Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. (MNMW) has been named as an INSIDE Public Accounting Top 400 Firm. This recognition was earned by MNMW based on the 2018 annual INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) Survey and Analysis of Firms....
Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU) of Florida has hired David Collins as executive mortgage loan officer for its Fort Myers branch office. He reports directly to LMCU’s vice president of regional mortgage production, Jayne Malinowski. Collins will be serving the Southwest Florida market. Collins graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts, with a bachelor’s...
Synovus Financial Corp. and FCB Financial Holdings Inc. have jointly announced their entry into a definitive merger agreement. Under the agreement, Synovus will acquire FCB Financial Holdings Inc. They are the owner of Florida Community Bank (FCB), which has branches in Southwest Florida. With the addition of FCB, Synovus will become a top...
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank has promoted Christina Almeida to senior vice president at its College Parkway branch in Fort Myers. She is responsible for supervising and overseeing all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering program for the bank. Almeida joined the bank in February and has more than two decades...
If you are new to business accounting, you might only know of QuickBooks as the web-based QuickBooks Online Edition. However, old-timers will know that the “real” small business accounting workhorse for several decades has been Intuit’s flagship product, QuickBooks for Windows Desktop. As businesses grew, they added QuickBooks users through...
The filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 9-12, 2017, is June 13. This disaster declaration includes Florida counties including Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee. Under this declaration, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available...
The Planned Giving Council of Lee County Inc. will present “The Team Approach to Fund Development” at its meeting held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 26 at Blue Coyote Business & Social Club in Fort Myers. Speaker Carolyn Rogers will teach guests how to create an effective team approach to philanthropy...
Why millennials skip retirement saving A recent survey by financial startup Earnest found less than a third of millennials are contributing to a retirement fund. Despite the generation’s reputation for being fiscally irresponsible, though, the lack of saving has little do with poor financial skills. For starters, young people of just about...
SIX WAYS ENTREPRENEURS CAN MITIGATE PERSONAL FINANCIAL RISK The TV show "Shark Tank" is popular because it speaks to a desire shared by many Americans: to achieve financial independence by starting their own business. This is particularly strong among millennials. A recent survey by Bentley University found 66% of millennials...
Gov. Scott has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Irma. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced physical or economic damage during the storm. The...
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