Monthly Archives: September 2009


Gora/McGahey designs Pine Ridge Government Complex

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 30th, 2009|Categories: News|

Gora/McGahey Architects (GMA) recently provided the architectural design for the Lee County Pine Ridge Government Complex, located at 15650 Pine Ridge Road in south Fort Myers The project included a master plan study, programming, architectural design and contract administration for the 40,440-square-foot building, which will house office for the Lee County Tax Collector, Iona/McGregor Fire [...]

The Sandy Butler to serve ghoulish gourmet at second annual Halloween party and wine dinner

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 30th, 2009|Categories: News|

Mere mortals beware, Halloween at The Sandy Butler will be a spellbinding affair. As darkness falls on Halloween night, The Sandy Butler will transform into a “spooktacular” sight.  “Chef Michael Ragusa is stirring up some wicked fresh gourmet brew, featuring mysterious cuisine from Romania paired with cryptic red and white wines that are sure to [...]

Community volunteers paint the home of a local Cape Coral resident

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 28th, 2009|Categories: News|

Builders Care, the  nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), along with BIA members and community volunteers recently teamed up to help a local women in need. Building partners and volunteers put a new coat of paint on the home of Maria Policastro, a Cape Coral resident living with multiple sclerosis. On Sept. [...]

Gora/McGahey wins Summit Awards

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 28th, 2009|Categories: News|

Gora/McGahey Architects earned three Summit Awards at the fourth annual Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Commercial Contractors Council Summit Awards event. Gora/McGahey took home the award for the best architectural design for an industrial building for its work on Bonita Springs Utilities Operations Center, contracted by CH2M Hill. The firm also won the best architectural [...]

The Sandy Butler serves up local, fresh seafood

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 25th, 2009|Categories: News|

In recognition of National Seafood Month during October, The Sandy Butler is serving up fresh, fine local seafood, including daily gourmet specials prepared by Chef Michael Ragusa. Both the restaurant and market feature a wide variety of seafood, including fresh, wild sea bass, black grouper, salmon, tilapia, scallops and pink shrimp.   “It’s National Seafood [...]

Priority Marketing Wins Summit Awards

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 24th, 2009|Categories: News|

Priority Marketing earned two Summit Awards at the fourth annual Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Commercial Contractors Council Summit Awards event. Among the accomplishments, the BIA recognized Priority Marketing for its outstanding marketing efforts on behalf of its commercial construction clients, designating the company Marketing Firm of the Year. The firm also was recognized for [...]

Sally Wolf joins The Sandy Butler

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 23rd, 2009|Categories: News|

Sally Wolf has been hired to oversee the cheese and wine department of The Sandy Butler. In this position, Wolf will educate customers on The Sandy Butler’s wide array of wines and chesses and order product based on consumer feedback. Wolf also will provide samplings and demonstrations on how to prepare and serve gourmet delicacies. [...]

Minimally-invasive hip replacement surgery now offered by leading orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peter Curcione

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 23rd, 2009|Categories: News|

For patients suffering from chronic hip pain, advancements in minimally-invasive hip replacement surgery offer a less painful procedure and a faster recovery. Dr. Peter Curcione is among the first orthopaedic surgeons in Southwest Florida to offer the anterior approach to hip replacement, an innovative, less invasive alternative to traditional surgery allowing patients to return to [...]

Stevens Construction earns seven awards from the BIA

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 23rd, 2009|Categories: News|

Stevens Construction Inc. earned four Summit Awards and three additional honors at the fourth annual Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Commercial Contractors Council Summit Awards event.   Stevens Construction won best hospitality project for the South Seas Island Resort kid’s pool, best healthcare project within two price divisions for Barnes Family Chiropractic and Florida Hospital [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball wins three Summit Awards

2009-09-22T03:44:30-04:00September 22nd, 2009|Categories: News|

Owen-Ames-Kimball (OAK) took home three Summit Awards for recent projects at the fourth annual Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Commercial Contractors Council Summit Awards banquet on Sept. 18. The BIA recognized OAK for two of its Charlotte County projects, the new Herald Court Centre parking garage and retail structure in downtown Punta Gorda and East [...]

Builders Care director honored by Gulfshore Business magazine

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 21st, 2009|Categories: News|

Gulfshore Business magazine recently honored Heidi Taulman, executive director of Builders Care, as one of its Forty under Forty recipients. Gulfshore Business' Forty under Forty program recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in their professions and in the community. Recipients were nominated by their peers and chosen from 190 nominations this year. "Heidi's devotion and [...]

The Sandy Butler teams with local growers to offer local, seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 17th, 2009|Categories: News|

With increased consumer focus on the importance of incorporating more fruits and vegetables into a healthy, balanced diet, The Sandy Butler is now partnering with Rabbit Run Farms, Fort Myers, to offer customers a wider variety of local, seasonal fresh fruits and heirloom vegetables in its restaurant and market.   “Rabbit Run Farm is a [...]

Gora/McGahey’s Buschle registered as safety evaluator

2016-11-08T15:01:37-04:00September 16th, 2009|Categories: News|

Ken Buschle, head of quality control and specifications for Gora/McGahey Architects since 1988, has successfully completed training and has been registered as a Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator. The SAP utilizes volunteers and mutual aid resources including professional engineers, architects and certified building inspectors to assist local governments in safety evaluations following a natural disaster. [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. to begin subcontractor bid process for Highlands County Hospice House and Resource Center

2016-11-08T15:01:38-04:00September 16th, 2009|Categories: News|

Stevens Construction Inc. is beginning the bid process for the construction of a 34,915-square-foot, 16-bed, hospice house and resource center by Good Shepherd Hospice. The facility will be located at 1110 Hammock Road, in Sebring, Fla.   Designed to enhance the patient’s quality of life, the Highlands County Hospice House will resemble Old Florida-style architecture [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball donates $500 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:01:38-04:00September 14th, 2009|Categories: News|

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (OAK) has donated $500 to help the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Builders Care program provide free home repairs to disadvantaged Lee County residents. "This donation demonstrates OAK's ongoing commitment to Builders Care, especially during these trying times,'' said Heidi Taulman, Builders Care executive director. "We are so grateful for their support." Builders [...]

Step WiseLee campaign kicks-off on National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, Sept. 22

2016-11-08T15:01:38-04:00September 11th, 2009|Categories: News|

The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition announces the launch of its countywide public awareness campaign aimed at preventing falls and fall-related deaths and injuries in Lee County. Appropriately named "Step WiseLee," the initiative calls on local health care agencies, residents, family and friends to work together to prevent falls and fall-related injuries and deaths in [...]

The Sandy Butler serves up vitamins and supplements in market

2016-11-08T15:01:38-04:00September 9th, 2009|Categories: News|

The Sandy Butler is pleased to announce the availability of vitamins and supplements now offered in The Sandy Butler gourmet market. The line of products include all-natural, food based vitamins and supplements from Rainbow Light and science-based products from Twinlab.   “With a growing focus on health care and disease, our customers look to us [...]

Elderly Fort Myers woman receives new window

2016-11-08T15:01:39-04:00September 8th, 2009|Categories: News|

Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), along with volunteer BIA member New Code Windows and Doors, recently installed a brand new picture window at the home of Mary Jones, a 78-year-old Fort Myers woman with mobility challenges due to severe arthritis.Jones uses a walker and suffered a fall many [...]

Sponsors named for Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2016-11-08T15:01:40-04:00September 8th, 2009|Categories: News|

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the gold sponsors for the 2009 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County:  Barron Collier Companies; Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club; Health Management Associates; Hodges University; Specialists in Urology; and Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company.   The 2009 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County dinner and awards ceremony will take place [...]

Ozurdex now available at Retina Health Center

2016-11-08T15:01:42-04:00September 4th, 2009|Categories: News|

Dr. Alexander M. Eaton and Dr. Hussein Wafapoor are pleased to announce the availability of OzurdexTM by Allergan, Inc., for treatment of macular edema. Recently approved by the FDA, Ozurdex is the first drug therapy indicated for the treatment of macular edema following branch retinal vein occlusion or central retinal vein occlusion, two common retinal [...]

Gora/McGahey’s Buschle named to CSI regional board

2016-11-08T15:01:42-04:00September 2nd, 2009|Categories: News|

Ken Buschle, head of quality control and specifications for Gora/McGahey Architects (GMA) since 1988, has been elected to serve on the board of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI), Southeast Region. CSI is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization is unique in the industry [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball completes construction on Herald Court Centre

2009-09-02T14:26:25-04:00September 2nd, 2009|Categories: News|

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (OAK) has completed construction of a new parking garage for the City of Punta Gorda. The Herald Court Centre is a mixed-use retail and parking facility in downtown Punta Gorda at the corner of Herald Court and U.S. Highway 41. OAK provided construction management services in the construction of the four-level, 409-space parking [...]

The Real Story: Is it Newsworthy?

2016-11-08T15:01:42-04:00September 1st, 2009|Categories: Hot Tips, Media Relations, Public Relations, Texas Marketing Forum|Tags: , , , , |

News is defined as a report of new information or recent events. But what makes a story newsworthy? When looking to promote a client’s services, business, products or people, the media relations team at Priority Marketing looks for an angle that will appeal to both the media and the consumer. It must have that why [...]