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January 17, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

L&M Treasures opens in South Cape

L&M Treasures, featuring antique, vintage pieces and unique items, has opened at 824 S.E. 47th St., Suite 2, six doors down from Annie's Restaurant, in downtown Cape Coral.

Other items available include Fenton, Fostoria, carnival, Depression and Viking glass pieces; costume jewelry; one-of-a-kid collectible pottery; artworks ranging from African art to old castles; teapots; music boxes; pitchers; collector plates; nautical items; and figurines.

According to owners Mike and Linda Davis, "there's always something new coming in" at the shop.

Hours are 9 4 p.m., Thursday through Monday. For more information, call 239-699-8560.

Berardi joins Torchlight Productions Design and Development

Matt Hurley, CEO of Torchlight Productions Design and Development, announced this week that Chris Berardi, former Cape Coral City Council member, has joined the staff as Community Outreach Director.

In addition to serving as council member, Berardi has served on the SWFL Regional Planning Committee, board of directors for the Cape Coral Association of Realtors, News-Press editorial board, Cape Coral Civic Association, Lee County Human Services and Affordable Housing committees.

Berardi will now be in charge of organizing and planning Torchlight's participation in events within the local community.

Bolduc assistant agency manager at BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company

Shelley Bolduc, APA, has been appointed assistant agency manager for commercial lines at BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company.

According to John Pollock, CIC, senior vice president and Florida regional insurance president with BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company, Bolduc will be based in the company's Fort Myers office.

With more than six years of industry experience, Bolduc will manage the daily supervision of commercial lines support staff, including training, performance, planning, directing, compliance, work flow, policy and procedures as well as improve perfect client experience.

BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company provides comprehensive insurance and risk-management services to families and businesses throughout Florida. The agency offers protection from the nation's leading insurance companies. BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company has offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Holmes Beach, Miami, Naples, Ocala and Weston, Fla.

BB&T Insurance Services, the sixth largest insurance broker in the U.S. and the eighth largest internationally, is a wholly owned subsidiary of BB&T. Founded in 1922, it operates more than 100 insurance agencies in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and California. Visit to learn more.

Fafco Solar completes solar panel installation at FMI?Hansa company

Fafco Solar has announced the recent completion of a solar panel installation for FMI Hansa Medical Products in Naples, Fla. The project consists of a 38.25kW Solar Photovoltaic System, with 153 solar modules from Canadian Solar rated at 250W each.

Fafco installed a similar solar energy system, with non-penetrating clamps attaching solar rails to the standing seam metal roof, at the Naples Botanical Garden just down the road from this site.

For more information about the FMI Hansa project, for information about solar energy incentives, or for more details about Fafco's services and products, visit or call (239) 574-1500.

O'Toole named chief investment

officer for Busey Wealth Management and?Trevett Capital Partners

Brian O'Toole has been named executive managing director & chief investment officer of Busey Wealth Management and Trevett Capital Partners, a wealth management division of Busey Bank. O'Toole will lead the company's Investment Team, responsible for more than $4.7 billion for clients-individuals, families and institutions.

Through the investment team, Busey & Trevett clients have access to a premier investment platform utilizing both traditional and innovative strategies. O'Toole, who brings more than 25 years of experience to the team, will play an integral role in helping grow, protect and preserve client's wealth through relationships built on trust and integrity.

First Busey Corporation is a $3.5 billion financial holding company headquartered in Champaign, Ill. Busey Bank, First Busey Corporation's wholly-owned bank subsidiary, is also headquartered in Champaign, Ill. and has 28 banking centers serving Illinois, a banking center in Indianapolis, Indiana and seven banking centers serving Southwest Florida.

For additional information, visit

Mohawk Industries names Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings as its National Retailer of the Year

Global flooring company Mohawk Industries has selected Fort Myers-based Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings as its National Retailer of the Year, announced company owner and president Mark Wiles. Wayne Wiles was named one of 10 Regional Retailers of the Year as the Southeastern United States winner and then went on to be honored as No. 1 in the nation among all 1,122 retailers that carry Mohawk's exclusive ColorCenter label. Mark Wiles accepted the honor in front of industry leaders and peers during the Mohawk Solutions aligned retailer gala in Dallas in mid December.

Mohawk's National Retailer of the Year award is determined by a number of criteria, including excellence in promoting the store concept, an ongoing commitment to training, store standards, brand building, merchandising and community involvement.

Wayne Wiles formed Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings Inc. in 1985 and today serves in an advisory role, drawing on 50 years of experience in the floor-covering industry. Owner and president Mark Wiles started in the business in Fort Myers 30 years ago while in high school working for his grandfather and later for his father, Wayne.

Wayne Wiles Floor Coverings' flagship store is located at 16240 S. Tamiami Trail, Fort Myers. The location includes a 14,000-square-foot showroom and design gallery that includes Lee County's only STAINMASTER flooring center.

Call 239-482-7600, or visit

Nominations still being accepted for Business Ethics Award

There's still time for businesses to complete their application forms for the ninth annual Business Ethics Award of the Uncommon Friends Foundation. The deadline is Feb. 1. The award will be presented in recognition of the critical importance of ethical leadership in today's businesses and organizations during the Uncommon Evening event Thursday, March 26, at Harborside Event Center, Fort Myers. The award will be presented to a Southwest Florida business that exemplifies the highest standards of ethical behavior.

Business, political, community and religious leaders from the five-county Southwest Florida area may nominate companies and organizations that consistently demonstrate a system-wide commitment to business ethics. Companies and organizations may also self nominate; nominations will be followed by those who wish to complete the application process by the Feb. 1 deadline. The applications will be reviewed by an independent panel of ethics experts from across the country. This panel will also decide the winner.

Applications and nomination forms for the award are available at Click on the Business Ethics tab and scroll down to click on the application download.

The Uncommon Friends Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)3 organization established in 1993, is dedicated to lifelong character building among today's youth and business leaders. Its mission is to promote character education in schools, business ethics in the workplace and historic preservation of the Burroughs Home and James Newton Archives.

For more information, call 239-337-9505 or visit www.uncommonfriends,org.



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