Monthly Archives: June 2017

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R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. begins renovations at Shell Point Retirement Community

2017-06-30T14:34:39+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. has started construction management services for the interior renovation of the Woodlands Commons building at Shell Point Retirement Community located at 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. R.D. Johnson is renovating the communal areas of an existing 27,125 square foot building, which will upgrade the space with modern design and dining [...]

Eight Lee County Non-Profits Receive $20,000 in CAMEO Grants

2017-06-29T21:06:27+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Eight nonprofit organizations that serve senior citizens in Lee County recently received financial grants totaling $20,000 at the 2017 CAMEO Recipient Awards ceremony held at Shell Point Retirement Community in June. Beacon of Hope Pine Island received $800, Broadway Community Church received $1200, Community Cooperative, Inc. received $3000, Dr. Piper Center received $5000, Harry Chapin Food [...]

Teri Hansen Talks Marketing, Leadership and Intuition in Mastermind Podcast

2017-06-28T17:16:15+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , , |

  The president and founder of Priority Marketing, Teri Hansen, recently sat with Heather Christie of Evolve Global in an interview featured on the “Mastermind with Heather Christie” podcast series. The marketing pro and leadership guru discuss all things business, marketing and leadership. They also touch on the importance that intuition has played in Hansen’s [...]

Summer prix fixe menu now available at Matanzas on the Bay

2017-06-28T17:04:17+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach has introduced its prix fixe menu for summer 2017, featuring a four-course dinner for two, including a bottle of wine, for $60 per couple. The summer prix fixe menu is available starting July 3 and will be offered Sundays through Thursdays from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. through [...]

Local high school students showcase entrepreneurship at Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida CEO Academy

2017-06-28T13:55:50+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Local high school students recently came together to learn the ins and outs of running a business at CEO Academy, a model week-long business school summer camp held for rising high school juniors and seniors, presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida in partnership with the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Lutgert College of Business at [...]

Lee County to host Florida U.S. Specialty Sports Association Fastpitch South Florida State Championships June 30 – July 2

2017-06-27T13:09:20+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Top softball athletes from throughout the state are headed to Lee County for the Florida U.S. Specialty Sports Association (USSSA) Fastpitch South Florida State Championships, taking place Friday, June 30, to Sunday, July 2. The tournament will feature A, B and C-level teams with age bracket divisions ranging from 8U to 18U. Games will be [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names Edward Staros, Mark Wilson to 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2017-06-26T19:13:04+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Edward Staros, vice president and managing director of The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, and Mark Wilson, president and CEO of London Bay Homes, will be inducted into its 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County. The laureates will be honored during a dinner and awards [...]

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction completes 7-Eleven location in Lehigh Acres

2017-06-26T16:07:18+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction has announced the completion of construction on a new 7-Eleven convenience store with gas station, located at 1626 Meadow Rd. in Lehigh Acres. The Creighton team on the project was led by project manager Rick Blake and superintendent Richard Holmberg. Creighton has built several dozen 7-Eleven stores throughout the country [...]

Pavese Law Firm partners acknowledged as Florida Legal Elite

2017-06-23T13:25:34+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm is proud to announce that partners Christopher Shields and Charles Capps have been recognized among the prestigious roster of attorneys included in the 2017 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The list of honorees, published in the July issue of Florida Trend magazine, includes fewer than two percent of active Florida [...]

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. completes Cypress Cove Independent Living renovations

2017-06-20T14:47:25+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. has completed construction services for the interior renovations of the existing Beauty Salon and Card Room located in the Independent Living facility at Cypress Cove Retirement Community. Cypress Cove Retirement Community is located at 10200 Cypress Cove Drive in Fort Myers. The project included renovations to the existing salon and card [...]

Pure Florida presents Bark on the Ark July 15

2017-06-20T14:41:17+00:00 June 20th, 2017|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, July 15. 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 [...]

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction completes Shoot Center in Cape Coral

2017-06-19T18:17:31+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction has announced that construction services are complete for the new Shoot Center in Cape Coral, located at 1122 Del Prado Blvd. S. in Cape Coral. The Creighton Construction team was led by project manager Tom Misotti and superintendent Tracy Saylor. The nearly 13,000-square-foot facility features fifteen 25-yard indoor shooting lanes [...]

Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Michael Koroghlian mentors Naples JROTC students at recent event

2017-06-19T17:14:40+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

 Speaks about the importance of team building and employee encouragement Local Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee Michael Koroghlian recently served as a guest speaker at a Golden Gate High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) program meeting in Naples. Koroghlian spoke on the topic of business management, highlighting inspirational stories and unique lessons learned as a [...]

Pavese Law Firm receives JA Breaking Par at Grandezza Perennial Award

2017-06-16T14:34:02+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm has received Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s JA Breaking Par at Grandezza Perennial Award, a recognition awarded to sponsors of the “JA Breaking Par at Grandezza” who have been ardent supporters of the event for the past five years. A portion of the proceeds from this two-day event will help fund Junior [...]

Bell Tower Shops Appoints New Marketing Director

2017-06-15T13:28:41+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bell Tower Shops – a premier fashion, dining and entertainment destination in Fort Myers-Cape Coral – today announced the appointment of Shannon Mae Palzer as Marketing Director. Palzer will be responsible for the overall brand strategy development and execution of marketing strategies that drive growth/increase retail traffic/generate awareness for Bell Tower Shops retail offerings and [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. Adds Project Manager

2017-06-14T18:54:53+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has expanded its Fort Myers team with the addition of project manager, Chris Walczak, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Walczak joins Stevens Construction with more than 12 years of commercial construction and architectural experience. He previously served as a project manager for a national construction manager where he completed Moore Haven Middle-High School, [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida elects new board of directors

2017-06-14T18:35:38+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce its incoming board of directors, elected to serve through 2018. The board of directors will be led by chair, Christina Harris Schwinn, partner, Pavese Law Firm; vice-chair, Curt Todd, senior vice president, Wells Fargo; vice-chair, Scott Fischer, CEO, [...]

St. Petersburg new destination for Naples Soap Company

2017-06-14T18:26:06+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

New location to open at Tyrone Square in July 2017 Naples Soap Company has announced that a new location is set to open at Tyrone Square in St. Petersburg, Florida. The 1204-square-foot natural skin care destination will be located at 6901 22nd Ave. N., #452A, in St. Petersburg, and is scheduled to open in mid-July. [...]

Matanzas on the Bay’s Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ raises more than $7,000 for Operation Open Arms

2017-06-14T18:22:37+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Proceeds to support outreach and PTSD mental health care efforts for U.S. troops Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach recently hosted its fourth annual Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ on May 27, raising more than $7,000 to benefit Operation Open Arms, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [...]

Helena Dabrowski elected President of Uncommon Friends Foundation

2017-06-14T14:24:45+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is proud to announce that director of finance, Helena Dabrowski, was recently elected President of the Uncommon Friends Foundation at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens, effective June 8, 2017. Dabrowski, a long serving member of the foundation’s board, previously held positions of treasurer and vice president prior to her election as [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn incoming Chair of the Board for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

2017-06-13T18:33:03+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pavese Law Firm is pleased to announce that partner Christina Harris Schwinn will become Chair of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida for 2017-2018 effective July 1, 2017. Schwinn is a long-term supporter and advocate of JA and is a founding chair of JA Law Day that is held in February [...]

Pavese Law Firm Partners Named 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

2017-06-08T18:59:21+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm is proud to announce partners William Haverfield, Diane Jensen, Neale Montgomery and Christopher Shields have been named to the esteemed 2017 Super Lawyers list of top attorneys in Florida. This honor is bestowed upon no more than five percent of attorneys statewide. In addition, Brooke Martinez and Charles Capps have been [...]

Pure Florida to offer Independence Day firework cruises July 4

2017-06-07T15:02:55+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Pure Florida will celebrate the Fourth of July with Independence Day firework cruises on July 4, from 7:15 to 10:15 p.m., cruising from its Naples and Fort Myers locations. Offering passengers a unique way to celebrate Independence Day in Southwest Florida, aboard the vessels, guests are invited to watch the sunset and a stunning fireworks [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names Advisory Board for 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier

2017-06-06T15:45:35+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced the members of its 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, Advisory Board. The committee will be led by chair, Stacey Herring, vice president and private banker, Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A. Other members selected to this year’s board include: Wilma Boyd, president and CEO, Preferred Travel of [...]

Richard Holmberg, Peter Antoncic, Richard Leatham join Creighton Commercial Development and Construction

2017-06-05T18:06:41+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction has announced that three new members have joined its Florida team. New hires include Richard Holmberg as superintendent, Peter Antoncic as bid coordinator and Richard Leatham as land development manager. From Dawsonville, Georgia, Holmberg brings more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry to the Creighton team. Through [...]

Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English, P.A. and McGee-CPA, PL announce merger

2017-06-05T16:25:29+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English, P.A. and McGee-CPA, PL are pleased to announce a merger of their accounting firms, effective June 1, 2017. The combined companies will operate under Wiltshire, Whitley, Richardson & English, P.A., and will continue to provide a wide-range of professional and personal accounting services. D. Todd McGee CPA, CVA of McGee-CPA, [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recognizes volunteers and teachers during annual appreciation event

2017-06-02T19:14:15+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosted a Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Event on May 24 at Six Bends Harley-Davidson in Fort Myers to recognize the many teachers and volunteers committed to bringing the Junior Achievement curriculum to students throughout Southwest Florida. The event featured free food, refreshments, [...]

Dr. Trevor Elmquist named a Top Doctor in Ophthalmology for fifth consecutive year

2017-06-02T18:45:13+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Fellow physicians recognize Dr. Elmquist as one of the very best physicians nationwide Dr. Trevor Elmquist of Elmquist Eye Group has been distinguished as one of America’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology for an impressive fifth year in a row by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. The nation’s esteemed ‘Top Doctors’ directory, as nominated by other physicians, [...]