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September 7, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Heart & Soul Healing Arts and Massage Therapy to celebrate 15th anniversary

Heart & Soul Healing Arts and Massage Therapy invites the public to its 15th Year Anniversary Open House Celebration Saturday, Sept. 29. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Heart & Soul, 13 Nicholas Parkway, Cape Coral.

Guests will receive a goody bag, special discounts on natural retail items and services, a chance to win Heart & Soul gift cards and more. Guests can also meet the staff, take a selfie in the Himalayan Salt Mist Serenity Lounge and learn about the holistic wellness options Heart & Soul offers, including massage, Reiki, reflexology and salt therapy.

Heart & Soul is a family owned and operated, and has been serving the community since 2003. The staff of 12 licensed massage therapists specialize in Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone and prenatal massage. Also offered are aromatherapy massage, couple's massage and onsite chair massage for health fairs and special events.

For additional information about this event. call 239-573-HEALTH (4325) or visit

Pushing the Envelope wins two awards of distinction

Pushing the Envelope Inc., a local marketing communication firm, was recently honored with two Awards of Distinction from the Florida Public Relations Association at the organization's 80th Annual Golden Image Awards.

The Awards of Distinction were given for PTE's Hurricane Irma crisis communication work on behalf of The Dock at Crayton Cove, a Naples restaurant, and its mobile campaign work for Sloan's Motorcycle & ATV. The firm has won nearly 20 Golden Image Awards since its inception twelve years ago.

The Golden Image Awards competition is conducted annually by the Florida Public Relations Associa-tion to recognize outstanding public relations programs throughout Florida and to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionalism in the state. They represent the standard of public relations excellence in the state of Florida. For more information about the local chapter, visit

Pushing the Envelope Inc. is a strategic marketing communication firm. Based in Fort Myers, the firm services clients both regionally and nationally. For more information, call 239-221-2858, visit or email

Alliance Financial Group partners with Blessings in a Backpack to feed hungry children

Alliance Financial Group has just announced they will be sponsoring Blessings in a Backpack to feed hungry children in Southwest Florida. At this event, bags will be filled with kid-friendly, ready-to-eat items providing food for children in need every weekend for an entire year. Alliance Financial Group will be hosting this charity event at their Fort Myers, FL location on no other day than, National Blessings Day, September 27th , 3:00pm 5:00pm. We welcome everyone to assist us with the process, witnessing the direct impact Blessings in a Backpack has on our Southwest Florida children.

Approximately 13 million children across the United States do not have consistent access to food. 1.1 million of those children live in Florida. With drastic numbers must come drastic measures; evolving into the heart-warming program, Blessings in a Backpack. In the 10th years working with Lee and Collier County, there has been a tremendous improvement regarding test scores, general health and attendance. Alliance Financial Group intends on continuing their support as well as being an active partner in this movement.

Alliance Financial Group has offered wealth management and financial strategies for individuals, families, and corporations for over 30 years. We protect what you care about most, and on September 27th, owners, Michael Kochis and Jerry Hemmer, are pleased to donate 500 meals to our Southwest Florida children.

For more details on how you can help, visit

Richmond elected to Florida Bar Board of Governors, YLD

The law firm of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., has announced that attorney Kayla Richmond was elected to the Florida Bar Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Division. She is one of two governors for the 20th Judicial Circuit. She has also been sworn in as the president of the Lee County Association for Women Lawyers.

Richmond focuses her practice in the areas of divorce, marital and family law. She handles dissolution of marriage (divorce), custody, paternity, child support and domestic violence cases.

Richmond may be reached at 239-344-1156 or via email at

Henderson Franklin is a locally-based law firm with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers' compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Since 1924, Henderson Franklin has been assisting clients build their homes, businesses and communities in Southwest Florida. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples and Sanibel Island.

For more information on Richmond or Henderson Franklin, please visit

Lake Michigan Credit Union hires David Collins as Executive Mortgage Loan Officer for Fort Myers area

Lake Michigan Credit Union of Florida has announced the hiring of David Collins as executive mortgage loan officer for its Fort Myers branch office. He reports directly to LMCU's vice president of Regional Mortgage Production, Jayne Malinowski, and will be serving the southwest Florida market.

Previous positions include loan origination at Mutual of Omaha Bank, Regions Bank, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and AmSouth Bank, all of Fort Myers.

Collins is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts and currently lives in Fort Myers.

Founded in 1933, LMCU is the largest credit union in Michigan, with over 408,000 members. Employing a staff of over 1,200, LMCU's assets exceed $5.8 billion, with a mortgage-serviced portfolio of over $10 billion. LMCU now has 53 convenient branch locations overall, including ten in southwest Florida. LMCU members have access to over 55,000 AllPoint ATMs worldwide. LMCU provides a full-range of financial services, from high interest-bearing checking accounts to personal loans, mortgages, investments and commercial banking. To find out more, please visit

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner recognized with Outreach Effort of the Year Award

Nearly everyone who drives in Southwest Florida is bound to encounter one of several new roundabouts on our roads. And because of an awareness campaign funded by Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, more drivers will know what they need to do to stay safe.

The firm was recently recognized with the Outreach Effort of the Year Award from the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition for its support of a televised public service announcement on roundabouts.

When the initial seed money for the ad ran out last year, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner stepped in to provide the tens of thousands of dollars worth of funding necessary for it to continue to run.

This recognition is in keeping with the firm's commitment to improving the quality of life for people in Southwest Florida. Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner supports a number of community organizations, including Captains for Clean Water, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) and the Annual Make a Difference Awards for local students.

Please visit mm2bwa4 to watch the PSA.

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, was founded in 1971 by Bruce L. Scheiner and his wife, Cheryl Scheiner. Both continue to work alongside their son, P.J. Scheiner, who joined the firm as a trial attorney in 2007.

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, has the knowledge, experience and resources to handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims for clients, including trucking accidents, boating accidents, airplane accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, construction accidents, defective product claims, premise liability claims and injuries to children.

Call 1-800-283-2900 or visit for additional information.



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