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April 4, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Jean's Painted Palms

opens in Cape

Jean's Painted Palms, owned by Jean Stanish, has opened at 1059 N.E. Pine Island Road, Unit #1, Cape Coral. Operating hours are by appointment.

Stanish offers painted palm fronds. The subjects are fish, mermaids and wild animals. Every one is painted by Stanish and available for sale. Painting classes and workshops will be offered in the near future.

For more information call 239-849-8781

Burger and Bubbles

at Promenade

The re-opening of Promenade at Bonita Bay will be celebrated with the ultimate burger competition - Burgers and Bubbles, beginning at 2 p.m., April 12. Enjoy unlimited burgers and beverage samplings from 16 of Southwest Florida's top restaurants and a variety of craft beers, champagne, sparking wine and craft sodas. The event also includes:

Food and beverage seminars, live music and entertainment, kids' activities (kids under age of 4 are free!), celebrity judges and trophies will be awarded for the best burger and best alternative burger!

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Bonita Springs Assistance office in celebration of their 35th anniversary.

Aguirre named Southwest Florida

consumer market manager for Bank of America

Bank of America has named Mary Aguirre its consumer market manager in the Southwest Florida market. In this role, she will lead 16 banking center teams in providing area customers with personal banking mortgage, investment and small business products and services.

Aguirre joined Bank of America in 2005 as a manager of the South Coral Springs Banking Center. Most recently, she was the Peppertree Banking Center leader in north Broward County. While in Broward County, Aguirre served as the bank's chairperson of community events for the Hispanic Organization for Leadership and Development (HOLA). She was also the captain for Financial Literacy in Broward County.

Bank of America is committed to helping make customers' financial lives better by connecting them to the products, services and expertise they need in southwest Florida.

For more Bank of America news, visit the Bank of America newsroom.

Adamczyk a Five Star

Estate Planning Professional

The law firm of Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest has announced that partner Steven Adamczyk has been named a Five Star Estate Planning Professional.

Now entering its 11th year, the Minneapolis-based award program conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. and Canada to identify reputable service professionals.

Five Star Professional vets all nominees by performing an in-depth regulatory and complaint history review. In addition to this and other stringent requirements, a nominee is only eligible for consideration if he or she has been actively employed as a credentialed professional in the estate planning services industry for a minimum of five years, focuses a minimum of 50 percent of the practice on estate planning services and is accepting new clients.

Adamczyk oversees Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest's estate planning and probate practice and also focuses in the areas of community associations, corporate, and real estate law.

Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest, PLLC operates from three office locations: 8950 Fontana Del Sol Way, Suite 100 in Naples, 2030 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers and Westside Plaza III at 8200 Northwest 33rd Street, Suite 303 in Miami.

The firm represents and counsels clients throughout South Florida including Miami-Dade, Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties. For more information, call toll-free 855-331-5100.

Royal tabbed to oversee

mortgage lending teams for Encore Bank

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, has announced the expansion of the bank's mortgage lending department and the appointment of Dan Royal as head of the division. As senior vice president of Residential and Consumer Lending, Royal will lead a team of top mortgage lenders hand picked to serve the needs of customers at each of its branches.

The expansion of the bank's mortgage department is in direct response to the heightened activity in consumer real estate and the housing market in Southwest Florida. With the anticipation of increased demand for lending services, the bank is poised to make a difference in the community it serves.

Royal will oversee the mortgage lending teams at all Encore Bank locations, while working out of the Bonita Springs branch.

Encore Bank has six convenient locations, including two branches in Naples at 3003 Tamiami Trail North, and 2370 Vanderbilt Beach Road; Bonita Springs at 4450 Bonita Beach Road; Fort Myers at 7920 Summerlin Lakes Drive; Port Charlotte at 2120 Kings Highway; and Sun City Center at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza.

For additional information, 239-278-5505 in Fort Myers, or visit Member FDIC

SRMA to host Made

in SWFL on April 16

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association will hold its premiere inaugural event, Made in SWFL, taking place 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. STEM students from all schools are invited to attend a special interactive presentation from 9:30 a.m. to noon with a reservation.

From noon until 5 p.m., the public is invited to attend the Made in Southwest Florida Showcase. Admission is free with a business card, $5 without. Exhibitor booths and sponsorships are still available, but selling quickly.

Manufacturing has solidly established itself as a driving force in the local economy, and the Made in SWFL show shines a much deserved spotlight on this "unsung hero" sector, which is enhancing diversity and opportunity in the region.

For more information visit

To purchase tickets for the awards dinner, become a sponsor or reserve an exhibitor's booth, contact Axol Ojeda 239-628-5850, or Dan Allen at or 239-898-1623.

Crowne Plaza host hotel

for Patty Berg tournament

The Crowne Plaza Hotel at the Bell Tower Shops will serve as the host hotel for the Inaugural Chico's Patty Berg Memorial Golf Tournament from April 28 to May 4.

The tournament will take place at Cypress Lake Country Club in Fort Myers and is part of the Symetra Tour, the official developmental tour of the Ladies Profes-sional Golf Association Tour.

The Chico's Patty Berg Memorial Golf Tournament, which pays homage to one of the LPGA Tour founders and Fort Myers resident, the late Patty Berg, will be played on the Dick Wilson designed course which opened in 1959.

For more information on attending, volunteering, sponsoring and playing in the pro-am, please contact tournament director Matt Hoover at 239-254-9770.



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