Skipping this Small Step Could Cause Big Delays in Selling Your Home

By: Sharon M. Green, Licensed Title Agent at Gulf Title Guaranty Agency, LLC. You may be surprised to learn that there are nearly 200 important tasks that a home seller’s real estate agent must do in order to successfully complete a sales transaction. However, there is one task in particular that can save everyone involved […]

The Value of Experiential Learning in College

By: Mrs. Nicole Roe, Marketing and Strategic Content Writer at Hodges University Steven Mintz, executive director of the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning and professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin, describes experiential education as a type of learning that “is largely an ‘add-on’” in higher education. “These real […]

BREXIT: What does it mean to your Intellectual Property in Europe?

By: Mark Nieds, Esq. By a slim margin, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU) last week. Via the European Union Trademark System and the European Patent Convention a trademark or patent owner had the ability to secure protection across all EU member states by a single, unified registration. Of course, EU […]

A Florida SBDC Success Story: CPR Tools, Inc. Fort Myers

CPR Tools, Inc. is a woman-owned small business, owned and operated by John and Sue Benkert. The Benkert’s began working for CPR Tools in 2004, John as a Senior Computer Scientist and Sue as the office manager.  There were seven employees when John started at CPR Tools. He quickly determined the company’s potential went beyond […]

9 Quick Facts about Newspaper Media

“9 Quick Facts about Newspaper Media” is full of information about the interesting ways in which newspaper media are expanding their digital reach and growing their social media presence, mobile use, and advertising opportunities. Under the 9 Quick Facts are supporting data points from comScore and Nielsen Scarborough on newspaper digital reach and categories of […]

Meet the Leadership Bonita Class of 2016-2017

Bonita Springs Area Chamber INSIDER By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council This week we welcomed our 18th Leadership Bonita program with 30 enthusiastic and committed individuals looking to learn and grow into the region’s next generation […]

Why Employers Need to Review Employment and Confidentiality Agreements in Light of the Newly-Enacted Defense of Trade Secrets Act

The Defense of Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”) was signed into law and creates a federal legal scheme for the protection of trade secrets. Previously, protection of this form of intellectual property was solely a matter of state law, unlike patent, trademark and copyright, which have always been matters of federal law. The DTSA has a […]

Young Professionals Announce 2016 ‘In Your Future’ Summit

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, CCE, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council This week I’d like to share with you a special event that our vibrant group of young professionals is planning. The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals are […]