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Business Briefs | Feb. 9

By Staff | Feb 8, 2024

2023 Cape Coral Leadership Class to host Casino in the Cape fundraiser

The Leadership Cape Coral Class of 2023 will host the 13th Annual Casino in the Cape, Friday, March 22, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Kiwanis Club of Cape Coral. All proceeds and donations from the event will support three local charities, Cape Coral Caring Center, Thrive SWFL and Guardian Angels for Special Populations.

This time-honored tradition by the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities. The chamber developed the Leadership Cape Coral program to educate local business leaders about the city’s infrastructure while encouraging community stewardship.

This Vegas-themed fundraiser will feature popular casino games like craps, roulette and blackjack. Guests will also have the opportunity to win and bid on items in the raffle and silent auction, including a chance to win a .5-carat diamond drop from Diamond Dave’s Creative Jewelry, priced at $3,000.

Tickets for the event are $75 per person. Each ticket includes a meal, drinks, casino cash and live music. Tickets can be purchased through the Cape Coral Chamber website capecoralchamber.com, or at the event.

Sponsorships and donation of raffle items are still available for this event. For more information contact Taylor at 239-246-2468.

Jeep Night at Fort Myers Hooters on Valentine’s Day

Jeep owners and enthusiasts can spend their Valentine’s Day at Hooters for a special Jeep Show and Shine. The Fort Myers Hooters location at 4411 Cleveland Ave. is hosting its monthly Jeep Night Show on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 5-9 p.m. Guests can spin the bottle during Jeep Night for your chance to win great prizes on Valentine’s Day.

Visit Hooters during Jeep Night and present your Jeep key for 15% off food and non-alcoholic beverages and an entry for the giveaway.

LTP Management, a franchisee of Hooters of America, owns and operates 15 locations in South Florida. For more information about South Florida Hooters and its community involvement, please visit HootersFlorida.com or follow it at Twitter @HootersFlorida, Instagram @SouthFLHooters and Facebook.

Canterbury elevated as Henderson Franklin’s next managing lawyer

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has announced the election of Edward Canterbury as managing lawyer for a three-year term beginning in May. Since his arrival at Henderson Franklin in 2005, Canterbury has showcased his leadership skills, previously serving on the firm’s Executive Committee, leading both the Associate and Expansion Committees, and contributing significantly to the Recruiting Committee.

A Florida Bar Board Certified Real Estate legal expert, Canterbury represents a diverse clientele, including developers, builders, governmental agencies, lending institutions, non-profit corporations, and national title insurance underwriters. His practice spans commercial and residential development, acquisitions, finance, survey matters, title insurance, and commercial leases.

Canterbury received his law degree from Ohio Northern University, summa cum laude, and his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. He may be reached at 239-344-1275 or via email at edward.canterbury@henlaw.com.

Henderson Franklin has offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples. With a team of over 50 dedicated attorneys, the firm provides business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, civil litigation, eminent domain, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate and land use and environmental law, For more information on Canterbury or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.

Priority Marketing adds Mudd as project manager

Chase Mudd has joined Priority Marketing as a project manager for client services to help plan, organize and execute marketing campaigns and projects for a variety of clients.

In this role, Mudd coordinates marketing initiatives for multiple clients across a spectrum of industries. His primary duties include creating and managing project tasks, organizing assets, managing schedules and deadlines, evaluating campaign success, preparing client-facing documents and meeting agendas, and supporting the firm’s client services team.

Before joining Priority Marketing, Mudd operated as an independent marketing consultant, specializing in guiding businesses and nonprofits through the launch phase, including brand development, messaging and website creation. Additional experience includes serving as a multimedia account executive with Adams Publishing Group, holding marketing director and product marketing manager roles at Mudd Advertising, and fulfilling responsibilities as business development and marketing manager at M&S Machining. He also contributed to various organizations, serving as a territory manager and inside sales representative for Republic Services, marketing and producer services coordinator for Seminole Energy Services, and web developer for organizations such as the University of Kentucky and Weyerhaeuser.

Mudd earned a bachelor of science degree in integrated strategic communications from the University of Kentucky.

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. The firm services include brand development, public relations, graphic design, social media and email marketing, media planning, web solutions, event planning, video production, digital advertising and more. For more information, please call 239-267-2638 or visit PriorityMarketing.com.

Johnson joins The Preserve as director of sales and marketing

The Preserve, a senior living community in Fort Myers, has hired Courtney Johnson as its director of sales and marketing.

In her role, Johnson will be responsible for serving as the primary liaison between The Preserve and the local community. Johnson will also facilitate the admissions process with prospective residents and their families, organize community tours and she will be responsible for coordinating admission inquiries from referral sources and the public. Additionally, Johnson will foster and maintain relationships with residents in assisted living, memory support and long-term care.

Johnson began her career with seniors in 2016 as a certified nursing assistant. In addition, she has experience in directorial positions within assisted living and memory care communities in the Southwest Florida area.

In 2021, Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in gerontology from the University of Nebraska Omaha and a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the same university. She is a Florida Certified Nursing Assistant, CPR Certified and is a CORE certified assisted living administrator.

Located at 14750 Hope Center Loop, at the corner of Six Mile Cypress Parkway and Plantation Road, The Preserve offers 75 private skilled nursing suites for senior residents with specialized or advanced health care needs, as well as 21 boutique assisted living apartments and 17 memory support suites. Trained staff members and licensed professionals provide continuous medical support and foster a culture of caring and hospitality, creating specialized programs focused on rehabilitative and restorative care. For more information, visit ThePreserveVOA.org.