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August 31, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

SRMA hosts After Hours Social at Palm City Brewing Company

Several dozen manufacturers attended the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association After Hours Social on Aug. 15 at Palm City Brewing Company in San Carlos Park. Southwest Florida manufacturing professionals connected with regional manufacturers and expanded their resource network. Attendees also took a tour of the brewery to see how beer is manufactured.

The SRMA links manufacturers with a highly skilled workforce, helps them stay up to date with the latest technology, and promotes the business of manufacturing. The association regularly organizes informational workshops, symposiums and other activities like the After Hours Social to engage members and enhance their benefits.

Craters & Freighters celebrating 28 years

This year, Craters & Freighters will celebrate 28 years in business as one of the nation's leading specialty crating and shipping companies. To help celebrate Earth Day, the company continues its commitment to replenishing natural materials used, by partnering with Trees for the Future, Earth Day Network, and Arbor Day Foundation.

Since June of 2015, Craters & Freighters has supported the planting of a tree for every crate built.

Craters & Freighters was founded in June 1990 to meet the needs of businesses and consumers for specialty freight handling. The company serves consumers and businesses in all sectors including telecommunications, electronics, medical equipment, aerospace, biotechnology, and heavy machinery.

To learn more about the business, please visit or

Qureshi joins Henderson Franklin law firm

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., recently announced that Attorney Sara Qureshi has joined the firm's Business & Tax Department. She focuses her practice in business organization operations and planning, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state taxation, intellectual property, and health care law. Qureshi is fluent in Urdu and Hindi.

Qureshi is a Cape Coral native, graduating from Cape Coral High School in 2011 and from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2014. She received her juris doctor from Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in 2017 and obtained her masters in taxation from the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law in 2018. She may be reached at or by phone at 239-344-1257.

Henderson Franklin is a locally-based law firm with over 55 attorneys providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers' compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Since 1924, Henderson Franklin has been assisting clients build their homes, businesses and communities in Southwest Florida. The firm operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples and Sanibel Island. For more information, please visit

Women in Business meeting to feature Minaya's 'Developing Your Whole Self' program

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee will host a networking meeting from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, at IBERIABANK, located at 9101 College Pointe Court in Fort Myers.

Susan Minaya will present on the subject of "Developing Your Whole Self." Minaya is the COO and Chief Learning Strategist of Minaya Learning Global Solutions LLC, a training and education products and services company providing Fortune 500 companies around the globe, nonprofit organizations, and higher education institutions.

Minaya will share research, some practical perspectives, and success stories of developing the whole self and bring to light the glue that holds it all together.

There will be an opportunity to network with area business leaders, enjoy a complimentary beverage, and light appetizers.

All business professionals are invited to attend. Admission is $10 for Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce members and $20 for future GFMCC members. To register, call 239-332-3624 or visit

Pareigis interim president, CEO of Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance

The board of directors of the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance has named Susan Pareigis as interim president and CEO of the regional organization.

Most recently, Pareigis served 10 years as president and CEO of the Florida Council of 100 following four years as Gov. Jeb Bush's appointed secretary of the Agency for Workforce Innovation. Pareigis previously was president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Collier County and served in international business development at the Lee County Office of Economic Development.

Representing Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties, the Southwest Florida Economic Development Alliance serves as a non-parochial economic development coordinator to site selectors, real estate consultants and targeted companies, working in collaboration with local economic development organizations.

Call 239-208-7627 or visit

Fulton joins Advanced Aesthetic Solutions

Cyndie Witthuhn, ARNP-BC, founder and owner of Advanced Aesthetic Solu-tions, recently announced the expansion of its professional staff with the hire of Catherine Fulton, licensed medical esthetician and certified aesthetic consultant.

Fulton brings more than 10 years of experience in the professional skin care industry to her role with Advanced Aesthetic Solu-tions. Her extensive background includes working closely with plastic surgeons and cosmetic dermatologists in the Sarasota area, and she is experienced in the correction and maintenance of sun-damaged, hyper-pigmented, aging and problem skin.

Advanced Aesthetic So-lutions specializes in cosmetic and aesthetic en-hancements, offering a host of minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures and treatments designed to enrich clients' natural beauty. Recently opening a new expanded medical spa in Fort Myers, the company provides numerous services and medical-grade skin care products to assist in the overall plan of anti-aging and corrective skin care goals. To learn more about Advanced Aesthetic Solu-tions' spa and services, or to book an appointment, visit or call 239-936-3333.



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