Biz Buzz


Yucatan Names 1st General Manager

Carl Marsh, longtime food and beverage guru for the Kolar Family, recently named a General Manager for Yucatan Beach Stand Bar & Grill, 250 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. This is the first designated GM for the establishment since its opening. “I am pleased to announce the promotion of Rob Reilly as Yucatan’s General Manager,” said Marsh. “His background gives him an overall understanding of how to improve customer satisfaction and his motivation brings energy and enthusiasm to his staff. We are very excited about his new role.”

Reilly is originally from Cincinnati and attended Baldwin Wallace University in Ohio, and confesses to be fan of most Ohio sports teams. After joining the Yucatan several years ago, he has worked all front of the house positions, and enjoys customer interaction.

Priorities for Reilly include the continued growth of the successful Yucatan, with special emphasis on expanding services on the new Outside Patio & Swing Bar. This unique tropical setting will offer guests more seating and better service.

Stop by and welcome Rob. The Yucatan opens daily at 8am.


Biz Buzz|Film FestFilm Festival Earns Two Awards!

The Florida Festivals & Events Association (FFEA) recently announced the winners of its annual SUNsational Awards during their 22nd annual convention and tradeshow. 130 events submitted their materials for consideration in many categories.

The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival garnered FIRST PLACE awards in two areas: “Festivals with budget of $49,000 to $249,000”, and “Educational Programming. “ The Film Festival committee wanted to offer a special thanks to now-retired FMB Elementary Principal Larry Wood along with the school’s technology specialist Jackie DeMilla, as well as Kyle Thompson of Red Flight Pictures for making the educational programming possible.

The Fort Myers Beach Film Festival is a 10-year FMB event, now held in April featuring local, independent and feature films. Filmmakers attend, network and assist Festival workshops promoting their craft, with film showings held at the Fort Myers Beach Theater. Film festivals serve as an important opportunity for filmmakers, actors and film distributors to share their work and promote local filmmaking and distribution.  The 11th Annual Fort Myers Beach Film Festival will be held April 26-30, 2017

FFEA is a 22-year-old not for profit association dedicated to supporting and promoting more than 3,500 events in the State of Florida.


Biz Buzz|FMB Chamber|New Members ImageChamber Welcomes New Members

The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed new members at its recent membership luncheon held at Charley’s Boat House Grill, 6241 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach.

From left to right are Dave Anderson, current Chairman of the Chamber; Ron Fleming – Associate Member, retired on FMB; Ben Beckmann owner of B&B Automotive in the former DeHays Automotive location on San Carlos Blvd., offering full automotive maintenance and repair from big diesel trucks to autos, motorcycles & classic car repairs and restoration (239-314-8582); and Captain Ted Gibson of Nauti-Gal Fishing Adventures offering fishing charter expeditions inshore and offshore in his 30’ center console boat, launching from various locations including Lovers Key State Park. For more information, contact Ted at 907-854-8783. For more information on any Chamber business, contact the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce 239-454-7500.