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United Way hosting CPR presentations on Black Friday at Bell Tower

2019-11-27T09:18:19-05:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is partnering with the American Red Cross to host free CPR presentations on Black Friday at Bell Tower to demonstrate lifesaving CPR care. Certified instructors at the interactive “Shop & Save a Life” presentations will show participants how to deliver Hands-Only CPR, or compression-only CPR, a [...]

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine & Performing Arts Series welcomes Peter and Will Anderson Jan. 2

2019-11-25T17:29:17-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a jazz performance by Peter and Will Anderson at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 2 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces free guided nature walks starting in December

2019-11-25T17:19:00-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Commune with nature while learning about Southwest Florida’s ever-enchanting natural environment with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s free guided nature walks at Clam Pass and Briggs Boardwalk. “Southwest Florida is an ecosystem so rich with diversity, it rivals the wildest places on earth,” said Rob Moher, president and CEO of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. [...]

Shangri-La Springs’ organic farm-to-table restaurant Harvest & Wisdom hosts nostalgic dinner New Year’s Eve

2019-11-25T17:09:17-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs plans a 1920s-inspired multi-course dinner New Year’s Eve at Harvest & Wisdom, the property’s farm-to-table restaurant specializing in fresh, organic cuisine. The five-course menu — inspired by a menu created for Calvin Coolidge for New Year’s Eve in 1924 — includes a choice of entrée and [...]

Client headlines: Gateway High School, Shangri-La Springs and more

2019-11-26T09:38:19-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, 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 November, The School District of Lee County celebrated a historic milestone by breaking ground on the future Gateway High [...]

Things to do: client events in December

2019-11-26T08:41:27-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

Featured Event Dec. 6: Bell Tower will host its third annual Tree Lighting event filled with caroling, joyous spirit and a visit from Santa Claus. Children can enjoy a bounce house, face painting, holiday-themed activities and appearances by Anna, Elsa and Olaf from the movie “Frozen.” The event also features holiday horses from Endless [...]

How to give, and where, on Giving Tuesday

2019-11-25T14:22:35-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Blogging|

Tuesday, Dec. 3 is Giving Tuesday, an international movement that encourages support for community-based organizations and causes. It’s a wonderful opportunity for nonprofit organizations to share their mission and tell stories of success, triumph and impact. Giving Tuesday also is your opportunity to make a difference in the community. We are blessed to live [...]

10 reasons why we’re thankful this year

2019-11-25T12:33:10-05:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Blogging|

We have a lot to be thankful for this year – trusted clients who recognize the impact of a well-executed strategic marketing plan, exceptionally talented team members who put their heart and soul into every task, and a community that recognizes we all benefit by helping others. As we celebrate Thanksgiving at Priority Marketing, [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida announces new location for The Children’s Learning Center in Fort Myers

2019-11-26T17:41:00-05:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida has purchased a new facility to provide high-quality early learning programs for families in central and western Fort Myers. The Children’s Learning Center, located at 37 Barkley Circle in Fort Myers, will accommodate up to 100 children from infants through pre-kindergarten, as well as an after-school program for students in [...]

KOVA Companies expands appraisal services with acquisition of Carlson, Norris and Associates, MPJ Real Estate Services

2019-11-20T15:57:12-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

KOVA Companies is expanding its appraisal service offerings with the acquisition of two appraisal firms, Carlson, Norris and Associates, Inc. and MPJ Real Estate Services, Inc. Operating as Carlson, Norris and Associates, the acquisition under the KOVA Appraisal & Consulting Services division will expand KOVA’s portfolio of valuation and advisory services. “Lee Norris and Bill [...]

Creighton Construction & Development expands in-house legal team with hire of attorney Cathrine Hunter

2019-11-20T14:14:43-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has expanded its in-house legal team with the hire of attorney Cathrine A. Hunter. Hunter brings 18 years of expertise in tax, employment, business and environmental law to her new role at Creighton Construction & Development. She is the second in-house attorney in the company’s growing legal team, responsible for legal [...]

2019 Shop for Success raises nearly $50,000 for Dress for Success SW Florida

2019-11-20T10:51:42-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

More than 300 designer-name fashionistas and bargain hunters came together to help raise nearly $50,000 for Dress for Success SW Florida at the nonprofit’s biggest shopping event of the year, Shop for Success. The shopping extravaganza held Nov. 8 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower featured 5,000 square feet of gently used [...]

GMA Architects wins four prestigious Summit Awards for exceptional architectural designs

2019-11-20T09:58:35-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

GMA Architects & Planners won four prestigious “Best Architectural Project” awards for innovative design concepts showcasing exceptional artistry and functionality. Each year, the Lee Building Industry Association recognizes excellence in the commercial building industry through the highly competitive Summit Awards. GMA Architects won “Best Architectural Project” awards for the following categories: Best Build Out & [...]

Target Roofing & Sheet Metal hires Stephen Hull as business development manager

2019-11-20T09:49:31-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Target Roofing & Sheet Metal has hired Stephen Hull as business development manager to help guide short-term and long-term growth. Hull is a seasoned professional whose experience spans digital marketing, data analysis and management. Hull most recently was an independent contract marketer and data scientist at Allyn International, where he conducted business analysis for clients [...]

Guadalupe Center seeking donations for Holiday Gift Shop

2019-11-20T09:42:43-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center is accepting donations to restock its Holiday Gift Shop, an annual shopping experience that allows Immokalee parents to select Christmas presents for their children. Now through Dec. 5, Guadalupe Center will accept new, unwrapped donations of toys, clothing, shoes and other gifts appropriate for infants through teenagers. In 2018, Guadalupe Center distributed gifts [...]

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. collects toys for Toys for Tots

2019-11-20T09:24:06-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

For the 13th year, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. offices will collect toys to be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Toys will be collected until Dec. 15 when they will be picked up and distributed by Toys for Tots to approved local social welfare agencies, church groups and [...]

Tickets available for 10th Annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show

2019-11-20T09:12:10-05:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Tickets and sponsorships are still available for the 10th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show set for Dec. 6 at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa to benefit Kids’ Minds Matter, Golisano Children’s Hospital mental and behavioral health program. An elegant affair, the event will feature a gourmet luncheon, fashion show and several opportunities [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County hosts 2019 Tides of Change

2019-11-26T17:29:29-05:00November 19th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

More than 330 community supporters recently came together for the 2019 Tides of Change in support of Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s vital counseling and academic programs. Held Nov. 8 at MarineMax Fort Myers, Tides of Change featured an evening of shoreside cocktails, dinner, dancing and a wave-making live auction to help chart a [...]

SVN|KOVA announces sale of Alico Business Center

2019-11-18T13:21:28-05:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

KOVA Companies and its brokerage division, SVN|KOVA, has announced the sale of the Alico Business Center, located at 9961 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. The 48,000-square-foot mixed-use office and retail space was sold by PIP IV Alico, LLC to Friendly Village, LLC for $9 million. Bryan Flores of SVN|KOVA Naples was the listing agent [...]

Zawyer Sports announces new president, management team to oversee Fort Myers Miracle

2019-11-15T17:16:57-05:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Zawyer Sports, owner of the Fort Myers Miracle baseball club and Jacksonville Icemen hockey team, as well as operator of spring training for the Minnesota Twins and Hammond Stadium, has announced a new management team for the growing company. Andrew Kaufman, CEO of Jacksonville-based Zawyer Sports, has named Bob Ohrablo as president of Zawyer Sports. [...]

Naples Center for Functional Medicine offers free class exploring impact of hormones on health and wellness

2019-11-15T17:09:56-05:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Naples Center for Functional Medicine will host a complimentary class on Dec. 4 exploring the role of hormones and how fluctuations can impact health and wellness. Hormones: Fatigue or Fiesta? explores the role of hormones in the human body and how a hormone imbalance – too much or too little – can impact mood, energy [...]

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series presents “Christmas in Paradise” Dec. 13

2019-11-20T15:35:56-05:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off the Southwest Florida Symphony installation of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance of “Christmas in Paradise” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to celebrate leadership at Nov. 21 luncheon

2019-11-18T13:14:17-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Local business and community leaders will be celebrated during the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on Nov. 21. During the event, the Chamber will recognize the graduates of its 2019 Leadership Program, an 11-week program designed for leadership development in the Chamber’s business members by encouraging their community involvement, broadening their knowledge [...]

Matanzas on the Bay’s Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser raises $2,028 for CROW

2019-11-18T13:05:39-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay’s family-friendly, Halloween and animal-themed Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser has raised $2,028 for the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW). Held at Matanzas on the Bay’s waterfront setting along the back bay of Fort Myers Beach on Oct. 26, the Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser featured an array of children’s activities including face painting, [...]

Guadalupe Center receives $10,000 grant from NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival

2019-11-13T10:14:02-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The NaplesNEXT Ideas Festival has presented Guadalupe Center, beneficiary of the inaugural 2019 event, with a $10,000 grant to enhance educational programs for students in Immokalee. The inaugural NaplesNEXT held in March 2019 drew hundreds of guests to rub shoulders with more than 50 thinkers and influencers who took to the stage to share their [...]

Organic plant, seed and produce sale Nov. 22 at Shangri-La Springs

2019-11-13T09:55:57-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, will share the bounty of its nearly 5 acre on-site organic garden with a rare plant, seed and produce sale Friday, Nov. 22 from 10 am. to 2 p.m. The sale on the lawn in front of the main building will include: A variety of potted [...]

Synovus sponsoring Earn to Learn FL’s Mentors of IMPACT gala

2019-11-13T09:40:15-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Earn to Learn FL has announced Synovus as the Branded Wine Exclusive Sponsor for its 2020 Mentors of IMPACT recognition event on Feb. 19. Mentors of IMPACT is an annual program that honors men and women at the pinnacle of their careers or community service who have elevated the lives of others through mentoring. Synovus [...]

Stevens Construction honored at the Lee Building Industry Association Awards

2019-11-18T13:00:50-05:00November 12th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction Inc. earned two awards at the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Industry Awards event on Nov. 9, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction won a Summit Award for the best healthcare project for Elmquist Eye Group. Stevens Construction provided Elmquist Eye Group with the due diligence required, allowing it to make an [...]

Shell Point Retirement Community receives multiple recognitions for “Best Nursing Home” and high quality of care

2019-11-18T12:55:03-05:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community’s skilled nursing center, The Larsen Pavilion, recently earned multiple recognitions for its high quality of care and overall performance ratings by Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “We are honored to receive these rankings,” said Christy Skinner, senior director of healthcare at [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation appoints Jessica Stanfield as executive director

2019-11-07T09:54:33-05:00November 7th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, has appointed Jessica Stanfield as its new executive director. In this role, Stanfield will be responsible for carrying out the nonprofit organization’s mission of ensuring that every abused, neglected and abandoned youth in Southwest Florida has a voice as they navigate the judicial, education and child welfare systems. [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware, Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware to host ‘Thanksgrilling’ parties on Nov. 16

2019-11-06T11:11:51-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware and Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware are gearing up for the holiday season with an all-new family-friendly event that features cooking tips, product demonstrations and complimentary food samples. A free “Thanksgrilling” party will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16 at all nine Sunshine Ace stores in Collier, Lee, [...]

Traditional Thanksgiving Day Menu Available at Ocean Prime Naples

2019-11-06T10:42:12-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Leave the meal prep to the chefs at Ocean Prime Naples this Thanksgiving with a delectable traditional menu in a beautiful setting in downtown Naples. The three-course prix-fixe menu includes a choice of house salad or butternut squash soup, slow roasted turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, Brussels sprouts with hot bacon vinaigrette, and [...]

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine & Performing Arts Series presents Duo Beaux Arts Dec. 3

2019-11-06T10:31:53-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by Duo Beaux Arts at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $30 [...]

Shoppers at Fresh Market in Bell Tower can purchase Thanksgiving meal kits for local families in need

2019-11-06T10:05:12-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Southwest Florida businesses and individuals can help provide local families with a full Thanksgiving meal by checking off one item on K-9 Deputy Chance’s Holiday Wish List. Through Nov. 18, shoppers at Fresh Market in Bell Tower can purchase a Thanksgiving meal kit at the register to help area families in need this holiday season. [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces 2019-2020 programs

2019-11-06T09:54:43-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced its new lineup of programs starting in November and its activities calendar through June 2020. Many new activities and programs are introduced this season, including the Conservancy’s “Be a Biologist” program, which focuses on a variety of research projects from the science and research team including sea turtles, [...]

Leadership NEXT to host Nov. 12 program at The Salvation Army

2019-11-06T09:36:55-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will visit The Salvation Army on Nov. 12 to learn about how the organization is combatting homelessness, hunger, and drug and alcohol addiction in our community. The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties has been providing programs and services since 1951, when it started [...]

Elmquist Eye Group’s Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown earns certification in Kahook Dual Blade procedure

2019-11-05T16:48:15-05:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Elmquist Eye Group is pleased to announce Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown has earned certification to perform the Kahook Dual Blade procedure, a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of glaucoma that is now being offered at Elmquist Eye Group. Glaucoma, a common disease causing damage to the optic nerve, often develops without symptoms initially, and can [...]

John Billett joins Stevens Construction Inc.

2019-11-05T16:30:24-05:00November 5th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

John “JB” Billett has joined Stevens Construction to lead business development initiatives in the Central Florida market, announced Troy Hernly, principal and vice president. Bringing 30 years of commercial construction experience, Billett has a proven background of business development success resulting in more than $300 million in projects within the retail, hospitality and private sectors. [...]

Swinging With Purpose selects Earn to Learn FL as 2020 fundraising beneficiary

2019-11-04T12:07:33-05:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Earn to Learn FL has been selected as beneficiary of the 2020 Swinging With Purpose fundraising event. This support will allow Earn to Learn FL to expand opportunities for educational attainment of income-challenged women, girls and children to eliminate or minimize their vulnerability to homelessness, human trafficking, domestic violence, abuse and teen pregnancy. “Swinging With [...]

New wine list offered at Norman Love Confections McGregor Salon

2019-11-04T12:01:32-05:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

A new wine list selected to pair perfectly with chocolate and desserts is available at Norman Love Confections’ McGregor Chocolate Salon, 13261 McGregor Blvd., Suite 105, in Fort Myers. In addition to offering award-winning ultra-premium, handcrafted chocolates, as well as specialty desserts, artisanal baked goods including coffees, novelty products and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love, [...]

Mina Edison Society’s Focus on Excellence Event raises awareness and scholarship funds for Florida SouthWestern State College Students

2019-11-01T12:33:15-04:00November 1st, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Florida SouthWestern (FSW) State College students shared how scholarships made their dreams possible for more than 150 attendees at the Mina Edison Society’s Focus on Excellence signature annual event Oct. 30. Busey Wealth Management was the title sponsor. The event raised $40,425 for scholarships for academic excellence at the college. With enrollment at the college [...]