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Boca firm adds new attorney

Attorney Jeff Gordon has joined Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith’s Boca Raton office.

Gordon handles cases all over Florida and concentrates his practice in personal injury and wrongful death litigation, including automobile liability, medical malpractice, premises liability and products liability. He has successfully handled a large number of cases in excess of 1 million dollars. Prior to joining LLLS, Gordon worked at Broad and Cassel for over 30 years where he was an equity partner since 1994.

“We are extremely proud to have Jeff join our team. He is a very experienced lawyer and will be a strong advocate for our clients, with a focus on good client service and communication,” said Managing Partner Gary S. Lesser. “He is well respected and very active in our community which makes him a perfect fit for our firm.”

Gordon is also a licensed foster parent and is active with Kids in Distress. He has also coached over 50 different youth sports teams in Boca Raton. He has been teaching Civil Litigation, Criminal Law and Personal Injury at Florida Atlantic University for over 20 years, and enjoys playing basketball.

For more information, call 561-367-7799

FASTSIGNS® of Boca recognized as top center in the country

FASTSIGNS® of Boca Raton, a local sign and visual graphics provider, was recognized as a top performing center in the FASTSIGNS network out of more than 675 locations worldwide.

The local franchise received multiple awards at the 2018 FASTSIGNS Convention recently held in Houston, Texas.

FASTSIGNS of Boca Raton was presented with the Sales Achievement Award, which recognizes the FASTSIGNS center that achieved the highest percentage growth in sales volume between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017.

FASTSIGNS of Boca Raton saw an increase of 370 percent in sales, ending the award year with nearly $850,000 in total sales volume.

Chris Kirby, owner of FASTSIGNS of Boca Raton, was also named the Rookie of the Year for resale centers, which honors the FASTSIGNS franchisee with the highest sales percentage increase for the first 12 months of ownership compared to the prior year. Kirby acquired the FASTSIGNS franchise in October 2016.

FASTSIGNS of Boca Raton was also named the 2017 FASTSIGNS Customer Solutions Award grand prize winner and the Wide-Format & Signage Project of the Year Award runner-up for the comprehensive signs and graphics they provided Vivi Holdings, Inc.’s new headquarters. The local FASTSIGNS provided all of the branding signage and interior décor graphics for the corporate office.

FASTSIGNS of Boca Raton is located at 2401 N. Federal Highway and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Local New York Life agent named elite member for 2018

Agent John Campanola from New York Life’s South Florida General Office has qualified as an Elite member in 2018, which distinguishes him as one of the company’s top producing retirement solutions professionals.

Making the Elite list is one of New York Life’s most acclaimed company honors, which only a small percentage of agents achieve each year.

Campanola is a long-time Florida resident who is active in local activities and events. He is a graduate of Leadership Delray, and is very involved in the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce where he is a long-term Ambassador and a member on many of its committees and organizations. He is the winner of the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce 2013-2014 Ambassador of the Year and a winner of the 2013-2014 Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award. He also serves on the Board of Directors for a private non-profit organization, The Institute for Regional Conservation.

iCruise.com / WMPH Vacations raises $10,000 for Caribbean Hurricane Relief; Money raised to be Matched by Norwegian Cruise Line

Delray Beach-based iCruise.com (also known as WMPH Vacations), has raised $10,000 for All Hands Volunteers, an organization dedicated to rebuilding communities impacted by natural disasters. iCruise.com donated a portion for every Caribbean Cruise booked from October through December, in partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, Ltd., which committed to match every donation up to $1.25 million.

“The Caribbean is a special destination for our clients and our company,” said Don Walker, Co-President of iCruise.com. “We send over 25,000 clients to the Caribbean each year on a variety of different itineraries. Our hearts went out to the people in these destinations after the hurricanes hit and we wanted to do whatever we could to help. We thank our employees for taking the time to research, market and recommend the Caribbean to their customers, and our clients who gave the Caribbean what they really needed – their business.”

Incapital expands sales desk

Boca Raton-based Incapital LLC is adding new associates to its Boca office.

The company, which provides risk management investment solutions, is hiring 8-10 new associates who will interact directly with Incapital’s financial advisor audience.

“Over the past several years, Incapital has become a market-leading distributor of risk management solutions, with a team of more than 50 professionals entirely dedicated to helping financial advisors achieve their clients’ investment goals,” said Holly Manning, Incapital’s National Sales Manager – Internal Sales. “Through our wholesaling distribution model, we offer personalized consultative support, industry- leading education and state-of-the-art investment tools. As we continue to see record growth, we are looking to add exceptional, inquisitive, service-oriented talent to our internal sales desk to further enhance our commitment to our clients.”

Candidates will be considered on all levels, including those new to the industry. Upon joining, team members not already licensed will be expected to promptly pass the FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities exams.

To become a part of Incapital’s growing team, candidates can apply here: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/610170020/