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March 29, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care April 7

Chasing Dallas, The Echo, Deb & The Dynamics and Bite the Bullet will be headlining the 10th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew festival on April 7 in Fort Myers.

A highlight of each year's event is an impressive lineup of Southwest Florida's top pit masters competing for the title of "Best BBQ in Town." Famous Dave's, Jonesez BBQ, Dave's Bangin' BBQ, Addiction BBQ and BurgerQue have confirmed their attendance, as well as Artisan Gelato by Norman Love and Scirrotto's Cinnamon City. Additional vendors include Sattler's Leather Crafts & Hats, Reel Islander Apparel, Costco and Homes for Heroes of Southwest Florida.

BBQ, Bands & Brew will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, April 7, at Centennial Park, 2000 W. First St., in Fort Myers. Admission is $10 per person and children 12 and under are free. Tickets will be available for purchase in advance or at the gate.

The festival is a major fundraising event of Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association that provides emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain repairs through traditional means. In addition to music and food at BBQ, Bands & Brew, younger guests can enjoy a children's play area with face-painting and games. A cornhole tournament with cash prizes starts at noon. Pre-registration for the cornhole tournament is available at BBQBands

For more information, please visit BBQBandsAnd or call 239-938-0056.

Builders Care and the Lee BIA are headquartered at 6835 International Center Blvd. #4, in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056. Follow Builders Care at or on Twitter @LeeBuildersCare.

Marotto accounts payable coordinator for GATES Construction

GATES Construction has announced the addition of Kara Marotto as accounts payable coordinator. Marotto will collect, review and enter data for the firm's Accounting Department and assist in the processing of vendor and subcontractor payments. Marotto has over 10 years of diversified accounting experience. She will be based out of GATES Construction's Headquarters in Bonita Springs.

Celebrating 26 years, GATES provides construction management, general contracting and design-build services. The company's diverse portfolio of commercial, healthcare, multi-family, club and hospitality, institutional and special projects showcases numerous landmarks successfully constructed over the past quarter of a century. GATES serves clients from offices in Bonita Springs, Sarasota and Palm Beach Gardens, and operates throughout the southeast United States and Latin America. For more information on GATES, please call 239-593-3777 or visit the website at

Business growth prompts B & I to relocate service department

B & I Contractors, a Florida based subcontracting and building services firm, announces the relocation of its service department to Country Lakes Drive off Luckett Road in Fort Myers. In the wake of substantial growth in the last three years, an expanded footprint for these departments was warranted.

"We looked at several alternatives for expansion and relocating was the perfect fit. We now add an additional 6,600 square feet of office and warehouse space to our growing employee-owned company", said Jeff Zenoniani, Vice President of Facility Services.

Established in 1960, B & I has offices located in Fort Myers, Tamarac, Sarasota and Tampa. The employee-owned company specializes in construction and building maintenance services for HVAC, electrical, plumbing, pipefitting, refrigeration, sheet metal and CAD engineering for clients in commercial, institutional and industrial industries throughout Florida and beyond.

To learn more, call 239-332-4646. Online at



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