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Welcome to the lazy days of summer

August 18, 2009
By DONNA JO RUSCIK, President, Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce


Here they come, those final and most welcome lazy days of summer.

Children are still filling each day with new wonderment, that only summer can bring. Many young adults are soon to finish their summer internships or summer jobs and prepare to head back to college. Parents are preparing their children to go back to local schools. Some parents are even sending their youngsters to school for the very first time. And finally, every family is attempting to squeeze every last drop of summer fun that the season has to offer by scheduling the last of the summer vacations. August is one of those months where there are few community events, no national holidays and everyone just gets a chance to unwind.

OK, the moment’s over! With MangoMania behind us, your chamber is gearing up for Florida’s Creative Coast weekends beginning in November and more importantly, the return of part-time residents and visitors.

The chamber building and grounds have been going through a sprucing up over the last few months that will be completed before the year is out. How about your business? If you have a store front or office, when was the last time you walked in with the eye of a consumer? By far, one of the simplest things that any business can do is to take the time for a proper cleaning, top to bottom and remove the clutter. Maybe put on a fresh coat of paint or update what’s hanging on your walls. While nostalgic items can provide impromptu stories for visitors, dusty ones are, well, just dusty.

How about your brochures and business cards? Do they need a new look? If you need help with any of these tasks, look to your chamber directory and consider members first.

We are pleased to list the following businesses that joined the chamber in June and July:

— Barbara Lindsay, Artist, Bokeelia, 340-8688

— Bokeelia Cracker Cafe’, Russ Smith, 13924 Stringfellow Road, Bokeelia 282-2850

— FineMark National Bank and Trust, DJ Ruscik, Trust Associate, 12681 Creekside Lane, Fort Myers, 461-5962

— Papyrus Documents and Design, Raymond Dailey, Cape Coral, 458-1797
 
 

 

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