Are You Overdoing It?

FITNESS DIVA Crystal Manjarres Have you noticed the busy Marco streets lately? No, I’m not talking about the traffic, I’m talking about the sidewalks! Due to season and an exceptionally ill-fated winter up north, our tiny island has swollen like a sponge taking on water with seasonal residents and vacationers alike. The verdict is clear—these people want sunshine and […]

Going Out on the Edge for Advertising

BUSINESS BASICS Camden Smith DREAMFly Marketing Too often companies are weary of being different and yet when seeking marketing advice, the first request managers make is to set the company apart from the competition. Leaders must decide what they want. Being unique often means taking a risk in advertising, whereas being safe may mean simply redundantly promoting a business through […]

Darcie Guerin Announces New Partnership

By Coastal Breeze News Staff It is a match made in financial heaven. Darcie Guerin, resident branch manager and associate vice president of Investment Insights of Raymond James, has partnered with Michael Sbertoli, associate vice president of investments. “We are partnering together because of the substantial increase in the number of families being served in the Marco office,” explained Guerin. […]

Marriott has a ‘Spirit to Serve’ in Education

By Coastal Breeze News Staff The spirit of giving continues to thrive at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa, and it is evident in the resort’s first quarter contributions to Marco’s three schools and commitment to educating their students. Since January, the Marriott was a top sponsor for Souper Bowl-Marco, which raised a record-breaking $11,000 for […]

Are You Ready to Take a Stand?

By Carol Glassman I don’t watch a lot of TV, but when I tuned in the other day I became convinced that those of you who do have done the rest of us a terrible disservice. It’s about those commercials. After all, someone must have given those advertising agencies a very skewed idea about the rest of us. Just look […]

TBE Volunteer Appreciation Day

By Noelle H. Lowery “You know that expression ‘it takes a village’? Well, everybody on Marco Island and Isles of Capri are definitely doing that.” These are the words Tommie Barfield Elementary School Principal Dr. Jory Westberry uttered in awe of the group of volunteers assembled at TBE’s recent Volunteer Appreciation Tea. TBE Volunteer Coordinator Debbie Cooper echoed the […]