Hodges University and BB&T to Provide Financial Literacy to SWFL Community May 30

Hodges University is pleased to announce the BB&T Bank Bus will be returning to the Fort Myers campus for the second year in a row to provide community residents with valuable information regarding financial literacy and financial planning. “We are excited to bring the BB&T Bank Bus back to Hodges University. This is a great [ Read more → ]

Valerie’s House Announces Opioid Grief Support Group for Children

New support group to meet growing number of community losses through overdose FORT MYERS, Fla.–-Valerie’s House, Inc., a Southwest Florida nonprofit helping grieving children work through the loss of a loved one, announces a new support group for children and families who have had a family member die due to the growing opioid crisis in [ Read more → ]

Valerie’s House Settles into New Home

New facility retains homey feel of local children’s grief center FORT MYERS, Fla.–-Valerie’s House, Inc., a Southwest Florida nonprofit helping grieving children work through the loss of a loved one together, has relocated to a home in downtown Fort Myers in order to serve the growing need for services in the community. The previous Valerie’s [ Read more → ]

Karen Anderson chairs Dress for Success SW Florida women’s employment program

Dress for Success SW Florida is pleased to announce that the successful Women Empowered Through Employment Series (WETES) will resume this year. Introduced in 2017, this original program provides mentors for women and builds awareness in the community, and strives to create partnerships with other non-profits. The six week program kicks off with an orientation [ Read more → ]

Amenity center now open at D.R. Horton’s Entrada community

Amenity center now open at D.R. Horton’s Entrada community CAPE CORAL, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2018) – A resort-style pool with lap lanes and a spacious clubhouse boasting 4,900 square feet of air-conditioned space are now open to residents at the D.R. Horton Southwest Florida community of Entrada in Cape Coral. Food and drink, music and [ Read more → ]

The Higdon Group named to prestigious Entrepreneur 360 list

The Higdon Group named to prestigious Entrepreneur 360 list The Higdon Group has won distinction on the 2017 Entrepreneur 360 List as one of the best privately owned businesses in America. The magazine annually identifies small businesses like The Higdon Group that master the art and science of growing a business. “It says we are [ Read more → ]

Dress for Success SW Florida’s Shop for Success Attended by More Than 400 Women

Shopping extravaganza to continue at Dress for Success headquarters on December 16 More than 400 women shopped at Shop for Success, Dress for Success SW Florida’s eagerly awaited annual signature shopping event. On Friday, November 10, at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, shoppers purchased mostly new or gently used clothing and [ Read more → ]

Bellisimo Salon celebrates 20 years in business

Fort Myers salon weathered the Great Recession and hurricanes due to its friendly culture and staff expertise FORT MYERS, Fla., December 5, 2017 –Bellisimo Salon, Inc., an AVEDA Concept Salon located in Fort Myers, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The locally owned business is a boutique salon offering top of the line personalized [ Read more → ]

Valerie’s House children’s quilt to be displayed on Capitol Hill, across SW Florida

Handmade quilt to commemorate lost loved ones The children of Valerie’s House, Inc., a Southwest Florida nonprofit helping grieving families, have created a traveling Children’s Grief Quilt that will be displayed starting the month of November at several businesses and schools in the area as well as in Congressman Frances Rooney’s office in Washington, D.C. [ Read more → ]

Valerie’s House to Host National Speaker on Children’s Grief

Panel of students will also speak at event recognizing National Children’s Grief Awareness Day FORT MYERS, Fla., October 30, 2017 –Valerie’s House, Inc., a Southwest Florida nonprofit helping grieving children, is hosting a special breakfast presentation in celebration of National Children’s Grief Awareness Day on Thursday, November 16. Andy McNiel, former Executive Director of National [ Read more → ]