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 […]

Celebrating a Decade of Good Health in Ave Maria

Tomorrow, September, 15, Tropical Smoothie in Ave Maria, located at 5072 Annunciation Cir, Ave Maria, FL 34142 will celebrate its 10th year of being in business. During this anniversary celebration, Phong Ho, owner and local resident, will be offering $0.99 SMOOTHIES with any food purchase ALL DAY and cellphone pop-sides to all who purchase smoothies. […]

HCN receives $10,000 grant from Suncoast Credit Union Foundation

Naples – Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida (HCN) has received a $10,000 grant from the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation to support the expansion of its Ronald McDonald Care Mobile program. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile is a mobile pediatric office that travels to schools and neighborhoods to deliver dental care and medical screenings to the […]

U.S. Treasury approves Florida’s Low Tax Opportunity Zones

Immokalee, Golden Gate, and Naples Manor Will Benefit The federal government has just designated Immokalee, Golden Gate and Naples Manor as Low Tax Opportunity Zones, which will encourage long-term investment and job creation by reducing taxes for businesses that create jobs there. The designation, approved June 14, by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will […]

First1Bank has opened an Immokalee branch

May 29 was the day for the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the First1Bank of Immokalee. The banks current President, Cary Soud said it took 94 years to get a full service bank in Immokalee.The new bank is located at 316 North 15th Street in Immokalee. The newly designed bank compliments the […]

Lipman Farms Annual 5k backpack giveaway

Last Saturday, April 21, Lipman Family Farms held their annual 5k backpack walk/run. Participants who were not up to a 5k, walked/ran a mile. Each participant received a bright green shirt that was easy to be noticed by traffic. While the milers got to tour a short part of Immokalee, the people who raced the […]

New business opening soon

There are two Immokaleans who want to do good in their community and would like to invite the community to meet them and their business at a Grand Opening on Saturday, December 16 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. They are Dr. Christina Calderon-Carrillo, DOM, AP, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Physician of Acupuncture, Owner of […]

Chamber offers monthly forum for Immokalee information

It was a big monthly meeting for the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce May 4 at Lozano’s Restaurant. The CRA’s Christie Betancourt invited everyone to the May 18 joint Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the MSTU board meeting at the Seminole Indian Casino on May 18. Discussion will revolve around the transportation needs of the Immokalee […]

Chamber of Commerce has big turnout

The Immokalee Chamber of Commerce held its monthly breakfast April 6 at Lozano’s Restaurant with a number of important speakers sharing. President Danny Gonzalez reminded everyone of the Harvest Festival celebration coming up on April 23 and the softball tournament for IHS scholarships and 5K Run. He also gave a big high five to the […]

Chamber continues work under new leader

Newly elected Chamber of Commerce President Danny Gonzalez conducted the chamber’s monthly breakfast meeting November 4 at Lozano’s Restaurant. He opened the floor for members to catch the group up on their activities. Cherryle Thomas reminded everyone about the December 3 Lighting of the Annual Christmas Tree on 1st and Main Street at Zocola Plaza […]