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January 27, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Coral Community Foundation retains CONRIC PR & Marketing

In order to amplify its message and effectively engage key stakeholders, the Cape Coral Community Foundation retained CONRIC PR & Marketing to manage its marketing communication efforts. The agency will oversee media relations, creative strategy and digital media activities.

The Cape Coral Community Foundation is committed to working with organizations to promote philanthropy and endowment. Through its affiliate foundation program, CCCF partners with organizations to create foundations. CCCF provides the platform and technical assistance, board recruitment, and development of grant program management.

The Cape Coral Community Foundation is a nonprofit, community organization created through financial gifts by various generous civic-minded companies and individuals.

For more information, call 239-542-5594 or visit

Founded in 2007, CONRIC PR & Marketing is an award-winning, full-service communication agency provides strategic brand awareness campaigns, integrated public relations programs, marketing development and consulting services, advertising concept and campaigns, media buys, custom and niche publishing, creative writing and design, digital marketing strategies, website development and crisis communications strategy and implementation.

For more information, call (239) 690-9840 or visit

Fifth Annual Advance One Day March 7 at FSW

Southwest Florida small business owners, managers, team leaders and others will gather for the Fifth Annual Advance One Day on Tuesday, March 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at FSW Suncoast Credit Union Arena to discuss how to build the foundation for success. The event will focus on team building, culture, leadership development and marketing.

"When organizations succeed, communities advance," said Advance One Day Founder, Matt Keller. Advance Leadership was started out of a desire to help Southwest Florida grow stronger. Keller has a strong belief that "if we can help make businesses strong and healthy, it will help our communities in even greater ways."

For years, Keller and his team have been teaching growth principles to non-profits and businesses all over the country. In 2012, they decided to offer those same principles to the business community of Southwest Florida and launched Advance One Day.

Chick-Fil-A of Southwest Florida is the corporate sponsor for this year's Advance One Day.

LCEC partners with CoBank and No Barriers Program for Veterans with Disabilities

LCEC is partnering with CoBank and the No Barriers Program for veterans with disabilities. Through this partnership, the group is honoring veterans by supporting a series of No Barriers Warriors expeditions. LCEC is looking for eligible veterans with a disability to be considered for participation. CoBank is funding all costs to the first 50 selected nominees who meet the program requirements and one of them will come from the LCEC service territory!

No Barriers was co-founded by Erik Weihenmayer, an internationally renowned mountain climber and the only blind person in history to reach the summit of Mt. Everest.

"Through the Warriors program, No Barriers has been working with veterans with disabilities for years," said Weihenmayer. "We've seen the transformation that takes place when veterans are able to overcome the mental and physical challenges involved in one of our expeditions, and then apply the skills they've learned to the challenges faced in their day-to-day lives."

LCEC is seeking the assistance of our community to seek out eligible nominees for the No Barriers Warriors expedition. An informational flier and a nomination form can be found at or call 239-656-2202. LCEC thanks in advance all those who help with this exciting initiative!

Fish Tale Boats opens in Fort Myers

Fish Tale Boats has opened a new boat dealership on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers, representing a $5 million investment. Locally owned and operated by the Fricke family, Fish Tale Boats of Fort Myers is located on the former Scanlon Acura property at 15581 South Tamiami Trail, near the corner of U.S. 41 and Briarcliff Road.

It has moved its operations from Fort Myers Beach, where it has grown the business for 20 years.

"We are excited about the new Fort Myers location because it provides easier access from all parts of Southwest Florida, including Cape Coral, Sanibel, Bonita Springs and Naples," says Diane Fricke, who owns Fish Tale with her two sons, Travis Fricke and Justin Fricke.

The seven-acre site on U.S. 41 south of Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers has more than 100 boats on display and the public is invited to attend the facility's grand-opening weekend celebration starting Friday, Feb. 3, through Sunday, Feb. 5. Fish Tale represents top-selling boat builders including Avalon, Chaparral, Grady-White and Robalo.

The 14,000-square-foot Fort Myers state-of-the-art sales and service center includes the latest technology for boat maintenance and repairs, including a new hydraulic trailer, forklift and hoist capable of lifting boats as long as 38 feet. Fish Tale has a partnership with Bonita Bay Marina for water access.

A new fleet of trucks and mobile vans can be dispatched to handle any job for dockside service at many marinas or to pick up boats. In total, the Frickes have invested an additional $500,000 in new equipment to service customer boats.

In addition, Fish Tale now employs 40 people, a 43 percent increase from the previous location in Fort Myers Beach. The in-house staff includes skilled marine technicians specializing in Yamaha engines, Garmin electronics, air conditioning systems, fiberglass, painting and plumbing.

Tyburczy joins MNMW team

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) has welcomed Ashley Tyburczy as a tax accountant. In her role with the firm,Tyburczy will prepare business and personal tax returns, including sales tax and payroll, in addition to accounting services.

Tyburczy graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in scouting in 2015. She is currently pursuing a master's in dccounting and yaxation degree, also with FGCU.

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. is a public accounting and consulting firm with offices in both Fort Myers and Naples. The firm offers a wide range of services including business consulting, human resources consulting, technology consulting and support, tax planning and preparation, litigation support, mediation, forensic accounting and elder services.

For more information, call (239) 433-5554 or visit

Goodwill Industries plans same day interviews and job offers Monday

Those who come prepared to the Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida job fair Monday, Jan. 30, could walk away with a new job.

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is hiring part-time sales associates and people to process donations at several of its retail stores, including Island Park, Estero, Bonita Springs and the Fort Myers location on Daniels Parkway.

The job fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday, at the Interfaith Charities of South Lee United Way House, 17592 Rockefeller Circle, Fort Myers. Interviews and hiring decisions will be done that same day.

For a complete list of job openings, visit the website at For more information, contact Resa at (239) 995-2106, extension 2276.

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties. The agency's mission is to help people with disabilities and disadvantages by offering life-changing opportunities to achieve independence. Goodwill's programs in Southwest Florida include Pathways to Opportunity and Pathways to Work, Job-Link resource centers, small business training classes, disability-accessible housing, the Goodwill L.I.F.E. Academy charter school, and more.

For more information about Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, please visit or call (239) 995-2106.



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