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Tickets, sponsorships now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2018-08-29T18:33:41-05:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Jeff Fridkin, Adria Starkey to be inducted into Business Hall of Fame Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County event, which will induct Jeff Fridkin, co-founding member of Grant Fridkin Pearson, P.A., and Adria Starkey, Collier County president for FineMark National Bank [...]

Tenth annual Love That Dress! fundraising event raises $157,000 for PACE Center for Girls, Lee County

2018-08-29T02:18:32-05:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

More than 450 fashionistas and community supporters recently came together for the 10th annual Love That Dress! fundraising event, raising $157,000 and climbing in support of PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. The ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year featured shopping, music, silent auctions and cocktails at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Estero, with [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida opens registration for Brown & Brown Insurance charity golf tournament

2018-08-29T01:51:04-05:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. has opened registration for the Brown & Brown Insurance third annual Charity Golf Outing, which raises life-changing scholarship funds for children within its education program. Presented by Brown & Brown Insurance, the golf tournament will take place Friday, Sept. 21 at the Robert Cupp-designed LaPlaya Golf Club, 333 Palm [...]

High school volunteers donate time, make friendships at Gulf Coast Village

2018-08-27T19:00:28-05:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Forty Southwest Florida teenagers spent a portion of their summer break volunteering at Gulf Coast Village in Cape Coral, offering a valuable helping hand to staff while forming intergenerational friendships with residents. Collectively, the high school students tallied more than 1,000 volunteer hours in Gulf Coast Village’s Life Enrichment activities program, helping lead interactive, enjoyable [...]

Senior Choice at Home launches new website

2018-08-27T18:17:17-05:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

For healthy and independent seniors who wish to stay at home as they age, Senior Choice at Home has launched a redesigned website at www.SeniorChoiceAtHome.com that provides the latest information on the non-profit organization’s membership benefits, costs, seminars and events, frequently asked questions and member testimonials. Licensed by the State of Florida as a Continuing [...]

A mystery kids can’t wait to solve: New audiobook adventure connects children, grandchildren to solve The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels, now available on Audible

2018-08-24T02:14:33-05:00August 24th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Grandfather-granddaughter writing team’s mystery is an Amazon bestseller In The Case of the Missing Crown Jewels, readers join forces with 12-year-old Keira, her Papa and mischievous puppy, Waffles, on a thrilling ride of suspense and surprise to find the crown jewels. An Amazon bestseller and a finalist in the “Draft to Dream” awards, the book [...]

Matthew Roepstorff earns Master of Laws from the University of Alabama School of Law

2018-08-23T18:25:27-05:00August 23rd, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm attorney Matthew Roepstorff has completed his Master of Laws (LL.M.) program with a Concentration in Business Transactions from the University of Alabama School of Law. The internationally recognized postgraduate law degree indicates Roepstorff’s advanced, specialized legal training and aptitude for working in a multinational legal environment. The advanced law certification is designed [...]

Craft beer, food, live music on tap Nov. 10 at first-ever Matanzas Craft Beer Fest on the Bay

2018-08-22T22:31:41-05:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is pleased to announce its first-ever craft beer event, “Matanzas Craft Beer Fest on the Bay,” on tap from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. Bringing local breweries, musicians and cuisine to Matanzas on the Bay’s waterfront setting along the back bay of Fort Myers [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida wins three Charlie Awards from Florida Magazine Association

2018-08-22T18:59:56-05:00August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida was honored by the Florida Magazine Association for its work in producing three outstanding visual presentations that showcase the organization’s environmental mission. The Charlie Awards is a prestigious annual journalism and media competition that recognizes publishers, writers, editors, artists, photographers, printers, marketers and other professionals that demonstrate excellence in visual [...]

Creighton Construction & Development to convert laundromat into 7-Eleven at Inverness Center in Lauderhill

2018-08-21T22:57:23-05:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has begun a demolition and renovation project that will redevelop a portion of the busy Inverness Center shopping plaza in Lauderhill, Florida. Creighton is demolishing a vacant restaurant building and renovating an existing laundromat, converting that facility into a modern 7-Eleven convenience store. Outside, Creighton will construct five fuel dispensers with [...]

GCM Contracting Solutions to build new warehouse, offices in Fort Myers for Greenscapes landscaping company

2018-08-21T22:31:52-05:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

GCM Contracting Solutions is building a new 10,000-square-foot warehouse and office complex for Greenscapes of Southwest Florida. Greenscapes, a Naples-based landscape management company, will use the new facility on Lee Road in south Fort Myers to store and service lawn equipment, as well as hold business meetings and conduct staff training. The company will employ [...]

Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point to host September classes on history of Iran, Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

2018-08-21T22:14:31-05:00August 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point Retirement Community invites the Southwest Florida community to attend its September Academy classes, which will feature informative discussions on some of the world’s oldest continuous civilizations and archaeological history. Classes will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Sept. 25 and Sept. 27 at [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. kicks off 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest season with focus on mental, behavioral health

2018-08-17T01:04:05-05:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Local nonprofit names chairpersons, new venue for signature fundraising event SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is kicking off its 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest fundraising season with the announcement of a new organizational focus on mental and behavioral health. With a 10-year history of raising $25 million in lifesaving funds in support of organizations [...]

Harry Potter Night brings Hogwarts, Butterbeer to Hammond Stadium

2018-08-17T00:12:32-05:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Final homestand of Fort Myers Miracle season features fireworks, two-for-one specials, Game of Thrones Night and other fan-centric promotions The Fort Myers Miracle are inviting all Harry Potter fans to the ballpark on Sept. 1 as Hammond Stadium turns into the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry Potter Night on Saturday, Sept. 1 will feature [...]

Bell Tower Shops to hold fundraiser on Aug. 23 for fallen Fort Myers police officer Adam Jobbers-Miller

2018-08-16T23:46:25-05:00August 16th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

In lieu of its monthly Thursday Night Live concert, Bell Tower Shops will host a fundraising event on Aug. 23 for fallen Fort Myers police officer Adam Jobbers-Miller. Restaurants and boutiques at Bell Tower Shops, as well as community partners and law enforcement agencies, are participating in a community fundraising event and benefit concert to [...]

Guadalupe Center earns five-star rating from Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida

2018-08-15T21:58:54-05:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center again has earned a five-star rating from the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida, an assessment signifying the Immokalee center is offering a safe, high-quality learning environment for children. The coalition’s Southwest Florida Stars program is a voluntary rating system, much like an accreditation, that evaluates childcare providers in Collier, Lee, Hendry and [...]

Pavese Law Firm partners named to 2019 The Best Lawyers in America list

2018-08-15T17:34:51-05:00August 15th, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partners William T. Haverfield II, Neale Montgomery and Christopher J. Shields were selected by peers for inclusion in the 25th edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Haverfield was selected in the practice area of Family Law, Montgomery was recognized in the practice area of Land Use and Zoning Law, and Shields [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Performance Health Surgery Center

2018-08-14T20:25:30-05:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the construction management services contract for Performance Health Surgery Center, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Construction is underway for a new 17,000-square-foot, four operating room, 17-bed, orthopedic and spine-based surgery center located at 16501 Three Oaks Parkway in Fort Myers, just off the I-75 Alico Road exit. Upon completion in [...]

Catherine Fulton joins Advanced Aesthetic Solutions

2018-08-14T17:35:45-05:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cyndie Witthuhn, ARNP-BC, founder and owner of Advanced Aesthetic Solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of its professional staff with the hire of Catherine Fulton, licensed medical esthetician and certified aesthetic consultant. Fulton brings more than 10 years of experience in the professional skin care industry to her role with Advanced Aesthetic Solutions. Her [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida steps forward as environmental advocate, media expert as red tide and algae blooms plague waterways

2018-08-13T20:52:06-05:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Biologists, researchers and policy specialists at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, which has a mission to protect the region’s land, water, wildlife and future, have emerged as the authoritative expert for media covering the dangerous outbreak of red tide and algae blooms plaguing Florida waterways. The Conservancy’s team has gone on camera and on the [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware’s inaugural Big Green EGGfest raises $25,000 for five local organizations

2018-08-13T19:55:43-05:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

More than 1,000 Southwest Florida residents joined Sunshine Ace Hardware for its first Big Green EGGfest held on June 2, raising $25,000 to benefit five local nonprofit organizations. In partnership with Farm City BBQ, Sunshine Ace Hardware donated the proceeds from the event to Youth Leadership Collier, Collier County 4-H Association, Collier County Junior Deputies [...]

Shell Point assisted living residents donate handmade onesies for newborn children at Golisano Children’s Hospital

2018-08-13T18:53:13-05:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Assisted living residents of Shell Point Retirement Community recently gifted handmade onesies to newborn children at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, the only pediatric hospital of its kind located between Tampa and Miami, opened a new building just over a year ago at Lee Health’s HealthPark Medical Center. [...]

Tutor Corps students build wardrobe for college at Guadalupe Resale Shop

2018-08-10T21:54:45-05:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Graduates of Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps program are heading off to college with some stylish new apparel and items for their dorm rooms, courtesy of Guadalupe Resale Shop. The students, all recent graduates of Immokalee High School, were treated to a shopping trip in late July at Guadalupe Resale Shop in Naples. Each student was [...]

Bell Tower Shops becoming a top destination for weekend brunch

2018-08-10T19:59:40-05:00August 10th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Bell Tower Shops, widely known as a destination for casual lunches, romantic dinners and nights out with friends, has added another element to its food and beverage offerings. Three restaurants now serve brunch on the weekends, offering unique culinary options to further diversify the dining experience at Bell Tower Shops. “So many restaurants in Southwest [...]

Sheena Brook, VCB highlight Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s August luncheon lineup

2018-08-09T19:35:15-05:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The August General Membership Meeting of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will be music to members’ ears as performing artist Sheena Brook offers a mini-concert and members of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB) reveal details of the fifth annual Island Hopper Songwriter Fest. The VCB will announce the final list [...]

Creighton Construction & Development completes 7-Eleven store in Cape Coral

2018-08-07T20:33:39-05:00August 7th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has completed the construction of a new 7-Eleven convenience store with gas station in Cape Coral. Located at 3021 SW Pine Island Road in Cape Coral, the project includes the ground-up construction of a 3,029-square-foot convenience store with eight fuel pumps and 16 fueling stations. Creighton’s team for this project was [...]

Guadalupe Center students have ‘awesome’ experience touring Arthrex manufacturing facility

2018-08-06T23:47:38-05:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Forty-five students in Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps Program were offered an exclusive tour of Arthrex Manufacturing Inc., seeing firsthand some of the innovative products being developed by the Naples-based company. Engineers led the Immokalee High School students on a tour of the Arthrex facility in Ave Maria, showing cutting-edge Computer Numerically Controlled machines that make [...]

Shell Point’s average age drops drastically for Shell Point Summer Splash children’s camp

2018-08-06T23:36:24-05:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Summer camp brings kids, fun to the community More than 40 children, ages 5 to 12, recently attended Shell Point Summer Splash, a weeklong Vacation Bible School program created for the children and grandchildren of Shell Point employees and residents. A joint effort between Shell Point Retirement Community and The Village Church at Shell Point, [...]

Bell Tower Shops hosts back-to-school ‘Pup Rally’ Yappy Hour on Aug. 10

2018-08-06T22:32:25-05:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the new school year upon us, Bell Tower Shops is transforming its monthly Yappy Hour into a back-to-school pep rally. The “Pup Rally” Yappy Hour runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10 in the breezeway near World of Beer. For a $5 donation to the Gulf Coast Humane Society, pet owners [...]

Brad Schiffer earns Silver Medal for community service from American Institute of Architects

2018-08-02T22:34:57-05:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Brad Schiffer, a Republican candidate for Collier County Commission, has received the distinguished Hillard T. Smith Community Service Award from the Florida chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Schiffer, an architect and planner with Brad Schiffer/TAXIS, Inc., was awarded AIA’s esteemed Silver Medal for his history of strong leadership and service within the field [...]

Guadalupe Resale Shop offers income tax break for donors, sales tax break for shoppers

2018-08-01T23:16:06-05:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Guadalupe Resale Shop, an upscale boutique in North Naples, is offering a tax savings for both donors and shoppers looking to rotate new items through their wardrobes. As always, all donations to Guadalupe Resale Shop are tax-deductible. Just pull up to the receiving area behind the store, where volunteers will help unload donations and provide [...]