Gulfshore Business Daily: November 1

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Soukup Strategic Solutions Founder and President Sheryl Soukup


Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. (BBGI) will report its 2019 third-quarter financial results before the market opens on Nov. 7. The company will host a conference call and webcast at 10 a.m. that morning to review the results. To access the conference call, interested parties may dial (334) 323-0522, conference ID 2175708 (domestic and international callers).  Participants can also listen to a live webcast of the call at the Company’s website at Please allow 15 minutes to register and download and install any necessary software. Following its completion, a replay of the webcast can be accessed for five days on the company’s website. Questions from analysts, institutional investors and debt holders may be e-mailed to at any time up until 9 a.m. on Nov. 7, 2019. Management will answer as many questions as possible during the conference call and webcast (provided the questions are not addressed in their prepared remarks).


Soukup Strategic Solutions Founder and President Sheryl Soukup


Soukup Strategic Solutions is partnering with the Administration on Disabilities (AoD) to facilitate listening sessions in 18 cities across the country. The purpose of these listening sessions is to collect data and identify priority areas of emergency preparedness and recovery for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The AoD is part of the U.S. Administration for Community Living and includes the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) and the Independent Living Administration (ILA). Together with Sidem, who will provide logistics support for the project, the AoD and Soukup Strategic Solutions will gather information from members of the community in each of 18 cities. This information will be used to identify areas in which the federal government can assist states in addressing priority areas of need for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to prepare for and recover from emergencies and disasters. For more information, visit



The Above Board Chamber of Florida will host “Time Management for Business” in Naples and Fort Myers. The Naples luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Hilton Naples. The Fort Myers event is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops. In Naples, the panelists are Marc Devisse, president of Tri-Town Construction, LLC; Claudine Leger-Wetzel, vice president of sales and marketing at Stock Development; and LaShaun Collier, marketing director for FGCU’s Small Business Development Center. The emcee will be NBC2 meteorologist Jason Dunning. In Fort Myers, Jeannine Joy, president and CEO of United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties, will emcee the discussion with panelists Christina Schwinn, a partner at Pavese Law Firm; Judy Maria Williams, owner of Spada Salon & Day Spa; and Cotrenia Hood, president of Steel Bleu. The cost to attend each event is $30 for members and $38 for nonmembers before Oct. 30 for the Naples event and Nov. 8 for the Fort Myers event. After those dates, it’s $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Lunch is included in the price. Register at or call (239) 910-7426.



Mark Strain, Collier County Hearing Examiner and chairman of the Collier County Planning Commission, will speak at the Naples/Ft. Myers Chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) monthly networking meeting from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 20, held at Shula’s Naples. Strain will be speaking about “The Future Growth of Collier County” and looking ahead at numbers, updates and trends for 2020.  IBERIABANK is the event sponsor. To register and for more information, visit  



The Community Foundation of Collier County announced the addition of three new members to the Board of Trustees.  Bradley G. Rigor, Allyson Richards, and Michael J. Schroeder joined the board for a three-year term on July 1, 2019. Former board members Kathleen Kapnick, T. Robert Bulloch, and Jennifer B. Walker became trustees emeriti. The The Community Foundation’s 20-member board of trustees stewards its strategic grantmaking and special initiatives as well as the growth of its philanthropic assets to benefit Collier County. For more information, visit



CaliBurger, a subsidiary of holding company Cali Group, is unveiling its first “CaliBurger 2.0” in Fort Myers. The restaurant features a new menu incorporating the most celebrated products from CaliBurger in the Washington, D.C., market and the CaliBurger Kitchen Lab in Pasadena, California. Guests to the new Caliburger 2.0 can order these new products on self-ordering kiosks incorporating PopID ( Additionally, for the first time, guests can watch two revolutionary robots cooking in the kitchen. CaliBurger guests can also play e-sports games on their mobile devices and watch the results on an interactive video wall. Recently, CaliBurger signed an Area Development Agreement to enter the Florida market in partnership with Jeff Burns and Tim Frederic, formerly a multi-unit McDonald’s operator. The new CaliBurger restaurant will open in November at 19800 Village Center Drive in Fort Myers.



Habitat ReStore Helps Build Affordable Housing

After receiving a record number of donated goods last fiscal year, the Habitat for Humanity ReStores in Lee County were able to help offset the costs of building 65 affordable homes. The ReStores accept gently used furniture, appliances and building materials from homeowners, contractors and businesses. These items are later sold to the public at a discount rate and 100% of ReStore profits are used to build or rehab homes for local families in Lee and Hendry Counties. With four locations in Lee County, the ReStore logged 18,846 donation drop-offs or pick-ups this year, an increase of 16% from 2017-2018. Donated goods can be dropped off at the ReStore, by scheduling a pick-up at or calling (239) 652-0388. Click here to see our list of accepted donations. 


Aielli Group & CMGA GOT YOUR SIX this November

Aielli Group restaurants and the 2020 Celebrity Martini Glass Auction F.A.M.E—celebrating a decade of support for film, arts, military and entertainment (F.A.M.E.)—present GOT YOUR SIX, a month-long fundraiser benefiting the CMGA’s Veterans Support Fund. Throughout November, Aielli Group restaurants will each be offering a special GOT YOUR SIX cocktail with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the CMGA’s Veterans Support Fund. The restaurants include Barbatella, Dorona, and Sea Salt. Dollars raised through the GOT YOUR SIX fundraiser benefit the Veterans Support Fund, established by the CMGA in 2018 as a  partnership with the Community Foundation of Collier County.


Lee County Tax Collector, Golisano Children’s Hospital check presentation.

Lee County Tax Collector office raises money for Golisano

Employees of the Lee County Tax Collector’s South Fort Myers service center off Pine Ridge Road near Fort Myers Beach sold candy bars for $1 each to raise $2,500 for Golisano Children’s Hospital. The Tax Collector’s office presented a check for that amount to a Lee Health Foundation administrator at the South Fort Myers service center. This is the third time the office has used candy to raise money for the hospital since the new facility opened in 2017, with the other fundraisers each raising nearly $3,000 and $4,000. This latest fundraiser took place over the past eight months.


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