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February 28, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Fetch Dog Boutique opens in Cape

Fetch Dog Boutique, a small, family-owned dog boutique, has opened in Cape Coral at 5781 Cape Harbour Drive, #106.

The pet supply store features handmade, all natural dog treats, handmade collars and leashes and much more. Dogs are always welcome to stop by with their owners.

The shop, which is owned by Jennifer Smolarz, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 8 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For additional information, call 239-848-9201 or visit

Southwest Heating & Cooling

continues to grow, relocates

Southwest Heating & Cooling has announced that due to customer loyalty and support from the community, the company has increased its customer base and number of employees.

To ensure continued valued services to its customers, the Southwest Heating & Cooling announced that as of February 1, 2014, it has relocated to a larger facility within the Mid Cape Park. The new office and warehouse is located at 1013 S.E. 12th Court in Cape Coral.

For additional information, contact Jason Dunn at (239) 205-1001.

Guiffre hired as office manager for Carpet Concepts

Carpet Concepts ?has announced the recent hiring of a new office manager, Melissa Guiffre. She will be working in the flooring company's showroom, located on Country Club Boulevard in Cape Coral. Her responsibilities include accounting, customer relations, receivables, payables, payroll, taxes and various other day-to-day office tasks.

Guiffre brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Carpet Concepts through her work in various businesses, ranging from the mailing industry to the restoration industry for over 20 years. She is also undergoing extensive training specific to Carpet Concepts services and products, so that she will be able to provide education to customers about all of the various flooring options.

Carpet Concepts is a Cape Coral flooring and carpet company serving businesses and residents of Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Bonita Springs and Naples since 1994. A large selection of carpet, ceramic tile, stone, hardwood and laminate flooring can be viewed at the showroom.

Visit or call (239) 574-5099 for more information.

Gastroenterology Associates breaks ground in Cape Coral

Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida, PA, broke ground on the construction of its new state of the art office building in Cape Coral, at 1303 S.E. 8th Terrace, Jan. 17.

This 7,000-plus-square-foot building will house the specialty physicians and staff of Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida, P.A.

The practice has been providing care to the patients of Cape Coral since 1990, and with the addition of another board certified physician, needs to expand.

The offices will be occupied by Nick Sharma, M.D., Brian Feiock, M.D., Brian Longendyke, D.O.; Michael Weiss, M.D.; Michael Bays, D.O.; Srinivas Raju, M.D.; Ramesh Koka, M.D.; Tal Hazan, M.D.; Julian Perez, M.D.; Praveen Sampath, M.D.; Chris Wilkinson, PA-C; Margaret Kelly, ARNP; Jaine Milligan, ARNP; Michele Robbins, PA-C; Dan Murphy, PA-C; Greg Flinders, PA-C; James R. Torrico, PA-C; and Karen Mikol, PA-C.

Barham appointed Jason's Deli's human resources manager

Jordan Barham has been appointed the human resources manager at Jason's Deli of Southwest Florida.

According to Diana Willis, owner-operator of Jason's Deli of Southwest Florida, Barham will be based in the company's Fort Myers corporate office.

With more than 4 years of food and beverage industry experience, Barham will be responsible for employee and customer relations, recruiting and benefits.

Jason's Deli of Southwest Florida are located in Fort Myers: 13550 Reflections 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 Road (SR 776 at U.S. 41); and Sarasota: 5231 University Parkway.

The Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral and Sarasota restaurants are open Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Port Charlotte is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

For additional information, visit or call 239-985-7215.

White to sign new novel 'Bone Deep' at Doc Ford's on Sanibel

Randy Wayne White's new novel "Bone Deep" will be released March 4, 2014. His national book tour will kick off pre-release Sunday, March 2, and Monday, March 3, at Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille on Sanibel.

In his 21st installment of the Doc Ford series, the New York Times bestselling author takes readers on a dangerous adventure with an archaeological twist.

Signing events will take place from Sunday and Monday, from noon-2 and 4-6 p.m. Each will begin with a 15-minute question-and-answer session.

Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille Sanibel is at 975 Rabbit Road on Sanibel.

Call 239-472-8311 or visit

Copies of "Bone Deep" are available for purchase at all three Doc Ford's locations Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel and the newest location on Captiva Island.

Fayer receives Five Star Professional award

Attorney Kelly L. Fayer has been selected as a Five Star Professional in the category of Estate Planning Attorneys. Her award will be officially announced in the March issue of Gulfshore Life magazine.

Five Star Professional is the largest and most widely published award program in the financial services industry, recognizing service excellence in more than 40 markets across the United States.

Fayer's practice areas include Medicaid services, special needs planning, trusts, wills, powers of attorney, living wills, probate, trust administration and guardianship.

The law office of Kelly L. Fayer, P.A. is located at 12601 World Plaza Lane, Suite 2, Building 52, in Fort Myers. For more information, call 239-415-3434, visit or email

Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber to host '2014 Spring Job Fair'

The Southwest Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invites the community to its 2014 Spring Job Fair Thursday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Hodges University Fort Myers Campus, located at 4501 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers.

Participating companies include State Farm, Hodges University, Lowe's, Prudential, Enterprise Holdings Inc, Collier County Public Schools, Take Shape for Life, Lee Memorial Health System, The Pendas Law Firm, Fifth Third Bank, Sunstate Academy, Specific Care Chiroprac-tic, JLODGE, South Seas Island Resort, Democratic Party of Lee County, Latino 97.7, FOX 4, Telemundo, Fort Myers Broadcasting, Juan 1200/1460AM, MundoFox,, Imagen Semanal, Univision SWFL, Nuevos Ecos, Azteca America SWFL, Autos Trocas y Mas, Exitos Magazine and more.

This event is free to the public.

For information or to rent a booth, please call the chamber at 239-418-1441, or send an e-mail to

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel win several awards

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau received several Adrian Awards, including the coveted platinum award this week. The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International honored the VCB's accomplishments at an awards gala at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The annual competition hosted by HSMAI professionals from all segments of travel, hospitality and tourism drew nearly 1,200 entries from around the world.

The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel earned the platinum honor for generating coverage of the USS Mohawk. Last year, the sinking of the USS Mohawk CGC battleship created national awareness of the destination and its dive offerings. The VCB worked with Reefmakers LLC and photographer Andreas Franke to create an underwater attraction with Franke's artwork. The other award winners included trendsetting e-newsletters, an innovative Google Glass social media campaign and advertising efforts to help travelers "find their island."



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