Job Posting: Receptionist / Office Assistant

About us:

We are a local and family operated Restoration Company. We have been in operation for 15 years and we are looking to expand our office with a reliable person who is motivated, dependable and is willing to learn.

Summary:

The Receptionist/ Office Assistant will be responsible for answering incoming calls, taking payment information, making collection calls, typing, filing, and using our specific systems.

Duties are as follows:

  • Answer incoming calls in a calm and professional manner. Take complete and accurate messages for immediate dispatch. Answer questions about scheduling or current jobs.
  • Assist Office manager with day to day activities.
  • Assist Estimator with scheduling and communications.

Position Requirements:

  • Must have excellent attendance and always be on time.
  • 1+ Year office experience (construction field preferred)
  • Verbal, written communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Organization and multi-tasking skills and ability to prioritize workflow according to demand.
  • English required (Bilingual in Spanish is preferred)
  • Typing and internet experience
  • Available Monday through Friday 7:30am-4:00pm

To apply: email your resume to Jen@Servpro9126.com

Two39 Work opens coworking space in Bonita Springs

CONTACT:
Nina Barbero, Communications Coordinator
(239) 992-2943
Nina@BonitaSpringsChamber.com

Bonita Springs, Fla. (February 13, 2019) – Two39 Work held a ribbon cutting and grand opening February 11 with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. It is located at 24301 Walden Center Drive, Suite #300 in Bonita Springs.

The 15,000-square-foot-space offers monthly memberships ranging from the use of a single desk to large private suites. The space includes a large conference center, meeting rooms, private phone booths, collaborative work spaces, a game room and lounge area.

Brian Samelson is one of the founders of Two39 Work, and he believes the space’s comfortable work environment will help its members build a successful company culture.

“Starting with our name and reflected in everything we do, we believe in Southwest Florida,” said Samelson. “In launching Two39 Work, we have consulted area businessmen, educators, and leaders to ensure that we launch Two39 with an offering that best serves the needs of the strong entrepreneurial community of Southwest Florida.”

To learn more about membership, visit Two39Work.com or call (731) 327-2677.

ABOUT THE BONITA SPRINGS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Five-Star Nationally Accredited Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce strives to serve members, promote a region where business can grow and prosper, and enhance the quality of life of the Bonita Springs area. The Chamber is thankful for support from its annual partners: Digital Marketing Agency, Lee Health, Naples Daily News / The Banner, NCH Healthcare System, Physicians Regional Healthcare System and The News-Press Media Group. The Chamber operates a Visitor Center at 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive in Bonita Springs, Florida Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (239) 992-2943 or visit BonitaSpringsChamber.com.

Job Posting: Data Entry Design Coordinator

Collins & DuPont is an internationally recognized full-service, concierge style design firm consisting of the most talented and awarded designers in the industry.

Our firm offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401K with matching, profit sharing, paid vacations, and employee appreciation events.

We are currently seeking a full-time Data Entry Design Coordinator with an Associates of Arts degree. Qualified applicants should be able to perform the following tasks:

·         Prepare/print proposals and corresponding profit analysis and analyze the report for accuracy.

·         Prepare and print purchase orders.

·         Check receiving log daily and mark goods received on designers form of follow up.

·         Work closely with Purchasing Agent to ensure timely receipt of all goods.

·         Maintain job schedules with input from Design Assistant and Designer/Project Leader.

·         File and upkeep of client notebooks. (i.e. construction and furniture books).

·         Maintain client files.

·         Prepare written correspondence.

·         Process job orders and delivery tickets for client deliveries. Coordinate with Customer Service.

·         Order memo samples and track same.

·         Assist with project deliveries.

·         Assist with any other miscellaneous data entry support as needed.

Compensation is based upon experience and ability.

Visit our website at: https://collins-dupont.com/jobdetails/.

Qualified applicants can apply direct at: vsmith@collins-dupont.com.

Shine Direct Primary Care hosts open house

Shine Direct Primary Care recently held an open house and ribbon cutting with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce to share information about its services with community members. The direct primary care office is managed by physician Dr. Frances Romero, and is located at 24830 Burnt Pine Drive, Suite #3 in Bonita Springs.

Patients at Shine Direct Primary Care pay a monthly fee for 24/7 access to a physician, including office visits, phone calls and virtual video visits. According to Dr. Romero, her patients also receive access to low-cost laboratories, imaging and medications.

Shine Direct Primary Care is accepting new patients. It is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn more at ShineDPC.com or call (239) 237-5688.

ABOUT THE BONITA SPRINGS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Five-Star Nationally Accredited Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce strives to serve members, promote a region where business can grow and prosper, and enhance the quality of life of the Bonita Springs area. The Chamber is thankful for support from its annual partners: Digital Marketing Agency, Lee Health, Naples Daily News / The Banner, NCH Healthcare System, Physicians Regional Healthcare System and The News-Press Media Group. The Chamber operates a Visitor Center at 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive in Bonita Springs, Florida Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (239) 992-2943 or visit BonitaSpringsChamber.com.

Medical marijuana center opens in Bonita Springs

Curaleaf recently celebrated its grand opening in Bonita Springs with a ribbon cutting coordinated with the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. The medical marijuana dispensary and treatment center is located at 11721 Bonita Beach Road Southeast.

To be eligible to receive medical marijuana, patients must be Florida residents who have been diagnosed with a qualifying condition and are registered with the Medical Marijuana Use Registry by a certified physician. Curaleaf is currently offering an in-store promotion to buy one product and receive 50 percent off of the second.

The storefront is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Learn more at Curaleaf.com or call (239) 980-6842.

ABOUT THE BONITA SPRINGS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Five-Star Nationally Accredited Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce strives to serve members, promote a region where business can grow and prosper, and enhance the quality of life of the Bonita Springs area. With the support of annual partners including Lee Health, Naples Daily News / The Banner, NCH Healthcare System, Physicians Regional Healthcare System and The News-Press Media Group, the Chamber is able to focus on its mission of community development. The Chamber operates a fully staffed Visitor Center at 25071 Chamber of Commerce Drive in Bonita Springs, Florida Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (239) 992-2943 or visit www.BonitaSpringsChamber.com.

2019 Candidates for Board of Directors

Robert Bachman has been a Bonita Springs resident for 32 years. Bob received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Iowa State University. Former president of Weitz Properties, he currently owns WBG SW Florida. A BSU board member since 2000 and current board president, Bob has served previous terms as president, vice president and treasurer. He has served as director and treasurer of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber, director of the Bonita Springs Rotary, and a member of the Bonita Springs Board of Realtors.

Richard Ferreira,a Bonita Springs resident since 2004, graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University. He then attended the Suffolk University School of Law. Richard served in the United States Army before becoming captain of the East Province Police Department in Rhode Island. Richard served on the Bonita Springs City Council from 2006 to 2010, spending two of those years as deputy mayor.

Edward FitzGerald, a resident of Worthington Country Club in Bonita Springs since 1992, has a bachelor of business administration from Pace University. He is a retired NYC deputy fire chief. Edward is a Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District commissioner. Edward also was a licensed building inspector and president of Hallmark Home Inspections.

Pamela Kossian, a Bonita Springs resident since 2013, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from San Francisco State University and an MBA in finance from University of San Francisco. She is a retired vice president and investment manager from T. Rowe Price Company. She served as vice president and senior portfolio manager at Northern Trust Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank. Pamela serves as a Center for Lifelong Learning Lecturer and Advisory Board member at Hodges University in Naples. She was appointed by the mayor of San Francisco to the Citizens Advisory Board on wastewater issues.

Vincent Marchesani, a Bonita Springs resident since 2006, is a retired vice president of global chemical company Basell. He has a Ph.D. in environmental, health and safety management with a concentration in water supply and wastewater management from Rutgers University, and a master’s degree in environmental engineering and science and bachelor’s degree in biological sciences/biochemistry, both from Drexel University. Vince has served on the BSU Board of Directors since 2017. An active member of the Bonita Springs Technical Advisory Board, he has also served as chairman of the VillageWalk of Bonita Springs Safety Committee.

Bob Moore,a Bonita Springs resident since 1971, attended Roxbury High School in New Jersey and vo-tech and fire tech schools in Orlando. He served as a truck and heavy equipment mechanic for N.J. Power and Light and Kelly Tractor before becoming owner of B&L Auto in 1972, where he maintained BSU trucks, trailers and tractors. Bob served on the board of directors of Community Congregational Church.

Betsy Morrison,a Bonita Springs resident for five years, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University of Oxford, Ohio.She currently works in sales with Trinity Commercial Group in Estero. Previously, she was a principal of Morrison Capital Advisors and prior to that, a development consultant for West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation. Betsy serves on Bonita Bay Club’s strategic planning committee. She serves on the finance committee of the Rhode Island Country Club and was previously treasurer of the club. She also worked in facilities and capital planning for Bayside YMCA and was a financial coach for the Capital Good Fund. In addition, Betsy served as a Guardian of Elder for the Rhode Island Volunteer Guardianship Program.

Fred Partin,a Bonita Springs resident since 1981, served as executive director of Bonita Springs Utilities, Inc. for 34 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Barry University. He was recognized as Bonita Springs Citizen of the Year and as Bonita Springs Chamber Director of the Year. Fred served as trustee of Florida American Water Works and as vice president of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. He also served as commissioner of the Estero Fire District and as president of the Rotary Club of Bonita and its foundation, as well as a trustee of the CREW Land and Water Trust.

Jude Richvale moved to Old Bonita in 1998. Jude graduated from SUNY New Paltz in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He has taken various software classes, including Esri, Oracle, Sun, GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and Unix. He is a vice president/senior consultant with GIS DBA. He has served as a GIS architect for Pacific Gas and Electric Company and New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP Upstate Reservoirs). Since 2013, Jude has served as a director of Citizens for a Better Bonita. He is a senior member of the Bonita Tropical Fruit Growers Club, since 1998.

Robert Sharkey, a Southwest Florida resident for 33 years, graduated from the Southwest Criminal Justice Academy and studied ethics and hostage negotiation at St. Petersburg and Osceola community colleges. He retired as a lieutenant after more than two decades with the State of Florida Department of Corrections and is a state-certified hostage negotiator. Robert has been a BSU board member since 2009, and has served as secretary. Robert was appointed to the Lee County Coastal Advisory Board and is a member of the Bonita Beach Improvement Association and Lee County Republican Club. Robert is a past member of the Bonita Springs and Estero chambers of commerce, Bonita Elks and Eagles, Florida Police Benevolent Association and Florida Hostage Negotiators.

FSW Spring Open House Week

Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) will host its Spring 2019 Open House week at all campuses Feb. 19-21.

Prospective students, their families and the community are invited to attend to learn what makes FSW a perfect college choice. Faculty, staff and FSW students will be available to answer questions about academic programs, student support services, financial aid, study abroad, honors programs and campus life.

Attendees will also receive a promo code to apply to FSW for free and will be entered to win a scholarship.

Spring 2019 Open Houses are scheduled for 3-5 p.m., Feb. 19-21, at the following FSW campuses:

•          Tuesday, Feb. 19, FSW Collier Campus, 7505 Grand Lely Drive, Naples

•          Wednesday, Feb. 20, FSW Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda

•          Wednesday, Feb. 20, FSW Hendry/Glades Curtis Center, 1092 East Cowboy Way, LaBelle

•          Thursday, Feb. 21, FSW Thomas Edison Campus, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers

Guests are encouraged to register in advance. For more information or to register for an FSW Open House, visit www.fsw.edu/admissions/events.

Premier Commercial, Inc. February Sales/Leasing Report

Premier Commercial, Inc., recently closed the following transactions in Lee County:

LEASES

DaVinci Realty, LLC leased a 1,637 +/- SF office located at DaVinci Center: 28901 Trails Edge Blvd, STE 202, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 to Florida Men’s Vitality Center, Inc. (Matt Stepan, CCIM and Andrew DeSalvo, MBA of Premier Commercial, Inc. negotiated the transaction).

Highland Building Partners, LLC leased a 1,049 +/- SF office located at 9001 Highland Woods Blvd, STE 5, Bonita Springs, FL 34135 to RF Connect, LLC. (Matt Stepan, CCIM and Andrew DeSalvo, MBA of Premier Commercial, Inc. represented the Landlord).

Hyatt Corporation leased a 579 +/- SF office located at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort: 5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 to Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. (Matt Stepan, CCIM and Andrew DeSalvo, MBA of Premier Commercial, Inc. negotiated the transaction).

Hodges University Named Gold Military Friendly School for 2019-2020

Hodges University has once again been named a Military Friendly school. The university earned the highest rank, gold, for this distinction. Of the over 8,800 schools considered nationwide, 766 earned this designation. Hodges University is one of only two schools that earned the Gold rank in the state of Florida.

“We recognize and value our veterans for their service to this great country,” said Leticia Pizarro, manager of Veterans Services for Hodges University. “Nearly 12 percent of our total student population has served, and we want to help them and their families make that transition from military to civilian and academic life.”

Hodges University has the Dr. Peter Thomas Veterans Services Center on both its Naples and Fort Myers campuses. It’s a place where veteran students can get answers to education questions and referrals to community resources. The university also offers VA work-study positions, ongoing events, and priority parking on both campuses.

To earn the Military Friendly designation, a school must meet or exceed a set of criteria in the areas of student retention, graduation, job placement, loan repayment, persistence, and loan default rates for all students, especially student veterans.

Hodges University, a regionally accredited, private nonprofit institution founded in 1990, prepares students to leverage higher learning in their personal, professional, and civic endeavors. With over 10,000 graduates having a 93 percent rate of continued success in careers, Hodges is recognized for developing programs that are uniquely designed and delivered to serve a diverse adult learner population. With campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida, Hodges provides flexible day, evening, and online classes taught by world-class faculty for undergraduate and graduate degrees. Hodges is also designated as a Hispanic serving institution, and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU). More information about Hodges University is available at Hodges.edu.

Physicians Regional Healthcare System Awarded Designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center

Physicians Regional Healthcare System (PRHS) is pleased to announce that it has been designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by the Agency for Healthcare Administration (AHCA).

This designation is based on standards set by the AHCA that distinguishes hospitals with infrastructure, staff, and training to receive and treat patients with all types of strokes.

Scott Lowe, Market CEO for PRHS said, “We are proud to receive this designation from the Agency for Healthcare Administration. To enhance our commitment to deliver a higher level of stroke care to all patients in our community, we are pleased that two of the area’s finest neurointerventional radiologists, Dr. Mazen K. AbuAwad, and Dr. Nasser Razack, have joined our medical staff, and will lead our Comprehensive Stroke Center.”

Dr. Mazen K AbuAwad, M.D., Neurointerventional Radiologist at PRHS adds, “Having the right team of experts and the technology to quickly evaluate and initiate treatment along with proper post-discharge recovery is essential. It is gratifying for me to have that ability to help patients heal from stroke and restore as much functionality as possible.”

“With a stroke, you must have the ability to act quickly and efficiently due to the time-critical nature and complexity that exists,” said Nasser Razack, M.D., Neurointerventional Radiologist at PRHS. “This designation from AHCA helps ensure our patients receive the highest level of care while reducing risks.”

In addition to its designation as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, PRHS is also a 3-time recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines.

Stroke accounts for about 1 out of every 19 deaths, ranking No. 5 among all causes of death in the United States, according to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. On average, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds; someone dies of a stroke every four minutes; and 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.