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FIVE NEW FLIGHTS AT PGD
Punta Gorda Airport announced new year-round nonstop service through Allegiant to Rochester, New York; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Flint, Michigan; and Newburgh, New York; and seasonal nonstop service through Allegiant to St. Cloud, Minnesota. Service for Flint begins Oct. 6 and service for Milwaukee begins Oct. 13. Service for Rochester, Newburgh and St. Cloud begins Nov. 17. 
 
 
 
 
DR. KOLE NAMED A VP AT LEE HEALTH
Marilyn Kole, M.D., has been promoted to vice president of Clinical Transformation for Lee Health. Kole has assumed responsibility for the clinical quality functions of the medical staff and for reducing clinical practice variation across Lee Health’s hospitals by working in partnership with the medical staff and other health system leaders through the Clinical Collaboration Council. Kole joined Lee Health in 2000 and has served in a number of leadership roles. Kole earned her medical degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. She completed an internal medicine internship and residency—and served as chief resident—at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Kole also served as a United States Navy and Naval Reserve Hospital Corpsman.
 
 
 
 
HOUSING PLANNED FOR THOSE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Residential Options of Florida (ROOF) is collaborating with Immokalee Housing & Family Services (IHFS) to develop Immokalee’s first home specifically designed for supported living for individuals with developmental disabilities. Independence Place, as the project is called, will provide up to three adults with developmental disabilities a safe, accessible, affordable home in the Immokalee community. The development is the first of its kind in Immokalee. IHFS will provide expertise and connections to the community along with financial support to ensure success of the project. ROOF will serve as developer of the project. Technical assistance for the Predevelopment Loan Program is being provided by Florida Housing Coalition.

ECONOMIST TO ADDRESS ENTREPRENEURS
Economics Professor Christopher Westley, director of the Regional Economic Research Institute at Florida Gulf Coast University, will speak about Southwest Florida’s economy at a meeting of the Entrepreneur Society of America from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. on June 28 in Fort Myers. The meeting will take place at Endeavor Innovative Workspaces, 8831 Business Park Drive, No. 301, Fort Myers. Cost is $25 per person. Register at https://esoa15.wildapricot.org.
 
 
 
 
HODGES TO AFFILIATE WITH TCS EDUCATION SYSTEM
Hodges University has announced its intention to formally affiliate with TCS Education System. As an affiliate, Hodges will join a select group of independent, private non-profit institutions that includes The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dallas Nursing Institute, Pacific Oaks College, the Santa Barbara and Ventura Colleges of Law, and Saybrook University. Through affiliation with TCS, Hodges will gain access to operational support in 11 functional areas that include marketing, information technology, student account services, finance, and legal services. Hodges University will seek approval of the affiliation by its regional accreditor, the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Colleges (SACS COC) and other regulatory bodies, and is hopeful for an affirmative decision by early 2018.

HAHN LOESER LAWYERS ON COLLIER BAR BOARD
Hahn Loeser & Parks announced that two of its attorneys, Jamie B. Schwinghamer and Allison B. Christensen, have been sworn in for another year as members of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association’s board of directors. In addition to being selected as board members, Schwinghamer was named secretary and sponsorship committee chair, and Christensen was named membership committee chair. Schwinghamer concentrates her legal practice in the areas of probate, trust, guardianship and complex commercial litigation. Christensen focuses her practice on litigation and provides strategic counseling and legal advice on a variety of matters.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CAPE CORAL BUSINESSES
The August Gulfshore Business will include a feature article about economic development in Cape Coral. Cape Coral-based businesses that are looking to attract more business across the bridges should advertise in this important issue. For information, contact Rob Wardlaw, (239) 449-4145, rwardlaw@gulfshorebusiness.com.

WOMEN IN BUSINESS PROFILES
The August Gulfshore Business magazine will feature a section of Women in Business profiles, mini-article style advertisements presented in a prestigious, distinguished format in the Best of Business issue. For information, please contact Rob Wardlaw, associate publisher, (239) 449-4145, rwardlaw@gulfshorebusiness.com.

 
 
 
 
 
 
    
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
CHARITABLE NOTES
 
 
 
 
 
Supplies, volunteers needed for Heights Center’s outreach program
The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center is seeking individuals, businesses, churches and organizations to provide school supplies and volunteer for The Heights Center’s annual outreach program. The July 29 event, which will be held from 10 a.m. until noon at The Heights Center, will provide backpacks and school supplies for nearly 450 low-income children living in the Harlem Heights neighborhood. The center has a wish list that includes new and durable backpacks, highlighters, paper, USB flash drives, scissors, folders, crayons, pencils, glue sticks, markers, paper and notebooks.  Those interested in donating or volunteering can contact Melissa Barlow at (239) 482-7706 or melissa@heightsfoundation.org.  All donations are tax deductible.  Monetary donations can be made on the web at www.heightsfoundation.org/donate, or mailed to The Heights Center, 15570 Hagie Drive, Fort Myers, FL  33908.

Lascheid Memorial Scholarship winner named
The board of directors of the Foundation of Collier County Medical Society (CCMS) announce that Charlotte Gerrity, Naples resident and class of 2021 at Duke University School of Medicine, is the winner of their 2017 Dr. William Lascheid Memorial Scholarship for Medical Students. The $12,500 award recognizes future physicians who are Florida residents and have demonstrated excellence in community service, in memory of Neighborhood Health Clinic co-founder and CCMS Past President Dr. Lascheid. It is the second year the Foundation has provided this scholarship.

Florida Skin Center provides free pediatric skin checks
Florida Skin Center’s Lehigh Acres location commemorated Children’s Day with 104 complimentary pediatric skin checks on June 10. Young patients and their families filled two waiting rooms to play with toys, eat snacks, watch Disney favorites and blow bubbles with colorfully-dressed staff as they waited to be examined and treated for skin cancer, eczema, acne, dry skin and much more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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