Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Sweetest Gratitude: Give thanks with Norman Love Confections’ Thanksgiving pies and desserts

2018-10-31T18:52:38-04:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It’s the season of giving, and Norman Love Confections is offering Southwest Florida the sweetest way to give thanks during this Thanksgiving holiday. A limited number of freshly baked holiday pies and desserts from Norman Love Confections are available during the Thanksgiving season including Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Chocolate Pecan Tart with Chocolate Cream, Apple [...]

Creighton Construction & Development raises $41,500 for Wounded Veterans Relief Fund at 7-Eleven Redfish Rodeo Fishing Tournament

2018-10-31T18:53:25-04:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development’s sixth annual 7-Eleven Redfish Rodeo Fishing Tournament has raised $41,500 to support the Wounded Veterans Relief Fund. An annual fundraising event for clients and project partners of Creighton Construction & Development, the catch-and-release fishing tournament attracted more than 150 anglers and 37 boats to the waterways around Cape Coral, Pine Island [...]

GCM Contracting Solutions promotes Rudley Lewis to vice president of construction

2018-10-31T18:33:19-04:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

GCM Contracting Solutions, a design-build general contractor based in Fort Myers, has promoted Rudley Lewis to the position of vice president of construction. Lewis has 35 years of experience in the construction industry, joining GCM in February as a project manager. He previously served as an executive operations manager and project executive in New York [...]

Feld Entertainment, Inc., Brings the No. 1 Animated Movie of All Time to Life with Disney On Ice presents Frozen in Fort Myers

2018-11-09T19:08:11-04:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tickets On Sale Now for Touring Skating Spectacular Fort Myers Families Set to Experience the Entire Story of Frozen On Ice Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing live touring family entertainment, announces it will bring the Academy Award-winning and No. 1 animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to a hometown near [...]

Naughty or Nice? Give the gift of chocolate this holiday season with the 2018 Holiday Collection from Norman Love Confections

2018-10-31T18:28:48-04:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

When making your holiday gift lists, consider the gift of chocolates from Norman Love Confections. The 2018 Holiday Collection from Norman Love Confections features 10 seasonal chocolate confections inspired by the traditional holiday “naughty or nice” list. The 2018 Norman Love Confections’ Holiday Collection “nice list” features five, festively-named confections filled with the freshest holiday-themed [...]

Cypress Lake Country Club hires Brian Hart as membership director

2018-10-26T01:54:32-04:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Cypress Lake Country Club has hired experienced PGA golf professional Brian Hart as membership director for the historic golf and tennis landmark in Fort Myers. With more than 20 years of experience in the golf business, including 15 years at courses in Southwest Florida, Hart is a certified PGA professional with an extensive background in [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation to host Trivia Nite on Nov. 1

2018-10-26T01:50:47-04:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, will host a lively Trivia Nite on Nov. 1 to raise money for an essential program pairing volunteer advocates with abused, neglected and abandoned children. Trivia Nite will be professionally managed by Spotlight Entertainment of SWFL and held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 at [...]

Bell Tower Shops to host ‘Charity Car & Truck Show’ on Oct. 27

2018-10-25T22:39:03-04:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bell Tower Shops will be hosting a ‘Charity Car & Truck Show’ on Oct. 27 featuring custom sports cars, hot rods and trucks. Judges will present a total of 110 awards in a variety of categories, including cars stock, cars modified, trucks, street rods, foreign, Corvette stock, Corvette modified, Mustang stock, Mustang modified and best [...]

Gartner client services leaders to headline Leadership NEXT program on Nov. 13

2018-10-25T20:13:46-04:00October 25th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Several client services leaders from Gartner, Inc. will offer advancing business leaders insight into the thriving IT advisory company during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership NEXT program in November. The two-hour session begins at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Building 2 of Gartner’s Southwest Florida headquarters, 12651 Gateway Blvd. [...]

Shell Point’s 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes David Crohan Nov. 6

2018-10-24T18:24:49-04:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Concerts and Conversations program of its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by pianist, David Crohan, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event [...]

Dr. Alexander Eaton introduces XactDrop, new device for improving eye drop delivery

2018-10-23T18:03:35-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Retina Health Center Founder and Director Dr. Alexander Eaton has created and introduced XactDrop, an eye drop applicator guide designed to help patients more accurately deliver eye drops. XactDrop is suitable for people of all ages and can be used by anyone using eye drops, including cataract and glaucoma patients, contact lens wearers, those using [...]

Gulf Coast Village opens new ‘Faith and Fitness Trail’ to promote healthy living, spirituality at its Cape Coral campus

2018-10-20T00:30:10-04:00October 20th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village, the premier Continuing Care Retirement Community in Cape Coral, has completed its new Faith and Fitness Trail for residents to appreciate the natural beauty of their surroundings while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The 0.6-mile shaded path winds through mature trees on Gulf Coast Village’s 36-acre residential campus on Santa Barbara Boulevard in [...]

The Amazing Ninja Brothers: New book series teaching empathy for children with behavioral challenges now available

2018-10-19T23:13:06-04:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Author, grandfather and child advocate Robert Martin releases “The Amazing Ninja Brothers: Entering the Deep Unknown” during National ADHD month with book sales to benefit children’s foundation A new children's book series using storytelling to create awareness and understanding about youth living with a psychiatric disorder is now available at Aerio or Amazon.com. Written by best-selling author, grandfather [...]

Shell Point presents 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar Nov. 2-3

2018-10-18T21:15:17-04:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to join its 13th annual Artists and Artisans Holiday Bazaar, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3 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 [...]

Florida school district recruiting teachers, support staff at Slippery Rock education career fair on Oct. 22

2018-10-18T19:29:03-04:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The School District of Lee County, located in sunny Southwest Florida, will be participating in Slippery Rock University’s Educator Professional Development Day on Oct. 22. Headquartered in Fort Myers, The School District of Lee County educates nearly 95,000 students and is the 33rd-largest school district in America. The District is recruiting prospective teachers and educational [...]

Florida school district recruiting teachers, support staff at Appalachian State’s Education Career Fair on Oct. 29

2018-10-17T19:32:38-04:00October 17th, 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 fall Education Career Fair on Oct. 29. Headquartered in Fort Myers, The School District of Lee County educates nearly 95,000 students and is the 33rd-largest school district in America. The District is recruiting prospective teachers and educational [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Harney Dental office

2018-10-17T18:20:08-04:00October 17th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has broken ground on a new 3,033-square-foot dental office for Angela M. Harney, D.M.D., P.A., announced Mark Stevens, president, Stevens Construction. Scheduled for completion in spring of 2019, the family and cosmetic dental practice will include an expanded treatment room, laboratory, consultation room, staff lounge, offices, reception and lobby. The new office is [...]

Shell Point announces 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series

2018-12-04T21:18:42-04:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community has announced its 2018-2019 Fine and Performing Arts Series, which brings a variety of local and international performers to Shell Point’s campus in four distinct musical series: Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Concerts and Conversations, and Southwest Florida Symphony. Events are open to the public, with tickets available online at www.shellpoint.org/concerts or [...]

Ocean Prime Naples reintroduces seasonal lunch menu with new, flavorful additions

2018-10-16T19:49:49-04:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Starting Monday, November 5, restaurant will serve lunch daily beginning at 11 a.m. Ocean Prime Naples is pleased to bring back its seasonal lunch menu with new, flavorful additions on Monday, November 5. The award-winning modern American restaurant and lounge will serve lunch daily beginning at 11 a.m., featuring a delectable selection of appetizers, sushi, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. appoints Heidi Taulman as new executive director

2018-10-23T06:20:55-04:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi Taulman as its new executive director. As the second largest donor to Golisano Children’s Hospital, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. supports local organizations committed to pediatric health care and education, with a new focus on mental and behavioral health. Taulman brings more than 10 [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball collecting Hurricane Michael relief supplies through Oct. 19

2018-10-23T06:26:19-04:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

O-A-K to deliver semitruck full of supplies to Florida Panhandle In the wake of Hurricane Michael’s impact on the Florida Panhandle, Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K) is collecting hurricane relief supplies to aid in the region’s efforts to recover from the storm. Through Friday, Oct. 19, O-A-K is collecting donations at its offices in Fort Myers and [...]

Conservancy invites community to RedSnook Kickoff Party Nov. 2

2018-10-23T06:36:43-04:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Annual fishing tournament celebrates 25 years of supporting clean water The Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites the community to support its clean water efforts during a Friday Night Kickoff Party to commence its 25th annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament in early November. Featuring local craft beer from Naples Beach Brewery, wine, a fun [...]

‘Boo Ball’ gala raises $174,000 to enhance academic, social programs at PACE Center for Girls, Lee County

2018-10-23T06:53:33-04:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The spooky speakeasy-themed Boo Ball, an elegant costumed fundraising gala, raised $174,000 to enhance vital academic and social programs at PACE Center for Girls, Lee County. More than 260 guests donned costumes from the Roaring Twenties and bygone eras at the sold-out Boo Ball event on Oct. 6, sipping prohibition-inspired cocktails from the sweeping verandah [...]

Creighton Construction & Development completes remodel of 7-Eleven store in Largo

2018-10-23T06:44:17-04:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has completed the remodeling work on a 7-Eleven convenience store with gas station in Largo, Florida. Located at 120 E. Bay Drive in Largo, at the northeast corner of East Bay Drive and Highland Avenue, the remodel project includes a 4,070-square-foot convenience store with six fuel pumps and 12 fueling stations. [...]

Six tips for getting your articles published in newspapers, magazines

2018-10-12T17:34:29-04:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Blogging|

Newspapers employ half as many journalists as they did a decade ago, according to the Pew Research Center, a byproduct of declining revenue as readers consume more news and information online from non-traditional sources. That doesn’t necessarily mean news from your company or organization won’t be printed. You might need to put on a reporter [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to review proposed amendments to Florida’s constitution at its Oct. 18 luncheon

2018-10-11T18:36:12-04:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Attendees of October’s General Membership Meeting of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will be treated to a non-partisan discussion of constitutional amendments on the November ballot. Chris Lopez, director of public policy for the Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association, will offer a comprehensive overview of 12 proposed amendments and revisions to the Florida [...]

Baycross Christian Family Foundation catapults children’s healthcare at Golisano in 5 million ways

2018-10-12T03:18:32-04:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

$5 Million Gift Changes Future Landscape of Children’s Healthcare in Southwest Florida through Little Red Wagon Fund Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has received a momentous $5 million unrestricted donation from Baycross Christian Family Foundation to benefit the Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Little Red Wagon Fund and support its efforts to fulfill the region’s most [...]

Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida charity golf tournament raises more than $30,000 for Child Care of Southwest Florida

2018-10-09T22:53:22-04:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

More than 100 golfers recently came together for the third annual Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida Charity Golf Outing, raising more than $30,000 in support of Child Care of Southwest Florida, Inc. Presented by Brown & Brown Insurance of Southwest Florida, the four-person scramble golf tournament featured a round of championship golf, breakfast [...]

Multi-center study of ILUVIEN implant treatments demonstrates improvements for patients with vision loss due to diabetic macular edema

2018-10-09T22:41:23-04:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Retina Health Center has presented results of a national, multi-center study of ILUVIEN involving retinal patients from four centers including Cincinnati Eye, Georgia Retina, Retina Health Center and Southern Eye. The findings of the study were presented at the 18th EURETINA Congress in Vienna, Austria by Dr. Alexander Eaton, founder and director of Retina Health [...]

SVN|KOVA Fort Myers expands specialties within Cape Coral market, announces hire of Jesse Marker, Bob O’Connor

2018-10-08T20:47:27-04:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

SVN|KOVA Fort Myers is pleased to announce the expansion of its services to the Cape Coral market with the hire of Jesse Marker, Esq. as associate advisor and Bob O’Connor as advisor, appointed to lead SVN|KOVA’s new Cape Coral Market Team. The development of SVN|KOVA’s Cape Coral Market Team is a result of the growing [...]

Cypress Pharmacy now offering in-store cholesterol and glucose screenings

2018-10-08T18:27:14-04:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Cypress Pharmacy, an independent, locally owned community pharmacy, has expanded its patient preventative health care services, now offering convenient, affordable in-store cholesterol and glucose screenings. “Unfortunately, many men and women are unaware of their current cholesterol and glucose levels, and not knowing can pose a huge threat,” said T.J. DePaola, pharmacist-in-charge and president of Cypress [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2018-2019 board of directors

2018-10-08T20:03:19-04:00October 8th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to introduce its 2018-2019 board of directors, recently elected during the organization’s annual trustee meeting to serve a two-year term. The 2018-2019 board of directors is led by Sandy Stilwell-Youngquist as president and Jason Stephens as vice president, in addition to Debbie Toler as vice president of public relations, [...]

Bell Tower Shops presents ‘Halloween Howl’ Yappy Hour on Oct. 12

2018-10-05T22:02:11-04:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

With Halloween on the horizon, Bell Tower Shops is hosting a canine costume contest at its Oct. 12 Yappy Hour event. “Halloween Howl” runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12 in the breezeway near World of Beer. Pet owners are encouraged to dress their four-legged family members in their Halloween costume – [...]

Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown of Elmquist Eye Group named a ‘Notable Nole’ by Florida State University

2018-10-05T18:26:14-04:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Florida State University’s Alumni Association has named Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown to its list of Notable Noles, a program that honors young graduates making significant contributions to their professions, communities or alma mater. Eccles-Brown, a board-certified ophthalmologist and partner at Elmquist Eye Group, is the practice’s lead surgeon responsible for premium cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, LASIK [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Naples Zoo expand partnership to research Burmese pythons

2018-10-05T18:20:35-04:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Naples Zoo to donate $75,000 toward Conservancy’s python research program The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens established a partnership to advance Burmese python research and education in Southwest Florida. The two longtime neighbors on the Gordon River Greenway in Naples will study the impact of Burmese pythons on native wildlife. [...]

24 craft breweries participating in ‘Pumptober-Fest’ beer festival at Bell Tower Shops on Oct. 13

2018-10-04T00:11:53-04:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Volunteers still needed for event benefiting Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation Bell Tower Shops has announced the final list of 24 craft breweries participating in Pumptober-Fest on Oct. 13, and the lineup has a decidedly Florida flair. All but six of the participating breweries hail from the Sunshine State, with a half-dozen brewing [...]

Bell Tower Shops announces fall performers, dates for Thursday Night Live Concert Series

2018-10-03T00:55:31-04:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bell Tower Shops’ popular Thursday Night Live Concert Series is continuing through the fall with performances featuring some of Southwest Florida’s top musicians in a lively setting. Upcoming performers include Soulixer, Brett Wiscons, Sheena Brook, Patchouli and Renata, each of whom offers unique musical stylings. Thursday Night Live is a free, open-air concert series spotlighting [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware donates more than $13,000 in support of ‘Care for Collier’ and ‘SWFL Cares’

2018-10-02T01:03:34-04:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware has raised more than $13,000 in support of two fundraising initiatives that are helping Southwest Florida businesses and residents recover from the region’s water quality crisis. The local hardware company divided the total amount raised equally, presenting more than $6,000 to the organizations behind the two relief efforts, the Community Foundation of [...]