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December 4, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Bill Perry & Associates relocates in Cape

Bill Perry & Associates Inc. has moved to 1227 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 202, in Cape Coral. The business was formerly located at 1505 S.E. 40th St., in Cape Coral.

The company offers private investigators, security consultants, certified fraud examiners and chief compliance officer work.

According to Bill Perry, CFE, "We offer uniform armed and unarmed guards, security day and evening, mobile patrol services, gated community security, golf and country club security, high-rise condo security, constriction sites, etc., security, and more."

For additional information, call 239-462-8878 or 800-564-7954 or visit the company website at

Senior Services

by Rhonda Thomas opens

Senior Services by Rhonda Thomas has opened in Cape Coral at 634 S.E. 12th Ave.

The company offers a variety of senior services, including running errands, light transportation, pet services, home checks and miscellaneous services like light house cleaning, laundry, personal care and more.

Open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to ?, the company is licensed, insured and CNA certified.

For additional information, contact owner Rhonda Thomas at 239-470-3110.

STEM @ Work

kick-off Dec. 5

B & I Contractors Inc. is a STEM @ Work partner. The purpose of this program is to provide students the opportunity to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in the "real world" by visiting a variety of STEM related companies.

Through partnership between The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, the School District of Lee County,and local businesses, the goal is to expose students to the STEM opportunities available right here in our community. To find out more about STEM @ Work, residents are encouraged to attend the kick-off meeting today, Dec. 5, at the Lee County Public Education Center and decide if their company would like to participate in this amazing program.

For more information, contact Beverly Burke at 239-337-0433.

B & I Contractors Inc. is an award-winning full-service mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection contractor specializing in commercial, institutional and industrial construction, restoration and service. Established in 1960 by Gordon Harbuck, B & I has been an employee-owned company since 1986. Corporate headquarters are located in Fort Myers with satellite offices in Sarasota and Boca Raton. The company performs work throughout North America and the Caribbean. For more information on B & I Contractors visit

RSW reports nearly 490,000 passengers

used airport in October

During October, 484,768 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, an increase of 3.3 percent compared to October 2011. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is down 3.9 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in October was Delta with 123,633 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (81,620), Southwest (66,506), JetBlue (51,635) and US Airways (49,251).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 5,209 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 1.9 percent compared to October 2011. Page Field saw 6,113 movements, a 3.7 percent increase from October 2011. In addition, nearly 2.7 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in October 2012, an increase of 7.8 percent compared to October 2011.

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2011 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. No ad valorem (property) taxes are used for airport operation or construction. For more information, please visit

Coleman secretary of Lee County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division

Fowler White Boggs has announced that Thomas G. Coleman has been elected secretary of the Lee County Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division. The Young Lawyers Division is committed to upholding the mission and policies set forth by the Lee County Bar Association. Membership is open to LCBA members who are in good standing with The Florida Bar, practicing in Southwest Florida and who have not yet reached age 35 or have been practicing in Florida for five years or less.

Coleman is an associate in the Business and Appellate Litigation Practice Group. His practice consists of a variety of business disputes, contract disputes, banking litigation, real estate and construction litigation and labor and employment matters. He received his B.B.A., cum laude, from the University of Miami and his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law.

Providing comprehensive legal services to our clients for nearly 70 years, Fowler White Boggs is one of Florida's most respected law firms. The firm is internationally connected with a Florida focus with 140 attorneys in five offices located in Tampa, Fort Myers, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, and Fort Lauderdale.

Taylor Carpet One Floor

& Home collecting

Cell Phones for Soldiers

Taylor Carpet One Floor & Home and non-profit Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. are asking Southwest Florida residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Although the military landscape is ever changing, as many as 290,000 troops are serving in the U.S. military overseas around the world. By donating to Cell Phones for Soldiers, Southwest Florida residents can provide troops with that precious connection to loved ones back home.

Residents can donate their phones at Taylor Carpet One Floor & Home locations, including:

n 12960 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, FL 33966

n 3540 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL 33916

n 4110 Lee Blvd, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

n 25131 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs, FL - 34135

n 4753 North Tamiami Trl, Naples, FL 34103

Cell Phones for Soldiers was founded by teenagers Robbie and Brittany Berg-quist at the ages of 12 and 13. The charity has since provided more than 168 million minutes of free talk time to servicemen and women stationed around the world. Funds raised from the recycling of cellular phones are used to purchase prepaid international calling cards. On average, Cell Phones for Soldiers distributes 12,000 calling cards each week to bases around the world, care package programs, deployment ceremonies and VA hospitals.

Donated phones are sent to Michigan-based ReCellular for recycling. For every donated phone valued at $5, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide two and a half hours of free talk time to deployed troops.

For more information, please visit or

Jennifer's celebrates

30 years by supporting local charities

Jennifer's is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Southwest Florida by giving back to the community. Charities will benefit from "Fashion Forward Fridays" at the women's boutique through June. Participating charities include Special Equestrians, Eden Autism Services, Abuse Counseling & Treatment, Island Coast AIDS Network, The Heights Foundation, Quality Life Center, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (ACS) and The Salvation Army.

The next Fashion Forward Friday will be held Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Shoppers will enjoy champagne and refreshments and 5 percent of all sales will be donated to Eden Autism Services. There will also be drawings for six $30 gift certificates.

Jennifer Williams opened her Fort Myers boutique in November 1983 on McGregor Boulevard at Cypress Square; the same location where it stands today. Her unique and timeless sense of style has created a loyal following.

Jennifer's is located at 13451 McGregor Blvd., at Cypress Lake Drive (Cypress Square) and is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call (239) 481-8582 or visit Jennifer's online at

Yee joins the Aesthetic Center at Eye

Centers of Florida

Eye Centers of Florida has announced that ophthalmic plastic surgeon Allison Bertram Yee, M.D., has joined the practice and will see patients in the Aesthetic Center, located at 4101 Evans Ave., in Fort Myers. She began her new career at Eye Centers of Florida October 22.

Dr. Yee has dedicated her professional life to combining two of her passions: art and medicine. As a fourth-generation ophthalmologist, she comes from a long line of talented ophthalmic surgeons. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Art History and pursuing fine arts, Dr. Yee found the perfect blend of medicine and the aesthetic arts in ophthalmic plastic surgery.

Patients near LaBelle, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Immokalee, Port Charlotte, and Clewiston can get a consultation with an optometrist at one of the 12 ECOF locations to see if they're good candidates for cosmetic surgical and non-surgical treatment of the periocular area.

The Aesthetic Center at Eye Centers of Florida offers botox and fillers, chemical peels, hair removal, and additional skin care services. For more information, contact the Aesthetic Center online, call 239.267.2288, or stop by the office at 4101 Evans Avenue in Fort Myers, Florida.

TB&R Insurance names Middleton president, COO

TB&R Insurance has announced that John C. Middleton is its new president and chief operating officer.

Middleton, a native of Charlottesville, Va., comes to TB&R with an extensive background in the insurance business holding several positions with Johnson & Higgins (now Marsh Inc.) in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.

TB&R is a member of the Dawson Companies platform of AssuredPartners Inc. Dawson provides services from offices in Ohio, Florida, Virginia and North Carolina.

A Cape Coral office is located at 3501 Del Prado, Suite 204. Call 542-1533.



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