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April 27, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Webb-Martin Law opens in Cape Coral

Webb-Martin Law LLC, a family law and mediation firm, has opened in Cape Coral at 2804 Del Prado Blvd., S., unit 103.

Owned by Jayne Webb-Martin, Esquire, the firm offers discounted initial consultations for all family law matters. Webb-Martin also offers introductory rates for divorce and family mediations,

The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. t 5 p.m. For information or to make an appointment, call 239-333-0020.

RSW?experiences record-breaking month for passenger traffic in March

During March, 1,379,728 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, an increase of 10.2 percent compared to March 2017. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 10 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in March was Southwest Airlines with 297,668 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Delta Air Lines (268,505), American (168,995), Spirit (166,602) and JetBlue (136,670).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 10,907 aircraft operations, an increase of 3.5 percent compared to March 2017. Page Field saw 8,415 operations, a 20.5 percent decrease from March 2017. In addition, nearly 3 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in March 2018.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 8.8 million passengers in 2017 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, visit or Like Us on Facebook at

Miller to present marketing strategies to Goodwill MicroEnterprise students

The gift of knowledge is the highest gift in the world. Jaimie Miller, APR, marketing director at CONRIC PR & Marketing, looks to gift Goodwill's MicroEnterprise students with marketing knowledge during their training class in Cape Coral June 4.

Goodwill's MicroEnterprise program provides aspiring small business owners with the skills they need to succeed as entrepreneurs and become more independent. The program is designed to help individuals with low to moderate income levels and other disadvantages to start or stabilize their own businesses.

As a part of the support system for these budding entrepreneurs, Goodwill provides a six-week training class covering topics that are essential to establishing and growing a stable business.

During the marketing training, Miller will cover detailed components of a marketing plan, branding and messaging, guerilla marketing, implementation and evaluation.

Miller is an accredited public relations professional with experience in marketing, advertising, public relations and special events in the medical, hospitality and publishing industries, and most recently in an agency role.

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

Pushing the Envelope wins Award of Distinction

Pushing the Envelope Inc., a local marketing communication firm, won an Award of Distinction at the Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter Image Awards ceremony earlier this month. This is the eleventh year in a row that the

firm has been honored for outstanding communications campaigns.

PTE won an Award of Distinction for its Hurricane Irma crisis communication work on behalf of The Dock at Crayton Cove, a staple Naples restaurant. An Award of Distinction recognizes an outstanding public relations program.

The Florida Public Relations Associa-tion is a statewide organization designed to promote professional and ethical public relations through professional development and community involvement. For more information about the local chapter, please visit

Pushing the Envelope Inc. is a strategic marketing communication firm. Based in Fort Myers, the firm services clients both regionally and nationally.

For more information, please call 239-221-2858, visit or email

Buckett's Wings & More to celebrate 30th anniversary

Fort Myers residents have come to know Buckett's Wings & More as a neighborhood fixture for 30 years. This Memorial Day weekend, the restaurant will celebrate the landmark with events and specials spread across four days.

Buckett's Wings & More opened its doors on Memorial Day weekend in 1988, when Jim & Marcia Anderson converted a previous Dino's Pizza into Buckett's as it is known today, with the simple concept of serving chicken wings & beer in buckets. Their hard work and affection for Southwest Florida endeared them to the neighborhood and established a relationship with the community that holds still to this day.

Current owners Zach & Ainslie Walter are proud to continue and expand upon what the Andersons built. Buckett's Wings & More is located at 6301 South Pointe Blvd., and is open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For additional information about the restaurant, call 239-481-7311.

Renowned psychic featured at two events in Cape Coral May 20

Locally renowned clairvoyant and medium Dr. Robert Allen Fahey will be returning to Southwest Florida in May to bring messages from the beyond in his popular Signs Psychic Demonstration Event and Public Psychic Gallery.

Karma and Coconuts in Cape Coral will host a public gallery event Sunday, May 20, at 1 p.m. and is open to only 12 ticket holders. All attendee's will receive a psychic reading from Fahey.

Those attending will be engaged by Fahey's opening remarks, then be ready to experience messages from the beyond. Tickets for this event are $120 per person and can be purchased at

A dinner and psychic demonstration at Anthony's on the BLVD in Cape Coral will also be held on May 20 at 5 p.m. and is open to the public. This will be Fahey's 15th time at Anthony's on the BLVD.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and show will start around 7 p.m. Tickets are $59 for VIP and $49 for audience and include dinner and the demonstration. They are available for purchase on

To learn more about Dr. Fahey visit

To learn more about Anthony's on the BLVD visit

For ticket information and prices visit

Verwest donates 1,148 pounds of food to Harry Chapin Food Bank

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD collected 1,148 pounds of canned food donations for Touch-a-Truck Fort Myers 2018. All food collected will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates are celebrating its 26th anniversary this year and provides a full complement of pediatric dental care to children throughout Southwest Florida.

For more information, visit, or (239) 482-2722.

Thomas and Wasson added to LOTUS Architecture team

LOTUS Architecture recently to announce the addition of a new member to its team, Connie Thomas, as administrative assistant, and Danielle Wasson in the Interior Design Division.

Thomas comes to Lotus with an extensive background as an administrator in the design and construction industry.

Wasson assists with the development of interior designs, provides input on selections and helps to oversee the delivery and installation of client's design packages.

With offices in Naples and Fort Myers, LOTUS maintains a staff of more than 25 creative and experienced design professionals.

For additional information, contact Michael Sheeley, president LOTUS Architecture, at 239-482-2121 or; or Don Stevenson, president LOTUS Architecture, at 239-304-3041 or

Fort Myers Chamber's WIB to present 'Summer Slump Business Boost' program this Wednesday

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee will host its May networking meeting from 46 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, at Hello SWFL at 13099 South Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, Florida 33907. This month's WIB event will focus on getting through off-season with "Summer Slump Business Boost" while providing open networking for local professionals.

Hello SWFL will provide insight into attracting new customers and avoiding common pitfalls that many businesses experience during the summer months.

The non-profit spotlight this month will be the Goodwill Micro Enterprise Program. All business professionals are invited to attend. Admission is $10 for Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce (GFMCC) members and $20 for future GFMCC members.

To register, call 239-332-3624 or visit

Lee County Bar Association holds pro bono Law in the Mall event on Saturday

The Lee County Bar Association's 24th annual Law in the Mall event will provide free legal advice Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., inside the Edison Mall, between entrances F and G near Dillard's.

The public is invited to stop by and request a face-to-face consultation with one of the on-site attorneys. No pre-qualification or pre-registration is necessary. The attorneys offer answers and direction on situations that fall within their practice areas, including divorce, probate, criminal law, bankruptcy, real estate, foreclosure and more. Attendees should bring any related paperwork.

The event is one of numerous community programs the bar association will conduct during its Law Week, which is now in its 25th year. Law Week is an extension of Law Day observances nationwide that recognize the importance of the U.S. legal system and the judicial branch. Law Day was originally proposed by American Bar Association President Charles Rhyne, and it was officially established in 1958 by President Dwight Eisenhower's proclamation. The entire Law Week lineup is available at

Attorneys who would like to participate in Law in the Mall should contact O'Halloran at 239-334-7212 or The LCBA is grateful to the Edison Mall for continuing to welcome this important service to the community.

The Lee County Bar Association, a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization, has served the citizens and legal community of Lee County since 1949 and has a current membership of almost 800.

For more information, visit or contact Executive Director Lisa Poulin at 239-334-0047 or

Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA announces 2018 Local Image Awards winners

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association announced the winners of its Local Image Awards on April 19 at the iMAG History and Science Center in Fort Myers.

The competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs in Southwest Florida during the last year, and to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionalism. Winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation, planning and design.

A Grand Image Award and an Image Award went to Priority Marketing for the Guadalupe Center 2017 Impact Report.

Other awards presented included:

Image Award: Jennifer J. Edwards, Heather Doane and Trish Robertson, APR for the 2017 High School Voter Registration Challenge; Kara Hado for GoEP2: Edgewater Drive Phase II Improvements; Albert Arguelles and Randy Mitchelson, APR for iPartnerMedia Digital Marketing Workshop for Kinetico Water Systems; Lee Health Strategic Communications and Public Relations Department for Take 5 Leadership Newsletter;

Award of Distinction: CONRIC PR & Marketing for Cape Coral Community Foundation ENPYs; Rob Moher for Wildlife Injury Prevention Campaign; Pushing the Envelope Inc. for DOCK5 versus Hurricane Irma; Lee County Port Authority Communications and Marketing Team for FPRA In The Spotlight - Southwest Florida Chapter's 2017 Local Image;

Judges' Award: Jennifer J. Edwards, Heather Doane and Trish Robertson, APR for the 2017 High School Voter Registration Challenge.


Established in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the country. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. For additional information, please visit the Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA website at



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