Melissa Ward joins Priority Marketing as assistant to the CEO

Priority Marketing has hired Melissa Ward as assistant to the CEO, a new role as the firm expands its portfolio of services and adds new client partners. Reporting directly to President and Chief Creative Officer Teri Hansen, Ward manages an executive calendar, prepares meeting agendas and relevant documents, secures meeting spaces, coordinates schedules, facilitates communications…

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John Lai takes Visit Florida board chair position

John Lai, president and chief executive officer of the SanCap Chamber, took the one-year position of chair for the Visit Florida board of directors, moving up from second vice chair. The board of directors is the governing body for Visit Florida’s private sector. It provides guidance, input, and insight for the evolution of its marketing…

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Sanibel Captiva Community Bank welcomes three summer interns

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank announced the addition of three college student summer interns. Rebecca Congress, Preston Hall and Vivianne Thomas come from diverse academic backgrounds and prestigious institutions. During their internships, they each will be supporting various departments, engaging with the bank’s community outreach programs and participating in financial analysis and customer service initiatives. Congress…

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TLC welcomes two team members

TLC Marketing & Creative Services welcomed Alexandra Tafeen, a Florida Gulf Coast University alumni, to their team as their new marketing coordinator. They also added Sofia Seni, an FGCU senior, as their new intern. Tafeen is originally from Parkland  and graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in May 2024. She earned her bachelor’s degree in…

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Mark Beland named community liaison at Baker Senior Center

Baker Senior Center Naples, a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive programs and social services to support local seniors and their families, has announced the appointment of Mark R. Beland to the newly created position of Community Liaison. In this role, Beland will work closely with Baker Senior Center Naples President and CEO Dr. Jaclynn Faffer…

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Henderson Franklin welcomes law clerks to its summer associate class

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, welcomed the five law students who were selected to join this year’s summer associate internship program. The five members of the 2024 Summer Associate Class are Kendall Coughlin from Ave Maria School of Law; Patrick Hodges from the University of Florida Levin College of Law; Dylan McHugh from Louisiana State…

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Jack Kane Sworn in as commodore of Pelican Isle Yacht Club

The new commodore of Pelican Isle Yacht Club, Jack Kane, was sworn into office for the 2024-2025 term, followed by Kevin McCabe, vice commodore and Jeff Carr, rear commodore. These flag officers lead the club’s board of directors. Bob Flaherty, the 2023-2024 commodore, turned over his watch of the Yacht Club to the new Ccommodore,…

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Luminary Hotel appoints Tyler Morrissey as new director of engineering

Luminary Hotel & Co. announced the appointment of Tyler Morrissey as its new director of engineering. In this role, Morrissey will oversee operations and maintenance at Luminary Hotel & Co., ensuring all facilities meet the highest standards of excellence and safety. Morrissey will also ensure compliance with all fire department requirements and maintain up-to-date certifications…

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Housing attorney joins Lee County Legal Aid Society

A veteran litigator with experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in private practice as well as in the public sector has joined the Lee County Legal Aid Society as a housing attorney. Amir Cyrus joins the Fort Myers-based nonprofit, which provides free civil legal aid to low-income residents of Lee County, helping narrow the access to…

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Henderson Franklin adds Braxton Bowen to team

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, announced the addition of Braxton Bowen to its wills, trusts and estate planning team. Shareholder Richard Mancini, co-chair of the department, shares: “We are delighted to welcome Braxton to Henderson Franklin, particularly as we celebrate our 100th year of service. His experience and dedication to personalized…

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