Monthly Archives: February 2016

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Matanzas on the Bay celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with specials, live performances

2016-11-08T14:59:24+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, March 17, by offering restaurant goers a festive day of Irish cuisine, drink specials and live music. An extended Happy Hour will also be available on Petey’s Upper Deck and at the bar from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Matanzas [...]

Cooking with Love: 2016 Cooking Classes by Norman Love Confections begin March 16

2016-11-08T14:59:24+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections announces its 2016 classes: Cooking with Love. Beginning March 16 through September, the Hall-of-Fame chef chocolatier Norman Love and his award-winning team will share some of their techniques and lead participants through the process of creating artisan confections and exquisite desserts. Norman Love Confections is offering an assortment of evening classes that [...]

Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

2016-11-08T14:59:24+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay, Discovery Senior Living’s newest senior-living community, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Feb. 16, 2016 in conjunction with the Manatee Chamber of Commerce. The community was warmly welcomed as a new business of Manatee County.  Located at 1414 69th Ave. W. in Bradenton, Florida, adjacent to Bowless Creek and Sarasota Bay, Discovery [...]

Progressive Builders, Inc. hires Derrick Perry

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

Progressive Builders, Inc. has hired Derrick Perry as production manager. In this position, Perry will be responsible for the client experience and managing projects to retain high customer satisfaction. His work primarily focuses on clients, project planning, scheduling, communication with subcontractors and suppliers, purchasing, cost management, quality assurance, record keeping and risk management. Originally from [...]

Pure Florida to offer St. Patrick’s Day cruises March 17

2016-11-08T14:59:24+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

In observation of St. Patrick’s Day, Pure Florida invites the Southwest Florida community to enjoy celebratory cruises on Thursday, March 17, setting sail from its Naples and Fort Myers locations at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., with sunset cruises departing one hour before sunset. Pure Florida’s St. Patrick’s Day cruises are available [...]

Matanzas on the Bay reveals new look for 2016

2016-11-08T14:59:24+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach has revealed a new look for its customers this year, featuring a redesigned menu offering an in-depth look into the restaurant’s history and locally sourced menu options, along with a newly renovated bar for guests to enjoy. Matanzas on the Bay is setting itself apart from the [...]

Limited-edition Easter Sundae Collection offered by Norman Love Confections

2016-11-08T14:59:24+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections debuts its limited-edition Easter Sundae Collection featuring ten “ice cream sundae” inspired flavors including Peanut Butter Sundae, Raspberry Chocolate Ripple Sundae, Vanilla Caramel Sundae, Chocolate Ripple Sundae, Cherry Vanilla Sundae, Mint Chocolate Cookie Sundae, Strawberry Sundae, Coffee Fudge Chunk Sundae, Banana Split Sundae and Hot Fudge Sundae. The Easter Sundae Collection is [...]

Matanzas on the Bay hosts FGCU Spearfishing Pelagic Rodeo March 18-20

2016-11-08T14:59:24+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Lunch, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will host the FGCU Spearfishing Pelagic Rodeo March 18-20. The freediving-only spearfishing tournament is open to the public and will offer raffles and prizes, featuring spearfishing gear, merchandise and gift certificates. Registration is $200 per team, with no more than five divers to a team. Offering 100 [...]

Tickets, sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2016 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2016 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, to be held Tuesday, May 3 with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa in Bonita Springs. BB&T Bank and BB&T-Oswald Trippe [...]

Support the work of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. Give Where You Live Collier kicks off on Feb. 29, 2016

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: Economic Development, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida invites the community to support its efforts to prepare young people for success in a global economy by donating to the organization through Give Where You Live Collier, Feb. 29 – March 1, 2016. Give Where You Live Collier is a county-wide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Collier [...]

Discovery Senior Living wins five marketing awards from the National Association of Homes Builders 2016 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Discovery Senior Living won five awards in the 2016 Best of 55+ Housing Awards from the National Association of Home Builders. The awards honor excellence in building, design and marketing of housing for boomers and beyond and were presented at the recent International Builders Show in Las Vegas. A gold award was presented for Best [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces vintners and chefs for The Grand Tasting at 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, tickets still available

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Fundraising, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Renowned vintners and Southwest Florida chefs have come together to support the mission of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. through their involvement in The Grand Tasting at the 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, taking place Saturday, Feb. 27 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Vintners and chefs participating in The Grand Tasting will [...]

Schools, organizations and businesses get wild about learning with educational group eco-tours at Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours invites Southwest Florida to get wild about learning by offering educational tours through the Everglades led by Florida Gladesmen and trained tour guides. In addition to offering Everglades Grassland Airboat Tours, Swamp Buggy Tours and Mangroves Tours, Wooten’s also offers customized tours for schools, youth groups and camps, businesses and other [...]

Lee County high school students experience Third Annual Law Day

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Local high school students recently discovered the various facets of the Lee County legal system during the Third Annual Law Day, presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and The Lee County Bar Association. Law Day 2016 escorted 50 upper class, high school students from six different area schools on a free tour of the [...]

AC/DC’s Cliff Williams’ bass guitar and Mark Loren custom jewelry up for bid at 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 16th, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A piece of rock legend history is up for bid in Southwest Florida: a signed bass guitar played by Cliff Williams, AC/DC bassist and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. The Music Man Stingray Bass signed bass guitar is one of Cliff’s preferred basses, he has used this very instrument (serial number BOO8629) for both [...]

Progressive Builders, Inc. hires David Wherry

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Progressive Builders, Inc. has promoted David Wherry to project consultant for the professional design and build remodeling company. In his new role, Wherry will be responsible for meeting with homeowners, coordinating with designers and working with subcontractors and suppliers to reach estimated budgets and costs. Wherry is originally from St. Marys, West Virginia, and holds [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at SHRM SWFL lunch meeting March 9

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Christina Harris Schwinn, Pavese Law Firm partner and legislative director for SHRM SWFL to speak at the SHRM SWFL lunch meeting on March 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Crowne Plaza, located at 13051 Bell Tower Dr. in Fort Myers. Sponsored by Pavese Law Firm, Ms. Schwinn will provide a Legal and [...]

Cruise and Discover Matlacha Island Saturday, March 5 aboard Pure Florida’s M/V Edison Explorer

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 15th, 2016|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, 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, March 5, 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 [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to induct Gary Aubuchon and Steve Marino into 2016 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Gary Aubuchon, president of Aubuchon Team of Companies, and Steve Marino, president and CEO of Home-Tech Consolidated, Inc., into the 2016 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, during an awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 3 with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at [...]

Discovery Village At Naples earns gold in National Association of Home Builders’ 2016 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Discovery Village At Naples has won gold in the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 2016 Best of 55+ Housing Awards, earning the title of “Best 55+ Assisted Living/Special Needs Community” for built projects, announced Discovery Senior Living CEO and co-founder Thomas J. Harrison. The Best of 55+ Housing Awards is the industry’s only national [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to host JENDU Cornhole Tournament Feb. 27

2016-11-08T14:59:25+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: Events, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will present the JENDU Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 27, with tournament brackets beginning at noon, followed by a championship game at approximately 3 p.m. The event will feature a single elimination tournament, where the best team out of three games will be declared the winner. The [...]

Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic returns to Lee County Feb. 26 – March 28

2016-11-08T14:59:26+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Baseball and softball players from around the U.S. will converge in Lee County Feb. 26 through March 28 for the 26th Annual Lee County Parks & Recreation Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic. The event offers men’s and women’s NCAA Division III baseball and softball teams, as well as NAIA softball teams, an opportunity to participate in [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and The Lee County Bar Association present Third Annual Law Day to local high school students Feb. 9

2016-11-08T14:59:26+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and The Lee County Bar Association have partnered to present Law Day 2016 to local high school students on Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Courthouse, located at 1700 Monroe St. in Fort Myers. Free for Lee County high school students, the third annual [...]

Lee County to host Roy Hobbs 2016 President’s Day Sunshine Classic

2016-11-08T14:59:26+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County is hosting the 2016 Roy Hobbs Sunshine Classic at the Lee County Player Development Complex and historic Terry Park. The President’s Day 50+ and 60+ Divisions will take place Feb. 11 through Feb. 15, followed by Family Ties, Veterans 35+ and Masters 45+ Divisions Feb. 18 through Feb. 21. Nearly 200 players and [...]

Stevens Construction selected for Bonita Springs Utilities expansion

2016-11-08T14:59:26+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been selected as the construction manager for an expansion of Bonita Springs Utilities, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction has started the construction of a 19,000-square-foot, two-story building which will house a support staff facility with offices and conference rooms. Located at 11900 E Terry St., the project is slated for [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to offer Valentine’s Day specials, live performances

2016-11-08T14:59:26+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will celebrate Valentine’s Day, Sunday, Feb. 14, by offering all-day specials and live performances for guests to enjoy. Matanzas on the Bay’s Valentine’s Day menu features include 12-ounce Choice Angus Prime Rib of Beef for $26, Single Stuffed 4-ounce Cold Water Lobster Tail for $20 and Twin [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. reveals auction lots up for bid at 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2016-11-08T14:59:26+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has revealed the selection of exclusive getaways, delectable wine and culinary offerings, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to be auctioned off to the highest bidders during its annual signature event, the 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. At the Live Auction, held Saturday, Feb. 27 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, [...]

Norman Love Confections appoints Ruth Cohen as chef manager of Artisan Gelato by Norman Love

2016-11-08T14:59:26+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Categories: Economic Development, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections has appointed Chef Ruth Cohen as chef manager of Artisan Gelato by Norman Love. In this position, Cohen will manage the daily chef operations within Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, upholding Norman Love Confections’ commitment to excellence and high-quality artisan products. With more than 20 years in the culinary industry, Cohen has [...]

Eagle Award presented to Jeannie and Christopher Smith at Conservancy of Southwest Florida Annual Meeting

2016-11-08T14:59:26+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida have awarded Jeannie and Christopher Smith the organization’s highest honor, the Eagle Award, for their valued contributions and commitment to the protection of Southwest Florida’s natural resources. The award was presented to the Smiths by Rob Moher, president of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, and Lynn Slabaugh, chair of the [...]