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Creighton Construction & Development completes 7-Eleven in Fort Myers

2020-01-30T13:20:34-05:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

New projects underway in Florida, Texas Creighton Construction & Development has announced its latest round of project completions and starts in Florida and Texas. Creighton has completed the ground-up construction of a 3,000-square-foot 7-Eleven with 12 fueling positions at 6715 Winkler Ave. in Fort Myers. Creighton’s team for the project was led by Lauren Evans, [...]

Norman Love Confections date nights offers a sweet way to spend Valentine’s Day with the one you love

2020-01-30T11:43:57-05:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Norman Love Confections is offering a lovely way to spend the most romantic time of the year with three days of Valentine’s Day date night indulgences. The esteemed chocolatier offers date nights, allowing couples to partake in an elegant tasting menu of sweet and savory offerings, wine, and of course signature dessert creations before, during [...]

Aubuchon Team of Companies presents $12,500 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2020-01-30T10:21:32-05:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has received a $12,500 donation from Aubuchon Team of Companies. Funds will support Builders Care in its mission to provide emergency construction services at no cost to needy and deserving elderly and/or disabled homeowners, and their families, who cannot obtain [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names Paul Hobbs as 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Honored Signature Vintner

2020-01-30T09:35:23-05:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has named Paul Hobbs of Paul Hobbs Winery as the Honored Signature Vintner of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Regarded as an international visionary for his accomplishments in the vineyard and winery, Hobbs couples his childhood roots on the family farm with an innovative scientific approach to refine [...]

Client headlines: Creighton Construction, Lee Health Foundation and more

2020-01-30T09:40:59-05:00January 30th, 2020|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 January, Priority Marketing was honored to donate event management and public relations services to help Dan Creighton, CEO of [...]

Things to do: client events in February

2020-01-30T12:26:35-05:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

Featured Events With Valentine’s Day approaching, a few of Priority Marketing’s clients have announced special offers and ideas to impress your loved ones: Norman Love Confections (Feb. 13-15): Treat your Valentine to Date Night with a choice of wine, a charcuterie and cheese board, quiche, pastries, chocolate-dipped strawberries and a Valentine’s Day Collection Gift Box. [...]

The Spa at Shangri-La Springs offers VOYA organic seaweed products and treatments

2020-01-28T14:59:53-05:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Spa at Shangri-La Springs, located in downtown Bonita Springs, now offers certified wild organic, hand-harvested seaweed-based VOYA spa services and products, inspired by the 300-year-old Irish tradition of seaweed bathing. VOYA products contain a minimum of 70% organic ingredients, certified by both the Irish Soil Association and the Irish Organic Farmers and Growers Association, [...]

Stevens Construction begins PopStroke

2020-01-28T14:57:55-05:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Golf Concept with putting courses by TGR Design is coming to Fort Myers Stevens Construction has started construction of PopStroke, a technology-infused golf concept merging putting courses designed by TGR Design with food and beverages, announced Mark Stevens, president, Stevens Construction, Inc. Located at 5551 Six Mile Commercial Court, PopStroke launches in Southwest Florida with [...]

Fort Myers attorney J. Jeffrey Rice retires as NFL referee

2020-01-27T17:47:34-05:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Fort Myers attorney J. Jeffrey Rice, who has been moonlighting as an NFL referee for 25 years, hung up his whistle for the final time after Sunday’s Pro Bowl. Rice, a former managing partner of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A., retired as a game umpire after calling Sunday’s Pro Bowl at Camping World [...]

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County announces date, honorees for 2020 Grande Dames Tea

2020-02-11T14:52:54-05:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

March 10 event to recognize Marie Ackord, Marilyn Stout, Barbara Watt-Biggs Pace Center for Girls, Lee County has announced its 2020 Grande Dames Tea, which will honor three local women, Marie Ackord, Marilyn Stout and Barbara Watt-Biggs, for their roles in business, community and philanthropy. The three honorees will be recognized at Pace’s annual Grande [...]

Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic Feb. 13 to raise money for the Integrative Medicine Program at the Regional Cancer Center

2020-01-27T09:37:02-05:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Minnesota Twins players, coaches and alumni will join baseball fans and business sponsors Feb. 13 at the 22nd annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic to raise support for the Integrative Medicine Program at the Regional Cancer Center. This annual event includes golf with a Minnesota Twins player or personnel, lunch before the 1 p.m. shotgun [...]

Naples Center for Functional Medicine to host Feb. 5 seminar on Natural Strategies for Neurological Problems

2020-01-27T09:23:50-05:00January 27th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Carol L. Roberts, medical director at Naples Center for Functional Medicine, will lead a complimentary lecture on Feb. 5 offering insight into how holistic medicine helps to optimize brain health. Natural Strategies for Neurological Problems will cover non-traditional and natural treatments, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, for neurological conditions like migraines, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and [...]

Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center receives grant for program to bring deaf awareness to area businesses

2020-01-23T13:51:03-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC) received a $5,000 grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation for “Sign the City,” a program to provide lunch and learn opportunities to businesses throughout the community. As part of the Community Foundation’s Community Impact Grants, DHHC received funding to bring lunch for 15 to [...]

Women in Business opens nominations for 2020 APEX Awards

2020-01-28T14:53:58-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Nominations for 15th annual event to close April 17 The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business committee is seeking nominations for its 2020 APEX Awards, an annual awards event that recognizes outstanding women in the Greater Fort Myers community who excel in the areas of professionalism, philanthropy and leadership. Nominations for the [...]

Carol Dinardo named chair of 2020 Magic Under the Mangroves gala

2020-01-21T13:56:53-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces Carol Dinardo as the chair for the 2020 Magic Under the Mangroves gala. Vice-Chair is Katrina Lundmark-Kash. The 2020 Magic Under the Mangroves gala is set for Thursday, March 5, 2020 in a tent on the grounds of the Conservancy Nature Center. “This event is where the magic happens,” [...]

Priority Marketing wins 4 international Davey Awards from Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts

2020-01-21T11:04:36-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Priority Marketing has earned four Davey Awards for its outstanding creative design work in developing brand identities for four clients across Southwest Florida. Produced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts, the Davey Awards is an international competition among advertising agencies, digital agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms and public [...]

The Children’s Learning Center accepting registrations at new location in Fort Myers

2020-01-21T10:48:08-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida is accepting student registrations for its newly relocated The Children’s Learning Center in Fort Myers. The Children’s Learning Center, which previously operated on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College, moved in early January to a new location at 37 Barkley Circle. Previous students were granted priority transfers, and Child [...]

Shell Point’s Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series welcomes Julie Johnson on Feb. 4

2020-01-21T09:48:46-05:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community continues its fifth annual 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series on Feb. 4 with a presentation by Julie A. Johnson, Pharm.D., dean and distinguished professor at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Free and open to the public, the presentation, entitled “What Is It and How It Can Improve Healthcare,” [...]

Kitchen Social announces date night cooking classes for Valentine’s Day weekend

2020-01-17T17:35:46-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Spice up Valentine’s Day date night with a hands-on cooking class with your sweetie at Kitchen Social in Fort Myers. A fun night for cooks of all skill levels, Kitchen Social is presenting a series of themed classes for Valentine’s Day weekend with delectable class offerings that include perfectly prepared Italian cuisine, beef wellington, chicken [...]

Norman Love Confections limited edition gourmet chocolate flavors will make your Valentine’s heart dance with joy

2020-01-17T17:18:49-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Chocolates are a time-honored Valentine’s gift, so why not give everyone on your list some Norman Love with Norman Love Confections hand-crafted gourmet chocolates. The 2020 Norman Love Confections’ Valentines Collection features flavors to love: Caramel Passionfruit (milk chocolate – caramel, passionfruit and white chocolate ganache),  Peanut Butter Caramel (milk chocolate – creamy peanut butter [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care’s 11th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew to be held April 5 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers

2020-01-28T14:50:41-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care will host its 11th annual BBQ, Bands & Brew fundraising event on April 5 at Centennial Park in Fort Myers. The annual event features Southwest Florida’s top pit masters competing for the title of “Best BBQ in Town,” as well as live music from local headlining bands, numerous vendors and fun-filled [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care’s 2019 Charity Clay Shoot raises funds for upcoming project

2020-01-17T14:22:58-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care recently hosted its third annual Charity Clay Shoot at the Bermont Shooting Club in Punta Gorda, helping raise impactful funds to support a local family in desperate need of home repairs. During the event, guests raised $15,300 for a special Builders Care project that will provide much-needed home modifications to help [...]

Former Pfizer CEO, Chairman Ian Read to enlighten attendees at Benson Blackburn NextGen Speakers Series event on Feb. 28

2020-01-17T14:03:40-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Ian Read, former CEO and chairman for Pfizer, will share insights and stories from his four decades with the pharmaceutical company during the Benson Blackburn NextGen Speaker Series event on Feb. 28 in Naples. The prestigious NextGen Speaker Series brings together business and community professionals to encourage leadership, mentorship, empowerment and philanthropy. Keynote speakers are [...]

New three-day Hooters Fort Myers Pro Rodeo set for Feb. 21-23

2020-01-21T15:59:47-05:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The eighth annual Hooters Fort Myers Pro Rodeo will be held Feb. 21-23, an expanded three-day format reflecting the rodeo’s growing popularity in Southwest Florida. The professionally choreographed, two-hour premier event will feature bull riding, bronc riding, steer wrestling, roping, barrel racing and more. The rodeo is sanctioned through the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and [...]

Cypress Pharmacy’s Feb. 8 Seminar Saturday to highlight heart health

2020-01-16T11:17:55-05:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

  Cypress Pharmacy will host its monthly Seminar Saturday Feb. 8 with a discussion by Natural Health Consultant Dr. Stan Headley on “Seven Powerful Ways to Strengthen Your Heart Naturally” 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. [...]

Boston Red Sox players, coaches to tee up support for Kids’ Minds Matter in a triple play of fundraising events starting in February

2020-01-16T11:03:41-05:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Boston Red Sox, who have held spring training in Fort Myers since 1993, have again partnered with Lee Health Foundation for the 27th annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Classic event series offering baseball fans the opportunity to meet and mingle with players and personnel. “The millions of dollars we’ve raised over the years through [...]

Valentine’s Day specials, live music on deck at Matanzas on the Bay

2020-01-16T08:16:40-05:00January 16th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay is celebrating Valentine’s Day with dinner specials and live music at its intimate waterfront setting on Fort Myers Beach. On Feb. 14, sweethearts can choose from a 1-pound serving of Alaskan king crab legs, steamed to perfection, split and served with a choice of side for $49, or the baked salmon, [...]

Shell Point’s Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series welcomes Dr. Stephen G. Schwartz on Jan. 21

2020-01-15T12:27:46-05:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community continues its fifth annual 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series on Jan. 21 with a presentation by Dr. Stephen G. Schwartz, medical director at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Free and open to the public, the presentation, entitled “What’s New in Macular Degeneration,” will cover risk factors, genetic predisposition, prevention and treatment [...]

Shangri-La Springs to host Art & Soul Night Wednesday Feb. 12

2020-01-15T11:54:24-05:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs will host the third of five Art & Soul Nights on Feb. 12 from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. featuring live music, an artisan market, free community classes and mini spa treatments, delicious farm to table food at Harvest & Wisdom and free valet parking. The third of the popular free monthly events on [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2019-2020 trustees of Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2020-01-15T17:20:27-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced its 2019-2020 trustees of its Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest: Rachel and Ed Bell, Cheryl and Dave Copham, Brooke and Patrick Denson, Pat and Dave Gibbons, Elaine and Fred Hawkins, Jessica and Ray Higdon, Susan and Jeff Lagarce, Ester and Steve Machiz, Vicki and Richard Pitbladdo, Kelly and [...]

Shangri-La Springs’ organic farm-to-table restaurant Harvest & Wisdom opens for dinner with unique chef’s tasting experience

2020-01-14T12:05:42-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, has added dinner and Happy Hour service Thursday to Saturday at Harvest & Wisdom, the property’s farm-to-table restaurant specializing in fresh, organic cuisine. The restaurant has been open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday since mid-July. The dinner experience offers five-course, seven-course, and full-chef experience tasting menus of seasonal [...]

Pablo Ferreira joins Stevens Construction Inc.

2020-01-15T17:24:20-05:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Pablo Ferreira has joined Stevens Construction as estimator, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Bringing 12 years of construction experience, Ferreira manages the bid process for the Fort Myers office, creating and distributing bid packages while soliciting and qualifying subcontractor proposals. As estimator, Ferreira produces bid scopes, constructability reviews and maintains historical cost data. He also [...]

Shangri-La Springs spa and restaurant offer February and Valentine’s Day specials to love

2020-01-23T14:19:23-05:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs offers specials in February at the Spa at Shangri-La Springs and at the property’s organic restaurant, Harvest & Wisdom. During the month of February, save 10% on any couple’s massage at the spa, including Springs Serenity Couples Massage for 60 or 90 minutes, Warm Muslin Bag [...]

Everglades Coalition calls for ‘All Hands on Deck’ for restoration at annual conference

2020-01-10T16:10:29-05:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Everglades Coalition convenes its 35th annual conference today and Saturday with the theme “All Hands on Deck” for America’s Everglades, highlighting the need for widespread support to advance Everglades restoration and address Florida’s ongoing water crisis. The conference is at the South Seas Island Resort in Captiva Island, a region of Florida that has [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to SizeUp Lee at Jan. 16 luncheon with Lee County EDO

2020-01-10T16:05:43-05:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

  The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon on Jan. 16 will provide business leaders greater insight on an industry analysis tool from the Lee County Economic Development Office (EDO). Guest speaker John Talmage, director of Lee County EDO, will share information about SizeUp Lee, a dynamic benchmarking tool developed by GIS Planning. [...]

Earn to Learn FL welcomes FineMark National Bank as sponsor for Mentors of IMPACT gala

2020-01-08T18:53:45-05:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

FineMark National Bank & Trust is sponsoring Mentors of IMPACT, a Feb. 19 event recognizing the achievements of eight individuals who have inspired others in the community through mentoring. 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 [...]

Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center in Fort Myers receives a $2,500 grant from the Cape Coral Community Foundation

2020-01-07T14:49:28-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC) received a $2,500 grant from the Cape Coral Community Foundation to help support the family ASL classes, which re-start Jan. 14 after a holiday break. To apply for the grant, DHHC created a 45-second video explaining the need for the classes, pointing out that [...]

Golisano Children’s Hospital micro-preemie Ellie O’Neal named 2020 Child Artist

2020-01-07T13:22:45-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities’ 2020 Child Artist, Eleanor “Ellie” O’Neal was born at just 23 weeks gestation, weighing only 1 pound, 3 ounces. A “micro-preemie,” Ellie was born while still inside her amniotic sac, which likely protected her during her unexpected, early arrival. “You picture yourself holding your newborn in the hospital, but it would be [...]

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series presents ‘Stradi-Various’ Jan. 23

2020-01-07T09:50:19-05:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community continues the Southwest Florida Symphony installation of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance of “Stradi-Various” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 at The Village Church on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $25 and can [...]

Italian adventure, Napa trip and Caribbean cruise among auction lots at Guadalupe Center’s ‘Be Flamazing’ gala on Jan. 16

2020-01-06T13:49:25-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced seven exclusive auction lots up for bid at its Jan. 16 fundraising gala, highlighted by a luxurious, fully customizable weeklong trip to Italy. Be Flamazing is a flamingo-themed gala that includes a catered dinner, auction, jump-up and live entertainment, as well as opportunities to meet students whose lives are being impacted [...]

Women in Business to highlight personal safety, active shooter training at Jan. 8 networking event

2020-01-03T13:02:44-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host its January networking meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Zoomers, 17455 Summerlin Road in Fort Myers. This month’s topic will cover personal safety and awareness when in public locations. Attendees of the January Women in Business program [...]

Shell Point’s Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries speaker series welcomes Dr. Gary Small of UCLA on Jan. 14

2020-01-03T12:56:31-05:00January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Free community health care program to address memory and brain health Shell Point Retirement Community kicks off its fifth annual 2020 Medical Breakthroughs & Discoveries series on Jan. 14 with a presentation by Dr. Gary Small, professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles’ (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine. [...]

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