It's Your Business: Verizon activates more 4G sites in Florida

Dave Osborn

Dave Osborn

Verizon Wireless has activated more than 250 new 4G LTE cell sites in Florida during the first quarter of 2013.

The new activations were across every region of the state, including Southwest Florida. Verizon launched its 4G LTE in December 2010 and the company plans to cover its entire Florida network footprint with the technology this year.

High-speed 4G LTE enhances customer experiences in making voice calls, sending emails, text and picture messages, connecting to the Internet and accessing applications that include games, music and videos.

Information: www.verizonwireless.com/lte

Shamrock Bank earns ‘family’ certification

Shamrock Bank of Florida has earned a Family Friendly Workplace certification.

Each year, Naples Alliance for Children searches for businesses of all sizes that love families and show it.

“The designation recognizes employers who mix traditional and innovative ways to help employees balance the needs of their families with the demands of their jobs,” said Myra Shapiro, alliance president.

Shamrock Bank of Florida, a locally owned bank, has offices in Naples and Ave Maria.

Information: 239-919-5199 and www.ShamrockBankFL.com

Sen. Nelson attends groundbreaking

More than 100 people attended a groundbreaking for the revitalization of two Fort Myers properties that will provide 212 affordable housing units upon completion.

A public-private partnership between Pinnacle Housing Group and Southwest Florida Affordable Housing Choice Foundation Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit created by the Housing Authority of the city of Fort Myers, commemorated the May 1 groundbreaking of two properties on Sabal Palm Boulevard.

The redeveloped properties were formerly called Sabal Palm Apartments and Palmetto Court.

Guest speakers included U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and officials from the partnering agencies including the city of Fort Myers, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Pinnacle, the Southwest Florida Affordable Housing Choice Foundation Inc. and the foundation.

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