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Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida ‘tops off’ Nichols Community Health Center

2019-07-31T16:59:32-05:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Golden Gate’s first community health center scheduled to welcome patients spring 2020 Today, Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida, a nonprofit organization working to ensure primary medical care is accessible to everyone in the community, held a topping-off ceremony for the construction of its Nichols Community Health Center in Golden Gate. Celebrating the structural completion of [...]

Women in Business event on Aug. 7 to focus on branding and marketing

2019-07-30T20:11:50-05:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Branding and marketing will be the focus of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee networking event on Aug. 7. Talisha Faber, assistant vice president and client relationship manager with IBERIABANK, and Patricia Crump, brand architect at Spiro & Associates, will offer strategies to help attendees stand out in the marketplace [...]

‘Ultimate shopping spree’ awaits attendees Aug. 21 at 11th annual Love That Dress! fundraising event

2019-07-30T20:03:52-05:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County will host an exclusive Girls Night Out shopping experience for fashionistas at its 11th annual Love That Dress! event on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, Love That Dress! features shopping, music, silent auctions and cocktails, with all proceeds benefiting Pace programs and services. [...]

Shell Point welcomes pianist Pietro Iannotti Aug. 28 for final 2019 Summer Concert Series performance

2019-07-30T19:54:41-05:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community will conclude its 2019 Summer Concert Series with a performance by pianist Pietro Iannotti Piano at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. The event is open to the public, with tickets available for $21 [...]

Things to do: client events in August

2019-08-07T10:55:44-05:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Public Relations|

Featured Event Rescheduled for Aug. 10: The School District of Lee County is hosting a Back-to-School Block Party at Bell Tower. Presented in partnership with Safe Kids Southwest Florida, the event features family-friendly fun and a “Safe-to-School” Safety Zone, interactive games, a bounce house, giveaways, music and more. LINK: Block Party Additional events for August: [...]

Client headlines: Shangri-La Springs, Fort Myers Brewing and other newsmakers

2019-08-02T16:28:51-05:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Public Relations|

Each month, we spotlight some of the outstanding media coverage of our clients’ news and events. You’ll see them featured frequently in newspapers and magazines, on television and radio, and on blogs and social media. In July, Harvest & Wisdom, an organic farm-to-table restaurant at historic Shangri-La Springs in Bonita Springs, announced that it is [...]

Back-to-school encouragement from our child-focused clients

2019-08-01T12:25:00-05:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: Public Relations|

With the 2019-20 school year about to start, Priority Marketing wants to wish good luck to all of the students, teachers, administrators and support staff. Public school students in Lee and Charlotte counties return Monday, Aug. 12, followed by Collier County on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Priority Marketing partners with a number of child-focused organizations, so [...]

Creighton Construction & Development hires Tyra Read as in-house real estate attorney

2019-07-25T18:07:07-05:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has hired Tyra Read as its in-house real estate attorney. Read brings 19 years of expertise in real estate law to her role with Creighton, where she is responsible for legal advising on real estate projects and transactions including title, survey, development, easement and lending matters as well as preparation of [...]

New Date and Time: The School District of Lee County to host Back-to-School Block Party Aug. 10 at Bell Tower

2019-08-07T10:36:25-05:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The School District of Lee County is kicking off the school year with a Back-to-School Block Party from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Bell Tower Shops. Presented in partnership with Safe Kids Southwest Florida, Lee County’s largest back-to-school block party is free and open to the public, offering family friendly fun [...]

All 6 Child Care of Southwest Florida centers earn 5-star rating from Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida

2019-07-24T12:10:51-05:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Accreditation teams from the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida have awarded five-star ratings to all six learning centers operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida. The Early Learning Coalition’s “Southwest Florida Stars” program evaluates local child care centers in three quality areas: learning environment and classroom interactions; screening, assessment and curriculum; and professional development [...]

Back-to-School Treat – Kids Eat Free at Jason’s Deli from Aug. 2-4

2019-07-23T16:36:51-05:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Jason’s Deli of Southwest Florida, a leading family-owned deli restaurant, is hosting its 11th annual ‘Kids Eat Free’ event from Friday, Aug. 2 through Sunday, Aug. 4, offering complimentary meals to children aged 12 and under at all six Southwest Florida restaurant locations. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation, parents [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. adds human resources manager

2019-07-26T08:12:17-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Sandra Evans, PHR has joined Stevens Construction as human resources manager, announced Mark Stevens, president. Evans will lead human resource initiatives of all three Stevens Construction office locations, manage the recruiting, onboarding, benefit plans, open enrollment process, training and wellness programs. Evans previously served as director of talent for a national construction management company where [...]

Fort Myers Eagle Scout designs, builds outdoor learning station for Child Care of Southwest Florida

2019-07-18T10:49:25-05:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Students attending the Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center in Fort Myers now have a new water table that will enhance children’s learning and discovery. For his Eagle Scout Service Project, 18-year-old Kyle Walker, a May graduate of FSW Collegiate High School and member of Troop 119 in Fort Myers, wanted to create something useful and [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce launches EXCELerate, mentoring for business excellence

2019-07-26T08:07:55-05:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Inaugural business mentorship event to be held Aug. 22 The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is pleased to introduce EXCELerate, a new program that provides mentoring for business excellence. The Chamber invites the community to attend its business mentorship event on Aug. 22 to learn more about the new program designed to support, propel [...]

Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association to host 2019 Certified International Property Specialist Institute Oct. 24-30

2019-07-16T09:05:34-05:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association (RPCRA) will host its 2019 Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Institute Oct. 24-30 for area real estate professionals interested in pursuing their CIPS designation. Designed to provide real estate practitioners with the knowledge, research, networking and tools to globalize and expand their real estate business, the CIPS Institute offers [...]

Joleen Lake joins Advanced Aesthetic Solutions

2019-07-15T16:27:12-05:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Cyndie Witthuhn, APRN, founder and owner of Advanced Aesthetic Solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of Joleen Lake, APRN as nurse practitioner for the Fort Myers-based medical spa. Lake has been a certified family nurse practitioner since 2008. She began her nursing career in 1992, working in a variety of nursing fields over the [...]

Shangri-La Springs’ organic farm-to-table restaurant Harvest & Wisdom opens for lunch

2019-07-15T15:45:14-05:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs has opened Harvest & Wisdom, the property’s farm-to-table restaurant specializing in fresh, organic cuisine. Seasonal ingredients just-picked from the property’s nearly 5-acre organic, no-till garden; grass fed, pastured-raised protein delivered from nearby Circle C Farm, and organic spices are expertly and lovingly crafted into innovative and [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names Huntley “Bud” Hornbeck II, Dan Lavender to 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2019-07-15T12:37:02-05:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Huntley “Bud” Hornbeck II, area chairman for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and Dan Lavender, president and CEO of The Moorings Park Institute, Inc., will be inducted into its 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County. The laureates will be honored during a dinner and [...]

Creighton Construction & Development building seven new 7-Eleven stores in Florida

2019-07-15T11:22:57-05:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Rendering of a 7-Eleven in Deerfield Beach, FL Creighton Construction & Development is kicking off several new 7-Eleven convenience stores in Bradenton, Brooksville, Deerfield Beach, Homosassa, Naples, Pinellas Park and Plantation, Florida. The company has announced that construction is now underway for seven new projects, including: A new 7-Eleven to be located 11805 [...]

Two Child Care of Southwest Florida centers recognized as ‘Preferred Pre-K Providers’ in Lee County

2019-07-12T13:04:33-05:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Lee County School Board has recognized two Child Care of Southwest Florida centers as Preferred Pre-K Providers for families in Lee County. The Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center in Fort Myers and The Community Children’s Center in Lehigh Acres received the coveted designation as Preferred Pre-K Providers after meeting a series of criteria that [...]

Babcock Ranch named Starlight Sponsor for Shine, a benefit for Hope Kids Care

2019-07-12T12:58:14-05:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sponsorships still available for Oct. 11 signature event Hope Healthcare announces that Babcock Ranch is the title “Starlight” sponsor for Shine, the inaugural signature benefit for Hope Kids Care. Hosted by event chairs State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and attorney Jenna Persons, Shine will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 at 5 p.m. at the historic [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s July luncheon to showcase area nonprofits

2019-07-12T12:50:40-05:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Business professionals will have the opportunity to learn more about the region’s variety of nonprofit organizations during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on July 18. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 18 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club, 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd. in Fort [...]

The Spa at Shangri-La Springs offers EpiWave facials and summer specials

2019-07-11T17:53:47-05:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, now offers EpiWave facial treatments, using advanced ultrasonic technologies to repair the skin at the cellular level. Through Aug. 31, 80-minute Fountain of Youth Facials with EpiWave technology are $159 (regularly $189) and include a free organic gift (while supplies last) and complimentary healthy skin evaluation. [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Bonita Springs Utilities, Inc. Operations Service Center

2019-07-12T12:41:51-05:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the construction management services contract for Bonita Springs Utilities, Inc.’s Operations Service Center (OSC) located at 11500 Operations Way, announced Dan Adams, vice president south Florida. Stevens Construction is providing a 10,020-square-foot addition to the existing 22,420-square-foot OSC originally constructed in 2008. Slated for completion in winter 2020, the expanded [...]

Norman Love Confections announces sweet summer specials

2019-07-10T17:15:53-05:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Norman Love Confections is sweetening up the summer for Southwest Florida residents and visitors with BOGOs and discounts on its award-winning chocolates, gelato and pastries. From now through Aug. 31, customers at Norman Love Confections’ four chocolate salons in Fort Myers, Estero and Naples can enjoy these summer specials: BOGO Gelato: Buy One Get One [...]

Palmview at Gulf Coast Village earns ‘Best Assisted Living Facility’ award for Cape Coral

2019-07-12T12:37:13-05:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Palmview at Gulf Coast Village has been named “Best Assisted Living Facility” through Breeze Newspapers’ annual Best of Cape Coral reader’s choice awards. Palmview, a 130,980-square-foot assisted living and memory care facility, opened in April 2017 and features a distinct coastal Florida design and color palate. Residents enjoy spacious, well-appointed one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites featuring [...]

Wine Spectator bestows its prestigious Award of Excellence upon Ocean Prime Naples

2019-07-08T19:48:35-05:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Wine Spectator magazine has acknowledged OCEAN PRIME NAPLES’ dedication to quality and genuine hospitality by bestowing its coveted Award of Excellence on the restaurant. “We’re pleased to shine a spotlight on the destinations around the world that show devotion to their wine program, while also creating a comprehensive global dining guide for our readers to [...]

Matanzas on the Bay launches summer prix fixe menu

2019-07-08T19:41:57-05:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Summer offerings include four-course dinner, wine for two Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach has introduced its summer prix fixe menu, featuring a four-course dinner for two with a bottle of wine, available now through the end of October. Summer dining specials at Matanzas on the Bay are available from 4:30 to 7:30 [...]

Creighton Construction & Development completes eight 7-Eleven projects in Florida

2019-07-08T19:35:08-05:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has completed the construction of several 7-Eleven convenience stores with fuel and covered canopy structures in Florida, with new locations in Cape Coral, Clearwater, Davenport, Kissimmee, Lehigh Acres, Orlando, Spring Hill and Wesley Chapel. The company has announced the completion of eight new projects, including: A new 7-Eleven located at 2327 [...]

Leadership NEXT to discuss community’s collective impact during July 9 program at WearTheFund

2019-07-05T11:07:21-05:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will highlight the impact of a collective approach to entrepreneurial ecosystems during its July 9 session at WearTheFund in Fort Myers. Led by Sam Lewis, founder of WearTheFund, and Jonathan Romine, program director of SecondMuse, the program will offer insightful discussion on how entrepreneurial ecosystems thrive [...]

‘Ice Spot’ hand-rolled ice cream parlor to open at Bell Tower

2019-07-03T10:25:37-05:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Bell Tower proudly welcomes Ice Spot to its growing list of trendy culinary attractions, offering shoppers and restaurant patrons another option to satisfy their sweet tooth. The freestanding shop specializes in hand-rolled ice cream, which is made by pouring fresh cream onto a frozen metal surface before using a spatula to scrape the ice cream [...]

Naples Center for Functional Medicine to host free lecture on July 30 exploring health benefits of genetic testing

2019-07-02T17:49:21-05:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Naples Center for Functional Medicine is hosting a complimentary lecture on July 30 that outlines the benefits of incorporating genetic testing into patients’ overall health and wellness plans. Naples Center for Functional Medicine offers IntellxxDNA™ testing, a cutting-edge program that helps physicians understand patients’ health care risks by using evidence-based, science-focused genomic intelligence. “Direct-to-consumer genetic [...]

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties launches Cost of Home affordable housing advocacy campaign, dedicates six new Habitat homes

2019-07-03T10:27:25-05:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

One in six households in the U.S. spend more than half their income on housing. That equates to 19 million households nationally and 52,000 households in Lee County. Committed to finding solutions and creating policies that increase home affordability, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties launched the “Cost of Home” advocacy campaign on [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County to host 2019 Tides of Change Nov. 8

2019-07-01T12:20:30-05:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has announced its fundraising event Tides of Change, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at MarineMax, 14030 McGregor Blvd. in Fort Myers. Pace Center for Girls invites the community to help chart a smoother course for at-promise young women in Lee County through [...]