Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Bell Tower Shops welcomes A’Tu Jewelry & Clothing

2016-11-08T14:59:39+00:00 October 29th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , |

Bell Tower Shops has welcomed A’Tu Jewelry & Clothing as its newest tenant. Opening its doors at Bell Tower Shops Oct. 30, the women’s boutique offers customers a selection of clothing and fashion jewelry. A’Tu, which translates into “Abroad to You,” caters to women who appreciate top quality trendy clothing and impressive prices, and its [...]

Discovery Senior Living breaks ground on Discovery Village At Tampa Palms

2016-11-08T14:59:39+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Discovery Senior Living commenced construction of its newest senior-living community, Discovery Village At Tampa Palms, with a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 22. “The development of this new community will enable us to provide senior-living services to a wider range of individuals who desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle and enjoy resort-style amenities,” said Thomas J. Harrison, [...]

Gulf Coast Village Pastor keynote speaker at annual Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Program’s Volunteer Recognition Event Dec. 7

2016-11-08T14:59:39+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Health and Wellness, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Rev. Tom Hafer, director of spiritual services for Gulf Coast Village, will be the keynote speaker at Dr. Piper Center for Social Services, Inc.’s Foster Grandparents and Senior Companion Program’s Volunteer Recognition Event, to be held Dec. 7. The luncheon will honor and celebrate 200 low-income seniors who serve their communities by working 20 hours [...]

Attorney and Certified Land Planner, Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, Guest Lecturer for FGCU Real Estate Students on Land Use Law and Planning Matters

2016-11-08T14:59:39+00:00 October 28th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, AICP, a land use, zoning, and local government attorney and certified land planner at Pavese Law Firm, was the guest lecturer for the Real Estate Fundamentals class at Florida Gulf Coast University on Oct. 27. Her presentation focused on the role of land use lawyers and planners in the land development process [...]

Cape Coral Association of REALTORS® and the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach vote to merge associations

2016-11-08T14:59:39+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

          The boards of the Cape Coral Association of REALTORS® and the REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach are pleased to announce that the merger between the two organizations has been approved by the members of both Associations. “The Realtor® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach [...]

Stevens Construction begins construction of new outdoor wildlife rehabilitation facility at Conservancy of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:39+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been selected as the construction manager for an expansion project at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is dedicated to protecting Southwest Florida’s water, land, wildlife and future. Stevens Construction is building a new outdoor [...]

Pure Florida presents Veterans Day Cruise Nov. 11

2016-11-08T14:59:39+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Veterans cruise free with purchase of adult or child ticket In honor of Veterans Day, Pure Florida’s Naples and Fort Myers locations will offer special Veterans Day Cruises on Wednesday, Nov. 11 where veterans can cruise for free with the purchase of an adult or child ticket. Cruise with Pure Florida aboard the Naples-based M/V [...]

Design Studio by Raymond named Best Showroom at 2015 Sand Dollar Awards

2016-11-08T14:59:40+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Design Studio by Raymond was awarded recognition as “Best Showroom under $1,000,000” at the Collier Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) 2015 Sand Dollar Awards. Created by Raymond Building Supply, the two-story, 8,500-square-foot loft-style showroom, located in the design district of Naples, was designed to meet the rising demand to showcase products to both industry professionals and [...]

Pure Florida to hold Halloween Costume Cruises

2016-11-08T14:59:40+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Advertising, Brands that Inspire, Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Children in costume cruise free with purchase of adult ticket Pure Florida invites guests to visit its Naples and Fort Myers locations for a spooktacular Halloween weekend aboard its Halloween Costume Cruises. During each Pure Florida cruise on Saturday, Oct. 31 and Sunday, Nov. 1, all children in costume will receive a free bag of [...]

GMA Architects & Planners win Summit Awards

2016-11-08T14:59:40+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

GMA Architects & Planners (GMA) received two Summit Awards during the Lee Building Industry Association’s annual Summit Awards held Oct. 17 at Quail West in Naples, Florida. GMA Architects & Planners were presented with awards for two Best Architectural Projects – in the commercial category for the design of the Gulf Shore Pediatric Dentistry and [...]

Lung Cancer Research Council announces sponsors for SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk

2016-11-08T14:59:40+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Lung Cancer Research Council is proud to announce the sponsors of the SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk, to be held Nov. 7 at the Charlotte Sports Park, 2300 El Jobean Rd. in Port Charlotte. This year’s presenting sponsor is South Florida Ford. The platinum sponsors are Morgan Stanley and [...]

Pure Florida presents Sunset Music Cruises in Naples and Fort Myers Oct. 30

2016-11-08T14:59:40+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will offer Sunset Music Cruises on Friday, Oct. 30 at 5:45 p.m. departing from its Naples and Fort Myers locations. The 90-minute excursions will take passengers on a relaxing cruise featuring a live musical performance and the stunning Southwest Florida sunset. Passengers cruising from Pure Florida’s Naples location will travel along the Gordon [...]

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar to hold 19th birthday celebration promotion Oct. 28

2016-11-08T14:59:40+00:00 October 21st, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Proceeds to benefit Fort Myers Beach New Year’s Eve firework celebration fundraising efforts PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar on Fort Myers Beach invites the Southwest Florida community to join its 19th birthday celebration on Wednesday, Oct. 28 featuring drink specials that will benefit the community’s production of the annual Fort Myers Beach New Year’s [...]

Lee County Horizon Council Recognizes Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands for an Outstanding Commitment to Workplace Wellness

2016-11-08T14:59:40+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands representatives Sandy Tarquino (third from left), human resources, and Karen Brazelton (fourth from left), vice president, loan operations, recently accepted the 2015 Horizon Council Healthy Business Award in the Small Business category at the Lee County Wellness Summit. Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands recently received the [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces $1 million to be awarded to Florida SouthWestern State College’s School of Health Professions

2016-11-08T14:59:40+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. signed a $1 million pledge to Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) to benefit the programs and students within FSW’s School of Health Professions. The gift may be used to purchase equipment, technology, software and for advanced training, or to award scholarships to qualifying students within the School of Health Professions program [...]

Stevens Construction earns Contractor of the Year for fifth year

2016-11-08T14:59:40+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , |

Stevens Construction Inc. earned four awards at the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Industry Awards event on Oct. 17, including the highest honor of Contractor of the Year. A panel of judges from Orlando named Stevens Construction Contractor of the Year based on criteria such as the company’s achievement of goals, client relations, professional certifications [...]

Pure Florida raises more than $5,700 for breast cancer awareness at Pure Pink weekend retreat

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pure Florida recently brought in more than $5,700 to support breast cancer awareness during its first “Pure Pink” event Oct. 9-11, exceeding the event’s fundraising goal of $5,000. Pure Florida welcomed a group of breast cancer patients, survivors and their friends and families on a weekend retreat to benefit the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against [...]

Mary Vlasak Snell and Chené Thompson honored for pro bono work in Lee County

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

  Mary Vlasak Snell and Chené Thompson, partners at Pavese Law Firm were honored at the Lee County Bar Association Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015. Snell received the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award.  Only seven other individuals received this level of recognition. Snell is receiving the award due to her commitment to public service [...]

Fort Myers Technical College to hold career fair for students and employers Oct. 30

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Jobs, Media Relations, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , |

Fort Myers Technical College will offer students and employers the opportunity to network during the Fall 2015 Career Fair – Exploring Employment Opportunities Oct. 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to be held at the Campus Courtyard at Fort Myers Technical College. The career fair will provide local and national businesses with a premier [...]

Mark Loren Designs to offer November promotion and contest to support Alzheimer’s awareness

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Mark Loren, owner of Mark Loren Designs, invites the Southwest Florida community to join him in supporting Alzheimer’s awareness in honor of his father, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. In observance of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Mark Loren Designs will offer a special month-long promotion. During the month of November, Mark Loren Designs will [...]

Lung Cancer Research Council sponsors National Comprehensive Cancer Network patient resources

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , |

The Lung Cancer Research Council recently sponsored the publication of the 2015 version of the updated and redesigned NCCN Guidelines for Patients®: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). The newly published patient guide is designed to provide lung cancer patients with resources to enable them to make well-informed decisions regarding treatment options and planning. Funding for [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names Williams Selyem Winery as Honored Signature Vintner of 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 15th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , |

          SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has named Williams Selyem as the Honored Signature Vintner of the 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, an annual signature fundraising event to benefit Southwest Florida children. Winemaker, Jeff Mangahas will represent the winery during the upcoming Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest events including [...]

Cruise and Discover Matlacha Island Oct. 17 aboard Pure Florida’s M/V Edison Explorer

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida invites guests aboard the M/V Edison Explorer to Discover Matlacha Island during a special cruise to Pine Island on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day begins with a narrated cruise along the Caloosahatchee River and includes a guided tour of Matlacha. An old Florida fishing village, Matlacha is [...]

Somero Enterprises expanding with new Global Headquarters and Training Facility in Lee County

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , |

Lee County-based Somero Enterprises officially broke ground on its new Global Headquarters and Training Facility at 14530 Global Parkway in Fort Myers, Florida. The new 14,000-square foot building will serve as executive offices and training facility for the Fort Myers-based manufacturer of laser-guided and technologically innovative concrete machinery. The expansion project is a $5 million [...]

Norman Love Confections and Southwest Florida chefs partnered to present culinary delights at James Beard House

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love, the acclaimed chocolatier, pastry chef and founder of Norman Love Confections, recently partnered with a team of Southwest Florida chefs to bring a meal of culinary excellence to the illustrious James Beard House in New York on Oct. 2. The all-star team of chefs presented a six-course meal to 83 food enthusiasts, of [...]

Discovery Village At Naples recognized for exceptional interior design at 2015 Sand Dollar Awards

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Discovery Village At Naples was recently recognized for its exceptional interior design during Collier Building Industry Association’s (CBIA) 2015 Sand Dollar Awards. The Sand Dollar Award for Best Healthcare Facility Over $5 Million was given to Wegman Design Group, the interior designer for Discovery Village’s new Naples community. Discovery Village At Naples is a world-class [...]

Jonathan Sieg joins Pavese Law Firm

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Attorney Jonathan G. Sieg has joined the Pavese Law Firm and will be practicing in the areas of Real Estate and Community Association Law.  Prior to joining Pavese Law Firm, Jonathan worked in Orlando as a commercial real estate broker associate, and provided leasing services as the landlord representative for several shopping centers across Central [...]

Lung Cancer Research Council holds third annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk to support the fight against lung cancer

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Local lung cancer survivor and founder of Lung Cancer Research Council raises awareness, funds during National lung cancer awareness month More than 158,000 lives are lost each year to the devastating disease of lung cancer. To raise awareness and support those who have been affected by lung cancer, the Lung Cancer Research Council will hold [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida presents Hoots and Hisses Halloween event and Run Wild 5K at Conservancy Nature Center

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 12th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

      Eco-friendly Halloween happenings are creeping up at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. On Saturday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Conservancy Nature Center presents “Hoots and Hisses” featuring live animal shows, spooky trail walks, face painting and more. The Halloween spooktacular event takes place following the “Run Wild” 5K [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida partners to present Florida Fracking Summit Oct. 27 and 28

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Natural Resource Defense Council, Earthjustice, Center for Biological Diversity, and Earthworks will present the 2015 Florida Fracking Summit to promote public awareness regarding extreme oil extraction in Florida. The Summit will be held on Oct. 27 and 28 at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport-Town Center. For more information to [...]

Norman Love Confections ranked among top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 9th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Norman Love Confections was recently listed as one of the 10 most amazing shops in the world for chocolate by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph. Norman Love Confections is one of only two U.S. chocolate salons featured on this list. According to the Daily Telegraph article, “Norman Love has been satisfying connoisseurs of fine chocolates [...]

Attorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill host Florida Residency and Estate Planning Workshop Nov. 3 in Sanibel

2016-11-08T14:59:41+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Attorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill, partners with Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A., will host a Residency and Estate Planning Workshop Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. at Sanibel Community House, located at 2173 Periwinkle way in Sanibel. Hersch and Hill will provide attendees with an overview of how estate [...]

Salon Zen Aveda opens at Bell Tower Shops

2016-11-08T14:59:42+00:00 October 8th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Bell Tower Shops announces the opening of Salon Zen Aveda, a 3,000-square-foot salon and spa at the premier shopping destination. Guests are invited to experience the uniquely holistic approach of connecting beauty, wellness and the environment at the Salon Zen Aveda’s new Bell Tower Shops location. Salon Zen Aveda artistry is dedicated to professional excellence [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida receives $25,000 grant during Walmart “Day of Giving”

2016-11-08T14:59:42+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Funding to support STEM-based programs at the Conservancy The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation to support STEM-based Learning Adventures outreach and field trip programs at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The grant was presented to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida on Sept. 30 during a special Walmart [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton earns American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 2015 Achievement Award

2016-11-08T14:59:42+00:00 October 6th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Alexander Eaton, director of Retina Health Center, has been honored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) with the 2015 Achievement Award.  The AAO’s annual achievement awards honor ophthalmologists in multiple stages of practice and for a range of activities, from humanitarian service and significant contributions to the profession, to mentorship and faithful volunteer [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces 2015 camps

2016-11-08T14:59:42+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Special fall camp to be held over Collier County public schools’ Thanksgiving break With registration open Oct. 5, young environmental enthusiasts can now sign up for fall and winter 2015 camps at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The organization is introducing its new “Cool Coastlines” fall camp, to take place Nov. 23-24 when Collier County [...]

Tickets, sponsorships still available for Oct. 29 Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2016-11-08T14:59:42+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced that tickets and sponsorships are still available for the upcoming 2015 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, to be held Thursday, Oct. 29 at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples. Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s Business Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who serve as role models [...]

Norman Love Confections unveils new chocolates into Signature Collection

2016-11-08T14:59:42+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections introduces 11 new hand-crafted chocolates into the award-winning chocolatier’s Signature Collection, the brand’s core product line. The 36-flavor Signature Collection features 11 new flavors including: Lemon Hazelnut, Butterscotch Truffle, Sea Salt Caramel Truffle, Vanilla Marshmallow, Almond Praline, German Chocolate Cake, Strawberry Cheesecake, 91% Nocturne, Peanut Butter Cup, Passion Orange and Carrot Cake. [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida offers fall Little Explorer programs for budding conservationists

2016-11-08T14:59:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced that it will offer special Little Explorer Pre-K programs for children, beginning fall 2015. With the first program scheduled Oct. 8 at 10 a.m., the Conservancy will offer opportunities twice a month for children to explore nature and discover wildlife through multi-sensory, interactive activities, stories and animal themed [...]