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Things to do: Client events in August

2020-07-29T10:56:46-04:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31: The popular Mental Health Mondays virtual series, coordinated by Kids’ Minds Matter, will explore important, relevant topics in children’s mental and behavioral health. Discussions are led by area experts in their respective fields. LINK: Mental Health Mondays    Aug. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 and 27: Shangri-La Springs is sharing its bounty [...]

How to create engaging social media content for your business

2020-07-29T11:08:40-04:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , |

Social media presents a great opportunity for businesses to connect with their customers.  Through social platforms, businesses can showcase new products and services while strengthening brand identity and customer loyalty.  However, many social posts fall flat and generate little engagement. That’s why Priority Marketing partners with businesses and organizations to creating engaging social content. The firm’s social media marketing services include Strategic Consulting, Blog Development, Paid Strategy and Tactics, Organic Content Creation, Reputation Management, Brand and [...]

Over 500 Floridians expected to participate in ‘virtual job fair’ hosted by Grace Family Church of Tampa

2020-07-28T13:50:12-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

On Friday, July 31, Grace Family Church will host a “virtual job fair” for more than 500 Florida residents in partnership with Better Together. This job fair comes at a critical time, after more than 520,000 Floridians applied for unemployment assistance in March due to COVID-19 – more applicants in a single month than all [...]

Women in Business to discuss career resources during Aug. 5 virtual program

2020-07-28T11:05:44-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host a virtual program at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, highlighting solutions and resources for job searching and career development in the current climate. The program will be led by Janeth Castrejon, communications manager for CareerSource Southwest Florida, and Nadine Kramarz, reference [...]

Shangri-La Springs awarded Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association’s Seal of Commitment for safety and sanitation

2020-07-27T14:38:44-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs was the first property in Lee County and one of the first 10 in the state to be awarded the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA) Seal of Commitment, which acknowledges enhanced sanitation standards designated by FRLA to ensure the safety of guests and employees. FRLA’s Seal of Commitment program began July 1. [...]

OFDC Commercial Interiors creates solutions to protect office workers during COVID-19

2020-07-27T14:21:28-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

OFDC Commercial Interiors is now offering an extensive line of customizable desk dividers that provide an added layer of protection for employees who use shared workspaces. The Fort Myers-based company is able to supply and install desk partitions ideal for medical offices, law firms, accounting and payroll departments, call centers, government offices and other businesses [...]

Guadalupe Center launches Back-to-School Shoes & Supplies Drive for Immokalee students

2020-07-24T11:58:29-04:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has launched its 28th annual Back-to-School Shoes & Supplies Drive to provide students with new sneakers and school supplies as the 2020-21 academic year begins. The nonprofit is collecting new notebooks, writing utensils, art supplies and other classroom items, as well as monetary donations, that will ensure students are prepared for success when [...]

Stevens Construction completes Frantz EyeCare medical office

2020-07-23T14:39:01-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed construction of a new, two-story, 21,400-square-foot medical office for Frantz EyeCare, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Stevens Construction worked with Frantz EyeCare and the architect, Southview Studios, LLC for more than six months prior to construction to design a facility that promotes staff efficiency, innovative technology and the highest patient experience. [...]

Kids’ Minds Matter Hosts ‘Why BIPOC Mental Health Matters’ on Facebook Live, July 27

2020-07-23T14:01:38-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Kids’ Minds Matter hosts “Why BIPOC Mental Health Matters” on Facebook Live July 27 at 7 p.m. This topic addresses Black, Indigenous People and People of Color (BIPOC) Mental Health Month in July that acknowledges generations of trauma and socioeconomic disparities linked to mental health concerns in youth. During the program, Antoinette Kruse, Kaleesha Bent, [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida elects new board of directors

2020-07-22T15:25:44-04:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce its incoming board of directors, elected to serve through 2021. The board of directors will be led by chair, Scott Fischer, CEO of Scott Fischer Enterprises; vice chair, Jeff Fusco, senior vice president for Bank OZK; past chair, Curt Todd, senior vice president for Wells Fargo; [...]

TwinCutZ offers free back-to-school haircuts on Aug. 30, invites customers and community to donate school supplies for Community Cooperative

2020-07-28T14:15:59-04:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In preparation for back to school, TwinCutZ is hosting its annual free haircut day for students on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at all five Southwest Florida locations. In addition to complimentary haircuts, TwinCutZ is also gifting every student a free backpack. Additionally, TwinCutZ is donating backpacks to Community Cooperative, and [...]

Law firm Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz sponsors fishing tournament for Lee County 2020 graduates

2020-07-15T09:47:37-04:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz P.A. joined other sponsors to support Take a Grad Fishing 2020, a catch-and-release fishing tournament for Lee County high school graduates held from and on the Sanibel Causeway July 11. The sponsorship helped provide food and beverages, prizes, tournament shirts and team rulers for over 100 participants. About 15 [...]

Southwest Florida breweries to host Crowler Crawl 2020

2020-07-14T14:25:24-04:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company is teaming up with Momentum Brewhouse and Palm City Brewing to host Crowler Crawl 2020 this Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19. To complete the Crowler Crawl, beer-lovers must visit all three breweries this weekend, July 17-19, purchasing two crowlers to-go at each destination. Participants will be given a Crowler [...]

Community Cooperative has an immediate need for Meals on Wheels delivery drivers throughout Lee County

2020-07-10T17:57:22-04:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

With growing requests for meals to be delivered to homebound neighbors who cannot shop or cook for themselves, Community Cooperative has an immediate need for volunteer drivers throughout Lee County to deliver Meals on Wheels. “Since the pandemic, the Meals on Wheels program has grown about 20%,” said Tracey Galloway, chief executive officer, Community Cooperative. [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces Dalton Discovery Center expansion, adding new interactive exhibits, galleries

2020-07-09T17:17:02-04:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has announced a monumental $4.5 million renovation and expansion of its Susan and William Dalton Discovery Center, which will add new interactive exhibits and galleries exploring areas of critical importance to the region. The Dalton Discovery Center, which opened in 2012, is an interactive learning center featuring live animals and [...]

Pay-it-forward: Parents who do not need P-EBT food benefits for their children can help others by donating food to Community Cooperative

2020-07-09T17:07:59-04:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Community Cooperative is providing an opportunity for parents who do not need extra assistance provided by Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) cards sent by the Florida Department of Children and Families late last month to donate food to help other families impacted by the pandemic. P-EBT cards were sent to parents of children who are [...]

Jon Zander promoted to senior project manager at Stevens Construction

2020-07-06T14:55:21-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Jon Zander has been promoted to senior project manager at Stevens Construction, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Bringing 25 years of construction experience, and completing more than $285 million in health care and commercial construction, Zander joined the Stevens Construction team nearly two years ago. Zander’s Stevens Construction resume includes Village on the Isle’s The [...]

Leadership NEXT to discuss business recovery during July 14 virtual program

2020-07-06T14:44:58-04:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will host a virtual program from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14 to discuss business recovery in Southwest Florida. An economic impact survey conducted by Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) found that 91% of respondents experienced decreased demand due to the coronavirus. FGCU’s Lutgert [...]

Advanced Aesthetic Solutions to host Cosmos & Kisses July 6

2020-07-01T12:14:07-04:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

In honor of National Kissing Day, Advanced Aesthetic Solutions will host Cosmos & Kisses on Monday, July 6, a donation and supply drive to benefit the Cape Coral Animal Shelter. The Cape Coral Animal Shelter – a nonprofit, no-kill animal shelter providing adoption services, medical care, education and training – is in need of supplies [...]

Healthcare Network hires Julie Pedretti as director of COVID-19 community relations

2020-07-01T08:37:00-04:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Julie Pedretti, APR, FACHE, has joined Healthcare Network as the new COVID-19 community relations director. The position is funded by a federal grant awarded to the organization by Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). Pedretti will be responsible for directing grant activities that support increased COVID-19 testing and education throughout Collier County. Pedretti brings tremendous [...]

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