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April 12, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Revolution Records to celebrate Record Store Day 2019

Revolution Records will be celebrating Record Store Day 2019 this Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to close.

During the event, the store, which is owned by Jason Handy, will be offering limited edition titles from your favorite artists.

Handy said the store gets new inventory daily, so stop by and check it out.

Revolution Records is at 1031 Cape Coral Parkway, unit 101. For additional information, call 239-257-3191 or visit

Attwod joins Henderson Franklin as stockholder

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., this week announced that Attorney Scott Atwood has joined the firm as a stockholder. From complex labor and employment counseling and litigation to general business matters, he has been representing the interests of entrepreneurs, public entities and businesses of all sizes throughout the United States, including Florida and Georgia, for nearly 25 years. Atwood is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.

Atwood has been recognized for his extensive experience in labor and employment law by Florida Super Lawyers and Atlanta Super Lawyers. He may be reached at or by phone at 239-344-1287.

Henderson Franklin is celebrating 95th anniversary of serving the legal needs and communities of Southwest Florida. The firm has 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. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples. For more information on Atwood or Henderson Franklin, please visit

LeeTran driver earns top honors at 2019 Triple Crown Bus Roadeo

Lee County employee Chris Cowles has won a state competition for transit drivers and will advance to the national competition on May 19 in Palm Springs, Califor-nia.

LeeTran joined more than 60 public transportation systems on April 5 to participate in The Annual Florida Triple Crown Bus Roadeo in Jacksonville, a competition of driving skills and maintenance disciplines.

Cowles, took first place with the highest combined score in the paratransit competition and was also recognized as first-place winner in vehicle inspection while also receiving a perfect score in wheelchair training and overall general testing. This is the sixth consecutive year that Cowles has earned a top award.

Also participating on behalf of LeeTran was first-time participant Ben Wilson, who is a fixed route operator.

Collaborating agencies in the statewide event included the Florida Public Transportation Association, the Florida Rural Transit Assistance Program, the Florida Department of Transportation and the Florida Association of Coordinated Transit Systems The event was hosted by Jacksonville Transit Authority.

Cowles take an all-expenses paid trip to the National Bus Roadeo in California, sponsored by the Florida Public-Transportation Association.

'Get Connected' luncheon April 18

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is inviting area small business professionals to a luncheon Thursday, April 18, that offers small group consultations and conversations on a variety of pertinent topics.

The "Get Connected" luncheon features 10 professionals who are considered industry experts in their respective fields, from branding and wellness to website development and team building. During lunch, guests can participate in an educational roundtable aimed at helping small businesses thrive in Southwest Florida's marketplace.

"Get Connected" topics and speakers include: Success in startup businesses - Sam Lewis, Wear the Fund; How to become a master networker - Bryan Blackwell, Molloy Financial Group; Character and soft skills - Jeff Brown, Bishop Verot Catholic High School; The importance of brand standards - Olivia Orth, Priority Marketing; Workplace wellness - Tracy Siekmann, Lee Health; How to get the most out of your chamber membership - Laurie Stanley, Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce; Creating press releases - Jessica Walker, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A.; Team building - Jim Larkin, Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower; Websites - Randy Mitchelson, iPartnerMedia; and Community involvement - Phil Stalnaker, B2 Solutions, Inc.

The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. April 18 at Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport-Town Center, 9931 Interstate Commons Drive in Fort Myers.

Admission to the April luncheon is $30 for chamber members and $40 for future chamber members. To learn more or to register for the event, visit or call 239-332-3624.

Superior Pools of Southwest Florida earns FSPA award

Superior Pools of Southwest Florida received a Bronze award in the Florida Swimming Pool Association's annual Design Awards contest for Pool/Spa combination 701+ square feet (above).

The annual FSPA Design Awards program gives members an opportunity to enter their pools, spas and water features for judging on workmanship, soundness of design, beauty, practicality and safety. Categories customized for Florida pool construction divide the entries by size, type of construction and features.

The winners are selected by a Design Awards Committee, which consists of knowledgeable professionals, and are recognized at the annual Everything Under the Sun Expo in February. This year, 17 awards were given out in total.

The Florida Swimming Pool Associa-tion is a trade association for the pool and spa industry in Florida. There are approximately 700 member businesses in 16 chapters across the state. Members are required to abide by a code of ethics and to be properly licensed and insured. FSPA provides the industry with access to continuing education courses, information on current trends and issues, an arbitration program and government relations representation.

Lovejoy joins Green Schoenfield & Kyle LLP

Attorney Courtney van Emmerik Lovejoy has joined Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP, a law firm specializing in estate and business planning, probate and corporate law.

With more than five years of business and legal experience, Lovejoy's areas of expertise include probate and estate planning, including guardianships. Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate attorney with an elder law and estate planning law firm in Southwest Florida and interned during law school for a Florida magistrate, a nonprofit law firm and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida.

Since 2000, Green Schoenfeld & Kyle LLP has provided legal services to Florida individuals and businesses. With more than 200 years of combined legal expertise, the attorneys work proactively with clients and businesses to help formulate and implement estate planning objectives in a tax-efficient manner and provide specialized solutions for tax and business matters. For more information, visit

Blurton joins Edison National Bank

Edison National Bank President Robbie Roepstorff has announced that Greg Blurton has joined the bank in a newly created senior management position as vice president, Commercial Lending & Business Development.

Blurton holds a B.S. in business management from Hodges University, and is a graduate of the ABA Stonier National Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania.

Founded in 1997, Edison National Bank is Lee County's oldest locally owned and managed community bank, serving individuals and business owners with offices in Fort Myers, as well as the Bank of the Islands offices on Sanibel and Captiva. For more information, call 239-466-1800 or visit

Base Operations at Page Field earns top rank

Base Operations at Page Field has been ranked in the top 10 percent of fixed-base operators in an international survey conducted by Aviation International News. This is the seventh consecutive year Base Operations at Page Field has been named a top fixed-base operator by AIN. Base Operations ranked first in the Fort Myers/Naples area, had the third-best score in the facilities category and landed in the top 20 overall for FBOs in the Americas. The FBO Survey is conducted annually and asks pilots, flight attendants and dispatchers to provide feedback on the level of customer care at individual business and general aviation service providers throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South and Central America and the Caribbean.

AIN conducts the survey year-round online and calculated cumulative averages from 2013 to present for this year's results. The survey asked qualified subscribers to evaluate FBOs they visited the previous year in five categories: line service, passenger amenities, pilot amenities, facilities and customer service representatives.

Aviation International News (AIN) is a monthly trade publication focusing on the business aviation market and covers news, features, special reports and survey results.

The Lee County Port Authority operates Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field in Fort Myers. Page Field provides services to corporate, commercial and private aviators through their business arm, Base Operations at Page Field.

For more information, please visit

Duke named chairman of ECS board

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Business Litigation Attorney Jarred Duke has been named chairman of the Evangelical Christian School Board of Directors. Founded in 1973, ECS is a private, college preparatory school that focuses on education from a Biblical worldview. Today, ECS services families as the largest private school in Southwest Florida, with more than 1,100 students from preschool through 12th grade.

Duke represents individuals and businesses in complex disputes, such as real estate litigation, construction litigation, breaches of contract, partnership and shareholder disputes, breaches of fiduciary duty, trust and estate litigation, and other business torts.

He also has significant experience helping clients comply with Florida's lien laws and collection actions.

He may be reached at or by phone at 239-344-1327.



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