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Gulfshore Business Daily: September 29

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RSW INTRODUCES MORE TOUCHLESS TRAVEL INITIATIVES

As part of the Lee County Port Authority’s Stay Safe – RSW Cares About You program, Southwest Florida International Airport and the Transportation Security Administration are introducing several recent touchless travel initiatives. The short-term parking lot includes a new ticket dispenser that operates with a hand wave instead of a button to push for a ticket and to open the gate. In addition to extensive cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the airport, other Stay Safe touchless initiatives include hand sanitizer stations, social distancing signage, floor markers throughout the terminal and Plexiglas shields at all customer touchpoints. In addition, the Transportation Security Administration’s “Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.” campaign launched mid-pandemic and features the proactive and preventative measures taken at security checkpoints to make the screening process safer for passengers and their workforce by reducing the potential for exposure. For more information, visit tsa.gov/coronavirus.
 

SOUTH STREET PLANS SECOND LOCATION AT FUTURE FOUNDERS SQUARE IN NAPLES

The second location of South Street City Oven Bar & Music will anchor The Point, a cluster of restaurants and retail shops planned in the 55-acre Founders Square mixed-use development on the southeast corner of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard in the Naples area. The restaurant and bar are targeted to open in late summer/early fall 2021, said Diana M. Pleeter, owner and president of South Street Restaurant Group. At 6,211 square feet, South Street will occupy the largest unit and be joined by about a dozen other businesses in the more than 38,000-square-foot The Point, expected to be dominated by local restaurants.  Since 2007, South Street’s original location has anchored Goodlette Corners retail center at Goodlette-Frank and Pine Ridge roads in Naples. 
 

BARRON COLLIERS COS. PLANS COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES

A new commercial development is planned for Immokalee Road at Orange Tree Boulevard in Golden Gate Estates. The three-way traffic light at the Immokalee Road entrance into Valencia Lakes and Citrus Greens at Orangetree residential communities eventually will be a four-way light when the proposed development is completed on the western edge of Immokalee Road. Property owner Barron Collier Companies is expected to begin work on the 19 acres by mid-2021, said David Genson, president of development for the Naples-based developer. Expect a mix of retail and possibly some medical uses to serve that area of the Estates, Genson said. On Sept. 17, the Collier County Planning Commission unanimously approved 180,000 square feet of commercial development on that wooded land there between Oil Well Road and Randall Boulevard. 
 

Homes in Ventana Pointe will offer 1,662 to 3,416 square feet of flexible living space.

PULTE ANNOUNCES NEWEST NORTH NAPLES COMMUNITY

Pulte Homes will soon offer a signature blend of construction homes in its newest community, Ventana Pointe. The new, private 37-acre North Naples community is located off Immokalee Road, just two miles east of Collier Boulevard. Expansive homesites provide ample space for indoor-outdoor connection, with homes featuring lake or nature preserve views. An amenity center featuring a sparkling pool and cabana will provide homebuyers with onsite choices for rest and relaxation. Ventana Pointe offers a selection of Pulte’s consumer-inspired, open home designs offering 1,662 to 3,416 square feet of flexible living space, with customizable floor plans and finishes. New construction single-family homes in Ventana Pointe will be offered from the upper $300,000s to $600,000s. Early next year, construction will commence on model homes that will illustrate Ventana Pointe’s one- and two-story home designs, with sales expected to be underway summer-2021. For more information, visit Pulte.com/VentanaPointe.
 

C’MON UNVEILS STEAM KITS FOR KIDS, SCHOOLS

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) is now offering classroom STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) kits rentals to the community. C’mon’s STEAM Kits are easy to transport, ready-to-go experiences for Pre-K through 4th graders. The kits are designed to enhance classroom or home lesson plans and delve deeper into the curriculum in a dynamic, hands-on way. Each STEAM Kit contains basic instructions, prompts for engagement, State Standard alignments, and comes with an easy inventory and packing list. They are designed to be used for up to 20 students at a time. Kits are fully sanitized by C’mon prior to rental. Rental Kits available include Kodo Kids Ramps, Bright Day Big Blocks, Brackitz, Keva Planks, and Discovery Ramps and Seesaw. Pricing varies from $35 for a one-day rental to $95 for a five-day rental. A $50 refundable deposit is required for all rentals. Prices are per kit. Depending on availability, you may rent multiple kits at one time. For more information, visit cmon.org.
 

DOCTORS LAUNCH ONLINE COURSE TO FIGHT CHRONIC INFLAMMATION, DISEASE

Tame Your Flame LLC, founded by chiropractors Dr. Louis Scoma and Dr. Eric Gerken, has launched an online e-learning platform at tamingyourflame.com to coach people on combating chronic inflammation, a leading cause of chronic diseases. Taming Your Flame is a series of five lessons that are self-paced. The program includes a self-assessment tool to determine a personal baseline, in advance of the taking the five courses, establish a plan and re-assess in the future. Upon completion of the online lessons, students will understand the tools and tactics for mitigating chronic inflammation. A certificate of completion will be issued upon successful completion of the online classes signed by both doctors. A free course introduction is available on the Taming Your Flame YouTube channel.
 

GINSBERG EYE NOW OFFERING DURYSTA

Dr. Barrett Ross Ginsberg of Ginsberg Eye is offering patients a new advancement in glaucoma treatment, an implant called DURYSTA, which can decrease how often patients have to visit the doctor as well as their pharmacy, according to a news release. DURYSTA is a dissolvable implant that consistently delivers medicine to the eye to help reduce eye pressure. Just one implant lowers eye pressure for up to 15 weeks, a news release states. It serves as a practical solution to help manage a condition that otherwise requires daily eye drops, routine pharmacy visits and frequent doctor follow-ups. For more information, visit ginsbergeye.com.
 

CHARITABLE NOTES

 

Artis—Naples supporters make $1 million matching gift pledge

In May, Artis—Naples then-board chair Kimberly K. Querrey and her husband, Louis A. Simpson, made a $1 million matching gift pledge to the organization, designed to match any new and increased gifts through Dec. 31. Gifts have ranged from $20 to $100,000, and more than one-third were under $500, said CEO and President Kathleen van Bergen. Additionally, Querrey and Simpson in 2016 made the largest single philanthropic commitment in the organization’s history, a $15 million lead gift for the Future─Forward Campaign for Cultural Excellence. This new gift and the matching funds will be used to continue supporting Artis—Naples operations and special initiatives related to the impact of COVID-19 as Artis—Naples reopens to the public. For more information, visit artisnaples.org.
 

TLC Marketing & Creative Services collection non-perishable food items

TLC Marketing and Creative Services will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Harry Chapin Food Relief Music Festival on Oct. 25 at Coconut Falls Tiki Bar and Grill.  Anyone can stop by the TLC office at 9148 Bonita Beach Rd., Suite 201, Bonita Springs, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to drop off non-perishable food items. All non-perishable donations will be accepted. For more information, visit tlcmarketing-events.com.
 

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