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Visiting Mr. Green opening at The Laboratory Theater of Florida

FORT MYERS, FL (March 15, 2018) - The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents “Visiting Mr. Green,” opening on April 13th at The Laboratory Theater of Florida. This show is sponsored by Ella Nayor and Jeffrey Cull. Having almost hit 86-year-old widower Mr. Green, Ross Gardiner is charged with reckless driving. He must now complete a…

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Visiting Mr. Green opening at The Laboratory Theater of Florida

FORT MYERS, FL (March 15, 2018) – The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents “Visiting Mr. Green,” opening on April 13th at The Laboratory Theater of Florida. This show is sponsored by Ella Nayor and Jeffrey Cull.
Having almost hit 86-year-old widower Mr. Green, Ross Gardiner is charged with reckless driving. He must now complete a form of community service and visit Mr. Green every week for the next six months. Though both men are quick to resent these forced visits, their conversations soon reveal family secrets and past hardships. A story of acceptance and open-mindedness, replete with charm and poignancy.
 
“…this is a two-person gem.” – Denver Post
“There is a level of intelligence and compassionate understanding here which exceeds what we expect to find in the category of sentimental comedy entertainments…“ -Talkin’ Broadway
Local favorite Michael Hennessey (The Best Man),  who plays Mr. Green, says “Visiting Mr. Green transcends the ‘gaps’ between young and old, gay and straight, parent and child by immersing us in their one unifying common thread, love. You will love this play.”
 
The internationally-loved play also stars Brandon Somers (Burn This) and is directed by artistic director Annette Trossbach, who selected the play for this season because of its honest, hopeful, poignant portrayal of two men who have found themselves marginalized for different reasons and eventually find common ground and friendship. “Conservative Jewish Mr Green doesn’t want anything to do, at first, with energetic and modern Ross Gardiner. But tolerance leads to acceptance and then leads to their embracing of one another and a revaluation of who each of them are. The show is a gentle reminder that, through openness, peace and kindness are possible.”
 
Visiting Mr. Green plays from April 13th to April 29th at the Laboratory Theater of Florida. Performance dates are as follows:
April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 8pm
April 22, 28, 29 at 2pm
Tickets are available to purchase on Brownpapertickets.com or by calling the box office at 239-218-0481. For additional savings, guests may purchase a 2017-2018 Season Pass.
 
 
 

Calling All Animal Lovers: Leadership NEXT to visit Specialized Veterinary Services on April 10th

Guests to network, tour the facility, hear more about operations and about the organizations partnership with CROW. FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 27, 2018) – Leadership NEXT, a professional organization for advancing business leaders in Southwest Florida, brought to you by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will host its next program on April 10th…

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Guests to network, tour the facility, hear more about operations and about
the organizations partnership with CROW.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 27, 2018) – Leadership NEXT, a professional organization for advancing business leaders in Southwest Florida, brought to you by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will host its next program on April 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. at Specialized Veterinary Services (SVS) at 9500 Marketplace Road in Fort Myers. This program comes at a perfect time as National Pet Day is the very next day!
The program will offer guests the opportunity to network and tour the 24-hour, state of the art emergency hospital specializing in individual care for pets. Services include advanced imaging, internal medicine, interventional radiology, neurology, surgery and animal rehabilitation. SVS is also a drop off location for distressed or injured wildlife. CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife) evaluates their status and treats them so they can be released to their natural habitat. Guests will also learn more about this partnership and how they are helping wildlife in Southwest Florida through research and conversation medicine.
The April program sponsors are Pool Pros, Inc. and Stevens Construction. Leadership NEXT is free to attend for members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and $10 for future members. Refreshments will be provided. All guests are encouraged to register in advance at www.fortmyers.org.
Leadership NEXT is a premier networking group for advancing professionals in Southwest Florida. More than 50 guests representing a variety of businesses and industries throughout the region regularly attend the monthly programs designed to provide valuable information and foster collaborative working relationships. Programs take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. The location will change every month based on the program topic. Follow Leadership NEXT on Facebook to learn more.
About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce:
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. represents over 900 businesses, professionals, and individuals throughout Lee County. The Chamber provides opportunities for members to network with other business people, participate in meaningful committee work, become better educated through various Chamber-sponsored programs and communicate one-on-one with community leaders. Ten percent of all membership dues are returned to the community for education-related projects, scholarships, and workshops. To learn more, visit www.fortmyers.org.
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Colleen DePasquale, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, 239-332-2930 ext. 210, 239-822-2271 (cell) or colleen@fortmyers.org
 
 
 
 
Stephanie Davis
Director of Events & Marketing
 
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239-332-2930, ext. 213

Frank retires after 15 years of service as Sanibel Captiva Community Bank chairman

  FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 4, 2018) – Lyman Frank III has retired after 15 years of service as chairman of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s board of directors. A retired banker on Sanibel since the mid-1980s, Frank will remain on the board as a director. David Owens, CPA, president and CEO of Midland IRA Inc.…

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Frank retires after 15 years of service as Sanibel Captiva Community Bank chairman

 
FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 4, 2018) – Lyman Frank III has retired after 15 years of service as chairman of Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s board of directors. A retired banker on Sanibel since the mid-1980s, Frank will remain on the board as a director.
David Owens, CPA, president and CEO of Midland IRA Inc. and 1031 Tax Free Strategies LLC, has assumed chairmanship on the board. Owens has served on the bank’s board since the bank opened in 2003.
“Lyman has been with SanCap Bank since day one and we are truly appreciative of his unwavering service and dedication,” said Craig Albert, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank president and CEO. “We look forward to David’s service as our new bank chairman.”
Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has two locations on Sanibel and five additional locations in Fort Myers. The bank is nationally ranked in the top 20 as a best-performing community bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,500 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with $415 million in total assets, and generates the highest return on equity of all Florida banks in excess of $155 million in total assets.
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s professionals provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential loans. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, safe deposit boxes, and a full array of online banking products and services, including electronic statements, mobile banking apps, CardValet, online bill pay, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit www.SanCapBank.com.
 
 

Application deadline approaching for Junior Achievement’s CEO Academy at FGCU Applications open through April 18 for rising high school juniors, seniors

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 4, 2018) – Entrepreneurial, business-minded teens still have time to register for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s popular CEO Academy, a weeklong summer camp in which students learn the basics of starting and operating a successful business. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 18.   The CEO Academy is open to…

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Application deadline approaching for Junior Achievement’s CEO Academy at FGCU Applications open through April 18 for rising high school juniors, seniors

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 4, 2018) – Entrepreneurial, business-minded teens still have time to register for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s popular CEO Academy, a weeklong summer camp in which students learn the basics of starting and operating a successful business. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 18.
 
The CEO Academy is open to rising high school juniors and seniors from Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties. Under the guidance of experienced local business leaders, entrepreneurs and Florida Gulf Coast University professors, participating students work in project teams to develop a unique business concept and comprehensive business plan. Students can expect lessons in economics, entrepreneurship, ethics, finance, global economy, marketing and international trade.
 
The one-week camp runs from June 4-8 at FGCU’s Emergent Technologies Institute, located at 16301 Innovation Lane in Fort Myers. Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
 
Thanks to generous supporters, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that college scholarship money will be awarded to each student on the winning team for the business plan competition held at the camp’s conclusion. A distinguished judging panel consists of past Junior Achievement Laureates, who themselves are exceptional entrepreneurs and have been recognized for making a significant contribution to the economic development of Southwest Florida while adhering to high moral and ethical principles. This opportunity offers students invaluable knowledge and experience from successful business leaders and entrepreneurs, which provides an excellent addition to a college application and the chance to participate in future Junior Achievement events.
 
Interested students may apply by visiting Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s website, www.JASWFL.org, or calling the office at 239-225-2590. There is a $100 application fee, which is fully refundable if the student is not selected.
 
 

Fort Myers Miracle, Hammond Stadium to host April 14 qualifier for Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 4, 2018) – Hammond Stadium, home of the Fort Myers Miracle, is hosting a sanctioned qualifier for the 2018 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. The top male and female participants at the Saturday, April 14 competition in Fort Myers will claim a seat at the nationally…

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Fort Myers Miracle, Hammond Stadium to host April 14 qualifier for Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 4, 2018) – Hammond Stadium, home of the Fort Myers Miracle, is hosting a sanctioned qualifier for the 2018 Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
The top male and female participants at the Saturday, April 14 competition in Fort Myers will claim a seat at the nationally televised Independence Day competition in Coney Island, N.Y.
“A trip to the ballpark isn’t complete unless you eat a hot dog – it’s a tradition,” said Chris Peters, president and general manager of the Fort Myers Miracle. “Hopefully the ambiance at Hammond Stadium helps these competitive eaters get in the mood to break some records!”
Last year, Nathan’s Famous held its inaugural Southwest Florida qualifier at Germain Arena. The top male contestant, Pablo Martinez, downed 25½ hot dogs and buns during the 10-minute competition, and the top female contestant, Mary Bowers, consumed 10 hot dogs.
Both local qualifiers finished 12th in their respective divisions at the international championship on July 4, 2017. Joey Chestnut claimed the men’s title after consuming 72 hot dogs in 10 minutes, while Miki Sudo downed 41 hot dogs to earn the women’s championship.
Hammond Stadium’s gates will open at 4:25 p.m. on April 14, with the Hot Dog Eating Contest set to begin at 4:30 p.m. The Miracle play the Tampa Tarpons at 6 p.m.
Vouchers for free game tickets and parking will be available April 11-13 at Nathan’s Famous’ Fort Myers location, 11150 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 100. To register for the Hot Dog Eating Contest, visit MajorLeagueEating.com.
The April 14 Miracle game also features a Brian Dozier bobblehead giveaway. For a complete schedule of games and promotions, visit MiracleBaseball.com or call 239-768-4210.
 

Generous Bike Club Donates to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida

Fort Myers, FL) April 4, 2018- The Ronin Riding Club of Southwest Florida paid their annual visit to Ronald McDonald House Charities® twice over the weekend of March 24-25.  The Saturday visit was part of the group’s annual Poker Run – and the Sunday visit was to tour and deliver a year’s worth of fundraising…

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Generous Bike Club Donates to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida

Fort Myers, FL) April 4, 2018- The Ronin Riding Club of Southwest Florida paid their annual visit to Ronald McDonald House Charities® twice over the weekend of March 24-25.  The Saturday visit was part of the group’s annual Poker Run – and the Sunday visit was to tour and deliver a year’s worth of fundraising proceeds.  With this year’s check for $14,921.26 and a generous donation of gas cards, the Ronin Riding Club has exceeded $50,000 in donations to RMHC.
 

Visiting Mr. Green opening at The Laboratory Theater of Florida

FORT MYERS, FL (March 15, 2018) - The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents “Visiting Mr. Green,” opening on April 13th at The Laboratory Theater of Florida. This show is sponsored by Ella Nayor and Jeffrey Cull. Having almost hit 86-year-old widower Mr. Green, Ross Gardiner is charged with reckless driving. He must now complete a…

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Visiting Mr. Green opening at The Laboratory Theater of Florida

FORT MYERS, FL (March 15, 2018) – The Laboratory Theater of Florida presents “Visiting Mr. Green,” opening on April 13th at The Laboratory Theater of Florida. This show is sponsored by Ella Nayor and Jeffrey Cull.
Having almost hit 86-year-old widower Mr. Green, Ross Gardiner is charged with reckless driving. He must now complete a form of community service and visit Mr. Green every week for the next six months. Though both men are quick to resent these forced visits, their conversations soon reveal family secrets and past hardships. A story of acceptance and open-mindedness, replete with charm and poignancy.
 
“…this is a two-person gem.” – Denver Post
“There is a level of intelligence and compassionate understanding here which exceeds what we expect to find in the category of sentimental comedy entertainments…“ -Talkin’ Broadway
Local favorite Michael Hennessey (The Best Man),  who plays Mr. Green, says “Visiting Mr. Green transcends the ‘gaps’ between young and old, gay and straight, parent and child by immersing us in their one unifying common thread, love. You will love this play.”
 
The internationally-loved play also stars Brandon Somers (Burn This) and is directed by artistic director Annette Trossbach, who selected the play for this season because of its honest, hopeful, poignant portrayal of two men who have found themselves marginalized for different reasons and eventually find common ground and friendship. “Conservative Jewish Mr Green doesn’t want anything to do, at first, with energetic and modern Ross Gardiner. But tolerance leads to acceptance and then leads to their embracing of one another and a revaluation of who each of them are. The show is a gentle reminder that, through openness, peace and kindness are possible.”
 
Visiting Mr. Green plays from April 13th to April 29th at the Laboratory Theater of Florida. Performance dates are as follows:
April 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 8pm
April 22, 28, 29 at 2pm
Tickets are available to purchase on Brownpapertickets.com or by calling the box office at 239-218-0481. For additional savings, guests may purchase a 2017-2018 Season Pass.
 
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Art in the Gardens Opens at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

      Art in the Gardens Opens at Edison & Ford Winter Estates FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 3, 2018) -- On April 8 from 2-4 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host the opening reception for the 10th annual Art in the Gardens. The outdoor exhibit features handmade sculptures made by school children from a…

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    Art in the Gardens Opens at Edison & Ford Winter Estates
FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 3, 2018) — On April 8 from 2-4 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host the opening reception for the 10th annual Art in the Gardens. The outdoor exhibit features handmade sculptures made by school children from a dozen Lee County schools. The sculptures are made from recycled materials and will be displayed in the gardens around the museum through May 6.
Each year, teachers and Edison Ford staff develop a different theme. This year’s theme is “Star Spangled Gardens” so each sculpture will have a patriotic look and feel, incorporating stars, stripes and red, white and blue colors.
The opening reception and exhibit are free (does not include tours of the homes, lab or museum). For more information, visit EdisonFordWinterEstates.org or call 239-334-7419.
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Dr. Stephen Prendiville Honored Among America’s “Top Doctors”

FORT MYERS, FLA., April 3, 2018 – Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen A. Prendiville has been named one of the nation’s “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. in New York. It is the fourth consecutive year that Dr. Prendiville has been recognized for the honor in the Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery specialty,…

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Dr. Stephen Prendiville Honored Among America’s “Top Doctors”

FORT MYERS, FLA., April 3, 2018 – Fort Myers Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen A. Prendiville has been named one of the nation’s “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. in New York.
It is the fourth consecutive year that Dr. Prendiville has been recognized for the honor in the Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery specialty, which includes surgery of the ear, nose, throat, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and related structures of the head and neck.
Dr. Prendiville, who also is the Medical Director of the Assuage Luxury Spa in Fort Myers and Naples, is the only Fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers who is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  He has performed more than 5,000 surgical procedures during his 17 years of practice in Fort Myers.
Selections are made through a national survey of physicians and hospital administrators conducted by Castle Connolly, an independent research and information company that is the nation’s leading provider of information on top physicians.  After the votes are tallied, Castle Connolly ensures that the physicians meet the company’s criteria, which include board certification, years of experience in their specialties, and a clean disciplinary record.
He is the first surgeon in Southwest Florida to be honored with the “RealCare Promise Badge” for excellent patient service.  The award is presented by RealSelf, the leading online community that helps people make confident choices about elective cosmetic procedures.  Dr. Prendiville is a consistent reviewer of questions posed online by RealSelf visitors and has achieved Distinguished Member status as well as recognition with the RealSelf 500 award honoring physicians who have an outstanding record of consumer feedback and providing valuable insights to questions asked online by consumers.
Dr. Prendiville is recognized nationally as a facelift expert with more than 20 articles published in medical journals and he has served as guest editor for Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America.
He is the past president and secretary/treasurer of the Florida Society of Facial Plastic Surgery, an association consisting of 250 facial plastic surgeons in the state.
Dr. Prendiville graduated with his M.D. degree with high honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and served his residency at Georgetown University.
He was awarded a Fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Louis University in Missouri, where he was a clinical instructor in the St. Louis University Department of Otolaryngology.
All surgeries are performed at Dr. Prendiville’s state-of-the-art Surgical Center adjacent to his office in South Fort Myers at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive, Suite A.  The Surgical Center is accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (AAAASF), which is the largest accrediting body for outpatient surgical facilities in the United States. For more information about Dr. Prendiville, please visit his website at www.drprendiville.com.
 
 
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Art in the Gardens Opens at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 3, 2018) -- On April 8 from 2-4 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host the opening reception for the 10th annual Art in the Gardens. The outdoor exhibit features handmade sculptures made by school children from a dozen Lee County schools. The sculptures are made from recycled materials and will be displayed…

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Art in the Gardens Opens at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 3, 2018) — On April 8 from 2-4 p.m., Edison & Ford Winter Estates will host the opening reception for the 10th annual Art in the Gardens. The outdoor exhibit features handmade sculptures made by school children from a dozen Lee County schools. The sculptures are made from recycled materials and will be displayed in the gardens around the museum through May 6.
Each year, teachers and Edison Ford staff develop a different theme. This year’s theme is “Star Spangled Gardens” so each sculpture will have a patriotic look and feel, incorporating stars, stripes and red, white and blue colors.
The opening reception and exhibit are free (does not include tours of the homes, lab or museum). For more information, visit EdisonFordWinterEstates.org or call 239-334-7419.