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May 30, 2014
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Massage therapist joins

Dr. Mel Youngs Office &?Wellness Spa

Meghann Quinlan, a longtime resident of Cape Coral, recently moved back to Cape Coral and has joined the healthcare team at Dr. Mel Youngs Office & Wellness Spa as a licensed massage therapist. Quinlan graduated from High Tech North Massage School in 2010. Before graduating massage school, she worked as a chiropractic assistant in Dr. Youngs wellness spa for 3 years.

She is certified in prenatal pregnancy massage and enjoys helping expectant mothers with back and neck pain. She will be helping patients with headaches, muscle tension, back and neck pain, and more. She is among 12 skilled licensed massaged therapists that are on staff at the chiropractic office and wellness spa.

Dr. Young's office is located in downtown Cape Coral and is open 6 days a week. For more information please call 239-542-1422 or visit our website at

Local entrepreneurs launch

iSchoolSource Technology Group

Three local entrepreneurs have teamed up to launch iSchoolSource Technology Group, a new company aimed at assisting schools to better leverage their technology. Michael Knox, Christopher T. Spiro and a private investor, who have worked together on other local, private initiatives, are the principals of the new firm.

The group's first project is to create and bring to market a web platform and application that will allow school officials to instantly communicate with parents, staff, alumni and other interested parties via mobile and computer platforms.

The new iSchoolSource app is in production and expected to be fully operational by August. iSchoolSource will allow administrators, coaches and other staff to reach out to parents and others during times when essential information needs to be disseminated. For example, a principal can send one quick alert to parents who have the app should there be a school lockdown. Or maybe severe weather has delayed a sports team's practice and students will be getting home later than expected.

Here's how it works: Parents, teachers, coaches, alumni and others related to the school download and setup the app. Users indicate how they would like to be notified - by email, Twitter or Facebook, for example - as well as the categories of information they want to be contacted about. When information needs to go out quickly, a designated school official simply sends the details over a structured, secure network and users are alerted on whatever platform they chose during setup.

Solner named operations assistant

at The Smart Companies in Fort Myers

Myriam Solner has joined The Smart Companies in Fort Myers as an operations assistant, announced Diane Rist, company vice president of operations.

A native of France, Solner has years of administrative and field experience in the construction industry, including working with and facilitating the construction and opening of the Disneyland Resort in Paris. She moved to the United States in 2004, raised her family, and continued to work in the construction industry before joining The Smart Companies.

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, all located at 11040 Plantation Road in Fort Myers.

For more information call (239) 938-1000. Online at

Above Board Chamber

to meet June 12

The Above Board Chamber of Commerce of Florida will present "What is the Value of Your Business," Thursday, June 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at The Landings, 4540 S. Landings Drive, Fort Myers. Leslea Ellis, LLC, a CPA firm serving accounting and tax clients in the greater Southwest Florida area, is the sponsor.

Business owners need to know the value of their business and how to build value in their businesses for three reasons: 1. Divestiture (sell) of your most valuable asset ... your business; 2. Re-capitalization (cash infusion) for growth of your exiting entity; and 3. Credit Facility (private or institution) for growth or refresh a credit line.

Panelists for the discussion will include Dan Regelski, director of the Small Business Development Center; Susan Moyer, president at Cadeau & Company Inc.; and Bonnie H. Bolton, area manager for JP Morgan Chase Bank. The emcee will be Steve McQuilkin, business and education editor at The News-Press.

For more information or to register, call 239-910-7426 or visit



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