Pace Center for Girls brings back Love That Dress! shopping event Aug. 19-21

2021-06-30T14:36:40-04:00June 30th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pace Center for Girls, Lee County is bringing back its popular fundraising event, Love That Dress! with a new twist. This year, the event will be three fun-filled days of shopping Thursday, Aug. 19 through Saturday, Aug. 21 at Embassy Suites by Hilton in Estero. Described as the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the year, [...]

Things to do: Client events in July 2021

2021-06-28T18:18:54-04:00June 28th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

July 6: Shangri-La Springs is hosting a Garden Tea Party that includes a guided garden tour, tea-drinking time and light hors d’oeuvres. Each guest will receive a reusable tea mug. LINK: Garden Tea Party  July 7: The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will host a panel offering tips on starting a new business or jumpstarting an [...]

Client headlines: Sunshine Ace, Guadalupe Center and more

2021-06-28T18:08:24-04:00June 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 late May and early June, Sunshine Ace Hardware was front and center as hurricane season began. Priority Marketing helped arrange interviews with [...]

Facebook breakdown: Boosted posts vs. paid ads

2021-06-28T17:34:04-04:00June 28th, 2021|Categories: Blogging|Tags: , , , |

Facebook is the world’s largest social media network, and it’s free to use. However, businesses and nonprofits recognize that truly harnessing the power of Facebook might mean paying for its services.  Boosted posts and paid ads offer opportunities to stay connected and relevant with followers while reaching new audiences. Both options are effective.  Executing a successful social media strategy requires a combination of paid and organic tactics. [...]

Dress for Success SW Florida announces signature fundraiser ‘A REcycled Night Through the Decades’

2021-06-28T13:01:41-04:00June 28th, 2021|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dress for Success SW Florida announces its signature fundraiser, A REcycled Night Through the Decades, on Friday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. A REcycled Night Through the Decades is a one-of-a-kind experience where 17 local designers showcase runway-ready ensembles crafted from [...]

Hole Montes completes Yellowbird Street improvement project

2021-06-28T10:51:39-04:00June 28th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hole Montes has completed a series of street, traffic calming and utility improvements to Yellowbird Street on Marco Island that make the roadway safer for motorists, pedestrians and residents while providing reliable utility service into the future. Defined as a local connector road, Yellowbird Street stretches three-fourths of a mile from North Collier Boulevard to [...]

Stevens Construction begins City of Fort Myers Fire Station 17

2021-06-24T11:53:32-04:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stevens Construction has started construction of Fire Station 17 for the City of Fort Myers, announced Dan Adams, vice president/principal, Stevens Construction, Inc. Situated on 2.76 acres, Fire Station 17 is a 12,597-square-foot, two-story building with a 2,585-square-foot storage facility. The new station will house accommodations for on-duty firefighters, a physical fitness facility, community room [...]

Matanzas on the Bay launches summer prix fixe lunch menu

2021-06-24T11:05:17-04:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Summer special includes three-course lunch for two Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach is launching its summer prix fixe lunch menu, featuring a three-course lunch for two. Available July through September, summer lunch specials at Matanzas on the Bay are served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. Guests will [...]

Experienced litigator and Army veteran Adam Heisner hired at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A.

2021-06-23T13:32:40-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Adam Heisner has been hired as a personal injury attorney for Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, a nearly 60-year-old Southwest Florida personal injury law firm. He will emphasize motor vehicle accidents and slip, trip and falls cases. “With four board-certified litigation attorneys, we understand the value of litigation experience in representing our clients,” said [...]

Sponsors are needed for Community Cooperative’s 16th Annual Becoming Cosmopolitan: ‘Gone Country’ fundraising event on Oct. 7

2021-06-23T12:24:44-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The popular event to help our hungry and homeless returns with a new theme and location. Community Cooperative will be hosting the return of the popular annual fall fundraiser, Becoming Cosmopolitan: Gone Country, on Thursday, Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. at The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon in Fort Myers. This marks the 16th year [...]

Ten tons of pythons: Wildlife biologists reach milestone in removal efforts, release research publication on longest tracking study

2021-06-22T10:05:25-04:00June 21st, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A team of wildlife biologists at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, in partnership the United States Geological Survey, have published peer-reviewed research on the longest and largest tracking study to date on the invasive Burmese python. Titled “Spatial ecology of invasive Burmese pythons in southwestern Florida,” the research article is published in the June issue [...]

Zane Lamprey’s ‘Laughs & Drafts Brewery Tour’ comes to Fort Myers Brewing June 30

2021-06-18T15:39:31-04:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company will host award-winning travel show host and comedian Zane Lamprey for a night of stand-up comedy and craft beer on Wednesday, June 30. A popular TV travel host for numerous shows, including Three Sheets and Drinking Made Easy, Lamprey has been seen touring the world to master local drinking customs as [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware to open new store in North Naples

2021-06-18T10:39:07-04:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware has announced plans to build a new store in North Naples, the company’s first new location in Collier County in almost 15 years. Located in Founders Square, a mixed-use development at the northeast corner of Immokalee Road and Collier Boulevard, the new 20,000-square-foot store will feature commercial paint, grilling and fishing departments, [...]

Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops receives 2021 AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping award

2021-06-18T09:24:09-04:00June 18th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops has been recognized by the American Automobile Association (AAA) with a 2021 AAA Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping award. The award is granted to hotels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean that earn the highest possible cleanliness and condition scores. This marks the second consecutive [...]

Matanzas on the Bay to feature food special, live music to celebrate Father’s Day June 20

2021-06-16T09:17:41-04:00June 16th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20, offering an all-day dining special from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and live music for dads and guests to enjoy. In addition to its regular menu options, Matanzas on the Bay will offer a 14-ounce slow-roasted prime rib with [...]

Guardian ad Litem Foundation hires Lara Zdanowicz as program assistant

2021-06-15T12:09:58-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit, has added Lara Zdanowicz as a program assistant to help facilitate relationships between donors, volunteer child advocates and the children they represent. The Guardian ad Litem Foundation assists with recruitment, training and support of volunteer child advocates who serve as the voice for children in Collier, Lee, [...]

Elmquist Eye Group offering Optima IPL treatment for patients with dry eye syndrome

2021-06-15T11:58:39-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Elmquist Eye Group is offering a new procedure using the Lumenis Optima Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) to help treat patients with evaporative dry eye disease, known as dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome is an ocular surface disease affecting quality of vision and overall eye comfort. Typical symptoms can include a sandy, gritty sensation, irritation, [...]

Roy’s Restaurant collects food June 24 for Community Cooperative’s School’s Out, Hunger’s Not summer food drive

2021-06-15T11:37:19-04:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Roy’s Restaurant in Bonita Springs will collect non-perishable food for Community Cooperative on Thursday, June 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. Adults donating non-perishable food will receive a complimentary beer or glass of Roy’s wine per person. The restaurant is at 26831 South Bay Drive, Suite 100 in Bonita Springs. “Every summer, Community Cooperative puts [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida to host teacher workshop on June 19

2021-06-14T11:08:48-04:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Child Care of Southwest Florida is hosting a free continuing education workshop on June 19 to help early childhood education teachers sharpen their classroom leadership skills. “Diving Deeper into Instructional Support” is a three-hour course that will help teachers become better facilitators in the classroom and encourage children to expand their learning. The class covers [...]

Johnson Eyecare in Fort Myers joins US Eye

2021-06-14T10:56:46-04:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Johnson Eyecare in Fort Myers is integrating its practice with the US Eye model to enrich patient care and expand service offerings. The new partnership provides Johnson Eyecare patients with direct access to world-renowned surgeons, cutting-edge technology and additional service lines, including dermatology, facial cosmetic surgery, skin care and audiology. US Eye is a physician-led, [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce installs 2021-2022 Board of Directors

2021-06-14T08:23:51-04:00June 14th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the installation of its 2021-2022 Board of Directors and officers for the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors will be led by board chair Angela [...]

Hole Montes’ Austin Brown earns engineering licensure

2021-06-11T10:19:29-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Austin Brown, a project manager at Hole Montes, has passed the PE Civil Transportation licensure exam through the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. The Principles & Practices of Engineering exam is the second of two tests certifying an individual meets specific qualifications in education, work experience and knowledge. Licensure is an important [...]

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida launch climate change patch

2021-06-11T07:27:03-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, in partnership with Growing Climate Solutions, has launched a new climate change patch that recognizes Girl Scouts who are willing to advocate for the environment. Girl Scouts earn patches for participating in events, activities and programs, and display their patches on the back of vests or sashes. To earn the [...]

Community Cooperative partners with FPL to distribute hurricane kits to Meals on Wheels recipients

2021-06-11T07:04:39-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

For the third year, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) partnered with Community Cooperative to distribute 400 hurricane kits to Meals on Wheels recipients who are homebound and often unable to go out and buy necessary items to prepare for storms. Each kit included a three-day supply of nutritious shelf-stable food for breakfast, lunch and [...]

ReDefine Life launches online concierge primary care practice in Florida

2021-06-08T22:41:43-04:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

With the recognition that lifestyle changes can have the greatest impact on health, Dr. Samantha Jean and Dr. Gerdie Jean-Smith have launched ReDefine Life, an online primary care concierge practice conveniently available around the clock for a monthly fee to patients with or without health insurance. Both board-certified physicians, the sisters recognize the importance of [...]

Fort Myers Brewing to host 2021 Summer Beer Fest June 18-20

2021-06-08T17:12:59-04:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fort Myers Brewing Company is kicking off the hottest season of the year with its ninth annual Summer Beer Fest June 18-20, a three-day summer bash featuring a variety of live music, food trucks and more than 30 specialty beers. From Friday, June 18 through Sunday, June 20, the party of the season will feature [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware offers support to Coastal Conservation Association to enhance Florida’s marine resources

2021-06-08T09:23:01-04:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware has renewed its commitment to ensuring the long-term health of Florida’s marine environment by extending its support to Coastal Conservation Association Florida. Sunshine Ace, which has supported CCA for many years, sponsored the organization’s sold-out annual fundraising banquet on May 22. The event included dinner, live and silent auctions, raffle prizes and [...]

Women in Business names finalists for 2021 APEX Awards

2021-06-03T14:32:46-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee has named the top three finalists for its annual APEX Awards, recently announced during the committee’s monthly networking program on June 2. The finalists are Kathleen O. Berkey of Becker & Poliakoff, P.A., Kerri Goldsmith of HBKS Wealth Advisors and Alicia Miller of Sally [...]

Guadalupe Center welcomes three additions to Board of Trustees

2021-06-02T13:56:48-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center has added three new members to its Board of Trustees, including a former student who returned to Immokalee after graduating from college. Maria Munguia Cortes, Liz Curtin and Susan Duke have joined Guadalupe Center’s governing body, which offers oversight for the education-focused nonprofit and advocates for students and families in Immokalee. Cortes is [...]

Market Trends opens registration for Sept. 9 real estate summit

2021-06-02T09:12:32-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Market Trends of Southwest Florida has opened registration for its real estate summit on Sept. 9, when a trio of local experts will share updates from an explosive year in the residential and commercial real estate markets. Market Trends, which will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9 at Caloosa Sound [...]

Community Cooperative announces CEO transition

2021-06-02T08:26:48-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The board of directors of Community Cooperative has appointed Stefanie Ink Edwards as chief executive officer, effective June 14. Edwards succeeds Tracey Galloway, who has announced her retirement after 10 years with the organization. “Leading and transforming Community Cooperative into the dynamic human services organization we are today has been one of the greatest honors [...]

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce to appoint 2021-2022 Board of Directors at June 11 luncheon

2021-06-02T08:19:27-04:00June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce invites the community to attend the installation of its 2021-2022 Board of Directors and officers on Friday, June 11 during its monthly luncheon at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower in Fort Myers. During the event, Chamber President and CEO Colleen DePasquale will share an update on Chamber [...]

KOVA Companies, Commercial Property Managers partner to expand property management solutions

2021-06-04T13:52:31-04:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

KOVA Companies and Commercial Property Managers have entered into a strategic partnership with the establishment of KL Management Solutions, LLC, a joint venture that will offer an expansion of property management and accounting services throughout Southwest Florida. Through the KL Management Solutions partnership, KOVA Companies is providing turnkey back-office property management solutions to a growing [...]

Leadership NEXT to discuss Southwest Florida’s real estate market

2021-06-01T11:40:04-04:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business professionals, will host a networking program on June 8 to discuss the current condition of Southwest Florida’s real estate market and the Lee County tax certificate sale. Leadership NEXT attendees will learn the latest insights into the local real estate market, presented by Jason Jakus on behalf [...]

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