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Business Briefs 11-6-20

By Staff | Nov 5, 2020

BIG8 BBQ donating portion of sales to Hope Hospice

BIG8 BBQ, a new restaurant at 1217 S.E. 47th Terrace in Cape Coral, is donating a portion of sales to support Hope Hospice’s mission of improving the quality of life for every person experiencing serious illness by providing exceptional, comforting care.

When owner Bill Keister opened BIG8 BBQ in October, he knew supporting a local not-for-profit would be part of his business plan.

“Hope came to my heart,” said Keister, who shared that his parents and brother were in Hope Hospice’s care during the past year. “I was grateful for the way Hope helped my family both during and after the passing of our loved ones. I want other people in the community to get that help too.”

For more, visit www.BIG8BBQ.com.

As a local, not-for-profit, community-based, safety net organization, Hope Hospice has served Lee, Hendry and Glades counties since 1979. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for people facing issues related to serious illness. Hope Hospice is one of many programs and services provided by Hope Healthcare. For more information, call 239-482-4673 or visit www.HopeHCS.org.

Scoops and Treats to host blood drive Nov. 15

Scoops and Treats Ice Cream Parlor and Fudge Shop in Cape Coral will be holding a blood drive Sunday, Nov. 15, from 1-6 p.m. Look for the Big Red Bus.

All donors will receive a free OneBlood fleece blanket and a free ice cream courtesy of Scoops and Treats.

In addition, all donors will also receive a wellness check-up, including COVD-19 antibody test, blood pressure check, temperature check, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening.

To make an appointment, please visit www.oneblood.org/donate and use sponsor code #62236.

Scoops and Treats is at 229 Del Prado Blvd., suite 6. For additional information about the blood drive or the shop, please call 239-470-2760, or visit www.Scoopsandtreats.com

RSW named Commercial Service Airport of the Year

The Florida Department of Transportation honored the Lee County Port Authority with the 2020 Commercial Service Airport of the Year Award for Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW). This is the seventh time RSW has received this prestigious honor.

The FDOT Aviation Office awards the Commercial Service Airport of the Year annually to one of 20 commercial service airports in the state of Florida.

To be considered, the airport must exemplify exceptional safety, aesthetics and airport management, including the areas of runway standards and surfaces, security of the terminal and airfield, general appearance and impression of airport and its facilities, staff professionalism, overall efficiency, innovation, services for travelers, financial stability, and compliance with all state, federal rules and regulations.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 10.2 million passengers in 2019 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.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank hires Hall

Dawn Hall has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a loan coordinator in the bank’s residential lending division at the McGregor Branch, located at 15975 McGregor Blvd. She is responsible for supporting residential loan officers and assisting customers with residential loans, including conventional and construction loans. Hall has more than 15 years of experience in the residential lending, banking and sales industries.

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 Com-munity Bank’s team members provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential and commercial lending. The bank offers free personal and business checking, deposit accounts with competitive interest rates, instant issue debit cards and a full array of digital banking products and services, including mobile banking apps, CardValet, online bill pay, Zelle®, Positive Pay and ACH Manager. To learn more, visit www.SanCapBank.com.

Hill earns DISC + Driving Forces credential 

Marissa Hill, human resources manager/consultant with Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A., has earned the DISC + Driving Forces certifications. These credentials allow Hill to better serve MNMW, as well as clients outside of the firm, in understanding the behavior and personality traits of those working together to ensure success for all participants.

Professionals who receive these credentials have the skill and expertise to assist businesses and job seekers find the right fit, meet individualized needs of employees/employers, navigate challenging scenarios that arise in workplace situations, and create strategies to promote a harmonious culture with better communication and understanding. Additionally, she is able to support organizations and professional groups with behavior assessments to provide a strategic plan for future success.

Markham Norton Mos-teller 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, marketing and public relations consulting, and technology consulting.

For more information, call 239-433-5554 or visit www.Markham-Norton.com.

Priority Marketing wins four Davey Awards from Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts

The Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts has recognized Priority Marketing with four Davey Awards through an international competition that honors outstanding creative work from marketing companies around the world.

The 16th Annual Davey Awards received nearly 2,000 entries from ad agencies, digital agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public relations firms. Priority Marketing’s four winners include:

* Gold Award (Corporate Identity Package Design): Cypress Lake Country Club 1959 pilsner craft beer can

* Silver Award (Promotional Invitations/Cards): 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest invitation

* Silver Award (Design and Print Collateral Brochure): The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples brochure

* Silver Award (Online Film and Video Public Service and Activism): SalusCare testimonial video

Priority Marketing has won 24 Davey Awards since 2006, including eight awards over the past two years.

Priority Marketing’s design team creates invitations, brochures, rack cards, product packaging, signs and displays, billboards, logos and vehicle wraps, as well as website designs and advertising. The company’s video production team now includes two in-house videographers, expanding its video services to include concepting, scriptwriting, video shooting, directing, editing and production, custom music creation, animation, motion graphics, drone work, voiceovers and more.

Established in 1992, Priority Marketing is a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency located at 12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite 201, in Fort Myers. Follow Priority Marketing on social media through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

For industry news and marketing insights, visit PriorityMarketing.com/our-blog and watch the FAQ Fridays video series on YouTube.

For more information, call 239-267-2638 or visit PriorityMarketing.com.