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D E P A R T M E N T S ___

AUGUST 2019

P.8 From the Editor ___

A new look for an old friend.

P.22 TRENDLINE

P.93 SOLD! ___

U.S counties with the highest

Gulfshore Business associate pub-

migration into SWFL.

BUZZ

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

Gail Dolan.

a job myth.

P.104 Food for Thought ___ P.26

Sanibel’s T2 Traders: Fresh and

P.32 Out and About ___

Under 40 ___

flavorful.

Candid views of Southwest Florida

A young wood-

business events.

worker plies his

P.106 De-stress ___

trade.

Beer yoga on tap.

P.36 CHARITABLE NOTES ___

P.108 Hot Wheels ___

A digest of nonprofit news.

The 2019 Toyota Camry is still

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

P.112 FROM THE DESK OF ___

P.90 Power Advice ___

ident, Amavida and Quadrum

Tim Cartwright explains why failure

Global.

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

styles.

Advertising P.72 Health Care for Baby Boomers P.78 CEO & Leadership P.83 Dining Guide

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America’s best-selling sedan.


BEST OF BUSINESS 2019 FINANCE/INSURANCE

__ Best Regional Bank

__ Best Accounting Firm

IBERIABANK

Markham Norton Mosteller

IBERIABANK’s Southwest

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

Finalists

and public events, cooking

tax planning and preparation,

BB&T Bank

classes, customized catering,

litigation support, forensic ac-

Fifth Third Bank

food and wine pairings. The

counting and human resources

Naples-based business is also

consulting.

__ Best Community Bank

Finalists

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.

Company

31. Headquartered in Naples,

__ Best Independently

it was founded in 2009 by

Owned Restaurant

Javed Kapadia—State Farm

banking veterans Gary Tice and

Insurance

Garrett Richter.

Artisan Eatery

The Javed Kapadia Agency in

Finalists

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

Finalists

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

professionals.

Partners, LLC

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Private Client Insurance

El Gaucho Inca This Fort Myers restaurant

Finalists

specializes in traditional

Advanced Wealth Advisors

Argentinian and Peruvian

Touchstone Wealth Partners

delicacies—and some Italian favorites. Finalists Artisan Eatery Gather

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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

(www.pedegoelectricbikes.

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-

multiple-rider options.

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.”

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O T C ____ DE-STRESS: HOW TO RELAX

BY J U S T I N PA P R O C K I

Beer Yoga

class. You can relax with a beer. But hold on: What if you did both? That may just be the greatest

combination

since

POSE AND A

peanut butter and jelly.

The latest trend: Craft breweries hosting yoga

classes.

Yoga & Brews (6 p.m. every other Tuesday, $15)

PILSNER

Scotty’s Bierwerks. 901 E. Industrial Circle, Cape

Yoga teacher

Coral; facebook.com/scottysbierwerks

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)

Scotty’s Bierwerks

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

ples; facebook.com/Ankrolab

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

donationyoganaples.com

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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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

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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

Quadrum Global

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-

nities.

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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