Monthly Archives: December 2015

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Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark Jan. 23

2016-11-08T14:59:29+00:00 December 30th, 2015|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location is presenting Bark on the Ark on Saturday, Jan. 23 from 8 to 11 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 [...]

Attorney Craig R. Hersch to speak at Estate Planning Council of Lee County and Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Lee County, Inc. meeting Jan. 21

2016-11-08T14:59:29+00:00 December 29th, 2015|Categories: Discussions, Economic Development, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Attorney Craig R. Hersch, partner at Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A., will speak at the annual joint meeting for Estate Planning Council of Lee County and Partnership for Philanthropic Planning of Lee County, Inc., which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cypress Lake Country [...]

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar to serve as hole sponsor for Putt & Pub Crawl

2016-11-08T14:59:30+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar will once again serve as a hole sponsor for the Putt & Pub Crawl taking place on Saturday, Jan. 16, with its course open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Fort Myers Beach. In addition to creating one of nine unique putting greens that will be located throughout [...]

Cruise and Discover Matlacha Island Saturday, Jan. 16 aboard Pure Florida’s M/V Edison Explorer

2016-11-08T14:59:30+00:00 December 28th, 2015|Categories: Events, 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, Jan. 16, from 8 a.m. – 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 [...]

Pure Florida presents Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island Saturday, Jan. 9

2016-11-08T14:59:30+00:00 December 23rd, 2015|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will present an Eco-Cruise tour to Picnic Island on Saturday, Jan. 9 from 8 – 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 [...]

Matthew Petra joins Pavese Law Firm

2016-11-08T14:59:30+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Attorney Matthew Petra has joined the Pavese Law Firm. He primarily focuses his practice in the areas of Real Estate Law and Community Association Law. Prior to joining Pavese, Petra worked as an associate for a large, international law firm based out of Florida. He also worked as a law clerk for a large, statewide law [...]

Builders Care and Lennar Homes unveil new home for U.S. Air Force Veteran, her disabled daughter and family in time for the holidays

2016-11-08T14:59:30+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Fundraising, Home and Garden, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Lee BIA Builders Care and Lennar Homes unveiled a new home for the Smith family in Cape Coral, completed in just 18 days, in time for Christmas. Over 150 Lennar associates, along with more than 100 other local business and community partners donated their time, services and building materials to build a brand new house, [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida educates students with seven-week educational program

2016-11-08T14:59:31+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recently held a seven-week educational program for students of Vineyards Elementary School in Naples. The students of Angela Roche’s fifth grade class had the opportunity to learn a variety of topics related to the world of business, including free enterprise, entrepreneurship, job skills, resume creation and interviews, STEM education, communication skills [...]

Second annual NubAbility #DontNeed2 Florida Camp for kids with limb-loss in partnership with the Minnesota Twins

2016-11-08T14:59:31+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The NubAbility Athletic Foundation will host the second annual #DontNeed2 Florida Camp in partnership with the Minnesota Twins Jan. 1 through Jan. 2 for children ages 4 to 16 with congenital or traumatic limb-loss involving one or more limbs. NubAbility will hold a STRONG Camp, Jan. 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the [...]

Pure Florida to offer New Year’s Eve cruises Dec. 31

2016-11-08T14:59:31+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will ring in the New Year with celebratory cruises on Dec. 31, sailing from its Naples location from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and Fort Myers location from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Guests cruising from Naples will have the opportunity to indulge in appetizers and drinks while watching the fireworks show, and passengers in [...]

Lee County Plan Amendment decision on River Hall declared noncompliant

2016-11-08T14:59:31+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently participated in proceedings regarding a hot topic for debate in Lee County: the adopted Lee County Plan Amendment decision for River Hall and the concern over “overriding public necessity.” Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Suzanne Van Wyk has ruled that a Lee County Plan Amendment should not have been approved [...]

Pure Florida to offer water adventures for the holidays Dec. 24 and Dec. 25

2016-11-08T14:59:31+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida invites Southwest Florida to spend the holidays on the water by offering an array of water adventures for visitors to enjoy on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25 in Naples and Fort Myers. On Christmas Eve, all services from Pure Florida’s Naples location will be available, offering eco-tours, sightseeing and sunset cruises, fishing trips [...]

Norman Love Confections layers on the love this holiday with three new gift offerings, including new three-tiered gift box tower, All Our Love

2016-11-08T14:59:31+00:00 December 21st, 2015|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In time for holiday giving, Norman Love Confections introduces three new gift box offerings, including its newest and largest assemblage of award-winning chocolate creations, All Our Love Gift Tower. Norman Love Confections developed the new gift options based on customer requests for larger and more substantial gift options. “Customers were continually asking for larger gift [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities announces 2016 Chef Vintner Dinner Hosts

2016-11-08T14:59:31+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to announce the hosts of the 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinners. At the Chef Vintner Dinners on Friday, Feb. 26, the hosts will wine and dine guests with the help of distinguished vintners and local chefs. Each host will present a uniquely themed dinner for [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball hires Adam Davie as assistant project manager and superintendent

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball (OAK), a Fort Myers-based construction contracting and management company, has hired Adam Davie as assistant project manager and superintendent. Davie comes to OAK as a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Davie will be joining the OAK team at the Fort Myers office. Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to offer New Year’s dinner specials, live music Dec. 31 and Jan. 1

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Categories: Events, Marketing, Media Relations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will ring in the New Year by offering guests two great evenings of delicious food specials and live music. Matanzas on the Bay will feature a special New Year's Eve appearance from Father Al and the Jazz Congregation on Thursday Dec. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. [...]

Saratoga Sundress opens at Bell Tower Shops

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Clothing boutique Saratoga Sundress has opened its first Florida location at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. Based in Saratoga Springs, New York, Saratoga Sundress serves as a one-stop boutique that offers a wide selection of on-trend clothing, shoes and accessories for women and girls. Specializing in contemporary fashion, elegantly chic Saratoga Sundress provides a one-of-a-kind [...]

Lee County to host 2015 Culligan City of Palms Classic basketball tournament Dec. 18 – 23

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 17th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will once again host the 43rd annual Culligan City of Palms Classic high school basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 18 through Wednesday, Dec. 23 at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers. The six-day tournament will bring 26 teams from across the U.S. and Canada for a 35-game tournament. The 2014 Culligan City [...]

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar raises more than $2,400 for Fort Myers Beach New Year’s Eve firework celebration

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 16th, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Fundraising, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar on Fort Myers Beach has raised more than $2,400 to benefit the community production of the annual Fort Myers Beach New Year’s Eve firework celebration. With an annual fireworks display costing approximately $20,000 for the fireworks production alone, the Fort Myers Beach community has come together to assist the [...]

Tickets, sponsorships available for The News-Press Market Watch 2016: The Truth About The Market

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Categories: Discussions, Economic Development, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Three local real estate experts will provide insight into the local residential, land and commercial real estate industries at The News-Press Market Watch 2016: The Truth About The Market on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Throughout the presentation, the speakers will address a range [...]

Retina Health Center invites public to free symposium Jan. 23 on macular degeneration

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Categories: Discussions, Events, Health and Wellness, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center and the Foundation Fighting Blindness will host the 13th annual Southwest Florida Macular Degeneration Symposium on Saturday,  Jan. 23. The symposium will feature world-renowned experts providing the latest information on treatment options and new discoveries. Attendees will learn about groundbreaking new treatment options for both dry and wet macular degeneration. This free, [...]

Fort Myers Technical College recognizes graduates, Micro Control Systems employees for “Excellence in Action”

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Technical College has awarded eight of its graduates with the honorary “Excellence in Action” award, for success in their chosen fields of work. Emmanuel Castillo, Danny Bonessi, Timothy Carter, Carlos Giraldo, Chris Hadsock, Justin Mulligan, Bret Lai and Jeff Thelen, all eight of whom are employed by Micro Control Systems, were recognized. The [...]

Matanzas on the Bay raises $880 for Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Events, Fundraising, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay has raised a total of $880 for the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida through its annual fundraising event, which was held Dec. 11 at Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach. Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida held a raffle drawing, and Matanzas on the Bay contributed five percent of the [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company’s Jan Prindle promoted to vice president of Board of Directors

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Owen-Ames-Kimball (OAK) Company announces the promotion of Jan Prindle to vice president of the OAK Florida, Inc., Board of Directors. Prindle will also continue serving in her role as secretary for the Board of Directors. Born and raised in Colorado, Prindle moved to Southwest Florida in 1981 and attended Edison State College (now Florida SouthWestern [...]

Stevens Construction completes Jason’s Deli at Gulf Coast Landings

2016-11-08T14:59:32+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Jobs, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed construction of Jason’s Deli at Gulf Coast Landings, announced Mark Stevens, company president.   Stevens Construction completed construction of a free-standing 5,330-square-foot Jason’s Deli restaurant which features a dining room, to-go area, kitchen and food preparatory station, walk-in cooler and freezer, beverage station, office, men’s and women’s restrooms and 653-square-foot covered [...]

Conservatory at Wells Branch earns Best Senior Living (independent/retirement) in Senior Resource Guide’s Readers’ Choice Awards

2016-11-08T14:59:33+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Conservatory at Wells Branch recently earned the title of “Best Senior Living (independent/retirement)” in Senior Resource Guide’s first annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the Austin area. Senior Resource Guide invited its readers to cast their votes for the best businesses, people and services in the greater Austin area, resulting in Conservatory at Wells Branch [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida earns highest rating from Charity Navigator

2016-11-08T14:59:33+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency have again earned the organization the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities. In addition to receiving the highest honor from Charity Navigator, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida also holds a Gold rating from [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to host fundraising event for Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida Dec. 11

2016-11-08T14:59:33+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay is hosting its annual fundraising event for the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida on Friday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Throughout the day, Matanzas on the Bay will be donating five percent of all sales to support the Symphonic Chorale. Diners will also have the opportunity to participate [...]

Conservatory at Wells Branch resident’s artwork selected in Google “Paint the Town” contest

2016-11-08T14:59:33+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Resident, Florence Swanson, designs “guitar guy” illustration for Google’s self-driving vehicles Conservatory at Wells Branch’s resident, Florence Swanson, recently participated in a special “Paint the Town” contest at Google, and received recognition from the technology company for her contribution. Google invited artists in select cities to submit art to be featured on the prototype vehicles [...]

Raymond Building Supply recognized in 2015 ProSales Excellence Awards for Design Studio by Raymond

2016-11-08T14:59:33+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Raymond Building Supply recently earned a Merit Award for Showroom Design in ProSales Magazine’s 2015 ProSales Excellence Awards for its creation of Design Studio by Raymond’s Naples Showroom. Only six companies were recognized in the awards program, which is dedicated to celebrating professional building material dealers and distributors for outstanding achievements within the industry. Raymond [...]

Magic Under the Mangroves™ gala fundraiser set for March 3 at Conservancy of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:33+00:00 December 9th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will host the 12th annual Magic Under the Mangroves™ gala dinner and auction fundraiser on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center. Presented by Northern Trust, the Magic Under the Mangroves™ fundraiser is a recognition of the continuing importance of protecting the [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces 2016 Advisory Board for Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2016-11-08T14:59:33+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida announces the members of its 2016 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, Advisory Board. The committee will be led by chairman, Brad Shultz, senior relationship manager at Wells Fargo Bank and vice chairman Travis Merrick, branch manager with GFA International, Inc. Other members selected to this year’s board include: Bob [...]

Design Studio by Raymond serves as venue for 2015 Foodie Camp Naples

2016-11-08T14:59:33+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Design Studio by Raymond’s Naples showroom recently served as a venue for two sessions of the Naples Originals’ 2015 Foodie Camp Naples, hosting Brian Roland, executive chef and owner of Crave Culinaire and his team of chefs, Blake Becker and Torrey Cardy. The culinary team presented guests with a demonstration-style cooking class, featuring four courses [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. relocates Tampa office

2016-11-08T14:59:33+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction, Inc. has grown Tampa operations with an expanded office, announced Troy Hernly, vice president of central Florida. Located at 252 Crystal Grove Blvd., the new office reflects the company’s strategy to broaden the geographical area served in the Tampa vicinity. The phone number is 813-949-3030. Stevens Construction has completed a multitude of projects [...]

Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark Dec. 19

2016-11-08T14:59:33+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location is presenting Bark on the Ark on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 8 a.m. to 11 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 [...]

Fort Myers Technical College spring 2016 semester begins Jan. 26, enrollment available

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Technical College is accepting students for the upcoming spring 2016 semester, which will begin Jan. 26. Fort Myers Technical College offers job skills training in more than 30 professions, including business, hospitality, technology, health science, education, automotive, construction, turbine generator maintenance, cyber security, web development, cosmetology and more. Fort Myers Technical College enables [...]

Builders Care and Lennar Homes team up to build a new home for the holidays for U.S. Air Force Veteran, her disabled daughter and family

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

  The Lee BIA Builders Care and Lennar Homes, along with more than 100 other local business and community partners, have come together to build a new home for a family in Cape Coral this holiday season. Lennar has donated their time, services and building materials to build a brand new house, from start to [...]

Pure Florida presents Sunset Music Cruises in Naples and Fort Myers Friday, Dec. 18

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will offer Sunset Music Cruises on Friday, Dec. 18 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 [...]

Jason’s Deli opens Dec. 10 at Gulf Coast Landings

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Jobs, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Southwest’s Florida newest Jason’s Deli location opens on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 16451 Corporate Commerce Way in Fort Myers. Known for serving foods prepared with natural, fresh ingredients, Jason’s Deli at Gulf Coast Landings’ 5,330-square-foot restaurant supports a natural atmosphere with updated surroundings, such as a salad bar now featured in the front of the [...]

Design Studio by Raymond to hold Holly Jolly Gingerbread Challenge to raise funds for toy donations

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Saturday, Dec. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is final voting and toy drive Design Studio by Raymond will hold its second annual “Holly Jolly Gingerbread Challenge” to be on display at Design Studio by Raymond’s Naples Showroom from Monday, Dec. 14 through Saturday, Dec. 19. Held in partnership with the Collier Building Industry [...]

Biologist Leif Johnson joins Conservancy of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida welcomes Leif Johnson to the Conservancy. A native of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, Johnson found his love for the outdoors on a horse farm where he learned his first lessons in hard work and what it meant to take pride in your work, two lessons that he’s carried with him throughout life. [...]

Gulf Coast Village hires Jill Waruszewski as administrator for home care services

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village has welcomed Jill Waruszewski as the new administrator for home care services for the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral. With 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Waruszewski will now oversee all areas related to private duty Home Care by Gulf Coast Village. These services include personalized in-home [...]

Norman Love Confections kicks off Rockin’ Stocking Giveaway, offers customers a chance to win gourmet chocolates and gift cards

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

‘Tis the season for giving, and Norman Love Confections is offering valuable prizes during its Rockin’ Stocking holiday giveaway. From Dec. 1 through Dec. 23, the elves at Norman Love Confections will randomly insert valuable prize vouchers into Norman Love Confections’ 15-piece, 25-piece or 50-piece Signature Holiday Gift Boxes sold in Norman Love Confections’ Fort [...]

Pure Florida presents Eco-Cruise to Picnic Island Saturday, Dec. 12

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Categories: 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, Dec. 12 from 8 a.m. – 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 [...]

2016 Industrial Development Authority Officers elected

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County Economic Development office has announced the 2016 Lee County Industry Development Authority (IDA) board members. The IDA is a seven-member board appointed by Lee County Commissioners and tasked with fostering industrial and business development. Through Industrial Development Revenue Bonds, the IDA provides a source of long-term, below-market-rate financing for new and expanding manufacturing [...]

Lee County to host USA Gymnastics-Florida State Championships Dec. 4-6 at Harborside Event Center

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Categories: Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the USA Gymnastics-Florida Level 4 and 5 State Championships Dec. 4-6 at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. The meet, sponsored by Lightning City Gymnastics and Cheerleading, will bring approximately 600 gymnasts from around the state to compete in Fort Myers. Approximately 1,900 people, including gymnasts and their families, are expected [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball supports Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair with donation to benefit 4-H and FFA programs

2016-11-08T14:59:34+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Owen-Ames-Kimball (OAK) Company is proud to support the upcoming 92nd annual Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair taking place from Feb. 25 to March 6, 2016. OAK is funding the purchase of 20 new animal pens that will enhance the safety of the animals and 4-H and Future Farmers of America (FFA) members. Every [...]

Cape Coral Technical College to present open house Jan. 9 for potential students, semester begins Jan. 26

2016-11-08T14:59:35+00:00 December 1st, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Cape Coral Technical College will host an open house event Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., showcasing Cape Coral Technical College’s business, technical, health and culinary occupation education programs for students interested in enrolling for the upcoming semester. The open house event will also feature a car show, food and bounce houses for [...]