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August 16, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Achieva Credit Union

to hold grand opening

Achieva Credit Union is celebrating its first branch opening in Cape Coral with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, Aug. 16, at 4:30 p.m. Join the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce as it welcomes Achieva to the community.

Special guests at the ribbon-cutting event are Joseph Mazurkiewicz, Chairman, Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce; Dana Brunett, director, Cape Coral Economic Development; and Gary Regoli, CEO of Achieva Credit Union.

Achieva Credit Union will then hold its grand opening Saturday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Come for a day of fun! Participate in Achieva's "Cash Cube" and "Prize Wheel." There will be free face painting, a balloon artist, refreshments and an iPad Mini Giveaway.

Achieva Coral Pointe is at 1631 Del Prado Blvd., S., Cape Coral, FL 33990 .

Imagine by Carleen

opens in Cape Coral

Imagine by Carleen has opened in Cape Coral at 4635 Coronado Parkway, Suite 8, in the Regency Plaza.

New to Florida, Carlene McIlveen is a multi-dimensional skin therapist, makeup artist and photographer and her business transcends the disciplines of healthy lifestyle, skin therapy and product coaching, and professional makeup artistry, all culminating with her unique photographic talents.

Her business began in the wedding industry with on-location makeup, and has evolved to include facial treatments and skin care, makeup for all occasions and unique multi-dimensional photography.

Services include on-location wedding makeup, skin evaluations and programs, therapeutic skin treatments and skincare and cosmetic products.

As a photographer she works with her clients to capture what makes them unique and enhance their natural beauty through the use of makeup and the various aspects of the shoot. Working with poses, lighting, atmosphere and post-production, she brings a unique element to your photos and will successfully interpret your vision.

She can provide a professional a photo-finish makeup look, digital before and after test prints and engagement photos, as well as portraits, senior portraits, boudoir, baby and family portraits and other special event/project photography.

For additional information, call203-464-0275.

McKee named president

of Cape Spirits Inc. - Wicked Dolphin Rum

Cape Spirits Inc. Wicked Dolphin Rum has announced the hiring of Scott McKee as its president.

McKee is a veteran in the wine and spirits industry with over 18+ years' experience. Most recently he was director of marketing for Republic National Distributing Company Florida. He also worked as V.P. division manager at Remy Cointreau, USA and with E&J Gallo Winery.

Wicked Dolphin Rum is an award-winning rum produced at the distillery that has had a tremendous reception in the Florida market. It has new products being introduced this fall.

Cape Spirits Inc. Wicked Dolphin Rum is at 131 S.W. 3rd Place, Cape Coral. For additional information, call 239-242-5244.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice

& Purtz helps support

local youth sports

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. recently participated in the Cape Coral Soccer Association's luncheon delivery. Proceeds from the purchased meals help support the boys and girls Cyclones soccer program.

The firm continually supports local youth sports throughout the year. "We're happy to support an effort like youth sports that helps teach children life skills," said Jeffrey Rice, managing partner of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.

The Cape Coral Soccer Association is a nonprofit, educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of Cape Coral's youth through the sport of soccer at all ages and levels of competition. For more information, visit

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., continues to provide a full complement of legal services to clients for more than 50 years 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 family law, social security disability, commercial and construction law, criminal law, bankruptcy and BP claims.

For more information, visit, call **LAW (529) on a mobile phone, or 239-334-1146.

Staples for Students National School Supply Drive continues

Staples, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and teen actor Jake T. Austin recently kicked off a national school supply drive across the country. The 6th annual Staples for Students National School Supply Drive will supply local students with the tools they need to be successful in school. Through, Aug. 18, teens can drop off supplies at their nearest Staples store, and Staples will put the supplies in the hands of local BGCA students. Staples customers can also continue to donate $1 or more at their local Staples store through September 28.

One hundred percent of the donations will benefit local students at Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County

The two Cape Coral Staples stores to make a donation are located at 1631 Del Prado Blvd., and 1800 Pine Island Road, N.E.

Lee County Port Authority earns state recognition

The Lee County Port Authority was honored with a Golden Image Award and a Judges' Award from the Florida Public Relations Association at the 2013 Golden Image Awards held in St. Petersburg, Fla. FPRA conducts the Golden Image Awards annually to recognize outstanding public relations programs. The awards have become a standard of excellence in demonstrating the best of innovation, planning and design in the state of Florida. LCPA received a Golden Image Award and a Judges' Award in the Public Relations Programs Internal category for its Facebook Launch for Southwest Florida International Airport.

Golden Image Awards are presented to the top-scoring entry in each category that meets the standard of excellence set forth by the judges. Judges' Awards are presented by the judges for an outstanding entry that achieves maximum results while using a minimum amount of money. The 2013 Golden Image competition received 125 entries from throughout the state and was judged by the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

Established in 1938, FPRA is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. FPRA is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners, who, through ethical and standardized practices, enhance the public relations profession in Florida. For more information, visit

Southwest Florida International Airport served more than 7.3 million passengers in 2012 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, visit or Like Us on Facebook at

White to hold book signing

Randy Wayne White will hold a book signing at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Fort Myers Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m.

White will be signing copies of his latest novel, "Deceived," and participate in a question and answer session.

"Deceived" is the story of 20-year-old unsolved murder from Florida's pot-hauling days that gets Hannah Smith's attention, but so does a more immediate problem.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers is at 13751 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers, at the crossroads of U.S. 41 and Daniels Parkway.



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