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April 26, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Copham, Scott and Diana Willis inducted into Junior Achievement's 2019 Business Hall of Fame

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida inducted Dave Copham, founder of Liberty Check Printers, and Scott and Diana Willis, owner-operators of Jason's Deli of Southwest Florida, into its 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County during a dinner and awards ceremony April 18 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs.

The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models for youth through their professional accomplishments and commitment to the community.

Copham and the Willises join a distinguished group of individuals who have been inducted into the Business Hall of Fame since its founding in 1999.

11th Annual World Wine Tour

held at Bell Tower Shops

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Cares presented the 11th Annual World Wine Tour at Bell Tower Shops on Thursday, April 11, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida. Rescheduled twice due to renovations and weather, more than 200 wine lovers sipped on 20 domestic and international wines, selected by Cru Executive Chef, Bob Boye.

Numerous Bell Tower Shops restaurants and retailers participated by donating raffle items or signature appetizers. Guests enjoyed the ambiance of the newly redesigned Bell Tower Shops, the sounds of New Beginning Events, and a fun raffle at the end of the evening. The event brought in over $14,000 net profit.

Lee County Bar Association to provide

free legal consultations

Justice shouldn't be reserved only for those who can pay for it. That's why Lee County Bar Association attorneys will give free legal advice to the public on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Edison Mall in Fort Myers.

The 25th annual Law in the Mall event is part of the bar's Law Week, a series of events designed to celebrate the role of law in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession.

Up to 40 bar attorneys will be available throughout the event for face-to-face consultations inside the mall, between entrances F and G in front of Dillard's. They'll offer answers and direction on situations that fall within their legal practice areas, including divorce, probate, criminal law, bankruptcy, real estate, foreclosure and more. Attorneys who would like to participate should contact O'Halloran at 239-334-7212 or Ryan@OHalloran

No pre-qualification or pre-registration is necessary for the public who seek help at the event, though attendees should bring any paperwork related to their case.

More is scheduled during Law Week, which runs April 27-May 3. An awards ceremony will recognize local law enforcement officers of the year, an outstanding law-related educator, and someone who has made a profound impact on the Lee County community. Plus, high school students will get an in-person view of oral arguments before Florida's Second District Court of Appeals. Lee County Bar attorneys will even donate blood to Lee Health during the annual Law Week Blood Drive.

Call 239-334-0047 or email her at to learn about the full slate of community outreach programs the bar conducts throughout the year.

Andrews joins Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold

Allie Andrews has joined Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and Public Relations as the firm's events specialist. In the position, Andrews manages the planning and execution of multi-day conferences and other special events and provides public relations support for ongoing client programs.

Andrews previously served as lifestyle director for Ave Maria, where she implemented community-wide events for the town's residents. She has more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, including special event and wedding planning, lifestyle programming, and resort recreation.

Founded in 1983, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold provides strategic communications, public relations, and marketing services to clients throughout Southwest Florida, the state and the U.S.

For additioal information, please visit or call 239-275-5758.

Berger joins Pediatric Dentistry of Florida

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD & Associates has hired Julie Berger as director of operations. Berger will be responsible for daily operations and management of the multi-office practice. She provides a wealth of healthcare practice management experience. More recently she was the surgical patient care coordinator for Farahmand Plastic Surgery in Fort Myers. Berger brings patient centric care and organizational structure to the growing pediatric dental practice.

She is a graduate of the University of South Florida, with a B.S. in health science specializing in Health Service Administration.

Pediatric Dentistry of Florida, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates are celebrating its 27th anniversary this year and provides a full complement of pediatric dental care to children throughout Southwest Florida. For more information, visit, or 239-482-2722.

Qureshi elected to Abuse Counseling & Treatment's Board of Directors

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has announced that Business & Tax Attorney Sara Qureshi has joined the Abuse Counseling & Treatment Inc.'s Board of Directors. ACT is a private, not-for-profit agency committed to serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking.

Qureshi focuses her practice in business organization operations and planning, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state taxation, intellectual property, and health care law. She is fluent in Urdu and Hindi. Qureshi also serves as the Social Chair for the Lee County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.

Contact her at sara.qureshi@henlaw .com or by phone at 239-344-1257. For more information on Qureshi or Henderson Franklin, please visit

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company

to host shred day event

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A., will partner with Secure Shredding Inc. to host its third annual FREE Community Shred Day event today, April 26, from 9 a.m. until noon. The Secure Shredding Inc. truck will be on site at the Fort Myers MNMW location, 8961 Conference Drive. There will be a two box maximum per person for shredding.

While the event is free, MNMW encourages participants to consider a donation to the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties or the Gulf Coast Humane Society when dropping off shred items. Both organizations will be accepting monetary donations. Other donation items for the United Way can include canned or non-perishable goods, or new/gently used clothing; and donation items for the Gulf Coast Humane Society can include unopened pet food, towels, blankets, and pet toys. A representative from United Way and the Gulf Coast Humane Society will be on site to receive donations and answer questions. The Gulf Coast Humane Society is planning to have adoptable dogs on site as well.

Items that can be shredded are limited to paperwork such as statements, tax records, contracts, blank checks, etc. A good rule to determine if an item is shreddable is "if it tears, it can be destroyed." Items not suitable for shredding include hard drives, cell phones, batteries, etc. All shredded material will be recycled to support an eco-friendly environment.

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, construction business consulting, elder services, forensic accounting, human resources consulting, litigation support, marketing and public relations consulting, mediation services, medical practice consulting, tax planning and preparation, and technology consulting. For more information, call 239-433-5554 or visit

Secure Shredding, Inc. is a locally owned and industry certified document destruction company that has serviced the southwest Florida area since 2002. For more information about shredding services, visit



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