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Need to catch up on Southwest Florida business news? No problem. Here are the top stories of the week pulled from our daily newsletter, Gulfshore Business Daily.

Friday, Feb. 8


Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. will report its 2018 fourth quarter financial results before the market opens on Feb. 11. The company will host a conference call and webcast at 11 a.m. that morning to review the results. To access the conference call, interested parties may dial (323) 794-2591, conference ID 3270827 (domestic and international callers). Participants can also listen to a live webcast of the call 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 emailed to at any time up until 10 a.m. on Feb. 11. Management will answer as many questions as possible during the conference call and webcast (provided the questions are not addressed in their prepared remarks).

Thursday, Feb. 7


Innovation Leadership Forum 2019, presented by Level Up Coaching & Consulting, will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Town Center. The event will provide practical information and skills for organizations, executives, entrepreneurs, individuals and teams to grow in personal and professional success.

Presenters include Dr. Steve Smith, an organizational development tactician; Ismail Joseph, an expert on the millennial mindset; Tatiana Fortune, senior center director at Collier Senior Resources’ Golden Gate Senior Center in Naples; John Paul, founder and CEO of ICFO Consulting, Inc.; and Dr. Phil Phillips, a transformational leader, speaker, trainer and business consultant.

Tickets are $159 per person and include lunch. For more information and to register, visit or call (239) 603-7040.

Wednesday, Feb. 6


The Naples Bay Restoration and Water Quality Improvements at the Cove Project in Florida has received the Envision Silver award for sustainable infrastructure, designated by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. To reach silver status, a project must demonstrate that it delivers a heightened range of environmental, social, and economic benefits to the host and affected communities.

What began as a predominantly engineering issue dealing with sediment and its environmental impact, grew into an opportunity to provide a more comprehensive water quality enhancement for Naples Bay that also provides an interactive and aesthetically improved experience for Naples residents and guests, a press release states. The goals of this project were to restore and enhance the ecosystem and habitat, protect the environment and connect the public with Naples Bay. The city of Naples worked in close collaboration with Stantec to deliver the award-winning sustainable project.

Naples Bay and its contributing watershed have been dramatically altered by development over time. Associated with various water management projects, the watershed of Naples Bay has expanded from approximately 10 square miles in size to its current 160 square miles.

Tuesday, Feb. 5


Osprey Capital has created the Hoffmann Creative Agency, a comprehensive marketing company that will oversee all aspects of branding and advertising for Osprey Capital’s holdings as part of the Hoffmann Family Group, as well as take on new clients both nationally and regionally. The Hoffmann Creative Agency commenced on Feb. 1 and is being helmed by principals Erik Kellar and Sylvia Krivickova.

Kellar is the owner/principal of Erik Kellar Photography and former managing editor of visuals for the Naples Daily News and Krivickova is the founder of Merdeli Marketing.  While expanding to include the Hoffmann Family Group of companies, Kellar and Krivickova will continue to serve their existing national and regional clients, which include Publix; City Mattress; Bistro MD; Victoria Land Beauty; Mary Smallwood Design; and SWICFT Institute of Southwest Florida.

The Hoffmann Family Group’s Florida portfolio includes Sunmaster of Naples Inc.; Adelheidi’s Organics; NT&T; GlobalWorks Events & Destination Management; EventLuxSocial Celebration Planning & Design; WeddingLux Planning & Design; Signs & Things; The Bevy; and Naples Princess Cruises. The portfolio also includes extensive commercial real estate holdings, including Hoffmann Executive Suites. The Hoffmann Creative Agency will be located on Fifth Avenue South, within the Hoffmann Executive Suites.

Monday, Feb. 4


A group of Naples physicians, led by Dr. Brian Smith and Dr. Joaquin Hernandez (pictured), has partnered to open Sagewood Institute. Sagewood Institute will bring together expert health professionals from a variety of disciplines to help people look and feel healthy as they age by using cutting-edge research and techniques, a press release states. The institute will strive to educate professionals and the public on effective and proven peer-reviewed research on healthy aging. Ongoing lectures and seminars will occur throughout the year.

The grand opening for Sagewood Institute will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Feb. 21 at 801 Anchor Rode Drive, Suite 304, in Naples. Tours of the facility and procedure demonstrations will be available during the opening reception and afterwards by appointment. There will also be free gifts, free product samples, and drawings to win up to $500 in services.

To celebrate the grand opening, Sagewood is offering the first 100 members of the institute’s Founder’s Club a discounted annual fee of $1,200 (a $2,600 value). For more information, visit or call (239) 434-9710.

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