Monthly Archives: January 2014


Former Mayor James T. Humphrey, Esq. joins Knott Ebelini Hart

2016-11-08T15:00:03-04:00January 31st, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

James T. Humphrey, Esq., former Mayor of the City of Fort Myers, is rejoining Knott Ebelini Hart, the Fort Myers law firm he founded in 1982. His areas of practice will continue to include governmental, administrative, real estate and land use law. “We are pleased to welcome Jim back to the firm,” says George H. [...]

A Remodeler’s Dream! Builders Care to host Feb. 15 building product blow-out event

2016-11-08T15:00:03-04:00January 31st, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

Get started now on those long-planned renovations for your home or office! Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), will host its fourth semi-annual building product garage sale to raise funds to help local homeowners in need. Local suppliers and building industry related companies are providing great deals on all [...]

Stevens Construction begins renovation of former Jalapeno’s building on College Parkway in Fort Myers

2016-11-08T15:00:03-04:00January 30th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Stevens Construction has begun the renovation of the 16,097-square-foot building located at 7381 College Parkway in Fort Myers, announced Mark Stevens, company president. The project will include an upgrade of the entire exterior façade from the former Mexican restaurant, Jalapeno’s, to a new plaza which will house Physicians’ Primary Care and Blue Moon Pizza, with [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida relocates Naples office

2016-11-08T15:00:03-04:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Junior Achievement has relocated its Naples, Fla. office to better utilize resources and serve volunteers and students. Previously located at 6615 Hillway Circle, Suite 202 in Naples, the new Collier County headquarters office for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is located at 3838 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 100B in Naples. The telephone number is 239-225-2590. [...]

Tickets still available for 2014 The News-Press Market Watch

2016-11-08T15:00:03-04:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: |

Attendees receive comprehensive market data since 2005 and real estate predictions for 2014 Bubble, bust or boom in 2014? Three industry experts will provide insights into the ultimate question on the local residential, land and commercial real estate industries at The News-Press Market Watch: Focus on Real Estate on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 4:30 to [...]

Super Bowl Prep Tip: Check Your TV for Safety

2016-11-08T15:00:03-04:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

On National TV Safety Day, Recycle Old TVs to Keep Kids Safe from TV Tip-Overs Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties marks Feb. 1 as National TV Safety Day Every 45 minutes in the U.S., a child is rushed to the emergency room for injuries caused by televisions that are not properly secured. To help prevent these [...]

The River District Alliance selects Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida as beneficiary of Feb. 8 River District Ramble

2016-11-08T15:00:03-04:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

The River District Alliance invites the community to kick off this year’s first River District Ramble event, a night out to help fund student programs for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 6-10 p.m. at participating River District dining establishments and retail stores. “Junior Achievement gives [...]

Public invited to free symposium Feb. 22 on macular degeneration

2016-11-08T15:00:03-04:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Events, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

On Saturday, Feb. 22, Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the 11th annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium with world-renowned experts providing the latest information on treatment options and new discoveries. Attendees will learn about the advent of personalized medicine for the management of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), what many are [...]

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida invests $150,000 to establish Southwest Florida Regional Center on Human Trafficking

2016-11-08T15:00:03-04:00January 28th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Women's Fund of Southwest Florida is investing $150,000 to establish the Southwest Florida Regional Center on Human Trafficking. The proposed Center will be hosted on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and will be designed to support the multi-agency Human Trafficking Task Force, led by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of [...]

Tickets and sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2016-11-08T15:00:03-04:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Local businesses, educators and community volunteers are invited to join Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida in honoring laureates Norman Love of Norman Love Confections and Mark Loren of Mark Loren Designs. Love and Loren will be inducted into the 2014 Business of Hall of Fame, Lee County, at a dinner and awards ceremony on April [...]

Stevens Construction Selected for Memory Care Residences at Cypress Cove

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Stevens Construction has been selected by Cypress Cove at HealthPark Florida as construction manager of the continuing care retirement community’s Memory Care Residences project, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction will be providing pre-construction and construction management services for Cypress Cove’s 37,940-square-foot, two-story, 44 private room residence. Located at 10200 Cypress Cove Drive within [...]

Advanced Roofing and Sheet Metal, Builders Care surprise family with disabilities with new roof

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 24th, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Local sub-contractors and volunteers partner to provide much-needed roof replacement Due to financial constraints and medical bills, more than 40 homeowners are seeking support from Builders Care, and are currently waiting for roof replacements in Lee County. In response to asking building partners and businesses to assist them in helping local homeowners, Advanced Roofing and [...]

Enchanted Ballroom to open at the Promenade at Bonita Bay

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 24th, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

The Enchanted Ballroom, owned by Susan Scott and Stefan Zhivkov, will open its second ballroom dance studio at The Promenade at Bonita Bay in February. Zhivkov, a European Champion in Ballroom Dancing, and other accomplished instructors will teach all American and International dance styles including West Coast Swing, salsa, waltz, cha-cha, and rhumba. The Enchanted [...]

Pavese Law Firm announces new partners Brooke Martinez and Charles Capps

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Media Relations, News|Tags: , , |

Pavese Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorneys Brooke Martinez and Charles Capps have been named partners at the firm. Martinez joined Pavese Law Firm as an associate in May 2005, practicing general civil litigation with a focus on commercial litigation, real estate law, family law, community association law and bankruptcy creditor representation. Martinez [...]


2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Events, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Get ready to rock out with some of the most magical idols in a musical showcase featuring the hottest tunes and talent across the kingdom when Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After comes to Southwest Florida! Disney On Ice presents Rockin’ Ever After is bringing an all-star lineup of your favorite Disney characters to [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida installs signage at Naples Pier, addresses pelican injury prevention and response

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 22nd, 2014|Categories: Events, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

In response to an increase in the recent admissions of injured pelicans Conservancy of Southwest Florida has installed three new educational signs at Naples Pier. The signs, unveiled today by Conservancy President and CEO Rob Moher, provide visual descriptions and tips on how to respond if a bird is hooked or entangled in fishing line. [...]

Knights of Columbus donates ultrasound to Lifeline Family Center

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 22nd, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

As pro-life rallies are held this week around the nation, Lifeline Family Center will be able to encourage expectant mothers in Southwest Florida to choose life through the use of a new portable, state-of-the-art ultrasound machine. The machine allows mothers to see their unborn child in the greatest possible detail, and hear his or her [...]

GMA Architects and Planners completes construction on the new Lehigh Acres Goodwill Retail and Donation Center

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 22nd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

GMA Architects and Planners announces the completion of the new Lehigh Acres Goodwill Retail and Donation Center on 2825 Lee Blvd. in Lehigh Acres, Fla. A grand opening celebration was held on Jan. 17. The 21,800-square-foot building has a contemporary design and is on track to receive the Florida Green Building Coalition Certification. Existing vegetation [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company’s Jan Prindle appointed to Board of Directors

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 22nd, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball (O-A-K) Company announces the appointment of Jan Prindle to the O-A-K Florida, Inc., Board of Directors. Born and raised in Colorado, Jan moved to Southwest Florida in 1981 and attended Edison State College. She joined O-A-Ks accounting department in 2000 and in January 2013 was promoted to manager of accounting services and human resources. [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware hosts stop on nationwide J.D. Power Award Neighborhood Tour

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 21st, 2014|Categories: Awards and Recognition, News|Tags: |

Local retailer celebrates its role in Ace Hardware ranking "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores, Seven Years in a Row” Ace Hardware’s inaugural J.D. Power Award Neighborhood Tour is headed to a store near you. Sunshine Ace Hardware is celebrating Ace Hardware’s recognition in the J.D. Power 2013 Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction [...]

Stevens Construction breaks ground on Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 20th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Stevens Construction kicked off construction of a new 7,500-square-foot medical office for Gastroenterology Associates of S.W. Florida with a groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 17, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 1303 SE 8th Terrace in Cape Coral, the new medical facility will feature 16 exam rooms, conference rooms, nurse station, offices, supply rooms, lounge [...]

McGarvey Development investment group announces acquisition of Metro Distribution Center

2014-01-20T14:39:07-04:00January 20th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Major capital investment planned for Metro in 2014 The Metro Center FIP, LLC investment group, which includes Fort Myers-based McGarvey Development Co., has announced its recent acquisition of the Metro Distribution Center, a 20-building industrial park in Lee County for $5.5 million. “To meet the needs of today’s industrial users, McGarvey and our partners are [...]

Alico Family Golf opens in South Lee County

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Events, News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Grand opening celebration raises $3,500 for Golisano Children’s Hospital Alico Family Golf, a new state-of-the-art golf entertainment and practice center, is now open to the public. More than 800 people attended Alico Family Golf Center’s grand opening celebration on Saturday, Jan. 11. In lieu of admission, Alico Family Golf accepted donations and raised more than [...]

Pavese Law Firm and Leading Edge Benefit Advisors address Employment Law at Feb. 19 seminar

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 16th, 2014|Categories: Events, Lunch, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn and Leading Edge Benefit Advisors Managing Member Donald C. Raimey, Jr., Clu, ChFC, AIF, will present on “Employment Law Potpourri - News You Can Use” during a complimentary Lunch & Learn series on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Pavese Law Office, 1833 Hendry [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida releases Sassy, the loggerhead sea turtle ambassador

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 14th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Conservancy of Southwest Florida has released Sassy the female loggerhead sea turtle into the Gulf of Mexico near the Ten Thousand Islands. Born on Sanibel Island, Sassy was transferred to the Florida Atlantic University lab at Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, Fla. where she was part of a gender study linking nest temperature [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware Raises $2,000 for The Shelter for Abused Women and Children in Naples

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 14th, 2014|Categories: Marketing, News|

The Sunshine Ace Hardware Teddy Bear Hugs Fundraiser on Dec.14 secured $2,000 and more than 500 teddy bears for The Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Naples. Generous customers brought monetary donations and gifts of stuffed bears to all six of the Sunshine Ace stores in Southwest Florida. “We are grateful to our customers [...]

Lifeline Family Center receives grant from Winn-Dixie

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 13th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Lifeline Family Center has received a $2,000 grant from Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation, the parent company of Winn-Dixie grocery stores. The funds will be used to purchase much-needed appliances for Lifeline Family Center, a two-year residential program providing young pregnant women in crisis with housing, educational and job training, professional counseling, parenting classes, child care and [...]

Brightest Horizons Child Development Center is now Gladiolus Learning and Development Center

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 13th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Brightest Horizons Child Development Center is now the Gladiolus Learning and Development Center. The new name reflects the organization’s rich history of providing more than 38 years of quality child care and early learning opportunities to children in South Fort Myers and the surrounding Harlem Heights communities near the learning center’s Gladiolus Drive location. Funds [...]

Lee County Homeless Coalition hosts Homeless Service Day and Veterans Stand Down

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 9th, 2014|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , |

In an effort to provide the homeless and veteran populations in Lee County with access to essential goods and services, the Lee County Homeless Coalition will host the 14th annual Homeless Service Day on Saturday, Feb.1. The event will take place at City of Palms Stadium located at 2201 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers, from 8:45 [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces 2014 Advisory Board for Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2016-11-08T15:00:04-04:00January 7th, 2014|Categories: Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the members of its 2014 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, Advisory Board. The chair of the board is Gary Tasman, founder and executive director of Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida, and the vice-chair is Dave Dale, president of Owen-Ames-Kimball Company. Other members selected to this year’s [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida hires Catherine Bergerson to lead marketing and communications

2016-11-08T15:00:11-04:00January 6th, 2014|Categories: Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida President and CEO Rob Moher has announced the appointment of Catherine Bergerson to the role of Director of Marketing and Communications for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. Bergerson brings nearly 20 years of experience in communications. Her areas of expertise include public relations, marketing, campaign development and management, media buying, event [...]