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By Staff | Dec 1, 2010

First-Class Air Conditioning celebrates 34 years
in business
First Class Air Conditioning is celebrating its 34th year in business, announced company president David Harmer.
A family-owned and operated enterprise, First Class Air Conditioning provides air conditioning systems solutions. The company offers annual and semi-annual maintenance agreements, repairs, air balancing and testing of existing systems (CoolMaxx System Analysis) and specializes in replacement air-conditioning systems.
In the last 34 years, First Class Air Conditioning has earned numerous certifications and designations including the Trane Comfort Specialist Dealer recognition, the North American Technician Excellence certification. The company standards conform to Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s requirements, and the National Balancing Institute certifies their residential air balancing and diagnostic specialists.
First Class, Air Conditioning provides 24-Hour service to Lee and Collier counties, along with the Punta Gorda area. Purchases on new qualifying systems can receive federal tax credit, Florida Power and Light and Trane Rebates.
For more information, call 800-226-4864 or visit www.firstclass-air.com

Cape Coral Eye Center assisting with toy drive
Cape Coral Eye Center has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Lee County letter carriers for the annual Toys for Tots program. The mission of this program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during the holiday season.
Toys will be picked up at mailboxes by Lee County letter carriers on Saturday, Dec. 4. Cape Coral Eye Center staff will assist the Marines and other volunteers at both the Cape Coral and Fort Myers main post offices to unload and transport the toys. These toys will be distributed to children in need while sending a message of hope to motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.
To participate in the Toys for Tots program, please leave a new, unwrapped toy with your letter carrier on Dec. 4, or drop it off at any Cape Coral Eye Center by Dec. 17, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Cape Coral Eye Center has six locations in Cape Coral and North Fort Myers. More information can be found at the website, www.capecoraleyecenter.com

Cape Tool and Tackle
to host Customer Appreciation Day
Cape Tool and Tackle will be holding its Annual Customer Appreciation Day Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will include free fishing seminars at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
The seminar speaker Capt. Dick May of “Easyrider Charters, author of “Capt. Dick’s Seafood and More” and “Florida Gulf Coast Seafood and More” cookbooks and co-founder of the Houlihan’s restaurant chain with over 40 years in the restaurant business across the country. He will be covering topics on catching redfish, snook and sea trout. He will also be demonstrating a recipe from his new cookbook.
Other seminars will cover cast net demonstrations and manufactured representatives will be on hand to answer questions on their products.
Cape Tool and Tackle will be hosting a wild hog barbecue at $5 per plate, have holiday specials throughout the store and chances to win great prizes.
Cape Tool & Tackle is located at 405 N.E. Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral. For more information, call 239-574-6950.
Fuccillo named No. 1
Kia dealer in the U.S.
Billy Fuccillo, president of Fuccillo Automotive Group, received two honors at the National Kia Dealer meeting at the ARIA Hotel & Casino at CityCenter in Las Vegas.
Fuccillo was named the No. 1 volume dealer in the nation for Kia sales at the Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady dealership. He was also named the No. 1 volume Kia e-leads dealer in the nation for Internet leads at Fuccillo Kia of Clay.
The award for the No. 1 volume dealer in the nation for Kia sales is given to the dealership with the highest sales volume annually in the nation. More than 700 dealers competed for this award. Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady, located in Schenectady, N.Y., also received the award in 2009.
The award for No. 1 volume Kia e-leads dealer in the nation for Internet leads is given to the dealership with the highest percentage of e-leads sold in the nation. E-leads are part of the Kia Internet Lead Program. More than 700 dealers competed for this award. Fuccillo Kia of Clay opened in Liverpool, N.Y., in May 2009 and received this honor during its first full year in business.
Fuccillo Automotive Group has three Kia dealerships including Fuccillo Kia of Clay, Fuccillo Kia of Rochester in Greece, N.Y., and Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady.
Fuccillo Automotive Group is the largest automobile dealership in New York state. Owned by Billy Fuccillo, the Fuccillo Automotive Group comprises 22 dealerships and 31 franchises with locations across New York State. Fuccillo owns three Kia dealerships in New York State and plans to open fourth dealership in Cape Coral in January 2011.

Bank of America
collecting food donations
Bank of America locations in Collier and Lee counties are inviting their customers to bring in nonperishable food donations that will benefit the Harry Chapin Food Bank. Their slogan is “Fighting Hunger, Feeding Helps!”
The Harry Chapin Food Bank solicits, collects and stores quality food for distribution to needy people through a network of more than 170 local nonprofit agencies in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, and Hendry counties, who provide food to more than 30,000 people monthly. Over 800,900 pounds of food are distributed monthly.

O’Brien Hyundai
to introduce new Equus
Hyundai Motor Company has surpassed expectations with the release of its latest vehicle, the new Equus, extending Hyundai’s luxury sedan series of automobiles. O’Brien Hyundai of Fort Myers is one of a small elite selection of dealers authorized to showcase and sell the Equus.
The 300 Hyundai dealers that qualified to sell Equus had to meet benchmarks that included market penetration and a separate Equus showroom.
Hyundai plans to import only 3,000 initially, with two models available for order, the Signature or the Ultimate. O’Brien Hyundai has already taken two orders for the Equus.
On Friday, Dec. 2, from 6-8 p.m., the all-new Hyundai Equus will be available for viewing at O’Brien Hyundai. Consumers will be able to experience the elegant styling, premium luxury touches and how a commitment to quality has come together in this new ultra-lavish sedan.
Equus design features the award-winning 385-horsepower Tau® V8 engine, nine airbags including rear seat-mounted side-impact bags, rear backup camera, proximity key with push-button start and discrete surround sound audio system with 17 speakers.