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September 28, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Knight to perform

at Dixie Roadhouse

See Mikel Knight tonight at the Dixie Roadhouse in South Cape. Knight will perform his two hits "Saddle Up Shawty" and "Whiskey Drinkin' SOB" on the roadhouse stage. Showtime is 10 p.m.

CD give-aways, autographs, meet-n-greet with Knight are all included.

The event is free. Doors open at 6 p.m.

There will be line dance lessons at 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The roadhouse will also feature drink specials all evening.

107.1 Cat Country will broadcast live every Friday from the DJ booth at Dixie Roadhouse.

Van den Berg admitted

to practice in Middle District

Elizabeth M. van den Berg, an attorney with the Southwest Florida law firm Goldstein, Buck-ley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., has been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Van den Berg, who joined Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz in 2008, focuses her legal practice on personal injury law and insurance claims.

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., was established in 1962 and provides a full complement of legal services to clients in its Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples, Lehigh Acres and Port Charlotte offices.

For more information, visit or call 239-334-1146.

RSW earns award

Southwest Florida Inter-national Airport received an award from Airports Council International North America in the 2011 Excellence in Marketing and Communications Contest. The airport received Second Place in the Brochure category for its "Fly Me to the Moon" Art Exhibit Brochure.

Lee County Port Authority public affairs designed an oversized, artistic brochure for the "Fly Me to Moon" exhibit, which was used to promote art placement at the airport and showcase the talented Lee County art students that participated in the project.

The Excellence in Marketing and Communications contest, which is held annually, received 175 entries from more than 44 airports of all sizes throughout the U.S. and Canada. Entries encompass work in public relations, communications and marketing and provide airports the opportunity to be honored for the quality of their work.

Southwest Florida Interna-tional Airport served more than 7.5 million passengers in 2010 and is one of the top 50 U.S. airports for passenger traffic. For more information, log onto

20th anniversary of Industry Appreciation

Week celebrated

A record-setting crowd of more than 1,100 local business and community leaders celebrated the 20th anniversary of Industry Appreciation Week Friday, Sept. 16, at the Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers River District. Presented by the Horizon Council, an advisory group to the Lee County Board of Commissioners and Fort Myers Regional Partnership, Lee County's Economic Development Office, Industry Appreciation Week is a statewide event designed to create public awareness about how industry boosts the state's economy. The 20th Anniversary event was an opportunity to recognize the achievements and contributions of the local business community.

A special Hall of Fame video titled "Lee County Past, Present and Future: Video Reflection," recognized winners of the prestigious Industry Appreciation Award from the past 20 years in the categories of general business, tourism, information technology and manufacturing.

The Horizon Council is a public-private board established in 1991 to advise the Lee County Board of Commissioners on economic development issues. The Council has up to 80 members representing five cities; chambers of commerce; economic development and trade organizations; community, business, and education organizations; along with various officers and at-large members.

For information, visit

Shell Point to

host employment

open house Friday

On Friday, Sept. 30, Shell Point Retirement Community will host an employment fair in The Woodlands neighborhood of the community. Due to the planning and construction of The Springs at Shell Point, a new assisted living facility for the property, there will be more than 50 available job opportunities created.

From 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., and then again from 3 to 7 p.m., individuals interested in employment with Shell Point can visit the property to apply for a variety of upcoming positions. The event will take place in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point, located at 14441 Woodsong Lane, and attendees should follow the signs to parking.

Shell Point is the 11th largest employer in Lee County, and offers tremendous opportunities for its employees.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off McGregor Boulevard and Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway.

For more information about employment at Shell Point, visit, or email human resources at

Myers, Brettholtz

& Company to

hold seminar Oct. 4

Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, Certified Public Accountants & Business Consultants, will host the fourth session in its series of free "Sunrise Quickinars" for nonprofit organizations Tuesday, Oct. 4, at United Way in Fort Myers.

Focusing on accounting practices and requirements specifically for nonprofits, all the seminars are coordinated with Southwest Florida Community Foundation in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades.

The fourth session Functional Expenses will be held Tuesday, Oct. 4 at United Way in Fort Myers.

Future sessions include: Oct. 18 and 20 Filing Requirements & Reporting to Donors; and Nov. 1 and 4 Policies

All Tuesday seminars will be held at United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades at 7273 Concourse Drive, Fort Myers. Registration and a continental breakfast will be served for the Fort Myers sessions at 8 a.m. The seminars will last from 8:15 until 10 a.m.

Space is limited and participants must register in advance by contacting Shamera Rye at or 239-939-5775.

LCEC honored by AARP

LCEC has been named by AARP to its 2011 list of Best Employers for Workers 50 and Over. To be considered, employers must submit a comprehensive application describing employee programs, practices and policies. 2011 marks the ten year history of the program designed to highlight exemplary organizations with new and innovative best practices in talent management. LCEC also received the honor in 2004 and 2009.

LCEC will be featured along with other honorees in the November-December issue of AARP The Magazine. For more information about the award, visit

J Brooks & Associates

expands services

J Brooks & Associates Inc. has announced the grand opening of their new 4,100-square-foot headquarters in South Fort Myers.

The new location is in the Alico Commercial Park, at 17041 Alico Commerce Court, Suite 1, Fort Myers.

After outgrowing their Cape Coral office, they selected a South Fort Myers central location which allows them to better service all their clients from south Collier to Sarasota counties.

In addition to the new headquarters, they have also opened new Satellite offices in Cape Coral and Sarasota.

Contact J Brooks & Associates Inc. at (239) 313-7129 or visit our website at for more information.



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