Monthly Archives: May 2016

Miracle set for patriotic celebration on Sunday, July 3

2016-11-08T14:59:15+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The perfect recipe for patriotism includes delicious fried and specialty foods, fireworks and baseball. The Fort Myers Miracle have all three! The Miracle will be unleashing a spectacular red, white and blue fireworks display in the Southwest Florida sky on Sunday, July 3 after a 6:05 p.m. game with the Jupiter Hammerheads. Fans are invited [...]

Captain Jack’s and Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours offer dads free rides on Father’s Day weekend June 17-19

2016-11-08T14:59:15+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Captain Jack’s Everglades Airboat Tours and Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours are extending the ultimate Everglades experience to dads on Father’s day weekend. Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19, fathers will receive a free grassland or mangrove airboat tour, swamp buggy ride or combo tour ticket with the purchase of a regular priced adult tour [...]

Pure Florida presents Sunset Music Cruises in Naples and Fort Myers Friday, June 24

2016-11-08T14:59:15+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will offer Sunset Music Cruises on Friday, June 24 at 7:15 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 [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company hires David Weinrich as superintendent

2016-11-08T14:59:15+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Categories: Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K), a Fort Myers-based construction contracting and management company, has announced the hire of David Weinrich as superintendent. In this role, Weinrich will be responsible for supervising job sites, ensuring all codes and regulations are followed, overseeing all employees on job sites, maintaining smooth daily operations and monitoring project schedule and budget. Weinrich [...]

A is for Alligator: Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours and Captain Jack’s Airboat Tours offer free airboat rides and gator show for honor roll students

2016-11-08T14:59:15+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Categories: Learn and Laugh, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

To recognize student academic achievement, Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours and Captain Jack’s Airboat Tours are offering a complimentary airboat ride through the Florida Everglades to students who earn an A or A/B Honor Roll report card for the current school year, redeemable June 11 through Aug. 31, 2016. Students in grades K-12 are asked to [...]

Ninth Annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament Raises $14,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care

2016-11-08T14:59:15+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The ninth annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament, hosted by the Lee Building Industry Association took place at the Tarpon Point Marina in Cape Coral the weekend of May 6-7 and raised a record of $14,234.46 for Builders Care during the live auction held in conjunction with the tournament. The donation will go toward the [...]

Miracle to host 55th FSL All-Star Game at Hammond Stadium

2016-11-08T14:59:16+00:00 May 26th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Fort Myers Miracle are pleased to host the 2016 Florida State League All-Star Game at Hammond Stadium at the CenturyLink Sports Complex presented by CenturyLink, Coors Light, Priority Marketing, Zambelli Fireworks and Lee County Sports Development. The 55th All-Star Game in league history will be played for a sixth time in Fort Myers since [...]

Jones Scholarship awards more than $50,000 to Barron Collier graduates

2016-11-08T14:59:16+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The David M. and Judy B. Jones Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $50,000 in college aid to seven Barron Collier High School students. The scholarships assist low-income and middle-class families with college expenses including tuition, housing, books and other fees necessary to complete a course of study. Administered through the Community Foundation of Collier [...]

Celebrate Life Summer Social to honor cancer survivorship June 3

2016-11-08T14:59:16+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Lung Cancer Research Council will host the Celebrate Life Summer Social to honor survivors of all types of cancer from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at the Laishley Pavilion, located at 98 Nesbit St. in Punta Gorda. The event will feature live music performed by Bandana, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle [...]

Dr. Kool Air Conditioning and Refrigeration and Lee BIA Builders Care surprise local family with new air conditioning unit

2016-11-08T14:59:16+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Due to financial constraints and medical bills, more than 10 homeowners are seeking support from Builders Care, and are currently waiting for air conditioning replacements in Lee County. In response to asking building partners and businesses to assist them in helping local homeowners, Dr. Kool Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Ruud and Tropic Supply have partnered [...]

Lee County to host Perfect Game Memorial Day Classic events May 27-30

2016-11-08T14:59:16+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

One of baseball’s biggest scouting events, the Perfect Game Memorial Day Classic, returns to Lee County May 27-30. Lee County will host tournaments for 14-and-under, 16-and-under and 18-and-under teams. Approximately 160 baseball teams from across the nation will hit the fields in Lee County to compete in the WWBA classic, which is part of the [...]

Pure Florida cruises celebrate fathers June 18-19

2016-11-08T14:59:16+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida is celebrating fathers June 18-19, offering free cruises for dads when accompanied by paid adult or child admission. The Father’s Day weekend cruises will set sail from Pure Florida’s 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 [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Katherine English testifies on costs of conservation compliance before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry

2016-11-08T14:59:16+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) member Katherine English testified before the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry on the impacts of environmental regulations and voluntary conservation solutions. English, an environmental permitting attorney, spoke about the costs of conservation compliance in accordance with the farm bill, and the myriad of [...]

Leadership NEXT talks social media brand advocacy on June 14 at Bell Tower Shops

2016-11-08T14:59:16+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Hot Tips, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a professional organization for advancing business leaders in Southwest Florida brought to you by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will host its next program on June 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bell Tower Shops at Daniels Parkway and US-41 in Fort Myers. The social media focused program will take place [...]

Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours offers free admission, discounted tickets for military and law enforcement in recognition of Memorial Day

2016-11-08T14:59:16+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

 In recognition of Memorial Day, Wooten’s Everglades Airboat Tours is honoring military and law enforcement from Saturday, May 21 through Monday, May 30 by offering free admission to the Animal Sanctuary and Gator Show, as well as discounted rates on Airboat and Swamp Buggy ride tickets, for the families of all military and local law [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and Fort Myers Miracle partner to bring the business of baseball to students May 24

2016-11-08T14:59:17+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has partnered with Fort Myers Miracle to bring a day of education and baseball to Southwest Florida students on Tuesday, May 24. The day will include a “JA in a Day” program for students of Franklin Park Elementary School and a job shadow opportunity for a select 40 students to [...]

Fort Myers Miracle to host Greg Brady, pre-Memorial Weekend fireworks games May 20 and May 21

2016-11-08T14:59:17+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Fort Myers Miracle are gearing up for a special weekend at Hammond Stadium at CenturyLink Sports Complex with an appearance from Barry Williams, who played Greg Brady on The Brady Bunch television show, on Friday, May 20 and pre-Memorial Weekend Fireworks on Saturday, May 21. Presented by Good Deals Appliances and Whirlpool, Williams will [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida to host baby shower to benefit von Arx Wildlife Hospital June 4

2016-11-08T14:59:17+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 It is baby season for wildlife in Southwest Florida, and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is hosting its first Wildlife Hospital Baby Shower to help patients at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital. The shower is taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. The Conservancy [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care Constructs Wheelchair Ramp for Family in Need

2016-11-08T14:59:17+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

 On Tuesday, May 3, Lee BIA Builders Care enlisted supporting partners, donors and volunteers to build a wheelchair ramp for Charlie and Barbara Sands of North Fort Myers. The ramp will grant greater mobility for Barbara Sands, who is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), to enter and exit her home with ease to attend [...]

Design West launches Smart Home Automation division, appoints Edwin Rogers, Sr. to lead

2016-11-08T14:59:17+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Design West, a full-service upscale interior design company, has launched its Smart Home Automation division, an emerging customizable home feature that allows users to control home security, lighting, entertainment and climate within their homes via mobile app. Edwin Rogers, Sr. has been appointed to lead the division as Bang & Olufsen and Smart Home Automation [...]

Lee County Sports Development brings national gymnastics competition to Estero May 20-21

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the National High School Gymnastics Association (NHSGA) Senior Showcase Invitational May 20-21 at the Estero Recreation Center in Estero. The facility boasts 19,000 square feet of floor space, making it an optimal venue for gymnastics and floor events. The event brings approximately 500 room nights to Lee County and a direct [...]

Eco-friendly students donate to Conservancy of Southwest Florida von Arx Wildlife Hospital

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Local students demonstrated their support to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida by donating more than $300 to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center. The 4th grade class at The Village School of Naples, led by Class President Kea Shindle, recently visited the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center [...]

Royal Palm Coast REALTOR® Association Gets Name Approval from NAR

2016-05-12T13:59:45+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The National Association of Realtors® has approved the new name for the recently merged Cape Coral Association of Realtors® and the Realtor® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. The new name, Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association, was inspired by the beautiful royal palm trees and their rich history dating back to the early [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company welcomes three new interns

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K), a Fort Myers-based construction contracting and management company, has welcomed three new student interns from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), Alex Broger, Faleesha Fernandez and Jared Hardey. Broger, Fernandez and Hardey will work with the O-A-K team to gain first-hand experience into the field of construction contracting and management, developing the knowledge [...]

Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark June 4

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location is presenting Bark on the Ark on Saturday, June 4 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 of [...]

Six Ways to Market Your Small Business

2016-05-11T19:03:54+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Marketing Tips 2016, Uncategorized|

Marketing is becoming simpler, thanks to technology, it’s true, but there is still an expertise required for effective branding and communication. Priority Marketing can help you with all of these highly effective marketing tactics, saving small business owners time and sanity while achieving outstanding results. Read more:  http://usat.ly/1OftVAq

A CEO’s Social Media Presence Matters to Their Brand

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Marketing Tips 2016, Uncategorized|

The article’s typos aside (yeesh), we love what Inc.com says about CEOs on social media:  “While making a social media gaffe should be avoided, the more costly mistake is falling out of the conversation altogether, or becoming ‘invisible.’” They list some great CEO social media role models and point out that having an established social [...]

Trending: Getting The News from Social Media

2016-05-11T19:00:16+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Marketing Tips 2016, Uncategorized|

According to a recent study covered by MediaPost.com, Millennials are getting their news from social media. The typical young Millennial (ages 18-25) follows an average of 121 publishers across social media networks, nearly three times as many as 35- to 55-year-olds, and consume news on their cell phones 45% more. They also are 15% more [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to host Volunteer and Teacher Appreciation Event May 19

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will celebrate volunteers and teachers by hosting a Volunteer and Teacher Appreciation Event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 at the Six Bends Harley-Davidson, 9501 Thunder Road in Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the public and will feature free food, drinks, raffles and [...]

Stevens Construction selected for The Sanctuary Golf Club renovation

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

Stevens Construction has been selected as the construction manager for two club enhancement projects at The Sanctuary Golf Club located at 2801 Wulfert Road on Sanibel Island, announced Mark Stevens, president. Stevens Construction is demolishing the existing fitness center and constructing a new 6,000-square-foot fitness facility and sports pool. Scheduled for completion in winter of [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company completes renovations at Pine Island Commercial Marina

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Categories: Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) recently completed renovations at the Lee County-owned Pine Island Commercial Marina in St. James City, Fla. The more than $876,000 project included the addition of a new, wider boat ramp, new docks to increase space, and a newly dredged channel to allow better access for marine vessels. Renovations also included an enhanced barge [...]

Pure Florida honors military with Memorial Day weekend cruises May 27-30

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida is honoring members of the U.S. military throughout Memorial Day weekend, offering free cruises May 27-30 for veterans and active duty service members when accompanied by paid adult or child admission. The Memorial Day weekend cruises will set sail from Pure Florida’s Naples and Fort Myers locations at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. [...]

Pure Florida to offer educational summer cruises for kids in Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In celebration of summer break, Pure Florida invites children in Southwest Florida to come aboard for educational science cruises offered on select dates at multiple locations throughout the summer months of June, July and August. Expanding upon Pure Florida’s Kids Cruise Free Saturdays at 10 a.m. with paid adult admission departing from both locations in Naples [...]

Lee County hosts 2016 FHSAA Baseball State Championships at JetBlue Park May 11-14 and May 18-21

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The 2016 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Baseball State Championships will return to JetBlue Park May 11-14 and May 18-21 for the fourth consecutive year. The 27-game series is expected to draw fans from around the state as 36 teams face off, competing in the semifinal and championship games. Lee County and JetBlue Park [...]

Why Good SEO is Important to Your Business

2016-05-04T18:39:06+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Categories: Marketing Tips 2016, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

What is SEO? It’s where your website falls in the “results” when customers search for your products or services. What is “good” SEO? Data shows most people clicking on one of the top three search results. Being in the top three search results, or at least on the first page, increases traffic to your website. [...]

Google’s Chief Education Evangelist Jaime Casap to keynote the Horizon Council General Membership Meeting on May 27

2016-11-08T14:59:18+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Categories: Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Jaime Casap, Google’s Chief Education Evangelist, will deliver the keynote message at the  Horizon Council General Membership Meeting at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 27 at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Doors will open at 8 a.m. As Google’s chief education evangelist, Casap is responsible for working across all internal teams at Google that [...]

School District of Lee County to host Summer Teacher Recruitment Fair

2016-11-08T14:59:19+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Categories: Events, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

District hiring for the 2016-2017 school year The School District of Lee County is hosting its Summer Teacher Recruitment Fair for prospective education professionals on Thursday, June 23 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Those interested in receiving an invitation to the fair [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida celebrates Endangered Species Day May 20-21

2016-11-08T14:59:19+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is celebrating Endangered Species Day May 20-21 by offering a variety of engaging activities that raise awareness about Southwest Florida’s most vulnerable species. In addition to providing a day of activities, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and the Naples Zoo have partnered to offer their members special admission deals throughout [...]

Healthy Lee invites the community to take the 5210 Pledge for a healthier, active lifestyle

2016-11-08T14:59:19+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Healthy Lee invites the Lee County community to take the 5210 Pledge, a four-month challenge that encourages participants to adopt four healthy behaviors that children and families should achieve each day for health and wellness. A nationally recognized approach to health, 5210 encourages children and families to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, [...]