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1,000 soccer fans help Rowdies prepare for season opener

More than 1,000 soccer fans were on hand March 23 to help the Tampa Bay Rowdies prepare to launch the regular season at Mahaffey Theater, a release on the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce website said.

Neil Diamond tribute entertainer coming to Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Neil Diamond tribute entertainer Neil Zirconia is scheduled to perform April 15 at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates' Rhythm on the River celebration.

Four tech companies get funding assist

Four companies with licensing of technology from research based institutions across Florida have received funds from the Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research after raising matched funds privately.

Registration underway for Paddle at the Porch in Destin

Registration is underway for the 6th annual Paddle at the Porch, a stand-up paddle board race to be held Aug. 19 behind The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin.

Estero hosts state gymnastics championships

Gymnasts from across the state flocked to the Estero Recreational Center on April 1 and 2 for the USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling Florida Level 1-10 State Championships.

'The Voice' contestant to kick off Southwest Florida Travel Rally

Sheena Brook of Fort Myers Beach, a rising star who became part of "Team Adam" on "The Voice," will help kick off the Southwest Florida Travel Rally from 4 to 7 p.m. May 2 at Lake Regional Park in Fort Myers.

Offshore Rodeo Fishing Tournament set for Fort Myers Beach

Registration is underway for anglers interested in testing the waters to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida during the 5th annual Offshore Rodeo Fishing Tournament on June 9 and 10 in Fort Myers Beach.

Miami River Commission holds 21st annual Riverday Festival

The Miami River Commission recently held its 21st annual Riverday Festival at Lummus Park.

New book offers estate planning for snowbirds in Florida

A Florida attorney recently wrote a book that suggests seasonal residents in the Sunshine State should consider claiming Florida residency, the Greater Fort Meyers Chamber of Commerce said.

Florida SouthWestern State College to hold information sessions on medical programs

Florida SouthWestern State College is set to hold information sessions this spring about its respiratory care and cardiovascular technology programs.

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises $50K for children with muscular dystrophy

Sunshine Ace Hardware recently raised approximately $50,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during the store's first Grill & Chill event, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce said.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank among the top 20 best-performing financial institutions

FORT MYERS — Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is among 20 top banks in S&P ranks in the Global Market Intelligence 2016 report of 100 best-performing community banks.

Chamber leadership class visits Strawberry Festival, Port Tampa Bay

The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2017 recently went to the Strawberry Festival and Port Tampa Bay for Agriculture and Port Day.

Southwest Florida foundation raising money in observance of Earth Day

A regional foundation will donate contributions to the Fund for the Environment in Southwest Florida back to local community programs as part of April 22’s Earth Day celebration.

Florida Holocaust Museum offers free admission for Yom HaShoah

St. Petersburg’s Florida Holocaust Museum (FHM) will offer free admission from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24 in observance of Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Saltwater anglers welcome move to change federal quota rules

Saltwalter anglers operating in federally controlled waters are warmly welcoming moves in Congress to change the way fish stocks are managed and assessed.

AADMIXX joins Parade of Homes Tampa Bay

Balconies, bedrooms and baths will be on display during this month's Parade of Homes Tampa Bay.

Mast feted as Florida fighter against Obamacare

As part of a $3 million commercial campaign running in 12 congressional districts, close associates of President Donald Trump are urging people to thank a Florida congressman for his position opposing the Affordable Care Act.

St. Pete’s EDGE District to host event highlighting area's businesses

St. Petersburg’s EDGE District will highlights galleries, boutiques and restaurants during its second annual Savor the EDGE! event.

Communication skills, strong resume key for new dental grads

For those attending dental school, May is a time for graduation and celebration, with new graduates beginning to enter a diverse workforce.

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