Gulfshore Business Daily: Aug. 23

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Jackie Fair


Gulf Coast Village has hired Jackie Fair as administrator for Palmview, a 130,980-square-foot assisted living and memory care facility. Palmview is part of Gulf Coast Village’s full continuum of care for adults over age 62. Fair previously served as executive director with The LaSalle Group and was responsible for oversight of Autumn Leaves of Estero, a family-owned and operated assisted living memory care community. Prior positions include executive director for Brookdale Senior Living, executive director and senior resident care director for Emeritus Senior Living, and health and wellness director for Brookdale Senior Living. Fair earned an associate degree from Lorain County Community College and became a Licensed Practical Nurse after completing her studies at Central School of Practical Nursing in Ohio. She is credentialed through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and has completed advanced training and education through the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Assisted Living Federation of America.



Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. (BBGI) Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of its Class A and Class B common stock. The dividend is payable on Oct. 7 to shareholders of record on Sept. 30. While the company intends to pay regular quarterly cash dividends for the foreseeable future, all subsequent dividends will be reviewed quarterly and declared by the board of directors at its discretion. For more information, visit



Cloud9 Float Spa has opened at 13710 Metropolis Ave., Suite 104, Fort Myers. The float spa includes two dream pods and one float room. The family behind Cloud9 has also owned Platinum PEO Resources for more than 24 years. The float rooms have about 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt to 300 gallons of water and are heated to 93.5 degrees, in order to make the body feel weightless as the salt rids body toxins. For more information, visit



Miromar Outlets announces the new location and store expansion of the Levi’s Outlet Store. The denim brand moved to Suite 318 and approximately doubled in size going from 3,249 square feet to 5,929 square feet. The Levi’s Outlet Store in Miromar Outlets carries clothing and accessories for men and women. Call (239) 948-5384 for more information. Miromar Outlets was the first shopping mall built in Estero, according to a press release, and has received more than 60 awards during the past 21 years, including Best Factory Outlet Mall and Best Shopping Experience, in addition to Best Place to Buy Shoes in Southwest Florida. The shopping center has also received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence as the No. 1 Attraction in Estero as rated by visitors.



Mercola celebrates its 22nd anniversary in Cape Coral after moving to Southwest Florida from Chicago three years ago. Currently, the company employs more than 100 employees in Cape Coral, from marketing and content positions to accounting and IT. It plans to open a retail store and marketplace on the first floor of its building that will be open to the public and provide organic clothing, supplements, foods and more. Developing its campus further, Mercola looks forward to initiating regenerative farming practices locally over the next few years. For more information, visit or



Evelyn Cannata has established. Etiquette by Evelyn. Etiquette by Evelyn provides individuals and organizations with consulting services regarding social and business ethics, creating and polishing brand identity, and international cultural differences. Cannata is a Naples-based national and international business consultant. She started her career in New York, working in the medical field and corporate development. She relocated to Naples in 2004 with New York-based clients including Tribeca Events’ “Autism Speaks to Wall Street,” an annual celebrity chef gala. In Naples, Cannata has worked with Home & Design Magazine, Naples International Film Festival from conception to Artis—Naples ownership, the NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival, and Silverspot Cinema. She has volunteered for organizations including Naples Community Hospital and the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Cannata currently serves on the board of the Latchkey League. For more information, call (239) 250-7283 or email


“Little Captain” by Marina Dieul, a featured artist of Marine Arts Gallery.


Marine Arts Gallery opened the doors to its new location at Promenade at Bonita Bay on Aug. 1. A venue of original fine art and collectibles is at 26841 South Bay Drive, Suite 152, in Bonita Springs. Marine Arts Gallery carries 19th-century marine paintings, as well as still life, floral work and contemporary pieces from marine artists whose work has been displayed throughout the country. Established by Russell W. Kiernan in Salem, Massachusetts in 1968, Marine Arts Gallery has evolved into the oldest gallery of marine-exclusive paintings in the U.S., according to a press release. Now, Peter Kiernan will run the gallery exclusively from the Promenade. For more information, visit



Cypress Cove receives grant for art education program

Cypress Cove has been awarded a grant from the Florida Blue Foundation for funding of a year-long resident distance learning program provided through the Cleveland Museum of Art. The program, beginning this January on the HealthPark Florida 48-acre life plan community campus, features monthly visual arts learning classes presented by an educator from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Classes, given live via interactive videoconferencing, will allow participating residents to communicate in real time with class instructors.


Children’s Advocacy Center’s Rescue Runway chairs announced

The Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) announces Cole Peacock, CAC board president, and Jessica Walker, CAC board member, are co-chairing the agency’s inaugural Rescue Runway fundraiser held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 9 at Bell Tower Shops in Ft. Myers. CAC invites the community to bring their rescue dogs (all dogs welcome) to enter into contests and walk down a runway at Bell Tower’s center court. Contests for will be held for Best Costume, Owner Lookalike, Trick, Kisser and Ugliest, along with a crowning of King & Queen Rescue Royalty. Featuring judges Norman Love of Norman Love Confections, Jen Galloway of Gulf Coast Humane Society, and Deputy Chance, a rescued dog and member of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. For more information, call (239) 939-2808 or visit


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