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May 12, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Pentagon Watch earns accredited member status with NHWA

Pentagon Watch of Cape Coral has earned accredited member status from the National Home Watch Association. The NHWA was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for home watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada

David Ciarlillo and Mike Dean are the owners/operators of Pentagon Watch. Both are Cape Coral residents.

Before devoting his time to Pentagon Watch, Ciarlillo served as a property manager in Northeastern Ohio for many years, while operating a successful computer company and serving as a senior network administrator for a large organization.

Dean worked for the fire department for 30 years in Montgomery County, Maryland, before moving to Florida. Once in Florida, he worked for a property management company performing maintenance duties.

Pentagon Watch serves the Cape Coral area. Contact the company at 239-747-9811 (Ciarlillo) or 239-910-4011 (Dean), or at Learn more at

For more about the National Home Watch Association, visit

Patrick Industries acquires Leisure Product Enterprises, including Marine Concepts / Design Concepts of Cape Coral

Marine Concepts / Design Concepts of Cape Coral and Sarasota recently announced it has a new parent company, Patrick Industries Inc. of Elkhart, Indiana.

Patrick Industries announced May 1 that it had completed the acquisition of Leisure Product Enterprises, LLC. LPE is a holding company with three highly complementary manufacturing subsidiaries under its umbrella: Marine Concepts / Design Concepts, Florida Marine Tank and Marine Electrical Products.

John Burgess, president (business unit director), indicated he is excited to continue the growth of the companies as a business unit of Patrick Industries. Burgess and the rest of the management team will continue to serve in their current roles.

Marine Concepts/Design Concepts, "The Fiberglass Tooling Experts," designs, engineers and manufactures CNC plugs, composite molds (open and closed), and CNC molds for industries including fiberglass boat manufacturers, wind energy, aerospace, transportation, flight simulation and amusement parks. Marine Concepts also produces gelcoat and fiberglass parts and assemblies for both the marine and industrial markets.

Marine Concepts opened in 1976 with the purpose of providing all-in-one product design and development services, and is the industry leader producing tooling and molds for the majority of U.S. fiberglass boat manufacturers.

For more, call 239-283-0800 or visit or

Pushing the Envelope to host 'Power Hour' May 17

On May 17, from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Samantha Scott, APR, president of Pushing the Envelope, will present "Appeal to the Eye, Engage for the Buy" at the company's "Power Hour" event. Topics to be covered include determining what content catches customers' eyes, how to utilize content in a variety of ways, and producing graphics without expensive cameras or outside vendors/parties.

Pushing the Envelope created "Power Hour" as part of its Rise Up initiative, to share knowledge and empower others to succeed. Held quarterly, topics include new business trends, marketing and communication best practices, business development, and more.

For more information or to suggest a future "Power Hour" topic, please contact Diana at 239-221-2858 or

Pushing the Envelope Inc. is a marketing communication firm providing public relations, branding, social media strategy, Internet marketing services, and more. Based in Fort Myers, the firm services clients both regionally and nationally.

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

Bravo joins CONRIC PR & Marketing as lead web developer

CONRIC PR & Marketing has added Javier Bravo to its team as lead web developer. Bravo brings six years of front-end web development and graphic design experience to the CONRIC team. His diverse background and experience include an emphasis on digital marketing for the automotive industry, including rebranding initiatives and a website build for an innovative multimedia company that garnered a case study by Google.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Bravo moved to the United States when he was 10 years old. He is a graduate of Full Sail University's prestigious Digital Arts and Design program and specializes in illustration, 3D modeling and animation, videography, photography and UX/UI (user experience/user interface) design.

Previously, Bravo was a web developer for a leading advertising agency, where he managed web-related projects including e-blasts, landing pages and websites to achieve the objectives of clients including large automotive companies such as Group One, Morgan Auto Group and Sonic.

CONRIC PR & Marketing was founded by Connie Ramos-Williams in 2007. The award-winning, full-service agency provides strategic brand awareness campaigns, integrated public relations programs, marketing development and consulting services, advertising campaigns, media buys, custom and niche publishing, creative writing and design, digital marketing strategies, website development and crisis communications strategy and implementation.

The firm serves clients in many industry sectors including banking, legal, medical, government, not-for- profit, restaurant, manufacturing, construction, building and development, real estate, professional association, hospitality and salon & spa.

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

Renovation project under way at Edison Mall in Fort Myers

Managers of the Edison Mall announced Thursday that construction has begun on a $4 million renovation project. The renovation will include changes to the concourse and will add a new cut-through in the center of the mall near the Macy's Women's store.

As part of the renovation, Edison Mall will add new retailers, as well as relocate some existing retailers into newly renovated inline space.

"We are continuously looking for ways to enhance the shopping experience for our guests and this investment demonstrates our commitment to the community," said Ruben Irizarry, general manager of Edison Mall

The home to over 160 retail options, including Macy's, Dillard's, JCPen-ney, Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, The Disney Store and Books-A-Million, Edison Mall is a unique spot for shopping, dining, entertainment and more.

About Edison Mall

Edison Mall, Southwest Florida's only enclosed and climate-controlled shopping destination serving the Greater Fort Myers and Naples area, features more than 160 retail and dining options. Edison Mall is located at 4125 Cleveland Ave., in Fort Myers, at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Colonial Boulevard.

For more information, call 239-939-1933 or visit Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ShopEdisonMall and Instagram @shopedisonmall.



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