D E P A R T M E N T S ___
P.8 From the Editor ___
A new look for an old friend.
P.93 SOLD! ___
U.S counties with the highest
Gulfshore Business associate pub-
migration into SWFL.
P.27 40 under 40: Where are P.14 By Design ___
Richlin International leverages the
they now? ___ Gregg Strakaluse checks in.
company’s natural evolution. P.28 My First Job ___ P.16 Startup Story ___
Lydia Black, executive director at
Catalyst OrthoScience develops a
Alliance for the Arts, learned life-
less-invasive solution for shoulder
long lessons as a babysitter.
lisher Rob Wardlaw explains the P.24
rewards of determination.
BOOK IT ___ A local author
P. 96 ON THE MOVE ___
taps into the
Career notes and kudos.
passion of cruise-ship enthusiasts.
OFF THE CLOCK
replacement. P.30 Truth of the Trade ___
P.102 Weekend Getaways ___
P.20 Spotlight ___
Cape Coral Community Founda-
A trip to Miami’s Wynwood district.
Neighborhood Health Clinic COO
tion CEO Michael Chatman dispels
a job myth.
P.104 Food for Thought ___ P.26
Sanibel’s T2 Traders: Fresh and
P.32 Out and About ___
Under 40 ___
Candid views of Southwest Florida
A young wood-
worker plies his
P.106 De-stress ___
Beer yoga on tap.
P.36 CHARITABLE NOTES ___
P.108 Hot Wheels ___
A digest of nonprofit news.
The 2019 Toyota Camry is still
P.112 FROM THE DESK OF ___
P.90 Power Advice ___
ident, Amavida and Quadrum
Tim Cartwright explains why failure
Colin Marshall Senior living management pres-
IS an option. P.92 Going After the
Government ___ How—and why—to get into government contracting.
P.99 Bikes Built
for All ___ A look at three alternative bicycle
___ Special Reports
Advertising P.72 Health Care for Baby Boomers P.78 CEO & Leadership P.83 Dining Guide
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BRIAN TIETZ, BIKE COURTESY OF PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES, WYNDWOOD WALL PAINTING, GETTY
America’s best-selling sedan.
BEST OF BUSINESS 2019 FINANCE/INSURANCE
__ Best Regional Bank
__ Best Accounting Firm
Markham Norton Mosteller
Wright & Co.
Florida locations are among
FOOD/HOSPITALITY/ ENTERTAINMENT __ Best Caterer Crave Culinaire
191 branch offices in several With offices in Fort Myers
states. The banking operation
Crave Culinaire specializ-
and Naples, Markham Norton
is a subsidiary of IBERIABANK
es in creating an exclusive
Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A.,
Corp. based in Louisiana.
culinary experience through
offers a range of services in-
in-home dining, private
cluding individual and business
and public events, cooking
tax planning and preparation,
classes, customized catering,
litigation support, forensic ac-
Fifth Third Bank
food and wine pairings. The
counting and human resources
Naples-based business is also
__ Best Community Bank
First Florida Integrity Bank
paired with the customizable space of Venue Naples. Finalists
Stroemer and Co. Wiltshire Whitley
First Florida Integrity Bank has
Artichoke & Co.
seven full-service offices, with
Black Salt Culinary
__ Best Insurance Brokerage
$1.5 billion in assets as of Dec.
31. Headquartered in Naples,
__ Best Independently
it was founded in 2009 by
Javed Kapadia—State Farm
banking veterans Gary Tice and
The Javed Kapadia Agency in
The Fort Myers restaurant
Naples has received numerous
Edison National Bank
features a made-from-scratch
company awards, including
FineMark National Bank & Trust
menu for breakfast, lunch
the Silver Club, Bronze Tablet, Honor Club and the Ambas-
and dinner. Think flatbreads, __ Best Financial Advsory Firm
paninis, salads and the like.
Investors Security Trust
sador Club. In 2007, the office was ranked as among the top new agencies in the country.
El Gaucho Inca
Kapadia’s career at State Farm
The independent wealth
started in 1997 as a summer
management company based
intern in Bloomington, Illinois.
in Fort Myers includes legal,
Matanzas on the Bay __ Best Power Lunch
investment, financial planning, Finalists
and trust and estate planning
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman
Private Client Insurance
El Gaucho Inca This Fort Myers restaurant
specializes in traditional
Advanced Wealth Advisors
Argentinian and Peruvian
Touchstone Wealth Partners
delicacies—and some Italian favorites. Finalists Artisan Eatery Gather
AUGUST 2019 _
P R O D U C T R E V I E W BY JAMES RAIA
All-weather notebook Rite in the Rain products are a simple answer to a perplexing problem: What do you do if your job or hobby requires writing in inclement conditions? About 100 years ago, entrepreneur and Northwest logger Jerry Darling and his wife Mary, made homemade sheets of paper with a special coating that could be written on and endure in poor weather conditions. The coating process for the all-weather paper
Pedego Electric Bikes
has advanced through the years. Lots of shapes and sizes are available. A 3”x5” universal spiral notebook is $3.95. riteintherain.com
Electric-assist bikes offer a third alternative in recumbents as well as single rider and tandem mountain bikes. Several additional manufacturers, including Pedego Electric Bikes
for an extra boost near the end of
com) with two locations in Naples,
a long ride. The bikes feature 500-
offer even more electric models.
watt hub motors that enable riders
Like recumbents, electric-assist
to pedal up to 60 miles on a charge.
bikes provide an alternative for
Prices for Pedego bikse begin at
cyclists who may need assistance
approximately $2,600. The Pedego
while recovering from illness or in-
stores in Naples carry all of the
jury or just as cycling preference.
company’s 12 models, foldable to
Many models can alternate be-
tween traditional pedaling and an
The company’s motto is, “If you
electric option, useful for hills or
can’t pedal, or you just don’t feel like it, that’s okay, too. We’re not judging.”
AUGUST 2019 _
O T C ____ DE-STRESS: HOW TO RELAX
BY J U S T I N PA P R O C K I
class. You can relax with a beer. But hold on: What if you did both? That may just be the greatest
POSE AND A
peanut butter and jelly.
The latest trend: Craft breweries hosting yoga
Yoga & Brews (6 p.m. every other Tuesday, $15)
Scotty’s Bierwerks. 901 E. Industrial Circle, Cape
Mandi Carozza leads a class at
Come for the yoga; stay for the beer. Or vice versa. These classes have a laid back feel to them. Don’t ex-
Asanas at Ankrolab (11 a.m. every Saturday, $20)
pect an intense hot yoga session. This is more about
Ankrolab Brewing Co. 3555 Bayshore Drive, Na-
in Cape Coral.
relaxing in a unique environment. Yoga & Brews at
Scotty’s Bierwerks in Cape Coral even allows you to set a pint next to your yoga mat in case you need
Class and a Glass (11 a.m. first Sunday, $20)
some extra “hydration.”
Southern Latitudes, 449 Bayfront Place, Naples;
Donation Yoga Naples brings classes to the Naples
Beach Brewery and Southern Latitudes with a twist: Part of the proceeds goes toward a local nonprofit.
Yoga on Tap (check schedule)
Donation Yoga’s Lauren Fox says she notices the ses-
Naples Beach Brewery, 4120 Enterprise Ave.,
sions draw a fairly large (up to 40 people at times) and
suite 115-117, Naples; donationyoganaples.com
diverse crowd—including more men than the typical class (You can guess as to why). If you go, make sure to bring a yoga mat—and maybe a growler for a take-home treat. 106
Brewga (check schedule) Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, No. 28, Fort Myers; fmbrew.com
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ou can unwind with a yoga
FT DO F R O M T H E D E S K O F
Colin Marshall Senior Living Management President, Amavida and Quadrum Global
Colin Marshall serves as president of senior
living management for Quadrum Global, the developer of Amavida, a $95-million active adult community that offers resort-style independent living, assisted living and memory care in Fort Myers. Marshall has more
than two decades of experience in senior living and healthcare and is responsible for the development and management of
1. State-of-the-art golf cart that’s essentially my office on wheels. I’m always on the go throughout
Amavida and other
the 32-acre, 500,000-square-foot community. Fortunately, it’s equipped with A/C to help keep
cool during these hot Florida days. 2. Key fob to sync to our Skynet Real Time Location System—
senior living commu-
the same one our residents get. This is a wearable safety technology that helps keep our resi-
dents’ locations synced to our emergency call system. 3. Apple watch with a photo screensaver gallery of every member of my family, including the dog. Seeing pictures of my 2-year-old foster son, Phoenix, brings me inspiration and joy.
4. Construction boots because I never know what
situation I might have to walk into each day. 5.Walkie-talkie so team members can reach me at all calls, emails and our resident mobile app, Touchdown, for daily programming details and updates. 7. “God Is Bigger” wristband, which is a representation of my faith.
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times, no matter where I might be within the community. 6. Cell phone so I can stay updated with
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