Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lady In Pink Photography’s class schedule for July-Aug:

Series is focused on night photography, you can apply what you learn in this series to everyday photographing.
Each session is $20.00
(Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and Cash)

The first class:
Intro to Photography with Pink
Held Downtown Fort Myers, Friday July 1st, 8:30pm-10pm
Hotel Indigo
1520 Broadway,
Fort Myers, Fl, 33901
Meeting in the lobby
Sign Up: 239-896-3785 Or (mention this ad)
Cost: $20

2nd class:
Moonlight Boutique Session:  Learn how to photograph with nothing but moonlight and some creative lighting techniques.
Fort Myers Beach, Saturday July 16th, 8pm-Midnight (class 8-9pm, with a hands on experience from 9pm-midnight)
Meeting up at the entrance to the peer.
Sign Up: 239-896-3785 Or (mention this ad)

3rd class:
Strobe and Burn
Held Downtown Fort Myers, Friday Aug. 5th 2011, 8:00pm-11pm
Hotel Indigo
1520 Broadway,
Fort Myers, Fl, 33901
Meeting in the lobby
Sign Up: 239-896-3785 Or (mention this ad)

4th class:
Critique: Bring your best photograph from each session
 and Moonlight Boutique Session:  Learn how to photograph with nothing but moonlight and some creative lighting techniques.
Fort Myers Beach, Aug 13th, Saturday 7pm-Midnight (7-8pm is class with a hands on experience from 8pm-midnight)
Meeting up at the entrance to the peer.
Sign Up: 239-896-3785 Or (mention this ad)

Bring to each class:
Flash light
Camera Manual
Tripod (if have it)
Bug spray
Few bucks for parking
Plastic bag (keep camera dry)
Walking Shoes
Previous session's proofs (your work!)
And a love for photography!

The Bridge Networking - A Night in the Cape

Thursday,  July 7
     5:00pm to 7:30pm
Wine & Roses Italian Restaurant
1404 Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral, FL
Just west of the Cape Coral Bridge
(Please park in the back - not in the Subway area)
 Open Networking
Gourmet Pizza & Salad Buffet
Visit Business Display Tables
 Admission Only $5. includes Dinner BuffetCash or credit card at the door
Free for Bridge 2011 Directory Businesses

Lee County Chamber - Eat and Greet

Tues. July 19, 2011
Every day you are losing sales because....

Learn the three simple reasons why.

Carrabba's Italian Grill

12990 S Cleveland Ave
Fort Myers, just south of College Pkwy

Click here for MAPQUEST Directions

Begins 11:30 - 1:00

$16 Members • $20 Guests

Info 239-931-0931 


Women Doing Business at Lunch in Fort Myers

Lee Collier Business Women
Women Doing Business at Lunch

Date: July 12, 2011(Tuesday)
Location: Bratta's Piano & Ristorante (Next to Carrabba's on US 41)
             12984 S. Cleveland Ave (Fort Myers)
Time: 11:30 – 1:00pm
Cost: $16/members - $20/Guest
Includes Complete Lunch-Vegetarian upon request    
Reservation call:239-985-0400 or E-Mail

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Photo's By Sam - PBS Photography - My First Year Program

PBS Studio Inc.
Smiles Happen in a Flash,Memories Last a Lifetime
Samuel Johnson 
3817 Kelly Street
Fort Myers Fl 33901

Monday, June 27, 2011

C.O.R.E. - Creating Opportunities for Real Empowerment

I'm Stuck - a Detour from Self Empowerment

Creating Opportunities for Real Empowerment is the collaborative effort of Empowerment Coaches Mary Anne Cipressy of ITSC Coaching and Eluise Gambino of Change Wishing into Doing!

On this show Eluise and Mary Anne will be discussing the feeling of being stuck in life and how it can detour us from our self empowerment. They will be discussing the different causes and the tools you can use to shift into self empowerment.

Click on player play button to hear this show

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Miller's Sheet Music and Studios presents

Advent & Christmas
Choral Music Reading Workshop
Conducted by Douglas Renfroe

Free Packet of 20 New Releases and/or
Top-Seller Songs
10% Off Any Music Order

    $20 Pre-Registration is Due August 17, 2011-
Limit of 60 Participants

Plenty of coffee, juice, bagels and rolls

Cost: Only $45
When: Saturday, September 17, 2011
Time: 9:00 Registration
9:30 to 12:30 Workshop
Where: Miller's Sheet Music & Studios
10347 Bonita Beach Rd. #113
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Phone: 239-405-8122

$20 Pre-Registration is Due August 17, 2011-Limit of 60 Participants

Don't forget about the Guitar workshop - the week of July 18th.....

                           the String workshop - the week of July 25th.....

                           the piano workshops - the weeks of July 11th and Aug. 1st....

 Just call 405-8122 to register if you are interested!

Free Talk on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Madeline Ebelini
Integrative Mindfulness 

You're invited to a free informational talk on Mindfulness - Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This talk is for people looking for a healthy way to respond to stress, and for healthcare practitioners seeking a stress-reduction resource for their patients. MBSR is an educational program in which participants learn simple meditation techniques, gentle yoga, walking meditation, and other forms of meditative practice to enable participants to develop and maintain their own mindfulness practice. This program is taught throughout the US and worldwide at academic medical institutions such as Duke, Vanderbilt, and MIT, and is proven to offer significant benefits for health and well-being.  

MBSR is especially useful for people with chronic conditions exacerbated by stress, and is also beneficial for anyone seeking practical tools for living with ease. An afternoon talk begins at 1:00 PM. An evening talk begins at 7:00 PM.

The Brooks Executive Suites
Mangrove Room
9990 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Thursday July 14, 2011 
Afternoon Talk:
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Evening Talk:
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

For more information or to register

Finding Your Voice with Guest Rena Romano

Rena Romano is a talented motivational and inspirational speaker. Rena will be speaking on her personal experiences with child abuse and overcoming the shame of being a victim to become a “thriver of life” she shares “How she stopped wishing for a better life and started living an extraordinary life”
Rena has had the great honor of sharing her story of child abuse on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”
Rena is an author and her book “His Puppet No More!” is a memoir of her story of child abuse to inspire others to take negative challenges in life and turn them into positive opportunities for a brighter future.

To listen to Rena just click on the play button the player...

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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Free Youth Football Camp hosted by Florida Stingrays

When:  Satrurday June 25

Time: 10-2pm

Place: Storm Football Complex
2602 Chiquita Blvd
Cape Coral, FL 33914

Ages: 6-18

Cost: Free - for all Kids

Food: Free - For all kids that attend

Drinks: Free - For all kids that attend

Food and Drinks provided by our sponsors Costco, Fosters Grille, & Coca Cola

Thank You

David A. Conde
HandsUp Charity/Treasurer
Florida Stingrays Football/Marketing Director


Monday, June 20, 2011

Stress: A Detour from Self Empowerment

Join Mary Anne and Eluise as they dialog on how stress impacts our ability to live an empowered life.
You can also visit Creating Real Opportunities for Real Empowerment on facebook to get tips, blog posts and more.... Creating Opportunities for Real Empowerment

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BNI Island Coast

Grow your business, Improve your sales,  Make more MONEY!  

You want more clients, more opportunities and ultimately more business.
Now, more than ever, business people need to network to stay ahead in business. BNI IS the positive, supportive, and structured environment to build deep relationships and exchange quality business referrals. 

BNI is a proven and effective way to generate business for you.
Last year Members of BNI passed millions of referrals, which generated billions of dollars worth of business for each other! BNI is a business and professional referral organization that allows only one person from each profession to join a chapter.

Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you.
All the members in your chapter carry several copies of your business cards around with them and are trained how to promote your business. When they meet someone who could use your products or services they hand your card out, recommend your services and contact you with a referral. It's as simple as that!

Givers Gain
BNI's core philosophy, Givers Gain, is the simple proven concept of "what goes around, comes around". From day one we train our members to help other members by finding them business referrals. This ultimately results in everyone receiving more business. Many BNI members have increased their business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%.

BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world
We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, business referrals.

In 2010, Business Network Int'l passed over 6.5 million referrals in 5500+ chapters with over 135,000 members in 45 countries resulting in more than $2.8 billion in business!
(above info taken from

BNI Island Coast meets every Tuesday Morning 7:15 AM at the Palmetto Pines Country Club in Cape Coral

BNI Island Coast is looking for people in the following professions to be a part of our growing network. If you are interested please email

Pest Control     Auto Mechanic
Pool service     Attorney
Title Company   Security Systems
Mortgage Broker  Accountant
Chiropractor     Bookkeeping 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fitter Faster Tour - September 2011

Mary's Marketing Madness!

Saturday, June 18 · 11:30am - 2:30pm
At Calistoga Bakery Cafe
Gulf Coast Town Center

Mary Hernandez will be presenting ideas and ways that you can create unique marketing materials for your small business including an informational brainstorming session from 11:30-12:30pm and Q&A from 12:30-2:30. We will be discussing marketing tools for your business, the use of PowerPoint in your marketing efforts including webinars. Please feel free to invite anyone you know who would like some new, fresh ideas, enjoy some great food and spend some time with others!  Space is limited to 10 people, please rsvp 239-633-7487 to ensure your space!

 If you will be unable to attend, but would like to know more, please contact Mary and she can make arrangements for a meeting.

  Her website is or for virtual administrative ideas. You can also connect with her on facebook page Mary Hernandez, Photo Solutions Specialist.

Mary is looking forward to sharing her ideas with you on Saturday!

Back to School Family Fun Event - Keep Daddys In

by Angie Milana

 Join us for our 1st Annual Back to School Family Fun Day hosted by Keep Daddy’s In, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting father’s establish and maintain relationships with their children. Attendees will enjoy a day of live music, food, activities for the kids (bounce houses, contests, dunk tanks, etc.) and will be able to browse a variety of vendors from our local community. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase to win great prizes. Open to the public - FREE PARKING - FREE ADMISSION (Donations greatly appreciated). To sign up as a vendor or for more information call 239-878-4481 or email

VENDORS NEEDED - Market your business at this year's Back to School Family Fun Day at the Estero Community Park. Vendor spaces include electric access & Wi-Fi, and the opportunity to be included in Event marketing which will reach out to more than 5,000 local residents. For more info call 239 878 4481 or email

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE - Donate a product or service for our contest/raffle giveaways and be included in all event advertising.

Current Registered Exhibitors:
NGX Jewelers (Cash for Gold)
Che Bella Jewels (High Fashion Sterling Silver & Handbags)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Masterpiece Mixers, Paint and Party Studio - Summer Camp

Looking for a creative outlet for a child or teen this summer? Masterpiece Mixers, Paint and Party Studio is offering daily and weekly art camps for young artists all summer long! Our daily classes are a great opportunity to plug some creative fun into your hectic schedule, or let "visiting" kids and grand kids create a wonderful lasting souvenir of their time in Naples....and it's the perfect way to fill a rainy day! Weekly sessions are also available and offer a $25. savings over daily classes. In addition, check out the coupon at the bottom of this email for even bigger way to save on weekly sessions! 

Every day, during our 3 hour sessions, in addition to painting a 16"x20" canvas masterpiece, your artist will do other arts & crafts creations. Our sessions are designed to be creative, fun and educational!  All art materials, supplies and instruction are included. Each camp is designed for a specific age group and availability is limited.  The cost is $35. per daily session or $150. weekly.  

Rising 1st-5th Graders
June 13-17, 9am -12 noon
June 27-July 1, 9am - 12noon

Rising 3rd Graders and Up
July 25-29, 9am-12noon

Rising 5th Graders and Up
June 20-24, 2-5pm
July 11-15, 2-5pm

4th of July Holiday Camp
Rising 1st Graders and Up
July 5-8, 9am - 12noon

Please contact the studio for more details, to check availability and make reservations.  Call: (239)352-8900  
email: MasterpieceMixersNaples@


Saturday Kid's Classes
We will be continuing our Saturday morning Kid's Class programs all summer also! Our regular classes are from 10am-12noon and we have a different featured painting each Saturday.  Cost: $20. per person (Kids and Grown-ups!)

Endless Creativity: International Fashion and Entertainment Show

This is a PINK carpet Event
International Cre8ivity
Showcasing different fashions from all corners of the world
Fashion designs by: Island Angel Creations, Rosetta Marrett, Vanreil Haute Couture,and R. Milton
Friday, July 8th, 2011 at the Clarion Hotel in Fort Myers Florida
Doors open at 6:30
Tickets are on sale for $15 dollars
Limited VIP availability for $25 
Entertainment Includes:
Music By:
Masonic Boom
Plus 3 live performances
We will also be featuring a Booth called Make Over in Minutes 
Anyone can be a star for the evening and get their hair and makeup done by a licensed Cosmetologist.
there will be a raffle and silent auction for the charity's benefit
the charity is Lisabet Anna Buesing Foundation
some of our sponsors are the following

Paradise Hobbies
Papa Johns Pizza
Tender Moments
Audio Interventions
Distinctive Window Tinting
Indulgence Salon
Shear Unity Salon
365 cuts
Suzi with Pure Romance
Suzi with Lady in Pink Photography
Also Generous Donations made by
Tim's Wok
Al's Liquor
Bruce Todd Salon
The Butterfly Estates of Fort Myers
Salon Centric
Carpet Concepts
Clean Ride Limo Company

PRESENTATION: Is your Business Card Effective?

PRESENTATION: Is your Business Card Effective?
                Learn simple things to do to improve and enhance that first image 
                people see in your business card, you and the company.

Also, Face-to-Face Networking - Bring plenty of Business Cards

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion
26831 South Bay Drive (The Promenade)
Bonita Springs Click here for MAPQUEST Directions

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Begins 11:30 - 1:00 - Networking is first 60 minutes; Topic Presentation is 20 minutes w/Q&A)
$16 Members • $20 Guests (Non-Members Welcome)

RSVP/Info 239-931-0931

Chamber membership not only shows your support for your local business community, but
it substantially increases positive perceptions of your business among consumers and
fellow business owners

How to Join – Only $195. Per year (No Application Fees)

Lee County Chamber
8695 College Parkway, #2436
Fort Myers Florida 33919

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Laser Lounge Spa in Estero Welcomes Summer With Its “New U” Makeover Contest

The Laser Lounge Spa,  announces its Summer "New U" Makeover Contest.

The contest that runs from June 10 -July 22, will provide two lucky grand prize winners an array of medical and esthetic services including Restylane fillers, Botox, laser hair removal, sclerotherapy spider vein treatment and facials as well as sunless tanning, gym memberships, hairstyle, cut and color and massage.

The total in prizes is worth over $8,000.

The contest is open to men and women 18 and over residing in Lee or Collier counties.
"We came up with the "New U Makeover Contest" to give deserving people an opportunity to get the best in medical aesthetic services," said Jonathan Sigg, Laser Lounge Spa director and certified physician's assistant.  "In improving their appearance, self esteem is strengthened, helping to improve lives," Sigg said.

Other sponsors participating in this makeover event include Gold's Gym with locations in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.  Gold's will be giving away two, one-year fitness memberships. Extreme Tan with locations in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples will be giving away two, one-year sunless tanning packages and products.

Three runners up also will be chosen and will receive from the Laser Lounge Spa the choice of a sclerotherapy vein treatment, or laser hair removal on face/ chin, bikini area or underarms as well as a massage and facial.  Extreme Tan will award each runner up one Mystic Tan sunless tanning session and one California Tan Sunless Tan extender lotion.
Winners will be notified the week of August 1.
To enter, contestants needs to write a 300-500 word essay describing why they would like this makeover and how it would benefit their lives along with their name address and phone no. Each contestant will also be required to email a jpeg photo.    
Email essays and photos to
For additional "New U" Makeover contest information and rules go to the and click on the "News/Events" tab.

The Laser Lounge Spa in Estero located at 20400 Trailside Drive, is a medical spa that specializes in low cost laser hair removal, cosmetic dermal fillers such as Restylane and Perlane, Botox/Dysport, electrolysis, laser photo rejuvenation, cellulite reduction, facials and chemical peels as well as in home Botox parties. All medical services are performed by Jonathan Sigg, certified physician's assistant and spa director. For more information call (239) 728-1234

Cirque du Soleil Returns to Southwest Florida with Alegria

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that the critically-acclaimed touring production Alegría will perform in Estero at Germain Arena from August 10 - 14 for eight performances only.

Alegría is a Cirque du Soleil classic and an internationally acclaimed production that has entertained more than 10 million people worldwide.  Alegría is a Spanish word that means happiness, joy and jubilation and features an international cast of 55 performers and musicians from 17 countries and showcases breathtaking acrobatics. Acts include the Synchro Trapeze and the intense and high-energy Aerial High Bars in which daring aerialists fly to catchers swinging more than 40 feet above the stage. The vibrancy of youth is alive in Power Track, a brilliant display of synchronized choreography and tumbling on a trampoline system hidden under the stage floor. In Russian Bars, artists fly through the air and perform spectacular somersaults and mid-air turns, landing on bars perched on the sturdy shoulders of catchers.

Show Schedule (August 10 - 14, 2011):
    * Wednesday, August 10 at 7:30pm
    * Thursday, August 11 at 7:30pm
    * Friday, August 12 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
    * Saturday, August 13 at 3:30pm and 7:30pm
    * Sunday, August 14 at 1:00pm and 5:00pm

Tickets are available at or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Totally Unique Individuals Network

By Amanda Devine - Totally Unique Ideas  

This Network is designed for you to learn about and understand the incredible power that you posses, and how to change your thinking to use that power on daily basis, to create in your life anything that you desire. You will receive rare teachings with unique ideas and techniques to guide you to manifest even beyond the possible. This is a one of a kind Network, first time ever created on that scale where everyday people, by changing their way of being, are becoming extraordinary Totally Unique Individuals.
It is a community of like minded people where ideas, questions, teachings, unusual answers and experiences are shared and where you can be engulfed in the most amazing discussions with people that feel and think like you. This is the place where many extraordinary ideas come to life, your life.

Totally Unique Individuals Network - TUI Network, stands for:
T – Trust
U – Understanding
I - Integrity

Network of people who trust, respect and understand each other. Here, we all come from a place of love and integrity. Where all spiritual beliefs and opinions from all over the world (109 countries that visit Amanda's Blog) are respected and where we all can freely express ourselves in a loving manner.

We as people are growing together into one Nation of Totally Unique Individual, reaching the entire world, transforming this spectacular planet into a place of love.

As a member of Totally Unique Individuals Network you will be able to take part or listen to Webminars, video conferences, discussions, as well as being able to write your own blog and/or start your own dialogue. You will be able to post your questions and/or situations that you would like to grow as well as announce all your successes.
You will have access to all three levels of knowledge, understanding and practical applications of your power. You will be the one who will choose which level you want to participate on or you might be interested in all of them.
The descriptions of the levels:

Master Apprentice
(Starting your journey of knowledge or already on the road to success)
  • Basics about the power of our mind
  • How things work
  • Law of Creation ( Attraction)
  • Making money
  • Relationships
  • Perfect Weight
  • Health
  • Forum and Discussions - Questions and Answers about our daily life
Master Intern (Advanced )
  • Mysteries and applications of Quantum Physics
  • Our world that is an illusion
  • How to find ourselves in the illusion and work it to our advantage
  • Spiritual growth
  • Learning the formula for success
  • Discussions
  • Forum and Discussions - Questions and Answers
Master (Very Advanced)
  • Where Knowledge Becomes WISDOM
  • Learning a completely new way of thinking
  • Our power beyond what you have ever imagined
  • Learning about the physical and non-physical world and our existence through unique spiritual growth with practical tools
  • Learning how to create miracles
  • A mind set for expanding your reality and Creating Magic (some people are creating miracles already by using that knowledge)
  • Forum and Discussions - Questions and Answers
The shortcut to success is through fun even beyond your idea of fun, of what you have ever imagined. The Totally Unique Individuals Network is designed to be fun. We are going to treat it like a game, a serious game of knowledge and practice that is going to take us to ancient incredible wisdom that has been passed from generations to generations. That wisdom of ages is timeless, and it has been here for 6,000 years. We will learn it, analyze it and put it into practice. By doing that, we will become new beings with a completely different outlook on life with different results.

This is the first time, that you have a privilege to join such an unique and incredible group of like minded people on that scale, and we all have a great honor to welcome someone as special as you.

Thank you. We are honored to have you as a member of Totally Unique Individuals Network!