Fort Myers, Florida

FPL Partners with Edison Awards to Celebrate Nation's Most Innovative Companies

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

FORT MYERS, Fla., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Edison Awards is pleased to announce Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) as a new gold sponsor for its 2021 Edison Awards.

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  • FORT MYERS, Fla., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Edison Awards is pleased to announce Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) as a new gold sponsor for its 2021 Edison Awards.
  • "We're looking forward to a long and successful partnership with FPL," said Edison Universe Executive Director Frank Bonafilia.
  • "There are a number of unique opportunities that exist between the Edison Awards' support for innovation and FPL, including their new 35 Mules innovation hub."
  • Babcock Ranch developer Kitson & Partners and FPL partnered and broke ground on the FPL Babcock Ranch Solar Energy Center in 2015.

Chico's FAS, Inc. Announces Appointment of Jay Topper as Chief Digital Officer

Monday, March 22, 2021 - 7:31pm

FORT MYERS, Fla., March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today announced that Jay Topper has been appointed Chief Digital Officer.

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  • FORT MYERS, Fla., March 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chico's FAS, Inc. (NYSE: CHS) today announced that Jay Topper has been appointed Chief Digital Officer.
  • "Jay is an experienced leader with a proven track record of increasing consumer engagement and revenue.
  • "As we continue to position ourselves as a digital-first and customer led Company, I am proud to welcome Jay to Chico's FAS."
  • Prior to FTD, Mr. Topper was chief technology officer of Vitacost, where he led technology, fulfillment, distribution, social media and customer service.

IAA Relocates Fort Myers Branch

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 12:30pm

IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA), a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, announces the relocation of its Fort Myers, Florida branch.

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  • IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA), a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers, announces the relocation of its Fort Myers, Florida branch.
  • State-of-the-art facilities such as those at the new Fort Myers location are crucial to managing our high volume of vehicles flowing through the Florida market as well as strengthening our leading catastrophe response.
  • The new branch is located at 11950 State Road 82, Fort Myers, FL 33913.
  • IAA, Inc. (NYSE: IAA) is a leading global digital marketplace connecting vehicle buyers and sellers.

World-changing innovations announced by the 2021 Edison Awards

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thomas Edison's 174th birthday, the Edison Awards announces the 2021 Edison Best New Product Award Finalists that will be recognized and honored at the Fort Myers Caloosa Sound Convention Center on April 21- 23, 2021.

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  • FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thomas Edison's 174th birthday, the Edison Awards announces the 2021 Edison Best New Product Award Finalists that will be recognized and honored at the Fort Myers Caloosa Sound Convention Center on April 21- 23, 2021.
  • For a complete list of the 2021 Edison Awards finalists go to https://edisonawards.com/finalists2021.php .
  • For more information on the 2021 Finalists, event attendance, and exhibiting, go to www.edisonawards.com .
  • The Edison Awards are operated by the Edison Universe a 501c3 non profit organization with the mission of recognizing, honoring and fostering innovations and innovators.

Yamaha Marine, Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay Work Together to Bring Maintenance Certification Program to Ft. Myers Technical College

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 3:45pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201117005956/en/
    Students at Ft. Myers Technical College work with Yamaha outboards to get hands-on training through Yamaha's Maintenance Certification Program.
  • Ft. Myers Technical College has a long history of providing exceptional instruction to students who choose to pursue careers as marine technicians.
  • We applaud their efforts to work with Yamaha Marine and the Marine Industries Association to bring the four comprehensive modules of Yamahas Maintenance Certification Program to the college.
  • Ft. Myers Technical College is a long-standing, active participant in Yamaha Marines Technical School Partnership (TSP) program.

Chico's FAS Accelerates its Digital Transformation

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 5:27pm

The company is innovating the customer experience to drive greater digital sales across its Chico's , White House Black Market and Soma brands.

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  • The company is innovating the customer experience to drive greater digital sales across its Chico's , White House Black Market and Soma brands.
  • Chico's FAS is collaborating with Salesforce , a leading customer relationship management (CRM) provider, to modernize its marketing platform and deliver personalized customer engagement at scale.
  • Chico's FAS commitment to speed and innovation resulted the implementation of this new customer service offering in just eight weeks.
  • Our teams have come together to accelerate critical areas of our digital transformation in months instead of years," said Laura Loughran, Senior Vice President of Technology, Chico's FAS.

Afterpay Announces Q1 FY21 Business Update

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 12:00pm

In-store volumes in Q1 FY21 continued to increase as States reduced the levels of COVID-19 related restrictions.

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  • In-store volumes in Q1 FY21 continued to increase as States reduced the levels of COVID-19 related restrictions.
  • Sales grew in Q1 FY21 when compared to Q4 FY20 but were impacted by a stronger AUD currency.
  • New merchants that went live, are integrating or contracted during Q1 FY21 include, Gap Inc., lululemon, Fabletics, Goop, Chico's FAS, Aritzia, Lush, Carters, Cos Bar, Pandora.
  • Underlying sales in the UK in Q1 FY21 grew by 346% when compared to Q1 FY20.

Chico's FAS Joins 'Time to Vote' Ahead of 2020 General Election

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 8:01pm

Chico's FAS joins forces with more than 1,300 companies who have committed to delivering voting information to its employees and providing them with time to vote in the 2020 U.S. General Election.

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  • Chico's FAS joins forces with more than 1,300 companies who have committed to delivering voting information to its employees and providing them with time to vote in the 2020 U.S. General Election.
  • As the 2020 election draws near, Chico's FAS is enacting a variety of actions to ensure the voices of its salaried and hourly associates are heard this November.
  • "It's vitally important that our associates have a say on the issues that personally impact them and their families.
  • We're proud that Chico's FAS is part of this incredibly important movement to remove barriers that many Americans face when exercising their constitutional right to vote."

Chico's FAS Ranked Among the Top 100 Employers for Women by Forbes

Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 4:58pm

FORT MYERS, Fla., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Chico's FAS (NYSE: CHS), a leading omnichannel specialty fashion retailer for women, today announced it has been named to Forbes annual list of America's Best Employers for Women 2020.

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  • FORT MYERS, Fla., Sept. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Chico's FAS (NYSE: CHS), a leading omnichannel specialty fashion retailer for women, today announced it has been named to Forbes annual list of America's Best Employers for Women 2020.
  • A two-time recipient of the Forbes Best Employers for Women recognition, this year Chico's FAS placed 83 out of 300 companies for its commitment to gender parity, strong hiring and retention of its associates and family-friendly policies.
  • At its most senior levels, women at Chico's FAS make up 55 percent of its board of directors and 63 percent of its senior leadership team.
  • More than 75,000 U.S. employees including 45,000 women from across 31 industries participated in the survey that focused on issues relevant to women in the workplace.

Trulieve Continues Organic Growth Across Florida, Celebrates New Fort Myers Dispensary

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 12:56pm

Fort Myers will be home to the Company's 61st dispensary nationwide and 59th in Florida.

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  • Fort Myers will be home to the Company's 61st dispensary nationwide and 59th in Florida.
  • The nearly 5,000 square foot dispensary will be the Company's second in Fort Myers and will directly support patients across Southwest Florida.
  • Situated in the southern end of Fort Myers, the dispensary supports Trulieve's goal of expanding and ensuring direct, reliable patient access to medical cannabis across its home state of Florida.
  • In honor of the Company's brand-new dispensary, all patients from those new to Trulieve to the dedicated Truliever community will be eligible for a 25% in-store discount at both the North Fort Myers location and the new Fort Myers store on opening day.