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Community Cooperative adds seven locations to its July mobile food pantry schedule

2020-06-30T11:52:58-04:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Community Cooperative has scheduled 16 mobile food pantries, with seven new pantry locations in July. Before the pandemic, eight mobile pantries were scheduled monthly by Community Cooperative, averaging about 140 households per pantry. Now an average of 250 to 300 households are served at each site, with 425 households the highest. The schedule for new [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida to reopen The Children’s Garden of LaBelle

2020-06-30T11:41:17-04:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

  Child Care of Southwest Florida will reopen a fifth early learning center as The Children’s Garden of Labelle welcomes back students on June 29. The nonprofit organization has reopened its centers in phases after implementing numerous safety procedures to protect the health and well-being of students and staff. The Children’s Garden of [...]

Healthcare Network receives emergency grant from Direct Relief to provide mental health support for essential frontline workers

2020-06-30T11:31:27-04:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Healthcare Network was awarded an emergency grant fund of $50,000 from the medical aid organization Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers. Healthcare Network was among 518 federally qualified health centers to receive funding through Direct Relief’s $25 million COVID-19 Fund for Community Health, which recognizes the profound effects of [...]

Target Roofing opens office in Naples for commercial clients in Collier County

2020-06-30T11:23:39-04:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Target Roofing & Sheet Metal has opened an office in Naples to better serve its growing portfolio of Collier County-based commercial clients, which includes homeowner associations, high-rises, retail centers and schools. The new office, at 2500 Tamiami Trail N. Suite 213 in Naples, features workspaces for Target Roofing’s team as well as conference space suitable [...]

Ace Hardware earns J.D. Power’s highest ranking for customer satisfaction among home improvement stores

2020-06-29T10:31:37-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware and Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware join independently owned Ace Hardware stores nationwide in earning J.D. Power’s highest ranking for customer satisfaction in 2020. Ace Hardware ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Home Improvement Retail Stores” in J.D. Power’s 2020 U.S. Home Improvement Retailer Satisfaction Study. “This recognition from our customers is truly [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber to celebrate board leadership transition on July 9

2020-06-29T09:42:05-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will hold a Board Transition Celebration on July 9 to recognize strong leadership guiding the local business community through challenging times. The Chamber will honor outgoing Chairman Bryan Blackwell, managing partner at Molloy Financial Group, while welcoming incoming Chairman Jim Larkin, general manager at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers [...]

Women in Business offers how-to session on infusing CBD into food, drinks

2020-06-26T14:49:15-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

July’s Women in Business networking event features a virtual cooking tutorial demonstrating how to infuse CBD into food and drinks for an overall healthier lifestyle. CBD experts from Seed & Bean Market in Fort Myers will lead the July 1 program. Participants will learn how CBD can be mixed into food, coffee, mocktails and more. [...]

Pace Center for Girls hosts drive-thru graduation ceremony for Pace class of 2020

2020-06-25T14:48:24-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County recently celebrated the graduation of four Pace students with a socially distanced drive-thru celebration. Pace girls Alax, Chantelle, Shinesha and Sophie were honored during a special ceremony held in early June at Pace Center for Girls in Fort Myers. Pace’s executive director, Meg Geltner, delivered the commencement address and [...]

APEX Awards nomination deadline is July 1

2020-06-25T14:26:42-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The July 1 nomination deadline is approaching for the 2020 APEX Awards, which recognize outstanding women in the Greater Fort Myers community who excel in the areas of professionalism, philanthropy and leadership. Nominees must be current members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, which coordinates the APEX Awards through its Women in Business [...]

Target Roofing wins Champions Award from Carlisle SynTec

2020-06-25T08:46:27-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Target Roofing & Sheet Metal has earned a FleeceBACK Champions Award from Carlisle SynTec Systems, a leading manufacturer of high-quality roofing materials. Champions Award winners represent an elite group of highly skilled contractors who are committed to installing Carlisle’s FleeceBACK line of durable, robust roofing systems, which includes ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM), thermoplastic polyolefin [...]

BSSW-designed Revs Institute among leaders in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

2020-06-24T17:14:42-04:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Revs Institute, an automotive museum, library and research archive in Naples designed by BSSW Architects, is a finalist in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards program. Nominated by USA Today’s travel experts in the category of Best Attraction for Car Lovers, Revs Institute houses Miles Collier Collections, a collection of over 100 influential automobiles that [...]

Healthcare Network to provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing June 27 in Golden Gate

2020-06-24T17:07:48-04:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Healthcare Network, a nonprofit organization committed to the health and well-being of everyone in the community, will provide free drive-thru COVID-19 testing from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 27 at Nichols Community Health Center in Golden Gate, 12655 Collier Blvd. Testing will be based on available supplies, for people of all ages regardless of [...]

Create a virtual fundraising event that attracts guests, donations

2020-06-25T11:41:02-04:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , |

Nonprofits that canceled fundraising events because of COVID-19 still have tremendous opportunities to raise awareness and support for their organizations.  Virtual fundraising events, if skillfully planned and executed, help an organization continue moving its mission forward. Several benefits of virtual events include: (1) Staying top-of-mind among key stakeholders; (2) Reducing expenses by not having venue, food and beverage or rental fees; (3) Unlimited “attendance” [...]

Client headlines: VIP Realty, Sunshine Ace Hardware and more

2020-06-29T17:12:08-04:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

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. COVID-19 halted many face-to-face interactions worldwide, so VIP Realty tapped its technological expertise to provide buyers with 3-D agent-guided virtual [...]

Things to do: Client events in July

2020-06-26T12:12:13-04:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Summer is upon us, and although July typically features less events, many of our clients are hosting virtual seminars and workshops to stay connected with the community. Below are some of our clients’ offerings for July:  June 30-July 5: Fort Myers Brewing’s 8th Summer Beer Festival will highlight the craft brewery’s to-go services. A new festival beer [...]

Pace Center for Girls to host Love That Dress! shopping event Sept. 30

2020-06-23T12:53:16-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County will host its highly anticipated Love That Dress! event on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Described as the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, the 12th annual event features shopping, music, silent auctions and cocktails, with all proceeds benefiting Pace programs and services. The event will begin at 6 p.m. [...]

Elite Jets Charters names new president, executive vice president as company sees increased demand for private air travel

2020-06-23T12:37:34-04:00June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Elite Jets, a Naples-based luxury charter air service, has promoted two of its experienced pilots to executive leadership positions as the company responds to industry-wide changes in air travel. Mark London, who previously served as the company’s general manager, was appointed president and will guide Elite Jets through a period of increased demand from both [...]

Stevens Construction begins Executive Medical Center

2020-06-22T13:37:18-04:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has started construction of Executive Medical Center, a 27,773-square-foot, three-story addition with ambulatory surgery center and MRI, announced Mark Stevens, president, Stevens Construction, Inc. Located at 4513 Executive Drive in Naples, the first floor of the addition will include medical offices, exam rooms and a new state-of-the-art MRI. The second floor will be a [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware launching ‘Blue Bucket Days’ fundraising campaign for Children’s Miracle Network

2020-06-19T10:27:41-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is launching a new summer campaign to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals that provide medical care for youth along Florida’s west coast. From July 1 to 31, customers at Sunshine Ace stores can make donations at the register to support Children’s Miracle Network. Then from July 31 to Aug. 2, [...]

Elmquist Eye Group now offering Durysta implant procedure for patients with glaucoma

2020-06-18T15:36:40-04:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Elmquist Eye Group is offering a new procedure using the FDA-approved sustained-release implant, Durysta, to help administer treatment for patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve – commonly associated with high eye pressures – that can lead to vision loss or blindness. Durysta delivers glaucoma treatment via [...]

Priority Marketing earns 4 Telly Awards for excellence in video production

2020-06-18T14:13:39-04:00June 18th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Priority Marketing earned four international Telly Awards for its impactful video storytelling that raised both awareness and support for its client partners. Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is a premier global competition honoring excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials, as well as non-broadcast video and television programming. The four award-winning videos earned [...]

Guadalupe Center receives $10,000 grant from Bank of America to support educational programs in Immokalee

2020-06-16T09:49:15-04:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to support students in Guadalupe Center’s three educational programs. Guadalupe Center serves 1,400 students annually through its nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program and college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program. The nonprofit recently announced expansion plans that will allow it to [...]

Stevens Construction expands Orlando office with new location

2020-06-10T13:21:32-04:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction, a healthcare, hospitality and commercial construction manager, has relocated into a new office at 111 North Magnolia Ave., Suite 1175, to accommodate its acceleration in the Orlando market, announced Troy Hernly, vice president central Florida. Stevens Construction’s current central Florida projects include an interior renovation of the 217,090-square-foot world headquarters of Cru, a [...]

The Spa at Shangri-La Springs reopens

2020-06-10T11:20:06-04:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

The Spa at Shangri-La Springs, located in downtown Bonita Springs, has reopened, offering massages and body treatments. The Spa hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Recent months have left people feeling stressed and anxious,” said Deborah Leible, manager of The Spa at Shangri-La Springs. “We are happy to again be able to provide [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware named Best Hardware Store by SWFL newspaper readers

2020-06-09T09:36:52-04:00June 9th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Readers of The News-Press, Naples Daily News and Bonita Banner have voted Sunshine Ace Hardware as the Best Hardware Store through the publications’ 22nd annual Best of Bonita Springs/Estero awards program. Sunshine Ace Hardware won gold in the Shopper’s Paradise category. In addition to power tools, electrical and plumbing supplies, hand tools and an expansive [...]

Advocate Radiation Oncology unveils SWFL’s first Halcyon machine to deliver radiotherapy treatments to cancer patients

2020-06-08T09:19:59-04:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Advocate Radiation Oncology has introduced Southwest Florida’s first Halcyon radiotherapy system, which uses image-guided radiotherapy to deliver cancer treatment solutions with precision and comfort. Engineered by Varian Medical Systems, the Halcyon machine features utilizes high quality on-board imaging in conjunction with sophisticated radiation delivery. It has intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) capabilities offering individually tailored image-guided [...]

Fort Myers attorneys J. Jeffrey Rice, John B. Cechman and Richard L. Purtz named to the 2020 Florida ‘Super Lawyers’ list

2020-06-04T09:33:12-04:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Accomplished Fort Myers attorneys J. Jeffrey Rice, John B. Cechman and Richard L. Purtz, all partners at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, have been named to the prestigious 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have [...]

Advocate Radiation Oncology opens newest Southwest Florida location

2020-06-22T12:35:41-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Advocate Radiation Oncology, the area’s only locally owned and operated radiation oncology practice, has opened its Cape Coral office located at 909 Del Prado Blvd. This facility joins Advocate offerings located in Port Charlotte and Fort Myers. Advocate Radiation Oncology is directed by a team of board-certified radiation oncologists: Drs. Alan Brown, Arie Dosoretz, Daniel [...]

The School District of Lee County seeks career-changers, college graduates to fill teaching positions

2020-06-03T10:39:16-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The School District of Lee County anticipates the need to fill hundreds of teaching vacancies heading into the 2020-21 school year, and its recruitment efforts are extending beyond colleges of education into the community. On June 10, The School District will host two webinars over Zoom titled “How to Become a Teacher in Lee County.” [...]

Healthcare Network opens new Nichols Community Health Center

2020-06-03T09:31:56-04:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Healthcare Network, a nonprofit organization working to ensure primary medical care is accessible to everyone in the community has opened the three-story, 51,000-square-foot Nichols Community Health Center in Golden Gate. “More than six years in the making, the Nichols Community Health Center is a real beacon of hope in what has become a dark time [...]

John R. Wood Properties sponsors Charity for Change GiverTV episode about kindness, giving and gratitude

2020-06-01T15:36:39-04:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

John R. Wood Properties has sponsored an episode of GiverTV, a new interactive video series by Charity for Change, the Collier County nonprofit behind the classroom-based Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Giver Program. The sponsored episode, “Kindness, Giving & Gratitude,” focuses on how these three traits can help children achieve their full potential. The video features the [...]