Business Briefs

February 8, 2024 at 9:41 a.m.



Ivy’s on Dearborn announces that the ladies boutique is now open on Sundays from 11am to 3pm for your shopping pleasure. Business hours for the rest of the week are 10am to 4pm. Ivy’s is located at 446 W. Dearborn Street and is your source for Escape Resort Wear, Habitat, Oh My Gauze, APNY, designer dresses, shoes, jackets, bags, jewelry, and accessories. Stop by today or visit Ivy’s online at

SCORE Webinars
Southwest Florida District 480 SCORE is offering the following webinars in February. Saturday, February 10, 11am to noon: How to Really Start Your Own Business. This webinar will review the basics of starting a business such as business structure, business name, cash flow, and financing. Wednesday, February 14, noon to 1pm: Unlocking Growth: How Smart Bookkeeping Creates Clarity in Your Business Financials. Bookkeeping is vital to understanding your financial position. Learn how to categorize correctly. Thursday, February 15, 6 to 7pm: Utilizing YouTube for Small Businesses. Discussion on using video to promote your business. Saturday, February 17, 10:30am to noon: Why Networking is Important for Small Business. Learn how to leverage networking as a means to form relationships to grow your business. Wednesday, February 21, noon to 1pm: Starting a Small Business from Home. This webinar gives insight into the benefits of a home-based business. Wednesday, February 28, 7 to 8pm: Hands on AI – See the Best AI Sites in Action. This workshop will demonstrate the best AI sites for creating text content, images and videos. For more details and registration links, go to and search for the event.

Solange Szeremyne


Veggie Gator, which opened last year as a produce shop, has rebranded as Veggie Gator Gyros and Smoothie Bar, and is now a Greek Style Bistro. The menu includes gyros, salads, platters, smoothies, juices, acai bowls, and boba tea. You can place an order and have it delivered by Door Dash or Uber Eats. The store is located at 3376 N. Access Road and is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 8pm. This is the second business for the Szeremyne family, who also own Magyar Deli which is right next door at 3374 N. Access Road. Manager Solange Szeremyne is pictured here.

St. Patrick’s Fun Day
Save the date for Leadership Englewood 2024’s St. Patrick’s Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 16, 11am to 4pm, at Pioneer Plaza, 325 W. Dearborn Street. There will be a ‘Tater Testing contest, Little Leprechaun contest, celebrity dunk tank, 50/50 raffle, and lots of Irish fun. Free admission. Beverage and food tickets are $5. This event is a fundraiser for Leadership Englewood. Come out and support the 2024 class’s legacy project. For more information, call Lee Anna at 941•218•9778 or Barbara at 941•368•8863.

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