Monthly Archives: March 2017

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Weekend Brunch on the Bay, Prime Rib Wednesday, new Happy Hour martinis now offered at Matanzas on the Bay

2017-03-31T17:04:04+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach has introduced a variety of new offerings for restaurant-goers to enjoy, including Weekend Brunch on the Bay from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Prime Rib Wednesday every Wednesday, and a new Happy Hour martini menu available at Matanzas on the Bay’s downstairs bar. [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware spreads cheer at Grill & Chill event

2017-03-29T14:58:46+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Raises more than $50,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association Sunshine Ace Hardware hosted its first Grill & Chill event on Saturday, March 18, featuring grilling demonstrations, special offers, giveaways, and fun family-friendly activities. During the event, Sunshine Ace Hardware presented a check to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for more than $50,000, raised by Sunshine Ace [...]

Lee County to host 2017 USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling State Championships April 1-2 in Estero

2017-03-30T13:13:28+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the USA Gymnastics Trampoline & Tumbling Florida Level 1-10 State Championships April 1-2 at Estero Recreational Center, located at 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd. in Estero. The meet will bring gymnasts from around the state to compete in Lee County. Last year’s event attracted more than 500 out-of-town sports visitors to Lee [...]

How Easy Is It to Escape Your Former State’s Taxing Authority When Declaring Florida Residency?

2017-03-28T12:44:40+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Hot Tips, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Attorney Craig R. Hersch’s third book highlights the advantages of an up-to-date Florida-based estate plan  Whether to claim Florida residency and how that affects an estate plan is a consideration for seasonal Florida residents and others contemplating Florida residency. Many of those same seasonal residents maintain two residences – one here and another in a [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Estero United Methodist Church expansion

2017-03-27T13:26:17+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the construction management services of an expansion at Estero United Methodist Church, located at 8088 Lord’s Way St. in Estero, announced Mark Stevens, company president. The project includes extensive site improvements with new and reconfigured parking to accommodate 202 paved spaces and enhanced landscaping. Stevens Construction is adding 12,957 square [...]

Western Global Airlines working with NAM and UNICEF to provide relief for Madagascar citizens impacted by Cyclone Enawo

2017-03-27T21:11:00+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Global all cargo airline delivers 175,000 pounds of humanitarian supplies to aid thousands in Madagascar Southwest Florida-based Western Global Airlines, a leading U.S. Certified FAA 121 airfreight service provider with worldwide coverage, recently joined forces with Network Airline Management (NAM) and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to provide relief for citizens of Madagascar impacted by the [...]

Naples Soap Company coming to Panama City Beach

2017-03-24T18:04:19+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New store to open at Pier Park in summer 2017 Naples Soap Company, a retail destination for natural skin care products, is set to open a new location at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. The 1,283-square-foot store will be located at 600 Pier Park Drive, #C160 in Panama City Beach, and is scheduled to [...]

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. welcomes Chrissy Zimmerman as project manager assistant

2017-03-23T14:52:10+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. is pleased to welcome Chrissy Zimmerman as its new project manager assistant for the company. In this position, she is responsible for handling administrative tasks including project set-up, permitting, subcontractor and vendor invoicing, document and drawing management, and project close-outs. She will also assist the project managers with subcontractor and vendor [...]

FGCU reveals auction items up for bid at Wanderlust 2017

2017-03-27T20:36:26+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

28th annual Wanderlust event to be held April 1 The Wanderlust 2017 committee has revealed the culinary and travel experiences that will be up for bid during Florida Gulf Coast University’s (FGCU) 28th annual Wanderlust 2017, taking place Saturday, April 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Six Bends Harley-Davidson in Fort Myers, followed [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida to host 2017 Earth Day Festival April 22

2017-03-27T20:32:01+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Southwest Florida community is invited to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conservancy Nature Center, located at 1495 Smith Preserve Way in Naples. From electric boat tours to live animal shows, to live music and great food, the Conservancy of [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to host Breaking Par Gala & Golf Tournament

2017-03-27T20:24:37+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Two-day fundraising event to be held April 22-23 Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida will host the fifth annual Breaking Par Gala & Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 22 through Sunday, April 23 at The Club at Grandezza, located at 11481 Grande Oak Blvd. in Estero. The two-day event includes a gala dinner at 5:30 p.m. [...]

Southwest Florida captains behind the scenes of Martin Scorsese’s Silence

2017-03-27T20:26:43+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

“Silence,” a recently released film by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese features a collection of stunning maritime filmology thanks to local captains and marine consultants Lance H. Julian and Harry Julian, co-founders of Pure Florida and Marine Team International. Lance and Harry Julian were behind each water-related scene depicted throughout the film, a 14-month commitment [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn and Greenberg Traurig of counsel Carranza Pryor to present The Knowledge Group webcast April 4

2017-03-21T13:04:53+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: Discussions, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn and Greenberg Traurig, LLP of counsel Carranza Pryor will provide an update on the state of the contingent workforce and the “gig economy” on Tuesday, April 4 during a live webcast entitled “The Changing Landscape of the Gig Workforce: Key Trends and Legal Issues Explored,” presented by The Knowledge [...]

Dunkin’ Donuts Hosts Coffee with a Cop Events in Naples

2017-03-20T20:20:07+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Dunkin’ Donuts has joined forces with the Collier County Sheriff’s Department to host a series of “Coffee with a Cop” events in Naples on March 22, April 11, May 16 and May 31. The public is invited to join Collier County Sheriff Kevin Rambosk and his officers for an informal gathering to discuss community issues [...]

Ocean Prime chefs pair up to create culinary experience for The Dinner Party Project

2017-03-20T20:04:49+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

  Tickets now available for pop-up sushi dinner on April 9 benefiting The Human Experience Orlando   Ocean Prime’s Orlando and Tampa locations are teaming up with The Dinner Party Project to host a sushi pop-up dinner on Sunday, April 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 1010 West in Orlando. Tickets are $100 per [...]

The RocketLounge, Dr. Dave Fleming and InspireLink launch free boot camp series on successful startup businesses

2017-03-20T19:54:54+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Workshop series on business ingenuity begins March 21    The RocketLounge, Dave Fleming, PhD/Ingenuity Lab (iLab) and Naples-based InspireLink have partnered to present a free boot camp series dedicated to increasing the number of successful startup businesses in Florida. The boot camp will offer a series of four free workshop experiences beginning in March. These [...]

Sponsors named for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2017-03-16T16:24:59+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Laureates Teri Hansen and Sandy Stilwell to be inducted into Business Hall of Fame on May 2 Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has revealed the sponsors for the 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, which will take place on Tuesday, May 2 with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. [...]

Date nights debut at Norman Love Confections

2017-03-16T16:15:15+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Couples looking for a romantic, indulgent evening can now enjoy Date Nights at Norman Love Confections’ McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon, featuring an elegant tasting menu that pairs date night staples with Norman Love Confections’ signature dessert creations. This reservation-only event is offered Friday and Saturday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The special [...]

Design Studio by Raymond helps build Habitat for Humanity home

2017-03-20T19:17:41+00:00 March 16th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Design Studio by Raymond, part of the Raymond Building Supply family of companies, partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry County to help make the dream of home ownership a reality for a local family facing medical challenges. More than two dozen Design Studio by Raymond team members helped raise the exterior and [...]

Stevens Construction completes The Sanctuary Golf Club renovation

2017-03-13T17:01:02+00:00 March 13th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed construction management services for two club enhancement projects at The Sanctuary Golf Club located at 2801 Wulfert Road on Sanibel Island, announced Mark Stevens, president. Completed ahead of schedule, the project included construction of a new 6,000-square-foot fitness facility and sports pool. The fitness center features an equipment room, group exercise [...]

Tumaini Fund to host Colors of Hope benefit gala March 18

2017-03-10T22:09:33+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Proceeds to aid impoverished orphans and widows in Tanzania   The Naples-based nonprofit organization Tumaini Fund USA will host its annual “Colors of Hope” benefit gala and auction on Saturday, March 18 to raise funds to support thousands of impoverished AIDS orphans and widows in the Kagera region of northwest Tanzania, one of the poorest [...]

Ocean Prime Tampa Associates and Leto High School culinary team win fifth consecutive State Culinary Competition

2017-03-10T21:00:29+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Social Media|Tags: , , , |

Ocean Prime Tampa is pleased to announce that associates Manuel Parrado and Edinson Mejia joined fellow Leto High School culinary team members in receiving their fifth consecutive first place title at the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Educational Foundation’s (FRLAEF) 17th annual ProStart Culinary Team Competitions. The competitions took place on March 3-4 at the [...]

Builders Care announces sponsors for BBQ, Bands & Brew

2017-03-09T16:46:20+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has announced the sponsors of its eighth annual BBQ, Bands & Brew, taking place on Sunday, April 9 from 11 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts, 10091 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. The title sponsor of [...]

Limited-edition Easter Tea Time Collection offered by Norman Love Confections

2017-03-09T15:51:38+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections debuts its limited-edition Tea Time Collection featuring ten “Alice in Wonderland”- inspired flavors including Red Queen, Dee, March Hare, Cards, White Rabbit, Alice, Cat, Hatter, Dum and Caterpillar. The Easter Tea Time Collection is available in stores and online April 3-16. Preorders are accepted online or by phone beginning March 27. All [...]

Norman Love Confections’ Pastry Chef John Cook wins Pastry Chef of the Year

2017-03-07T16:44:16+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

  Pastry Chef and Chocolatier John Cook of Norman Love Confections has been named Pastry Chef of the Year by Paris Gourmet at the 28th Annual U.S. Pastry Competition. The competition took place on Sunday, March 5 at the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, where Cook competed against [...]

Magic Under the Mangroves™ raises $1.2 million to benefit the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

2017-03-08T00:35:56+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 13th annual Magic Under the Mangroves™ gala dinner and auction fundraiser held Thursday, March 2 raised $1.2 million to benefit the organization. Presented by Northern Trust and William Raveis Real Estate, Magic Under the Mangroves™ recognizes the continuing importance of protecting the natural environment and quality of life in Southwest [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at FGCU Intern Workshop March 24

2017-03-08T00:27:49+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Discussions, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will speak at an Intern Workshop panel discussion at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 24. The free event is hosted by FGCU and coordinated by Career Sources in conjunction with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) SWFL. Schwinn, whose practice [...]

2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raises $3.2 million for pediatric health care in Southwest Florida

2017-03-03T19:25:29+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Bidders uncorked the power of giving in a big way, raising $3.2 million for pediatric health care during SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. One hundred percent of ticket sales and live auction bids from the event benefit SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s beneficiaries, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest [...]

March 9 Evenings at the Conservancy event to focus on Everglades Agricultural Area lands and oil legislation

2017-03-01T16:26:55+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will present a special Evenings at the Conservancy, environmental lecture series event, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, at the Conservancy’s Eaton Conservation Hall. Speakers will discuss the Conservancy’s 2017 legislative priorities that address the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) lands, SB 10 and HB 761, and the [...]