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Tower Dental Arts announces Mary Peebles as Human Resources Director

Dr. Sonia Rocha, owner and founder of Tower Dental Arts, is proud to announce Mary Peebles as their Human Resources Director and Office Manager. Some of Peebles’ job duties include employment law compliance, employee relations, overseeing payroll and procedures for Tower Dental Arts’ three locations. Originally from Peru, Peebles has been...Read More »

Celia Deifik to be presenter at “Boundaries and Easements” Seminar

Celia Deifik, partner with the law firm of Ross, Lanier & Deifik P.A., will be a presenting speaker at Boundaries and Easements seminar on Thursday, June 8 at the Courtyard Marriott located at 4455 Metro Parkway in Fort Myers. This seminar is eligible for continuing education credits for engineers, surveyors, attorneys,...Read More »

Greg Ulrich of KGT Remodeling Completes Dale Carnegie Leadership Training

KGT Remodeling owner, Greg Ulrich, recently completed the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training course. The seven week course, which was held in Fort Myers, was geared towards business owners. Participants in this program learned to build effective coaching techniques, master problem analysis and decision-making, effectively communicate change, strengthen listening skills, recognize...Read More »

IMAG opens registration for eight exciting weeks of summer camp

When the dismissal bell rings for the final time this academic year, IMAG will roll out eight exciting weeks of summer camp, each with a unique science and history theme to engage young minds and bodies, starting June 5 and concluding the week of August 4. Now is the time...Read More »

Express Homes offering value-priced new homes throughout Cape Coral

With Cape Coral garnering national headlines for its rapid pace of growth, Express Homes is leading the response to the need for affordable new homes. A company by D.R. Horton, the number-one builder by volume in Cape Coral, Express Homes is offering homes at various stages of completion on scattered...Read More »

8th Annual Tri-Town Classic Golf Tournament & Charitable Awards raises $11,000 for Valerie’s House

The 8th Annual Tri-Town Classic Golf Tournament & Charitable Awards held May 5 at Stoneybrook Country Club raised $11,000 to benefit Valerie’s House, a nonprofit organization that provides grief support services to children and families. Five charitable awards were also awarded to unsung heroes who generously give back to our...Read More »

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour announces Penny Rambacher as Legacy Lady

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour is proud to announce Penny Rambacher as the fifth Ooh La La Legacy Lady for the 2017 season. Rambacher, a registered dietician, is the founder of Miracles in Action, a local non-profit that provides an income stream to Guatemalan women by selling their beaded...Read More »

Inaugural “Sunshine 5K” Run benefited local foster children

Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) held their inaugural ‘Sunshine 5K Run/Walk’ on April 22 at the Vineyards Community Park in Naples. The 5K race included runners along with walkers, and was coordinated courtesy of the Gulf Coast Runners. Participants ranged in age from 10 years old to an 89...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South to honor 36 nominees at the 31st Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 27, 2017) – Rotary Club of Fort Myers South will honor 36 nominees and announce the scholarship recipients and other award winners at its Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, May 10 at the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers. The scholarship program...Read More »

Emerald Homes unveils three new homes at The Oaks Club

FORT MYERS, Fla. (April 27, 2017) – Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida division is pleased to offer three magnificent new homes in the prestigious Bayside neighborhood at The Oaks Club near Sarasota in the charming seaside town of Osprey. Known for its country club lifestyle and tight-knit community, The Oaks Club...Read More »

Governor Rick Scott Bringing "Fighting for Florida's Future" Tour to Best Home Services in Naples

NAPLES, Fla. (May 3, 2017) – Best Home Services, a family-owned HVAC, electric and plumbing business serving southwest Florida from Naples to Sarasota will host Governor Rick Scott’s “Fighting for Florida’s Future” tour May 4 at 9 a.m. at 1455 Rail Head Blvd., Naples. As the Florida legislative sessions winds...Read More »

William C. Huff Companies hosted Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) for Solar Power Discussion and Networking

The April networking meeting for the Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) was hosted by William C. Huff Companies in Naples on Wednesday, April 26. The meeting featured a special discussion about the current solar climate in Florida and featured Jim Henderson, owner of William C. Huff Companies, who presented...Read More »

Aurelios Pizza- In Gulf Coast Town Center offers Mother’s Day Event

MEDIA RELEASE Contact Tom Wallin General Manager tomwAurelios@gmail.com 239.274.8446 Aurelios Pizza- In Gulf Coast Town Center offers Mother’s Day Event Free beverage, rose and table appetizer for mom’s all day! Ft. Myers, Fla- April 28, 2017- Aurelio’s Pizza, located in the Gulf Coast Town Center, is offering a special treat to all moms on Mother’s Day....Read More »

Moms, Makeovers and Mimosas – Annual Mother’s Day Celebration at Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour will be celebrating Mother’s Day with their annual event Moms, Makeovers and Mimosas on Saturday, May 13 from 11 am to 4 pm. The special celebration will be held at Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour located at 900 Neapolitan Way in Naples. Mimosas and...Read More »

Best Home Services Earns 6th Consecutive Carrier President’s Award

NAPLES, Fla. (Apr. 26, 2017) – Best Home Services, a family-owned HVAC, electric and plumbing business serving southwest Florida from Naples to Sarasota has earned the 2016 Carrier President’s Award at the 2017 Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer National Meeting in New Orleans. The award recognizes a select group of Carrier...Read More »

Royal Palm Coast Classic Fishing Tournament casting off June 3 at Port Sanibel Marina

Port Sanibel Marina is gearing up for the inaugural Royal Palm Coast Classic Fishing Tournament to be held Saturday, June 3 to benefit Valerie’s House. The tournament is presented by the Royal Palm Coast REALTOR® Association and its Young Professionals Network. The Captain’s meeting will take place Friday, June 2...Read More »

The Founders Fund Awards Scholarships to 37 Collier County Students

College scholarships were awarded to 37 Collier County students by The Founders Fund during an annual ice cream social held on April 20. The Founders Fund, a local non-profit organization, awarded $370,000 in renewable scholarships to local students during their annual reception which honors scholarship recipients and their families. Each...Read More »

Special Olympics-Collier County receives 2017 Diamond Volunteer Award from Kelly E. Capolino

Special Olympics Florida-Collier County became the 25th charitable organization to be honored as a Diamond Volunteer award winner. Kelly E. Capolino, local Realtor and philanthropist, is the founder and creator of the annual Diamond Volunteer Awards program. A select group of volunteers and board members from Special Olympics were...Read More »

Summer Arts Camps 26th Year Announced by The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida

The Music Foundation of Southwest Florida’s annual summer arts program will run weekdays from June 19 through July 21. In its 26th year, the camps offer classes in music, theater, visual, and culinary arts for students in grades 6-12, with a few camps for students as young as grade 3....Read More »

Kelly E. Capolino Named 2016 Platinum Award Winner by Downing Frye Realty

Kelly E. Capolino, local real estate professional, was recently named and honored as a 2016 Platinum Award Winner for Downing Frye Realty in Naples, Florida. Downing-Frye Realty, Inc. has 600 agents and Capolino has earned this designation for being a top performer. As a top producing real estate listing and sales...Read More »

Last call for golfers and sponsors for 8th Annual Tri-Town Classic Golf Tournament & Charitable Awards to benefit Valerie’s House

This is the last call for golfers and sponsors for the 8th Annual Tri-Town Classic Golf Tournament & Charitable Awards on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Stoneybrook Country Club to benefit Valerie’s House www.valerieshouseswfl.org. The four-person scramble golf tournament will start at 1:00 p.m., following check-in and lunch from 11:30...Read More »

Largest PIckleball Facility in Area Opens at Sundial

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12 Court Pickleball Facility Opens at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Sanibel, FL- April 11, 2017-Sundial Beach Resort & Spa announces the completion of a twelve court Pickleball stadium, adding to its lineup of resort amenities and public offerings. The Plexicushion system courts provide tournament-grade facilities in a...Read More »

Valerie’s House elects five new board members

Valerie’s House, a nonprofit organization helping children and families work through grief following the death of a loved one, has elected five new members to its board of directors: Victoria Loyola, CPA, Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company, P.A.; Michael McCullough, Chief Operating Officer, LeeSar; Shannon Mullins, CEO, ...Read More »

8th Annual Tri-Town Classic Golf Tournament & Charitable Awards tee off May 5

The 8th Annual Tri-Town Classic Golf Tournament & Charitable Awards will be held Friday, May 5, 2017 at Stoneybrook Country Club, 21251 Stoneybrook Golf Blvd., Estero, FL 33928. The annual golf tournament is presented by Tri-Town Construction, LLC to benefit area children. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to...Read More »

Best Home Services Launches Spring Cleaning Campaign

Best Home Services Launches Spring Cleaning Campaign Team collecting non-perishable food to restock Midwest Food Bank in Fort Myers NAPLES, Fla. (March 20, 2017) – Best Home Services has launched its annual Spring Cleaning campaign to collect non-perishable food items and household goods through April 30 from customers, vendors, employees and other...Read More »

Silversea Cruises invites Preferred Travel of Naples to attend exclusive christening

Preferred Travel of Naples’ Karen Berger and Donna Christensen were invited on the christening voyage of the Silversea’s Silver Muse cruise ship. The exclusive invitation was extended to the travel advisors due to their excellent Silversea partnership and support. Silver Muse, the new ultra-luxury cruise ship built by Fincantieri...Read More »

Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) to hold April networking and special solar power meeting on April 26

The April networking meeting for the Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) will be held on Wednesday, April 26 from 7 to 9 pm at William C. Huff Companies located at 4227 Progress Avenue in Naples. There will be a special panel of experts to discuss the current solar climate...Read More »

Valerie’s House Recognized with First-Time Grant from Naples Children & Education Foundation

Valerie’s House, a new Lee County-based non-profit that launched in Collier County this month, has been recognized for its quick success and valuable work with children coping with grief with a grant from the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), the organization that manages proceeds from the hugely successful Naples...Read More »

Coach Rick Saggese of “Think Outside The Diamond” launches new website

Coach Rick Saggese, owner and founder of Think Outside The Diamond, has recently launched a new and updated website that will now cater not only to athletes but also adults looking to live a healthier life style. According to Coach Saggese, he makes it his goal to help improve the performance...Read More »

Preferred Travel of Naples held special screening of Disney’s® Beauty and the Beast

Preferred Travel of Naples hosted an exclusive screening of the newly released Beauty and the Beast movie by Disney® on March 20 at Paragon Theatre in Naples. Wilma Boyd, President of Preferred Travel of Naples, welcomed movie goers and introduced the company’s travel advisors in attendance before welcoming the...Read More »

KGT Remodeling Attends Remodeler’s Advantage Roundtable

KGT Remodeling owners, Theresa and Greg Ulrich, recently attended a Remodeler’s Roundtable in Corvallis, Oregon. The industry Case Study meeting and think tank conference was hosted by Henderer Design + Build, a leader in their field. Eleven remodeling companies from across the nation met in Corvallis to provide each other with...Read More »

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour to host Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour will host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 from 10 AM to 3 PM at their store located at 900 Neapolitan Way in Naples. The annual celebration will include a festive Easter egg hunt around the store with every egg filled...Read More »

50th Vietnam War Commemoration Marked by Estero Island Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, with Special Events and Proclamations

Local DAR chapters to host special events in Lee County throughout the month of March Estero Island Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), is proud to honor the 50th Vietnam War Commemoration with a series of events in Lee County throughout the month of March. The Commemoration includes...Read More »

Pop Up Shop to Benefit Dress for Success SW Florida to Feature Fashions and Accessories of All Sizes for $5

Fundraiser includes great selection of new women’s plus size clothing Women in Southwest Florida are invited to shop and support the local affiliate of Dress for Success at a special Pop Up Shop event on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Doors will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 3...Read More »

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour held special reception honoring their Legacy and Ooh La La Ladies

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour held a special cocktail reception on February 28 to honor the 2017 Legacy Ladies and last year’s Ooh La La Ladies. Guests enjoyed hors d’oeuvres, wine, networking and a special presentation wrapping up the evening by Naples’ Mayor Bill Barnett. Mayor Barnett congratulated...Read More »

Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) to hold March networking meeting on March 29

The March networking meeting for the Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) will be held on Wednesday, March 29 from 7 to 9 pm and held at Euro Pianos Naples located at 12980 Tamiami Trail North in Naples. Guests will enjoy networking and a special panel discussion with estate managers...Read More »

The Healthy Living Caravan to host Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Healthy Living Caravan (HLC) will host the Fort Myers 2017 Healthy Living Expo on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport located at 9931 Interstate Commerce Drive in Fort Myers. The event is free and open to the public. This...Read More »

Inaugural “Sunshine 5K” Run set for April 22, 2017 to benefit Friends of Foster Children Forever

Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) invite the public to take part in their inaugural ‘Sunshine 5K Run/Walk’ to be held on Saturday, April 22 at the Vineyards Community Park. The Park is located at 6231 Arbor Boulevard West in Naples. The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. with registration...Read More »

The Founders Fund hires new administrator

The Founders Fund, Inc. is proud to announce Stacy Lee-Williams has been recently hired as the new Founders Fund Administrator. Originally from New York, Williams moved to Southwest Florida in 2002 and received her small business management certificate from Edison College. Williams was the Donor Relations Coordinator for Our Mothers Home...Read More »

2017 Walk for Wishes® was presented by Publix and raised funds for local wishes

The 7th Annual Walk For Wishes® 5K Walk/Run presented by Publix benefitted Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida and was held Saturday, February 25 at Florida Gulf Coast University. The walk/run was filled with high energy, family fun and tons of supporters as wish families and participants crossed the finish line. More than...Read More »

MADD receives 2017 Diamond Volunteer Award from Kelly E. Capolino

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) volunteers were honored as 2017 Diamond Volunteer award winners by Kelly E. Capolino, local Realtor and founder of the Diamond Volunteer Awards program. The organization’s volunteers and guests were treated to a reception and award ceremony on March 9, 2017. The reception recognized the dedicated...Read More »

Preferred Travel of Naples to host two travel events in March

Preferred Travel of Naples will host two special travel events this month. The first event is a exclusive screening of the new Disney Beauty and the Beast movie on Monday, March 20 from 5:30 pm to 8:15 pm at Paragon Theaters located at 833 Vanderbilt Beach Road in Naples. ...Read More »

Youth Leadership Committee of Make-A-Wish Southern Florida Presents Mac N’ Cheese challenge on March 25

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida’s Youth Leadership Committee (YLC) will be hosting a Mac N’ Cheese challenge event on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 11 am to 3 pm at Estero High School located at 21900 River Ranch Road in Estero. The food filled fundraising event will have more than a dozen...Read More »

ALTAIR Gun Club to host Open House on April 15, 2017

ALTAIR Gun Club will host an open house on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10am to 2pm at ALTAIR’s Deep Lake Facility located at 20201 State Road 29 South in Copeland, Florida. The open house is open to the public and will include demonstrations, firearms safety talks, facility tours, various vendors,...Read More »

Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) held March networking meeting at Euro Pianos Naples

The Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) March networking meeting was held on March 29 at Euro Pianos Naples located in Naples. Guests enjoyed networking and a special panel discussion with estate managers on building successful relationships with principals (estate owners). Matt Haack, President and Founder of DEMA, was part...Read More »

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour announces Dr. Debi Lux as Legacy Lady

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour is proud to announce Dr. Debi Lux as the fourth Ooh La La Legacy Lady for the 2017 season. Lux is the co-founder of Collier County Honor Flight and owns Brace 4 Beauty dental practice. Lux is originally from Minnesota and has been a...Read More »

Boots & Boogie Bash raises over $165,000 for Foster Children

Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) held their 10th annual Boots & Boogie Bash fundraiser on March 25 at Grey Oaks Country Club. The ‘boots and bling’ themed party had over 220 guests in attendance and raised over $165,000 for foster children. Party-goers enjoyed a cocktail reception and silent auction followed...Read More »

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida held Appreciation Dinner on April 4

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida held their annual Volunteer and Referral Source Appreciation Awards dinner on April 4, 2017 at Barefoot Boat Club in Bonita Springs. The event was held to celebrate the work and dedication of volunteers and local medical professionals. Guests enjoyed beverages by the pool at the Boat Club...Read More »

Preferred Travel of Naples Partners with WGCU for special Joel Sartore event

Preferred Travel of Naples partnered with WGCU Public Media to host three special events, featuring Joel Sartore, a National Geographic photographer. The event was held on March 25. A photography workshop with Sartore was held at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida; a presentation of Sartore’s photography was then held at...Read More »

Teddy Bear Drive Spearheaded by Bishop Verot High School Honor Students

Scholars Academy Students Support Nonprofit for Grieving Children Bishop Verot Catholic High School students collected more than 200 teddy bears for the local non-profit, Valerie’s House, with hopes that the grieving children in the program would have a cuddly toy to comfort them when they are talking about their loss. Valerie’s...Read More »

Connect with local Business Women on April 6th 5:30-7:30

Please attend an American Business Women’s Open House event on April 6th. Food, Drinks, Fun! Bring Art Supplies for The Glitter Foundation and receive a free derma plane compliments of Skin Perfect Oasis. Location: 6304 Trail Blvd. North Naples, 34108. Skin Perfect Oasis. Register at sam@samblack.com ...Read More »

Estero Chamber of Commerce Announces three $2,500 Scholarships Available for Estero Area Students – Now accepting Applications

March 24, 2017- Estero Fla- the Estero Chamber of Commerce has announced that they are now accepting applications for three $2,500 Scholarships for students who are attending school in Estero or living in Estero. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students interested in pursuing...Read More »

Save the Date: Dress for Success SW Florida Presents “A Fashion Night in Black & White”

Presented by Founding Sponsor White House Black Market, Dress for Success SW Florida rolls out the red carpet for its annual signature event Dress for Success SW Florida is excited to once again roll out the red carpet for its annual signature event: A Fashion Night in Black & White. The...Read More »

Easter Brunch on the Gulf

Searching for the perfect spot to enjoy Easter Brunch? Join us on Sunday, April 16th for Brunch with a view. Enjoy live entertainment and buffet offerings including breakfast favorites, an iced seafood bar and Chef’s carving stations at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa on beautiful Sanibel Island. Brunch seatings...Read More »

Literacy Volunteers of Collier County Welcomes Author Robin Cook for Literary Lunch on April 21, 2017

The public is invited to join acclaimed author Robin Cook, writer of 34 international best sellers such as Cure and Coma, at the Literary Lunch on Friday, April 21, 2017 benefiting Literacy Volunteers of Collier County. This special event starts at 11:30 a.m. at Stonebridge Country Club, located at 2100 Winding...Read More »

Guadalupe Center is honored as 2017 Diamond Volunteer Award winner by Kelly E. Capolino

The Guadalupe Center Resale Shop volunteers were honored as 2017 Diamond Volunteer award winners by Kelly E. Capolino, local Realtor and founder of the Diamond Volunteer Awards program. The organization’s volunteers and guests were treated to a cocktail reception and award ceremony on February 27 at Mediterra. The reception recognized...Read More »

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour announces Mimi Scofield as Legacy Lady

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour is proud to announce Mimi Scofield as the third Ooh La La Legacy Lady for the 2017 season. Scofield is Vice Chairman of Drug Free Collier and has been the Chair of the organization’s Annual Community Awareness Luncheon since 2012. Scofield is originally from Louisville,...Read More »

Preferred Travel of Naples partners with Florida Weekly to offer special cruise giveaway

Preferred Travel of Naples, in partnership with Florida Weekly, will be offering a chance to win a seven-day Caribbean cruise for two sailing from Fort Lauderdale or Miami in celebration of Florida Weekly’s 10th Anniversary. The Celebrity Cruise will sail the turquoise waters of the Caribbean in Concierge Class. The...Read More »

The Founders Fund Increases annual student scholarships

The Founders Fund, Inc. is proud to announce they have increased their student scholarships from $2,000 per year to $2,500 per student starting with 2017 scholarship recipients. “Our Founders Fund board of trustees recognizes the importance of changing lives through higher education,” says Rob McNaghten, Founders Fund Chair. “The board...Read More »

Platinum Dry Cleaners acquires two new locations

Platinum Dry Cleaners, locally owned and operated, is proud to announce they recently acquired two new store locations in January. The first in Bonita Springs and the second location in Estero; the stores were previously operated as Classic Cleaners and are now undergoing new branding and training. The newly acquired...Read More »

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour launches special limited time giveaway

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour, winners of Naples Daily News’ Best Gift Shop in Naples, is proud to announce their launch of another special limited time offer. Shoppers will receive a free $100 gift bag with the purchase of $50 or more; the special giveaway will be offered...Read More »

Pulse Technology Solutions forms strategic alliance to help combat cyber attacks

Pulse Technology Solutions forms strategic alliance with SecuSolutions Ltd. to help combat cyber attacks FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2017) – James Ritter, founder and CEO of Pulse Technology Solutions (www.Pulse.Tech) has announced that a formal agreement has been finalized with SecuSolutions Ltd, one of North America’s leading cyber security solutions...Read More »

MY Shower Door Awarded “Best of Houzz 2017”

MY Shower Door is pleased to announce they have won “Best Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. MY Shower Door was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active...Read More »

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour announces Ellen Nichols as Legacy Lady

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour is proud to announce Ellen Nichols as the second Ooh La La Legacy Lady for the 2017 season. Nichols is the founder of New Horizons of Southwest Florida and Super Kids Club. Six women have been chosen to represent the community as part...Read More »

Distinctive Women gather for 2017 reception

A reception was held on January 26 to celebrate the launch of the 2017 Distinctive Women Magazine. Brenda Robson and daughters, Ashley Robson and Courtney Robson Moore, are the publishers and owners of Distinctive Women and Profiles of Distinction. The women who are featured in the 2017 publication were hosted by...Read More »

Registration still open for 2017 Walk For Wishes® presented by Publix

Registration is still open for the 7th Annual Walk For Wishes® 5K Walk/Run, to benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida. Walk For Wishes® presented by Publix will be held on February 25, 2017 at the Florida Gulf Coast University Recreation Fields located at 10501 FGCU Boulevard South in Fort Myers. The...Read More »

Reservations being taken for Friends of Foster Children Forever’s 2017 Boots & Boogie Bash

Reservations are being taken for the Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) 10th Anniversary Boots & Boogie Bash. The annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples with a ‘Boots and Bling’ theme this year. Proceeds from the event will...Read More »

Preferred Travel of Naples hosted “Travel Treasures of the World”

Preferred Travel of Naples hosted ‘Travel Treasures of the World,’ a fun and informative travel showcase on February 6, 2017 at the Bonita Bay Club. Guests were greeted at the door by costumed sultans and genies before entering the showcase which included music and themed hors d’oeuvres from countries such...Read More »

Kelly E. Capolino Presents $6,400 Check to the Gulfshore Playhouse

Kelly E. Capolino P.A., Naples real estate professional with Downing Frye and Diamond Volunteer Awards program founder, presented a check in the amount of $6,400 to Kristen Coury, Founder and Producing Artistic Director of the Gulfshore Playhouse on February 11, 2017. Capolino donates a percentage of her income to support local...Read More »

Tower Dental Arts Celebrates Tenth Anniversary in Bonita Springs

Tower Dental Arts held their 10th anniversary celebration on January 23, 2017 at their Bonita Springs office. Dr. Sonia Rocha, owner of Tower Dental Arts, welcomed guests with a wine and appetizer reception plus a tour of her state-of-the-art dental facility. Dr. Rocha graduated from New York University and...Read More »

Preferred Travel of Naples adds new travel affiliate

Preferred Travel of Naples is pleased to announce they have added Donna Martucci as a new travel affiliate. Martucci’s travel career began over 30 years ago in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. She has resided in Naples for the past 15 years. She specializes in multi-generational travel, river cruising, customized tours,...Read More »

The Founders Fund holds 2017 High School Counselors Breakfast

The Founders Fund held its annual High School Counselors Breakfast on January 25 for Collier County counselors. Several Founders Fund board members, along with 10 Collier County high school representatives, took part in the informational breakfast. Each year, the Founders Fund meets with the counselors to discuss current student needs, economic...Read More »

The Founders Fund Announces 2017 Board of Trustees

The Founders Fund, Inc. is pleased to announce their 2017 Board of Trustees. The local 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization was founded in 1991 and provides financial assistance to students from Collier County in their pursuit of a higher education. The Founders Fund Board of Trustees includes: Rob McNaghten as Chairman...Read More »

Jim Henderson of William C. Huff to be a speaker at League of Women Voters of Collier County

Jim Henderson, owner of William C. Huff, will be a guest speaker for the League of Woman Voters of Collier County (LWVCC) on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 6pm to 7:30pm. The event will be held at the Kapnick Center Auditorium – Naples Botanical Gardens located at 4820 Bayshore Drive. Henderson...Read More »

Toscana Isles in North Venice celebrates amenity center grand opening

Following its one-year anniversary in December, Toscana Isles in North Venice will celebrate the grand opening of its elegantly appointed amenity center for residents Friday, Jan. 20. D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division has completed construction on the Tuscan-inspired clubhouse, which will serve as the hub of community life and will...Read More »

Preferred Travel of Naples holds Tauck luncheon

Preferred Travel of Naples held a special luncheon on January 20 at Artis Naples which featured third generation travel expert Peter Tauck. Peter is an owner and partner of Tauck which was founded by in 1925 by his grandfather. During his presentation, he discussed various travel experiences and shared several...Read More »

Friends of Foster Children Forever receives $14,500 Grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County

Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) is proud to announce they recently received a $14,500 grant from the Community Foundation of Collier County from their Community Impact Grants program. The grant will support a full time “Go-to” resource manager for the new FFCF “Ready for 5” initiative. This position provides...Read More »

Preferred Travel of Naples to present “Travel Treasures of the World” on Feb. 6, 2017

Preferred Travel of Naples will present ‘Travel Treasures of the World,’ a fun and informative travel showcase on Monday, February 6, 2017 from 4 pm to 7 pm. The event will be held at the Bonita Bay Club located at 26660 Country Club Drive in Bonita Springs. Guests will enjoy...Read More »

Platinum Dry Cleaners acquires dry cleaning business on Marco Island

Platinum Dry Cleaners, locally owned and operated, has recently acquired a dry cleaning store on Marco Island. The store, previously operated as Dry Cleaners and More, is undergoing new branding and training. The newly acquired store is located at 1763 San Marco Road at the corner of South Barfield Drive...Read More »

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour expands souvenir gift shop

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour, winners of Naples Daily News’ Best Gift Shop in Naples, has expanded their gift shop area this season by 50%. Added to their selection of accessories are items such as soaps from Naples Soap Company, children’s books and toys, clothes and beach cover-ups,...Read More »

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour hosted ‘Charity Saturdays’ event to benefit Southwest Florida Human Trafficking Coalition

Ooh La La Jewels Du jour hosted a Charity Saturday event to benefit Southwest Florida Human Trafficking Coalition on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The mission of the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition is to develop a partnership of the community, service providers, law enforcement and the media to combat...Read More »

Only two new homes remain for sale at Marsilea

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 29, 2016¬) – Only two new homes remain available for sale at Marsilea, a conveniently located community offering the charm of a small neighborhood in the heart of North Naples. Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida division opened this intimate gated community only a year ago near the...Read More »

Manufacturing Day rescheduled, Trilogy Laboratories to host high schoolers

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Jan. 9, 2017) – Rescheduled due to Hurricane Matthew, the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association’s (SRMA’s) Manufacturing Day will bring South Fort Myers High School students to Trilogy Laboratories, 10060 Amberwood Road, Suite 1 in Fort Myers at 9 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20. The high schoolers look forward...Read More »

Local Architect Embarks on Mission as 2017 AIA Florida President to Communicate Value of the Profession

Award-winning architect, Joyce Owens, AIA, RIBA, is proud to announce her term as president of AIA Florida, which began on January 1. Based in Tallahassee, AIA Florida is a chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and ranks as one of the nation’s largest state components. Owens is the...Read More »

Governor Rick Scott presents Business Ambassador Award to Best Home Services

****Downloadable image gallery & other media assets below**** Governor Rick Scott presents Business Ambassador Award to Best Home Services Best Home Services announces plans to create 80 new jobs in 2017 NAPLES, Fla. (Jan., 23, 2017) – Governor Rick Scott presented the Business Ambassador Award to Chadd and Keegan Hodges, co-owners of ...Read More »

Friends of Foster Children Forever announces Chairs for 2017 Boots & Boogie Bash

Friends of Foster Children Forever (FFCF) is proud to announce Rob Wilson and Rio DeArmond as this year’s Chairs for the 10th Anniversary Boots & Boogie Bash. The annual fundraiser will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples with a ‘Boots and...Read More »

ALTAIR Gun Club offering 3-Gun Course with Keith Garcia on February 17-19, 2017

ALTAIR Gun Club will be hosting a 3-Gun Course instructed by Keith Garcia, Friday through Sunday, February 17-19, 2017 from 9am – 5pm. The course will be held at ALTAIR’s Deep Lake Facility located at 20201 State Road 29 South in Copeland, Florida, just 35 minutes from downtown Naples. This...Read More »

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour announces Jo Ann Ward as first Legacy Lady

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour is proud to announce Jo Ann Ward as the first Ooh La La Legacy Lady for the season. This program was created to celebrate local women who leave a lasting legacy in the community. The new recognition program was designed by sisters and co-owners...Read More »

The Founders Fund Hosts Annual Scholars Luncheon

The Founders Fund held their Scholars Luncheon on Thursday December 29, 2016. Scholarship recipients and benefactors of The Founders Fund gathered together at the annual event to celebrate the accomplishments of the scholarship students. Out of the 111 Founders Fund students currently attending college, there were 28 students home...Read More »

Artist Alan S. Maltz Unveils New Works at Deep Lagoon Restaurant

Renowned Fine Art Photographer Alan S. Maltz completed his latest project, the installation of six mural size works of art at the recently opened Deep Lagoon Seafood Restaurant, formerly Randy’s Fish House, in Naples. These pieces were produced on aluminum for a contemporary, high definition appearance; the largest of the group...Read More »

3D Virtual Tour Created by 3D Interspace Solutions in Celebration of 60th Annual Holiday House

Annual Woman’s Community Club holiday project digitally scanned using Matterport technology Southwest Florida residents can now see the historic Burroughs and Langford-Kingston homes decorated for the holidays like never before thanks to Fort Myers-based 3D Interspace Solutions. The company has digitally scanned the Fort Myers Woman’s Community Club’s traditional Holiday...Read More »

Exec Air Announces Expanded Services and Discount Commuter Ticket Program

Local Naples-based charter airline to offer new scheduled routes beginning January 1, 2017 John Swasey of Exec Air, Inc. of Naples has announced an expansion of services beginning January 1, 2017, the airline’s 20th year serving the region. In response to passenger requests, the Naples-based charter company has added scheduled...Read More »

ALTAIR Gun Club’s Shirley Watral chosen to be on the Women’s Outdoor Media Association Board

ALTAIR Gun Club’s general manager Shirley Watral has been selected to serve on the Women’s Outdoor Media Association (WOMA) board. Watral’s role on the board will include helping to secure support for the 2017 She Never Quit fundraising event. This event benefits Navy SEAL family charities selected by Melanie Luttrell, wife...Read More »

Tickets still available for 2017 Wishmaker’s Ball

Tickets are still available for the 11th Annual Wishmaker’s Ball, An Evening in Paris, presented by Fidelity Private Wealth Management. The fundraising Ball will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort located at 2600 Tiburon Drive in Naples. The Parisian themed fundraiser will benefit Make-A-Wish®...Read More »

Janis Vargas named Senior VP Commercial & SBA Lending at Encore Bank

Encore Bank is pleased to announce that banking veteran Janis Vargas has joined the bank as Senior Vice President Commercial & SBA Lending at its Fort Myers branch. Vargas brings more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, especially in lending in the U.S. and South America. She is...Read More »

2016 PR University reschedules professional development seminar for January

“Navigating the Future” is the theme for The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter’s (FPRA SWFL) PR University, which has been rescheduled for Thursday, Jan. 5 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers. The seminar was originally scheduled to take place on...Read More »

Above Board Chamber of Florida presents Workplace Law – How to Stay out of Jail!

The Above Board Chamber of Florida starts the new year with an educational luncheon meeting that pulls no punches, “Workplace Law – How to Stay out of Jail!” The Naples meeting will take place on Monday, Jan. 9 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami...Read More »

Former Lee County Commissioner’s debut novel draws Kirkus acclaim Harry Rodda’s Identity Crisis named among reviewer’s 2016 best indie titles 

Upon release of his debut novel, former Lee County Commissioner Harry Rodda has immediately earned the praise of Kirkus Reviews. Writing as H.E. Rodda, the author has officially celebrated the launch of Identity Crisis, which Kirkus has just named to its Best Indie Books of 2016 list and its Indie...Read More »

Fathoms drops the ball on the holidays

This holiday season, resolve to start your year off right at Fathoms with a luminous New Year’s Eve party serving up music, toasts and cuisine artfully prepared by French chefs Fabrice Deletrain and Benjamin Voisin. Leading up to the ball drop at beautiful Cape Harbour Marina, develop a new habit...Read More »

Congressman-elect Rooney to speak at Chamber of Southwest Florida’s “State of Southwest Florida” luncheon

Congressman-elect Francis Rooney will deliver the opening remarks at “The State of Southwest Florida: City and County Managers Share Insights,” presented by the Chamber of Southwest Florida on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center, 9931 Interstate...Read More »

Jan Wallace honored for excellence among Senior Real Estate Specialists nationally

At its annual national conference in Orlando, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) honored Jan Wallace of Gulf Coast Realty on Nov. 5 with the prestigious Outstanding Service Award for excellence as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES). While serving as caregiver to her parents, Wallace developed her passion for working...Read More »

Toscana Isles in North Venice introduces two new home plans

With the addition of two new home plans, homebuyers can now experience the vibrant Toscana Isles neighborhood lifestyle starting in the high-$200s. D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division now offers a portfolio of 11 distinct floor plans at the North Venice gated community, only a 20-minute drive from the fine dining,...Read More »

Linell King, MD - National speaker and author to offer “Never Diet Again 2017” seminar on January 14, 2017

Dr. Linell King, an Amazon best-selling author, physician, international speaker, health recovery and weight loss specialist, combines science, behavioral health, and spirituality to transform lives. Dr. King will be offering his one-day “Never Diet Again 2017” live seminar on Saturday, January 14 at Vineyards Country Club. The day will begin...Read More »

Rapalo opens second phase for pre-construction sales at a great value

Express Homes of Southwest Florida has opened phase two for pre-construction sales at Rapalo in Venice. Since opening this past spring, more than 30 homes have been sold at this gated community located less than two miles from the beautiful sandy beach of Manasota Key. Just a few homesites remain...Read More »

Culligan City of Palms Classic release single day game tickets

It’s officially time to deck the halls with basketballs as the 44th Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic gets set to tip-off at the magnificent new Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College. Single day tickets for this star-studded event are now on sale. With the...Read More »

Blessings in a Backpack introduces Business Partnership Initiative

In Lee and Collier counties, 60,000 elementary students who receive free breakfast and lunch would struggle to get the nutrition they need over the weekend without Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida. Now through the end of 2016, businesses can team up with the organization, which sends enough...Read More »

Recommendations for Tenley's Aquatics Needed

Tenley Smith, owner and master instructor of Tenley’s Aquatics, Inc. recently applied for a $10,000 grant via f6s in order to help her business grow. The grant is for female-owned businesses in the start-up phase that utilize technology and make a difference in people’s lives. Tenley’s Aquatics is...Read More »

Bishop Verot High School Alumni Selected as “40 Under 40” Recipients

Two graduates from Bishop Verot Catholic High School were recently recognized by Business Observer, a regional business-to-business publication, as 40 Under 40 award recipients representing Lee and Collier counties for 2016. Noelle Casagrande-Montgomery, 33, and Kevin Greenwell, 37, were selected from a pool of nominations from Polk through Collier counties....Read More »

Toscana Isles celebrates its anniversary and a year of transformation

A full calendar of local social and cultural events, Southwest Florida’s famous weather and beaches, waterfront views and beautiful home plans are a few of the reasons new residents have been drawn to Toscana Isles since it opened a year ago. As D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division looks forward to...Read More »

Affordable move-in ready homes now available at Bay Street

New gated communities are rare in charming Osprey, Florida, but Bay Street is offering move-in ready homes every month from now until April. Homebuyers will discover a range of spacious homes available in every floor plan from D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division.   Four elegant home plans start in the low-$200s at...Read More »

Quick move-in homes now available at Hammock Cove in Gateway Greens

After opening this summer within the desirable Gateway Greens community, Hammock Cove is now offering move-in ready homes. When complete, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division expects Hammock Cove to feature 136 masterfully designed townhomes and an amenity center with a resort-style pool, pavilions and bath house.   Hammock Cove is located within...Read More »

Jan Wallace honored for excellence among Senior Real Estate Specialists nationally

At its annual national conference in Orlando, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) honored Jan Wallace of Gulf Coast Realty on Nov. 5 as one of only three Senior Real Estate Specialists (SRES) from across the U.S. to receive the prestigious Outstanding Service Award. While serving as caregiver to her parents,...Read More »

A Chirstmas Holiday Feast by the Sea

Join us Sunday, December 25 for Christmas Dinner at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Enjoy an elaborate buffet of holiday fixings ranging from iced seafood to traditional favorites while overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Adults: $45, Children ages 4-12: $18, Children 3 and under: Free (plus tax & gratuity) Seatings are available at...Read More »

Family-Friendly New Year's Eve at Sundial

Come one, come all Saturday, December 31 from 7:30pm-12:00am Enjoy an exciting lineup of family-friendly carnival games, activities, entertainment and an island style buffet to ring in the New Year at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Adults: $60, Children ages 4-12: $25, Children 3 and under: Free For a list of activities, the menu and to make...Read More »

Bishop Verot High School Announces Car Raffle to Fund New Gymnasium Roof

Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers has kicked off its Raise the Roof car raffle to fund the replacement of the roof at the school’s John J. Nevins Gymnasium. The winner will have their choice of one of five new Ford vehicles (Edge, Fusion, F-150, Mustang or Explorer)...Read More »

TOY DRIVE for Children of Immokalee at Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour will be participating in a Toy Drive to benefit children living in downtown Immokalee. Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour is asking Individuals to donate new unwrapped toys starting on December 1. Toys will be collected until noon on December 14 at Ooh La La...Read More »

Tickets on sale now for the second annual Taste of Freedom gala

Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition is pleased to host the second annual Taste of Freedom on Saturday, Apr. 8 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers, 4200 S. Tamiami Trail in Fort Myers.   The event raises awareness of human trafficking in our community, unmasks the realities...Read More »

Encore Bank reports record operating performance for third quarter 2016

Encore Bank is pleased to announce that Ovation Holdings, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Encore Bank, reported record operating performance for the third quarter. Ovation Holdings reported a 58% growth in year-to-date income before tax, up $508,000 to $1,385,000. The bank grew net loans by a record $26.1 million during...Read More »

Arinsco Optics releases new and improved second-generation C3D glasses

Arinsco Optics unveils its reengineered second-generation C3D glasses. The C3D line of non-corrective glasses employ revolutionary technology that offers a richly enhanced viewing experience at home without the need for a 3D television.   Whether you’re watching a sporting event, a documentary about nature, or playing your favorite video game, images appear...Read More »

Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter member earns designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR)

Lisa Murray, APR, of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) recently earned professional public relations accreditation, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR).   Murray joins the more than 4,300 active public relations professionals worldwide who represent an elite group of highly skilled professionals...Read More »

Celebrating its first anniversary, Westwood Place is over 50 percent sold out

A year after its grand opening, more than half of the new homes at Westwood Place have been sold. D.R. Horton Southwest Florida expects only 28 homes will be built among this serene preserve area south of Summerlin Road on Winkler Road in Fort Myers. Starting in the low-$300s, six...Read More »

Bella Florals by Theresa to celebrate grand opening and ribbon cutting Nov. 19

Having enjoyed more than a year of success in service to Marco Island and Naples, Bella Florals by Theresa will unveil a new storefront located at 9 Front Street, Marco Island. The retail location will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. The public is...Read More »

Chamber of Southwest Florida presents “The State of Southwest Florida: City and County Managers Share Insights”

The Chamber of Southwest Florida is bringing city and county managers to the table for a luncheon summit to address representatives of the regional business community and the interested public on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016. “The State of Southwest Florida: City and County Managers Share Insights” will take place from...Read More »

USA Today confirms Culligan City of Palms Classic teams are tops

Seven of America’s top high school boys’ basketball teams, according to USA Today’s recently revealed Super 25 rankings, will be among the field at the 44th annual Culligan City of Palms Classic. This Southwest Florida holiday tradition takes place Friday, Dec. 16 – Wednesday, Dec. 21 at the new Suncoast...Read More »

Freedom Homes introduces plans for sale at Cascades in River Hall

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division has released four Freedom Homes plans for sale at Cascades in River Hall, just east of Fort Myers. The community becomes the first in the Southwest Florida market to offer these affordable open-concept homes for active adults seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle. The news follows a...Read More »

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division launches Freedom Homes

D.R. Horton recently announced the launch of Freedom Homes, its new brand focused on offering affordable homes specifically for the active adult buyer. D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division now announces it will become one of at least eight markets expected to offer the new brand by the end of this...Read More »

Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter member earns designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC)

Betsy Clayton, APR, CPRC, of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA), recently earned professional certification in public relations and received the designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC).   Earning the CPRC designation distinguishes senior members of FPRA who have demonstrated understanding and mastery of core public...Read More »

Manufacturers honored for marketplace leadership at SRMA Awards

At its recent Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Networking Event, the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) recognized Southwest Florida’s premiere manufacturers. Held on Nov. 10, the event featured Conditioned Air’s Theo Etzel as keynote speaker and honored manufacturers based on their performance in several key categories.   SRMA’s board of directors...Read More »

Cashing in with Process Improvement workshop offers wealth of advice

The Chamber of Southwest Florida’s Process Improvement Committee presented “Cashing in with Process Improvement” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers. A full roster of local business leaders, consultants and academics provided technical guidance, cases studies, paradigm shifts and perspectives from the...Read More »

Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour to kick off the holidays with a “Black Friday - Mimosas, Muffins and Massages” extravaganza

There will be no need to stress on the most stressful shopping day of the year as Ooh La La Jewels Du Jour will be offering their annual stress-free ‘Black Friday’ shopping extravaganza. The Friday, November 25th day-long event will include free mimosas, muffins and massages for all shoppers. The...Read More »

Winter forecast favors Toscana Isles residents

Toscana Isles is a new gated community offering the cultural and recreational offerings of nearby Sarasota, sandy white Gulf beaches, a full calendar of year-round events in the North Venice area and a beautiful amenity center coming soon. As Toscana Isles transforms into a vibrant community, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida...Read More »

Dress for Success of Southwest Florida to host the inaugural “Haute Holiday Tea”

Dress for Success SW Florida will host its first ever “Haute Holiday Tea” at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point and Spa on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Executive chef Andreas Singer will deliver a gourmet-plated brunch and the Wisteria Tea Room will provide specialty teas. The...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South benefits disaster survivors a world away 

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South recently raised $1236 from members to benefit ShelterBox, a humanitarian relief charity that assists survivors of disaster and humanitarian crises around the globe. ShelterBox provides humanitarian aid, emergency tent shelters and other supplies such as stoves, blankets, water filtration systems and other tools to help families rebuild their lives after...Read More »

EnSite cultivates future leaders through mentor program

With sustainability central to its mission, the Fort Myers-based urban planning and design firm EnSite is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of professionals in the community. Through programs with the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, EnSite’s professionals have improved the higher education and career prospects for five young...Read More »

SRMA presents Manufacturer of the Year Awards luncheon

Tickets are now on sale for the Manufacturer of the Year Awards and Networking Event, presented by the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10 at KJ’s Fresh Grill, 10950 South Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. Theo Etzel of Conditioned Air will serve as keynote...Read More »

American Family Insurance All-USA preseason boys basketball team to be well represented at the Culligan City of Palms Classic

The Culligan City of Palms Classic is once again the place to see the best high school boys basketball action in the country this holiday season. USA Today recently unveiled the American Family Insurance All-USA preseason boys basketball team, and nine of its 20 players will be in Fort Myers...Read More »

Creekside Preserve opens final phase of new homes for sale

A limited number of carriage homes are still available at Creekside Preserve, starting in the mid-$200s. division has just opened the final phase of new homes for sale at this serene gated community in south Fort Myers. Of the 168 carriage homes expected to be built when complete, less than...Read More »

Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center expansion to extend early childhood education services to those who need them most

With a mission to enhance the lives of children and their families through quality early childhood education and related services, Child Care of Southwest Florida is expanding the Joseph H. Messina Children’s Center. The Center, located at 4650 Fowler Street in Fort Myers, will transform two of its classrooms to...Read More »

Savona Bay’s final phase of new homes a rare opportunity for boaters

The only gated community offering new construction with direct river and Gulf access in South Fort Myers has entered its final phase of homes for sale. Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida division invites the public to discover the few remaining opportunities to buy a new home at Savona Bay, located on...Read More »

 Above Board Chamber of Florida promotes wellness in the workplace through panel discussion of experts  

In an effort to promote wellness in the workplace, the Above Board Chamber of Florida is pleased to present “Your Body, Mind, and Health for Your Business in 2017.” The Fort Myers luncheon will take place on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harborside Event...Read More »

New model at Mockingbird Crossing features luxurious master suite

The grandeur of North Naples living is conveniently located at Mockingbird Crossing, with nine home plans by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division being built on estate-sized lots. Located off Vanderbilt Beach Road, this private community has just unveiled a new professionally decorated model of its best-selling Langford home plan.   Located in...Read More »

The Alzheimer's Association and Edward Jones partner to change the course of Alzheimer's for millions of Americans

The Alzheimer’s Association and financial services firm Edward Jones recently entered into a historic partnership, whereby Edward Jones has committed $4.7 million over two years to support the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, according to Jennifer Basey, regional leader for the Southwest Florida region of the financial services firm Edward Jones.   Local Edward...Read More »

Newest Addition to 3D Interspace Solutions Team is Region’s Youngest Licensed Drone Operator

Fort Myers based 3D Interspace Solutions added a drone operator to its team a few months ago due to popular demand for aerial video footage. Eighteen year old Brandon Eells is believed to be the region’s youngest fully compliant unmanned aircraft operator with the Federal Aviation Administration’s Remote Pilot Certificate....Read More »

Army vet inventor enlists backers of an innovative solution to an age-old problem

Gym workouts, hiking, yardwork and all sorts of physical activity bring plenty of sweat, but Gulf War veteran Keith Basik’s new invention can make the distraction and irritation it causes a thing of the past. FlipTowel provides an innovative solution to an age-old problem, and with the launch of today’s...Read More »

Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter to host renowned blogger Tara Settembre, writer of “When Tara Met Blog”

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter is pleased to announce that lifestyle and parenting blogger Tara Settembre, writer of “When Tara Met Blog,” will be the keynote speaker at the Nov. 8 luncheon meeting being held at The Edison Restaurant in Fort Myers.   Settembre will discuss best practices for social...Read More »

World-class amenity center approaches completion at Toscana Isles

As new families continue to establish a charming neighborhood character at Toscana Isles, construction on the much-anticipated amenity center is nearly complete. D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division also expects several quick move-in homes will be complete this fall and winter and has just unveiled a professionally decorated model of the...Read More »

Jennifer Basey Named Regional Leader for Southwest Florida Edward Jones

Jennifer Basey of the financial services firm Edward Jones was recently promoted to regional leader over Southwest Florida. In her new role, Basey will now be responsible for the firm’s regional branch offices while continuing to help the people of her community with their investment needs.   Basey was assigned regional leader by senior management because she...Read More »

Veterans and First Responders Legal Clinic provides free advice on October 29

In partnership with the Invest in America’s Veterans Foundation and Florida Rural Legal Services, the Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) is pleased to present the second annual Veterans and First Responders Legal Clinic  from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the Southwest Florida Military Museum and...Read More »

Gulf Coast Orthodontics announces annual Candy for Cash campaign

To celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month in October, Fort Myers orthodontist Drs. Michele Laboda and Van Speas of Gulf Coast Orthodontics invite patients and their families to trade-in Halloween candy that can play tricks on orthodontic treatment for the treat of helping others. Because Halloween treats can damage orthodontic patients’...Read More »

Cre8 stylists Walk to Defeat ALS on behalf of longtime client

Once again, Cre8 Salon & Spa will rally behind long-time client Hilde Heard, with several team members joining about 200 participants at the Fort Myers Walk to Defeat ALS at Miromar Outlets in Estero on Saturday, Nov. 5. Hilde Heard is a 20-year client of stylist Marcy Sagorac, who owns Cre8...Read More »

Chamber of Southwest Florida presents “Cashing in with Process Improvement”

The Chamber of Southwest Florida’s Process Improvement Committee Presents “Cashing in with Process Improvement” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower Shops, 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers. Participants will learn techniques to improve the efficiency of their...Read More »

Best Home Services Creates New Leadership Position

Media Contact: Randy Mitchelson, APR Vice President, iPartnerMedia 239-851-6738 randy@ipartnermedia.com Best Home Services Creates New Leadership Position Expansion into Charlotte and Sarasota counties creating new jobs in southwest Florida NAPLES, Fla. (Oct., 16, 2016) – Best Home Services has created a new leadership position at their corporate headquarters in Naples, Florida to support their expansion into...Read More »

Paloma in Bonita Springs opens final phase of new carriage homes for sale

Stunning lake views, spacious home plans, great amenities and a highly desirable location have made Paloma a standout real estate success story in Southwest Florida since it opened in 2013. Now, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division has opened Paloma Grande, representing the final opportunity to purchase a brand new home...Read More »

Grand Opening and Family Fun Event at Little Wonders

Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR )invites families to the Grand Opening and Family Fun Event at Little Wonders, the newest early childhood development center operated by CCCR, on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 11a.m.-2p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran, 777 Mooring Line Drive in Naples. Admission is free. A variety of activities...Read More »

Trilogy Laboratories set to host South Fort Myers High School students for Manufacturing Day

Next month, South Fort Myers High School students will trade in textbooks for a full immersion in the field of manufacturing at Trilogy Laboratories. On October 7, as part of the Lee County Public Schools STEM initiative, Trilogy Laboratories will host the students for the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association’s (SRMA’s)...Read More »

“Queen of Results” Erica Castner added as a 2016 PR University speaker

“Navigating the Future” is the theme for The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter’s (FPRA SWFL) PR University, and “Queen of Results” Erica Castner has just signed on to the growing slate of speakers. The day-long professional seminar will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 8:30 a.m. to...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida offers 10-week free professional retail training

Dress for Success SW Florida, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation and TracFone, presents a free 10-week retail training opportunity, starting on Oct. 5 at the former Gap location at the Bell Tower Shops. Women in need of a better career future can register now for this Going Places Network...Read More »

New budget-conscious plans introduced at Tuscany Pointe

As Tuscany Pointe approaches its third and final phase of new homes for sale, growing families and active adults alike are finding more and more reasons to call the community home. D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division has just added a selection of new budget-conscious plans to the North Naples’ community,...Read More »

Ryan Sheehy lends expertise to aspiring start-up business developers in Southwest Florida

As part of the six-week Goodwill MicroEnterprise Institute, CONRIC PR & Marketing’s chief marketing strategist, Ryan Sheehy, will lend her expertise to a group of aspiring business developers on October 13 at Keiser University. Sheehy will guide participants through the planning process of campaign development and help individuals set “SMART”...Read More »

Army vet inventor enlists backers of an innovative solution to an age-old problem

Gym workouts, hiking, yardwork and all sorts of physical activity bring plenty of sweat, but Gulf War veteran Keith Basik’s new invention can make the distraction and irritation it causes a thing of the past. FlipTowel provides an innovative solution to an age-old problem, and with an upcoming crowdfunding campaign,...Read More »

Florida Magazine Association recognizes CONRIC for excellence in writing

CONRIC PR & Marketing was honored with writing accolades at the Florida Magazine Association’s (FMA’s) recent Charlie Awards ceremony, held Sept. 23 in Orlando for the magazine Res Gestae. Published by CONRIC on behalf of the Lee County Bar Association (LCBA), Res Gestae won silver for Writing Excellence – Best...Read More »

Registration is now open for FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter’s 2016 PR University

Registration is open for The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter’s (FPRA SWFL) PR University, “Navigating the Future.” This professional development seminar will bring together some of the best public relations professionals from across the Sunshine State to examine trends in the changing market and the fusion of new...Read More »

Lee County Sheriff’s Youth Activities League appoints new board of directors

The Lee County Sheriff’s Youth Activities League (SYAL) recently appointed its new board of directors. The following individuals provide direction and oversight in the organization’s mission to lead and inspire youth in an effort to transform their lives and become healthy, civic-minded citizens of Lee County through community-based activities and...Read More »

Nourish your mental illness awareness at Food for Thought

Miss District of Columbia Haely Jardas returns to her hometown of Fort Myers for a special engagement as keynote speaker at the annual Mental Health Educational Symposium, presented by HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida. Tickets are now available for “Food for Thought: Feeding the Mind, Body and Soul” from 11...Read More »

Toscana Isles neighborhood transforms with new sales in North Venice

Offering prime waterfront views and an incomparable North Venice location, Toscana Isles is undergoing a dramatic transformation. Since opening for sales in the winter of 2015, 45 homes have sold in this community by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division. Just nine months after opening, homebuyers have established a charming neighborhood...Read More »

Rotary pulls out all the stops to break fundraising records at Law and Order Ball

A week before the red carpet was rolled out for the 3rd Annual Law and Order Ball, Rotary Club of Fort Myers South had already sold out the event. The Sept. 17 gala, the first black tie affair to be held at Germain Arena, transformed the arena into an elegant...Read More »

Two new floor plans introduced at Barrington Cove

As the North Naples community of Barrington Cove enters its final phase of new homes for sale, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is introducing two new home plans. The new Clifton and Delray plans offer smart design and livability that is easy to maintain for those with an active lifestyle....Read More »

Going Places Network retail training orientation is only one day away!

Attention all women in need of a better career future! Make a date for a FREE Going Places Network orientation event tomorrow morning, Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 9 to noon at the former Gap location at the Bell Tower Shops. Learn about a free 10-week retail training opportunity, starting on...Read More »

Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter members Holly Boldrin and Melissa Cofta earn professional public relations accreditation

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter is pleased to announce that members Holly Boldrin, APR, CPRC and Melissa Cofta, APR, CPRC recently earned professional certification in public relations and received the designation of Certified Public Relations Counselor (CPRC).   Earning the CPRC designation distinguishes senior members of FPRA who have demonstrated...Read More »

Rack up unbelievable bargains and shatter records at Shop for Success

Year after year, Dress for Success SW Florida breaks its own impressive records when Shop for Success, presented by Founding Sponsor White House Black Market, unveils unbelievable deals on high-end merchandise. When the free shopping extravaganza returns 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers, lucky bargain...Read More »

UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SEEKING VOLUNTEERS

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is seeking volunteers to help lower to middle income tax payers to file their federal income taxes for free through the United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA). For the past nine years, VITA volunteers have made a real difference in...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida offers free professional retail training

The Walmart Foundation and TracFone have joined Dress for Success SW Florida to present free retail training to women who are unemployed or underemployed. Those in need of a job this season are invited to attend a free Going Places Network (GPN) orientation event from 9 to 11 a.m. on...Read More »

Above Board Chamber of Florida presents HR-themed personality profiling panel

Next month the Above Board Chamber of Florida will present an HR-themed presentation featuring personality profiling. The Naples luncheon will take place on Monday, Oct. 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North. The Fort Myers luncheon will take place on Thursday, Oct....Read More »

Award-winning Chief Marketing Officer for Tijuana Flats to speak at FPRA PR University event

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter is pleased to announce that Monique Yeager, Chief Marketing Officer for Tijuana Flats will present Getting Saucy: How to Stay Relevant above the Noise at 24th annual PR University (PRU) seminar, “Navigating the Future of PR.” The event will be held...Read More »

3D Interspace Solutions Announces New Company Website Strong growth and additional product offerings for the SWFL real estate industry drive need for new website

Fort Myers based 3D Interspace Solutions has released a re-engineered company website that is comprehensive, user friendly, colorful, and provides one stop shopping for marketing commercial and residential properties for sale. The company’s exponential growth and an expansion of product offerings prompted the redesigned website. The URL for the new...Read More »

Law and Order Ball is Sold Out!

Law and Order Ball is Sold Out! Opportunities are still available to purchase lifesaving trauma kits for law enforcement officials   Rotary Club of Fort Myers South announces that for the first time in the three-year history of the Law & Order Ball, it has sold out. The arena will be full for this...Read More »

Gulfshore Ballet relocates to expand facility and serve more aspiring dancers

Gulfshore Ballet is relocating to a larger, better-equipped facility that will enable the non-profit organization to expand its reach and train even more aspiring dancers. With the goal of opening in January 2017, the company plans to move just two miles south of its longtime Andrea Lane address to the...Read More »

Emerald Homes reviving Southwest Florida’s historic neighborhoods

Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida division’s spot lot program is reviving the streets of Southwest Florida, one home at a time. Emerald Homes, a D.R. Horton company, has numerous projects off McGregor Blvd. on Alhambra Blvd. and Jambalana Lane, as well as in the well-known Tanglewood neighborhood off of Woodwind Drive.   The...Read More »

Culligan City of Palms Classic tickets are now on sale

As the USA Basketball teams celebrate their Rio gold medal wins, the Culligan City of Palms Classic is ready for its 44th year of featuring the nation’s best high school players. The tournament, with the return of presenting sponsor Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is scheduled to tip off on December 16 at...Read More »

Score summer’s end fun and kids’ soccer dreams at Cape Harbour

The dog days are almost over, but the fun is heating up at Cape Harbour Marina, with a free Say Goodbye to Summer Party at Fathoms Restaurant & Bar from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23. It’s a good time for a good cause, with fun activities and specials...Read More »

Culligan City of Palms Classic reveals 2016 tournament lineup

The countdown is on! Just 100 days until the tip off of the 44th Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic at the new Suncoast Credit Union Arena on the campus of Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW). Top boys high school basketball teams from across the U.S. will descend upon Fort...Read More »

3D Interspace Solutions to Exhibit New Turnkey Services at Realtor Vendor Fair

Fort Myers based 3D Interspace Solutions will be participating as a vendor at the 2016 County Fair Trade Show, the 2016 REALTOR® Trade Show, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, at Harborside Event Center in the Fort Myers River District. 3D Interspace Solutions will showcase current...Read More »

Fully Renovated Historic Home on McGregor Boulevard Listed By Riverside Realty Group

1928 Spanish Revival Property Located on Palm Tree Lined McGregor Boulevard Tara Molloy of Riverside Realty Group has listed a one of a kind 1928 Spanish Revival home located in the historic section of McGregor Boulevard. This unique property has been fully restored and updated over the past two years. The...Read More »

Lindsford prepares to open new phase of single-family homes for sale

The conveniently located Fort Myers community of Lindsford is now 30 percent sold out, and D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is preparing to release new single-family home plans in phase two of sales. Lindsford currently offers six single-family home plans ranging from 1,804 to 3,374 square feet and starting in...Read More »

Brad Congress Featured in National Publication as Diamond Expert

Brad Congress, co-owner of Bradley’s Jewelers in Fort Myers, is quoted as an industry expert in the July/August issue of the national publication, Mental Floss. Congress serves as an expert resource in the article, “Do You Know What This Is? Is a diamond still a diamond if you can make...Read More »

Gary Knipe Joins Riverside Realty Group as Sales Associate

Tara Molloy of Riverside Realty Group welcomes seasoned sales professional Gary Knipe to join the sales team at Fort Myers based Riverside Realty Group. Knipe has been involved in real estate development and home renovations. He is a longtime boater and is very familiar with the local waters....Read More »

Registration deadline approaching for the inaugural Par-Tee for Tots

September 10 is the golfer registration deadline for the inaugural Par-Tee for Tots charity golf tournament to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida on Friday, September 16 at West Bay Club, 4500 W. Bay Blvd. in Estero. Check-in starts at 7:30 a.m., and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. kicks...Read More »

Rotary Cup proceeds of almost $6k presented to The First Tee of Lee County

In a fitting partnership, Rotary Club of Fort Myers chose The First Tee of Lee County as the 2016 beneficiary of its annual charity golf tournament, the Rotary Cup. In a special ceremony, the club recently presented a check in the amount of $5,702 to that organization, which seeks to...Read More »

Law and Order Ball funds to procure lifesaving tactical trauma kits for law enforcement

In October of 2015, the White House brought together the reach and power of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services and FEMA, and charged these agencies with a lifesaving mission. The Stop the Bleed campaign brings the bleeding control strategies and resources at the...Read More »

Above Board Chamber of Florida presents How to Get Discovered by the Media

For the sixth year, Above Board Chamber of Florida presents its popular luncheon program, How to Get Discovered by the Media, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in Fort Myers and Monday, Sept. 12 at the Hilton Naples, 5111...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter Wins 10 Awards at Annual State Conference

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) honored the FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) with several awards at the 78th Annual FPRA State Conference at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla. on Aug. 7-10. Members from 15 chapters across the state of Florida and public relations professionals from around the...Read More »

AccessPoint Appoints New Business Development Manager for their Bonita Springs, Florida Location!

August, 2016: Bonita Springs, FL – AccessPoint (http://www.AccessPointHR.com) is proud to welcome Denise Perchall as the company’s new Business Development Manager for their Florida office. Denise Perchall comes with a wealth of knowledge, experience, and success within the PEO industry and has been instrumental in offering local small & midsize...Read More »

William deForest Thompson Jr. LLC moves to new Fort Myers location

William deForest Thompson Jr. LLC, a solo practitioner law firm providing advocacy in serious personal injury and complex cases, has relocated its office to 2030 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers. The new office is within easy walking distance to the downtown River District of Fort Myers and the Lee County...Read More »

Creekside Preserve is now 70 percent sold out

Several new homes are available for quick move-in at Creekside Preserve, with prices starting in the low-$200s. This serene gated community in south Fort Myers is about 70 percent sold out, but D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is offering limited-time specials for the summer. Nestled between the Estero Bay Nature...Read More »

Cape Harbour is the place to Pokémon Go all month long

Get out, get active, get going Pokémon style all through the month of August at Cape Harbour Marina. Order an entrée, show your app, and unlock a free Pokémon Punch at Fathoms Bar & Restaurant. Kids get a kid version just for showing the app!   The outside bar is a PokéGym,...Read More »

Officer of the Year Finalists Announced for Law and Order Ball

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce the five finalists for Officer of the Year have been chosen and they, along with all the outstanding nominees from seven local law enforcement agencies, will be honored at the Law and Order Ball at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division hosts Holidays in July

When Santa Claus needs a break from the icy chill of the North Pole, he trades in his sleigh and reindeer for a hammock and some plastic flamingoes in sunny Southwest Florida. In addition to working on his tan on Saturday, July 23, he paid a special visit to the...Read More »

Attorney David A. Burt joins Marketplace Title

Joe Taylor, owner of Marketplace Title, is pleased to announce that real estate attorney David A. Burt has joined the company as General Counsel. In addition to the primary area of real estate, Burt’s 15 years’ legal practice experience includes business law, probate, estate planning and related practice areas, including...Read More »

FPRA SWFL Chapter to Install New Board of Directors

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA) will install its new board of directors and leadership team for the 2016-2017 year. The new officers will be announced at the next luncheon meeting of FPRA on Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Edison Restaurant...Read More »

CONRIC PR & Marketing earns three state public relations awards

Connie Ramos Williams, CMO and president of CONRIC PR & Marketing, is proud to announce the agency won three state awards for excellence in public relations at the Florida Public Relation Association’s (FPRA’s) 59th Golden Image Award ceremony, held at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor.   CONRIC received a Judges’ Award and...Read More »

Bruno Air Conditioning announces new online appointment technology

Louis Bruno, President of Bruno Air Conditioning, has announced that his tech team has developed their first Bruno web based real-time customer service appointment scheduler. Innovating the way customers communicate with service providers, Bruno has merged the integration between their website and their industry specific software to allow customers to...Read More »

Quick move-in homes on estate-sized lots for sale at Mockingbird Crossing

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division continues to keep pace with strong demand in Mockingbird Crossing, conveniently located in prestigious North Naples. Several new homes are currently available or nearing completion for quick move-in at this private community that is expected to feature 110 single-family homes with rare estate-sized lots. Now...Read More »

Sponsorships available for FPRA’s PR University: Navigating the Future of PR

The Florida Public Relations AssociationSouthwest Florida Chapter (FPRA) invites professionals, regardless of industry, to sponsor and attend one of the most popular events of the year. PR University (PRU) offers businesses the opportunity to showcase their company while learning and networking among other businesses and PR professionals. Navigating the Future...Read More »

Above Board Chamber of Florida’s “Face the Candidates” signs on 38 hopefuls 

As the important 2016 elections get closer, more and more hopefuls for public office are signing on to attend the Above Board Chamber of Florida’s “Face the Candidates” event. Above Board members and guests are invited to attend this luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Monday, August 8 at the Hilton...Read More »

Registration opens for the inaugural Par-Tee for Tots

Registration is now open for the inaugural Par-Tee for Tots charity golf tournament to benefit Child Care of Southwest Florida, with registration starting at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 16 at West Bay Club, 4500 W. Bay Blvd. in Estero.   Brown & Brown Insurance...Read More »

Law Enforcement Heroes Nominated for Law and Order Ball Officer of the Year

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is proud to announce the nominations for Officer of the Year, to be announced at the annual Law and Order Ball at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 17, at Germain Arena in Estero. This gala awards dinner recognizes local law enforcement and celebrates their...Read More »

Journey from business start-up to success with the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P)

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P), a conference and networking event for women who would like to start their own business, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 at the...Read More »

New single-family homes are now available for sale at Sunset Pointe

Sunset Pointe, a small neighborhood in southwest Cape Coral by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division, celebrated its grand opening on July 23. This new gated community is expected to feature just 58 single-family homes, all with a three-car garage.   Seven distinctive one- and two-story home plans are available at Sunset Pointe,...Read More »

United Way VITA program brings $4,689,000 in refunds

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee provided free tax preparation services to 3,450 individuals and families in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties for the 2015 tax year. Refunds to those using the free service totaled over $4,689,000. United Way Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is a...Read More »

Above Board Chamber of Florida presents “Face the Candidates”

As the important 2016 elections get closer, the Above Board Chamber presents a “Face the Candidates” event 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Monday, August 8 at the Hilton Naples and Thursday, August 11 at Harborside Event Center. Above Board members and guests are invited to attend this luncheon event, which will...Read More »

Rapalo offers new single-family homes starting for less than $250k in Venice

Since opening this spring, sales have been strong in Rapalo, a gated community by Express Homes of Southwest Florida offering four home plans, all starting at less than $250,000. Located less than two miles from the beautiful sandy beach of Manasota Key, Rapalo offers unusual values on new single-family homes...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers presents 8th Annual Italian Fest at the Alliance for the Arts

Mangia! Mangia! The Rotary Club of Fort Myers is pleased to announce the 8th Annual Italian Fest will take place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers. This year’s event will benefit the Rotary Club of Fort Myers and the Harry...Read More »

The Big Backpack Event hits Harborside Event Center July 31

The largest back-to-school outreach program in Lee County is almost here! The 17th Annual Big Backpack Event is presented 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at Harborside Event Center by the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida. Every year thousands of kids receive free backpacks and school supplies at this...Read More »

Amenity center under construction at Caribbean Village

A beautiful new amenity center is under construction at Caribbean Village, an intimate gated community by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division near Historic Downtown Venice. Caribbean Village offers eight distinctive home plans starting in the low-$300s. The public is invited to tour the professionally decorated model, which is open seven...Read More »

Penta racks up endorsements for Collier County School Board District 2

Collier County School Board candidate Louise Penta is pleased to announce that she has received several key endorsements in her campaign for the District 2 seat in the August 30 election.   Just days after receiving the support of former candidate John Brunner, who suspended his campaign on June 12, Penta has...Read More »

Collier Citizen - The 800 # Gorilla in Naples

Hope Daley and Matthew Dykes march to the beat of their own chest pounding drum. The husband-wife duo runs Guerilla Media, an award-winning video production company, with Harry Silverback, an 800-pound gorilla, at the helm. The video production company creates custom video content – documentaries, commercials, infomercials and episodic television programs –...Read More »

Model home open for touring in the resort community of Fiddler’s Creek

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division invites the public to tour the professionally decorated model in the exclusive Naples community of Fiddler’s Creek. Three stately one-story home plans are available starting in the high-$500s, ranging from approximately 2,583 to 3,246 square feet of living space. The beautiful model represents a range...Read More »

Law and Order Ball announces surprise celebrity guest for 2016 event

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South has a delightful surprise in store for the third annual Law and Order Ball, to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Germain Arena. Two new features at this year’s event will be a surprise celebrity guest as well as...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers announces new leadership roster

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers is pleased to announce its new executive committee and board of directors to lead the club’s activities and service projects for the 2016-2017 fiscal year that began on Friday, July 1. Now in its 94th year, the club has installed a diverse roster of professionals...Read More »

Rotary District 6960 names Tracie Bagans Rotarian of the Year

At the recent “Fellowship of the Wheel” Rotary District 6960 Conference held at the Sanibel Harbor Resort and Spa, Rotary District Governor Cyndi Doragh presented the district’s Rotarian of the Year award to Tracie Bagans. “Tracie personifies Rotarian of the Year. She is one of those individuals who gives 300 percent...Read More »

Only 12 new homes remain for sale in Calusa Park

Only 12 new homes remain for sale at Calusa Park, a peaceful gated community of 88 residences by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division. Conveniently located for beachcombers and commuters alike in the seaside town of Nokomis, Calusa Park offers maintenance-free living and a heated resort-style pool with a low...Read More »

Drew Steele endorses Louise Penta for Collier County School Board District 2 seat

As part of his parting words on his last-ever Daybreak show on 92.5 Fox News, Drew Steele endorsed Louise Penta for Collier County School Board District 2. The departing conservative talk show host also endorsed Lee Dixon for the District 4 seat. Penta said, “I am thankful and humbled by the...Read More »

Journey from business start-up to success with the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P)

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P), a conference and networking event for women who would like to start their own business, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 at the...Read More »

Great values on quick move-in homes available in North Naples at Tuscany Pointe

North Naples’ upscale shopping, great schools and sandy beaches are all nearby for residents of Tuscany Pointe, which plans to feature 116 spacious homes by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division. Conveniently located near the corner of Vanderbilt and 951, this desirable community offers home plans ranging from 1,804 to 3,609...Read More »

Local Realtor Sells Properties Using 3D Interspace Solutions Virtual Tours as Competitive Advantage

Barbara Sullivan credits high tech 3D scanning solution with quick sales and sight unseen offers Barbara Sullivan, a Southwest Florida realtor with Jones & Company Realty, quickly sold two properties to buyers using 3D virtual tour technology during the last week of June. The swift sales and closings were facilitated by...Read More »

Neal Communities becomes largest-ever Big Backpack Event donor

Leonardo Garcia, the co-founder of The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida, is pleased to announce that Neal Communities South Region has just become the single largest donor in the 17-year history of the Big Backpack Event. The Southwest Florida home builder collected contributions from staff, trade partners, and residents of...Read More »

Jeffrey and Leland Garvin named 2016 Super Lawyer and Rising Star

The Garvin Law Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Jeffrey R. Garvin has been named to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list, while Leland E. Garvin has been named as a 2016 Florida Rising Star.   Jeff Garvin has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2006, representing no more...Read More »

Louis Bruno to Host Talk Show on Beasley’s WJBX “NEWS TALK AND MORE” in Southwest Florida

Louis Bruno, President of Bruno Air Conditioning, is pleased to announce he will be hosting a live call-in talk show twice each week on Beasley Media Group’s WJBX News Talk and More. The show will air Monday’s and Friday’s from 8 to 9 a.m. beginning July 11, 2016. Beasley...Read More »

Brush up on summer fun at Fathoms and The French Press

As summer heats up, Fathoms and The French Press present a month full of fun and surprises. Included on the menu at beautiful Cape Harbour Marina are an unprecedented chef-bartender collaboration, a splashy painting party, the endless variety of a farmer’s market, lots of live music and a gift card...Read More »

Nathan’s celebrates National Hot Dog Day with 5-cent dogs

Nathan’s Famous is pulling out all the stops on Saturday, July 23, as it celebrates National Hot Dog Day at 11150 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 100 in Fort Myers.   On National Hot Dog Day, guests of Nathan’s Fort Myers can enjoy a special offer of a 5-cent hot dog when guests...Read More »

Going Places Network to help women prepare for their dream career

In partnership with the Walmart Foundation, Dress for Success SW Florida is pleased to present a free Going Places Network (GPN) orientation event at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 13 at the Dress for Success SW Florida Career Center, 12995 Cleveland Ave., Suite 153 in Fort Myers. Women seeking assistance...Read More »

The City of Fort Myers Hosts Global Partnership with City of Gomel, Second Largest City in Belarus

Regional Counsel Ita M. Neymotin, Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Second District Court of Appeal is proud to announce that an unprecedented partnership has been agreed upon and signed between the City of Gomel, in the Asian country of Belarus, and the City of Fort Myers. This...Read More »

William Blevins promoted to Executive Vice President at Encore Bank

Encore Bank is pleased to announce that 30-year banking veteran William Blevins has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Blevins joined Encore Bank in 2011 as Lee County Market Executive, Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer, leading the bank’s commercial lending team in Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. During Blevins’...Read More »

Purely You Spa Offers Venue for Memorable ‘Special

Purely You Spa Offers Venue for Memorable ‘Special Events’ Purely You Spa, Naples’ Certified Organic Spa, is now offering packages for groups and businesses to host special events at the spa, located at 3066 Tamiami Trail North Suite 302, Naples, Florida 34103 in the Agostino’s Village Square Plaza. According to...Read More »

Bay Street offers affordable seaside living in charming Osprey

Situated midway between world-famous Siesta Beach to the north and Venice Beach to the south, Bay Street represents an unparalleled opportunity for affordable new home construction in the seaside town of Osprey. D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division invites the public to tour a professionally decorated model and view several homes...Read More »

July Above Board Chamber of Florida luncheon dives into having fun in the workplace

Above Board Chamber of Florida is pleased to present “Field Trips Are Not Just for Kids!” from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, July 11, at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples; and on Thursday, July 14, at the Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St., Fort Myers.     Employers who...Read More »

Sovereign Health Announces Orlando Hotline (888) 376-3032 to Support Orlando Shooting Survivors, Loved Ones and Area Residents

In response to the shooting at the Pulse night club in Orlando, Florida, Sovereign Health announces the launch of the Orlando Hotline to provide support to survivors, victims’ families and loved ones, and to residents of the Orlando area who may be struggling with the repercussions of the deadliest mass shooting...Read More »

Luxurious North Naples living starts in the low-$400s at Barrington Cove

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division invites the public to tour the professionally decorated model at Barrington Cove, where several homes are under construction for quick move-in. This gated community offers a rare opportunity to build a brand new home in a neighborhood setting in prestigious North Naples. Preserve and lake...Read More »

Guessing game paves the way to hot dog eating contest telecast at Nathan’s Fort Myers

Nathan’s legendary hot dog eating contest in Coney Island is coming to Fort Myers by live broadcast when Nathan’s Fort Myers hosts a simulcast of the competition at noon, Monday, July 4. Nathan’s is at 11150 S. Cleveland Ave. The event is free and open to the public.   Leading up to...Read More »

SRMA to host networking social at Bury Me Brewing for manufacturers and business professionals  

The Southwest Regional ManufacturersAssociation (SRMA) will host its next social gathering and membership drive for manufacturers and business professionals from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the newly opened Bury Me Brewing in Fort Myers. The social event provides networking opportunities for prospective members to learn more about the manufacturing...Read More »

Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter Member Earns Designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR)

Gabrielle O’Boyle, APR, of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) recently earned professional public relations accreditation, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR). O’Boyle joins the more than 4,300 active public relations professionals worldwide who represent an elite group of highly skilled professionals...Read More »

Foundation for Lee County Public Schools names EnSite Business Partner of the Year 

At its recent 2016 State of Our Schools-Partners in Education breakfast, the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools named EnSite, Inc. one of two recipients of the Business Partner of the Year award, along with Suncoast Credit Union. The honor recognizes a business that is dedicated to partnering with individual...Read More »

Bruno Air Conditioning Partners with Nest to Offer Nest Thermostat with Life-time Warranty

Technology is a vital component of every business in today’s world and to stay ahead of the curve, Louis Bruno, owner and founder of Bruno Air Conditioning, makes it a priority to be educated and informed. Staying ahead of the latest technology takes time and dedication to research and implement,...Read More »

Local photographer Mila Bridger Presents Photography Exhibit - “#Unexpected”

Local photographer Mila Bridger will be hosting an opening night reception of her art exhibit “#Unexpected” on July 1, 2016 at 6 pm. The exhibit and reception are being hosted at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center located at 2301 First Street in Fort Myers. This local art exhibit will...Read More »

CONRIC PR & Marketing to host open house at NEW Office

Connie Ramos-Williams, CEO and chief marketing officer of CONRIC PR & Marketing, has announced that the company will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, June 30, to celebrate its new office location at 6216 Whiskey Creek Dr., Suite B, Fort Myers. CONRIC, a full-service public relations, marketing, advertising...Read More »

Brunner suspends campaign and endorses Penta for Collier County School Board District 2 seat

Collier County School Board candidate John Brunner announced that he has suspended his campaign for the District 2 seat, and is proud to endorse Louise Penta. Brunner and Penta made the official announcement at a press conference held at 2 p.m. today at the Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office...Read More »

School Board candidate Louise Penta calls for end to Common Core

Collier County School Board District 2 candidate Louise Penta continues to engage in a campaign about the issues, focusing heavily on eliminating Common Core and the troubling trends with the Department of Education.   Penta has been calling for local school districts to take control of education from the federal government.  She...Read More »

Collier County School Board candidate Louise Penta raises $56,000 in just two months

Collier County resident and candidate for the Collier County School Board District 2, Louise Penta, has out performed her opponents by raising $56,000 in the first two months of her campaign.   Penta attributes this success to her “common sense platform.”  She says, “When considering solutions to problems, I ask myself what...Read More »

Quick move-in homes represent pre-season deals at Lindsford

To keep up with the steady demand for new homes at Lindsford, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is preparing to offer a wide variety of move-in ready homes. Townhomes, twin villas and single-family homes are all under construction to be ready for quick move-in before peak season begins in the...Read More »

Quick move-in homes with lake views available at Moody River Estates

More than a dozen prime homesites offering a variety of beautiful views remain in Moody River Estates by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division, which has opened its final phase of new homes for sale. Set among protected preserves of native Florida vegetation on the scenic Caloosahatchee River, this gated community...Read More »

Tickets available for Rotary Club of Ft. Myers South Law and Order Ball

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South announces that tickets for the Law and Order Ball, to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday , September 17, 2016 are on sale at www.lawandorderballorg. The event, in its first year at Germain Arena, will be the first black tie affair in the arena’s history.   In its third...Read More »

3D Interspace Solutions Provides State-Of-The-Art Technology Services to Real Estate Community

Local company first in region to specialize in providing Matterport® technology 3D Interspace Solutions, LLC, offers a revolutionary new technology that is transforming the real estate industry in Southwest Florida. The Fort Myers based company is the first to specialize as a 3D Showcase provider. Its business is solely...Read More »

Ford Street Preserve wins Florida Stormwater Association award

Jonathan Romine, a principal at EnSite Inc., is pleased to announce that the City of Fort Myers will be presented an Outstanding Achievement Award from the Florida Stormwater Association (FSA) for the Ford Street Preserve filter marsh project. EnSite provided landscape architecture for the project, which will be recognized at...Read More »

SPADA-thon breaks record with $33,300 in funds raised for nonprofits

Judy Williams, co-owner of SPADA Salon & Day Spa along with her husband, Andrew, hosted the spa’s annual fundraiser, SPADA-thon, on Tuesday, May 24. The entire staff of SPADA donated its time to the fundraiser.   Surpassing all records, the event raised $33,300 for PACE Center for Girls, Lee; the Golisano Children’s...Read More »

Second decorated model opens at Toscana Isles in North Venice

A second decorated model has opened for touring at Toscana Isles. Just a few months after D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division opened this Mediterranean-style gated community for sales, 28 new homes have already been sold. The nine spacious home plans in this conveniently located North Venice community include many designer...Read More »

Second decorated model opens at Toscana Isles in North Venice

A second decorated model has opened for touring at Toscana Isles. Just a few months after D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division opened this Mediterranean-style gated community for sales, 28 new homes have already been sold. The nine spacious home plans in this conveniently located North Venice community include many designer...Read More »

New homes near completion for quick move-in at Mockingbird Crossing

New home sales remain strong in Mockingbird Crossing, with construction by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division keeping pace with the demand. This private North Naples community has become popular for its convenient location off Vanderbilt Beach Road, rare estate-sized lots and 10 distinctive floor plans starting in the high-$400s.   Eight homes...Read More »

Chef David Rashty hosts Meat Matters Fort Myers

Chef David Rashty, chef de cuisine of Jack’s Farm to Table and the local leader of Chefs Collaborative, invites the public to Meat Matters Fort Myers at 5 p.m., Sunday, June 12 at Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina, 275 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach. Tickets are available at bit.ly/MeatMattersFtMyers...Read More »

Rotary District 6960 steps up to support the Wheelchair Foundation  

Rotary District 6960 District Governor Cyndi Doragh is pleased to announce that the district has donated more than $140,000 to the Wheelchair Foundation in the past year. This level of funding will provide mobility to approximately 1,400 people in need through the foundation, which aims to provide a free wheelchair...Read More »

Businesses learn how to gain positive exposure of their company at June Above Board Chamber of Florida luncheon

Above Board Chamber of Florida is pleased to present “Maximize Your Exposure, Expose Yourself” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 9 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in Fort Myers and on Monday, June 13 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N., in Naples.   Gaining exposure for...Read More »

Culligan City of Palms Classic honored with Chrysalis Award

The Culligan City of Palms Classic is honored to be the recipient of the 2016 Chrysalis Award in the sports category. This prestigious honor was presented to the tournament on Friday, May 20 at the Celebration of Business & Tourism Awards Luncheon and Trade Show held at the Harborside Event...Read More »

Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter Awards $1,500 Scholarship to FGCU Student

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) has awarded Breanna Rigg the Bob Davis APR, CPRC Scholarship. A member of the FPRA SWFL student chapter at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU), Rigg will be presented with the $1,500 award at the FPRA Annual Conference at Innisbrook Golf...Read More »

SRMA to host networking social at Bury Me Brewing for manufacturers and business professionals  

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) will host its next social gathering and membership drive for manufacturers and business professionals from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the newly opened Bury Me Brewing in Fort Myers. This social event provides networking opportunities for prospective members to learn more about the...Read More »

Upscale active adult community living is affordable at Cascades

Express Homes of Southwest Florida has unveiled a professionally decorated twin villa model at Cascades in the prestigious 2,000-acre master-planned community of River Hall. The base price on the twin villa was recently reduced to $164,990 and joins a value-priced portfolio that also includes six distinctive single-family homes. Located six...Read More »

SRMA announces 2016 board and executive director

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) is pleased to announce the new 2016 leadership roster to drive its educational, legislative, networking and economic development initiatives in the year ahead.   Brian Rist of The Smart Companies will serve as chair of the board of directors, composed of Doug Gyure of S4J Manufacturing, longtime...Read More »

Save the Date for the 17th annual Big Backpack Event on July 31

As the school year winds down for Southwest Florida students, it’s time to save the date for the 17th Annual Big Backpack Event, presented from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at Harborside Event Center by the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida. Every year thousands of kids...Read More »

DeSimone Joins Marketplace Title

Joe Taylor, owner of Marketplace Title, is pleased to announce that Rachel DeSimone has joined the company as its Licensed Title Agent/Escrow Officer. The company, now in its 10th year, has expanded to include seven employees, several of whom have been promoted from within.   Originally from Philadelphia, DeSimone has lived and...Read More »

Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross Open in Boca Raton

The law firm of Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross (GADC) is pleased to announce that it opened an office in Boca Raton March 1 at the Sanctuary Centre, 4800 N. Federal Highway, Suite 307D, in Boca Raton. Steven R. Braten is managing partner of the Boca Raton office, where he...Read More »

Save the Date: “Food for Thought: Feeding the Mind, Body and Soul”

In honor of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, James Wineinger, executive director of  HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida, encourages the public to save the date for the Mental Health Educational Symposium, set for Oct. 24.   Fort Myers native Haely Jardas, the reigning Miss District of Columbia, will be the keynote...Read More »

SPADA-thon 4-hour spa services event set for Tuesday, May 24

SPADA Salon & Day Spa’s annual SPADA-thon is just days away. The twilight to sunset event featuring pampering treatments and luxurious fun is a fundraiser for PACE Center for Girls, Lee; the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida; and Valerie’s House of Hope. The event is set for 4-8 p.m....Read More »

New homes at Waterford in Punta Gorda are nearly half sold out

The affordably priced homes at Waterford by Express Homes of Southwest Florida are about half sold out. Located just minutes from Punta Gorda’s revitalized waterfront and city center, this gated community offers four distinctive single-family home plans starting in the high-$100s.   Conveniently situated between U.S. 41 and I-75, Waterford features many...Read More »

Lee County law enforcement to be honored by appreciation lunch

Local CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Alfie Tounjian, founder and president of Advantage Retirement Group, will provide a barbecue lunch for Lee County Law Enforcement on Wednesday, June 1. Sheriff Mike Scott and several commanders will pick up the lunches from Advantage Retirement Group’s home office at 8870 Daniels Parkway, Fort Myers. They...Read More »

New single-family homes are now available for sale at Rapalo in Venice

Express Homes of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce affordably priced single-family homes are now available at Rapalo in the vibrant city of Venice. Home prices start in the low-$200s in this new gated community, which is located less than two miles from the beautiful sandy beach of Manasota Key.   Four...Read More »

Regional Counsel Ita Neymotin introduces Belarus to Fort Myers

Attorney Ita Neymotin, the Regional Counsel of the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel, Second District Court of Appeal of Florida, hosted a delegation from the Republic of Belarus on its unprecedented Southwest Florida visit to discuss our criminal justice system and explore mutual economic opportunity between the...Read More »

CUNNINGHAM PROMOTED TO RUN UNITED WAY VITA PROGRAM

CUNNINGHAM PROMOTED TO RUN UNITED WAY VITA PROGRAM Fort Myers, FL, (May 12, 2016) — United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee announced the promotion of Patrice Cunningham to Senior Special Project Manager. The announcement was made by Vice President of Resource Development and Marketing, Jeannine Joy. “Patrice’s successful development and...Read More »

Cambs named Partner at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross in Naples

The law firm of Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross is pleased to announce that Attorney Peter J. Cambs has joined the firm as a partner in its Naples office. Mr. Cambs is the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Mass Tort and Class Action practice which includes complex product liability claims, medical...Read More »

Final phase of homes for sale is now open at Moody River Estates

Set among protected preserves of native Florida vegetation on the Caloosahatchee scenic river, Moody River Estates by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division has opened its final phase of new homes for sale. Fewer than 40 homesites remain in this waterfront community, which is as serene as it is conveniently located....Read More »

FLORIDA PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER IS HELPING YOU “WAKE UP” TO MOBILE TECHNOLOGY IN THE MEDIA

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) wants you to wake up with them on Tuesday, June 7 at the Holiday Inn Airport across from Gulf Coast Town Center. FPRA SWFL will host their annual Media Breakfast, “How Mobile Technology is Revolutionizing the Media,” from 7:30-10:30 a.m....Read More »

School Board candidate Louise Penta raises $37,000 in endorsements in first month of campaign

Louise Penta, who just last month announced her candidacy for Collier County School Board, has raised $37,000 in endorsements to date. This is a testament to the trust and confidence the community has placed in Penta, the District 2 candidate who was named The Florida Take Stock in Children program’s...Read More »

Shannon Johnson and Christine Kobie to represent District 6960 in Atlanta

Rotary District 6960 District Governor Cyndi Doragh is pleased to announce that two applicants from the district have been selected to participate in the Rotary International Southland Young Professionals Summit in Atlanta this June. Shannon Johnson and Christine Kobie were selected by a panel of judges in a competitive application...Read More »

Emerald Homes introduces new home plan at Savona Bay

Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida division introduces a new home plan at Savona Bay, located in the desirable Iona area of Fort Myers. The Berkley plan is designed to take advantage of the majestic views offered by the luxury community’s lakefront lots. Located on the beautiful banks of the Caloosahatchee River, Savona...Read More »

Emerald Homes introduces new home plan at Savona Bay

Emerald Homes introduces new home plan at Savona Bay Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida division introduces a new home plan at Savona Bay, located in the desirable Iona area of Fort Myers. The Berkley plan is designed to take advantage of the majestic views offered by the luxury community’s lakefront lots. Located...Read More »

Second amenity center is now open at Lindsford

A beautiful new amenity center is now open at Lindsford, a conveniently located gated community in central Fort Myers by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division. Available for use by the community’s townhome residents, the amenity center features a resort-style pool, pavilion and bath house. In addition to three distinctive, affordable...Read More »

Connie Ramos-Williams named 2016 Public Relations Professional of the Year

Connie Ramos-Williams, president and chief marketing officer of CONRIC PR & Marketing, was named the 2016 Public Relations Professional of the Year at the Image Awards Ceremony on April 20 at Six Bends Harley-Davidson. CONRIC also took home two Awards of Distinction at the competition, which is conducted annually by...Read More »

2016 CHAPTER AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE FLORIDA PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) announced the winners of its Chapter Awards on April 19, 2016 at Six Bends® in Fort Myers. The award ceremony takes place annually to recognize outstanding service to the public relations profession and to FPRA SWFL. Awards were presented in five...Read More »

Kathy Grey named communications editor at CONRIC

Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, is pleased to announce that Kathy Grey has joined the agency as communications editor. Grey is responsible for management of both internal and external communication projects, client relations and copywriting — including ad copy, brochures, bulletins, catalogs, letters,...Read More »

First residents move in at the new community of Westwood Place

First residents move in at the new community of Westwood Place Last fall when Ken and Camille Bairunas noticed land being cleared for a new community only a tenth of a mile from their residence, their curiosity was piqued. They visited the site and, for fun, decided to tour the model,...Read More »

SRMA tackles compliance issues at May Roundtable event

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) invites its manufacturing members and businesspeople interested in membership to attend its Manufacturer’s Roundtable meeting focused on compliance issues from 8 – 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3 at Storm Smart Industries, 6182 Idlewild Street in Fort Myers.   Guest speaker Kristen Chardo, owner of EHS...Read More »

Cinco de Drinko brings a Mexican flavor to May at Fathoms

Let’s be real – most people don’t know to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely 1862 victory over the French at the battle of Puebla on May 5.  They do know great deals on delicious food and drink from south of the border are worthy of a holiday. In that spirit,...Read More »

Cheap Trick’s lead singer Robin Zander set to rock The Ranch

Local promoter KDIM Entertainment, Inc. is thrilled to present Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Robin Zander, lead singer of legendary rock band Cheap Trick, at The Ranch in Fort Myers on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 8 p.m. The show will also feature the Las Vegas “Queen of Rock”...Read More »

Southwest Florida Workforce Summit responds to qualified labor shortage

In Southwest Florida’s growing economy, employers need to get creative to attract top talent and consider looking further afield to discover a ready workforce. At the upcoming Southwest Florida Workforce Summit, presented by Above Board Chamber of Florida and Southwest Florida International Airport, recruiters will learn the strategies of major...Read More »

Dreams Can Come True Through Incredible Auction Items at “A Fashion Night in Black & White”

Dress for Success SW Florida’s annual signature event, “A Fashion Night in Black & White” is ready to roll out the red carpet on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Naples.   Celebrate in sophisticated black and white cocktail attire and enjoy an evening of fashion, hors d’oeuvres, champagne,...Read More »

CONRIC PR & Marketing wins two Image Awards

CONRIC PR & Marketing was honored to receive two Awards of Distinction at the 2016 Image Awards Ceremony on April 20 at Six Bends Harley-Davidson. The Image Awards competition is conducted annually by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association to recognize outstanding public relations programs and...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South to honor 36 Nominees at the 30th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South will honor 36 nominees and announce the scholarship recipients and other award winners at its Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet from 7 to 9 p.m. May 11, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers. The scholarship program recognizes top athletes from area high schools based...Read More »

Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter continues monthly seminars at Lee County Emergency Operations Center

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) hits the road again in May, headed to the Lee County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on Tuesday, May 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. With hurricane season set to begin in June, the “PR On the Road” luncheon series will...Read More »

Tips for opening an IRA

Brenda Whetsell and Brandon Hall of Midland IRA were invited to appear on The Morning Blend TV show to talk about opening an IRA. They also gave tips on 1031 exchanges. For more information visit www.midlandira.com or call (239) 333-1032. ...Read More »

SRMA commends Governor Scott for signing permanent manufacturing tax exemption

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) officially commends Governor Rick Scott’s support of the manufacturing industry by signing the permanent sales tax exemption on manufacturing machinery and equipment in HB 7099, the Tax Package effective July 1, 2016. SRMA is pleased that its efforts, alongside those of Florida’s other regional...Read More »

Imagine by Carleen establishes WISDOM Fund to provide affordable therapies

Imagine by Carleen has established the WISDOM Integrative Therapies Fund through the Cape Coral Community Foundation to provide complementary treatments on a donation basis to alleviate the side effects of cancer, cancer treatments and other conditions that compromise the immune system. The fund is named after the acronym for Weakened...Read More »

Jessica Wajoli named Dress for Success SW Florida 2016 Success Story

Dress for Success SW Florida is pleased to announce that Jessica Wajoli has been chosen as the organization’s 2016 Success Story and will be honored at its annual signature event, “A Fashion Night in Black & White” on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Naples.   Hear Jessica’s inspiring...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association hosts annual Law in the Mall on April 30

The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) invites the public to attend Law in the Mall on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Edison Mall in Dillards Courtyard. In its 23rd year, the annual event pairs volunteer attorneys with citizens to provide free legal advice, with no...Read More »

Giver Challenge Planned for May 14

NAPLES (April 14) – Charity for Change announces that the 3rd annual Giver Challenge will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail North. State Rep. Kathleen Passidomo and John Passidomo are honorary chairs, and Charity for Change Advisory Board member...Read More »

FPRA to host “PR101 – Be Good at Doing Good: Marketing Your Mission”

Recognizing the state of the economy, it is widely known that nonprofit budgets are limited and sometimes scarce. “PR101 – Be Good at Doing Good: Marketing Your Mission,” hosted by The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter on Thursday, May 12 from 8:00-11:00 a.m. will provide nonprofits with valuable...Read More »

“Fashion Through the Decades” to celebrate 50 years of Goodwill Industries in Southwest Florida

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce, “Fashion Through the Decades,” a celebration commemorating 50 years of service in Southwest Florida. The celebration will be held on Friday, May 6, from 7 – 9:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa. This glamorous event will feature a...Read More »

Regional Counsel Ita Neymotin presents at Capital University Law School’s Women in Leadership panel

Attorney Ita Neymotin, the Regional Counsel of the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel of the Second District Court of Appeal of Florida, was a featured presenter at Capital University Law School’s recent Women in Leadership panel. The purpose of the discussion was to educate and mentor female...Read More »

Marsilea offers small neighborhood living in the heart of North Naples

The public is invited to tour a professionally decorated model at Marsilea, a community of only 18 luxurious homes in the heart of North Naples. Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida division has sold about half of the homesites in this intimate gated community since opening for sales in October.   Conveniently located off...Read More »

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Highly Celebrated Cast to Star in Gulfshore Opera’s Lighthearted and Charming Elixir of Love

Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns to return to Southwest Florida for full-scale comedic opera Gulfshore Opera will present Gaetano Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore (Elixir of Love) for two performances at venues in Charlotte and Collier counties, on April 15 and 21. Steffanie Pearce, Founder and General Director, has created a show that includes...Read More »

Workforce Summit 2016

If you would like to receive our newsletter click here to sign up. Above Board Chamber was the Champion of the 2012 and 2013 Southwest FL Choice Award for Professional Organization from the Naples Daily News. Non-members are encouraged to attend two meetings, then we would like them to consider joining us...Read More »

Above Board Chamber presents Southwest Florida Workforce Summit

Jeanne Sweeney, Founder and President of the Above Board Chamber of Florida, in cooperation with Title Sponsor Southwest Florida International Airport, is pleased to present the Southwest Florida Workforce Summit on Thursday, May 12, at Harborside Event Center. The event will feature an open job fair from 10 a.m. –...Read More »

The French Press proudly serves Norman Love desserts

The French Press is proud to announce it has expanded its offerings of Norman Love Confections, and is the only establishment in Cape Coral to serve dessert pastries handcrafted by the world-renowned chocolatier.   The European-style bakery café located at scenic Cape Harbour Marina has been a Norman Love Confections retail partner...Read More »

Law & Order Ball moves to bigger venue for 2016

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce that the Third Annual Law & Order Ball will be held on Saturday, September 17 at Germain Arena in Estero.  The elegant evening event recognizes our everyday heroes from all seven Lee County law enforcement agencies.  Germain Arena provides an...Read More »

Barrington Cove offers luxury neighborhood living in North Naples

Located just two miles north of Immokalee Road on Livingston Road, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division offers true luxury neighborhood living at Barrington Cove. This beautiful gated community in prestigious North Naples offers a portfolio of eight distinctive home plans starting at $402,990. With only 133 homesites, many overlooking one...Read More »

The French Press proudly serves Norman Love desserts

The French Press is proud to announce it has expanded its offerings of Norman Love Confections, and is the only establishment in Cape Coral to serve dessert pastries handcrafted by the world-renowned chocolatier.   The European-style bakery café located at scenic Cape Harbour Marina has been a Norman Love Confections retail partner...Read More »

Imagine Gala raises more than $70k with Celebrity Chef Cook-off

Food, fun, and plenty of exciting auction items combined at the 11th Annual Imagine Gala on Saturday, March 12 for a magnificent evening that raised more than $70,000 to support the Imaginarium Science Center and Southwest Florida Museum of History.   Nearly 200 people enjoyed a little friendly competition and lots of...Read More »

Townhome pricing on single-family homes in North Naples at Tuscany Pointe

Located near Vanderbilt Beach Road and 951, Tuscany Pointe by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division continues to offer luxurious single-family homes at the price of many townhomes in the prestigious north Naples area. The public is invited to tour the professionally decorated model and view several homes that are available...Read More »

Toscana Isles offers lakeside living just minutes from sandy Gulf beaches

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division invites the public to tour the professionally decorated model at Toscana Isles. Conveniently located in North Venice, this Mediterranean-style gated community features two connected lakes, approximately 55- and 94-acres in size. Nine spacious home plans include many designer features and start in the low-$300s.     A...Read More »

Yamaha See-Doo Challenge Poker Run

Fort Myers, Fl. – Midwest Food Bank – Florida Division will be hosting its 1st Annual Yamaha See-Doo Challenge Poker Run located at the Cape Coral Yacht Club June 11th, 2016 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The challenge of the Yamaha See-Doo Poker Run is to raise awareness of hunger...Read More »

Leslea Ellis LLC Celebrates 3 Years in Business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslea Ellis Tel. 239.690.6500 Leslea@LesleaEllis.com Leslea Ellis LLC Celebrates 3 Years in Business FORT MYERS, FL — March 25, 2016 — This month marks the 3-year anniversary of local CPA firm, Leslea Ellis, LLC. The firm provides general accounting services, forensic accounting and litigation support, and payroll processing, as...Read More »

Attorney Danielle Levy-Seitz joins Aloia, Roland & Lubell, PLLC

Aloia, Roland & Lubell, PLLC is pleased to announce that as part of its continuing growth, Attorney Danielle Levy-Seitz has joined the firm as a new associate. She brings eight years’ legal experience to the firm’s new family law practice division, having most recently served as an associate attorney in...Read More »

Tickets selling fast for inaugural Taste of Freedom

Time is running out to buy tickets for the inaugural Taste of Freedom on Saturday, April 9 from 6-9:30 p.m. at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers. This fun-filled evening will feature a Lexus raffle and over $25,000 of live auction items, with all proceeds benefitting the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition. Tickets can be...Read More »

SPADA Salon & Day Spa announces 7th Annual SPADA-thon

SPADA Salon & Day Spa is pleased to announce SPADA-thon, an annual event to support PACE Center for Girls, Lee and the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24. Join the party at SPADA, located at 13161 McGregor Blvd....Read More »

Kevin D. Gallagher Joins Sovereign Health Group as Chief Financial Officer

Sovereign Health Group has named Kevin D. Gallagher as the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Gallagher, an action-driven leader in both finance and operations with the proven ability to maximize shareholder value, commenced his tenure with Sovereign Health on Tuesday, March 22. He earned his Master of Business Administration...Read More »

Three new home plans offered for sale at Mockingbird Crossing

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division has introduced three new home plans for sale at Mockingbird Crossing, with prices now starting in the high-$400s in this private North Naples community. Now in its final phase of sales, Mockingbird Crossing features 10 distinctive home plans on rare estate-sized lots. This gated community...Read More »

Going Places Network launches to enhance women’s career success

In partnership with the Walmart Foundation, Dress for Success SW Florida is pleased to present the Going Places Network (GPN), a six-week job mentorship program held 9 a.m. – noon on Wednesdays from March 30 to May 4. GPN is free of charge and open to women who are actively...Read More »

For the first time ever, Women in Business to host “Male Review of Women in the Workplace”

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business (WIB) will host an all male panel for the very first time at its April networking meeting. The event will be held from 4 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Sugden Hall, Hospitality...Read More »

45th Annual SCORE Awards Honors Exceptional Business Owners in Southwest Florida Area

Southwest Florida SCORE held their 45th annual luncheon at the Gateway Golf and Country Club on Monday, March 21, 2016 honoring recipients. Sharing in honoring the award winners were Mayor Nick Batos of Village of Estero, Ralph Warmack, District Director of SCORE, and Tina Davis of the Small Business...Read More »

Regional Counsel Ita Neymotin reappointed by Governor Rick Scott

Attorney Ita Neymotin, the Regional Counsel for the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel for the Second District Court of Appeal of Florida, has been reappointed to her post by Governor Rick Scott. She has served in this capacity since 2011, when she became the youngest attorney and...Read More »

Above Board Chamber of Florida presents Spring Fling

Above Board Chamber of Florida invites the public to enjoy business after hours at its Spring Fling, Friday, April 1 from 5 – 8 p.m., hosted by the Bayfront Inn 5th Ave. in Naples.  Enjoy networking, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, discounted drinks, music, door prizes and lots more. Admission is only...Read More »

Tickets now available for “A Fashion Night in Black & White”

Dress for Success SW Florida’s annual signature event, “A Fashion Night in Black & White” is ready to roll out the red carpet on Wednesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Naples.   Celebrate in sophisticated black and white cocktail attire and enjoy an evening of fashion, hors d’oeuvres, champagne,...Read More »

Quick move-in homes available at Bay Street in scenic Osprey

In addition to the professionally decorated model, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division invites the public to view several move-in ready homes at Bay Street in the charming seaside town of Osprey. The elegant one- and two-story carriage homes in this conveniently located gated community range from 1,244 to 1,655 square...Read More »

Above Board Chamber of Florida Explores “The Value of Giving”

Above Board Chamber of Florida is pleased to present “The Value of Giving – Charity Begins at Work” from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Monday, April 11 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples and on Thursday, April 14 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street...Read More »

Bobby Kimball, original lead singer of Toto, set to rock The Ranch

Local promoter KDIM Entertainment, Inc., the company behind the exciting Rock Pack concert series, is pleased to present legendary 80s rocker Bobby Kimball, original lead singer of Toto, at The Ranch in Fort Myers on Friday, Mar. 25, 2016 at 8 p.m. Backing Bobby Kimball, formerly of Toto, will be...Read More »

Rare combination of value and luxury is available at Tuscany Pointe

At nearly 90 percent sold out, Tuscany Pointe by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division continues to offer luxurious single-family homes at the price of many townhomes in the prestigious north Naples area. Sales are proceeding at a rapid pace since the gated community opened in 2015, due to the highly...Read More »

VOICE of FMB releases official report unveiling true density requirements for Grand Resorts and Lee County Land Use

The Voice of Fort Myers Beach (VFMB), a coalition of citizens and stakeholders on the island that formed to bring clarity to the very important issues that development creates on the island, announces the release of its report detailing the specific obligations of the Town of Fort Myers Beach’s current...Read More »

Barrington Cove in North Naples is now 30 percent sold out

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division has begun land development for the final phase of sales in Barrington Cove, a gated community of only 133 homes sites in the prestigious north Naples area. Several homes are currently under construction for near-term delivery, with manager’s specials also available for a limited time....Read More »

HOPE Clubhouse grows community with Permablitz

Permablitz is coming to Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida on Sunday, March 20 from 9:30 – noon, representing a collaborative community effort to create a sustainable, edible landscape that will provide nutrition, wellness and an enhanced sense of purpose to Clubhouse members. Hope Clubhouse, located at 3602 Broadway in Fort...Read More »

Southwest Florida Rheem Team Celebrates 12 Years of Commitment to Rotary’s Scholar-Athlete Awards: Renews Title Sponsor Role

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce the Southwest Florida Rheem Team will proudly serve as the overall $10,000 Scholarship Sponsor for the 30th Annual Rotary South Scholar Athlete Banquet. This is the twelfth year the Southwest Florida Rheem Team has served as a major sponsor...Read More »

FPRA SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER TO RECOGNIZE PR SUPERSTARS AT 2016 LOCAL IMAGE AWARDS

Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) is pleased to announce it will be hosting the 2016 Local Image Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Six Bends Harley-Davidson in Fort Myers.   The Image Awards competition is conducted annually by the Southwest Florida...Read More »

New home plan is introduced for sale at Westwood Place

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division has recently introduced a new home plan at Westwood Place, located just minutes from the beautiful beaches of Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach. With the addition of the Edison, homes in this gated community now start in the $300s and homeowners have a...Read More »

Family Health Center of SWFL Give Back to Their Community

Fort Myers, Fl- The Florida Division of the Midwest Food Bank recently received a note from one of the agencies that participates in their monthly food distribution. The Family Health Center of SWFL shared pictures of some of their patients who are recipients of food from MFB. Among the patients who...Read More »

Nathan’s Famous to celebrate its opening on March 15

Developer and general contractor Ray Masciana is pleased to announce Page Field Center, anchored by Florida’s first full-service Nathan’s Famous restaurant, will officially open for business at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15. Rental opportunities are now available at the new retail strip, located at 11150 S. Cleveland Ave, Fort...Read More »

Danielle Gates to present at free college planning workshop

Certified Financial Planner Danielle Gates, owner of D. Gates Wealth Management, will be the featured speaker at a free college planning workshop presented by 123College.com for parents and students from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at Fort Myers Regional Library Meeting Room, 2450 First Street, Fort Myers. Attendees...Read More »

Spectacular auction items announced for inaugural Taste of Freedom

Over $25,000 of live auction items have been announced for the inaugural Taste of Freedom on Saturday, April 9 from 6-9:30 p.m. at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers. Tickets are on sale now for this fabulous event to benefit the Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition. Tickets can be obtained at SWFL-humantrafficking.org.   This fun-filled evening will...Read More »

Ten distinctive home plans available at Moody River Estates

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division invites the public to tour the scenic community of Moody River Estates and its professionally decorated model. Quick move-in homes are now available in this waterfront community located near the historic River District of downtown Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Ten distinctive single-family home plans...Read More »

Twin villas are now available at Cascades in River Hall

Express Homes of Southwest Florida is pleased to introduce a twin villa home plan at Cascades, starting at just $179,990. Joining the lineup of budget-friendly homes in this gated community for active adults, the Cambridge offers two bedrooms, two baths, a den, an open-concept kitchen ideal for entertaining and a...Read More »

Advertising Strategies luncheon meeting registration opens

Above Board Chamber of Florida is pleased to present “Advertising Strategies – Where Should You Spend Your Money?” from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 10 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe Street in Fort Myers and on Monday, March 14 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail...Read More »

Cape Harbour revs up for the 10th Water & Wheels Festival

Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press are pleased to present the 10th Annual Water & Wheels festival, a popular three-day spring weekend event featuring car and boat shows, art, entertainment, food, drink and fun for all ages, from March 11- March 13.   When Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The...Read More »

LCBA and Lee Schools conclude another successful local mock trial season

The Lee County Bar Association is pleased to announce the annual High School Mock Trial Competition, which it sponsors, was another outstanding success. Facilitated by Mock Trial Co-chairs Karla Campos-Andersen, Esq. and Indera Singh, Esq., Lee County Schools and dozens of volunteers serving as volunteer coaches and judges, competitions for Lee County and the...Read More »

Spectacular smack-downs and “Wild Wizardry” are on the menu for the 11th Annual Imagine Gala

Mystery, magic and mischief are all in store at the 11th Annual Imagine Gala, which happens from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, March 12 at the Imaginarium Science Center, 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers to benefit the Imaginarium and Southwest Florida Museum of History. Get your tickets at...Read More »

Breanna Rigg named CONRIC’s new Marketing Assistant

CONRIC PR & Marketing, a full service strategic branding, public relations, marketing and advertising agency, is pleased to announce that intern Breanna Rigg has joined the CONRIC team as the agency’s new Marketing Assistant. Rigg will manage the administration of social media accounts and blogs, write press releases and create e-newsletters....Read More »

Opening day is almost here for the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair

The hours are ticking down to opening day of the 92nd Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair, held from Thursday, Feb. 25 to Sunday, March 6, and offering new, expanded hours. The last day to buy Mega Passes is Feb. 24, so time is almost up to get admission and...Read More »

“Love Yourself Inside and Outside!” Healthy Lifestyle Class

Purely You Spa is Hosting a “Love Yourself Inside and Outside!” Healthy Lifestyle Class! Purely You Spa, Naples premier organic spa, is hosting a “New Year…New You!” healthy lifestyle class on Monday, February 29th 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at 3066 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 302, Naples, FL 34103. The...Read More »

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida celebrates 50 years of service

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida invites the community to help celebrate its Golden Anniversary, representing a half century of services to promote the independence and self-sufficiency of our neighbors, family members, friends and co-workers. In honor of this monumental milestone, the nonprofit has planned a year of remembrances, continued expansion...Read More »

Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair Announces Special Benefit Events

The Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair announces new and expanded hours in addition to Senior/Military Day on Wednesday, March 2 and Harry Chapin Food Bank Night on Monday, Feb. 29 to further its commitment to giving back to the community it has served for 92 years. All seniors and veterans...Read More »

Second phase of new homes for sale opens at Tuscany Pointe

In response to strong sales at Tuscany Pointe, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division has opened a second phase of homes for sale and announced a new addition to the portfolio of available home plans. Tuscany Pointe offers a range of stunning home plans to accommodate any lifestyle. The public is...Read More »

Gulfshore Opera Announces Expansion of Staff and Corporate Operations and New Board Member

Naples, Fla. – Feb. 18, 2016 – Gulfshore Opera, the flourishing regional opera company that serves Charlotte, Lee, and Collier counties, has expanded staff and corporate operations for the second season by filing newly created positions and adding an additional Board of Directors member. A successful inaugural season last year,...Read More »

Tickets now on sale for the 11th Annual Imagine Gala presented by Lipman Produce

Tickets now on sale for the 11th Annual Imagine Gala presented by Lipman Produce   Join MasterChef Finalist Derrick Peltz as four of SWFL’s finest chefs whisk, chop and improvise their way to glory in the triumphant return of the Celebrity Chef Cook-off at the 11th Annual Imagine Gala. Get your tickets now...Read More »

Model opens for viewing at Toscana Isles in north Venice

A professionally decorated model is now open for viewing at Toscana Isles by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division, an elegant community of single-family homes in north Venice. Eight spacious home plans featuring many designer features are available, with prices starting in the $300s.   A home for every lifestyle is available in...Read More »

Exhibitors wanted for the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair

The 92nd Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair runs February 25 through March 6, and is still accepting registrations for the Creative Living and Home Arts Department. All divisions and categories can be found at www.swflcfair.com. Online registration ends February 18. If you miss the registration deadline, you can still...Read More »

Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter will be buzzing with a trip to Lee County Mosquito Control

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) takes its “PR On the Road” luncheon series to the Lee County Mosquito Control facility in March. The public is invited to attend “PR in the War Against Anopheles” on Tuesday, March 1 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at...Read More »

Edison Festival of Light Announces 2016 Honorary Grand Marshal

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce that their nominee has been chosen by the Edison Festival of Light Committee and program sponsor Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz as the Honorary Grand Marshal of the Grand Parade of Light set to take place on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016. Lee...Read More »

Sam Galloway Jr. & Friends announce 13th Annual Soup Kitchen Benefit

Save the date for the 13th Annual Sam Galloway Jr. & Friends Soup Kitchen Benefit: Thursday, March 10, 2016. The event will be held at Sam Galloway Ford, located off of Boy Scout Drive and Summerlin Road. The evening will begin with cocktails at 6:00pm, with dinner and live entertainment to...Read More »

Midwest Food Bank Reaches Out to Guadalupe Services of Catholic Charities in Immokalee, Fl with Food

Immokalee, Fl- The Ft. Myers Division of the Midwest Food Bank, recently learned of a critical need to feed the migrant workers in Immokalee, Fl.. Organizations such as the Guadalupe Social Services of Catholic Charities that serve the Immokalee area are struggling to meet the need of, feeding the workers....Read More »

To celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month, Gulf Coast Orthodontics encourages early preventative care

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and Gulf Coast Orthodontics is using the occasion to highlight the importance of scheduling a child’s first orthodontic checkup at the age of seven.   While most people think of pre-teens and teenagers as the recipients of orthodontic care, patients often experience more favorable outcomes...Read More »

Tickets on sale for inaugural Taste of Freedom

Southwest Florida Regional Human Trafficking Coalition is pleased to host the inaugural Taste of Freedom on Saturday, Apr. 9 from 6 – 9:30 p.m. at Scanlon Lexus of Fort Myers, located at 14200 S. Tamiami Trail. This fun-filled evening features over $25,000 of live auction items, a live band, chef...Read More »

Registration opens for “Negotiating – How to Come Out on Top”

Above Board Chamber of Florida is pleased to present “Negotiating – How to Come Out on Top” from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples and on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the City Pier 1300 Hendry Street, Fort...Read More »

Culligan City of Palms Classic brings Donny O’s Backcourt Café to its new venue

The Culligan City of Palms Classic may have changed venues starting in 2016, but Donny O’s Backcourt Café is coming along for the ride.   After 22 years as its host, Bishop Verot Catholic High School helped grow America’s preeminent boys’ high school basketball tournament to the point where an alternative venue...Read More »

Aloia, Roland & Lubell, PLLC representing 11-year-old Noah Gordon

Aloia, Roland & Lubell, PLLC is asking the public’s assistance in an investigation of a traffic crash in Cape Coral on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The law firm is representing 11- year-old Noah Gordon, a child who was seriously injured in that incident.   Noah is currently in a Tampa hospital after the...Read More »

Only 11 home sites remain at the North Naples luxury community of Marsilea

Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida division has announced that only 11 home sites remain for sale in the new North Naples community of Marsilea. Since opening for sales in October, a fourth home plan has been added to the portfolio of distinctive offerings, which start at $629,990. This intimate gated community...Read More »

Second amenity center nears completion at Lindsford

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is pleased to announce a beautiful new amenity center in Lindsford is nearing completion and is expected to be available for use by the community’s townhome residents by late spring. Centrally located in Fort Myers, Lindsford offers 12 distinctive home plans, with a handful of...Read More »

Getting to Clarity celebrates official ribbon cutting

On January 19, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting event to officially welcome Getting to Clarity, LLC to the community. The coaching and consulting business provides inspiration, motivation and education for women so they may realize their potential. Owner Debbie Peterson is a professional speaker, trainer...Read More »

Get your game on with Fathoms and Black Salt on Feb. 7

When the big game kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, make your viewing experience the best it can be with great food prepared by two of the best chefs in Southwest Florida, Ben Voisin and Fabrice Deletrain. Enjoy the usual football fare with a special menu delivered right to your door by Black...Read More »

Asia featuring John Payne set to rock Seminole Casino Hotel with special guest Steve Walsh, former lead singer of Kansas

KDIM Entertainment is pleased to present legendary 80s rock band Asia featuring John Payne with special guest Steve Walsh, former lead singer of Kansas, at the Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee, FL on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for this exciting event, which is part of KDIM’s...Read More »

Final phase of homes for sale opens at Mockingbird Crossing

A new model is now open for viewing at Mockingbird Crossing by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division, featuring rare estate-sized lots in north Naples. Conveniently located off Vanderbilt Beach Road, this private gated community offers quick access to the renowned dining and shopping at the Mercato and Waterside Shops.   The final...Read More »

Brodeur Carvell hosts Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show for women

Brodeur Carvell Fine Apparel is pleased to announce that the annual Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show will be held on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Bell Tower Shops, 13499 US 41 SE, Fort Myers. The free event will feature fashion from the 2016 spring and...Read More »

11th Annual Imagine Gala guaranteed to delight the taste buds

Prepare to bring your appetite for competition to the 11th Annual Imagine Gala, to be held 7 to 11 p.m. on March 12 at the Imaginarium Science Center, 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers. In addition to the other whimsical wonders and decadent delights this event has become known for,...Read More »

Amenity center construction is underway at Cascades in River Hall

Express Homes of Southwest Florida has announced that construction of a beautiful new amenity center is underway at Cascades. Starting at just $189,990, seven budget-friendly single-family home plans are available in this gated community for active adults, located just east of Fort Myers in River Hall.   The amenity center is expected...Read More »

Agriculture and education build life skills and community

The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair opens on Thursday, Feb. 25, and more than 550 livestock exhibitors have registered, with animals ranging from steer and swine to chicken and rabbits. Just as many entries have already been received for the Creative Living and Home Arts Department, demonstrating our neighbors’...Read More »

D. Gates Insurance Group announces official company launch

Certified Financial Planner Danielle Gates, owner of D. Gates Wealth Management, announces the opening of D. Gates Insurance Group. The company expands the coverage options that have been available to existing wealth management customers, while offering the flexibility, service and tailored products that only an independent insurance agency can provide.   Gates...Read More »

Page Field Center takes flight to reinvigorate Colonial-to-College corridor

Treasured childhood memories and a solid background in urban planning have given wings to developer and general contractor Ray Masciana’s vision for Page Field Center. The new retail strip, expected to open in March of 2016, will house Florida’s first full-service Nathan’s Famous restaurant, and boasts a hangar-style architecture that...Read More »

Only four homes remain for sale at Magnolia Landing in North Fort Myers

Only four homes remain for sale in Magnolia Landing, a popular yet quiet gated golf community in North Fort Myers by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division. Set amidst graceful native Florida oaks and pines, Magnolia Landing exudes southern charm, and homeowners enjoy views of the beautiful 18-hole championship golf course,...Read More »

CCCR is honored as 2016 Diamond Volunteer Award winner

Kelly Capolino, local Realtor and founder of the Diamond Volunteer Awards program honored Collier Child Care Resources (CCCR) as a Diamond Volunteer award winner on January 14, 2016. The cocktail reception/award ceremony for CCCR was held at the Naples Art Association’s von Liebig Art Center. CCCR was selected for their exceptional...Read More »

Special Valentine's Dinner at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa

Recipe for Romance- an intimate dinner for two! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the one you love at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa. Enjoy a special evening featuring a violinist, tuxedo and white gloved service, long stemmed rose for the ladies, and a delicious prix fixe five course...Read More »

Tennis Showcase and Pro-Am at Sundial

It’s our 2nd Annual Tennis Showcase, featuring Pro Jesse Witten. We will be showcasing some of the best players in the area with an exhibition by Jesse and friends. There will be a raffle for great prizes, and beverages will be available for purchase. Watching great tennis...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association inducts 2016 officers

The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) was pleased to induct its 2016 Executive Council officers during a swearing-in ceremony at its monthly Membership Luncheon on Jan. 8 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers. New leadership was also installed for the LCBA’s Young Lawyers Division (YLD),...Read More »

Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter Hosts Next “PR on The Road” Seminar at FGCU

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) “PR on The Road” luncheon series continues in February with a look at the “Public Relations of Athletics at Florida Gulf Coast University.” The luncheon event will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at...Read More »

Fort Myers Beach stakeholders launch VOICE of FMB

A group of Fort Myers Beach business owners and community leaders have united to launch VOICE of FMB in response to the proposed Grand Resorts FMB development plan.  In just one month, VOICE of FMB has more than 500 active members on Facebook, and an executive team of fifteen stakeholders....Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida Professional Women’s Group to host open house

Dress for Success SW Florida is kicking off the New Year with an open house on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Dress for Success SW Florida Career Center, 12995 S. Cleveland Ave., Suite 153 in Fort Myers. The organization’s Professional Women’s Group will host this informal, fun...Read More »

Morning, Noon and Night, WWDT Telemundo Fort Myers-Naples is the Spanish-language Television Leader in Southwest Florida

Morning, Noon and Night, WWDT Telemundo Fort Myers-Naples is the Spanish-language Television Leader in Southwest Florida   WWDT Telemundo Fort Myers-Naples is the overwhelming leader for Spanish-language television viewing in the market sign-on to sign-off according to Nielsen’s November 2015 survey.  The majority of the audience with adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25-54 prefer WWDT...Read More »

SW Florida Architectural Firm New Hire Announcement

For Immediate Release For Information Contact Robert Taylor, AIA – NCARB, LEED AP BD+C 239-277-0554 T 239 277 0741 F bobt@alliancedesigngroup.com www.AllianceDesignGroup.com SW Florida Architectural Firm New Hire Announcement ADG Architecture, llc welcomes a new Architectural Intern-Staff Assistant to their team. Desiree Strickling is a recent graduate from an accredited Residential Planning Program with additional credits...Read More »

2015 Green Achievement Award

For Immediate Release For Information Contact Robert Taylor, AIA – NCARB, LEED AP BD+C 239-277-0554 T 239 277 0741 F bobt@alliancedesigngroup.com www.AllianceDesignGroup.com 2015 Green Achievement Award ADG Architecture, llc was recently recognized by the FGBC, Florida Green Building Coalition, and presented with the 2015 Green Achievement Award for “Certified Green Commercial Building Highest Score”. The project...Read More »

RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT’S MATTHEW FOSS EARNS CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER DESIGNATION

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Sundial Hosts Real Food Real Kitchens "Foodie" Event

Sundial Beach Resort To Host Special Foodie Event With TV Food Show Producer Open to Public on January 10, 2016 Sanibel Island, FL – Cooking shows and food focused programming have gained huge popularity in recent years. Producer Craig Chapman saw this phenomenon happening and created Real Food Real Kitchens (www.realfoodrealkitchens.com), a...Read More »

Keith Grossman honored with Association of Family Law Professionals annual Hugh E. Starnes “Think Outside the Box” Award

Grossman Law & Conflict Management is pleased to announce its founder and managing partner, Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, has been awarded the Association of Family Law Professionals (AFLP) annual Hugh E. Starnes “Think Outside the Box” Award.   The award is given to a member of AFLP in recognition of his...Read More »

Toscana Isles is now open for sales in north Venice

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is pleased to announce Toscana Isles has opened for sales in north Venice. Nine elegant single-family home plans with many designer features included are available, with prices starting in the $300s. Construction of a professionally decorated model is expected to be complete by the end...Read More »

Black Salt Culinary brings elegance to elevate every occasion

French Chefs Fabrice Deletrain and Benjamin Voisin have taken their engaging personalities, creative synergy and unique artistry on the road with the launch of Black Salt Culinary. Named after the Hawaiian lava salt that is revered for its elegant color and depth of flavor, the company seeks to set a...Read More »

Ita Neymotin and colleagues meet to discuss latest legal issues from across the state

Attorney Ita Neymotin, the Regional Counsel of the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel of the Second District Court of Appeal of Florida, hosted the annual Regional Counsel meeting on Monday, Dec. 7 in Lee County.   Jeffrey Deen, Regional Counsel Fifth District Court of Appeal; Jeffrey Lewis, Regional Counsel...Read More »

Quick move-in homes are now available at Westwood Place

In addition to a professionally decorated model, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division invites the public to view several quick move-in homes at Westwood Place. This gated community offers a traditional, small neighborhood feel with only 28 luxury estate homes just minutes from the beautiful beaches of Sanibel Island and Fort...Read More »

FLORIDA PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER TO ‘TAKE THE SHOW ON THE ROAD’ FOR 2016

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) is pleased to announce that it is taking its ‘show on the road’ in 2016. The public relations organization will now offer programming at various locations in Southwest Florida to allow for added value to its members and non-members and...Read More »

Three-car garage home plan is now available at Cascades  

In addition to the seven budget friendly single-family home plans available at Cascades, Express Homes of Southwest Florida is now building a three-car-garage version of its popular Cali plan, starting at $212,990. Located just east of Fort Myers in River Hall, a beautiful new amenity center is also under construction...Read More »

Legendary 80s rockers to perform at Seminole Indian Casino, Immokalee, FL

KDIM Entertainment is pleased to present, as part of The Classic Rock Series, legendary 80s rock band Asia, featuring John Payne, with special guest Steve Walsh, former lead singer of Kansas, at the Seminole Indian Casino in Immokalee on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.    Asia featuring John Payne was one of the...Read More »

Second amenity center is now under construction at Lindsford

Second amenity center is now under construction at Lindsford Townhome, twin villa and single-family home construction continues at a steady pace in response to high demand in the centrally-located Fort Myers community of Lindsford. D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is also pleased to announce an amenity center for use by townhome...Read More »

Models and quick move-in homes open for viewing at Tuscany Pointe

In addition to two professionally decorated models in the community of Tuscany Pointe, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is also building several homes for quick move-in opportunities. The public is invited to tour this conveniently located gated community, offering nine spacious home plans at a great value in prestigious north...Read More »

Second phase of new home sales opens at Bay Street in Osprey

In response to strong sales in the community of Bay Street, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is pleased to open a second phase of new home sales, with prices starting at $206,990. The public is invited to tour the professionally decorated model in this gated community, conveniently located on the...Read More »

Tickets now on sale for the 2016 Venetian Charity Ball

Tickets are now on sale for the 2016 Venetian Charity Ball, the premier gala evening in Southwest Florida, benefitting the essential humanitarian work of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Venice, Inc. in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. Visit www.catholiccharitiesdov.org for tickets, exclusive sponsorships, car raffle tickets and other exciting opportunities to...Read More »

Ita Neymotin presents on Professionalism in the Florida Courts

Former Senator and current Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Mike Bennett and legal professionalism expert Jason Hunter Korn recently joined Regional Counsel Ita Neymotin in Sarasota to present a day of continuing legal education training for her staff attorneys. In addition to leading the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil...Read More »

Additional lots released for building in Barrington Cove

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is pleased to announce it has opened its second phase of sales in Barrington Cove and has released new lake and nature preserve lots for building. The public is invited to tour the professionally decorated model in this new gated community in the highly desirable...Read More »

Second decorated model at Mockingbird Crossing nears completion

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is pleased to announce a second professionally decorated model in Mockingbird Crossing is under construction and is expected to be available for viewing by the end of the year. Now in its final phase of sales, this private gated community has attracted many buyers for...Read More »

Only four lots remain for building at Fairwinds in Bonita Springs

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division announces that only four lots remain for building in the private Bonita Springs community of Fairwinds. Located west of I-75 and east of Old 41, this intimate gated community is tucked away off Paradise Road, yet offers convenient access for commuters, shopping and dining aficionados,...Read More »

New single-family homes under $200k are now available in Cascades

A beautiful new amenity center is under construction at Cascades, a gated community for active adults in River Hall, just east of Fort Myers. Express Homes of Southwest Florida is building seven value-priced single-family home plans in this upscale lifestyle community starting at just $184,990. River Hall is a luxurious golf...Read More »

Westwood Place offers new construction near Sanibel and Fort Myers Beach

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division invites the public to tour the professionally decorated model in the brand new community of Westwood Place. With just 28 luxury estate homes, this gated community represents one of few remaining opportunities for new home construction within minutes of Sanibel Island and Fort Myers Beach. Located...Read More »

FLORIDA PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER TO OFFER APR STUDY SESSIONS IN 2016

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) is pleased to announce that they will be offering study sessions in 2016 for PR professionals that would like to receive their accreditation in public relations (APR) designation. For those interested in registering for the free study sessions or learning...Read More »

The new community of Cordera in Bonita Springs is almost half-way sold out

Since opening for sales in April 2015, almost half of the townhomes expected to be built in Cordera have already been sold. D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division invites the public to tour a professionally decorated model in this gated community of spacious townhomes starting in the low-$200s. Cordera is located...Read More »

Tickets now on sale for the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair

The countdown clock has already begun—mark your calendars now for the 92nd Annual Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair, opening Thursday, February 25. This 11-day event will run through Sunday, March 6. Advanced gate admission tickets are now on sale, along with the ever-popular Mega Pass, which makes a great...Read More »

William Turner Named Vice President, Branch Administration at Encore Bank

Encore Bank is pleased to announce that William Turner has joined the bank as Vice President, Branch Administration. In this role, Turner will work with all six of Encore’s branch teams to assist them with operational functions, as well as the implementation of Encore’s sales and client service initiatives. Turner comes...Read More »

Registration opens for “Turning Unhappy Customers into Raving Fans”

Above Board Chamber of Florida is pleased to present “Turning Unhappy Customers into Raving Fans” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples and on Thursday, Jan. 14 at Harborside Event Center, 1375 Monroe St. in Fort Myers....Read More »

Sovereign Health of Fort Myers to Hold Open House and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Sovereign Health of Fort Myers will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to commemorate the facility’s first year of operations to celebrate the recent accreditation and certification by the Joint Commission. Sovereign Health of Fort Myers offers a comprehensive treatment program for addiction and mental health...Read More »

FLORIDA PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER HOSTS 6th ANNUAL MERRY MIXER

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) will celebrate the holiday season with its 6th Annual Merry Mixer on Thursday, December 3 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Six Bends Harley-Davidson, 9501 Thunder Road in Fort Myers. Registration is encouraged and admission is $20 per person, $15...Read More »

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Announces the Addition of Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Reviving an Island Favorite Dining Experience at Sundial Beach Resort and Spa Shima Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar Coming Soon, Bringing Hibachi & Hand-Crafted Sushi to Sanibel Sanibel Island, Fla. — Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, a unique tropical resort on Sanibel Island is the site of a restaurant that cannot be...Read More »

Groundbreaking publication offers translation and discussion of America’s founding documents to Spanish speakers for the first time

For the first time, America’s Spanish-speaking community, which often finds itself the subject of Constitutional discussion, has the opportunity to join these discussions in their own language. In a new book titled Cápsulas Informativas Constitucionales, (available at amzn.to/20BqgQr), Spanish speakers can read not only the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and...Read More »

Tuscany Pointe introduces three additional new home plans

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is pleased to announce that in response to strong sales in the gated community of Tuscany Pointe, additional lots have been released for building. Three additional new home plans are also now available, offering a portfolio of nine luxurious choices that represent great value in...Read More »

Miami Dolphins offer free youth clinic for boys and girls ages 6 to 14

On behalf of the Miami Dolphins, Rotary Club of Fort Myers South invites area boys and girls ages six to 14 to attend a free youth football clinic 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8 at Fort Myers High School. Young athletes will be inspired by these generous NFL...Read More »

Dress for Success raises record amount at annual Shop for Success shopping extravaganza

Dress for Success SW Florida held its annual Shop for Success shopping extravaganza on Friday, November 6 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at the Bell Tower Shops. 5,000 square feet of designer clothing and accessories were on sale for unbelievable prices, with items starting as low as $5. Shop...Read More »

Bishop Verot a Top 100 Finalist in State Farm’s Celebrate My Drive Contest

Bishop Verot Catholic High School is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a Celebrate My Drive Top 100 Finalist and is now eligible for a chance to win a $100,000 grant and a concert by the band Echosmith. Celebrate My Drive is a program sponsored by State Farm...Read More »

JOB FAIR this Wednesday November 11th

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is hosting a JOB FAIR this Wednesday November 11th from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Island Park Plaza on Tamiami Trail in Ft. Myers. They are looking for fun, outgoing, service-focused individuals. They are hiring full time, part-time and seasonal positions in the following...Read More »

Business leaders present “Digital Marketing Strategies for Growth”

Above Board Chamber of Florida, in partnership with Constant Contact, invites the public to attend “Digital Marketing Strategies for Growth” on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 4-6 p.m. at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Sugden Welcome Center. This free event will give attendees practical business growth strategies from some of the top...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South announces 27th Annual All-Star Classic scheduled for December 7-9

Mark your calendars! Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce the 27th Annual Rotary South All-Star Classic taking place from December 7-9. The 3-day event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 7 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre with the recognition and awards banquet honoring Lee...Read More »

Creekside Preserve combines desirable location with unmatched value

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is pleased to announce a limited number of preserve and lake lots are available in Creekside Preserve. Conveniently located in south Fort Myers, this serene gated community is nestled between Estero Bay Nature Preserve and historic Mullock Creek. Two elegant carriage home plans can be...Read More »

Creekside Preserve combines desirable location with unmatched value

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is pleased to announce a limited number of preserve and lake lots are available in Creekside Preserve. Conveniently located in south Fort Myers, this serene gated community is nestled between Estero Bay Nature Preserve and historic Mullock Creek. Two elegant carriage home plans can be...Read More »

Mockingbird Crossing in north Naples opens final phase of homes for sale

Mockingbird Crossing in north Naples opens final phase of homes for sale D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is pleased to announce that Mockingbird Crossing, a private gated community in north Naples, is opening its final phase of homes for sale. While a second professionally decorated model is under construction, the public...Read More »

Time is running out for Culligan City of Palms Classic tickets

The wait is almost over for basketball fans watching the 43rd Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic’s online countdown, but the time is now to get tickets for the preeminent high school tournament, to be held at Bishop Verot Catholic High School in Fort Myers Friday through Wednesday, December 18-23. As...Read More »

Let it snow during Holiday Magic in Cape Harbour

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and an annual tree lighting ceremony kicks off Holiday Magic in Cape Harbour on Friday, November 20. Santa makes his first appearance in Southwest Florida that evening, too, with rock and roll for all to enjoy – whether naughty or nice...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida gears up for its biggest ever, free shopping event November 6, 2015

Dress for Success SW Florida is getting ready to continue its run of record-breaking years when Shop for Success returns for its fifth shopping extravaganza from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. The event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at the Bell Tower Shops, with 5,000...Read More »

Join Rotary District 6960 for the World’s Greatest Meal on Nov. 16

Rotary District 6960 District Governor Cyndi Doragh is pleased to announce that the World’s Greatest Meal, part of a global movement to support Rotary International’s campaign to END POLIO NOW, will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16 at the Westin Resort in Cape Coral. ...Read More »

Registration opens for luncheon on “Ethics in Business”

Above Board Chamber of Florida is pleased to present “Ethics in Business” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9 at City Pier, 1300 Hendry St. in Fort Myers and on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples. Reservations are required at...Read More »

Model opens for touring in North Naples community of Marsilea

Homes in the brand new gated community of Marsilea by Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida division are selling quickly since the professionally decorated model opened for viewing at the beginning of October. Only 13 available homes remain of the 18 large home sites in this intimate luxury community in the heart...Read More »

Two Veterinarians join Baywood Veterinary Hospital in Cape Coral

Dr. Elizabeth Smith and the staff of Baywood Veterinary Hospital (www.BaywoodVetHospital.com) are pleased to welcome Dr. Sue Peters and Dr. Mark Hullstrung to the practice. Dr. Peters received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Illinois and has been practicing small animal veterinary medicine since 2001. She worked...Read More »

Active adults discover convenience and value in Cascades at River Hall

Express Homes of Southwest Florida invites the public to tour the professionally decorated model at Cascades, a gated community in the luxurious golf community of River Hall, just east of downtown Fort Myers. Seven value-priced home plans are available in this upscale active-adult community, many backing up to preserves and...Read More »

Van Emmerik Custom Homes wins two Sand Dollar Awards

The Collier Building Industry Association (CBIA) awarded two coveted Sand Dollar Awards to Van Emmerik Custom Homes at its 25th anniversary awards celebration, which was attended by a sold-out crowd at the Ritz Carlton Tiburon. The Sand Dollar Award is the highest accolade given to CBIA members who have demonstrated...Read More »

Four long-time Cre8 stylists become shareholders in the business

Marcy Moreno and Jeff Sagorac, owners of Cre8 Salon & Spa, are pleased to announce that in recognition of their hard work and loyal service, Stylists Parnelli Gard, Lily Nieves, Valerie Velez and Talia Wiedman have become shareholders in the business. Cre8 has grown its team from eight when it...Read More »

Ida S. Baker students gain industry experience at S4J Manufacturing Services

Teens who had never considered a manufacturing career before walking in the doors of S4J Manufacturing Services on Friday, Oct. 2 as part of Southwest Florida Regional Manufacturers Association’s (SRMA’s) Manufacturing celebration may now have a different view. Along with exploring the plant’s machinery, learning the chemistry involved with electroless...Read More »

Three move-in ready homes are now available in Barrington Cove

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is pleased to announce that three move-in ready homes and a professionally decorated model are open for touring by the public in Barrington Cove, a new gated community in a highly desirable area of North Naples. Located just two miles north of Immokalee Road on...Read More »

Calusa Park in beautiful Nokomis is more than half sold out

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division invites the public to tour Calusa Park, a peaceful gated community in the small seaside town of Nokomis that is now more than half sold out. Five single-family home plans are available, with a professionally decorated model open for viewing. Calusa Park is conveniently located...Read More »

FLORIDA PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER TO PRESENT PROGRAM ON PRESERVING HUMANITY IN PR

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter is pleased to announce that Cindy Banyai, Ph.D, a nationally recognized expert in community development and civic engagement, will be the featured speaker at the November 3 membership luncheon to be held at Florida SouthWestern State College from 11:30 a.m. ...Read More »

FLORIDA PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER MEMBER EARNS PR ACCREDITATION

Randy Mitchelson, APR, of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) recently earned professional public relations accreditation, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR). Mitchelson joins the more than 4,300 active public relations professionals worldwide who represent an elite group of highly skilled professionals...Read More »

Music Legends Unite! The Rock Pack is headed to Southwest Florida

Legendary 80’s rocker John Payne, former lead vocalist of Asia and co-creator of the #1 Vegas musical “Raiding the Rock Vault,” brings The Rock Pack to Germain Arena in Fort Myers, Fla. on Thursday, November 19 at 8 p.m. This incredible 80’s rock extravaganza features the powerhouse vocalists and unforgettable...Read More »

Cape Coral business launches product line focused on founder’s invention

Arinsco Optics invites the public to attend an open house from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4 to discover how a local inventor’s curiosity has led to the creation of a new, dynamic way to enjoy television, movies, games and presentations. Along with giveaways, food, refreshments and networking, visit the...Read More »

Gulf Coast Orthodontics announces annual Candy for Cash campaign

Halloween promises to be sweeter than ever for area children this year, because Gulf Coast Orthodontics is offering twice the treat and no tricks! Dr. Michele Laboda, DMD and Dr. Van R. Speas, DDS announce the annual Cash for Candy campaign, offering hard currency to soften the blow to dental...Read More »

Tuscany Pointe offers gated community living and rare values in north Naples

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division is pleased to offer elegant homes at a great value in Tuscany Pointe, a new gated community near the corner of Vanderbilt Beach Road and Collier Boulevard. Six spacious home plans are available, ranging from 1,983 to 3,609 square feet of living space, with prices...Read More »

Adrienne Stratton joins The Sovereign Health Group as Outreach Director

The Sovereign Health Group is pleased to welcome Adrienne Stratton to its team as Outreach Director. In this role, she will be in charge of informing professionals and advocates in the behavioral health field of the services Sovereign Health offers nationwide. Ms. Stratton has over 25 years of experience working...Read More »

Professionally decorated model is now available for viewing in Waterford

The public is invited to tour the professionally decorated model home in Waterford, a gated community of new homes by Express Homes of Southwest Florida in the charming, small city of Punta Gorda. Four spacious home plans are available in this conveniently located community, with prices starting at $174,990. Waterford is...Read More »

Host Your Holiday Party at the Beach!

It’s time to start planning office holiday lunches and corporate parties! Host your event at Sundial Beach Resort & Spa in a newly renovated ball room or outdoors, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico! Unlimited possibilities include: -Parties, lunches, dinners -Special $99 room rate for groups of ten or more on the night...Read More »

Ita Neymotin and colleagues speak at DCF’s Child Protection Summit

Regional Counsel Ita Neymotin, along with four staff attorneys from the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel of the Second District Court of Appeal of Florida, recently presented a workshop titled “Effectively and Ethically Representing Parents with Mental Health Diagnoses” at the Department of Children and Families’ annual...Read More »

Event Coordinator & Housing Counselor Assistant

GOLF’N FORE ROOFIN A MISSION FOR VETERAN’S DAY Operation Impact “Raise The Roof” Sunday, October 25th Shotgun Start at 1:00 pm Registration: 12:00-12:30 pm Location: Estero Country Club at the Vines 19501 Vintage Trace Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33967 Price: $100 per person, 4 person teams for golf, cart & dinner $50.00 per person dinner only Purchase through...Read More »

Inaugural SRMA Charity Golf Event set to drive out hunger

Dust off your golf clubs and join the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) for a Halloween-themed inaugural Charity Golf Event to benefit Community Cooperative and the local manufacturing members of SRMA on Friday, October 30 at 7:30 a.m. for registration and a 8:30 shotgun start at Coral Oaks Golf Course...Read More »

Culligan City of Palms Classic reveals 2015 tournament lineup

It’s time to get in the holiday spirit and here in Southwest Florida that means it’s time to order tickets for the 43rd Annual Culligan City of Palms Classic, which went on sale today. The organizers also announced another star-studded lineup of teams and players that will descend upon the...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida’s epic free shopping event returns Nov. 6

Save the date for Dress for Success SW Florida’s free shopping extravaganza from 5-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at the Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at the Bell Tower Shops, with 5,000 square feet of clothing and accessories starting at only $5. Want to receive special attention? VIP tickets are now on...Read More »

North Fort Myers High students visit Trilogy Laboratories as part SRMA’s Manufacturing Day activities

Fifteen teenagers donned hair nets, shoe covers and lab coats and got busy on the floor at Trilogy Laboratories the morning of Friday, Oct. 2 as part of the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association’s (SRMA’s) packed schedule of local business tours, shadowing and hands-on experiences in honor of Manufacturer’s Day. The...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association to honor 51 members at Pro Bono Awards Luncheon

The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) invites the public to attend a special Pro Bono Awards Luncheon from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, October 16 at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in Fort Myers to celebrate its member attorneys who go above and beyond to serve the...Read More »

Westwood Place is open for sales near the beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel

Westwood Place, a gated community of just 28 luxury estate homes by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division, has just opened for sales. A professionally decorated model is now available for viewing, with six spacious single-family floor plans starting at $399,990. Located south of Summerlin Road on Winkler Road in Fort...Read More »

Ford’s Garage teams up with Derrick Peltz for breast cancer awareness

Ford’s Garage has joined forces with local celebrity chef Derrick Peltz to create a limited-edition burger with attitude for a great cause. During the month of October 2015 only, customers can enjoy the MasterChef finalist’s exclusive creation, the California Rocker Burger, with a portion of the proceeds being donated to...Read More »

THREE MEMBERS OF FLORIDA PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER EARN PROFESSIONAL PR ACCREDITATION

Three members of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) recently earned professional public relations accreditation, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR). Earning the prestigious recognition are: Francesca Donlan, APR; Dayna Harpster, APR; and Tiffany Whitaker, APR. Donlan, Harpster and Whitaker join more...Read More »

Lindsford offers 19 home plans to choose from in central Fort Myers

From twin villas, to townhomes, to a large selection of single-family home plans, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division has a home for every lifestyle at Lindsford, with prices starting at $171,990. Several professionally decorated models are available for touring in this gated community in the heart of Fort Myers, which...Read More »

Assistant Florida State Attorney to join Aloia, Roland & Lubell, PLLC Law Firm

Assistant Florida State Attorney to join Aloia, Roland & Lubell, PLLC Law Firm Aloia, Roland & Lubell, PLLC is pleased to announce that Amy D’Alessandro, current Assistant Florida State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit, will join the firm as an Associate on October 5, 2015. D’Alessandro is a Fort Myers native...Read More »

Last chance for tickets to “Closer to Hope” Mental Health Symposium

From a cloistered childhood existence inside a dangerous cult to a series of destructive marriages to a dual diagnosis of bipolar disease and addiction, Jessie Close now uses a life story full of twists and turns to educate, inspire and heal. She is the keynote speaker for the “Closer to...Read More »

Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch to host a Celebration of Rotary Water and Sanitation Projects

The Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch invites the public to participate in a Rotary Water and Sanitation Forum and luncheon, on Thursday, October, 15 at the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. The presentation will celebrate Rotary’s role in responding to a global crisis relating to access to clean water...Read More »

SRMA members to take part in Manufacturing Day with Southwest Florida high schools

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) is pleased to announce that several of its members will be hosting five high schools on Friday, October 2 as part of Manufacturing Day, a national day celebrating modern manufacturing that is meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Marine Concepts/JRL Ventures, Polygon Solutions,...Read More »

Fort Myers High School Music Boosters to host the first ever Greenwave Music Food Truck Festival fundraiser

The Fort Myers High School music program will hold its’ first ever Food Truck Festival on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fairgrounds from 11am – 4pm. In order to raise funds for the students of the music programs to go to London, local food...Read More »

Jeffrey Garvin named 2016 Fort Myers Personal Injury Litigation – Plantiff’s “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

The Garvin Law Firm is pleased to announce Founding Partner Jeffrey R. Garvin has been named the 2016 Fort Myers “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs by The Best Lawyers in America©. Only one single lawyer in each practice area in each...Read More »

Sovereign Health Group’s Fort Myers facility receives Joint Commission accreditation

The Joint Commission recently awarded the coveted “Gold Seal of Approval” to Sovereign Health’s Fort Myers facility. Joint Commission accreditation is the highest level of accreditation possible and is considered the gold standard for healthcare facilities nationwide. The Gold Seal identifies Sovereign Health of Florida as a premier provider behavioral...Read More »

SRMA honors its 2015 Manufacturers and Affiliate of the Year

SRMA honors its 2015 Manufacturers and Affiliate of the Year At its Manufacturer and Affiliate of the Year Award Banquet on Sept. 23, held at Eastern Architectural Systems, The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) honored its Manufacturer of the Year and Affiliate of the Year Award recipients. Manufacturer of the Year: All American...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association presents Veterans and First Responders Legal Clinic

The Pro Bono Committee of the Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) invites veterans, active military personnel, police officers and firefighters to receive free legal advice at a Veterans and First Responders Legal Clinic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 at the Southwest Florida Military Museum and Library,...Read More »

Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Voted the Best of the Best

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sundial Beach Resort & Spa Voted the Best of the Best Sanibel Island, Fla., Sept. 23, 2015 – Looking for vacation paradise? Want to find the best place on the map for your next excursion? According to two recent surveys, Sundial Beach Resort & Spa is definitely the place...Read More »

Tickets now on sale for the Annual Southwest Florida Manufacturer and Affiliate of the Year Award Banquet

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) invites its members and the general public to attend its Annual Southwest Florida Manufacturer and Affiliate of the Year Award Banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Eastern Architectural Systems, 16341 Domestic Ave. in Fort Myers. Tickets are $35 for...Read More »

FLORIDA PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION SOUTHWEST FLORIDA CHAPTER CALLING FOR ANNUAL SPONSORS

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) is pleased to announce that sponsorship opportunities are now available for the 2015-2016 year. Ranging from $250-$1500 for an annual sponsorship, each sponsorship level provides an array of publicity opportunities for area businesses. Included in every sponsorship is acknowledgment in...Read More »

New consumer protection measures mean tougher standards for lenders

Joe Taylor, owner of Marketplace Title, is pleased to announce the company has achieved third-party certification from CPA firm Pershing, Yoakley & Associates (PYA) in the American Land Title Association’s (ALTA’s) Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices. The Best Practices provide peace of mind for lenders, who can now...Read More »

S4J Manufacturing Services celebrates 50 years in business

Doug Gyure has much to celebrate this year as the second-generation business owner and his family business, S4J Manufacturing Services, Inc. both turn 50. The Cape Coral company is a major supplier of specialty connectors widely used in medical equipment. It has also carved out a niche as a custom...Read More »

Culligan City of Palms Classic Moving to Florida SouthWestern State College in 2016

Officials of The Culligan City of Palms Classic and Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) today announced an agreement to move the beloved 43-year-old boy’s high school basketball tournament from its 22-year home at Bishop Verot Catholic High School to the Suncoast Credit Union Arena at FSW in 2016. The new...Read More »

Celebrate back-to-school time at Cape Harbour Marina

As the dog days of summer drag on in Southwest Florida, Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press are offering some cool ways to spend family time during the busy back-to-school season. Kids under 12 eat free at Fathoms starting at 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays. And what cooler...Read More »

Registration open for PR University as slate of distinguished speakers grows

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter is pleased to announce 2015-2016 FPRA State President Roger Pynn, APR, CPRC, will join the distinguished panel of speakers at this year’s Public Relations University (PRU) on Thursday, October 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern State College...Read More »

Rotary college scholarship recipient "re-gifts" her scholarship

For over 25 years, the Rotary Club of North Fort Myers has been awarding $4,000 college scholarships to a graduating senior at North Fort Myers High School. The scholarship is for $1,000 per year for each year the student is in school, up to a maximum of four years and...Read More »

Josh Milton named Media Relations Chair for the Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter

Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing is pleased to announce Josh Milton has been named Media Relations Chair for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association. Milton will step into his role on September 1 and serve through August 31,...Read More »

CONRIC PR & Marketing wins design award from Florida Magazine Association

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing was honored with design accolades at the Florida Magazine Association (FMA) Charlie Awards, held August 7 in Orlando for the magazine B&G. Published by CONRIC on behalf of Bishop Verot Catholic High School, B&G was honored in the category of Best Department Design –...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to officially install new officers

The installation of new officers for the 2015-2016 year will be at the top of the agenda of the next luncheon meeting of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter on Tuesday, September 1 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern State College. The new officers for...Read More »

Keith Grossman named to Super Lawyers' list of top attorneys in the state of Florida

Grossman Law & Conflict Management is pleased to announce its founder and managing partner, Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, that he has been named one of Super Lawyers’ top attorneys in the state of Florida for 2015. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice...Read More »

CONRIC PR & Marketing earns two statewide public relations awards

Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, is proud to announce that the agency was recognized in the state of Florida for its excellence in public relations and presented with two statewide public relations awards at the Florida Public Relation Association’s (FPRA) 58th Golden...Read More »

Officer of the Year Finalists Announced for Law and Order Ball

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce the five finalists for Officer of the Year from six local law enforcement agencies. These finalists will be honored at the Law and Order Ball at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 19 at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. In...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter honored with several awards at state conference

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) honored the FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter with several awards at the 77th Annual FPRA State Conference in Orlando, Fla. Members from 15 chapters across the state and public relations professionals from around the nation and abroad, were on hand for four days of professional...Read More »

Rotary college scholarship recipient "re-gifts" her scholarship

For over 25 years, the Rotary Club of North Fort Myers has been awarding $4,000 college scholarships to a graduating senior at North Fort Myers High School. The scholarship is for $1,000 per year for each year the student is in school, up to a maximum of four years and...Read More »

Explorers Get Ready to Dress to Impress at the Law and Order Ball

Fifteen local Police Explorers are looking forward to arriving in their smartly pressed Class A dress uniforms at the Law and Order Ball, to be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 19 at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers, to serve the distinguished guests and honor the law...Read More »

Tickets now on sale for “Closer to Hope” Mental Health Symposium

Tickets are now on sale for HOPE Clubhouse’s “Closer to Hope” symposium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, October 5 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers, featuring mental health advocate Jessie Close as keynote speaker. Sister of Glenn Close and ambassador of the...Read More »

Fort Myers Derby Girls set to conquer the Gold Coast on August 23

As a proud sponsor of the Fort Myers Derby Girls, Cre8 Salon & Spa announces tickets are available now for the team’s next home bout against the Gold Coast Derby Grrls, 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 23 at Bamboozles Skating and Event Center, 2095 Andrea Lane in Fort Myers. Happy...Read More »

Ellis Appointed to Grievance Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslea Ellis Tel. 239.690.6500 Leslea@LesleaEllis.com ELLIS APPOINTED TO FLORIDA BAR GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE FORT MYERS, FL — August 5, 2015 — Leslea Ellis, CPA/CFF, CFE, owner of Leslea Ellis, LLC was recently appointed to serve on the Florida Bar’s Grievance Committee for the Twentieth Judicial Circuit. Ellis is currently serving a...Read More »

SPADA Salon & Day Spa recognizes the work of two employees by giving them new cars

Owners Judy and Andrew Williams presented the two 2015 Volkswagen Jettas to Spa Manager Lisa Ralph and Front Desk Manager Maggie Harrison on Thursday, July 30. Each car is wrapped with the SPADA Salon & Day Spa logo. Ralph and Harrison were awarded the vehicles as a show of...Read More »

Enjoy beers and cheers at Fathoms’ Blue Moon Party

The ‘Blue Moon’ will be rising over Cape Harbour Marina on Friday, July 31 starting at 5 p.m. as Fathoms Restaurant and Bar hosts a special party with ‘Blue Moon’ beer and live music. Channel your inner Picasso when you purchase a ‘Blue Moon’ draft. You’ll receive a...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South inducts new officers and board

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South recently inducted its new officers and board of directors in a ceremony at its annual officer installation dinner. John Doramus has stepped up to serve as president for 2015-2016. The roster also includes Vice President Gerry Poppe, Secretary Steve Wassman, Treasurer John Kozak, Sergeant-At-Arms...Read More »

Save the Date: Above Board Chamber Presents How to Get Discovered by the Media

Save the date for the annual return of Above Board Chamber of Florida’s popular luncheon program, How to Get Discovered by the Media, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 10 at City Pier, 1300 Hendry Street, Fort Myers and Monday, Sept. 14 at the Hilton Naples, 5111...Read More »

Connie Ramos-Williams Joins Social Media Marketing Panel

CONRIC PR & Marketing is pleased to announce that CEO Connie Ramos-Williams, will be a panelist at the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Business Building Symposium on Thursday, August 20 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort and Spa. She will explain...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida names prominent businesspeople as officers

Dress for Success SW Florida names prominent businesspeople as officers Barbara Dell, CEO of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce the new officers and members of the board of directors and advisory board, which will set the direction for the organization to empower greater numbers of women in...Read More »

Fuller Online Solutions Named One of the Top Three Website Design Company in SWFL

Fort Myers, Florida – July 22, 2015 – Fuller Online Solutions has been named one the top three Website Design companies in Southwest Florida for the third consecutive year at the Best of Business Awards, presented by Gulfshore Business Magazine. Fuller Online Solutions is the only website design company to be...Read More »

Tickets are now on sale for Song of the Jasmine at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on September 12

Raaga, Inc., a Southwest Florida-based Indian arts and culture organization, is pleased to present Song of the Jasmine 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway in Fort Myers. In collaboration with jazz saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dance Directors Aparna Ramaswamy...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association brings the Constitution into the classroom

Every September the Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) celebrates the drafting of one of America’s most important documents by engaging students in the organization’s Speakers in the Schools program. LCBA member attorneys and judges will visit Lee County classrooms from Monday, Sept. 14 through Thursday, Sept. 17 to offer their...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida offering professional retail training

Barbara Dell, CEO of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that the organization has received funding from Walmart Foundation, a Dress for Success grant partner, to provide free retail training to women who are unemployed or underemployed. Dress for Success SW Florida is one of about a...Read More »

Above Board Chamber Presents the “Best of the Best” of 2014-2015

Above Board Chamber of Florida is proud to bring back popular topics and panelists in its annual “Best of the Best” roundup from 11:30 to 1 p.m. on Monday August 10 at the Hilton Naples, 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples and Thursday, August 13 at Harborside Event Center,...Read More »

Women in Business to Present APEX Circle Power Panel

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business (WIB) will host its August networking meeting from 4 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5 at Keiser University, 9100 Forum Corporate Way, Fort Myers. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a Q & A with past and...Read More »

Core Strengthening Yoga Group Class

Purely You Spa, Naples’ only all-organic spa, is offering yoga classes focused specifically on core strengthening and alleviating back pain on Saturday, August 29 at 8:30 a.m. and Friday, September 18 at 7 p.m. “As we age, the core muscles naturally weaken which puts extra weight on the spinal vertebrae and...Read More »

Frances Fabbro named Encore Bank Sun City Branch Manager

Encore Bank is pleased to announce that Frances Fabbro has been appointed as its new Sun City Center Branch Manager. Her appointment is the result of an intensive candidate search to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of long-time Branch Manager, Jim Wilmouth. Fabbro offers 40 years of business experience...Read More »

Hollinger Opens Newest Location in Naples Florida

Hollinger, a leader in professional recruiting since 1970, opened its newest location in Naples FL (2014). Hollinger maintains a national footprint with recruiting offices in the Northeast and Southeast, as well as, strategic partnerships in California, Carolina, Illinois, and Texas. Through our two recruiting silos, David J. Hollinger Associates, for...Read More »

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida Presents the 16th Annual Big Backpack Event

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is pleased to present the 16th Annual Big Backpack Event on Sunday, August 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m at Harborside Event Center. The first 2,000 students ages 5-12 will receive free backpacks and school supplies at this annual back-to-school outreach event. Supplies...Read More »

Song of the Jasmine comes to Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall on September 12

Raaga, Inc., a Southwest Florida-based Indian arts and culture organization, is pleased to present Song of the Jasmine 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 12 at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, 13350 FSW Parkway in Fort Myers. In collaboration with jazz saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa, Dance Directors Aparna...Read More »

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida Presents the 16th Annual Big Backpack Event

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is pleased to present the 16th Annual Big Backpack Event on Sunday, August 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m at Harborside Event Center. The first 2,000 students ages 5-12 will receive free backpacks and school supplies at this annual back-to-school outreach event. Supplies...Read More »

Cyndi Doragh named 2015-2016 Rotary District 6960 Governor

Rotary International District 6960 is pleased to announce the election of Cyndi Doragh as District Governor for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. A member of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South since 1994, Doragh is Past President (1999-2000) and Past Assistant Governor for Area 4. As District Governor, Doragh will...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida and VOM FASS Naples partner to raise funds

VOM FASS Naples at Mercato is pleased to partner with Dress for Success SW Florida to raise funds to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women and its grand opening in Naples. VOM FASS has committed to contributing 5% of all daily sales every Tuesday starting July 21st through the...Read More »

Ita Neymotin delivers Professionalism talks across Florida

As Chair of the Twentieth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Panel, Attorney Ita Neymotin, the Regional Counsel of the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional Counsel of the Second District Court of Appeal of Florida, has been delivering talks across Florida highlighting the importance of Professionalism in the courts. Most recently she...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South donates $5000 to Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida’s Adopt-A-Student Fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to support the Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida’s Adopt-A-Student fundraiser with a $5000 donation to purchase new backpacks and school supplies for 500 students in need, which will be handed out at the BIG Backpack Event on Sunday, August 2, from...Read More »

EnSite, Inc. celebrates 10 years of service to Southwest Florida

EnSite, Inc. is pleased to announce it is celebrating a special anniversary. Ten years and one economic downturn later, the award-winning firm is positioned to dedicate many more years to improving the Southwest Florida community. Ensite provides expertise in land planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering and urban design with a special...Read More »

“Fathoms Friday Feeding Frenzy” comes to Cape Harbour

Fathoms Restaurant & Bar along with The French Press will be teaming up with Community Cooperative from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday August 7 and 14 to host “Fathoms Friday Feeding Frenzy,” a benefit concert event to promote the non-profit’s mission to eliminate hunger and homelessness in Lee County....Read More »

Encore Bank Sun City Center Branch Manager James Wilmouth to retire

Encore Bank Vice President and Sun City Center Branch Manager James Wilmouth will begin his well-earned retirement on June 30. Wilmouth has worked in banking in Florida for the past 43 years, and has spent the past decade with Encore Bank. CEO Tom Ray said, “While everyone at Encore Bank will...Read More »

Save the date for FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter’s 2015 PR University

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter is pleased to announce it will host the 2015 Public Relations University conference on Thursday, October 8 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers. The event will also include a celebration of the chapter’s...Read More »

Save the Date! “Closer to Hope” Mental Health Symposium on Oct. 5

Save the Date! “Closer to Hope” Mental Health Symposium on Oct. 5 HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce Jessie Close, sister of Glenn Close and ambassador of the actress’ mental health awareness organization Bring Change 2 Mind, will serve as keynote speaker for its “Closer to Hope” symposium...Read More »

Sunset at SS Hookers collection event raises $22,000 for PACE Center for Girls

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 22, 2015) – More than 150 people attended the Sanibel-Captiva Sunset Party collection event on June 11 at SS Hookers, where more than $22,000 was raised through the event’s silent and live auctions, and 350 dresses were donated to Love That Dress!7’s main event. The evening included...Read More »

SPADA Salon & Day Spa raises thousands of dollars for PACE Center for Girls and Golisano Children's Hospital

FORT MYERS, Fla. (May xx, 2015) –Andrew and Judy Williams, owners of SPADA Salon & Day Spa, are pleased to announce that SPADA-thon, their annual fundraising event to support PACE Center for Girls, Lee and the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, raised a record $23,000 for the two worthy...Read More »

Fathoms and The French Press present the 2015 Great American Picnic

Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press are pleased to continue Cape Harbour’s traditional Independence Day celebration, The Great American Picnic, on July 4, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to this family-friendly event, which will feature a sumptuous outdoor barbeque catered by Fathoms. The...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association invests in the future by investing in kids

Lee County Bar Association invests in the future by investing in kids As the Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) celebrates 66 years of service, its lawyers have reaffirmed their commitment to the younger members of the community by offering scholarships, hands-on learning activities, team building, civics education, recognition of educational...Read More »

Douglas S. Martin Named Vice President, Residential Loan Officer at Encore Bank

Douglas S. Martin Named Vice President, Residential Loan Officer at Encore Bank Encore Bank is pleased to announce that Douglas S. Martin has joined the bank as Vice President, Residential Loan Officer. Encore Bank continues to expand its residential lending activities, which are managed by Senior Vice President, Dan Royal. Martin...Read More »

PACE Collier Dress Collection

PACE Collier at Immokalee will be collecting dresses at the July Above Chamber Naples Luncheon for the upcoming fundraiser Love That Dress! What type of dresses you ask? New or lightly worn dresses from GAP to Gucci, Beach to Bridal! Love That Dress! is the ultimate feel-good shopping spree of the...Read More »

Donate Dresses for PACE Center for Girls

PACE Center for Girls will be the featured nonprofit at July’s Above Chamber meeting in Naples. PACE Center for Girls provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. A nonprofit intervention and prevention program for girls at risk in Collier County,...Read More »

CONRIC’s Mel Thomas promoted to Digital Marketing Coordinator

Connie Ramos William, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, a full service strategic public relations, marketing, advertising and publishing agency, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mel Thomas to the position of Digital Marketing Coordinator. Thomas, who joined CONRIC as a marketing assistant in November 2014,...Read More »

Tom Ray appointed to the Florida Bankers Association board of directors

Encore Bank is pleased to announce that CEO Tom Ray has been appointed to the board of directors for the Florida Bankers Association (FBA), and will serve a two-year term starting this month. Bankers are nominated by their peers to serve on the board and are selected based upon their...Read More »

Remodel brings fresh SoHo loft chic to Cre8 Salon & Spa

Inviting overhaul inspires creativity and honors Cape Coral salon’s Manhattan connection Cre8 Salon & Spa has recently completed a stunning new remodel and expansion of its location at 814 SW Pine Island Road, bringing a warm, SoHo-inspired vibe to Cape Coral. Cre8 eagerly accepted some design inspiration from celebrity stylist Nick...Read More »

Attorney Madelin D’Arce joins Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross’s Miami office

The law firm of Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross is pleased to announce that Attorney Madelin D’Arce has joined the Firm’s Miami office. Mrs. D’Arce has extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all areas of business, contract and real estate disputes. She also represents clients in litigating civil-fraud cases...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association elevates professionalism among legal community

2015 is the Year of Professionalism and Ethics for the 66-year-old organization While sensational headlines trumpet the moral failings of a few bad actors among the legal profession, the Lee County Bar Association has served as an exemplar of integrity for lawyers and the community of Southwest Florida since 1949. The...Read More »

Van Emmerik Custom Homes completes construction of the largest residence in Talis Park

Ultra-customized, palatial family estate home occupies one-acre lot Van Emmerik Custom Homes, Inc. is pleased to announce it has completed construction of the largest residence in the prestigious luxury living community of Talis Park in Naples, featuring an extreme level of customization, exquisite materials and artisanal craftsmanship to bring the grateful...Read More »

LCBA Golf Tournament raises $20k for Alliance for the Arts

Funds will support youth scholarships and ArtReach educational programming On behalf of the Lee County Bar Association, Anne Dalton, Esquire, President and arts supporter, is proud to announce the Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, held Saturday, June 6 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club, raised $20,500 for the Alliance for the Arts....Read More »

Entech expands with acquisition of United Systems

Hyper-focus on customer service makes the two teams a natural fit Jake Spanberger, President of Entech Computer Services, a 17-year-old Fort Myers-based IT consulting and solutions company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bradenton-based United Systems Computer Group. In addition to remotely serving clients nationwide, Entech’s immediate onsite service area...Read More »

United Systems announces merger with Entech

Customer service philosophy impresses Fort Myers-based IT provider David Spire, CEO of United Systems, is pleased to announce the Bradenton, Fla.-based IT consulting and solutions company has entered into a partnership with Fort Myers-based Entech Computer Services. The new entity, known as Entech, will now expand their immediate onsite service...Read More »

Social Media pros to bring their expertise to FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter meeting

They will show you how to engage your audience and get your posts noticed The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter is bringing together a panel of social media experts for their upcoming social media breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 25 at Embassy Suites in Estero. The...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to present “NewsByMe”

Innovative new crowd-sourcing app developed by Florida Media Group’s Pason Gaddis Pason Gaddis, Co-Founder and CEO of Florida Media Group, will discuss his new crowd-sourcing app, “NewsByMe,” at the next luncheon meeting of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter. Gaddis will make the presentation on the innovative app...Read More »

SPADA Salon & Day Spa raises thousands of dollars for area organizations

PACE Center for Girls and Golisano Children’s Hospital will benefit from SPADA-thon SPADA Salon & Day Spa is pleased to announce that SPADA-thon, an annual event to support PACE Center for Girls, Lee and the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, raised $23,000 for the two worthy organizations, with $11,500...Read More »

Order your Law and Order Ball tickets now, and “Fund-A-Cop” to attend

Law enforcement heroes to be honored at gala awards evening on September 19 Tickets are now on sale for the Law and Order Ball, presented by Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. This annual event recognizes...Read More »

Social Media pros to bring their expertise to FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter meeting

They will show you how to engage your audience and get your posts noticed The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter is bringing together a panel of social media experts for their upcoming social media breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 25 at Embassy Suites in Estero. The...Read More »

SRMA presents “Manufacturing Your Marketing Success”

Interactive dinner meeting highlights digital marketing strategies that work The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) invites manufacturers and business professionals to attend a dinner meeting featuring the presentation “Manufacturing Your Marketing Success—Digital Marketing Strategies that Work” at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 25 at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club,...Read More »

Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter member Jaimie Duthoy earns professional public relations accreditation

Duthoy is now one of only 33 professionals in SWFL to receive accreditation The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter is pleased to announce that member Jaimie Duthoy, APR, recently earned professional public relations accreditation, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations (APR). Duthoy joins the more...Read More »

June brings summertime fun to Cape Harbour Marina

Fathoms and The French Press present great eats, cool times for all ages During the lazy days of summer, beautiful Cape Harbour Marina is the place to kick back, enjoy a cold beverage or creamy gelato and meet with friends for live music. Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press...Read More »

Keith Grossman to share his expertise in negotiating at Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting

Sixteen professionals will “Get Connected!” with business owners Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, will be a featured speaker at the June “Get Connected!” luncheon meeting of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. The popular program returns on Thursday, June 18...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association honors law enforcement, educators, citizens and young leaders at Law Week Awards Luncheon

The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) recently held its annual Law Week Awards Luncheon, which honors outstanding law enforcement officers, one special educator and an exemplary citizen of our community. Law Week is held every year to coincide with Law Day in the United States to celebrate the U.S. legal...Read More »

Collier County Bar Association awards Medal of Honor to Ita Neymotin, Attorney Ita Neymotin

Attorney Ita Neymotin was awarded the Medal of Honor by the Collier County Bar Association as part of its Law Week celebration on Wednesday, April 29. Neymotin was nominated by her peers for going above and beyond in her contributions to the community. As a member of the Ave Maria School...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association communications program wins FPRA Award

The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) is proud to announce its communications program, consisting of its member magazine and a new electronic newsletter and website, has been awarded the prestigious Award of Distinction by the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter during its 2015 Local Image Awards Event. The...Read More »

SRMA to host networking social at Fort Myers Brewing Company for manufacturers and business professionals

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) will host their next social for manufacturers and business professionals on the evening of Wednesday, May 27 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fort Myers Brewing Company. The event will allow manufacturers and business professionals the opportunity to find out more about SRMA...Read More »

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida Kicks Off the 16th Annual Adopt-A-Student Fundraiser

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the kickoff of the Adopt-A-Student fundraiser in support of the 16th Annual Big Backpack Event, a back-to-school festival and school supply giveaway that will be held on Sunday, August 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m at Harborside Event Center....Read More »

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida Kicks Off the 16th Annual Adopt-A-Student Fundraiser

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida is pleased to announce the kickoff of the Adopt-A-Student fundraiser in support of the 16th Annual Big Backpack Event, a back-to-school festival and school supply giveaway that will be held on Sunday, August 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m at Harborside Event Center....Read More »

Collier County Bar Association awards Medal of Honor to Ita Neymotin, Attorney Ita Neymotin

Attorney Ita Neymotin was awarded the Medal of Honor by the Collier County Bar Association as part of its Law Week celebration on Wednesday, April 29. Neymotin was nominated by her peers for going above and beyond in her contributions to the community. As a member of the Ave Maria School...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter’s Social Media Breakfast brings experts to the table

The Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter is pleased to announce the panel of experts for its upcoming social media breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 25 at Embassy Suites in Estero. The presenters for this program will be: Tiffany Whittaker, Pushing the Envelope; Andrea Fortin, Hodges...Read More »

Culligan City of Palms Classic unveils new website, newsletter and logo

Basketball enthusiasts around the nation are already looking forward to the Culligan City of Palms Classic with great anticipation, and they can now see the down-to-the-minute countdown at a new website for the nation’s number-one high school basketball tournament, cityofpalmsclassic.com. A sleek, modern logo has been unveiled to position the...Read More »

Above Board Chamber presents “Building Your Power Team”

Above Board Chamber of Florida is proud to present “Building Your Power Team” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 11 at the Hilton Naples, located at 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples and Thursday, May 14 at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, 4540 S. Landings Drive...Read More »

May is for moms, moons, Mexican, markets and open mics

May is for moms, moons, Mexican, markets and open mics In May Southwest Florida gets a little more mellow. The tourists have gone home, leaving residents the perfect opportunity to scope out new delights, like the array of fun and tasty happenings at beautiful Cape Harbour Marina. In honor of the new...Read More »

Sovereign Health files FHA lawsuit against City of Fort Myers

Sovereign Health files FHA lawsuit against City of Fort Myers Sovereign Health of Florida, a comprehensive residential treatment center that offers behavioral health services, counseling and therapy, announced that it has filed a Fair Housing Act lawsuit against the City of Fort Myers. After repeated attempts to meet with the City...Read More »

LCBA’s Fifth Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Alliance for the Arts

The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) is proud to announce its Fifth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, being held Saturday, June 6 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club in Fort Myers, will benefit Alliance for the Arts’ Youth Scholarships and ArtReach educational programming. The day includes an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, breakfast,...Read More »

Fish for a cause with Grossman Law & Conflict Management

Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, is pleased to announce that the 11th Annual Keymorada Fishing Tournament will take place from Tuesday, May 5 through Friday, May 8 at the Cheeca Lodge and Spa in Islamorada, FL. The tournament is a...Read More »

FGCU Volleyball Announces 2015 Summer Camp

FGCU Volleyball Announces 2015 Summer Camp The FGCU women’s volleyball staff has announced the 2015 summer camp schedule. Beginning July 13, 2015 and running through July 27, 2015, head coach Matt Botsford and assistants Kim Maroon and Danny Mahy will host summer camps for athletes of all ages at Alico Arena on...Read More »

Ita Neymotin earns Capital University Law School’s Distinguished Alumnus award

Ita Neymotin has been awarded the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award by Capital University Law School. In celebration of that prestigious honor, she was also presented the Commissioner’s Award by the Commissioner of Franklin County, Ohio. Neymotin is Regional Counsel with the Office of Criminal Conflict and Civil Regional...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to present “The ABC’s of ESC to FSW”

Teresa A. Morgenstern, Director of Communications and Public Information Officer for Florida SouthWestern State College, will serve as speaker at the next luncheon meeting of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter. “The ABC’s of ESC to FSW” will be presented from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on...Read More »

Lee County law enforcement heroes to be honored at the highly anticipated second annual Law and Order Ball

Following its successful inaugural event, Rotary Club of Fort Myers South starts the countdown to September 19 In the fall of 2014 a helicopter, SWAT car and a bevy of law enforcement vehicles converged in downtown Fort Myers—not for an emergency or training drill, but for the Law and Order Ball,...Read More »

2015 Image Award winners announced for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association

2015 Image Award winners announced for the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association(FPRA) announced the winners of its Image Awards on April 21, 2015 at The Marina at Edison Ford. The competition is conducted annually to recognize outstanding...Read More »

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing honored with five Image Awards

Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, is proud to announce that the agency was presented with a total of five Image Awards at the 2015 Image Awards Gala, hosted by the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association on April 21...Read More »

New Name New Address

April 27, 2015 For Immediate Release For Information Contact Robert Taylor, AIA – NCARB, LEED AP BD+C 239-277-0554 T 239 277 0741 F bobt@alliancedesigngroup.com www.AllianceDesignGroup.com New Name New Location ADG Architecture, llc is pleased to announce that it has expanded and relocated its Fort Myers office to 3820 Colonial Boulevard, Suite 103, Fort Myers, FL 33966. ADG...Read More »

Terrie Pearman Named Vice President, Residential Mortgage Officer at Encore Bank

Encore Bank is pleased to announce that Terrie Pearman has joined the bank as Vice President, Residential Mortgage Officer. Encore Bank continues to expand its residential lending activities, which are managed by Senior Vice President Dan Royal. She will work out of the Fort Myers office at 7920 Summerlin Lakes...Read More »

SRMA announces locations for Florida Manufacturing Career Day

Manufacturers will put on their “hiring hats” to meet potential employees at three Southwest Florida locations during Florida Manufacturing Career Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22 at CareerSource locations in Fort Myers, Immokalee and Naples. No pre-registration is required for job seekers at this free...Read More »

Above Board Chamber presents “Southwest Florida Mayors Going Global”

In partnership with the Hispanic American Business Alliance of Fort Myers, Above Board Chamber of Florida is proud to present “Southwest Florida Mayors Going Global” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29 at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, 4540 S. Landings Drive in Fort Myers. Lee...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association hosts annual Law in the Mall

The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) invites the public to attend Law in the Mall, sponsored by John Webb Legal Group P.L., on Saturday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Edison Mall in Dillards Courtyard. The annual event pairs volunteer attorneys with citizens to provide free legal...Read More »

Attorney Brian Cross named managing partner at Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest, & Cross, PLLC

The law firm of Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross, PLLC is proud to announce that Brian Cross, Esq. has been named Managing Partner of the Naples-based firm formerly named Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest, PLLC. Cross had been the head of litigation since 2011, and practices in the areas of business...Read More »

2015 Imagine Gala breaks yet another fundraising record

Last month, it was the grownups’ turn to play at the 2015 Imagine Gala, a night of lavish food, a live and silent auction, dancing and a Celebrity Chef Cook-off that raised $100,000 to support the Imaginarium Science Center. The funds will be used for new exhibits, expanded programing, scholarships...Read More »

Joseph Bernardo named to the top one percent of attorneys in the U.S.

Bernardo Injury Law is pleased to announce that Joseph Bernardo has been selected as a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC), a distinction awarded only to the top one percent of attorneys in the United States. Nominees to the NADC are extensively vetted by an in-house research team,...Read More »

Tickets now available for “A Fashion Night in Black & White”

Dress for Success SW Florida is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for its sparkling annual signature event, “A Fashion Night in Black & White,” on Wednesday, April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Naples. Wear your finest cocktail attire in black, white (or white and black) for...Read More »

SPADA Salon & Day Spa welcomes staff and clients of neighboring spa and salon, Trini in Private

SPADA Salon & Day Spa is pleased to announce that it has opened its doors to welcome staff and clients of a neighboring salon and spa, Trini in Private of Fort Myers, as the beloved owners of the popular French-style salon close their doors in order to care for ailing...Read More »

WWDT Telemundo Fort Myers-Naples is the Undisputed Leader in Primetime

WWDT Telemundo Fort Myers-Naples is the most watched Spanish-language broadcast station in Fort Myers-Naples during primetime (Monday-Friday 7pm-11pm). According to Nielsen’s February 2015 survey, the station commanded 50% of the audience in the coveted adults 18-49 demo and 57% among adults 25-54. This is the second consecutive sweeps period that...Read More »

Keith Grossman presented his “Peace Chest Prelude”

Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, shared his presentation, “Peace Chest Prelude” on Thursday, March 26 at First Citizens Bank of Bonita Springs. The program was held to help business owners, managers and employees understand and develop skills to effectively prevent...Read More »

Cape Harbour Marina serves up art, music and fun in April

Southwest Florida can look forward to an entertaining and tasty month in April, with Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press hosting dozens of events at the vibrant Cape Harbour Marina. On Friday, April 3 a Fathoms full moon party finds inspiration in the land of the rising sun from...Read More »

CONRIC’s Communications Editor earns poetry accolades

Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, is pleased to announce the agency’s Communications Editor, Sara Fitzpatrick Comito, has recently received numerous recognitions for her poetry. Comito has just won first prize in the News-Press Southwest Florida Poetry Contest. She was also interviewed for...Read More »

Last chance for tickets: Realtor Association brings the actual market gurus to Fort Myers for premier, one-time-only real estate conference

Can you handle the truth? Real estate professionals across Southwest Florida must grapple with that question as they purchase their tickets to Hear It Direct Fort Myers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort...Read More »

Leslea Ellis LLC Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslea Ellis Tel. 239.690.6500 Leslea@LesleaEllis.com Leslea Ellis LLC Celebrates 2 Year Anniversary FORT MYERS, FL — March 26, 2015 — March 25th marked the two-year anniversary of Leslea Ellis LLC’s service to the community. The CPA firm provides tax preparation, accounting and bookkeeping, as well as fraud examination, forensic...Read More »

Above Board Chamber presents “Master Your Networking Skills”

Above Board Chamber of Florida is proud to present “Master Your Networking Skills” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 9 at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, 4540 S. Landings Drive in Fort Myers and Monday, April 13 at the Hilton Naples, located at 5111 Tamiami Trail...Read More »

Local Orangetheory Fitness clients win at losing in national competition

Orangetheory Fitness Fort Myers is pleased to announce that two Southwest Floridians were top finishers in the company’s national weight loss challenge. Dave Beers and Lea Burkey finished in the top three in the competition, which involved more than 5,000 people from across the country. Both Beers and Burkey work...Read More »

Tomstock VIII gets set to take the stage

Event Coordinator Matthew Stachler is pleased to announce the return of the Tomstock Festival, an annual food and music charity event held in North Fort Myers. Tomstock VIII will benefit Melissa Godfrey and her battle against Leukemia. This year’s show will take place on Saturday, March 28 starting at...Read More »

Knock Out Domestic Violence presents day of learning and empowerment

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that Michelle Kotarski of the Professional Women’s Group has been selected to chair this year’s Community Action Project (CAP). Kotarski’s project is called Knock Out Domestic Violence. The public is invited to attend the free Knock...Read More »

CONRIC presents on digital marketing for FGCU Florida Public Relations Association student chapter

Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing is pleased to announce that Marketing Assistant Melanie Thomas and Marketing Coordinator Josh Milton were featured speakers at a recent meeting of the FGCU chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA). Thomas and Milton presented...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to present Be Good at Doing Good: Marketing Your Mission

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter will present its workshop, Be Good at Doing Good: Marketing Your Mission, on Tuesday, April 24 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Embassy Suites at 10450 Corkscrew Road in Estero. The program will provide nonprofits with valuable information and essential...Read More »

“Party With A Purpose-2” To Benefit Dress for Success SW Florida

Dress for Success SW Florida is pleased to announce an elegant evening of dinner and dancing on Friday, March 27. “Party With A Purpose-2” will benefit Dress for Success, a non-profit organization that promotes the independence of disadvantaged women. Barbara Melvin, President of Dress for Success SW Florida, along with her...Read More »

SPADA Salon & Day Spa announces 6th Annual SPADA-thon

SPADA Salon & Day Spa is pleased to announce SPADA-thon, an annual event to support PACE Center for Girls, Lee and the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19. Join the party at SPADA, located at 13161 McGregor Blvd....Read More »

Encore Bank Raises More Than $17,000 for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Encore Bank is pleased to announce that they raised $17,286 for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The Encore team had more than 40 people participate in the walk on Saturday, March 7 at Coconut Point in Estero. Overall, more than 500 people from across Southwest Florida participated...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to Present Branding and Beyond

McGuigan Restaurant Concepts President Mike McGuigan will serve as speaker at the next luncheon meeting of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at Florida SouthWestern State College. At this “Branding and Beyond” presentation, McGuigan will discuss how...Read More »

Last chance to purchase discounted tickets for PURSEonality Event

Dress for Success SW Florida announces that discounted tickets are available for only a limited time for the PURSEonality event to be held on Wednesday, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Center Court in the Bell Tower Shops. Through 3:00 p.m. on March 25, tickets may be purchased...Read More »

SRMA to present its vision for the future at March 26 meeting

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) will host their next monthly networking meeting for manufacturers and business professionals on the evening of Thursday, March 26, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza at Bell Tower. The organization’s Board of Directors will discuss its vision for the future of SRMA,...Read More »

Calling all REALTORS®: Hear it Direct Fort Myers brings the unfiltered voice of the consumer straight to you

Real estate professionals all over Southwest Florida are preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive raw, unfiltered consumer feedback at Hear it Direct Fort Myers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and...Read More »

Calling all REALTORS®: Hear it Direct Fort Myers brings the unfiltered voice of the consumer straight to you

Real estate professionals all over Southwest Florida are preparing for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to receive raw, unfiltered consumer feedback at Hear it Direct Fort Myers from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to recognize PR Superstars at 2015 Local Image Awards

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter is pleased to announce it will be hosting the 2015 Local Image Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 21, from 6-8 p.m. at The Marina at Edison Ford in Fort Myers. The Image Awards competition is conducted annually by the Southwest Florida Chapter...Read More »

Sip in Style Fashion Bash returns to the Bell Tower Shops

On Thursday, March 26 at 6:00pm, The Bell Tower Shops hosts Sip in Style Fashion Bash, a fashion event showcasing Spring 2015’s hot trends from center retailers including Saks Fifth Avenue, Talbots, and White House | Black Market. Featuring male and female models, Sip in Style Fashion Bash will...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South to honor 36 Nominees at the 29th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South will honor 36 nominees and announce the scholarship recipients and other award winners at its Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet from 7 to 9 p.m. May 6, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers. The scholarship program recognizes top athletes from area high schools based...Read More »

Sorrento is Nearly 50-Percent Sold Out

D.R. Horton’s Southeast Florida Division is pleased to announce it has opened a new phase of homes for sale in Sorrento to accommodate the demand in this Miami-Dade community. In this cozy neighborhood of only 87 home sites, almost half of the homes have already been sold. The public is...Read More »

Ellis Obtains Certified in Financial Forensics Credential

FORT MYERS, FL — February 16, 2015 — Leslea G. Ellis, Founder and Managing Member of Leslea Ellis, LLC has been awarded the Certified in Financial Forensics Credential (CFF) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AIPCA). According to the AIPCA website, “The CFF credential is granted exclusively to CPAs...Read More »

Tickets are still available for the 10th Annual Imagine Gala

Following the success of the 2014 Imagine Gala, which raised $75,000, the Imaginarium Science Center is now gearing up for another record-breaking event on March 21, 2015. From 7 to 11 p.m. the educational facility, located at 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers, will be transformed into a grown-ups-only zone...Read More »

Tickets are now on sale for PURSEonality

Dress for Success SW Florida is pleased to announce tickets are now on sale for the inaugural PURSEonality event, Wednesday, March 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Center Court in the Bell Tower Shops. That organization is joining forces with Blessings in a Backpack to present one spectacular evening...Read More »

Keith Grossman to present at “Dominate When You Negotiate”

Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, will be a featured speaker at the March meeting of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business committee, to be held Wednesday, March 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Six Bends...Read More »

March brings another month of fun to Cape Harbour Marina

Fathoms Restaurant and Bar and The French Press are pleased to announce their exciting March event lineups. The modern casual eatery and the European-style bakery café are again bringing lots of food, fun, art and entertainment to scenic Cape Harbour Marina that everyone can enjoy. In addition, be sure to visit...Read More »

Above Board Chamber presents “Secrets of Business Longevity”

Above Board Chamber of Florida is proud to present “Secrets of Business Longevity” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 9 at the Hilton Naples, located at 5111 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples and on Thursday, March 12 at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, 4540 S. Landings...Read More »

Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair is just one day away

The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair opens Thursday night with a specially priced Sneak Peek starting at 5 p.m. Fairgoers will enjoy many other promotions and specials throughout the course of the fair’s 11-day run. Right now the countdown clock continues to tick as we inch closer to...Read More »

Josh Milton named Marketing Coordinator at CONRIC

Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing is pleased to announce Josh Milton has joined the agency as its new Marketing Coordinator. Milton is responsible for management of both internal and external communication projects, media relations and copywriting at CONRIC. He serves as liaison between...Read More »

Local REALTORS® prepare for a deluge of unfiltered consumer feedback at Hear it Direct

The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach will host Hear it Direct, a one-of-a-kind program that delivers direct consumer insight to real estate professionals, on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers. Why do consumers choose one broker over...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to present “Student Internships: the Good, the Bad, and the Reality”

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter will present a workshop, “Student Internships: the Good, the Bad and the Reality,” on Tuesday, March 3, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Six Bends Harley Davidson in Fort Myers. The program will help attendees overcome the myths and pave...Read More »

Tour the Storm Smart plant with SRMA on February 26

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) has announced that it is hosting a tour and networking event this month at Storm Smart in Fort Myers. The tour is open to the public and will take place on Thursday, February 26 at 6182 Idlewild Street in Fort Myers beginning at 5:30...Read More »

Agriculture and education build life skills and community

The Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair opens on Thursday, Feb. 26, and more than 300 livestock exhibitors have registered, with animals ranging from steer and swine to chicken and rabbits. Just as many entries have already been received for the Creative Living Department, demonstrating our neighbors’ many interesting talents...Read More »

Keith Grossman appointed to Board of Directors for HRMA of Southwest Florida

Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the local chapter of Human Resources Management Association, HRMA of Southwest Florida. HRMA is a group of human resource professionals who come together to discuss issues related...Read More »

Stephanie Whiffen Named Vice President, Residential Loan Officer at Encore Bank

Stephanie Whiffen Named Vice President, Residential Loan Officer at Encore Bank Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Stephanie D. Whiffen has joined the bank as Vice President, Residential Loan Officer. Encore Bank continues to expand its residential lending activities, which are managed by Senior Vice President, Dan Royal. ...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida announces PURSEonality drop-off locations

Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce seven local businesses have stepped up to serve as drop-off locations for donations of gently used handbags and purses for sale at the inaugural PURSEonality event. Blessings in a Backpack and Dress for Success SW Florida will come together for one...Read More »

Opening Doors in Naples –Dress for Success SW Florida Naples Boutique will Serve Collier Women

WHAT: Dress for Success SW Florida will host a private grand opening party and ribbon cutting to celebrate the new Dress for Success SW Florida Naples Boutique. One hundred VIP guests will be in attendance to enjoy a cocktail reception and fundraising to support the unemployed, underemployed and disadvantaged women...Read More »

Bay Street Offers Unprecedented Value in Sarasota County

Seaside small town living is now affordable at Bay Street, a new community of carriage homes and town homes by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division. Three beautiful models are available for viewing in this unique gated community in the peaceful town of Osprey, with homes starting in the high-$100s. Several...Read More »

Local chefs put on their game face for the 10th Annual Imagine Gala

Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Imagine Gala, which will be held 7 to 11 p.m. on March 21, 2015 at the Imaginarium Science Center, 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers. Local celebrity chefs are already sharpening their competitive edge for a fierce but friendly cook-off to highlight...Read More »

Local chefs put on their game face for the 10th Annual Imagine Gala

Tickets are now available for the 10th Annual Imagine Gala, which will be held 7 to 11 p.m. on March 21, 2015 at the Imaginarium Science Center, 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers. Local celebrity chefs are already sharpening their competitive edge for a fierce but friendly cook-off to highlight...Read More »

Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press announce a lineup of exciting February events

Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press announce a lineup of exciting February events Scenic Cape Harbour Marina is the place to be for food, fun, art and entertainment this February, with Fathoms Restaurant & Bar and The French Press teaming up to present a full month of events for...Read More »

Fort Myers Flying Club helps WWII veterans fly to Washington D.C

Fort Myers Flying Club recently presented a donation in the amount of $1,000 to Honor Flight Southwest Florida. The donation will help fly World War II Veterans to Washington D.C. so they may visit the memorial built to honor their service to the nation. The donation was made possible by...Read More »

Five Homes Open for Touring in Savona Bay

To showcase the vast array of custom options available in Savona Bay, Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida Division invites the public to tour four move-in ready homes in the community, plus its decorated model. In addition to the elegant features for homeowners to choose from in this luxury waterfront community, every...Read More »

SRMA annual membership meeting scheduled on Jan. 29

The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) has announced its annual general membership meeting will take place Thursday, Jan. 29 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Garden Room at The Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, 4425 South Landings Drive in Fort Myers. Attendees can expect updates on the state...Read More »

Thirteen Quick Move-in Homes Are Now Available in Lindsford

Thirteen spacious homes are available for quick move-in at Lindsford, a new community by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division. This centrally located 260-acre community offers a home for every lifestyle, with 15 plans to choose from starting in the low $200s. While others are pending sale, 13 of the homes built...Read More »

Decorated Models Now Open to the Public in Creekside Preserve

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division invites the public to view the two professionally decorated models in Creekside Preserve, a new gated community in south Fort Myers. A handful of quick move-in opportunities are available in this community of 168 luxurious carriage homes nestled between Estero Bay Nature Preserve and historic...Read More »

New Model Opens in Magnolia Landing

A small selection of quick move-in opportunities are available in Magnolia Landing, a popular yet quiet gated golf community in North Fort Myers by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division. Seven luxurious home plans are available to choose from, starting at $160,990, with two professionally decorated models open for viewing to...Read More »

Encore Bank Lends Flair to Good Causes at Chalk Art 2015

Encore Bank is thrilled to have been able to participate in Naples-Pelican Bay Rotary Club’s Chalk Art 2015 on Saturday, January 24. Reflecting on the rainy start to the day, Senior Vice President and Senior Credit Officer, Carol Woodward and Vice President, Catherine Mummert showed their style and flair...Read More »

Six Bends to host PURSEonality collection party and “brew and burn”

Dress for Success SW Florida and Blessings in a Backpack have teamed up and are pleased to announce Six Bends will host a party from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 28. to collect handbags for sale and auction at PURSEonality, an exciting event to benefit the two organizations....Read More »

Melody Porter named to Association of Family Law Professionals board

Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, is pleased to announce that Associate Attorney Melody Porter has been named to the board of directors for the Association of Family Law Professionals (AFLP). AFLP is an established Lee County, Florida-based organization whose membership includes...Read More »

The Landings at Coral Creek Offers Three-Story Homes with a View

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division invites the public to discover what residents of The Landings at Coral Creek have already found at this luxurious community. Placida is a fisherman’s playground, established where historic Coral Creek meets Gasparilla Sound. The Landings at Coral Creek combines the beautiful setting with large, well-appointed...Read More »

Two Carriage Home Models Open in Sorrento

A Capri and a Ravello home plan model by D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division are open for touring in Sorrento. These spacious carriage homes start in the low-$200s, representing an excellent value in Bonita Springs. Sorrento is located within minutes of the famous beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast and the...Read More »

New Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P) seminar series to begin Feb. 4 for women who want to start their own business

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P), a series of seminars for women who would like to start their own business, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. for four Wednesdays from Feb. 4 through 25. Local...Read More »

Women in Business Presents “Sweet” Networking Event at Annual Dessert Auction

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business (WIB) will host its annual Dessert Auction from 4 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 4 at Sam Galloway Ford Lincoln, located at 1800 Boy Scout Drive, Fort Myers. Guests will have the opportunity to take home sweet treats...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to present "Do's and Don’ts—Strategies for Successful Image Award Entries"

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter will present a workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern State College to help attendees understand the anatomy of a winning Image Awards entry. With the entry process soon to be underway, Victoria Moreland will...Read More »

Models Open in the Resort-Style Community of Fiddler’s Creek

Models Open in the Resort-Style Community of Fiddler’s Creek D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division invites the public to tour the two professionally decorated models in the exclusive Naples community of Fiddler’s Creek. Five stately one- and two-story home plans are available starting in the high-$500s and ranging from approximately 2,583 to...Read More »

Urgent Care Center of SW Florida expands with three new hires

Urgent Care Center of SW Florida is pleased to announce that it has expanded its clinical and management personnel with the hiring of physicians Dr. Michael J. Goeden and Dr. Nhat Nguyen Thi Nguyen and Estero Office Manager Emily Bouchard. Dr. Goeden comes to Urgent Care Center of SW Florida from...Read More »

The Public is Invited to Tour the Decorated Models in Sorrento

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division invites real estate agents and homebuyers to tour the decorated models in Sorrento, a luxurious and affordable gated community of spacious carriage homes in Bonita Springs. Sorrento features a beautiful new amenity center and is located within minutes of the famous beaches of Florida’s Gulf...Read More »

Four Move-In Ready Homes Available in Savona Bay

Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida Division is pleased to offer four move-in ready estate homes in the boater’s paradise of Savona Bay. Located on the Caloosahatchee River with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, homes in this luxurious community start in the mid-$500s. Just a few of the custom features available...Read More »

Tickets now on sale for the Southwest Florida and Lee County Fair

Spring is just around the corner, and in sunny Southwest Florida, that means it’s almost time for the fair! The countdown clock has already begun! Mark your calendars and Save The Date now for the 91st Annual Southwest Florida & Lee County Fair, opening Thursday, February 26. This 11-day event...Read More »

Gene Jenkins Named New Senior Vice President, Commercial Lender at Encore Bank

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Gene Jenkins has joined the bank as a new Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender. Jenkins brings 45 years’ banking leadership experience to Encore Bank, with the past 26 devoted to the Southwest Florida market from Sarasota to Marco Island....Read More »

Mayor Randy Henderson, Jr. Appointed to Encore Bank Board of Directors

Encore Bank is pleased to announce that Randy Henderson, Jr. has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Encore Bank. Henderson has been a Fort Myers resident for 35 years, and serves as the city’s mayor. After earning a degree in business administration in 1979, he started his career in...Read More »

December fun for kids and adults is brewing at The French Press

A full month of delicious fun is in store at The French Press, a European-style bakery café that just opened in beautiful Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. The waterfront destination is dishing out events throughout December to satisfy the curiosity and cravings of young and old. On Thursday, Dec. 18, artist...Read More »

December fun for kids and adults is brewing at The French Press

A full month of delicious fun is in store at The French Press, a European-style bakery café that just opened in beautiful Cape Harbour in Cape Coral. The waterfront destination is dishing out events throughout December to satisfy the curiosity and cravings of young and old. On Thursday, Dec. 18, artist...Read More »

Two Decorated Models Open for Touring in Fiddler’s Creek

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce two professionally decorated models are open to the public in the exclusive Naples community of Fiddler’s Creek. In addition, the builder is offering limited-time incentives to help qualified buyers achieve their dream lifestyle by saving on closing costs. Five stately one- and...Read More »

Celebrity chefs set to turn up the heat on the 10th Annual Imagine Gala

Prepare to bring your appetite for competition to the 10th Annual Imagine Gala, to be held 7 to 11 p.m. on March 21, 2015 at the Imaginarium Science Center, 2000 Cranford Avenue in Fort Myers. In addition to the other whimsical wonders and decadent delights this event has become known...Read More »

Resolve to ring in the new year at Fathoms Restaurant & Bar

Fathoms Restaurant & Bar will celebrate its first new year’s eve at beautiful Cape Harbour, and you are invited to a special party in the yachting community’s pavilion, overlooking the scenic marina. Call (239) 542-0123 to reserve your place for the waterfront festivities, which start at 8 p.m. and feature...Read More »

Amenity Center Nearly Complete in Creekside Preserve

Amenity Center Nearly Complete in Creekside Preserve D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that construction on the amenity center at Creekside Preserve is nearly complete. A beautiful resort-style pool, clubhouse, fitness center, and social room are expected to be open by the end of January 2015. Creekside Preserve...Read More »

Encore Bank Completes Port Charlotte Branch Remodel

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that the comprehensive remodel of the bank’s Port Charlotte branch was recently completed. Located at 2120 Kings Highway, the branch is unique in many aspects, including its lack of a teller line. The building now features a clean, modern, welcoming aesthetic...Read More »

The Oaks at Whiskey Creek is Now More Than 90 Percent Sold Out

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that since opening in August 2013, the Oaks at Whiskey Creek is now more than 90 percent sold out. The remaining 4 coach homes in this beautiful community of only 66 homes are available for quick move-in and are expected to...Read More »

Celebration Cape is Now 70 Percent Sold Out

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that Celebration Cape, one of few gated communities in the heart of Cape Coral, is now 70 percent sold out. Affordability, convenience and options are just a few reasons to celebrate, with new homes starting in the low-$200s. Seven floor plans are...Read More »

Amenity Center Under Construction in Bay Street

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce the amenity center in Bay Street is now 50 percent complete. Planned amenities include a resort-style pool, outdoor grilling area, social room, fitness center, and cabana. Completion is expected in early spring of 2015. Quick move-in opportunities are also now available in...Read More »

Mirasol at Coconut Point Is Now 80 Percent Sold Out

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce Mirasol at Coconut Point has entered its final phase of sales, with 80 percent of the new carriage homes and townhomes in this popular gated community sold. There are still opportunities to buy a spacious, affordable new home, with prices ranging...Read More »

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to present “How do you know that tweet was effective?”

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter to present “How do you know that tweet was effective?” Professor Andrea Fortin will serve as speaker for the next monthly luncheon meeting of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6 at Florida SouthWestern State...Read More »

Express Homes Building Affordable Homes in SW Cape Coral

Express Homes Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that new home ownership is within reach in Southwest Cape Coral. Following the success of its first Southwest Florida community in Lehigh Acres this summer, Express Homes is expanding its affordable single-family offerings into other high-demand areas like Cape Coral. In addition to...Read More »

Model Open to the Public in Exclusive Community of Savona Bay

Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida Division invites real estate agents and homebuyers to tour its beautiful, professionally decorated model in the luxury waterfront community of Savona Bay. Located on the banks of the Caloosahatchee River in the desirable Iona area, Savona Bay is one of the most prestigious new home communities...Read More »

Miami Dolphins offer free youth clinic for boys and girls ages 6 to 14

On behalf of the Miami Dolphins, Rotary Club of Fort Myers South invites area boys and girls ages six to 14 to attend a free youth football clinic 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9 at Fort Myers High School. Young athletes will be inspired by these generous NFL...Read More »

M&S Cape Homes, LLC forms to build creative “flex-house” solution

Long-time builders Mark Steinberg and Raymond Masciana have teamed up to launch M&S Cape Homes, LLC, a Cape Coral-based company that has pioneered a new home product designed to meet the changing needs of modern homebuyers. This new home looks and lives like a single-family home with a three-car garage,...Read More »

Shop for Success Raises Record Breaking Funds for Local Dress for Success Programs

Dress for Success SW Florida is pleased to announce this year’s Shop for Success event raised a record-breaking $73,000 to help support Dress for Success SW Florida and its mission of promoting the economic independence of local disadvantaged women. The shopping extravaganza’s previous record of $55,000 was set in 2013. The...Read More »

The French Press is now open at Cape Harbour

The French Press is now open at Cape Harbour The French Press, a beautiful new European-style bakery café, is now open on the idyllic waterfront at Cape Harbour in Cape Coral, offering fine coffee, delectable treats and a much-needed antidote to the pace of modern life. With the rise of “grab-and-go”...Read More »

Mockingbird Crossing Now Open for Sales

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is proud to announce Mockingbird Crossing is now open for sales, with eight spacious home plans to choose from on estate-sized homesites. This new gated community offers single-family homes, ranging from approximately 2,583 to 5,350 square feet of living space and starting in the high-$400s. One-...Read More »

Fourth Decorated Model Opens in Lindsford

With its desirable location, large range of homes to choose from and great values, sales are strong in Lindsford. D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce a fourth model has opened, making it a great time to tour this new gated community of single-family homes located in the...Read More »

SWFL FPRA Merry Mixer

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) will celebrate the holiday season with its 5th Annual Merry Mixer on Thursday, December 4th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Islamorada Fish Company in Bass Pro Shop at Gulf Coast Town Center. The business community is invited...Read More »

Cre8 Salon & Spa Anniversary and Re-Grand Opening

On December 8, Cre8 Salon & Spa is turning eight—that’s a lot of 8s! Starting at 8 (naturally!), you’re invited to celebrate at the beautiful newly remodeled and expanded location at 814 SW Pine Island Road, #202 in Cape Coral. Mingle with celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo, who promises to be...Read More »

Calling all local NFL legends: Your mentorship is needed!

Dozens of NFL players hail from Southwest Florida, and the All-Star Classic has provided the first big resume highlight for many of them. The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South now wishes to put out a call to these role models to attend the 26th Annual All-Star Classic Banquet 6...Read More »

North and South Lee County seniors to face off in 26th All-Star Classic

At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, high school seniors from points north and south in Lee County will hit the gridiron for the final time in their high school careers. As the much-anticipated finale in the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South 26th Annual All-Star Classic, the game at...Read More »

Join Southwest Florida FPRA for 5th Annual Merry Mixer

The Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) will celebrate the holiday season with its 5th Annual Merry Mixer on Thursday, December 4th from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Islamorada Fish Company in Bass Pro Shop at Gulf Coast Town Center. The business community is invited to...Read More »

Come party with Nick Arrojo for Cre8 Salon & Spa’s Anniversary and Grand Reopening

On December 8, Cre8 Salon & Spa is turning eight—that’s a lot of 8s! Starting at 8 (naturally!), you’re invited to celebrate at the beautiful newly remodeled and expanded location at 814 SW Pine Island Road, #202 in Cape Coral. Mingle with celebrity stylist Nick Arrojo, who promises to be...Read More »

Spectacular Model Open in Shadow Wood Preserve

Spectacular Model Open in Shadow Wood Preserve Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida Division is pleased to offer six gorgeous estate homes in the golf community of Shadow Wood Preserve, starting in the mid-$800s. The public is invited to view a professionally decorated model in this exclusive community, which is nestled on 440...Read More »

Bell Tower Shops signs on as the 2015 Title Sponsor for Rotary South’s All-Star Classic

The Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce Bell Tower Shops as the Title Sponsor for the 26th Annual Rotary South All-Star Classic, which will take place from December 8-10. This level of sponsorship shows Bell Tower Shops continued commitment to our community, as well as...Read More »

Select New Homes Discounted in Sorrento in Bonita Springs

With real estate prices on the rise, luxurious Bonita Springs living is still within reach at Sorrento, and ­D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce an attractive discount on select homes for a limited time. The public is invited to view the decorated models in this gated community of...Read More »

Quick Move-in Homes Available in The Landings at Coral Creek

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce a limited number of quick move-in homes are available in The Landings at Coral Creek. Two beautifully decorated models are also ready for viewing in this luxurious community of three-story townhomes situated on a lush 40-acre site just one mile north...Read More »

Quick Move-in Homes Available in The Landings at Coral Creek

­D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce a limited number of quick move-in homes are available in The Landings at Coral Creek. Two beautifully decorated models are also ready for viewing in this luxurious community of three-story townhomes situated on a lush 40-acre site just one mile north...Read More »

Mel Thomas named CONRIC’s new Marketing Assistant

Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, a full service strategic public relations, marketing, advertising and publishing agency, is pleased to announce Mel Thomas as the agency’s new Marketing Assistant. Thomas will assist in the development and implementation of digital, marketing and public relations strategies...Read More »

Fathoms to host a Caribbean-inspired Full Moon Party

‘Dancing in the Moonlight’ isn’t just a classic song; it’s a fine way to kick off a crisp, Southwest Florida weekend. From 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 7, celebrate the simple pleasures of life with Fathoms Restaurant & Bar at its first Full Moon Party. Enjoy a waterfront...Read More »

Run Agrounds will reopen as the French Press on Nov. 11

The Run Agrounds coffee shop at Cape Harbour will close on Nov. 6, and reopen on Nov. 11 as a beautiful new European style coffee café under the supervision of Chef Benjamin Voisin of neighboring Fathoms Restaurant & Bar. The French Press will offer world-class gourmet coffee, and a much-needed...Read More »

Select Single-Family Homes Still Available in Talon Bay

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that a limited number of single-family homes are still available at Talon Bay, directly across the street from the world-famous Warm Mineral Springs in the growing town of North Port. All twin villa home plans in Talon Bay have been sold, but...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association launches lively new Web presence

The Lee County Bar Association has unveiled a new website brimming with enhanced benefits for members of the organzation, as well as for the general public and community. The LCBA partnered with CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing to build a new site that promotes the organization’s focus on professionalism...Read More »

Law and Order Ball raises $78k for Rotary and law enforcement youth programs

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce that the inaugural Law and Order Ball, held October 10 at Harborside Event Center, netted $78,000 in proceeds to benefit the club’s public service initiatives and Lee County law enforcement youth programs. The five finalists for the Officer of the...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South announces 26th Annual All-Star Classic scheduled for December 8-10

– Mark your calendars! Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce the 26th Annual Rotary South All-Star Classic taking place from December 8-10. The 3-day event kicks off at 6 p.m. on Monday, December 8 at Harborside Event Center with the recognition and awards banquet honoring Lee...Read More »

Turnbury Preserve Now Open for Sales

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is proud to announce Turnbury Preserve is now open for sales. This quiet community offers a rare opportunity to buy a brand new home west of Livingston Road in Naples, between I-75 and US-41, and at an excellent value. Two spacious floor plans are available,...Read More »

Turnbury Preserve Now Open for Sales

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is proud to announce Turnbury Preserve is now open for sales. This quiet community offers a rare opportunity to buy a brand new home west of Livingston Road in Naples, between I-75 and US-41, and at an excellent value. Two spacious floor plans are available,...Read More »

Turnbury Preserve Now Open for Sales

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is proud to announce Turnbury Preserve is now open for sales. This quiet community offers a rare opportunity to buy a brand new home west of Livingston Road in Naples, between I-75 and US-41, and at an excellent value. Two spacious floor plans are available,...Read More »

Boxes and boxes of brand new White House Black Market merchandise arrives for Shop for Success on November 14

Clear some closet space and make sure you have plenty of extra hangers, because it’s time to get ready for the fourth annual shopping extravaganza benefitting Dress for Success SW Florida on November 14 at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers. Presented in association with founding sponsor White House Black Market, Shop...Read More »

Gulf Coast Orthodontics announces annual Candy for Cash campaign

Halloween promises to be sweeter than ever for area children this year, because Gulf Coast Orthodontics is offering twice the treat and no tricks! Dr. Michele Laboda, DMD and Dr. Van R. Speas, DDS announce the annual Cash for Candy campaign, offering hard currency to soften the blow to dental...Read More »

Mockingbird Crossing to Open for Sales Oct. 18

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is proud to announce Mockingbird Crossing, a new gated community of single-family homes on estate-size homesites, will open for sales on Saturday, October 18. Eight spacious home plans are available in Mockingbird Crossing, ranging from approximately 2,583 to 5,350 square feet of living space and starting...Read More »

Majority of Single-Family Homes Sold Out in Paloma

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that two-thirds of the single-family homes in Paloma are sold out, and the Bonita Springs community is reporting strong activity in phase three of sales. Since opening last year, the twin villas have sold out, but six single-family home plans are...Read More »

Limited Quick Move-In Opportunities Offered in Lindsford

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce a limited number of quick move-in homes are available in Lindsford but are selling quickly. Since opening in August, Lindsford has generated strong interest from buyers seeking a large selection of home plans to choose from and a location that offers...Read More »

Calusa Park Offers Relaxed Seaside Town Living and an Easy Commute

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division invites the public to tour Calusa Park, a beautiful new gated community of single-family homes in the laid back seaside town of Nokomis, which is also convenient for commuters. A professionally decorated model has recently opened for public viewing as well. Five luxurious home plans...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Distributes Dictionaries to Lee County Third Graders

Members of Rotary Club of Fort Myers South visited several Lee County schools today to distribute dictionaries to all third graders. Each year, all of the Rotary clubs in Lee County provide every third grade student in Lee County schools with a dictionary. This year, Rotary Club of Fort Myers...Read More »

20 bands will do battle at ROCKtoberfest 2014 at Bell Tower Shops

On Saturday, October 25, get ready to rumble as 20 local musical acts compete in an epic battle of the bands from 4 to 8 at Bell Tower Shops. Any genre of music is welcome at this family friendly event for all ages, which benefits the community service programs of...Read More »

Chante Pemberton Joins Urgent Care Center of SW Florida as Marketing Director

Urgent Care Center of SW Florida is pleased to announce Chante Pemberton has joined the practice as its new Marketing Director. In this role, she will be responsible for creating brand awareness, developing and executing advertising strategy, and developing strategic partnerships and relationships in the community. A wellness professional with...Read More »

Author of classic personal image manual to speak at Female Advisors and Brokers meeting

Christine Sherlock, owner of local consulting agency Image Matters, will be the guest speaker at the next Female Advisors and Brokers meeting, noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, 8771 College Pkwy #201 in Fort Myers. Sherlock, a Certified Image Consultant and co-author of...Read More »

Quick Move-In Opportunities in the Chiasso Village of Fiddler’s Creek

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce a small selection of quick move-in homes in Fiddler’s Creek are available for viewing for a limited time. The four homes are in the Chiasso village, located within the beautiful Veneta section of Fiddler’s Creek in Naples, and include two Madison...Read More »

Yolanda Gomez and Katie McAda elected to Y.E.S! board

Co-founding members Jen Diederich and Noelle Casagrande are pleased to announce Yolanda Gomez and Katie McAda have been elected to serve as president and vice president, respectively, of Y.E.S! Y.E.S! provides its members with volunteering, fundraising and networking opportunities to champion the mission of Dress for Success, an international not-for-profit...Read More »

Fathoms and Harley Davidson of Fort Myers present Oktoberfest

Warm up your yodeler and get your stein-hefting arm in condition, because Oktoberfest is coming to Cape Harbour October 3 – 5. Presented by Fathoms Restaurant & Bar in association with Harley Davidson of Fort Myers, it all starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 3 with local German band...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida offers expanded, six-week Entrepreneurial Spirit Program

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that following the largest-yet Entrepreneurial Spirit for Women (E$P) Conference over the summer, the organization has expanded the program to a six-week format, with the first series starting October 6. From 6 to 8 p.m. on...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida offers expanded, six-week Entrepreneurial Spirit Program

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that following the largest-yet Entrepreneurial Spirit for Women (E$P) Conference over the summer, the organization has expanded the program to a six-week format, with the first series starting October 6. From 6 to 8 p.m. on...Read More »

Jones & Co. Realty Agents Attend Inaugural Miami New Construction Show

Arlete Cristina Cadore and Maria Stopa, real estate agents with Jones & Co. Realty, attended the inaugural Miami New Construction Show, recently held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Developers showcasing 47 condominium construction projects in South Florida were among the 86 exhibitors occupying 110 booths, along with allied professionals...Read More »

Three beautifully decorated models available for touring in Bay Street

– D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division invites the public to tour the three professionally decorated models now open in Bay Street. Quick move-in opportunities priced from $202,990 are also available in this brand new gated community of carriage homes in Osprey. Take advantage of this pre-season opportunity to tour the Heron,...Read More »

Be an official “spokes” person at the Inaugural Bicycle Bully Busters

When’s the last time you took a stand and had a lot of fun doing it? From 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, November 15, Southwest Florida will unite in a rolling show of solidarity, combining the love of cycling and awareness about the issue of childhood bullying, starting at Trek...Read More »

Savona Bay Offers Custom Options for Homebuyers with Discerning Taste

Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida Division invites the public to tour the majestic Messina model in the exclusive waterfront community of Savona Bay. The handsomely appointed model demonstrates only a few of the highly customized possibilities discerning homeowners can achieve by working with Emerald Homes to create their dream home from...Read More »

Jones & Co. Realty Agents Attend Inaugural Miami New Construction Show

Arlete Cristina Cadore and Maria Stopa, real estate agents with Jones & Co. Realty, attended the inaugural Miami New Construction Show, recently held at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Developers showcasing 47 condominium construction projects in South Florida were among the 86 exhibitors occupying 110 booths, along with allied professionals...Read More »

Fathoms Restaurant & Bar introduces culinary dream team

Fathoms Restaurant & Bar, formerly The Joint at Cape Harbour, is proud to introduce Fathoms’ new culinary dream team. The Joint’s original chef, Fabrice Deletrain, has been paired up with internationally renowned Chef Ben Voisin to introduce a fresh new menu that combines the best of the old favorites with...Read More »

“Officer of the Year” Finalists Announced for Law and Order Ball

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is proud to announce that the finalists for “Officer of the Year” have been chosen and they, along with all the outstanding nominees from seven local law enforcement agencies, will be recognized and honored at the inaugural Law and Order Ball, October 10 at...Read More »

The Joint at Cape Harbour to become Fathoms Restaurant & Bar

Long-time fans of The Joint may find themselves doing a double take the next time they arrive at this beloved eatery at Cape Harbour. After a brief closure from September 14 through 23, the longstanding waterfront establishment at 5785 Cape Harbour Drive will emerge with a fresh coat of paint...Read More »

Quick Move-in Specials Now Available in Moody River Estates

¬¬D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce quick move-in specials from the low $200s are now available in Moody River Estates, some with direct water access. Moody River Estates is situated in an excellent location for commuters and boaters alike, and sales have been strong in this gated...Read More »

Love That Dress!6 raises more than $125k for PACE Center for Girls, Lee

Jennifer Nelson, chairperson of Love that Dress!6, is proud to announce this year’s event raised more than $125,000 to benefit PACE Center for Girls, Lee. A record-breaking number of collection parties leading up to the big night garnered an unprecedented total of about 4,000 new and gently loved dresses to...Read More »

New model home opens in Calusa Park

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce a model is now open for viewing in Calusa Park, a new gated community in the seaside town of Nokomis. Five luxurious home plans are available, ranging from 2,587 to 3,609 square feet, three to five bedrooms, and two to three-and-a-half...Read More »

Only 12 new homes left for sale at The Oaks at Whiskey Creek

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce the Oaks at Whiskey Creek is now more than 75 percent sold out. Only 12 new homes are available in this beautiful community of 66 homes, which offers a rare combination of charm and modern convenience. The Oaks at Whiskey Creek...Read More »

Patrice Cunningham named Florida Kiwanis Outstanding District Chair

Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, is proud to announce Patrice Cunningham, the firm’s Marketing Director, was named the 2013 – 2014 Outstanding District Chair at the Kiwanis 97th Annual Florida District Convention in Boca Raton. A member of the Fort Myers Metro-McGregor...Read More »

Three Jones & Co. Realty Agents Attend Largest Real Estate Event of the Year

Jeff Hathy, Jackie Krupp and Jean Vogel, real estate agents with Jones & Co. Realty, attended REALTORS® 98th annual Conference & Trade Expo held Aug. 13-17, 2014, at Rosen Shingle Creek resort in Orlando, Fla. Each year, the Conference & Trade Expo brings Realtors from around the state together to discuss...Read More »

Save the Date: Annual Shop for Success Event to Benefit Dress for Success SW Florida on November 14

Dress for Success SW Florida and founding Sponsor White House Black Market are getting ready yet again to present the fourth annual shopping extravaganza benefitting Dress for Success SW Florida on November 14 at Crowne Plaza Fort Myers. Shop for Success features 5,000 square feet of new and gently used...Read More »

Park Royal Behavioral Hospital to Hold Job Fair This Friday and Saturday

Park Royal Hospital will host a two-day Job Fair this Friday, September 26, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Opened in 2012, Park Royal Behavioral Health Services and Hospital is one of Southwest Florida’s premier mental health and substance abuse treatment...Read More »

Attorney Christopher O’Connell Joins Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest’s Fort Myers Office

The law firm of Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest, PLLC is proud to announce that Christopher O’Connell has joined the firm in its Fort Myers office. O’Connell focuses his practice on the representation of condominiums and homeowners associations. He has an extensive background in providing advice and counsel to boards of directors...Read More »

Mirasol at Coconut Point is Nearly Sold Out

– D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that only 37 carriage homes and townhome units are still available in Mirasol at Coconut Point. The public is invited to tour the model homes in this gated community, which is within walking distance of Coconut Point Mall and 15...Read More »

Villa home plan unveiled at The Grove

Express Homes Southwest Florida is pleased to announce a villa plan is now available for viewing at The Grove. The Bradford villa is the fourth home plan to be offered in this new community of affordable homes in Lehigh Acres. Priced from $137,990, the Bradford offers three bedrooms, two baths,...Read More »

Senior Pastor Deterding installed at Zion Lutheran Church

Lutheran leaders and community members recently celebrated the installation of Senior Pastor Curtis Deterding at Zion Lutheran Church, and are excited to witness an expected expansion of church services and programs, as well as an increase in congregation membership. The senior pastor post had been vacant for three years, and...Read More »

LCBA Presents more than $24,000 to PACE Center for Girls of Lee County

The Lee County Bar Association presented a donation of $24,418 to PACE Center for Girls of Lee County at its membership meeting on August 15. Sandy Stilwell, CEO of Stilwell Enterprises and Chair of PACE’s board, accepted the check on behalf of the organization from LCBA President John D. Agnew....Read More »

International 5-Star Hospitality Company Plots a New Course for Cape Harbour's The Joint

International hospitality company Hoffman Group Holdings, LLC, known for its award winning 5-star service and quality in the Caribbean, has set a new course for Cape Harbour’s The Joint as its newest business venture. Hoffman Group Holdings, LLC, owned by husband and wife team Timothy and Meredith Hoffman, recently purchased...Read More »

Lindsford Location Draws Strong Interest From Commuters

Lindsford Location Draws Strong Interest From Commuters New central Fort Myers community offers single-family homes of all sizes Fort Myers, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2014) – After celebrating the grand opening of its newest community on August 16, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce initial interest in Lindsford has...Read More »

Bay Street Offers Sarasota Living without the Traffic and Expense

While construction continues in the brand new community of Bay Street, D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division announces a few quick move-in opportunities starting in the low-$200s, making it the perfect time to purchase a new home in advance of the snow birds’ return. Three professionally decorated models are also available...Read More »

Tickets Now on Sale for Law and Order Ball

Tickets Now on Sale for Law and Order Ball Twenty-four heroes nominated for “Officer of the Year” Fort Myers, FL (Aug. 26, 2014) – Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is proud to announce that tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Law and Order Ball, to be held October 10th...Read More »

Connie Ramos-Williams Speaks to Goodwill MicroEnterprise Graduates

Connie Ramos-Williams, president and CEO of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, recently served as graduation speaker for Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida’s latest MicroEnterprise class. For the past two years, she has presented on topics that include guerrilla marketing, creating a winning marketing plan, and the power of a...Read More »

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing Earns Two Statewide Public Relations Awards

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing Earns Two Statewide Public Relations Awards For PACE Center for Girl’s Love that Dress! 5 and Lee County Bar Association Res Gestae Magazine Fort Myers (August 21, 2014) – Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, is honored to announce...Read More »

Savona Bay Offers Four Move-In Ready Homes

– Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce the completion of four beautiful single-family homes in the boater’s paradise of Savona Bay to showcase the range of choices and features available to homeowners in the community. Emerald Homes works closely with homebuyers to select a home plan that...Read More »

United Way of Lee County Launches New Web Site

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades and Okeechobee Counties has recently launched a new Web site, which serves as an easily navigable resource hub for users across four counties to get help and give help. The site enables users to directly access 211 services, locate United Way houses, discover...Read More »

Salvation Army Helping After Fire Destroys E. Naples Home

On Friday, August 15, 2014 a faulty electrical wire caused a blazing fire in the living room of a Naples home that destroyed the entire house and two vehicles on the 3300 block of Poinsettia Avenue, off Airport Pulling Road. No one was injured, but the entire family has been...Read More »

Pre-construction Pricing Available in Lindsford

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce the new community of Lindsford is scheduled to open August 16, with special pre-construction pricing now available. Additionally, three decorated models will be unveiled in this gated community. With 15 home plans to choose from, ranging from approximately 1,585 to 4,377...Read More »

Amenity Center under Construction in Creekside Preserve

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that construction has begun on the amenity center at Creekside Preserve, with completion expected before the end of the year. Creekside Preserve is a conveniently located community of spacious carriage homes set against the natural beauty of Southwest Florida. When...Read More »

Encore Bank YTD Earnings Exceed 2013 by Over 37%

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Ovation Holdings, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Encore Bank, reported net income of $184,000 for the second quarter. Through the first six months of 2014, earnings improved to $493,000, up from $359,000 during the same period last year....Read More »

Love That Dress! Donation Sites Now Available Across Lee County

Love That Dress! Donation Sites Now Available Across Lee County Donating your gently loved dresses is now easier than ever Fort Myers, FL (August 8, 2014) –As the Love that Dress! 6 committee prepares for the ultimate feel-good shopping spree this month, PACE continues to collect dress donations of all brands and...Read More »

CONRIC Wins Silver for Best Overall Writing at Florida Magazine Charlie Awards

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing brought home the silver Friday night in Orlando at the Florida Magazine Association Charlie Awards for the magazine Res Gestae. Published by CONRIC on behalf of the Lee County Bar Association (LCBA), Res Gestae was honored in the statewide competition in the category...Read More »

Encore Bank Partners with Local Builder for Port Charlotte Branch Remodel

– Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that a remodel of its Port Charlotte branch, located at 2120 Kings Highway, is now underway, with completion expected by mid-October. Southwest Florida based Boyette & Miller Construction and Development has been contracted to renovate the building and replicate the modern lines and...Read More »

Galloway Dealerships Sign On as Major Law & Order Ball Sponsors

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is proud to announce that Sam Galloway Ford, along with Coconut Point Ford, Galloway Direct and Sam Galloway Lincoln have pledged $15,000 in support of the Inaugural Law and Order Ball as a “Sheriff”-level sponsor. The Law and Order Ball, to be held October...Read More »

Express Homes' Value-priced Homes Put Home Ownership Within Reach in Lehigh Acres

Express Homes Southwest Florida is pleased to announce a new decorated model is now available for viewing at The Grove (http://www.drhorton.com/Florida/Southwest-Florida/Lehigh%20Acres/The-Grove.aspx), a new community in Lehigh Acres that offers affordable homes. The public is invited to tour the Birch model, which is one of three available floor plans and offers approximately...Read More »

The Oaks at Whiskey Creek Achieves Another Sales Milestone

The Oaks at Whiskey Creek Achieves Another Sales Milestone Old Florida-inspired community in the heart of Fort Myers 60% sold Fort Myers, FL – Aug. 4, 2014 ¬¬– Just a month after D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division announced the Oaks at Whiskey Creek was half sold out, the builder now reports 60%...Read More »

White House Black Market and Dress for Success Worldwide Launch International Campaign

Southwest, FL (August 1, 2014) – Dress for Success SW Florida Founder and Executive Director Barbara Dell is pleased to announce that White House Black Market (WHBM) and Dress for Success Worldwide have united to form an international partnership and campaign to launch a charitable initiative to collect black pants...Read More »

D.R. Horton Southeast Florida Unveils New Model at Palma Vista

D.R. Horton Southeast Florida Unveils New Model at Palma Vista Brand new community of single-family homes in Miami-Dade County Deerfield Beach, FL – July 31, 2014 ¬¬– D.R. Horton’s Southeast Florida Division is pleased to announce the completion of a newly decorated model in Palma Vista, a brand new community of single-family...Read More »

Creighton Commercial Development and Ada’s Natural Market Sign On

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is proud to announce Creighton Commercial Development and Ada’s Natural Market have pledged $25,000 in support of the Inaugural Law and Order Ball as its Title Sponsor. The Law and Order Ball, to be held October 10th at 5:30 p.m. at Harborside Event Center...Read More »

Two Models Available for Viewing at The Landings at Coral Creek

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce The Landings at Coral Creek has two beautifully decorated models ready for viewing. The public is invited to tour this luxurious townhome community located just one mile north of the Boca Grande Causeway to Gasparilla Island. The three-story townhomes offer oversized four-car...Read More »

Nassif, Savino Join Leslea Ellis, LLC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslea Ellis Tel. 239.690.6500 Leslea@LesleaEllis.com Nassif, Savino Join Leslea Ellis, LLC FORT MYERS, FL — July 24, 2014 —Local CPA firm Leslea Ellis, LLC recently welcomed two new staff accountants to the company. Marina Nassif is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Pete Savino...Read More »

Model Grand Opening Planned at The Estates at Tradition

Model Grand Opening Planned at The Estates at Tradition Explore this scenic neighborhood in Port St. Lucie’s growing master-planned community Deerfield Beach, FL – July 28, 2014 ¬¬– D.R. Horton’s Southeast Florida Division invites the public to attend a grand opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August...Read More »

Three Models Available for Viewing in Moody River Estates

Three Models Available for Viewing in Moody River Estates North Fort Myers community offers great amenities and location Fort Myers, FL – July 28, 2014 – ¬¬D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce three furnished model homes are available for viewing in Moody River Estates, a beautiful gated community in...Read More »

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida’s BIG Backpack Event set to distribute free backpacks and school supplies to a record 2,500 students

Leonardo Garcia, founder of The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida, is pleased to announce that the organization’s 15th Annual Big Backpack Event, held this Sunday, July 27th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will serve a record number of students. Celebrating 15 years and 30,000 smiles in 2014, the committee...Read More »

Keith Grossman to Speak on Conflict Management in the Workplace at Rotary Club of Cape Coral Goldcoast

Attorney, mediator, facilitator and trainer Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, will speak on “Conflict Management in the Workplace” at the Rotary Club of Cape Coral Goldcoast at 11:45 a.m. on July 25 at the Gulf Coast Village, Cape Coral. The presentation will help business...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Honors Four-Way Test Award Winners

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce Lori Riti and Connie Ramos-Williams were each awarded the Rotary International Four-Way Test Award at the club’s July 6 meeting. Riti is Director of De LaSalle Academy, and was awarded as the club’s non-Rotarian Community Winner. Ramos-Williams is President and...Read More »

Bay Street Announces Opportunities to Buy During First Phase of Sales

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division invites the public to enjoy a preview of the brand new community of Bay Street, which has several homes available for quick move-in, while others are still under construction. Located in the charming town of Osprey, this conveniently located community features four luxurious home...Read More »

Model Grand Opening Planned at Verona Estates

D.R. Horton Southeast Florida Division announced the opening of the model at the new single-family residential community of Verona Estates in Greenacres, FL. The community of 53 single-family homes is currently selling, with the official model grand opening scheduled for August. “Verona Estates offers one of the best...Read More »

Two Models Available for Viewing at The Landings at Coral Creek

­D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce The Landings at Coral Creek has two beautifully decorated models ready for viewing. The public is invited to tour this luxurious townhome community located just one mile north of the Boca Grande Causeway to Gasparilla Island. The three-story townhomes offer oversized...Read More »

Zion Lutheran Church Welcomes Pastor Deterding

FORT MYERS, FL – July 29, 2014 – Zion Lutheran Church, located in south Fort Myers, Florida, is pleased to welcome Reverend Doctor Curtis L. Deterding as Senior Pastor to their church and community. Pastors from Lutheran churches throughout the district, including Senior Pastor John Zehnder of Saint Michaels Lutheran...Read More »

Randy Narkir Joins Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest’s Miami Office as Attorney

Naples, Florida – July 29, 2014 – The law firm of Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest, PLLC is proud to announce that Randy Narkir has joined the firm as an attorney in its Miami office. Mr. Narkir’s practice focuses on real estate, community association law and closing and title services. He...Read More »

Registration now open for 5th Annual "Thinking Outside the Box" seminar for non-profits

Reservations are now being taken for the fifth annual “Thinking Outside the Box” seminar for local non-profit organizations in Collier County. This year’s seminar will focus on image – in print and in person. Presentations on creative suggestions and information will be offered by area leaders and media experts....Read More »

Leslea Ellis, LLC Joins Forces with Legal Community to Raise Funds for Charity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslea Ellis Tel. 239.690.6500 Leslea@LesleaEllis.com Leslea Ellis, LLC Joins Forces with Legal Community to Raise Funds for Charity FORT MYERS, FL — July 16, 2014 — During the month of June, local CPA firm Leslea Ellis, LLC teamed up with members of the legal community to support two non-profits serving...Read More »

Sally Ricciardelli Appointed Encore Bank’s Bonita Branch Manager

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Sally Ricciardelli has been named the bank’s new Branch Manager in Bonita Springs. With more than 15 years’ experience in the banking industry, Ricciardelli has been promoted from her current position, as Personal Banker, at the same branch. She has...Read More »

Catherine Mummert Earns Top Honors at LSU Graduate School of Banking

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Catherine Mummert, Vice President – Credit Analyst, has received a certificate for academic excellence from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. The honor has been earned by only 104 students out of the more than 15,000...Read More »

Magnolia Landing Unveils New Decorated Model

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division announced that a decorated model of the new Cedarwood floor plan is now available for viewing in Magnolia Landing. The Cedarwood is a patio home design with three bedrooms and two baths for approximately 1,585 square feet of living space, starting at $174,190. In response to...Read More »

The Oaks at Whiskey Creek is Now More than 50 Percent Sold Out

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce theOaks at Whiskey Creek is now more than 50 percent sold out. This beautiful new community of 66 homes offers a rare combination of old Florida charm and modern convenience. With its strong sales activity, all remaining inventory is expected to...Read More »

Danielle Levy Named to the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Committee

Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, is pleased to announce that Associate Attorney Danielle Levy has been appointed to the Women in Business Committee of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce. The Women in Business Committee serves the Women in Business...Read More »

LCBA Golf Holds Record-Breaking Charity Golf Tournament

LCBA Golf Holds Record-Breaking Charity Golf Tournament Fort Myers, FL – July 15, 2014 – The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) is proud to announce its Fourth Annual Charity Golf Tournament, held Saturday, June 28 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club, raised more than $20,000 for PACE Center for Girls of Lee...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Installs New Officers

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South announced its new officers and Board of Directors at its annual dinner on June 28. Immediate Past President Roger Mercado presented a year in review of this active chapter of Rotary International, whose motto is “Service Above Self.” Mercado then introduced the club’s new...Read More »

Talon Bay Opens New Phase of Single-Family Home Sales

­­D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce a new phase of single-family home sales has opened in Talon Bay, one of Sarasota County’s best-kept secrets. Homes at Talon Bay feature innovative floor plans offering approximately 1,983 to 2,431 square feet of living space and start in the mid-$100s. Close...Read More »

Women’s Wine Club to Host a Sophisticated Love That Dress! Collection Party at Maria's Pizzeria Restaurant

Women’s Wine Club will host a sophisticated Love That Dress! 6 dress collection party at Maria’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Cape Coral, located at 1224 SE 46th Lane, Cape Coral, to be held on Tuesday, July 22 from 5 -7:30 p.m. benefitting PACE Center for Girls, Lee. This epicurean event...Read More »

Celebration Cape is Now 50 Percent Sold Out

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce strong sales activity in Celebration Cape and the community is now 50 percent sold out. As one of few gated communities in the heart of Cape Coral, living in Celebration Cape is convenient and affordable with prices starting in the low-$200s....Read More »

Advantage Retirement Group Sponsors Successful “Drive Out Homelessness” Charity Golf Tournament

Alfie Tounjian, Founder of Advantage Retirement Group, is pleased to announce the recent Drive Out Homelessness Charity Golf Tournament, which his firm sponsored, raised a total of $13,600 in funds. Proceeds raised at the June 28 event at Colonial Golf and Country Club will benefit the mission of the Lee...Read More »

Tom Taylor Appointed to Encore Bank Board of Directors

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Thomas M. Taylor has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Encore Bank. Taylor is the CEO of Hole Montes, Inc., a full service engineering firm with offices in Naples and Fort Myers. Under Taylor’s direction, the company has...Read More »

AXI International Announces Acquisition

Wessel van Tonder, CEO of AXI International, is pleased to announce the company has acquired Fort Myers, Fla.-based Clean Tank & Fuel, Inc. AXI’s acquisition of the seven-year-old business is part of a larger strategy of expanding into new markets through mergers and acquisitions. van Tonder said, “This is the first...Read More »

Bishop Verot Names John Gulley Athletic Director

Bishop Verot Catholic High School is pleased to announce John Gulley has been appointed its new Director of Athletics, effective July 1, 2014. Gulley has served as Principal of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Palm Coast, Florida for the past three years. Gulley began his career at his alma...Read More »

Erik Elsea Completes Luxury Home Market Advanced Training

Jones & Co. Realty is pleased to announce Broker Associate Erik Elsea has completed special training in luxury home marketing from the Sarasota Association of REALTORS©. Presented by Laurie Moore-Moore, President of the Dallas-based Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, the course provided an in-depth exploration of topics such as demographics...Read More »

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division Unveils Decorated Models in Talon Bay

­­– D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce two decorated models are now available for viewing in Talon Bay, one of Sarasota County’s best-kept secrets. The Edison is a three-bedroom, two-bath model with approximately 1,983 square feet of living space. The roomy Ashbury offers approximately 2,431 square...Read More »

New Models Unveiled at Mirasol at Coconut Point

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that two decorated models are available for viewing in Mirasol at Coconut Point. Additionally, only a few dozen carriage homes and townhome units are still available for sale in this beautiful gated community, priced from the low-$200s to the high-$250s. Mirasol...Read More »

Brian F. Avril Appointed CFO of Encore Bank

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Brian F. Avril has joined the bank as its new Chief Financial Officer. Avril brings nearly 25 years’ experience as CFO to Encore Bank, having served in that capacity in international, national and statewide banks around the state of Florida,...Read More »

Melody Porter Joins the Firm of Grossman Law & Conflict Management

Attorney and Mediator Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, is pleased to announce that Melody Porter has joined the firm as its newest Associate Attorney. A Fort Myers native, Porter is proud to return to Southwest Florida to begin her legal career. After teaching middle...Read More »

JJ Jones Earns Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation

Jones & Co. Realty is pleased to announce its Broker, JJ Jones, has earned her Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES)® designation from the National Association of REALTORS®. Realtors who carry the SRES designation are specially qualified to address the real estate needs of those age 50+. SRES designees recognize that a...Read More »

4th Annual LCBA Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit PACE Center for Girls Lee County

Kendra Sutton, Chair for Love That Dress! 6, is pleased to announce that the Lee County Bar Association’s 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, being held Saturday, June 28 at Pelican Preserve Golf Club in Fort Myers, will benefit PACE Center for Girls of Lee County, and will include a Love...Read More »

Avi Tryson Joins Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest’s Miami Office as Managing Partner

The law firm of Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest, PLLC is proud to announce that Avi S. Tryson has joined the firm as a Managing Partner in its Miami office. Tryson’s practice focuses on residential and commercial real estate transactions, complex commercial leases, community association law and developer representation. He has...Read More »

Amenity Center Construction is Underway in Lindsford

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce construction has begun on the amenity center in the new community of Lindsford. Scheduled to open for sales in July, Lindsford provides a rare opportunity to buy a new single-family home within a beautiful gated community off Winkler Avenue, close to...Read More »

Connie Ramos-Williams Earns Social Media Business Marketing Certification

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing is pleased to announce CEO and President Connie Ramos-Williams has received her social media business marketing certification from Florida Gulf Coast University. The Social Media Marketing Certification Program included in-person workshops, online instruction, hands-on experience and case studies. As a constantly evolving discipline, effective...Read More »

Steven Braten Joins Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest’s Palm Beach Office as “Of Counsel”

The law firm of Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest, PLLC is proud to announce that Steven R. Braten has joined the firm to manage its Palm Beach County office in an “Of Counsel” capacity. Braten has focused his legal practice on community association law, commercial litigation, real estate transactions, and creditors’ rights...Read More »

Law and Order Ball to Recognize Lee County Law Enforcement Heroes

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to present its Inaugural Law and Order Ball, to be held Saturday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. Many levels of sponsorship opportunities are available, with major sponsors being honored at a special VIP reception...Read More »

New Home Ownership is Now Within Reach at The Grove

Express Homes Southwest Florida is pleased to announce three floor plans are now available in The Grove. Ranging from 1,522 to 1,805 square feet of approximate living space, these new single-family homes are fully equipped and ready for move in, starting in the mid-$100s. All plans include three bedrooms, two...Read More »

Cause for the Paws Project Deemed a Resounding Success

April Bordeaux, founder of Cause for the Paws Southwest Florida and peer leader of the Professional Women’s Group (PWG), is pleased to announce her project exceeded its goals for funds raised and items donated to benefit the Gulf Coast Humane Society (GCHS). In addition, several dogs and cats were adopted...Read More »

Keith Grossman Presents on “How to Build Your Peace Chest”

Attorney, mediator and trainer Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, recently presented “How to Build Your Peace Chest,” which is designed to enhance conflict management and negotiation skills, to a group of business professionals in Fort Myers. The presentation took place during a breakfast...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida Holds Largest-Yet Entrepreneurial Program for Women

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce The Entrepreneurial Spirit for Women Conference & Networking (E$P) was sold out, with approximately 80 in attendance. The conference, held June 13 in Fort Myers was open to the public, and was the largest E$P yet....Read More »

Bay Street to Open Three Furnished Models

Bay Street to Open Three Furnished Models D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce three furnished models are opening in Bay Street, a new community of carriage homes and townhomes in the charming town of Osprey. This conveniently located community features four luxurious home plans starting in the low-$200s...Read More »

Encore Bank Raises More Than $16k for March of Dimes

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that the bank recently raised $16,500 for the March of Dimes of Southwest Florida. Teams from each branch hosted independent fundraising events, and Encore Bank employees participated in the March for Babies in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties on April...Read More »

New Amenity Center Opens at Paloma in Bonita Springs

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce the new amenity center at Paloma is now open. Offering a resort-style pool, fitness facility, two tennis courts, bocce courts, community gathering room with kitchenette, and a card playing room, Paloma’s residents now have even more choices for recreation in this...Read More »

CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing is Proud to Name Patrice Cunningham as Marketing Director

– Connie Ramos Williams, CEO and President of CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing, is pleased to announce Patrice Cunningham as the agency’s new Marketing Director. With more than 23 years of sales, marketing, operations and management experience in the Southwest Florida area, Cunningham is a dynamic and top performing...Read More »

New Models Are Now Open in Creekside

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce furnished models are now open for viewing in Creekside Preserve. At approximately 1,402 square feet of living space, the Capri offers two bedrooms, two baths, and a den, while the Ravello features three bedrooms, two baths, and a den at approximately...Read More »

Celebration Cape is Now 40 Percent Sold Out

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that Celebration Cape is now 40 percent sold out. As one of few gated communities in the heart of Cape Coral, living in Celebration Cape is convenient and affordable, with prices starting in the low-$200s. Seven floor plans are offered in this...Read More »

Attorney Kelly L. Fayer Receives Five Star Professional Award

Attorney Kelly L. Fayer is pleased to have been selected as a Five Star Professional in the category of Estate Planning Attorneys. Five Star Professional is the largest and most widely published award program in the financial services industry, recognizing service excellence in more than 40 markets across the United...Read More »

Titanium Bone Screws Focus of Rotary Broach Plant Tour

Polygon Solutions Inc. is a manufacturer of rotary broach tools for the precision machining industry focused on medical and aerospace parts. Polygon first entered the rotary broach market with an award winning tool holder, and continues to innovate with new tooling for manufacturing hexagon and six-lobe forms in titanium bone...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida to Hold Largest-Yet Entrepreneurial Program for Women

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce The Entrepreneurial Spirit for Women Conference & Networking. Approximately 80 women are expected to attend the day-long program, which will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, June 13th at the Holiday Inn Airport...Read More »

Central Bank to Sponsor The Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P)

Mike Durkin, President of Central Bank Southwest Florida, is proud to announce the bank has pledged $5,000 to Dress for Success SW Florida as sponsor of its Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P), on June 13, which promises to be the largest ever in this series of seminars for women who want...Read More »

AXI International Launches Duplex Diesel Fuel Transfer Pump Sets

Wessel van Tonder, CEO of AXI International, is pleased to announce that in advance of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, the company has launched a new line of fully automated duplex diesel transfer pump sets. With AXI’s redundant fuel transfer capability, plant managers will appreciate ease of use and peace...Read More »

Jennifer’s Boutique to Host Love That Dress! 6 Collection Party Thursday, June 12

Jennifer’s Boutique will host a Love That Dress!6 Collection Party on Thursday, June 12 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. located at 13451 McGregor Boulevard at Cypress Lake Drive (Cypress Square). Attendees will enjoy food, beverages, a raffle, silent auction and giveaways. Guests are encouraged to bring new or gently...Read More »

Quick Move-ins, Manager’s Specials Offered in Savona Bay

Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that the community of Savona Bay still has open lots left to choose from to build your dream home, in addition to several move-in ready homes, scheduled to be available soon. Homes in Savona Bay range from approximately 2,584 to 4,378 square...Read More »

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division Introduces Bay Street

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce Bay Street, a new community of carriage homes and townhomes in the charming town of Osprey, is now open for sales. Conveniently located on the Southeast corner of East Bay Street and US 41, Bay Street features four luxurious home plans...Read More »

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division Introduces Bay Street

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce Bay Street, a new community of carriage homes and townhomes in the charming town of Osprey, is now open for sales. Conveniently located on the Southeast corner of East Bay Street and US 41, Bay Street features four luxurious home plans...Read More »

Jim Henderson Chosen to speak at 2014 National DEMA Convention

Jim Henderson, owner and president of William C. Huff Companies, has been selected to be one of the featured speakers for the 2014 Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA) Convention to be held September 26 – 28, 2014 at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Hundreds of DEMA members from...Read More »

Above Board Chamber Panel of Experts to Explore “What is the Value of Your Business?

Above Board Chamber of Florida is proud to present an expert panel discussion on “What is the Value of Your Business?” on Thursday, June 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Landings, 4540 S. Landings Drive, Fort Myers. The panelists will include: Dan Regelski Director of the Small...Read More »

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division Announces Ventura Village is Sold Out

­­– D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that the community of Ventura Village is now sold out. This beautiful gated community near downtown Venice and the Gulf of Mexico has proven extremely popular with those seeking an affordable, luxurious home in a convenient location with several...Read More »

Keith Grossman Presents on “The Art of Negotiation!” for the Above Board Chamber

Attorney, mediator and trainer Keith Grossman, founder and managing partner of Grossman Law & Conflict Management, recently participated in an expert panel on “The Art of Negotiation!” presented by the Above Board Chamber of Florida. Held at the Hilton Naples, the luncheon discussion provided business owners the skills to use...Read More »

Mark Your Calendars and Save The Date!!!!- Love That Dress! 2014 Is Coming Six Years Strong Supporting Pace Center For Girls, Lee

Love That Dress! is the ultimate feel-good girls night out shopping spree of the year benefiting PACE Center for Girls-Lee. This year, Lee County is celebrating its 6th year of providing high fashion at reasonable costs to all the fashionistas in the southwest Florida area. This year’s event will...Read More »

Literacy Council Gulf Coast Announces New Board Members

Literacy Council Gulf Coast is pleased to announce Michelle Hudson and Sasha Williams have joined its Board of Directors. The not-for-profit organization is committed to improving the English and reading skills of adults and children throughout Lee County and North Collier County. Michelle Hudson is the Digital Strategist at CONRIC PR...Read More »

Quality Life Center PR Campaign Earns Grand All Image Award

Quality Life Center PR Campaign Earns Grand All Image Award Quality Life Center is proud to announce that its recent public relations campaign was awarded a Grand All Image Award from the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter. The Changing Lives, Transforming Communities fundraising event was sponsored by Pickup...Read More »

McGarvey Development Donates Commercial Space for Love That Dress! 6 Processing Center

Kendra Sutton, Chair of Love That Dress! 6, is pleased to announce that McGarvey Development has generously donated a spacious 7,600 square foot commercial building located at 13130 Westlinks Terrace in Gateway. This space will be used as this years’ LTD! 6 Dress Processing Center for the PACE Center...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association’s Magazine Earns FPRA Award of Distinction

The Lee County Bar Association (LCBA) is proud to announce its official publication, Res Gestae,was recently awarded the prestigious Award of Distinction from the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest Florida Chapter during its 2014 Local Image Awards event. Local Image Awards winners demonstrate the very best examples of innovation,...Read More »

PACE Center for Girls PR Campaign Earns Two Image Awards from FPRA for Love That Dress! 5

Kendra Sutton, Chair of Love That Dress! 6, is pleased to announce that the public relations campaign created by CONRIC PR & Marketing | Publishing for the Love That Dress! 5 fundraiser has won an Award of Distinction and an Image Award from the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Southwest...Read More »

Cause for the Paws

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that on the heels of its successful inaugural event, a Yappy Hour Pawty at the Bell Tower Shops, Cause for the Paws Southwest Florida will present “Make Everyday a Caturday,” a free cat adoption event from...Read More »

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division Introduces Lindsford

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce the new community of Lindsford is scheduled to open for sales in July. Located off Winkler Avenue, Lindsford provides a rare opportunity to buy a new single-family home within a beautiful gated community close to I-75, US 41, and the...Read More »

Free Public Seminars presented by Clerk of Court Linda Doggett

You’re invited to the Free – Public Seminar Presented by Clerk of Court – Linda Doggett The Value of Searching Public Records and Online Services May 14, 2014 – Fort Myers Regional Library 2450 First St., Fort Myers, FL 33901 August 20, 2014 – Bonita Springs Library 26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs, FL 34135 September 3,...Read More »

Love That Dress! 2014 Is Coming Six Years Strong -Annual kickoff starts with the Spada-thon

Love That Dress! is the ultimate feel-good girls night out shopping spree of the year benefiting PACE Center for Girls-Lee. This year, Lee County is celebrating its 6th year of providing high fashion at reasonable costs to all the fashionistas in the southwest Florida area. This year’s event will take...Read More »

New Committee Gears Up for the Biggest-Ever Big Backpack Event

The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida celebrates 15 years and 30,000 smiles Leonardo Garcia, founder of The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida, is pleased to announce the 2014 event committee for The 15th Annual Big Backpack Event. Celebrating 15 years and 30,000 smiles in 2014, the committee is gearing up for...Read More »

Free Public Seminars presented by Clerk of Court Linda Doggett

You’re invited to the Free – Public Seminar Presented by Clerk of Court – Linda Doggett The Value of Searching Public Records and Online Services May 14, 2014 – Fort Myers Regional Library 2450 First St., Fort Myers, FL 33901 August 20, 2014 – Bonita Springs Library 26876 Pine Ave., Bonita Springs, FL 34135 September 3, 2014...Read More »

Dress for Success SW Florida Launches Program to Partner with Legal Community To Assist Unemployed Women Seeking Jobs

Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is proud to announce “Law Suits” a sponsorship program that provides the legal community with an opportunity to transform disadvantage women to empowered professionals, excelling in both their careers and personal lives.Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW...Read More »

Brodeur Garners Jackson Medal Upon Completing Term as CTDA President

Brodeur Carvell Fine Apparel is pleased to announce that co-owner Ron Brodeur has been awarded the Jackson Medal upon completion of his one-year term as President of the Custom Tailors & Designers Association of America (CTDA). Brodeur has been a custom clothier in Southwest Florida for 21 years, and has...Read More »

Luxurious villas from the high $100s still available at Ventura Village

Luxurious villas from the high $100s still available at Ventura Village There is still time to discover your Florida lifestyle near beautiful Venice Beach D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that only a few villas remain for sale in the beautiful gated community of Ventura Village in Venice, just...Read More »

Dance and Sing with the Mariachi 4 Backpacks FUNdraiser to Help Students with their Back-to-School Needs

100% of all proceeds raised will support students age five to 12 who are in need The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida kicks off the 15th Annual Big Backpack Event with the second annual Mariachi 4 Backpacks FUNdraiser at Cantina Laredo at Bell Tower Shops on Wednesday, May 14th from...Read More »

Betsy Newman Appointed Vice President, Residential Loan Officer at Encore Bank

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Betsy Newman has been hired as Vice President, Residential Loan Officer. Newman is one of several new lenders who have been recently named to top positions in Encore’s expanding residential and consumer lending department, which is managed by Senior...Read More »

Mirasol at Coconut Point Enters Third and Final Phase of Sales Beautiful carriage homes and townhomes are still available

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that only a few dozen carriage home and townhome units are left to sell in Mirasol at Coconut Point. Priced from the low $200s to the high $250s, the remaining home models in this beautiful gated community range from two bedrooms, two...Read More »

The Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P) Holds Seminar for Women Who Want to Start their Own Business

Central Bank sponsors Dress for Success SW Florida program for Entrepreneurs Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that the Entrepreneurial Spirit Program (E$P) will be held for women who would like to start their own business. It is open to the public...Read More »

Ground Breaking Expansion for Park Royal Behavioral Health Services

New outpatient treatment center to open late 2014 “Park Royal Behavioral Health Services is proud to announce the groundbreaking of a new outpatient suite on the campus of Park Royal Hospital,” Chief Executive Officer Michael Evans announced today. “The threefold project will include the outpatient treatment area, a patient recreational area...Read More »

New Home Plans Now Available in the Boater’s Paradise of Savona Bay

Spacious luxury homes in harmony with nature on the Caloosahatchee River. Emerald Homes’ Southwest Florida Division is pleased to announce that new home plans are available in the gated waterfront-community of Savona Bay. The Del Rio plan offers four bedrooms, three baths, den, and three-car garage for approximately 2,664 square feet...Read More »

Lee County Bar Association Hosts “Law in the Mall” to Provide Free Legal Advice to the Community

Part of a week long commitment to giving back to the community The Lee County Bar Association will kick off “Law Week 2014” by hosting its annual Law in the Mall event on Saturday, April 26th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Edison Mall located at 4125 Cleveland Avenue near...Read More »

Our Hearts are Soaring” Raises Nearly $65,000

Annual Hearts of Love Gala Benefits Our Mother’s Home Our Mother’sKuhn Sievers Gomez Watson smaller Home is pleased to announce its 2014 Hearts of Love “Our Hearts are Soaring” Gala raised $63,600 to help it continue to provide vital services to foster teens and human trafficking victims who want to...Read More »

Park Royal Hospital Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission

Park Royal Hospital in Fort Myers, Fla., has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals according to Michael Evans, Chief Executive Officer. The accreditation award recognizes Park Royal’s dedication to...Read More »

Riverchase Dermatology and Prairie Capital Acquire West Coast Dermatology

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to announce the acquisition of West Coast Dermatology. With seven office locations spanning from Lehigh Acres to Sarasota, Florida, West Coast Dermatology complements the Riverchase Dermatology platform by further extending the practice’s reach to provide better access to high quality dermatologic and...Read More »

Bishop Verot students make history and memories at LEAD conference in Washington, DC

Ten Bishop Verot Seniors made history and memories when they landed in Washington, DC, last month to participate in the Lead 2014 Conference, hosted by the NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals). The conference provides opportunities for students from Honor Societies and Student Governments to learn about and facilitate...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Announces its 28th Annual Scholar-Athlete Nominees

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce the nominees to be honored at its 28th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet on May 14, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers. Eighteen Lee County-area high schools nominated one top male and female varsity letter winner who maintains a...Read More »

Attorney Kelly L. Fayer Receives Five Star Professional Award

Attorney Kelly L. Fayer Receives Five Star Professional Award Attorney Kelly L. Fayer is pleased to have been selected as a Five Star Professional in the category of Estate Planning Attorneys. Her award will be officially announced in the March issue of Gulfshore Life magazine. Five Star Professional is the largest and...Read More »

Moody River Estates Offers 12 Model Homes for Sale

Community offers spacious floor plans, great amenities and location D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is proud to announce strong sales activity in Moody River Estates, with 88 homes sold to date. This beautiful gated community on Hancock Bridge Parkway in North Fort Myers is only eight minutes to the historic River...Read More »

Central Bank SWFL Present $5k to Dress For Success SW Florida

Local bank provides support for unemployed and under-employed women in the Southwest Florida area Joanne Show, Vice President of Central Bank Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Central Bank attended the annual “Fashion Night in Black and White” fundraiser hosted by White House | Black Market for Dress for Success...Read More »

Dress For Success SW Florida Make Record Breaking Strides in 2014

Dress for Success SW Florida Make Record Breaking Strides in 2014 Dress for Success SW Florida held its signature event, “A Fashion Night in Black & White,” on January 23, 201​4​ that included a White House | Black Market exclusive fashion show and held both a live and silent auctions. Over...Read More »

Save The Date!

Save the Date: The Multicultural Centre of SWFL’s 15th Annual BIG Backpack Event Comes to Harborside Event Center on Sunday, July 27, 2014, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The first 2,000 students ages 5-12 will receive free backpacks and school supplies The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida presents the 15th Annual...Read More »

Advance Ticket Sales Extended for the 2014 Imagine Gala “Underwater Wonders”

Discounted tickets for the Imaginairum’s premier fundraiser are now available through March 26! The opportunity to purchase advance tickets to the 2014 Imagine Gala, “Underwater Wonders,” has been extended through March 26. Although many tickets were sold by the original March 22 deadline, the community is encouraged to continue to take...Read More »

Dan Grahl Appointed Vice President Wholesale Lending at Encore Bank

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce that Dan Grahl has been hired as Vice President of Wholesale Lending. The announcement follows news that Encore Bank has recently begun expanding its residential and consumer lending activities, which are managed by Senior Vice President, Dan Royal. Grahl brings...Read More »

Encore Bank Expands Mortgage Division, Hires Dan Royal as its Senior Vice President

Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce the expansion of the bank’s mortgage lending department and the appointment of Dan Royal as head of the division. As Senior Vice President of Residential and Consumer Lending, Royal will lead a team of top mortgage lenders hand picked to...Read More »

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division Announces Two Models are Open in Sorrento in Bonita Springs

Luxurious Carriage Homes and Amenities in Highly Desirable Location – D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is proud to announce two decorated models are available for viewing in the new community of Sorrento. Located in Bonita Springs, these spacious carriage homes offer elegant open floor plans, fine finishes and large windows to...Read More »

Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association Announces Inaugural Event

Made in SWFL comes to Harborside Event Center April 16 The Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association (SRMA) is pleased to announce its premiere inaugural event, Made in SWFL, taking place 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 16 at Harborside Event Center in downtown Fort Myers. STEM students from all schools are invited...Read More »

Law Firm Issues Urgent Last Call to Submit BP Oil Spill Claims

Aloia, Roland & Lubell reminds the community April 22 is the deadline to claim economic loss Aloia, Roland & Lubell, LLP urges property and business owners to act now to claim compensation for financial losses directly or indirectly incurred because of the BP oil spill disaster in 2010, as the April...Read More »

She Sings for Chocolate Brings Six Vocal Arts Students to Annual Singing Competition

Fort Myers students wow judges in Tampa Bay Chapter-wide auditions Pamela Pyles Linkhart, the President and Founder of She Sings for Chocolate, is pleased to announce six of her vocal arts students recently competed in the Tampa Bay Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) Annual Student Auditions....Read More »

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division Announces Magnolia Landing is in final phase of sales

70% of twin villas and single-family homes are sold out D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is proud to announce it is in the final phase of sales in the scenic golf community of Magnolia Landing. This peaceful gated community set amongst the native landscape includes twin villas and single-family homes starting...Read More »

Cause for the Paws Event Supports the Gulf Coast Humane Society

Dress for Success Community Action Project raises funds, awareness Barbara Dell, Executive Director of Dress for Success SW Florida, is pleased to announce that April Bordeaux of the Professional Women’s Group has been selected to Chair this year’s Community Action Project (CAP). The title of her project is called Cause for...Read More »

Steven J. Adamczyk Named a Five Star Estate Planning Professional

Naples, Florida – March 31, 2014 – The law firm of Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest, PLLC is proud to announce that Partner Steven Adamczyk has been named a Five Star Estate Planning Professional Now entering its eleventh year, the Minneapolis-based award program conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. and Canada to...Read More »

Heirloom Florida Citrus Set to Become America’s New Flavor

Heirloom Florida Citrus Set to Become America’s New Flavor Culinary trend watchers, take note: 2014 is the year of the calamondin. This delicate, labor-intensive citrus originated in China and enjoyed its heyday of Florida backyard culture and kitchen experimentation in the middle part of the last century. For one Florida entrepreneur,...Read More »

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Financial Expert Dr. Frank Ragonese, Dr. Teresa Sievers and Master Life Coach Mary Lynn Ziemer form “Joyful Health & Wealth Seminars” Self Help Power Trio Offers Free Seminar March 27 ...Read More »

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Financial Expert Dr. Frank Ragonese, Dr. Teresa Sievers and Master Life Coach Mary Lynn Ziemer form “Joyful Health & Wealth Seminars” Self Help Power Trio Offers Free Seminar March 27 ...Read More »

Encore Bank Expands Mortgage Division, Hires Dan Royal as its Senior Vice President

Encore Bank Expands Mortgage Division, Hires Dan Royal as its Senior Vice President Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce the expansion of the bank’s mortgage lending department and the appointment of Dan Royal as head of the division. As Senior Vice President of Residential and Consumer Lending,...Read More »

Only Villas Remaining in Ventura Village

Only Villas Remaining in Ventura Village Luxurious villas starting in the high $100’s – D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division announces that only villas remain available for sale at Ventura Village. This beautiful gated community in Venice, FL is just two miles from the sandy beaches of Manasota Key. You can ride your...Read More »

Life Coaching Tip: Don't let your past prevent lasting relationships at work

Every great business person knows that the most important pillar of success lies in generating powerful relationships with other professionals, both inside and outside the firm. So, first and foremost, how can you turn your relationships around at work, so that you actually feel like your job is your “daily fun...Read More »

Life Coaching Tip: Don't let your past prevent lasting relationships at work

Every great business person knows that the most important pillar of success lies in generating powerful relationships with other professionals, both inside and outside the firm. So, first and foremost, how can you turn your relationships around at work, so that you actually feel like your job is your “daily fun...Read More »

Riverchase Unveils New Rejuvenation Center

Dermatologists, cosmetic surgeons, and medical spa team up to provide All-Inclusive Concierge Consultative Care Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to introduce the new Riverchase Rejuvenation Center, which offers unique all–inclusive concierge-style cosmetic medical care and consultations. The Riverchase Rejuvenation Center is the ideal destination for men and women who...Read More »

Emerald Homes Southwest Florida Begins Model Home Construction in Palmira Golf and Country Club

Spacious, Luxury Floor Plans and Resort Living customs writing Fort Myers, FL – January 20, 2014 ¬¬– Emerald Homes Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that model home construction has begun in Palmira Golf and Country Club. Conveniently located between Naples and Fort Myers, this resort-style gated community in Bonita Springs features...Read More »

She Sings for Chocolate Provides Career and Communication Confidence for Singers and Speakers

Vocal arts studio celebrates 10 years in Southwest Florida Now celebrating her 10th year in business in Southwest Florida, Pamela Linkhart, the President and Founder of She Sings for Chocolate, is pleased to announce the opening of her new vocal arts studio. Now located at 13550 Reflections Parkway in Fort Myers,...Read More »

Save the Date! 2014 Imagine Gala “Underwater Wonders”

Save the Date! 2014 Imagine Gala “Underwater Wonders” Inspired by the ongoing conversations about preserving our Florida Waterways Fort Myers, FL (December 27, 2013) – The Imaginarium Science Center presents their 2014 Imagine Gala – “Underwater Wonders.” This event offers adults the chance to plunge into the Underwater Wonders and enjoy a...Read More »

Volunteers Needed for South Florida Mud Run

Volunteers Needed for South Florida Mud Run ways to make quick cash 100% of Proceeds Benefit the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Fort Myers, FL – December 27, 2013 – Calling for all volunteers for the Second Annual South Florida Mud Run, a challenging 3-mile obstacle course event that let’s you...Read More »

Vein Specialists to Host Open House Event at New Bonita Springs Location

Vein Specialists to Host Open House Event at New Bonita Springs Location Bonita Springs, FL – December 27, 2013 – Vein Specialists is pleased to announce the opening of their new Bonita Springs location. Dr. Joseph Magnant and his staff will host an open house event Friday, January 17th at 5...Read More »

The Salvation Army of Lee Hendry and Glades Counties Participates in VIVA Florida 500

The Salvation Army (TSA) of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties participated in the VIVA Florida 500 – Hendry County Heritage Festival on Saturday, November 9th at the Labelle Rodeo Arena. This event was held to celebrate the heritage, culture, and history of Hendry County by showcasing many different community organizations,...Read More »

Save the Date! Magic Johnson To Speak at Fundraiser for Quality Life Center

NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be in Fort Myers on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 to speak at a fundraiser for Quality Life Center organized by Pickup the Ball. Magic Johnson will be speaking on “Changing Lives and Transforming Communities” from 7:30 – 8 p.m. at the S.T.A.R.S....Read More »

Central Bank Holding Fundraiser to Rebuild Naples YMCA

Central Bank Southwest Florida presents YMCA Rebuild IT, an event to raise funds to rebuild the Naples YMCA, which was destroyed by a fire in early September 2013. This fundraiser will take place on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Central Bank Naples branch, located at 4099 Tamiami Trail N,...Read More »

South Florida Mud Run Holds an Obstacle Design Competition for Students in Lee County

Calling all future engineers! South Florida Mud Run is holding an obstacle design competition for students in Lee County Schools. Students can draw and submit obstacles for the kid’s course at the South Florida Mud Run, and the winning designs from one elementary, one middle, and one high school will...Read More »

Lee County Recognizes and Supports the Efforts of Local Zonta Clubs

On Tuesday, December 3rd, the Lee County Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation in recognition of Zonta Club of Fort Myers, Zonta Club of Bonita Springs, and Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva for their efforts to raise awareness about and support initiatives that work toward preventing violence against women. The proclamation...Read More »

Emerald Homes Southwest Florida Opens Savona Bay for Sales on December 10th

Emerald Homes Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Savona Bay is scheduled to open for sales on December 10, 2013. Located in South Fort Myers, this luxury gated waterfront community features 31 single-family homes ranging from 2,600 to over 4,300 square feet. This intimate community is ideal for...Read More »

Community Agency Support Program Awards $7,300 to Fund Meals with Compassion

The Salvation Army (TSA) of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties is proud to announce Community Agency Support Program (CASP) awarded $7,300 to Sally’s Café & Marketplace’s Meals with Compassion located at 2476 Edison Avenue in Fort Myers. The City of Fort Myers Community Agency Support Program voted to award...Read More »

Register Now for the 14th Annual Southwest Florida Real Estate Outlook Conference

Registration is now open for the 14th Annual Southwest Florida Real Estate Outlook Conference. The event takes place on Thursday, January 29, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Harborside Event Center, located at 1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901. Presented annually by the Southwest Florida CCIM...Read More »

Earnest Graham to Speak at 25th Annual Rotary South All-Star Classic Banquet

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South is pleased to announce that former NFL player Earnest Graham will be the featured guest speaker at the 25th Annual John Carrigan Rotary South All-Star Classic Banquet. Graham will share his journey from high school all-star to NFL career. The banquet takes place on...Read More »

The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties Accepting Monetary Donations for the Typhoon Disaster

Salvation Army teams in The Philippines are preparing to provide assistance to the thousands of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda). More than 10,000 people are thought to have lost their lives in the disaster, with hundreds of thousands left without homes, power or clean water....Read More »

Zonta Club of Fort Myers Says NO to Violence Against Women

Zonta Club of Fort Myers is participating in “Zonta says NO,” a campaign designed by Zonta International to raise awareness and help bring an end to violence against women and girls across the globe. Together with other Zonta groups in District 11, the Zonta Club of Fort Myers will be...Read More »

USPS Toys for Tots Pickup is December 7! Residents will not receive postcard in mailbox this year

The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties announced the USPS Toys for Tots drive is still occurring this year. Residents of Lee County are accustomed to getting a postcard reminder of the USPS and Toys for Tots partnership, but this year, that card will not be distributed...Read More »

Register Now for the South Florida Mud Run

100% of Proceeds Benefit the new Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida Registration is now open for the Second Annual South Florida Mud Run, a challenging 3-mile obstacle course event that let’s you get dirty for a great cause! This event takes place on January 11, 2014 from 9 a.m. to...Read More »

Julie H. Gallo, MMS, PA-C Joins the Team at Riverchase

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to announce the addition of Julie H. Gallo, MMS, PA-C to its team of expert providers. Gallo is a Board Certified Physician Assistant who will begin treating patients at the Fort Myers and Cape Coral Riverchase locations on November 25th. buy microsoft office 2013...Read More »

Tickets Now on Sale for the 4th Annual Hearts of Love Gala

Tickets are now on sale for the 4th Annual Hearts of Love Gala: Our Hearts are Soaring featuring Tino Wallenda. This event, which benefits Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida, Inc., takes place on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 6 – 11 p.m. at the Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort &...Read More »

The Salvation Army is in Need of Donations for Annual Thanksgiving Meal

Every year, The Salvation Army of Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties offers a traditional Thanksgiving meal to anyone in need. This Thanksgiving, The Salvation Army plans to serve meals to over 500 people in the community. This holiday meal is not possible without the help of the Southwest Florida community....Read More »

Mangrove Bay Announces On-Site Sales Team

Mangrove Bay, a new residential Old Naples cottage style single-family waterfront community located in downtown Old Naples, is pleased to announce the development’s on-site sales team. The sales team for Mangrove Bay includes Jon Rubinton, Broker of Paradise Realty of Naples, LLC.; Celine S. Goget, Office Manager & Broker Associate...Read More »

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Now Offers Ultherapy

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgerywill now be offering Ultherapy treatment services at several of their Southwest Florida offices. Ultherapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound and the body’s natural healing process to lift, tone, and tighten loose skin on the brow, neck, and under the chin. The skilled providers...Read More »

Alvaro C. Sanchez Joins Burandt, Adamski & Feichthaler, P.L.

Burandt, Adamski & Feichthaler, P.L. is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Alvaro C. Sanchez to the firm. Sanchez attended law school at Ave Maria School of Law, obtaining his Juris Doctorate in May 2013. Shortly after passing the Florida Bar in September of 2013, he joined the firm...Read More »

D.R. Horton Southwest Florida's Completed Sorrento Model Ready to View

Sorrento is a Beautiful Carriage Home Community Starting in the mid $200s D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is proud to announce the completion of a fully decorated model in Sorrento, one of their newest communities in Bonita Springs. Sorrento, located east of I-75 off Bonita Beach Road, features 152 carriage homes....Read More »

Mangrove Bay Announces Development Team

Jon Rubinton of R & B Naples Holdings 1, LLC proudly announces the Development Team selected for Mangrove Bay Development, LLC, a new residential waterfront community located in Old Naples. This Development Team represents experts from some of Southwest Florida’s top companies in their respective fields. The team includes Matthew...Read More »

Motivational Speaker and Life Coach Mary Lynn Ziemer Presents to Bonita Springs Rotary Club

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE academic writing service Media Contact: Living A Joyful Life – Mary Lynn Ziemer Phone: (720) 270-3428 BONITA SPRINGS, FL – If the members of the Bonita Springs Rotary Club seem just a little “happier” these days, it’s because they recently had the opportunity to hear Motivational Speaker and Master Life Coach...Read More »

Heather Fitzenhagen Featured in Florida Weekly’s 2013 Power Women

The law firm of Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest, PLLC is proud to announce that Florida State Representative Heather Fitzenhagen, a partner at the law firm of Goede, Adamczyk & DeBoest, PLLC and a member of the Lee County Bar Association, was featured in Florida Weekly’s 2013 Power Women. This...Read More »

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Offers Free Skin Cancer Screenings in Naples

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery will be offering free skin cancer screenings for new patients in the Southwest Florida community on Monday, November 18th at their Downtown Naples office, located at 261 9th Street South. Provider, Chethana C. Gottam, M.D., FAAD will be performing the skin cancer screenings for new...Read More »

The Salvation Army Announces New Bonita Springs Offices

The Salvation Army Bonita Springs Outreach & Service Center will be relocating to new office space located in the Bonita Professional Park Complex at: 28331 South Tamiami Trail, Unit B8, Bonita Springs, FL 34134 (The old Family Health Centers Complex, behind the Car Wash). The current office closed on Friday, October...Read More »

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Hosts Medicare Advantage Open Houses

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery announces three upcoming Medicare Advantage Plan open houses in November. Representatives from different health plan organizations will be on hand to assist in open enrollment, which will end December 7, 2013. These educational events are events are free and open to the public. In addition...Read More »

Entech Appoints New President

Martin Haas, Founder, CEO and President of Entech (www.entechUS.com), is proud to announce the appointment of Jake Spanberger as President of Entech as of November 1, 2013. In his new role, Spanberger will be responsible for the company’s overall performance, along with advancing the growth strategies of Entech and their...Read More »

Velocity Engineering Services Launches in Southwest Florida

Christopher J. Pacitto, P.E. is proud to announce the launch of Velocity Engineering Services, Southwest Florida’s newest and most diverse geotechnical and environmental engineering, facilities consulting, and building inspection firms. As Founder and President of the company, Mr. Pacitto prides himself on working directly with clients to provide customized solutions...Read More »

D.R. Horton SW Florida Division Announces Bayan Bay is 85% Sold Out

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is proud to announce that the new single-family home community Bayan Bay is 85% sold out. Don’t miss the opportunity to create your Florida family lifestyle in Bayan Bay, located in charming Fort Myers close to shopping, dining, beaches, parks and the SWFL International...Read More »

Jim Henderson of William C. Huff Companies was a guest speaker for two conventions, back to back, in September

Jim Henderson, owner and president of William C. Huff Companies, has been on the speaking circuit this past year sharing information about logistics and the baby-boomer trend in downsizing their estates. Henderson recently spoke to two groups in September; he was one of the featured speakers at the 2013 Domestic Estate...Read More »

SWFL CCIM District Presents the 14th Annual SWFL Real Estate Outlook Conference

Mark your calendars! Southwest Florida CCIM District announces the 14th Annual Southwest Florida Real Estate Outlook Conference on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 7:30 a.m. – noon at the Harborside Event Center, located at 1375 Monroe Street. This meeting is an ideal networking and educational opportunity for any individual or...Read More »

Andrea S. Pleimling, Esq. Joins the Legal Team at Aloia, Roland & Lubell, LLP

Aloia, Roland & Lubell, LLP is proud to announce that Andrea S. Pleimling, Esq. has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney. Ms. Pleimling is an experienced attorney who specializes in general liability, civil litigation, commercial law and real estate. Andrea Pleimling graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts...Read More »

Gun Owners of America and Florida Citizens Alliance Endorse the Florida Second Amendment Preservation Act

Fort Myers, FL (October 25, 2013) – Gun Owners of America and the Florida Citizens Alliance announce their endorsement of the Florida Second Amendment Preservation Act. This act would protect individual rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment by declaring any federal acts, laws, orders, rules, and regulations in violation of...Read More »

Inaugural Love That Dress! 5 Storage Unit Sale Raises Funds for PACE

Kendra Sutton, Chair of Love That Dress! 5, is pleased to announce that the first ever Post LTD! Storage Unit Sale raised $3,500 for PACE Center for Girls – Lee. The post-event sale offered dresses that were not purchased at the Love That Dress! 5 event for sale at discounted...Read More »

Ana Maria T. Senica Named Branch Manager at Central Bank in Naples

Joanne Show, Vice President of Central Bank Southwest Florida is pleased to announce that Ana Maria T. Senica has been named Branch Manager of the Central Bank location in Naples. In her new position, she will be responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the busy Naples office. Ana Maria Senica has...Read More »

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Now Offers CoolSculpting® Services at Additional Locations

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is proud to announce that they now offer CoolSculpting® services at the offices in downtown Naples, North Naples, Fort Myers and Cape Coral. Riverchase is southwest Florida’s CoolSculpting® expert and has treated hundreds of satisfied patients with this patented cooling technology that helps clients achieve...Read More »

Moody River Estates Sales Center Set To Open in October

D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida Division is proud to announce the new Sales Center at Moody River Estates located in North Fort Myers on Hancock Bridge Parkway one mile west of US 41 is set to open on October 19, 2013. Moody River by D.R. Horton includes single-family homes that...Read More »

Orange Theory Fitness Grand Opening VIP Party

Orangetheory® Fitness, a unique and fast-growing national fitness franchise that offers original heart rate-monitored interval group sessions, has arrived in Southwest Florida. The Fort Myers studio, located at 11600 Gladiolus Drive, Unit 317, will hold a Grand Opening VIP Celebration on Thursday, October 17th from 5 – 8 p.m. Owners,...Read More »

Kimberly Royal Receives Prestigious “40 Under 40” Award from Gulfshore Business Magazine

Dr. Andrew T. Jaffe, founder of Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, is pleased to announce that Kimberly Royal, Director of Marketing and Development, has been selected to receive Gulfshore Business Magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” award. Royal is one of 40 recipients to earn the distinction in 2013. Every year...Read More »

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Introduces Carol Cunningham as their Newest Spa Blue MD Team Member

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to announce the newest member of their Spa Blue MD team, Carol Cunningham, RFS, CME. Cunningham is a Clinical Aesthetician and will begin offering Aesthetic Spa Services at the Fort Myers office, located at 7331 Gladiolus Drive, on August 12, 2013. “We are happy...Read More »

Paula Campbell Joins Team at Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to announce that Paula Campbell has joined the Riverchase team as their newest Laser Hair Removal Technician. Campbell works alongside the team at Spa Blue MD at Riverchase providing laser hair removal services to a variety of clients. Paula Campbell is a Certified Laser...Read More »

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Celebrate Riverchase Dermatology’s New Downtown Fort Myers Location

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery invites the community to help celebrate the opening of their new downtown Fort Myers office at a ribbon cutting ceremony on October 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm. This office, located at 2621 Cleveland Avenue, starting accepting patients in early September and offers another convenient location...Read More »

Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Now Offers Cosmetic Laser Services at Fort Myers Office

Fort Myers, FL – September 18, 2013 – Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to announce that they now offer MedLite® and V-Beam Cosmetic Laser Services at their Fort Myers office, located at 7331 Gladiolus Drive. dr gary m levin Medlite® lasers are able to remove age spots, brown spots, freckles,...Read More »

McKenney Home Care Announces Medical Advisory Board

(September 9, 2013 – Naples, FL) McKenney Home Care proudly announces the formation of their Medical Advisory Board. The board was established to provide feedback and advice in key areas of care for their clients and includes four distinguished and highly recognized medical professionals.   Steven T. DeKosky, M.D., Vice President and...Read More »

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South Gives $2,000 to Fund New Dock

Roger Mercado, President of Rotary Club of Fort Myers South, is pleased to announce that the club has given $2,000 to Rotary’s Camp Florida to help build a new dock. The new dock is one of many improvements Camp Florida is planning to make to better accommodate future campers.   Rotary’s Camp...Read More »