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November 20, 2008
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

New Verizon store Cape Coral's newest Verizon Wireless store,Neighborhood Cellular, is now open for business, The Verizon Wireless store is located at 820 Cape Coral Parkway East, at the intersection of Cape Coral Parkway and Coronado. Come see what America's most reliable network can do for you! Store hours are Monday through Friday from 10AM to 7 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 5 PM. The phone number is 542-1805. Suzuki spokesperson casting call There will be a casting call for Suzuki of Fort Myers TV spokesperson this Saturday. Local residents can audition for the role. Ever wanted to be a local celebrity? Now Suzuki is offering you that chance of a lifetime. The lucky winner not only will be the Suzuki of Fort Myers' spokesperson, but will also get to drive a new Suzuki for one whole year. There is no catch and no charge. The casting call begins at 10 a.m. and will not end until they find the perfect spokesperson for Suzuki. This Saturday is guaranteed to be loads of fun. Come out to the Suzuki dealership on Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers and try out for your chance to drive a Suzuki for free for one full year while being a local celebrity. For further information, call Suzuki of Fort Myers at 313-4400 or visit Suzuki of Fort Myers located at 2600 Colonial Boulevard. Quality Self Storage collecting toys Quality Self Storage, in partnership with the Florida Self Storage Association, a statewide organization for the self storage agency, is working with Toys for Tots for the upcoming holiday season. The company is a collection site for dropping off new toys to be distributed by the Marine Toys for Tots to needy children in the area. Toys can be dropped off during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 4150 Hancock Bridge Parkway at Lochmoor Plaza. Items must be new, unwrapped and in their original packaging; toy guns and weapons will not be accepted. Geo's Italian Restaurant Retired Rear Admiral Richard R. Behn, NOAA, recently opened Geo's Italian Restaurant in Cape Coral. Behn, along with his wife, Alisa, and his daughter, Lauren Lukas, and her husband, George Lukas, are the owners of Geo's. Both the Behns and the Lukases are residents of Cape Coral. Geo's Italian Restaurant is a family owned and operated, includes a bar and 155 seats, indoors and outdoors. Geo's upscale family setting features a signature line of homemade Italian dishes, New York-style pizza, distinctive salads and deserts. All menu items are available for take-out, and catering services are available. Geo's is located at 1140 Ceitus Terrace in The Shops at Cape Crossing. For additional information, call 549-GEOS, or check online at: Virtual Accounting & Business Virtual Accounting & Business Services Inc. offers accounting services for small and medium businesses. The company assists clients with setting up account software, training how to use the accounting software, monthly accounting services and account management. Owned by Laurie Brown, the company can be contacted at 239-214-0609. It is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunset Glass & Glazing Inc. Sunset Glass & Glazing Inc., 836 N.E. 7th Terrace, unit 12, in Cape Coral, provides services for commercial storefronts; board-up and glass replacement; new residential, replacement or repair; glass door repairs; shower enclosures and mirrors. For additional information, contact owner Dwayne Leeth at 826-7350. Affordable Home Watch Services Affordable Home Watch Services of Cape Coral provides personalized interior and exterior home watch services. Owner Lynda Rostad has over 25 years of professional management, real estate, marketing and construction experience. The company is licensed, bonded and insured, and can be contacted at P.O. Box 152116 in Cape Coral. For information, call 292-2698 or email to The company's hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pet Nanny The Pet Nanny of Cape Coral offers personalized in-home pet care. According to owner Lynda Rostad, because pets prefer to stay at home, "we will visit your home as many times a day and for as long as you like." The business is a member of Pet Sitters International and licensed, bonded and insured. To contact Pet Sitters, write to P.O. box 152116, Cape Coral, FL 33915; call 292-2698; or e-mail Spiro & Associates wins Davey Award Fort Myers-based ad agency Spiro & Associates won two awards in the 2008 Davey Awards. With more than 4,000 entries from around the world, the Davey Awards honors the finest creative work from the best small firms, agencies and companies worldwide. The agency won a silver award for "Media Night Rocks," an invitation to Cru in Bell Tower Shops for working members of the news media to meet the chefs and learn more about the restaurant during its 4th anniversary; and another silver award for a corporate brochure created for Ecoverde Developer Design Solutions, a new company in Fort Myers offering "green" products primarily to building-industry customers. Spiro & Associates serves local, regional and national clients in the fields of automotive, land development, construction, tourism, retail, real estate, law, business and residential services, the arts, government, medicine and property management from its Fort Myers office. For information, about the agency, call (239) 481-5511 or visit USA3000 to resume service to Milwaukee The Lee County Port Authority is pleased to announce that USA3000 Airlines (U5) will resume service between Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) on Dec. 18. USA3000 will operate nonstop service between RSW-MKE six days a week (every day except Saturday). USA3000 currently offers nonstop service to/from RSW to Chicago-O'Hare (ORD), Cincinnati (CVG), Cleveland (CLE), Detroit-Metro (DTW), Pittsburgh (PIT), Philadelphia (PHL) and St. Louis (STL). For more information please visit: Priority Marketing wins Davey Award Priority Marketing earned three awards from the International Academy of the Visual Arts and Advertising Age Small Business Network at the 2008 Davey Awards. In the brochure category, Priority Marketing received a gold award for its work on the Lee County Economic Development Office corporate brochure. The firm also won two silver awards for its work on Cornerstone Kitchen's campaign, "Just Look Up," and for Norman Love Confections. The Davey Award is an international creative award designed to honor outstanding work from small businesses worldwide including ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public relations firms. Established in 1992, Priority Marketing is a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm. The company is located at 8191 College Pkwy., Suite 303 in Fort Myers. For more information, call 267-2638 or visit: Mikolashek appointed president of American Lung Association board Colonial Bank's Kevin A. Mikolashek has been appointed president of the advisory board for the American Lung Association of Gulfcoast Florida. Mikolashek, first vice president, Cape Coral market manager, has been with Colonial Bank since 2006. He holds a bachelor's degree in business from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill, as well as a Florida insurance license. Mikolashek has volunteered with the American Lung Association for nearly eight years. In addition, he also is a member of the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce. Port Authority hosts delegation from Poland, Ukraine Lee County Port Authority hosts delegation from Poland and Ukraine The Lee County Port Authority hosted a delegation of senior airport officials from Poland and Ukraine, who were in the United States on an orientation visit sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency, on Nov. 13 through 14. The purpose of the visit was to familiarize the Polish and Ukrainian representatives with U.S. airport construction and improvement projects, technologies and best practices in advance of the 2012 European Football Championships. Poland and Ukraine were selected as host countries for the event and are planning significant investments in airport infrastructure. LCPA, operator of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) and Page Field General Aviation Airport (FMY) in Fort Myers, was one of three airports in the United States selected for a site visit. The other two airports visited were the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and the Houston Airport System. Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 8 million passengers during 2007 and ranks among the top 50 airports in the U.S. in terms of passenger traffic. No ad valorem taxes are used for airport operation or construction. To learn more, visit: Cooper offering paperless office system W. Bradley Cooper Jr., CPA PA, is now offering a paperless office system that will be very advantageous to all businesses. This system will create a paperless environment to allow business owners to put their focus back into the most important part of their business, the customers. For more information, please call 275-4511, or e-mail



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