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September 1, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Minaya Learning Global Solutions launches national learning strategy practice

The Southwest Florida-based learning and development professionals at Minaya Learning Global Solutions LLC have launched a new national learning strategy practice. The new practice initiative allows the company's performance consultants to work at the strategic level of an organization to identify sustainable solutions for improving workforce performance and development.

COO and Chief Learning Strategist Susan Minaya leads the learning strategy practice, overseeing the activities of learning strategists in Silicon Valley, Denver, Chicago, Tampa, New York metropolitan Area, Atlanta and Miami.

She brings more than 25 years of experience in the field and has helped companies create learning strategies in the telecom, wireless, financial, insurance, media, manufacturing and energy sectors.

Located in Cape Coral, Minaya Learning Global Solutions provides professional services and resources for every phase of the learning and development initiatives of companies around the world. Services include strategic consulting, learning strategy development, project management, instructional design, content development, instructor delivery services and learning services for the higher education and K-12 sectors.

For information, visit

Priority Marketing, Palm Printing receive award in design, print competition

Priority Marketing and Palm Printing were recently honored by the Printing Industries of America in the 2017 Premier Print Awards for the creation of the "Uncork the Power of Giving" campaign materials for SWFL Children's Charities Inc.'s 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.

The Premier Print Awards is the graphic arts industry's largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition, hosted by Printing Industries of America, which recognizes those responsible for the creation and production of outstanding print communications.

The winning campaign included the creation of a multi-page invitation, auction catalog book, an auction brochure, multiple event invitations and custom lanyards. Priority Marketing's graphic design team developed the award-winning pieces and Palm Printing printed all materials.

The Premier Print Award Competition recognizes the highest quality printed pieces in various categories from around the world, and this year drew more than 2,200 entries.

Established in 1992, Priority Marketing is a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital marketing firm. Celebrating its 25th year, the company is located at 8200 College Pkwy., Suite 201, in Fort Myers. For more information, call 239-267-2638 or visit

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Palm Printing has more than 25 years of business in Southwest Florida, is located at 2400 First Street, Suite 102, in Fort Myers. For more information, please call 239-332-8600 or visit

Shuman joins Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., recently announced that Paul Shuman has joined the firm as an attorney in the Business & Tax Division.

Shuman devotes his practice to assist clients with business transactions and tax matters. More specifically, he analyzes the impact of federal and state taxation on proposed transactions (whether it is a corporate merger, sale of a family-owned business or a joint venture) to find practical solutions that minimize tax exposure. Shuman's clients include domestic and international companies, small businesses and individuals.

Shuman has a diverse background, leaving his hometown of Amarillo, Texas, to live in Europe for several years. Upon returning to the U.S., he founded a successful business renovating the interiors of large private and corporate yachts. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, then began studying tax law while attending Georgia State University College of Law and then earned his masters of law in taxation in the University of Florida graduate program.

Shuman can be reached at 239-344-1183 or by email at

Henderson Franklin is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with over 50 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, business and civil litigation, employment law, estate planning, family law, intellectual property, workers' compensation, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Sanibel Island and Naples (by appointment only).

For additional information on Shuman, visit

Conditioned Air names Moad estimating manager

Conditioned Air Company of Naples LLC announced the promotion of Jimey Moad to estimating manager for the Southern Region, covering Collier and Lee counties. In this role, Moad is responsible for leading a team of estimators through the design phase to the client's or engineer's specifications. Moad's team handles all types of commercial and residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

A native of Tampa, Moad has more than 25 years of industry experience, starting in 1991 with a small family-owned air-conditioning company in Fort Myers. After the company was sold to a national mechanical service provider in 1999, Moad joined Conditioned Air as a new construction estimator. His role in the estimating department has expanded over the years to senior estimator in 2013 and now estimating manager.

Based in Naples, Conditioned Air has been helping make Southwest Florida more comfortable since 1962. It is the area's largest air-conditioning contracting and service firm with over 340 employees in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties.

Conditioned Air offers local expertise in light commercial and residential HVAC systems, including design, engineer, estimate, installation and maintenance of new construction, refrigeration, indoor air quality and dehumidification systems.

For more details or to schedule service, call 1-888-COLD-AIR or visit

Norman Love Confections welcomes Baduel as pastry chef

Norman Love Confections has announced the hiring of chef Thomas Baduel in the role of pastry chef for the company. Baduel brings more than 16 years of experience in the pastry industry, with a background in management and menu development.

As pastry chef at Norman Love Confections, Baduel is responsible for producing assorted European cakes and individual gourmet pastries each day, developing and implementing training programs for new staff members and is involved in all stages of the creation of new products from development to retail.

Originally from France, Baduel began his career at the famed French National Culinary School in Souillac, focusing on the craft of pastry-making and plated dessert specialization. Fluent in French, English and Spanish, he has worked for a variety of restaurants and pastry shops in France, Spain and the U.S. Before choosing to further his education at the French Pastry School of Chicago, Baduel worked as a pastry chef for the Crowne Plaza in Toulouse, France and Bubo, a pastry shop in Barcelona, Spain.

Prior to joining Norman Love Confections, he served as executive pastry chef at Nobu, a highly recognized Japanese restaurant in Miami, where he was responsible for creating seasonal menus, hiring, training and providing mentorship to pastry chefs, while overseeing the training of destination restaurants and consulting for Nobu Bahamas, Dallas and Las Vegas.

For more information visit or call 239-561-7215.

Greene opens Vet Tech Services of SWFL, serving all of Lee County

Veterinary technician Regina Greene has announced the opening of Vet Tech Services of SWFL, serving all of Lee County. She has over 15 years of experience in the veterinary industry and has been actively pet sitting and offering in-home pet care service for nearly three years.

"Once a pet owner leaves the vet office, some of the take-home instructions are harder to put into practice than what they first thought," she said. "My services will truly bridge the gap between the vet's office and home, by taking the worry and guess work out of the equation for pet owners."

Greene is a lifelong Lee County resident, a graduate of the University of Florida and worked as a veterinary technician under the direction of a sole practitioner for over 15 years.

Her new business takes her current pet sitting appointments to the next level by offering additional at home services.

"My services are there to be used to complement the care of a primary veterinarian; for example, while pet sitting, I can also administer medications and provide medicated baths," she said.

Walking and feeding pets during owner absences is a function of her business, and she also provides services for special needs and senior pets, as well as pet-related transportation and house sitting.

She also offers boarding in her home.

For more information, call 239-822-3094 or visit

Yager joins Pearl Brands

Lindsay Yager has joined Pearl Brands' creative team, joining the downtown Fort Myers creative agency as creative director. The Texas native graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor's degree in mass communication/advertising.

Her career includes working in the highly competitive Dallas advertising market for large full-service agencies. She brings 12 years' experience in copywriting for outdoor brands, restaurants, consumer packaged goods, retail, business to business and more.

Pearl Brands provides creative services, digital production, brand planning and other marketing communications services for a wide range of clients.

The award-winning marketing agency is located at 2233 Second St., in Fort Myers. For more information, call 239-313-6059 or visit

Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, LLC adds Stephan as senior appraiser

Bruce Stephan, MAI, SRA, a veteran Southwest Florida valuation expert, has joined Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, LLC as a senior appraiser, specializing in commercial real estate valuation.

Stephan has worked in the real estate appraisal field since 1975 and has founded three successful appraisal firms in Southwest Florida. A graduate of Florida State University, Stephan holds dual MAI and SRA designations from the Appraisal Institute, an international association of professional real estate appraisers.

Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, LLC is one of the oldest and largest appraisal firms in Southwest Florida and has licensed professionals with nearly 300 years of combined appraisal experience. They provide residential and commercial valuation services to a broad spectrum of private, commercial and governmental clients. The company is located at 12600 World Plaza Lane, Suite 1, in Fort Myers. Call (239) 337-0555. Online



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