Monthly Archives: July 2017

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The Place on First reveals new studio apartment, redesigns floor plan

2017-07-31T12:02:55-04:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Design, Home and Garden, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lee floor plan offers loft-style living in downtown Fort Myers The Place on First, a new mixed-use building coming to the historic downtown Fort Myers River District, has announced the addition of a studio apartment floor plan, The Lee, to its lineup of luxury residences, as well as a redesign of another floor plan, [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. wins Best in 12 States at the Aurora awards

2017-07-31T09:21:06-04:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

For the 10th year, Stevens Construction has won an Aurora Award at the Southeast Builder’s Conference. The Aurora Awards honor the best in construction in a 12-state region. In a ceremony held on July 28 in Orlando, Stevens Construction earned an Aurora Award in the interior renovations commercial category for The French, a fine-dining restaurant [...]

Construction of Creative World School begins in Gateway

2017-07-31T08:57:46-04:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) has broken ground on a Creative World School in Gateway, located at 11961 Fairway Lakes Drive in Fort Myers. Owners Amy and Chris O’Malley are excited to be opening their third Creative World School franchise in Gateway. The 13,000-square-foot school will be opening in January 2018 and is able to accommodate up [...]

Lee County to host USA Softball Women’s National Team training Aug. 1-2

2017-07-26T16:45:42-04:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee County is pleased to announce it will host the USA Softball Women’s National Team for a training program Tuesday, Aug. 1, through Wednesday, Aug. 2, at City of Palms Park. Spectators can see members of the Women’s National Team, vying for a chance to represent the United States at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Village on the Isle renovations

2017-07-26T16:31:00-04:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Village on the Isle, a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Venice, has selected Stevens Construction for the renovation of their five-story, 80,000-square-foot assisted living facility, Mark Manor. Located at 930 Tamiami Trail South, Mark Manor is being fully renovated floor-by-floor in efforts to provide minimal disruption to its 64 residents. Stevens Construction will replace [...]

Industry partners band together to donate equipment trailer to Lee BIA Builders Care

2017-07-26T16:26:35-04:00July 26th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trailer to assist in providing emergency repairs to Lee County residents in need Earlier this year, board members and long-time supporters of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA) pledged funds to provide Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee BIA, with a much-needed equipment trailer. Donated at no cost to Lee BIA [...]

Randy Martin returns to Scott Fischer Enterprises

2017-07-25T15:37:23-04:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Seasoned veteran serves as general sales manager Scott Fischer Enterprises, leading owner and operator of multiple Harley-Davidson stores, is pleased to announce that Randy Martin has returned to the company as general sales manager. In this position, Martin is responsible for overseeing, managing and meeting financial targets relating to motorcycle sales, customer retention, and sales [...]

Back-to-School Treat – Kids Eat Free at Jason’s Deli from Aug. 4-6

2017-07-25T12:28:15-04:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Events, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida, a leading family-owned deli chain, is hosting its ninth annual ‘Kids Eat Free’ event from Friday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 6, offering complimentary meals to children aged 12 and under at all six Southwest Florida restaurant locations. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, parents [...]

Retina Health Center awarded patent for guarded injection device

2017-07-25T12:24:08-04:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Developed to reduce risk of infections during medication injections for retinal disorders Dr. Alexander M. Eaton and his research colleagues have been awarded a patent for a new guarded injection device used for targeted application of medication for retinal disorders. Developed by Dr. Eaton and the Retina Health Center in collaboration with other researchers, the [...]

Registration now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2017 Bowl-A-Thon

2017-07-19T16:19:54-04:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Event to support student programs on financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship Team registration is now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s sixth annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraising event, taking place 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at HeadPinz Entertainment Center, located at 14513 Global Pkwy. in Fort Myers. The event will support Junior Achievement [...]

Gulf Coast Village introduces new Independent Living residences

2017-07-19T15:49:10-04:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A limited number of residences now available, including dog-friendly units Gulf Coast Village is now accepting reservations for the community’s newly renovated and well-appointed Independent Living residences at 1333 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Gulf Coast Village community, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), offers the full continuum of care for adults over 62, [...]

Rethink Resale – Guadalupe Center Resale and Consignment Shop hosts Aug. 2 reception for local professionals

2017-07-19T15:33:41-04:00July 19th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Home and Garden, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Realtors, Interior Designers, Stagers, Relocation Specialists & Community Members Invited to Preview Name Brand Furniture Inventory at a Reception Benefitting Immokalee Children Resale shops are no longer just for the occasional shopping or donation experience, instead, they should be approached as a strategic partnership opportunity that results in a win-win for donors and shoppers. Guadalupe [...]

Norman Love Confections hosts July 27 blood drive at McGregor Boulevard location

2017-07-18T14:27:51-04:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections is partnering with Lee Health to host a blood drive on Thursday, July 27 from 1-4 p.m. at Norman Love Confections’ Fort Myers-McGregor Chocolate Salon at 13621 McGregor Blvd., Suite 105 in the Terra Design Center in Fort Myers. Donors will receive two fresh-baked cookies from Norman Love Confections as a thank [...]

Volunteer opportunities now available within Gulf Coast Village’s newly launched volunteer program

2017-07-17T16:43:27-04:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Health and Wellness, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Diana Nicol joins Gulf Coast Village as Life Enrichment Volunteer Coordinator Gulf Coast Village is pleased to announce the launch of a new volunteer program within its community, dedicated to enhancing the activity program for residents through volunteer engagement. The program is led by Diana Nicol, who recently joined the Gulf Coast Village team as Life [...]

Raymond Building Supply hires Joseph Doherty

2017-07-17T15:15:33-04:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Raymond Building Supply has announced that Joseph Doherty has joined the team as Business Development Manager for the company’s roofing division. Based out of Raymond Building Supply’s North Port office, Doherty is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the roofing division, including sales, ordering materials, new customer acquisition and monitoring market trends. Born and raised [...]

Norman Love Confections Hosts July 22 Garage and Bake Sale to Benefit Company Chef’s Young Son Battling Life-Threatening Infection

2017-07-17T15:13:07-04:00July 17th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections, creators and distributors of award-winning, handcrafted artisan chocolates, is holding a garage and bake sale – featuring a wide variety of home goods, furnishings, clothing and more as well as delectable baked goods from Norman Love Confections. The sale will benefit 7-year-old Cole Williams, the young son of Gary Williams, a chef [...]

New Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant opens in Estero

2017-07-14T21:56:12-04:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Saturday, July 22 Grand Opening Celebration to include a visit from Estero Fire Department     Dunkin’ Donuts is now open at the Shoppes of Grand Oak, 20290 Grande Oak Shoppes Blvd. in Estero. To celebrate the opening of the new Dunkin’ Donuts, the restaurant will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, July 22 [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company completes Edgewater Drive improvement project

2017-07-13T13:24:29-04:00July 13th, 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 completed construction services on a $25.2 million improvement project for the Charlotte County-owned Edgewater Drive in Port Charlotte, announced O-A-K president, Dave Dale. The project included the expansion of two miles of Edgewater Drive from two lanes to four lanes beginning at Harbor Boulevard and [...]

Matanzas on the Bay announces summer specials at Petey’s Upper Deck

2017-07-12T16:26:47-04:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Summer 2017 featuring half-priced pizza, all-night happy hour and more Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach has announced its daily summer specials now available at Petey’s Upper Deck through the end of October. On Mondays, Petey’s Upper Deck will offer Dave’s Dockside Pizza for half-price from 4 p.m. to close, dine-in only. Voted [...]

Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor named among nation’s top doctors in ophthalmology

2017-07-11T17:07:55-04:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Drs. Alexander Eaton and Hussein Wafapoor have been recognized among the nation’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. This prestigious ‘Top Doctors’ ranking identifies the nation’s leading one percent of physicians in their field after physicians submit nominations, which are reviewed by Castle Connolly’s independent doctor-led research team. Dr. Eaton’s Background Dr. [...]

Gulf Coast Village’s Pastor Tom Hafer releases sixth book, Ramble On

2017-07-11T14:44:01-04:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Narrative highlights Hafer’s journey along the Appalachian Trail, 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), has released his sixth book, titled Ramble On.   A nonfictional narrative inspired by Hafer’s personal hike along the Appalachian Trail, [...]

Bill Rice joins Raymond Building Supply

2017-07-10T21:08:08-04:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Raymond Building Supply is pleased to announce the hire of Bill Rice as Business Development Manager, Cabinet Sales & Design for the company’s cabinetry division, positioned within Raymond Building Supply’s North Port office. In his role at Raymond Building Supply, Rice is responsible for overseeing sales and design within the cabinetry division, working with design [...]

Learn to “Maximize Your Day” with Erica Castner at July 19 workshop

2017-07-10T20:52:46-04:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Business breakthrough coach Erica Castner will host a productivity workshop, entitled “Maximizing Your Day: How to Get Stuff Done…Faster,” featuring a panel discussion presented by Kelly Fayer of Kelly L. Fayer, P.A., Amber Phillips of Sage Events Catering, community leader Carmen Salomé and Gretchen Stewart of Sunshine Press. [...]

2017 Shell Point Summer Concert Series Presents Miami Music Festival

2017-07-07T18:35:03-04:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point will continue its 2017 Summer Concert Series with a performance from the Miami Music Festival on Tuesday, July 18. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium on The Island at Shell Point. Since its 2014 inception, Miami Music Festival has established a premier destination for elite young, classical musicians to [...]

Bell Tower Shops hosts Yappy Hour July 14, benefitting Gulf Coast Humane Society

2017-07-07T18:26:13-04:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Patriotic pet-friendly event to feature live music, fun and adoptable pets Bell Tower Shops and the Gulf Coast Humane Society have partnered to host a Yappy Hour event on Friday, July 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Center Court. Held on the second Friday of each month, Yappy Hour is the area's largest pet [...]

Early Dining Summer Menu Unveiled at Ocean Prime Naples

2017-07-06T18:24:40-04:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Ocean Prime Naples introduces a delectable new early dining menu for summer, sure to impress even the most voracious palate. Executive Chef Jason Mallon has unveiled a mouthwatering three-course early dinner, available on Mondays through Thursdays, until 6 p.m. for $45 per person plus tax and gratuity.   Summer Early Dining Menu Options Include: [...]

Shell Point’s Community Thrift Store celebrates sixth year in business

2017-07-06T15:09:15-04:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Anniversary celebration to include 50 percent savings, giveaways Shell Point Retirement Community’s Community Thrift Store is celebrating its sixth year in business, and invites Southwest Florida residents to join the celebration during a storewide summer sale, taking place Tuesday, July 11, through Saturday, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 15501 Old McGregor [...]

Michael Waskiewicz joins Stevens Construction Inc.

2017-07-06T14:41:53-04:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Michael Waskiewicz has joined Stevens Construction as project manager, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Waskiewicz will have overall responsibility for the management and execution of health care and commercial projects during all phases of design and construction, ensuring projects maintain budget and schedule. Waskiewicz will also work closely with the design team to provide cost [...]

Guadalupe Center holds 25th annual Back-to-School Shoes & Supplies Drive

2017-07-05T15:34:48-04:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Local Community Groups Team Up to Help Immokalee Students Start the School Year Off on the Right Foot The Guadalupe Center, a non-profit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through the education of children, is proud to host its 25th annual Back to School Shoes & Supplies Drive from July 17 – 21. [...]

Erica Castner empowers sales and business professionals to “Rev Up Your It Factor” in 13 weeks

2017-07-05T15:09:43-04:00July 5th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Business breakthrough coach Erica Castner is gearing up to introduce a new 13-week course titled, Rev Up Your “It Factor,” aimed at helping sales professionals and business owners attract quality clients, expand their presence, master the art of productivity, and boost confidence. The course will be held at Endeavor Innovative Workspace, 8831 Business Park Dr. [...]

Campaign Protects Florida Waters

2017-07-05T14:28:44-04:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Advertising, Brands that Inspire, Digital Marketing, Public Relations|

During the 2017 legislative session, Priority Marketing developed a campaign to influence the outcome of Senate Bill 10 and House Bill 761. We are pleased to report the Florida legislature passes these bills and approved funding for an EAA reservoir that will reduce harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers! The [...]

Choosing the Right Platform for Your Website

2017-07-03T20:28:56-04:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Digital Marketing, Marketing|Tags: , , , , |

Every situation is unique, and we take great pride in recommending solutions that meet our clients’ needs, putting their best interests first. While some agencies have a special relationship with platforms such as HubSpot, Wix and Squarespace, we find an open-source CMS (Content Management System) is often a better fit for our clients, for a [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware spreads sunshine at MDA Summer Camp

2017-07-03T15:36:26-04:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Local hardware company sponsors more than 50 local children’s summer camp experience Sunshine Ace Hardware, Southwest Florida Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) largest retail sponsor, recently joined the MDA Summer Camp for its annual sponsor day, a carnival-inspired event that brought camp sponsors together with campers to celebrate. During the event, campers engaged in a variety [...]