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Creighton Construction & Development completes 7-Eleven in Fort Myers

2021-01-28T16:01:33-05:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has completed the construction of a 7-Eleven convenience store with fuel in Fort Myers that is home to Southwest Florida’s first Laredo Taco Company. The new 7-Eleven is located at 5951 Enterprise Parkway, positioned at the northeast corner of Luckett Road and Enterprise Parkway along I-75. Creighton completed the ground-up construction [...]

Kids’ Minds Matter announces March 18 mental health event: Unmasking the Epidemic

2021-01-28T15:32:13-05:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

It is no secret that COVID-19 has impacted our community, businesses, nonprofits and families. The isolation and uncertainty have also led to long-term mental health implications. To help address the mental health impacts to area children, Kids’ Minds Matter is holding a free “Unmasking the Epidemic” virtual event on March 18.   The keynote speaker [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber to host business development panel on Feb. 17

2021-01-27T14:42:09-05:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce will host a panel discussion on Wednesday, Feb. 17 to review the latest on business development for Fort Myers and surrounding Lee County. The panel will include guest speakers John Talmage, director of the Lee County Economic Development Office, Michele Hylton-Terry, executive director of the Fort Myers Community [...]

Things to do: Client events in February

2021-01-27T09:51:14-05:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Feb. 1-14: Norman Love Confections unveiled its 2021 Valentine’s Day Collection, a limited-edition collection featuring 10 heart-shaped dark, white and milk chocolates. The 2021 Collection is available for purchase in stores and online. LINK: Date Night 2021  Feb. 2: The 36th Annual Everglades Coalition Conference will be a four-day virtual event with in-depth conversations and panels focused on restoration of the Florida [...]

Client headlines: Norman Love Confections, Sunshine Ace and more

2021-01-27T09:45:29-05:00January 27th, 2021|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 late November, Norman Love Confections opened its fifth chocolate salon at the University Town Center in Sarasota. The newest [...]

Leadership NEXT to explore Edison and Ford Winter Estates during Feb. 9 program

2021-01-26T09:36:05-05:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will host a networking program from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 9 at the historic Edison and Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers. Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, and dates back [...]

Center For Sight is the First Practice Worldwide to Offer the OptiBlue Intraocular Lens

2021-01-26T09:17:28-05:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Center For Sight, a multispecialty ophthalmology practice which operates 14 eye clinics and surgery centers in Southwest Florida, is the first eye care practice in the world to offer the new OptiBlue intraocular lens, an advanced intraocular lens technology that filters violet light to improve contrast and clarity for cataract patients. Higher-energy wavelengths create additional [...]

Creighton Construction & Development completes 7-Eleven in LaBelle

2021-01-25T12:54:03-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Creighton Construction & Development has completed the construction of a 7-Eleven convenience store with fuel in LaBelle. The new 7-Eleven is located at 930 S. Bridge St., positioned at the corner of East Cowboy Way and State Road 29. Creighton completed the ground-up construction of the 3,500-square-foot convenience store with 12 fueling positions under a [...]

Aubuchon Team of Companies presents $12,600 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2021-01-25T10:10:27-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), has received a $12,600 donation from Aubuchon Team of Companies. The impactful donation is a result of funds raised through Aubuchon Team of Companies’ annual fundraising event, “Helping Hands for the Holidays,” which was held virtually this year. The donation [...]

Women in Business to host Sweethearts and Scholarships Feb. 3

2021-01-25T09:54:35-05:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Fundraiser to support scholarships for non-traditional students The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host its annual “Sweethearts and Scholarships Wine & Dessert Auction” fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a chance drawing for a variety of wine, [...]

Stevens Construction completes FineMark National Bank & Trust headquarters

2021-01-25T09:58:24-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed the corporate headquarters of FineMark National Bank & Trust, announced Mark Stevens, company president. Located at 8695 College Parkway, FineMark is a three-story, 60,000-square-foot, tilt-wall building with exquisite interiors such as custom millwork, tray ceilings, white oak trim, custom lighting and glass mosaic tile. Situated on six acres, FineMark features a [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida receives donation to expand solar power to its campus

2021-01-22T10:56:24-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has received a generous donation from The Martin Foundation that will dramatically expand solar power to its Naples-based campus, further enhancing the Conservancy’s commitment to sustainability and addressing the impact of climate change on the environment. "The Martin Foundation is thrilled to be a part of solarizing the campus of [...]

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County to host ‘Youth of the Year’ celebration on Feb. 23

2021-01-22T09:24:13-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County will be honoring teens for their outstanding achievements during a virtual Youth of the Year celebration on Feb. 23. The annual event honors Boys & Girls Club members who exemplify the virtues of good character, academic excellence, community service and strong leadership throughout the year. Ceremony attendees [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida elects four new board members at annual meeting

2021-01-22T10:46:10-05:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida members elected four new directors for four-year terms on the board of directors. Nancy Anthony, Pam Brown, Leslie Frécon and Tom Watkins were elected at the organization’s 57th Annual Members’ Meeting on Jan. 19, held virtually. During the meeting, retired U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney was awarded the Eagle Award, the [...]

Advocate Radiation Oncology opens location in Tamarac

2021-01-20T17:02:46-05:00January 20th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Advocate Radiation Oncology has opened a new location in Tamarac to serve cancer patients in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Located at 7850 N. University Drive, the Tamarac office features state-of-the-art cancer-fighting machines and the same level of compassionate care that define Advocate, a locally owned and operated radiation oncology practice. “We are proud [...]

Austin Davis joins Stevens Construction

2021-01-19T09:51:14-05:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Austin Davis has joined Stevens Construction as preconstruction manager, announced Michael Waskiewicz, Orlando division manager. Davis will develop preliminary to final estimates for all Orlando and central Florida projects, providing oversight for project conceptualization and constructability within the clients’ schedule and budget goals. Davis leads the entire subcontractor bidding process for all Orlando projects, ensuring [...]

Lee Health Foundation announces board of trustees

2021-01-19T09:08:48-05:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Lee Health Foundation has announced its 2021 board of trustees, with J. Pason Gaddis returning as chairperson. Trustees help guide philanthropic initiatives for Lee Health Foundation, which is celebrating 25 years of supporting lifesaving health and wellness programs in Southwest Florida. Since 1995, the Foundation, its supporters and trustees have made it possible for Lee [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises $66,800 at Voices of Hope Gala

2021-01-15T14:07:58-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, raised $66,800 at its inaugural Voices of Hope Gala, a virtual event that included passionate testimonials from volunteer child advocates and longtime supporters. Proceeds will help the Guardian ad Litem Foundation recruit, train and support volunteer child advocates, as well as provide financial assistance to help meet [...]

SWFL seniors receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at Gulf Coast Village

2021-01-15T12:58:07-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Senior Choice at Home members joined Gulf Coast Village residents in receiving their first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday. Through a partnership with Walgreens, Volunteers of America – sponsors of Gulf Coast Village and Senior Choice at Home – was able to secure vaccines at no cost to residents and members. Each person [...]

Tickets still available for Guadalupe Center’s ‘Circtacular’ on Jan. 21

2021-01-15T12:15:43-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Community members wanting to enhance education and create endless possibilities for students in Immokalee still have an opportunity to purchase tickets for Guadalupe Center’s Circtacular fundraising extravaganza. The Jan. 21 virtual event will be livestreamed and help generate proceeds to support Guadalupe Center’s three educational programs: the nationally accredited Early Childhood Education Program, After-school Tutoring [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida expands E-Learning Hub to include full K-12 curriculum, live animal encounters

2021-01-15T12:05:12-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has expanded its rapidly growing STEM E-Learning Adventures program to include a new E-Learning Hub. Here, educational videos, ecology-focused crafts, outdoor data-collecting activities and interactive written exercises are available to both in-school and at-home learners. In addition to offering online environmental education resources, Conservancy staff are now virtually hosting interactive, [...]

Elite Jets Charters promotes Gustavo Botura to director of client services

2021-01-15T11:57:59-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Elite Jets Charters has promoted Gustavo Botura to the newly created position of director of client services. In his expanded role, Botura will lead a team responsible for all proactive communications with prospective clients as Elite Jets continues emerging as Southwest Florida’s leading charter air service. One of Botura’s primary responsibilities will be fostering new [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to offer Valentine’s Day dinner feature, live music Feb. 14

2021-01-14T17:31:06-05:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a dinner feature and live music at its intimate waterfront setting on Fort Myers Beach. On Feb. 14, sweethearts can enjoy the baked salmon, a tender and flaky fillet topped with a creamy jumbo lump crab imperial and served with a choice of side for $28. [...]

GMA Architects & Planners completes new building design for Enterprise in Cape Coral

2021-01-14T09:38:31-05:00January 14th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

GMA Architects & Planners has completed the building design for a new Enterprise located on the rapidly developing Pine Island Road corridor in Cape Coral. The project included a new building to accommodate Enterprise’s car sales, daily car rental and truck rental services as well as a detached Quick-Turn-Around (QTA) fueling and wash and detail [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida honors retiring U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney as 2021 Eagle Award recipient

2021-01-13T16:25:04-05:00January 13th, 2021|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has bestowed its highest honor, the Eagle Award, on retiring U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney. The award will be conveyed at the Conservancy’s Annual Meeting for members on Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. to be held virtually. The award recognizes Rooney’s work on science-based conservation priorities, including efforts to ensure continued [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises $95,000 for Children’s Miracle Network during 2020

2021-01-12T12:35:57-05:00January 12th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware raised $95,000 for two local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, through a series of successful fundraising campaigns in 2020. The locally owned company has supported Children’s Miracle Network for many years, but for 2020, Sunshine [...]

Guadalupe Center announces appointments for 2021 Board of Trustees

2021-01-11T09:56:22-05:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has welcomed three additional leaders to its 2021 Board of Trustees, a governing body whose members serve as advocates and ambassadors for students and families in Immokalee. Newly appointed trustees include Debbie Toler, Eric Wallach and John Paro, who join 20 other individuals who help set policies and direction for the nonprofit organization. [...]

The School District of Lee County to host virtual hiring event for guest teachers on Jan. 21

2021-01-11T09:48:01-05:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The School District of Lee County is seeking guest teachers and will host a virtual hiring event on Thursday, Jan. 21 to increase the number of available guest teachers at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Guest teachers play an important role in maintaining continuity of instruction for students, assuming the role of a [...]

Frank R. Jenkins Custom Homes to remodel a 2008 home in Renaissance, Fort Myers

2021-01-08T18:03:14-05:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Frank R. Jenkins Custom Homes, a premier high-end home builder in Southwest Florida, has been contracted to remodel a home in Renaissance, a luxury golf community situated on the Daniels Parkway corridor in Fort Myers. Inspired by the West Coast/Napa Valley lifestyle design of the Vittoria spec home being built and recently sold by Frank [...]

Sponsors needed for NAMI Collier County’s 19th annual Hope Shines walk Jan. 30

2021-01-08T17:21:20-05:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

NAMI Collier County has announced sponsorships for its 19th annual awareness walk, Hope Shines, to be held Jan. 30. The annual walk will be from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Baker Park in Naples and will include free food, fun and entertainment for participants. The outdoor scenic walk provides an in-person, socially distanced event to [...]

Stevens Construction completes Hibiscus dining room renovation at Village On The Isle

2021-01-08T16:34:38-05:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has completed the Hibiscus dining room renovation within Village On The Isle, a not-for-profit life plan community located at 930 Tamiami Trail South in Venice, announced Dan Adams, vice president, south Florida and principal. Stevens Construction provided a 10,000-square-foot interior renovation, which allows Village On The Isle residents to enjoy their meals in [...]

Priority Marketing helps shine spotlight on Builders Care, deserving SWFL families

2021-01-27T17:07:24-05:00January 8th, 2021|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , |

Every December, Lee BIA Builders Care surprises one deserving Lee County family with the lifechanging gift of a home renovation. The annual construction project makes the holidays truly unforgettable for a family in need, as well as dozens of businesses that help make it happen. Each year, Priority Marketing proudly offers pro-bono public relations services to help Builders Care tell this inspirational story.  In 2020, Builders Care selected the Garces family from Bonita Springs. [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber sponsoring virtual Campaign School & Community Leadership Training Jan. 12-14

2021-01-08T16:36:19-05:00January 7th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Florida Institute for Political Leadership to present free, nonpartisan program on politics The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a virtual Campaign School & Community Leadership Training on Jan. 12-14, presented by Florida Institute for Political Leadership (FIPL), for those interested in learning about the field of politics. The no-cost, nonpartisan three-day program [...]

Bayside Eye Center joins growing US Eye network

2021-01-04T14:20:59-05:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Bayside Eye Center, a fixture in the Punta Gorda community, has partnered with US Eye and Center For Sight, expanding Center For Sight’s Southwest Florida footprint to 14 locations. US Eye is a physician-led, patient-centric network of practices, founded by Center For Sight, with a mission to provide superior patient care through premium technology and [...]

Celebrate the gift of love with Norman Love Confections’ Date Night 2021 Collection

2021-01-04T12:26:08-05:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Internationally renowned for handcrafted artisanal chocolates, Norman Love Confections unveils “Date Night 2021,” created exclusively for Valentine’s Day. The limited-edition collection features 10 heart-shaped dark, white and milk chocolates, including Bananas Foster, Chocolate Strawberry, Devil’s Food Cake, Pink Champagne, Pinot Noir, Carajillo, Honey Lavender, Spicy Dark, Passion Cheesecake and Tropical Hazelnut. Available Feb. 1 through [...]

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