It's Your Business: NeoGenomics approved for Nasdaq listing

Dave Osborn

Dave Osborn

Fort Myers-based NeoGenomics Inc., a leading provider of cancer-focused genetic testing services, announced its common stock is approved for listing on the Nasdaq Capital Market.

The company expects to start trading on Nasdaq on Monday under the ticker symbol NEO. The stock has been trading on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board under the symbol NGNM.

In a statement, Douglas VanOort, the company's chairman and CEO, said: "The transition to the Nasdaq Capital Market is a significant milestone for NeoGenomics and reflects the strong revenue and operating income growth we have achieved over the last several years. We believe this move will increase the visibility and liquidity of our shares in the market, and we are honored to join the long list of prestigious companies already traded on Nasdaq."

In honor of the transition, VanOort will ring the closing bell at The Nasdaq Market in Times Square in New York on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Coconut Point welcomes 2 new tenants

TCBY/Mrs. Fields and The Grape Base are new tenants at Coconut Point mall in Estero.

The Grape Base, which offers everything from wine to furniture made of grapes, plans to open later this month on Fashion Drive, across the street from the mall office. TCBY/Mrs. Fields recently opened near Starbucks.

Bank workers volunteer at equestrian challenge

BMO Private Bank and BMO Harris Bank employees recently volunteered for a day at Naples Equestrian Challenge for its 7th annual Bootstrap Boogie Barn Dance.

Proceeds from the barn dance allow Naples Equestrian Challenge to fulfill its mission of improving the lives of children and adults with special needs through therapeutic riding and other equine-related programs. Bank volunteers participating were Brian Mazgaj, Scott Hansen, Jack Kuhn, Erica Sparks, Bryan K. Kenzie, Patrick Kellard and Marylin Sprada.

For more information, visit www.bmoprivatebank.com or call 239-435-1010.

U.S. Chamber bestows 5-Star rating on Bonita Springs Chamber

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce says it has awarded the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce with Five-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

Seventy-seven of the 6,936 chambers — or 1 percent — in the U.S. are rated Five Star.

To receive accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs and technology. Local chambers are rated Accredited, Three, Four and Five Stars.

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