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Explore our Island history!

Submitted by Friends of Fakahatchee  Join us for a really unique “Olde Florida” treat. The Friends of Fakahatchee are hosting Coastal Cruises through the mysterious mangroves of the Ten Thousands Island. On the way, you will probably see dolphins cavorting with the tour boat. When you arrive at Fakahatchee Island, a naturalist will point out unusual plants on the path up the ancient shell mound to the old cemetery. On the return journey, the boat passes by a famous rookery where the birds will be settling down for the evening. We might think of “Fakahatchee” as a swamp with Ghost Orchids ... Read More »

Special thanks from Afghanistan

By Marilyn Honahan marilyn@coastalbreezenews.com On September 24, 2011, Coastal Breeze News hosted a very special wedding ceremony on the Beach at Marco Beach Ocean Resort. It was the Renewal of Vows for Marine Master Chief Christopher Aldis and his wife, Paula. Chris was stationed in Afghanistan at the time and was able to return to the States for a two week R & R. His wife, Paula, was put in touch with Coastal Breeze News’ Marketing Consultant, Marilyn Honahan. Paula related that she and Chris had always dreamed of a beach wedding but had eloped between two of his many ... Read More »

Growth depends on growing customer satisfaction

BUSINESS BASICS Camden Smith DREAMFly Marketing Consumers are calling on businesses to cultivate stronger relationships with them and to deliver faster, more personal service. This year is about engaging customers in a shopping environment saturated with local, Internet and social media shopping options. There are four easy steps that every business should take during 2012 to grow organic customer relationships based on the 2011 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) report. In 2011, consumers reported in the ACSI that they were least satisfied with airlines, most likely due to price hikes and Federal Government regulations. Satisfaction slipped slightly for social media ... Read More »