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July 7, 2017
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Dixie Roadhouse to hold Bingo & Boots benefit July 22

The Dixie Roadhouse in Cape Coral will be holding a Bingo & Boots benefit for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida Saturday, July 22, from 4-7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and include eight games of bingo and a dinner buffet. Sponsorships are also available.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

The Dixie Roadhouse is at 1023 S.E. 47th Terrace in South Cape.

Rhythm in Motion Dance Academy grand opening Saturday

Co-owners Greg Kurt and Michaela and Steve Poole will hold a grand opening of their new Rhythm in Motion Dance Academy at 912 S. Del Prado Blvd., Cape Coral, Saturday, July 8, from 5-8 p.m.

The cost is $10 for Rhythm In Motion students and $20 for guests

Refreshments will be provided. The evening will also feature professional and student performances.

Contact 239-542-350 for additional information.

Republican Museum of Ft. Myers opens on Summerlin Lakes Drive

Doris Cortese, president of the Lee Republican Women Federated, has announced the opening of The Republican Museum of Ft. Myers at 7910 Summerlin Lakes Drive, off of Cypress Lake Drive.

The organization has been working for the last five months on developing the exhibits, which are geared to children of all ages. The purpose is to educate visitors on the history of the Grand Old Party.

Special attention had been given to the common unsung heroes of the Civil War era including freed slaves, women and children.

Free tours take an hour and are by reservations only. Donations are appreciated. Call Pat Baldwin, museum director, at 239-936-8779 for more information.

Minaya Learning Global Solutions celebrates a decade of service

Southwest Florida-based Minaya Learning Global Solutions will hold an open house to celebrate 10 years in service to organizations worldwide from 4:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, July 18, at 4645 S.E. 11th Place in Cape Coral. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate a newly expanded office space that will facilitate the company's continued growth in response to demand for its corporate education and development services.

Founded by Chief Executive Officer Dr. Guido A. Minaya and Chief Operating Officer Susan Minaya, Minaya Learning Global Solutions provides training, job skills and leadership development training to large regional and Fortune 500 companies and higher education institutions. The business maintains a talent network of more than 250 educational professional services contractors across the globe.

The Minaya Learning Global Solutions team offers expertise in industries including telecommunications, technology, energy, sales, leadership consulting, medical device manufacturing, financial services, utilities, insurance and the non-profit sector. The company has recently developed a non-profit leadership curriculum that has helped the boards of organizations such as the Bonita Springs Florida Area Chamber of Commerce, Junior League of Fort Myers and Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce increase their effectiveness.

Minaya Learning Global Solutions provides professional services and resources for every phase of the learning and development initiatives of companies around the world. Its proven experience and innovative business model makes it the right choice for many of the leading Fortune 500 companies, and a strategic subcontractor to the industry's leading providers. Services include: strategic consulting, learning strategy development, project management, instructional design, content development, instructor delivery services and learning services for the higher education and K-12 sectors. Learn more at

Castner to present 'Rev Up Your It Factor' over 13 weeks

Business breakthrough coach Erica Castner is gearing up to introduce a new 13-week course titled, Rev Up Your "It Factor," aimed at helping sales professionals and business owners attract quality clients, expand their presence, master the art of productivity, and boost confidence.

The course will be held at Endeavor Innovative Workspace, 8831 Business Park Drive, #301, in Fort Myers.

The first session is Thursday, July 20, and all sessions are held bi-weekly on Thursdays from 3-4:30 p.m.

A hybrid of professional mastermind and workshop training modules, the course includes seven in-person, bi-weekly workshop models led by Castner and six bi-weekly focus groups with other local business professionals. The goal of the course is to help each attendee master the art of creating top of mind awareness and learn strategies that get them from "I wish I could.." to "I know I can."

Participants also receive a 30-minute, one-on-one program assessment with Castner, training materials and additional support from Castner. Valued at $1,499, the course is being offered for $497 or three monthly payments of $197.

Focused on the art of productivity and partnerships, Castner is a business and breakthrough coach with a successful track record of helping thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs turn ideas and goals into results and accomplishments.

Castner offers workshops, as well as one-on-one coaching services, that are designed to help business professionals influence a group of ideal clients and ultimately enhance productivity, presence and partnerships. For more, visit

Public invited to free seminars on maximizing Social Security benefits and financial planning for dementia

Financial advisors Danielle and Graham Lucht of Alliance Financial Group will present four, one-hour presentations on maximizing Social Security benefits and financial planning in the face of dementia in July.

The sessions are free and open to public.

* On July 13, from 2 and 6 p.m., the couple will educate attendees on strategies to help reduce the taxes in their IRA and defer up to 25 percent of their IRA's required minimum distribution and the best techniques to maximize Social Security. This seminar is best for anyone who hasn't started taking their RMD or Social Security benefits and will show the potential pitfalls and costs of taking Social Security too early.

* On July 27, from 2 and 6 p.m., the Luchts will be joined by local attorney Brian Downey for a discussion on financial planning in the shadow of dementia. This presentation is meant for adult children who know they will be caring for their aging parents or who are currently caring for parents.

Downey will give an overview of all the legal aspects adult children need to be aware of when helping manage their parents' assets and legal documents.

All sessions will be held at Alliance Financial Group, 14021 Metropolis Ave., in Fort Myers. Space is limited, and reservations must be made by calling Graham Lucht at 239-244-1512 or emailing

Graham Lucht is a registered representative of Park Avenue Securities LLC. Danielle Lucht is a registered representative and financial advisor of Park Avenue Securities LLC.

Renda new sales consultant at Action Automatic Door & Gate

Action Automatic Door & Gate has hired Jim Renda as a new sales consultant in the Fort Myers and Naples showrooms. His responsibilities include expanding the company's clientele, as well as selling doors, gate systems, screens, storage lofts, vents, garage vacuums and other parts to residents in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.

Raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, Renda graduated from Alan B. Shepard High School before moving to Crown Point, Indiana in 1992. There, he started a cleaning and restoration business, Southlake Carpet, Upholstery, and Air Duct Cleaning, which covered the southwestern part of the state. After 10 years as a business owner, he sold the company and relocated to Southwest Florida, where he has been selling cars since 2004.

Renda and his wife of 25 years live with their twin 9-year-old daughters in Naples,

Action Automatic Door & Gate, with showrooms in Fort Myers and Naples, provides garage door and gate-access system installation and maintenance services for homes and commercial operations from Marco Island to Manatee County. The business started out offering 13 automatic door openers, and expanded in the late 1970s to include selling entire packages of openers and doors, and providing 24-hour service for all brands. Call Action Automatic at 239-768-3667. Online at



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