Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gindele Chiropractic - Back To School - Backpack ready?




By Gindele Chiropractic
Having the correct backpack is vital to your child's success this upcoming school year. Although it is very tempting, especially in today's economy, to go for the value bag, you must remember your child's spine and posture are depending on a quality pack.

Make sure that the pack, whether it is Batman, Justin Bieber or Northface it has the following features in order to ensure your child's back, spine and posture are all in check:

~ Two wide (2'+) straps
~ Padded straps
~ Lumbar support
~ Bag sits just above the buttocks along the small of the low back
~ Weight does not exceed 15% of their body weight
~ Bag is carried on both shoulders, vs. one strap on one shoulder


Although this may seem trivial, just remember that the choices you and your child make now will effect the rest of their lives. Postural instability does not happen overnight. Some postural abnormalities that could result from the long term incorrect use of a backpack along with the abnormal sitting postures of the classroom are, but not limited to, forward head carriage, a high shoulder or hip, and over eggagerated curve of the lumber spine (low back).  


It is recommended that children from age birth on get chiropractic checks monthly in order to ensure proper alignment as well as full nervous system function. We are here to help. It is just as safe and normal practice for children to be adjusted as any adult. Adjustments are fantastic preventative tools, so don't let back pain be the only thing that brings your family in. Being proactive in keeping your spine in line will help to prevent any occurrences of aches and pains, or worse.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Lee County Chamber - FREE Coffee, Donuts & Bagels



Friday, August 5 · 7:00am - 10:00am

Lee County Chamber
8695 College Pkwy #2436- Second Floor, The Atrium
Fort Myers, Florida

Stop on by, say hello, enjoy some Java
....and maybe a little networking.

FREE Coffee, Donuts & Bagels

No obligation or admission - BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

www.ILoveLeeCounty.com

So we know how many donuts to bring...PLEASE CALL 239-931-0931

See you on Friday!

The Bridge Networking - A Night in the Cape

Thursday,  August 4
     5:00pm to 7:00pm
 
 Open Networking
Gourmet Pizza & Salad Buffet
Visit Business Display Tables

 

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)
Gourmet Pizza & Salad Buffet
No RSVP needed.




 
Admission Only $5. includes Dinner Buffet
Cash or credit card at the door
Free for Bridge 2011 Directory Businesses

Floorcoverings and More - Bamboo and Cork


 Floorcoverings &More, Inc supplies and installs Wicanders Cork™  and Imported Bamboo in Horizontal, Vertical or Stranded Style.   In addition, we have Carbonized and Natural Bamboo flooring. Our bamboo flooring is available in 3", 5" and 6" widths.

We love bamboo! It is sustainable and renewable product that has an unbelievably elegant appearance found in the finest of interior designs.  Floorcoverings & More, Inc. can show you the wide range of colors, styles and applications possible with today's fine interiors at the most affordable prices.
 

Why do people choose bamboo over other traditional hardwood floors? Bamboo seems to be the choice of those who are seeking to contribute toward environmentally conscientious products that lessen the carbon imprint left on our planet while still being stylish and eye-appealing.

Another sustainable,  "green" and enviromentally responsible product is Cork.  Cork provides an outstanding choice for those considering how to protect our planet by using renewable materials .  Cork is regenerated by harvesting the outer or bark layer of the "Tree".  Cork can be used in several unique ways and there are many applications for its use.  Cork can be the "floor of choice" in gymnasiums, or home gyms, offices, hospitals and even throughout an entire house.  Cork has the appeal and warmth of wood but the comfort of  a "cushioned floor".   So healthy for your back and legs that you will feel the difference immediately in some cases.  In addition, it makes an excellent choice for a sound proof floor in areas like condos where sound suppression is required.  The natural texture of a cork floor conceals many blemishes that would stand out in other solid floors yet it is durable and practical for every day living. 

Call 239-573-7699 and ask for Jim, or Contact Us here online at: www.getmorefloors.com, anytime, with your questions  Also, Email us at: floorznmore@gmail.com

Lee County Chamber - August Events


Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Network Lunch with a 'tsiwT'
The First 60 Minutes: Face-to-Face Networking

TOPIC: (20 minutes)
Sales Leads and Mailing List
s
Learn how mailing lists can reach your REAL prospects

LongHorn Steakhouse
13701 S Tamiami Trail, FORT MYERS - Southeast corner of Daniel Pkwy, front of Target
Click here for MAP Directions

Begins 11:30 - 1:00 $16 Members • $20 Guests
Reservations: 239-931-0931 - PayPal

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Business After Hours - Network PM


Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant
7091 College Pkwy, FORT MYERS, Next to Office Depot
Click here for MAP Directions

Begins 5:00 - 8:00 $5 per person at the Door
Info: 239-931-0931

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Network Lunch with a 'tsiwT'
The First 60 Minutes: Face-to-Face Networking

TOPIC: (20 minutes)
Sales Leads and Mailing List
s
Learn how mailing lists can reach your REAL prospects

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion
26831 South Bay Dr, BONITA SPRINGS - In the Promenade
Click here for MAP Directions

Begins 11:30 - 1:00 $16 Members • $20 Guests
Reservations: 239-931-0931
  


An Adventure at Masterpiece Mixers


  I am one of these people whose artistic abilities rest with an appreciation for the arts. I can not even draw a straight line with a ruler....ever been to my house? Please note how some wall hangings are a tad crooked and you will see what I mean.  This is just what I told Debbie Grant of Masterpiece Mixers in Naples..She told me she could teach anyone how to paint, even me.
Now that sounds like something I was just going to have to try. You see my art work from my college days looked like someone in kindergarten did them. I had a ceramic class several times a week and it was just after lunch. However lunch was always at a nearby pub where they had a great lunch special of roast beef  sandwiches and pitchers of beer. That could have had an effect on my ability to use the potters wheel.
 
The particular night I was there, was a benefit for the "Love that Dress" for the Collier Pace Center for Girls and 70 dresses were collected that evening. What a great idea...have fun painting,help a local charity. Sounds like the makings of a great evening don't ya think? 
Despite my previous experiences in the world of art I was open to giving this a try. I must say Debbie is one awesome art instructor. Where was she when I was in college? The experience begins with Debbie giving a few simple ground rules which really are not rules at all. They relate to the care of the paintbrushes, cups of water etc...however and this I found to be very hard to do...we were not allowed to make fun of our own art work but we could make fun of anybody else's.  None of the ladies present did this and were all as encouraging as Debbie was.
The art piece de jour for the evening was called "Crazy Love" and Debbie gave us the history of the healing effect this picture has. It was created for a group of special needs young adults to paint for their Caregivers at xmas. On the way  to the studio they were in huge accident that involved drunk driver and totaled their 2 buses and closed I-75 for hours. They all survived. Months later they came and painted the painting for their caregivers and "shared" a painting to give to their friend still in hospital. This friend was finally able to paint it months later with her teeth for the hospital staff. Since that time, it's been the painting that Debbie turns to for special groups and events...She has had kids with cancer paint it on the beach, blind kids paint it, classrooms share the painting and give it to their teachers, neighborhoods paint it for a family moving away. How cool is that?

  Oh I did forget to mention one more important thing....one can bring their own adult beverage if they so choose. White wine and painting seem to work well with each other as long as you remember to put your paint brush back into the water cup and not your wine glass. Just one of those silly rules Debbie has.
Debbie lead us through all the steps required to create our masterpieces. I did fine when it came to the background but when it came to painting the heart that is where my artistic ability ended. You want me to do what??? Paint a heart, off center so that it looks like it goes off the edge of the canvas??? Really??? Have ya met me??? Needless to say my heart did not look very much like a heart at all. The next part is where it got really complicated for me anyway. We then had to add all these color streaks and leave the center part open, seems I did not hear that last part. More than likely cause I was laughing so hard at my lack of ability to paint a heart let alone make all those streaks. I figure I will just blame it on the wine as opposed to any lack of artistic ability on my part.
Once we were done Debbie adds puffy paint to add dimension to our masterpiece...well that is what she says it is for but in my case I suspect it was to try and save my art piece and help make it look like something even closely resembling a heart. It did not really help much though.
So now my masterpiece awaits being hung in a place of honor. It is hard to find just the right spot cause every time I look at it I laugh. If you have not been able to figure out which of the 2 paintings are mine... I will give ya a hint...it is the pink one.
Seriously though, if you are looking for a fun evening and want to try your hand at painting, then visit Debbie and Masterpiece Mixers. It is really a great experience whether you can paint or not. You can learn more about what Masterpiece Mixers is all about by visiting http://www.masterpiecemixers.com/
Happy Painting!  

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lee Collier Business Women- Networking at the Pink Shell

August 2,2011
11:30 - 1:00

The Pink Shell Resort & Spa
275 Estero Blvd
Fort Myers Beach
Info: 239-985-0400
 
$20 non members
$16 members
 
Includes Complete Lunch-
(Herb Crusted Chicken Bended Rice Vegetable & Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sundae) 
Vegetarian upon request

Table Sponsor: What’s Up SWFL

Lee Collier Business Women - Social and Martini Tasting


Weds August 3 2011
Shula's America's Steak House
5111 Tamiami Trail North
Naples Fl
5-8 PM

This event will include complimentary appetizers
$5 Martinis, half -priced drinks and door prizes
$5 in advance, $15 door for LCBW members and guests

Reservations call 239-985-0400
or email

Space is limited so online reservations are requested
Guests have until 12 PM the day of to get advance price of $5










Friday, July 22, 2011

Breast Cancer Cut A Thon - Indulgence Salon


Saturday October 15, 2011, 2-6 PM 
Indulgence Salon
6900 Daniels Pkwy
Fort Myers, FL 33912 US
http://myindulgencesalon.com
Lisabet Anna Buesing Foundation
We are raising money for the Lisabet Anna Buesing Foundation. There will be door prizes, raffles, a silent auction,and bake sale. Adult haircuts will be provided by the best stylist's in town for $10 donations as well as $5 donations for kids. Nail Specialist's will be providing mini manicure's for $10 donations and polish changes for $5 donations. Please come and join us for a great time and the opportunity to give back to our community. For more information on the foundation visit http://www.lisabetannabuesingfoundation.com

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Crusing for a Cause -Fundraiser Cruise to Benefit the North Fort Myers Rotary Club's local charities



Set sail Dec 2, 2011 on the beautiful Majesty of the Seas for a 3 Night Bahamas Fundraiser Cruise to Benefit the North Fort Myers Rotary Club's Bahamian Orphanage and School Project & local charities. 

Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Rotarians plan and carry out a remarkable variety of humanitarian, educational and cultural exchange programs that touch people’s lives in their local communities and the world community. 
Over the past 37 years these are just some of our community service projects and Recipients of over $725,400 from our fundraisers


Alzheimer's Association

ECHO (seed program)
Interfaith Caregivers

American Cancer Society
Elementary School Projects:

Jacksonville University Students

Bayshore Elementary
Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Hancock Creek Elementary
Kids with Cancer Center

J. Colin English Elementary
Boys & Girls Scouts

Littleton Elementary

Leukemia Society

Tropic Isles Elementary
Caloosa Nature Center
MDA


Children’s Science Center
MS Patient


Children’s Hospital, Health Park
NFM High School:

College Scholarships

Arts Program

Exchange Students

Project Graduation

Christmas Baskets

Scholarships

Florida School for the Deaf
Dictionaries for 3rd Graders

Florida Literacy Group
Disaster Relief:


Foundation for Lee County Schools

Earthquakes

Good Wheels

Hurricanes

Outreach Drug Program

Kosova


Habitat for Humanity

Tsunami


Ronald McDonald House

11-Sep


Harvest America
Visually Impaired Persons Hope Hospice
Hope Hospice
Youth Soccer


Goodwill L.I.F.E.
Suncoast Neighborhood Task Force

Proceeds from all Fund Raising Events benefit local Rotary Scholarships, Community and Rotary International Projects
Please join Krenz Travel and the North Fort Myers Rotary as we "Cruise for a Cause"... Friday December 2nd,  2011 for 3 fun-filled nights to the Bahamas.  Royal Caribbean will donate funds to the North Fort Myers Rotary for every cabin booked.  What an amazing opportunity for you to enjoy a great weekend with friends and family, sail one of the most respected cruise lines in the world, and help raise funds for a great cause.   All you have to do is book it, show up, and enjoy the ride. 
Thanks to a dazzling, top to bottom renovation, Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas is more majestic than ever.  Bahamas bound gust will enjoy a newly remodeled pool deck, expanded Day & Fitness Center, plus tastefully refurbished staterooms, featuring luxurious bedding and eye popping flat-screen TVs and more.  And of course, there's still the Bahamas powdery beaches and crystal clear water to look forward to. 
3 Night Bahamas Cruise starting from 229.00 USD *per person
Ship Name:  Majesty Of The Seas
Destination:  Bahamas
Departure Port:  Miami, Florida
Ports of Call   Miami, Florida; Cococay, Bahamas; Nassau, Bahamas; Miami, Florida
2011 Sail Date(s):   December 2nd 2011 - December 5th 2011
Interior starting at $229.00 per person
Outside starting at $259.00 per person
Deluxe/Suites starting at $609.00 per person
For more information on this cruise...or to book your own fundraiser cruise, give us a call at (800)362-6516
Krenz Travel ~ Cape Coral's Premier Travel Planning and Concierge Service


Florida Stingrays Football To Play at Lee Civic Center


SWFL's Hometown Team is Back!

The Florida Stingrays reach agreement to play at the Lee Civic Center in 2012

Fort Myers, July 16, 2011: SWFL's New Hometown Team, the Florida Stingrays, have reached a deal to play
indoor football at the Lee Civic Center in 2012. Details of the agreement have not yet been released. The
deal has tentative dates while the team continues negotiations with at least 2 different leagues.

Chris Morant, Head Coach – "We are negotiating with 2 leagues and trying to gauge the best fit for us.
There is also another wild card possibility out there. It is very important that we place our team in a league that will remain successful for years to come. It is only fair for our fans that we make sure we do what is needed to put the team in the best situation. We will announce the league choice in the near future. I'm looking forward to the 2012 season!"

David Conde, Director of Marketing - "It's not the most state of the art facility in the world, but it offers theperfect fit for what we are trying to accomplish in the community. REAL football fans don't care how pretty
the facility looks. Real football fans want to see a quality product on the field and in the community. That's exactly what we are going to give them!"

The Stingrays played one season at the Lee Civic Center in 2008, but when the original team owners decided to discontinue operations during the 2008 season, a lack of funding forced the team to halt operations. Stingray President, Jay Lawrence, who was VP of Operations at the time, was handed the franchise and he began trying to find a way to bring the team back. The NFL Champion Green Bay Packers provided the way.

Jay Lawrence, CEO – "We are selling actual stock shares to fans in the local community. By giving the
team to the community, we can build a stronger and more loyal fan base of people who actually have a
financial interest in the team."
Contact: Jay Lawrence
Florida Stingrays
Phone: (239) 980-4397
Fax: (888) 316-0284
949 SW 28TH Terrace
Cape Coral, FL. 33914
www.FloridaStingraysFootball.com
SWFL'S NEW HOMETOWN TEAM
FLORIDA STINGRAYS FOOTBALL

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wellness Weds - July 27 2011

Adult Men's Charity Softball Tournament-Melissa Esckilsen (Shook) Benefit


FORT MYERS SOFTBALL CLUB TOURNAMENT
AUGUST 27TH 2011
2PM-11PM

WHERE: SHADY OAKS PARK
3280 Marion Street
Fort Myers, FL


FEES: MEN'S TEAMS $12 PER PLAYER

DETAILS:
ONE HOME-RUN PER INNING RULE, ALL OTHERS WILL BE COUNTED AS AN OUT
2 GAME MINIMUM PER TEAM

REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD AT POTT'S SPORT'S CAFÉ, 6900 DANIELS PARKWAY #26, FORT MYERS FL 33912 OR ONLINE AT WWW.MYTURTLESHIRTS.COM. REGISTRATION BEGINS JULY 1ST AND ENDS AUGUST 13TH.

THIS TOURNAMENT IS BEING HOSTED BY TURTLE SHIRTS SO PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS/CONCERNS TO ANGIE BECKER 239-989-8677 OR TURTLESHIRTS@EMAIL.COM
8 TEAM MAXIMUM

CONCESSIONS WILL BE ONSITE TO BENEFIT OUR CHARITY AS WELL AND WILL BE RUN BY VOLUNTEERS

AWARDS:
1ST PLACE TEAM WILL RECEIVE $25.00 GIFT CARD TO TURTLE SHIRTS FOR ANY CUSTOM ORDER AND A TROPHY.

(ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS TOURNAMENT WILL BE DONATED TO THE CHILDREN OF MELISSA ESCKILSEN (SHOOK)

PLEASE VISIT US AT WWW.MYTURTLESHIRTS.COM

***SPONSOR/ADVERTISING SPECIALS AVAILABLE! WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE YOUR BUSINESS FEATURED IN THE EVENT? WE WILL HANG A BANNER WITH YOUR BUSINESS LOGO AND CONTACT INFORMATION DURING THE TOURNAMENT FOR A BARGAN PRICE OF $100. PLEASE NOTE SPONSOR INFORMATION ON YOUR REGISTRATION FORM AND SUBMIT WITH REGISTRATION FEE.

" I would much appreciate it if your league would hold a tournament to benefit my nephews and niece in September (Joey, Kaylee and Kronos). The children lost their mother Melissa Esckilsen (Shook) a few years ago when their father murdered her and buried her in a shallow grave not far for their home in Alva. The children's grandparents have custody of their grandchildren and are struggling during these tough economic times. "

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

CORE - Distractions An Obstacle from Self Empowerment

In our sometimes face paced life it is easy to get distracted and pulled off into directions where we no longer feel empowered.

You can listen as empowerment coaches Mary Anne Cipressy of ITSC Coaching and Eluise Gambino of Change Wishing into Doing  as the discuss this topic and what you can do to handle the distractions in life.

Creating Opportunities for Real Empowerment on Facebook

Click on play button to hear the show.



Listen to internet radio with Whats Up SWFL on Blog Talk Radio

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lee County Chamber Events - July








Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Business After Hours - Network PM


Mona Lisa Italian Restaurant
7091 College Pkwy, FORT MYERS, Next to Office Depot
Click here for MAP Directions

Begins 5:00 - 8:00 $5 per person at the Door
Info: 239-931-0931
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Network Lunch with a 'tsiwT'
The First 60 Minutes: Face-to-Face Networking

TOPIC: (20 minutes)
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 MAP Directions

Begins 11:30 - 1:00 $16 Members • $20 Guests
Reservations: 239-931-0931
Pre Pay here 

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Network Lunch with a 'tsiwT'
The First 60 Minutes: Face-to-Face Networking

TOPIC: (20 minutes)
Every day you are losing sales because....

Learn the three simple reasons why.

Anthony's on the Blvd
1303 Del Prado Blvd South, CAPE CORAL- Just North of Walmart
Click here for MAP Directions

Begins 11:30 - 1:00 $16 Members • $20 Guests
Reservations: 239-931-0931
Pre Pay here
 

Small Business Facebook Workshop


 
Fort Myers, FL- Power Wears Pink PR & Events along with the Wise Web Lady and the SWFL Business Guide will offer two dates to host a workshop for business owners to attend from 9am-11am on Tuesday July 19th at Hyatt Place - Fort Myers at the Forum located at 2600 Champion Ring Road, or from 530pm-730pm on Wednesday, July 20th at the school located at 9941 Interstate Commerce Drive, Fort Myers.
"In this 2 hour live workshop, the small business owner will learn what works best on Facebook for their business, how to customize a fan page to pull in qualified prospects and buyers that will help to grow their business online with a Business fan page", says Joann Frazier, Executive Director of Power Wears Pink PR & Events.

The workshop is $29 to include the live two hour workshop and iframe templates for a custom fan page. Reservations are required in advance as seating is limited per workshop.

Reservations can be made by emailing PowerWearsPink@Gmail.com . For more information on event sponsors please visit www.SWFLBusinessGuide.com and www.WiseWebLady.com .


Joann Frazier
Executive Director
(239) 464-0671 
Consulting * Social Media * Marketing * Event Planning 
Public Relations * Press Releases  




Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lee Collier Business Women July Events



“Money Bags” Month
. I got the money and the bags for everyone.
Sponsored by Dempster N’ Associates





Tuesday July 12th
11:30 - 1:00

Bratta's Piano & Ristorante
12984 S. Cleveland Ave
Fort Myer, FL 33907
Info: 239-985-0400

Pre Pay here

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Tuesday July 26,
Breakfast Marco 7:30 - 8:30

O’Donoghues
969 North Collier Blvd, Marco Island
Info: 239-985-0400
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Tuesday July 26th
11:30 - 1:00
Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion
26831 South Bay Dr, Ste 100
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
Info: 239-985-0400

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