Hoffmann Media Group Names Four New Executives

Hoffmann Media Group, the parent company of Florida Weekly, Florida Health Care News, and, has announced four new executive appointments. Angela Schvinski, Cindy Giles, and Alisa Bowman have been promoted to senior management roles. Also announced, Fort Myers native Melissa Vogt has joined the media group as market director for Lee County, Florida. “We’re pleased to have promoted Ms. […]

Florida’s GAME

Why golf still hits a hole-in-one in the Sunshine State

A few years ago when the Professional Golfers Association (the PGA) cited a report called the Florida Golf Executive Summary, the Sunshine State included 1,103 golf courses in its 67 counties the most in the nation. There may be a few more now, officials say. California only has 921, that state reports, even though California’s population of more than 39 […]

Collier teachers, staff, awarded $1M in Ian relief funds

The damage caused by Hurricane Ian has brought a heightened awareness to the lack of housing for school staff in Southwest Florida. Some teachers were unsure where they would live, their homes either leveled by Ian’s 150 mph winds or uninhabitable due to the storm surge that flooded large portions of Southwest Florida. Yet despite having lost their homes, their […]

Weather reports


Jan. 27, 2073, National Weather Service, Clewiston: EAST COAST: Meteorologists predict calm weather along Florida’s east coast from Homestead north to the Bay of Okeechobee this week. Conditions are expected to remain favorable for sunbathing on the region’s popular Atlantic beaches in Homestead, Kendall, Westchester, Cold Springs, Palm Beach Gardens and Belle Glade, with good boating and fishing over the […]

The new workplace


Are you one of the fortunate ones who can work from home? Roll out of bed in the morning and check in? Depending on your business, those days may be numbered. A recent Wall Street Journal headline sounds the warning: “More Bosses Order Staff Back to Office,” an entreaty to return to pre-pandemic times — or else. The work-from-home days […]

Give Where You Live Collier on Feb. 16 to include matching funds and prizes

The Collier Community Foundation has partnered, once again, with the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation to host the ninth annual giving day in Collier County, Give Where You Live Collier, starting at noon on Feb. 15 through noon on Feb. 16. The event gives 37 Collier County basic needs and education nonprofits a much-needed boost with donations, a $400,000 matching […]

Applications open for 2024 Leadership Collier Program

The Leadership Collier Foundation of the Greater Naples Chamber is now accepting applications for the Leadership Collier Class of 2024. Leadership Collier is a transformational community leadership experience for both participants and the organizations they lead. Through hands-on experiences and exclusive behind-the-scenes sessions, participants fully explore local government, education, economic development, the arts, and more. Class members will also hear […]

Hodges, Investment Concepts to present successful retirement seminars

Hodges Connect Professional Education and Training, and Investment Concepts present a series of three seminars about the many aspects of planning for a successful retirement. The February seminars will be held from 6-8 p.m. at Hodges University in Building H. Attendees will learn about strategies to manage day-to-day finances, tax reduction, and investment management. Additionally, attendees will learn about proper […]

County Commissioners are pricing families out of Collier


The acute lack of affordable housing for seniors, working middle- and low-income families was worsened last week, threatening the quality of life for all who live in Collier County. Florida has no state laws limiting the amount that landlords may ask for rent and does not require a specific notice period before raising rent. Last October, Collier County Commissioners passed […]

Women to tackle inshore saltwater fishing at Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing

The popular “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” University returns to the Gulf Coast March 18-19, for its saltwater inshore fishing seminar weekend at Bass Pro Shops Fort Myers. Hosted by the nonprofit Ladies Let’s Go Fishing Foundation, the event offers classroom instruction, hands-on fishing activities, conservation, networking and optional guided boat fishing. Perfect for women, men and teens who want to […]

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