Monthly Archives: April 2017

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Priority Marketing earns awards for public affairs campaign and special event

2017-04-28T16:05:55+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Priority Marketing was honored by the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter for outstanding public relations programs, earning an Image Award for the execution of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s “The Ripple Effect” public affairs campaign and an Award of Distinction for the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest event. FPRA Image [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Earth Day Festival draws more than 1,000

2017-04-28T12:47:15+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

More than 1,000 people came out to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Earth Day Festival on April 22 to enjoy a day of fun and celebration of Southwest Florida’s water, land, wildlife and future. “From live animal shows and fossil digs to great music and food, our annual event offers a day of fun for [...]

Celebrate moms May 14 with Matanzas on the Bay

2017-04-26T16:46:51+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Beach waterfront restaurant offers dining specials, live performances for Mother’s Day Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is celebrating moms this Mother’s Day, featuring all-day dining specials and live performances for the whole family to enjoy on Sunday, May 14 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Mother’s Day menu at [...]

Elmquist Eye Group Celebrates 25 Years in Business

2017-04-26T16:20:17+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A quarter century of helping Southwest Florida patients see clearly Elmquist Eye Group is proud to celebrate 25 years in business this May. First founded by Dr. Trevor Elmquist with a Fort Myers office in 1992, Elmquist Eye Group was established with a single promise – to provide patients within the local community with the [...]

Eleven Endangered White Rhinos safely transported by Western Global Airlines from Africa to wildlife sanctuary in U.S.

2017-04-25T17:02:27+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

As part of an international conservation effort to protect the white rhinoceros from extinction, Southwest-Florida based Western Global Airlines safely airlifted eleven endangered white rhinos from Johannesburg South Africa to an undisclosed wildlife conservation center in the Eastern United States. Western Global Airlines, a leading U.S. certified FAA 121 all cargo airline with worldwide coverage, [...]

Open Water Festival returns to Lee County April 29-30

2017-04-25T17:00:44+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , |

Lee County will once again host the nation’s top open water swimmers during the 2017 Open Water Festival, to be held Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30, at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. The 2017 Open Water Festival will include events on both days, using Miromar Lakes’ 700-acre freshwater lake. The USA Swimming [...]

Norman Love Confections debuts Limited-edition Mother’s Day Collection

2017-04-25T13:59:33+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Norman Love Confections introduces its limited-edition Mother’s Day Collection featuring ten delightful brunch-inspired heart-shaped chocolates including Cinnamon Roll, Cupcake, Éclair, Espresso, Mimosa, Oreo Cheesecake, Peach Cobbler, Pink Lemonade, Strawberry Shortcake and Vanilla Latte. The 2017 Mother’s Day Brunch Collection is available in stores and online from May 1- 13. All stores are closed on Mother’s [...]

School District of Lee County to host Future Teacher Recruitment Fair May 5

2017-04-21T14:01:41+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

District seeking educators for the 2017-18 school year The School District of Lee County is hosting its Future Teacher Recruitment Fair on Friday, May 5 at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. The event will include sessions from 9 to 11 a.m. for elementary, K-8 and special centers opportunities, [...]

Gulf Coast Village opens Palmview, New Assisted Living and Memory Support Residences in Cape Coral

2017-04-19T16:31:37+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village is proud to announce the opening of Palmview, a new assisted living and memory support residence in Cape Coral. The community welcomed more than 50 residents during opening week, and several floor plans are still available in the new state-of-the-art, 130,980-square-foot residence located on the Gulf Coast Village campus at 1433 Santa [...]

Pelican’s Nest Golf Club promotes Dan Gawronski to director of golf

2017-04-19T15:02:54+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Pelican’s Nest Golf Club is pleased to announce that Dan Gawronski, former head golf professional, has been promoted to director of golf for the club. In this position, Gawronski is responsible for managing the day-to-day golf operations of Pelican’s Nest Golf Club. He is integral to supporting the direction of the club through the Greens [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at FGCU Evolutionary Women Entrepreneurs Training Session May 16

2017-04-19T13:54:51+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will speak at the Evolutionary Women Entrepreneurs: Knowledge Circle panel discussion at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16. The event is hosted by Florida SBDC Network and coordinated by FGCU. Schwinn, whose practice area includes labor and employment law, will [...]

Sunshine Ace President Michael Wynn featured in National Ace Hardware Commercial

2017-04-19T13:30:35+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware President Michael Wynn recently appeared in national television commercials airing in Southwest Florida and across the country for parent company, Ace Hardware. The TV spot, promoting the company’s annual outdoor power sale in April, features several generational owners, including Wynn, a third-generation Ace Hardware owner. A link to the spot can be [...]

Eighth annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraiser raises $123,000 to benefit Lee BIA Builders Care

2017-04-17T20:31:05+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) raised a record $123,000 during its eighth annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraising event on Sunday, April 9 at the Lee County Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. The event featured live music, barbecue-themed foods, a competition to [...]

Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ returns to Matanzas on the Bay May 27

2017-05-10T17:34:32+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fourth annual fundraising event to benefit Operation Open Arms Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will host its fourth annual Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ event from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 27 to benefit Operation Open Arms, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [...]

Conservatory Senior Living’s Discovery University “Flashpoints in American Foreign Policy” begins May 12 in Houston

2017-04-14T16:20:56+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Conservatory Senior Living will present Discovery University to the Houston area, beginning May 12 at two Conservatory communities in The Woodlands and Spring in Texas. Free and open to the public, Discovery University will offer seniors its engaging and stimulating “Flashpoints in American Foreign Policy” lecture series. Classes are held monthly beginning Friday, May 12 [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida shows python necropsy and breeding season results

2017-04-14T14:06:06+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Categories: Discussions, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Efforts concentrate on disrupting python egg-laying cycles More than four years of research is yielding remarkable results in the study and management of the invasive Burmese python in Southwest Florida. Over the course of four breeding seasons, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s wildlife biologists have removed more than 6,500 pounds of python and more than [...]

Conservatory Senior Living’s Discovery University “Flashpoints in American Foreign Policy” begins May 10 in Dallas

2017-04-13T18:16:04+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Conservatory Senior Living will present Discovery University to the Dallas area, beginning May 10 at two Conservatory communities in Keller and Plano in Texas. Free and open to the public, Discovery University will offer seniors its engaging and stimulating “Flashpoints in American Foreign Policy” lecture series. Classes are held monthly beginning Wednesday, May 10 through [...]

Conservatory Senior Living’s Discovery University “Flashpoints in American Foreign Policy” begins May 11 in Austin

2017-04-13T18:06:33+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Conservatory Senior Living will present Discovery University, beginning May 11 at Conservatory At Wells Branch in Austin, Texas. Free and open to the public, Discovery University will offer seniors its engaging and stimulating “Flashpoints in American Foreign Policy” lecture series. Classes are held monthly at 10:30 a.m. beginning Thursday, May 11 through Thursday, August 10 [...]

Pavese Law Firm’s Susan McLaughlin highlights Alternative Dispute Resolution April 28 at The Ins and Outs of Community Association Law 2017

2017-04-13T13:53:52+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Susan McLaughlin will discuss Alternative Dispute Resolution during The Ins and Outs of Community Association Law 2017, presented by the Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section. The seminar will take place from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at [...]

Pure Florida honors military with Memorial Day weekend cruises May 26-29

2017-04-13T13:02:50+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Veterans and active duty service members cruise free with purchase of adult or child ticket Pure Florida is honoring members of the U.S. military throughout Memorial Day weekend May 26-29 by offering veterans and active duty service members free cruises aboard all sightseeing, river and sunset cruises in Naples and Fort Myers when accompanied by [...]

School District of Lee County hosts information session for bus drivers April 19

2017-04-10T16:19:23+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Categories: Events, Hot Tips, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The School District of Lee County is hosting an information session for individuals interested in applying for a bus driver position within the District from 6 – 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at the Lee County Public Education Center, located at 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Candidates are asked to RSVP for the [...]

2017 Community Prayer Breakfast to be held May 4

2017-04-07T16:14:24+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Cypress Lake United Methodist Church hosts event at Harborside Event Center, goal of bridging communities, bringing neighborhoods together The Southwest Florida community is invited to observe the National Day of Prayer during the 2017 Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 4 at Harborside Event Center, located at 1375 Monroe St. in Fort Myers. Coordinated by [...]

Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Enchantment

2017-05-10T16:02:13+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Skating into Germain Arena May 19 -21 Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is bringing captivating Disney stories to life in Southwest Florida. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment is a chance to enter the dazzling world of Disney magic on ice. Tickets are on sale now for [...]

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. completes renovations for Cape Coral Hospital

2017-04-07T13:53:43+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. has completed construction management services for the renovation of a 2,982-square-foot space within Cape Coral Hospital, located at 708 Del Prado Blvd. in Cape Coral. The project included a complete interior renovation of the vascular surgeons suite in the Medical Office Building at Cape Coral Hospital. Also, the project included construction [...]

Pure Florida cruises celebrate mothers May 12-14

2017-04-10T13:14:43+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Moms cruise free with purchase of adult or child ticket Pure Florida’s Naples and Fort Myers locations will celebrate Mother’s Day weekend May 12-14 by offering moms free cruises aboard all sightseeing, river and sunset cruises when accompanied by paid adult or child admission. Passengers cruising from Pure Florida’s Naples location will sail the Gordon [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to offer Easter Day specials, live performances

2017-04-10T13:06:26+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will celebrate Easter Sunday on April 16, offering all-day dining specials and live performances for guests to enjoy. Matanzas on the Bay’s Easter Sunday menu features two cuts of prime rib, including the 10-ounce Queen Cut with choice of potato and mixed vegetables for $26, the 12-ounce [...]

Best-selling author Cheryl Strayed to speak in Naples April 24, benefiting Wellfit Girls

2017-04-10T12:56:34+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Discussions, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Event proceeds to support Wellfit Girls empowerment programs Wellfit Girls, a Southwest Florida nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering teen girls, will host best-selling author Cheryl Strayed at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24 for an exclusive speaking and book signing event at Venue Naples, located at 13240 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 205, in Naples. Proceeds [...]

Cape Coral pastor takes on the Appalachian Trail

2017-04-10T12:45:55+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 Gulf Coast Village’s Pastor Tom Hafer begins six-month journey for faith, fitness Pastor Tom Hafer, director of spiritual services for Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral and ordained minister with Volunteers of America (VOA), will begin a 2,190-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail, beginning April 24 at Springer Mountain in Georgia and concluding October 15 at [...]

Private party packages now available at Matanzas on the Bay

2017-04-10T12:32:16+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Events, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is now offering private party packages for special events. Serving as an intimate waterfront setting for weddings, special dinners, showers, barbecues, holiday parties and more, Matanzas on the Bay’s newly built outdoor bayside special event area is located between the Matanzas on the Bay restaurant and Matanzas [...]

Tickets, sponsorships still available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2017-04-05T16:26:30+00:00 April 5th, 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 Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, taking place on Tuesday, May 2 with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company breaks ground on Six Lakes Country Club

2017-04-05T15:24:42+00:00 April 5th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K), a construction contracting and management company, has broken ground on a new Old Florida-style 21,000-square-foot clubhouse at Six Lakes Country Club, a resident-owned 55+ community located at 9151 Littleton Road in North Fort Myers. The $6.8 million project is slated for completion by February 2018. The new facility will include a 70-seat [...]

Lee County to host Free Youth Roller Hockey Clinic at 2017 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships in Fort Myers April 8

2017-04-03T19:08:31+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lee County will host the 2017 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Championships April 5-9 at the Fort Myers Skatium, 2250 Broadway in Fort Myers. During the Championships, the National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) will also host the Mission Hockey College, which is a free, one-hour youth roller hockey clinic for players aged 5-15, at the [...]