Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Kids Eat Free at Jason’s Deli Aug. 5-14

2016-11-08T14:59:08+00:00 July 28th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida, recognizing that families appreciate a financial break while preparing for the new school year, is offering 10 days of complimentary meals for children 12 and under at the restaurant’s six Southwest Florida locations. From Aug. 5 through 14, diners will receive up to two complimentary kid’s meals with each adult [...]

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation to host seventh annual “Scarecrows in the Park” contest Oct. 21-30 benefiting Children’s Discovery Garden

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation invites the Southwest Florida community to participate in its seventh annual “Scarecrows in the Park” contest during the Fall and Halloween Festival, taking place Oct. 21-30 at Lakes Regional Park. Local businesses, organizations, elementary and middle schools and community members can join the contest fun by fashioning custom-made scarecrows to be [...]

Norris Furniture & Interiors earns best furniture rankings for Fort Myers, Naples and Sarasota showrooms

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 27th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Readers and editors of two leading Florida lifestyle publications and a leading business publication have ranked Norris Furniture & Interiors as best furniture store for 2016. Norris Furniture & Interiors is proud to announce that it was voted “Best Furniture Store” in both Lee and Collier counties by readers of Southwest Florida-based Gulfshore Life magazine. [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida welcomes Sean McCabe as growth management specialist

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida welcomes Sean McCabe as its new growth management specialist. In his role within the organization, McCabe’s primary responsibilities involve growth management, with a focus on the Estero Bay Watershed and Southeast Lee County. McCabe received his Juris Doctor and Master of Studies in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School, and [...]

Stevens Construction selected for Naples Community Hospital fourth floor renovation

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been selected as the construction manager for the full fourth floor renovation within Naples Community Hospital (NCH), located at 350 Seventh St. in Naples. Construction is underway of the 22,594-square-foot project, which will house a 23-bed oncology specialty care department and a 12-bed behavioral health treatment center upon completion at the end [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida hires Meredith Barnard as environmental policy analyst

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the hire of Meredith Barnard as its new environmental policy analyst. In this position, Barnard will focus primarily on the organization’s oil and gas campaign, and she will also assist on various natural resource policy issues. Barnard earned a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science from University [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to host Bowl-A-Thon 2016 fundraiser Aug. 25

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will host its Bowl-A-Thon 2016 fundraising event from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 at HeadPinz Entertainment Center, located at 14513 Global Parkway in Fort Myers. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. The event will raise funds to support Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida programs throughout schools in [...]

What Not to Say to a Copywriter

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Categories: Marketing Tips 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

Don’t let the headline scare you. No one likes open communication more than a copywriter. Just realize some of these statements, and any uneasy feelings behind them, aren’t necessary. Say whatever you need to say to help me get the job done. Any good copywriter would be thrilled to listen. This must be so boring [...]

KOVA Partners hires Donna Marrero as licensed sales and brokerage manager for KOVA Commercial, LLC

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

KOVA Partners, LLC is pleased to announce the hiring of Donna Marrero as licensed sales and brokerage manager for KOVA Commercial, LLC. In her new position, Marrero will be responsible for overseeing the sales support staff for the company’s commercial real estate division. Originally from Flushing, New York, Marrero is a licensed Florida Real Estate [...]

Pure Florida to support The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools in August

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In honor of the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Pure Florida invites the Southwest Florida community to join in supporting Lee County public schools during the month of August by donating a portion of the proceeds from any cruise or activity at its Fort Myers location to The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn recognized by Women in Business as Apex Award finalist

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm Partner Christina Harris Schwinn was recently honored as an Apex Award nominee by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business committee. The Apex Award salutes women in Lee County who excel in professional achievement, community service, mentoring and leadership. Schwinn is active in numerous community organizations, and serves on [...]

Lennar Foundation donates $10,000 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 18th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Funds to aid Lee County homeowners in need The Southwest Florida Division of Lennar Homes donated a check for $10,000 to Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). The donation will aid in funding Builders Care projects across Lee County. Lennar Homes has been helping hundreds of [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida addresses water concerns

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 15th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is working locally, regionally and nationally to address the current water crisis. “We have a full team of scientists and policy analysts advancing short and long term efforts to address the root cause of the issues, said Robert Moher, Conservancy President and CEO. “ We are communicating and advocating for [...]

Neil Klein joins Stevens Construction Inc.

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 14th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Neil Klein has joined Stevens Construction as director of pre-construction services, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Klein develops preliminary to final estimates for all projects, providing the oversight for project conceptualization and constructability within the clients’ schedule and budget goals. Throughout his career, Klein has provided pre-construction services for $700 million in commercial projects throughout [...]

Gulf Coast Village announces three new hires

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village is pleased to welcome Jimmy Grimes, Sofia Mendez-Bork and Tammy Thompson to its leadership team. Grimes will serve as Assisted Living Administrator, Mendez-Bork as Human Resources Manager – Clinical, and Thompson as Human Resources Manager – Non-Clinical for the Gulf Coast Village community. Grimes has more than 15 years of experience in [...]

Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark Aug. 6

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will present Bark on the Ark from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. 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 [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at Above Board Chamber of Florida luncheon July 14

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 12th, 2016|Categories: Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will serve as a panelist during the Above Board Chamber of Florida’s “Field Trips Are Not Just for Kids!” luncheon, to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St. in Fort Myers. Employers who are able [...]

North American Roller Hockey Championships East Coast Finals return to Germain Arena July 13-24

2016-11-08T14:59:09+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lee County Sports Development will host the North American Roller Hockey Championships (NARCh) East Coast Finals at Germain Arena July 13-24, 2016.  Lee County Sports Development estimates that 199 teams from six countries will be traveling to Lee County for the event, including numerous teams from the Southwest Florida area. The event is free and [...]

Area businesses invited to free government contracting symposium

2016-11-08T14:59:10+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Categories: Economic Development, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Event slated for July 19 Local businesses can learn how to contract with government agencies during a free symposium and expo on Tuesday, July 19. Presented by the Lee County Economic Development office and the Small Business Development Center at FGCU, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Harborside Event Center, [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to induct Kathy Bigham and Sen. Garrett Richter into 2016 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

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

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will induct Kathy Bigham, president and CEO of Bigham Jewelers, and Sen. Garrett Richter, president and director of First Florida Integrity Bank and president of TGR Financial Inc., into the 2016 Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, at a dinner and awards ceremony on Wednesday, Oct. 26 with [...]

Matanzas on the Bay introduces summer prix fixe menu

2016-11-08T14:59:10+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is introducing its summer prix fixe menu, featuring a four-course dinner for two including a bottle of wine for $60 per couple. The prix fixe menu is available Sundays through Thursdays from 4:30 until 7:30 p.m. through the end of October. The menu’s first course offers an [...]

CSI to elevate Ken Buschle to Fellowship at annual convention

2016-11-08T14:59:10+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) announced today that the organization will elevate Ken Buschle to Fellow of the Institute during the CSI Honors & Awards Ceremony at CONSTRUCT 2016 and the CSI Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. Fellows are nominated by their colleagues and selected by CSI's Jury of Fellows [...]

Pavese Law Firm partners recognized as Florida Legal Elite

2016-11-08T14:59:10+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm attorneys Diane L. Jensen and Christopher J. Shields have been recognized in the 2016 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™.  The list of honorees, published in the July issue of Florida Trend magazine, includes attorneys in private practice as well as top government and nonprofit attorneys. Jensen and Shields have been [...]

Ferguson Enterprises’ eighth annual golf tournament raises $11,250 to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care

2016-11-08T14:59:10+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Funds to aid nonprofit efforts Ferguson Enterprises recently raised $11,250 during its eighth annual golf tournament on June 4 at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples to support the efforts of Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Funds will aid in providing emergency home repairs and construction services [...]

Gulf Coast Village Foundation raises more than $3,400 for Gulf Coast Village’s The Village Chapel Haiti mission trip

2016-11-08T14:59:10+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Gulf Coast Village Foundation, with the help of Gulf Coast Village residents and employees and community supporters, has raised more than $3,400 to support the Village of Hope mission trip to Haiti. Village of Hope is a Christian fundraising organization committed to supporting programs and ministries that promote excellence in education, spiritual growth and [...]