It's Your Business: Senior jobs program accepting applications

Dave Osborn

Dave Osborn

A state jobs program to help seniors is accepting applications.

Applicants for the Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program must be 55 or older, unemployed, live in Collier, Lee or Charlotte counties, and have incomes of $13,964 per year or less for a family of one ($18,913 for family of two).

There currently are several openings for qualified candidates. The program provides paid community service assignments at local public and nonprofit organizations, training, referral to needed services, and job search assistance.

For more information, call 888-859-1051 or visit www.experienceworks.org.

Toll Brothers promotes two

Toll Brothers recently promoted Kevin R. Brown to assistant vice president and Christian Adams to project manager in the company's Florida West Division.

Brown had served as senior project manager for Bonita Lakes, a new Toll Brothers community. Adams was an assistant project manager responsible for construction, marketing and sales activities at Firano at Naples, a community of single-family homes on Davis Boulevard.

Fort Myers company breaks ground on school

McGarvey Development Co. of Fort Myers recently broke ground for construction of a school in Cooper City.

The 9,100-square-foot K-8 Franklin Academy Charter School is expected to serve 600 to 700 students.

Information: www.mcgarveydevelopment.com

Fort Myers Beach Chamber elects officers

The Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has announced officers and board directors for 2013.

They are Norma Jean Pevey, chair, associate member; John Gavin, chair-elect, Gavin's Ace Hardware; Eric Tibbs, vice chair, Edwards Jones-Fort Myers Beach; and David Anderson, treasurer, Krusty Pete's.

Bud Nocera is chamber president.

Elected to the board of directors are: Donna Bates, Curt Brenner, Ellis Etter and Barbara Farrel for the term ending Dec. 31, 2015; Ann Alsop, Rob Capps, Steve DeAngelis, Brooke Klay and Terry Luster for the term ending Dec. 31, 2014; and John Armistead, Dan Eaton, Jim Lambeth and Roxie Smith for the term ending Dec. 31, 2013.

Ex-officio directors are Fran Myers and Tom Hart.

Information: 239-454-7500 and FortMyersBeachChamber.org.

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