Bonita Springs, FL (April 9, 2015) The Catseye Pest Control owners and team celebrated their ribbon cutting on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. The ceremony took place at Catseye’s office located at 12759 Bonita Beach Road SE in Bonita Springs. Attendees learned from pest management experts, enjoyed refreshments and played fun bug-themed games.
“Since Catseye opened here 14 months ago, we have really felt welcomed by the community,” said John Gagne, founder and owner of Catseye Pest Control. “This ribbon cutting is an opportunity for us to thank our customers, colleagues and partners for their support.”
This family-owned business was voted Best Pest Control Company in Southwest Florida through Florida Weekly’s reader poll. Catseye was also named the nation’s Fastest Growing Pest Control Company in 2009 by Pest Control Technology magazine and has since ranked in the Top 100 for revenue growth every year by both Pest Control Technology and Pest Management Professional magazines.
For more information about Catseye Pest Control visit www.CatseyePest.com.
Teeth & Skin Perfection Celebrates Grand Opening in Estero, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting
Bonita Springs, FL (April 2, 2015) The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Teeth & Skin Perfection on Wednesday, April 1st to celebrate their grand opening in Estero. It is located at 10801 Corkscrew Road, Suite #152, Estero, FL 33928.
Teeth & Skin Perfection is conveniently located in Miromar Outlet Mall. They offer DaVinci teeth whitening treatments using all natural ingredients revealing a brighter, whiter smile for far less than the cost of a dentist visit and without lengthy appointments. They also offer Nerium anti-aging day and night creams for skin tightening, reducing fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. Teeth & Skin Perfection is offering grand opening sales including 50 percent off teeth whitening gift certificates and 30-day free trial for Nerium anti-aging products. For teeth whitening treatments, clients can call to schedule an appointment or walk-in.
APRIL 2015 NEW MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Each month the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will select one new member to feature as the New Member of the Month.
Without further ado, please allow us to introduce:
Townsend Consulting Group, Inc.
Townsend Consulting Group was founded by Kelly Townsend in 2002. Jane Bolin joined the team in 2013, Becky Sharon and Katie Armes joined the team in 2014.
Kelly has spent 25+ years in the business world, she has a solid foundation of Sales and Business Development experience, Leadership development and Team Alignment. In addition to that, 15 years of coaching and training in ontology (the study of being).
Jane is an attorney, she has 8 years in the business world and currently is a partner in her law firm. She is passionate about empowering board members, business owners and entrepreneurs to be the agents of change by transforming their environments. She strongly believes the key to all empowerment comes through education.
Becky has spent over 25 years in the business world, she was the COO of her family business before she owned and operated several business of her own. Her skills are in operations, management and development. She has a strong passion for entrepreneurs, family businesses and the life cycle transitions of the entrepreneur.
Katie is new in the business world. She has a passion for performance, communication and marketing. She is developing herself and growing in her skills and making a difference for our clients.
The team at Townsend Consulting Group, Inc., successfully guides corporations in creating vital, flourishing environments and an Organization design where collaboration and teamwork naturally occur.
They are business and executive coaches. They work with executives, small business owners and small businesses offering custom designed programs for organizations and also offer one on one executive coaching, team coaching and public courses of 1/2 day, 1 day and 2 day workshops in areas of Leadership, Reinvention, Communication and Productivity.
They are pioneers and leaders of reinvention for business owners and executives; champions of the entrepreneurial spirit. They believe in what’s possible for people and business — so much so that they refuse to let a client be stopped by barriers when the possibility is much larger. They engage people to develop themselves as thought leaders who skillfully forward team alignment, inside a shared future. Team players become owners of the future, working together creatively, efficiently and pro- actively to be in action accomplishing breakthrough results. This is just one of the qualities that make the Townsend Consulting team powerful and effective business coaches.
Townsend Consulting Group is a team of skilled professionals inspired to make a real difference for business owners and executives in dealing powerfully with what matters to them in their business and in their lives. They work in partnership, providing people access to being innovative leaders, discovering new ideas, taking action in new ways, making a remarkable and lasting impact on people’s lives and business. Their unique methodology and talent to distinguish dismantle and discover the blind spots and limitations of a conversational environment, gives their clients access to designing new cultures, empowering people to take on the unforeseen and challenge themselves to take action as breakthrough performers.
Townsend Consulting Group works with small to midsize companies in developing a company culture that leaves staff fully engaged, creative and highly productive. Their team has a passionate commitment to the success and empowerment of their clients. They successfully guide entrepreneurs and corporations in creating vital, flourishing environments and an Organization design where collaboration and teamwork naturally occur.
As a partner to their clients, they specialize in bringing a powerful listening to what is needed to take performance to the next level. They are experts in leadership development, team building and management effectiveness. They keep our eye on producing extraordinary results for Clients, Senior Executives, Executive teams and Organizations.
They have the privilege to become a part of people lives and really make a difference.
Townsend Consulting Group is having a workshop April 16 & 17 called Reinventing the Future. They are offering a $100 discount to anyone interested in participating from the chamber. Use discount code Mission2015 or call Becky at 859-992-4361
La Maison d’Elise Celebrates Grand Opening at The Promenade, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting
Naples, FL (February 12, 2015) The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for La Maison d’Elise on Wednesday, February 11th to celebrate their grand opening at The Promenade in Bonita Springs at 26831 South Bay Drive, #104, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.
La Maison d’Elise is a retailer of luxury items from France and Europe. They opened their doors in late December and offer a selection of unique items such as candles, kitchen and home products, hand blown glass, pottery, dishes and other merchandise from high-end European brands.
La Maison d’Elise is owned by husband and wife, Jean-Christophe and Elise Hemon. They moved to Naples in 2012 from France. The couple also owns Café Chic, The Lavender and Buy Provence shops in Naples. Yvonne Jones is the store manager of La Maison and has many years of retail experience.
For more information about La Maison d’Elise, you can call (239) 494-1296.
Assured Title Services Celebrates Grand Opening, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting
Bonita Springs, FL (March 5, 2015) The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Assured Title Services on Wednesday, March 4th to celebrate the grand opening of their new location in Bonita Springs at26811 South Bay Drive, Suite #280, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.
Assured Title Services, LLC is a full service title agency specializing in residential and commercial real estate closings. They opened their first office in Fort Myers in June of 2012 and added a second location in Bonita Springs in August of 2014. They moved into the Promenade at Bonita Springs in November 2014. Assured Title services all of Lee and Collier County as well as some new developments in the Ocala area. They are a boutique agency and pride themselves on the delivery of exceptional customer service to all involved in the transaction.
For more information about Assured Title Services, you can call (239) 333-3550.
Pure Barre Estero Celebrates Grand Opening, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting
Bonita Springs, FL (March 12, 2015) The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Pure Barre Estero on Wednesday, March 11th to celebrate the grand opening of their new location in Estero at 21740 South Tamiami Trail, Suite #113, Estero, FL 33928.
Pure Barre is the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation, with more than 200 studios across the country, and more opening every month. Using a combination of postures inspired by ballet, yoga, Pilates and other exercise forms, the Pure Barre workout lifts the seat, tones the thighs, abs, and arms and burns fat. Each strength section of the workout is followed by stretching, which helps to create long, lean muscles without bulk. It’s a total body workout, but also very much about a lifestyle, including the social aspects of exercise. Those who regularly attend classes find themselves engaged in a supportive social network with others who share common goals and lifestyles. In addition, given the concentration involved while taking Pure Barre, many people report experiencing mental benefits, similar to those achieved during yoga or meditation. A “not-so-routine” workout option, Pure Barre can become a new “go-to barre” for a very happy hour! Pure barre is more than a workout it is a lifestyle, a wonderful community!
Co-Owner, Jessie Stevens said, “The ballet barre workout has exploded in popularity in recent years and with good reason — it works and is accessible to every age and every fitness level (because you can always hold onto the barre), we are extremely excited to be able to share our love for the pure barre technique with the Estero community!”
Want to try Pure Barre? Take advantage of the new client special. 4 weeks of unlimited pure barre classes for $99! The studio is open 7 days a week. Try the best workout in Southwest Florida today!
The popular Windows Server 2003 (WS2003) will reach End-of-support on July 14, 2015. Considering that Apple introduced the first iPhone four years after WS2003 in 2007 and we are now on Generation 6 of the popular iPhone, it is pretty clear that the WS2003 platform is a very outdated and inefficient platform. The retirement of WS2003 presents a unique opportunity to migrate to a more efficient and capable server infrastructure. The current version of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, represents a significant step up in robustness, performance and functionality and provides native support for transformative technologies such as virtualization. Furthermore, the WS2003 retirement can be addressed by cloud services and infrastructure.
End-of-Life and Support means for any business still operating a WS2003:
NO MORE UPDATES
No updates will be developed or released for product design or features after the end of support date. To put this in perspective – 37 critical updates were released in 2013 for Windows Server 2003/R2 under extended support. Imagine what impact zero updates will have on your infrastructure.
No security updates will be provided, leaving your virtualized and physical environments vulnerable. The costs of maintaining your legacy servers can add up quickly. Maintenance costs for aging hardware will likely increase, and you will have to deal with added costs for intrusion detection systems, more advanced firewalls, and network segmentation – all simply to isolate 2003 servers. Staying put will likely cost more in the end.
An unsupported operating system will put your business’s critical data at risk. After support ends, your organization will likely fail to meet most industry-wide compliance standards and regulations. This could result in lost business or dramatically increase the cost of doing business, in the form of high transaction fees and penalties.
NO SAFE HAVEN
Without continued support from Microsoft, your virtualized and physical instances of Windows Server 2003/R2 will not pass a compliance audit. Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) 2003 will also be affected.
Businesses face significant challenges to migrate in a short period of time, however, also have a unique opportunity.
Migrations cost money, a WS2003 upgrade demands modern, 64-bit server hardware and may also require upgrades to storage and network systems.
Custom applications with poor documentation can prove to be difficult to migrate to a new Operating System.
Third-party applications that may have been customized and are no longer supported by the vendor may pose significant migration issues and may have to be upgraded to a supported vendor version.
Windows Server 2012 R2 delivers significant value around seven key capabilities: server virtualization, storage, networking, server management and automation, web and application platforms, access and information protection, and virtual desktop infrastructure.
Server virtualization the new Operating System includes Hyper-V 3.0 virtualization hypervisor and represents a major step forward in the flexibility this technology provides to businesses. In the past a server operating system was physically tied to the server hardware and any installation of new server hardware would mean hours upon hours of installation time, depending on the size of the server. Virtualization allows the server to be easily transferred from one type of hardware to another without major disruptions in a considerably reduced time frame.
Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
In the old days, before virtualization, hardware failure could mean days to weeks of downtime. Utilizing virtualization, recovery from a disaster can become a matter of hours.
As you are reviewing the IT infrastructure requirements, software requirements and hardware requirements to determine the budgetary impact to migrate to the latest server OS you may have the perfect opportunity to reduce your capital expenditures and to decide for a Cloud-based deployment of your infrastructure and select a solution such as a Workspace-as-a-Service. This type of cloud solution lets you easily grow or shrink the number of workspaces you need to provide to your employees, while giving you a predictable monthly IT expense for the service without any major impact on capital expenditures.
Written by: Stephan Gmelin, PCX Technologies