IT'S YOUR BUSINESS: Business news releases Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2010

Financial class to meet Jan. 15

The next Financial Class of Bonita Springs meets Friday, Jan. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon. The class is held at Community Congregational Church, which is one mile south of Bonita Beach Road on U.S. 41 in North Naples. The class meets once a month during the season. New members can join at anytime during the season. Bring a friend or your spouse along to attend.

Scheduled topics for the class include: the state of the economy, analysis of the financial markets, asset allocation, and stock, ETF, and mutual fund investing. The course is presented in an educational style format and is open to the public - geared to all levels of investors. The class teaches how to avoid costly investment mistakes and proper behavior during the investment process. Class instructor is Keith Moored, a local independent stock market and mutual fund analyst.

At the Jan. 15 session, the guest speaker will be Bill Whitney, a local accountant who will talk about tax preparation for 2009 and changes in the tax code for 2010.

Cost is $10 per person or couple. Call Keith Moored at 947-6068 for more information. No reservation is required.

- Contributed by Keith Moored

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John Marazzi Nissan named top dealer in district for December

For the second consecutive month, John Marazzi Nissan has led new car sales in Nissan’s Central Florida District covering Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Highlands, Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Palm Beach counties. According to Michael E. Cook, Dealer Operations Manager for the Central Florida District, “John Marazzi Nissan led all other Nissan district dealerships with 167 new Nissans sold, selling 24 more Nissans than their next closest competitor and turning in an astonishing 327 percent year-over-year sales increase.”

“We work hard every day to create a great customer experience in both sales and service. We’re a rock solid dealership in a convenient location with a winning strategy that continues to carry us to the top month after month, even in a down economy,” said John Marazzi.

The dealership isat 3640 Pine Ridge Road in Naples, just one block west of Interstate 75 at exit 107. Iinformation: (239) 643-3800 or visit www.MarazziNissan.com or www.MarazziWholesale.com.

- Contributed by Gail Dolan, Dolan Marketing

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Arcadia Aerospace announces vision

Arcadia Aerospace Industries (AAI) announces its strategic vision for 2010 and outlines its commitment to leading edge technology and solution based problem solving in the aerospace sector and beyond.

Since its inception, AAI has developed proprietary technology, assembled a highly specialized team and designed its facilities to allow it to provide aerospace industry leaders and other complex composite manufacturers with cost-effective engineering, testing and manufacturing solutions. AAI will enter 2010 by moving its Automated Phased Array Immersion Tank design for composite Primary Structure out of the research and development stage into production. This system uniquely evaluates curved geometries in seconds, just in time to meet the growing need of programs such as the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Honda Business Jet and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. AAI also intends to install Florida’s largest Robotic Trim, Drill and Router machine specifically designed for large complex composite structures.

AAI will continue providing specialized NDT assessments of composite parts and structures, as well as building, interface upgrading, certifying and calibrating automated inspection systems for its clients.

Arcadia Aerospace Industries, LLC is an aerospace and specialty composites company based in Punta Gorda, Florida. For additional information, contact info@arcadiaaerospace.com or visit www.arcadiaaerospace.com.

- Contributed by Arcadia Aerospace Industries

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CB Richard Ellis Group lists transactions

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc purchased a 3,991-square-foot former bank branch building at 15165 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers from ARC WBFMFL0002, LLC for $525,000. Bill Young, Dan O’Berski and Matt Fredrickson of CB Richard Ellis, Ft. Myers/Naples brokered the transaction.

Nextel South Corp renewed its lease for 9,300 square feet in Cypress Lake Plaza, at 7191-4 Cypress Lake Dr in Fort Myers, from Valley Cypress Lake, LLC. Randal L. Mercer of CB Richard Ellis, Fort Myers/Naples brokered the transaction.

Allete Properties, LLC extended its lease for 2,119 square feet at 14421 Metropolis Ave in Fort Myers from Broho II, LLC. Randal L. Mercer of CB Richard Ellis, Ft. Myers/Naples brokered the transaction.

Florida Gulf Coast Financial Services, LLC leased 1,809 square feet at 14440 Metropolis Ave in Fort Myers from EM Holdings, LLC. Randal L. Mercer of CB Richard Ellis, Ft. Myers/Naples brokered the transaction.

VIP America of Southwest Florida, LLC leased 1,153 square feet at 14421 Metropolis Ave in Fort Myers from Broho II, LLC. Randal L. Mercer of CB Richard Ellis, Ft. Myers/Naples brokered the transaction.

About CB Richard Ellis

CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2008 revenue). The Company has approximately 30,000 employees (excluding affiliates), and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 300 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; property, facilities and project management; mortgage banking; appraisal and valuation; development services; investment management; and research and consulting. CB Richard Ellis has been named a BusinessWeek 50 “best in class” company for three years in a row. Please visit our Web site at www.cbre.com

- Contributed by Rob Mintz, robert.mintz@cbre.com

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