-3624.

CLIVE DANIEL HOME WELCOMES KLINGBIEL

 Clive Daniel Home has hired Scott T. Klingbiel as operations manager of its Naples showroom. Klingbiel is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the 85,000 square-foot Clive Daniel Home showroom. Klingbiel was with J.C. Penny for seven years, serving as assistant store manager of operations in Fort Myers; general manager in Lumberton, North Carolina; and assistant store manager of human resources in Davenport, Iowa. Previously, he was with Bealls Inc. in Fort Myers and JoS. A. Bank Clothiers in Naples and Davenport. Klingbiel studied business management and administration at Bradley University and Black Hawk College in Illinois. He has been involved with nonprofit organizations such as Rotary, Dress for Success, The Salvation Army, United Way, Boys and Girls Club, and YMCA.

​BREITENSTEIN JOINS PRIORITY MARKETING

Dave Breitenstein has joined Priority Marketing as media relations manager. In this role, he is responsible for supporting strategic media relations services and coordinating publicity strategies, campaigns and events for Priority Marketing’s clients. Breitenstein has 20 years of experience in the media industry, having served as a journalist at The News-Press and Naples Daily News. Prior to joining Priority Marketing, he most recently served as the public relations manager for Miromar Development Corp. Breitenstein has earned more than 40 writing awards from organizations like the Society of Professional Journalists, Education Writers Association, Florida Press Club and William Randolph Hearst Foundation. He also was also named a Gulfshore Business 40-Under-40 honoree. Breitenstein received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from University of Kansas and his master’s degree in educational leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University.

TWO JOIN SVN|KOVA FORT MYERS

SVN|KOVA Fort Myers has hired Tiffany Luongo and Martinn Winters. Luongo joins SVN|KOVA Fort Myers as a senior advisor and brings 17 years of commercial real estate experience to the Myers team. Specializing in the Estero-Bonita Springs area, Luongo has a background in development and expertise in raw land entitlement. Her expertise includes retail leasing and site selection, office sales and leasing, and all facets of land. Luongo has been recognized in The News-Press, Gulf Coast Commercial, Gulfshore Business and NBC-2, and she was the featured commercial presenter at the Estero Real Estate Review for two of the three years it occurred. Winters has joined SVN|KOVA Fort Myers to establish valuation advisory services as certified general appraiser and senior advisor. Winters holds an MBA degree in international business from George Washington University and has expertise in investment advisory, commercial real estate valuations, executing large commercial transactions for institutional clients, property management, management consulting, commercial collections, and commercial litigation testimony. Winters will take the lead in the SVN|KOVA Fort Myers valuation division, which is the first of its kind within the SVN network. Winters began his real estate career in 1987 after serving 12 years in the banking industry. He achieved a Member Appraisal Institute designation in 2012. 

CHARITABLE NOTES

The Harry Chapin Food Bank eliminates shared maintenance fees

The Harry Chapin Food Bank has eliminated shared maintenance fees for its more than 150 partner agencies as of July 1, the start of the food bank’s new fiscal year. The fees, about 1.5 cents to 2 cents per pound of food distributed, were collected to help offset the costs of gathering and distributing food. The fees added up to about $300,000 per year, according to a press release. Eliminating the fees means the food bank’s partner agencies can keep that money and use it to build their capacity to serve their communities. The fees were a remnant of the food bank’s early years as a loosely organized co-operative of local hunger organizations. Now, the food bank is the largest hunger-relief network in the five-county Southwest Florida area it serves. For more information, visit harrychapinfoodbank.org.

Back-to-School Fundraiser set for Saturday

Eva’s Closet & Foundation will host its Back-to-School Fundraiser on from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday at Palm City Brewing in Fort Myers. Entertainment will include face painting, Palm City Brewing sour beer releases, Food Coma’s food truck, live music with Premium Rock and raffle prize items. Eva’s Closet will be collecting new backpacks and back-to-school supplies at the event. Guest will receive a free beer if they bring a new backpack filled with three back-to-school supply items or a $15 gift card for Walmart or Target. For more information, visit www.evas-foundation.org or contact Eva’s Closet & Foundation  Founder Jessica Goodall at (239) 339-3216 or evasclosetince@gmail.com.

Guadalupe Center children served by free clinic

Faculty and resident students at the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry, NCEF Pediatric Dental Center, funded through the Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, spent two weeks in Immokalee operating a free clinic to serve children in Guadalupe Center’s Summer Enrichment Program. More than 160 kindergartners and first- and second-graders in Guadalupe Center’s Summer Enrichment Program received free screenings, fluoride treatments and sealants provided by residents and hygienists affiliated with UF’s dental school. The outreach team also demonstrated proper brushing techniques. In addition to the summer program, UF’s pediatric dental team visits Guadalupe Center’s Early Childhood Education Program four times during the school year for screenings, treatments, education and referrals. The UF summer clinic began June 25 and ran through July 6.

Project HELP receives funding for sexual assault program

Project HELP Inc. (PHI) has been selected to receive a grant from The Salah Foundation to support its sexual assault program forensic services over the next three years. PHI is the only certified rape recovery center and forensic collection facility for ages 13 and up in Collier County providing around the clock services to individuals who have been affected by sexual violence. In July 2010, PHI developed an in-house sexual assault forensic collection room, which provides the ability for immediate services to survivors in a completely private and secure location. The services include a forensic examination for evidence collection and immediate crisis intervention for the survivor, family or friends present to begin the healing process. PHI also provides replacement clothing for 98 percent of survivors who must relinquish personal items as part of the evidence collection process.

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