Top marketing trends, predictions for 2021

2020-12-30T16:32:04-05:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , , |

The marketing world, just like the world itself, changed in 2020.  COVID-19 altered the way people shop, dine and interact, as well as how they consume information. Technology drove an added emphasis to digital marketing and social media. Companies closely monitored their finances and scrutinized expenditures. Meanwhile, businesses that upped their marketing game stayed front [...]

Community Cooperative restarts mobile food pantries for veterans in January

2020-12-30T08:38:45-05:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Community Cooperative will again offer monthly mobile food pantries for veterans at the Lee County Veterans Affairs (VA) Clinic in Cape Coral, with the first set for 10 a.m. to noon on Jan. 6. At the drive-thru pantries, veterans and their families will receive a week’s worth of shelf-stable food, meat and fresh produce. “Nationwide, [...]

Guadalupe Center opens ‘Jump Up for Education’ in advance of Circtacular

2020-12-28T11:24:17-05:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The show must go on, and Guadalupe Center’s Circtacular, a virtual fundraising extravaganza set for Jan. 21, already has kicked off with its popular Jump Up for Education. The Jump Up for Education is traditionally the highlight of Guadalupe Center’s annual fundraising gala, a lively, interactive drive to generate support that funds lifechanging education programs [...]

Community Cooperative returns Meals on Wheels program to five days per week, seeks volunteers to serve homebound neighbors

2020-12-23T11:49:15-05:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

With the growing need for meals to be delivered to homebound neighbors who cannot shop or cook for themselves, Community Cooperative has returned its Meals on Wheels services to five days per week and seeks volunteer drivers to serve throughout Lee County. “Since the pandemic, the Meals on Wheels program did not miss delivering one [...]

Guadalupe Center applying for USDA food program at new Monaghan campus

2020-12-22T11:24:46-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced its intention to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child Care Food Program at its new Monaghan Family Early Childhood Education Campus. The federally funded program reimburses child care providers for serving nutritious meals and snacks to eligible children. The program operates similar to the free and reduced-price meal program [...]

FineMark National Bank & Trust grant provides housing and hope for working families in time for the holidays

2020-12-22T10:52:27-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The holidays and the new year are brighter for several Southwest Florida Families, thanks to a $20,000 gift donated to Community Cooperative by FineMark National Bank & Trust. With the donation, Community Cooperative has been able to help eight families thus far with housing and other holiday needs and the list is growing. “We are [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to offer New Year’s Eve dinner specials, live music Dec. 31

2020-12-22T08:07:40-05:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay is ringing in the New Year on Fort Myers Beach by offering New Year’s Eve dining specials and live performances for guests to enjoy on Thursday, Dec. 31. Matanzas on the Bay will offer two featured dinner specials for New Year’s Eve, including the crab-crusted butterfly hogfish, served with a lemon-cream [...]

NAMI Collier receives $20,000 from Suncoast Credit Union

2020-12-21T13:57:46-05:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

NAMI Collier is pleased to announce a generous $20,000 donation from Suncoast Credit Union to support local COVID-19 response efforts in the community. NAMI Collier will use the funds to continue mental health support groups that are always free to the community. Offerings include Peer-to-Peer, which gives adults living with mental health conditions a better [...]

Bonita Springs mom with ALS receives lifechanging gift of home renovations for the holidays

2020-12-21T17:27:10-05:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Builders Care, Lennar partner to complete home remodel for local homeowner in need A Bonita Springs woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) received the lifechanging gift of a home renovation just in time for the holidays. Lee BIA Builders Care and Lennar Homes partnered to renovate the home of Miriam Garces, a 46-year-old mother of [...]

NCH first responders receive holiday turkeys in show of appreciation

2020-12-18T11:56:51-05:00December 18th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

A partnership between the Wynn family, Naples resident Audrey M. Petersen and NCH Healthcare System resulted in pre-holiday donations of 5,000 turkeys to thank first responders for their heroic efforts during the pandemic. One by one, doctors and nurses lined up with medical and professional staff members on Dec. 17 at Baker Hospital in Naples, [...]

Center For Sight welcomes Fort Myers Eye Center and Valentine Eye Care to US Eye network

2020-12-17T13:42:25-05:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Two leading optometry practices in Southwest Florida, Fort Myers Eye Center and Valentine Eye Care, have partnered with Center For Sight, one of the nation’s leading multi-disciplinary physician groups. Center For Sight is a founding member practice of US Eye, a physician-led, patient-centric network of practices committed to providing exceptional patient service through premium technology [...]

Literacy Parade brings books, academic growth to students at The Children’s Learning Center

2020-12-17T13:18:52-05:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Students at The Children’s Learning Center in Fort Myers waved and cheered as Fancy Nancy, Thing 1 and other Dr. Seuss characters circled the entrance before delivering a crate full of new books to the early learning center. The unique, socially distanced Children’s Literacy Parade was the result of a partnership between Humana, the Early [...]

Michael Versnik named partner at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.

2020-12-17T09:52:02-05:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Michael Versnik, a seasoned personal injury lawyer who joined Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. in 2019, has been named a partner of the nearly 60-year-old firm. Versnik, rated “AV Preeminent” Civil Trial Attorney, the highest ranking under the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating system, focuses on personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle accidents, wrongful [...]

GMA Architects wins five Summit Awards for exceptional architectural designs

2020-12-17T09:31:13-05:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

GMA Architects & Planners has been honored with five prestigious Summit Awards by the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) for its innovative design concepts. The Lee BIA’s annual Industry Awards recognize excellence in the commercial building industry through the highly competitive Summit Awards program. GMA Architects received Summit Awards for “Best Architectural Project” in five [...]

Priority Marketing’s Teri Hansen named among nation’s ‘Top Women in PR’ by PRNEWS

2020-12-15T14:58:24-05:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Priority Marketing President and Creative Director Teri Hansen, APR, was named by PRNEWS as a 2020 “Top Women in PR” honoree.  Hansen was one of just 89 women selected across the country for this recognition. This year’s honorees were recognized for their ability to think outside the box, creating new programs that are driving business results in the midst of a global pandemic. According to PRNEWS, “honorees demonstrated significant passion for their work [...]

Stevens Construction honored as Contractor of the Year by the Lee Building Industry Association

2020-12-15T11:21:30-05:00December 15th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction Inc. earned four awards at the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) Industry Awards including the highest honor, Contractor of the Year, announced Mark Stevens, company president. A panel of nationwide judges named Stevens Construction Contractor of the Year based on criteria such as the company’s achievement of goals, client relations, professional certifications and [...]

The Preserve offers Drive-Thru donations Dec. 16 and 18 for Toys for Tots

2020-12-11T12:59:50-05:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Preserve, a skilled nursing and assisted living community in South Fort Myers, is collecting unwrapped toys for area children on behalf of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Drive-thru donations will be held Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday, Dec. 18 from 2 to 6 p.m. Donations [...]

Special delivery: Sheriff’s deputies bring gifts, smiles to 160 children

2020-12-11T08:48:04-05:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

It will be a Merry Christmas indeed for 160 students attending early learning programs at Child Care of Southwest Florida. A unique partnership between the nonprofit education provider and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office led to deputies playing the role of Santa in delivering presents just before the holidays. “We primarily serve children from lower-income [...]

Christmas gifts needed for children in foster care

2020-12-10T11:42:00-05:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

An annual holiday program that provides gifts to children in foster care is short on donations, and organizers are asking for community support so children will have a memorable Christmas. “Because of the pandemic, we’ve switched to an online donation portal, which makes it easy to shop and donate online, but doesn’t create the same [...]

Fort Myers Brewing Company’s Spyk’d earns Gold and Bronze medals at national beverage competition

2020-12-10T11:13:27-05:00December 10th, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company’s locally crafted spiked seltzer beverages, Spyk’d Hard Seltzer, has earned two medals at the U.S. Open Beverage Championships held in November in Oxford, Ohio. Fort Myers Brewing Company’s Spyk’d Mojito Hard Seltzer won a Gold medal in the Hard Seltzer Herb category and the company’s Spyk’d Lemon Lime earned the Bronze [...]

Pine Ridge RV & Boat Storage now accepting reservations

2020-12-08T09:44:41-05:00December 8th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Pine Ridge RV & Boat Storage is now accepting reservations for a new, secure storage facility in Fort Myers that can accommodate larger models of motorhomes, fifth wheels and luxury vessels. Pine Ridge RV & Boat Storage will feature 127 universal rental units for RVs and boats in 30-, 40- and 50-foot storage bays. All [...]

Stevens Construction begins Aspire Health Partners Access Center renovation

2020-12-07T13:36:49-05:00December 7th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Aspire Health Partners, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) behavioral healthcare organization, has selected Stevens Construction for the interior renovation of the Access Center located at 1800 Mercy Drive in Orlando, announced Michael Waskiewicz, Orlando division manager. Stevens Construction is providing a 5,360-square-foot renovation within the existing facility to allow for better social distancing as patients begin [...]

Elite Jets Charters adds Tesla to fleet, announces new ‘white diamond’ concierge services

2020-12-04T12:20:26-05:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Elite Jets Charters has expanded its white diamond concierge services with the addition of a new Tesla to its fleet. The Naples-based charter company now offers door-to-door chauffeur services in its Tesla Model X, a luxury electric SUV wrapped with the company’s distinct branding. Elite Jets employees can pick up passengers at any Collier County [...]

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. collects toys for Toys for Tots

2020-12-04T10:05:18-05:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

For the 14th year, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. offices are collecting toys to be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Toys will be collected until Dec. 15, when they will be picked up and distributed by Toys for Tots to approved local social welfare agencies, church groups and [...]

Ryan Carter of Scotlynn USA joins Community Cooperative’s board of directors

2020-12-04T09:53:59-05:00December 4th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Ryan Carter has joined the board of directors of Community Cooperative. Carter is executive vice president and co-founder of Scotlynn USA Division Inc., a logistics and transportation company headquartered in Canada that specializes in hauling refrigerated produce. “We are excited to welcome Ryan to our board,” said Community Cooperative Board Chairman Keith Banasiak. “His expertise [...]

Stevens Construction completes Snead Eye Group

2020-12-03T14:41:32-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction’s special projects division has completed an interior renovation of Snead Eye Group, announced Dan Adams, company vice president, south Florida. Located at 28420 Bonita Crossing Blvd., Ste. 120, in Bonita Springs, Snead Eye Group includes a lobby, exam rooms, dilation room, optical displays and a nurse station. Stevens Construction delivered the 2,700-square-foot interior [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida accepting spring registrations at all five locations

2020-12-03T13:40:50-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida is accepting new student registrations for all five of its early learning centers in Lee and Hendry counties. Each location is accredited through the National Accreditation Commission for Early Learning Leaders and is a Gold Seal Quality Care Program through the Florida Department of Children and Families. Additionally, centers maintain [...]

Guadalupe Center announces sponsorship opportunities for Circtacular virtual fundraising extravaganza

2020-12-03T12:35:14-05:00December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has announced five circus-themed sponsorship opportunities for Circtacular, a livestreamed fundraising extravaganza to be held under the virtual big top on Jan. 21. The virtual event will be streamed to an audience of philanthropists, business and community leaders, entrepreneurs and educators across Southwest Florida and beyond. Proceeds from Circtacular will support Guadalupe Center’s [...]

Stevens Construction Inc. relocates Tampa office

2020-12-01T14:14:27-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction, Inc. has grown its Tampa operations with an expanded office, announced Troy Hernly, vice president of central Florida. Located at 4830 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 720, the new office reflects the company’s strategy to broaden the geographical area served in the Tampa vicinity. The phone number is 813-281-1299. Stevens Construction’s Tampa division has [...]

Pace Center for Girls launches Virtual Holiday Auction Dec. 7-11

2020-12-01T14:10:35-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County will host its first Love That Dress! Virtual Holiday Auction on Dec. 7-11, offering an expansive selection of high-end packages, products and experiences up for bid to support Pace programs. Each year, generous donors provide dozens of silent auction packages to feature at Pace’s Love That Dress! shopping extravaganza. [...]

Better Together receives $30,000 donation of family supplies from Truist

2020-12-01T09:49:09-05:00December 1st, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Better Together, a voluntary, community-driven alternative to foster care, has received a $30,000 donation of family supplies from Truist Financial Corporation as part of its Lighthouse Project program. The Lighthouse Project is a long-standing BB&T, now Truist, tradition that allows teammates to support local nonprofit organizations on projects to address critical community needs. This year, [...]

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