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September 29, 2017

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Chipotle Mexican Grill opens on Northeast Pine Island Road in Cape

On Monday, Sept. 25, Chipotle Mexican Grill officially opened its second restaurant in Cape Coral

The new Cape Coral restaurant is located just east of the Northpoint Shopping Center at 2060 N.E. Pine Island Road, Cape Coral, FL, 33909, and normal hours of operation will be 10:45 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days per week

Dr. Jennifer Brandon opens new chiropractic office

Dr. Jennifer Brandon has returned to Cape Coral and opened a new chiropractic office at 3316 Chiquita Blvd., Suite 1. In 2013, she opened Abundant Life Chiropractic on Santa Barbara Boulevard, but she left the area two years ago due to family issues.

She has provided chiropractic treatments for children and adults for over 30 years. All ages are welcome.

The office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, call 239-800-5197.

Fun Casino Trips available

Fun Casino Trips LLC, located at 3118 S.E. 17th Ave., Cape Coral, offers entertaining bus trips to the Calder Casino in Miami Gardens once a month. The business is also available for fund-raising activities for seniors groups, clubs and organizations, and private groups.

According to Fun Casino Trips' Debra Nelson, "Our trips are intended to be fun, entertaining, informative," where guests can "play games, win prizes and laugh."

For more information about the one-day get-aways, call 239-247-0869.

Rhoad new human resources director for Lee County Port Authority

Laura Rhoad has joined the Lee County Port Authority as director of human resources. She will be responsible for overseeing all activities related to employee matters at Southwest Florida International Airport and Page Field in Fort Myers, including working with members of the executive management team to build and manage organizational development, policies and programs, compensation, benefits, performance management, employee relations, recruiting, hiring and retention, as well as compliance with federal, state and local laws.

Rhoad has been in the human resources field for more than 25 years. Most recently, she served as the director of human resources at Shaw Development in Bonita Springs. Before that,

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, please visit www.flylcpa.com.

August passenger count increases at RSW

During August, 481,185 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, an increase of 11.5 percent compared to August 2016. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 3.3 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in August was Delta Air Lines with 117,288 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were Southwest (92,054), American (89,926), JetBlue (56,157) and United (41,788).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 4,640 aircraft operations, an increase of 12 percent compared to August 2016. Page Field saw 6,915 operations, a 12.2 percent decrease from August 2016. In addition, slightly more than 2.8 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in August 2017, an increase of 9.9 percent compared to August 2016.

For more information, visit www.flylcpa.com or Like Us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flyRSW.

Bruce L. Scheiner to host 2nd Annual Charity Poker Tournament

This Saturday, Sept. 30, Attorney Bruce L. Scheiner will host his 2nd Annual Bruce L. Scheiner Charity Poker Tournament to benefit the March of Dimes 'Bikers for Babies' event. The tournament is being held at the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track and Poker Room and is open to players of all levels. A portion of each participant's buy-in will be donated to the March of Dimes. The event will start with a VIP reception at 4:30 p.m. and the tournament will begin at 5 p.m.

In addition to the chance to win a portion of the cash prize pool, there will be drawings for thousands of dollars in prizes including a two-night stay at The Hotel Zamora in St. Pete Beach, tickets to see the Miami Dolphins v. New England Patriots, a private plane flight to have dinner in Key West and more.

For more information or to register to play, visit www.BLScharity.com.

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, is a law firm dedicated to representing accident victims in personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Florida, including Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, and Port Charlotte.

Social Services Career Fair to be held Nov. 1

Florida Gulf Coast University Career Development Services and Hodges University Career Services will be holding a Social Services Career Fair at CareerSource Southwest Florida on Nov. 1. Community and career information will be available from community mental health agencies, hospitals, social service organizations, nonprofit agencies, family and children services, and other local and state social service organizations.

This event is free and open to the public. Please dress professionally and bring your resume. Potential job opportunities include positions in psychology, social work, counseling, case management, information and referral services, and more.

Students, alumni and the general public may visit careersourcesouthwestflorida.com/ for information about employers who have registered for this event and positions available.

CareerSource Southwest Florida is at 4150 Ford St., Extension, Fort Myers.

Career Fairs in Southwest Florida Offer Opportunities for Job Seekers

Professionals in Southwest Florida are looking for potential candidates to fill a variety of positions within their companies. Hodges University will assist in their efforts by hosting four information and career expos throughout October.

The Legal/Criminal Justice Information and Career Expo will be held Oct. 3 from 5-7 p.m. at Hodges' Fort Myers campus in Building U's Student Union. Community and career information will be available from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, attorneys, court systems, and correctional facilities. Visit http://bit.ly/2ikxxax to view employers who have registered for the event.

The Health Services Information and Career Expo will be held Oct. 11, from 5-7 p.m. at Hodges' Naples campus in the Stock Building's John White Community Room, and on Oct. 26, from 5-7 p.m., at Hodges' Fort Myers campus in Building U's Student Union. Community and career information will be available from local hospitals, physician offices and other medical providers. Visit http://bit.ly/2hjcQMj to view employers who have registered for the Naples event, and visit http://bit.ly/2xxKFiA to view employers who have registered for the Fort Myers event.

The Business Information and Career Expo will be held Oct. 16 from 5-7 p.m., at Hodges' Fort Myers campus in Building U's Student Union. Community and career information will be available from local government, schools, hospitals and corporations. Visit http://bit.ly/2ikDfcn to view employers who have registered for the event.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Jama Thurman, career services manager at Hodges University, at jthurman@hodges.edu or (239) 938-7815.

Hodges University, a private, nonprofit institution of higher learning, was founded in Naples, Florida, in 1990 as International College. In 2007, International College was renamed Hodges University in honor of benefactors Earl and Thelma Hodges, long-time residents of Naples and supporters of Hodges University. Hodges' mission is to provide transformation learner-driven educational opportunities. Hodges' schools offer a variety of academic programs online and on the Fort Myers and Naples campuses. Hodges University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor's and master's degrees.

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