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Profiles of Distinction, a publication that focuses on the dynamic energies of the business leaders who contribute each and every day to the success of our community.


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"Participating in Distinctive Women has been one of the most positive experiences I have had in my business!  From the moment I met Brenda and her staff, they understood our mission and how to promote it. They made the process seamless and fun and it has resulted in many new clients and networking opportunities with like-minded business women.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with this fabulous organization!"


Mindy DiPietro 

Owner - D'Amici Salon & Spa

Exciting News!




Welcome to the first newsletter for our Distinctive Women Community, where we will share our news and your stories. Our mission at Profiles of Distinction is to create a Distinctive Community, offering the opportunity to collaborate and celebrate with like-minded professionals.


As we grow and expand our network, your opportunities to engage new friends, associates and business relationships will expand as well. 


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First Annual Fundraiser Benefiting the Humane Society of Naples 


We are so excited to share our First Annual Distinctive Women Fundraising Event held at Quail West Country Club with exquisite collections from Wildflower and Wild Blue.  We were able to raise over $3,000 for this local charity.  Silent Auction items were auctioned, Distinctive Women modeled and a great evening was enjoyed by all.


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Spotlighting Spirited Businesswomen  Distinctive Women Presents:

         Kena M. Yoke

Kena Yoke

President of Dax Enterprises, Inc. Naples, Florida


Celebrating Father's Day has been trying since her Father passed two years ago.  Kelly Merritt, writer for the Naples Daily News, helped take the edge off by featuring Kena and her Father in the Father's Day Sunday Edition.


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Jo-Ann James

JoAnn James


President of Vital Steps, Inc. 

Toronto, Ontario

Jo-Ann is the Vital Steps founder and veteran fitness professional with over thirty years in the industry. She has helped many clients achieve their fitness goals and dedicates her energy in making wellness and fitness related education, training and advocacy a part of the public discussion on lifestyle and health matters.


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Ann Marie Ashline

Anne Marie

 Director of Membership  Grey Oaks Country Club

We have sold 20 Equity Golf memberships and 17 Equity Sport memberships this year. I believe in today's environment we have proven to be successful and are holding our own!  Grey Oaks is a unique private and exclusive golf course community which sets us apart and what makes us stand out!


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Sherry Abbott

Sherry Abbott

CCTFA Foundation

Facing Cancer

 (Toronto, ON)


Cancer has a profound and lifelong impact on women diagnosed with the disease. Almost half of Canadian women who have, or have had, the disease say they're not getting the kinds of support they need while facing the challenges of cancer, and they worry deeply about their ability to reclaim a "normal" life, according to a newly-released report from the Canadian Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CCTFA) Foundation.


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Colleen Kvetko


President & CEOShamrock Bank of Florida



Colleen M. Kvetko was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Shamrock Bank in April 2011.


Ms. Kvetko is well known for her leadership in the banking industry and for her many contributions to Southwest Florida's community organizations.  


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Catherine Fay


Naples Air, Inc.


Naples Air, Inc. has added a very fast, twin engine turbo prop to its fleet. This aircraft flies as fast as a Citation II jet at a fraction of the jet cost. The plane can fly to Milwaukee WI in 4 hours and from Louisville KY to Naples in 3 hours. The aircraft seats 8 passengers. Clients are booking their vacations to the Carolina mountains now.


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Naples Air

Caroline J. Cederquist, MD


Cederquist Medical Wellness Center 



Cederquist Medical Wellness Center was voted the champion for best Weight Loss center by readers of the Naples Daily News.  


"It was very nice to be recognized and I am proud of the hard work and dedication of my professional staff" said Dr. Cederquist.


Jamie Kizer 

Jamie Brown


The No Judgement Zone 


Jamie Kizer has successfully completed the requirements to be awarded the designation of "Certified Life Coach" through the Coach Training Alliance Program. 


Jamie provides life coaching and mindset training through her business "The No Judgment Zone" and works with individuals to help them rebuild their lives; their livelihoods; and reputations following a major setback.       


Mary Beth M. Clary


Clary Selected into FAWL's 2011 Class of Leaders in the Law  

Porter Wright Partner Mary Beth M. Clary was recognized by the Florida Association for Women Lawyers ("FAWL") as a 2011 Leader in the Law during FAWL's 60th Anniversary Gala held in Orlando, Florida.


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Distinctive Women is expanding its markets!  Along with Naples' 2nd Annual issue this November, we are excited to be launching Toronto in September 2011, Fort Myers and The Islands in November 2011 and Tampa in January 2012. 
If you are interested in being a part of these publications, please contact us.
We are so excited to be able to work with such amazing women and organizations.  We look forward to sharing your news and celebrating your success. 


brenda    Courtney     Ashley Robson


Brenda Robson                  Courtney Moore                   Ashley Robson

Publisher                             Production Manager            Marketing Manager

Distinctive Women Magazine and Profiles of Distinction