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August 17, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Cape Coral Belk's Charity Sale to benefit local nonprofits and schools

Just in time for back-to-school and fall kick-off, Belk is hosting a Charity Sale offering participants discounts with the opportunity to support local community philanthropic endeavors. This private ticketed event will take place Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The first 100 guests will receive a Belk gift card ranging from $5 to $100.

Since 2012, the Belk Charity Sale has contributed more than $50 million in donations to over 6,000 nonprofits across the South.

To access the private shopping event, purchase a $5 ticket and that $5 ticket price will be deducted from the total purchase. 100 percent off the $5 ticket will go directly to the charity. Tickets can be purchased from participating charities or directly from Belk. Tickets purchased from Belk will be equally distributed among the stores partner charities.

All Belk stores across16 states are participating in the Charity Sale, each partnering with local organizations and schools.

Belk Cape Coral is at 2342 Surfside Blvd., Cape Coral. For more information, call 239-282-5692, extension 210.

Shelton joins Sanibel Community Bank

Ross Shelton has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a teller and customer service representative at the Gateway branch in Fort Myers. He is responsible for assisting customers with personal and business banking transactions.

A Cape Coral resident since 2016, he has more than 15 years of industry experience, including universal banker, customer service representative and teller.

Founded in 2003, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has two locations on Sanibel and five locations in Fort Myers. The bank is nationally ranked in the top 20 as a best-performing community bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence out of more than 4,500 banks with assets under $1 billion. It is well-capitalized, with $415 million in total assets, and generates the highest return on equity of all Florida banks.

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Last call for nominations for Business Ethics Award

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is closing nominations for its 2018 Business Ethics Award on Sept. 1. Finalists will be announced in advance and honored at a special business ethics luncheon hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University's Lutgert School of Business and the Uncommon Friends Foundation on Tuesday, Oct. 23. The recipient of the Business Ethics Award will be announced at the annual Uncommon Evening on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens in Fort Myers.

Companies that have already submitted nominations for 2018 are asked to call 239-337-9503 and confirm that their nomination has been received and is on file. Businesses in Lee, Charlotte, Collier, Hendry and Glades counties who consistently demonstrate a system-wide commitment to high ethical business practices are eligible to apply. Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party. The online nomination form and guidelines are available at

The Uncommon Friends Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to lifelong character building among today's youth and business leaders. It is located at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens at 2505 First Street. Its waterfront Gale McBride Pavilion is available for public and private weddings and events. Public tours of the historic home are available by reservation. Visit or call 239-337-9503.

Pavese Law Firm partners named to best lawyers list

Pavese Law Firm partners William T. Haverfield II, Neale Montgomery and Christopher J. Shields were selected by peers for inclusion in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Haverfield was selected in the practice area of family law, Montgomery was recognized in the practice area of land use and zoning Law and Shields was selected in the practice area of real estate law.

Board certified in marital and family law, Haverfield focuses on complex marital litigation including business valuations and real estate appraisal issues related to dissolution of marriage. He joined Pavese Law Firm in 1969 and served as managing partner from 1990 until 2011.

In addition to land use and zoning, Montgomery's practice areas are local government, environmental, water and real estate law. She is involved with real estate development and permitting issues at the local, regional, state and federal level. She joined Pavese Law Firm in 1986 and became a partner in 1991.

Shields is Florida Bar Certified in both real estate law and condominium and planned development law. His primary area of focus is residential and commercial condominium, cooperative and homeowners' association law, and provides legal counsel to developers, builders, community associations and lenders throughout Southwest Florida. He joined Pavese Law Firm in 1984 and became a partner in 1990.

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MNMW welcomes Mahosky

Cory Mahosky recently joined Mark-ham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co. P.A. after working with the firm as a Florida Gulf Coast University intern for the spring semester. Mahosky works in the tax division, helping to prepare individual and business tax returns and provide supportive accounting services.

Mahosky received his bachelor of science degree in scouting from FGCU, and is currently working towards his master of science in accounting and taxation, also with FGCU. He plans to sit for the Certified Public Accountant exam immediately following the 2019 tax season.

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, marketing and public relations consulting, tax planning and preparation, litigation support, mediation, forensic accounting and elder services. For more information, call 239-433-5554 or visit



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