Monthly Archives: December 2017

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Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 14th annual Magic Under the Mangroves set for March 8

2017-12-28T13:15:51+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida will host the 14th annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala dinner and auction fundraiser at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center. Presented by Northern Trust, the Magic Under the Mangroves fundraising event is a recognition of the importance of protecting the natural [...]

Mentoring Immokalee Students: Guadalupe Center to host “Discover Mentoring” event Jan. 24

2017-12-27T11:58:30+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Event to explore mentorships with students in Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps Program Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through the education of children, is hosting a Discover Mentoring event at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, inviting the community to explore mentorship opportunities that support college-bound high school students [...]

Santa Claus to visit Norman Love Confections’ McGregor Boulevard Chocolate and Dessert Salon Dec. 23

2017-12-22T11:35:12+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The community is invited to Norman Love Confections’ McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon on Saturday, Dec. 23 for a special visit from Santa Claus. Spreading cheer just before the holidays, Santa Claus will be available for meet-and-greet and photos from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Norman Love Confections’ McGregor Chocolate and Dessert Salon is located [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care, Lennar Homes unveil remodeled home for U.S. Air Force veteran and her disabled daughter before the holidays

2017-12-22T11:29:55+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lee County building community, local businesses band together to improve home’s accessibility Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), partnered with Lennar Homes to complete a special home remodel project for the Poole family in Fort Myers, unveiling the newly completed home modifications on Thursday, Dec. 21. [...]

Fun and useful marketing facts, 12 days of Christmas style

2017-12-21T17:29:57+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , |

We’re in the holiday spirit, and so are our friends at AdTaxi! Check out some fun and useful marketing facts, 12 days of Christmas style! Twelve lords a leaping: Video has jumped (see what we did there...)! By 2019 online video will account for 31% of total expenditure on digital display advertising, up from [...]

The Joy in Childhood Foundation Makes the Holidays Bright for Kids in Southwest Florida through Local Grants Totaling $17,250

2017-12-20T10:16:49+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Funding is Part of a $2.7 Million Commitment to Support Critical Child Health and Hunger Needs   With the holidays upon us, the Joy in Childhood Foundation is making a special gift to address critical child health and hunger needs in Southwest Florida. The Joy in Childhood Foundation, the charitable foundation supported by Dunkin’ Donuts [...]

Shell Point’s 2017-2018 Concert Series presents Glenn Miller Orchestra Jan. 18

2017-12-20T10:09:21+00:00 December 20th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Performing Arts program of its 2017-2018 Concert Series with a concert by the Glenn Miller Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for purchase online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care honors volunteers, partners during annual awards event

2017-12-18T12:33:23+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), recently hosted its annual awards event, honoring several building partners and volunteers in recognition of their service and commitment to Southwest Florida’s elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners and their families. The 2017 awards include: Volunteer of the Year, presented [...]

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. completes third-floor renovations at Lee Health’s future corporate office

2017-12-18T11:55:26+00:00 December 18th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

R.D. Johnson Construction, Inc. has completed construction management services for the third-floor renovations of the GE building at 4211 Metro Parkway in Fort Myers, owned by Lee Health to house its corporate staff. An ongoing project, R.D. Johnson is working floor-by-floor to renovate the space. Starting on the third floor, R.D. Johnson completed an interior [...]

Shell Point’s 2017-2018 Concert Series welcomes Southwest Florida Symphony’s “For the Love of Beethoven” Jan. 11

2017-12-18T09:36:30+00:00 December 18th, 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 “For the Love of Beethoven” concert performance, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11 at the Village Church on The Island at Shell Point. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for purchase online at [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care’s inaugural Charity Clay Shoot raises $25,000

2017-12-15T16:13:58+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Funds to support local homeowners in need Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), raised more than $25,000 during its inaugural Charity Clay Shoot on Dec. 8 at Bermont Shooting Club in Punta Gorda. Funds raised will support Lee BIA Builders Care efforts to provide emergency repairs [...]

Guadalupe Center unveils “Welcome Aboard” annual Signature Event auction items up for bid on Jan. 17

2017-12-14T15:34:33+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, is excited to announce five show-stopping items up for auction at its 2018 Signature Event, “Welcome Aboard.” Presented by The Moglia Family Foundation on behalf of Amy and Paul Heuerman, “Welcome Aboard” will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at [...]

Hughes Center for Functional Medicine welcomes Victor Marcial-Vega, M.D.

2017-12-14T15:20:34+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Integrative oncologist to speak on nutritional medicine at Food for Thought in Naples Dec. 18 Hughes Center for Functional Medicine, a medical practice in Naples, is pleased to announce the addition of Victor Marcial-Vega, M.D. With a focus on functional and integrative medicine, Marcial-Vega will provide comprehensive medical care to patients who have been diagnosed [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names patient, sibling as Child Artists for 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2017-12-14T12:55:23+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

A cancer diagnosis impacts the entire family, and the beauty of a strong sibling bond is reflected in the paintings of this year’s child artists, Matthew Singleton, a five-year-old leukemia patient, and his six-year-old brother, Steven. Matthew, who started remission in August 2015, is still undergoing treatment at Golisano Children’s Hospital, yet he is like [...]

Annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament raises $67,000 for future Arts Center

2017-12-14T11:19:21+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community, a resort-style, nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Fort Myers, recently hosted its 14th annual Shell Point Open Charity Golf Tournament, raising more than $67,000 to benefit the future Arts Center at Shell Point. Presented by The Legacy Foundation at Shell Point, the annual event brought 144 Southwest Florida golfers together [...]

Get Crafty: Bell Tower Shops to present arts and crafts event Dec. 20

2017-12-14T09:46:12+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Bell Tower Shops, a premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Southwest Florida, will host a holiday arts and crafts event from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at Center Court at Bell Tower Shops. Bell Tower Shops invites children to enjoy a variety of arts and crafts activities that are festively themed [...]

Bell Tower Shops hosts Story Time with Santa Dec. 16

2017-12-13T12:48:04+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Santa Claus is coming to town early this year for a special storytelling event on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Bell Tower Shops, Southwest Florida’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Bringing holiday cheer to children and families throughout the region, Story Time with Santa will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at Center Court [...]

Live music, special menu on tap for New Year’s Eve at Society

2017-12-13T11:33:29+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Renowned DJ Robbie Rivera to play downstairs, Q and the Band live from rooftop Treehouse Ring in the New Year at Society, a new modern American restaurant at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. On Dec. 31, Society will offer a special four-course menu from 5 to 8 p.m. for $75 per person, followed by [...]

Society at Bell Tower Shops spreads cheer with holiday toy drive

2017-12-12T10:31:54+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Toy donations accepted through Dec. 14 to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital Celebrating the season of giving, Society, a new modern American restaurant at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, is spreading holiday cheer with a special toy drive to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital. Now through Thursday, Dec. 14, guests can bring a new, unwrapped toy [...]

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction completes 7-Eleven store in McKinney, Texas

2017-12-11T12:32:15+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creighton Commercial Development and Construction has completed the construction of a new 7-Eleven convenience store with gas station in McKinney, Texas. Located at the northwest corner of Craig Ranch and State Highway 121 in McKinney, Texas, the project included the ground-up construction of a 2,995-square-foot convenience store with six fuel pumps. Creighton’s team for this [...]

Bringing Florida home for the holidays: Naples Soap Company reveals limited-edition holiday scents

2017-12-08T17:13:39+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fragrances including Peppermint, Pumpkin Spice, Rosemary Thyme hit the shelves for limited time Just in time for the holidays, Naples Soap Company, Florida’s retail destination for natural, luxury skin care products, has revealed its line of limited-edition holiday scents, including Cotton Blossom, Cucumber Melon, Honeysuckle, Lemongrass, Pumpkin Spice, Spearmint Herbal, Peppermint, Plumeria and Rosemary Thyme [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names 2017-2018 trustees of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2017-12-08T17:05:03+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced the 2017-2018 trustees of its annual signature fundraising event, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Dedicated to supporting the organization’s mission to advance pediatric health care and health sciences in Southwest Florida, the 2017-2018 trustees include Bev and Art Cherry, Christin and David Collins, Cheryl and Dave Copham, [...]

The School District of Lee County to host New 2 Teaching Academy Jan. 8 – 19

2017-12-08T16:51:36+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Events, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The School District of Lee County is hosting a New 2 Teaching Academy from Jan. 8 through Jan. 19, 2018. Taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Paul Laurence Dunbar Middle School in Fort Myers, the two-week course will prepare budding teachers for a future career with the District by [...]

The Internet of Things – A Holiday Story

2017-12-08T11:17:54+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Blogging, Digital Marketing, Marketing, News, Web|

By Rich Lomeli, Senior Media Buyer It was weeks before Christmas as I watched my dad put up the tree. The wood in the fireplace crackled and the smell of pine and cinnamon filled the air as my mom made cookies in the kitchen. Christmas music played in the background. I cherished the time spent [...]

Client Spotlight – Ocean Prime

2017-12-08T11:21:25+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Blogging, Brands that Inspire, News, Public Relations|

As a new restaurant on Fifth Avenue South in Naples, Priority Marketing devised a strategic public relations plan to introduce the high-end seafood and steak restaurant to the community, generate exposure and build strategic community partnerships. Even before opening, Priority Marketing introduced Ocean Prime to the area’s top business and community leaders, as well as [...]

Golf course restoration complete, course reopens at Cypress Lake Country Club

2017-12-06T10:37:58+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Fort Myers’ oldest and most historic private golf course, Cypress Lake Country Club, has been expertly restored to its original Dick Wilson design with updates designed to suit modern-day play resulting from changes in golf equipment and technologies. The private, member-only club spent $3.5 million on restorations including an extended course length to approximately 7,000 [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care, Land Solutions reveal home makeover for Fort Myers family

2017-12-05T13:29:49+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Just in time for the holidays, Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), came together with Land Solutions, Inc. to reveal an extensive home remodel for a Fort Myers family who is caring for a 7-year-old boy that was left motherless and quadriplegic following a fatal car [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company welcomes Scott Schneider as project manager

2017-12-05T10:58:05+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K), a construction contracting and management company in Fort Myers, has welcomed Scott Schneider to its team as a new project manager.   Originally from Michigan, Schneider brings more than 10 years of management experience to his position with O-A-K, including a well-rounded comprehension of operations ranging from mechanical, electrical and plumbing to [...]

Society at Bell Tower Shops celebrates opening of Treehouse rooftop bar

2017-12-05T10:15:59+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Treehouse grand opening event Dec. 7 to feature live music, happy hour specials Society, a new modern American restaurant at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, invites the community to the grand opening of its rooftop bar, Treehouse, on Thursday, Dec. 7. Throughout the evening, guests can enjoy live music with a special performance by [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to host fundraising event Dec. 8 benefiting Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida

2017-12-04T12:34:42+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay, an upscale-casual waterfront dining destination on Fort Myers Beach, is hosting its annual fundraising event for the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida on Friday, Dec. 8. Throughout the day, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy caroling by the Symphonic Chorale, and Matanzas on the Bay will be donating a portion [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University

2017-12-04T12:21:39+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Categories: Fundraising, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to present $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in support of the school’s health science programs. Promoting quality education for Southwest Florida’s next generation of health care providers, the contribution will help provide scholarships for deserving students enrolled in FGCU’s health science programs. In 2015, SWFL Children’s Charities, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names four new beneficiaries of 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2017-12-01T15:18:26+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced four new beneficiaries of its 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest: PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, SalusCare, Inc. and The Heights Foundation. Collectively, these beneficiaries will receive 10 percent of the auction proceeds from the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine [...]

Elmquist Eye Group’s Fort Myers office reopens post-Hurricane Irma

2017-12-01T09:46:48+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Elmquist Eye Group has reopened its office in Fort Myers following a closure due to damage sustained from Hurricane Irma. Elmquist Eye Group’s Cape Coral and Shell Point offices resumed normal operations soon after the hurricane, enabling the team to continue serving patients throughout the duration of the Fort Myers office’s building repairs. A variety [...]