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August 30, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

RSW announces July traffic numbers

During July, 570,977 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida Inter-national Airport in Fort Myers, an increase of 1.8 percent compared to July 2018. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 8.7 percent compared to last year.

The traffic leader in July was Delta Air Lines with 150,177 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (113,081), American (97,112), JetBlue (64,261) and United (48,590).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 4,675 aircraft operations, a decrease of 1 percent compared to July 2018. Page Field saw 9,343 operations, a 31.6 percent increase from July 2018. In addition, nearly 2.9 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in July 2019.

Southwest Florida International Airport served nearly 9.4 million passengers in 2018 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. For more information, visit or Like Us on Facebook at

FSW Suncoast Credit Union Arena unveils Crowther Court

Florida SouthWestern State College and the Suncoast Credit Union Arena unveiled its newest sponsor on Aug. 19. Crowther Roofing & Sheet Metal entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement with FSW for naming rights of the Suncoast Credit Union Arena floor to be known as Crowther Court.

"We here at Crowther Roofing & Sheet Metal have been a steady part of the local Southwest Florida community for the last 45 years and are proud to call it our permanent home," said Crowther Roofing & Sheet Metal CEO Lee Scott Crowther. "Being afforded the honor and privilege to be part of the Suncoast Credit Union Arena sponsorship and have our company name associated with such a beautiful and prominent local facility is truly one of the top highlights our entire team has experienced in this community. A special thank you to Dr. Jeff Allbritten and the entire FSW Foundation for allowing us this exciting opportunity!"

To learn about sponsorship opportunities, contact the FSW Foundation at 239-489-9210 or Foundation@

MNMW's Kolbeck earns CPA License

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

Kolbeck earned her BA in accountancy in 2015 from Ave Maria University and is currently pursuing her master's degree in accountancy.

MNMW is a public accounting and consulting firm with offices in both Fort Myers and Naples. Along with traditional tax and accounting services, the firm offers a wide range of other services including business consulting, construction business consulting, medical practice consulting, not-for-profit services, elder services, family mediation services, forensic accounting, human resources consulting, litigation support, marketing and public relations consulting, and technology consulting. For more information, call (239) 433-5554 or visit

MY Shower Door / D3 Glass makes INC. 5,000 List

Southwest Florida-based MY Shower Door / D3 Glass has been named to the 2019 INC. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Companies in the United States" list for the fourth time.

The Inc. magazine list comprises the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America, a group that has included Microsoft, Timberland, Oracle, Under Armour, Jamba Juice, Clif Bar, Patagonia, Zappos and more well-known companies. This year's group, on average, has grown six-fold since 2015, far outpacing a national economy that grew by 12% over that time.

The frameless shower door firm, owned by the Daubmann family, recently built a new 60,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility off Alico Road in south Fort Myers, with seven showroom locations between Orlando and Naples. The company employs more than 100 people, and its revenues shot up from $11.4 million in 2016 to $16.9 million last year.

Learn about what sets MY Shower Door / D3 Glass apart at

Priority Marketing wins five awards at state public relations conference

Priority Marketing, a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency, was honored by the Florida Public Relations Association for outstanding public relations programs, winning a total of five awards at the Golden Image Awards held during the 81st Annual FPRA state conference on Aug. 6 in Tampa.

Priority Marketing earned a Golden Image Award and a Judges' Award for a video brochure and printed insert developed for Guadalupe Center.

Additionally, the firm earned an Award of Distinction for its execution of a compelling 3-minute Fund-A-Need video for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida's 2018 Magic Under the Mangroves event, inspiring a record-breaking $1.5 million in donations during the Fund-A-Need portion of the Magic Under the Mangroves event.

Priority Marketing also earned an Award of Distinction for its execution of a public information campaign for The School District of Lee County, designed to educate voters about a half-cent sales tax increase to fund school construction, renovation, maintenance and other capital costs.

An Award of Distinction was also awarded to Priority Marketing for the company's FAQ Friday Video Series for generating nearly 10,000 video views on social media as well as increasing organic traffic to the company's website and blog.

The Florida Public Relations Associa-tion presents the annual Golden Image Awards to recognize measurable excellence among Florida public relations professionals.

Established in 1992, Priority Marketing is located at 12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite 201, in Fort Myers. For more information, call 239-267-2638 or visit

Spiro & Associates earns seven Excel Award

Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Brand Architecture was honored with seven Excel Awards during the 2019 Southeast Building Conference on Aug. 2nd at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in the greater Orlando area:

* Best Overall Advertising or Marketing Program - Associate for 25 Year Anniversary

* Best Print Ad for Seagate Glasses Ad

* Marketing Professional of the Year - Christopher T. Spiro (also won this award in 2015 and 2016)

* Best Brochure - Corporate for Stofft Cooney Corporate Brochure

* Best Website - Builder for Beck Companies Website

* Best Consumer Promotion for Smith Insurance & Bonds

* Best (30-60 sec) Commercial - YouTube or Broadcast for Wayne Wiles TV Commercial Series

Spiro & Associates is a Southwest Florida marketing, advertising, public relations and brand architecture firm. The company serves local, regional and national clients in the fields of land development, construction, retail, residential and commercial real estate, law, marine, business, residential services and many more. Online at or call (239) 481-5511.



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