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FGCU Small Business Development Center Helps Launch Sustainable Civil, LLC, A Company that "Greens" Southwest Florida

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center recently assisted in the launching of Sustainable Civil, LLC, a full-service green consulting firm located in Naples. The Small Business Development Center provides free, confidential, one-on-one business counseling for start-up and existing business owners in Southwest Florida.

Suzanne Specht, SBDC assistant director met with Sustainable Civil, LLC to guide the start-up business and to create the first small business green seminar.

Founding principal of Sustainable Civil, LLC Heidi von Korff will be one of the premier speakers for the SBDC's first seminar, "Making Your Small Business Green-Benefits and Checklists," 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at the FGCU Lutgert College of Business. The seminar is free and includes lunch and networking.

"We are pleased to offer this new seminar as it will be an important step forward to make our small businesses more environmentally conscious," said Specht.

Sustainable Civil is dedicated to developing smart, innovative designs that protect the natural environment. Sustainable Civil specializes in consulting for green buildings (residential and commercial), land development, and small businesses.

Heidi von Korff has a master's degree in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University. She is a registered LEED Accredited Professional and believes in making smart, innovative approaches to green buildings and green site development. She is involved in the United States Green Building Council, Florida Engineering Society, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Association of Professional Woman, and founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council Southwest Florida Branch Chapter and Southwest Florida Green Drinks.

For more information about Sustainable Civil visit

For further information about the seminar, contact Specht at (239) 745-3704 or register at

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