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Junior Achievement announces sponsors for 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2019-10-18T15:59:10-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida has announced the sponsors for its sold-out 2019 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County event, which will induct Huntley “Bud” Hornbeck II, area chairman for Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., and Dan Lavender, president and CEO of The Moorings Park Institute, Inc., into Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame. Encore [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. reveals theme, announces co-chairs for 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2019-10-18T15:56:59-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is bringing a splash of color to the Southwest Florida community with the theme of its 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, “Painting a Difference.” Celebrating its 12th year, the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will take place Feb. 21-22, 2020. Held in the vibrant setting of Hyatt [...]

Ana Puszkin-Chevlin, Ph.D. chosen to direct climate solutions in Southwest Florida

2019-10-18T15:53:05-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Ana Puszkin-Chevlin, Ph.D., a champion for sustainable policies, has been appointed as a regional director for a new community partnership addressing the region’s changing climate. “Growing Climate Solutions – Path to Positive Southwest Florida” will work to build a coalition of residents across key community sectors, including health, education, faith, business and the environment. The [...]

Community Connection: Pine Manor Farm-to-Table Tasting Party

2019-09-30T13:37:21-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: News, Priority Marketing News, Public Relations|

Pine Manor is home to more than 3,000 individuals and is one of Southwest Florida’s most underserved communities. The Pine Manor Improvement Association is dedicated to helping families by promoting safe, viable neighborhoods, providing decent housing and encouraging economic opportunities. Holly Boldrin, Priority Marketing’s director of public relations, serves on the association’s board and took [...]

Priority Marketing celebrates well-deserved recognition for clients

2019-09-27T17:41:58-04:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Advertising, News|

Our team is proud to congratulate several clients whose shining stars are being recognized for their outstanding work. Gulfshore Business also has announced this year’s 40-under-40 award recipients, which recognize “young leaders who have distinguished themselves in their professions and in their communities.” This year’s list of talented trailblazers includes four young professionals who passionately [...]

Client headlines: Del Mar, Creighton Construction and other newsmakers

2019-09-27T16:59:42-04:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Priority Marketing News, 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 September, Priority Marketing distributed a news release on behalf of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants announcing that Del Mar, a full-service [...]

Things to do: client events in October

2019-09-27T16:52:37-04:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: News, Priority Marketing News|

Things to do: client events in October Featured Event Oct. 11: Hope Healthcare, a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to providing care and comfort to every individual and their loved ones as they fulfill life’s journey, will host its inaugural signature benefit for Hope Kids Care. “Shine” will include cocktails, dinner, music, entertainment and a [...]

3 steps to create a news release that stands out

2019-09-27T16:44:51-04:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Advertising, Blogging, Marketing Tips, Public Relations|

The inboxes of local reporters, editors and producers are overflowing with news releases and story pitches from businesses and organizations similar to yours. They want to be in the spotlight, too! Newsrooms, however, receive far more story ideas and pitches than they can possibly publish or air. With the right approach, though, you can still [...]

Mayor Henderson and Dozens from The SWFL Community Go Bald During Pediatric Cancer Month

2019-09-27T16:27:34-04:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson joined Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Chief Administrative Officer Armando Llechu, and dozens of others including doctors and team members, community leaders and influential individuals from Southwest Florida, to have their heads shaved by pediatric cancer patients on Friday, Sep. 27 during the second annual Clips for [...]

Leadership NEXT announces 2019-2020 committee

2019-10-18T16:01:38-04:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, has announced its 2019-2020 committee, led by committee chairs Amanda Soisson, director of college and career initiatives for the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, and Kimberly Wallace, director of alumni relations for Florida Gulf Coast University. Leadership NEXT is a monthly program through the Greater [...]

Bell Tower announces craft beer lineup for Pumptober-Fest on Oct. 5

2019-09-26T15:49:09-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Bell Tower has expanded its lineup to 27 craft breweries from around the country that will be offering beer and hard cider at Pumptober-Fest on Oct. 5. Pumptober-Fest is a family-friendly fall festival that includes unlimited beer samplings, fresh food, carnival-style games and live entertainment. Most breweries will be offering at least two types of [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation hosts ‘Fashion to a Tea’ on Oct. 30

2019-09-26T13:04:09-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, will host an elegant high tea luncheon on Oct. 30 to raise money for programs assisting foster children in Charlotte County. Fashion to a Tea features lunch, a silent auction, fun surprises and a spirited fashion show with models showcasing the chic, trendy styles available at HipNotique, an [...]

GMA Architects & Planners completes new building design for Legacy Dental Studio

2019-09-26T12:59:30-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

GMA Architects & Planners completes new building design for Legacy Dental Studio, a new 3,033-square-foot dental office on New Brittany Blvd. in Fort Myers. The building presents a residential scale, with exterior finishes featuring an exposed wood beam entry feature, stone veneer and metal roof. Interior finishes include a soothing color palette, raised panel wood [...]

Matanzas on the Bay hosting Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser on Oct. 26 to benefit CROW

2019-09-26T12:44:26-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is partnering with the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) to host a family-friendly, Halloween and animal-themed fundraiser. The CROW Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Matanzas on the Bay, 416 Crescent St. on Fort [...]

Avow announces the Center for Grief and Bereavement for adults

2019-09-26T09:36:57-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Avow announces the Center for Grief and Bereavement, a newly dedicated space with expanded services to help adults navigate the deeply personal and often complex adjustment to life after the loss of a loved one. Located in its Lyon Center on the Avow campus at 1223 Whippoorwill Lane, Naples, the Center for Grief and Bereavement [...]

Oct. 26 celebration to honor Israel Suarez’ 40 years of community service through Nations Association

2019-09-26T08:34:45-04:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Rev. Israel Suarez, founder and CEO of Nations Association Charities, will be honored Oct. 26 for his 40 years of community service in Southwest Florida. The event celebrates Suarez’ four decades of achievements in helping disadvantaged residents and youth in Southwest Florida. Nations Association’s wide range of programs have included food for struggling families, [...]

Harvest & Wisdom at Shangri-La Springs hosts Italics Wine Dinner

2019-09-25T08:32:02-04:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Harvest & Wisdom at Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs specializing in organic, farm-to-table cuisine, will host an Italics Wine Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The ticketed event includes a fall-inspired, organic garden driven four-course dinner with six wine pairings from the boutique luxury producer of Bordeaux varietals and [...]

Women in Business to host panel discussion Oct. 2 with women succeeding in typically male-dominated fields

2019-09-24T12:22:11-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business (WIB) Committee will host its October networking meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., 12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite 200, in Fort Myers. Attendees of the October WIB program will have the opportunity to learn about women [...]

Guadalupe Center announces ticket, sponsorship opportunities for ‘Be Flamazing’ fundraising gala

2019-09-24T11:47:18-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced the theme and event chairs for its annual gala, which raises funds that directly support the center’s educational programs in Immokalee. “Be Flamazing” will be held Jan. 16 and feature flamingo-themed décor in a lively atmosphere playing off Southwest Florida’s tropical climate, as well as Guadalupe Center’s spirit of positivity that [...]

Stevens Construction expands Orlando office with new location

2019-09-24T11:37:30-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction, a health care, hospitality and commercial construction manager has relocated into a new office at 801 N. Orange Ave., Suite 750 to accommodate its acceleration in the Orlando market, announced Troy Hernly, vice president central Florida. Recent team additions include Michael Cavanaugh, Shawn Drake and Steven Spencer. As project manager, Cavanaugh ensures Stevens [...]

Creighton Construction & Development breaks ground on Lucky’s Market in Cape Coral

2019-09-23T18:58:26-04:00September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has broken ground on the future site of Lucky’s Market, a natural foods grocer that offers affordable options for everyday foods and specialty choices, that is coming to Cape Coral. The first Lucky’s Market to open in Lee County will be located at 2615 Santa Barbara Blvd. in Cape Coral. Positioned [...]

Realtor community unites to bring relief to the Bahamas

2019-09-20T09:58:19-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association (RPCRA) recently rallied the Southwest Florida Realtor community in an effort to bring urgently needed relief supplies to the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. With the help of RPCRA members and the public, RPCRA’s “Help the Bahamas” collection drive accrued a sizeable supply of relief items to [...]

Fyzical offering complimentary fall-risk screenings for Southwest Florida residents from Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

2019-09-19T16:08:30-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers will be offering complimentary fall-risk screenings for one month at all 13 Southwest Florida locations as part of its “Fight the Fall” campaign. The free screenings begin Monday, Sept. 23, which is the first day of fall and Falls Prevention Awareness Day, which raises awareness of an issue impacting many [...]

Sunshine Ace, Wynn’s and Crowder Bros. partner with Meals of Hope for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

2019-09-19T15:54:56-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

A partnership between Southwest Florida businesses and Meals of Hope is making it easy for area residents to help those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Customers at the following stores can make a donation of $1 or more at the register to help provide nutritious, balanced meals to Bahamians in need: Sunshine Ace [...]

Shangri-La Springs to host Muertos Monster Mash Oct. 31

2019-09-19T15:28:37-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, is hosting Muertos Monster Mash Oct. 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. The Día de los Muertos and Halloween-themed event for the community, visitors and their families will include a haunted house, mariachi band, corn maze, live entertainment, costume contest for children and adults with prizes, [...]

City of Fort Myers mayor to have head shaved by pediatric cancer patient

2019-09-17T14:23:17-04:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Henderson, Golisano Children’s Hospital and SWFL community leaders go bald to help kids with cancer As part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September, City of Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will have his head shaved by Sarai, a six-year-old pediatric cancer patient at Golisano Children’s Hospital, at the second annual Clips for Cancer event [...]

Bell Tower to host Howl-O-Ween Yappy Hour, pet costume contest on Oct. 11

2019-09-12T14:39:56-04:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Bell Tower’s highly anticipated Howl-O-Ween Yappy Hour on Oct. 11 will feature the pet-friendly destination’s largest costume contest of the year. Dog owners are encouraged to dress their pooches in creative, original Halloween costumes. For a $5 minimum donation to the Gulf Coast Humane Society, dogs can compete in a lively costume contest for a [...]

Creighton Construction & Development expands, launches construction on first project in Virginia

2019-09-12T11:25:48-04:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has begun redevelopment of a 7-Eleven in Virginia, the fourth state in its portfolio of full-service construction management. In 2007, Dan Creighton founded Creighton Construction & Development with chief operating officer, Brent Evans. Over the years, the company has completed hundreds of well-known projects, including more than 200 7-Eleven convenience stores [...]

PierSide Grill and Famous Blowfish Bar welcomes music fans for 2019 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest performances Sept. 27-29

2019-09-12T09:12:55-04:00September 12th, 2019|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 2019 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 80 singer-songwriters from across the country. The event [...]

Stevens Construction launches special projects division

2019-09-11T15:35:34-04:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Stevens Construction expands operations with the launch of a special projects division, announced Mark Stevens, company president. The Stevens Construction special projects division serves projects ranging from $100,000 to $1 million. Within the new division, Stevens Construction provides self-performance with a team of skilled craftsmen allowing more flexibility with schedule, an ability to perform tasks [...]

Del Mar Coming to Naples, Florida

2019-09-11T13:16:32-04:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants to expand newest concept in 2020 Cameron Mitchell Restaurants recently leased a two-story building in Naples, Florida, and will spend the next several months transforming the space into Del Mar, a full-service restaurant, offering the best of coastal-inspired dishes and cocktails. The more than 9,000-square-foot space boasts two terraces overlooking Fifth Avenue. [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to host musicians, music fans for Island Hopper Songwriter Fest Sept. 27-29

2019-09-09T14:11:36-04:00September 9th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Drink, food specials on deck for festival weekend Matanzas on the Bay is among eight sites on Fort Myers Beach hosting the final weekend of the 2019 Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, a multi-day music festival that features more than 80 singer-songwriters from around the country. Music lovers can enjoy drink and food specials at Matanzas [...]

Gulf Coast Village hosts ‘Lunch and Learn’ seminar featuring senior living expert John C. Spooner

2019-09-06T15:25:33-04:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Gulf Coast Village is hosting a free Lunch and Learn seminar on Sept. 24 featuring John C. Spooner, a national expert on senior living communities and financial security for retirees. Spooner, co-chief executive officer of the senior living consulting firm Greystone, will review options for senior living, including the value proposition of Continuing Care Retirement [...]

Bell Tower to host Pumptober-Fest on Oct. 5

2019-09-06T15:09:42-04:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Bell Tower will host its second annual Pumptober-Fest on Oct. 5, and the family-friendly fall festival includes unlimited beer samplings, fresh food, carnival-style games and live entertainment. The pumpkin-themed event supports the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation and spotlights a variety of popular craft beers, including several brewed in Southwest Florida. Pumpkin-flavored beer [...]

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida promotes John C. Fletcher III, Tom Van Pelt and Julie Blauman

2019-09-06T14:46:23-04:00September 6th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the following executive leadership promotions: John C. Fletcher III, “Trey” has been promoted to vice president of administration and will continue to serve as general counsel. Tom Van Pelt was promoted to vice president of operations. Julie Blauman, PHR has been promoted to vice president of [...]

Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association facilitates relief efforts for Bahamas

2019-09-05T14:29:41-04:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association (RPCRA) is spearheading an effort to bring urgently needed relief to the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. RPCRA, which has offices in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, is the National Association of Realtors’ Ambassador Association to the Bahamas, and recently hosted its Bahamian counterparts at an association [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida collecting donations for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

2019-09-05T14:15:58-04:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida is partnering with Venice-based Agape Flights to collect critical supplies for those impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Donations of new items can be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at Child Care of Southwest Florida’s administrative offices at 6831 Palisades Park Court, Suite 6, in [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company to host Oktoberfest on Oct. 3-6

2019-09-06T17:46:14-04:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company will host its 7th annual Oktoberfest, a four-day family-friendly event that includes craft beer, German food, live music and a first for the popular brewery – a Wiener Dog Race. Oktoberfest will be held Thursday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 6 at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes Drive, Suite [...]

Stevens Construction completes Legacy Dental Studio

2019-09-04T10:23:25-04:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed Legacy Dental Studio, a 3,033-square-foot dental office for Dr. Angela M. Nash, announced Mark Stevens, president, Stevens Construction. Legacy Dental Studio, a family and cosmetic dental practice, includes an expanded treatment room, laboratory, consultation room, staff lounge, offices, reception and lobby. Located at 12630 New Brittany Blvd., Legacy Dental Studio is [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recognizes volunteers during annual appreciation event

2019-09-04T10:01:20-04:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosted a Volunteer Appreciation Event on Aug. 8 at The Club at Grandezza in Estero to recognize the many volunteers committed to bringing the Junior Achievement curriculum to students throughout Southwest Florida. The annual appreciation event brought generous volunteers together for an evening of refreshments and networking to celebrate a [...]