Thursday, December 23, 2010

Our Very Own Running Man

We are suckers for a good charity, especially one for children.  So we were delighted to find out one of our LE friends, Gerhard, ran 163 miles for one such charity.  That was 52 hours of non-stop running from Cocoa Beach to Clearwater Beach, starting Friday night and ending at midnight on Sunday.

Volunteers were set up the whole way to run or bike with him for several miles at a time and also a support vehicle to carry all the provisions that he may need, including rain gear for when it started raining on Sunday afternoon. 

When he finished at midnight on Sunday it was really windy, cold & wet conditions on Clearwater Beach.  The weather was so bad, cruise ships were not allowed back into the Port of Tampa on Sunday as they were worried they wouldn’t safely make it under the bridge they pass through to get back to port. 

He was doing this to raise money for the Sunshine Foundation whose sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children, ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that child's illness may cause.

If anyone would like to donate to this great cause, you can do so by either

Making checks payable to Sunshine Foundation
Mail to
Gerhard Treviranus
1731 Vintage St
Kissimmee, FL 34746

Or going online to click on Donate Now and reference ‘Gerhard’s Run’ in the Notes/comments section of the donation page.

Run Gerhard, Run!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

’Tis the season for Scammers!

Do you ever feel like everyone is out to get you?  Well, don’t dismiss that feeling all the time.

There’s a new scam out that is aimed at business owners.  The email you receive will start out with this:

Do not disregard this message. Your email address was provided by the
Florida Division of Corporations regarding YOUR COMPANY’S NAME.

Then the email will go on to list your federal tax ID number and lots of other personal information.

It even goes so far as to say that, “Your email address was supplied to us by the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations.”  This is not true!

When one of our clients called this morning to ask what this was, we immediately took action and called the Department of State.  They have NOTHING to do with this company.  Another clue was the fact that it’s too early to even file annual reports.

This is a SCAM and should be disregarded.

The real truth?  You DO need to file annual reports after the 1st of the year, but not through Arvitas.  Annual reports can only be filed through SUNBIZ.ORG.

Ever have a question about something like this, call us.  We are here for you.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the gals at Licenses, Etc.!

Our holiday gift to you:

Friday, December 17, 2010

Installed and Honored, Congrats to ALL!

Congratulations to those of you honored at last week’s Collier Building Industry Association Installation held at the Olde Cypress Club in Naples, FL.
Thomas Wegwert is now officially the 2011 President of the CBIA.  All the board members and all council members (for the Sales & Marketing Council, Remodelers’ Council and the Business Builder Council) were installed along with Tom.  Our very own Lisa Adams was one of the associate members to be installed as Secretary of the Sales & Marketing Council.
In addition to the installation, several well deserved awards were distributed to members.  Congratulations to them especially for the recognition they received.  It is because of their dedication to the local building community that our association continues to lead the nation.
·         Builder of the Year:  Thomas Lykos of The Lykos Group, Inc.
·         Associate of the Year:  Stacey Herring of Fifth Third Bank
·         Remodeler of the Year:  Bill Varian of Varian Construction Company, Inc.
We are thankful for all of those that work to build our organization and keep the CBIA strong. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Congratulations, November licensees!

Congratulations to the following Licenses, Etc. clients who were approved in November:
  • Matthew O'Brien of Wesley Chapel, FL.
  • Ray Orasi at ASAP Remodeling, Inc. of Largo, FL.
  • Steve Randel at S&R Quality Construction, Inc. of Islamorada, FL.
  • Bryan Meklir at BBMK Contracting of Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Melissa Kuzak at Advanced Roof Systems, Inc. of Wellington, FL.
  • Isabelo Rodriguez at Accutilities, LLC of Miramar, FL.
  • Christopher Hedges at Hedges Heating & Air, Inc. of Riverview, FL.
  • Jordan Poppa at Poppa Construction of Naples, FL.
  • Jeremy Smith at JKM Building Services, Inc. of Middleburg, FL.
  • Robert Sarduy at Kingdom Air Conditioning, Inc. of Miami, FL.
  • Robert D. Smith at Specialized Roofing and Contracting, Inc. of Largo, FL.
  • David Hobgood at David Hobgood Construction, LLC of North Palm Beach, FL.
  • John El-Koury at Freewheeler Construction Corp of Islamorada, FL.
  • Gene Yacobacci at Radon Mitigation Services, LLC DBA RMS Environmental Construction Services of Punta Gorda, FL.
  • Richard Ivans at FKI Logistex, Inc. of St. Louis, MO.
  • Brian Panter at Unique Impressions of South Florida, Inc. of Cooper City, FL.
  • Pamela Fajardo at Home Renovation Group, LLC of Cape Coral, FL.
  • Casey Dooley at Mike Dooley, Inc. of Tavernier, FL.
  • Marc Devisse at Tri-Town Construction, LLC of Fort Myers, FL.
  • Maynard Baker at National Electric Contracting, Inc. of Tampa, FL.
  • Jim Houser at Trim by Knotts, Inc. of Bonita Springs, FL.
  • Gerhard Treviranus at Gerhard, Inc. of St. Cloud, FL.
  • Jeff Puterbaugh at J & L Refrigeration & AC, Inc. of Naples, FL.  

We're also pleased to share the newly created or revamped Social Media Networking pages for these fine businesses we get to call clients:
Tri-Town Construction:
Kitchens by Clay:
Be sure to follow them all on Facebook and Twitter. Would you like to be set up on Social Media Networking sites, too? Call Lisa at 239.963.5369.