Business Brief

Business Brief – JD Fiberglass: A Family Affair


By Natalie Strom  Have you just damaged the fiberglass on your boat or jet ski? JD Fiberglass and Gelcoat Repair is a one stop shop for all your fiberglass needs. After all, the JD in the name of the family-owned business stands for just that – just damaged. Owner Shannon Vosburgh has been in the fiberglass business on Marco ... Read More »

Business Brief: Kriger Orthodontics: Creating Smiles


By Natalie Strom Getting braces today is like a rite of passage- by the time that you are 13 years old you are either in braces, have had some sort of appliance in your mouth or are just about to get braces. Now, with clear braces and Invisalign as an option – adults are upgrading their smiles! So when ... Read More »

Business Brief: Marco Island Skin & Body Boutique


By Natalie Strom “When you go to bed at night your skin should be as clean as a baby’s bottom when you put it to bed.” This somewhat odd sounding sentence couldn’t sound any sweeter when spoken by Pamela Campbell of Marco Island Skin & Body Boutique. Open for just over a year, Campbell’s company offers a wide array ... Read More »

Business Brief: Marker 8.5: A Fresh Start


By Natalie Strom Fresh is exactly the word for the new and improved Marker 8.5, owned by the Head Chef Michael Duncan and his wife Laura. Located in Goodland and once known as Marker 8, the Duncan’s have already made some noticeable improvements that give the restaurant that same old Florida feel but with some unexpectedly fresh and unique ... Read More »

Business Brief: Locals Serving locals


By Natalie Strom Long-time residents of Marco Island, Kira Krümm and Juan Munera, joined forces twelve years ago to establish The Studio Artistic Finishes Inc., a company specializing in paint and artistic finishes for Southwest Florida residences. Both Munera and Krümm represent strong backgrounds in fine art and home design. Krümm’s world-renowned interior design firm, Kira Krümm International Design, ... Read More »

Business Brief: WJ Bradley Mortgage comes to Marco


By Coastal Breeze News Staff An independent mortgage lending firm, WJ Bradley Mortgage Capital, has expanded into this market with the opening of a new Marco Island branch headed by Kimberli Escarra. The firm was founded in 2003 in Denver, Colorado and has grown rapidly, now in 16 states. By 2012, in just nine short years, WJ Bradley (WJB) was ... Read More »

Beach View Brings it Home


By Julia Barnett Buying a home is arguably one of the most important purchases a person can make. It can also be one of the most stressful, especially if not all is as it appears. The house may look good on the surface, but only a certified home inspector can tell you exactly what you’re buying. And Beach View Home ... Read More »

CaterMasters and The Catch


By Natalie Strom – The culinary creativity of Jon Phillips seems endless. With a resume that reaches multiple continents, Phillips has continued to refine his talents, reaching all of Southwest Florida with his catering company, CaterMasters and new restaurant, The Catch. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Phillips moved to England when he was four; he picked up the brilliant (as they ... Read More »

Wind Tide


If you’re a visitor to Marco Island and want to bring home a t-shirt or sweatshirt home from your stay in paradise, for yourself or a friend, stop by Wind Tide in Marco Town Center. The store, named after the owners’ two golden retrievers, Windy and Tide, is a quality resort apparel shop owned by Shannon and Bill Diller. The ... Read More »

Makeup Scents Makes Sense


By Julia Barnett Lillian Mead, owner of Makeup Scents & Gifts in the Esplanade Plaza, understands her customers. With a shop full of quirky, unusual, and interesting things, as well as some hard-to-find products, she keeps customers coming back again and again. Formerly in what was, at the time, the Prime Outlets strip mall, Makeup Scents moved to the Esplanade ... Read More »

BUSINESS BRIEF: Simply Siblings


By Marilyn Honahan There are many local business partnerships made up of husbands and wives, fathers and sons and mothers and daughters. However, one of the latest businesses to open its doors on Marco Island is actually sibling-owned. Brother and sister, Nick and Kristina Lambros recently opened Simply Cupcakes located at 912 North Collier Blvd, next to Island Pizza. This ... Read More »