Monthly Archives: April 2010

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Is your company prepared to handle a crisis?

2010-04-30T21:01:53-04:00April 30th, 2010|Categories: Discussions, Hot Tips, Texas Marketing Forum|Tags: |

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is a reminder of how important it is to have a crisis communication plan in place. Is your company prepared for the unexpected? What are the key elements of your crisis communication plan? We want to know your thoughts – leave your comments and join the discussion!

BBQ, Bands and Brew fundraiser raises more than $15,000 for Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:01:22-04:00April 29th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), raised more than $15,000 at its first annual BBQ, Bands and Brew event last weekend at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. The monies generated from the event will be used to further the organization’s mission of providing emergency construction services [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s loggerhead sea turtle graduates to aquarium at Nature Center

2016-11-08T15:01:22-04:00April 29th, 2010|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

As sea turtle nesting season begins, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida prepares to transfer its juvenile female loggerhead sea turtle resident to a larger tank. The public will first be able to view the loggerhead sea turtle in its new 2,000-gallon Patch Reef aquarium on Saturday, May 8. The loggerhead sea turtle has been provided [...]

Southwest Florida fertility specialist, patients featured in new nationally televised series, ‘The Fertility Chase’

2016-11-08T15:01:22-04:00April 23rd, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Local fertility patients and physician, Dr. Craig R. Sweet, a reproductive endocrinologist and medical director of Specialists in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, will be featured in a new independently produced television series “The Fertility Chase” scheduled to begin airing on May 1, 8:30 – 9 a.m. EST on WE tv, the Women’s Entertainment cable television [...]

Gora/McGahey Architects completes Bonita fire station

2016-11-08T15:01:22-04:00April 22nd, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Work has been completed on Fire Station No. 5, designed by Gora/McGahey Architects (GMA) for the Bonita Springs Fire Control and Rescue District. The station is located east of Bonita Bay on West Terry Street in Bonita Springs. The fire station has a “neo-traditional” style, incorporating brick and a metal roof, and is designed to [...]

Terry Wynter Auto Service Center website wins award

2016-11-08T15:01:22-04:00April 21st, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association honored Terry Wynter Auto Service Center with an award of distinction for its newly-designed website at the 2010 Image Awards. Terrywynterauto.com was the only website to garner an award at the annual competition, which recognizes outstanding public relations programs in Southwest Florida. Winners demonstrate the [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company completes community center renovation

2010-04-20T04:35:28-04:00April 20th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) has completed renovation of the Dr. Carrie D. Robinson Community Center in Fort Myers. The 10,263-square-foot renovation of the center, built in 1962, included new interior and exterior finishes to the structure as well as a commercial kitchen, handicap lift, enclosure of window openings, new wood and wood laminate flooring, tile flooring, [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida earns Peak Performance Award

2010-04-16T15:57:52-04:00April 16th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is being honored with the worldwide organization’s Peak Performance Award for 2009. The award recognizes 12 of Junior Achievement’s 149 area offices for superior annual performance in contributing to the overall growth and development of the organization. To qualify for the award, the 12 winning offices had to earn Junior [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. is awarded contract for Vascular Access and Intervention Center

2016-11-08T15:01:22-04:00April 13th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stevens Construction Inc. has been awarded the contract for the Vascular Access and Intervention Center by Spectra Contracting, Inc. announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction will retrofit the facility to accommodate the addition of innovative, diagnostic healthcare technology from General Electric, Advanta, Welch Allyn and Stryker Medical. Designed by Sheeley Architects, Inc., the facility [...]

Local builders provide free ramp to Lehigh Acres couple in need

2016-11-08T15:01:22-04:00April 12th, 2010|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Betty Lamy, 71, has several medical issues leaving her bed ridden and wheelchair bound. Her husband and partner of more than 50 years, Charles, is her full-time caregiver. Charles had to carry his wife to the car in order to get her to and from doctor’s appointments. On April 8, volunteers sponsored by Builders Care, [...]

What Toyota can teach us about using social media for crisis communication

2016-11-08T15:01:22-04:00April 6th, 2010|Categories: Hot Tips, Media Relations, Public Relations, Texas Marketing Forum|Tags: , , |

Every day we see examples of companies that have attracted the media spotlight without seeking it. For better or for worse, the story almost always alters people’s perception of the company or brand being featured. With proper planning, these situations can be managed and may even be transformed into opportunities to enhance public image. That is [...]