January 2017 Around Town

NORMAN LOVE CONFECTIONS’ NEWEST CHOCOLATE AND DESSERT SALON IS NOW OPEN IN THE TERRA DESIGN CENTER

Norman Love Confections’ Fort Myers-McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon offers the company’s award-winning ultra-premium, handcrafted chocolates, as well as specialty desserts, artisanal baked goods including a new Signature Pastry Collection, coffees, novelty products and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love.

The 1,700-square-foot chocolate and dessert salon features a contemporary design and offers indoor and outdoor seating with take-out or dine-in options. The salon is open Tuesdays through Sundays. For hours of operation and more information, call 239.672.8797.

Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers.  The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation.

Chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and Love’s book, “Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love,” also can be ordered online at NormanloveConfections.com

FREE ENTREPRENEUR SCHOOL COMING TO LEE COUNTY

A new educational concept is coming to Southwest Florida in January 2017,  announced today by Lee County resident, Jim Griffiths. “Learn to think like an Entrepreneur,” a 501c3 nonprofit public learning center supported by local businesses, will be holding free ongoing classes for the general public. The gatherings will include workshops, think-tanks, brainstorming, and guest speakers to teach the basic principles of how thinking like an entrepreneur can be applied every facet of a person’s life. School will begin in January 2017 hosted by Griffiths, a business owner since the age of thirteen, and publisher of SW Florida’s Nautical Mile Magazine. The free classes will have guest speakers, group interaction and discussions about how an entrepreneur’s mind creates solutions and overcomes obstacles that people do not know how to engage. The school theory emphasizes how applying the principles of thinking like an entrepreneur will help in all facets of life regardless of age, education, or background. “It’s not about business; it’s for any facet of life, from a student to a retiree. It’s about how an entrepreneur THINKS. Information on class locations, dates and time schedules will be announced on the organization’s website: EntrepreneurByChoice.com

CALOOSA COAST ROWING CLUB 
NAMES NEW SCHOLASTIC HEAD COACH STEFAN SZTANCSA

Coach Stefan has more than 20 years of experience in both rowing and coaching and brings enthusiasm and excitement to the club.   Before joining the Caloosa Coast Rowing Club, Stefan was a ten-time National and State Brazil champion rower.

“We are fortunate to have a coach with Stefan’s expertise joining our team,” said Club Board Director Priscilla Quintana.  “He is very impressive all the way around and has the energy and vision to move our scholastic program forward,” she said.

Coach Stefan creates a fun, competitive and exciting environment where rowers learn all aspects of rowing, on and off the water.  Stefan will coach the high school team Monday through Friday from 3:30-6:00pm at the CCRC boatyard in Cape Harbor.

“I love coaching children,” said the new coach Stefan Sztancsa.  “They show us that we have no limits for what we can achieve.  Anyone can be a rower and can start anytime.  I hope I can inspire them to reach their dreams and even come away with a college scholarship.”

For more information, please visit Rowccrc.org.