Business Briefs: Cox joins JW Marriott

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Cox joins JW Marriott as new director of sales and marketing

The JW Marriott Island Beach Resort recently welcomed a new director of sales and marketing, Amanda Cox, a 15-year veteran of Marriott International.

Amanda Cox

Cox joins the team in the midst of an exciting $320 million resort renovation and enhancement project.

Cox is taking over the DOSM role for Robert “Bob” Pfeffer, who is moving on to the position of senior director for the corporation's Convention & Resorts Network portfolio where he will be working with Marriott International's 34 resorts throughout the U.S., Hawaii and Caribbean/Latin American regions.

Pfeffer spent the last 12 years with the property.

has previously held leadership roles in Tennessee as area sales leader and director of sales and marketing for the Nashville Airport Marriott as well as the Autograph Collection Union Station. She has been the recipient of multiple awards including North American Lodging Operations (NALO) sales team of the year in 2007, NALO Area Sales Leader of the Year in 2011, and Leader of the Market Sales Team of the Year in 2013. Cox holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

“I am honored to be joining such a wonderful team at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort and am excited for the great success I know we can expect thanks to the amazing staff and these remarkable renovations,” said Cox. “The resort in on the verge of becoming the premier meetings and group destination resort in the state, once the new tower is complete, and I am looking forward to expanding on the existing achievements of this landmark property.”

Marco Chiropractic has visiting doctor filling in

Marco Chiropractic announces that during Dr. Sarah Chester’s maternity leave, Anthony N. Memmo, DC, MS, will be caring for new and established patients.

Anthony N. Memmo, DC, MS

Dr. Memmo has a doctoral degree in chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic and a master's degree in nutrition and human performance as well as numerous certifications in nutrition therapy.

Recognizing the importance of the soft tissues that support and stabilize the adjusted joints, Memmo continues to further his education by pursuing advanced training in soft tissue techniques such as Graston, ART and myofacial release. He utilizes multiple adjusting techniques including activator, diversified, arthrostim and flexion/distraction.

"The body is the most advanced system that the world has ever known and is able to be pushed to extreme limits when in health and able to be rejuvenated from extreme sickness," Memmo said. "All we need to do is give the body what it needs to function properly and it will undoubtedly perform better."

For information, contact Marco Chiropractic, 291 S. Collier Blvd., #109, Marco Island;; 239.394.7221.

Judy Kenney named #1 sales professional for May

Judy Kenney, of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services (BHHS) Florida Realty’s Marco Island Office, has been named the #1 top sales producer for the month of May, 2017.

Judy Kenney

Kenney closed $2,798,000 on purchase side transactions for the month. Her success has continued from where she left off in 2016, when she was recognized for receiving the prestigious President’s Circle Award, that recognizes the Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Network’s top four percent of residential sales professionals. In addition to that accomplishment, Kenney finished 2016 as the #24 top producer in her company which is comprised of over 1800 sales professionals.

Maureen Roberts named as #1 listing sales professional for May

Maureen Roberts of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Realty, has been named as the #1 listing sales professional for Berkshire Hathaway Florida Realty’s Marco Island Office for the month of May, 2017.

Maureen Roberts

Roberts closed $4,400,000 listing side transactions for the month.

Roberts continues the success that she experienced in 2016 where she was named to prestigious Leading Edge Society for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. The award recognizes the network’s top seven percent of residential sales professionals who exemplified great sales achievement in closed residential GCI, commercial GCI or closed residential units.

Island Rotary Clubs send students to leadership program

Marco Island’s Sunrise and Noontime Rotary Clubs sponsored attendance of five local students to the recent Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders (S4TL) conducted at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida.

The S4TL program is supported by 149 Rotary Clubs from Citrus County to Naples, across to Sebring, and up to east of Lakeland, Florida.

S4TL provides high school students entering 12th grade, a summer experience to enhance already proven leadership and communications skills.

This year’s S4TL attendees are Brendan Howard, Julia Wagner and Chelsea Casabona of Marco Island Academy; Qunnlan Varcoe of Lely High School, and Chrisla Pierre of Immokalee High School. The group agreed that much was learned and shared at S4TL.

The Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise meets at Stonewall’s American Bistro on Tuesday mornings at 7 a.m.

For more information about the club and its activities please contact Bill Morris at 239-642-6020 or via email at or visit the Rotary Club of Marco Island Sunrise website at

The Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island meets at DaVinci’s Restaurant on Thursday at 11:45 a.m. For more information about Noontime Rotary Club of Marco Island, visit