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Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic raises more than $76K for the Integrative Medicine Program at the Regional Cancer Center

2020-02-28T12:19:51-05:00February 28th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Minnesota Twins players, coaches and alumni joined baseball fans and business sponsors Feb. 13 at the 22nd annual Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic at The Club at Gateway to raise $76,000 for the Integrative Medicine Program at the Regional Cancer Center. The event included golf with Minnesota Twins players, lunch, on-course refreshments, and hole-in-one prizes. [...]

POSTPONED Bridging The Gap Physical Therapy announces grand opening in Bonita Springs

2020-03-19T13:33:31-04:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Bridging The Gap Physical Therapy will celebrate its grand opening from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26. Patients, physicians and community members are invited to attend the celebration, where they can enjoy light refreshments, tour the clinic and meet the staff. “At Bridging The Gap, we teach active people how to stay fit, [...]

Earn to Learn FL raises more than $135,000 at Mentors of IMPACT gala

2020-02-27T15:08:02-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Earn to Learn FL raised over $135,000 through its Mentors of IMPACT gala to help additional Florida students pursue a brighter future through a college education. Mentors of IMPACT, held Feb. 19 at The Club at Mediterra, recognized the achievements of eight individuals who have inspired others in the community through mentoring: Joe Catti (FineMark [...]

Guadalupe Center dedicates NCEF Infant/Toddler Wing to honor partnership with Naples Children & Education Foundation

2020-02-27T11:27:24-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center recognized its longstanding support from the Naples Children & Education Foundation on Feb. 20 by dedicating a wing of its main campus in Immokalee in honor of the philanthropic organization. The NCEF Infant/Toddler Wing is one of two wings at the Morgridge Family Early Childhood Education Campus, which serves up to 270 children [...]

Case study: measuring results of a successful PR campaign

2020-02-25T13:22:12-05:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Blogging|

A successful public relations campaign increases awareness within the community. That, in turn, can drive sales, attendance, donations and website traffic. Always include a component to measure success – however that is defined – in any type of marketing campaign. Impressions, site visits and online sales demonstrate the success of digital marketing campaigns. Redemptions of [...]

Things to do: client events in March

2020-02-25T08:57:15-05:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

Featured Event Feb. 27-March 1: Fort Myers Brewing Company’s seventh anniversary celebration features more than 50 specialty craft beers, 12 food trucks, seven performers and a friendly-but-competitive Beer Mile. The brewery will debut its special Anniversary IPA, a tropical IPA brewed with mandarina bavaria, mosaic and vic secret hops. LINK: Anniversary Party Additional special events [...]

Guadalupe Center announces campaign to expand ‘life-changing’ programs for Immokalee students

2020-02-24T12:02:22-05:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced a capital and operational campaign to provide more students in Immokalee with opportunities to use education as a springboard to a brighter future. “Guadalupe Center: 2020 & Beyond” is raising money to construct new educational centers, hire additional staff and expand academic programs. The announcement was made during a ribbon-cutting ceremony [...]

Naples Center for Functional Medicine hires hormone scholar, nutritionist Dr. Lindsey Berkson

2020-02-21T10:49:54-05:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Naples Center for Functional Medicine has added Dr. Lindsey Berkson to its team of experienced physicians, bringing another perspective to the growing practice. Berkson’s specialty is evaluating the relationship between hormones, nutrition and digestion, creating an individualized health care plan that optimizes patients’ overall health, wellness and lifestyle. One of Berkson’s areas of expertise is [...]

Meet South African Wildlife Sculptor Mopho Gonde Feb. 29 at Native Visions Galleries in Naples

2020-02-21T10:22:05-05:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Native Visions Galleries of Naples hosts world-renowned African wood sculptor Mopho Gonde on Friday, Feb. 28 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 29 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 737 5th Ave. S. in Naples. A primarily self-taught artist, Gonde carves amazingly realistic sculptures of Africa’s wild animals in the unique medium of leadwood, a hard, [...]

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s biggest community event of the year

2020-02-21T09:14:08-05:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with a community event packed with live animal shows, food vendors and exhibitors Saturday, April 18. The Earth Day Festival includes educational programs and interactive shows led by Conservancy staff and volunteers, as well as a “Super Science Show” with Glen Beitmen, aka [...]

Shangri-La Springs to host Art & Soul Night Wednesday, March 11

2020-02-20T17:22:01-05:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs will host the fourth of five Art & Soul Nights on March 11 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. featuring live music, an artisan market, community classes, mini spa treatments, delicious farm to table food at Harvest & Wisdom and free valet parking. The fourth of the popular free monthly events on March 11 [...]

St. Patrick’s Day dining specials, live music March 17 at Matanzas on the Bay

2020-02-20T14:01:23-05:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with festive dining and drink specials on Tuesday, March 17, accompanied by scenic waterfront views and live entertainment in the evening. Starting at 11 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, Matanzas on the Bay will offer a buffet-style dining experience, featuring Chef Dave [...]

Tickets, sponsorships available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2020-02-19T11:33:10-05:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sarah Owen, William T. Prather to be inducted into Business Hall of Fame Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County, which will induct Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and William T. Prather, owner and executive producer of [...]

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes ragtime pianist Peter Bergin March 25

2020-02-18T09:48:43-05:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community concludes the Concerts & Conversations program of its 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series with a performance by ragtime pianist Peter Bergin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25 at the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point, 14441 Woodsong Lane in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida appoints Yadira Lorenzo as director of The Children’s Garden in Labelle

2020-02-17T17:17:38-05:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida has appointed Yadira Lorenzo as director for The Children’s Garden, a high-quality early learning center in Labelle. Lorenzo has worked in early childhood education since 2009, including the last nine years with Child Care of Southwest Florida as a HeadStart teacher at Harlem Academy Child Care Center in Clewiston and [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida names Nick and Linda Penniman 2020 Eagle Award recipients

2020-02-17T17:00:41-05:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has bestowed its highest honor, the Eagle Award, on Nick and Linda Penniman, long-time supporters of the environment and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida at the annual meeting. The award was presented at the annual meeting Jan. 16 of the Conservancy’s members by Van Williams, president of the Conservancy’s board [...]

Norman Love Confections hires Mathias Boirie as Executive Pastry Chef

2020-02-17T09:27:06-05:00February 17th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Norman Love Confections has hired seasoned professional French pastry chef Mathias Boirie as Executive Pastry Chef for the company. Boirie brings more than 15 years of experience in the pastry industry, including at Michelin-starred restaurants in France. After he completed his training in pastry-making in 2004 in France, Boirie worked with Michelin-starred chefs Mathias Dandine [...]

Naples Center for Functional Medicine to offer free seminar outlining health benefits of CBD, medical marijuana

2020-02-21T11:44:20-05:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Naples Center for Functional Medicine will host a complimentary, physician-led seminar on March 18 examining the extensive list of conditions that can be treated naturally by CBD and medical marijuana. “Going Green: The Health Benefits of CBD and Medical Cannabis” will explore the growing use of CBD oil and medical marijuana in providing natural solutions [...]

Charity for Change receives a $15,000 grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation

2020-02-13T12:26:14-05:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Southwest Florida Community Foundation has approved a $15,000 grant for Charity for Change to add and update curriculum content, update its website and develop new evaluation materials for its 11-year-old Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) educational programs. The grant will allow Charity for Change to: Hire a consultant to create new SEL content to augment existing [...]

Cypress Pharmacy’s March 14 Seminar Saturday to discuss tips for nutritional supplements, CBD oil

2020-02-13T09:49:35-05:00February 13th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Cypress Pharmacy will host its monthly Seminar Saturday on March 14 with a discussion by Natural Health Consultant Dr. Stan Headley on “how to know which nutritional supplement or CBD oil is right for you.” Seating at the popular free public seminars is limited, and available seats fill up quickly. The seminar will be held [...]

Shell Point presents 2020 Two-Dimensional Art Show and Sale March 20-21

2020-02-12T10:50:38-05:00February 12th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community invites the public to join its 2020 Two-Dimensional Art Show and Sale, taking place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21 at Coastal Commons in Coastal Links at Shell Point. Hosted by creative Shell Point residents, this year’s show will feature talented artists and [...]

Tickets on sale for Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s 2020 Grande Dames Tea

2020-02-11T15:18:41-05:00February 11th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

March 10 event to recognize Marie Ackord, Marilyn Stout, Barbara Watt-Biggs Tickets are now available for Pace Center for Girls, Lee County’s 2020 Grande Dames Tea celebration on March 10, which will honor three local women, Marie Ackord, Marilyn Stout and Barbara Watt-Biggs, for their roles in business, community and philanthropy. Admission is $60 per person [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces auction lots up for bid at 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2020-02-10T16:10:28-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

A stay on a private island in Belize, an unforgettable tour through Sonoma Wine Country, a Texan ranch retreat... These are just a few of the 38 phenomenal offerings that will be up for bid during the Live Auction of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Hyatt [...]

Creighton Construction & Development building MD Now urgent care center in Fort Myers

2020-02-10T16:06:32-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has launched construction on a new MD Now urgent care center in Fort Myers. Located at 15165 McGregor Blvd., the project includes the construction and remodel of an existing 3,800-square-foot former bank building into an urgent care facility. MD Now offers a comprehensive lineup of physician-led health care services with an [...]

Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon raises more than $75,000 to support lifesaving pediatric cancer treatments in Southwest Florida

2020-02-10T09:50:07-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The 18th annual Mel’s Diner Helping Kids with Cancer Radiothon raised more than $75,000 on Jan. 24 from the Southwest Florida community, money that will fund lifesaving cancer treatments for children at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The Radiothon, broadcast live by Cat Country 107.1 from Mel’s Diner in Cape Coral, generates support for [...]

2020 date announced for Shine, a benefit for Hope Hospice

2020-02-10T09:33:45-05:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Hope Healthcare announces the second annual Shine benefit for Hope Hospice will take place Friday, Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. at the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. State Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto and attorney Jenna Persons will return to serve as co-chairs for the elegant event featuring riverside cocktails, dining, entertainment and [...]

Space remains for Greater Fort Myers Chamber’s Twins & Pinz bowling fundraiser on Feb. 16

2020-02-10T15:50:21-05:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Registration is still available for the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s annual Twins & Pinz bowling fundraiser on Feb. 16, offering opportunities to bowl a strike alongside players and representatives of the Minnesota Twins. Proceeds from the event benefit the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which supports the Chamber’s efforts to enhance [...]

Habitat for Humanity to build ‘Strong and Thriving’ community in Heritage Heights

2020-03-24T09:28:14-04:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties broke ground Feb. 7 on a new neighborhood that will empower 150 local families to build strength and stability through affordable homeownership. Heritage Heights, adjacent to the Kelly Road Soccer Complex between Gladiolus Drive and Summerlin Road in Fort Myers, will be a strong and thriving community [...]

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes FGCU Wind Orchestra March 19

2020-02-10T16:01:22-05:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series announces the final concert in its Performing Arts program with a performance by the Florida Gulf Coast University Wind Orchestra at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to host eighth annual ‘Breaking Par at Grandezza’ Gala & Golf Tournament on March 19-20

2020-02-10T16:04:39-05:00February 6th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Registration and sponsorships now available for two-day charity event Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for the eighth annual “Breaking Par at Grandezza” Gala Dinner & Golf Tournament to benefit Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida and its flagship program, the CEO Academy at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The two-day event will be held [...]

‘Micro Art, Mega Heart’ event set March 30

2020-02-05T15:06:46-05:00February 5th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Micro Art, Mega Heart, an evening with Dr. Willard Wigan, MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire), internationally renowned micro-sculptor, is planned Monday, March 30 to benefit Charity for Change. A VIP reception with the artist will be at 4:30 p.m., with a general admission reception at 5 p.m., followed by presentation at [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. reveals hosts of 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinners

2020-02-10T15:57:30-05:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced the hosts of the 2020 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Chef Vintner Dinners, taking place Friday, Feb. 21 at luxury venues throughout Southwest Florida. The two-day Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest kicks off with Chef Vintner Dinners on Friday, Feb. 21. Intimate, uniquely themed dining experiences will [...]

Cypress Pharmacy to offer small group classes for health and wellness

2020-02-04T14:41:53-05:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Cypress Pharmacy’s wellness program will offer small group classes for focused wellness topics including detoxification, weight loss, diabetes management, heart health, smoking cessation and more. The classes will allow Cypress Pharmacy’s natural health consultant Dr. Stan Headley to explore topics more deeply with participants than he can in the popular monthly Seminar Saturday lectures. The [...]

Stevens Construction completes BIG ARTS

2020-02-10T15:43:31-05:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed construction of a new, two-story complex for BIG ARTS located at 900 Dunlop Road on Sanibel Island, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction provided construction management services for a new 27,000-square-foot facility, which houses a 3,800-square-foot performing arts center with a 414-seat theater. The first floor features a spacious lobby, [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company to celebrate seventh anniversary with Feb. 27 – March 1 Anniversary Party

2020-02-10T15:39:50-05:00February 4th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a four-day family-friendly festival featuring more than 50 specialty craft beers, 12 local food trucks, seven performers and a friendly-but-competitive beer mile. Fort Myers Brewing’s Anniversary Party will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Sunday, March 1 at Fort Myers Brewing Company, 12811 Commerce Lakes [...]

Five fishing captains to share tips, insight at ‘Reel in the Sunshine’ on Feb. 8

2020-02-10T15:32:14-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Five experienced fishing captains will lead seminars and share their knowledge of local waterways at Sunshine Ace Hardware’s 5th Annual Reel in the Sunshine fishing expo on Feb. 8 in Bonita Springs. In addition to the expert-led seminars, Reel in the Sunshine also will feature vendor-led product demonstrations, food samples, giveaways, and exclusive offers and [...]

Shell Point’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series welcomes The Queen’s Cartoonists March 5

2020-02-03T14:19:29-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community’s 2019-2020 Fine and Performing Arts Series continues its Performing Arts program with a performance by The Queen’s Cartoonists at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at The Village Church auditorium on The Island at Shell Point, 15100 Shell Point Blvd. in Fort Myers. Tickets for this event cost $40 and can [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises $10,776 at ‘Fashion to a Tea’

2020-02-10T15:54:15-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $10,776 at “Fashion to a Tea,” an elegant high tea luncheon that raised awareness and support for programs assisting foster children in Charlotte County. Fashion to a Tea included lunch, a silent auction, fun surprises and a spirited fashion show with models showcasing the chic, trendy styles [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names Sarah Owen, William T. Prather to 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2020-02-19T11:31:27-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and William T. Prather, owner and executive producer of Broadway Palm, will be inducted into the 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. The prestigious award recognizes Owen and Prather as outstanding entrepreneurs who [...]

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