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Tue
27
Sep
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Cape Coral builder creates niche for success

In the early to mid part of the decade, many builders were just having a hard time keeping up with the work they had. Enter the later part of the decade and things came to a screeching halt. Homes were no longer being built, and builders had to become more diversified to stay afloat. Many could not endure the tough economic times. Those who have survived the economic rollercoaster are hoping they are finally starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Tue
27
Sep
CapeCoral.com's picture

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida ranked among the best in the U.S.

According to the report, as of the organization’s year-end on June 30, Southwest Florida volunteers logged 60,905 hours in the classroom during the 2010-2011 school year, and 10,079 students in 405 classes were served by Junior Achievement programs. The number of classes served by the local Junior Achievement office increased by 32.8 percent from the year before, a statistic that places the local office at 16 out of 124 offices nationally in terms of classroom growth.

Thu
15
Sep
Laura K. Koehn's picture

Cape Coral business owners receive “Good Samaritan” award for Thanksgiving Dinner

On Thanksgiving Day 2010, Allshouse and Cardoos closed their restaurant to the public and opened it to those in need of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. The event, labeled, “A Spirit of Giving”, was a resounding success. Over 100 people turned out to dine on traditional home cooked Thanksgiving favorites as; roasted turkey, Honey Baked ham, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, sweet potatoes, fresh baked rolls and of course pumpkin pie. The event also drew support from those in the community with over 120 people showing up to volunteer.

Fri
09
Sep
Laura K. Koehn's picture

Cape Coral Construction Industry holds round table to discuss future of local construction

With construction playing such a significant role in not only the national economy, but the local economy as well, Thursday night’s event was an opportunity for those in the construction industry to provide an insight as to where the industry is headed in this economy.

Thu
01
Sep
Laura K. Koehn's picture

Dixie Roadhouse employs unique approach in hiring staff

For years, owners, David Townsend and Lynn Pippenger have been opening bars and nightclubs around the United States including Texas and Chicago. For their new Cape Coral nightclub, the duo has brought some of their dedicated staff and consultants with them such as General Manager and Lynn’s “right hand”, Katie, and consultant Dale Malone. The rest of the staff will be local residents handpicked from a three- part process that was unique, creative, and entertaining, to say the least.

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