The School District of Lee County, Florida seeking professional leadership search agency

2021-05-28T16:07:50-04:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The School District of Lee County is seeking a professional leadership search agency to identify a highly qualified superintendent for its growing school system. The agency should offer a broad range of expertise and services with a proven track record for successfully placing leaders in education. The consultant team’s scope of work will include working [...]

Community Cooperative launches its ‘School’s Out, Hunger’s Not’ campaign

2021-05-28T13:18:20-04:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Recognizing that hunger does not take a summer break, Community Cooperative is calling on community members to support its School’s Out, Hunger’s Not campaign. During the months of June, July and August, Community Cooperative is looking for additional volunteers and donations for its Sam’s Community Café & Kitchen, Community Market and mobile food pantries as [...]

Guadalupe Center receives donation of 3,500 books through BelieveNBooks, Canterbury School

2021-05-27T09:37:26-04:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center received more than 3,500 books following a two-week collection at Canterbury School coordinated by BelieveNBooks, a newly created nonprofit organization focused on making books accessible to all children. BelieveNBooks Founder Natasha Agarwal, a 14-year-old eighth-grader at Canterbury School in Fort Myers, formed the philanthropic organization to reduce inequities that prevent some children from [...]

HUD awards $30 million grant to Housing Authority, City of Fort Myers

2021-05-26T19:13:25-04:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers (HACFM) and the City of Fort Myers have been awarded a $30 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will help fund a major revitalization project within the greater Dunbar community. The Greater Dunbar Initiative is a comprehensive transformation plan [...]

Client headlines: Better Together, FYZICAL and more

2021-05-25T17:32:03-04:00May 25th, 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 and May, Better Together earned positive media coverage for its Nationwide Day of Second Chances. Churches across America were encouraged to host [...]

Things to do in SWFL: Client events in June 2021

2021-05-25T17:04:15-04:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

June 2: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will reveal finalists for its 15th annual APEX Awards during the June networking meeting. The APEX Awards recognize local women with outstanding reputations for professionalism, philanthropy and leadership. LINK: APEX Announcement  June 2: WINK News Chief Meteorologist Matt Devitt will join Gulf Coast Village Director of Facilities Michael Pudlin for a [...]

Southwest Florida nonprofits need summer volunteers

2021-05-25T16:50:29-04:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , |

Nonprofit organizations in Southwest Florida operate year-round to fulfill their missions. At the heart of every charitable organization is a group of dedicated volunteers offering time and talents to the cause.  Seniors are among nonprofits’ most loyal volunteers. They have extra time on their hands, a lifetime of experience and a generous spirit. However, many volunteers spend their summers in the North and Midwest, leaving [...]

Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps Class of 2021 sets record with $4 million in college scholarship offers, grants

2021-05-24T14:42:06-04:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

All 30 high school seniors graduating from Guadalupe Center’s Tutor Corps Program will be attending college in the fall and have received a collective $4 million in scholarship offers and grants, including $378,400 in scholarship funding by tutoring children in Guadalupe Center’s After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program. Guadalupe Center honored its Tutor Corps Class [...]

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware offering free American flags in advance of Memorial Day

2021-05-24T11:02:19-04:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware is offering free American flags in advance of Memorial Day to help honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. On Saturday, May 29, the first 250 customers at Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware stores in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch will receive an 8” by 12” [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware offering free American flags in advance of Memorial Day

2021-05-24T10:30:11-04:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is offering free American flags in advance of Memorial Day to help honor the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. On Saturday, May 29, the first 250 customers at each Sunshine Ace Hardware store will receive an 8” by 12” flag to display in their homes. [...]

Women in Business to announce finalists for APEX Awards at June 2 networking event

2021-05-24T09:24:34-04:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will announce the top finalists of its annual APEX Awards during its monthly networking program on Wednesday, June 2. The APEX Awards recognizes women with outstanding reputations for professionalism, philanthropy and leadership in Southwest Florida. The June networking event will celebrate all 17 nominees [...]

Stevens Construction expands with new corporate headquarters

2021-05-24T09:06:44-04:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has started construction of a new corporate headquarters, doubling the size of the existing Fort Myers operations, announced Mark Stevens, president, Stevens Construction, Inc. Located at 14541 Hope Center Loop, the new Stevens Construction headquarters will accommodate the company’s recent growth and position them for future expansion. Stevens Construction currently has 39 projects [...]

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware, Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets helps raise over $32,000 for Children’s Miracle Network

2021-05-18T14:10:17-04:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware and Crowder’s Gifts & Gadgets helped collect more than $32,000 during a spring fundraising campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network. Through its monthlong “Round Up for the Kids” campaign in April, customers rounded up their purchases to help provide life-changing medical care to children across the region. Donations collected at Crowder [...]

Community Cooperative’s annual Soup Kitchen Benefit honors the late Sam Galloway, Jr., raising money for the hungry

2021-05-18T12:04:04-04:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The 18th annual Sam Galloway, Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit was held May 6 to raise much needed funds for Community Cooperative. The event honored the organization's founder, the late Sam Galloway, Jr., who passed away in March. Community Cooperative’s Board of Directors announced the Community Café, known as the Fort Myers soup kitchen, [...]

The School District of Lee County, Florida seeking interim superintendent of schools

2021-05-14T13:39:50-04:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The School District of Lee County is seeking an interim superintendent of schools to lead the District while it conducts a broader search to fill a permanent position. The interim superintendent will lead the administrative, instructional and support staff of Lee County schools in the continued implementation of its strategic plan, designing, developing and maintaining [...]

Hole Montes hires Ellen Summers as senior planner

2021-05-13T08:43:50-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hole Montes has announced that Ellen Summers has joined the firm as a senior planner. Summers worked in the government sector for nearly a decade, most recently serving as principal redevelopment specialist for the Bayshore Gateway Triangle Community Redevelopment Agency. In this role, Summers managed the CRA grants program while serving as a liaison with [...]

Guadalupe Center receives $55,000 grant from United Way

2021-05-13T08:32:57-04:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has received a $55,000 grant from the United Way of Collier and the Keys to enhance its After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program. The United Way’s Community Investment Award will help provide academic enrichment to an estimated 600 Immokalee students in kindergarten, first and second grades who are designated as “at risk” for [...]

Better Together to host community job fair May 13 for Venice-area job seekers

2021-05-11T12:52:16-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Better Together and Venice Bible Church are partnering to host a community job fair for Venice-area residents from 9 a.m. to noon. on Thursday, May 13. The church-based job fair will connect job seekers with local employers who are ready to hire. Participating employers include Aston Gardens at Pelican Pointe, Dunkin’, Tri County Air Conditioning [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware raises over $32,000 during spring campaign for Children’s Miracle Network

2021-05-11T12:41:52-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware stores on Florida’s west coast collected more than $32,000 during a spring fundraising campaign to support Children’s Miracle Network. Through its monthlong “Round Up for the Kids” campaign in April, customers rounded up their purchases to help provide life-changing medical care to children across the region. Donations collected at Sunshine Ace stores [...]

Stevens Construction awarded Clive Daniel Home

2021-05-11T12:12:22-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Stevens Construction has been awarded the construction management contract for a new 65,000-square-foot showroom by luxury home furnishings retailer Clive Daniel Home, announced Shaun St. Dennis, division manager. Located at 3055 Fruitville Commons Blvd., situated in a mixed-use development at I-75 and Fruitville Road, the showroom will be a two-story facility that will serve as [...]

Advocate Radiation Oncology opens new cancer treatment center in Bonita Springs

2021-05-11T11:57:28-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Advocate Radiation Oncology has opened a new cancer treatment center in Bonita Springs to better serve patients in southern Lee and northern Collier counties. Located at 25243 Elementary Way, just south of The Prado at Spring Creek, the Bonita Springs office will feature cutting-edge radiation modalities with the unparalleled dedication to patient care that defines [...]

Market Trends announces Sept. 9 event to update historic year for real estate in Southwest Florida

2021-05-11T11:21:19-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Real Estate|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Market Trends of Southwest Florida will present a second real estate forum in 2021 during what’s shaping up to be a historic year for commercial and residential real estate. The fall Market Trends summit will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9 at Caloosa Sound Convention Center & Amphitheater in Fort [...]

Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce holds relocation ribbon-cutting at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz new office

2021-05-11T11:12:02-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting April 29 to mark the opening of the new Port Charlotte office of Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz at 2602 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte. “Congratulations to Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz on their ribbon cutting and new location,” said Bob White, interim executive [...]

Six family-friendly staycation ideas for Southwest Florida

2021-05-06T12:36:13-04:00May 6th, 2021|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , , |

Southwest Florida is a vacation destination for millions of tourists each year.  The weather, the beaches, the attractions... we have it all!  However, you don’t have to be from out-of-state to enjoy the region’s offerings. From Marco Island and Naples through Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel, Southwest Florida is a vacation playground. We can enjoy it, too!  As summer approaches, many [...]

Matanzas on the Bay celebrates Mother’s Day with food and drink specials, live music on May 9

2021-05-05T10:35:53-04:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is celebrating Mother’s Day with all-day dining and drink specials on Sunday, May 9, accompanied by live performances for moms and guests to enjoy. Matanzas on the Bay will offer its lobster-encrusted snapper, topped with a lemon wine sauce and served with asparagus and choice of one [...]

GMA Architects & Planners designs ‘nautical-themed’ waterfront building in Cape Coral

2021-05-03T13:56:29-04:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Design, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

GMA Architects & Planners has completed its designs for a nautical-themed, multi-family residential building that will offer luxurious waterfront living in southern Cape Coral. Located along Coronado Parkway, the building’s two-story design reflects a Bahamas-inspired architectural style and its tropical, waterfront setting. Flat tiles will cover a pitched roof with gable accents, which include exposed [...]

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