Matanzas on the Bay to offer dining features, live music May 5 for Cinco de Mayo

2021-05-03T11:29:42-04:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will celebrate Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday, May 5 with all-day dining features and live music in the evening. Festive appetizers on the menu for Cinco de Mayo include pico de gallo, loaded queso French fries and Dave’s con queso dip. The pico de gallo is homemade, [...]

Hole Montes completes engineering, inspection services on wastewater pump station in Collier County

2021-04-30T13:53:42-04:00April 30th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hole Montes has completed construction engineering and inspection services on a new $10.6 million wastewater pump station that doubles the plant’s daily processing capabilities. Master Pump Station 306 replaced a 35-year-old facility that had aging mechanical and electrical components. The new pump station minimizes the potential for odors and spills while offering greater reliability, flexibility [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware’s Golden Gate location wins recycling award from Collier County

2021-04-29T09:49:58-04:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware’s store location in Golden Gate was honored by Collier County for its exemplary waste reduction and recycling programs. Collier County’s Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) recognizes the recycling efforts of local businesses that implement innovative recycling programs exceeding minimum requirements of the county’s recycling ordinance. Outside of standard cardboard and plastic recycling [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber to host virtual 5-Day 5K in May

2021-04-28T18:27:28-04:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to get active by hitting the trails or treadmill for its second annual virtual 5K, taking place Wednesday, May 5 through Sunday, May 9. Presented by Lee Health, the 5-Day 5K in May encourages people to walk, run, skip or bike at their own [...]

Client headlines: Advocate Radiation Oncology, Housing Authority and more

2021-04-30T08:31:52-04:00April 28th, 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 April, Advocate Radiation Oncology held physician open houses to showcase its cancer treatment centers in Cape Coral and Tamarac while also announcing it would establish the first proton [...]

Marketing will heat up small businesses in summer 2021

2021-04-28T17:02:42-04:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , |

Many Southwest Florida businesses traditionally hit the brakes on their marketing plans during the summer.  Instead, they should be hitting the gas.  Year-round marketing, even in seasonal areas like Southwest Florida, is essential in generating year-round results. This will be especially true during the summer of 2021 as the region’s economy fires on all cylinders.  Small businesses that create and execute an integrated, strategic [...]

Things to do: Client events in May 2021

2021-04-30T14:43:57-04:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Through May 8: Norman Love Confections is offering its 2021 Mother’s Day Collection, a limited-edition assortment of heart-shaped chocolates that includes 10 artisanal flavors enveloped in velvety white, milk and dark chocolate. Flavors include cupcake, snickerdoodle, coconut cake, mimosa, special dark, cherry pie, grandma’s chocolate cake, banana bread, German chocolate cake and cherry cheesecake. LINK: Mother’s Day Collection  [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida to host virtual Baby Shower for wildlife on June 5

2021-04-28T12:53:49-04:00April 28th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Baby season in Southwest Florida is in full swing. Each spring, the longer days and warming temperatures trigger many native animals to begin breeding and nesting. This increase in activity results in a surge in admissions to the von Arx Wildlife Hospital; animal admissions double during spring and summer months. The Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s [...]

Women in Business to highlight operational excellence, company growth during May 5 program

2021-04-28T18:21:31-04:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host its monthly networking event on Wednesday, May 5. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from guest speaker Helen Edenfield, global director of facilities and operations excellence at NeoGenomics Laboratories, a cancer diagnostics company currently expanding its state-of-the-art headquarters in south Fort [...]

Avow collaborating with National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation, American Heart Association on Advanced Cardiac Care initiative

2021-04-27T13:21:36-04:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Avow announces a collaboration with National Partnership for Healthcare and Hospice Innovation (NPHI) and the American Heart Association (AHA) on an Advanced Cardiac Care initiative that will enhance quality and access to hospice and palliative care within the region for patients with advanced heart failure. Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 disease killer in America, [...]

Bridging The Gap Physical Therapy announces addition of Dr. Teo Buzas

2021-04-27T10:36:33-04:00April 27th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Bridging The Gap Physical Therapy announced the addition of Dr. Teo Buzas to the staff. Prior to joining Bridging The Gap, Buzas served for five years in the sports medicine department at the University of Michigan. He is certified through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and has certifications in both strength and conditioning [...]

Community Cooperative food drive collects over 4 tons of PB&J supplies

2021-04-27T17:54:45-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Community donations equate to 128,000 PB&J sandwiches for children, families and seniors in need Community Cooperative’s pantries are now filled with over 4 tons of peanut butter and jelly supplies thanks to community support of the nonprofit’s 2021 Peanut Butter & Jelly Food Drive. Peanut butter and jelly are some of the most frequently requested [...]

Shangri-La Springs offers Garden Tea Party May 11 in celebration of Mother’s Day

2021-04-28T18:12:14-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Participants will tour the garden followed by tea in the courtyard In celebration of Mother’s Day, Shangri-La Springs, the historic property in downtown Bonita Springs celebrating 100 years, will offer a garden tour and tea on Tuesday, May 11 at 2 p.m. The event will start with an educational tour of the garden focusing on [...]

Hole Montes shareholder Barry E. Jones appointed to Estero’s planning board

2021-04-22T11:49:26-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Hole Montes Shareholder Barry E. Jones, P.E., has been named to the Village of Estero’s newly formed Planning, Zoning and Design Board.  Jones, who has 28 years of experience in civil engineering, has served on the Estero Design Review Board for six years, chairing the body for the previous three years. The Planning, Zoning and Design Board combines Estero’s previous Design Review Board with its Planning and Zoning Board.  The Planning, [...]

Anthony LaFata joins Stevens Construction Inc.

2021-04-22T11:06:42-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Anthony LaFata has joined Stevens Construction as superintendent, announced Michael Waskiewicz, Orlando division manager. Bringing 24 years of health care and commercial preconstruction experience, LaFata provides onsite project supervision ensuring schedule and quality goals are achieved. LaFata leads subcontractor coordination, jobsite inspections, foreman and safety meetings while creating schedules, daily job reports, reviewing cost reports [...]

Volunteers needed for Community Cooperative’s annual Soup Kitchen Benefit

2021-04-21T14:11:49-04:00April 21st, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Volunteers are needed for Community Cooperative’s 18th annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit on May 6. The event raises money that helps thousands of men, women and children in our community who struggle with hunger and homelessness, and this year’s benefit will be particularly significant since the event’s creator, Sam Galloway, Jr., [...]

Guadalupe Center earns fourth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

2021-04-19T12:58:56-04:00April 19th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has earned its fourth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the world’s largest and most-utilized independent nonprofit evaluator. Charity Navigator evaluates nonprofit organizations on their financial strength, accountability and transparency. Guadalupe Center’s 4-star rating means it adheres to strict accounting procedures while disclosing pertinent financial and operational information to the federal government. Charity [...]

Guadalupe Center promotes Kelly Krupp to vice president of philanthropy

2021-04-18T18:48:14-04:00April 18th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has promoted Kelly Krupp, CFRE, to the position of vice president of philanthropy, a role that includes oversight of donor relations, fundraising and marketing. Krupp helped lead “Guadalupe Center: 2020 & Beyond,” a successful capital and operating campaign that raised two-thirds of the nonprofit’s $24 million fundraising goal before the campaign even went [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care to host inaugural charity poker tournament on April 30

2021-04-20T17:00:24-04:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Tickets, sponsorships available with proceeds to support local homeowners in need Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), is hosting its inaugural Hearts & Hammer Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament on Friday, April 30. Presented by All Star Equipment Rentals and Sales, Inc., this purpose-driven poker tournament offers [...]

End-of-season donations welcomed at Guadalupe Resale Shop

2021-04-12T09:26:57-04:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Guadalupe Resale Shop is requesting donations of like-new furniture, clothing and home décor before seasonal residents head north for the summer. “The end of season is a great time for winter residents to let go of gently used items they may no longer need,” said Kat McNabb, store manager. “Since the Resale Shop supports a [...]

Hole Montes adds three to growing Naples office

2021-04-12T09:17:24-04:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Hole Montes has added three professionals to its Naples office as the firm responds to additional demands for services in Collier County. The three additions include Kevin Dowty, P.E., project manager; Jon Waters, project manager; and Wayne Bauer, design technician. “Kevin, Jon and Wayne have spent their entire professional careers in the Naples and Fort [...]

Better Together hosts Nationwide Day of Second Chances April 29

2021-04-08T16:11:39-04:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

For its second consecutive year, Better Together is breaking down employment barriers with its Nationwide Day of Second Chances held on Thursday, April 29. Every year, more than 650,000 Americans are released from prison and faced with challenges for re-entering the workforce. Better Together created a Day of Second Chances to help people overcome barriers [...]

Advocate Radiation Oncology to establish first proton therapy center on Florida’s west coast

2021-04-07T12:49:47-04:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Innovative radiation treatment reduces side effects, improves quality of life for cancer patients  Advocate Radiation Oncology is bringing revolutionary treatment in the fight against cancer closer to home by establishing the first proton therapy center along Florida’s west coast. Advocate Radiation Oncology, in conjunction with its affiliate Southwest Florida Proton, selected IBA’s (Ion Beam Applications [...]

Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association names Jeffrey Bratton as director of MLS

2021-04-07T11:12:48-04:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Royal Palm Coast Realtor Association (RPCRA) has appointed Jeffrey Bratton as the association’s new director of MLS (Multiple Listing Service). In this position, Bratton is responsible for handling the operations of the Florida Gulf Coast MLS and supporting the RPCRA in meeting the ongoing MLS needs and goals of over 8,000 real estate professionals [...]

Boys & Girls Club of Collier County seeks 500 summer camp sponsors

2021-04-07T11:08:50-04:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Boys & Girls Club of Collier County is looking for sponsors for its 2021 summer camp program. Through the “Sponsor a Camper” initiative, supporters can make a single, tax-deductible donation of $500 to ensure a family will not have to pay the full cost of summer camp programming. As the COVID-19 pandemic has prolonged [...]

Shell Point Retirement Community certified as a Great Place to Work

2021-04-05T18:50:26-04:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Shell Point Retirement Community, one of Lee County’s top 100 employers, has been certified as a Great Place to Work (GPTW) by the Great Place to Work Institute. According to Karen Anderson, vice president of human resources and corporate compliance for Shell Point, Shell Point employs 1,145 people in a wide variety of positions including [...]

Norman Love Confections celebrates laughter, love and mom for 2021 Mother’s Day Collection

2021-04-05T18:22:16-04:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Celebrate the special mom or mother figure in your life with the gift of ultra-premium chocolate from Norman Love Confections’ 2021 Mother’s Day Collection, a limited-edition assortment of heart-shaped chocolates. The special collection of 10 artisanal flavors include cupcake, snickerdoodle, coconut cake, mimosa, special dark, cherry pie, grandma’s chocolate cake, banana bread, German chocolate cake [...]

Community Cooperative announces 2021 Becoming Cosmopolitan: ‘Gone Country’ fundraising event on Oct. 14

2021-04-05T17:34:20-04:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Community Cooperative and co-sponsor FineMark National Bank & Trust will be hosting its popular fall annual fundraiser, Becoming Cosmopolitan: “Gone Country,” on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall in Fort Myers. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Becoming Cosmopolitan event was canceled, even as the community’s need for food and [...]

Stevens Construction begins Florida Heart Associates renovation and expansion

2021-04-02T11:28:49-04:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Stevens Construction is underway with an expansion and renovation at Florida Heart Associates, announced Dan Adams, vice president/principal, Stevens Construction, Inc. Stevens Construction is providing a complete interior renovation of the two-story, 25,374-square-foot building located at 1550 Barkley Circle in Fort Myers, which includes an upgrade of all exam rooms, nurse stations, offices, lobby and [...]

Kids’ Minds Matter educates SWFL community of mental health crisis during ‘Unmasking the Epidemic’ event

2021-04-01T14:50:21-04:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Unmasking the Epidemic, a free virtual event by Kids’ Minds Matter, educated the Southwest Florida community of the alarming pediatric mental health crisis faced by children and families today, while also providing the resources currently available in the region for those seeking help. The event, which featured personal stories from parents and child advocates, testimonials [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to offer dining specials, live music Easter Sunday

2021-04-01T15:53:50-04:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

On the menu: Crab-crusted hogfish with lobster cream sauce Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will offer an Easter Sunday dining feature on April 4 accompanied by live music and scenic waterfront views. On the menu for Easter Sunday at Matanzas on the Bay is the crab-crusted hogfish, topped with a lobster cream [...]

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