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Business Briefs 7-1-22

By Staff | Jun 30, 2022

Cape Coral re:MADE to host several programs to celebrate Christmas in July

Cape Coral re:MADE is celebrating Christmas in July throughout the month and is hosting several programs.

• July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon: An artist is hosting a free Make & Take painting project.

• July 16, from 10 a.m. to noon: An artist hosting a free Make & Take Stencil Ornament project.

• July 28, from 6-8 p.m.: Meet the artist event. Free glass of wine will be offered while guests get to meet entrepreneurs and artists.

Cape Coral re:MADE is a nonprofit that teaches entrepreneurship through the repurposing process. We facilitate community and teach new skills all while having fun.

Cape Coral re:MADE is located at 4834 Candia St., Cape Coral. For additional information, please call 239-770-6751.

Mercola Market to host 2nd Annual Summer Fest & 5K Color Fun Run July 23

Natural health company Mercola will celebrate its 25th anniversary with 2nd Annual Mid-Cape Summer Fest on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Mercola Market & Café, located at 125 SW 3rd Place in Cape Coral. The event will start with the annual 5K Color Fun Run, which was rescheduled due to previous weather conditions.

The full-day celebration will also feature live music, food trucks, beer and wine, more than 20 local arts and summer activity vendors, face painting, a donation-based dunk tank that will benefit local organizations, fair-style games and a special speaking and book signing gathering from company founder Dr. Joseph Mercola at 11 a.m.

The Market is kicking off this year’s Summer Fest with its popular 5K Color Fun Run, a non-timed run that will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. at Mercola Market. The Fun Run will route through the local area where runners pass different color stations at participating businesses, including Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery, CrossFit ENG, Sun Splash Family Waterpark, Cape Coral Animal Shelter, Crunch Fitness and the Cape Coral Skate Park.

Registration for the run is $30 for adults and $15 for kids, 6 to 14 years old, and includes a free T-shirt for those who register by July 18. To register, visit runsignup.com/Race/FL/CapeCoral/MidCape5KColorFunRun.

Summer Fest is open to the public and free to attend, while certain activities will include a small charge or donation to the Cape Coral Animal Shelter or the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County. Seating for the speaking event is limited and does require reservations to be made by July 22.

To RSVP, please visit survey monkey.com/r/FMC3SJ7 or email mercolamarketevents@mercola.com. For more information about Summer Fest, visit mercolamarketcc.com.

Southwest Florida International Airport passenger traffic declines

During May, 836,379 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida Inter-national Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. This was a decrease of 11.8 percent compared to May 2021. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 24.6 percent compared to last year.

The traffic leader in May was Delta with 196,119 total passengers. Rounding out the top five airlines were South-west (148,142), American (125,644), United (122,902) and JetBlue (103,645).

Southwest Florida Inter-national Airport had 7,409 aircraft operations, a de-crease of 19.5 percent compared to May 2021. Page Field saw 15,527 operations, a 28 percent increase compared to May 2021.

Southwest Florida Inter-national Airport served more than 10.3 million passengers in 2021 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 flylcpa.com or facebook.com/flyRSW.

21 Henderson Franklin attorneys named 2022 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., re-cently announced that 21 attorneys were selected as 2022 Florida Super Law-yers and Rising Stars. While only 5% of lawyers in the entire state are named to Florida Super Lawyers, less than 2.5% are named to the Rising Stars list.

Notably, divorce, marital and family law attorney Beth Vogelsang was named to the “Top 50” list of Women Lawyers in Florida. Michael Corso was also named as one of the “Top 100” lawyers in Florida for his work in the field of professional malpractice defense.

Henderson Franklin’s five attorneys who were selected as Rising Stars are Anthony Cetrangelo, Jr., Estate & Probate; Shannon Puopolo, Business Litigation; Kayla Richmond, Family Law; Madison Allen Tanner, General Personal Injury Defense; and Kaylee Tuck, Land Use/Zoning

Henderson Franklin’s 16 attorneys recognized as 2022 Florida Super Lawyers® are: Scott Atwood, Employment & Labor; Amanda Barritt, Real Estate; Matthew Belcastro, Construction Litigation; Michael Corso, Professional Liability Defense; Ronald Eisenberg, Estate & Probate; Nicole Goetz, Family Law; Thomas Gunderson, Real Estate; Eric Gurgold, Estate & Probate; Erin Houck-Toll, Business/Corporate; Carlos Kelly, Business Litigation; Russell Schropp, Land Use/Zoning; Robert Shearman, Employment Litigation Defense; Douglas Szabo, Business Litigation; Donald Thomson, Real Estate; Beth Vogelsang, Family Law; and Guy Whitesman, Tax

Henderson Franklin is one of the largest, locally-based law firms between Tampa and Miami, with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples, and Sarasota (by appointment only).

For more information on the lawyers or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.

Greater Fort Myers Chamber’s luncheon to highlight tips for better work-life balance

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon Thursday, July 21, will share insights on how to maintain a greater work-life balance.

Guests of the luncheon will hear from speaker David Essel, a best-selling author, counselor, master life coach, international speaker, TV/radio host and minister.

During the program, Essel will spotlight ways to take back control in life and reestablish work-life balance, covering the importance of health benefits relating to a balanced life as well as how to navigate stress, the never-ending workday, time management and scheduling.

The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. July 21 at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center, located 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive ,in Fort Myers. 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.

Serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. is a business organization of professionals who support and promote a progressive, sustainable community.

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is located at 2310 Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers.

For additional information regarding membership opportunities or events please call 239-332-2930 or visit www.fortmyers.org.

For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gfmcc.

Pavese Law Firm attorneys recognized by the 2022 Florida Super Lawyers Magazine

Pavese Law Firm recently announce attorneys Christopher Shields, Steven Hartsell, Neale Montgomery, Charles Mann, Christina Harris Schwinn, Charles Capps and Chené Thompson have been named to the 2022 Super Lawyers list of top attorneys in Florida.

Shields, Mann, and Capps were named in the field of Real Estate; Hartsell, Montgomery and Thompson were named in the field of Land Use/Zoning; and Schwinn was named in the field of Employment & Labor. This honor is bestowed upon no more than 5 percent of lawyers statewide. In addition, Michael Lehnert has been named to the Rising Stars list as a top up-and-coming attorney. Each year, only two-and-a-half percent of lawyers in Florida receive this prestigious acknowledgement.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, business and corporate, civil litigation, condominium and homeowners’ association law, construction, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trusts, marital and family, land use and government, and real estate law. For more information, visit paveselaw.com.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank promotes Harvel

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has promoted Kyle Harvel to assistant vice president and system administrator in the bank’s information technology department. Based in the bank’s Operations Center in Bridge Branch, located at 9311 College Parkway, his primary responsibility is to manage the implementation, operation and maintenance of the bank’s computer and communication systems, which includes providing technology related support for employees bank wide.

Harvel joined the bank in 2014 and has served as the bank’s lead computer technician. Prior to joining Sanibel Captiva Community Bank, Harvel interned at Mercedes-Benz and Parker Hannifin in the mechanical engineering departments.

Harvel earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and computer science from Tennessee Technical University and is also a Microsoft and CompTia certified professional.

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.

Gingrich joins Iron Ridge team as client advisor

Carl Gingrich is joining the Iron Ridge Insurance Services team as a Client Advisor to better serve their growing clientele, which has more than doubled in the last year-and-a-half. He has more than a decade of experience in commercial and personal insurance sales and service, underwriting, management, and relationship building.

Gingrich will provide service to commercial clients with his strong understanding of their risk management needs. For the last eight years, Gingrich assisted the Warren A. Gingrich Agency in Pennsylvania managing a team of 30 and maintaining a total volume of approximately $15 million in written premium. Prior to the family business, he worked as a commercial underwriter for Cincinnati Insurance Company after graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in marketing.

Established in 2011, Iron Ridge Insurance Services is a boutique independent agency headquartered in Fort Myers. The agency helps clients manage risk through professional liability, management liability, data breach liability, general liability, commercial property, workers’ compensation, and commercial auto insurance programs. The agency also offers competitive personal insurance solutions for individuals and families. For more information call 800-775-8526 or visit www.IronRidgeUS.com.

The Florida Bar honors Corso as Board Certified Lawyer of the Year

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. recently announced that The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education has selected Michael Corso to receive the 2022 Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award for The Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer of the Year. He received this award at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention, Board Certified Lawyers’ Reception which took place in Orlando on June 23.

In the words of Chief Justice Canady’s:

“…Mr. Corso has been dubbed ‘the lawyer’s lawyer,’ as one main area of his litigation practice is representing fellow Florida lawyers in legal malpractice claims and grievance matters….Mr. Corso is a staunch proponent of board certification within his firm. He has encouraged coworkers to become board certified and has shared his experience with the certification process and the benefits which board certification has had in his career.”

Corso is double board certified attorney in Civil Trial Law for 39 years and Business Litigation for 24 years. He is also board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Trial Law. Corso concentrates his practice in the defense of non-medical professionals (including lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers and surveyors), copyright/trademark infringement, product liability and tobacco litigation.

Corso obtained his bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University. Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Corso was a captain in the United States Air Force and completed his military career in the JAG lawyer program. Corso received his law degree from Villanova University (J.D., 1974). He may be reached at 239-344-1170 or via email at michael.corso@henlaw.com.

Henderson Franklin is one of the largest, locally-based law firms between Tampa and Miami, with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Since 1924, Henderson Franklin has been assisting clients in building their homes, businesses, and communities in Southwest Florida. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples, and Sarasota (by appointment). For more information on Corso or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.