Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Tickets still available for Charity for Change’s fourth annual Giver Challenge Nov. 4

2017-10-31T12:18:08+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tickets are still available for Charity for Change’s fourth annual Giver Challenge event, to be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Quail West Golf & Country Club, located at 5950 Burnham Rd. in Naples. Proceeds from the event will support Charity for Change’s afterschool, summer school, preschool, and in-school programs [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company’s Mike Woods appointed vice president of civil division for Board of Directors

2017-10-30T15:34:36+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) is pleased to announce that Mike Woods has been promoted to vice president of the civil division for O-A-K Florida, Inc.’s Board of Directors. Woods has over 30 years of experience working on numerous road and site preparation projects in South Florida. He began his construction career at 16, working alongside his [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents $200,000 to Florida SouthWestern State College for programs, scholarships

2017-10-30T11:13:17+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently presented $200,000 to Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) to award scholarships to qualifying students within its health care programs. Helping educate Southwest Florida’s next generation of health care providers, the organization has granted $1 million to FSW over the past nine years to support programs and scholarships focused on pediatrics. [...]

Shell Point’s 2017-2018 Concert Series welcomes Southwest Florida Symphony’s “From Baroque to Jazz” Nov. 16

2017-10-27T12:00:12+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2017-2018 Concert Series welcomes Southwest Florida Symphony to the stage for a “From Baroque to Jazz” concert performance, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 at the Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. The concert will showcase a trio of compositions performed by Southwest Florida Symphony’s world-class musicians, [...]

Wynn Family establishes Wynn Family Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief Fund

2017-10-26T13:18:48+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware, Wynn’s Family Market employees offered short-term relief funds In the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Wynn Family, owners of Sunshine Ace Hardware, Wynn’s Properties, Wynn’s Market and Wynn’s Catering have partnered with the Community Foundation of Collier County (CFCC) to establish the Wynn Family Hurricane Irma Short-Term Disaster Relief Fund. The relief [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware’s Michael Wynn recognized as a top leader, company earns award for community impact

2017-10-26T12:59:42+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is pleased to announce that its president, Michael Wynn has recently received recognition as a remarkable business leader, earning “Best Large Company Boss,” by Gulfshore Business. The company will also be recognized for its positive impact on the community, earning the Chairman’s Award at the 2017 Excellence in Industry Awards ceremony, presented [...]

Western Global Airlines Delivers to Puerto Rico over 2 Million Pounds of Emergency Relief Supplies

2017-10-26T12:20:20+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Western Global Airlines is continuing to operate relief flights to Puerto Rico, carrying emergency supplies in huge quantities aboard its wide body MD-11 freighters. Each flight delivers approximately 200,000 lbs. of supplies such as food, water and equipment. Two of its relief missions were flown out of Miami to BQN airport in Puerto Rico (Rafael Hernandez Airport) [...]

Mother Nature offers scenic entertainment aboard the Good Fortune II

2017-10-26T11:45:03+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida eco cruises to set sail Nov. 1 – May 31   For those looking for a unique and memorable Southwest Florida experience, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida will offer exclusive eco cruises through Rookery Bay from Nov. 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018 aboard the Good Fortune II. Locals and guests [...]

Golfers Tee Off for 14th Annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament Nov. 10

2017-10-25T14:13:20+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Southwest Florida golfers are invited to participate in Shell Point Retirement Community’s 14th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament, which will be held on Friday, Nov. 10, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Presented by The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, proceeds from the charity golf tournament will benefit the future Arts Center at [...]

Fyzical to host pelvic health seminars Oct. 28 and Nov. 2

2017-10-25T13:58:04+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Free pelvic floor strengthening classes open to community Approximately one-third of women in the U.S. suffer from a pelvic floor disorder, a condition caused by the weakening of the pelvic muscles. Providing support and solutions, Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers has partnered with the National Association for Continence to offer the community free pelvic floor [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware acquires Hammerhead’s Ace Hardware

2017-10-25T10:08:51+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Southwest Florida hardware company expands to Pinellas County Sunshine Ace Hardware is pleased to announce its acquisition of Hammerhead’s Ace Hardware in Largo, Florida. The 42,000-square-foot store will mark the eighth location under the banner of the Naples-based, family owned and operated company. The acquisition also extends Sunshine Ace Hardware’s services into Pinellas County, Florida. [...]

Bell Tower Shops hosts “Furry Fans” Yappy Hour Nov. 10, benefiting Gulf Coast Humane Society

2017-10-25T09:26:19+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pet-friendly, football-themed event to feature live music, fun and adoptable pets Bell Tower Shops and the Gulf Coast Humane Society have partnered to host a football-themed, “Furry Fans” Yappy Hour block party on Friday, Nov. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Center Court. Held on the second Friday of each month, Yappy Hour is [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care names sponsors for inaugural Charity Clay Shoot

2017-10-23T11:56:24+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) has announced the sponsors for its inaugural Charity Clay Shoot, a tournament that will aid the organization in providing emergency repairs and construction services at no cost to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners in Lee County. With great support [...]

Bell Tower Shops announces fall lineup for Thursday Night Live Concert Series

2017-10-23T11:47:53+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bell Tower Shops, a premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Southwest Florida has released its fall lineup for its Thursday Night Live Concert Series. The free, open-air concert series will feature a talent-packed line-up of live acts every-other-Thursday, from 5 to 7 p.m., excluding holiday months when performance dates may vary. Performances can be [...]

Shell Point’s 2017-2018 Concert Series welcomes world-renowned pianist Thomas Pandolfi Nov. 9

2017-10-20T09:37:03+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community is kicking off the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2017-2018 Concert Series with a performance by pianist Thomas Pandolfi at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point. As part of the Concerts & Conversations program, guests can enjoy fellowship and [...]

Naples Soap Company opens second Naples store, reopens at Tin City

2017-10-18T17:43:21+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Naples Soap Company has opened its doors today on a second location in Naples, located at 614 Fifth Ave. S. The new 1,100-square-foot store houses Naples Soap Company’s array of natural skin care products tailored to the body, face and hair, as well as for those with sensitive skin. In addition to the new store [...]

Four Cybersecurity Services to Protect Your Website

2017-10-18T16:09:03+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Advertising, Blogging, Cybersecurity, Digital Marketing, Hot Tips, Marketing, News, Web|

Every business needs a website, and here are four services we provide to protect your website from hackers or robots. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness month, so at Priority Marketing we’re taking time to spread awareness about online safety and about how we can help. Firewall A firewall is a necessary element of cybersecurity that [...]

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar dishes up new menu items

2017-10-18T13:23:11+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Categories: Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A selection of tasty new dishes have made their way onto the menu at PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar on Fort Myers Beach, bringing restaurant-goers an eye-catching and palate-pleasing dining experience. On top of its newest additions, the restaurant is also reintroducing a couple of well-known favorites. New appetizers on the menu include the [...]

Shell Point presents 12th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 3-4

2017-10-17T11:22:39+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Events, Home and Garden, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community invites the community to join its 12th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. Hosted by creative Shell Point residents, the annual event will feature one-of-a-kind [...]

Ocean Prime celebrates upcoming James Beard House dinner with a chef’s feature showcasing creativity and culinary artistry

2017-10-16T14:40:18+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In celebration of Ocean Prime’s upcoming “Ultimate Surf & Turf” dinner at the James Beard House in New York City, Ocean Prime Naples will feature a dish from the exclusive menu for a limited time. Now through November 30th, guests can enjoy Ahi Tuna Rossini topped with seared foie gras, caramelized mushrooms, carrots, and Brussels [...]

Evenings at the Conservancy to feature national fracking expert Nov. 8 for discussion on unconventional oil and gas extraction

2017-10-16T14:03:54+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

With the introduction of bills in both the Florida House and Senate to ban fracking and fracking-like activities within the state of Florida, Conservancy of Southwest Florida will introduce Cornell University’s Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, a leading researcher on Unconventional Oil and Gas Extraction, for a special “Evenings at the Conservancy” event. Free and open to [...]

National Bosses Day- Celebrating Teri Hansen of Priority Marketing

2017-10-16T13:16:42+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , , |

On National Bosses Day 2017, we’re celebrating our own boss Teri Hansen. Through her tenacity, generosity and perseverance, Priority Marketing has achieved 25 years of marketing success. To learn more about Teri’s journey, view the video below. Teri extends a personal thank-you to all clients for their loyalty and partnership with Priority Marketing, as [...]

Spirit Halloween now open at Bell Tower Shops

2017-10-13T10:47:30+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In time for the Halloween season, Bell Tower Shops is pleased to announce that Spirit Halloween is making an appearance at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. Spirit Halloween is now open to the public, offering an array of décor, costumes and accessories for all ages. Spirit Halloween is the largest Halloween specialty retailer in [...]

Lee County to host Roy Hobbs World Series and River Romp sailing regatta in October

2017-10-13T09:33:19+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This October, well-known annual sporting events, including the 29th annual Roy Hobbs Baseball World Series and the 2017 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival – River Romp, are returning to Lee County. October events are anticipated to attract new sports visitors to the region, while providing a range of activities for local sports enthusiasts to enjoy. [...]

Matanzas on the Bay presents inaugural Wine on the Waterfront Nov. 11

2017-10-12T13:55:11+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

This Veterans Day, Matanzas on the Bay will host its inaugural “Wine on the Waterfront” event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, offering guests an evening of food, wine and live music. Space is limited, with tickets available for purchase online at www.MatanzasontheBay.com. A portion of the proceeds from the event will [...]

Guadalupe Center partners with celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart to raise funds for Hurricane Irma survivors

2017-10-12T09:47:00+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Photographer’s “Resilient Light” project captures the resilience of the Immokalee community Following Hurricane Irma, renowned photographer Jeremy Cowart and crew traveled to Southwest Florida to capture the undocumented strength of victims of Hurricane Irma. Using an innovative lighting process, Cowart’s images captured the resilient light found in survivors, as they work to rebuild their lives. [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament Nov. 3-5

2017-10-12T09:43:25+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida will present its annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament Friday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 5, raising awareness of the need for clean waterways and water quality’s influence on the Southwest Florida ecosystem. Those who wish to support the cause, but cannot compete in the tournament, are invited to attend [...]

Shell Point 2017-2018 Concert Series kicks off in November

2017-10-12T09:10:20+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community is pleased to announce the lineup of performances and activities in store for its 2017-2018 Concert Series, beginning early November. Events are open to the public, with tickets available online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or by phone at 239-454-2067. Segmented into four distinct musical programs: Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Concerts and Conversations, and [...]

Stevens Construction awarded H2 Innovation Center

2017-10-11T09:52:12+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the construction management services of H2 Innovation Center, located at 8695 College Parkway in Fort Myers, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction will be providing an exterior façade and interior renovation to the existing 123,656-square-foot Atrium building. With construction starting next month, H2 Innovation Center will be a state-of-the-art [...]

R.D. Johnson Construction completes Pain Clinic renovations at HealthPark Commons

2017-10-10T14:20:08+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. has completed construction management services for the interior renovations of the Lee Health Pain Clinic in the Outpatient Center at HealthPark Commons, located at 16281 Bass Road in Fort Myers. The project combined two separate spaces of the building, creating a larger clinical space for a more efficient and patient-friendly facility. [...]

Scout & Molly’s Boutique now open at Bell Tower Shops

2017-10-10T08:58:07+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Scout & Molly’s Boutique has opened its newest franchise location at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. The new women’s boutique offers upscale designer clothing as well as original chic designs including Sita Murt, Amour Vert, Elan, Shilla, French Connection and more. Scout & Molly’s Boutique is where today’s transcending woman goes to find that special [...]

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

2017-10-09T13:37:44+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Edward Staros Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County. This year’s event will be held Thursday, Oct. 26 with a cocktail reception at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples beach resort, located at 280 Vanderbilt [...]

Alexander Menendez joins Pavese Law Firm

2017-10-06T08:54:56+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Attorney Alexander Menendez has joined Pavese Law Firm and will be practicing in the areas of Condominium and Homeowners’ Association Law, and Commercial and Residential Transactions. Prior to joining Pavese Law Firm, Menendez interned with First American Title and worked as a law clerk and legal assistant to civil litigation firms in St. Petersburg, Florida. Menendez [...]

Bell Tower Shops presents Halloween Spooktacular at the Tower Oct. 28

2017-10-20T13:03:40+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Bell Tower Shops is calling all goblins, ghosts, princesses and superheroes to get into the Halloween spirit during its annual Halloween Spooktacular at the Tower, taking place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Center Court at Bell Tower Shops. Bell Tower Shops is offering a fun, free and safe environment for [...]

Hoots & Hisses returns to Conservancy of Southwest Florida Oct. 28

2017-10-05T10:09:53+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Eco-friendly Halloween happenings are creeping up at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida during its annual Hoots & Hisses event, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Conservancy Nature Center. The family-friendly Halloween event will feature a variety of fun and educational experiences for all ages. In addition [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. wins three Sand Dollar awards

2017-10-05T09:50:05+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has won three Sand Dollar awards from the Collier Building Industry Association. In a ceremony held on Sept. 30 at the Ritz-Carlton Tiburón in Naples, Stevens Construction earned a Sand Dollar award in the $3 to $5 million healthcare category for the Naples Community Hospital fourth floor renovation. Stevens Construction completed a 22,594-square-foot [...]

Sweet relief: French Pastry School, Norman Love Confections distribute 30,000 cookies to local victims of Hurricane Irma

2017-10-04T15:14:05+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections partnered with The French Pastry School to deliver more than 30,000 cookies to Southwest Florida families affected by Hurricane Irma. Chef Sebastien Cannone, M.O.F and President of The French Pastry School and his team flew in from Chicago to deliver the cookies to hurricane victims on Thursday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Sept. [...]

Conservancy Nature Center to reopen Oct. 4

2017-10-03T17:12:16+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Following the effects of Hurricane Irma, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Nature Center will reopen to guests on Wednesday, Oct. 4, resuming normal business hours of Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s von Arx Wildlife Hospital is currently open and admitting patients seven days a week between 8 [...]

Gulf Coast Village to host free memory support event at Palmview Nov. 1

2017-10-03T16:12:37+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association to host a memory support event on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Palmview, the new assisted living and memory support residences at Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral. With the goal of spreading awareness and educating those on Alzheimer’s disease and [...]

Bell Tower Shops hosts “Howl-O-Ween” Yappy Hour Oct. 13, benefiting Gulf Coast Humane Society

2017-10-03T09:16:43+00:00 October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Spooktacular, 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 Halloween-themed Yappy Hour block party on Friday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Center Court. Held on the second Friday of each month, Yappy Hour is the area's [...]