Museum of the Everglades hosts exhibit on Trading Posts of South Florida
The Museum of the Everglades presents Trading Posts of South Florida, a historical overview of the people and places that shaped our region’s commerce and culture at the turn of the last century. The new exhibit launched Tuesday and will be on display through Nov. 28 at 105 W. Broadway in Everglades City. Trading Posts of South Florida focuses on locations in Collier County: the Storter General Store in Everglades City, the McKinney and Smallwood stores in Chokoloskee, Brown’s Landing in Immokalee and the W.D. Collier store on Marco Island. For more information, visit CollierMuseums.com
or call 239-252-8476.
Dr. Thomas Norman
FSW welcomes new vice provost for workforce programs
Florida SouthWestern State College
(FSW) has welcomed Dr. Thomas Norman as vice provost for workforce programs. Norman will provide leadership and strategic direction for FSW’s schools of Education, Health Professions, and Business and Technology and FSW’s Corporate Training and Continuing Education programs. In addition, he will provide leadership in aligning collegiate programming with emerging workforce needs in partnership with area businesses and community-based organizations. Norman has a doctorate in education policy and a master’s in public administration. Prior to joining FSW, he served as dean of University Extended Education at Minnesota State University. He also served as state director for Workforce Development in Minnesota; senior director for research, innovations and outreach; director of continuing professional education at the University of Minnesota; and the director/dean of community-based services at Dakota County Technical College.
Angelina’s Ristorante welcomes Williams
Angelina’s Ristorante welcomes James Williams as the new general manager. In his role, Williams will oversee operations, development, and the guest experience. Williams has 18 years of experience in hospitality management, leading teams in restaurants, bars, and nightlife destinations nationwide. This includes experience at upscale-dining establishments including The Ritz-Carlton’s Burlock Coast in Fort Lauderdale and Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants’ B&O American Brasserie in Baltimore, Maryland. Angelina’s is currently open for dine-in service, operating in compliance with capacity rules and Centers for Disease Control & Prevention guidelines. For more information, visit angelinasofbonitasprings.com.
Inn on Fifth Rolls Out ‘Peace & Quiet’ packages for remote workers
The Inn on Fifth
in downtown Naples is offering new “Peace & Quiet” packages for remote workers who need a break from their sometimes distracting, makeshift work-from-home settings during the ongoing pandemic. Available Sept. 6 through Oct. 29, the packages allow remote workers to utilize one of the hotel’s guest rooms as temporary “office space,” either just for the day (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), overnight, or for a multi-day retreat. Each package option includes benefits such as complimentary Wi-Fi and valet parking, use of the rooftop pool and fitness center, and other amenities. For more information on the “Peace & Quiet” package, call (239) 403-8777.
The Alliance for the Arts presents Food Truck Grab-and-Go event on Wednesdays
The Alliance for the Arts, a nonprofit visual and performing arts center in the heart of Fort Myers, presents Food Truck Grab-and-Go event each Wednesday, from 5-7:30 p.m., now through Oct. 28 at the Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. Food trucks rotate weekly. Pre-order for pickup is available for most trucks. For a full schedule and more information, visit ArtInLee.org/FoodTruck
CONRIC pr + marketing announces rebrand
CONRIC pr + marketing is unveiling a brand refresh after 13 years. The brand refresh incorporates a new logo, color palette, brand guidelines, website, podcast and more to come. The CONRIC team consists of graphic designers, content writers, brand strategists, digital marketing specialists, web developers, and media relations specialists with more than 280 years of combined industry experience. CONRIC’s #SWFLStrong podcast is an addition to the agency’s new brand. The podcast will build on CONRIC’s #SWFLStrong Facebook group, which the agency created to unite the community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like the social community, the #SWFLStrong podcast will feature local businesses, nonprofits and local influencers with the goal of connecting people and promoting our region. The biweekly podcast will air the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. on conricpr.com
and the SWFL Strong Facebook Group page. The premiere episode will debut on Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Vi at Bentley Village introduces newly redesigned website
Vi, a developer, owner and operator of 10 luxury senior living communities across the U.S., has launched a new website highlighting its unique properties, lifestyle opportunities and approach to health and wellness. This new site now also offers tools and expert resources designed to help seniors make informed decisions about their senior living options. Vi’s senior living community in Naples, Vi at Bentley Village, has a fresh website located here
. Designed to address the core questions and concerns of today’s seniors, the site features comparisons of industry models, multiple resources, easy user experience, and a modernized look and feel. To learn more, visit viliving.com.