Monthly Archives: August 2015

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Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida appoints new president, Angela Fisher

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced the appointment of Angela Fisher as the new president of the organization. Fisher graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in business administration and a minor in marketing and is also a graduate of the National Leadership Institute. Fisher has 15 years of leadership experience in [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2015-2016 board of directors

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces its 2015-2016 board of directors, elected during the organization’s annual trustee meeting to serve a one-year term through July 2016. The president of the board of directors is Elaine Hawkins, and vice-president is Dorothy Fitzgerald. Other officers are: Dave Copham, treasurer; Debbie Toler, vice president of public relations and marketing; [...]

Pure Florida offers Marine Science Cruise for children Sept. 5

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will provide a hands-on learning experience during its Marine Science Cruise in Fort Myers on Sept. 5 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Children in first through seventh grade are invited aboard the Fort Myers-based M/V Edison Explorer to participate in activities that encourage creativity, problem solving, teamwork and critical thinking as they experience [...]

Pavese Law Firm to sponsor Sept. 10 Above Board Chamber media panel on how to get discovered by the media

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

To educate local business leaders on strategies for generating news coverage and becoming a go-to resource for media, the Above Board Chamber of Florida is bringing together local media experts from FOX-4, Florida Weekly, The News-Press, Southwest Florida Business Today, Business Observer, Gulfshore Business and Beasley Media Group for a panel discussion titled, “How to [...]

Carroll & Carroll, Inc. appraiser Timothy Sunyog receives MAI designation

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00 August 27th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Carroll & Carroll, Inc.’s real estate appraiser Timothy Sunyog has earned his MAI designation from the Appraisal Institute, a professional association which encourages ethical appraisal practices and the advancement of professionalism. The MAI designation is held by professional appraisers who have expertise in the valuation and evaluation of commercial, industrial, residential and other types of [...]

Stevens Construction completes Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Health and Wellness, Jobs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida, a 50-bed, long-term acute care facility, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 1285 Creekside Blvd. E. in Naples, the 86,676-square-foot, three-story hospital specializes in providing care to medically complex patients who benefit from an extended recovery time. Typical diagnoses include stroke, respiratory failure, post-surgical complications, [...]

Priority Marketing, Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida win state award

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Florida Public Relations Association honored Priority Marketing and the Women’s Foundation of Southwest Florida with an Award of Distinction at the Florida Public Relations Association’s 2015 Golden Image Awards.  The winners are selected by a panel of industry professionals outside the state of Florida who evaluate entries based on several criteria including a situational [...]

Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark Oct. 3

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will take passengers and their dogs aboard the Fort Myers-based M/V Edison Explorer for Bark on the Ark on Saturday, Oct. 3 from 8 to 11:30 a.m. The sightseeing cruise will travel along the Caloosahatchee River to Picnic Island, an island located between Sanibel and Pine Island, where man’s best friend and their [...]

Matanzas on the Bay presents Sunday Jazz Brunch

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Lunch, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On the first Sunday of every month, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will offer restaurant-goers a Sunday Jazz Brunch with a special live show from Father Al and the Jazz Congregation from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday Jazz Brunch performances will begin Oct. 4 where [...]

Stevens Construction begins construction of Southwest Florida Performing Arts Center

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Photo Caption: From left to right: Santo Spina; Janice Spina; Sam Vincent; Fred Forbes, Bonita Springs Fire Control & Rescue District; Tracy Spina; Capt. Brien Spina; Mayor Ben Nelson; Dr. Stephen McIntosh, City of Bonita Springs City Council; Jean Beauvoir; Janet Martin, City of Bonita Springs City Council; Mark Stevens; Peter Simmons, City of Bonita [...]

Pure Florida supports local teachers with back-to-school cruise

2016-11-08T14:59:48+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida recently partnered with Trinity-by-the-Cove Church’s Community and Trinity outreach program on Aug. 4 to present Parkside Elementary School in Naples with a back-to-school appreciation event for teachers and school staff, in honor of the school’s continued academic achievement. Pure Florida brought 82 passengers aboard the Naples-based M/V Double Sunshine for an exclusive 90-minute [...]

Cape Coral Technical College offers evening classes for fall semester, begins Aug. 25

2016-11-08T14:59:49+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Categories: Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cape Coral Technical College is offering evening classes for the fall 2015 semester for Hospitality, Business and Technology, and Health and Medical programs. The Learning Center will also be open for Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) testing on Thursday evenings from 5 to 8. Night programs will begin Tuesday, Aug. 25. The Hospitality program [...]

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar hosts “Fling a Flounder for Fireworks” Oct. 3

2016-11-08T14:59:49+00:00 August 21st, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar on Fort Myers Beach is presenting “Fling a Flounder for Fireworks” on Oct. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. The fundraising event will feature delicious food and drinks at the restaurant and bar along with free giveaways and raffle prizes. All proceeds will benefit the community production of the [...]

Matanzas on the Bay hosts 11th Annual Fillet and Release tournament Sept. 12 to benefit Hope Hospice

2016-11-08T14:59:49+00:00 August 19th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Photo caption: Anglers line up to weigh-in their catch during the 2014 Fillet and Release Fishing Tournament hosted by Matanzas on the Bay. Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is hosting the 11th Annual Fillet and Release Fishing Tournament on Sept. 12 to benefit Hope Hospice. This year’s event anticipates more [...]

Pavese Law Firm partners named to 2016 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers list

2016-11-08T14:59:49+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Marketing, Media Relations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partners William T. Haverfield, II, Diane L. Jensen, Christopher J. Shields and Neale Montgomery were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 22nd edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2016. Haverfield was selected in the practice area of Family Law, Jensen was recognized for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and [...]

Impact Initiative raises $75,000 to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital, matched by Southwest Florida Charities, Inc. for total impact of $150,000

2016-11-08T14:59:49+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Celebrity waiters Dorothy Fitzgerald, Rob Wilson, Brittany Cohill, Dawn Sullivan, Heather Fitzenhagen, Ryan Van Horn, Greg Blurton, Scott Kashman, Max Dean and Gina Birch Traditionally, Wednesday nights in July in Southwest Florida are quiet and uneventful. However, Wednesday July 22 was an exception as SS Hookers restaurant transformed into scenes from the movies [...]

Discovery Village At Castle Hills hosts Grand Reopening Aug. 27

2016-11-08T14:59:49+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Awards and Recognition, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Discovery Village At Castle Hills, formerly Stonebridge At Castle Hills, introduces its newly transformed senior-living community during an open house celebration on Thursday, Aug. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Discovery Village At Castle Hills is a luxury senior rental apartment community, offering the best options for maintenance-free living in Lewisville, with 151 units [...]

Tickets and sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2016-11-08T14:59:50+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

JASWFL to induct laureates Reinhold Schmieding and Brian Stock into Hall of Fame Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County to be held on Thursday, Oct. 29 with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the [...]

Lee County building industry, local leaders partner to help local homeowner in need

2016-11-08T14:59:50+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Photo Caption: Heidi Taulman, Chris Brasher, Michel Reitman, Brenda Thomas, Mayor Henderson, County Commissioner Brian Hamman, Saeed Kazemi, Randy Thibaut, Wendi Carroll, Bob Bassett, and homeowner Kay Hoagland Builders Care and the Lee Building Industry Association Board of Directors rolled up their sleeves along with Fort Myers and Lee County officials to help local homeowner [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida responds to first groundwater test taken from first fracked well in Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:50+00:00 August 13th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Critical groundwater sampling just began a week ago at the Hogan well, where unauthorized fracking had occurred more than a year and a half ago. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) had withheld authorization of the technique due to concerns about its potential impact on groundwater resources. Yet, after it occurred, the DEP only [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida selects new board members

2016-11-08T14:59:50+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the appointment of its new board members, elected to serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018. The new board members are Stephen Bienko, CEO, 42 Holdings, LLC; Bruce Harris, retired, Volkswagen Group of America; Nancy Korista, human resources professional, Strategic HR Services; [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. named to fastest-growing companies list by Inc. Magazine for third year

2016-11-08T14:59:50+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction, a healthcare and commercial construction management firm, has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, earning a position on the exclusive Inc. 5000 list. Stevens Construction reported a 308 percent growth in revenue over the past three years. The Inc. 500/5000 2015 list ranks companies according to percentage of [...]

Pure Florida introduces “Pure Pink” weekend retreat Oct. 9-11 to benefit American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

2016-11-08T14:59:51+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The statistics are alarming: one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. To support breast cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones and in recognition of breast cancer awareness month, Pure Florida will host a “Pure Pink” weekend retreat Friday, Oct. 9 through Sunday, Oct. 11. The three-day [...]

Carroll & Carroll, Inc. hires Joshua M. Sicard

2016-11-08T14:59:51+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Naples-based Carroll & Carroll Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants announces the addition of Joshua M. Sicard, MAI as an appraiser within the company’s commercial real estate appraisal division. Sicard earned his degree in building construction with a minor in business administration from the University of Florida in 2006, graduating cum laude. Over the years, Sicard [...]

Minto Communities presents second quarter donation to Builders Care

2016-11-08T14:59:51+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Minto Communities, a premier builder and developer in Southwest Florida and beyond, is pledging support to Builders Care through each home sale. Minto Communities presented a check to Builders Care based on its last quarter sales in the amount of $1,800 at a recent sales meeting bringing their total to $15,600. As a certified building [...]

Cape Coral Technical College hosts informational session for prospective nursing students Aug. 13

2016-11-08T14:59:51+00:00 August 10th, 2015|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cape Coral Technical College invites potential students interested in nursing to join an informational session on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. on campus at Cape Coral Technical College to learn more about the college’s Practical Nursing program. The meeting will focus on how students can enroll in the Practical Nursing program and begin their [...]

Southwest Florida community exceeds SWFL Children’s Charities match challenge, more than $2.5 million raised for new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:51+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Public Relations, Social Media|

United by a common goal of supporting a new, state-of-the art children’s hospital in Southwest Florida, local businesses, community groups and individuals met the SWFL Children’s Charities’ match – exceeding the  $1.2 million match and raising $1,329,516.60. SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. President Elaine Hawkins and Vice-President Dorothy Fitzgerald presented a check for $1.2 million to [...]

Matanzas on the Bay hosts art workshop Aug. 29, guests to create Bottle Cap Snook

2016-11-08T14:59:51+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is hosting a special art event, a Bottle Cap Snook Workshop, on Saturday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop will be led by local artist, Victoria Hubacz of Art by Victoria. Registration is $100 per person and includes all necessary materials for the [...]

Pure Florida offers Sunset Music Cruise Aug. 21

2016-11-08T14:59:51+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Naples location is offering a Sunset Music Cruise on Friday, Aug. 21, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The cruise will drift along the Gordon River and Naples coastline as the sun begins to set over the Gulf of Mexico. Aboard the M/V Double Sunshine, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking [...]

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation presents sixth annual “Scarecrows in the Park” contest to benefit Family Discovery Garden

2016-11-08T14:59:51+00:00 August 6th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation is inviting local businesses, organizations, elementary and middle schools and community members to participate in its sixth annual “Scarecrows in the Park” contest by fashioning unique, personalized scarecrows. The custom-made scarecrows will be on display at Lee County’s Lakes Regional Park during the Fall and Halloween Festival, Oct. 16-31. In addition [...]

Pure Florida offers marine science field trips for students, organizations

2016-11-08T14:59:51+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida now offers marine science cruises for school groups and other organizations to provide students with hands-on learning aboard the Naples-based M/V Double Sunshine and the Fort Myers-based M/V Explorer. The cruises offer activities that encourage teamwork and critical thinking as students experience and learn about marine biology, environmental science, local history and the [...]

Southwest Florida Chefs Host Dinner at the Acclaimed James Beard House

2016-11-08T14:59:52+00:00 August 4th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Southwest Florida’s culinary treasures – both the foods grown here and the chefs who prepare them – will play starring roles at a dinner at the prestigious James Beard House this fall. Norman Love, the acclaimed chocolatier, pastry chef and founder of Norman Love Confections, has put together an all-star team of local chefs who [...]

Gulf Coast Village appoints new assistant director of nursing, Kimberly Roth

2016-11-08T14:59:52+00:00 August 3rd, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Health and Wellness, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village has promoted Kimberly Roth, R.N. to assistant director of nursing for its Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral. Roth brings more than 19 years of experience working in the field of post-acute healthcare and possesses extensive knowledge in the Minimum Data Set (MDS) process as well as Quality Improvement and [...]