Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Owner of GCM Contracting Solutions to discuss innovations in dry stack marina technology at international conference in Greece

2018-09-27T23:52:10+04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

Robert Brown, owner and president of GCM Contracting Solutions, will present an overview of the innovative Automated Storage and Retrieval (ASAR) system to a worldwide audience of marine and boating executives at a global conference in Greece. Through its subsidiary Safe Harbour Dry Stacks, GCM Contracting Solutions, an industry leader in commercial construction and design-build [...]

SVN|KOVA Naples appoints Felipe Arcila as its newest real estate advisor

2018-09-27T21:51:11+04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

SVN|KOVA Naples has welcomed Felipe Arcila to its team as the company’s newest real estate advisor. As a result of its steady growth within the SVN Network, a globally recognized commercial real estate brand, SVN|KOVA Naples is expanding its team to keep up with the growth in commercial real estate transactions. As part of the [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care appoints financier Steve Krystyniak to board of directors

2018-09-27T21:13:25+04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has appointed Steve Krystyniak to its board of directors. Krystyniak is a commercial lender with Preferred Community Bank, which is merging with Achieva Credit Union on Sept. 30, where he’s responsible for creating and sustaining relationships with commercial banking customers [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities presents $2.36 million in grants to beneficiaries of 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2018-10-05T01:46:44+04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has presented grants totaling $2.36 million to seven beneficiaries of the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to enhance pediatric health care and education programs. Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College are the main beneficiaries, and a portion of auction proceeds also were awarded [...]

Martin County schools to present facts, data at information sessions leading up to sales tax vote on Nov. 6

2018-10-05T18:03:08+04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Martin County residents are invited to a series of information sessions to learn more about the school district’s finances, capital needs and half-percent sales tax referendum. The Nov. 6 ballot includes a referendum asking Martin County voters to increase the sales tax by a half-cent, from 6 percent to 6.5 percent, for a period of [...]

Stevens Construction begins Longevity Performance Center

2018-10-04T17:37:49+04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has started construction on Longevity Performance Center in Naples, announced Dan Adams, vice president south Florida. Scheduled to open in late 2018, Longevity Performance Center joins technology, artificial intelligence and scientific algorithms to create a new approach to health, wellness and fitness. This is the inaugural Longevity Performance Center established by Landmark Hospital [...]

Leadership NEXT to study death, funeral business at Oct. 9 program

2018-10-04T16:50:38+04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Advancing business leaders will have an opportunity to learn about death and the funeral business during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership NEXT program in October. The session begins at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Harvey-Englehardt Funeral & Cremation Services, 1600 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. Harvey-Englehardt managing partner Tim Hauck [...]

Experience Día de los Muertos traditions at Shangri-La Springs’ Cultural Halloween event Oct. 31

2018-09-25T21:43:53+04:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs invites the community to enjoy experiences inspired by the holiday Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, during its Cultural Halloween event on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 9 p.m. During the free family-friendly event, guests are transported to Oaxaca, Mexico to experience the traditional celebration in which families and [...]

Creighton Construction & Development completes 7-Eleven store in Poinciana

2018-09-25T21:37:26+04:00September 25th, 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 Poinciana, Florida. Located at 398 Marigold Ave. in Poinciana, the project includes the ground-up construction of a 3,000-square-foot convenience store with six fuel pumps and 12 fueling stations. Creighton’s team for this project was led by project [...]

Florida school district to recruit teachers at Appalachian State’s job fair on Oct. 3

2018-09-25T19:15:45+04:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The School District of Lee County, located in sunny Southwest Florida, will be participating in Appalachian State University’s Internship and Career Fair on Oct. 3. Headquartered in Fort Myers, the School District of Lee County educates nearly 95,000 students and is the 33rd-largest school district in America. Lee County schools are recruiting prospective teachers and [...]

Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point to host October classes on history, public policy and environment

2018-10-03T02:51:20+04:00September 25th, 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 October Academy classes, which will feature educational discussions on world explorers, public policy and one of the ocean’s most abundant marine turtle species. Classes will take place on Oct. 8, Oct. 22 and Oct. 25 at Shell [...]

Gulf Coast Village pastor Tom Hafer releases ‘Everybody’s Beautiful,’ a new book aiming to bridge divisiveness through religion

2018-09-24T19:40:00+04:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village pastor and physical therapist Tom Hafer has released his eighth book to address divisive ideologies that are fragmenting the human population. Everybody’s Beautiful, now available on Amazon, carries a tagline of “One Love. One God. One Human Tribe.” The book discusses how loving faith communities can become fragmented, hostile tribes when the [...]

The Amazing Ninja Brothers: New middle grade book series teaches empathy for children with behavioral challenges

2018-09-21T19:43:46+04:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Grandfather and child advocate Robert Martin releases first book in series, ‘Entering the Deep Unknown,’ during National ADHD month with book sales to benefit children’s foundation Author and child advocate Robert Martin is releasing a new children’s book series, The Amazing Ninja Brothers, that uses storytelling to create awareness and understanding about youth living with [...]

New Dunkin’ Donuts opens at The Forum in Fort Myers

2018-09-21T18:11:34+04:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Dunkin’ Donuts is now open at The Forum, 3426 Forum Blvd. in Fort Myers. Coffee lovers are in for a treat with Dunkin’ Donuts’ grand opening celebration on Saturday, Sept. 29, also National Coffee Day, and from noon to 4 p.m., guests will enjoy a free hot coffee with the purchase of any size hot [...]

Junior Achievement announces sponsors for 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2018-09-21T17:29:04+04:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thirtieth annual celebration to induct Jeff Fridkin, Adria Starkey into Business Hall of Fame Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced the sponsors for its 2018 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County event, which will be the 30th annual celebration recognizing Collier’s top entrepreneurs and business leaders. Encore Urology is the title sponsor for the event. [...]

Gulf Coast Village to host free Alzheimer’s Education Workshop on Oct. 3 in Cape Coral

2018-09-20T21:08:48+04:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village is sponsoring a free Alzheimer’s Education Workshop to present information and options for individuals supporting those with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other neurological diseases that impact seniors. The workshop, titled “Planning for your Quality of Life on the Path Ahead,” will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at [...]

Tickets for the Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans Fort Myers Tip-Off On Sale Thursday

2018-09-20T20:52:32+04:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tickets for the inaugural Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans Fort Myers Tip-Off go on sale Thursday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets to experience elite college basketball in Fort Myers at Suncoast Credit Union Arena by visiting www.fortmyerstipoff.com or by calling 239-481-4849. The Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans Fort Myers Tip-Off will [...]

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar welcomes music fans to 2018 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest on Sept. 28-30

2018-10-02T16:54:28+04:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar again has been selected to host performing artists and music fans attending the 2018 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest on Fort Myers Beach. Island Hopper is multi-city, multi-day music festival that attracts thousands of music lovers in town to see more than 75 singer-songwriters from across the country. The event [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to host musicians, music fans for Island Hopper Songwriter Fest on Sept. 28-30

2018-10-02T16:52:13+04:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay is among eight sites on Fort Myers Beach hosting the final weekend of the 2018 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, a multi-day music festival that features more than 75 singer-songwriters from around the country. Island Hopper is a multi-city music festival that attracts thousands of music lovers to Southwest Florida. The event [...]

Instagram, Facebook offer platform for restaurants and businesses to capitalize on social media influencers

2018-09-17T17:58:41+04:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Blogging|

Everyone’s a critic. The old saying has never been truer than today, when each of us can instantly proclaim our praise (or disdain) for a meal, a business, a tourist attraction or a hotel. While professionally trained critics, like a magazine’s fashion expert or a newspaper’s restaurant critic, have an extensive audience, most of [...]

SVN|KOVA boosts compelling package of client services with addition of Valuation and Advisory Services Division

2018-09-14T18:29:00+04:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

Southwest Florida’s premier full-service commercial real estate company launches “client first” advisory division   SVN|KOVA, Southwest Florida’s full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm, now includes institutional-quality valuation and advisory services. The Valuation and Advisory Services Division of SVN|KOVA provides a host of appraisal services, complementing the full range of commercial real estate offerings to the [...]

Leadership University brings health care leadership series to Southwest Florida in 2018-19

2018-09-13T20:40:32+04:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leaders in health care will converge in Southwest Florida for an exclusive eight-month Leadership University program beginning December 2018. Presented by Gulf Coast Village, Volunteers of America and LindaShell.com, Leadership University is a nationally proven program for long-term care, acute and clinical health professionals. The program features six days of powerful teaching, interactive activities, discussions, [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware hosts third annual Bonita Ladies Night Out “Heels, Hounds and Hardware” Nov. 15, benefiting Brooke’s Legacy Animal Rescue

2018-09-13T20:07:44+04:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is calling all ladies in Southwest Florida to enjoy a night of fun during its third annual Bonita Ladies Night Out, “Heels, Hounds and Hardware” on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sunshine Ace Hardware store in Bonita Springs, located at 9100 Bonita Beach Rd. Ladies will enjoy [...]

What’s it weigh? Contest asks Facebook users to guess weight of the bell at Bell Tower Shops

2018-09-12T20:31:11+04:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Bell Tower Shops is launching a social media contest asking shoppers and community members to guess the weight of its trademark bell. The large metal bell hung for years in an enclosed tower above Bell Tower Shops’ northeast entrance, directly above the sign for Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill. The signature bell stands [...]

Guadalupe Center announces ‘Old Hollywood’ theme for 2019 Signature Event at Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort

2018-09-07T17:48:21+04:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced its 2019 Signature Event will feature a theme of “Old Hollywood: The Glitz, The Glamour, The Giving.” The Signature Event will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. “Old Hollywood” will offer a nod to the Golden Age of Hollywood in the early- to mid-1900s. In addition [...]

Southwest Florida’s first smart marina to open in Spring 2019

2018-09-07T00:43:09+04:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Construction underway at Gulf Star Marina on Fort Myers Beach Carroll Properties has broken ground on a new state-of-the-art boat storage facility on Fort Myers Beach. Gulf Star Marina is the region’s first smart marina and the first in the world to feature A.S.A.R., Automated Storage and Retrieval. This technology replaces the forklift traditionally used [...]

Fort Myers entrepreneur creates TheraPouf, an innovative new product to relieve back and neck pain

2018-09-06T18:54:28+04:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Fort Myers resident Judy Cutler-Teeven has developed an innovative new product offering much-needed relief to those suffering from back, neck and joint pain. TheraPouf, a versatile, inflatable support pillow, works by applying counter pressure to areas of the spine where support is needed, thus achieving a neutral spine position. It includes a gel pack that [...]

Five Child Care of Southwest Florida locations earn five-star ratings from Early Learning Coalition

2018-09-06T18:14:43+04:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida has announced that five of its learning centers have earned five-star ratings, the highest classification, from the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida. The top rating indicates that Child Care of Southwest Florida (CCSWFL) is offering a safe, high-quality educational environment for the children it serves. “We gladly welcome the [...]

Bell Tower Shops presents ‘Bulldog Blitz’ football-themed Yappy Hour on Sept. 14

2018-09-06T17:29:20+04:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Not all football mascots are as scary, and Bell Tower Shops is searching for Southwest Florida’s cutest canine mascot at its “Bulldog Blitz” Yappy Hour in September. The bulldog was the first official college mascot and still is among the most popular breeds of dog mascots, but huskies, [...]

Stevens Construction completes MidWestOne Bank

2018-09-05T23:22:01+04:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed MidWestOne Bank, located at 8690 Gladiolus Drive in Fort Myers, announced Mark Stevens, company president. The project consisted of the new construction of a 6,689-square-foot bank with seven offices, conference room, lobby, coffee bar, tellers and drive-thru. The bank features a welcoming interior with walnut and natural maple veneer cabinetry, stone [...]