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Business Briefs 3-18-22

By Staff | Mar 17, 2022

Mercola Market’s Rossi raises over $2,000 for the Cape Coral Animal Shelter

Mercola Market’s Campus Operations Manager Patrick Rossi raised $2,465 for the Cape Coral Animal Shelter after spending the evening at the facility for its annual PJs & Paws event.

Rossi may have lost of few hours of sleep, but he gained more in return, including his newly found love for cats.

Rossi, along with 16 other local representatives, raised nearly $25,000 for the animal shelter.

The Mercola Market & Café of Cape Coral is a retail store that exclusively features natural health products for health, home, pantry and pet. The Market & Café are open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional information, visit mercolamarketcc.com.

SCHEA to pay tribute to local graduates with display banners

South Cape Hospitality & Entertainment Association is providing resident with an opportunity to brag about their graduates, by hanging Graduate Street Banners in the heart of Cape Coral. These banners will be displayed during pre-designated May and June dates on Southeast 47th Terrace and Cape Coral Parkway.

SCHEA is accepting Graduate Recognition Street Banner applications. There are a limited number of remaining slots, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The street banners are available to families or individuals — and businesses — looking to recognize graduates.

Program is limited to the following: Graduates must be from high schools within Cape Coral or the graduate must be a Cape Coral resident who is graduating public (i.e. North Fort Myers High School) or private (such as Canterbury, and including parochial, i.e Bishop Verot) high schools outside of Cape Coral

There is a $250 application fee. Applications can be found at https://powerforms.docusign.net/2eeec212-029c-4d43-a057-313beebefd6d?env=na3 &acct=23bbdf88-dc78-4658-88b4-f5614782e6d1&accountId=23bbdf88-dc78-4658-88b4-f5614782e6d1


Apply by April 15, making sure to send your high resolution photograph and logo or family name.

Spiro & Associates hires Phillips

Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Brand Architecture, A Brand Architecture Boutique announces the hiring of Savannah Phillips as an account executive, bringing with her a vast amount of experience in a variety of specialized areas to compliment the firm’s roster of clients.

Phillips will manage new business initiatives, collaborate with all departments to enhance clients’ marketing value, lead the strategic direction and successful implementation of marketing programs, as well as oversee the day-to-day activities and interaction with clients.

A fifth-generation Floridian, Phillips was born and raised in the city of Ocala. She graduated from FGCU with a bachelor’s degree in communication concentrating in public relations.

Before joining Spiro & Associates, Phillips was the communications director for the Lee Building Industry Association, later promoted to events and marketing director.

Pushing the Envelope welcomes Mullis

Pushing the Envelope Inc., a marketing communication firm based in Fort Myers, has welcomed Tricia Mullis as a digital marketing assistant.

In her role, Mullis 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 to execute successful digital initiatives.

Mullis holds a bachelor of arts degree in public relations from Ball State University and recently relocated to Fort Myers. She previously worked as an account executive for three radio stations and as a communications and media relations intern for the Indiana House of Representatives.

Pushing the Envelope Inc. services clients both regionally and nationally. For more information, please call 239-221-2858, visit GetPushing.com, or email Info@GetPushing.com.

Fort Myers Brewing Company earns two golds, silver at 2022 Best Florida Beer Professional Championships

Fort Myers Brewing Company recently earned two gold medals and one silver at the 2022 Best Florida Beer Professional Championships, a statewide competition held in Tampa.

Fort Myers Brewing earned a gold medal in the American Wheat category for its Fort Myers Wheat as well as a gold medal in the Chocolate Beer category for its Chocolate Stout. The brewery also earned a silver medal for its O.Y.A. in the Double IPA category.

Sponsored by Best Florida Beer, the Best Florida Beer Championships is a sanctioned beer, mead and cider championship with a professional competition that aims to promote commercial breweries, their brewers and excellence in craft beer. The 2022 competition attracted 798 entries in 59 categories.

Established in 2013, Fort Myers Brewing Company was the first microbrewery to open in Lee County. Founded by Rob and Jen Whyte, Fort Myers Brewing carries a signature line of flagship beers in addition to seasonal brews and small batch specialties. Its ales, pilsners, stouts, IPAs and hard seltzers are winners of multiple prestigious awards. Its beers are poured at 1,041 locations, including 620 bars and restaurants, and are available for purchase in 421 retail outlets, including grocery, package and convenience stores. The brewery is located at 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit FMbrew.com or call 239-313-6576.

Edison Mall to hosts Spring Job Fair in May

With retailers and local area companies are looking to hire both part- and full-time associates to join their teams, the Edison Mall will be holding a job fair Saturday, May 26, from noon to 5 p.m..

During the job fair, guests can expect the ability to complete applications, receive company information and participate in on-site interviews.

The Job Fair will be held throughout Edison Mall. Retailers will have tables placed at their store entrances and community business will be throughout the town center.

The Edison Mall remains focused on providing a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. In the continued need to address COVID-19, the town center has proactively implemented additions to the Code of Conduct, effective immediately and until further notice. For details on these committed efforts, please see the Code of Conduct on the website.

For more information on this event, or future events, please visit shopedisonmall.com or call 239-939-1933.

Greater Fort Myers Chamber to host Cornhole Tournament, Halfway to SWFL Craft Beer Week

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will host its Cornhole Tournament and Halfway to SWFL Craft Beer Week celebration on Friday, April 1, at Alliance for the Arts, located at 10091 McGregor Blvd., in Fort Myers.

Presented by First Horizon Bank, the third annual Business as Unusual Cornhole Tournament will be held from 1-4 p.m., offering a fun, friendly competition for up to 32 teams with double-elimination rounds leading to the tournament champion. Registration for a team of four is $200, a spectator ticket is $30 and both include lunch and drinks.

Following the tournament, the Halfway to SWFL Craft Beer Week will carry on from 4-7:30 p.m. with an evening of craft brew tastings, food trucks including Eight Foot Brewing and Milky Whey, and a live performance by singer-songwriter Sheena Brook.

Marking the halfway point until the second annual SWFL Craft Beer Week returns in August, the event will feature brews from eight local craft breweries including Coastal Dayz Brewery, Crazy Dingo Brewing Company, Eight Foot Brewing, Fort Myers Brewing Company, Millennial Brewing Company, Palm City Brewing Company, Point Ybel Brewing Company and Riptide Brewing Company.

General admission to the event is $35 in advance or $40 at the door and includes a commemorative cup and samplings from participating breweries. VIP tables for six people are available for $300. Discounted tickets are also available for designated drivers.

For those who wish to participate in both events, registration begins at $300 for groups of four.

To register or learn more about the event and sponsorship opportunities, visit FortMyers.org or call 239-332-2930.