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The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting in celebration of Marbella Design & Fabrics' new location at 2100 Trade Center Way. For more information about Marbella, call 597-6313 or visit www.marbellafabrics.com. 045p1_xlg.jpg
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Financial advisory firm celebrates 25 years

    Schlager, Sonntag and Levin is celebrating more than 25 years of business in the financial services industry in Southwest Florida. Full Story

Chamber, SCORE present free seminar about reorganization and liquidation

    Reorganization or liquidation is the unfortunate choice for more and more businesses and individuals in the current economic environment. A free seminar on the subject will be held from 9:30 a.m. Full Story

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   COURTESY PHOTO The staff at the new Pearle Vision office of Brigid B. Ogden, O.D., in Bonita Springs celebrated a ribbon-cutting with ambassadors of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. Full Story

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COURTESY PHOTO The staff at the new Pearle Vision office of Brigid B. Ogden, O.D., in Bonita Springs celebrated a ribbon-cutting with ambassadors of the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce. The office is in Audubon Plaza at 15495 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 124. 050p1_xlg.jpg
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   COURTESY PHOTO Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital has opened at 2700 Immokalee Road. The facility provides complete medical, surgical and dental care, from diagnostic procedures and surgery to pharmacy services and boarding kennels. Full Story

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Merrill Lynch offices, swimwear boutique open at The Mercato

    The Lutgert Companies welcomes Merrill Lynch offices and Swim 'n' Sport retail shop to The Mercato. Full Story

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COURTESY PHOTO Animal Oasis Veterinary Hospital has opened at 2700 Immokalee Road. The facility provides complete medical, surgical and dental care, from diagnostic procedures and surgery to pharmacy services and boarding kennels. The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce hosted the animal hospital's ribbon-cutting ceremony. 049p1_xlg.jpg
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BUSINESS MEETINGS

    . LivingInNaples.com is hosting a Spring Forward Business Expo from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the Italian American Club. Admission is free. For more information, call 272-7829 or e-mail Gerri@ livinginnaples.com. . Full Story

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Workhops coming up at FGCU

    "Who Moved My Cheese?" is a half-day workshop presented by the Florida Gulf Coast University Florida Institute of Government for managers and employees in private and public sectors. Full Story

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BUSINESS MEETINGS

    . The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly Business Before Business meeting on the fourth Thursday of the month. The February meeting begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 26 at BB&T at 12851 Bonita Beach Road. Full Story

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Exhibitor space available at TechXPO III in Bonita Springs

    The third annual TechXPO presented by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will be held from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Embassy Suites Fort Myers-Estero. Full Story

NEW IN BUSINESS

    . The Coffee Mill has opened in The Promenade at Bonita Bay in an 1,100-square-foot space previously occupied by Starbucks. Full Story

Workshops designed to help managers be better leaders

    The Florida Institute of Government at Florida Gulf Coast University offers two professional development workshops designed to help leaders and managers understand the effects they have on the people they lead. Full Story

BUSINESS MEETINGS

    . Lee-Collier Networkers meets for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Naples meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the fourth Friday of the month (next meeting Feb. Full Story

GAIN Class of 2009 ready to get to work

    The Leadership Collier Foundation's 2009 Growing Associates in Naples class begins next month. This is the second session of GAIN, the newest program offered by the foundation to help build a broad-based network of community leaders. Full Story

Sunshine Pharmacy knows the prescription for success

    Sunshine Pharmacy celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, marking a decade of service to Collier County and Southwest Florida. Full Story

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Financial planners, FGCU business students join forces for free financial consultations

    One hundred Southwest Florida residents will receive free professional financial checkups as part of a seminar presented by the Financial Planning Association of Southwest Florida. Full Story

BUSINESS MEETINGS

    . Lee-Collier Networkers meet for lunch once a month in Bonita Springs and also in Naples. The Bonita Springs meeting is at 11:15 a.m. on the second Thursday (Feb. 12) at the Elks Lodge on Coconut Point Road; $21 at the door (cash only). Full Story

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Platinum Total Fabricare owners celebrate 20 years

    Platinum Total Fabricare owners Joe and Sandy Waite are celebrating the company's 20th anniversary this month. Full Story

BUSINESS MEETINGS

    . The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce will hold its next Business After Five networking from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, at Big Cypress Market Place, which is four miles east of CR 951 on U.S. 41. Full Story

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BUSINESS MEETINGS

    . The Chartered Financial Analysts Society of Naples will host its fifth annual forecast dinner at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, at The Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club . Full Story

BUSINESS MEETINGS

    . Catch the Buzz holds its first networking event at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at Blue Sushi, 1170 Third St. S. in downtown Naples. There will be complimentary appetizers and happy hour drink specials as well as live entertainment. Full Story