Shangri-La Springs offers organic garden tours

2020-11-30T10:44:42-05:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, is again offering organic garden tours twice a week. The one-hour tours are led by Cecelia Morales, organic garden manager, and include a sensory-based walking tour around the garden’s subtropical, tropical, annual and perennial crops and orchard with information on “what makes a garden” including organic [...]

Lee Health Foundation celebrates 25 years of gratitude

2020-11-30T09:18:48-05:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Lee Health’s fundraising team and volunteers honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Lee Health Foundation is celebrating 25 years of philanthropic support for lifesaving health and wellness care in Southwest Florida. Since 1995, the Foundation and its supporters have made it possible for Lee Health to serve its growing community with comprehensive medical resources [...]

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation issues a $200,000 community challenge grant to expand pediatric cancer treatment at the Naples Golisano Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic

2020-11-25T16:17:50-05:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Clark Family Foundation also grants $100,000; community support is still needed The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has issued a $200,000 challenge grant to build a pediatric hematology and oncology infusion clinic in Naples. The Clark Family Foundation has stepped up to meet the match by donating $100,000. An additional $100,000 is still needed [...]

Better Together launches Hopeful 100 Club

2020-11-25T15:16:03-05:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

$100 monthly recurring gift keeps a child out of foster care Better Together, a voluntary, community-driven alternative to foster care, has introduced the Hopeful 100 Club to encourage monthly recurring gifts of $100 that cover the costs of keeping a child out of foster care and families together. Since March, Better Together has seen a [...]

Support for small businesses, small nonprofits critical this year

2020-11-24T14:56:33-05:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , |

Small businesses are the heartbeat of a community. These local businesses comprise 99.7% of all U.S. companies and nearly half of all jobs in America. They keep your family members, neighbors and friends employed, which in turn keeps the local economy vibrant. Small nonprofits also are hubs for every community. These charitable organizations help families [...]

20 Reasons Why We Remain Thankful in 2020

2020-11-24T16:22:52-05:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , |

While the year was filled with challenges, we still have a lot to be thankful for in 2020. After all, it’s not happy people who are thankful, it’s thankful people who are happy. As we celebrate Thanksgiving at Priority Marketing, our team is counting its collective blessings. We narrowed down a lengthy list to the [...]

Norman Love Confections opens Chocolate Salon at UTC in Sarasota

2020-11-24T08:59:21-05:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Internationally renowned for handcrafted artisanal chocolates, Norman Love Confections is now open at University Town Center (UTC) in Sarasota. Located at 192 N. Cattlemen Road in the West District at UTC, Norman Love Confections’ newest Chocolate Salon is the first of its kind, where Norman Love Confections pastry chefs “take the stage,” showcasing their artistic [...]

Client headlines: Norman Love Confections, OFDC Commercial Interiors and more

2020-11-23T18:27:09-05:00November 23rd, 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 November, Norman Love Confections garnered media attention from Naples to Sarasota, and beyond. The chocolatier opened a new salon at the University Town Center [...]

Things to do: Client events in December

2020-11-23T17:19:54-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

 Through Dec. 4: Guadalupe Center is collecting donations for its annual Holiday Gift Shop, a shopping experience that allows Immokalee parents to select presents for their children. Guadalupe Center accepts donations of new, unwrapped age-appropriate toys, clothing, shoes and other gifts for infants through teenagers. LINK: Holiday Gift Shop  Through Dec. 11: Priority Marketing is partnering with the Florida Public Relations Association, Southwest Florida Chapter, to help collect children’s gifts [...]

Priority Marketing’s ‘How to Help’ guide for Giving Tuesday

2020-12-01T08:13:15-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , |

Giving Tuesday is an annual international movement that encourages support for community-based organizations and charitable causes. Since its founding in 1992, Priority Marketing has donated pro bono and discounted professional services to more than 200 charitable organizations. The total value of those services is estimated at more than $2.6 million. Additionally, individual team members have donated their time, talents and resources to countless [...]

Guadalupe Center seeking donations for Holiday Gift Shop

2020-11-23T14:12:19-05:00November 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

Guadalupe Center is requesting donations of children’s gifts to restock its Holiday Gift Shop, an annual shopping experience that allows parents of Guadalupe Center students to select presents for their children. Now through Dec. 4, Guadalupe Center will accept new, unwrapped donations of age-appropriate toys, clothing, shoes and other gifts for infants through teenagers. Each [...]

Better Together seeks donations for HopePacks for children living with host families

2020-11-20T15:07:13-05:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Better Together, a voluntary, community-driven alternative to foster care, is seeking donations for HopePacks to provide basic hygiene, toiletry and other necessities for children participating in the Better Families program. Since March and the onset of COVID-19, the nonprofit organization has seen a 155% increase in the number of requests for help due to the [...]

Soccer Shots program expands to third Child Care of Southwest Florida location

2020-11-20T08:44:37-05:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A unique soccer and character development program is expanding to a third educational center operated by Child Care of Southwest Florida. Students at The Children’s Learning Center in Fort Myers will have an opportunity to participate in Soccer Shots Southwest Florida’s 10-week soccer, fitness and sportsmanship program, which is being sponsored by DeAngelis Diamond through [...]

Better Together to host Southwest Florida Virtual Job Fair Nov. 19

2020-11-16T16:43:50-05:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Events, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Better Together is partnering with Covenant Church of Naples to host a virtual job fair on Thursday, Nov. 19 for Southwest Florida residents. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 19, this virtual job fair will connect hundreds of people in Southwest Florida with dozens of employers that need to fill a [...]

Community Cooperative calls on the community to spread cheer with food and gifts this holiday season

2020-11-12T11:34:24-05:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Community Cooperative is asking partners and supporters to step up to provide meals and gifts to families and the homebound elderly for its annual Full Plates Project and Holiday Outreach programs. The drives to provide food and gifts to community members in need is especially critical this year as many people are still struggling with [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber’s ‘Nov(m)ember’ campaign challenges community to shop locally in November

2020-11-11T12:03:11-05:00November 11th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce has launched a month-long campaign, called “Nov(m)ember,” that challenges the community to shop locally in November. From retailers to restaurants, home repair to personal wellness – whatever services are required – the Chamber is encouraging members of the community to be local spenders during Nov(m)ember. “This year has [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce announces keynote speakers for 2020 Business Summit

2020-11-10T16:14:43-05:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce has announced Christin Collins and Charly Caldwell as the keynote speakers for its 2020 Business Summit, which will be held virtually this year on Nov. 16-19. The virtual event launches at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16 with a keynote address by Collins, “Thriving Through These Unprecedented Times: [...]

Priority Marketing named ‘Company to Watch’ by GrowFL

2020-11-10T14:31:35-05:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

GrowFL has honored Priority Marketing as a 2020 Company to Watch, a prestigious designation that recognizes second-stage businesses poised for significant growth over the next several years. Priority Marketing was the only company in Lee County, and one of just three in Southwest Florida, to be named as a 2020 honoree. Teri Hansen founded Priority [...]

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware adds fishing department to Bradenton store

2020-11-10T09:45:21-05:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware has added an expansive fishing department at its Bradenton store to better serve the growing number of anglers in Manatee and Sarasota counties. The new fishing department features a full selection of rods, reels, tackle and supplies from industry-leading brands. Additionally, Crowder Bros. also carries his and her outdoor clothing, including [...]

Mindy Colón promoted to development manager at Stevens Construction

2020-11-12T18:14:19-05:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction has promoted Mindy Colón to development manager, announced Michael Waskiewicz, Orlando division manager. Colón will be responsible for identifying and pursuing potential project opportunities in the Orlando market as well as cultivating relationships with new and existing clients and design team partners. A Stevens Construction team member since 2013, Colón previously served as [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces Magic Under the Mangroves virtual gala, ‘The Magic Hour’

2020-11-09T09:39:32-05:00November 9th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pandemic precautions will not stop the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s popular annual fundraising event, Magic Under the Mangroves. On March 4, 2021, the annual event that has been named one of the top charitable events in Naples will be virtual, and as always, full of surprises. Katrina Lundmark-Kash has been named chairperson of the 2021 [...]

Donations ‘snowball’ to create Fund-a-Need match for Guardian ad Litem Foundation’s Voices of Hope Gala

2020-11-05T13:41:03-05:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Generous supporters have teamed up to provide a $10,000 match for Fund-a-Need donations collected during the Voices of Hope Gala, a Nov. 12 virtual fundraising event for Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit. “As a small nonprofit, the Guardian ad Litem Foundation relies on loyal, generous individuals and businesses to help support our programs [...]

Community Cooperative premieres the first Plate It Up Chef Challenge during a Nov. 12 Facebook Live Watch Party

2020-11-05T10:17:59-05:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Community Cooperative premieres the first Plate It Up Chef Challenge video series on Facebook Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. featuring Chef Harold Balink of Harold’s Restaurant. For the video series, Community Cooperative challenged three local chefs to participate in the Plate It Up Chef Challenge, inviting them to create dishes using ingredients donated to the [...]

North Fort Myers man living without HVAC for over a decade surprised with new air conditioning

2020-11-05T10:15:02-05:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, community partners bring life-changing gift to homeowner in need Lee BIA Builders Care and community partners recently came together to surprise a North Fort Myers homeowner – who has gone over a decade without central air and heating – with the gift of a new air conditioning system. Jon Smith is [...]

Give thanks with gourmet desserts from Norman Love Confections

2020-11-05T08:54:52-05:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Thanksgiving is a time for counting blessings, and Norman Love Confections offers the sweetest way to give thanks during this Thanksgiving holiday. Norman Love Confections features traditional fall-themed desserts that are the perfect ending to a holiday meal. A limited number of freshly baked holiday pies and desserts are available during the Thanksgiving season including [...]

Shell Point’s new neighborhood, The Enclave, welcomes its first residents

2020-11-04T16:32:49-05:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The first phase of construction on The Enclave, Shell Point Retirement Community’s newest neighborhood, is complete and several residents have already begun moving into the community. Located on 19.59 acres along On Par Boulevard within Shell Point Retirement Community, The Enclave features nine single-family homes and 26 villas as well as a 1,600-square-foot community center. [...]

Advocate Radiation Oncology debuts second Halcyon radiotherapy system

2020-11-03T14:48:39-05:00November 3rd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Advocate Radiation Oncology, the first medical practice in Southwest Florida to introduce the Halcyon radiotherapy system, has added a second Halcyon to its lineup of state-of-the-art cancer-fighting machines. The Halcyon uses image-guided radiotherapy to deliver highly targeted cancer treatments with precision and comfort. Compared to traditional systems, the Halcyon’s intelligent automation provides for faster treatment [...]

Women in Business’ Nov. 4 virtual program to discuss how to turn a passion into a career

2020-11-03T11:01:52-05:00November 3rd, 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 on “Transitioning Your Passion or Hobby into Your Career” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Attendees will hear from three local business and nonprofit leaders who have turned their passions into their professions. Speakers include Alison Hussey of [...]

Shane Sindledecker promoted to special projects manager at Stevens Construction

2020-11-02T12:03:16-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has promoted Shane Sindledecker to special projects manager, announced Daniel Adams, vice president and principal. A Stevens Construction team member since 2018, Sindledecker is responsible for the financial components of Stevens Construction’s special projects team, including preparing budgets, schedule of values and monthly fee projections. Additionally, Sindledecker manages all subcontractor relations, negotiating contracts, [...]

Pro-Tec Plumbing creates apprenticeship program, career development plan as need for plumbers rises

2020-11-02T11:46:01-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pro-Tec Plumbing & Drains is creating a new Technician Apprenticeship Program to train and develop plumbers as the Naples-based company grows its operations in Southwest Florida. The company has multiple job opportunities available because of a surge in demand that’s fueled in part by COVID-19. “Southwest Florida has a limited pool of experienced, skilled trades [...]

Guadalupe Center breaks ground on van Otterloo Family Campus for Learning

2020-11-02T09:15:18-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center broke ground on Oct. 30 for a new educational campus that will create lasting, transformational change for students in Immokalee. The van Otterloo Family Campus for Learning will feature two academic buildings with multiple classrooms, a library, learning lab, cafeteria and kitchen, playground, administrative offices, mentor lounges, commons areas, a medical and dental [...]

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