Monthly Archives: July 2015

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Carroll & Carroll, Inc. appraiser Timothy R. O’Neill earns SRA designation

2016-11-08T14:59:52+00:00 July 31st, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Carroll & Carroll, Inc. is pleased to announce that real estate appraiser Timothy R. O’Neill has obtained his SRA designation, specializing in residential appraisal practice. The SRA designation is conferred on professionals who demonstrate expertise in delivering a variety of appraisal services in relation to residential properties. O’Neill’s designation was earned through the Appraisal Institute, [...]

Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark Aug. 15

2016-11-08T14:59:52+00:00 July 31st, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location is presenting Bark on the Ark on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Guests will have the opportunity to bring their dogs aboard the M/V Edison Explorer for a sightseeing river cruise to Picnic Island, an island located between Sanibel and Pine Island that exhibits the natural beauty [...]

GMA Architects and Planners complete the design for Gulfshore Pediatric Dentistry in Estero

2016-11-08T14:59:52+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Economic Development, Health and Wellness, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

GMA Architects and Planners recently completed construction of a 6,340-square-foot tenant improvement for Gulfshore Pediatric Dentistry located at 9921 Corkscrew Rd. in Estero, Florida. Working with Drs. Sammons and Tarver, GMA developed a playful beach and undersea motif throughout the public areas providing a cheerful distraction for the young patients and their families.  Two separate [...]

Pure Florida hires Barb Frederick as vice-president of development for Pure Image Productions

2016-11-08T14:59:52+00:00 July 29th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida has hired Barb Frederick as vice-president of development of Pure Image Productions. Frederick recently relocated to Southwest Florida from Los Angeles, bringing 20 years of video production and talent management expertise to the role. An award-winning video production company based in Naples, Pure Image Productions specializes in films, commercials, water production, corporate events [...]

Gulf Coast Village promotes Debbie Wheeler to director of nursing

2016-11-08T14:59:52+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, has promoted Debbie Wheeler, R.N. to director of nursing for the organization. Wheeler has 23 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with previous involvement in hospital, home health and skilled nursing settings. Wheeler has worked with Gulf Coast Village for more than [...]

Pure Florida presents Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island Aug. 8

2016-11-08T14:59:52+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will present an Eco-Cruise tour to Picnic Island on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The 3.5 hour eco-adventure includes a narrated cruise along the Caloosahatchee River and a guided tour of Picnic Island, a natural, uninhabited island located between Sanibel and Pine Island. During the Eco-Cruise to [...]

Exterior renovations complete at the Offices at Pelican Bay in North Naples

2016-11-08T14:59:52+00:00 July 24th, 2015|Categories: Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The first phase of renovations have been completed at The Offices at Pelican Bay located at 5801-5811 Pelican Bay Blvd. in North Naples. The property features two, six-story Class-A office buildings totaling 171,926 square feet of rentable office space and a three-level covered parking garage. The property owner, Steelbridge Capital, recently completed exterior renovations that [...]

Renovations complete at PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar on Fort Myers Beach

2016-11-08T14:59:52+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar on Fort Myers Beach has completed renovations. Interior and exterior alterations have been designed to create a comfortable, casual and family-friendly atmosphere for guests. Interior updates to the 1,500-square-foot gulf-front restaurant were completed by a variety of local tradesmen. The restaurant’s interior walls have been refinished with new siding [...]

Lee County Economic Development Office presents noted economist Mark Vitner

2016-11-08T14:59:52+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Events|Tags: , , , |

Mark Vitner, managing director and senior economist of Wells Fargo, will discuss “Global Economic Turmoil and Southwest Florida” at the Horizon Council’s General Membership Meeting, 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St., Fort Myers. Presented by the Lee County Economic Development Office, Vitner has a reputation for clear analysis of [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. wins best in 12 states at 2015 Aurora Awards

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 22nd, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For the eighth year, Stevens Construction was presented with an Aurora Award at the Southeast Builder’s Conference. The Aurora Awards honor the best in construction in a 12-state region.  The company was also presented with a Grand Aurora Award, which recognizes the best project within an entire category. In a ceremony held on July 18 [...]

Pure Florida offers “Kids Ride Free” program

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Saturday morning Dolphin Watch Sightseeing Cruise free for children Pure Florida’s Naples location is offering children a free ride on the Dolphin Watch Sightseeing Cruise every Saturday at 10 a.m. when accompanied by a paying adult. Children can participate in the “Kids Ride Free” program year-round aboard the M/V Double Sunshine. The 1.5 hour children’s [...]

Enrollment open for Cape Coral Technical College and Fort Myers Technical College for fall 2015 programs

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Categories: Discussions, Events, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

      All students enrolled by Aug. 1 receive $100 off tuition Cape Coral Technical College and Fort Myers Technical College are now accepting students for the fall 2015 semester. All applicants who enroll for the upcoming semester by Aug. 1 will receive $100 off tuition expenses. Cape Coral Technical College and Fort Myers [...]

Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay introduces new preview gallery to open July 24

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Discovery Village will introduce the preview gallery of its newest and most advanced senior-living community on Friday, July 24. Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay is a unique, first-of-its-kind, 126-unit residential community, offering the best options for resort-style senior-living combined with a state-of-the-art wellness center in the Sarasota-Bradenton area. The gallery is open to the public [...]

Southwest Florida Charities, Inc. serves up a gift of appreciation to Ryan Love

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. President Elaine Hawkins, trustee and 2014 and 2015 co-chair of the Southwest Florida Food & Wine Fest, presented the organization’s commemorative 2015 “pan of appreciation” to Chef Ryan Love of Norman Love Confections. The gift was presented as a token of gratitude for Love’s participation in the 2015 Southwest Florida Food [...]

Gulf Coast Village and Volunteers of America commission new minister, Bob Inkenbrandt

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 16th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, and its sponsoring organization, Volunteers of America, have welcomed Bob Inkenbrandt to his new role as minister for the organizations. Inkenbrandt joined Gulf Coast Village as music director in 2012, became assistant minister to Rev. Tom Hafer in 2014 and was recently commissioned [...]

Pure Florida offers Eco-Cruise tour to Picnic Island July 18

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location is offering an Eco-Cruise tour to Picnic Island on Saturday, July 18, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The narrated cruise will navigate the Caloosahatchee River and includes a walking tour of Picnic Island, a natural, uninhabited island located between Sanibel and Pine Island. The Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island allows explorers [...]

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. launches new website

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 14th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. has launched a new website at www.RDJohnsonConstruction.com. The mobile-friendly website is designed to give prospective clients and other interested parties an all-inclusive look into the company’s team of professionals, experience and commitment to excellence. The website includes links to current projects, services and testimonials from previous clients. R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. [...]

Cape Coral Technical College appoints Brian Mangan as director

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The School District of Lee County has appointed Brian Mangan as its new director of Cape Coral Technical College. In this position, Mangan is responsible for overall operations for Cape Coral Technical College, which offers targeted, career-driven post-secondary education for those seeking to enter the job market, update their skills or transition to a new [...]

Conservancy to address Wildlife Rehabilitation on July 14 at Evenings at the Conservancy lecture series

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida members and the public are invited to the next Evenings at the Conservancy environmental education lecture series on Tuesday, July 14  from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Joanna Fitzgerald, director of the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at Conservancy of Southwest Florida is presenting “Wildlife Rehabilitation: An insider’s look at the von Arx [...]

Gulf Coast Village receives the Greystone Diamond Award for superior community performance

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, has earned the Greystone Diamond Award for service excellence. The annual award from Greystone, a senior living advisory group, honors senior living communities for extraordinary achievements in areas including financial performance, hospitality, leadership development and resident and employee satisfaction. As a recipient of [...]

American Society of Retina Specialists honors Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor at annual meeting in Vienna, Austria

2016-11-08T14:59:53+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton and his colleague, Dr. Hussein Wafapoor, received the American Society of Retina Specialists’ (ASRS) 2015 Honor Award at the ASRS Annual Meeting on July 11 in Vienna, Austria. Dr. Eaton is the founder and director of Retina Health Center and has practiced ophthalmology in Southwest Florida since 1993. [...]

Raymond Building Supply co-sponsors Dress for Success SW Florida event

2016-11-08T14:59:54+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Raymond Building Supply announces their co-sponsorship for a fundraising event benefiting Dress for Success SW Florida on July 16, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The event will be hosted at Clive Daniel Home in Naples, located at 2777 Tamiami Trail, and will feature guest speakers from Clive Daniel Home, D. Gates Wealth Management and Dress [...]

Matthew Roepstorff joins Pavese Law Firm as associate in litigation practice

2016-11-08T14:59:54+00:00 July 10th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm has hired Matthew Roepstorff as an associate in its litigation practice division for its Fort Myers location. Born and raised in Fort Myers, Roepstorff received his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Alabama in 2007 and went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law in [...]

Matanzas on the Bay and FGCU Spearfishing’s 2nd Annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby nets 462 lionfish and $800 for FGCU spearfishing events

2016-11-08T14:59:54+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach hosted FGCU Spearfishing’s second annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby June 26-28 to promote awareness of invasive species control. The event included a spearfishing tournament amongst four teams and a lionfish cook-off between four local chefs. This year’s event brought in a total of 462 lionfish and [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to induct Reinhold Schmieding and Brian Stock into 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2016-11-08T14:59:54+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Reinhold D. Schmieding, president and founder of Arthrex, Inc., and Brian K. Stock, CEO of Stock Development, into the 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, at a dinner and awards ceremony on Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. at the Naples Grande Beach Resort. Mutual of Omaha and [...]

North American Roller Hockey Championships return to Germain Arena July 15-26

2016-11-08T14:59:54+00:00 July 9th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County Sports Development will host the North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCh) East Coast Finals at Germain Arena July 15-26, 2015.  Lee County Sports Development estimates that 180 teams across North America will be traveling to Lee County for the event, including numerous teams from the Southwest Florida area. The event is free and [...]

Lehigh Acres Middle School students enjoy ‘JA in a Day’ program with Iberia Bank

2016-11-08T14:59:54+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Iberia Bank helps Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida prepare students for future careers Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida teamed up with volunteers from Iberia Bank to bring the “JA in a Day” program to the seventh-grade students at Lehigh Acres Middle School on May 20 to teach the students about workplace readiness. The half-day program [...]

Gulf Coast Village to host dress collection party July 29 to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County

2016-11-08T14:59:54+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral, is hosting a Sugar and Spice, Bring Something Nice dress collection party on July 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee County’s Love That Dress! event. The party will feature a silent auction, live entertainment, 50/50 raffle, [...]

Stevens Construction Promotes Terri Sobeck

2016-11-08T14:59:54+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has promoted Terri Sobeck to controller, announced Mark Stevens, company president. As controller, Sobeck is responsible for the planning and management of all accounting activities for the company’s three offices, including the preparation of the financial statements, budgets, payroll and taxes.  Sobeck oversees all financial practices for the company including accounts payable and [...]

Massage Envy Spa presents Summer Glow Skincare event

2016-11-08T14:59:54+00:00 July 6th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Month-long event offers reduced prices for Murad® Healthy Skin facials and free skincare products Massage Envy Spa of Southwest Florida has announced that from July 5 to Aug. 2, members and guests will receive $10 off of Murad® Healthy Skin facials offered by Massage Envy. In addition to this skincare promotion, during the month of July, [...]