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December 13, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

'Harvest for the Holidays'

benefits Harry Chapin Food Bank

The recent "Harvest for the Holidays" food drive hosted by Douglas M. Stevens, MD, collected more than 100 non-perishable food items for Harry Chapin Food Bank.

A practice in Southwest Florida for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Douglas M. Stevens, MD, collected items via donations from patients, colleagues and staff. It's the first year the practice has held a food drive.

The donated food was delivered to the food bank before Thanksgiving and was distributed to needy individuals and families throughout Southwest Florida.

The need for food is not just during the holidays, unfortunately. For more information on the Harry Chapin Food Bank, visit, or call (239) 334-7007.

Stevens is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. The practice is located at 15721 New Hampshire Court in Fort Myers, off of Summerlin Road. For more information, contact Douglas M. Stevens M.D. at (239) 481-9292 or visit

Simmons promoted to partner

at Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons

Fort Myers resident and Florida Gulf Coast University graduate Matt Simmons has been promoted to partner at Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons, LLC. Prior to the promotion, the firm was known as Maxwell & Hendry Valuation Services, Inc.

Simmons is a Florida state-certified residential real estate appraiser and broker. He is one of only nine members of the Florida Real Estate Appraisal Board appointed by Gov. Rick Scott and will serve until 2015. He is one of four appraisal licensees on the board and serves as its 2013 vice chairman.

Maxwell, Hendry & Simmons LLC, one of the oldest and largest appraisal firms in Southwest Florida, has licensed professionals with nearly 200 years of combined appraisal experience. As a full service firm, it provides residential and commercial valuation services to a broad spectrum of private, commercial and governmental clients. The company is at 12600 World Plaza Lane, Suite 1, Fort Myers, and can be contacted at (239) 337-0555. Online at

Sanchez joins Burandt,

Adamski & Feichthaler firm

Burandt, Adamski & Feichthaler, P.L. has announced the addition of attorney Alvaro C. Sanchez to the firm. Sanchez attended law school at Ave Maria School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctorate in May 2013. Shortly after passing the Florida Bar in September 2013, he joined the firm as an attorney. Sanchez specializes in civil litigation and real estate and probate litigation.

Sanchez also has a background in sales and business development. He first became interested in the law profession while working as a project assistant for El Laurel Corporation. In this position, he assisted the CEO in preparing oceanfront vacant land for development, which included legal work, operating budget, sale negotiations, and office management. Since 2009, Sanchez also worked as a sales associate and business developer for NatureCity, LLC, a natural supplement company based in Boca Raton, where he was responsible for sales, account management and managing a sales team of 12 associates.

Burandt, Adamski & Feichthaler P.L., offers a broad range of legal advice and services, including family and marriage law, foreclosure defense, probate, trusts, wills and estates, real estate, business, litigation and mediation. The office is at 1714 Cape Coral Parkway, East, in Cape Coral. For information, call (239) 542-4733 or visit online at

Osterhout & McKinney

announces holiday towel drive

The law firm of Osterhout & McKinney, P.A. is hosting a holiday towel drive for local organizations serving senior citizens and the disabled.

According to Lance McKinney, managing partner for Osterhout & McKinney, P.A., the firm will collect towels for residents of Lee County nursing homes and assisted-living facilities. All unwrapped donations of white or beige bath towels and washcloths or checks should be dropped off at Osterhout & McKinney's office, located at 3783 Seago Lane in Fort Myers, no later than Wednesday, Dec. 18.

For two decades, the attorneys of Osterhout & McKinney, P.A. have been committed to providing legal services to the elderly of Southwest Florida, assisting them in protecting their assets, preserving their independence and maintaining their security as they confront the concerns of aging and illness. The firm's elder law focus includes estate planning, probate, guardianship, asset protection planning, living wills, health care surrogates, durable powers of attorney, trusts, life care planning, special needs trusts, Medicaid and Veteran's benefits planning.

For more information, call 239-939-4888 or visit

STS providing computer

repair, sales in Cape Coral area

Select Technology Ser-vices provides computer repairs and other computer services to businesses and residential users in Cape Coral and Fort Myers. Although new to Southwest Florida, the company has been providing computer services for over 25 years. Whether you need a laptop screen replaced or you need us to recover files from a damaged computer, STS is here to help.

Each of the company's team of technicians has many years of experience and is committed to proving each customer with excellent service. Call or stop by today and experience the STS difference for yourself.

STS is at 4637 Vincennes Blvd., Ste 5., Cape Coral. Call 239-214-8222 or visit

Aguirre promoted to consumer

market manager by Bank of America

Mary Aguirre has been promoted to Consumer Market Manager by Bank of America in Cape Coral. In this role, she will lead 16 banking centers with a team of 150 leaders, associates and specialists, serving more than 55,000 customer households in Cape Coral and Charlotte County.

She joined Bank of America in 2005 as a banking center manager for the South Coral Springs Banking Center. She was promoted to vice president in 2010.

Most recently she was Peppertree banking center leader in the North Broward market.

While in Broward County, Mary worked with a number of non-profits, including Financial Literacy Programs, volunteering with the local schools, feeding the homeless and families in need of assistance.

Action Automatic Door & Gate

offering Titan Screen products

Action Automatic Door & Gate, offering garage doors and automatic gate systems in Southwest Florida for nearly 40 years, is a new distributor of Titan Screen manufactured by Sunmaster of Naples Inc., announced George Ebel, Action Automatic's founder and CEO.

Titan is a protective screen for residential and commercial windows, doors and garage doors that features an automated retractable system. Titan Screen provides shelter against insects, energy-efficient sun shading, and climate-control and rain/wind reduction. The screens require minimal space and can be used for both privacy and ventilation of the garage.

Action Automatic Door & Gate got its start as Toledo Automatic Door Company in 1974 when CEO George Ebel placed a $100 advertisement in a local newspaper while in college in Toledo, Ohio. The business is no longer associated with the Toledo operation. Ebel opened his first Southwest Florida location in Naples at 275 Airport Road North in 1981, and a second one at 11360 Metro Parkway in Fort Myers in 1984.

For more information, call (239) 768-3667. Online at

Markham Norton Mosteller

Wright & Company title sponsor of Distinguished Entrepreneur Award

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. has been named the title sponsor for the 2014 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award, presented by the Small Business Development Center at Florida Gulf Coast University.

The award ceremony takes place Wednesday, May 21, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs.

The Distinguished Entrepreneur Award recognizes a small to mid-sized Southwest Florida business for its overall success and provides an opportunity for the local business community to celebrate the company's achievements.

For sponsorship information, contact Dan Regelski at 239-745-3705 or Debra Newman at

239-560-3648. Individual tickets are $125 and can be purchased by calling 239-745-3700 or visiting

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

For more information, visit



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