Gulfshore Business Daily: July 12, 2018

Atilus develops a web app for boat dealers, plus an update for LeeWay customers, upcoming events and more lead today's news.



Keylime Bistro has been honored for its wine program.

ATILUS DEVELOPS NATIONWIDE WEB APP FOR BOAT DEALERS

Atilus has developed a web application connecting boat dealers to Boat Trader’s listing API, saving time and streamlining web-based administrative tasks faced by all dealers throughout the country. Atilus partnered with Boat Trader and Fish Tale Boats to create a programmed system to dynamically pull and display boat listings from Boat Trader’s listing API utilizing WordPress and a WordPress-based listing system. The tool connects Fish Tale’s website directly to the Boat Trader system and pulls listings from Fish Tale’s account. The development team at Atilus also built several custom widgets and functions in WordPress to display the data seamlessly within the site’s original design. Since Boat Trader is a national boat listing tool, the boat-listing application developed by Atilus will be utilized by boat dealers nationwide. Any boat dealers utilizing Boat Trader & WordPress can immediately integrate the new tool to save in administrative costs.

TOLLING ENTITIES CLEAR BACKLOGGED TRANSACTIONS

LeeWay customers with out-of-county toll trips in June and July are now seeing those trips posted to their accounts, as tolling entities clear the backlogged transactions caused by a SunPass outage. The entities are Lee County, the Central Florida Expressway Authority and Florida Turnpike Enterprises (part of Florida Department of Transportation). Transactions are listed on customers’ bills by the toll road that was used. Customers may see multiple transactions or a larger amount charged to their credit cards over the next 30 days. Customers who have out-of-county usage and replenish their LeeWay prepaid accounts by check or one-time credit card payments are encouraged to closely monitor their accounts. Charges for toll trips for Lee County transponder-holders on Lee County bridges were not affected by the outage. Customers should contact the LeeWay Service Center at (239) 533-9297 with any questions.

POLITICS IN THE PARK TO COMMENCE

The Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA), in association with the Naples Area Board of Realtors (NABOR), will present “Politics in the Park” 4:30-7 p.m. on July 31 at NABOR in Naples. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet local and state candidates up for commissioner seats, school board seats, fire district, and state senate and representative seats. After meeting and discussing issues with the candidates, guests will subsequently participate in a straw vote and results from the vote will be available the night of the event. “Politics in the Park” is free to attend, open to all ages, and requires no registration. For more information, call CBIA at (239) 436-6100 or email nancy@cbia.net.

ABWA CHAPTER MEETING UPCOMING

The ABWA Neapolitan Chapter’s annual Installation and Awards Banquet will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on July 24 at Hilton Naples, with a meet and greet from 5:15-6 p.m. The organization will install its new 2018-19 executive board and distribute awards during the event. Aysegul Timur, senior vice president of academic affairs and dean of Hodges University’s Johnson School of Business, will officiate at the installation. ABWA members, friends, family and coworkers are invited to attend. For more information, visit http://abwaneapolitan.org.

KEYLIME BISTRO WINS WINE EXCELLENCE AWARD

Keylime Bistro has been honored for its wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers. Keylime Bistro has won the Award of Excellence. The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. This is the 12th year in a row Keylime Bistro has received the award. The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue.

FISHERBROYLES WELCOMES ALDER 

FisherBroyles, LLP has added Wayne Alder as a partner and litigator in the firm’s Naples office. Alder concentrates his practice on litigation matters and represents companies, individuals and municipalities. He has experience in the litigation of claims related to professionals’ business and international transactions. He also handles the defense of directors and officers against trustees in bankruptcy, as well as matters related to marine and shipyard liability, product liability, environmental claims, personal injury, construction defects and claims, cyber risks and claims, architects and engineers, and insurance coverage disputes. He previously served as a partner at Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck LLP in Boca Raton, Florida and at Becker & Poliakoff in West Palm Beach, Florida. Alder also served as co-managing partner with Seiden, Alder & Matthewman, P.A., in Boca Raton. Alder received his Juris Doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Hartwick College. He also attended Regent’s University in London.

FPRA SWFL TO HOST SUMMER SOCIAL

The Southwest Florida Chapter of FPRA's (FPRA SWFL) Summer Social will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. on July 19 at HeadPinz Entertainment Center in Fort Myers. The evening will include voting on the upcoming FPRA SWFL leadership slate and time to let loose in HeadPinz’s VIP bowling lounge. Attendees will enjoy appetizers, cash bar and two hours of bowling, including shoes. The event is $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers and $25 for students. For registration and details, visit fpraswfl.org/event-registration/?ee=75.

Charitable Notes

Charity for Change celebrates 10 years with $127,000-plus raised for 100 charities 

Naples-based nonprofit Charity for Change is celebrating its 10th anniversary with major milestones. Since the inception of Charity for Change's Giver Program in 2008, more than 52,000 students have participated and more than $127,000 has been donated to more than 100 charities across five Florida counties and four states. The Giver Program currently serves 4,700 Collier County children with its weekly curriculum and 9,7000 students nationwide. During the 2017-18 school year alone, the students raised $6,588 and completed 1,174 volunteer projects. The program also includes academics with 18,595 standards-based math activities completed, 8,449-character trait word puzzles put together, and 3,432 'Student of the Month' certificates awarded. For more information, visit http://www.charityforchange.org.