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November 1, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Dr. Steven DeFinis joins DeFinis Chiropractic Center

Dr. Steven DeFinis, who grew up in Cape Coral, has joined in business with his father, Dr. Robert DeFinis, at the DeFinis Chiropractic Center LLC, 410 Del Prado Blvd., N., in Cape Coral. After 8 years away for college and chiropractic school, the young Dr. DeFinis reports he looks forward to returning to his home town and serving his community.

In the announcement, Dr. Steve DeFinis notes he hopes to combine his "youthful exuberance" with his father's 30-plus years of experience in the business.

The DeFinis Chiropractic Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to noon and 3-6 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon; and Sunday from 2-4 p.m.

For additional information, call 239-574-4564 or 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; call 239-542-4189. The Kevin Schuman Allstate Agency is located at 2801 Del Prado Blvd., South, in Cape Coral; call 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.

The old PC computers and monitors have been well-maintained and will be distributed to employees and local charitable organizations.

Ted A. Todd formed The Ted Todd Insurance Agency 27 years ago. Now with a total of 53 insurance professionals located in Lee, Brevard, Manatee and Palm Beach counties, it is one of the largest Allstate agencies in the country. The agency provides home, auto, retirement, and life insurance products to more than 30,000 customers in Bonita Springs, Boca Raton, Cape Coral, Delray Beach, Estero, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Sarasota, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Melbourne, Viera and Palm Bay.

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

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz supports local youth sports

The employees of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz P.A. recently participated in the Cape Coral Soccer Association's luncheon delivery to help support the boys' and girls' Cyclones soccer program. This is the third time this year that the firm has purchased meals to support the teams.

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

Downtown Bagel and Deli adds Norman Love Confections

Downtown Bagel and Deli, located in the historic Fort Myers River District at 1414 Dean St., now carries the gourmet artisan chocolate creations of renowned Southwest Florida-based chocolatier Norman Love Confections. The deli added Artisan Gelato by Norman Love recently and is now expanding its partnership with the addition of products such as gift boxes, gift baskets, artisan desserts and baked goods, as well as Norman Love Confections individual chocolate confections.

Downtown Bagel and Deli offers paninis, wraps, hot dogs, hot links, pastries, a fresh salad bar and desserts by Norman Love Confections and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love. Deli hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday 7 a.m. to midnight and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Call 239-332-1414 or visit for more information.

Spiro & Associates, Christopher Spiro, win Pinnacle Awards

The Building Industry Association serving three counties in Southwest Florida honored Spiro & Associates Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations and its founder, Christopher T. Spiro, with 14 Pinnacle Awards at its annual Building Industry Awards banquet Oct. 12 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. Among the honors, Spiro was named Associate Marketing Representative of the Year and the company as Marketing Firm of the Year.

Pinnacle Awards pay tribute to BIA members who have obtained an outstanding level of success and professionalism in residential design, new home sales and marketing during 2012 and 2013.

The ad agency received three Merit Awards for a "Magazine Ad" for Lutgert Companies' Grey Oaks neighborhood titled "Drive to Estuary;" the "Overall Marketing Campaign" award for Neal Communities' Grand Palm community in Venice; and a Merit Award for best overall marketing campaign called "Appeal to Your Heart" for Norris Home Furnishings of Fort Myers.

The company earned nine other Pinnacle Awards including two for "Best Logo," one for Neal Communities' Canopy community in Naples and one for Windward Construction of Cape Coral; "Best Newspaper Ad" and "Best On Site Signage" for Neal's Grand Palm community; and "Best Brochure" for the 10th anniversary of Koogler Homes of Cape Coral. For Lyons Housing's Valencia model in Estero, Spiro won "Best Print Direct Mail Piece" and "Best Grand Opening" Pinnacles. "Best Print Publication" for Royal Shell Real Estate's "HomeVue" resource guide, and "Best Website" for Royal Corinthian Homes of Fort Myers rounded out the evening.

Fredericks, Encarnacion join Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A. has announced the addition of Ryan Fredericks and Cristina Encarnacion as members of the firm's tax team.

Fredericks is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a master's degree in accounting and taxation. Encarnacion is also a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in accounting. Both professionals will be working with the tax and consulting teams within the firm.

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company P.A. is a certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in Fort Myers and Naples. They offer a wide range of services including business consulting, technology consulting, technology management and support, tax preparation and planning, audits and reviews, litigation, mediation, forensic accounting and elder services.


O'Brien elected to AFLP

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt P.A. has to announced that attorney Christina O'Brien has been elected to the Association of Family Law Professionals Board of Directors. The AFLP's mission is to promote cooperation in matters of family law, including dissolution of marriage, in order to achieve cost-effective resolutions and to maintain emotional stability and necessary family relationships.

O'Brien concentrates her family law practice in matters of dissolution of marriage (divorce), custody, paternity, child support, domestic violence injunctions, post-judgment modifications and dependency issues.

She can be reached at 239-344-1279 or via email at

A full-service firm, Henderson Franklin has over 55 attorneys practicing in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, commercial and civil litigation, immigration law, workers' compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law.

One of the state's oldest firms, Henderson Franklin was founded in Fort Myers in 1924 and operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Sanibel Island and Naples. For more information on O'Brien or Henderson Franklin, please visit

Great Clips offering free haircuts for veterans

On Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, customers who come in for a haircut at any U.S. Great Clips salon will receive a free haircut card to give to an active/inactive/retired military member of any branch, including the National Guard. Military members can also come in on Veterans Day for a free haircut or to pick up a free haircut card to use, with proof of service, any day before Dec. 31, 2013.

Customers who come into any Great Clips salon on Nov. 11, with the purchase of a service, will receive a free haircut card to give to a veteran.

Limit one card per customer.

The free haircut cards are redeemable by veterans at any Great Clips from Nov. 11 to Dec. 31, 2013, with proof of service. The promotion applies to veterans only.

Veterans who visit Great Clips on Nov. 11 receive either a free haircut that day or a free haircut card to redeem by Dec. 31. After Nov. 11, veterans must have a free haircut card to get the free haircut.



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