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October 25, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Lis hired by Scotland Yard Pest

Control/Irrigation and Pool Service

Scotland Yard Pest Control/Irrigation and Pool Service has hired Ken Lis for its irrigation service department. Originally from Michigan, Lis has resided in Florida for six years and has 26 years of experience.

He has been a golf course irrigation tech as well as a crew leader, head tech and manager for Omega Irrigation. He was also the manager of Superior Irrigation for 12 years.

He is Rainbird Watersmart certified, graduated from Toro University or irrigation and is also a certified landscape irrigation auditor and certified in landscape water management with the Irrigation Association of America. He is two-wire certified for large irrigation projects and a certified backflow preventer. He is also Florida Better Business Practice certified.

To contact Lis call 239-574-WEED or visit

Shops at Surfside

to hold trick-or-treat bash

Eleven stores in the Shops at Surfside will be participating in the shopping center's first annual trick-or-treat bash this year.

Children and their parents are welcome to visit between 5:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, for free candy, prizes, discounts and refreshments.

The shops are also hosting a pet parade and costume contest on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will raise funds for the American Cancer Society and Gulf Coast Humane Society. Vendors will be on site to offer face painting, animal grooming and vaccinations, and prizes for cutest pet and scariest Halloween costume.

The events are being spearheaded by Century 21 Surfside and Paradise Deli.

Nine other stores are participating, including HomeGoods, Spirit Halloween, Anytime Fitness, Paradise Pool, Elmquist Eye Group, Belk, GameStop, Kelly's Dance, and Surfside Dental.

The Shops at Surfside are located on the corner of Veterans Parkway & Surfside Blvd. For a listing of stores, visit For questions about the event, call 239-333-3761.

For more information about Century 21 Surfside, visit

Two Cape offices

designated Allstate Premier Agencies

As business leaders and involved citizens in the Cape Coral area, Allstate exclusive agency owners Pete Look of Pete Look Insurance and Kevin Schuman of Kevin Schuman Allstate Agency have been designated Allstate Premier Agencies for 2013.

The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed upon less than 38 percent of Allstate's nearly 10,000 agency owners across the country and 26 percent of Allstate's Florida agencies. This designation is being presented to Allstate agency owners Pete Look and Kevin Schuman for their outstanding performance and commitment to putting customers at the center of their agency's work.

The Premier Agency designation is awarded to Allstate agency owners who have demonstrated excellence in delivering an accessible, knowledgeable and personal customer experience, and in achieving outstanding business results.

Pete Look Insurance is located 703 Cape Coral Parkway in Cape Coral and can be reached at 239-542-4189. The Kevin Schuman Allstate Agency is located at 2801 Del Prado Blvd., South, in Cape Coral, and can be reached at 239-945-8888.

Ted Todd Insurance Agency

outfits Florida offices with new Apple iMacs

Ted Todd Insurance Agency is installing 56 new iMac desktop computers in all seven offices across South Florida for uniformity of its computer technology. The new, all-in-one computers feature extra-large 27-inch monitors, with Intel quad-core i5 Haswell processors running up to 3.4 GHz, and Nvidia GeForce 700 series graphics with 40% faster performance over previous models. The new iMacs were all purchased locally at the Apple store located at Coconut Point Mall.

Next month, the firm will install a large hard drive to centrally host all the iMacs so that each individual can sit at any desk at any of our seven office locations throughout Florida and still access their own computer system and documents.

For additional information about the agency, visit or call 866-760-3999.

Southwest Florida International Airport

reports September traffic

During September, 338,175 passengers traveled through Southwest Florida International Airport, a decrease of 4.6 percent compared to September 2012. Year-to-date, passenger traffic is up 4.6 percent from the same period last year.

The traffic leader in September was Delta with 79,289 passengers traveling to and from Fort Myers. Rounding out the top five airlines were AirTran (57,353), JetBlue (41,533), US Airways (40,439) and American (24,270).

Southwest Florida International Airport had 4,070 aircraft movements (takeoffs and landings), a decrease of 4.7 percent compared to September 2012. Page Field saw 5,044 movements, a 14.6 percent decrease from September 2012. In addition, slightly more than 2.3 million pounds of air freight moved through Southwest Florida International Airport in September 2013, a decrease of 9.3 percent compared to September 2012.

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, log onto or Like Us on Facebook at

Schwarz joins

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing

Connie Ramos-Williams, CEO and president of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, has announced that Vilma Schwarz has been named the company's new marketing assistant. In this role, Schwarz will be responsible for monitoring print and digital marketing analytics and compiling monthly reports for clients, as well as assisting the marketing team in creating social media content, distributing press releases, and other marketing services.

Schwarz, a United States Air Force veteran, returned home from overseas in 2008. Once she was back in the U.S., she moved from New Jersey to Fort Myers to pursue her undergraduate study in business. In fall of 2013, she earned her bachelor of science degree from Hodges University in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing.

CONRIC PR & Marketing and CONRIC Publishing are divisions of Conric Holdings, LLC, a full service agency serving the Southwest Florida business and professional community. Ramos-Williams founded the company in 2007.

For more information, call (239) 690-9840 or visit

Heideman promoted

at Spiro & Associates

Senior Art Director Mark Heideman has been promoted to a senior position as the first director of operations at Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations, announced Christopher T. Spiro, CEO and senior creative director of the Fort Myers-based agency.

In addition to his duties as a senior art director, Heideman now also oversees the creative and production departments of writers and artists to assure production timelines are maintained for each assignment. Whether the work is print production, brochure, television, website or digital, Heideman assures delivery of each product on deadline and technically correct.

Heideman has been with the agency for nine years, starting as an art director and earning his way to senior art director and now director of operations. With more than 25 years' design experience, he brings creative concepts and ideas to life for client campaigns. He is also an adjunct instructor in the digital design department at Southwest Florida College in Fort Myers.

Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations has been serving local, regional and national clients for more than 27 years. Client industries the fields of land development, construction, automotive, tourism, retail, real estate, law, business and residential services, the arts, government, medicine, senior-living, property management, home furnishings, interior design and floor coverings, among others. Online at or call (239) 481-5511.

LTC Solutions recognizes

top regional sales executives

LTC Solutions is formally recognizing Joseph Ferrara, CLTC, as the top producer in Long Term Care Insurance sales on Florida's Gulf Coast for September 2013.

He has been providing asset protection and securing the financial future of mature Americans for 24 years. He received the designation to CLTC in 2004. September was one his most successful months on record.

Call LTC Solutions at 1-800-945-1953!

Winter joins

The Smart Companies in Fort Myers

Britt Winter has joined The Smart Companies in Fort Myers as executive project manager, announced company CEO Brian Rist.

Winter brings more than 16 years of municipal accounting and management experience to The Smart Companies where she is responsible for documenting, streamlining and improving the company's business processes. She is the link between the information technology department and the operations center to assist in translating information between users and programmers. Additionally, she assists The Smart Companies' sales teams in a variety of ways, including review and redesign of proposals and implementing marketing contracts.

The Smart Companies offers products and services related to storm protection, home technology, energy efficiency and solar solutions for residential and commercial customers throughout Southwest Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Guam. The company's family of enterprises includes Storm Smart Building Systems, Storm Catcher and GoEnergySmart, located at 11040 Plantation Road, in Fort Myers.

For more information call (239) 938-1000, or visit online at



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