Steve Forbes to headline conference for family-owned businesses on March 4 at FGCU

2022-01-03T16:00:03-05:00January 3rd, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Media mogul Steve Forbes will deliver the keynote address during the Resnick-Wynn Family Business Conference in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University on March 4 at the FGCU campus. The conference, titled “Family Business: Thriving in an Ever-Changing World,” is geared toward owners of multigenerational businesses and offers insight and best practices from dynamic leaders [...]

Sipping is Believing: Dunkin’ Celebrates Launch of New Espresso Experience Nov. 29

2018-11-16T23:08:06-05:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Free event offers espresso tastings, food samples and giveaways Dunkin’, long recognized for keeping on-the-go guests energized with its signature hot and iced coffees, is now the go-to for great-tasting espresso beverages with the launch of Dunkin’s new espresso experience. To celebrate its lineup of new espresso offerings, Dunkin’ is hosting a first sip event [...]

Dunkin’ fuels FGCU men’s basketball fans with special $1 game day promotion for 2018-19 season

2018-11-05T23:17:01-05:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Dunkin’ of Southwest Florida, the Official Coffee of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Athletics, has the fuel fans need to cheer the FGCU Eagles men’s basketball team on to victory. Throughout the 2018-19 season, DD Perks Members will score a $1 medium hot or iced coffee on Eagles men’s basketball game days. Valid at participating [...]

Dunkin’ Donuts announces new partnership with FGCU Athletics

2018-07-03T21:53:05-04:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

FGCU Eagles “Runs on Dunkin’” Dunkin’ Donuts of Southwest Florida is proud to announce it is now the Official Coffee of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Athletics. FGCU Athletics will “Run on Dunkin’” with special Dunkin’ Donuts promotions and onsite giveaways at Eagles home games. “In 2013, the Eagles men’s basketball team put FGCU on [...]

New FGCU men’s basketball coach to throw out first pitch on FGCU Night for the Fort Myers Miracle

2018-04-11T01:14:51-04:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Michael Fly, the new head coach for the men’s basketball team at Florida Gulf Coast University, will throw out the first pitch prior to Thursday night’s Fort Myers Miracle game. Thursday, April 12 is FGCU Night at Hammond Stadium, 14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway in Fort Myers. Students are encouraged to wear their school colors, [...]

Application deadline approaching for Junior Achievement’s CEO Academy at FGCU

2018-04-04T22:54:16-04:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Entrepreneurial, business-minded teens still have time to register for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s popular CEO Academy, a weeklong summer camp in which students learn the basics of starting and operating a successful business. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 18. The CEO Academy is open to rising high school juniors and seniors from Charlotte, [...]

Fort Myers Miracle release fun-filled game-day promotions schedule for 2018 baseball season

2018-03-12T20:06:55-04:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Fort Myers Miracle have released the team’s 2018 promotions calendar, which includes more post-game fireworks displays, giveaways and family-friendly events than ever before. The season’s first promotion – free tickets – will be available beginning March 25. Baseball fans can pick up vouchers at participating Wendy’s locations across Southwest Florida for the first Friday [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware President Michael Wynn recognized as FGCU’s 2018 Alumni of Distinction

2018-02-22T20:08:49-05:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware is pleased to announce that its president, Michael Wynn was recently recognized for his exemplary personal accomplishments, outstanding professional achievements and heartening humanitarian service, earning the prestigious “Alumni of Distinction Award” presented by the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Alumni Association during its 2018 Alumni Awards Ceremony. The Alumni of Distinction, the [...]

Junior Achievement to host its CEO Academy at FGCU for entrepreneurial teens in Southwest Florida

2018-02-09T11:32:00-05:00February 8th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is seeking entrepreneurial, business-minded teens for an exclusive weeklong summer camp in which they’ll learn what it takes to become a successful business leader. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors from Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties, the CEO Academy teaches students the basics of starting and operating a [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida to host sixth annual Breaking Par at Grandezza Gala & Golf Tournament April 21-22

2018-01-31T18:13:47-05:00January 31st, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Tickets, sponsorships now available for two-day fundraising event Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida’s sixth annual Breaking Par at Grandezza Gala & Golf Tournament in support of the community’s future CEOs and business leaders. The two-day event will run from Saturday, April 21 through Sunday, April 22 at [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University

2017-12-04T12:21:39-05:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Fundraising, Marketing, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is pleased to present $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in support of the school’s health science programs. Promoting quality education for Southwest Florida’s next generation of health care providers, the contribution will help provide scholarships for deserving students enrolled in FGCU’s health science programs. In 2015, SWFL Children’s Charities, [...]

Pelican’s Nest Golf Club promotes Dan Gawronski to director of golf

2017-04-19T15:02:54-04:00April 19th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Pelican’s Nest Golf Club is pleased to announce that Dan Gawronski, former head golf professional, has been promoted to director of golf for the club. In this position, Gawronski is responsible for managing the day-to-day golf operations of Pelican’s Nest Golf Club. He is integral to supporting the direction of the club through the Greens [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at FGCU Evolutionary Women Entrepreneurs Training Session May 16

2017-04-19T13:54:51-04:00April 19th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will speak at the Evolutionary Women Entrepreneurs: Knowledge Circle panel discussion at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16. The event is hosted by Florida SBDC Network and coordinated by FGCU. Schwinn, whose practice area includes labor and employment law, will [...]

FGCU reveals auction items up for bid at Wanderlust 2017

2017-03-27T20:36:26-04:00March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

28th annual Wanderlust event to be held April 1 The Wanderlust 2017 committee has revealed the culinary and travel experiences that will be up for bid during Florida Gulf Coast University’s (FGCU) 28th annual Wanderlust 2017, taking place Saturday, April 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Six Bends Harley-Davidson in Fort Myers, followed [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at FGCU Intern Workshop March 24

2017-03-08T00:27:49-05:00March 7th, 2017|Categories: Discussions, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will speak at an Intern Workshop panel discussion at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 24. The free event is hosted by FGCU and coordinated by Career Sources in conjunction with Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) SWFL. Schwinn, whose practice [...]

Sponsors announced for Wanderlust 2017, Florida Gulf Coast University’s Culinary and Travel Extravaganza

2017-02-27T18:01:18-05:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

28th annual Wanderlust event to be held April 1 The Wanderlust 2017 committee has announced the sponsors for the 28th annual Wanderlust 2017, a culinary and travel auction extravaganza benefiting Florida Gulf Coast University’s (FGCU) School of Resort & Hospitality Management. Platinum in-kind sponsors include Cheney Brothers, Inc. and Six Bends Harley-Davidson/Six Bends Entertainment. Republic [...]

Wanderlust 2017 Introduces FGCU Student Event Committee

2017-02-10T21:02:51-05:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Wanderlust 2017, a culinary and travel auction extravaganza, has announced Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) School of Resort & Hospitality Management students Hannah Garnes, Laura Merritt and Leigh Pudwill as the student committee members leading this year’s event. The Wanderlust 2017 event will take place Saturday, April 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the [...]

Tickets, sponsorships available for Florida Gulf Coast University’s Culinary and Travel Extravaganza, Wanderlust 2017

2017-01-25T16:34:50-05:00January 25th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Early registration ends Jan. 31 Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available for Florida Gulf Coast University’s (FGCU) 28th annual Wanderlust, a culinary and travel auction extravaganza that supports FGCU’s School of Resort & Hospitality Management. Produced by students within FGCU’s School of Resort & Hospitality Management, the event [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida welcomes Dr. Heather Skaza-Acosta

2017-01-14T12:19:33-05:00January 11th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida is pleased to welcome Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Professor of Environmental Education Dr. Heather Skaza-Acosta to the Conservancy team as the new FGCU Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies. In this position, Skaza-Acosta will serve as an environmental education liaison, providing support to the annual Environmental Education Alliance Conference, FGCU [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Mary Vlasak Snell emphasizes the pragmatic aspects of starting and running a small business to students at Florida Gulf Coast University on Feb. 1

2017-01-13T22:23:53-05:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Discussions, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mary Vlasak Snell, a partner at Pavese Law Firm, will focus on legal types of ownership, IP concepts and potential legal problems of starting and running a small business during the Wednesday, Feb. 1 class at Florida Gulf Coast University. Snell will provide attendees with what they need to know about how to start up [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. presents $200,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College for scholarships

2016-12-09T21:32:18-05:00December 9th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. recently presented $200,000 to both Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and to Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) to award scholarships to qualifying students within their health care programs. Over the past eight years, the organization has granted more than $1.6 million to FGCU and FSW for programs and scholarships focused on [...]

Area businesses invited to free government contracting symposium

2016-11-08T14:59:10-05:00July 11th, 2016|Categories: Economic Development, Events, Hot Tips, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Event slated for July 19 Local businesses can learn how to contract with government agencies during a free symposium and expo on Tuesday, July 19. Presented by the Lee County Economic Development office and the Small Business Development Center at FGCU, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Harborside Event Center, [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company welcomes three new interns

2016-11-08T14:59:18-05:00May 12th, 2016|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball Company (O-A-K), a Fort Myers-based construction contracting and management company, has welcomed three new student interns from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), Alex Broger, Faleesha Fernandez and Jared Hardey. Broger, Fernandez and Hardey will work with the O-A-K team to gain first-hand experience into the field of construction contracting and management, developing the knowledge [...]

Spearfishing tournament at Matanzas on the Bay reels in more than $800 for FGCU Spearfishing

2016-11-08T14:59:19-05:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach recently hosted the FGCU Spearfishing Pelagic Rodeo to benefit the FGCU Spearfishing sports club. The freediving-only spearfishing tournament featured raffles and prizes, which raised more than $800 to benefit future FGCU Spearfishing events and tournaments. The tournament aimed to promote safe and responsible freediving, while offering local [...]

2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raises more than $2.8 million and counting to benefit pediatric health care

2016-11-08T14:59:24-05:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.’s 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest has raised more than $2.8 million and counting, with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefitting pediatric health care in Southwest Florida. Made possible by title sponsor Pitbladdo Holdings, LLC, the two-day signature fundraising event featured Chef Vintner Dinners on Feb. 26 and The [...]

Matanzas on the Bay hosts FGCU Spearfishing Pelagic Rodeo March 18-20

2016-11-08T14:59:24-05:00February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Lunch, News, Public Relations, Social Media|Tags: , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach will host the FGCU Spearfishing Pelagic Rodeo March 18-20. The freediving-only spearfishing tournament is open to the public and will offer raffles and prizes, featuring spearfishing gear, merchandise and gift certificates. Registration is $200 per team, with no more than five divers to a team. Offering 100 [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. reveals auction lots up for bid at 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2016-11-08T14:59:26-05:00February 2nd, 2016|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has revealed the selection of exclusive getaways, delectable wine and culinary offerings, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to be auctioned off to the highest bidders during its annual signature event, the 2016 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest. At the Live Auction, held Saturday, Feb. 27 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club, [...]

Owen-Ames-Kimball hires Adam Davie as assistant project manager and superintendent

2016-11-08T14:59:32-05:00December 17th, 2015|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Owen-Ames-Kimball (OAK), a Fort Myers-based construction contracting and management company, has hired Adam Davie as assistant project manager and superintendent. Davie comes to OAK as a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Davie will be joining the OAK team at the Fort Myers office. Owen-Ames-Kimball Company has provided [...]

Jason’s Deli opens Dec. 10 at Gulf Coast Landings

2016-11-08T14:59:34-05:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Jobs, Lunch, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Southwest’s Florida newest Jason’s Deli location opens on Thursday, Dec. 10 at 16451 Corporate Commerce Way in Fort Myers. Known for serving foods prepared with natural, fresh ingredients, Jason’s Deli at Gulf Coast Landings’ 5,330-square-foot restaurant supports a natural atmosphere with updated surroundings, such as a salad bar now featured in the front of the [...]

Attorney and Certified Land Planner, Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, Guest Lecturer for FGCU Real Estate Students on Land Use Law and Planning Matters

2016-11-08T14:59:39-05:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Kathleen Oppenheimer Berkey, AICP, a land use, zoning, and local government attorney and certified land planner at Pavese Law Firm, was the guest lecturer for the Real Estate Fundamentals class at Florida Gulf Coast University on Oct. 27. Her presentation focused on the role of land use lawyers and planners in the land development process [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities announces $1 million in scholarships to be awarded to healthcare students at Florida Gulf Coast University

2016-11-08T14:59:42-05:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc., announces a $1 million pledge to Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) to benefit students studying to become healthcare professionals. Over a five-year period beginning in May 2016, $200,000 will be awarded annually as SWFL Children’s Charities Scholarships and granted to qualifying students. Qualified candidates will be undergraduate or graduate students who [...]

Matanzas on the Bay and FGCU Spearfishing’s 2nd Annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby nets 462 lionfish and $800 for FGCU spearfishing events

2016-11-08T14:59:54-05:00July 9th, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Matanzas on the Bay on Fort Myers Beach hosted FGCU Spearfishing’s second annual 2015 Southwest Florida Lionfish Derby June 26-28 to promote awareness of invasive species control. The event included a spearfishing tournament amongst four teams and a lionfish cook-off between four local chefs. This year’s event brought in a total of 462 lionfish and [...]

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