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Gulf Coast Symphony Family, The Greatest Rock Event of This Summer is Coming to Fort Myers!

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Get ready to rock the aisles!

On August 20 experience a concert like never before! Gulf Coast Symphony is joined by singers Chloe Lowery, Dan Domenech and a rock band. Hear your favorite rock classics from Abba, Queen, Madonna, Jersey Boys, the Eagles, Journey and many more accompanied by full symphony orchestra. Don’t miss out on the Rock event of this summer!

Symphonic Rocks
August 20, 7:30pm
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

On August 20 connect with your inner rock ‘n’ roll soul and experience a rock concert like you never have before! Symphonic Rocks features pop hits from the 80s and 90s, plus standards from rock musicals, performed with guest vocalists, backup singers, rock band, and full symphony orchestra! Get ready to rock your seats with guest artists Chloe Lowery, who has toured with Yanni and Chris Botti, and Glee alum, Dan Domenech, who starred in Rent, Sister Act, Kinky Boots & Rock of Ages. Hear your favorite rock arrangements from Abba, Queen, Madonna, Jersey Boys, the Eagles, Journey and many more. This is an evening you will be rocking out in the aisles.

Tickets start at just $29 — order now!

Listen to our Spotify Playlist for the month of August featuring music that inspired “Symphonic Rocks”.

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Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra Announced for 22-23 Season!

Announcing the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra's 3rd season at the MACC! Gulf Coast Symphony Family,…

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Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra Announced for 22-23 Season!

Announcing the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra’s 3rd season at the MACC!

Gulf Coast Symphony Family, join the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra for its 3rd Season at our Music & Arts Community Center. The season includes return appearances by the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersinger and Gulfshore Ballet. Celebrate the sounds of Beethoven, Price, Mozart, Vivaldi and many more.

Save 25% with purchase of the series!

SINGLE TICKETS AVAILABLE

November 5

A new season begins with conductor Andrew M. Kurtz and the Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra performs one of Beethoven’s most celebrated works, the Eroica Symphony, a large-scale composition that marked the beginning of the composer’s innovative “middle period”.

January 14

Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra performs Symphony No. 3 composed by Florence Price in 1938. The composition is Price’s third symphony, following her Symphony in E minor the first symphony by a black woman to be performed by a major American orchestra and her lost Symphony No. 2.

February 11

Fort Myers Master Singers join Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra for a night of Vivaldi’s Gloria. Vivaldi’s Gloria is one of sacred music’s most uplifting choral works – a piece of high drama and hidden performers.

March 25

Symphony No. 3 in G minor, is a work by Louise Farrenc, the last of the symphonies she composed. It is the best known and most appreciated of her symphonies. Although less performed and recorded, it is nevertheless compared by the music journalist Tom Service to the symphonies of Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann.

April 1

Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra performs Strings on Fire!.

May 6

Gulfshore Ballet joins Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra for Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enjoy the music and a ballet performance with choreography by Iliana Lopez & Franklin Gamero.

Gulf Coast Symphony is committed to bringing vibrant, diverse performers to our community. Support us in this vital work.

Gulf Coast Symphony, PO Box 60878, Fort Myers, FL 33906, United States

Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts headlines 8th Island Hopper 🎸🌴

LEE COUNTY, Florida (U.S.A.) – Gary LeVox, frontman for Rascal Flatts, is the headline songwriter/performer…

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LEE COUNTY, Florida (U.S.A.) – Gary LeVox, frontman for Rascal Flatts, is the headline songwriter/performer at the 8th Island Hopper Songwriter Fest, Sept.16-25. LeVox is scheduled to perform at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, poolside at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach.

Tickets for the event are available on the Island Hopper app or at island-hopperfest.visitfortmyers.com/artist/gary-levox. Be sure to download the app to be entered for a chance to win a two-night stay at Pink Shell during the final weekend of Island Hopper, tickets to the LeVox concert and a $200 gift card.
Fans will remember LeVox, who along with bandmates Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, founded Rascal Flatts in 2000. The group went on to enjoy one of the most successful careers in modern country music. Infusing the genre’s traditional sound with massive pop hooks, rock showmanship and faithful positivity, they scored 17 No. 1 singles and sold more than 23 million albums, making the band the most awarded country group of the last decade.

Embarking on a solo chapter, LeVox’s debut single “The Distance,” is one of five songs on his debut collection “One On One,” which includes multiple collaborations.

The 10-day Island Hopper music festival features performances by some of the country’s greatest BMI singer-songwriters. The first weekend kicks off on Captiva Island, Sept. 16-18, then moves to downtown Fort Myers, Sept. 19-22, and ends with a weekend on Fort Myers Beach, Sept. 23-25.

In addition to LeVox, BMI singer-songwriters performing this year include: Kristian Bush, two-time Grammy award winner and half of the Sugarland duo; Aaron Barker, who has written songs for George Strait, Clay Walker and Willie Nelson; and Dave Pahanish, who co-wrote the No. 1 Billboard Country music singles “Do You Believe Me Now” by Jimmy Wayne, “American Ride” by Toby Keith, and “Without You” by Keith Urban.

Most shows are free, with the exception of a few ticketed experiences, such as headliner shows. Fans will select their favorites from 70 singer-songwriters who will perform more than 100 shows.

“The intimate settings for each performance allow for interaction between the performer/songwriter and the audience, which is unique because you can meet the artist and learn the backstory of their songs,” said Tamara Pigott, executive director of the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau.

Stay up to date on all the festival news, artists, schedules, venues and accommodations with the Island Hopper app or islandhopperfest.com

Island Hopper is produced by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau, iHeartMedia, and BMI, the largest music rights organization in the U.S. Visit IslandHopperFest.com Follow the festival hashtag #islandhopperfest as well as the event’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook feeds.

New Lifelong Learning Classes Just Posted!

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New Lifelong Learning Classes Just Posted!

We are so excited to announce that

LIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES ARE BACK!

We took a hiatus during our last two years but we are so pleased to be offering

these high-interest classes for our Adult community in Southwest Florida.

Our Fall Session starts in September 14 2022 at The Lee County Public Education Center! 

Please join us and sign-up as classes fill up quickly!

More classes will be posted shortly!

Check out our website for more details:

Leeschools.net/lifelonglearning

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:

You may click on each link to register. 

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/398930490837

U.S. CITIZENSHIP CLASS

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/397260535957

CREATIVE WRITING: NARRATIVE JOURNALING

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/399524547677

LET’S GET FIT!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/400271551987

If you have any QUESTIONS or CONCERNS please contact Marliss Brockington

at 239.939.6321 or marlisskb@leeschools.net

Do you know who Ruth Graves Wakefield is?

Hundreds of courses. Knowledgeable instructors.Have it your way, online or in-person. Support FGCU Academy |…

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Hundreds of courses. Knowledgeable instructors.
Have it your way, online or in-person.

Support FGCU Academy | Make a Memorable Gift Now

The Academy’s program fees only cover a fraction of its operating costs. The Academy relies on the purchase of memberships and donations to carry us the rest of the way. Without your support, this vital community lifelong learning and outreach program would not be possible. Thank you for your generosity.

August 2022

FGCU Academy Celebrates
NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY | AUGUST 4

Greetings, On August 4th, National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day gives us an opportunity to dunk America’s #1 favorite cookie. Whether yours are homemade or store-bought, pour a glass of milk and enjoy.

Without chocolate chips, the cookie would still be number one. Or would it?

For that reason, we also recognize Ruth Graves Wakefield on National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day. Thanks to her inventiveness and curiosity, chocolate chips and a cookie dough go together. And for this reason, we hover around ovens savoring the moment the timer dings.

How the Chocolate Chip Cookie Began
Imagine if Ruth Graves Wakefield hadn’t run out of baker’s chocolate for her cookie recipe that day in 1937. Because that’s what happened. The cookie recipe she was preparing called for baker’s chocolate and would have blended smoothly into the dough. However, she was out. And what if Mrs. Wakefield hadn’t considered using semi-sweet chocolate instead? She figured it would just melt into the dough and work much like the baker’s chocolate.

Or, what if someone had interrupted Ruth Graves Wakefield that day and caused the cookies to burn and ruin the experiment?

Well, none of that happened. Instead of interruptions or doubts, the baker added the chocolate to the dough. Moments later the mouthwatering aroma began to waft from Mrs. Wakefield’s oven. Perhaps the smell lured a child into the kitchen. Or maybe a guest at the Tollhouse Inn she and her husband owned. We may not know the finer details of the day the chocolate chip cookie came to be. However, we do know Ruth Graves Wakefield made it happen.

And if it weren’t for her, we wouldn’t know the ecstasy of warm chocolate chip cookie melting on our tongue. We know that feeling. When our eyes close in heavenly satisfaction and a perfect smile graces our face. No, if it weren’t for Ruth Graves Wakefield, entire generations would be denied the bliss that is a chocolate chip cookie.

We could even go so far as to say she is responsible for all those other nuggets of goodness. Those morsels of butterscotch, peanut butter, and white chocolate we enjoy in much the same way we enjoy our chocolate delights. Nothing, though, rates quite as high as the chocolate chip cookie Ruth Graves Wakefield brought to us in 1937. No, nothing.
Let’s try some gluten free keto chocolate chip cookies here
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TECHNOLOGY CLASSES
Instructor: John Guerra

iPhone/iPad Messages & Maps App
@ Siena Lakes – August 9 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
@ Naples Center or Online via Zoom – August 23 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to Windows 11
@ Commons Club at The Brooks – August15 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

iPhone/iPad Notes App: The App Everyone Should Use
@ Naples Center or Online via Zoom – August 16 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

SINGLE LECTURE CLASSES

On the Front Line: What is at Stake in Afghanistan
@ Moorings Park – August 15 | 10 – 12 p.m.

The Creation of Germany
@ Commons Club at The Brooks – August 4 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

U.S. National Security Council: Pivotal Role in Coordinating U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy
@ The Arlington – August 5 | 2:30 – 4 p.m.

Nutrition and Mental Health
@ Moorings Park – August 8 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
@ Moorings Park Grande Lake – August 12 | 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Cause and Effect: The Development of Religious Creeds
@ The Arlington – August 9 | 2:30 – 4 p.m.

LOOKING AHEAD – see what’s coming

• Get More From Your Digital Camera
• Americana: Lecture & Concert
• The Great Private Sector Space Race

SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL MOVIES
Moderator – John Guerra

Pain and Glory – @ Naples Center – August 21 | 2 – 4:30 p.m.
As it is in Heaven – @ Naples Center – September 11 | 2 – 4:30 p.m.

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2023 Travel

Travel The World With FGCU Academy
Travel is not reward for working, it’s education for living

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Machu Picchu to the Galapagos – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
September 13 – 28, 2022 | 16 days

2023 International Travel Schedule
Plan Ahead and Book Now
(brochures / additional info available soon)

Insider’s Japan – View Full Itinerary/Travel Brochure
May 20 – June 1, 2023 | 13 days

UNTAMED ALASKA
August 20 – 30, 2023 | 11 days
Awe-inspiring natural beauty and outdoor adventure await as we explore Alaska’s varied landscapes and noteworthy cities. From Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, and Kenai Fjords national parks to the energy of Anchorage and scenic Seward, our small group encounters the breadth and beauty of America’s Last Frontier.

LEGENDARY TURKEY
September 1 – 15, 2023 | 15 days
Exotic sights, scents, and sounds reign in this fascinating land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.

ACROSS SPAIN & PORTUGAL
September 10 – 26, 2023 | 17 days
Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular small group journey from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in vibrant Barcelona.

PEARLS OF DALMATIA
September 14 – 28, 2023 | 15 days
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.

CLASSIC GERMANY
September 21 – October 3, 2023 | 13 days
Classic Germany: it’s the Romantic Road and the Bavarian Alps, royal castles and half-timbered houses, charming villages and historic Nuremberg, culturally rich Munich and international Berlin. It’s history of note – and of notoriety. And we see it all on this alluring small group tour.

SICILY IN DEPTH
September 28 – October 9, 2023 | 12 days
Crossroads of the Mediterranean … the “toe” in Italy’s boot … “God’s Kitchen” … Sicily is all this, and much more, as we see on our stellar small group journey around this Italian island. It’s lively cities and ancient ruins, temples of man – and of nature, hospitable people and delectable cuisine … a feast for all the senses.

ISRAEL: TIMELESS WONDERS
October 14 – 25, 2023 | 12 days
Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of spirit and story, history and hospitality. From modern Tel Aviv to scen¬ic Upper Galilee, ancient Tiberias and storied Nazareth to Jerusalem, “City of Gold,” we engage all our senses in a small group encounter with this extraordinary and holy land, with a five-night stay in Jerusalem at the legendary King David hotel.

Support FGCU Academy | Make a Memorable Gift Now

The Academy’s program fees only cover a fraction of its operating costs. The Academy relies on the purchase of memberships and donations to carry us the rest of the way. Without your support, this vital community lifelong learning and outreach program would not be possible. Thank you for your generosity.

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Gulf Coast Symphony Family, you’re on our nice list!

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Spend this Holiday Season with Gulf Coast Symphony!

Gulf Coast Symphony Family, you’re on our nice list! Here’s a treat you won’t want to miss. This Holiday season we have a great line up of shows for you and your family to enjoy!

Deck the Halls
December 2, 7:30pm
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Celebrate the spirit of the season with this annual holiday tradition! The Gulf Coast Symphony is joined by the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers, Mark Sanders, the Kellyn Celtic Arts Dance Academy, and, of course, Santa! Enjoy holiday favorites from Leroy Anderson’s endearing Sleigh Ride to the Mannheim Steamroller Silent Night, and much, much more! Deck the Halls is a holiday tradition that’s perfect¬ for the whole family!
Sponsored in part by the Bireley Family Foundation

Snowbird Follies:
A Holiday Revue
December 3-18
Music & Arts Community Center

Nomads from the North have been flocking to the sunshine state for well over 100 years. Come enjoy a whimsical musical yuletide celebration with a winking nod to Fort Myers’ original snowbirds, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford.

From “Boogie Woogie Santa Claus” to “White Christmas”, this revue is playful journey through decades of holiday favorites, sprinkled with local history.

The Nutcracker
December 10
3:00pm & 8:00pm
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

This holiday season, join us as the lights dim, the music soars, snowflakes swirl, flowers dance, and sugar plum dreams come to life. The Gulfshore Ballet, principal guest dancers from the New York City Ballet and the Gulf Coast Symphony present Tchaikovsky holiday classic in a glorious production with choreography by Iliana Lopez & Franklin Gamero. This beloved two-act ballet is filled with memorable music and dance.

Jazz at the MACC:
Swinging Holiday
December 15, 7:30pm
Music & Arts Community Center

Back by popular demand, saxophonist Valerie Gillespie and trombonist Herb Bruce joins the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective for a Swinging Holiday celebration. With incredible original arrangements of holiday favorites written for the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective, treat yourself to a unique and upbeat evening that will get you in the holiday mood!

Jazz Series sponsored in part by:
Victor & Jackie Solomon and Robert Opatrny & Susan Sutherland.

Gulf Coast Symphony is committed to bringing vibrant, diverse performances to our community. Please help support us in this vital work.

Gulf Coast Symphony, PO Box 60878, Fort Myers, FL 33906, United States

Gulf Coast Symphony Family, Get ready to Rock!

"Domenech brings his outstanding talent, irresistible charm and unbridled ebullience to everything he does on…

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“Domenech brings his outstanding talent, irresistible charm and unbridled ebullience to everything he does on stage and in life.” -DC Metro Theater Arts

Dan Domenech, is an American singer, director and actor best known for his understudy portrayal of Jason Dean in Heathers: The Musical, Drew in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages and a recurring guest appearance on Glee. Domenech has also appeared in the pre-Broadway runs of Wonderland, Sister Act, National/International tours of RENT and Rock of Ages and worked as associate choreographer for film and TV projects like Tropic Thunder, Step Brothers, Fame, The Academy Awards and Emmys. He made his directorial debut summer of 2017 with the beta test of the revamped Heathers: The Musical before being mounted in it’s sold out run at The Other Palace Theater in London.

Don’t miss your chance to see Dan perform on the stage together with Gulf Coast Symphony in Symphonic Rocks.

Symphonic Rocks
August 20, 7:30pm
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

On August 20 connect with your inner rock ‘n’ roll soul and experience a rock concert like you never have before! Symphonic Rocks features pop hits from the 80s and 90s, plus standards from rock musicals, performed with guest vocalists, backup singers, rock band, and full symphony orchestra! Get ready to rock your seats with guest artists Chloe Lowery, who has toured with Yanni and Chris Botti, and Glee alum, Dan Domenech, who starred in Rent, Sister Act, Kinky Boots & Rock of Ages. Hear your favorite rock arrangements from Abba, Queen, Madonna, Jersey Boys, the Eagles, Journey and many more. This is an evening you will be rocking out in the aisles.

Tickets start at just $29 — order now!

Gulf Coast Symphony is committed to bringing vibrant, diverse performers to our community. Support us in this vital work.

Gulf Coast Symphony, PO Box 60878, Fort Myers, FL 33906, United States

Lifelong Learning Classes are Back!

We are so excited to announce thatLIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES ARE BACK! We took a hiatus…

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Lifelong Learning Classes are Back!

We are so excited to announce that
LIFELONG LEARNING CLASSES ARE BACK!

We took a hiatus during our last two years but we are so pleased to be offering
these high-interest classes for our Adult community in Southwest Florida.

Our Fall Session starts in September 14 2022 at The Lee County Public Education Center!

Please join us and sign-up as classes fill up quickly!
More classes will be posted shortly!

Check out our website for more details:
Leeschools.net/lifelonglearning

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:
You may click on each link to register.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/397103847297

HULAFIT! POLYNESIAN DANCE CLASS
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/396613691227

MICROSOFT OFFICE COMPUTER BASICS
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/396545035877

If you have any QUESTIONS or CONCERNS please contact Marliss Brockington
at 239.939.6321 or marlisskb@leeschools.net

County, City, proclaim Nov. 7 as CONRIC pr + marketing Day

County, City, proclaim Nov. 7 as CONRIC pr + marketing Day                        A day to…

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County, City, proclaim Nov. 7 as CONRIC pr + marketing Day

                       A day to celebrate marketing excellence, community service and entrepreneurism

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 9, 2022) – 2022 marks 15 years of success for CONRIC pr + marketing. To commemorate this milestone, the Board of County Commissioners of Lee County represented by Kevin Ruane and the Mayor of Fort Myers Kevin Anderson honored the agency by presenting proclamations declaring Nov. 7 as CONRIC pr + marketing Day. Founder and CEO, Connie Ramos-Williams proudly accepted the proclamations during CONRIC’s 15-year Anniversary celebration at The Edison Restaurant in Fort Myers on July 15.

“Our company’s journey began in 2007, providing marketing solutions to local startup businesses during the recession and grown to become a national digital marketing agency serving nearly 150 businesses across 35 states in 2022,” said Ramos-Williams. “Our agency’s heart and home are in Southwest Florida, which is where we remain committed to giving generously of our time, talent and treasure.”

Ramos-Williams founded CONRIC on Nov. 7, 2007, with a vision of helping start-up business owners and entrepreneurs achieve long standing success and assisting larger, more established companies reach new heights and continued growth. Over the years, CONRIC has grown as a national leading creative digital marketing, branding, public relations, advertising, and web development agency. Serving a diverse portfolio of clients across the country in various industries, the agency has earned numerous awards and accolades and gives generously back to the community. CONRIC has donated nearly 1.5 million dollars in pro bono services and donations back to the community, as well as successfully launched the SWFL Strong Podcast and Facebook Group in 2020 to help the community, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals unite, connect, and support one another.

“On behalf of the City of Fort Myers, I want to thank CONRIC pr + marketing, Connie Ramos-Williams and her team for the positive impact they have had in Fort Myers and our surrounding areas,” said Mayor Anderson.

Together, the agency and its clients have overcome recessions, hurricanes and a pandemic and emerged stronger. At the heart of it all is the agency’s passion for people. It all starts with building relationships. CONRIC’s team prides itself on taking the time to get to know its clients and listen to their needs. Learning every detail about an organization and its customers helps to create a tailored marketing and communications strategy focused on specific goals.

“I was quick to respond when asked to present the proclamation to Connie and the CONRIC pr + marketing team,” said Lee County Commissioner Kevin Ruane. “This is a woman and agency that truly gives generously back to the community they serve.”

Maintaining CONRIC’s strong organizational health and culture is top of mind as the team continues to grow remotely across the country. Just before news of the pandemic, the agency transitioned to remote work. Ramos-Williams believes this may have been her best strategic move to date although it hasn’t come without growing pains. Since going remote, the team has nearly doubled in size and in the number of clients it serves.

CONRIC’s custom fit approach opens access to all of the agency’s talent and resources, including continuous research, analytics, and data to identify trends and fine tune adjustments based on clients’ specific needs. This flexibility, personal attention and precise targeting is where CONRIC eclipses the competition. See the successful campaigns CONRIC creates daily for businesses and community organizations at conricpr.com. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 239-690-9840.

CONRIC pr + marketing

CONRIC pr + marketing is a leading national creative digital marketing, branding, public relations, advertising, and web development agency headquartered in Southwest Florida. Connie Ramos-Williams launched the award-winning, full-service agency in 2007. The firm serves a diverse portfolio of clients in 35 states across the country in industry sectors, including financial, legal, education, medical, government, non-profit, hospitality, manufacturing, construction, real estate, association, and salon and spa. CONRIC was named Gulfshore Business magazine’s Best Advertising Agency and Best Public Relations Firm in the region. The agency has earned multiple Image Awards from the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association and Golden Image Awards from its statewide chapter, Charlie Awards from the Florida Magazine Association, national Addy Awards from the American Advertising Federation, an international MUSE Award for creative design, an Industry Appreciation Award for Business Diversity and a 2021 Uncommon Friends Business Ethics Award Finalist. CONRIC pr + marketing has offices located at 5237 Summerlin Commons Blvd., Suite 307 in Fort Myers, and 1415 Panther Lane in Naples. For more information, call 239-690-9840 or visit conricpr.com.