Fletcher-Smith Joins Bell Tower Shops
Amy Fletcher-Smith has joined the staff of Bell Tower Shops as director of marketing. She is responsible for advertising, community and media relations, event coordination and related activities for the landmark shopping, dining and entertainment destination.
Before joining Bell Tower Shops, Fletcher-Smith served as director of marketing and advertising for Bonita Springs-based Bonita Bay Group. She has more than a decade of marketing experience, including four years as director of public relations for Paradigm/Lord & Lasker in Tampa. Her work has been recognized with awards from the Lee Building Industry Association and National Association of Homebuilders. She has served on the board of directors of the Gulf Coast Humane Society, on allocation teams for United Way of Lee County. Fletcher-Smith is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and English/creative writing.
Bell Tower Shops is an open-air lifestyle center, located at U.S. 41 and Daniels Parkway, with 40 retailers, including Saks Fifth Avenue and The Fresh Market, nine restaurants and Bell Tower 20 Regal Cinemas. The center’s sidewalk garden setting of lush landscaping, splashing fountains and covered walkways makes it a popular gathering place. To learn more, log onto www.TheBellTowerShops.com, or call 239-489-1221.
Survey Café Celebrates Grand Opening
The Survey Café is celebrated their grand opening on March 28. Located in a historic home turned Café where local art and antique tools adorn the walls, the Café offers a nostalgic Florida experience. The Survey Café is across from Riverside Park in Downtown Bonita Springs at 10530 Wilson Street, just south of the Imperial River.
The grand opening featured samples, door prizes, and the opportunity to meet and chat with Chef Sandy and owners, Ben and Lori Nelson. The Café features Grounds for Change Organic Fair-Trade Coffee and uses Eco-Products. There are many organic and natural items on the menu, including Not Just Breakfast Bars, made fresh daily.
The Survey Café is located at 10530 Wilson Street, just south of the Imperial River in Downtown Bonita Springs. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Information: 992-4443, thesurveycafe.com or e-mail email@example.com
Bonita Bay Group communities contributed to United Way Campaign
Residents of five Bonita Bay Group communities, the Bonita Springs-based developer and its employees contributed more than $1.3 million to the recently completed United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades campaign. Their combined contribution represented more than a fifth of the $8,019,741 campaign total.
Bonita Bay residents, who first began raising money for United Way in 1998, made the second largest contribution to this year’s campaign — $866,000 — second only to Publix Super Markets for the ninth consecutive year. Bonita Bay Group employee pledges were matched dollar for dollar by Chairman David Lucas, generating $446,000 and a third-place ranking on the list of the top United Way contributors.
When Bonita Bay residents ran the region’s first community campaign, they not only raised $64,000 but also created a model for United Way giving in master-planned communities. This year, 14 Lee County communities ran United Way campaigns, including The Brooks in Bonita Springs, which ranked seventh with $198,000, and Mediterra in North Naples, which was ninth at $180,000. Verandah residents in Fort Myers organized their third United Way campaign and raised $61,000, and the inaugural campaign at Sandoval in Cape Coral raised $2,300. To learn more, call 239-433-2000, or visit www.unitedwaylee.org.
Bonita Bay Group is a diversified company involved in the planning, development, sales and management of master-planned communities, free-standing recreational amenities and commercial facilities. The company is respected for its commitment to meticulous planning, environmental stewardship, integrity and attention to detail. In addition to its master-planned communities, Bonita Bay Group manages 14 golf courses and two marinas. Additional information about the company is available at www.BonitaBayGroup.com.