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Chambers across the country aim to address workforce issues

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council I just returned from Washington, DC where I spent two days with my Chamber colleagues from across the United States.  As a member of the Board of Directors for the […]

Keeping Your Business Relevant in a Technology Based Society

By Colleen Jorgensen, Sprint Corporate New systems are always being developed to help productivity and profits in your industry.  Many business like yours, have added technology to increase worker productivity, cut expenses, and add to the value of their business.  There are important steps to consider when deciding to add or upgrade your systems. Talk […]

Walkability ranks high on our community’s to-do list

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Last week I attended a phenomenal event about mixed-use development. The Mayor’s Symposium for Walkable Urban Communities featured speakers and panelists, all focused on making our community more walkable and […]

Lee Memorial Health System Celebrates Grand Opening in Bonita Bay

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Lee Memorial Health System on Wednesday, October 28th to celebrate the opening of their new facilities in the Bonita Bay Club Lifestyle Center. It is located at 26800 South Tamiami Trail, Bonita Springs, FL 34134. The new facility houses Lee Physician Group Integrative […]

How to decide to go to the cloud

By Stephan Gmelin, PCX Technologies, Inc. The most important question to ask yourselves is: Do I have a compelling business case? Circumstances where a compelling business case for cloud computing can be made are: Rapid Business Capacity & Scalability requirements Partner Collaboration – Information and services need sharing between participants, using a common collaboration process […]

Join The Food & Beverage Team at The Terraces at Bonita Springs

Season is right around the corner for restaurants in Florida, which means job openings are sprouting! The Terraces at Bonita Springs is currently accepting applications for the following positions: restaurant servers, line cooks and utility workers. The Terraces at Bonita Springs is a well rounded crew that believes it is only as strong as each […]

Bonita Springs Estero EDC Makes $102 Million Impact Over 4 Years

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Camuto Group, Discovery Day Academy, Global Tech LED, Shaw Development, Specialty Coatings, and more!  On October 6th the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council held its 2014-2015 Annual Meeting touting […]

Florida Kitchen Celebrates Grand Opening

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Florida Kitchen on Wednesday, October 21st to celebrate their grand opening, located in Miromar Outlets at 10801 Corkscrew Road, Suite H317, Estero, FL 33928. Florida Kitchen is Miromar Outlet’s newest restaurant, offering a range of authentic Floridian cuisine and Southern favorites including fresh […]

Recycling Pros

By John Benkert, MBA Chief Executive Officer, CPR Tools, Inc. The headline reads, “Fort Myers man’s junked iPad ends up at Georgia company” and the opening sentence is, “(INSERT YOUR NAME HERE)….wants to know how an iPad Air he thought was destroyed at a Lee County recycling center instead ended up with the owner of a […]

Can virtual credit cards make your business more efficient?

By CSI globalVCard Earlier this year, CFO Magazine reported on the growing need for more secure payments and cited virtual cards as the answer to many pains experienced by financial executives today, including security threats, costly paper checks and inefficient accounting processes. First let’s clear up the most important thing; What is a virtual credit […]