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Business Briefs 4-16-21

By Staff | Apr 15, 2021

Centennial Bank branches set to reopen Monday

All applicable Centennial Bank Southwest Florida branches will fully reopen lobbies for walk-ins and in-person meetings with bankers during regular business hours starting Monday, April 19. Online and mobile banking features will remain available 24 hours a day, as well as the Centennial Bank mobile app for depositing checks, paying bills, and transferring money.

Centennial Bank is a customer-focused bank with more than 165 current branches in Arkansas, Florida, Alabama and New York. A Home Bancshares brand, Centennial has established itself as an industry leader built on long-term community relationships in the markets it serves.

Centennial Bank Branches in Lee County are located at 12670 Creekside Lane, Suite 101, Fort Myers, and 5551 Sunset Lane, St. James City.

For branch information, please visit https://www.my100bank.com/locations/.


Dignam joins Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP

Attorney Michael F. Dignam has joined Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP, a law firm specializing in estate and business planning, probate and corporate law.

With more than 35 years of tax and estate planning experience, Dignam’s areas of expertise include the preparation of wills, living trusts, irrevocable life insurance trusts, grantor-retained income trusts, generation-skipping trusts and remainder unitrusts. Prior to joining the firm, he practiced as a solo attorney with a Southwest Florida law firm that specialized in estate planning. Dignam also holds an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition in the legal industry for his professionalism and ethics.

A member of The Florida and Lee County Bar Associations, Dignam holds a master’s of law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, a juris doctorate from Cumberland School of Law of Samford University and an accounting degree from Florida Southern College. An avid volunteer for many organizations throughout Lee County, he currently serves on the Small Steps Young Professionals Board.

Dedicated to providing clients with exceptional personal attention and respect, Green Schoenfeld & Kyle’s specialty areas of practice are estate planning; guardianship, probate, estate and trust administration; business planning, corporate, LLC and partnership law; and estate and gift tax issues.

For more information, visit www.gskattorneys.com.

AdVance Eco Cleaning LLC opens

AdVance Eco Cleaning LLC, a residential and small commercial business cleaning service, has opened in Fort Myers. Owned by Phebe Vance, the company is bonded and insured and offers free estimates.

Open six days a week (Monday through Saturday) by appointment, AdVance Eco Cleaning uses all natural products and is children and pet friendly and safe.

The new business is located at 1349 Alpha Drive in Fort Myers.

To make an appointment or for additional information, call 239-529-0098 or email Advanceecleaning@gmail.com.

FPRA SWFL to host PR University 2021

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association is set to host the annual 2021 PR University focusing on the evolution and future of the PR industry.

The chapter invites business leaders and PR/marketing professionals to attend the upcoming in person event, “Tackling the challenges of our changing world,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Friday, May 21, at Florida Southwestern State College, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers FL 33919. The program will take place in building AA, Room 177.

PR University will focus on the exploration of new approaches within the profession, all while staying true to the guiding principles of the PR industry. Attendees will gain insight on ways to adapt, evolve and educate themselves on emerging strategies and technologies.

This year’s PR University will showcase professionals in tourism, business development, media and more, all sharing their best practices, takeaways and case studies on how to successfully execute forward-thinking public relations.

Registration for PR University is $55 for students, $75 for members and $99 for future members, and includes breakfast and lunch. FPRA members can earn 2 APR continuing education credits.

To register, go to www.fpraswfl.org/ event-registration/fpra-events/pruniversity-next-approaches-tackling-the-challenges-of-our-changing-world/.

Malave joins Pushing the Envelope

Pushing the Envelope Inc., a strategic marketing communication firm based in Fort Myers, has welcome Alex Malave as its digital marketing assistant. In his role, Malave is responsible for assisting in the development of social media strategies, as well as the production of social media content, email marketing efforts, and inbound Internet marketing. He works directly with the digital marketing specialist and other team members to execute successful digital initiatives.

Malave holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration and integrated business from the University of Central Florida. He brings more than three years of digital marketing experience.

Pushing the Envelope Inc. is a strategic marketing communication firm. Based in Fort Myers, the firm services clients both regionally and nationally. Call (239) 221-2858, visit GetPushing.com, or email Info@GetPushing.com.