Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida honored as 2021 Community Steward of the Year

Industry Appreciation Awards celebrate the Lee County business community

Fort Myers, FL, Oct. 25, 2021 – In front of a sold-out crowd of 600 Lee County business leaders, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Property Southwest Florida (CPSWFL) was honored as the Community Steward of the Year at the 29th Industry Appreciation Awards. The awards are presented by the Horizon Council, Horizon Foundation and the Lee County Economic Development Office. The Industry Appreciation Awards ceremony was held Friday, Oct. 22 at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Fort Myers,

The Community Steward of the Year Award is presented to a company whose financial, volunteer, and active involvement in community organizations and programs create a better quality of business and civic life in Lee County. CPSWFL was selected for its focus on strengthening the community by improving the quality of life and business environment in our region. The CPSWFL team proudly supports and serves many nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida, including Junior Achievement, Champions 4 Children, Residential Options of Florida and PACE Center for Girls – Lee.

The 2021 Industry Appreciation Award winners also included:

  • Business Resiliency and Innovation Award: Fort Myers Brewing Company and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank
  • Innovator of the Year: Cigent Technology and Energy Harness Corporation
  • Manufacturer of the Year: Storm Smart
  • Startup of the Year: Two39 Work
  • Small Business of the Year: Stickboy Creative
  • Large Business of the Year: Stevens Construction, Inc.

A special Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Gary Griffin, President of B&I Contractors, Inc.

The Lee County Economic Development Office provides business assistance to retain existing businesses, attract new businesses and encourage entrepreneurship to ensure Lee County has a strong economy, thriving communities and broadly shared prosperity.

The Horizon Council is a public-private advisory board established in 1991 to advise the Lee Board of County Commissioners on economic development issues. The council’s mission is to improve Lee County’s business environment, retain and encourage expansion of existing businesses, and attract new and diversified employers. It is the only public-private partnership of Lee County Government and business leaders.

The Horizon Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization established as a fundraising vehicle enabling people and businesses to actively support the program of work of the Horizon Council and the Lee County Economic Development Office.

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