Gulfshore Business Daily: March 3

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David Collins

FIRST ALICE NATIONAL SUMMIT COMING TO COLLIER COUNTY

The United Ways of Collier County and Northern New Jersey will host the first National ALICE Summit from March 9-11 at the Hilton Naples, featuring ALICE experts from around the country and United Way Worldwide President Suzanne McCormick. ALICE is an acronym to describe residents who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained, and Employed. The ALICE Summit will explore topics such as understanding the business case for ALICE, how ALICE is critical to diversity, equity and inclusion strategies, how to develop effective workplace policies, and how best to share the ALICE message. Attendees will learn how policymakers, business leaders, and nonprofits are collaborating on solutions to reduce financial insecurity and restore economic mobility in their communities. Panels will discuss how ALICE and the Florida economy are intertwined, and the impact this growing demographic has had on business and the economy, both local and national. To register, click here.
 
 

David Collins

LEE HEALTH 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS ANNOUNCED

Lee Health announces the newly elected officers of its 2020 board of directors. David F. Collins has been elected as board chairman for 2020, Therese Everly has been elected as vice-chairman, Donna Clarke has been elected as treasurer, and Diane Champion has been elected as secretary. In addition to the officers, other board members include Dr. Stephen R. Brown, Dr. Sanford Cohen, Jessica Carter Peer, Chris Hansen, Nancy McGovern, and Stephanie Meyer. The board of directors’ primary goal is to set the mission and vision of Lee Health. The board of directors consists of 10 officials, from five districts, who are elected by the residents of Lee County. The board holds regularly scheduled public meetings to set goals and objectives and to hear recommendations from the health system’s administrative and medical staff. The public is encouraged to attend. Learn more at www.LeeHealth.org.
 
 

MYERS TO SPEAK AT SCORE SWFL AWARDS LUNCHEON

Jason Myers, chairman of Guerrilla Marketing, the global marketing brand pioneered by Jay Conrad Levinson in 1984, will present “How a Pinch of Inspiration, Perspiration, and Dedication Can Slingshot Main Street’s Small Businesses (and create more fun) in 2020 and Beyond” during the SCORE Southwest Florida Annual Awards Luncheon on March 16. Myers is a life-long “Guerrilla Marketer” and an owner/investor in several companies. He is also an inventor, serial and parallel entrepreneur, international speaker and best-selling author, and pilot. Myers will inspire local small business owners who worked with SCORE Southwest Florida volunteer mentors to start or expand their businesses and local government and business community leaders. During the luncheon, awards will also be presented to recognize successful business owners mentored by SCORE and SCORE volunteers. The invitation-only event takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Heritage Palms Golf & Country Club in Fort Myers. All Access Multimedia will video-record the program.
 
 

MIROMAR LAKES INTRODUCES NEW NEIGHBORHOOD

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club introduces Veneto, an intimate enclave of six beachfront Grand Estate Homesites offering mile-long water views and options for private boat docks. Grand Estate Homes are among the largest floorplans at Miromar Lakes. Veneto’s home sites are nestled along the lake and Miromar Lakes’ white-sand beach and are a short walk to the Botanical Park. Custom floor plans offer from 5,500 to over 6,200 square feet under air and 6,000 to over 10,000 total square feet. The plans include one- and two-story home designs with gourmet kitchens, luxury finishes, and expansive outdoor living areas. Divco Custom Homes, Gulfshore Homes, and Randall Mitchell Custom Homes are the preferred custom builders in Veneto. Divco is building a designer-furnished model home showcasing Miromar Lakes’ new Modern Architecture Collection. Homesites in Veneto are priced from $1.6 million. A Grand Estate Homesite is also available in the Lugano neighborhood on the Peninsula at Miromar Lakes. For more information, visit MiromarLakes.com.
 
 

Alisha Angeloff

MNMW TEAM MEMBER EARNS CPA LICENSE

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) team member Alisha Angeloff has earned her license as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Professionals who receive the CPA license must pass through four sections of the CPA exam within 18 months. This rigorous exam covers Auditing and Attestation; Business Environment and Concepts; Financial Accounting and Reporting; and Regulation. Angeloff earned her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting in 2012 and her master’s degree in accounting and taxation in 2014, both from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). She is a tax supervisor for the firm, having joined in 2012 and is also a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor.
 
 

LONDON BAY RENOVATION’S CONDO BUSINESS ON THE RISE

London Bay Renovation, a division of London Bay Homes, is on the rise, according to a press release. Today, while single-family renovations continue to increase for clients who prefer to remain in their existing home, luxury condo renovations now make up approximately 50% of the projects underway for homeowners who opt to re-envision their current home instead of buying new, the press release states. The London Bay Renovation team works to complete condo renovations within a six-month, spring-to-summer window so the residence is available when homeowners return for the season, Dan DiComo, business development manager for London Bay Renovation, said. Services range from partial interior renovations like kitchen and bath remodels to exterior enhancements like door and window replacements all the way to complete interior and exterior makeovers and room additions. The experience is complemented by London Bay Homes’ personalized design process through its Selection Studio. The 3,500-square-foot studio showcases the design trends from flooring and cabinet selections to countertops and appliances, so clients can enjoy a smooth renovation process all under one roof. For more information, visit www.LondonBay.com/Renovation.
 
 

WDG Architecture | Planning + Interiors rendering

ARCHITECTURE FIRM SHOWCASES DESIGN BASED ON SUSTAINABILITY

WDG Architecture | Planning + Interiors completed a rendering of its Florida Case Study Home to depict the sustainable design of the residence, located on the Gulf Coast of Naples. The design includes a rectangle volume that allows natural light and breezes to pass easily through interior spaces and a long, narrow three-dimensional shape from the overall house that gives way to the ingress of coastal breezes and sunshine. The white painting of the building’s exterior serves to reflect the heat away from the structure, more than any other color, according to a press release. Wood elements such as sunshade devises, columns and cladding regions are also used. Passive cooling, which decreases the temperature inside the building without mechanical assistance such as air conditioning, is paramount in the design of the house. Sunshade devices filter the sunshine, blocking some of the heat while harvesting the daylight, a press release states. Rainwater harvesting and rooftop photovoltaic panels further reinforce the sustainability of the residence. A crawl space catchment system allows the storage of runoff from meteorological events. The water is filtered for gray water, as used in utility sinks, toilets and for priming the swimming pool pump. This project serves as an example of how green design can boost the energy efficiency of a luxury residence in Naples. For more information, visit wdg-architecture.com.
 
 

CLIVE DANIEL HOSPITALITY COMPLETES CONDOMINIUM RENOVATION

Clive Daniel Hospitality has recently completed a total renovation of the building lobbies, corridors and social rooms for the two 16-story Vanderbilt Gulfside Condominiums in North Naples. Working in partnership with Jon Kukk, of Kukk Architecture & Design, Clive Daniel Hospitality provided total design services for this year-long renovation project. Each area was enhanced to include flooring, walls and ceilings layered in upgraded finishes. All new custom furnishings and lighting provided a luxury style while enhancing the owners and guest experiences, according to a press release. The design included Adnilem Barrera and Patricia Huamanchumo.
 

CHARITABLE NOTES

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic raises more than $76,000

Minnesota Twins players, coaches and alumni joined baseball fans and business sponsors Feb. 13 at the 22nd annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic at The Club at Gateway to raise $76,000 for the Integrative Medicine Program at the Regional Cancer Center. The event included golf with Minnesota Twins players, lunch, on-course refreshments, and hole-in-one prizes. A dinner and silent auction followed the tournament for players and non-players. The Integrative Medicine Program at the Regional Cancer Center. The Center’s Integrative Medicine Program was created in response to higher rates of cancer survival and patients living longer and incorporates traditional services like physical rehabilitation, peer counseling and dietician services with therapies such as acupuncture, reiki and others. The Center has received accreditation with commendation from the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. For information on supporting the Regional Cancer Center and events such as the Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic, visit LeeHealthFoundation.org.

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