Growing Climate Solutions welcomes new women-led organizations to its growing coalition of leaders

2020-05-01T14:29:46-04:00May 1st, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, the League of Women Voters of Collier County and Women for a Better Lee have joined Growing Climate Solutions in its efforts to expand climate change education and action in Southwest Florida. Since its leadership kickoff meeting in March, Growing Climate Solutions has welcomed more than 20 influential community, health, [...]

Growing Climate Solutions – Path to Positive Southwest Florida partnership launches

2019-04-22T09:56:16-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Community Foundation of Collier County, Southwest Florida Community Foundation, Florida Gulf Coast University and Conservancy of Southwest Florida formalized a three-year partnership to align community resources in an effort to address issues related to our region’s changing climate. The founding group, Growing Climate Solutions – Path to Positive Southwest Florida, will work to build [...]

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

2019-02-22T18:30:26-05:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Events, 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 [...]

Child Care of Southwest Florida, FGCU to host free seminar for early childhood education teachers on Feb. 23

2019-02-22T17:58:56-05:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pre-school and kindergarten teachers in Southwest Florida are invited to the free Focus on Four Conference being held at Florida Gulf Coast University on Feb. 23. Led by renowned early childhood education specialist Lisa Murphy, the daylong conference will include presentations and discussions that focus on creating child-centered learning environments in which all children can [...]

Cecelia Morales joins Shangri-La Springs as organic garden manager

2018-12-11T22:54:36-05:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shangri-La Springs is pleased to announce that Cecelia Morales has joined its team as the new organic garden manager. In her new role, Morales is responsible for managing the care and maintenance of Shangri-La Springs’ organic garden, which will support the property’s farm-to-table restaurant, Harvest, opening in early 2019. A Southwest Florida native, Morales brings [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. names nine new beneficiaries of dollars raised at 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2018-11-06T22:07:59-05:00November 6th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has announced nine new beneficiaries of its 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, thereby extending its reach throughout the five-county region. In support of a variety of children’s programs including hunger, health, education and counseling, the new beneficiaries include: Blessings in a Backpack, Community Cooperative, Inc., Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Florida [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities presents $2.36 million in grants to beneficiaries of 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2018-10-05T01:46:44-04:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has presented grants totaling $2.36 million to seven beneficiaries of the 2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest to enhance pediatric health care and education programs. Golisano Children’s Hospital, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College are the main beneficiaries, and a portion of auction proceeds also were awarded [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Local fisherman, FGCU student finds message in a bottle at sea, collects $10,000 diamond from Mark Loren Designs

2018-03-21T20:36:21-04:00March 21st, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

One month after jeweler Mark Loren dropped three messages in a bottle from a helicopter into the Gulf of Mexico, a local fisherman has claimed the first prize. Wesley Skinner, 22, a commercial fisherman and senior at Florida Gulf Coast University, spotted the light green glass bottle floating at sea, about 30 miles offshore northwest [...]

2018 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest raises $2.9 million

2018-03-12T19:15:47-04:00March 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 [...]

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, [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn to speak at Sept. 7 Benefits University course

2017-08-23T09:31:15-04:00August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn will speak at Leading Edge Benefit Advisors’ fall Benefits University course on Sept. 7 at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon in Room 214 of the Cohen Center at FGCU, located at 11090 FGCU Blvd. N. in Fort Myers. [...]

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

2017-06-28T13:55:50-04:00June 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 [...]

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

2017-05-30T17:49:29-04:00May 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 [...]

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 [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. unveils auction items up for bid at 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

2017-02-14T13:54:09-05:00February 14th, 2017|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. has unveiled the 40 phenomenal offerings that will be up for bid during the 2017 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest’s Live Auction, taking place Saturday, Feb. 25 at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club. Bidders can uncork the power of giving by raising their paddles for a chance to [...]

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 [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida selects new members for board of directors

2016-11-29T16:55:13-05:00November 29th, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce its incoming board of directors, elected to serve through 2017. The board of directors will be led by chair, Gary Tasman, CEO and principal broker, Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida; chair-elect, Kimberly Pitts, vice president of U.S. operations, Headwaters Capital Management, LP; secretary, [...]

Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University host third annual Environmental Education Alliance Conference Oct. 4

2016-11-08T14:59:02-05:00September 23rd, 2016|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) have partnered to host the third annual Environmental Education Alliance Conference, taking place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the FGCU campus. The theme of the Environmental Education Alliance Conference will focus on “Innovations in Environmental Education.” The event [...]

School District of Lee County coming to FGCU Recruitment Wednesday Aug. 24

2016-11-08T14:59:05-05:00August 19th, 2016|Categories: Events, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The School District of Lee County is participating in FGCU Recruitment Wednesday, taking place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the Cohen Center Atrium at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). FGCU students interested in a career in education will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from the District and [...]

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn honored by Junior Achievement with Lifetime Achievement Award

2016-11-08T14:59:15-05:00June 1st, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Christina Harris Schwinn, Pavese Law Firm partner received Junior Achievement of Southwest  Florida, Inc.’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015-2016. Schwinn, who once served as president for the Junior Achievement (JA) “company” established at her high school, now serves as a JA volunteer and member of the board of directors. Schwinn is serving a three-year term [...]

Lee County Economic Development office to launch new program

2016-11-08T14:59:20-05:00March 25th, 2016|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Economic Development, Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Small businesses and entrepreneurs can mark their calendars for an April 22 event that will launch the Lee County Economic Development Office’s newest program, LEARN (Lee Entrepreneurs’ Assistance Resource Network) . People interested in starting or growing an existing business can attend the LEARN kickoff and partner expo on Friday, April 22, at Harborside Event [...]

Sip in Style Fashion Blast coming to Bell Tower Shops April 14

2016-11-08T14:59:20-05:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Fashion event to showcase latest trends, proceeds to benefit Gulf Coast Humane Society The trendy Sip in Style Fashion Bash returns to Bell Tower Shops Thursday, April 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. The event, benefiting the Gulf Coast Humane Society, will showcase the latest designer fashions for spring, presented by select Bell Tower Shops. [...]

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 [...]

Gulf Coast Village hires Jill Waruszewski as administrator for home care services

2016-11-08T14:59:34-05:00December 1st, 2015|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Jobs, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gulf Coast Village has welcomed Jill Waruszewski as the new administrator for home care services for the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Cape Coral. With 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Waruszewski will now oversee all areas related to private duty Home Care by Gulf Coast Village. These services include personalized in-home [...]

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 [...]

Junior Achievement CEO Academy announces winners

2013-06-19T12:06:45-04:00June 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

A new solar-powered robotic lawnmower, a revolutionary GPS mock credit card to track stolen or lost wallets, a new infra-ray airport security detector and a high-tech tire pressure detector were the innovations developed and unveiled by local high school students at CEO Academy. An exclusive one-week summer camp for high school juniors and seniors, CEO [...]

Pavese Law Firm to present at Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center annual Entrepreneur’s Law School

2016-11-08T15:00:39-05:00December 12th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

To provide small business owners with answers to their legal questions, Pavese Law Firm is sponsoring the 14thAnnual Entrepreneur’s Law School presented by Florida Gulf Coast University’s Small Business Development Center. Pavese Law Firm is the exclusive title sponsor for the event to be held on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. [...]

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