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Shots at CJ’s

Anybody who has been stalling on flu shots might want to ease over to CJ’s on the Bay today where those shots can be administered in a convivial atmosphere.

The popular restaurant at the Esplanade is offering the shots in conjunction with Walgreens and the Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club.

They’ll be available from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shot costs are $24,99 (Medicare B — no charge) and juices and coffee are free.

A more substantial breakfast is also available at a reasonable price.

Greenbacks for Goods

Monthly “castaways to cash” sales opportunities are available each Saturday of the month through the rest of the month at Big Cypress Marketplace.

Sales spaces of 20 by 9 feet are available at the nominal rate of $10. Hours for the sales are 8 a.m. to noon.

There will also be a designated area where sellers can tout items directly from their car trunk, pickup bed, or van.

For additional information, call Susan at 262-4622.

Big Cypress Market Place features more than 250 booths offering everything from farm-fresh produce, clothing and accessories, to boats and electronics, and includes a food arena, gaming parlor, and an on-site winery and vineyard. Shopping hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the Tiki Bar, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday year round.

Mulhere appointed chairman-elect of the EDC

Robert Mulhere, a prolific Marco Island civic volunteer, has been appointed chairman-elect of the Economic Development Council of Collier County.

Mulhere is Senior Vice President of RWA, Inc.

The EDC officers and board of directors, comprised of local business leaders, oversees the function of the council and assists in strategically planning EDC goals and objectives.

As the senior vice president and director of planning at RWA, Mulhere has more than 20 years of professional planning experience in Florida. He currently serves on the boards of several community, civic, and business organizations including the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council; Collier County Development Services Advisory Council; and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.

New use for redundant supplies

Centennial Bank, formerly Marine Bank, recently made a donation of supplies to the needy country of Haiti.

The truck load of goodies, pertaining to the old name, included long sleeve and short sleeve T-shirts, polo and other collared shirts, baseball hats, cooley cups, pens, banners, tent covers, note pads, flashlights and multi-tools.

“The name change from Marine Bank to Centennial Bank suddenly left hundreds of T-shirts, pens, caps, banners and tent covers, etc. in (our) inventory,” said Dick Buckheim, a board director.

“Year after year, the people of Haiti suffer from hurricane winds, flooding and other weather, “and the Haitian people need so much, it seems like the right thing to do.”

A Haitian family from Key West, the Delices, will ship the supplies to a church in Haiti.

Centennial Bank has a branch on Marco Island.

LCEC amped over kudos

Marco’s supplying electric cooperative, LCEC, has received an A rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Quick reaction to customer issues was one of the key reasons for the rating.

“It is indicative of our commitment to be responsive to customer’s complaints and to conduct business in a fair, honest and ethical manner,” Manager of Credit and Collections Bernard Davis said in a release.

The rating represents BBB’s degree of confidence the business is operating in a trustworthy manner and will make a good faith effort to resolve any customer concerns.

Boosting business with social media

If you’re still a little tentative about Twitter, or flummoxed by FaceBook, Flickr and other social media innovations, all will be simplified at an upcoming series to be presented by the Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce.

Beginning Oct. 14 at the First Baptist Church on Winterberry Drive, PR professional Cyndee Woolley will present a series of classes on the business aspects of these social networking internet tools.

The Oct. 14 subject will be LinkedIn, followed by Facebook on Nov. 11, Flickr on Dec. 9, and Twitter on Jan. 13, 2010.

On Feb. 10, Woolley will wrap everything up with a lecture on how to integrate all these social media into a company or business marketing mix.

Classes are from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

For more information, contact the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce at 394-7549. Tickets are $15 each and include continental breakfast.

Class sizes will be limited.

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ChuckKiester writes:

Congratulations, Bob, regarding your appointment as President of the EDC. I know, another bald-headed planner involving themselves in Marco and Collier County community affairs, but at least he, along with our city's two urban planners, adds a little class to those representing our profession (in my case, former profession).

Good for CJ's for hosting the flu shots. Chuck Kiester

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