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Lifeline Family Center presents 17th annual benefit dinner on Feb. 27

2016-11-08T15:00:11-04:00December 30th, 2013|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Lifeline Family Center presents “Once upon a time,” its 17th annual benefit dinner, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at McGregor Baptist Church, 3750 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The non-profit organization’s largest annual fundraiser, the event will feature nationally renowned columnist and author Cal Thomas as keynote speaker. Tickets are $70 per [...]

Builders Care, Lennar built new home for retired sign company owner in Ft. Myers Local builder/developer completed home in 15 days, in time for Christmas

2016-11-08T15:00:11-04:00December 23rd, 2013|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Builders Care, the non-profit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net), with the help of employees of the Southwest Florida Division of Lennar, and local sub-contractors and volunteers, have completed the building of a brand new home build for Bob and Judy Wingo. Bob and Judy Wingo had lived in their home for nearly [...]

The News-Press Market Watch: Focus on Real Estate 2014 set for Feb. 25

2016-11-08T15:00:11-04:00December 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tickets and sponsorships are now available for The News-Press Market Watch 2014: Focus on Real Estate, the region’s most comprehensive real estate event, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Harborside Event Center in the Fort Myers River District. Now in its 15th year, the upcoming event titled “ [...]

Builders Care Celebrates Milestone by Honoring Volunteers

2016-11-08T15:00:11-04:00December 19th, 2013|Categories: Awards and Recognition, News, Public Relations|

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), recently honored several building partners and volunteers in recognition of their service and commitment to Southwest Florida’s elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners and their families. Builders Care hit a milestone by reaching $2.7 million in emergency construction services provided at no [...]

Priority Marketing honored as Partner of the Year by Lee Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:11-04:00December 18th, 2013|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Priority Marketing was among several building partners and volunteers recently recognized by Builders Care for service and commitment to Southwest Florida’s elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners and their families. Priority Marketing received the 2013 Partner of the Year award for on-going contributions in public relations services to Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of [...]

Alico Family Golf opens Jan. 11 with free grand opening celebration to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital

2016-11-08T15:00:11-04:00December 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Alico Family Golf will open to the public on Saturday, Jan. 11 with a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Most amenities will be open to the public at no charge. In lieu of admission, Alico Family Golf requests a donation of $10 or more for the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn elected to HRMA Southwest Florida board of directors

2016-11-08T15:00:11-04:00December 16th, 2013|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn has been elected to the board of directors and named legislative chair for 2014 for HRMA Southwest Florida, Inc. the local chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management(SHRM). HRMA is a group of human resource professionals who come together to discuss issues related to human resource [...]

Stevens Construction completes Eye Centers of Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:11-04:00December 16th, 2013|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Stevens Construction has completed construction of Eye Centers of Florida, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 1940 Tamiami Trail #103, the 3,700-square-foot facility features seven exam rooms, procedure room, staff lounge, reception, optical lab and retail area. The Stevens Construction team included Mark Jackson as superintendent, Dan Adams as project manager and Sue Ziegenfus [...]

Five surprising facts about small business marketing

2013-12-12T12:16:48-04:00December 12th, 2013|Categories: Marketing, News, Uncategorized|

Attracting new customers and retaining existing costumers are top concerns for small business owners, according to the Yodle Small Business Sentiment Survey, a survey of 306 small business owners nationwide conducted by a third party research firm for the online marketing company Yodle. What are they doing about it? According to the survey, surprisingly little. [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to induct Norman Love, Mark Loren into 2014 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2016-11-08T15:00:11-04:00December 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct world-renowned chocolatier Norman Love and award-winning jewelry designer Mark Loren into the 2014 Business of Hall of Fame, Lee County, at a dinner and awards ceremony on April 17 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role [...]

Lee County Homeless Coalition observes Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day on Dec. 21

2013-12-12T11:35:03-04:00December 12th, 2013|Categories: News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

As a tribute to at least 16 homeless individuals who have lost their lives while living on the streets or in shelters in Lee County this year, the Lee County Homeless Coalition will host its 17th annual Candlelight Vigil on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The community is encouraged to gather on the [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida project

2016-11-08T15:00:12-04:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: News|

Stevens Construction has been selected for the construction management services of a new 7,500-square-foot medical office for Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Situated in Cape Coral, the new medical facility will feature twelve exam rooms, conference rooms, nurse station, offices, supply rooms, lounge and reception area. Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. [...]

Lee County courts players and families during Queen of Palms girls’ basketball classic Dec. 27 – 30

2013-12-10T13:15:48-04:00December 10th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

More than 64 high school girls basketball teams from Florida and around the U.S. will compete in the sixth annual Queen of Palms Classic from Dec. 27 to Dec. 30. The 96 games are held at four Lee County high schools – Dunbar, Lehigh, Cypress Lake and Cape Coral High Schools. The event brings more [...]

Alico Family Golf Center launches gift card program

2013-12-09T15:43:08-04:00December 9th, 2013|Categories: News, Public Relations|

In time for holiday gift giving, Alico Family Golf Center introduces the Advantage Card program. The Advantage Card can be used at Alico Family Golf Center for food and beverage purchases, the driving range, miniature golf, the nine-hole hybrid-SNAG (starting new at golf) golf course. The Advantage Cards are available in $50 increments and for [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware hosts Teddy Bear Hugs Fundraiser with Santa

2016-11-08T15:00:12-04:00December 6th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

On Saturday, Dec. 14, Sunshine Ace Hardware stores will host the Teddy Bear Hugs Fundraiser to collect monetary donations and gently used or new teddy bears for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Naples. Special guest Santa Claus will visit Sunshine Ace store locations sharing stories and taking photos with families. In addition, [...]

Alico Family Golf Center pairs up with local golf equipment, apparel provider

2013-12-06T10:49:12-04:00December 6th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Alico Family Golf Center has signed a five-year agreement with The Golf Guys to be the center’s exclusive provider of golf equipment and merchandise. Opening in January, Alico Family Golf Center will carry an extensive collection of golf equipment, merchandise, attire, shoes and accessories including gloves, bags and golf balls. In addition, The Golf Guys [...]

Downtown Bagel and Deli hosts Fort Myers’ first ‘Coffee with a Cop’ on Dec. 11

2016-11-08T15:00:12-04:00December 4th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Downtown Bagel and Deli, located in the historic Fort Myers River District at 1414 Dean St., will host the area’s first “Coffee with a Cop” on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Residents are invited to join Fort Myers Police Chief Doug Baker and his officers for an informal gathering to discuss community [...]

R.L.R. Investments purchases Sundial Beach Resort and Spa for $2.2 million

2013-12-03T15:09:38-04:00December 3rd, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

National real estate company R.L.R. Investments, L.L.C. has purchased Sundial Beach Resort and Spa for $2.2 million. R.L.R. Investments acquired the Sanibel Island, Fla. Gulf-front resort and assets on Dec. 3. Sundial Beach Resort was previously owned by a private investment group, Sanibel Sundial Partners, L.L.C., which filed a Chapter 11 petition in Florida Middle [...]

To The Moon launches new flagship store at The Promenade at Bonita Bay

2016-11-08T15:00:12-04:00December 2nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

As season begins to pick up in Southwest Florida, To The Moon, a new women’s retail boutique will open its doors as one of the latest tenants to enhance the shopping options at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. Now open, owner Tiffany Buntzman has been diligently working on every detail of realizing her dreams as [...]

Epic 31 Boutique introduces new artists at shop in The Promenade at Bonita Bay

2016-11-08T15:00:12-04:00November 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Epic 31 Boutique is proud to announce it has signed on three new artists to showcase their talented offerings - Brian Luenemann, Barbara Ellis and Dot Lingren. In addition, the boutique located at the Promenade at Bonita Bay offers women’s fashions, one-of-a-kind art and jewelry from local artists and Chesley Taylor, unique gifts, chocolates, handbags, [...]

Stevens Construction completes Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers

2016-11-08T15:00:13-04:00November 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed construction of Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers, the children’s dental practice of Dr. Tim Verwest, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 8016 Summerlin Lakes Drive, the 7,903-square-foot facility features four private treatment rooms, eight patient dental bays to serve children and teens, consultation rooms, administrative offices and game area. Pediatric [...]

Retina Health Center study evaluates efficiency, comfort of new injection device for patient care

2016-11-08T15:00:13-04:00November 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

A study by Retina Health Center examining the comfort and efficiency of a new guarded injection device used for targeted application of medication for retinal disorders has been published in the November/December issue of OSLI Retina, a peer-reviewed clinical publication. In July 2012 Retina Health Center began clinical trials, enrolling 70 consenting patients, to evaluate [...]

Construction Under Way for DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant at The Promenade

2016-11-08T15:00:22-04:00November 21st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Construction is under way for DeRomo’s Gourmet Market and Restaurant at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. DeRomo’s, a new anchor tenant for The Promenade, will occupy nearly 18,000 square feet featuring a full Gourmet Market and Restaurant with approximately 300-seats including a Tuscan-style outdoor bar and seating area, complete catering services, gift basket center and [...]

GMA Architects & Planners celebrates completion of Discovery Village at the Forum

2016-11-08T15:00:23-04:00November 20th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

GMA Architects & Planners celebrates completion of Discovery Village, a new senior living community located on Forum Boulevard in Fort Myers. The design includes large, light-filled open spaces, courtyard gardens, a theater, game rooms, a living room with fireplace and bar, fitness facilities including a pool, and other activity spaces. The 121,000-square-foot community includes 126 [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida honors environmentally focused family

2016-11-08T15:00:24-04:00November 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that the 2014 Conservancy of Southwest Florida Eagle Award will be presented to The Allyn Family including Lew and Dawn Allyn, Bill and Penny Allyn, and Peter and Elsa Soderberg. Conservancy of Southwest Florida President and CEO Rob Moher made the announcement during the Conservancy Annual Recognition [...]

Bang & Olufsen premium audiovisual products now available exclusively at Design West

2016-11-08T15:00:24-04:00November 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Design West, a full-service upscale interior design company, has announced it will offer the highly distinctive and exclusive range of televisions, music systems, loudspeakers, and multimedia products manufactured by Bang & Olufsen at its Naples showroom. Since 1925, Bang & Olufsen has offered world renowned audiovisual equipment and with their newest partnership, Design West will [...]

Lee County hosts U.S. Specialty Sports Association’s Annual Meeting at Sanibel Harbor Marriot Resort and Spa through Nov. 23

2013-11-18T14:43:17-04:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The office of Lee County Sports Development announces that Lee County will host the U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Annual Meeting at the Sanibel Marriott Resort and Spa, Nov. 18-23. Headquartered in Osceola County, Fla., USSSA is the world’s largest multi-sport athletic organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants competing [...]

Evelyn & Arthur returns to The Promenade at Bonita Bay

2016-11-08T15:00:24-04:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Evelyn & Arthur, Southwest Florida’s destination for stylish, high-quality merchandise for women, has announced it will return to the Promenade at Bonita Bay. The family-owned business, which has eight locations across Florida, plans to reopen at the Promenade by mid-December. “We are excited to move back to The Promenade, a place we have called home [...]

Lee County Sports Development awarded grants for driving sports visitors to Lee County

2016-11-08T15:00:24-04:00November 18th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Lee County Sports Development was awarded $65,000 in grant monies from the Florida Sports Foundation to support the organization in hosting amateur sports events that generate significant economic impact for Lee County. A grant for $55,000 was awarded to Lee County for the North American Roller Hockey Championships and a $10,000 grant was awarded for [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts breakfast with Santa

2013-11-14T12:17:39-04:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is kicking off the holiday season by hosting a breakfast buffet with Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 7. Two 90-minute dining times are offered at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. The menu includes all of Santa’s favorites – scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, bacon, sausage links, French toast with syrup and [...]

Kay’s on the Beach opens at Promenade at Bonita Bay

2016-11-08T15:00:24-04:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Ladies apparel and accessory boutique Kay’s on the Beach has opened its fifth retail location at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. Kay’s on the Beach occupies 1,915 square feet at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. The boutique is open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will add evening hours soon. Fashion [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware offers home delivery of Christmas trees

2013-11-12T14:44:26-04:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

For the 2013 holiday season, Sunshine Ace Hardware stores will offer home delivery service of Christmas trees from each of its six locations. Customers interested in delivery service for their Christmas Tree will need to obtain a voucher at Sunshine Hardware during checkout, and redeem the voucher by calling 855-TREES-55 or online at www.fivestarchristmastrees.com/ace by [...]

Homeless Coalition challenges the community to live on the streets

2016-11-08T15:00:24-04:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The Lee County Homeless Coalition challenges the community to take the “homeless challenge” during National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week, Nov. 16 through 24, to generate increased community awareness for those living on the streets in Lee County. The Homeless Challenge will culminate with a “Night on the Streets” in which the community is encouraged [...]

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes!

2016-11-08T15:00:25-04:00November 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey invites families to a super circus experience like no other at Ringling Bros. Presents Super Circus Heroes! All of the high flying fun and excitement is coming January 2-5, 2014 at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000 and the [...]

Lee County Homeless Coalition fundraiser brings in more than $20,000 to support services to benefit homeless

2016-11-08T15:00:25-04:00November 11th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The Lee County Homeless Coalition raised more than $20,000 during the organization’s Roaring Twenties-themed ninth annual dinner and silent auction held Nov. 2 at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Myers. The event was sponsored by the Aubuchon Family Fund, the Bireley Family Foundation and Matlacha-Cottages. More than 200 guests attended and bid on more [...]

RedSnook Tournament nets record $140,000 to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida water quality and gamefish research efforts

2016-11-08T15:00:25-04:00November 6th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Forty-six teams participated in the 2013 RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Tournament that took place Nov. 1-3, generating a record $140,000 net revenue to support the water quality protection and gamefish research conducted by Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Wayne A. Meland, of Morgan Stanley, sponsored the event. Meland also served as a co-chair of the [...]

Myerlee Pharmacy relocates to new, larger compounding and retail center

2016-11-08T15:00:25-04:00November 6th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Locally owned and operated community compounding pharmacy Myerlee Pharmacy has relocated to a new, expanded space at 1826 Boy Scout Dr. in Fort Myers. At the new location, the pharmacy offers a new protein and weight loss section including nutritional supplements, and other expanded departments. The new location also provides a new sterile compounding lab [...]

Stevens Construction awarded DeVoe Cadillac project

2016-11-08T15:00:25-04:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Stevens Construction has been selected for the construction management services of a multi-phase renovation of DeVoe Cadillac, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction will be demolishing the existing Cadillac showroom and building a new 37,677-square-foot, two-story showroom and sales center located at 4100 Tamiami Trail in Naples. The new facility will also include administrative, [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at Nov. 19 Dress for Success mentoring event

2016-11-08T15:00:25-04:00November 4th, 2013|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will speak to Dress for Success clients at a Nov. 19 mentoring event. The presentation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Central Bank located at 1520 Royal Palm Square in Fort Myers. Schwinn will provide attendees with an understanding of legal considerations for structuring a [...]

TICKETS FOR Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes! On Sale Nov. 12

2016-11-08T15:00:25-04:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey invites families to a super circus experience like no other at Ringling Bros. Presents Super Circus Heroes!All of the high flying fun and excitement is coming January 2-5, 2014 at Germain Arena in Estero, Fla. Tickets go on sale on Nov. 12, 2013. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey [...]

Minto Communities pledges support for Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:25-04:00October 31st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Minto Communities, a premier developer and builder throughout Florida, is pledging support to Builders Care by making a donation of $100 from each home sale at Bonita Isles, Minto’s new resort-style community in Bonita Springs. Bonita Isles is located at Bernwood Parkway, a half mile east of U.S. 41 in Bonita Springs. For information on [...]

Alico Family Golf Center hires PGA Professional Tom Speicher as Director of Golf, announces golf instruction programs

2016-11-08T15:00:25-04:00October 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Alico Family Golf Center welcomes PGA Professional Tom Speicher as its Director of Golf Instruction. Speicher brings more than 25 years of golf instruction and program management to the position. He and his staff are introducing new golf learning programs for adults and juniors including weekly clinics, private and group lessons, junior summer camps, and [...]

Lee County Homeless Coalition Nov. 2 dinner and silent auction – anticipating sold out event few tickets remaining

2016-11-08T15:00:25-04:00October 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

On any given night in Lee County, there are approximately 3,000 people without a place to call a home. To help raise awareness and funds to end homelessness, the Lee County Homeless Coalition invites the community to join them on Nov. 2 at their Roaring Twenties-themed ninth annual dinner and silent auction. The event features [...]

Fort Myers Miracle “Diamond Cutters” win state Turf Crew Awards

2016-11-08T15:00:26-04:00October 29th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Fort Myers Miracle “Diamond Cutters” have earned the 2013 Florida State League Sports Turf Crew Municipality Award recognizing the Hammond Stadium grounds crew for their ongoing commitment to excellence in field maintenance. This marks the Hammond Stadium crew’s 15th year winning the Municipality award, given to the best city- or county-operated sports turf crew [...]

Jami’s celebrates 15 years at the Promenade at Bonita Bay shopping center

2016-11-08T15:00:26-04:00October 28th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Specialty women’s clothing store Jami’s celebrates 15 years at the Promenade at Bonita Bay. When the Promenade at Bonita Bay first opened, built in 1998, it drew in retailers like Jami’s thanks to the open-air concept, unique water features and richly colored tropical landscaping. Co-owners, Fredi and Ed Verdesca selected the Promenade at Bonita Bay [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn share employment law update at Nov. 4 Rotary South meeting

2016-11-08T15:00:26-04:00October 28th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Local business leaders will learn about recent developments in employment law from Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn on Monday, Nov. 4. Schwinn’s presentation to Rotary Club of Fort Myers South takes place during their noon lunch meeting at the Crowne Plaza at 13051 Bell Tower Dr. in Fort Myers. In her presentation titled, [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida launches STEM Institute

2016-11-08T15:00:26-04:00October 25th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida has launched the STEM Institute, a new education initiative for school-age students to enhance their knowledge and appreciation for science, technology, engineering and math. The STEM Institute at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida provides interactive programs targeting kindergarten through 12th grade students and teachers, including field trips, high school research-focused programs [...]

Downtown Bagel and Deli adds Norman Love Confections

2016-11-08T15:00:26-04:00October 24th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Downtown Bagel and Deli, located in the historic Fort Myers River District at 1414 Dean St., is now carrying the gourmet artisan chocolate creations of renowned Southwest Florida-based chocolatier Norman Love Confections. The Deli added Artisan Gelato by Norman LoveTM recently and is now expanding its partnership with the addition of products such as gift [...]

Stock Development presents first and second quarter donation to Builders Care

2016-11-08T15:00:26-04:00October 24th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Stock Development, a premier Southwest Florida development firm, has been supporting Builders Care for the second year in a row, pledging support to Builders Care through each home sale in its Paseo Community in Fort Myers. Stock Development presented a check to Builders Care based on its first and second quarter sales in the amount [...]

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