Biz Buzz on the Beach


Beach Pottery Etc.

On the drive along San Carlos Blvd to Fort Myers Beach, you’ll find Beach Pottery Etc, the pottery store with all the beautiful and colorful pottery and statues out front. Recently a long time resident of San Carlos Island, Alanna Osborne, purchased the shop and is excitedly making plans for the store.

biz buzz, fort myers beach, beach potteryWith over 1,000 different kinds, colors and shapes of pottery, on over an acre of display area, there is something for everyone. Beautiful marble garden statues, unique iron and wood sculptures share space with a huge selection of Talavera Mexican pottery, designer beachwear and unique gifts and jewelry.

Alanna looks forward to adding a coffee and wine bar and meeting all the wonderful people who stop in. So next time don’t just drive by, stop in and say Hi! Beach Pottery Etc. is open daily from 10am-5pm at 17980 San Carlos Blvd, Fort Myers Beach. Phone: 239-437-4211. Website:



biz buzz, cholattes, fort myers beachAfter many years operating coffee shops within multiple Lee Health locations, Willy and Lisa Wilson added Gregory Capellan as General Manager and opened the independent Chocolatte’s Coffee and Roasting shop last November along San Carlos Blvd in south Fort Myers. The ambiance and aroma of the store are a beautiful blend of sophisticated, yet comfortable, worthy of a coffee shop in any upscale neighborhood or urban locale. The store features coffee roasted on premise from beans sourced from some of the best growing regions in the world. In addition to the fresh brewed and iced coffee options, the menu includes tea, Kombucha, local bakery items, Judi Mae handmade cookies, Love Boat ice cream, smoothies & bowls, steel cut oatmeal and hand-crafted crepes. This interior photo of Chocolatte’s shows their large communal table, encouraging customer engagement and conversation. Private seating options are available. Looking for a real destination coffee shop with a unique selection of food options? Just down the road from Fort Myers Beach, look for Chocolatte’s for a great experience! Hours: Sunday – Thursday 6:30 am to 6:00pm; Friday & Saturday 6:30am – 9pm. Located at 16120 San Carlos Blvd, by Point Ybel Brewing (just south of Kelly Road on west side of street) Phone: 239-331-4443.


FMB Chamber of Commerce

biz buzz, fort myers beach chamber, new members, aprilThe Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed two new members at the April membership luncheon held at Charley’s Boat House Grill. Shown here, from left: Tina Terrell of Wave of Vitality, a nutrition and wellness club and cafe located in Sea Grape Plaza on Estero Blvd (740-319-7159),  Jason Crew and Kevin Scott of Alair Homes – Sanibel (239-309-2484), who do new home construction and remodeling on Fort Myers Beach, and John Gavin, Chamber Chairman, of Gavin’s Ace Hardware.

biz buzz, fort myers beach chamber, new members mayNew Chamber members welcomed in May include, from left, Dawn Thomas with 2Suns Consulting, offering business branding and marketing services (608-577-7507); Andrea Gieryic of Thrive at Beachwalk, providing Assisted Living and Memory Care services (239-349-3769); Alanna Osborne of  Beach Pottery Etc, offering pottery of all sizes, marble and metal sculptures, artwork, beachwear, gifts & jewelry (239-437-4211); Trish Fancher with Keep Lee County Beautiful, coordinating efforts to improve and protect our environment ( 239-334-3488) and Chamber Chairman Emeritus Fran Podraza.