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, [...]

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida names Sarah Owen, William T. Prather to 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County

2020-02-19T11:31:27-05:00February 3rd, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Sarah Owen, president and CEO of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, and William T. Prather, owner and executive producer of Broadway Palm, will be inducted into the 2020 Business Hall of Fame, Lee County. The prestigious award recognizes Owen and Prather as outstanding entrepreneurs who [...]

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 [...]

Comprehensive survey of Southwest Florida residents on impacts of changing climate reveals surprising views

2019-02-22T17:42:54-05:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

    A coalition of community partners on Wednesday released results of the first comprehensive survey measuring Southwest Florida residents’ views on our changing climate. As hurricanes, floods and wildfires have increased in number and intensity over the past decade, attitudes around the U.S. have been changing, including right here in Southwest Florida. Survey results [...]

Post-secondary education the focus of Leadership NEXT’s Jan. 8 program at the Collaboratory

2018-12-28T21:47:26-05:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

January’s Leadership NEXT program, to be held Jan. 8 at the Collaboratory in Fort Myers, will explore a regional effort to enhance education levels across Southwest Florida. Tessa LeSage, director of social innovation and sustainability at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, will offer insight into the FutureMakers Coalition, a regional initiative emphasizing post-secondary education in [...]

Sunshine Ace Hardware donates more than $13,000 in support of ‘Care for Collier’ and ‘SWFL Cares’

2018-10-02T01:03:34-04:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Sunshine Ace Hardware has raised more than $13,000 in support of two fundraising initiatives that are helping Southwest Florida businesses and residents recover from the region’s water quality crisis. The local hardware company divided the total amount raised equally, presenting more than $6,000 to the organizations behind the two relief efforts, the Community Foundation of [...]

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. kicks off 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest season with focus on mental, behavioral health

2018-08-17T01:04:05-04:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Local nonprofit names chairpersons, new venue for signature fundraising event SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is kicking off its 2019 Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest fundraising season with the announcement of a new organizational focus on mental and behavioral health. With a 10-year history of raising $25 million in lifesaving funds in support of organizations [...]

Southwest Florida Young Professionals Portal Launched

2016-11-08T14:59:11-05:00June 21st, 2016|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Southwest Florida Young Professionals Group announces the launch of the organization’s web portal at www.ypswfl.com, offering young professionals (YPs), ages 20-40, in Southwest Florida a single source for information on area events, activities and interests for this very specific affinity group. In 2013 the Horizon Council Workforce Task Force recognized an emerging need to [...]

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 [...]

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