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June 27, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Allstate agency owner Schuman

named to The Florida Century Club

As a business leader in the Cape Coral area, Allstate agency owner Kevin Schuman has been named to The Florida Century Club for his dedication to helping customers plan for their insurance and financial needs and retirement savings goals.

The Florida Century Club recognizes the top Allstate agents and financial services specialists in the state of Florida. Schuman was among the top 10 percent of Florida agents in helping customers by offering a wide array of assistance such as helping people save to put their children through college, strategies for retirement and approaches for protecting existing financial assets.

Schuman's agencies are at the following locations: 2801 Del Prado Blvd., S., Cape Coral, 239-945-8888; 1329 Hibiscus Drive, Cape Coral, 239-242-8072 and 3114 Lee Blvd. #A-4, Lehigh Acres, 239-369-1313.

The Allstate Corporation is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as via, and 1-800 Allstate.

Estrada new customer service rep

at Ted Todd Insurance Agency

David Estrada has joined the Ted Todd Insurance Agency as a customer service representative at its Fort Myers office located in the Arborgate Shopping Center, 10676 Colonial Blvd. He recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in finance and holds a Florida 4-40 insurance license.

Ted A. Todd formed Ted Todd Insurance Agency 28 years ago. It is now one of the largest Allstate agencies in the country, with seven locations and 50 insurance professionals located in Lee, Sarasota, Brevard and Palm Beach counties. Ted Todd Insurance Agency provides home, auto, retirement, and life insurance products to more than 30,000 customers in Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Del Ray, Viera, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne, Satellite Beach, Palm Bay, and Boca Raton.

For more information, visit or call 866-760-3999.

Ramos-Williams earns social media

business marketing certification

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing has announced that CEO and President Connie Ramos-Williams has received her social media business marketing certification from Florida Gulf Coast University. The Social Media Marketing Certification Program included in-person workshops, online instruction, hands-on experience and case studies.

The FGCU program provided in-depth coverage of such advanced topics as automation, analytics, mobile marketing text tools, search engine optimization, mobile marketing applications for business and QR codes.

As a full-service public relations, marketing and advertising firm, CONRIC offers online strategic marketing planning, implementation and training to businesses and organizations of all types and sizes.

A recent Harvard Business Review study revealed only 12 percent of the 2,100 companies surveyed considered themselves effective users of social media marketing.

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing was founded in 2007, and provides creative writing and graphic design in all areas of marketing, public relations, advertising and publishing. The firm currently serves clients in many different industries including banking, legal, medical, not-for-profit, restaurant, manufacturing, builders, developers, Realtors, salon & spas and political campaigns.

For more information, call 239-690-9840 or visit

Unsinkable Molly Brown's Eatery

opens at Coconut Point

Unsinkable Molly Brown's Eatery has set sail in Coconut Point shopping center in Estero.

Located directly in front of the Hollywood Theaters at 23127 Fashion Drive, the eatery is locally owned and operated by Jeanne Mikkelsen.

Unsinkable Molly Brown's Eatery offers a wide selection of gourmet grilled cheeses, salads, baked potatoes, Boba teas and smoothies, all made to order with fresh, premium ingredients.

Daily specials also accompany the standard menu and range from traditional Latin dishes to everyday American staples.

Business hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information, call 239-992-0510.

Scanlon Auto continues support

of local nonprofit agencies

On June 28, Scanlon Auto Group will be the Hole-in-One Sponsor for the Lee County Bar Association's Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament at Pelican Preserve Golf Club in Fort Myers.

Participants will have the opportunity for "winner's choice" a two-year lease on a 2014 Lexus IS250 or a 2015 Acura RDX.

Proceeds of the tournament will benefit the PACE Center for Girls of Lee County.

Scanlon Auto Group supports a number of charitable events and organizations through monetary support and materials including vehicles for golf tournaments, parades and races.

The Scanlon family has been operating car dealerships in Southwest Florida since 1980. Today, Scanlon Auto Group includes Scanlon Lexus and Scanlon Acura, both located south on U.S. 41 in Fort Myers.

For more information, call 239-433-2277 or visit

Spiro & Associates secures

new office space in downtown Fort Myers

Spiro & Associates, Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations, has signed a seven-year lease on a larger office space at 2286 West First St., at the intersection of Virginia Avenue in downtown Fort Myers, announced Christopher T. Spiro, CEO and creative director.

The firm, which moved to its current location on McGregor Boulevard in south Fort Myers in the summer of 2010, is scheduled to relocate on the afternoon of July 31 and be fully operational by the morning of Aug. 1.

Spiro has contracted with several construction-related clients to provide complete interior renovation services from flooring, lighting, HVAC and security, to opening up spaces by removing non-loadbearing walls.

As the downtown Fort Myers River District is realizing another rejuvenation after a faltering economy, Spiro is calculating that the comeback will make the area an excellent location for years to come.

Spiro & Associates is one of Southwest Florida's largest marketing, advertising and public relations firms.The company serves local, regional and national clients in the fields of land development, construction, homebuilding, flooring, automotive, retail, real estate, law, the arts, government, medicine and property management.

For additional information, visit online at or call 239-481-5511.

Three law students gain

'on-the-job' training at Henderson Franklin

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has welcomed three law students, Matthew Devisse, Michael Lenhert and Austin Turner. They will supplement their law school experience by working as clerks at the firm during the summer.

As part of Henderson Franklin's Summer Associate Program, these law students will have an opportunity to be exposed to a broad range of practice areas. Summer associates attend hearings, trials, depositions, mediations, arbitrations and meetings with clients, amongst other activities. Additionally, they perform research, assist in the drafting of pleadings, discovery and other documents, and analyze various legal issues that arise in the course of the matters handled by the firm and its attorneys.

Devisse grew up in Naples and graduated from Gulf Coast High School in 2008. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in criminology and is entering his final year of law school at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

Lenhert grew up in Cape Coral and graduated from Bishop Verot High School in 2008. He is attending the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He obtained his B.S. in Economics from the University of Florida.

Turner graduated from Vero Beach High School in 2008 and is a native of Vero Beach, Fla. Prior to entering law school he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. He is entering his final year at Florida State University College of Law.

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is a full-service firm with over 55 attorneys practicing in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, commercial and civil litigation, eminent domain, immigration law, workers' compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law.

For more information, please visit

Hersch named to 2014 Florida

Super Lawyers for the sixth year

Attorney Craig R. Hersch, a partner in the law firm of Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A., was selected for the 2014 Florida Super Lawyers listing for the sixth consecutive year in the areas of estate planning and probate, as well as tax. He is a Florida Bar Board Certified attorney in wills, trusts and estates and is a licensed Florida CPA.

The annual "Super Lawyers" listing is a consumer ratings service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas conducted annually by Thomson Reuters and published in Law & Politics magazine listing the top 5 percent of attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Hersch was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989 and practices in the areas of estate planning, probate and trust administration, and asset protection strategies.

Founded in 1924, Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A., is located at 9100 College Pointe Court, Fort Myers. For more information, call (239) 334-1141 or



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