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Business Briefs 6-10-22

By Staff | Jun 9, 2022

MNMW welcomes Robinson to data analytics team

Lydia Robinson, CPA, recently joined Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company., P.A., as a senior associate of the firm specializing in data analytics.

Robinson has worked in various areas of the financial industry, including four years in governmental accounting/grant accounting, six years in financial accounting and three years focused on SharePoint & Power BI power user experience. She earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting & hospitality management from Florida State University in 2012 and her master’s degree in accountancy from Georgia Southern University in 2019. Additionally, she obtained her certified public accountant certification in 2020.

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, marketing and public relations consulting. For more information, call 239-433-5554 or visit www.Markham-Norton.com.

Greater Fort Myers Chamber luncheon to highlight networking tips

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon June 16 will spotlight “Networking in Four Simple Steps.”

Guests of the luncheon will hear from speaker Bill Utnage, Southwest Florida regional partner for Master Networks, a national business building organization. Utnage will provide tips on improving networking experiences, including insights into efficient networking strategies and methods to build relationships that last a lifetime.

The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Myers-Estero, located 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive in Estero. Admission is $25 for chamber members and $35 for future members and includes lunch.

To learn more or to register, visit FortMyers.org or call 239-332-2930.

Businesses Supporting Communities announces 2022-2023 events lineup

Businesses Supporting Communities events has announced its 2022 lineup of events throughout Southwest Florida, including WINK’s Taste of the Town, which will now take place on three separate dates in Fort Myers, Naples, and Punta Gorda.

BSC’s mission is to connect Southwest Floridians with local businesses, and local charities through its events. Each of the 8 events will feature and contribute to a local charitable organization. Their 2022-2023 events will benefit Cameo of Lee County, Harry Chapin Food Bank, Caloosa Rotary Club of Cape Coral, and more.

The 2022-2023 Event Schedule is:

• Taco Fest – Bonita Springs, Oct. 22, 2022 , at Riverside Park

• WINK Taste of the Town – Fort Myers, Nov. 5-6, 2022 at Centennial Park

• Taco Fest – Cape Coral, Nov. 19, 2022, at Mercola Market

• Bacon Jam, Jan. 14, 2023, at Centennial Park

• WINK Taste of the Town – Punta Gorda, Jan. 21, 2023, at Laishley Park

• Jam on the Coast, March 11, 2023, at Centennial Park

• Taco Fest – Fort Myers, March 12, 2023, at Centennial Park

• WINK Taste of the Town – Naples, April 15, 2023, at Cambier Park

Along with the release of its events schedule, BSC has launched its new, interactive online experience, which features online vendor registration and highlights marketing opportunities for each event that will help vendors to build brand awareness. You can visit bscevent.com/ to learn more about these events, vendor registration, sponsorship information, and more.

Business Supporting communities began in 2014, after being approached by the city of Fort Myers to bring large-scale events back to Fort Myers’ River District. Its first event was the WINK Taste of Lee in November 2014. Since its inception, BSC has given back over $100,000 to local charities.

Sutherlin Automotive Group announces acquisition of Genesis of Fort Myers

Sutherlin Automotive Group has announced its acquisition of Genesis of Fort Myers, marking Sutherlin’s second dealership in Fort Myers and 11th dealership in the Southeast region.

Sutherlin Automotive Group owns seven Nissan dealerships between Florida and Georgia, including neighboring Sutherlin Nissan of Fort Myers and Sutherlin Nissan Orlando. The Southeast automotive group began expanding to additional manufacturers in 2020, adding Sutherlin Mitsubishi Vero Beach, Sutherlin Volkswagen of Lithia Springs, and Sutherlin Hyundai Athens to their group.

Sutherlin Automotive Group is family-owned and operated. For more information, please visit www.SutherlinAutomotive.com.

CONRIC pr + marketing adds Jeffrey to design staff

Kasey Jeffrey has joined CONRIC pr + marketing.

Jeffrey will work collaboratively with the creative team to develop imagery for print and digital media as part of the comprehensive services the agency provides for its growing clientele in 35 states across the country. CONRIC pr + marketing is a full-service digital marketing, branding, advertising, public relations and web development agency recognized as an industry leader in creative visual design.

Jeffrey is an artist, designer and published illustrator with a background in graphic and web design, illustration, advertising and marketing. Before joining the CONRIC team, Kasey started her career as the in-house graphic designer for Martin Guitar, one of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers.

Jeffrey, who was born and raised in the Pennsylvania town of Palmyra, graduated from Kutztown University with a bachelor of fine arts in communication design and a minor in public relations.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 239-690-9840 or visit conricpr.com.

Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship now available

Busey Bank is now offering the Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship.

Through the Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship Fund, $25,000 in scholarships will be awarded annually. Available across the Busey footprint, funds will be disbursed through 10 scholarships of $2,500 each. Applicants must reside in one of the following counties within the applicable states below: Illinois: Champaign, Ford, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell, Macon, Will, Grundy, Cook, DuPage, Madison, St. Clair; Missouri: St. Louis, St. Louis City, St. Charles; Florida: Lee, Sarasota; and Indiana: Hamilton, Marion

The scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books or supplies for continuing education. Both an online and paper application are available on busey.com. The application deadline is June 30, 2022, and selected recipients will be notified by July 31, 2022.

Applicants will be required to meet specific eligibility requirements. Complete details on the Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship’s eligibility criteria and application process can be found at busey.com/scholarship.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank President DeCicco honored

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank President Kyle DeCicco was selected by the Independent Community Bankers’ Association for its annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders Awards.

This national award program recognizes 40 community-minded, innovative leaders under 40 years old who represent the future of the community banking industry. Candidates from all over the country are chosen based on their character, leadership, community involvement and innovation in community banking.

In January 2022, DeCicco was named bank president while maintaining his role as senior loan officer. He oversees management, operations and the expansion of the bank’s lending division.

DeCicco joined the bank in 2016 as vice president and commercial loan officer, with a focus on commercial real estate lending and relationship development with local businesses and investors.

He is a graduate of the Florida Bankers Association’s Florida School of Banking and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Florida Atlantic University.

Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has two locations on Sanibel Island and six more locations throughout Lee County. To learn more, visit www.SanCapBank.com.

MY Shower Door / D3 Glass named among top glaziers in the U.S.

MY Shower Door / D3 Glass is recognized among the Top 50 Glaziers for 2022 in the United States by Glass Magazine, the official publication of the National Glass Association. The top trade publication and longest running ranking for the glass and glazing industry recently ranked MY Shower Door No. 38 in the $15-30 million annual sales volume sector.

Glass Magazine’s annual Top 50 Glaziers celebrates its 30th anniversary with this year’s report. The report was first published in 1992 with the goal of highlighting leading U.S. glazing contractors, ranked by sales volume.

MY Shower Door / D3 Glass started in 2003 as a small showroom and assembly operation in Naples, Fla., later delving into manufacturing by founding D3 Glass in 2013. D3 Glass continues its growth in glass fabrication and tempering, allowing the company to manufacture its own glass and expand the company brand over the past several years. The company now makes and installs frameless shower doors for nine Florida MY Shower Door locations as well as other glass shops in Florida, other products include bulletproof glass, decorative glass, wine closets, glass staircases, office partitions and other glass products.

For more information, call Bill Daubmann at 239-596-3255 or visit MYShowerDoor.com.

Priority Marketing hires Rosales as marketing coordinator

Livia Rosales has joined Priority Marketing as a marketing coordinator who works alongside account managers and department directors to help clients reach their goals.

In this role, Rosales facilitates communications between clients and the firm’s account services team, as well as marketing professionals whose responsibilities include advertising, public relations, graphic design, web development and digital marketing. Account management duties include assigning and expediting projects, managing budgets, and coordinating production deadlines, creative deadlines and media placements.

Rosales previously was a social media intern for a St. Petersburg-based marketing and lead generation agency, where she created social media campaigns and syndication schedules, elevated brand awareness, and designed graphics and social media posts. She also has experience as a marketing intern for a financial services firm.

Rosales earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of South Florida.

Founded in 1992 by Teri Hansen, APR, Priority Marketing is a Southwest Florida full-service marketing, advertising, public relations, website development and digital marketing agency celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022. Priority Marketing serves clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including hospitality and tourism, retail, health care, senior living, construction, legal, financial, government, education, locally owned businesses and charitable organizations. For more information, please call 239-267-2638 or visit PriorityMarketing.com.