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August 3, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Windsor of Cape Coral's Madsen wins 2018 FSLA Sales and Marketing Director of the Year

Greg Madsen, from The Windsor of Cape Coral, has won the Award for 2018 Sales and Marketing Director of the Year. This award recognizes an outstanding Sales and Marketing Director who demonstrates leadership and management of the community's marketing and public relations efforts; demonstrates innovation in formulating new ideas; generates and maintains good relationships with prospective and current residents; provides exemplary guidance in directing an efficient and successful marketing program; and displays integrity and a high standard of ethical behavior.

At The Windsor of Cape Coral, Madsen has worked close with families, building trusted relationships and exemplifying a reliable advisor. One example of his care and concern occurred when a mother was scheduled to move in and on the way to the community to sign the contract, their car broke down. Madsen drove and met them, stayed until their car was taken care of and then drove them to their home.

He has also been innovative in his marketing campaigns including working with the local Alzheimer's Association to conduct a One Memory Campaign where he worked as the interviewer to film special memories shared by residents which was then broadcast on the local news.

Madsen was honored on July 25 at this year's Florida Senior Living Association's 8th Annual Conference at Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale.

The Windsor of Cape Coral is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community located at 831 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral, FL. For more information about The Windsor of Cape Coral, call 239-772-9400.

Hair Cuttery donating back-to-school haircuts for underprivileged children

Hair Cuttery, the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, will be will be donating back-to-school haircuts to children who need it most this summer. From August 1-15, for every child up to age 18 who purchases a haircut at one of Hair Cuttery's nearly 900 salons, one free haircut certificate will be donated to an underprivileged child in the community.

"A fresh haircut to celebrate a milestone is something that can easily be taken for granted," said Dennis Ratner, founder and CEO of Hair Cuttery. "Through our Share-A-Haircut program, we strive to provide every child with this simple but impactful service that will help send them back to school with confidence and enthusiasm to kick-off the year."

Within the first two weeks of August, Hair Cuttery is aiming to donate tens of thousands of free haircut certificates ahead of the new school year. Certificates will be distributed with the help of more than 200 local government and non-profit organizations in communities across the country.

Since 1999, the Share-A-Haircut program has donated more than 2.4 million free haircut certificates valued at nearly $50 million.

2018 marks the 19th year of Share-A-Haircut, with Hair Cuttery's most recent campaign donating more than 80,000 haircuts to survivors of domestic violence this past spring.

There are two Hair Cuttery salons in Cape Coral: Shops at Surfside, 2378 Surfside Blvd., 239-283-03768; and Shoppes at North Cape, 2481 Del Prado Blvd., N., 239-458-3293.

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Giardino Gourmet Salads opens in Naples in Marquesa Plaza

Giardino Gourmet Salads, the premiere Florida-based fast casual concept focused on garden-to-bowl nutrition, is expanding its statewide footprint once again with the grand opening of its newest location in Naples, Fla., located at 3370 Pine Ridge Road in the Marquesa Plaza shopping center.

The Naples Giardino Gourmet Salads is the first restaurant for the brand in Southwest Florida and the 16th overall in the state.

The new Naples restaurant is owned and operated by local entrepreneur and Cape Coral resident Daniel Collar, who has nearly five years of restaurant operations experience. Giardino Gourmet Salads menu includes globally inspired salads, wraps, grain bowls, soups and sandwiches.

Over the course of the next two months, the Giardino Gourmet Salads in Naples will be celebrating its grand opening with music, prize giveaways and free samples of signature menu items. The restaurant offers both catering and delivery and is open Monday Friday, from 10 a.m. 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. 7 p.m.

For more information on the Giardino Gourmet Salads in Naples, call 239-778-0025, visit or follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Advanced Aesthetic Solutions opens new office in Fort Myers

Cyndie Witthuhn, ARNP-BC, founder and owner of Advanced Aesthetic Solutions, has announced the opening of its new expanded medical spa at 12734 Kenwood Lane, Suite 75, in Fort Myers.

Specializing in cosmetic and aesthetic enhancements, Advanced Aesthetic Solutions offers a host of minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures and treatments designed to enrich clients' natural beauty. The Advanced Aesthetic Solutions med spa provides a private and calming environment for guests to relax while receiving expert skin care services, which include peels, facials and facial treatments, intense pulsed light and laser treatments, and injectables, as well as expanded services such as laser-assisted vaginal rejuvenation and infusion services.

Witthuhn leads the Advanced Aesthetic Solutions team in providing numerous services and medical-grade skin care products to assist in the overall plan of anti-aging and corrective skin care goals.

Witthuhn is a nationally certified nurse practitioner with more than 35 years in the Lee County area. Her experience has included critical care, emergency room, family practice, internal medicine and work with a plastic surgery practice.

For more about Advanced Aesthetic Solutions' spa and services, or to book an appointment, visit or call 239-936-3333.

Dress for Success SW Florida presents Entrepreneurial Spirit Program

Southwest Florida women striving to start their own business will get the support they need to prosper in work and in life. Nickole Hendra, executive director of Dress for Success SW Florida, recently announced the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P) will be held Saturday, Aug. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. at 8961 Conference Drive in Fort Myers.

The E$P Dream Team includes four prominent women in the community, who will each cover specific topics that will help inspire and prepare future business owners:

Angela Cooley, partner at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A., will discuss business accounting.

Christina Harris Schwinn, partner at Pavese Law Firm, will discuss legal documentation and incorporation.

Barbara Melvin, vice president and community lender at First Florida Integrity Bank, will discuss small business lending and SBA loans.

Connie Ramos-Williams, president and chief marketing officer of CONRIC PR & Marketing, will discuss new business branding and marketing.

All attendees will receive a certification of completion. A suggested donation of $25 for Dress for Success includes continental breakfast and lunch. Limited seating is available, and reservations are required. For more information, call 239-689-4992.

The program is sponsored by CONRIC PR & Marketing, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright and Company, P.A., First Florida Integrity Bank and Pavese Law Firm.

Seminar to show businesses how to protect data, avoid hackers

Cybercrime is on the rise across the country, with profound financial consequences for business owners. While there is no guaranteed way to prevent trouble, there are ways to avoid it. The Above Board Chamber of Florida will host a meetings called "Avoid being hacked Learn ways to protect your data."

Both meetings will feature an expert panel and dive into the risks created by the rapidly growing number of connected people and devices. Panelists include Carrie Kerskie, director of identity fraud at Hodges University, James Bryan Caudill-Ritter, founder and CEO at Pulse Technology and Jeff Alluri, principal and VP of Element Technologies, LLC.

Kerskie is a well-known national speaker, trainer, author and consultant on the topics of identity theft, fraud and data privacy. Caudill-Ritter has been providing technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses in Southwest Florida since 2006. Alluri oversees Element's consulting practice and assists clients with IT strategies that are explicitly linked with business strategies.

Javier Fuller, vice president of web development for CONRIC PR & Marketing, will serve as master of ceremonies for the Fort Myers event.

The Fort Myers meeting will take place on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza at 13501 Bell Tower Drive. Register at AboveBoard or call 239-910-7426. The cost is $32 for members and $38 for non-members.

Vogelsang chair of Henderson Franklin Family Law Department

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has announced that attorney Beth Vogelsang is the new chair of the firm's Family Law Department, a role that David Sims has held since 2005.

With over 30 years' experience in the courtroom, Vogelsang represents clients in all aspects of divorce proceedings. Her clients come from vastly different walks of life, including business owners, professional athletes, physicians, lawyers, teachers, managers, homemakers and retirees. Vogelsang also represents clients needing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and handles international and interstate child custody disputes.

For more on Vogelsang or Henderson Franklin, visit



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