It's Your Business: FGCU hosts workshop on public-private partnerships

Dave Osborn

Dave Osborn

A workshop next month at Florida Gulf Coast University is intended to help educate about public-private partnerships.

The cost of the Sept. 14 workshop, which is from 8 a.m. to noon, is $25 for members of the Real Estate Investment Society, Lee Building Industry Association and the Urban Land Institute, $15 for college students and $45 for everyone else. RSVP by Sept. 9 at reis-swfl.org.

Seminole Casino's expansion plans topic at Sept. 26 breakfast

Jim Gibson, marketing director at the Seminole Casino Immokalee, will discus the casino's expansion plans at the Collier County Lodging & Tourism Alliance breakfast Sept. 26 at Hilton Naples, 5111 U.S. 41 N. Free for members; $10 for nonmembers.

To register, email pam.cclta@gmail.com.

Wherry joins Progressive Builders Inc.

David Wherry has joined Progressive Builders Inc. in Fort Myers as production coordinator.

Wherry, a West Virginia native, relocated to Fort Myers in 2003 to work in a golfing apprentice program at gated communities before he started Scrubbers Cleaning Co. six years ago.

He will be in charge of business development and supervising projects to retain high customer satisfaction as the company expands.

Progressive Builders is a licensed, professional design/build home remodeling company. For more information: http://www.ProgressiveBuilders.com or 239-939-5411.

North Naples company named to Inc. 500 list

Position Logic in North Naples has announced it has been named to the 2012 Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S.

Companies joining Position Logic — which ranked No. 499 — on the list this year include Facebook and Levi Strauss. Position Logic said that its revenues grew 763 percent from 2008 to 2011, from $280,570 to $2.4 million. The company added 21 jobs over those same three years.

Position Logic, 4522 Executive Drive, second floor, is a leading provider of GPS tracking software other businesses use to follow everything from truck to dignitaries. The company employs about 50 workers and serves clients in more than 50 countries.

Founded in 1979, Inc. magazine focuses on growing companies and publishes its annual "Inc. 500" list annually.

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