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November 22, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Country Kisses

opens in Cape

Country Kisses, a unique primitive soy candle boutique, is located at 231 Del Prado Blvd., #7, next to Palermo Market in Cape Coral. The family-run business features all hand-made soy candles with over 200 different scents.

Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, the shop also offers accessories, home decor, cards, Christmas gift sets and baskets and more.

For additional information, contact Sarah or Carmine Valetino at 239-362-5301.

Master Sam's Korean Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine opens

Master Sam's Korean Acu-puncture & Herbal Medicine recently opened in Cape Coral, at 1401 Viscaya Parkway, #3.

Owned and operated by Dr. Evan Mahoney, DAOM, L.Ac, AP, and Young Ok Mahoney, L.Ac, the center provides pain relief through acupuncture for neck/shoulder, low back, knee and plantar fasciitis (heal pain). It also provides wellness for the elderly and aging, weight loss and beauty.

Also available is herbal medicine for health and vitality.

For additional information, call 239-339-3342 or 941-875-6630. You can also visit

Misto Bar & Grill opened it's doors

on Oct. 11

Located at 231 Del Prado Blvd., Misto offers Cape Coral a new alternative to fine dining enthusiasts.

Chef Giorgio (Giorgio's / Vesuvio) has put together a new and exiting menu featuring fresh local, Atlantic, and Pacific fish, seafood, steaks, veal, pastas, and more.

As always, everything is prepared on premise, from bread to desserts. A full liquor bar and wine list is available, with happy hour daily from 4:30-6 p.m.

Hours are lunch Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and dinner 4:30-9:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday.

For reservations / information, call 239-673-9799.

Shipp joins team

at Martin Law Firm

Thomas E. Shipp Jr. has joined the attorneys at Martin Law Firm, announced firm principal Steven E. Martin.

An estate planning attorney based in Cape Coral since 1980, Shipp will add his expertise in the services of creating wills, trusts and other estate planning administration to the Martin Law Firm.

The merger ads Shipp's 30-plus years of experience to the firm's estate planning practice, which also includes expertise in bankruptcy, family law, corporate and business services and real estate administration.

Shipp earned his law degree from St. Louis University and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1977. He is a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust section of the Florida Bar.

Martin Law Firm is a group of attorneys founded by Steven and Eviana Martin, a husband and wife team focusing on estate planning, civil litigation, corporate and business planning, family law, personal injury and real property law. Their offices are located in Cape Coral, Fort Myers and Naples.

For more information, call (239) 443-1094 or visit

CRS Technology Consultants unveils new management structure

CRS Technology Consultants has promoted Jordi Tejero, to the role of president of the company, while Carol Conway will act as the company's CEO.

As president, Tejero will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company in addition to continuing to oversee the technical direction. He joined CRS Technology Consultants in 2004 became a partner and acting technical director in 2007.

Conway, who founded the company in 1993, will focus more on market development opportunities in Lee, Collier and Dade counties.

CRS Technology Consultants provides networking, remote security and administration, data protection and storage, consultation and other information technology services to businesses in Florida, other U.S. states and Mexico.

For more information, visit or call (239) 542-8450.

'Social Security Unlocked'

workshops planned

Uhler & Vertich Financial Planners will present "Social Security Unlocked," Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 2 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 3, at 10 a.m. The one-hour complimentary workshop will address when to begin collecting Social Security benefits, file-and-suspend options, taxation issues, strategies that can maximize benefits and how taking Social Security early may affect one's family.

The workshops will be held at the Uhler & Vertich offices at 1510 Royal Palm Square Blvd., Suite 103, one block south of Colonial Boulevard in Fort Myers. Attendance is limited to allow for questions, and reservations are required. Please call 424-9197 to reserve a place.

Uhler and Vertich Financial Planners, an independent registered investment advisory firm founded in 2002, is dedicated to the success of its clients' personal, family, financial and charitable goals. The firm's advisors assist families in becoming and remaining financially independent with comprehensive plans that are designed to maximize income, minimize taxes, plan for the unexpected and provide for the efficient transfer of accumulated wealth. Uhler, the Raymond James branch manager, and other advisors offer securities through Raymond James Financial Services Inc., member FINRA/SIPC.

To learn more, log onto, or call 936-6300.

Larkee gets WSI Advanced Internet Marketing certification

Joann Larkee, owner of Sound WSI Marketing, has been recertified for the second consecutive year as an Advanced Internet Marketing Consultant through WSI, a global leader in Internet marketing, operating in more than 80 countries worldwide. Because of the rapidly changing nature of Internet marketing, WSI consultants undergo rigorous advanced training programs annually on Internet marketing techniques and best practices to help customers keep pace with industry changes and outperform their competition.

As a WSI Advanced Internet Marketing Certified Consultant for Lee, Collier and Monroe counties, Larkee helps businesses plan and implement strategic Internet marketing programs in such areas as social media marketing, search engine optimization, landing page optimization, and effective email marketing strategies. She has a BSBA in marketing from the University of Wisconsin and has been working with Southwest Florida businesses for over 12 years in areas of marketing, sales, business analysis and media.

For more information, visit or call 239-567-0090.

Ted Todd Insurance Agency acquires company in Sarasota

Ted Todd has announced that he has acquired FJC Insurance Group Inc. in Sarasota, and that the office has relocated to a new, expanded facility at 5265 University Parkway, Suite 107, in Sarasota. Former owner Felicia Cox joins the agency as its vice president, corporate relations / agency manager and brings over 20 years of retail, management and insurance experience. Ted Todd formed The Ted Todd Insurance Agency over 25 years ago and it is now the largest Allstate agency in the country. The agency has a total of seven locations and nearly 40 licensed insurance professionals located throughout Lee, Collier, Brevard, Palm Beach, and Sarasota counties.

The Ted Todd Insurance Agency provides home, auto, business, commercial, retirement, and life insurance products to more than 30,000 customers in Boca Raton, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Melbourne, Viera and Palm Bay.

For more information, visit or call 239-561-1100.

Purtz addresses Alliance of Legal Professionals

Richard L. Purtz, partner in the Southwest Florida law firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., recently gave a presentation to the Lee County Alliance of Legal Professionals, which offers legal resources and educational information to its members.

Purtz, a board-certified civil trial attorney, provided an update on legislative changes to Florida's auto insurance statutes, worker's compensation laws, homeowner's insurance, and laws concerning an insurance company's breach of the duty of good faith toward its insured.

As part of the organization's continuing education program, attendees at the presentation received CLE credit.

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.

Areas of practice include personal injury and accidents, wrongful death, wills and estates, real estate, insurance, guardianships and construction law.

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



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