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Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center remains closed

2020-03-31T15:28:10-04:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Nature Center remains closed to the public and all events are postponed until further notice based on recent guidance from government and health officials to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Conservancy staff will continue to treat injured, sick and orphaned animals in its care at the von [...]

Stevens Construction promotes Michael Waskiewicz to division manager

2020-04-06T16:56:57-04:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Michael Waskiewicz has been promoted to division manager of the Orlando office, announced Troy Hernly, vice president of central Florida. A Stevens Construction team member since 2017, Waskiewicz previously served as project manager, successfully completing a diverse portfolio of health care and commercial projects including BIG ARTS, Performance Surgery Center, Marlins Brewhouse, Estero United Methodist [...]

Crave Culinaire by Chef Brian Roland launches Crave Pantry and Partners with Norman Love Confections to Help Safely Provide Meals to Families in Southwest Florida

2020-03-27T16:30:48-04:00March 27th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Upscale caterer, Crave Culinaire, has announced that it has partnered with local farmers and distributors, including award-winning chocolatier, Norman Love Confections, to launch Crave Pantry, which will help provide a wide variety of food and household items to families available for pick-up or delivery. This service will launch this weekend, March 28-29, 2020. They have [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware erects safety shields to protect customers, associates

2020-03-26T17:12:28-04:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware has responded to a heightened awareness of social distancing and safety precautions by installing safety shields around registers at all of its locations along Florida’s west coast. One of Sunshine Ace Hardware’s core values is “Create Solutions Through Imagination.” The company used this opportunity to challenge store managers and their teams to [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida continues sea turtle research, protection with release of ‘NIN’ into Gulf of Mexico

2020-03-26T10:24:55-04:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida released its loggerhead sea turtle ambassador, NIN, into the Gulf of Mexico as it continues groundbreaking research into the endangered species. NIN was part of a Sea Turtle Sex Determination Study by Jeanette Wyneken, a professor of biological sciences at Florida Atlantic University who is analyzing the impact of nesting [...]

Business as (Un)usual: Greater Fort Myers Chamber launches resource website for businesses impacted by COVID-19

2020-03-25T17:03:08-04:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce has launched a new website at Resource.FortMyers.org, offering resources that will support the local business community in its response to the coronavirus, or COVID-19. Offering unprecedented business resources for unprecedented times, the Chamber’s “Business as (Un)usual” website serves as a hub for information and latest updates spanning the [...]

Norman Love Confections offers Love-to-Go delivery

2020-03-26T15:54:35-04:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Norman Love Confections is offering Love-to-Go, a new at-your-door delivery, so that customers do not need to leave the house to enjoy delicious award-winning chocolates, artisan gelato, cookies, pastries and more. For Love-to-Go delivery, click here to view the menu then call 239-561-7215 to place an order. Orders placed by noon will be delivered same [...]

Habitat for Humanity transitions information meetings to webinar format

2020-03-23T12:53:05-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has transitioned its Habitat Homebuyer Information Meetings to a webinar format as the nonprofit follows federal guidelines to help control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Habitat Homebuyer Information Meetings offer an overview of the program, the application process, financial and volunteer requirements, how homebuyers are selected and [...]

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties to close ReStores, suspend volunteer activities

2020-03-20T18:46:01-04:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is taking proactive measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by suspending all volunteer activities while also closing its four Habitat ReStores. Administrative offices in North Fort Myers also have been closed. Habitat’s ReStores in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, South Fort Myers and North Fort [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company launches Spyk’d Hard Seltzer

2020-03-20T15:16:18-04:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company has launched the area’s first line of locally crafted spiked seltzer beverages, Spyk’d Hard Seltzer. Cool, refreshing and freshly made, the new spiked seltzer is brewed naturally gluten free with all-natural flavorings, fermented just like Fort Myers Brewing’s other popular craft brews. The spiked beverage contains 5.0% alcohol with 90 calories, [...]

Norman Love Confections releases Eggsquisite 2020 Easter Collection

2020-03-20T10:42:56-04:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Norman Love Confections’ classic Easter chocolates are the most Eqqsquisite collection to elevate your Easter basket. Norman Love Confections is introducing its limited-edition 2020 Easter Collection featuring 10 rich egg crèmes in white, dark and milk chocolate. In addition to fruity favorites strawberry, raspberry, lemon and orange, the collection’s delicacies include vanilla, coffee, coconut, caramel, [...]

Norman Love Confections offers curbside delivery

2020-03-19T14:12:12-04:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections is taking high-quality service to a whole new level, offering curbside pickup as an option for customers who wish to enjoy award-winning chocolates, desserts, gelato, breakfast pastries, coffees and more. To order, follow three easy steps: contact the store nearest you, place your order, then call the store when you arrive for [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida appoints Leslie Frécon to its Board of Directors

2020-03-19T09:53:59-04:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida added Leslie Frécon to the board of directors. Frécon is a managing partner and chief executive officer at LFE Capital. Prior to founding LFE Capital, she was senior vice president, corporate finance, for General Mills, a global consumer foods company. In that position she was responsible for the treasury, corporate [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida collects six ADDY awards for outstanding print, digital campaigns

2020-03-18T11:39:54-04:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The American Advertising Federation again has honored the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for its excellence in advertising and marketing for both print and digital campaigns. The Conservancy received six ADDY Awards through AdFed’s Southwest Florida region, which covers agencies, organizations and businesses in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties. The ADDY Awards are the [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company now offering curbside pickup

2020-03-18T11:29:22-04:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company is now offering curbside pickup as an option for customers who wish to enjoy the brewery’s award-winning craft brews. “The safety of our customers and community is our top priority, and we have been closely monitoring the latest recommendations from the CDC and considering best ways to serve our loyal customers [...]

Immokalee students explore SWFL’s coastal habitat through Guadalupe Center’s annual Buddy Day

2020-03-18T09:06:27-04:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

More than 125 second-graders from Immokalee paired up with volunteers to explore Southwest Florida’s unique coastal habitat in a fun-filled field trip to Marco Island. Guadalupe Center’s 28th annual Buddy Day was held Feb. 17 at Hideaway Beach on Marco Island, where students rotated through interactive learning stations, crafts and outdoor games led by the [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida closes Nature Center through March 30

2020-03-17T14:34:31-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has closed its Nature Center to the public through March 30 based on recent guidance from government and health officials to help prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, all public events scheduled at the Conservancy through April 30, including the Earth Day celebration on April 18, have been canceled [...]

Volunteers of America opens The Preserve

2020-04-06T17:04:53-04:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Volunteers of America, the non-profit parent organization of Cape Coral’s Gulf Coast Village, has opened The Preserve, a three-story, 118,000-square-foot skilled nursing and assisted living community at the new Hope Preserve Campus in south Fort Myers. Located at 14750 Hope Center Loop, at the corner of Six Mile Cypress Parkway and Plantation Road, The Preserve [...]

Growing Climate Solutions convenes Leadership Circle to begin developing solutions for Southwest Florida’s changing climate

2020-03-12T13:52:27-04:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

An influential group of leaders from across Southwest Florida has begun outlining action steps as the region addresses the impacts of its changing climate. Growing Climate Solutions – Path to Positive Southwest Florida convened an initial meeting of its Leadership Circle on March 10 in Naples, where nearly 60 thought leaders representing the fields of [...]

Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center brings deaf awareness to area businesses with free lunch & learn programs

2020-03-11T17:03:51-04:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sally J. Pimentel Deaf & Hard of Hearing Center (DHHC) is helping Lee County businesses enhance communication with the deaf and hard of hearing community by offering free lunch and learn programs on Deaf Awareness and American Sign Language. A $5,000 grant from the Southwest Florida Community Foundation launched “Sign the City,” a program to [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation announces 2020 March Madness Bracket Challenge

2020-03-11T14:34:53-04:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, is hosting its third annual March Madness Bracket Challenge to support programs that assist abused, neglected and abandoned children in Southwest Florida. For a $25 minimum donation per bracket, entrants can make their picks online for the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament prior to tipoff of the [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company earns 2 gold medals at 2020 Best Florida Beer Professional Championship

2020-03-11T10:57:53-04:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company won a pair of gold medals at the 2020 Best Florida Beer Professional Championship, a sanctioned competition for the state’s top brewers that helps promote the art of beer-making and the craft beer industry. The brewery’s popular “Fort Myers Wheat,” one of its seven flagship beers, won top honors in the [...]

Stevens Construction completes five-story assisted living renovation and memory care addition within Village On The Isle

2020-04-06T16:52:05-04:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed a renovation of The Lofts, a five-story, 80,000-square-foot assisted living and memory care building within Village On The Isle, a not-for-profit life plan community, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 930 Tamiami Trail South in Venice, The Lofts were completely renovated floor-by-floor to provide as minimal disruption as possible to [...]

Kitchen Social brings Luck of the Irish with St. Patrick’s Day-themed cooking class March 17

2020-03-10T09:26:44-04:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Foodies will be feeling lucky with a “Luck of the Irish”-themed cooking class held this St. Patrick’s Day at Kitchen Social in Fort Myers. Taking place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, the St. Patrick’s Day class offers 2-3 hours of hands-on cooking, led by an expert culinary instructor. An engaging setting for a [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida files suit challenging Collier County’s approval of Rivergrass Village in eastern Collier County

2020-04-06T16:44:39-04:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Proposed development is unlawful, burdens taxpayers and negatively impacts panther habitat and quality of life The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has filed a lawsuit against Collier County in response to the Collier County Board of County Commissioners’ approval of the development of Rivergrass Village within the County’s Rural Lands Stewardship Area (RLSA) in eastern Collier [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation’s ‘Jazz on the Harbor’ set for April 4 in Port Charlotte

2020-03-06T15:33:41-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, will host its second annual Jazz on the Harbor event on Saturday, April 4 to help meet a goal of providing one volunteer advocate for every youth in the child welfare system. Held on the banks of beautiful Charlotte Harbor, Jazz on the Harbor is a music, culinary [...]

$1.6 million raised at Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Magic Under the Mangroves

2020-03-06T15:11:25-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida raised $1.6 million at its 16th annual Magic Under the Mangroves gala with a record attendance of 510 supporters. Held March 5 at the Conservancy Nature Center, the theme of “It’s on! Time to Make the Magic Happen” celebrated nature at night. “While the Conservancy of Southwest Florida has been [...]

Shell Point offers hospitality scholarship for local teens

2020-03-06T11:49:45-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community, located in Fort Myers just east of Sanibel Island, is offering a new scholarship opportunity for local high school students who have an interest in the hospitality industry. Initiated by Shell Point’s Human Resources department, this new program will offer paid, part-time positions in one of the community’s three assisted living [...]

Kids’ Minds Matter raises record $2.8 million for pediatric mental health initiatives

2020-03-06T11:38:36-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Kids’ Minds Matter’s fourth annual Secret Garden Gala raised a record $2.8 million for pediatric mental and behavioral health services in Southwest Florida on March 4. Since its founding in 2016, Kids’ Minds Matter has raised approximately $10 million to support its mission to increase access to care to ensure children receive the right care [...]

Hand-painted chocolate Easter eggs to classic American Pies: Norman Love Confections announces 2020 lineup of cooking classes

2020-03-06T11:30:21-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Norman Love and his award-winning team of pastry chefs at Norman Love Confections will share baking and cooking tips during an upcoming series of fun, interactive cooking classes. “Cooking with Love” consists of 14 hands-on cooking classes in which participants will learn how to bake classic pies, pastries, cookies, cakes, chocolate confections and more. New [...]

Bell Tower hosting pre-St. Patrick’s Day ‘Mall Crawl for All’ on March 14

2020-03-06T07:59:33-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Bell Tower’s annual Mall Crawl for All on March 14 has expanded to include a first-of-its-kind interactive challenge in which participants can compete for valuable prizes and gift cards for Bell Tower merchants. Participants in the family-friendly event will be asked to complete a series of interactive, fun challenges and tasks at various stations throughout [...]

Tickets remain for Guardian ad Litem Foundation’s inaugural ‘Voices of Hope Gala’ on March 28

2020-03-04T15:20:09-05:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

A limited number of tickets remain for the Voices of Hope Gala, an inaugural fundraising event on March 28 that will support Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit. The Voices of Hope Gala is the Foundation’s first major fundraiser and will feature dinner, entertainment and a live auction. Guardian ad Litem volunteer advocates also [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware launching ‘Round Up for the Kids’ campaign supporting Children’s Miracle Network, Golisano Children’s Hospital

2020-03-03T10:05:16-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is launching its “Round Up for the Kids” charitable campaign to help raise money for Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida through the Children’s Miracle Network. From March 16 through April 30, customers at any of Sunshine Ace Hardware’s nine locations along Florida’s Gulf Coast can round up their purchases at the [...]

Guadalupe Resale Shop to host Fashion Show on March 15 to benefit education programs at Guadalupe Center

2020-03-03T08:29:03-05:00March 3rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guadalupe Resale Shop, long known as a destination for both fashion- and budget-conscious shoppers, will host a Fashion Show and Private Sale Event on March 15 to reveal the latest trends and styles while generating support for educational programs at Guadalupe Center. Models will be sporting new designer and name-brand fashions that will be available [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware to host Big Green EGGFest on April 4 in Bonita Springs

2020-03-02T09:11:44-05:00March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The 3rd annual Sunshine Ace Hardware Big Green EGGFest will bring barbecue-lovers and chefs to Bonita Springs on April 4 as a new EGGhead Grill Master is crowned. EGGFest is a family-friendly celebration of barbecue and the art of grilling on Big Green Egg Grills, and features live music, grilling demonstrations, all-you-can-eat samplings, craft beer [...]

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