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 location allows pastry chefs to “take the stage” showcasing their artistic expression and creating beautiful “desserts of art” while engaging guests in a fun, conversational and gastronomic dessert experience. In December, Priority Marketing also helped Norman Love Confections earn media coverage in local and national publications’ holiday gift guides.

Sarasota Magazine: Be among the first in Sarasota to sweeten the holidays with LOVE!
Food & Wine Magazine: The best mail-order food gifts from every state
Candy Industry: Norman Love introduces Date Night 2021 collection for Valentine’s Day
Real Simple: These decadent boxes of chocolate are perfect for gifting (even if the recipient is you)
Forbes: Holiday Gift Guide 2020: The most decadent chocolate gift baskets and boxes
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: New retail stores and restaurants joining University Town Center in Sarasota-Manatee
SRQ Magazine: The UTC welcomes a fleet of new shops and eateries for 2021
The Roar: Norman Love Confections opens chocolate salon at UTC in Sarasota
Grandeur: The Foodie Finds: The sweetest gift (Norman Love Confections)
Neapolitan Family: Shop Local: Norman Love Collections Holiday Collection
Tampa Bay Business & Wealth: Norman Love Confections opens at University Town Center

Another client generating significant media coverage in recent weeks was  Sunshine Ace Hardware, which earned media recognition for its charitable campaigns, helpful DIY advice and holiday gift suggestions. As a locally owned company, Sunshine Ace takes great pride in being a community partner as well as a helpful place for both commercial and residential customers. Sunshine Ace’s top stories included:

Business Observer: Lure of fishing in the pandemic has retailers working overtime
Naples Daily News: Business and its customers can come together to support a charitable cause
FOX4: Sunshine Ace Hardware presents donation to Golisano Children’s Hospital
Gulfshore Business: Sunshine Ace Hardware raises $95,000 for Children’s Miracle Network
The Roar: Paint trends for 2021: Think warm, cozy and comfortable
Coastal Angler: Crowder Bros. Ace Hardware adds fishing department to Bradenton store
Gulfshore Business: NCH first responders receive holiday turkeys in show of appreciation
Florida Weekly: Presents for the PRESENT
Bradenton Times: Top 10 dad gifts for 2020 holiday season
Grandeur: The Great Outdoors: Eye for the Sea (Costa Peli sunglasses)
Neapolitan Family: Shop Local: Star Wars Pillow Pets at Sunshine Ace Hardware

Highlighting more of our clients, here is a selection of news stories that published or aired in recent weeks.
Note: The list excludes preview stories for events that already have occurred.

Lee Health Foundation
Florida Weekly: Generosity, giving promote physical and mental health
South Florida Hospital News: Lee Health Foundation celebrates 25 years of gratitude
Southwest Florida Hospital News: The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation issues a $200,000 community challenge grant to expand pediatric cancer treatment at the Naples Golisano Children’s Hospital Specialty Clinic
Gulfshore Business: Lee Health Foundation announces board of trustees
The Roar: Lee Health Foundation celebrates 25 years of gratitude
EBella: Clips for Cancer raises $170,000
EBella: Golisano receives $45,000 for children’s cancer

Kids’ Minds Matter
WINK: Mental health professionals want an increase in funding for children’s services
The News-Press: SWFL mental health leaders: We’re at a ‘crisis point’ for kids
North Fort Myers Neighbor: Youth support group offered for LGBTQ teens

Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Capital Outlook: Environmentalists challenge permitting change
FOX4: Conservancy of SWFL asking people to stop using glue traps
Gulfshore Business: Conservancy of Southwest Florida elects board members
WINK: Former congressman in SWFL receives high honor for conservation priorities
Naples on the Gulf: Land, sea or air: Get to know some of our ‘wild’ neighbors
FOX4: Conservancy of Southwest Florida expands solar power
Los Angeles Times: Groups sue EPA to rescind transfer of wetlands authority to Florida
Gulfshore Business: Conservancy of SWFL honors retiring U.S. Rep Francis Rooney
FOX4: Conservancy adds live animal encounters to curriculum
ABC7: Glue trap ensnares two birds, kills on in Lely community
Naples Daily News: Pandemic leads to significantly greater needs but fewer donations for some charities
Florida Weekly: Upping the ante to protect water, land and wildlife in 2021
WINK: Woman’s bear encounter a reminder about living with wildlife in SWFL
Naples Daily News: Collier schools virtual field trips offered as alternative during pandemic
FOX4: EPA grants Florida wetlands permitting authority; environmentalists oppose
Naples Daily News: Florida taking wetlands permitting role from federal government; only third state to do so
Naples Daily News: Rivergrass lawsuit filing, internal county memo raise conflict of interest question
Spotlight News Magazine: Fishing tournament held to combat pollutants and restore waterways
Spotlight News Magazine: Conservancy Connection: Birds can be unintended bycatch
Naples Lifestyle: Around town: Big fish
Naples Lifestyle: Around town: Save the date for Magic Under the Mangroves
Naples Lifestyle: Around town: Conservancy’s marketing efforts applauded

Better Together
Naples Daily News: Pandemic leads to significantly greater needs but fewer donations for some charities
ABC7: Better Together helping ex-criminals find jobs
Naples Daily News: 3 SWFL nonprofits receive grants from Gannett’s ‘A Community Thrives’ program
The News-Press: Churches helping former inmates find work and it’s going to drop recidivism
Washington Examiner: On Giving Tuesday, give local
The Roar: Better Together seeks donations for ‘HopePacks’ for children living with host families
The Roar: Better Together receives $30,000 donation of family supplies from Truist
Naples Lifestyle: Around town: Give to Better Together

Guadalupe Center
WINK: Guadalupe Center starts building new daycare
Noticias WINK: Cuidado Infantil Asequible
Gulfshore Business: Guadalupe Center appoints new 2021 board of trustees
Naples Daily News: Pandemic leads to significantly greater needs but fewer donations for some charities
FOX4: Guadalupe Center present drive-thru
Naples Daily News: Philanthropy in uncertain times: How, and where, to make a difference
The Roar: From hope to opportunity: Early childhood education brings optimism to Immokalee
Gulfshore Business: Good Stewards: How NCEF’s grant making committee distributes funds without fisticuffs
Life in Naples: Education is changing lives and changing Immokalee
Life in Naples: Reg Buxton: Things I’m thankful for as I start 2021 with gratitude
SWFL Parent & Child: Breaking ground: the van Otterloo Family Campus for Learning
Immokalee Bulletin: Guadalupe Center applying for USDA food program

Elite Jets
The Roar: Elite Jets Charters adds Tesla to fleet, announces new ‘White Diamond’ concierge services
Old Naples News: Private jets offer solution for safe, stress-free holiday travel
Gulfshore Business: Elite Jets Charters promotes Botura to director of client services
Private Jet Card Comparisons: Elite Jets offer a guaranteed availability jet card on its fleet of manufacturer-delivered Embraer Phenom 300s

Lee BIA Builders Care
Gulfshore Business: Aubuchon Team of Cos. Presents $12,600 to Lee BIA Builders Care
FOX4: Bonita Springs family receives free home renovations for the holidays
WINK: Bonita Springs family gets complete home makeover
ABC7: Free home renovation for women living with ALS
Cape Coral Daily Breeze: Builders Care, Lennar partner to complete house remodel for homeowner in need
Fort Myers Lifestyle: Life-changing gift to homeowner in need
Fort Myers Lifestyle: Good times: Bricks & Sticks Fishing Tournament raises over $16,000

Child Care of Southwest Florida
Lehigh Acres Citizen: Education prepares children for a lifetime of success
NBC2: How helping someone’s kid can actually help you
The Roar: Child Care of Southwest Florida accepting spring registrations at all five locations
Gulfshore Business: Literacy Parade brings books to students at The Children’s Learning Center
The Roar: Special delivery: Sheriff’s deputies bring gifts, smiles to 160 children

Community Cooperative
FOX4: Meals on Wheels serves SWFL on Christmas Eve
WINK: Community Cooperative serves families food items for holiday feasts
NBC2: Meals on Wheels deliveries return to five days per week, volunteers needed
ABC7: Community donations keep local food pantries going during pandemic
WINK: Food pantries see higher demand during holiday season
The Roar: Ryan Carter of Scotlynn USA joins Community Cooperative’s Board of Directors
Fort Myers Lifestyle: Good Times: Total Wine & More’s ‘Points with a Purpose’ fundraiser
Times of the Islands: A fish out of water
Gulfshore Business: Community Cooperative restarts mobile food pantries for veterans

Healthcare Network 
Florida Weekly: Health centers provide primary care home for everyone
Naples Daily News: As seniors scramble to get COVID-19 vaccines, SWFL’s underserved communities feel left out
Life in Naples: Healthcare Network heeds the call
Life in Naples: Healthcare Network ensuring bright smiles
Life in Naples: Reg Buxton: Things I’m thankful for as I start 2021 with gratitude

Edison National Bank
Business Observer: Banks across the region shore up capital levels
Times of the Islands: Love at First Fright
Florida Weekly: Shera joins Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands

NAMI Collier County
Naples Daily News: Pandemic leads to significantly greater needs but fewer donations for some charities
Florida Weekly: Why I choose to walk for NAMI Collier County
Naples Lifestyle: Keeping it favoloso
Gulfshore Business: NAMI Collier receives $20,000 from Suncoast Credit Union

Stevens Construction
Gulfshore Business: Stevens Construction completes dining room renovation project
Business Observer: FineMark Bank completes $30 million headquarters project
Gulfshore Business: Stevens Construction completes Snead Eye Group renovation in Bonita
Orlando Medical News: Stevens Construction begins Aspire Health Partners Access Center renovation
Construction Superintendent: Stevens Construction honored by Lee Building Industry Association with 4 awards
Construction Superintendent: Sindledecker promoted to special projects manager at Stevens Construction

Elmquist Eye Group
Acción Hispana: Importancia del cuidado de los ojos durante la pandemia
SWFL Health & Wellness: Keeping a close eye on glaucoma
SWFL Health & Wellness: New light on thyroid eye disease

Fort Myers Brewing Company
Naples Daily News: #AdynStrong: Cape Coral siblings collect toys for hospitals
FOX4: Fort Myers Brewing’s Spyk’d earns Gold and Bronze medals at national beverage competition
Fort Myers Lifestyle: Good Times: National seltzer competition winner

 

GMA Architects & Planners
Gulfshore Business: GMA Architects completes new building design for Enterprise in Cape Coral
SWFL Business Today: GMA Architects wins five Summit Awards for exceptional architectural designs

Guardian ad Litem Foundation
WINK: Guardian ad Litem collecting toys for foster children
Gulfshore Business: Guardian ad Litem Foundation raises $66,800 at Voices of Hope Gala

Frank Jenkins Custom Homes
SWFL Business Today: Residential construction strengthens during pandemic
The News-Press: Spring completion expected for Frank Jenkins’ Vittoria home at Renaissance

FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers
SWFL Health & Wellness: Tips to prevent falls in a house full of decorations
SWFL Health & Wellness: Goals for a healthier you in 2021

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz
Times of the Islands: It’s all uphill from here
Gulfshore Business: Versnik named partner at Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz P.A.

Center for Sight
Gulfshore Business: Bayside Eye Center joins growing US Eye network
Gulfshore Business: Center for Sight welcomes two to US Eye Network

Cypress Pharmacy
The Roar: 10 reasons to talk to your pharmacist
FOX4: Cypress Pharmacy in Fort Myers talks flu season, flu shots and impacts of COVID-19
The Roar: Feeling helpless? Make a difference by getting a flu shot

Guadalupe Resale Shop
Naples Daily News: Year-end donations: What nonprofits want, need
Spotlight News Magazine: Stein Mart shopper buys out store, donates everything to Guadalupe Resale Shop

Gulf Coast Village
NBC2: SWFL seniors receive COVID-19 vaccine at Gulf Coast Village
Cape Coral Breeze: Seniors receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine at Gulf Coast Village
WINK: COVID-19 deaths are rising in Florida’s nursing homes, AARP says

Priority Marketing
FOX4: Shopping tips for the holiday weekend – small businesses and nonprofits to support
Gulfshore Business: Priority Marketing launches Holiday Gift Guide
SWFL Business Today: Priority Marketing’s Teri Hansen named among nation’s ‘Top Women in PR’ by PRNEWS

Shell Point Retirement Community
Fort Myers Lifestyle: Shell Point’s new neighborhood, The Enclave, welcomes its first residents
Fort Myers Lifestyle: Shell Point physician receives Quality Champion Award for Florida

Integrity Employee Leasing
Business Observer: Human resources firm chases lofty growth targets

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
The News-Press: Local spending is more important than ever

Pro-Tec Plumbing & Drains
SWFL Business Today: Our approach to building a labor pool in demand

OFDC Commercial Interiors
SWFL Business Today: How the office environment changed in 2020

Dress for Success SW Florida
The Roar: Dress for Success SW Florida raises over $90,000

Creighton Construction & Development
Business Observer: Fast-growing city’s mayor’s death leaves leadership gap

Healthy Lee
SWFL Parent & Child: More free mental health resources

Advocate Radiation Oncology
South Florida Hospital News: Advocate Radiation Oncology opens location in Tamarac

Shangri-La Springs
The Roar: Shangri-La Springs offers organic garden tours

Gulf Star Marina
Marina Dock Age: Smart Marinas: Scanning what lies on the horizon for higher-tech recreational boating

Pine Ridge RV & Boat Storage
The Roar: Pine Ridge RV & Boat Storage now accepting reservations