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Greater Fort Myers Chamber hosts roundtable with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, local business leaders

2020-10-30T17:35:52-04:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce hosted U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Oct. 28 for a virtual roundtable with Lee County business and community partners. The roundtable featured discussion on the local economy, the challenges of doing business in the wake of COVID-19, and ideas for revitalizing industries and communities, generating more [...]

Shell Point physician receives Quality Champion Award for Florida

2020-10-29T14:33:48-04:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. David Nesselroade, staff physician at the Larsen Pavilion Skilled Nursing Center at Shell Point Retirement Community in Fort Myers, has been named the recipient of the second annual Quality Champion Award by FMDA - The Florida Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The award was presented by Dr. Mark Beauchamp, chairman of the [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. wins best healthcare project for Frantz EyeCare

2020-10-28T15:44:27-04:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has won a Sand Dollar Award from the Collier Building Industry Association for best healthcare project, announced Dan Adams, principal and vice president, south Florida. In a virtual ceremony held on Oct. 24, Stevens Construction earned a Sand Dollar award in the $1 million to $3 million healthcare category for Frantz EyeCare, located [...]

Client headlines: Guardian ad Litem Foundation, Healthy Lee and more

2020-10-30T08:57:52-04:00October 28th, 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.  In October, Priority Marketing helped Guardian ad Litem Foundation earn media coverage across the nonprofit’s five-county service area. The Foundation is preparing to host its inaugural Voices [...]

Things to do: Client events in November

2020-10-28T14:04:17-04:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Nov. 1-30: In celebration of 30 days of Thanksgiving, Mark Loren Designs is offering a 30% discount for the entire month of November. The special sale allows customers to take home one-of-a-kind treasures for themselves or a loved one, just in time for the holidays. LINK: Mark Loren Designs   Nov. 1-30: Putting the “member” in Nov(m)ember, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is challenging [...]

7 elements to an effective news release

2020-10-28T13:47:48-04:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , , |

The news industry continues to evolve as media organizations identify new mediums and platforms to deliver content.  Yet, despite industry changes, the most effective way for businesses and organizations to generate awareness is by distributing news releases. Americans are still consuming news at a very high rate, according to Pew Research Center. In fact, Nielsen reports that adults now are spending more than half of their day [...]

SWFL teachers hone skills at early childhood education conference

2020-10-28T09:03:36-04:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pre-school and kindergarten teachers from across Southwest Florida sharpened their skills at a one-day conference sponsored by Child Care of Southwest Florida. The nonprofit child care provider offers professional development opportunities through its Focus on Four initiative, which began in June 2017 as an initiative aimed at providing additional instructional time to 4-year-olds during the [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida nets $38,000 for clean water at 27th annual RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Fishing Tournament

2020-10-27T12:20:45-04:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

More than 100 anglers and fishing guides participated in 44 teams in the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s 27th annual RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Fishing Tournament Oct. 24 and 25. The tournament benefits the Conservancy’s commitment to water quality protection, as well as preservation and enhancement of local fisheries. This year’s event was co-chaired by [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care to host fourth annual Charity Clay Shoot on Dec. 4

2020-10-27T11:40:22-04:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care has announced its fourth annual Charity Clay Shoot, to be held on Friday, Dec. 4 in Punta Gorda. The tournament offers individual shooters and shooting teams an opportunity to navigate a multi-station interactive course while completing specialty challenges and competing for prizes. The event is a signature fundraiser for Lee BIA [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware now carries Benjamin Moore’s 2021 Color of the Year, Aegean Teal

2020-10-27T10:06:08-04:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is now offering all 12 paint colors in Benjamin Moore’s Color Trends 2021 palette, including the newly named Color of the Year for 2021, Aegean Teal. The updated color palette includes warm, sunbaked hues that play to the senses. Aegean Teal is a blue-green shade that radiates warmth and wellbeing and is [...]

Gulf Coast Village’s Jennifer Cason earns Healthcare Hero Award from Volunteers of America

2020-10-26T11:48:10-04:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Jennifer Cason, human resources business partner at Gulf Coast Village, has earned a Healthcare Hero Award from Volunteers of America, which sponsors Gulf Coast Village and senior living communities around the country. The Healthcare Hero Award recognizes employees who consistently demonstrate an ability and willingness to work positively, respectfully and effectively with others. Honorees must [...]

Leadership NEXT to spotlight nonprofit industry, volunteerism during Nov. 10 virtual program

2020-10-23T09:15:41-04:00October 23rd, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will present a virtual program from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10, highlighting the nonprofit industry and volunteerism. Attendees of Leadership NEXT will hear from Stefanie Edwards, chief development and operating officer of Community Cooperative, a nonprofit with a mission to eliminate hunger and [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to host 2020 Business Summit Nov. 16-19

2020-10-21T13:13:04-04:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will host its 2020 Business Summit virtually this year, bringing the local business community together for an expanded multi-day summit Nov. 16-19. The virtual event launches at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16 with a keynote address by Christin Collins, “Thriving Through These Unprecedented Times: Organizational Health Starts [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. earns safety award

2020-10-21T11:12:14-04:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction was presented with a safety award for an outstanding workers’ compensation performance by national commercial insurance carrier Amerisure, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Annually, Amerisure evaluates policyholder workers’ compensation results and selects up to three construction companies from their national clientele and recognizes them with a prestigious award based on strong management commitment [...]

Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament raises over $16,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care

2020-10-21T10:24:21-04:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The 13th annual Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament, hosted by the Lee Building Industry Association, raised more than $16,000 for Lee BIA Builders Care. Held in September at the South Seas Island Resort on Captiva Island, the fishing tournament featured a live auction to raise funds for Lee BIA Builders Care. The donations will support [...]

Total Wine & More’s Points with a Purpose raises $34,330 for Community Cooperative

2020-10-19T12:11:24-04:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

A two-week customer appreciation event where shoppers collected five times the loyalty points at Total Wine & More’s Lee County stores resulted in a donation of $34,330 for  Community Cooperative. The donation will help fund ongoing emergency food programs during the pandemic, including the soup kitchen, Meals on Wheels, the Community Market and mobile food [...]

Stevens Construction begins Bar Tulia at Mercato

2020-10-16T11:55:51-04:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has started construction of Bar Tulia at Mercato, located at 9118 Strada Place, Suites 8145-8150 in Naples, announced Daniel Adams, vice president/principal, Stevens Construction, Inc. Stevens Construction is providing a 3,200-square-foot interior renovation, which will house a second location of Bar Tulia, led by award-winning Chef/Partner Vincenzo Betulia. Bar Tulia, renowned for being [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company’s Spyk’d named Best Hard Seltzer at national seltzer competition

2020-10-16T09:32:06-04:00October 16th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company’s locally crafted spiked seltzer beverages, Spyk’d Hard Seltzer, has earned national recognition, voted Best Hard Seltzer by attendees of Seltzerland 2020, a national hard seltzer competition held Oct. 10 at the Westchase Golf Course in Tampa. Over 900 attendees participated in the socially distanced tasting festival, with approximately 40,000 samples served [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation sets Nov. 12 as date for virtual ‘Voices of Hope Gala’

2020-10-15T11:40:56-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, will host its inaugural Voices of Hope Gala on Nov. 12 as a virtual event featuring a dinner and wine service for viewers in Southwest Florida, as well as a live auction and other surprises for viewers nationwide. Supporters living in Southwest Florida are encouraged to host “watch [...]

Women in Business moves APEX Awards to April 30, 2021

2020-10-15T10:24:07-04:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee has announced a new date for its APEX Awards. The ceremony will now be held on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village in Cape Coral. The annual APEX Awards recognizes outstanding women in the [...]

Community Cooperative launches Becoming Cosmopolitan Cares Fundraising Campaign

2020-10-14T10:40:11-04:00October 14th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Community Cooperative’s popular fall annual fundraiser, Becoming Cosmopolitan, will not be held this year due to the pandemic, but the community’s need for food is greater than ever. Supporters of the nonprofit dedicated to bringing food to the hungry and hope to the hopeless have pledged $50,000 and are asking the community to collectively donate [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida receives 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

2020-10-13T11:21:04-04:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida received a 4-star rating, the highest from the Charity Navigator for proving strong financial health, a commitment to accountability and transparency and adhering to industry best practices. Only about one quarter of rated charities achieve this distinction. “Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that Conservancy of Southwest Florida exceeds industry standards [...]

Rachel Ebner joins Stevens Construction Inc.

2020-10-09T10:15:19-04:00October 9th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Rachel Ebner has joined Stevens Construction as development director to lead business development initiatives in the Tampa market, announced Troy Hernly, principal and vice president. Ebner brings a proven background of business development success, previously serving with a national engineering firm where she grew her territory revenue by 50% in three years. Ebner is responsible [...]

Sandra Evans, PHR promoted to human resources director for Stevens Construction

2020-10-06T11:25:23-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Sandra Evans, PHR has been promoted to human resources director for Stevens Construction, announced Mark Stevens, president. Evans leads human resource initiatives for all three Stevens Construction office locations in Fort Myers, Tampa and Orlando, managing the recruiting, onboarding, benefit plans, open enrollment process, training and wellness programs. A member of the Society for Human [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware debuts remodeled gift shops at stores in Naples, Bonita Springs

2020-10-05T14:40:15-04:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Just in time for the holiday season, Sunshine Ace Hardware has debuted its new gift shops at stores in Naples and Bonita Springs. The Sunshine gift shop features an expansive selection of items including Vera Bradley bags, Joy Susan handbags, Dune jewelry, Scout totes, Nora Fleming tableware, scented candles, picture frames, artwork, tchotchkes, throw pillows, [...]

Naples Center for Functional Medicine now offers FastVitaminIV therapy service

2020-10-05T14:11:44-04:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Naples Center for Functional Medicine has expanded its IV therapy services to include FastVitaminIV, a proprietary blend of 19 health-promoting vitamins, minerals and amino acids. FastVitaminIV is administered intravenously for about one minute, much faster than traditional IV drips. Patients report improved moods, boosted energy levels, elevated concentration and focus, better sleep and an overall [...]

Pine Ridge RV & Boat Storage under construction in Fort Myers

2020-10-05T13:25:38-04:00October 5th, 2020|Categories: Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pine Ridge RV & Boat Storage is under construction in Fort Myers to help meet the growing demand for a convenient, secure storage solution in Southwest Florida. The facility is being built in southwest Fort Myers and will offer easy access to Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach. Pine Ridge RV & Boat Storage will [...]

Leadership NEXT to discuss political career paths at Oct. 13 virtual program

2020-10-02T16:44:01-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will present a virtual program on “Young Professionals in the Political Arena,” to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13. As the nation readies for the November election, Leadership NEXT will provide insight into the world of politics. Attendees will hear from [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida earns two gold Angel Awards for outstanding print and video campaigns

2020-10-02T16:40:04-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The American Advertising Federation District 4 honored the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for its excellence in advertising and marketing for both print and video campaigns. District 4 represents 18 local chapters throughout Florida and the Caribbean, and the competition is open to all advertising agencies, public service organizations and special interest groups. The Conservancy received [...]

Women in Business’ Oct. 7 virtual program to spotlight female entrepreneurs

2020-10-02T16:36:30-04:00October 2nd, 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, Oct. 7, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of women-owned and -operated businesses. Attendees will hear from a panel of four female entrepreneurs who will discuss their experiences building their businesses. Speakers include Suzanne Boy, [...]

Partnership brings soccer, character development program to Child Care of Southwest Florida

2020-10-02T16:05:05-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Children attending Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center will be learning fundamentals of soccer and character development through a new partnership with Soccer Shots Southwest Florida and Lipman Family Farms. For 10 weeks, 30 students ages 3 to 5 years old will learn about soccer, fitness and sportsmanship through the unique partnership. Child Care of Southwest [...]

Virtual panel planned by NAMI Collier County on the effects of COVID-19 on mental health

2020-10-02T15:36:17-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

NAMI Collier County is holding a virtual expert panel discussion on the effects of COVID-19 on mental health from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15. The panel will offer a unique look at how the pandemic has impacted those affected by mental illnesses from various perspectives, ranging from law enforcement officials and addiction professionals to [...]

The John E. & Aliese Price Foundation Inc. kicks off Hopetober with a $250,000 community challenge grant

2020-10-02T12:03:11-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The John E. & Aliese Price Foundation Inc. has issued a $250,000 community challenge grant for the Sharon MacDonald Breast Health Fund to provide hope and healing to women and men battling breast cancer. The Price Foundation encourages the community to provide an additional $250,000, for total support of $500,000. The fund was established in [...]

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