Biz Buzz, Fort Myers Beach



John R. Wood Properties

Biz-Buzz-John-R-Wood-Fort-Myers-BeachIn late July, John R. Wood Properties, opened its 17th office location in Southwest Florida at 7205 Estero Boulevard in Fort Myers Beach. The Managing Broker is Jay Richter and there are eight dedicated agents, plus nearly 20 who utilize the office. John R. Wood Properties consistently ranks first in closed sales volume in SWFL and offers over 60 years of industry and market experience. “The demand for beachfront properties in our area is very strong and Fort Myers Beach offers a unique market of luxury properties in an otherwise casual beach town,” said Phil Wood, President of John R. Wood Properties. “Our goal is to meet the needs of all our luxury buyers and this was an area where we have been experiencing an increase in demand.”

With over 550 real estate agents, they actively serve Fort Myers Beach, Bonita Springs, Estero, Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel/Captiva, Naples, Ave Maria and Marco Island.

Coastal Vacation Properties

Biz-Buzz-Fort-Myers-Beach-Coastal-Vacation-PropAAA Coastal Management, LLC, dba Coastal Vacation Properties (CVP) announced this month, the expansion of their vacation rental business with the purchase of long-standing Beach Accommodations. This expansion widens CVP’s short-term rental options to include condominiums, single and multi-family units. They now offer beachfront properties also. “We are incredibly excited for this opportunity to expand,” said Coastal Vacation Properties owner, Heather Albert. “With these new units under our management, we’re ready to welcome families from all over the world to our beautiful beach. We’re looking forward to making a positive impact on the community and providing the best possible service for many years to come.”

A property management company, they offer solutions to homeowners interested in outsourcing their property management duties, including cleaning, maintenance, marketing and more. Reservations can be made on their websites,,, as well as through AirBnB, Home Away and VRBO. Reach them locally by phone at 239-316-4588.

FMB Chamber of Commerce

Biz-Buzz-Chamber-of-Commerce-Fort-Myers-BeachThe Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new members at their August membership luncheon held at Charley’s Boat House Grill. Shown here, from left: Sherry Oakes, Chamber Member Services Director, new member Jacinta Ingream of Mango Rita’s in Times Square offering cold beverages and a full menu, including breakfast (239-233-8261; and new members Lisa and Chad Tenkley of Mariner’s Lodge and Marina at 17990 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, a family run hotel with its own marina on San Carlos Bay. (239-288-5168) and John Gavin, Chamber Chairman, of Gavin’s Ace Hardware.

The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce strives to sustain a vibrant business community, promote commerce and the Fort Myers Beach community. The Chamber hosts Coffee Connection on the first Thursday each month, a Member Luncheon on the second Thursday of the month and Business After Hours on the third Thursday of the month. Learn more by calling 239-454-7500 or visiting