Monthly Archives: June 2009

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Norman Love Confections Unveils Seven New Ultra-Premium Chocolate Flavors

2009-06-30T15:52:30-04:00June 30th, 2009|Categories: News|

Norman Love Confections has introduced seven new flavors: Banana Nut Bread, a rich banana ganache with roasted walnuts and a touch of vanilla; Chocolate Pretzel, a fun and flavorful pairing crunchy baked pretzels and rich dark chocolate; Creole Truffle, a 49% dark Venezuelan Chocolate made from Criolo beans and blended with cream and butter; Honey [...]

Colonial Bank donates $1,000 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:01:46-04:00June 30th, 2009|Categories: News|

Colonial Bank has donated $1,000 to help the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care program provide free home repairs to disadvantaged Lee County residents.   Bob Bassett, Colonial Bank’s area president for Lee and Collier counties, serves as president of the Builders Care board of directors.   “This donation demonstrates Colonial Bank’s ongoing commitment [...]

O-A-K builds first Silver LEED® For Schools elementary in Southeast

2016-11-08T15:01:46-04:00June 29th, 2009|Categories: News|

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (OAK) continues to help set the standard for “green” school construction. The Fort Myers-based company provided construction management services for the first LEED® For Schools Silver certified elementary school in the Southeast region of the United States – East Elementary School in Punta Gorda. The two-story, 112,000-square-foot elementary school is one of three [...]

Getting creative in the initial writing process

2016-11-08T15:01:46-04:00June 29th, 2009|Categories: Hot Tips|

This is a great article on the initial process of effective writing and provides seven tips on effective writing – not just focusing on grammar – but more on the actual writing process. Although our team writes copy and speeches for many of our clients, there are many individuals who love to write on their [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Naples Botanical Garden team up to move trees

2016-11-08T15:01:46-04:00June 24th, 2009|Categories: News|

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Naples Botanical Garden are working together as the two organizations renovate and expand their facilities. At least 15 trees, 10-20 feet tall, were moved from the Conservancy Nature Center to the Garden where they are preparing for a November 2009 grand opening. The list included six mature gumbo limbos, [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. donates construction services for Florida Hospital child care center

2016-11-08T15:01:46-04:00June 22nd, 2009|Categories: News|

Stevens Construction Inc. is donating construction management services for the Florida Hospital Zephyrhills’ child care center renovation. The child care center is located at 7340 Dairy Road in Zephyrhills and will provide care for children of hospital employees.   Stevens Construction is among 20 businesses contributing services and materials valued at $380,000 for the nonprofit [...]

Hidden Harbor offers unique financing program

2016-11-08T15:01:46-04:00June 22nd, 2009|Categories: News|

Hidden Harbor, a new harborfront community in south Fort Myers, has partnered with Florida Community Bank to offer special financing to buyers.   Program benefits include: Up to 90 percent financing on primary and secondary homes Up to 80 percent financing on investment homes Construction financing available No mortgage insurance required Locked permanent loan rate [...]

Builders continue to give back to those in need

2016-11-08T15:01:46-04:00June 16th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: |

Ada Mae Williams, or "Mama Williams" as she is referred to by those who know her, has lived in her home nearly 50 years. She is a permanent fixture in her Harlem Lakes community as an active member in the Neighborhood Watch and community improvement associations. She is known for her huge heart and numerous [...]

Grace Community Center opens Event Center available for public functions

2009-06-16T14:37:43-04:00June 16th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: |

The Grace Community Center (GCC) has opened a state-of-the art Event Center available for event rentals located at the corner of Hancock Bridge Parkway and Orange Grove Boulevard in North Fort Myers. The Event Center now is accepting reservations for upcoming events.   The GCC Event Center is one of the largest rental facilities in [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces 2009 Advisory Board for Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2009-06-15T12:18:55-04:00June 15th, 2009|Categories: News|Tags: |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the members of its Business Hall of Fame Advisory Board for 2009. The chair is Katie Sproul, vice president of real estate for Barron Collier Companies.   Other members selected to this year’s board include: Craig Sherman, executive vice president/chief loan officer of Bank of Florida Corporation; Lisa Barnett [...]

Bulletproof Business Event a Success!

2009-06-12T12:45:16-04:00June 12th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|

Yesterday, The News-Press Bulletproof Business event took place at Harborside Event Center from 8-11 a.m. The event was very successful and a true benefit to those who attended. Both presenters, Gene Landrum, Ph.D. - the creator of Chuck E. Cheese and Scott Robertson, founder of The Umbrella Group gave motivating, inspiring and educational presentations on how to [...]

Priority Marketing wins Pinnacle Awards

2016-11-08T15:01:46-04:00June 5th, 2009|Categories: Awards and Recognition, News|Tags: , |

The Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) recognized Priority Marketing with three Pinnacle Awards and a Merit Award during the 19th Annual Pinnacle Awards gala on Saturday, May 16.   The agency received Pinnacle Awards for the Vineyards “At Last” campaign, including the categories of Best Developer Newspaper Insert and Best Developer Overall Advertising Campaign. The [...]

The Benefits of Online Advertising

2016-11-08T15:01:46-04:00June 2nd, 2009|Categories: Hot Tips|Tags: , , , |

In an age where getting the most bang for your buck tends to top the priority for many companies, online advertising has become a popular medium for advertisers. Static web banner ads and flash ads on popular sites, such as newspaper/media sites are not only affordable, but even more important - they are measurable. Very few [...]