×
×
homepage logo
STORE

Business

Market Trends: Experts both optimistic, cautious about local real estate

news@breezenewspapers.com Area real estate is seeing the type of boom it hasn’t seen since 2005, with the prices of housing, commercial and office space climbing at near historical levels. Southwest Floridians who have been around a while likely remember what happened a few years after ...

Greater Pine Island Chamber Business After Hours Network at Night Sept. 15

The Greater Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business After Hours Network at Night Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Greater Pine Island VFW Post #4353 located at 8150 Stringfellow Road, St. James City. In addition to the VFW Post, the event will be co-hosted by ...

Island Centennial Bank working to ‘Stock the Fridge’

The Pine Island office of Centennial Bank is working to “Stock The Fridge” for front line workers with Lee Health. The bank is asking for item donations to help fill 5 bins currently located in the bank lobby, at 5551 Sunset Land, St. James City. Please stop by the branch and drop off any ...

Island CBD & Vape opens on Stringfellow

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com At the end of July, Alex Jordan opened his new CBD and Vape Shop in the old Wells Fargo building on Stringfellow Road. His greatest passion is in helping people who are currently in pain. He said he loves to educate and inform people who may not be familiar with ...

Brad Jessen receives Edward Jones awards

Brad Jessen of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Matlacha Isles recently earned three of the firm's awards for exceptional achievement in building client relationships. The Ed Armstrong award, Jim McKenzie award and Frank Finnegan award are named after firm legends who were dedicated ...

Winn-Dixie helping Pine Island Elementary

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Pine Island Winn-Dixie Manager Dan Loughren has announced that the grocery store chain's corporate office has integrated a program asking customers if they’d like to round up their bill total to the nearest dollar, or to donate an additional dollar or $5 ...

New operations manager joins the Randell Research Center

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com In mid-June, the Randell Research Center hired a new operations manager, Annisa Karim, who will replace Cindy Bear, as she is retiring. Karim, who has had a life-long love for the environment, is a wildlife ecologist. She holds a master’s degree in wildlife ...

It’s business as usual — for now

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Luretta Williams-Sims is patiently awaiting final word on whether sale on the building that houses her restaurant, Capt’n Con’s Fish House, will be closed, and whether she will be asked to vacate the premises. As it now stands, the sale closing is ...

Senior concierge service started on Pine Island

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Occupational therapist Jody Franke began her business, Pine Island Wellness at Home, because she has a passion to help those who need it to stay independent for as long as possible. With a heavy focus on senior concierge, Franke said it’s important to help ...