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Spiro & Associates takes home 12 Addys

03/15/2019

Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Brand Architecture took home 12 local American Advertising (ADDY) Awards on February 24th, following the 2019 AdFed Suncoast ceremony in Sarasota. The 30-plus-year-old agency has been entering the awards program, formerly known as the ADDYs, by the American Advertising Federation since 1986 when CEO/Chief Creative Officer Christopher…

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Punta Gorda Housing Authority welcomes Benjamin

03/15/2019

Jacqueline Benjamin, branch manager of the Parkside office of Charlotte State Bank & Trust, is serving on the Punta Gorda Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. The Punta Gorda City Council appointed Benjamin to fill an unexpired term on the Housing Authority Board ending on May 21, 2021. The primary role of the PGHA is the…

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Naples chefs featured at Food Network’s South Beach Wine & Food Festival

03/15/2019

The Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival returned in February to South Beach of Miami for the 18th time. Chef Rachid and Chef Asif were among the featured chefs and the only ones representing Southwest Florida and their ethnic cuisine. While chef Asif had the honor to be part of this…

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First State Bank of Arcadia now Crews Bank & Trust

03/15/2019

First State Bank of Arcadia is now Crews Bank & Trust. The new name echoes that of the owner, Crews Banking Corp., a privately held bank holding company that operates three other Central and Southwest Florida financial institutions. “Everything about who First State Bank of Arcadia is at its core will remain the same,” said…

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New England Investment & Retirement Group Adds Principal

03/15/2019

New England Investment & Retirement Group (NEIRG), an investment advisory and wealth management firm headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts, today announces the addition of Mark Dorn as a Principal in the firm’s growing Naples office. Dorn is an award-winning business and technology leader who has built numerous successful companies, products and technologies throughout the U.S.,…

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Todd Rinehart joins Charlotte State Bank & Trust

03/01/2019

Todd R. Rinehart, one of Southwest Florida’s leading business bankers, has joined Charlotte State Bank & Trust as a vice president of commercial real estate lending. With 40 years of experience in all aspects of the banking industry, Rinehart has earned a reputation for providing exceptional service to his clients. A resident of Cape Coral,…

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Betty S. Thomas Completes CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certification Requirements

02/22/2019

Betty S. Thomas, ChFC®, CFP® and Senior Wealth Planner at Lassus Wherley, a Subsidiary of Peapack-Gladstone Bank, has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Betty joined Lassus Wherley in 1999.…

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Rehmann announces Florida promotions

02/20/2019

Rehmann has promoted Kim Martin, ChFC®, CLU®, MSFS to principal in the firm’s Stuart, Florida office, and has appointed two associates – Lisa Horesh of the firm’s Boca Raton office and Yamirka Suyi of the firm’s Bonita Springs office – to manager and senior roles. Martin provides comprehensive wealth management advice to high net worth…

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Target Roofing & Sheet Metal expands operations with relocation of Fort Myers headquarters

02/16/2019

Target Roofing & Sheet Metal has expanded its operations in Southwest Florida with the relocation of its Fort Myers headquarters to 1841 Ortiz Ave. in Fort Myers. Expanding to meet the region’s increasing commercial roofing needs, Target Roofing’s new 19,668-square-foot facility houses the company’s growing team of more than 200 employees that comprise its leadership,…

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Hamman appointed to serve on Water Policy Committee

02/15/2019

Lee County Commissioner Brian Hamman was selected to serve on the Florida Association of Counties Water Policy Committee. Hamman will serve alongside 36 other county commissioners from across the state. “Dirty water and poor system management have brought economic pain and environmental harm to Lee County far too many times over the last decade,” said Hamman.  “I’m looking…

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