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12/3/2013 General

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Board of Directors Welcome Joseph Bernard, Chief Operating Officer at Physicians Regional Healthcare System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council Board of Directors Welcome Joseph Bernard, Chief Operating Officer at Physicians Regional Healthcare System

Contact: Chelsea Birczak, (239) 992-2943
Chelsea@bonitaspringschamber.com

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (December 3, 2013) Effective December 2013, the Bonita Springs Estero Economic Development Council (BSEEDC) welcomes Joseph Bernard, Chief Operating Officer at Physicians Regional Healthcare System, to their Board of Directors. He will complete the term of Joe Murgalo, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, who has stepped down to represent the region by serving on the Visit Florida Board of Directors.

The BSEEDC encourages regional business development by nurturing area entrepreneurs, and by assisting local companies with their individual growth initiatives. In addition, the council works to attract new businesses to the region in order to diversify the economic base and create year-round jobs.

“Physicians Regional Healthcare System is committed to the community,” said Bernard. “Like many others, we want to keep this region the absolute best place to live, work and play. I look forward to working with the Board to retain and assist existing businesses, and attract new ones to Bonita Springs and Estero. A strong and diversified economy is good for all of us, and my interest and the interest of Physicians Regional, is to assist in that effort.”

Bernard feels that focusing on improving the region’s already strong schools, lowering taxes, and simplifying regulations is a winning formula for sustained economic development.

Executive Director of the BSEEDC, Christine Ross, stated, “We look forward to welcoming Joe Bernard and the Physician’s Regional organization to our team. Health care is an important part of our regional infrastructure and a growing industry supporting increased jobs.”

Murgalo served as treasurer on the BSEEDC Board since 2011 and his fellow Board members are grateful for his service and wish him well in his new appointment. Ross added, “We have been fortunate to benefit from Joe’s leadership and expertise in tourism helping us shape our program of work these past two and a half years. His contributions to our progress have been significant.”

ABOUT BONITA SPRINGS ESTERO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL
The Bonita Springs / Estero Economic Development Council is organized to build a place to live and work that is economically diverse with a year-round economy that also enhances the environment and reflects the character of the inhabitants of the Bonita Springs / Estero, Florida areas. For more information visit www.BonitaEDC.com or contact Christine Ross at (239) 333-2332 and Christine@BonitaEDC.org.

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