Business & Law

Hotels Move Forward Together Part 2


A “one-for-all, all-for-one” spirit amongst the business community that also extends to residents is an uncommon quality and one of Marco’s strengths. That belief is shared by Steve Falciani, general manager of the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa, Sharon Lockwood, GM of the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, and Dianna Dohm, executive director of the Marco Island […]

Baci Pizza Brings Family to the Table


Having been in business along the East Naples Corridor for only four years, Baci Pizza & Ristorante has held steady with its growing clientele. Sit in for lunch and hear “Welcome to Baci’s” hollered as proprietor Francesco “Frank” Garofalo greets guests. The cozy venue where Beach Deli used to be is now the hidden gem of pizzerias south of New […]

An Agreement in Principle

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“The future depends on what we do in the present.”                    ~Mahatma Gandhi Question: Can you explain the trade and tariff talks between the United States and China? Answer: The United States and China are the two most influential economies in the world today. Trade bickering began on December 11, 2001 when […]

Assisted Living Facility Contracts and Their Problems

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Few will argue that Florida is a mecca for the elderly. Warm climate, medical facilities that specialize in ailments of the elderly and no state income tax make Florida an attractive retirement destination. Whether it would be house or condominium, many start early with a second home and transition to full time residence when income tax and other burdens of […]

Short Life Advice From Outliers Under 30


Peter Cuderman, a local entrepreneur, business consultant, and adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at Florida Gulf Coast University is excited to announce the release of his first book, “30&UNDER: Short Life Advice from Outliers Under 30.” He began researching the daily habits, rituals, and routines of highly successful people under thirty in August 2017 when he couldn’t find any book on […]

Hotels Move Forward Together Part1


The Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort and Spa and the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort share more in common than their status atop the island’s list of destination locations. Both are in the final phases of multi-year, multi-million dollar renovation and expansion projects and they’re also helmed by general managers who are fairly new to the island. Sharon Lockwood […]

The Trend Is Your Friend

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“The genius of investing is recognizing the direction of a trend – not catching highs and lows.”             ~ John Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Question: With unemployment rates so low, shouldn’t wages be higher? Answer: It’s logical to expect wages to go up when the economy strengthens and the demand for workers increases. Economics 101 […]

Homeowners Face Insurance Bad Faith

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It has been more than eight months since Hurricane Irma visited our area and many homeowners are still fighting their insurance company for payment. In some cases, the insurer claims the property was not damaged. In others, the insurer claims repairs can be done a lot cheaper than the proposals obtained by the homeowner. For those homeowners who have not […]

Marco Airport Expansion to Begin


The Marco Island Executive Airport is preparing for a major expansion. The 44-year-old facility held a groundbreaking ceremony to usher in the construction of a new 16,000 square foot terminal, located approximately 500 feet west of the current building. The expansion is part of the airport’s multiphase initiative to modernize their services. It’s also intended to improve passenger and pilot […]

A Natural Way to Ease Pain


Alex Popoff is among the many that have rejected pharmaceuticals for the relief offered by medical marijuana. The former Marco-ite was prescribed a 17-21-pill regimen of medications while in the U.S. Air Force, following two failed surgeries to correct back injuries sustained in a training accident. He was left with stomach issues and crippling anxiety, while still experiencing chronic pain […]


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