Monthly Archives: March 2014

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Not In My City To Host Cape Coral’s First Ever Mud and Obstacle 5K

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 31st, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

Part road run, obstacle course, and 1,500-square foot-mud pit, the Craze 5K is a benefit event for local non-profit organization Not In My City and the first event of its kind in Cape Coral. The Craze 5K will take place Saturday, April 5 at 10 a.m. at Cape Christian Fellowship in Fellowship Park at 2110 Chiquita Blvd. in [...]

Tickets still available for BBQ, Bands and Brew fundraiser to be held April 6 at Alliance for the Arts

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 28th, 2014|Categories: Events, News|Tags: , , , , |

Proceeds benefit Lee BIA Builders Care The Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) is hosting the fifth annual BBQ, Bands and Brew to benefit its nonprofit charitable arm Builders Care on Sunday, April 6 from 11 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. The fundraiser is [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida welcomes new baby loggerhead sea turtle, launches naming contest

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

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Dalton Discovery Center is now home to a baby female Loggerhead sea turtle, hatched last summer at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). The baby turtle was part of an FAU study, linking nest temperature to the gender of hatchlings, and will eventually be released into the wild when she is ready to [...]

Junior Achievement and FGCU present CEO Academy

2014-03-26T09:13:03+00:00 March 26th, 2014|Categories: Events, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Entrepreneurial teens can discover what it takes to become a successful business leader at CEO Academy, an exclusive one-week summer camp. Presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida in partnership with the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University, CEO Academy will take place at the Lutgert College of Business June 23-27. Applications [...]

Stevens Construction Breaks Ground on Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 25th, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Stevens Construction kicked off construction of a new 10,580-square-foot medical office for Physicians’ Primary Care of Southwest Florida with a groundbreaking ceremony on March 24, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 5700 Lee Blvd. in Lehigh Acres, the medical office will include 18 exam rooms, six nurse’s stations, ultrasound and six physician’s offices. Scheduled [...]

Stevens Construction completes Lakeside Shoppes

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

Stevens Construction has completed Lakeside Shoppes, a new shopping center located at 9841 Bernwood Place in Fort Myers, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction completed the site work, structure and construction of the two existing buildings totaling 28,011 square feet. The mixed-use complex can accommodate up to 14 business and retail tenants. The leasing [...]

Riders can win $500 cash at BBQ, Bands & Brew Poker Run on April 6

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

Final destination is fifth annual BBQ, Bands & Brew event to benefit Builders Care The Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) is hosting the fifth annual BBQ, Bands and Brew to benefit its nonprofit charitable arm Builders Care on Sunday, April 6 from 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts. [...]

Matanzas on the Bay serves up new seasonal menus for 2014

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 20th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: |

Matanzas on the Bay, a waterfront restaurant located on Fort Myers Beach, has announced new lunch, dinner and wine menus that will provide additional options to guests and focus on locally sourced seafood and vegetables. Spotlighting Matanzas on the Bay’s commitment to supporting the local economy, the new menu items include exclusively sourced Gulf shrimp [...]

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

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Categories: Events, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2014 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County to be held April 17 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa. Tickets are available at www.jaswfl.org. During the dinner and awards ceremony, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct laureates Norman Love of Norman [...]

Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties hosts April 12 Safe Kids Day at Gulf Coast Town Center

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Categories: Events, News, Public Relations|Tags: |

The public is invited to attend the second annual Safe Kids Lee/Collier Counties safety fair at Gulf Coast Town Center in recognition of Safe Kids Day on Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. This family-friendly event features local restaurants and businesses, as well as age-appropriate injury prevention games and educational booths. In [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn heads to state capitol to address pending employment legislation

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 17th, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn has been selected by HRMA of Southwest Florida to represent it at HR Florida’s annual “Day on the Hill” on April 2 and 3 in Tallahassee, Fla. “Day on the Hill” provides representatives from HR Florida and affiliated members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to [...]

Local jewelry appraiser Cameron Pelle, G.J.G, attends national jewelry appraisers’ conference

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Certified jewelry appraiser Cameron Pelle, G.J.G., co-owner of Mark Loren Designs, recently attended The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers’ 41st ACE It Annual Winter Conference in Tucson, Ariz. on Feb. 2-3, 2014. Participation at the ACE It Annual Winter Conference showcases Pelle’s continued commitment to remaining up-to-date on the latest in personal property appraisal standards [...]

Award-winning filmmaker shares ecological travels during Evenings at the Conservancy speaker series on March 18

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida continues its 50th anniversary celebration, and invites the community to its upcoming Evenings at the Conservancy environmental education speakers series. On Tuesday, March 18, award-winning cinematographer Elam Stolzfus presents “Filmmaking Journeys Across Florida.” Stoltzfus will share stories of his travels documenting Florida’s varied environment. The lecture will be held at 6:30 [...]

DeRomo’s Gourmet Market & Restaurant is pleased to announce that Lisa Falls has joined the staff as Accounts Payable Coordinator

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 12th, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

DeRomo’s Gourmet Market & Restaurant is pleased to announce that Lisa Falls has joined the staff as Accounts Payable Coordinator to facilitate daily business management activities for the soon-to-open gourmet market and restaurant. In this position, she will support operations between the market, restaurant and catering divisions. She will be responsible for day-to-day internal operations [...]

Junior Achievement students at Golden Gate Middle School try out banking careers for a day

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 11th, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

In an effort to encourage middle school students at Golden Gate Middle School to connect what they see and learn in the classroom with success in the workplace, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has planned a job-shadowing event with IBERIABANK on Friday, March 14. IBERIABANK(www.iberiabank.com), a 126-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, will host 40 students [...]

The Promenade at Bonita Bay will serve as the host site for the 2014 Free Community Business Expo

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 10th, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: |

The Promenade at Bonita Bay is proud to announce that it will serve as the host venue for the upcoming 2014 Community Business Expo on Thursday, March 13 from 4 - 7 p.m. The Business Expo has been brought together by the Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the City of Bonita [...]

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS ROCKIN’ EVER AFTER

2016-11-08T15:00:00+00:00 March 10th, 2014|Categories: Events, 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 [...]

Magic Under the Mangroves™ surpasses goal, raises $1.3 million to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T15:00:01+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , |

It was a magical evening in more than one sense, as the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s tenth annual Magic Under the Mangroves™ gala dinner and auction fundraiser raised a record-breaking $1.3 million net for the organization. More than 400 guests attended the March 6 event held on the grounds of the newly renovated Conservancy Nature [...]

Chip Olson elected to Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District Board

2016-11-08T15:00:01+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Chip Olson, president of Colonial Square Realty, has been named to the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District (BID Board of Directors, serving on the Avenue Enrichment Committee). A not-for-profit corporation, the Fifth Avenue South Business Improvement District is comprised of merchants and property owners dedicated to promotion, marketing and management of the Fifth Avenue [...]

Tickets now available for BBQ, Bands and Brew fundraiser on April 6

2016-11-08T15:00:01+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

The Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) is hosting the fifth annual BBQ, Bands and Brew to benefit its nonprofit charitable arm Builders Care on Sunday, April 6 from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers. The fundraiser is open to the public and will [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will share employment law updates at March 12 HRMA event

2016-11-08T15:00:01+00:00 March 5th, 2014|Categories: Events|Tags: , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will provide an employment law update to the HRMA of Southwest Florida, local chapter of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), at its March 12 luncheon event. The presentation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crowne Plaza at 13051 Bell Tower [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida to discuss hurricanes and mangrove restoration at Evenings at the Conservancy speaker series on March 11

2016-11-08T15:00:01+00:00 March 4th, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: |

As part of the 50th season celebration, Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites the community to its upcoming Evenings at the Conservancy environmental education speakers series. On Tuesday, March 11, Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Director of Environmental Science Kathy Worley will address hurricanes and mangrove restoration. The lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida receives $10,000 State Farm Good Neighbor Grant

2016-11-08T15:00:01+00:00 March 4th, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Representatives from State Farm Insurance and Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JASWFL) visited the Golden Gate High School AVID (Advancement for Individual Determination) class on Friday, Feb. 14 for a check presentation ceremony. The State Farm Good Neighbor Grant of $10,000 is being awarded to JASWFL to fund Junior Achievement programs in the AVID classes [...]

Builders Care, The Home Depot Foundation rebuild Fort Myers home for Army veteran

2016-11-08T15:00:01+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Team effort between local and Foundation entities to help local homeowner in need Builders Care, the non-profit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (www.BIA.net), with the help of employees of the southwest Florida The Home Depot, and local sub-contractors and volunteers, have completed the rebuilding of a Fort Myers veteran’s home. Casimiro "Jr." Mendez [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida receives $60,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support STEM-based learning program

2016-11-08T15:00:01+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Categories: News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has received a $60,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support its STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Learning Adventures outreach and field trip programs and the STEM Institute at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. STEM-based Learning Adventures are a series of dynamic, environmental education programs. Naturalists deliver interactive outreach [...]