October 8, 2018 Daily Update

McGriff Insurance Services announces the five finalists for the annual Blue Chip Community Business Award. The five finalists are: Community Resource Network of Florida, Inc., Myerside Resort and Cottages, NGALA Wildlife Preserve, Reliable Permitting & Business Support Services, and Zirilli’s Chilly Treats. The five finalists, who are chosen by an independent panel of judges, will be recognized at the award ceremony luncheon sponsored by McGriff Insurance Services and BB&T Bank on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa (5001 Coconut Rd., Bonita Springs). One will be designated as the Blue Chip Award winner.


In 2009, Community Resource Network of Florida, Inc. began service in an effort to provide continuation of care to individuals with developmental needs in the area through an array of services that include personal care services, personal supports/in-home support, companion services, transportation, respite, life skills program, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.

 With 22 rooms and cottages across three properties, Myerside Resort and Cottages serves as a prime destination and provides quality accommodations to tourists and vacationers in Fort Myers Beach.

 NGALA Wildlife Preserve, located in Naples, is an animal sanctuary built in the elegant safari style of a bygone era. The preserve provides the ultimate destination for executive galas, weddings, and other events, as well as the opportunity for guests to encounter exotic wildlife while enjoying authentic entertainment and fine dining.

 Reliable Permitting & Business Support Services is located in Naples and has more than 21 years of experience in providing high-quality customer support services during the permitting process to residential and commercial builders. Today, the business is in full operation with six functioning departments.

 Zirilli’s Chilly Treats is a small, family-owned business located in Cape Coral. They specialize in making delicious, dairy-free Italian Ice with real fruit in a variety of flavors.