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Fort Myers, FL (Feb. 15, 2023) – Christopher Spiro, CCO of Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, and Brand Architecture, once quipped he was the Susan Lucci of Lee County’s Industry Appreciation Awards, never winning one of the prestigious honors after 27 years of trying. The streak is over.

Spiro & Associates was named Small Business of the Year recently at the 2022 Industry Appreciation Awards luncheon, which was attended by almost 700 people at the Caloosa Sound Convention Center. It was the first time a marketing company has won in the Small Business category and only the second time over the last 10 years a marketing firm won any of the much sought-after awards.

The Lucci reference set up perfectly for Spiro. The popular actress, who played the popular Erica Kane on the daytime soap opera “All My Children” for 41 years, was nominated for TV’s Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress 21 times only winning once and that coming after her 19th nomination. 

“This award – as with any major award – is about the dedication and creative work of the team,” Christopher Spiro said. “The Industry Appreciation Awards shine a bright light on top business performers throughout Lee County and we are honored and humbled to be included this year.”

For almost 40 years, Spiro & Associates has helped accelerate the performance of hundreds of Southwest Florida businesses, organizations, and individuals’ game-changing marketing, advertising, public relations, and branding skills.

Just as important is the company’s collaborative work with essential community non-profits like Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southwest Florida, the Rist Family Foundation, and the Cape Coral Caring Center that have put millions of dollars to work throughout Southwest Florida to help families dealing with difficult illnesses, to feed the hungry, to find direction and hope for those struggling with the loss of a loved one, as well as create awareness for the many services available for those in need.

Two recent life-changing moments also brought out the best in the team at Spiro & Associates and for their clients. The business pivoted quickly for its clients during and after the pandemic and after Hurricane Ian, using its “No Walls” environment to encourage “open” collaboration, conversation, and practice total inclusion

between web/digital developers, graphic designers, wordsmiths, and even bookkeepers and account executives. That teamwork created meaningful results for its clients.

About Spiro & Associates

Spiro & Associates is one of Southwest Florida’s largest marketing, advertising, public relations, and brand architecture firms. The company serves local, regional, and national clients in the fields of land development, construction, retail, residential and commercial real estate, law, marine, business, residential services, and many more. To learn more, go to or contact (239) 481-5511.

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