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SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. pledges $3 million to establish SWFL Children’s Charities Eye Institute at Golisano Children’s Hospital

2019-12-31T08:53:01-05:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

For children in Southwest Florida suffering with serious eye conditions, their world is blurred or totally shrouded in darkness, impacting their education, family and social lives. Think of all the childhood experiences they are missing each day due to impaired vision. Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida and Lee Physician Group provide ophthalmology services to [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware to host ‘Reel in the Sunshine’ fishing expo on Feb. 8 in Bonita Springs

2019-12-27T12:26:45-05:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is inviting anglers from across Southwest Florida, including novices and pros, to its fifth Annual Reel in the Sunshine fishing expo on Feb. 8. Reel in the Sunshine will feature educational, interactive fishing seminars led by local fishing captains, vendor-led product demonstrations, food samples, hourly giveaways, and exclusive offers and discounts available [...]

Lee County Port Authority, Dan Creighton present $25,000 grant to Child Care of Southwest Florida

2019-12-27T10:44:45-05:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida was on the receiving end of a “pay it forward” donation involving a generous local developer and a government agency. At this fall’s Law and Order Ball, hosted by the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, Creighton Construction & Development Founder and CEO Dan Creighton pledged a $125,000 donation to [...]

Leadership NEXT casts light on water quality at Captains For Clean Water on Jan. 14

2019-12-27T10:11:18-05:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Captains For Clean Water, a grassroots nonprofit organization advocating for Florida’s water quality will host the Jan. 14 session of Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals. Captains For Clean Water was founded in 2016 by a group of fishing guides and outdoorsmen from Fort Myers that had enough of Florida’s poor water [...]

Cypress Pharmacy’s Jan. 11 Seminar Saturday to highlight natural ways to meet New Year’s weight-loss goals

2019-12-24T11:07:21-05:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Cypress Pharmacy will host its monthly Seminar Saturday Jan. 11 with a discussion by Natural Health Consultant Dr. Stan Headley on “New Year, New You.” Seating at the popular free public seminars is limited, and available seats fill up quickly. The seminar will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at Cypress Pharmacy, 9451 Cypress [...]

Guadalupe Center announces sponsors for ‘Be Flamazing’ fundraising gala

2019-12-23T14:20:25-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced names of sponsors for its Be Flamazing fundraising gala on Jan. 16. The Moglia Family Foundation on behalf of Amy & Paul Heuerman is the Presenting Sponsor. The Moglia Family Foundation is a Nebraska-based nonprofit founded in 2006 that primarily offers grants to education and health-related organizations. Be Flamazing will feature [...]

Cape Coral veteran receives lifechanging gift of home renovations for the holidays

2019-12-23T14:12:47-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Builders Care, Lennar partner to complete home remodel for local homeowner in need A Cape Coral veteran was all smiles after getting a first look at his completely renovated home, retrofitted for better accessibility just in time for the holidays. Lee BIA Builders Care and Lennar Homes partnered to present the lifechanging home renovations to [...]

Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon Airing Jan. 24 at Mel’s Diner, Cape Coral

2019-12-23T14:07:24-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The 18th annual “Helping Kids with Cancer” Radiothon will be held Jan. 24 and feature on-air appeals by pediatric cancer patients, medical professionals and celebrity guests. The Radiothon airs live from Mel’s Diner, 1331 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, on Cat Country 107.1 FM, as well as CatCountry1071.iheart.com and on the iHeart Radio app, [...]

Naples Center for Functional Medicine announces Jan. 15 seminar exploring benefits of genetic testing

2019-12-20T16:13:46-05:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Southwest Florida residents interested in learning how their genetic profiles can impact their overall health and wellness are invited to a complimentary seminar on Jan. 15 at Naples Center for Functional Medicine. The one-hour lecture will be led by Dr. Eduardo Maristany, a board-certified internal medicine physician at Naples Center for Functional Medicine. Maristany was [...]

Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show Raises More Than $119K to Support Pediatric Mental and Behavioral Health

2019-12-20T15:54:27-05:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

Photo Credit: Caronchi Photography The 10th annual Golisano Children’s Hospital Fashion Show raised more than $119,000 to support Kids’ Minds Matter, the pediatric mental and behavioral health movement in Southwest Florida. The high-spirited affair, held Dec. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, attracted more than 470 guests and featured a gourmet [...]

Mighty Mussels to host Ballpark Festival of Beers on Jan. 25

2019-12-20T15:40:48-05:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, formerly the Fort Myers Miracle, will be hosting the team’s 15th annual Ballpark Festival of Beers on Jan. 25. The yearly event is one of Southwest Florida’s most popular craft beer festivals and features unlimited samplings of more than 100 craft beers, including ales, lagers, pilsners and stouts from 25 [...]

Immokalee couple moves into new home for the holidays

2019-12-20T11:40:33-05:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

An Immokalee couple displaced by Hurricane Irma has a new, safe home for the holidays thanks to a collaboration of nonprofit, faith-based and government organizations. Johnny and Virginia Herrera’s 924-square-foot home, built in 1946, was no match for the powerful Category 4 hurricane as its foundation crumbled, walls collapsed and roof buckled. High winds, heavy [...]

5 marketing trends we’re watching in 2020

2019-12-19T14:05:37-05:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Blogging|

Marketing is a dynamic field in a constant state of evolution, with changes driven by emerging technology, broadening consumer demands and an altered media landscape. Thus, marketing professionals must continually tweak their clients’ strategic marketing plans to stay ahead of the trends – and ahead of the competition. A decade ago, the concepts of geo-fencing, [...]

Shangri-La Springs to host Art & Soul Night Jan. 8, 2020

2019-12-18T09:37:12-05:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

  Shangri-La Springs will host the second of five Art & Soul Nights on Jan.8, 2020 from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring live music, artisan market, free art demonstration and mini spa treatments, and delicious farm to table food at Harvest & Wisdom. The second of the popular free events on Jan. 8 will have [...]

Inaugural golf tournament raises $111,625 for KOVA Foundation

2019-12-17T16:42:57-05:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

KOVA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) with a mission to inspire hope, enhance quality of life, and contribute to health and well-being in Southwest Florida, has raised $111,625 through its inaugural Mercedes-Benz Dealer Championships golf tournament. Presented by Mercedes-Benz of Bonita Springs, the tournament was held Oct. 21 at Talis Park Golf Club in Naples, featuring lunch [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names Advisory Board for 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2020-02-19T11:45:35-05:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the members of its 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County Advisory Board. The committee will be led by chair Gail Markham, president of Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A. The 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County is slated for Thursday, April 16 at [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware selects Children’s Miracle Network as ‘primary charity partner’

2019-12-12T16:35:47-05:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware has chosen Children’s Miracle Network as its “primary charity partner” and has begun developing a year-round fundraising campaign to support the nonprofit organization. Michael Wynn, president of Sunshine Ace, made the declaration Thursday during a Lee Health event announcing that Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida has joined Children’s Miracle Network. Donations [...]

Educational organic gardening classes Jan. 16 and 30 at Shangri-La Springs

2019-12-11T09:25:48-05:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

  Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, is offering organic gardening classes Thursdays, Jan. 16 and Jan. 30, 2020 from 4 to 5 p.m. The one-hour hands-on outdoor class will be led by Cecelia Morales, organic garden manager, with topics on vegetables, leafy greens and herbs, perfect for Spring gardens as well [...]

Shell Point’s 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series to offer four free educational seminars

2019-12-10T11:43:12-05:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community has announced the roster for its fifth annual 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series, a free community speaker series beginning in January, designed to share updates on the latest advances in medical research and health care practice. Free and open to the public, this educational series will feature prominent local and [...]

Lee Health Foundation honors Dr. Steve Machiz with Humanitarian Award

2019-12-09T11:43:43-05:00December 9th, 2019|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

  Lee Health Foundation has awarded the Frank Haskell Humanitarian Award to Dr. Steve Machiz for his incredible leadership in establishing SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., a nonprofit most known for its annual Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Machiz established the nonprofit in 2008, and one year later, SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. pledged $10 million [...]

Winterfest coming to Fort Myers Brewing Company Dec. 28

2019-12-05T12:23:27-05:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Winter is coming... well, Winterfest at least. Fort Myers Brewing Company has announced its popular winter celebration, an annual family- and pup-friendly event that includes specialty craft beers, local food truck favorites and live entertainment all day long. Winterfest will be held from noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28 at Fort Myers Brewing [...]

RESCHEDULED Nov. 4, 2020: Tickets and sponsorships available for lunch with CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta March 24, 2020

2020-03-17T10:10:53-04:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

PLEASE NOTE: The event has been rescheduled to Nov. 4, 2020 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples. Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida is hosting an exclusive lunch with neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The multiple Emmy award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN and renowned speaker will share his knowledge, insight and perspective during the March 24 [...]

Charity for Change’s fundraiser raises $177,425 for important children’s programs

2019-12-04T14:41:37-05:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Charity for Change’s Enchantment in the Rainforest gala with a theme “planting seeds of humanity” raised $177,425 Nov. 16 at Quail West Golf & Country Club to support more than 5,000 students throughout Collier County who participate in Charity for Change’s after-school, summer school, preschool and in-school programs. Attendees enjoyed a cocktail hour with a [...]

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes ‘Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute’ Jan. 16

2019-12-04T12:46:37-05:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Performing Arts program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by “Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute,” taking place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets [...]

Earn to Learn FL announces BNY Mellon Wealth Management as key sponsor for Mentors of IMPACT gala

2019-12-04T10:40:35-05:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

BNY Mellon Wealth Management has pledged its support for college students in Florida by sponsoring Earn to Learn FL’s 2020 Mentors of IMPACT recognition event on Feb. 19. Earn to Learn FL is a matched-savings program that offers personalized financial capability training and success coaching to students across Florida, with an ultimate goal of having [...]

‘Mighty Mussels’ baseball team to debut in Fort Myers

2019-12-03T13:12:28-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , |

Southwest Florida: get ready to flex your mussels! The Fort Myers Miracle baseball team is changing its name to the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels, effective today. Andrew Kaufmann, CEO and owner of Zawyer Sports, which owns the team, announced the name change Tuesday during a VIP event at Hammond Stadium attended by elected officials, community [...]

Cypress Pharmacy to host Seminar Saturday Dec. 14 on natural immune system boosters for flu season

2019-12-03T11:34:11-05:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Cypress Pharmacy will host its monthly Seminar Saturday Dec. 14 with a discussion by Natural Health Consultant Dr. Stan Headley on “Boosting Your Immune System Against the Flu with CBD.” Seating at the popular free public seminars is limited, and available seats fill up quickly. The seminar will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. [...]

Stevens Construction completes CaliBurger and Marlins Brewhouse: Local Craft Beer & Daiquiri Bar

2019-12-02T13:00:12-05:00December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed the build-out of CaliBurger and Marlins Brewhouse, announced Dan Adams, vice president/principal, Stevens Construction, Inc. Located within the University Village Shops at 19800 Village Center Drive in Fort Myers, CaliBurger launches in Florida with its first location south of Washington D.C. The California-based, fast-casual burger chain features a menu of 100% [...]

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