Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Matanzas on the Bay offers extended hours at Petey’s Upper Deck

2016-11-08T14:59:35+04:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is offering extended restaurant hours at Petey’s Upper Deck. Beginning Dec. 14, Petey’s Upper Deck will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. seven days a week, with Happy Hour running 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. In addition to its regular dinner hours, Petey’s Upper Deck, [...]

Lee County Horizon Council announces 2016 officers

2016-11-08T14:59:35+04:00November 30th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Lee County Economic Development Office has announced the 2016 Horizon Council officers.  This public-private board established in 1991 was created to advise the Lee County Commissioners on economic development issues. The newly elected Chair of the Horizon Council is Dr. Lawrence Antonucci, COO of Lee Memorial Health System. Dr. Antonucci served as Vice Chair in 2015 [...]

Investment Properties Corporation to handle property leasing for The Offices at Pelican Bay

2016-11-08T14:59:35+04:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Steelbridge Capital, owner of The Offices at Pelican Bay, has appointed Investment Properties Corporation (IPC) of Naples to provide leasing services for the property, 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 parking garage. The [...]

Case studies from Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton published in Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute publication, Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology

2016-11-08T14:59:35+04:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Exploring the complexities of treatment options for care of diabetic macular edema (DME), Dr. Alexander Eaton, founder and director of Retina Health Center has contributed a compilation of case presentations, recently published in Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology, a continuing education forum of The Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. Using case presentations, Dr. Eaton’s article [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces 2016 Child Artist Avery McCaskill

2016-11-08T14:59:35+04:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Now in its tenth year, child artist program has raised $1 million for SWFL Wine & Food Fest beneficiary, Golisano Children’s Hospital Nothing illustrates the reason Golisano Children’s Hospital is the primary beneficiary of the Southwest Florida Wine Fest better than the child artist program. SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is proud to introduce 2016 Child [...]

Stevens Construction completes Eye Centers of Florida offices

2016-11-08T14:59:35+04:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction recently completed construction of two Eye Centers of Florida locations to serve Cape Coral and North Fort Myers, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction renovated an existing office resulting in a 3,896-square-foot medical office, located at 2301 Del Prado Blvd., Suite 820 in Cape Coral. Construction included a new lobby, reception, alcove [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball hires Glenn Burnett as superintendent

2016-11-08T14:59:35+04:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball (OAK), a Fort Myers-based construction contracting and management company, has hired Glenn Burnett as superintendent. Burnett began his long construction industry history in 1985, working as a laborer and then lead foreman for a construction company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He went on to be a self-employed subcontractor for his own company, Burnett’s General [...]

EO Burgers to open at Bell Tower Shops

2016-11-08T14:59:35+04:00November 24th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Bell Tower Shops is pleased to announce that Ohio-based EO Burgers will open its first Florida location at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers during the first quarter of 2016. EO Burgers is best known for serving all-natural, 100 percent USDA prime beef burgers. EO burgers are never frozen or processed, and all patties are [...]

Norman Love Confections introduces new gourmet cookie kits called Stir, Bake, LOVE

2016-11-08T14:59:35+04:00November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Premeasured cookie kits for gourmet baking at home available in four delicious flavors Award-winning pastry chef, Norman Love of Norman Love Confections, has created a new cookie kit for gourmet baking at home, which is as simple to use as its name: Stir, Bake, LOVE. In time for holiday baking with ease, Norman Love Confections [...]

Gulf Coast Showcase Basketball Tournament returns to Germain Arena

2016-11-08T14:59:35+04:00November 20th, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County is hosting the Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena in Estero, bringing 16 college basketball teams from across the U.S. to compete in men’s and women’s brackets. The men’s tournament will take place Nov. 23 through Nov. 25, followed by the women’s tournament Nov. 27 through Nov. 29. All teams play three games [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2015-2016 trustees of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2016-11-08T14:59:35+04:00November 19th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces its 2015-2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest trustees, a group of community members who have dedicated their time and resources in support of the organization’s mission to benefit area children. Trustees include Liz and Jeff Allbritten, Dwayne Bergmann and Luis Insignares, Wilson Bradshaw, Bev and Art Cherry, Cheryl and [...]

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton among panel of national experts on improving outcomes for patients with diabetic macular edema

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 19th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center Director Dr. Alexander Eaton recently participated in a panel discussion during the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology meeting in Colorado. Dr. Eaton joined retinal specialists from around the country, including physicians from Duke University School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College and Tufts University School of Medicine, to discuss the [...]

Norman Love Confections’ Chef Chocolatier Dan Forgey named top 10 finalist, represents USA in World Chocolate Masters in France

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 18th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections’ Chef Chocolatier Dan Forgey was named a top 10 finalist in the World Chocolate Masters recently held in Paris, an international competition and the most demanding contest for chocolate professionals. Forgey represented the USA, competing against 20 chefs during the three-day competition, themed, “Inspiration from Nature.” Only ten of the twenty chefs [...]

Norman Love Confections unwraps its 2015 limited-edition holiday collection

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Capturing all the favorite flavors of the holidays, Norman Love Confections introduces its 2015 holiday collection. Customers can preorder now, and the collection is available for purchase online and in stores Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2015. Norman Love Confections’ special-edition holiday collection features white, milk and dark chocolate confections and truffles with 10 artisan-designed [...]

School District of Lee County hosts Dec. 3 winter teacher recruitment fair and substitute teacher information workshop

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 17th, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Events, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Recruitment fair registration deadline Nov. 20 On Thursday, Dec. 3, the School District of Lee County is hosting a winter teacher recruitment fair from 4 – 7 p.m. and a substitute teacher information workshop from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Those interested in [...]

Gulf Coast Village partners with Lee Physician Group for medical director leadership

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 16th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village has appointed Dr. Vasyl Kasiyan with Lee Physician Group to serve as Gulf Coast Village’s new medical director. As part of a new agreement with Lee Physician Group, Dr. Kasiyan now provides Medical Director Leadership to Gulf Coast Village, overseeing the organization’s delivery of quality patient care, including staff education and care [...]

Pure Florida presents Sunset Music Cruises in Naples and Fort Myers Friday, Nov. 27

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 13th, 2015|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will offer Sunset Music Cruises on Friday, Nov. 27 at 4:30 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 [...]

Fort Myers Technical College offers new Applied Cybersecurity program, semester begins Nov. 16

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 12th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Fort Myers Technical College will offer a new Applied Cybersecurity program to students, designed to teach the essential technologies, processes and practices that cybersecurity professionals require in order detect and respond to cybersecurity threats. The program is scheduled to begin Nov. 16, and enrollment for this program is available through Nov. 20. The Applied Cybersecurity [...]

Cruise and Discover Matlacha Island Saturday, Nov. 21 aboard Pure Florida’s M/V Edison Explorer

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 11th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pure Florida invites guests aboard the M/V Edison Explorer to Discover Matlacha Island during a special cruise to Pine Island on Saturday, Nov. 21, 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 Island. An old Florida fishing village, Matlacha [...]

Norman Love Confections offers sweet way to celebrate season of giving with Thanksgiving pies and desserts

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 9th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections invites Southwest Florida to give thanks with love during the Thanksgiving holiday. A limited number of freshly baked holiday pies and desserts from Norman Love Confections are available during the Thanksgiving season and include Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Chocolate Pecan Tart with Chocolate Cream, Apple Pie with Streusel Topping, Cream Cheese Mousse [...]

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar introduces new menu

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 9th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , |

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar on Fort Myers Beach has introduced its new menu, featuring delicious appetizers, lunch, dinner and side options. The new menu features tasty appetizers, such as Con Queso Dip, a bubbling hot blended cheese dish with chopped spinach, diced pimentos and jalapeño; and Gator Tail, hand-trimmed, tenderized and lightly breaded, [...]

Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida to host job fair at new Gulf Coast Landings location Nov. 14

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Jobs, Lunch, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , |

Southwest’s Florida newest Jason’s Deli location is now hiring and will host a job fair on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida invites prospective employees to complete applications and participate in on-site interviews at its soon-to-open Gulf Coast Landings restaurant, located at 16451 Corporate Commerce Way in [...]

Pure Florida presents Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island Saturday, Nov. 14

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will present an Eco-Cruise tour to Picnic Island on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 8 to 11 a.m. The three-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 Picnic [...]

Bonita Springs Elementary School students experience ‘JA in a Day’ program with Junior Achievement and CNLBank

2016-11-08T14:59:36+04:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Volunteers educate fourth- and fifth-grade students on financial literacy, entrepreneurship and career-readiness Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and its community partner, CNLBank recently visited students at Bonita Springs Elementary School in Bonita Springs on Monday, Nov. 2, to present Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s “JA in a Day” program to approximately 150 of the school’s [...]

Whole Foods Market signs lease to build new, locally themed store in Fort Myers

2016-11-08T14:59:37+04:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Whole Foods Market, a national grocery retailer of natural and organic foods, has signed a lease to build its first Fort Myers store. Committed to supporting the communities it serves, Whole Foods is planning a 45,000-square-foot market that features locally sourced products and wares, in addition to many of the company’s standard features that consumers [...]

Stevens Construction completes FineMark National Bank & Trust

2016-11-08T14:59:37+04:00November 5th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed construction of FineMark National Bank & Trust, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 800 Laurel Oak Drive, the project included an 8,400-square-foot build-out, allowing the bank to further expand services to Naples residents. FineMark National Bank houses a community room, four conference rooms, lounges, reception, teller stations and a commercial [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 2015 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament nets $82,000 to benefit juvenile gamefish studies, water-quality research and estuary protection

2016-11-08T14:59:37+04:00November 4th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

A total of 52 teams participated in the 2015 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament that took place Oct. 23-25, generating $82,000 to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s juvenile game fish studies, water quality research and estuary protection. The Beacon Group at Morgan Stanley and RGM Capital were the presenting sponsors of the 2015 [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities pledges $5 million for new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:37+04:00November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

New Pediatric Intensive Care Unit to be named in honor of Dr. Bob Arnall, affectionately known as the Father of Golisano Children’s Hospital To support the construction of a new, state-of-the-art children’s hospital in Southwest Florida, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has pledged $5 million to the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Capital Campaign. In [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball earns Best Commercial Contractors Project at Lee BIA Summit 2015 Awards

2016-11-08T14:59:39+04:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball (OAK) Company was recently recognized at the 2015 Lee BIA Summit Awards for Best Commercial Contractors Project for the 2014-2015 year. Lee BIA Summit honored the company for its outstanding level of success and professionalism in commercial building, planning and design of the Waterman Broadcasting studio expansion project. The project included an 8,000-square-foot tilt-wall [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida presents second annual Water Works Luncheon Jan. 20 to promote water advocacy

2016-11-08T14:59:39+04:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Fundraising, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Global Water Policy Project founder to give keynote The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will host its second annual Water Works Luncheon, an event which advocates for Southwest Florida’s most valuable natural resource, water. The fundraising event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 11:30 a.m. at Naples Yacht Club, located at 700 14th Ave. [...]

Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens introduces new preview gallery

2016-11-08T14:59:39+04:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Discovery Senior Living is happy to introduce the preview gallery of its newest, state-of-the-art, 120-unit residential senior-living community, Discovery Village At Palm Beach Gardens. The gallery is now open to the public, and guests are welcome to preview the community’s floor plans, color renderings and amenities, and explore the many world-class features and care options [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at Nov. 19 seminar

2016-11-08T14:59:39+04:00November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will present on “Independent Contractors vs. Employees” Nov. 19 at the CFO Breakfast Roundtable – Lee County, hosted by Southwest Florida Chapter of Institute of Management Accountants (IMA). The free event will take place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at CliftonLarsonAllen, 6810 International Center Blvd. in Fort Myers. [...]