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Business Briefs 9-11-20

By Staff | Sep 10, 2020

Domino’s stores in Fort Myers-Naples area looking to hire 100 team members

Domino’s franchise-owned locations are looking to hire about 100 new team members across 29 stores throughout the Fort Myers-Naples area. The positions include delivery drivers, customer service representatives, assistant managers and managers.

“Domino’s works hard to serve local communities across the country and this area is no different,” said Paul Zdanowicz, a local Domino’s franchise owner. “The increased demand for deliveries has amplified the need for additional team members. Stores across the region are continuing to provide pizza to those who are looking for a delicious, hot meal, and at times like this, staffing is critical.”

Domino’s stores throughout the area have implemented several cleanliness and sanitization precautions based on advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include wearing a mask at all times, and increasing the sanitation of all frequently touched surfaces.

Those who are interested in applying for a position should visit jobs.dominos.com. To read more about what Domino’s is doing regarding COVID-19, please visit biz.dominos.com/web/media/covid-19.

Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza is the largest pizza company in the world based on retail sales, with a significant business in both delivery and carryout pizza. It ranks among the world’s top public restaurant brands with a global enterprise of more than 17,100 stores in over 90 markets.

CONRIC scores four Florida public relations awards for excellence

CONRIC pr + marketing received four awards for three marketing campaigns Thursday, Aug. 27, at the Florida Public Relations Association’s 2020 Golden Image Awards virtual ceremony.

“Words from the Waterkeeper,” a video blog series focused on the water quality efforts launched by Calusa Waterkeeper, Inc., won an Award of Distinction in the Institutional Video category. “Faces of Hope Who Give,” a video highlighting Hope Clubhouse’s work with adults living with mental illness and those who give so generously to the organization, won both an Award of Distinction and Judge’s Award in the Promotional/Marketing Video category. “Keep Lee Plastic Free,” a campaign that promoted the use of paper over plastic trash bags for yard waste disposal in Lee County, won a Judge’s Award in the Integrated Marketing category.

The four 2020 awards raise CONRIC’s total statewide award count to 17 since 2014.

CONRIC submitted projects under two categories, Public Relations Programs and Digital Tools of Public Relations Programs.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions in place, this year’s Golden Image Awards ceremony was conducted virtually for the first time in its history with all nominees participating on Facebook Live.

CONRIC pr + marketing was founded by Connie Ramos-Williams in 2007. The award-winning, full-service agency provides strategic brand awareness campaigns, integrated public relations programs, marketing development and consulting services, advertising campaigns, media buys, creative writing and design, digital marketing strategies, website development, and crisis communications strategy and implementation.

For more information, call 239-690-9840 or visit conricpr.com.

Alliance for the Arts continues drive-thru GreenMarket with new time

The Alliance for the Arts weekly GreenMarket drive-thru service continues each Wednesday with a new time. To accommodate requests, the drive-thru pick up service will be Wednesdays between 4 and 6 p.m. at the Alliance for the Arts, located at 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers.

The Wednesday GreenMarket drive-thru pickup service, which was initiated when the market closed in response to COVID-19, asks market customers to pre-purchase online at ArtInLee.org/DriveThru. Menu items are released on Friday afternoons and the opportunity to pre-purchase closes at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays.

Market customers can order fresh produce boxes, potted herbs and plants and duck and chicken eggs from Venus Veggies, cheeses from Quality Cheese, local honey from Lee Queen Bee and kombucha from Flying Eagle Kombucha SWFL. Pre-ordered items are placed in trunks by vendors.

This new evening pick-up time also takes place during the Alliance’s Food Truck-Grab-and-Go event, allowing customers to also pick up dinner while they receive farm-fresh produce and goods.

The year-round and onsite GreenMarket is also open each and every Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Alliance.

Now celebrating its 45th anniversary year, the Alliance for the Arts is a nonprofit community visual and performing arts center located in the heart of Fort Myers, Florida.

For more information, please call 239-939-2787 of visit us at ArtInLee.org,

Philhower joins Sanibel Captiva Community Bank

Brittany Philhower has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a teller at the College Parkway Branch, located at 7500 College Parkway. She is responsible for assisting customers with personal and business banking transactions. Philhower has five years of experience in the banking industry working for several local financial institutions.

Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has two locations on Sanibel Island and six more locations throughout Lee County. The bank employs 100 employees, and more than 40% are current shareholders.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. To learn more, please visit www.SanCapBank.com.

Financial advisor earns national recognition for philanthropy

Duane Chaney, financial advisor at Raymond James in Fort Myers, is one of three national finalists for the Community Service Award as part of the 14th Annual Invest in Others Awards. Chaney is being honored for founding Madisen’s Match, a tennis tournament benefiting Barbara’s Friends, Golisano Children’s Hospital cancer fund. Madisen’s Match has raised more than $1.3 million for Lee Health and Golisano Children’s Hospital since 2008.

Because Chaney is a finalist, Barbara’s Friends will receive a $10,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation.

The Invest in Others Awards program recognizes the charitable work of financial advisors in communities across the country and around the world. Advisors are nominated for actively giving back to nonprofits to improve their communities and make a difference in the lives of others. Finalists are selected based on their leadership, dedication, contribution, inspiration and impact on a nonprofit and the community it serves. There are five categories of awards: Catalyst, Community Service, Global Impact, Volunteer of the Year and Lifetime Achievement.

 In 2008, Chaney’s niece Madisen was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at the age of three. Duane decided to use the energy and emotion from this experience to create a fundraising event benefiting Lee Health Foundation and better equip doctors to fight pediatric cancer. Chaney logs hundreds of hours each year organizing the many facets of the event and enjoys connecting with the children who have been helped by the fundraising efforts of events like Madisen’s Match.

The Invest in Others Awards will be presented digitally from Monday, Sept. 21 to Friday, Sept. 25. The video awards presentation for the Community Service Award will be Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 4:45 p.m. EST on investinothers.org.


Changes made for 26th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Awards

The 26th annual Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award has announced a few changes. Coordinated and sponsored by McGriff, a subsidiary of Truist Insurance Holdings, for 26 years, the community event will now be co-produced with the Lee County Economic Development Office, the Horizon Council and the Horizon Foundation. It will also be postponed to May 2021.

In keeping with its founding principles, the Blue Chip program will recognize small business owners who have overcome adversity to achieve success. Thriving for-profit companies with their primary office located in Charlotte, Collier, or Lee County may apply. Eligible businesses must have been in continuous operation for at least three years under the same ownership and have five to 400 payroll employees. Registration for the event will remain free.

 Additional details about the event including the new location and time, as well as information about applications for the Southwest Florida Blue Chip Community Business Award are forthcoming.

For more about the Blue Chip Award program, please contact Scott Gregory at SPGregory@mcgriffinsurance.com.  


Norman Love Confections hires Janney as local sales manager

Norman Love Confections has hired Bethany S. Janney, a seasoned sales and food and beverage executive, as local sales manager serving Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. She will be responsible for sales strategies and community outreach throughout Southwest Florida.

Janney joins Norman Love Confections with expertise in catering sales, meetings and special events at high-end hotels, most recently at the Westin Cape Coral Resort. Other hotels where she has worked during her nearly 15-year career include the Ritz-Carlton New Orleans, Virgin Hotels in Chicago, Sheraton Times Square, and Westin properties in Bellevue, Wash., and Rosemont, Ill. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management from the University of Delaware.

Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers. Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples, including a pastry shop and café at Whole Foods Market in Fort Myers salon. Chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and Love’s book, “Artistry in Chocolate, A Story of Love,” also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.


Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. receives FPRA Award of Distinction

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. won the Award of Distinction from the Florida Public Relations Association during the annual State Image Awards event. This award highlighted the successful Public Relations Campaign that the firm implemented to increase Google Review engagement for MNMW. 

Online reviews play a significant role in building and maintaining relationships for business engagement. Since the culture of MNMW revolves around relationships, it was essential to the firm to access any resource available that can enhance and share its brand message. Google Reviews impact Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for business websites, so the MNMW Marketing and PR team recommended implementing an ongoing campaign, that was rolled out in stages, to request and encourage reviews on individuals’ experience with the firm.  

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 general business consulting, construction business consulting, human resources consulting, medical practice consulting, not-for-profit services, elder services, family mediation services, forensic accounting, litigation support, and marketing and public relations consulting. For more information, call 239-433-5554 or visit www.Markham-Norton.com.