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By Staff | Jul 26, 2019

Above Board Chamber of Florida to host ‘Team Dynamics and Growing Companies’ luncheon seminar

Business leadership is more complex than most realize. The Above Board Chamber of Florida is helping Southwest Florida companies better understand that in a “Team Dynamics and Growing Companies” luncheon seminar in August.

“When we say that a leader is leading a ‘large team’ of employees, that one leader actually leads a handful of subordinate leaders, who then lead other subordinate leaders,” Above Board Chamber founder Jeanne Sweeney said. “The key is having the right leaders on your team to grow your company.”

NBC2 anchor Rachel Pierce will serve as the master of ceremonies for an panel of business leaders Thursday, Aug. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza on 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. The panelists are: Gary Aubuchon, president of Aubuchon Homes; Brian Rist, executive chairman and founder of Storm Smart; David Mulicka, president of Honc Destruction and Honc Recycling; and Tree Tietsort, president and owner of LCM Engineering.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is the featured nonprofit organization. Conditioned Air and LCM Engineering are the event sponsors. Register at AboveBoardChamber.com or call 239-910-7426. The cost on or before Thursday, Aug. 1, is $30 for members and $38 for non-members. After Aug. 1, it’s $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Lunch is included in the price.

The Above Board Chamber encourages attendees of either meeting to bring slightly used dresses to donate to the PACE Center for Girls.

For additinoal information on the event or on how to become a member of the Above Board Chamber, call CEO Jeanne Sweeney at 239-910-7426 or visit AboveBoardChamber.com.

Walmart offering beer and wine deliveries in Southwest Florida

From backyard barbeques to beachside bonfires, Walmart has been helping take the sweat out of summer around Southwest Florida. That’s because customers are using the convenience of Grocery Pickup and Delivery service to have beer and wine delivered right to their doorsteps when they order from the following locations:

1619 Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, FL 33990

545 Pine Island Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33903

Here’s how it works:

User-Friendly Shopping: When customers are creating their order, the search feature at the top of the screen makes it easy to directly search for the exact item they need to add to their cart, which now includes a variety of beer and wine.

Personal Grocery Shoppers Fill the Basket: Along with the freshest produce, meats and other items each customer requested, our highly trained personal shoppers will carefully select each item in the order.

Order and Choose a Delivery Time: During checkout, customers select a window of time their order will be delivered.

Delivery: Delivery partners will be requested by a Walmart grocery associate when the order is ready to be delivered, who will then drive directly to the customer’s location during the 1-hour delivery window they chose. (Note: Not all Walmart locations apply, in accordance in city law. Customers can check their address to see if delivery is available to their neighborhood.)

Verification: If the delivery customer cannot provide age verification to the driver upon the order’s arrival, the entire order will be returned to the store.

For additional information, visit www.walmart.com

Hooters Restaurants to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day Monday

Visit your local Hooters Restaurant Monday, July 29, in celebration of National Chicken Wing Day. Hooters is offering guests all-you-can-eat traditional wings and boneless wings. Traditional wings are $18.49 and boneless wings are $16.49.

Southwest Hooters locations offering the all-you-can-eat special on July 29 include Bradenton, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Port Charlotte and Sarasota. Offer is for dine in only, with beverage purchase. Offer is not valid on Smoked wings.

LTP Management, a franchisee of Hooters of America, owns and operates 16 locations in South Florida. For more information, visit www.HootersFlorida.com or follow us at Twitter @HootersFlorida, Instagram @SouthFLHooters and Facebook www.facebook.com/hootersflorida/.

Jason’s Deli offering 11th annual ‘Kids Eat Free’ deal Aug. 2-4

Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida, a leading family-owned deli restaurant, is hosting its 11th annual “Kids Eat Free” event from Friday, Aug. 2. through Sunday, Aug. 4, offering complimentary meals to children aged 12 and under at all six Southwest Florida restaurant locations.

From Aug. 2-4, diners will receive up to two complimentary kid’s meals with each adult entree and drink purchase. Children must be present, and the ‘Kids Eat Free’ special may not be combined with other offers.

In Southwest Florida, participating Jason’s Deli locations include Fort Myers: 13550 Reflections Parkway at Cypress Lake Drive and 16441 Corporate Commerce Way at Alico Road; Naples: 2700 Immokalee Road at Airport Pulling Road; Cape Coral: 2311 Santa Barbara Blvd. near Veterans Parkway; Port Charlotte: 1100 El Jobean Road at the intersection of SR 776 at U.S. 41; and Sarasota: 5231 University Parkway near Honore Avenue.

For more information, visit www.JasonsDeli.com or call 239-985-7215.

Priority Marketing agency relocates to new office

Priority Marketing, a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency, has relocated to a new office located within Six Mile Corporate Park at 12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite 201, approximately one mile north of Daniels Parkway off Six Mile Cypress Parkway.

Established in 1992, Priority Marketing is a full-service marketing agency in Southwest Florida providing comprehensive, integrated award-winning marketing solutions to some of the area’s leading for-profit and non-profit organizations.

The company currently employs a team of 35 professionals including in-house graphic designers, web developers, social media and digital marketing specialists, public relations professionals, traditional and digital media buyers, account managers and production managers.

For more information, call 239-267-2638 or visit PriorityMarketing.com. Also, follow Priority Marketing online at twitter.com/prioritymktg or on Facebook. For recent news and marketing insights, visit the blog: PriorityMarketing.com/our-blog.

Hall obtains Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Midland IRA & 1031 has announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Brandon Hall has obtained his Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University.

Hall completed eight online courses over the last year on topics including, quality and service management, leading organizational change and strategic decision making taught by the staff of the SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University.

Brandon has been with Midland IRA & 1031 for 15 years and been instrumental in the firm’s growth from a two-person accounting firm on Sanibel Island to a national custodian administering more than $2 billion in self-directed IRA assets.

As part of the senior management team, Hall oversees operations in three locations: Fort Myers, Chicago and Sioux Falls, S.D.

The Midland umbrella of companies is a leading custodial services provider focused on self-directed IRA accounts, 1031 exchanges and private fund custody services. In business since 1994, Midland is focused on providing clients with as many opportunities as possible to defer or eliminate taxes.

MNMW welcomes Fernandez and Thompson

Alisha Fernandez and Caitlin Thompson have joined Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. Fernandez helps with the day-to-day office operations for the firm, while Thompson works with the tax division to assist client managers with tax and consulting services.

Fernandez assists in the front office with daily operations and client engagement. She works with the various departments of MNMW to maintain file organization, process document scanning, accept invoice payments, and provide additional office support.

Thompson’s role at MNMW includes processing income tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping, sales tax, 1099’s, and the electronic filing of returns and extensions with the IRS. She previously worked in the medical field, and has training that includes yoga, holistic nutrition, and fitness.

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. is a public accounting and consulting firm with offices in both Fort Myers and Naples. Along with traditional tax and accounting services, the firm offers a wide range of other services including business consulting, construction business consulting, medical practice consulting, not-for-profit services, elder services, family mediation services, forensic accounting, human resources consulting, litigation support, marketing and public relations consulting, and technology consulting.

For additional information, call (239) 433-5554 or visit www.Markham-Norton.com.

Lehnert named president of Southwest Florida Real Estate Council

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has announced that Attorney Michael Lehnert has been named president of the Southwest Florida Real Estate Council. In association with The Fund, the council is comprised of attorneys to help all professionals involved in the real estate industry thrive. The next educational and networking event is a CLE on Aug. 6 at the Collaboratory in downtown Fort Myers and will feature a discussion on “Recent Real Property Case Law and its Impact on Your Practice.”

Lehnert concentrates his practice assisting property owners, lenders and builders with commercial and residential development, acquisitions, finance, survey matters, title insurance, and commercial leases. He is also a regular writer on the firm’s Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate blog.

Lehnert graduated from Bishop Verot High School, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, and his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

He can be reached at 239-344-1184 or via email at michael.lehnert@hen law.com.

Henderson Franklin is celebrating 95th anniversary of serving the legal needs and communities of Southwest Florida. The firm has 55 attorneys providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples.

For additional information on Lehnert or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.