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Business Notes (9/6/17)

September 6, 2017
Lehigh Acres Citizen

League receives $20,000 donation

The Lee County Sheriff's Youth Activities League received a $20,000 donation from Tomorrow Enterprise Holdings Inc.

The league programs include archery, swimming, basketball and the Teen Driver Challenge, which is advanced "hands-on" driver training for students.

According to Lt Larry King, SYAL's executive director, the donation will be used to support and enhance the programs. It will be one of three local grants given this year by Enterprise Holdings.

In Lehigh Acres, archery and basketball are offered at the Veterans Park Recreational Center, at 55 Homestead Road S.

Archery is open to children ages 5-17, while basketball runs February to April for ages 7-15.

County reports permits

During August, contractors pulled 178 permits to build single-family houses collectively valued at about $35.7 million in unincorporated Lee County. That compares to 105 permits issued in July 2017 and 111 issued in August 2016, according to the Lee County Department of Community Development.

Also during August, 40 multi-family units valued at about $5 million were permitted, compared to 155 units in July 2017 and 52 units in August 2016.

General commercial activity was valued at about $10.3 million for 27 permits, compared to about $10.6 million in July 2017 and $18.8 million in August 2016.

Lee County Community Development issued 4,869 permits of all kinds in August.

Program celebrates National PACE month

Hope Healthcare's PACE - Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly - Program is celebrating the inaugural National PACE month in September with the theme "Delivering Independence."

Designed to meet the needs of seniors while also helping their families and caregivers, PACE provides comprehensive, coordinated health care and dental services, therapies, transportation and meals for those who would prefer not to live in a nursing home.

Support for those who are 55 and older is provided in Hope Care Centers in Lehigh Acres and other areas, as well as in participant's homes. In addition to meeting health care needs, PACE offers help with personal care and light housekeeping.

The program can coordinate with the participant's doctor and provide all health care services, including primary and specialized medical care; medications; medical supplies and equipment; lab and diagnostic services; occupational, speech and physical therapy; all necessary prescription drugs; home care and personal care aides; and hospitalization and skilled nursing facility care.

To learn more, call 239-482-4673 or visit:

Chamber to host expo

The Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce will host The Expo on Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lehigh Acres Senior Citizens Center, at 219 Plaza Drive.

In addition to vendors, the business showcase and job fair will feature prizes from area businesses.

For those seeking employment, bring your resume and dress for success. Area businesses are gearing up for season and are looking for new talent to hire.

Food and beverages will be available, with the proceeds benefitting the center.

Booth space reservations are being accepted by the GLACC office; each space will include one 6-foot table and two chairs.

There is a special available for chamber members for $50; non-members can participate with a registration fee of $85. Electricity is available on a first come first serve basis for an additional $10 fee.

Call 239-369-3322 or email for information.



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