Monthly Archives: December 2013


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

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

Builders Care, the non-profit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (, 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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 [...]