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Five businesses are finalists for Blue Chip Award

November 1, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The 17th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Awards will be presented Thursday, Nov. 3.

Sponsored by BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company and BB&T Bank, the luncheon will take place at Harborside Event Center, in the River District of Fort Myers. Registration begins at 11 a.m.; the program starts at 11:30 a.m.

This year's five finalists have demonstrated perseverance and innovation, overcoming adversity to keep their companies successful. They will be recognized at the luncheon and one nominee will be awarded the 2011 Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award.

This year's five finalists are Naples Maid Service, Parson Masonry, Pies & Plates, The Pita Pit and Suncoast One Title.

The Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award is endorsed by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce, Charlotte County Economic Development Office, Christian Chamber of Southwest Florida, City of Cape Coral Economic Development Office, Edison State College, Englewood-Cape Haze Area Chamber of Commerce, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Weekly, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast Business Review, Gulfshore Business, Hodges University, Lee County Economic Development Office/Horizon Council, Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce, Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce, Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Chamber of Southwest Florida, The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.

Author and motivational speaker Joan Brock has been selected as the keynote speaker for the event.

Contact Stacey Mercado at 239-433-7189 or for reservations and information.

BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company provides comprehensive insurance and risk-management services to families and businesses throughout Florida. The company has offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Holmes Beach, Miami, Naples, Ocala, Sarasota and Weston, Fla.



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