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Bubba’s owner first honoree of new recognition program

Whenever there is a big event or a charity or non-profit needs a hand, Jay Johnson, owner of Bubba's Roadhouse and Saloon, is always there to lend a hand.And for all he has given back to the community, the Lee County Board of County Commissioners gave something to him, a new award.Lee County ...

Barber is your haircut Headquarters

Headquarters, located at the Merchant Crossing Shopping Center, just a few doors down from Planet Fitness, offers all the traditional barbershop services.Only open since September, Headquarters offers everything from haircuts to shaves.Mat Pantaleon had been working as a barber at numerous ...

LCEC marks milestone: An electrifying 80 years

One of North Fort Myers' best-known businesses grew up here -- literally.In 1937, orange grove owner George Judd ran a small power plant for his farm in North Fort Myers. He started an investor-owned utility with 50 shares of stock valued at $100 each.In 1940, Judd sold the North Fort Myers ...

Residents meet to get Paradise Isle update

A development that is expected to be a game changer for North Fort Myers will once again have its date with the hearing examiner delayed.That didn't stop more than 200 residents from showing up at the North Fort Myers Recreation Center last Tuesday to get an update on the Paradise Isle project ...

NFM Chamber 2.0 gets back to its roots

The North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is looking to make its mark by appearing at more events while also ending and restarting events they did for years on their own.The monthly Business Leaders Luncheon at the Shell Factory was another brainstorming session where it went over ideas on how ...

RV show returns to civic center

Since 1986, the Fort Myers Recreation Vehicle Show has provided outdoor traveling adventure and family fun for hundreds of thousands of people.The show motors into the new year at the Lee Civic Center from Thursday, Jan. 23 to Sunday, Jan. 26, where attendees will have the opportunity to see ...

Fort Myers Home Show fills civic center

Whether you were looking to remodel your kitchen or bath, or you were looking into buying some storm shutters or windows, there was something for everyone at the Fort Myers Home & Remodeling Show at the Lee Civic Center this past weekend.Thousands of people came on a warm weekend to ...

Home Show returns to Lee Civic Center

An event that has only gotten bigger and bigger over the last three years returns to the Lee Civic Center this weekend.The Fort Myers Home and Remodeling Show, the largest such show in Southwest Florida, returns for three days from Jan. 10 to 12 and, with seasonable residents back, this one ...

ARC ends 2019 with successful last-minute drive

Following the most successful Starlight Auction in several years, the Animal Refuge Center in North Fort Myers rounded out 2019 with a very successful last-minute fundraiser that will help the animal rescue provide medical care for the cats and dogs in its care.ARC raised more than $3,700 in ...

2019 was year of transition for chamber

It was certainly a year of transition for the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. Among the big issues it faces is how it will continue to serve its businesses in the future.President John Gardner, who took over for Al Giacalone in the summer, immediately sought to change the way the Chamber ...