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Fort Myers Miracle offer $15,000 in sponsorships to Little League, Cal Ripken organizations in Southwest Florida

2018-03-20T23:22:03+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Sports|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Fort Myers Miracle are donating $15,000 to sponsor 21 youth baseball and softball organizations across Southwest Florida. The sponsorships will help area leagues pay for much-needed equipment, supplies and operational costs. In Southwest Florida, the spring season for Little League and Cal Ripken seasons began in January and runs through May, with all-star teams [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. expands grants program, seeks 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest beneficiary applicants

2018-03-14T17:41:23+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Applications now open through April 5 to all organizations bettering the health and wellness of children in Southwest Florida SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., a local nonprofit dedicated to saving children’s lives by supporting organizations committed to pediatric health care services and education, is accepting proposals from additional nonprofit organizations seeking funding. For those interested in [...]

2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raises $2.9 million

2018-03-12T19:15:47+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

More than 350 bidders recently came together to give generously, raising $2.9 million in total to support pediatric health care and education during SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. All proceeds of the auction will support Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College in support [...]

Guadalupe Center’s Buddy Day brings Immokalee children to Marco Island for day of fun, learning

2018-02-27T00:12:59+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

More than 100 second-graders from four Immokalee elementary schools learned about Southwest Florida’s coastal wildlife and habitat at Guadalupe Center’s 26th annual Buddy Day on Saturday, Feb. 17. The program paired “little buddies” from Pinecrest, Lake Trafford, Highlands and Village Oaks elementary schools with “big buddies,” dedicated volunteers from area communities including Hideaway Beach, Fiddler’s [...]

Publix donates $30,000 to Guadalupe Center through its ‘Food for All’ campaign

2018-02-15T20:54:00+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center recently received a $30,000 donation through the “Food for All” campaign launched in November by Publix Super Markets, Inc. Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee, will use the funds to support its Early Childhood Education Program, which serves 306 children [...]

‘I Have the Right To’ co-authors Chessy Prout, Boston Globe’s Jenn Abelson to speak in Naples March 26

2018-01-26T15:50:56+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Wellfit Girls, a Southwest Florida nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering teen girls, will host an exclusive speaking engagement and book signing on Monday, March 26 at Venue Naples with national teen advocate and author Chessy Prout, a former Naples resident, along with co-author Jenn Abelson, an investigative reporter for the Boston Globe's Spotlight Team. At [...]

Ferguson Enterprises donates $42,800 to Lee BIA Builders Care

2018-01-26T15:39:06+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Ferguson Enterprises has generously donated more than $42,800 to Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA). Funds support Lee BIA Builders Care’s efforts to provide emergency repairs and construction services at no cost to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged homeowners in Lee County. Ferguson Enterprises is a [...]

Guadalupe Center raises $1.3 million for educational programs at 2018 Signature Event, “Welcome Aboard”

2018-01-23T16:13:40+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, has raised $1.3 million during its “Welcome Aboard” 2018 Signature Event, held Jan. 17 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Proceeds from the annual signature event directly benefit Guadalupe Center’s three educational programs serving Immokalee students from cradle to career: [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida announces 2018 board members and officers

2018-01-12T14:20:21+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosted its 54th Annual Members’ Meeting on Jan. 11 at the Conservancy Nature Center. During the meeting, the Conservancy members elected five new directors to the board, including J.P. van Dongen, board-certified M.D., Family Medicine; Phil Douglas, retired public school administrator; and Barry Frank, retired president of Arrow Pool Service [...]

“Star Paws” to descend on Bell Tower Shops for Jan. 12 Yappy Hour

2018-01-10T11:15:50+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pet-friendly, Star Wars-themed event to benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society Bell Tower Shops, Southwest Florida’s dog-friendly shopping, dining and entertainment destination, is partnering with the Gulf Coast Humane Society to host a Star Wars-themed, “Star Paws” Yappy Hour block party on Friday, Jan. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Center Court. Held on the [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care, Lennar Homes unveil remodeled home for U.S. Air Force veteran and her disabled daughter before the holidays

2017-12-22T11:29:55+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Lee County building community, local businesses band together to improve home’s accessibility Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), partnered with Lennar Homes to complete a special home remodel project for the Poole family in Fort Myers, unveiling the newly completed home modifications on Thursday, Dec. 21. [...]

Society at Bell Tower Shops spreads cheer with holiday toy drive

2017-12-12T10:31:54+00:00 December 12th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Toy donations accepted through Dec. 14 to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital Celebrating the season of giving, Society, a new modern American restaurant at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, is spreading holiday cheer with a special toy drive to benefit Golisano Children’s Hospital. Now through Thursday, Dec. 14, guests can bring a new, unwrapped toy [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names 2017-2018 trustees of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2017-12-08T17:05:03+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced the 2017-2018 trustees of its annual signature fundraising event, the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. Dedicated to supporting the organization’s mission to advance pediatric health care and health sciences in Southwest Florida, the 2017-2018 trustees include Bev and Art Cherry, Christin and David Collins, Cheryl and Dave Copham, [...]

Client Spotlight – Ocean Prime

2017-12-08T11:21:25+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Categories: Blogging, Brands that Inspire, News, Public Relations|

As a new restaurant on Fifth Avenue South in Naples, Priority Marketing devised a strategic public relations plan to introduce the high-end seafood and steak restaurant to the community, generate exposure and build strategic community partnerships. Even before opening, Priority Marketing introduced Ocean Prime to the area’s top business and community leaders, as well as [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care, Land Solutions reveal home makeover for Fort Myers family

2017-12-05T13:29:49+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Just in time for the holidays, Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA), came together with Land Solutions, Inc. to reveal an extensive home remodel for a Fort Myers family who is caring for a 7-year-old boy that was left motherless and quadriplegic following a fatal car [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names four new beneficiaries of 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2017-12-01T15:18:26+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced four new beneficiaries of its 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest: PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, SalusCare, Inc. and The Heights Foundation. Collectively, these beneficiaries will receive 10 percent of the auction proceeds from the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine [...]

Lee BIA Builders Care, Stevens Construction reveal home makeover for Fort Myers homeowner

2017-11-22T15:43:05+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Bathroom remodel and home modifications to improve quality of life for diabetic amputee Just in time for the holidays, Lee BIA Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee Building Industry Association (BIA) came together with Stevens Construction to grant a Fort Myers resident’s wish for a life-changing bathroom renovation and home makeover. On [...]

Fifth annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk raises $20,700 for Lung Cancer Research Council

2017-11-21T14:03:39+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The Lung Cancer Research Council’s fifth annual SW Florida 5K Run/Walk and Mile of Memories Memorial Walk on Nov. 4 raised more than $20,700 to benefit the Lung Cancer Research Council. Held at the Charlotte Sports Park in Port Charlotte, the 5K race recognized hundreds of loved ones that were lost to lung cancer, also [...]

Matanzas on the Bay’s inaugural Wine on the Waterfront raises $6,000 for Operation Open Arms

2017-11-20T13:59:48+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Proceeds to support nonprofit’s military outreach efforts Matanzas on the Bay hosted its inaugural “Wine on the Waterfront” fundraising event on Nov. 11, raising $6,000 to support the mission of Operation Open Arms, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military personnel. Event proceeds will support Operation [...]

Trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. donate $110,000 to wine country fund in support of fire recovery

2017-11-20T12:51:22+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

A group of trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. have generously pooled together to donate $110,000 to the Redwood Credit Union (RCU) Community Fund to benefit the Napa Valley and Sonoma County communities hardest hit by the recent fires. Trustees including Art and Bev Cherry, Dave and Cheryl Copham, Fred and Elaine Hawkins, Skip and [...]

Guadalupe Center seeking gifts for annual Holiday Gift Shop for children in Immokalee

2017-11-20T13:07:07+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

As the season of giving approaches, Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, is inviting the Southwest Florida community to open their hearts and bring joy to families in need by donating new, unwrapped gifts for the organization’s annual Holiday Gift Shop, which provides Christmas presents for children [...]

2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County, raises $100,000 for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

2017-11-16T12:41:53+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Laureates Edward V. Staros and Mark Wilson inducted into Business Hall of Fame   Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recently raised $100,000 during its 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County event at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples beach resort in Naples. Funds will benefit local Junior Achievement programs, which prepare students for business success through hands-on [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents $200,000 to Florida SouthWestern State College for programs, scholarships

2017-10-30T11:13:17+00:00 October 30th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently presented $200,000 to Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) to award scholarships to qualifying students within its health care programs. Helping educate Southwest Florida’s next generation of health care providers, the organization has granted $1 million to FSW over the past nine years to support programs and scholarships focused on pediatrics. [...]

Western Global Airlines Delivers to Puerto Rico over 2 Million Pounds of Emergency Relief Supplies

2017-10-26T12:20:20+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Western Global Airlines is continuing to operate relief flights to Puerto Rico, carrying emergency supplies in huge quantities aboard its wide body MD-11 freighters. Each flight delivers approximately 200,000 lbs. of supplies such as food, water and equipment. Two of its relief missions were flown out of Miami to BQN airport in Puerto Rico (Rafael Hernandez Airport) [...]

Guadalupe Center partners with celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart to raise funds for Hurricane Irma survivors

2017-10-12T09:47:00+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Photographer’s “Resilient Light” project captures the resilience of the Immokalee community Following Hurricane Irma, renowned photographer Jeremy Cowart and crew traveled to Southwest Florida to capture the undocumented strength of victims of Hurricane Irma. Using an innovative lighting process, Cowart’s images captured the resilient light found in survivors, as they work to rebuild their lives. [...]

Sweet relief: French Pastry School, Norman Love Confections distribute 30,000 cookies to local victims of Hurricane Irma

2017-10-04T15:14:05+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections partnered with The French Pastry School to deliver more than 30,000 cookies to Southwest Florida families affected by Hurricane Irma. Chef Sebastien Cannone, M.O.F and President of The French Pastry School and his team flew in from Chicago to deliver the cookies to hurricane victims on Thursday, Sept. 21 and Friday, Sept. [...]

Raymond Building Supply, PGT Industries partner to provide hurricane supplies to Southwest Florida community, first responders

2017-09-21T11:17:43+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

As Southwest Florida begins to recover from the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, Raymond Building Supply partnered with PGT Industries to provide much-needed supplies to first responders and members of the community in order to aid in their efforts to rebuild. On Sept. 14-15, Raymond Building Supply and PGT Industries handed out free food, 1,000 [...]

Guadalupe Center presents “Welcome Aboard” annual Signature Event Jan. 17, announces Amy Heuerman as chair

2017-08-29T12:50:07+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Moglia Family Foundation named presenting sponsor, additional sponsorships available Guadalupe Center, a nonprofit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, is proud to announce that Amy Heuerman will chair its 2018 Signature Event, “Welcome Aboard,” on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples. Proceeds from the annual [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. announces 2017-2018 board of directors

2017-08-23T15:33:59+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to introduce its 2017-2018 board of directors, recently elected during the organization’s annual trustee meeting to serve a one-year term through July 2018. The 2017-2018 board of directors is led by Elaine Hawkins, president, and Andie Vogt, vice president. Other officers include: [...]

Industry partners band together to donate equipment trailer to Lee BIA Builders Care

2017-07-26T16:26:35+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Trailer to assist in providing emergency repairs to Lee County residents in need Earlier this year, board members and long-time supporters of the Lee Building Industry Association (Lee BIA) pledged funds to provide Builders Care, the nonprofit charitable arm of the Lee BIA, with a much-needed equipment trailer. Donated at no cost to Lee BIA [...]

Retina Health Center awarded patent for guarded injection device

2017-07-25T12:24:08+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Developed to reduce risk of infections during medication injections for retinal disorders Dr. Alexander M. Eaton and his research colleagues have been awarded a patent for a new guarded injection device used for targeted application of medication for retinal disorders. Developed by Dr. Eaton and the Retina Health Center in collaboration with other researchers, the [...]

Registration now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s 2017 Bowl-A-Thon

2017-07-19T16:19:54+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Event to support student programs on financial literacy, work readiness, entrepreneurship Team registration is now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s sixth annual Bowl-A-Thon fundraising event, taking place 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 30 at HeadPinz Entertainment Center, located at 14513 Global Pkwy. in Fort Myers. The event will support Junior Achievement [...]

Rethink Resale – Guadalupe Center Resale and Consignment Shop hosts Aug. 2 reception for local professionals

2017-07-19T15:33:41+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Home and Garden, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Realtors, Interior Designers, Stagers, Relocation Specialists & Community Members Invited to Preview Name Brand Furniture Inventory at a Reception Benefitting Immokalee Children Resale shops are no longer just for the occasional shopping or donation experience, instead, they should be approached as a strategic partnership opportunity that results in a win-win for donors and shoppers. Guadalupe [...]

Norman Love Confections hosts July 27 blood drive at McGregor Boulevard location

2017-07-18T14:27:51+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections is partnering with Lee Health to host a blood drive on Thursday, July 27 from 1-4 p.m. at Norman Love Confections’ Fort Myers-McGregor Chocolate Salon at 13621 McGregor Blvd., Suite 105 in the Terra Design Center in Fort Myers. Donors will receive two fresh-baked cookies from Norman Love Confections as a thank [...]

Norman Love Confections Hosts July 22 Garage and Bake Sale to Benefit Company Chef’s Young Son Battling Life-Threatening Infection

2017-07-17T15:13:07+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Norman Love Confections, creators and distributors of award-winning, handcrafted artisan chocolates, is holding a garage and bake sale – featuring a wide variety of home goods, furnishings, clothing and more as well as delectable baked goods from Norman Love Confections. The sale will benefit 7-year-old Cole Williams, the young son of Gary Williams, a chef [...]

Learn to “Maximize Your Day” with Erica Castner at July 19 workshop

2017-07-10T20:52:46+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Business breakthrough coach Erica Castner will host a productivity workshop, entitled “Maximizing Your Day: How to Get Stuff Done…Faster,” featuring a panel discussion presented by Kelly Fayer of Kelly L. Fayer, P.A., Amber Phillips of Sage Events Catering, community leader Carmen Salomé and Gretchen Stewart of Sunshine Press. [...]

Guadalupe Center holds 25th annual Back-to-School Shoes & Supplies Drive

2017-07-05T15:34:48+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Local Community Groups Team Up to Help Immokalee Students Start the School Year Off on the Right Foot The Guadalupe Center, a non-profit organization focused on breaking the cycle of poverty through the education of children, is proud to host its 25th annual Back to School Shoes & Supplies Drive from July 17 – 21. [...]

Erica Castner empowers sales and business professionals to “Rev Up Your It Factor” in 13 weeks

2017-07-05T15:09:43+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Business breakthrough coach Erica Castner is gearing up to introduce a new 13-week course titled, Rev Up Your “It Factor,” aimed at helping sales professionals and business owners attract quality clients, expand their presence, master the art of productivity, and boost confidence. The course will be held at Endeavor Innovative Workspace, 8831 Business Park Dr. [...]

Campaign Protects Florida Waters

2017-07-05T14:28:44+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Advertising, Brands that Inspire, Digital Marketing, Public Relations|

During the 2017 legislative session, Priority Marketing developed a campaign to influence the outcome of Senate Bill 10 and House Bill 761. We are pleased to report the Florida legislature passes these bills and approved funding for an EAA reservoir that will reduce harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Rivers! The [...]

Eight Lee County Non-Profits Receive $20,000 in CAMEO Grants

2017-06-29T21:06:27+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Eight nonprofit organizations that serve senior citizens in Lee County recently received financial grants totaling $20,000 at the 2017 CAMEO Recipient Awards ceremony held at Shell Point Retirement Community in June. Beacon of Hope Pine Island received $800, Broadway Community Church received $1200, Community Cooperative, Inc. received $3000, Dr. Piper Center received $5000, Harry Chapin Food [...]

Local high school students showcase entrepreneurship at Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida CEO Academy

2017-06-28T13:55:50+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Local high school students recently came together to learn the ins and outs of running a business at CEO Academy, a model week-long business school summer camp held for rising high school juniors and seniors, presented by Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida in partnership with the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Lutgert College of Business at [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names Edward Staros, Mark Wilson to 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County

2017-06-26T19:13:04+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Edward Staros, vice president and managing director of The Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, and Mark Wilson, president and CEO of London Bay Homes, will be inducted into its 2017 Business Hall of Fame, Collier County. The laureates will be honored during a dinner and awards [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida elects new board of directors

2017-06-14T18:35:38+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce its incoming board of directors, elected to serve through 2018. The board of directors will be led by chair, Christina Harris Schwinn, partner, Pavese Law Firm; vice-chair, Curt Todd, senior vice president, Wells Fargo; vice-chair, Scott Fischer, CEO, [...]

Matanzas on the Bay’s Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ raises more than $7,000 for Operation Open Arms

2017-06-14T18:22:37+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Proceeds to support outreach and PTSD mental health care efforts for U.S. troops Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach recently hosted its fourth annual Bluegrass, Brew and BBQ on May 27, raising more than $7,000 to benefit Operation Open Arms, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the care and treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida recognizes volunteers and teachers during annual appreciation event

2017-06-02T19:14:15+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida hosted a Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Event on May 24 at Six Bends Harley-Davidson in Fort Myers to recognize the many teachers and volunteers committed to bringing the Junior Achievement curriculum to students throughout Southwest Florida. The event featured free food, refreshments, [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities Trustees announce 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest event, co-chairs

2017-05-30T17:49:29+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

New date and location for the signature fundraising event’s 10th anniversary The trustees of SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. have announced that the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest will take place on March 2 and 3. The two-day signature event will feature uniquely themed Chef Vintner Dinners on March 2, held at private venues [...]

Gulf Coast Village Foundation awards $12,000 in scholarships to Gulf Coast Village employees

2017-05-16T16:45:41+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village Foundation – a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization providing financial aid, educational opportunities and innovative services for all who live and work at Gulf Coast Village – recently presented a total of $12,000 in scholarship awards to 10 Gulf Coast Village employees during an awards ceremony on May 7. This year’s gifts ranged from [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida volunteers worth millions

2017-05-10T14:59:05+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Conservancy celebrates volunteers’ donation of more than 430,000 hours, names Volunteer of the Year during Annual Recognition Breakfast The Conservancy of Southwest Florida recently recognized its volunteers during its Annual Recognition Breakfast on April 12, hosted and sponsored by Vi at Bentley Village in Naples. Every day at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, volunteers go [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida honored for ripple effect campaign

2017-05-02T15:56:43+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Conservancy of Southwest Florida was recognized by the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Chapter with an Image Award for the execution of a public affairs campaign, entitled “The Ripple Effect.” Dedicated to protecting Southwest Florida’s land, water and wildlife, the Conservancy of Southwest Florida is focused on addressing the impact of Lake Okeechobee flows [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Earth Day Festival draws more than 1,000

2017-04-28T12:47:15+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, Learn and Laugh, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

More than 1,000 people came out to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida’s Earth Day Festival on April 22 to enjoy a day of fun and celebration of Southwest Florida’s water, land, wildlife and future. “From live animal shows and fossil digs to great music and food, our annual event offers a day of fun for [...]

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