The Public Relations Society of America, Gulf Coast chapter, will present a luncheon highlighting the Imagine Solutions Conference on April 23 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 U.S. 41 N.
The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with a social and networking, followed by a presentation at noon. Guest speaker will be Randy Antik, CEO of the Searching for Solutions Institute, who will discuss Imagine Solutions’ impact on the Southwest Florida community, past successes and challenges.
Cost is $24 per person for PRSA members, $29 for nonmembers, $27 for nonprofits and $15 for students. RSVP by April 19 at www.gulfcoastprsa.org or contact Judy Bricker at 239-213-6146.
Moran named a Barron’s top adviser
Thomas Moran has been to Barron’s list of top 1,000 advisers.
Moran, managing director-investments and founding member of the Moran Edwards Asset Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors in Naples, also was on the list for 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Factors used in making the list include assets under management, revenue produced for the firm, regulatory record, quality of practice and philanthropic work.
Information: 239-254-2200 and www.MoranEdwards.com
JA announces event sponsors
Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced BB&T Bank and BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Co. are title sponsors for the 2013 Business Hall of Fame Lee County awards ceremony.
The dinner begins at 5 p.m. April 10 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Estero. At the event, Junior Achievement will induct Gail Markham of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co. and Bob Simpson of LeeSar.
Schulze, Golisano among top 25 richest Floridians
Two Southwest Floridians are among the top 25 richest state residents.
Richard Schulze, 72, who founded the Minnesota-based Best Buy and lives in Bonita Springs, was ranked No. 13 and is worth $2.4 billion, stated an article in Florida Trend magazine.
Tom Golisano, 71, of Naples, was ranked No. 24. He’s the founder of Paychex and has donated millions to Southwest Florida causes, including $4 million for the Tom Golisano Field House at Ave Maria University and $5 million to the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples; and $20 million to help build Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida.
Fred DeLuca, 65, of Fort Lauderdale, co-founder of Deluca’s Doctor’s Associates, the Subway franchiser, was listed as the richest Floridian at $5.4 billion.
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