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FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter wins nine awards at annual state conference

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter wins nine awards at annual state conference

The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) honored the FPRA Southwest Florida Chapter (FPRA SWFL) with several awards at the 79th Annual FPRA State Conference at The Ritz-Carlton in Orlando on August 6-9. Members from 15 chapters across the state of Florida and public relations professionals from around the world enjoyed four days of professional development, networking and recognition from their peers. FPRA State President, Terri Behling, APR, CPRC, presented members of FPRA SWFL with nine awards, including the Past President’s Award...

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Creekside Preserve expected to sell out in early 2018

Posted by on Aug 17, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

Creekside Preserve expected to sell out in early 2018

Creekside Preserve has just released 12 new carriage homes for sale, which are expected to be among the final 20 to be sold before the scenic south Fort Myers community is complete. D.R. Horton’s Southwest Florida division anticipates that these few remaining homes will be sold out by early 2018. Every carriage home in Creekside Preserve is an end corner unit, with only four homes per building to enhance privacy, natural light and the stunning views. These well built homes feature all-concrete block construction with pre-cast concrete slabs...

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Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly awards nominations now open

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly awards nominations now open

Michael Chatman, president and CEO of the Cape Coral Community Foundation, invites the Southwest Florida community to nominate outstanding local nonprofit organizations, leaders and partners for the inaugural Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly awards (The ENPYs). Criteria, instructions and nomination forms are available at ENPYAwards.com. Finalists and winners will be recognized at the inaugural awards luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at Crowne Plaza Bell Tower in Fort Myers. Up to three finalists will be selected in each of the...

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Rotary Club of Fort Myers presents Backyard Family Bash on Oct. 22

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

Rotary Club of Fort Myers presents Backyard Family Bash on Oct. 22

Hometown pride is the theme of the inaugural Backyard Family Bash, presented by Rotary Club of Fort Myers, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. onSunday, Oct. 22 on the expansive lawn at the Alliance for the Arts. Bring your kids, neighbors, dog, chair and blankets, and enjoy hometown food, music and fun. Proceeds benefit local nonprofits through the Fort Myers Rotary Trust Fund. Donations will be accepted at the gate, and parking is free. Food trucks will serve up an eclectic array of dishes to feast on. Beer and wine will be served for the adults while local...

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Lake Michigan Credit Union announces acquisition of Encore Bank of Naples, Fla.

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

Lake Michigan Credit Union announces acquisition of Encore Bank of Naples, Fla.

Lake Michigan Credit Union (LMCU), headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Encore Bank, headquartered in Naples, Fla. The combined entity will have approximately $5.6 billion in assets, over $9 billion in serviced mortgages, with ten branches in Florida and over 40 in Michigan. “We are delighted that Encore Bank has agreed to join with Lake Michigan Credit Union, to help strengthen and expand our presence in the growing Southwest Florida region,” said Sandy Jelinski, president and chief...

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Attorney Justin B. Hales joins the Law Offices of Dennis L. Webb, P.A., at SW FLA Lawyers

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

Attorney Justin B. Hales joins the Law Offices of Dennis L. Webb, P.A., at SW FLA Lawyers

The Law Offices of Dennis L. Webb, P.A. has added Justin B. Hales as an associate to expand its focus on criminal defense. Hales has dedicated his career to advocating for clients who have been charged with a crime, and comes to the firm from the Office of the Public Defender in Fort Myers, where he served as assistant public defender. Dennis L. Webb originally opened the Law Offices of Dennis L. Webb, P.A. in Miami in 1986. In 1996, Attorney Webb became the president and senior partner at Webb & Scarmozzino, P.A., in Fort Myers, Fla. for...

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Registration now open for Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter’s 2017 Public Relations University

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

Registration now open for Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter’s 2017 Public Relations University

Registration is open for the Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter’s annual PR University: “PR Is Universal” taking place Thursday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers. This daylong professional development seminar will bring together local, state and national public relations experts to share insight into PR’s reach across all industries and professions.   Early bird registration rates for PR University close Sept. 5. The cost is $65 for members, $80 for non-members...

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Express Homes is now building affordable homes in north Cape Coral

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

Express Homes is now building affordable homes in north Cape Coral

The Southwest Florida division of Express Homes is now building affordable new homes in the desirable north Cape Coral area. Starting in the high-$100s, these homes offer convenient access to the Pine Island Road Corridor, downtown Cape Coral, the famous fishing and art galleries of charming Matlacha, and the shopping, dining and entertainment options of the historic River District of Fort Myers. Home plans range from 1,672 to 1,828 square feet and offer three to four bedrooms, two baths and a two-car garage. Homes currently include 18-inch...

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Crush childhood hunger at the SWFL Hunger Games at Top Rocker Field on Oct. 7

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

Crush childhood hunger at the SWFL Hunger Games at Top Rocker Field on Oct. 7

In an effort to crush childhood hunger, Top Rocker Events will present its inaugural SWFL Hunger Games 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Top Rocker Field in Fort Myers. Part of the Morgan & Morgan Signature Series, the event raises awareness and funds for the mission of Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida. A limited number of tickets are available for $10 in advance on Eventbrite and more info is available at TopRockerEvents.com. More than 30 gourmet food trucks, local restaurants and popular chefs will gather in Top...

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Christin Collins appointed Chair for Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida’s Annual Mental Health Luncheon

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in In The News | 0 comments

Christin Collins appointed Chair for Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida’s Annual Mental Health Luncheon

Executive Director for Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida James Wineinger is pleased to announce that Christin Collins of Lee Health has signed on as the event chair for the organization’s Annual Mental Health Luncheon. Hope Clubhouse of Southwest Florida will roll out its new “Faces of Hope” campaign at the luncheon, as well as feature a surprise public figure who will share his personal journey of mental health. The event takes place 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30 at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. At...

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