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June 14, 2019
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Pentagon Watch earns accredited member status with NHWA

Pentagon Watch has earned accredited member status from the National Home Watch Association for the third year.

The NHWA was formed in 2009 in order to establish and maintain the highest industry standards for Home Watch and absentee homeowner services throughout the United States and Canada (

Home Watch is a visual inspection of a home or property, looking for obvious issues, which means that it is a service that "keeps an eye on things" at your vacation or primary home while you are not in residence.

Pentagon Watch owners and operators David Ciarlillo and Mike Dean are both residents of Cape Coral. They bring a lot of experience to Pentagon Watch, assuring "5-sided peace of mind."

Before devoting his time to Pentagon Watch, Ciarlillo served as a property manager in northeastern Ohio for many years, while operating a successful computer company and serving as a senior network administrator for a large organization.

Dean worked for the fire department for 30 years in Montgomery County, Mary-land, before moving to Florida. Once in Florida, he worked for a property management company performing maintenance duties.

Over the last year and a half, Pentagon Watch has grown and by working with the NHWA, the owners were able to expand their client base with the acquisitions of both Crown Concierge of Fort Myers and Life Made Easy Home Watch of Cape Coral and welcoming those new clients .

Contact Pentagon Watch at 239-747-9811 (Dave) or 239-910-4011 (Mike), or at Learn more at

Grand opening of new Dunkin' in Cape Saturday

The new Dunkin' in Cape Coral at 58 Nicholas Parkway will hold a grand opening event Saturday, June 15, at 9 a.m. to noon. The grand opening is open to the public.

As part of the celebration, Sarah Cabrera, who is trying to collect 18,000 pounds of food in celebration of her 18th birthday, will be on hand and anyone attending the grand opening who brings 3 canned goods items to donate will receive a complimentary small iced coffee and a chance to spin the Dunkin' prize wheel. Prizes include Dunkin' Frisbees, beach balls, bumper stickers and more.

The new Dunkin is located at the Coral Pointe Shopping Center, 1631 Del Prado Blvd., S, Cape Coral. Call 239-458-9303.

Fort Myers Brewing Company to host 2019 Summerfest

Fort Myers Brewing Company is kicking off the first weekend of summer with its seventh annual Summerfest, a four-day summer beer bash featuring live bands, food trucks and over 50 specialty beers.

Taking place Thursday, June 20, through Sunday, June 23, the party of the summer will feature brew-tastic family- and pet-friendly festivities, including food truck rallies, a luau party with a pig roast, daily live music, and a hangover party with the ever-competitive, yet friendly tournament to name Summerfest's 2019 cornhole champion. And of course, beer, beer and more beer.

A wide selection of ales, stouts and lagers will be on tap throughout the weekend, in addition to 14 of Southwest Florida's popular food trucks, including Mobstah Lobstah, Trippin' On Pizza, and The Nosh Truck, as well as sweet treats from Artisan Gelato by Norman Love and Love Boat Ice Cream. Guests can groove to six live performers, including Soulixer, Artikal Sound System, Bobby James, Wilder Sons, Ben Allen Band and North Island Duo.

Festivities will be held at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite 28, in Fort Myers. For more information about the event, please follow "Fort Myers Brewing Company" on Facebook or call 239-313-6576. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as seats tend to fill up quickly.

Established in 2013, Fort Myers Brewing Company was the first microbrewery to open in Lee County. Founded by Rob Whyte and Jen Gratz-Whyte, Fort Myers Brewing carries a signature line of flagship beers in addition to seasonal brews and small batch specialties.

For additional information, visit or call 239-313-6576.

Southwest Florida area restaurants to raise funds to send kids to MDA Summer Camp

All 11 Moe's locations in the Southwest Florida area are raising money to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association send kids with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases to a life-changing week of fun and friendship at MDA Summer Camp - all at no cost to their families.

Now through June 15, Moe's will donate $1 for every kids' meal sold to help send local kids to MDA Summer Camp at Florida Elks Youth Ranch in Umatilla, Fla. At camp, kids with life-threatening diseases have the chance to take part in customized activities designed so everyone can fully participate, including activities like swimming, horseback riding, zip-lining, adaptive sports, camp dances and much more.

Funds raised during the Moe's promotion in Southwest Florida support MDA's efforts to make each camp fully-accessible and medically-safe for its campers. They also help provide meals and snacks for each child, 24-hour medical staff on site, lodging for the full week and offer customized activities so every child can fully participate and truly live unlimited.

To learn more about the MDA Summer Camp program and how to get involved, visit

American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest Chapter offering scholarships

The American Institute of Architects Florida Southwest Chapter is offering scholarships to college students or new Southwest Florida high school graduates enrolled and/or attending a full-time degree program majoring in architecture at an NAAB accredited college or university.

Applicants must show academic excellence, design talent and a need for financial assistance. Multiple scholarships available range from $500 to $2000. Applications are available on the Chapter's website at

Application packages may be submitted electronically and are due June 30, 2019.

Manufacturers roundtable to cover metrics, efficiency

It's impossible to succeed unless you can define what success is. The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association is helping local manufacturing businesses establish metrics in line with their goals and objectives at its next roundtable discussion.

SRMA Executive Director Neil Kagan will be the keynote speaker for the event on Wednesday, June 19, from 8-9:30 a.m., at CareerSource on 4150 Ford Street Extension in Fort Myers.

Kagan is an efficiency expert who has guided manufacturing companies in process improvement and quality systems such as Lean Manufacturing and ISO 9001. The cost to attend the roundtable is $10 for SRMA members and $20 for nonmembers. Visit to learn about all the benefits of membership and to sign up.

The purpose and objective of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Asso-ciation is to bring together manufacturers to encourage the economic development of Southwest Florida through manufacturing, and to act as a forum for the expression and exchange of ideas and information among its members. Visit for more information.

CONRIC PR & Marketing named Florida Companies to Watch finalist

GrowFL, a major statewide economic development group, has selected CONRIC PR & Marketingas a finalist for its 2019 Florida Companies to Watch list.

CONRIC president and chief marketing officer Connie Ramos-Williams founded CONRIC in 2007. CONRIC works with a number of local and national organizations to create and amplify their branding and messaging amid constant evolution in the consumer environment.

GrowFL is a nonprofit management consulting organization that the state Legislature created in 2009 to spur economic expansion. The Florida Companies to Watch program, now in its ninth year, evaluates businesses for past growth and projected success as well as their strengths and impact on their markets, communities and the state of Florida.

Finalists advance to a second round of evaluation. The 50 businesses that make the Florida Companies to Watch list will be announced in July.

CONRIC, an award-winning, full-service agency, provides strategic brand awareness campaigns, integrated public relations programs, marketing development and consulting services, advertising campaigns, media buys, custom and niche publishing, creative writing and design, digital marketing strategies, website development, and crisis communications strategy and implementation. For more information, call 239-690-9840 or visit

Impulse Creative moves to new headquarters in Babcock Ranch

Impulse Creative, Inc., an inbound marketing and branding agency, has moved to new headquarters in the town center at Babcock Ranch, a solar-powered city just north of Fort Myers.

The office is located in a building called The Hive, a recently unveiled remodel of the old Babcock Neighborhood School. Impulse Creative Founder Remington Begg said the space fosters creativity, with large windows providing lots of natural light and panoramic views of Founder's Square and Lake Babcock.

Impulse Creative, Inc. is an inbound marketing and branding agency and platinum HubSpot partner. The company was founded in 2010 by husband and wife Remington and Rachel Begg. For information, call 239-244-8812or visit



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