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January 3, 2012
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Paraco Inc. opens

in Cape Coral

Paraco Inc., a hurricane shutter contractor, has opened in Cape Coral. Owned and operated by Kevin Herring Jr., the business specializes in the installation of hurricane shutters and other products that protect homes from high winds.

Herring is "experienced, licensed and insured" and the company will provide free estimates.

To make an appointment or for additional information, call 239-214-0216 or visit You can also write P.O. Box 100216 Cape Coral, FL 33910.

Zee joins FineMark National Bank & Trust

Joseph R. Catti, president and CEO of FineMark National Bank & Trust, and Diana Kizer, vice president of Deposit Operations, have announced that Pamela Zee has joined the bank as deposit operations Specialist in the Fort Myers office.

Zee comes to FineMark with more than three decades of banking experience. She has been in deposit operations since 1990 and last worked for The Bank of Commerce in Sarasota.

FineMark National Bank & Trust offers a comprehensive array of banking, trust, investment and brokerage services to clients interested in establishing long term, high touch relationships. FineMark is dedicated to providing a culture of service to clients and making a positive difference in the communities it serves.

Stevens Construction begins Florida Hospital Carrollwood renovation

Stevens Construction has started renovating the radiology department at Florida Hospital Carrollwood located in Tampa, announced Mark Stevens, company president.

The Carrollwood hospital is located at 7171 N. Dale Mabry Highway and the project will occur in multiple phases while the facility remains fully operational.

Scheduled for completion in February of 2012, Burt Hill/Pollock Krieg Architects is providing the design.

With offices in Fort Myers and Orlando, Fla., Stevens Construction specializes in providing construction management, general contracting and consulting services to clients and design professionals. Other services include site and design team selection, budgeting, project scheduling, permitting, cost and quality control and warranty service. The company builds healthcare, commercial and hospitality facilities. For information, visit or call 239-936-9006.

Entrepreneur's Law School Jan. 28 at Florida Gulf Coast University

The 2012 Entrepreneur's Law School, presented by the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University, is an all-day workshop that offers the opportunity to get small business legal questions answered by professionals in the field of law.

The next course will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Student Union Building at FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd., S., in Fort Myers,

Choose from tracks of 50 minutes each on subjects such as legal contracts, commercial leases, legal structures, business continuity, employment law, foreclosures, and more!

The day will kick off with a continental breakfast sponsored by Costco at 8:30 a.m. Sessions will be conducted by area attorneys, followed by lunch with the attorneys, highlighted by guest lunch speaker Dr. Wilson G. Bradshaw, FGCU president.

The afternoon session includes a dynamic panel discussion on the effects of small business bankruptcy from a legal, tax, finance and insurance perspective. In addition to the workshops, a mini trade show will take place.

Pre-registration tuition for the entire day is $99. To register, call 239-745-3700.

Brettholtz speaks

at community

association forum

Steve Brettholtz, principal of Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA, certified public accountants and business consultants, served as a panelist Dec. 15 and 16 for the Community Association Officers Forum.

Brettholtz mediated and presented on the topic "Managing the Finances of an Association During Challenging Times" along with the six-person panel.

The CAOF is a community-based educational initiative created to serve the information needs of board members for Lee and Collier county homeowners associations, condominiums and cooperatives. The CAOF is focused on the delivery of substantive information to board members to assist them in dealing with critical governance issues, including funds management, insurance, disaster planning, legislative matters, and board member responsibilities.

Meetings are held in Naples at the Doubletree Hotel located at 122000 Tamiami Trail North and in Fort Myers at Edison State College, Building AA, Room AA - 177.

Future sessions include:

n Jan. 2 and 19 - The Association at Risk!

n Feb. 16 and 17 - Board Member Certification

n March 15 and 16 - The Essentials of Being a Knowledgeable Board Member

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and will last from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. except for the Board Member Certification, which will end at noon.

Myers, Brettholtz & Company, PA is the outgrowth of a regional CPA firm first established in Miami in 1953 and the Fort Myers branch opened in 1979.

For more information, visit or call 239-939-5775.

Babel named director

of sales and community relations at Jason's Deli

Jason Babel has been promoted to director of sales and community relations for the Southwest Florida Jason's Deli restaurants Diana Willis, owner/operator of the five Southwest Florida delis announced the promotion.

A graduate of Central Michigan University, Babel has more than seven years of experience as a catering manager for Jason's Deli, in Naples and Fort Myers.

In Southwest Florida, Jason's Deli locations include: Fort Myers: 13550 Reflection Parkway at Cypress Lake Drive; Naples: 2700 Immokalee Road at Airport Pulling Road; Cape Coral: 2311 Santa Barbara Boulevard near Veterans Parkway; Port Charlotte: 1100 El Jobean (SR 776 at US 41); and Sarasota: 5231 University Parkway at Honore.

Epstein recognized

in Gulfshore Life's

'Who's Who 2011'

Andrew Scott Epstein has been honored with inclusion in the 2011 edition of Gulfshore Life's "Who's Who." Epstein was recognized for his expertise and compassionate service in the areas of personal injury law, business litigation and civil disputes.

Epstein is the founder of Andrew S. Epstein, P.A., Attorneys at Law.

Epstein serves clients throughout Lee, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte Counties.

The office of Andrew S. Epstein, P.A., Attorneys at Law is located at 2120 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL. More information is at 239-791-LAWS (5297) or

Manwell, Geisler

joins FineMark

Joseph R. Catti, president and CEO of FineMark National Bank & Trust and Brian Eagleston, executive vice president and CFO, have announced that Jason Manwell has joined the bank as an information technology specialist, and the addition of Stacy Geisler as teller.

Manwell brings 13 years of I.T. experience to FineMark, working for software companies and another bank. He most recently worked as a systems engineer for a technology consulting company.

Geisler will work in the Fort Myers office. She was previously a teller for two banks in the Orlando area, but was eager to return home to Southwest Florida.

FineMark National Bank & Trust offers a comprehensive array of banking, trust, and investment services to clients interested in establishing high touch relationships. FineMark is dedicated to providing a culture of service to clients and making a positive difference in the communities it serves.



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