EMV and the October 2015 Liability Shift – Are You Ready?

By Zach Maciosek, Sales Representative at Elite Payment Systems What is EMV? EMV, or Europay MasterCard Visa, is a fraud-reducing technology that can help protect issuers, merchants and consumers against losses from the use of counterfeit and lost or stolen payment cards at the point-of-sale. Imbedded Chip Layers of secure technology – Virtually impossible to counterfeit An […]

Straight A’s for Southwest Florida Legislators

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council This week I’d like to shine a light on a report that came out from the Florida Chamber of Commerce.  The 2015 Legislative Report Card grades and highlights how our Senators […]

Business Owners – Is There a Gap Between What You Have and What You Need for a Comfortable Retirement?

By: Michael Zoglio, a value-building consultant and mergers and acquisitions intermediary at Tower Hill Advisors with over 35 years of experience starting, buying and selling businesses for himself and clients. More information is available at www.towerhilladvisors.com. If you are like many business owners a substantial portion of your net worth may be tied to the […]

State Officials Take Note of Southwest Florida

By: Christine Ross, MBA, MS, IOM, President & CEO, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director, Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council As the momentum for businesses in Bonita Springs and Estero continues to build, our state leaders have taken notice. Over the past two weeks, three top state officials have visited Southwest […]

Christopher & Banks Celebrates Grand Opening in Estero

The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Christopher & Banks on Wednesday, July 8th to celebrate their grand opening in Estero. It is located at 10801 Corkscrew Road, Suite #61, Estero, Florida, 33928. Christopher & Banks is a specialty retailer of women’s clothing that offers updated classic styling in quality […]

Google Mobile Update & How It Affects Your Business

By Zach Katkin, President of Atilus   Google’s mobile update has far-reaching implications for your website and business. Although the effects will be limited in the short term, in the longer term Google’s making a clear statement and more aggressively pushing businesses in a specific direction than ever before. Read this quick and easy blog post to […]