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September 26, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

SplashWrench signs

new client The Deli

After completing a successful two-year engagement with The Morgan House Restaurant, SplashWrench LLC announces it recently signed The Deli, a fast-casual artisan sandwich eatery by Jason Kohn, owner of Downtown House of Pizza in Downtown Fort Myers.

The Deli will take a noticeably-different approach to the classic sandwich, with artisan breads and fine ingredients like premium deli meats and cheeses, fresh avocado, homemade horseradish sauce and spicy peppers. The Deli is located at 1512 Hendry St., in downtown Fort Myers. Opening is scheduled for Oct. 1, 2012.

SplashWrench is a specialized agency with over 40 years of combined experience in print and advertising design, strategic marketing, public relations, website design and social media strategies with offices located in Cape Coral. Clients include privately owned small businesses in New England and the Southeastern US. The company is managed and operated by James George and Patricia George.

Visit SplashWrench at

Life Made Easy accredited member of National Home Watch Association

Life Made Easy, LLC, of Cape Coral, has become an accredited member of the National Home Watch Association. Cindy and Jerry McKay founded Life Made Easy LLC in 2011. The McKays have more than 30 years of home care and maintenance experience. They serve Cape Coral and the surrounding Pine Island area. The McKays can be reached at (239) 770-5618, or you can visit their Web site

The National Home Watch Association was formed in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada (

Partners named to U.S. News & World Report

Best Lawyers list

Pavese Law Firm partners Stephen E. Dalton, Diane L. Jensen, Neale Montgomery, Christopher J. Shields were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013, in partnership with U.S. News & World Report.

Dalton was selected for his work in the practice area of real estate law; Jensen was chosen for her work in the practice area of bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law; Montgomery was selected for her work in the practice area of land use and zoning law; and Shields was chosen for his work in real estate law.

First published in 1983, selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country.

Pavese Law Firm,, is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law.

30 companies to

participate at Hispanic Chamber Job Fair

The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invites the community to its 2012 Fall Job Fair on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hodges University Fort Myers Campus, located at 4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.

Participating companies include Collier County Public Schools, FOX 4, State Farm, Hodges University, Lowe's, MundoFOX, Prudential, ShaBro Alternative Office Solutions, Visalus Sciences, Latino 97.7, Take Shape for Life, Wells Fargo, Univision, Lee Memorial Health System, Telemundo, Fifth Third Bank, LCEC, Lee County Supervisor of Elections, Red Salon & Spa, Avon, TZ Insurance Solutions, JJ Taylor Distributing, Ondas de Amor, Hope HealthCare Services, Devcon Security, Home Depot, J.Lodge, Liberty Tax Service, National Bartenders and Casinos School, Juice Plus+ & and more!

Anyone interested in changing careers or in need of a job is welcome. This event is free to the public. For information about the Job Fair, please call the Chamber at 239-418-1441, or send an e-mail to

Edison Mall to host job fair

Edison Mall invites the local community to attend a job fair to be held at the mall on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many Edison Mall retailers will be seeking candidates to fill more than 150 positions that include full-time, part-time and seasonal work.

Attendees are asked to come dressed to impress in professional attire and have copies of their resume on-hand.

The job fair is free and open to the community.

It will be held in the Edison Mall Dillard's Court, 4125 Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers,

Fain joins Encore

National Bank

Encore National Bank has announced that Richard Fain has been named senior vice president of commercial lending for Lee County.

Fain will work at Encore National's south Fort Myers office located on Summerlin Lakes Drive.

Fain has nearly two decades of banking expertise, working as a retail and business banker at some of the country's largest banks.

Fain grew up in Fort Myers, graduating from North Fort Myers High School. He left the area to attend college and play football on scholarship at the University of Florida. In 1991 he was drafted and played three years in the NFL, one year for the Cincinnati Bengals and two years for the Chicago Bears.

In 1994 he returned home to pursue a banking career in Southwest Florida. He spent most of his career working as a business banker at many national banks such as Bank of America, SunTrust and Wachovia/Wells Fargo.

Encore National Bank's five convenient locations are in South Naples at 3003 Tamiami Trail N., North Naples at 10600 Tamiami Trail N., Fort Myers at 7920 Summerlin Lakes Dr., Sun City Center at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza, and in Port Charlotte at 2120 Kings Highway. For more information call 239.278.5505 in Fort Myers, 239.919.5888 in Naples, 1.813.634.8001 in Sun City Center, 941.258.3055 in Port Charlotte. For more information, visit

Berkey selected

to Connect Florida's Statewide

Leadership Institute

Pavese Law Firm attorney Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, a land use, zoning and local government attorney and certified land planner at Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers, has been selected to participate in Class III of Connect Florida's Statewide Leadership Institute.

Berkey is one of 37 young professionals selected to the Statewide Leadership Institute, a year-long educational program of Connect Florida, a non-profit organization created by Leadership Florida to assist young leaders in making a positive impact on Florida.

Connect Florida is the first statewide young professional organization in the nation, specifically working to connect and engage Florida's leaders in the 21 to 39 age range. The Statewide Leadership Institute curriculum offers an intensive orientation to the issues facing our state and is designed to enhance the participants' leadership skills, provide practical experience in community service, and facilitate opportunities to interact with statewide leaders.

Berkey joined the Pavese Law Firm in 2011 and her practice focuses primarily on resolving land use and zoning, real estate and environmental issues related to the development of land.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz named Lee County Heart Walk signature sponsor

In recognition of the firm's 50 years of service to the Southwest Florida community, the law offices of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., have been named the signature sponsor for the American Heart Association's 2012 Lee County Heart Walk on Dec. 8 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers.

An AHA study has found that if an individual reaches age 50 and is in good heart health, it is an indication that they are more likely to continue to be heart healthy for the remainder of their life.

The Heart Walk is a national walking event that promotes safe exercise and wellness through community and corporate participation. Thousands of people will walk at more than 2,000 locations across the U.S. to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation's No. 1 and 3 killers.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., remain actively involved with numerous local charities and causes, including PACE Center for Girls, Blankets for the Homeless, AMI Kids, Toys for Tots, American Legion, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Habitat for Humanity.

A full complement of legal services are available to clients in its Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte offices. Areas of practice include personal injury and accidents, wrongful death, wills and estates, real estate, insurance, guardianships and commercial and construction law. For more information, visit, call **LAW (529) on a mobile phone, or 239-334-1146.

Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber's Annual Tapa Hop Sept. 18

Tickets are selling fast for the Greater Fort Myers Beach Area Chamber Annual Tapa Hop which will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Tapa Hoppers will be transported to participating locations by trolley for an evening of fun and tapas at five participating member locations. Locations will provide a variety of tapas and a cash bar.

Participants will be treated to a variety of items and be asked to vote for their favorite.

Check-in begins at 5 p.m., at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill. The first Beach Trolley will depart at 5:30 p.m. All trolleys will return to the Big Game Waterfront Grill by 9 p.m. for dessert, the final prize drawings and poker run awards. With the nominal additional purchase of $1 per Poker Score Card (no limit - while they last) the player will draw a playing card at each of the six locations. The winner will be determined at the final restaurant location.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and can be purchased at the Greater Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce on online at

The Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce represents more than 400 local businesses: working to promote a positive business climate in the Fort Myers

Beach area by providing networking opportunities, community events and tourist information. For more information about the Chamber please call (239) 454-7500 or visit

FGCU SBDC to host

seventh annual Business and Breakfast event

The Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University will host the seventh annual Business and Breakfast event, sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Southwest Florida Enterprise Center, 3903 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., in Fort Myers.

The business and breakfast event includes one-on-one sessions with prime contractors and government officials, along with the opportunity for subcontract work. In addition, there will be a meet-and greet-opportunity with federal, state and local agencies and the ability to see what resources are available to small businesses in the local area.

There is no cost for the event, and a continental breakfast provided by Costco Wholesale is included.

To register or for more information, visit or call (239) 745-3700.


completes 1,800th job

Skip McTighe, local master crackologist, announced last week that his company, Concrete Maintenance Systems Inc., recently completed its 1,800th crack repair job.

Since 2002, the company has specialized in repairing cracks in pool decks/lanai, driveways and docks using it's proven FlexSeal Crack Repair System.

For more details call 941-639-4520 or email Web site 941-639-4520

announces expansion (, an online recruiting venue for families and qualified care providers looking to connect, has announced plans to expand its service to include the entire state of Florida.

Currently serving Southwest Florida, provides an easy to use, online service to families searching for qualified care providers that meet their specific childcare needs. offers services that help individuals and families manage their personal childcare needs such as finding newborn care, full and part time childcare, after school care and the occasional babysitter. With this expansion, Florida families are now able to search for childcare and find qualified nannies, childcare providers and babysitters within their own area, officials said.

Jensen receives Alexander L. Paskay Professionalism Award

Pavese Law Firm partner Diane L. Jensen was presented with the Alexander L. Paskay Professionalism Award at the annual meeting of the Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professional Association held on Sept. 12 at the Edison Restaurant, Bar and Banquet Center in Fort Myers. The award honors Jensen for achieving outstanding effectiveness in the presentation of matters to the Bankruptcy Court, for her reputation for thorough preparation, demonstrating civility and courtesy to opposing counsel, appropriate courtroom demeanor, ethical conduct and professionalism at the highest level and long-term service to the bankruptcy bar. The award was created in honor of the late Judge Alexander L. Paskay for his outstanding contributions to the legal profession.

Jensen joined Pavese Law Firm in 1973 and became a partner in the firm in 1978. Her practice areas include bankruptcy, real estate and estate planning and probate. Jensen is a member and past-chair of the Southwest Florida Bankruptcy Professional Association. She is also a member of the Lee County Bar Association. Jensen has been selected to the list of Best Lawyers in America for 2013 for her practice area in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization.

IBERIABANK promotes Golden to senior

vice president

IBERIABANK, a 125-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, has announced that Lee Golden has been promoted to senior vice president. Golden, who joined IBERIABANK through the Florida Gulf Bank acquisition in July, serves as the retail market manager for Lee County. He is responsible for overseeing the management, business development, staffing, and overall administration of IBERIABANK's 11 branches in Lee County.

Golden holds the Series 6 and 63 licenses and is licensed to sell Life, Health and Variable Annuities. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

IBERIABANK has 276 combined offices, including 186 bank branch offices in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, and Florida, 22 title insurance offices in Arkansas and Louisiana, and mortgage representatives in 59 locations in 12 states. IBKC also has eight locations with representatives of IBERIA Wealth Advisors in four states, and one office of IBERIA Capital Partners, L.L.C.



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