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August 25, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Bacchus joins Physicians' Primary Care of Southwest Florida

Dr. Melissa Bacchus has joined Physicians' Primary Care of Southwest Florida as a pediatrician.

Bacchus earned her doctor of medicine degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. Her residency was completed at Charleston Area Medical Center at West Virginia University in Charleston.

She has worked as a pediatrician in private practice for the past 10 years in Charleston, W. Va.

She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Medical Association, and the American Society of Bariatric Physicians.

Bacchus will see patients at the Fort Myers Pediatrics office at 9350 Camelot Drive and at the Cape Coral Pediatrics office at 1261 Viscaya Parkway, Suite 101.

Physicians' Primary Care of Southwest Florida, a physician-owned and operated medical practice, was formed in 1996 by many local physicians and has grown to become the largest independent multi-specialty primary care practice in Southwest Florida. Medical specialties include pediatrics, internal medicine, family practice, obstetrics and gynecology. Offices are conveniently located in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Lehigh Acres. For more information, visit

CARP welcomes Leininger as director of business development

Creative Architectural Resin Products Inc. has announced that Dwayne Leininger has been appointed as director of business development. In this newly created position, Leininger will lead the company's efforts in identifying and pursuing new business opportunities throughout the state of Florida.

Creative Architectural Resin Products Inc. designs, manufactures and installs superior architectural decorative trims and accents, made from a Hi-density polymer resin material. CARP offers EIFS (Styrofoam coat products), wood and cast stone products. It is based out of Southwest Florida and serves the whole state. For more information, visit or follow CARP via Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter @wearecarp.

Spiro & Associates firm adds Crump as social media digital marketing specialist

Patricia Crump has joined Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Brand Architecture in Fort Myers as the social media digital marketing specialist, announced CEO and Chief Creative Officer Christopher T. Spiro. She is responsible for the development and execution of social media campaigns across all platforms for the agency and its clients, as well as managing, executing, targeting and placing paid social media ads. She also implements data capturing and retargeting campaigns to collect data for paid social media ad campaigns, as well as assists with website design and development.

Crump earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University. Prior to joining Spiro & Associates, she spent two years at Moore & Scarry Advertising as a Social Content Coordinator, developing social media campaigns, optimizing data analytics and growing organic content.

Spiro & Associates is one of Southwest Florida's largest marketing, advertising, public relations and brand architecture firms. The company serves local, regional and national clients in the fields of land development, construction, retail, real estate, law, marine, business and residential services, the arts, government, health care, contractor services and property management. Online at or call 239-481-5511.

July passenger traffic numbers increase at Southwest Florida?International Airport

During July, 530,428 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, Fla., an increase of 9.6 percent compared to July 2016. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 2.6 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in July was Delta Air Lines with 126,717 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (116,242), American (97,313), JetBlue (60,711) and United (44,087).

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) had 4,826 aircraft operations, an increase of 8.9 percent compared to July 2016. Page Field saw 6,681 operations, a 12.7 percent decrease from July 2016. In addition, slightly more than 2.5 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in July 2017, an increase of 6.2 percent compared to July 2016.

Southwest Florida International Airport served 8.6 million passengers in 2016 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

Augustine joins MNMW

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. has announced that Debbie Augustine has joined the firm as a financial services specialist for the firm. In this position, Augustine manages the financial operations for MNMW, including payroll and accounts payable. She also offers support to other departments in the firm as they pertain to employee benefits and MNMW operations.

Prior to joining MNMW, Augustine was an accountant with GENEX Services, LLC based out of Wayne, Pa., for 15 years. The last three years she worked with GENEX as a remote, home office based employee. Before her employment with GENEX, she was an accountant with NOVACARE, INC in King of Prussia, Pa.

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 additional information, call 239-433-5554 or visit

Hurtado Law Firm celebrates six years

of business, welcomes Cavanaugh as new partner

With a new location opening, a new partnership and six years of business under their belts, Hurtado Cavanaugh | Attorneys at Law had a lot to celebrate this month.

Formerly known as Hurtado Law Firm, owner and attorney Pablo Hurtado has been serving the local Southwest Florida area since 2011. The firm found its roots in immigration law, championing the legal citizenship and success of immigrants from all over the world.

This year the firm welcomed the new addition and partnership of attorney Daniel M. Cavanaugh, expanding the firm's legal services to include personal injury, wrongful death, and more.

The firm's new growth has led to the success of opening a new office location to better serve the city of Cape Coral and the entirety of Southwest Florida.

The firm held an anniversary party on Tuesday, Aug. 15, at its new office space to celebrate. By expanding their practice and service area, Hurtado Cavanaugh hopes to continue to bring justice and legal expertise to Southwest Florida for years to come.

Hurtado Cavanaugh | Attorneys at Law is a Southwest Florida based law firm that specializes in immigration, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. Since its founding in 2011, the firm conducts legal consultations all over the US and the world.

To learn more about the firm, visit or call (239) 362-3670.

Alta Resources to hire over 600 seasonal employees

Alta Resources Corp., the Wisconsin-based customer-management business-process outsourcing company, is expanding its seasonal workforce in preparation for the health insurance industry's annual open enrollment period. More than 600 full- and part-time customer service and sales positions are available, 100 of which are Spanish bilingual positions. These temporary jobs offer competitive pay and paid training.

The Alta Resources workforce has grown to include more than 700 year-round employees since 2013, when the Fort Myers campus first opened with five employees. Since July 10, through its new partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles the parent company for brands including Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge and Ram Alta Resources has hired nearly 400 year-round customer service representatives.

Alta Resources' Fort Myers campus is located in the Gateway Corridor, just east of I-75 and north of Daniels Parkway. Interested candidates can learn more about career opportunities and apply online by visiting or emailing

In addition to their Fort Myers site, Alta Resources has its headquarters and fulfillment center in Neenah, Wisconsin, and additional locations in California and the Philippines. To learn more, visit

MY Shower Door/D3 Glass named one of the top fastest-growing companies

Inc. magazine has ranked MY Shower Door/D3 Glass in their top Inc. 5000 list for 2017. This is the third consecutive year that the company has been honored.

The Inc. 5000 list is compiled each year to give recognition to top growing companies in the United States. The recognition and business achievement places MY Shower Door/D3 Glass in an elite group of businesses nationwide. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

MY Shower Door/D3 Glass's "official ranking" is number 4,212 on the list placing them in the list of fastest growing private companies in America. Of the thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000, only a fraction has made it on the list more than once.

The locally-owned family business, MY Shower Door, sells and installs heavy glass frameless shower doors while D3 Glass, the sister company, fabricates and tempers glass for glass shops throughout Florida.

For more information about MY Shower Door/D3 Glass, visit or, or call 239-689-8402.

Lee County Bar?Association Foundation fundraiser Saturday

The Lee County Bar Association Foundation Inc. is holding its inaugural fundraiser - A Guided Wine Tasting Event on Saturday, Aug. 26, in downtown Fort Myers. Proceeds benefit the Lee County Bar Association Foundation.

The purpose of the foundation is to:

1. Promote provision of legal aid to the indigent;

2. Support charitable endeavors benefitting youth and/or benefitting the underprivileged population;

3. Encourage and promote education and community awareness of the law;

4. Provide for the establishment of scholarships.

Admission is $75 per person. Please contact David Seitz, foundation executive director, at 239-334-0047.

The Lee County Bar Association Foundation Inc. has obtained tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) charity.

Dress for Success SW Florida announces new board of directors

Dress for Success SW Florida, a non-profit organization that helps women achieve self-defined financial and professional success, this week announced its board of directors for 2017-2018.

New to the board of directors this year are Jennie deLima, Home Depot; Donna Marks, Windfall Inc., and Cheryl Reynolds, Hertz. They join existing board members Karen Anderson, Board President, Shell Point Retirement Community; Julio Barina, Board Vice President, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company; Noelle Casagrande-Montgomery, Chico's FAS, Inc.; Barbara Melvin, Immediate Past President, First Integrity Bank; Terri Sobeck, Board Treasurer, Stevens Construction; Chandra Spary-Kontinos, ?Board Secretary, Card Systems, Inc.; and Shiree Woody, Waterman Broadcasting.

Dress for Success SW Florida, founded by Barbara Dell in 2010, is headquartered in Fort Myers.

For more information about Dress for Success SW Florida, call 239-689-4992 or visit



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