Archive for March 2011

GoldCoast Salads, Naples, FL

In January, the Collier County Economic Development Council honored GoldCoast Salads as Collier County Business of the month, an award that in their case, recognized job creation and economic diversification in the community.  To celebrate, the folks at GoldCoast Salads (GCS) were kind enough to open their doors to fellow EDC mEDC Business of the Monthembers for a reception and tour of their Naples facility on Plover Ave.  This was my first time hearing of their company, though once I saw the building, I realized I’ve been driving past it for a few years now.  I just never knew there was a full-fledged manufacturing and packaging facility hidden inside!

GCS currently has three products which are manufactured right here in Naples, FL for national distribution: A Blue Crab dip, a Maine Lobster dip, and a Smoked Salmon dip.  Their breakthrough moment was when they got a deal with Costco for national distribution, and this is probably the easiest way you can go out and try some of their dip today.   Read the rest of this entry »


CEO Nexus – Norman Love Confections

Economic Development Council Naples, Norman Love

I was fortunate enough to have recently attended one of the most interesting EDC-related events yet; the CEO Nexus Forum hosted by Norman Love Confections.  The Economic Development Council in cooperation with GrowFL ( coordinated this event with Norman Love, and engaged him to speak at the event to share some of his business wisdom and experience with other CEO’s of local companies.  The best part was that the event was hosted at the Norman Love Salon on Daniels Pkwy, and that complimentary chocolates and wine were part of the program!

For those of you who were unable to attend, I wanted to take this opportunity to paint a picture of what you missed.  Even if you were at the event, you might still find some good takeaways in the article, so read on!

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Naples Computer Service

300 5th Avenue South
Suite 101-192
Naples, FL 34102

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