It's Your Business: Coastland Center food court restaurant receives food safety award

Dave Osborn

Dave Osborn

The Dairy Queen/Orange Julius in the food court of Coastland Center mall in Naples recently received an award for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety.

The national food chain based in Edina, Minn., honored the Naples restaurant with its Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence, or PRIDE, award. The company last year gave PRIDE awards to about 18 percent of the restaurants that qualified for it.

Marketing group offers courses

Power Wears Pink Marketing Group will offer a monthly series of business consulting and marketing support topics for small businesses, beginning Aug. 30.

The first Marketing Consulting Group session is titled "Networking Skills That Shine."

The others are "Cross Promoting & Why" on Thursday, Sept. 27, and "Follow Up is Critical" on Thursday, Oct. 25. All three are from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3820 Colonial Blvd., Suite 100, Fort Myers.

Cost is $25 per person per session and registration is necessary as seating is limited. For more information, or to register, call 239-603-6364, email, or go to

Goodrich named Realtor of the month at Verandah

Gina Goodrich, a real estate agent with Real Living Cypress Realty Inc. in Fort Myers, has been named Realtor of the month for July at Verandah, the 1,456-acre master-planned community along a 1.75-mile stretch of the Orange River in Fort Myers.

For more information, call 866-694-7199 or log on to

Law firm announces name change

The Naples law firm Grant, Fridkin, Pearson, Athan & Crown has changed its name to Grant Fridkin Pearson.

Former shareholder Howard L. Crown continues with the firm in its trusts estates practice group, and G. Helen Athan will pursue new professional endeavors in the real estate sales business. For more information:

Adkins named salesperson of the month at Manchester Square

Chris Adkins has been named salesperson of the month for July at Manchester Square, a Naples community featuring 117 single-family and attached villa homes.

Adkins has more than 24 years' experience in the Southwest Florida real estate market.

For more information: 239-598-2370 or

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