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Business Briefs 5-1

May 1, 2020
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

TaXXes.com LLC opens in Cape Coral

TaXXes.com LLC has opened in Cape Coral at 1222 S.E. 47th St., Suite 403. The tax preparation service's owner and president is Philip Sciortino

TaXXes.com was established in 1996 and its New York office has provided tax preparation services for over 20 years. Sciortino relocated to Cape Coral in 2019.

During the coronavirus crisis, TaXXes.com will make arrangements to pick up and deliver tax forms for individuals who may be unable or may feel uncomfortable leaving their homes. A live tax preparer will follow up with questions and the preparer can usually complete the return over the phone.

TaXXes.com also has an app that taxpayers can use to file their returns from the comfort of their home.

This year, due to the pandemic, filing deadlines have been extended to July 15, and Sciortino said, "There is still plenty of time to file."

To make an appointment or for additional information, call 800-281-5657 or 516-996-9077. The company website is www.TaXXes.com

Sciortino also said, "It's tax season, we're always open!"

Frontline Foods raises $5,500 in first two weeks

In the first two weeks since its launch in Southwest Florida, Frontline Foods has raised $5,500 working with restaurants, hospitals and other medical facilities to feed those working on the frontline COVID-19 crisis.

Frontline Foods donates healthy meals to hospital clinicians who are working in unprecedented times by partnering with local restaurants that have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Frontline Foods program started organically in multiple cities across the country; there are now 50 chapters (and growing) powered by over 650 volunteers. Thanks to the support communities, Frontline Foods has raised more than $4.4 million, provided more than 250,000 meals to frontline workers and supported over 600 restaurants.

In Lee County, Frontline Foods' first four deliveries to Lee Health included 100 meals from Jason's Deli, 100 meals from Key Lime Bistro, 100 meals from Crave Culinaire and 100 meals from Ariani.

With the support of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Frontline Foods is now available in Southwest Florida, enabling local restaurants to provide daily meals to Lee Health's 10 different frontline medical locations treating COVID-19 patients.

To make a tax-deductible donation, with 100 percent going to restaurants providing meals for frontline healthcare workers, visit www.frontlinefoods.org/swfl.

Any donation, big or small, will make a difference. Donations of $1,000 or more allow donors to request the restaurant they would like to support in the comment section. Otherwise donations will be rotated through the participating restaurants. Unrestricted gifts will be distributed across the participating restaurants.

Frontline Foods is partnered with World Central Kitchen, a tax-exempt, registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and all donations will be made and distributed through World Central Kitchen.

For more information, please contact Corinne Wyard at 617-538-8973 or swfl@frontlinefoods.org

Priority Marketing earns nine FPRA awards

Priority Marketing was honored by the Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter for outstanding public relations programs, winning a total of nine awards at the local chapter's 2020 Image Awards, which included the highest recognition of the evening, the Grand Image Award.

Priority Marketing, a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency, earned an Image Award and the Grand Image Award for its execution of an end-of-year direct mail appeal for Guadalupe Center that exceeded fundraising goals by 143%. Priority Marketing conceptualized the creative theme, "Give the Gift of Education Transform Lives for Generations to Come," which reinforced that a high-quality education will have a positive, life-changing impact that could change the course of a family's destiny across generations.

Priority Marketing also earned an Image Award for Hope Healthcare's inaugural Shine event, a new signature event to raise awareness and fundraise for Hope Kids Care. The campaign exceeded all objectives for the first-time event and helped raise $440,000 to benefit Hope Kids Care.

Another Image Award was awarded to Priority Marketing for a fundraising campaign executed in partnership with local developer Dan Creighton, who donated a condo to a local man born with no arms or legs and wanted to rally his community to help with the expenses of living.

Priority Marketing earned an Award of Distinction and Judges' Award for an integrated marketing campaign to increase awareness and positive public perception to support Guadalupe Center during the silent phase of its capital campaign.

Priority Marketing also earned three Awards of Distinction for the following campaigns:

* A community relations program that supported The School District of Lee County in engaging the community on student and bus stop safety.

* A CBD promotional/marketing campaign that helped Cypress Pharmacy educate the community on CBD benefits and drive attendance to its free monthly educational seminars.

* A redesigned monthly online newsletter for Priority Marketing.

Established in 1992, Priority Marketing is a full-service marketing, advertising, public relations and digital marketing agency located at 12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite 201, in Fort Myers. Follow Priority Marketing on social media through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. For industry news and marketing insights, visit PriorityMarketing.com/our-blog and watch the FAQ Fridays video series on YouTube. For more information, call 239-267-2638 or visit PriorityMarketing.com.

Amdor joins Lee County Port Authority as director of finance

Dave Amdor, CPA, has joined the Lee County Port Authority as the director of finance. He will be responsible for all financial aspects for LCPA, including overseeing the financial, accounting, budgetary and purchasing functions, as well as managing the Capital Improvement Program for Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field in Fort Myers.

Amdor comes to the Port Authority with more than 12 years of public and private accounting and finance experience. Most recently, he worked as the finance manager for the Omaha Airport Authority, responsible for operating Eppley Field (OMA) in Nebraska. Before that role, Amdor was the controller and assistant controller at OMA since in 2011. He started his career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche, L.L.P. in Omaha.

Amdor is a Certified Public Accountant with a master of business administration and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill..

The Lee County Port Authority operates Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field in Fort Myers. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for the operation or improvement of either airport. For more information, please visit www.flylcpa.com.

CONRIC wins three FPRA Image Awards

CONRIC PR & Marketing received three awards during the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association's 2020 Image Awards virtual ceremony on Thursday, April 23.

Awards honored two campaigns, both developed and produced by the CONRIC team for nonprofit groups in Southwest Florida. "Words from the Waterkeeper," a video blog series focused on the water quality efforts launched by Calusa Waterkeeper Inc., won an Award of Distinction in the Institutional Video category. "Faces of Hope Who Give," a look at the nonprofit Hope Clubhouse and its work with adults living with mental illness, won both an Award of Distinction and Judge's award in the Promotional/Marketing Video category.

In addition, CONRIC Vice President of Marketing Jaimie Miller was named Southwest Florida Chapter of the FPRA, PR Professional of the Year for her contributions to the organization and excellence in public relations.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions in place, this year's Local Image Awards ceremony was conducted virtually for the first time in its history with all nominees participating on Facebook Live.

CONRIC PR & Marketing was founded by Connie Ramos-Williams in 2007. The award-winning, full-service agency provides strategic brand awareness campaigns, integrated public relations programs, marketing development and consulting services, advertising campaigns, media buys, creative writing and design, digital marketing strategies, website development, and crisis communications strategy and implementation.

For additional information about the company, call 239-690-9840 or visit ConricPR.com.

 
 
 

 

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