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Business Briefs | Feb. 23

By Staff | Feb 23, 2024

LCEC to participate in Cape Chamber of Commerce Business Market Saturday

LCEC will attend the Chamber of Commerce of Cape Coral monthly Business Expo at the Cape Coral Farmers’ Market at Club Square from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., this Saturday, Feb. 24. Representatives from the LCEC Energy Services and Member Programs departments will be on site to answer questions and provide informational materials. LCEC will also be raffling off a surgeSENSE to a lucky winner.

Southwest Florida International Airport reports January traffic numbers

During January, 1,108,190 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. This was an increase of 19 percent compared to January 2023.

The traffic leader in January was Delta with 221,629 passengers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (169,031), American (150,376), United (146,044) and Frontier (102,780).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 10,082 aircraft operations, an increase of 18 percent compared to January 2023. Page Field saw 15,827 operations, which was an 8% decrease compared to January 2023.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 10 million passengers in 2023 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. For more information, visit flylcpa.com or facebook.com/flyRSW.

Waste Management to hold hiring event

Waste Management will hold an onsite hiring event in Lee County Friday and Saturday, March 8-9. WM Career Day aims to fill CDL driver and mechanic job openings in Lee County over two-day event.

Benefits include education benefits for eligible team members, their spouses and dependents.

Through its Your Tomorrow Program, WM will pay 100% of benefits-eligible team members’ tuition, books and fees for 135-plus education programs. WM will also contribute up to $12,000/year for 40-plus master’s programs that often covers the entire program cost. And now, spouses and eligible dependents are able to take advantage of this benefit, too.

The March 8 session is from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The March 9 session is from 8 a.m. to noon.

WM of Fort Myers is at 11990 State Road 82, Fort Myers.

Prior to the event, certified CDL drivers and mechanics can preregister and apply for opportunities in their area at wm.com/WMCareerDay to be scheduled for an onsite interview. For candidates unable to preregister online, walk-in interviews will be held contingent on qualifications and manager availability.

SWFL Inc. welcomes West as the new vice president

SWFL Inc. recently announced that Rachel West is its new vice president. In her role, West will bring her extensive experience in fundraising, donor relations and community engagement to further elevate SWFL Inc.’s mission and impact.

West joins SWFL Inc. from her previous position as the director of donor relations at Habitat for Humanity Lee and Hendry Counties, where she played a pivotal role in leading large-scale fundraising campaigns. Her responsibilities included overseeing volunteers, managing events and fostering strong relationships with donors, contributing significantly to the organization’s success.

A Florida native, West was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale. She relocated to Southwest Florida to pursue her bachelor’s degree in communication at Florida Gulf Coast University, graduating in 2013.

SWFL Inc is a Five-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce serving businesses in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. Its services are designed to help the Southwest Florida business community connect through networking, advertising opportunities, and educational workshops.

Visit swflinc.com for additional information.