Entries by Gail Dolan

Call for nominations for Uncommon Friends Foundation 2019 Business Ethics Award

Winner to be announced Nov. 14 at the Uncommon Evening Gala The Uncommon Friends Foundation has opened nominations for its 2019 Business Ethics Award that are due by September 1. Businesses in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties who consistently demonstrate a system-wide commitment to high ethical business practices are eligible. Businesses can nominate […]

Waterfront Food and Brew Festival Here May 25

Food, beer and live music enthusiasts are invited to the first-ever River District Food and Brew Festival on Saturday, May 25 from noon to 8:00 p.m. at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens located right on the waterfront at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers. Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/river-district-food-and-brew-festival-tickets-60146051459?aff=ebdssbdestsearch for $30. All guests must […]

Anderson and Giovannelli Join Board of Directors

The Uncommon Friends Foundation recently added two prominent, community business leaders to its board of directors—Ward 4 Councilman for the City of Fort Myers Kevin Anderson and Melisa Giovannelli, a member of the board of directors of The School District of Lee County. Kevin Anderson is a senior support operations manager at Chico’s FAS, Inc., […]

“An Evening of Heroes and Inspiration”

The Uncommon Friends Foundation’s Distinguished Speakers Series presents “An Evening of Heroes and Inspiration” on April 10, 2019, featuring three courageous military heroes who have 77 years of military service among them. Two were also captured, imprisoned and tortured, requiring them to summon immense courage and fortitude to outsmart captors and survive captivity. All three […]

FGCU Competes in Business Ethics Case Competition

Florida Gulf Coast University’s (FGCU) Lutgert College of Business Ethics Case Competition Team recently participated for the third consecutive year in the Southeast Regional Business Ethics Case Competition held at Stetson University. The students were judged on a real-life case study of a current policy issue–“Gender Quotas for Corporate Boards.” The FGCU team finished as […]

Applications Open for 2019 Scholarships

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019-2020 school year student scholarships, which will be awarded to deserving individuals(including veterans, single parents, grieving youth, and the disabled) who are pursuing post-secondary degrees in education, law, technology, healthcare, technical, and other studies. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2019. Nominees must reside […]

2018 Uncommon Evening Sets New Records

The Uncommon Friends Foundation reports its 2018 Uncommon Evening held on November 8 was its most successful annual fundraiser in its history. Event Chair Caryn Smith, CEO of Driven by Design LLC reports the sold-out event had a record attendance of 260 business and community leaders and grossed a record $83,500. The evening was made […]

PBS Contractors Wins 2018 Business Ethics Award

PBS Contractors of Naples, Florida received the 2018 Business Ethics Award from the Uncommon Friends Foundation at its annual Uncommon Evening Gala held Thursday, November 8 at the Burroughs Home & Gardens on the Fort Myers riverfront. PBS Contractors is a luxury residential and commercial builder and remodeler serving South Lee and Collier Counties and […]