Monthly Archives: November 2016

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SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. to dedicate funds from Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to children’s behavioral health

2016-12-01T14:11:18+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One in ten children struggle with a mental health condition before the age of 10. Locally and across the country, there is a lack of resources for children in need of mental health care and this year, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is dedicating its fund-a-cause dollars to the pediatric behavioral health initiative at Golisano Children’s [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida selects new members for board of directors

2016-11-29T16:55:13+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce its incoming board of directors, elected to serve through 2017. The board of directors will be led by chair, Gary Tasman, CEO and principal broker, Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida; chair-elect, Kimberly Pitts, vice president of U.S. operations, Headwaters Capital Management, LP; secretary, [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. expands Fort Myers team

2016-11-29T15:24:17+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tiffany Cleland Stevens Construction has expanded its Fort Myers operations with the addition of four new team members: Tiffany Cleland as accounting assistant, Leslie Rider as project administrator and Brian Lawhon and Mike Wood as superintendents, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Cleland joins Stevens Construction with 15 years of commercial real estate experience, [...]

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

2016-11-28T16:59:58+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida will ring in the New Year with celebratory cruises on Saturday, Dec. 31, sailing from its Naples location from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and its 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 [...]

A Remodeler’s Dream: Builders Care to host building product blow-out event

2016-11-29T12:58:37+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Home and Garden, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), will host its fifth annual building product garage sale to raise funds to help local homeowners in need. The sale will take place Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cape Coral Plumbing, located at 5812 Enterprise Pkwy. in [...]

2016 City of Naples Christmas Parade: Theme, Honorary Grand Marshalls Announced

2016-11-29T15:36:34+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The holiday season is a time when family traditions, handed down throughout the generations, shine brightly in the faces of children of all ages. One of those traditions is the City of Naples Christmas Parade, coming Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 6 - 8 p.m. in downtown Naples. The parade route will be from Broad Avenue [...]

Newly renovated Gator golf course to reopen at Pelican’s Nest Golf Club

2016-11-23T22:02:19+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Just in time for the height of Florida’s golfing season, Pelican’s Nest Golf Club will reveal its newly renovated Gator golf course. The 18-hole Gator golf course will open for limited play on Monday, Nov. 28, showcasing all new greens, bunkers and fairways, improvements to several holes and the addition of scoring tees. The short [...]

Stevens Construction earns Contractor of the Year for sixth year

2016-11-21T17:30:45+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction Inc. earned five awards at the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Industry Awards event on Nov. 18, including the highest honor of Contractor of the Year. A panel of judges throughout the state named Stevens Construction Contractor of the Year based on criteria such as the company’s achievement of goals, client relations, professional [...]

KOVA Commercial’s Janet Davis appointed to Florida CCIM Chapter’s Southwest District 2017 board of directors

2016-11-21T16:42:08+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

KOVA Partners, LLC Director of Brokerage and Facilities Janet Davis, CCIM, has been appointed to the 2017 board of directors for the Southwest District of the Florida CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) Chapter, an organization dedicated to providing marketing and networking opportunities, services and education that enhance its members’ ability to conduct business successfully. The [...]

The Place on First announces support of 60th United Way Campaign

2016-11-21T16:47:05+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Place on First, a new mixed-use building coming to the historic downtown Fort Myers River District, has announced its support of United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties’ 60th United Way Campaign. The Place on First will support United Way by donating $10,000 per residence sold now through the duration of the [...]

Dunkin’ Donuts to Celebrate National Espresso Day on November 23 by Offering Any Medium Hot or Iced Espresso Beverage for $1.99

2016-11-17T14:10:41+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Guests can enjoy this offer on Dunkin’ Donuts’ delicious Macchiato, Latte or Cappuccino Next Wednesday, November 23rd, isn’t just one of the busiest travel days of the year. It’s also National Espresso Day, and Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating the holiday by making it easy for guests to keep on running through the day with an [...]

Fourth annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk raises $20,000 for Lung Cancer Research Council

2016-11-15T21:05:57+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gov. Rick Scott declares November Lung Cancer Awareness Month Gov. Rick Scott has declared November 2016 as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, a momentous proclamation that capped off the Lung Cancer Research Council’s fourth annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk, which raised $20,000 to benefit the Lung Cancer Research Council. Held [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. adds superintendent

2016-11-15T18:20:53+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has expanded Tampa operations with the addition of superintendent, Sam Lane, announced Troy Hernly, vice president central Florida. As superintendent, Lane manages the onsite supervision of Florida Hospital Tampa projects, specifically handling inspections, safety meetings, daily job reports and all tasks that are instrumental to the success of the project. Lane is tremendously [...]

‘Tis the season for Norman Love Confections’ limited-edition holiday collection

2016-11-14T18:44:43+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A taste of holiday traditions is captured inside this year’s Norman Love Confections Holiday Collection gift boxes. The 2016 limited-edition collection features 10 seasonal flavors including Candy Cane, Cranberry Apple Biscuit, Pumpkin Pie, Mint Patty, Linzer Cookie, Cup O’ Cheer, Mulled Cider, White Christmas, S’mores and Gingersnap. The limited-edition collection is now available online at [...]

Dunkin’ Donuts’ First-Ever “Perks Week” with Daily Deals Begins Today

2016-11-14T17:31:13+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: Events, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As an added incentive for new members, the first 55,000 people who join DD Perks during this period using promo code PERKSWEEK will receive $5, loaded directly onto their enrolled DD Card Perks Week also includes sweepstakes with chances to win trips, JetBlue travel certificates and free coffee for DD Perks® Rewards loyal guests For [...]

Wine and beer on tap at Norman Love Confections’ Fort Myers-McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon

2016-11-11T18:02:32+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections is pleased to introduce new wine and beer offerings at its Fort Myers-McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon. Norman Love Confections is proudly serving beers from Fort Myers Brewing Company, including the popular Gateway Gold golden blonde ale and High 5 IPA draught beer, available by the glass. More locally produced beers will [...]

Design Studio by Raymond wins top showroom sales award

2016-11-11T15:47:34+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Design, Home and Garden, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry honors top showrooms at National Dealer Meeting  Design Studio by Raymond has been honored as one of the top selling showrooms in the country for Rutt HandCrafted Cabinetry for 2014 and 2015. During the company’s recent National Dealer Meeting in Leola, Pennsylvania, Design Studio by Raymond was honored with a bronze award. [...]

Norris Furniture & Interiors hosts World of Color & High Point Market Fall Trends design seminar Dec. 3

2016-11-10T22:52:24+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Categories: Design, Discussions, Events, Home and Garden, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Norris Furniture & Interiors will host a design seminar on “The World of Color & High Point Market Fall Trends” at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at its Fort Myers showroom, located at 14125 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers. Norris Furniture & Interiors’ designer Domnick Minella will lead the seminar, highlighting the latest [...]

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar launches Sunset Photo Contest

2016-11-09T16:50:48+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar has launched a Sunset Photo Contest, running now through April 30, 2017. Beach-goers are invited to share their photos of a sunset on Fort Myers Beach on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using hashtag #PierSideGrillSunsets. One winner will be chosen monthly at random for a chance to win dinner for [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 2016 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament nets $84,000

2016-11-08T21:24:50+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and a total of 136 Southwest Florida anglers and guides joined the 2016 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament Nov. 4-6 to raise $84,000 to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s juvenile game fish studies, water quality research and game estuary protection. The 2016 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Specialized Vet Services expansion

2016-11-08T16:25:36+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the contract to remodel and expand Specialized Vet Services, located at 9500 Marketplace Road, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction is providing a 13,589-square-feet addition and remodel of the existing 5,000-square-foot, 24-hour animal emergency hospital. Construction will occur while the animal hospital remains in operation. The Stevens Construction team [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida joins the global #GivingTuesday movement

2016-11-08T14:58:56+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Goal to bring financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness education to local students Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JA) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on Nov. 29, #GivingTuesday is held annually on [...]

KOVA Partners announces Dawn Mayor as property manager for KOVA Property Management, LLC

2016-11-08T14:58:56+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

KOVA Partners, LLC has appointed Dawn Mayor as a property manager for KOVA Property Management, LLC. In her role with the company, Mayor’s responsibilities include providing management services that support daily operations for a variety of commercial properties in the region of Lee and Collier counties. Mayor is a Southwest Florida native, born and raised [...]

Pure Florida presents Kids Science Cruise Dec. 17

2016-11-08T14:58:56+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Kids cruise free with purchase of adult admission Pure Florida’s Naples location will offer a Kids Science Cruise at 10 a.m. on Dec. 17, 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 [...]

Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark Dec. 17

2016-11-08T14:58:56+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, 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, Dec. 17. 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 [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. introduces 2017 Child Artists, Leo and Lola Grabinski

2016-11-08T14:58:56+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida is the primary beneficiary of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, the signature fundraiser for the SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., so it is very fitting for the hospital’s young patients to be a part of this amazing event, and that is what the Child Artist program is all [...]

Dunkin’ Donuts to Launch First-Ever “Perks Week” November 14 to Honor and Reward Loyal Guests

2016-11-08T14:58:56+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Perks Week will include special daily deals for all DD Perks® Rewards program members, along with a sweepstakes with chances to win trips, travel vouchers and free coffee Dunkin’ Donuts will add $5 to the account balance of the first 55K people who enroll as new members in DD Perks during Perks Week using special bonus [...]

Attorney and Certified Land Planner, Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, selected as a “Top-Idea Maven” by The Woman’s Advantage®

2016-11-08T14:58:57+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Discussions, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Advice featured in 2017 Woman’s Advantage® Calendar Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, Esq., AICP, a land use, zoning and local government attorney and certified land planner at Pavese Law Firm in Fort Myers, was selected from over 5,000 submissions to be featured in The 2017 Woman’s Advantage® Shared Wisdom Calendar. The calendar provides advice for women business [...]

Give thanks with Norman Love Confections’ Thanksgiving pies and desserts

2017-01-13T22:09:55+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections is offering a limited number of freshly baked holiday pies and desserts during the Thanksgiving season including Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Chocolate Pecan Tart with Chocolate Cream, Apple Pie with Streusel Topping and Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce. Pies can be topped with Norman Love Confections Artisan Gelato, or accompanied [...]

Yes on Conservation 20/20 campaign video receives $1,000 grant from Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program

2016-11-08T14:58:57+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Video has helped to reach thousands of viewers The Yes on Conservation 20/20 Campaign in partnership with Pelican Media has received a $1,000 micro-grant from the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program (CHNEP) to supplement the production of a campaign video to assist in educating and advocating for the passage of the Conservation 20/20 non-binding County [...]

Pure Florida donates $800 to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools

2016-11-08T14:58:57+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pure Florida recently donated $800 to the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, contributing a portion of the proceeds from any cruise or activity at its Fort Myers location during the month of August, along with donations from the Southwest Florida community. Pure Florida’s donation will assist the foundation in funding tools and resources for [...]

Dunkin’ Donuts Debuts New Premium Hot Teas

2016-11-08T14:58:57+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dunkin’ Donuts relaunches hot tea offerings with new lineup of full leaf teas and herbal infusions in pyramid tea sachets Dunkin’ Donuts is now providing guests with new choices for enjoying the comfort of a hot cup of tea during a busy day. Dunkin’ Donuts has relaunched its hot tea offerings with a brand new [...]

Mark Loren Designs invests in education, technology to address growing trend in laboratory-grown diamonds

2016-11-08T14:58:57+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

To the naked eye, it is impossible to see the difference between an earth-mined diamond and one that is synthetically or laboratory produced. Lab-created diamonds are made in a chamber with carbon gasses that are superheated, creating particles that crystallize into diamonds. The cost of created diamonds is anywhere from 10 to 40 percent lower [...]

Ocean Prime hosts job fair at new Naples location

2016-11-08T14:58:57+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Events, Hot Tips, Jobs, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Award-winning restaurant to open in December, adjacent to Inn on Fifth Cameron Mitchell Restaurants’ award-winning modern American restaurant and lounge Ocean Prime is seeking qualified candidates to join the extraordinary Ocean Prime team at its Naples location, opening in December 2016. This week, Nov. 2 – 4, Ocean Prime is inviting applicants to attend a [...]

Registration still available for Lung Cancer Research Council’s fourth annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk

2016-11-08T14:58:57+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Registration is still available for the Lung Cancer Research Council’s fourth annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk, taking place Nov. 5 at the Charlotte Sports Park, located at 2300 El Jobean Rd. in Port Charlotte. Raising awareness and support for those who have been affected by lung cancer, the event [...]

It’s a Joyful Holiday Season at Dunkin’ Donuts with New Crème Brulée Macchiato, Candy Cane Crunch Donut and Boston Kreme Croissant Donut

2016-11-08T14:58:57+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sweet Black Pepper Bacon Breakfast Sandwich returns to Dunkin’ Donuts’ menu ’Tis the season of joy at Dunkin’ Donuts once again, as the brand rings in the return of the holidays with a delicious lineup of coffees and treats featuring favorite seasonal flavors. This year’s seasonal selection includes new Crème Brulée macchiatos, lattes and coffees, [...]

Jason’s Deli revives 1976 menu items with original prices for 40th anniversary

2016-11-08T14:58:57+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Events, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Month-long celebration culminates with Customer Appreciation Day on Nov. 30 Jason’s Deli celebrates the 40th anniversary of its founding in 1976 with a month-long celebration featuring special offers and events that culminate with a Customer Appreciation Day on Wednesday, Nov. 30. On this day only, guests at participating Jason’s Deli restaurants who purchase any adult [...]

2016 Winter Camps at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

2016-11-08T14:58:57+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced that registration is now open for its 2016 Winter Camp, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 28-29. Ideal for second- through fifth-grade students, the award-winning camp programs at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida combine outdoor adventures, live animal encounters and engaging nature-based activities [...]

Joy in Childhood Foundation’s National Community Cups® Program Returns to Dunkin’ Donuts Restaurants November 1

2016-11-08T14:58:57+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This November, Dunkin’ Donuts will welcome the holidays and the seasonal spirit of giving with a special way for guests to help bring joy to children whose lives are affected by health issues or hunger. The Joy in Childhood FoundationSM announced its 2016 National Community Cups® program begins tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1. Throughout the entire [...]