The Estero Chamber of Commerce annually recognizes an outstanding person, business and nonprofit impacting the Estero community in meaningful ways. Estero Life Magazine is honored to be named the 2019 Business of the Year.

Nolen Rollins, Gary & Ann Marie Israel, Sarah Newcomb, Judi Gietzen

Estero Life Magazine, Business of the Year 2019

“It was so humbling to receive such recognition,” said Estero Life Magazine Publisher Gary Israel after receiving the award at the June 12, 2019, event held at the Club at Grandezza. “It is truly an honor to be rewarded for sharing the many positives of the people, places, events and opportunities in the Village of Estero.”

Mr. Israel has been publisher of the magazine since its founding in 2010 and secured ownership of Estero Life Magazine in 2016, bringing all operations — including design and printing — to Lee County. He is actively involved in the Estero community as a charter member and past president of the Rotary Club of Estero. Additionally, he is a member of the Estero and Bonita Springs chambers of commerce and is a strong supporter of FGCU Athletics and the Florida Everblades, as well as a frequent performer of the National Anthem preceding local sporting events and community gatherings. Gary and his wife, Ann Marie, also support several local charities including Golisano Children’s Hospital and Barbara’s Friends, the hospital’s pediatric cancer fund.

“We are delighted to award the 2019 Business of the Year to Estero Life Magazine. Gary Israel and his entire team at Estero Life Magazine have been not only involved in and supportive of the Estero Chamber of Commerce for years, they have been involved in and supportive of everything that goes on in the Village of Estero,” states Nolen Rollins, newly elected Chairman of the Board for the Estero Chamber of Commerce. “Everyone in Estero is able to stay informed of what’s happening in our wonderful village because of the free distribution of this colorful, informative magazine to (nearly) every home, every month.”

The Estero Chamber of Commerce also recognized Interfaith Charities of South Lee as the 2019 Nonprofit of the Year and honored Jennifer Pfenninger, of Embassy Suites Estero, as Person of the Year 2019.

For more information about Estero Life Magazine visit or contact Publisher Gary Israel at (239)287-4246.

62353546_826357537736820_2530816995360768000_nAbout Estero Life Magazine

Estero Life Magazine is the premier publication serving the Estero community and is delivered to more than 15,000 households monthly by direct mail and to thousands more digitally. Estero Life uniquely brings Estero’s people, places and events together to give readers a full appreciation of the beauty, excitement and variety of activities which combine to create our distinct and exquisite lifestyle. Enjoy the Good Life: Estero Life!

Estero Life team

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