NAPLES AUCTIONEER EARNS DESIGNATION
Naples auctioneer Sara Rose Bytnar of Scott Robertson Auctioneers has earned the Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS) designation from the National Auctioneers Association (NAA). The BAS designation signifies that an auctioneer has trained with leaders in the field of fundraising auctions, and has made a commitment to the industry. In addition to being auctioneers, those with a BAS designation are fundraising auction specialists. Less than 1 percent of the auctioneers in the country have earned the BAS designation. Bytnar, a third generation auctioneer, has been a licensed auctioneer her entire professional career and is an International Auctioneer champion. She is the past president of the Florida Auctioneers Association and a current active member of the National Auctioneers Association. Bytnar resides in Naples, Florida and travels the nation with Scott Robertson Auctioneers to consult and assist not for profit organizations in raising record setting funds for their respective charities. To learn more about Bytnar and Scott Robertson Auctioneers, visit www.thevoe.com.
CAREERSOURCE SWFL APPOINTS COMMUNICATION MANAGER
CareerSource Southwest Florida‘s communication department has named Janeth P. Castrejon as its new communication manager. Castrejon, who has been the social media coordinator for CareerSource SWFL, will enter her new role with three years of experience in the communication department. She will be in charge of planning and managing various events and outreach initiatives. Castrejon’s background includes three years of experience in the communications field. She will graduate in August with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications with a concentration in public relations from Florida Gulf Coast University.
WILSON JOINS EYE CENTERS OF FLORIDA
Dr. Carmen Wilson has joined Eye Centers of Florida. Wilson will practice full time at the Eye Centers of Florida Immokalee office located at 1320 N. 15th St., Immokalee. Wilson and many of the staff members in the Immokalee office speak both Spanish and English. Wilson attended Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. She completed an internship at New York Downtown Hospital and a residency at New York Medical College, where she served as chief resident at Westchester County Medical Center. Wilson returned to Atlanta, where she joined Morehouse Medical Associates at Morehouse School of Medicine and simultaneously earned her Master of Science degree in clinical research. She has published numerous publications and presented at local and international meetings. Wilson has participated in numerous medical mission trips in underserved communities in Brazil, Haiti, Turks and Caicos, and Jamaica. Wilson most recently worked in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Appointments may be made with Wilson by calling 888-EYE-APPT (888-393-2778).
IMPULSE CREATIVE MOVES TO BABCOCK RANCH
Impulse Creative Inc. has moved to new headquarters in the town center at Babcock Ranch, a solar-powered city just north of Fort Myers. The office is located in a building called The Hive, a recently unveiled remodel of the old Babcock Neighborhood School. Half of Impulse Creative’s design, development, sales and marketing experts are distributed throughout the U.S., so having a smaller office footprint allows the company to reduce its environmental impact and waste, a press release states. For more information, visit impulsecreative.com.
MORRIS JOINS MORRIS-DEPEW ASSOCIATES
Jack Morris has joined Morris-Depew Associates as an engineering project manager in the Fort Myers headquarters. He will be responsible for all professional aspects of engineering projects; coordination of other multidiscipline project team members; and supporting the engineering design of site and roadway improvements, water management, and/or utilities portions of large projects. Morris has nearly 20 years of industry experience, including work in engineering design, surveying, site construction and surface mining. He previously served as a project manager for an engineering firm in Southwest Florida. Morris earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Lawrence Technological University and graduated cum laude. He’s also been recognized for numerous Awards of Excellence from the Builders Exchange of Northwest Michigan.
BLOW DRY BAR OPENS IN NAPLES
She She on 5th Blow Dry Loft has opened at Fifth Avenue South in Naples. Situated on the second floor at 300 5th Ave. S., Suite 213, in Old Naples, She She on 5th Blow Dry Loft will be its first location in the U.S. Shelby Colston and Zach Frank co-own the business. Plans are underway for a grand opening in October. She She on 5th Blow Dry Loft is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will expand hours from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week in the fall. The She She on 5th’ announcement follows 2019 company expansions from New England Investment and Retirement Group, Salon East, Area Home and Design, La Trattoria and La Pescheria, all on Fifth Avenue.
The Heights Foundation receives $10,000 grant from Capital Bank Foundation
The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center received a $10,000 grant from Capital Bank Foundation for School Success programs. The grant will provide educational support and enrichment to more than 100 at-risk students in the organization’s summer camp and after-school programs. The Heights Foundation developed school Success Programs to address the challenges that may result from poverty, limited English proficiency and limited educational involvement, according to a press release. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40 percent below the county average.
Eva’s Closet to host Back-to-School Fundraiser at Momentum Brewhouse
Eva’s Closet & Foundation will hold its 2019 Back to School Fundraiser on July 28 at Momentum Brewhouse in Bonita Springs. The family-friendly event starts at noon and runs to 10 p.m. There will be face painting and raffles throughout the day. H-Anger Management Food Truck will be onsite and live music from Yabo Brothers band runs from 6-9 p.m. Eva’s Closet will be collecting backpacks and back-to-school supplies at the event. Guests will receive a free beer when they bring a backpack filled with three back-to-school supply items. All proceeds from the sales of Momentum’s special brew “Eva’s Ale” during the event will be donated to Eva’s Closet. For more information, visit www.evas-foundation.org.
Pace Center for Girls, Lee County to host Tides of Change fundraiser
Pace Center for Girls, Lee County will host Tides of Change from 6-9 p.m. on Nov. 8 at MarineMax in Fort Myers. The Tides of Change fundraiser supports academic and social services for middle and high school girls. The signature event is led by co-chairs John Agnew and Suzanne Boy with Boy Agnew Potanovic Law Firm. The Fort Myers Police Department has been named the North Star (title) sponsor of the event. A range of additional sponsorship opportunities are now available for the nautical-themed event. Ticket sales begin on Sept. 2, with admission of $200 per person. Proceeds will benefit Pace Center for Girls, Lee County. To purchase tickets or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, visit www.pacecenter.org/locations/lee or call (239) 425-2366.
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