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Business Briefs | May 10

By Staff | May 10, 2024

Achieva Credit Union to hold grand opening celebration for Cape branch

Achieva Credit Union will hold a grand opening celebration for its newest Lee County branch Saturday, May 18, from noon to 6 p.m.The branch is located at 3031 S.W. Pine Island Road in Cape Coral. The event will include complimentary food, giveaways and branch tours.

The Pine Island Road branch offers the community a full range of financial services and products including the latest banking technology, drive-thru lanes, ATM access and a 24-hour deposit drop box. In addition, the branch will have experienced certified financial counselors on-hand to help members with their financial needs as well as bilingual capabilities.

The free-standing 2,100-squre-foot building opened in February and was built by Bandes Construction Company.

The branch’s phone number is 239-471-3564. Branch hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drive-thru hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please visit achievacu.com.

Priority Marketing’s Hansen inducted into advertising hall of fame

The American Advertising Federation District 4, which represents Florida and the Caribbean, has inducted Priority Marketing Founder, President and Chief Creative Officer Teri Hansen, APR, into its Advertising Hall of Fame.

As a Class of 2024 inductee, Hansen is among those “who have distinguished themselves in their career, have contributed to the betterment of advertising and its reputation, and have made volunteer efforts outside the workplace.”

Hansen and five other marketing and advertising professionals were inducted into the Hall of Fame during AAF District 4’s “The Voice of Advertising Summit” on April 19 in Orlando.

“It truly is an honor to share the spotlight with such talented individuals who have made an indelible impact in the field of advertising,” Hansen said. “I’m proud to be recognized among those who have dedicated their careers to helping businesses, nonprofits and organizations carry out their missions, achieve their goals and make a difference in their communities.”

Hansen, who graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Florida with a bachelor of arts degree in business administration and management, founded Priority Marketing in 1992 as a one-person operation. Today, the firm employs 60 marketing professionals whose professional services include public relations, brand development, web services, social media, creative services, media buying, video production, digital marketing, event planning and more. The firm partners with clients across a broad spectrum of industries, including hospitality and tourism, retail, health care, senior living, construction, legal, aviation, financial, education and government, as well as charitable organizations.

The firm has been honored at the local, state, national and international levels with prestigious awards while providing over $5 million in discounted and pro-bono services to local nonprofits. For more information, call 239-267-2638 or visit PriorityMarketing.com.

Leadership SWFL Class of 2024 announced

SWFL Inc. has announced its Leadership SWFL Class of 2024: Alyssa Averill – Sun Village Vacations, Brenda Hernandez – Hotwire Communications, Diane Kirby – Owen Ames Kimball Company, Dorian Zwierewicz – Florida Gulf Coast University Florida SBDC at FGCU, Elizabeth Jager – EFC Farms, Emily Ford – Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing & Public Relations, Eric Scholz – Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District, Gina Nelson – The Whitcomb Group, Glenn Whitehouse – Florida Gulf Coast University, Jessica Lindsey – Lee Health, Kara Laufer – Naples Botanical Garden, Kylar Johnson – Lee County BoCC, Lucas McSurley – Lamb of God Lutheran Episcopal Church, Mara Hammond – NCH Healthcare System, Marcos Camarena – Briers CPA, Maricela Morado – Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida Inc., Marie Clement – Suncoast Credit Union, Mary Gentile – LQ Property Management LLC, Mary Zizzo – Jacobs Solutions-City of Bonita Springs Community Development, Mary Buttrey – New Horizons of SWFL, Melvin Jordan lll – Kitson & Partners, Meredith Narayanan – Healthy Start Coalition of Southwest Florida Inc., Sandra Alamilla Lopez – Lee County Electric Cooperative, Savannah Miller-Berg – Community Housing and Resources Inc., Tia Filiault – Southeast Elevator/ Gulfside Elevator, Tracy Siekmann – Community Cooperative, Tyler Bellwood – Physicians Regional, and Jackie Keay – The Journey Home. The acceptance serves as a commitment to dive deeper and lead stronger in Southwest Florida.

Leadership SWFL, hosted by SWFL Inc., is a program designed to provide professionals from all different disciplines an outlet to learn about the inner workings of the Southwest Florida region, develop connections and provide them with strong professional development skills that can translate into their day-to-day lives. Spanning eight months, Leadership SWFL facilitates transformation among community champions through exclusive full-day experiences. Immersive hands-on opportunities challenge participants to delve into essential components of Southwest Florida, exploring a variety of perspectives. For additional details on Leadership SWFL, please visit SWFLinc.com/leadership-swfl.

Babb joins Spiro & Associates as senior account executive

Spiro & Associates, a leading brand architecture boutique specializing in marketing, advertising, public relations and brand architecture, has announced the addition of Jennifer Babb to its team as a senior account executive. She brings over two decades of experience in advertising and client management.

Babb hails from northeast Pennsylvania and has been a part of the advertising world since 2000. Her career includes stints as a senior account manager at a local television station and earlier as an account manager for two different local radio station groups. Before her experience in media and advertising, she managed restaurants in Fort Myers and her Pennsylvania hometown.

She holds an associate of business administration degreefrom Penn State University.

Spiro & Associates, located at 2200 Broadway in Fort Myers, is one of Southwest Florida’s largest marketing, advertising, public relations and brand architecture firms. The company serves local, regional, and national clients in the fields of land development, construction, retail, residential and commercial real estate, law, marine, business, residential services, and many more. To learn more, go to werenotnormalatspiro.com or contact 239-481-5511

Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan welcomes Fairbanks to team

Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC recently announced the addition of Jennifer L. Fairbanks to the firm as an associate attorney. Specializing in business and civil litigation with a focus on building and construction matters, Fairbanks brings nearly two decades of industry experience to the team.

A native of Fort Myers, Fairbanks is a Florida-licensed general contractor and real estate broker. She earned her general contractor license at 18 years old – becoming the youngest female general contractor. After a successful career in the construction industry, she expanded her skills by obtaining her real estate license, leading to her being a top producing realtor in Lee County. She then pursued her dream of attending law school and graduated at the top of her class.

Fairbanks attended the Ave Maria School of Law, where she earned obtained her juris doctor. Fairbanks is a member of Lee County Bar Association and the Lee County Association for Women Lawyers. In her role at Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan, PLLC., Fairbanks represents clients who need legal assistance with contract disputes, liens and construction defects. To learn more about Fairbanks or to contact her for a consultation, visit www.lawdefined.com/jennifer-fairbanks.

Aloia, Roland, Lubell & Morgan is a full-service law firm with practice areas in business and real estate law, commercial litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, civil litigation, family law, estate planning and probate. Established in 2004 and led by senior partners Frank Aloia, Jr., Ty Roland, Evan Lubell, and Jack Morgan along with partners Danielle Levy Seitz, Jonathan Martin, Scott Hertz, and Stephen Dommerich, the firm has deep roots in Southwest Florida. Aloia Roland is headquartered at 2222 Second St., in downtown Fort Myers. Learn more at www.LawDefined.com or call 239-791-7950.