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Business Briefs 6-17-22

By Staff | Jun 16, 2022

Poppa Don’s Italian Deli & Catering opens in Cape

Poppa Don’s Italian Deli & Catering has opened at 2924 Del Prado Blvd., S., Suite 5. The grand opening for the business will be held this Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to owner Jennifer Castori, her business is a New York Italian-style deli featuring all homemade pasta and potato salads; hot and cold subs and specialty sandwiches, including the “favorite” Poppa Don; and fresh mozzarella made daily.

The deli is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and closed Sunday.

For additional information, call Poppa Don’s Italian Deli at 239-347-7937.

Next Comedy Night at Mercola Market scheduled for June 25

Comedy Nights continue at Mercola Market & Café, located at 125 S.W. 3rd Place, with the next funny evening set for Saturday, June 25.

Organized by ComiCure, this adult-only (21 years and older) event will begin with a happy hour at 6 p.m. followed by the live entertainment at 7 p.m., which will feature two comedians who have appeared on TMZ, MTV, The Howard Stern Show and more. The market will also provide food for the evening to include buffet-style finger foods, healthy wraps, sliders and other side options.

Tickets for the show are $30 per person, plus a two-drink minimum, and can be purchased directly at midcapecomedynight.eventbrite.com. Ticket prices increase $10 the day of the event. Seating is first-come, first-serve.

Storm Smart expands, acquires Steadfast Inc.

Storm Smart, one of the largest storm-protection and lifestyle-enhancement companies in Florida, has acquired Steadfast Inc., one of the leading hurricane screen and shutter suppliers in Palm Beach County. The transaction strengthens the combined businesses’ presence across Florida.

Headquartered in Fort Myers, Storm Smart provides homeowners and businesses with innovative hurricane protection and lifestyle improvement solutions and professional installations. Since their start in 1996, the company has helped more than 90,000 homeowners increase the value of their property by making their homes both safer from storms and more energy efficient.

Storm Smart has three manufacturing facilities in Lee County. The company also has two showrooms in Southwest Florida, located at 2351 Crystal Drive, Ste 101, in Fort Myers, and in Naples at 2400 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Unit 102, and will be adding a new showroom in North Port late summer 2022. For more information, visit https://stormsmart.com.

Fort Myers Brewing 2022 Summer Beer Fest set

Fort Myers Brewing Company will hold its annual Summer Beer Fest June 23-26, a four-day summer bash featuring live music, food trucks and more than 50 specialty beers.

From Thursday, June 23, through Sunday, June 26, Fort Myers Brewing is featuring festivities for families, friends and pets to enjoy. A wide selection of locally brewed ales, stouts and lagers are on tap throughout the weekend.

Food truck rallies will feature eats from popular trucks such as The Nosh Truck, Wicked Streatery, Kings Tacos & Burritos, Vesuvius Wood Fired Pizza, Mambo and Mobstah Lobstah.

Nine live performances will take place featuring The Yabo Brothers, Hat Trick, Ralph Curtis and more.

Festivities will be held at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information, visit Facebook.com/ FMBrew or call 239-313-6576. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as seats tend to fill up quickly.

CONRIC pr + marketing adds Gonzalez as digital marketing strategist

CONRIC pr + marketing has added Ryan Gonzalez to its team of marketing professionals. As the digital marketing strategist for CONRIC, Gonzalez will work with the team to develop creative digital strategies for clients, enhance their social media presence and manage their online advertisements to effectively reach their goals and objectives.

Prior to joining CONRIC, Gonzalez worked as a digital marketing assistant for a real estate development company, including residential, retail, commercial and mixed-used properties.

Gonzalez graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor of arts degree in communication. Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, he relocated to Southwest Florida nearly a decade ago.

CONRIC pr + marketing is a national digital marketing, branding, public relations, advertising and web development agency headquartered in Southwest Florida. Connie Ramos-Williams launched the award-winning, full-service agency in 2007. The firm serves a diverse portfolio of clients in 35 states across the country in industry sectors including financial, legal, education, medical, government, non-profit, hospitality, manufacturing, construction, real estate, association, and salon and spa. CONRIC pr + marketing has offices located at 5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd., Suite 307 in Fort Myers and 1415 Panther Lane in Naples. For more information, call 239-690-9840 or visit conricpr.com.

Studio+ wins Architizer A+Award

Studio+ was recognized with an A+Award for Commercial Coworking Spaces from Architzer for Venture X, Naples, a coworking space designed to inspire creativity along with top-tier amenities to encourage mental wellness, creativity and productivity.

The A+Awards celebrate the work of top firms, highlighting pioneering architects and designers as they strive to create architecture that will stand the test of time. Each year, thousands of projects are submitted for consideration.

Winners in Architizer’s 10th annual global competition were announced June 7.

For the project, Studio+ designers sifted through data and information from more than 50 Venture X facilities around the world to create a distinguished office design while maintaining the core of the Venture X brand. Key elements include reflecting the outdoor elements of coastal Naples, protecting tenants’ mental and physical health, and creating a space that encourages employees to love coming to work.

Based in Fort Myers, Studio+ is a full-service architectural and interior design firm with offices in Tampa, Florida, Orange County and Los Angeles, providing design solutions that transform lives. For more information, please visit our website at WeAreStudioPlus.com.

Conte, founding partner of Conte Wealth Advisors, celebrates 50 years in the industry

April 7, 2022, was a day of great significance for Conte Wealth Advisors, LLC’s founding partner Frank A. Conte, CLU, ChFC, as it marked his 50-year anniversary in the financial services industry.

Beginning his career in 1972 as a financial planner at Prudential, Conte has built his practice on insurance and investment advice, financial planning, employee benefit programs, employer exit strategies and wealth management. Branching out in 2006 to start his own financial services firm, Conte’s founding principal was family. He is eager to admit that much of what he has learned about the industry, he learned from his father, Sam Conte, whose own career in the field dates to the 1960s.

Since the inception of CWA in 2006, Frank, his son, Anthony M. Conte, MSFS, CEPA, CFP, and son-in-law, Joseph C. Henriques, CFP, AIF, have cultivated a family-owned atmosphere and people-centric culture. The firm has grown to involve 19 financial advisors located in Camp Hill, Erie, Fort Myers, Fort Wayne, Lakeport, Lebanon, New York, Pittsburgh, Tampa, and York, 13 support staff, and brick and mortar offices in Camp Hill, Fort Myers, Lebanon, and York.

On June 9, members of the Conte Wealth Advisors team and individuals that worked closely with Conte during his tenure gathered at the West Shore Country Club to honor him and recognize his 50 years of service and dedication to his clients, the industry, and his community. During this evening they presented Conte with a special award marking his 50 years in the industry.

To learn more about Conte Wealth Advisors, call 717-975-8800, or visit ConteWealth.com. Connect with them on Facebook and LinkedIn.