It's Your Business: Pizza Fusion coming to Naples

Pizza Fusion, the national organic pizzeria, has announced plans to open a new location in Naples.

Pizza Fusion, the national organic pizzeria, has announced plans to open a new location in Naples.

Dave Osborn

Dave Osborn

Pizza Fusion, the national organic pizzeria, has announced plans to open a new location in Naples.

The two new additions make for a total of seven Florida locations for the organic pizza purveyor. Pizza Fusion Naples will open at 2146 U.S. 41 N. in The Gateway of Naples shopping center.

Pizza Fusion Naples will open on Earth Day, April 22.

The Boca Raton-based Pizza Fusion calls itself the No. 1 green franchise in North America. Information: www.pizzafusion.com

Lee TDC adds two new members

Colleen DePasquale and Jeff Webb are the newest members of the Lee County Tourist Development Council.

DePasquale is the executive director of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. Webb owns and operates the Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers.

The new members were seated at the tourism council's Feb. 8 meeting.

DePasquale is a former TDC member who sat on the council from 2005 to 2011. Webb has served on an advisory council for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council and is vice president of the Lee County Hotel Association.

DePasquale will replace Warren Wright on the council.

Webb will serve as an ex-officio member, representing the Lee County Hotel Association.

The council was established in 1983 to increase tourism to Lee County.

Zirkle new Youth Haven finance & operations director

Joyce Zirkle has been named director of finance and operations for Youth Haven. She will be responsible for all financial and operational aspects of the organization.

Zirkle has more than 22 years of financial management experience and has worked in a variety of industries including consulting, manufacturing and public accounting. She most recently served as chief financial officer at the Naples Botanical Garden.

Zirkle, who relocated to Florida in 2004, graduated from Fairmont State University in Fairmont, W.Va.

Youth Haven is Southwest Florida's residential emergency shelter for boys and girls ages 6-16 who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. Information: www.YouthHaven.net

Elliott a new VP at BB&T Insurance Services

Jerry Elliott has been named to the newly created position of vice president of sales and practice leader at BB&T Insurance Services.

Elliott, who will work with family risk managers in the personal lines division, joined BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Co. in 2006 and will continue to be based in Fort Myers at 13515 Bell Tower Drive. The Ohio native received his bachelor's degree from the University of Akron and his MBA from Florida Gulf Coast University in Estero.

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