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November 21, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Priority Marketing, Palm Printing earn award for Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest campaign

A collaboration between Priority Marketing and Palm Printing has earned another Benny Award, the highest honor in Printing Industries of America's global awards competition.

The Premier Print Awards, the graphic arts industry's largest and most prestigious worldwide printing competition, recognizes superior print quality and exceptional artistry. The two Fort Myers companies earned a Benny for "Cheers to 10 Years! Engaging Hearts Changing Children's Lives," an print campaign that launched the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest.

Priority Marketing and Palm Printing were the only Benny Award winner consisting of a partnership between two companies, and they were among just 18 entrants to win back-to-back Bennies. The 2018 competition drew more than 2,000 entries from around the world.

The Wine & Food Fest is an annual event that raises millions of dollars for pediatric healthcare in Southwest Florida.

Priority Marketing's graphic design team developed the campaign's concept, imagery and specialized printing concepts, while Palm Printing provided all printed campaign materials and services.

The two Fort Myers-based companies also won a 2017 Benny Award.

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

Palm Printing has been serving Southwest Florida and the Gulf Coast for 30 years. The company is located at 2400 First St., Suite 102, in Fort Myers. For more information, call 239-332-8600 or visit

Whittle joins Henderson Franklin

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has announced that Attorney Russell S. Whittle has joined the firm as a shareholder in the Worker's Compensation Department.

Whittle has been representing the interests of insurers and employers in the defense of workers' compensation and liability matters in Florida for nearly 30 years. His varied experience also includes serving as senior staff counsel for a Medicare compliance company, general counsel for an insurance company focusing on the professional employer organization market, and as a title insurance company attorney.

Henderson Franklin is a locally-based law firm with 55 attorneys dedicated to 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. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Naples. For more information on Whittle or Henderson Franklin, please visit

Panio digital marketing coordinator at Pushing the Envelope

Pushing the Envelope Inc., a strategic marketing communication firm based in Fort Myers, has welcomed Kiara Panio as Digital Marketing Coordinator.

In her role as a digital marketing coordinator, Panio is responsible for assisting in the development and execution of social media campaigns, email and SMS campaigns, including daily management of accounts, content development, audience engagement, advertising, monitoring and analysis of social media trends and SEO/SEM efforts.

Panio comes with years of experience in marketing coordination, social media management and graphic design. Most recently she was the marketing coordinator at Prima Luce.

Pushing the Envelope is a strategic marketing communication firm. Based in Fort Myers, the firm services clients both regionally and nationally. For more information, call (239) 221-2858, visit or email

MNMW's Hermance earns CPA license

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. recently announced that Jeanna Hermance has earned her license as a certified public accountant in the state of Florida. Professionals who receive the CPA license must pass through four sections of the CPA exam within 18 months. This exam covers auditing and attestation; business environment and concepts; financial accounting and reporting; and regulation.

In addition to her MS degree and CPA license, Hermance holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida Gulf Coast University. She joined the firm as an associate with the litigation support, forensic accounting and mediation services team in October 2016. Prior to her transition to public accounting, she was employed within the private sector, specializing in legal and regulatory compliance for corporate tax and global trade matters.

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

Sunshine Ace Hardware Neighborhood Christmas Party Dec. 1

Sunshine Ace Hardware is spreading holiday cheer this season with its Neighborhood Christmas Party, a festive family-friendly celebration filled with jolly spirit and holiday-themed activities. The celebration will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Sunshine Ace's nine stores throughout Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties.

The free family-friendly event will feature holiday-themed activities including gifting and home decorating demonstrations, and a special visit from Santa Claus. The perfect holiday cheer for children, the event will also feature an opportunity to write letters to Santa and a special coloring book giveaway. In addition, guests can enjoy hot chocolate, cookies baked on the grill and special offers on products perfect for holiday gifting.

For more, visit

Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Southwest Florida with nine locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas. In addition, the company operates two Sunshine Commercial Paint & More locations in Collier County. For locations and hours, visit

Cape Animal Shelter, Fathoms to host Yappy Hour Friday

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter and Fathom's Restaurant will host their monthly Yappy Hour Friday, Nov. 23, from 5-7 p.m. This is an opportunity for pets and their owners to begin the holidays and enjoy an evening of outdoor entertainment. To commemorate the evening, photos of pets with Santa will be available courtesy of Al Larson Photography for a minimal donation for the shelter.

Fathom's Restaurant and Bar will be providing beer and wine as a fundraiser for the nonprofit organization to receive all proceeds. CCAS merchandise will be available for sale and a 50/50 raffle will be held during the evening. Attendees at the evening festivities will also enjoy live music.

Yappy Hour is an ongoing event held the last Friday each month. Each month will have a different theme to be enjoyed by attendees with their pets.

Fathom's Restaurant and Bar, a modern casual all-day restaurant serving international cuisine with authentic flavors, is located at 5785 Cape Harbour Drive, Cape Coral.

The Cape Coral Animal Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter, will be located at 325 S.W. 2nd Ave., a 4.6-acre site next to Sun Splash Family Waterpark. As a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, the organization is dedicated to engaging a special bond between people and animals by means of adoption services, medical care, education and training for the prevention of cruelty and abandonment. The shelter will provide a safe place where animals will receive the care they need and remain until they are placed in a qualified, forever home. More information can be found at



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