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Things to do: Client events in September

2020-08-31T12:06:44-04:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sept. 1-30: Golisano Children’s Hospital is hosting its third annual Clips for Cancer fundraiser throughout September at select Great Clips locations. Community leaders and supporters will have their heads shaved while also raising funds for Barbara’s Friends – Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund. LINK: Clips for Cancer  Sept. 1, 9, 16, 21 & 24: Senior Choice at Home is hosting a series of webinars and seminars that [...]

The power of infographics in marketing 

2020-08-31T15:23:06-04:00August 31st, 2020|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , |

Infographics, much like pictures, are worth 1,000 words. They tell a story by weaving eye-catching images and splashes of color with striking statistics and compelling charts.  Well-designed infographics can be a powerful tool in your marketing arsenal. Engaging, concise infographics can motivate the mind and heart. They compel readers to think and act, possibly buying a product, donating to a nonprofit or volunteering for a cause.  Infographics are built for today’s fast-paced world. In a matter [...]

Client headlines: Elite Jets, Fort Myers Brewing and more

2020-09-03T09:50:51-04:00August 31st, 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.  Elite Jets Charters has seen a surge in demand among business and leisure travelers, and in August, the Naples-based company continued to see a surge [...]

BSSW Architects completes design for Parish Community Center at St. William Catholic Church in Naples

2020-08-27T11:45:25-04:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

BSSW Architects, a regional leader in religious architectural design, has completed renderings for a new Parish Community Center at St. William Catholic Church in Naples. The 30,000-square-foot, two-story building will house 12 offices, nine classrooms, a Teen Center, hospitality foyer, catering kitchen, visiting priest accommodations, ministry hall, community room, library, sculpture garden and two-story breezeway [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware named ‘Best Hardware Store’ in Naples for 18th consecutive year

2020-08-26T12:25:05-04:00August 26th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware was named “Best Hardware Store” in Naples for the 18th consecutive year by readers of the Naples Daily News and NaplesNews.com. In fact, Sunshine Ace is the only business to ever earn that honor since the media company introduced its “Best of Naples” readers’ choice awards 18 years ago. Sunshine Ace offers [...]

Fort Myers financial advisor earns national recognition for philanthropy

2020-08-25T11:55:30-04:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Duane Chaney, financial advisor at Raymond James in Fort Myers, is one of three national finalists for the Community Service Award as part of the 14th Annual Invest in Others Awards. Chaney is being honored for founding Madisen’s Match, a tennis tournament benefiting Barbara’s Friends, Golisano Children’s Hospital cancer fund. Madisen’s Match has raised more [...]

Better Together CEO Megan Rose named Manhattan Institute Civil Society Fellow

2020-08-24T11:17:18-04:00August 24th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together, is one of three national nonprofit leaders named to Manhattan Institute’s Civil Society Fellows. Rose will receive a $10,000 fellowship for her efforts to improve local communities as Better Together works to strengthen families and communities by promoting work, protecting children and supporting families in crisis. The institute’s 15-month [...]

Crisis communications begin before a hurricane makes landfall

2020-08-21T17:19:00-04:00August 21st, 2020|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , , |

Tropical Storm Laura marked the second time this summer that Southwest Florida found itself inside the “cone of uncertainty.” The first time was Hurricane Isaias in early August.  It’s important to tune into the National Hurricane Center’s latest forecast tracks. Businesses also need to tune into their crisis communications plans.  In 2017, Hurricane Irma caught many Florida businesses [...]

Disinfect Group USA introduces ‘sanitizing tunnel’ to disinfect people, belongings at venue entrances

2020-08-20T14:18:52-04:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Disinfect Group USA has launched a new safety innovation, sanitizing tunnels, that destroy germs, viruses and bacteria upon contact as individuals enter a facility. The tunnels, which resemble X-ray machines at airports, emit a safe disinfecting mist on individuals and their belongings prior to entering a building. The dry fog is created from ingredients tested [...]

Stevens Construction completes Viscaya-Prado Veterinary Hospital

2020-08-20T12:38:11-04:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

Stevens Construction has completed Viscaya-Prado Veterinary Hospital, an 11,630-square-foot, 24-hour facility, announced Dan Adams, vice president and partner. Located at 1141 Country Club Blvd. in Cape Coral, Viscaya-Prado Veterinary Hospital includes 20 exam rooms, X-ray, four operating rooms, treatment area, outdoor run, pharmacy and lab. Viscaya-Prado Veterinary Hospital also houses separate dog and cat wards. [...]

Women in Business to raise funds for local scholarships with Sept. 2 virtual BINGO

2020-08-20T12:34:00-04:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host an afternoon of fun and networking with virtual BINGO at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2. Guests from across the region are invited to play for a chance to win special prizes, and all proceeds will benefit the Women in Business Scholarship [...]

Jodi Huntoon promoted to marketing director for Stevens Construction

2020-08-12T12:38:20-04:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Jodi Huntoon has been promoted to marketing director for Stevens Construction, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Bringing 17 years of marketing experience, Huntoon oversees all branding, print and digital marketing, external communications, public relations, industry events and community outreach for Stevens Construction’s three Florida locations. “Jodi’s knowledge, experience and talent has accelerated Stevens Construction’s growth [...]

Elite Jets Charters hires six new pilots as demand for private air travel surges

2020-08-12T10:46:29-04:00August 12th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Elite Jets Charters has hired six additional pilots as the Naples-based company responds to surging demand for private air travel in light of COVID-19. The new pilots have experience flying private, commercial and cargo planes, and also have taught their craft as flight instructors. Elite Jets now employs 18 FAA-certified captains, pilots and first officers [...]

Southwest Florida teachers, school employees and their families are eligible to receive free mental health support from Healthcare Network

2020-08-10T12:52:23-04:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Healthcare Network is offering free mental health support to teachers, school employees and their families who may be anxious about upcoming plans to open schools during COVID-19. Through an emergency grant of $50,000 from the medical aid organization Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers, Healthcare Network will use the [...]

Kids’ Minds Matter hosts back-to-school sessions for parents on Facebook Live beginning Monday, Aug. 10

2020-08-08T07:24:22-04:00August 8th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

Kids’ Minds Matter is hosting several sessions on Facebook Live during August and into September to help prepare families as children transition back to school in an ever-changing landscape. The sessions are part of Mental Health Mondays, a virtual series providing information, discussion and resources about mental health topics to the Southwest Florida region and [...]

Creighton Construction & Development relocates with office in Fort Myers

2020-08-06T12:49:06-04:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has relocated its headquarters to 2240 W. First St., Suite 101, in Fort Myers. The 5,600-square-foot office will support the continued growth of the company with workspaces for the approximately 30 Southwest Florida-based employees. The new office includes two conference rooms as well as a guest office to accommodate clients and [...]

Leadership NEXT to review the ‘State of Lee County’ at Aug. 11 virtual program

2020-08-05T18:21:16-04:00August 5th, 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, Aug. 11 to discuss the “State of Lee County.” Leadership NEXT will provide an overview of Lee County’s response to COVID-19, including the LeeCares program and its efforts to offer immediate assistance for individuals, [...]

A REcycled Night in Black and White virtual fundraiser to be held Oct. 15

2020-08-05T17:43:55-04:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Dress for Success SW Florida (DFSSWFL) will be hosting “A REcycled Night in Black and White” to raise funds to empower disadvantaged women in Lee, Collier and Hendry counties. A virtual event, A REcycled Night is scheduled to stream live on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. so that supporters can watch it [...]

Wellfit Girls announces new leadership transition

2020-08-04T16:56:50-04:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Wellfit Girls, a Southwest Florida nonprofit dedicated to empowering teen girls, is pleased to announce Brooke Spencer as the new executive director for the organization. Colby Robertson, the organization’s director for the last seven years, is stepping into a new co-founder role and will continue to support the organization as treasurer of the board. Based [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company releases Adyn Strong, a limited-edition Pilsner to benefit Cape Coral boy battling leukemia

2020-08-04T16:43:49-04:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company is introducing Adyn Strong, a new light and refreshing German Pilsner brewed for a special cause. “Fort Myers Brewing fans likely remember our friend Adyn Pickett, the Cape Coral boy who is fighting leukemia,” said Jen Whyte, co-owner of Fort Myers Brewing Company. “Last year, we hosted a silent auction and [...]

Healthy Lee launches Teacher Appreciation Contest

2020-08-04T16:32:34-04:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Healthy Lee invites the Southwest Florida community to share their appreciation for Lee County teachers through its 2020 Teacher Appreciation Contest. Through Aug. 21, Lee County students are encouraged to share stories of how their teacher has made a difference in their life or the lives of others. To participate, children can create a video, [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida receives grant from the Community Foundation for $5,000

2020-08-04T16:23:33-04:00August 4th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County. These funds will support vital Junior Achievement educational programs that provide students lessons on career/work readiness, financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills. These funds invest in the infrastructure of the organization, to build [...]

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