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August 15, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Target employees contribute

to United Way's Days of Caring

Local Target store employees made a difference in the community through a United Way Days of Caring at Harry Chapin Food Bank. The team packaged meals that will be distributed to hungry families through local food pantries.

"Target employees did a fantastic job of repacking 1,800 pounds of rice and beans, into 1,500 meals for pantry shelves," said Tanya Phillips of Harry Chapin Food Bank.

The United Way's Days of Caring is a year-round program, coordinated by the United Way Volunteer Center which matches businesses' desire to help with the needs of the community. Since April 2008, many local groups and companies have participated such as: BB&T, Publix Super Markets, Fifth Third Bank, Chico's, and Rasmussen College.

The United Way Volunteer Center connects individuals and companies to volunteer opportunities throughout our community. Contact The United Way Volunteer Center by calling 433-2000 ext. 260.

Alta Resources hosting 2-day Job Fair

One of Southwest Florida's recent business success stories, Alta Resources, a global provider of customer management business process outsourcing for Fortune 500 brands, recently announced plans to fill 1,200 seasonal positions in Fort Myers. Companywide, Alta Resources needs to fill more than 2,500 jobs across its locations in Wisconsin, California, Florida and the Philippines. Of the 1,200 open positions at its Fort Myers campus, approximately 700 are still available.

To assist with the hiring process, Alta Resources will host a casual, come as you are, two-day job fair, today, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at its Fort Myers campus, 12600 Gateway Blvd.

Last year, Wisconsin-based Alta Resources expanded into Fort Myers and immediately created more than 400 employment opportunities. Those jobs, like the ones being offered this year, were filled to serve the company's health-insurance clients that experienced an increase in contact volumes in the wake of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Available opportunities include customer care; inbound, licensed health-insurance sales; and team leadership. Alta Resources offers paid training, competitive pay, a team-based culture, skills development and advancement potential for high performers. The company also pays for health-insurance sales licensing for qualified candidates; licensing will be specific to the state(s) a sales representative will service and is his or hers to retain for as long as the license is valid.

Interested candidates are encouraged to search jobs, create a profile and apply online at before attending the job fair, and then visit the Gateway location for immediate, on-site interviews with hiring professionals. While there, they will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the growing company.

Greenfield earns Media

Buying Academy credentials

Greenfield Advertising Group recently announced company president Debi Greenfield has earned Media Buying Academy credentials. Greenfield participated in Media Buying Academy's multiple tier, intensive, media-buying program in order to further enhance the quality of services Greenfield Advertising offers its clients.

Greenfield received Media Buying Academy credentials in a number of areas including television, radio, digital and outdoor.

Established in Tampa over 27 years ago and now located in Fort Myers, Greenfield Advertising Group is an award-winning, full-service advertising and marketing firm with regional and national clientele.

Greenfield Advertising Group is at 12551 New Brittany Blvd Fort Myers. Call 239-437-0001.

Scanlon Acura dealership

in Fort Myers nearly finished

Scanlon Auto Group is nearing completion of its brand new Acura dealership located off of U.S. 41 at 14270 South Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers.

Scanlon's Acura dealership will represent the latest "Generation III" Model Acura facility and the first of its kind in the country. According to General Manager Frank Leslie, completion and occupancy is expected late September 2014.

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company is serving as the design/build team on the Acura project along with Ramon Acevedo of AIA of GMA Architects Planners as the project architect. The new dealership will encompass an 11,000-square-foot floor plan aligning with the latest in Acura design elements. A two-bay enclosed and air conditioned new-car delivery area has been added.

The Scanlon family has been operating car dealerships in Southwest Florida since 1980. Today, Scanlon Auto Group includes Scanlon Lexus and Scanlon Acura, both located south on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers.

For more information, call 239-433-1661 or visit

Local lawyers earn

Florida Bar board certification

Eleven area lawyers are among 165 statewide who recently earned Florida Bar board certification, a designation that places them among the only group of Florida lawyers who may use the terms "specialist," "expert" or "B.C.S." for Board Certified Specialist when referring to their legal credentials. Board certified lawyers are "Evaluated for Professionalism and Tested for Expertise."

The following lawyers from the 20th Judicial Circuit earned board certification in their respective practice areas:

- Jonathan Levy of Advocate Consulting Legal Group in Naples - Aviation Law

- Edward Louis Larsen of Naples - Business Litigation

- Heidi Marthanna Brown of Osterhout & McKinney in Fort Myers - Elder Law

- Bryan Laurence Loeffler of The Livingston Firm in Naples - Intellectual Property Law

- Darrin M. Phillips of Phillips Law Firm in Naples - Labor and Employment Law

- Bradley Paul Rothman of Weldon & Rothman in Naples - Labor and Employment Law

- Charles Bryan Capps of Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers - Real Estate

- Eric P. Feichthaler of Burandt, Adamski & Feichthaler in Cape Coral - Real Estate

- Kimberley A. Dillon of Quarles & Brady in Naples - Wills, Trusts and Estates

- Katharine Walter Payne of Mizell Law Firm in Punta Gorda - Wills, Trusts and Estates

- Jonathan L. Cooley of Hurley Rogner Miller Cox Waranch & Westcott in Fort Myers - Workers' Compensation

Board certification evaluates attorneys' special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. About 4,600 of Florida's nearly 99,000 lawyers have earned board certification. Florida offers 24 specialty areas for board certification, more than any other state.

For more information, please visit The Florida Bar website at or contact The Florida Bar's Legal Specialization & Education Department at (850) 561-5842.

HighTower Fort Myers office opens

HighTower has opened its fourth Florida office with HighTower Fort Myers, the 44th team to join the HighTower Partnership.

The Fort Myers team combines the client service offering and expertise of Pamela Lynn Abraham, Jack E. Thomas and Trevor R. Swartz into a single practice. All three join HighTower as Partners.

HighTower Fort Myers is focused on serving the needs of high-net-worth individuals and families. Abraham previously spent 33 years at Merrill Lynch where she led Pamela Lynn Abraham & Associates, while Thomas and Swartz led Merrill Lynch's Thomas & Swartz Global Wealth Management. The partners bring three colleagues-Director, Senior Wealth Management Advisor Mathew Verrengia; Senior Registered Associate Benita Alstatt; and Client Services Associate Tiffany Likness - to their practice.

HighTower is an industry leading financial services firm offering a unique platform that blends objective wealth management advice with innovative technology.

RSW receives 2014 Commercial Service

Airport Project honor

The Florida Department of Transpor-tation honored Southwest Florida Inter-national Airport with the 2014 Commer-cial Service Airport Project honor for its apron expansion and associated taxiways project.

This award was presented to the Lee County Port Authority, AECOM and Manhattan Construction at the Florida Airports Council Annual Conference held in Jacksonville.

The Apron and Taxiway Expansion Project at Southwest Florida International Airport provided more space for aircraft taxiing between the runway and terminal gates, additional paved areas for overnight and diverted aircraft parking and a long-term, cross-field taxiway system linking the existing runway to the future parallel runway.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.6 million passengers in 2013 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, please visit



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