TIF’s John Henry named a Distinguished Volunteer of the Year

John Henry, a positive force for The Immokalee Foundation for more than a decade, recently was named a 2018 Distinguished Volunteer of the Year by the Collier-Lee Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Henry, an emeritus board member for The Immokalee Foundation, has devoted countless hours of time to mentoring several students who have […]

Micro-Hospital unveiling event planned in Ave Maria

NAPLES – Ave Maria Development and Braden Clinic announce a Healthcare Technology Showcase & Micro-Hospital Innovation Center Unveiling Event to be held on Monday, March 18 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Ave Maria Town Center. The event is free and open to the public and will feature announcements on the new Braden […]

Oil Well Craft Beer in Ave Maria, named Best Beer Bar in Florida

The town of Ave Maria, is home to the state’s best beer bar according to a recent article in CraftBeer.com. Oil Well Craft Beer was ranked as the number one beer bar in Florida, as voted on by nearly 7,000 readers in the 2019 Great American Beer Bars survey. According to CraftBeer.com there are more […]

FCB announces name change at Chamber Meet and Greet

Florida Community Bank(FCB) has a unique story to tell when it comes to its history and formation. With roots tracing back to 1923, the legacy bank was the first bank established in Collier County. In January of 2010, Florida Community Bank was purchased by Bond Street Holdings Inc, a Miami-based holding company with over $740 […]

Taste of Immokalee selected as a Community Bag Program Beneficiary

Immokalee – Taste of Immokalee, a Benefit Corporation committed to providing hands-on business experience to youth desiring to break the cycle of poverty, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Community Bag Program for the months of February and March at the Winn-Dixie store in Immokalee. The Community Bag Program, which launched in January […]

Applications are open for Uncommon Friends Foundation Scholarships

FORT MYERS – The Uncommon Friends Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 school year student scholarships, which will be awarded to deserving individuals (including veterans, single parents, grieving youth, and the disabled) who are pursuing post-secondary degrees in education, law, technology, healthcare, technical, and other studies. The deadline for nominations is April 1, […]

Students First – IMS Principal Ryan Nemeth recognized

Immokalee Middle School (IMS) is celebrating the success of its leader in the way of digital innovation. On January 28, Principal Ryan Nemeth was recognized at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando as one of three Innovative Principal of the Year finalists in the state of Florida by the Florida Council of Instructional […]

Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactment set for March 1-3

IMMOKALEE – Seminole Shootout Battle Reenactments and concerts will highlight a three-day series of special events presented by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, March 1-3, in Immokalee. The Seminole Shootout was first performed in the late 1990s and brings together reenactors in soldier and warrior attire with authentic weapons and tactics, plus pyrotechnics to simulate […]

Super Bowl tailgate lunch for hungry and homeless

Super Bowl Weekend began early in Immokalee at Catholic Charities Diocese of Venice Soup Kitchen, Casa Maria. It was a “tailgate” party unlike any other. The multi-cultural community of Immokalee, most of whom think “soccer” when someone says “football” were treated to an all-American, football stadium-type meal of hotdogs, chili dogs and French fries served […]

TIF students learn about home construction and sales

Students enrolled in The Immokalee Foundation’s (TIF) Career Development program experienced first-hand the home construction process during a recent career exploration day hosted by Pulte Homes. The day began at Pulte Homes’ corporate office in Bonita Springs with a tour, which included Pulte’s Design Center. Students were then encouraged to roll up their sleeves and […]