Monthly Archives: October 2016

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KOVA Partners appoints Laura Pascal as property manager for KOVA Property Management, LLC

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

KOVA Partners, LLC is pleased to welcome Laura Pascal, CAM, as a property manager for KOVA Property Management, LLC. In this position within the company, Pascal is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of 10 commercial properties throughout Lee and Collier counties. Originally from Massachusetts, Pascal earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University [...]

Norris Furniture & Interiors’ Naples showroom named “Best Showroom” at 2016 Sand Dollar Awards

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

For the second consecutive year, Norris Furniture & Interiors is pleased to announce that its Naples Showroom was named “Best Showroom” at the 2016 Sand Dollar Awards, presented by the Collier Building Industry Association on Sept. 24 at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples. Located at 5015 Tamiami Trail N. in [...]

Investment management firm Tortuga Capital now open in Fort Myers

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tortuga Capital, LLC, a privately held investment management firm, has announced the opening of its office location in Fort Myers. Tortuga Capital was founded by Matthew DePaola, co-founder and chief investment officer, and Christopher DePaola, co-founder and chief operating officer. Tortuga Capital follows a “deep value” investment approach, seeking stocks whose prices are substantially below [...]

KOVA Partners announces Joseph Abood as lead listing coordinator for KOVA Commercial of Naples, LLC

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

KOVA Partners, LLC has announced the hire of Joseph Abood as the lead listing coordinator for KOVA Commercial of Naples, LLC. Abood’s responsibilities will include assisting the brokerage team with new and active listings, maintaining the customer relationship management (CRM) platform, managing various marketing platforms for company listings as well as being responsible for weekly [...]

Bell Tower Shops’ Holiday Village to bring seasonal cheer to Southwest Florida shoppers

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bell Tower Shops is getting Southwest Florida shoppers into the holiday spirit by transforming its shopping destination into a Holiday Village, available beginning Black Friday, Nov. 25, through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Complete with festively-themed holiday décor, the Holiday Village will feature a variety of exhibits and activities throughout the shopping center for guests of [...]

Stevens Construction selected for Fish Tale Sales & Service renovation

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction has been selected as the construction manager for an expansion of the sales department of Fish Tale Sales and Service, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction is converting an existing automobile showroom into a boat sales office and boat dealership located at 15581 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers. Construction duration is [...]

Paradise Wine welcomes Chef Jose Zamora, introduces new tapas and brunch menus

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A premier destination for specialty foods, fine wines and products, Paradise Wine is pleased to introduce Chef Jose Zamora. A graduate of the Culinary School of Cabmbrils in Spain and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Miami, Chef Zamora brings more than 25 years of culinary experience to Paradise Wine. Chef Zamora developed [...]

Lee County hosts 28th annual Roy Hobbs World Series Oct. 22 – Nov. 19

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Baseball players from around the world will convene in Lee County for the 28th annual Roy Hobbs Baseball World Series from Oct. 22 to Nov. 19. Over the course of the four-week tournament, a total of 240 teams of adult, amateur baseball players will compete within seven divisions, taking the fields in five Lee County [...]

Bill Benson Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Family Business Advising

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bill Benson, principal at Benson Blackburn, has been awarded the FFI GEN (Global Educational Network) Certificate in Family Business Advising (CFBA) by the Family Firm Institute.  The certificate is presented to individuals who have achieved comprehensive professional knowledge and gained significant expertise that can be used as value to family business owners and family wealth [...]

Lee County hosts Senior Softball-USA’s Winter National Championships Nov. 1-6

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lee County will host Senior Softball-USA’s (SSUSA) 16th annual Winter National Championships, taking place Tuesday, Nov. 1, through Sunday, Nov. 6. Teams will compete at top-notch softball complexes throughout Lee and Collier counties, including the CenturyLink Sports Complex in Fort Myers, the Northwest Softball Complex and Cape Coral Sports Complex in Cape Coral and North [...]

KOVA Partners announces Todd Sabin as partner and managing broker of KOVA Commercial of Naples, LLC

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

  KOVA Partners, LLC has announced Todd Sabin as partner and of KOVA Commercial of Naples, LLC. Sabin’s role within the company will include the management of agents and the brokerage services for the company’s Naples office. Originally from Grand Blanc, Michigan, Sabin earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Western Michigan University. Sabin [...]

Florida Everblades, Jason’s Deli host “Dinner with the Blades” Oct. 18

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Florida Everblades in conjunction with partner Jason’s Deli announced today a fun and charitable event called “Dinner with the Blades,” which will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Jason’s Deli located just off Alico Road across from Gulf Coast Town Center. The entire Everblades team will be [...]

Norris Furniture & Interiors brings old Florida feel to modern-day design at Babcock Ranch Sebring model

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Norris Furniture & Interiors has completed the design concept for Stock Development's Sebring model at Babcock Ranch, regarded as one of the world’s most progressive, sustainable communities. Norris Furniture & Interiors’ designers Deborah Chase-Schulte and Zsuzsanna Wass De Czege are bringing an old-Florida vibe to the home with a blend of modern design elements that [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts Pints & Pythons Nov. 12

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has partnered with Naples Beach Brewery to host Pints & Pythons, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Naples Beach Brewery, located at 4120 Enterprise Ave., Suite 116, in Naples. Raising awareness of invasive species in Southwest Florida, the event will feature live music, food, games [...]

Oct. 18 Evenings at the Conservancy event to focus on Solar Amendment 1

2016-11-08T14:58:58+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will present Evenings at the Conservancy from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Conservancy’s Eaton Conservation Hall. Participants will discuss the importance of voting “No” on Solar Amendment 1, which will appear on the ballot in November. The free event will feature a panel discussion presented [...]

KOVA Partners hires Chad Commers as director of brokerage

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

KOVA Partners, LLC has announced the hire of Chad Commers as director – brokerage services for KOVA Commercial of Naples, LLC. In this position within KOVA’s commercial real estate division, Commers is responsible for advising businesses and individuals throughout the commercial real estate sales and leasing processes, capitalizing on both on- and off-market opportunities. Originally [...]

Pure Florida presents Kids Science Cruise Nov. 19

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pure Florida’s Naples location will offer a Kids Science Cruise at 10 a.m. on Nov. 19, featuring a fun and engaging science show by Glen Beitmen of “Super Science & Amazing Art” on “The Wonders of Water.” The Kids Science Cruise will be free for children when accompanied by paid [...]

Lee County hosts 2016 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival – River Romp Oct. 15-16

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the 2016 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival – River Romp from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 16, at North Shore Park, 13019 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers. Presented by Edison Sailing Center in collaboration with US Sailing, the River Romp [...]

Lee County announces global softball development partnership

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Lee County has announced a global softball development initiative between USA Softball, World Baseball and Softball Confederation (WBSC) and European Softball Federation (ESF) that provides opportunities for European players and coaches to improve their skills in the U.S. during the off-season. The new partnership most recently resulted in the hosting of Sweden’s national softball team [...]

Norman Love Confections opens new chocolate and dessert salon on McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections’ newest Chocolate and Dessert Salon is now open in the Terra Design Center at 13261 McGregor Blvd. Suite 105 in Fort Myers, Florida.  Norman Love Confections’ Fort Myers-McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon offers the company’s award-winning ultra-premium, handcrafted chocolates, as well as specialty desserts, artisanal baked goods including a new Signature [...]

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club to host the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting and Live Auction on Feb. 25

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to announce that Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club will once again host the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest Grand Tasting and Live Auction on Saturday, Feb. 25. This will be the ninth consecutive year that Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club has graciously served as the host [...]

Attorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill to host free Florida Residency and Estate Planning Workshop Nov. 7 in Fort Myers

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Florida Bar Board Certified Wills, Trusts and Estates Attorneys Craig R. Hersch and Michael B. Hill, partners with Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill, P.A., will host a free Florida Residency and Estate Planning Workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7 at Temple Beth El, located at 16225 Winkler Road in Fort [...]

Movement Mortgage moves to Galleria Court

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Movement Mortgage has moved into the Galleria Court, located at 9130 Galleria Court in Naples. Anthony Emma, CEO and managing member of KOVA Partners, LLC, has announced the signing of a five-year lease for 2,194 square feet of Class A office space. Movement Mortgage will occupy a first-floor suite within the three-story building. Eric Edwards and [...]

Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark Nov. 19

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pure Florida’s Fort Myers location will present Bark on the Ark cruise from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. 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 [...]

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction breaks ground on Culver’s restaurant in Venice

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the commencement of construction services for a new Culver’s restaurant in Venice, Florida. Slated for completion in January 2017, the new Culver’s restaurant will be located at 19355 Times Circle in Venice. This site will be the first Culver’s location in the Venice [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company relocates Charlotte County office

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K), a construction contracting and management company, has relocated the company’s Charlotte County office to 2765 Tamiami Trail, Unit D, in Port Charlotte, announced O-A-K president, Dave Dale. Now located approximately seven miles north of its former Punta Gorda office, the new location will allow O-A-K to better serve all current and prospective [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care announces ninth annual BBQ, Bands and Brew fundraiser

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) is hosting its ninth annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraising event on Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. [...]

Joseph Adams joins Pavese Law Firm

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Attorney Joseph Adams has joined the Pavese Law Firm. He primarily focuses his practice in the areas of Real Estate, Environmental, and Land Use Law.  Prior to joining Pavese Law Firm, he was an intern at the Lee County Attorney’s Office and a campaign intern for the U.S. Congressional Political Campaign.  He also worked as [...]

Pure Florida presents Veterans Day Cruise Nov. 11-13

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In recognition of Veterans Day, Pure Florida is honoring members of the U.S. military by offering free cruises from Friday, Nov. 11 through Sunday, Nov. 13 for veterans and active duty service members when accompanied by paid adult or child admission. The Veterans Day weekend cruises will set sail from Pure Florida’s Naples and Fort [...]

Horizon Council Healthcare Task Force extends application deadline to Oct. 10 for 2016 Healthy Workplace Awards

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Horizon Council’s Healthcare Task Force has extended the application deadline for the 2016 Healthy Workplace Awards to Monday, Oct. 10. The 2016 Healthy Workplace Awards recognize businesses that actively promote a healthy workplace for employees. Applications can be submitted online at https://form.jotform.com/62132981473154. The awards will be presented to three businesses during the Horizon Council [...]

Norman Love Confections introduces Signature Pastry Collection and limited-edition seasonal pastries

2016-11-08T14:58:59+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections has created a line of Signature Collection pastries as well as seasonal pastries that are now available in Norman Love Confections’ Southwest Florida Chocolate Salons. Fresh baked daily from scratch, the artisan pastries in the Signature Pastry Collection include Fruit Tart, Raspberry Dome, Tiramisu and Caramel Tower. In addition, Norman Love Confections’ [...]

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction raises more than $30,000 for Wounded Warriors of South Florida at fourth annual 7-Eleven Red Fish Rodeo

2016-11-08T14:59:00+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction hosted the fourth annual 7-Eleven Red Fish Rodeo on Sept. 30, raising more than $30,000 to benefit Wounded Warriors of South Florida. More than 100 anglers and 30 boats participated in the fishing tournament, supporting the Wounded Warriors of South Florida’s efforts to assist [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. wins two Sand Dollar awards

2016-11-08T14:59:01+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction has won two Sand Dollar awards from the Collier Building Industry Association. In a ceremony held on Sept. 24 at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburon in Naples, Stevens Construction earned a Sand Dollar award in the “Best Healthcare Facility Over $5,000,000” category for Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida. Located at 1285 Creekside Blvd. E. in [...]