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December 29, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Big Sky Southeast completes four Walmart additions

Big Sky Southeast has completed construction of four Walmart additions throughout the state of Florida and has begun construction on a fifth, including two Southwest Florida locations, announced Christopher Carr, co-founder and managing partner of the Cape Coral-based contracting company.

The completed projects include: Walmart (Liquor Box) Bradenton; Walmart Neighborhood Market (45,000 square feet) Homestead; Walmart (Liquor Box) Naples; Walmart (Liquor Box) Destin; and Walmart (Liquor Box) Fort Myers (4770 Colonial Blvd., corner of Colonial and Six Mile Cypress - under construction)

The 6,000-square-foot, ground-up additions include construction of a new foundation, masonry walls, structural steel, manufactured curbs, steel deck, roof system, gutters and downspouts, doors, interior finishes, fire protection, plumbing, and mechanical services, as well as electrical services. Known as the "liquor box," the additions will house a new stand-alone liquor store concept and include a separate entrance, retail sales area, shelving and refrigeration, as well as a walk-in beer cooler.

A certified general contractor, Big Sky Southeast is a full-service concrete contractor specializing in concrete foundations, building slabs, elevated decks, precast topping, masonry, columns, sidewalks and stamped concrete, as well as architectural concrete. Primarily focused on commercial and industrial sectors, Big Sky Southeast has extensive experience in retail, warehouse, automotive and hospitality, as well as development projects. The company provides construction, preconstruction and project management services.

For more information, contact Big Sky Southeast at 239-699-9117 or visit

Royal Shell Real Estate receives three Pinnacle Awards

The Lee Building Industry Association recently awarded Royal Shell Real Estate three Pinnacle Awards including Residential Brokerage Firm of the Year for 2017, Best Magazine Ad for an Associate and Best Insert in a Publication for an Associate.

The nonprofit organization's Pinnacle Awards honor building and construction industry professionals who make superior contributions to the residential home building industry in sales, marketing and design, as well as outstanding achievement. The Residential Brokerage Firm of the Year award recognizes Royal Shell for its management capabilities, customer relations, ethical behavior, community involvement and excellence in the residential building industry.

Royal Shell Real Estate handles properties of all types, including primary and secondary residences, seasonal homes and investment properties, while its rental department focuses on leveraging owners' investments for maximum return. Royal Shell Real Estate began primarily as a Sanibel and Captiva islands-based company, and over the years, has opened multiple offices in Lee, Collier and Marion counties, as well as four in western North Carolina, bringing the total number of offices to 20.

Royal Shell Real Estate's corporate office is at 7290 College Parkway, Suite 101, in Fort Myers. Call (239) 689-7653. Online at

Century 21 Selling Paradise helps families at Christmas

In its ongoing effort to give back to the community and help local families in need, the team at Century 21 Selling Paradise once again came together last week to create dinner baskets for Christmas. In addition to providing the dinners, dozens of children also received Christmas gifts as more than 100 agents brought in new toys and clothing to help children in the area that are less fortunate.

Owners Bobby and Connie Mahan, along with their entire management and real estate agent team, have a tradition of giving back for more than 10 years and have been providing meals for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as donating gifts for the children at Christmas.

Century 21 Selling Paradise is a locally owned and operated, full service residential real estate, commercial real estate and property management company (Sunshine Rentals) that serves all of Southwest Florida including Lee, Collier, and Charlotte counties with offices in both Cape Coral and Naples. For questions or general information, contact the office at 239-542-5777.

Above Board Chamber to present 'Your Company's Advertising Strategy for 2018!'

The Above Board Chamber of Florida will present its next luncheon meetings topic, "Your Company's Advertising Strategy for 2018!" from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, at Pelican Preserve Town Center, 10561 Veneto Drive, Fort Myers. Reservations are required at

The program will feature panels of advertising executives who will help you decide if your company needs help with your advertising strategy or should you go at it alone. The panel will discuss tips on how to place your ad dollars in the right places.

Registration on or before Jan. 4 will be $25 for members, $30 for guests.

Non-members are encouraged to attend two meetings, then consider joining to be part of the Above Board Chamber of Florida.

For information, contact the Above Board Chamber, contact Jeanne Sweeney at 239-910-7426 or visit AboveBoardCham

Women in Business to host Healthy Habits Seminar at Bell Tower Shops

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce January Women in Business meeting, sponsored and hosted by Bell Tower Shops, will take place on Jan. 10 from 4-6 p.m. in the center stage area of the complex located on the corner of U.S. 41 and Daniels Parkway.

This meeting will feature speakers who will focus on healthy habits and eating to start off the New Year right while providing a cooking demonstrate and samples!

Dr. Lee Angle from Upper Cervical Health Centers will provide insight into how hormones play a role in women's health and how it is impacted by everything that we consume.

Mark Blust, vice president of operations and marketing for the Prawnbroker Restaurant Group, will provide a cooking demonstration on healthier dietary options.

Adenike Johnson of Fibrre will create a healthy dessert option for the event as well.

Admission is $10 for Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce members and $20 for non-members. To register, call (239) 332-3624 or visit

Horizon Council recognizes 2018 Officers at Annual Meeting

The Horizon Council's Annual Meeting is set for 8 a.m., Friday, Jan. 12, at the Westin Cape Coral, 5951 Silver King Blvd., Cape Coral.

Local business and community leaders will recognize outgoing council officers and welcome new officers. Stewart Colovin, executive vice president and chief creative officer for MMGY Global, is the keynote speaker.

Colovin has created brands for destinations and hotel companies around the world, including Barbados, Colorado, Santa Barbara, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Trump Hotel Collec-tion.

For more information, please visit or call 239-533-6800.



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