July 30, 2014 RSS feed / Top News

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Florida's Non-Compete

CONTRACTS CONTROL COMPETITION IN SWFL BUSINESSES

SOMETIMES — IN FACT, DOZENS OF SOMETIMES EACH YEAR up and down the southwest coast and elsewhere in the Sunshine State — a little thing called a non-compete clause becomes the fly in the soup. More...

Lack of employees biggest hurdle to growth, study finds

The results from a Horizon Council FGCU Barriers to Small Business Growth Survey have been released. The purpose of the study is to better understand the factors that are limiting small business growth in Lee County. More...

Depression can put employee productivity down in the dumps

In a hypercompetitive global economy, organizations must be “on” 24/7. Yet this scramble for perpetual performance is taking a harsh toll on employees. More...

Real Estate News

The Landings at Coral Creek shows off two models

The Landings at Coral Creek has two decorated models ready for viewing. The public is invited to tour this townhome community located just one mile north of the Boca Grande Causeway to Gasparilla Island. More...

Six new model homes planned at Hampton Park

WCI Communities has selected the Florida-based Design Studio at City Furniture to create the interior design for its six model homes currently under construction in the model home park at Hampton Park at Gateway. More...

Home sales continue to climb in Lee County

In Lee County, 1,213 single-family homes sales were completed in June 2014 compared to 1,052 in June 2013, an increase of 15.3 percent. Compared to last month, this is a decline of 6.2 percent. More...

Area ranchers try nontraditional approaches to raising cattle in Florida

It isn’t easy raising cattle in Florida. Nearly all of the calves born on a ranch don’t get to stay more than about a year before they’re shipped off to parts west. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

Lego Magic

THE IDEA CAME WHILE I WAS IN A STORE, LOOKING at LEGO kits of famous architecture. Depending upon which one you bought, you could make a replica of the Sydney Opera House, The U.N. More...

Alliance members to discuss ‘The Goldfinch’ by Donna Tartt

The Alliance for the Arts’ monthly Member Gallery Book Club continues from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, with a discussion of “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt. More...

Some simple tips for looking good in the oppressive heat

THE DIVA DIARIES

It’s the time of year in Southwest Florida when a diva just throws her hands up in the air and comes to the sad conclusion that to even attempt to sparkle this deep into a subtropical summer is a feat she simply cannot master. More...