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.

March 18, 2015 at 5:41 pm Leave a comment

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.

March 18, 2015 at 5:30 pm Leave a comment

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!

For more information about Pure Barre, you can call (239) 789-6900 or visit www.PureBarre.com/FL-Estero

Pure Barre Ribbon Cutting

March 18, 2015 at 5:28 pm Leave a comment

Say Good-Bye to Windows Server 2003

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 SAVINGS

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.

NO COMPLIANCE

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.

PAIN POINTS

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.

OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Cloud computing

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
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March 16, 2015 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

Bradford Square Retirement Resort Hosts Ground Breaking, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Naples, FL (February 12, 2015) Resort Lifestyle Communities celebrated the ground breaking of Bradford Square resort-style senior living community. The ceremony commenced with a chamber ground breaking, February 12th at 8:30 a.m., at 3255 Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples.  Bradford Square representatives, contractors, chamber members and local dignitaries spoke during a short program and local staff was available to answer questions regarding the new community.

Specifically for the Ground Breaking, Bradford Square is offering an exclusive Charter Resident Program for a prioritized list to select specific apartments by layout and location. Charter Residents receive a host of other special benefits including:

  • Pack-Move-Unpack Package valued up to $1000
  •  Washer and Dryer furnished in your apartment home for your use
  • Twenty complimentary meals for family & friends
  • Two complimentary Guest Suite certificates
  • Complimentary garage use for 6 months

Bradford Square Retirement Community is a part of Resort Lifestyle Communities. The company prides itself on providing the “resort lifestyle” in the independent retirement communities. Bradford Square will offer an all-inclusive experience where one price will take care of all resident’s daily needs, including chef-prepared meals and a myriad of entertainment options with a full calendar of activities, including a pool. On-site staff will provide assistance through the 24/7 Emergency Call System, appointment transportation, a balanced and engaging activity program, and valet parking.

Residents will also enjoy the convenience of an in-house bank, pharmacy/gift shop and salon. Residents needing home health care are welcome to contract with their choice of providers. All-inclusive monthly rents for studio, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments are competitively priced, with no buy in fee.

Bradford Square is the first Resort Lifestyle Communities location in Florida and will provide an array of significant long-term benefits to the Naples area including creating over 30 local jobs. The greatest community benefit will be a safe, compassionate lifestyle for residents, and total peace of mind for their families.

For more information regarding Bradford Square, LLC and Resort Lifestyle Communities or the contractor, Cameron General Contractors please call Bang Lake at (239) 455-9999 or visit our website at www.BradfordSquareRetirement.com.

Bradford Square Retirement Resort Ribbon Cutting

March 11, 2015 at 6:05 pm Leave a comment

Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group Opens New Office in Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Bonita Springs, FL (February 26, 2015) The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group on Wednesday, February 25th to celebrate the grand opening of their new office at 28901 Trails Edge Boulevard, Bonita Springs, FL 34134.

Since opening in 1992, the Aubuchon Team of Companies has been serving the southwest Florida community by helping people to build, buy, sell, rent and invest in property. Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group has grown to over 95 agents and 4 offices. They offer help with residential resale, new home construction, waterfront and off-water home sites, commercial and investment opportunities, annual and vacation rentals as well as property management. They also offer a one-stop shop at their Team Aubuchon building in Cape Coral where customers can look for a full service title company, mortgage and insurance services and interior design center.

For more information about Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group, you can call (239) 949-9776 or visit their website at www.MiloffAubuchonRealty.com.

Miloff Aubuchon Realty Group Ribbon Cutting

March 9, 2015 at 5:33 pm Leave a comment

CGT Kayaks (Calusa Ghost Tours) Opens New Location in Bonita Springs, Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Bonita Springs, FL (February 19, 2015) The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Calusa Ghost Tours on Wednesday, February 18th to celebrate the opening of their new location in Bonita Springs at 27313 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135.

CGT started the original Calusa Ghost Tours paddling adventures to Calusa Indian sites ten years ago. They now offer paddle craft rentals and tours from Bonita Springs Riverside Park in Artist Cabin #6 in addition to their historical tours. The cabin is also filled with assorted art and artifacts. This new location is right across the street from the park and they offer new and used paddle craft sales and accessories. CGT Kayaks carries RTM, Kiwi and Jackson Kayaks, and Riviera and 404 SUPs. They also carry paddles and accessories from brands such as Yak Attack, Sealect Design, RDI, Bending Branches, Aqua Bound, Surf to Summit, Seattle Sports, and the world famous Danny Ching’s Hippo Sticks.

For more information about Calusa Ghost Tours, you can call (239) 221-8218 or visit their website at www.CGTKayaks.com.

CGT Kayaks Ribbon Cutting

February 25, 2015 at 8:10 pm Leave a comment

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