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Business Briefs 11-27

By Staff | Nov 27, 2019

PPTC Fitness offers variety of personal training

PPTC Fitness is a personal health and fitness training business located at 829 N.E. Pine Island Lane in Cape Coral.

Owned by Ronnie Petito, who is also a personal trainer/performance coach, provides such services as strength and conditioning, weight loss, cross training, sports performance with advanced video analysis from an expert in the field of exercise/sports science (speed, strength, agility, explosiveness, sports specific skills), injury rehab, functionality/mobility, team training and nutritional guidelines, support and programs.

According to Petito, the mission at PPTC Fitness is “to help everyone we come in contact with achieve premium health, well being, optimal performance and all-time happiness.”

Hours at PPTC Fitness are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday.

For additional information, call 239-470-0338.

Priority Marketing receives Business Ethics Award at Uncommon Evening

Priority Marketing was named Business Ethics Award recipient during the Uncommon Evening gala of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The event was held Nov. 14 at the Burroughs Home & Gardens, Fort Myers. Finalists included Allyn International and Sanibel Captiva Community Bank.

Priority Marketing was established in 1992 by Teri Hansen. It is a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations, social media and digital marketing firm with a reputation for achieving results. Today, Priority Marketing serves a diverse array of businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and individuals throughout the U.S. with a comprehensive array of marketing services.

The business ethics award is presented annually to a business that exemplifies a high standard of ethical leadership in today’s business. The finalists and CEO’s of Lee and Collier businesses participated in a Business Ethics Roundtable at Florida Gulf Coast University on Oct. 30.

During the Uncommon Evening, Alexander (Alex) Bremner was presented with the Honorary Life Membership/Lifetime Achievement Award, Julia Parada was recognized as the champion teacher, and 26 students received scholarships.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation, established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders, as it inspires future leaders toward excellence of character, a spirit of innovation, and a sense of purpose. Additional information about the foundation may be obtained by calling 239-337-9503 or visiting uncommonfriends.org.

Passenger count climbs in October at Southwest Florida International Airport

During October, 638,922 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, an increase of 12.2 percent compared to October 2018. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 8.8 percent compared to last year.

The traffic leader in October was Delta Air Lines with 139,527 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were American (111,139), Southwest (104,141), JetBlue (85,919) and United (72,512).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,451 aircraft operations, an increase of 1.3 percent compared to October 2018. Page Field saw 10,692 operations, a 16.6 percent increase from October 2018. In addition, more than 3.3 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in October 2019.

Southwest Florida International Airport served nearly 9.4 million passengers in 2018 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, visit www.flylcpa.com or Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flyRSW.

Free ‘Fall Clean-Out RV Show’ Dec. 6-8 at Lee County Sports Complex

Region One of the Florida RV Trade Association hosts its annual admission-free fall recreation vehicle show at the CenturyLinkLee County Sports Complex in south Lee County Dec. 6-8, according to Everett Henkel, president of Region One.

Called the “Fall Clean-Out RV Show,” the three-day-event features local dealers “cleaning out” their on-lot inventory to make room for new 2020 models. Hundreds of RVs are anticipated to be available for public inspection.

Vehicles on display include a wide selection of new and used recreation vehicles of all styles, brands and price ranges, including motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, park models, van campers and folding camping trailers.

The recreation vehicle show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. Admission and parking are free for everyone. Refreshments and food will be available for purchase as well as a large selection of vendors providing a variety of RV-related products and services. On-site financing will be available to qualified buyers.

To reach the CenturyLinkLee County Sports Complex from I-75, take exit 131 (Daniels Parkway) and go west for 5 miles to Ben Pratt-Six Mile Cypress Parkway and turn left. The Complex is on the right on Ben Pratt-Six Mile Cypress Parkway.

25 attorneys honored at Lee County Bar Association Pro Bono luncheon

Celebrating the significant work of dedicated attorneys who believe in giving back to their community, Florida Rural Legal Services honored 25 attorneys for their pro bono work at the recent FRLS Pro Bono Awards Luncheon at Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers.

The attorneys were recognized for giving of their time and talents to assist those who otherwise could not afford legal fees in the tax clinic, with family law issues and other legal work.

Attorneys honored before about 80 people, including judges, Lee County Clerk of Court Linda Doggett and other attorneys, were: Scott Atwood, Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA, Fort Myers; Shanthy Bala, Florida Rural Legal Services, Inc., Fort Myers; Albert V. Batista, Naples; Norma H. Brill, Fort Myers; Daniel Dalesandro, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Fort Myers; Theresa Daniels, Daniels Law Office, Bokeelia; Che Diaz, Diaz Law Office, Fort Myers; Tina M. Dedtrick, Levins & Warnock Law Group, Fort Myers; Kelly Fayer, Fayer Law Office, Fort Myers; Cary Goggin, Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest, Cross, PLLC, Naples; Kim E. Howard, Howard Law Office, Estero; Richard Johnston, Johnston Law Firm, Fort Myers; Jeffrey R. Kuhns, Kuhns Law Office, Punta Gorda; Lisa Musial, Musial & Musial, LLC, Cape Coral; Greg Nussbickel, Nussbickel Law Firm, Fort Myers; Christina O’Brien, Henderson Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA, Fort Myers; Ryan O’Halloran, O’Halloran & O’Halloran Law Office, Fort Myers; Frank Pavese Jr., Pavese Law Office, Cape Coral; Richard Ricciardi, Powell, Jackson, Steven & Ricciardi Law, Fort Myers; Kayla Richmond, Henderson Franklin, Starnes & Holt, PA, Fort Myers; Alexis Sitka, The Law Office of Alexis A. Sitka, Fort Myers; Steven Spence, Spence Law Firm, LaBelle; David Steckler, ACT Shelter, Fort Myers; Joseph Trunkett, Trunkett Law Group, Fort Myers; and John Webb, Webb Law Group, Fort Myers.

Also recognized were several interns from Florida Gulf Coast University who worked with Naples Attorney David Steckler.

About the Lee County Bar Association

The Lee County Bar Association, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization, has served the citizens and legal community of Lee County since 1949 and has a current membership of almost 800. Its purpose is to further the education of its member attorneys and create meaningful interaction among them, and to inform the community on important legal matters. For more information, visit leebar.org or contact Executive Director Lauren Baugh at 239-334-0047 or lbaugh@leebar.org.

Waste Pro promotes Banasiak to senior vice president

Keith Banasiak, regional vice president of Waste Pro’s West Coast Region, has been promoted to senior vice president.

Banasiak has more than 30 years of management experience in the waste industry. In his time as Regional Vice President at Waste Pro, he has led one of the company’s largest regions with more than 275,000 residential customers and more than 10,000 commercial customers across Florida’s West Coast from Levy County to Collier County.

In addition to his industry experience, Banasiak is an active community volunteer and currently serves as the Chairman Emeritus of both Keep Lee County Beautiful and Keep Manatee Beautiful. He also serves as Finance Chairman for the Community Cooperative and a board member for The Foundation For Lee County Public Schools.

Waste Pro USA Inc. is one of the country’s fastest growing privately-owned waste collection, recycling, processing and disposal companies, operating in 10 southeastern states.