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February 17, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Chicago Beef & Dogs opens in Cape

Chicago Beef & Dogs LLC has opened at 3812 Skyline Blvd., in Cape Coral.

The restaurant offers authentic "Chicago-style" Vienna beef, Italian beef sandwiches and hot dogs, and hot giardiniera and more. The restaurant's "welcoming atmosphere" will take you back to the "good ol' days in Chicago," according to owners Rick and Bonnie Haas. "Our poppy seed buns and Maxwell Polish are classics."

The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For additional information, call 239-347-8111.

'Pine Island Arts & Crafts Fair' at Island Conclave Art Gallery Feb. 25

Art collectors and gallery-goers won't want to miss visiting Island Conclave Fine Art Gallery and attending the "Pine Island Arts & Crafts Fair," from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25.

Island Conclave, in Matlacha, promotes a "buy local" attitude, encouraging visitors to buy from local artists and artisans. At the "Pine Island Arts & Crafts Fair," the reach will be expanded into crafters as well as art demonstrations, and food. A sampling of Mel Meo's art as well as her Mullet Dogs, an authentic Pine Island favorite, can be expected with proceeds on the dogs going to the Pine Island Kiwanis scholarship program.

Sculptures made out of ancient shark's teeth, wood carvings made of teak, Florida-inspired metal work, colorful glass fusion, hand-crafted jewelry and paintings in every shape, medium and discipline, can be found in the spaces of the cozy gallery and during the arts and crafts fair, with outside spaces as well.

Island Conclave Gallery hosts at least one event per month, including monthly arts and crafts fairs during season, monthly artist exhibitions and other special events. Free cocktails and hors d'oeuvres are always served.

Island Conclave Fine Art Gallery is one mile west past Matlacha at 5101 Pine Island Road. Call 239 282 8488 for more details or email

BGI announces services division

Bougainvillea Growers International of Pine Island recently introduced a new services division.

BGI Services features a team of licensed and certified technicians that will manage the health and beauty of clients' landscape using individualized care and treatment plans, according to company fliers.

BGI began in 1994 as a company growing and promoting the use of bougainvillea for local landscaping on 5 acres of land. As of 2012, the company expanded with wholesale nurseries totaling nearly 70 acres, according to the company website.

In 2008 the company began offering a fertilizer specifically formulated for bougainvillea, and then branched out with other specific fertilizers for Florida plants.

BGI is at 7401 Stringfellow Road in St. James City. For additional information about the company or its services, call 239-410-8442 or visit

'Managing stress' topic of Women in Business meeting March 1

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce February Women in Business meeting, hosted by Gulf Coast Humane Society, will take place Wednesday, March 1, from 4-6 p.m., at 2010 Arcadia St., Fort Myers. Attendees will learn best practices for managing stress in the workplace from a panel featuring Alicia Allen of Spectrum Solutions, Jennifer Galloway of Gulf Coast Humane Society and Stefanie Swift of Stefanie Swift Therapy.

Admission is $10 for Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce members and $20 non-members. To register, call (239) 332-3624 or visit

Part of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, the Women in Business committee is dedicated to helping women achieve their fullest professional and personal potential. A variety of networking and educational programs are offered throughout the year, typically the first Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Located at 2310 Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Inc. has been serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is a business organization of professionals who support and promote a progressive, sustainable community.

Greenfield Advertising Group celebrating 30th year

Greenfield Advertising Group, a full service advertising, media and marketing firm based in Fort Myers, is celebrating its 30th year in business this year.

The company, which relocated to Southwest Florida from Tampa in 1994, was originally founded in 1988 by Jerold Greenfield. The firm currently manages media accounts nationwide, including Florida and the Midwest. During the past 30 years, the firm has worked with local, regional, national and international clients in a variety of industries, including E3 Spark Plugs, Discount Auto Parts, Crispers Restaurants, Melting Pot Restaurants, Tabacalera Hondurea, Cigarerria Morazn in El Salvador, Park Royal Hospital, Applebee's, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, and Kia automotive brands, plus multi-outlet furniture retail, high-tech, medical, real estate, legal and medical practices, and multiple clinical research companies.

Today, Debi Greenfield serves as president of the company and applies her more than 25 years of extensive electronic media experience to coordinating new business development and media management. Combining her experience with the latest sophisticated tools, Greenfield Advertising Group provides its clients with more comprehensive information and greater value for each dollar spent.

Greenfield Advertising Group is at 12551 New Brittany Blvd., Building 26, in Fort Myers. Call 239-437-0000 for more information.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank opens sixth branch

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank recently celebrated the opening of its newest branch, located in downtown Fort Myers with a reception at The Bacchus Room at Prime de Leon.

The bank's sixth branch is located in the Edison Theatre building at 1533 Hendry St. Customers can transact banking business and take advantage of hands-on, individual service Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and until 5 p.m. on Fridays.

Sanibel Captiva Community Bank's professionals provide customized individual and business banking services and specialize in residential loans. The bank provides free personal and business checking, top-yielding money market accounts, safe deposit boxes, electronic statements and a mobile banking app.

For more, visit

MNMW welcomes Wright

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A., has welcomed Brenda Wright as an executive assistant to the tax and business consulting area for Karen Mosteller.

Previously Wright worked in management for over 25 years, with 17 of those focused in the medical field. Prior to joining MNMW, she was the executive assistant to the CEO and COO at Eye Centers of Florida.

Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Co., P.A. is a certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in both Fort Myers and Naples. The firm offers a wide range of services including business consulting, human resources consulting, technology consulting and support, tax planning and preparation, litigation support, mediation, forensic accounting and elder services. For more, call (239) 433-5554 or visit

Jennifer's March 'Fashion Forward Friday' to benefit Lifeline Family Center

Jennifer's women's boutique is celebrating 34 years in business by giving back to local charities at "Fashion Forward Friday" events through April. Lifeline Family Center will receive 5 percent of all sales from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Friday, March 3. Shoppers will enjoy champagne and cupcakes and will receive 15 percent off all dresses.

Lifeline Family Center founded in 1996 to save the unborn and provide young women in unplanned pregnancies with an educational program in a safe, secure Christian home. Lifeline not only wants to save the unborn but wants to prevent mom and child from living in poverty and neglect by offering a home, scholarship opportunities and childcare while young women pursue an education.

From 1-3 p.m., shoppers can meet representatives from Board & Brush, which offers instructor-led wood sign classes in a relaxed environment. At Board & Brush, customers can bring their creativity and a willingness to learn and build a wooden sign piece from scratch.

Jennifer Williams opened her Fort Myers boutique in November 1983 at 13451 McGregor Blvd. at Cypress Lake Drive in Cypress Square, the same location where it stands today.

Jennifer's is open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday. Call (239) 481-8582 or visit Jennifer's online at or at

Office Pride opens office in Fort Myers

Office Pride has opened a new office serving Southwest Florida Office Pride of Fort Myers. Owned and operated locally as a franchise, the new Office Pride location serves Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Glades and Hendry counties.

The cleaning services that Office Pride offers focuses on routine janitorial work, which includes carpet cleaning, window washing, restroom sanitization and more. These services are often conducted in commercial and community spaces ranging from corporate offices to professional medical offices to schools to churches.

For more information about Office Pride of Fort Myers and to obtain a quote for services, visit, call (239) 790-4680 or e-mail

Office Pride is one of the nation's most admired faith-based, full-service commercial cleaning company that places its franchisees' quality of life as its top priority in order to achieve companywide success. Office Pride provides janitorial services from floor to ceiling for commercial and community areas.

Verwest named top dentist

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD has been selected by the Consumer Research Council of America for inclusion in the 2017 Guide to America's Top Dentists. Selection is based on a points system which includes, experience, training, board certification, and professional associations.

Verwest is known for his commitment to the community through dental education presentations and gave away over 50,000 toothbrushes in the last three years.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, has provided pediatric dental care to children for the last 26 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For information, visit or call 239-482-2722.



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