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Realtors attend convention, trade show

In August, several realtors with VIP Realty Group traveled to Orlando for the annual Florida Realtors Convention & Trade Expo. It is a time for industry leaders to share their success strategies and a chance for real estate professionals to network and boost their business opportunities.

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Chamber to host virtual business meeting The Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce will hold its next business meeting virtually on Sept. 15 at noon via Zoom. The guest speaker is Lee Health Chief of Quality and Patient Safety Dr. Stephanie Stovall. She will provide a health ...

Pfeifer Realty Group presents top producers for month

Pfeifer Realty Group recently named its top producers for the month of July. Jeremy Conley was the top listing agent. Greg Demaras, Bill LeJeune and Conley were the top sales associates. With over 30 years of real estate expertise, Demaras is a state-licensed Realtor. He was the 2018 ...

John R. Wood Properties announces top producers for month

John R. Wood Properties announced its top producers for the month of July LeAne Taylor Suarez had the top pending sales. She acquired her Florida real estate license in 1992, working directly with the Real Estate Division of the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva. A full-time, full-service ...

SCCF presents priorities to legislative delegation

Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Environmental Policy Director James Evans presented the organization’s 2022 legislative priorities at the annual Southwest Florida Legislative Delegation meeting on Aug. 18 at Florida SouthWestern State College. The SCCF is focused on nine key ...

Chamber celebrates Captiva Spirits launch

Captiva Spirits Inc. launched its all-natural Key Lime Honey Vodka in February. On Aug. 18, the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce helped celebrate the occasion with a ribbon cutting at Matzaluna on Sanibel. Matzaluna is among nearly 30 Southwest Florida restaurants, bars and ...

TBE welcomes new staff members

Tarpon Bay Explorers, the official concession to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, recently welcomed new staff members to its working family. In an effort to provide excellent customer service, it filled three additional positions this summer, which include a naturalist and ...

Refuge welcomes WoW education intern

Kimi Birrer recently joined the team at the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel, thanks to funding from the “Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge. She fills the role of educator and bilingual interpreter for the Wildlife on Wheels mobile classroom and ...

Awards celebrate hospitality industry, top tourism professionals

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau held its 21st Annual Elaine McLaughlin Outstanding Hospitality Service Awards on Aug. 26 at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater in Fort Myers to honor tourism professionals and their extraordinary customer service and ...

DDWS attends chamber’s business luncheon

“Ding” Darling Wildlife Society-Friends of the Refuge representatives attended the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce's business luncheon on Aug. 11 at the Pink Shell Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach to network with the business community and learn more about water quality ...