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Lipman Family Farms 7th Annual Backpack Giveaway and Back to School Event taking place this weekend

Note to Media: More than 1,000 students will receive the essential supplies they need ahead…

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Lipman Family Farms 7th Annual Backpack Giveaway and Back to School Event taking place this weekend

Note to Media: More than 1,000 students will receive the essential supplies they need ahead of the new school year thanks to the Lipman Family Farms Backpack Giveaway and Back to School Event taking place this Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. The 7th annual event is expected to draw over 2,000 attendees to the Immokalee High School Football field at 701 Immokalee Drive.
 
Backpacks and school supplies will be given out to the first 1,500 elementary and middle school students in Immokalee. Bikes, gift cards and back-to-school haircuts will also be given away for free during the event. Aside from the giveaways, children and families will enjoy free food and entertainment, including the Collier County Sheriff’s rock climbing wall.
 
We hope to see you at the backpack giveaway on Saturday. If you’re planning on attending please contact us to confirm.
 
WHAT: 7th Annual Lipman Family Farms Backpack Giveaway and Back to School Event
 
WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
 
WHERE: Immokalee High School football field, 701 Immokalee Drive, Immokalee
 
WHY: The free event lends a helping hand to students and families in need while celebrating the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
 
CONTACT: Josh Milton, CONRIC PR & Marketing, 239-690-9840, josh@conricpr.com

Wier Named Principal of FSW Collegiate High School-Charlotte

July 31, 2018 – Punta Gorda, FLA – When the bell rings for the first…

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Wier Named Principal of FSW Collegiate High School-Charlotte

July 31, 2018 – Punta Gorda, FLA – When the bell rings for the first day of class, there will be a new principal there to greet students at the FSW Collegiate High School-Charlotte.
 
Dr. Larry Miller, Dean, FSW School of Education, announced that Michelle Wier is the new principal for the collegiate high school.
 
“Michelle brings exceptional qualifications and expertise to lead our school, and she is already familiar with the needs of the community,” said Dr. Miller.
 
“I’m looking forward to welcoming our new and returning students back,” said Wier. “This school has a strong tradition of academic excellence and I plan to continue that tradition so that ultimately, our students benefit.”
 
Prior to joining FSW, she was the assistant principal at Lemon Bay High School for the past five years. Her career in education began nearly 30 years ago as a teacher before serving as a dean of students and a career specialist/student services program planner. She earned her bachelor of science degree in education at The Ohio State University, and her master in educational leadership at Florida Gulf Coast University.
 
FSWC-Charlotte is designed to provide students of all ability levels an opportunity to graduate with both a high school degree and an Associate of Arts (AA) degree.  The teaching methods used provide students an engaging learning environment and opportunities to receive additional educational resources through the high school and Florida SouthWestern State College.  For more information about Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School Charlotte County visit http://www.fsw.edu/wp/cchs/.
 
 
 

Society expands Treehouse menu

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 31, 2018) – Due to patron demand, Society has expanded their…

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 31, 2018) – Due to patron demand, Society has expanded their Treehouse dining menu.
 
The new menu offers 28 items from flatbreads, small plates, soups and salads and large plates as well as sushi and raw bar options. Between 4 to 7 p.m. each day Happy Hour seven items will be offered for just $7 each.
 
“We found that our patrons are really enjoying the atmosphere at the Treehouse and asked us to offer more menu options for them to be able to stay upstairs and dine al fresco,” said Brad Cozza, owner/partner of Society. “We were happy to oblige since our goal is to be Southwest Florida’s go to dining and entertainment venue, seven days per week.”          
 
The all-day menu includes four types of flatbreads, a soup of the day and salads including classics like Caesar, wedge and a chop salad as well as Kale and Fennel and an heirloom tomato salad with protein add-ons available; small plates ranging from shrimp, calamari, wings, Cuban Cigars, hummus and fries; large plates with burgers, steak kabobs, a Philly cheesesteak, fish and chips, grouper and a chicken club and a variety of sides.
 
Located at the Bell Tower Shops, Society is a modern American restaurant featuring multilevel dining and bar options from al fresco dining on the patio, banquette seating in the main dining area and the vibrant rooftop Treehouse with live music.
 
Society serves lunch daily from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with light bites available from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with a late-night-bites menu available on weekend nights.
Society features 14,000 square feet of dining and event space with seating for 250 and also provides private dining and event opportunities in the intimate Executive and West dining rooms.
 
For more information, visit www.societyfortmyers.com or call 239-334-0900.
 

Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly award nominations now open Cape Coral Community Foundation to recognize organizations and individuals who make an impact in Southwest Florida

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (August 1, 2018) – Michael Chatman, president and CEO of the Cape…

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Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly award nominations now open Cape Coral Community Foundation to recognize organizations and individuals who make an impact in Southwest Florida

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (August 1, 2018) – 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 second annual Excellence in Nonprofit Performance Yearly awards (The ENPYs). Finalists and winners will be recognized at the awards luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Bell Tower at 13051 Bell Tower Drive in Fort Myers.
 
Up to three finalists will be selected in each of the following categories by a panel of judges:
 

  • Nonprofit Organization of the Year (established more than three years ago)
  • Nonprofit Rising Organization of the Year (established less than three years ago)
  • Nonprofit Executive of the Year (CEO, president, executive director)
  • Nonprofit Board Leader of the Year (board member)
  • Nonprofit Employee of the year (paid staff member)
  • Nonprofit Volunteer of the Year (individual who serves the organization and/or community)
  • Nonprofit Business Partner of the Year (business who supports nonprofits and the community)

 
In addition, the Community Impact Award, the Paul Sanborn Service Above Self Award and the Elmer Tabor Generosity Award will be presented to three inspirational individuals. The Organization of the Year and Rising Organization of the Year will each be awarded a grant from the Cape Coral Community Foundation. Application submissions are due Friday, August 31 at 10 a.m.
 
“A prosperous community is made up of individuals who dedicate themselves and their time to make it the best place it can be,” Chatman said. “The ENPY Awards gives us the opportunity to celebrate those exemplary individuals and their contributions in Southwest Florida.”
 
Criteria, instructions and nomination forms are available at TheENPYs.com. Sponsorships are also available until Sept. 10. For information on becoming a sponsor, visit TheENPYs.com.
 
The Cape Coral Community Foundation, also known as the Global Center for Generosity, is a nonprofit organization created to help generous civic-minded donors that make a positive impact on their community and beyond. It works to grow philanthropy and strengthen society by encouraging endowments, addressing public needs and providing community leadership. For more information, call 239-542-5594 or visit CapeCoralCF.org.
 
Josh Milton, Vice President of Media Relations
CONRIC PR & Marketing
6216 Whiskey Creek Drive, Suite B
Fort Myers, FL 33919
239-690-9840
Josh@ConricPR.comConricPR.com
 
 

Seminole Gulf Railway and Florida Freezer are pleased to announce that Dan N. Noyes has joined our supply chain services

Seminole Gulf Railway and Florida Freezer are pleased to announce that Dan N. Noyes has…

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Seminole Gulf Railway and Florida Freezer are pleased to announce that Dan N. Noyes has joined our supply chain services

Seminole Gulf Railway and Florida Freezer are pleased to announce that Dan N. Noyes has joined our supply chain services affiliation as Vice President—3PL Sales & Marketing. Based in Fort Myers, FL, Seminole Gulf Railway is the freight railroad serving all of Southwest Florida from Sarasota to Naples, while Florida Freezer is a cold storage warehousing and transportation company with operations in North Fort Myers, Miami and Lakeland.
Dan has over 20 years of proven success in sales, account management, customer service, and business development, most recently at R&L Global Logistics. Dan, will be responsible for 3rd Party logistics (warehousing and trucking) development, client satisfaction, and guiding the 30 year old railroad and warehousing companies towards new revenue opportunities.

LITIGATION EXPERT MICHAEL CORSO TO DISCUSS DRONE LAW FOR FLORIDA ENGINEERS

Fort Myers, Florida — Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce that…

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LITIGATION EXPERT MICHAEL CORSO TO DISCUSS DRONE LAW FOR FLORIDA ENGINEERS

Fort Myers, Florida — Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce that Florida Litigation Expert Michael Corso will present “Rise of the Drones: Current UAV/UAS Law Landscape” at the 2018 Florida Engineering Society/American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida Annual Conference at the JW Marriott on Marco Island on Friday, August 3, 2018. Corso, who is also an aerospace engineer, will discuss drone safety campaigns, FAA drone regulations and enforcement, federal and state legislation, and Fourth Amendment protections.
Corso has been Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial Law for over 30 years and over 20 years in Business Litigation Law. He is Chair of Henderson Franklin’s Tort & Insurance Litigation Division, Chair of the Marketing Committee and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Corso focuses his practice in matters involving product liability and the defense of non-medical professionals such as lawyers, accountants, architects, engineers and surveyors. He frequently speaks throughout the United States on issues regarding the defense of non-medical professionals, law office risk management issues, and drone law.
Corso has received much recognition throughout his legal career, including the 2011 Outstanding Aerospace Engineer Award by Purdue University, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association President’s Award, the Defense Research Institute’s Exceptional Performance Citation, as well as being named to Florida Super Lawyers® and Florida Trend magazine’s Legal Elite®. He is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
Prior to joining Henderson Franklin, Corso was a Captain the United States Air Force, and completed his military career in the JAG lawyer program. He received his undergraduate degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University (B.S., 1971) and his law degree from Villanova University (J.D., 1974). Corso can be reached at 239-344-1170 or via email at michael.corso@henlaw.com.
Henderson Franklin is the largest, locally-based law firm between Tampa and Miami with over 55 attorneys dedicated to providing a wide range of legal services in the areas of business and tax planning, estate planning, family law, business and civil litigation, eminent domain, intellectual property, workers’ compensation, employment law, real estate, and land use and environmental law. Since 1924, Henderson Franklin has been assisting clients to build their homes, businesses, and communities in Southwest Florida. Henderson Franklin operates offices in Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Naples and Sanibel Island. For more information on Corso or Henderson Franklin, please visit www.henlaw.com.

RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC - 40 YEARS OF RUMOURS NOVEMBER 3 TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

(Fort Myers, FL) – Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – 40 Years of Rumours will perform…

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RUMOURS OF FLEETWOOD MAC - 40 YEARS OF RUMOURS NOVEMBER 3 TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, AUGUST 3

(Fort Myers, FL) – Rumours of Fleetwood Mac – 40 Years of Rumours will perform at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW on Saturday, November 3 at 8:00PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 3 at 10AM at the Box Office, online at www.bbmannpah.com or call 239-481-4849.
 
Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, the world’s finest tribute to Fleetwood Mac, returns to the stage in 2018 with a brand-new show celebrating 40 years of the iconic Rumours album.  Performing the legendary Rumours album note-for-note and in its entirety… plus much much more!
Encompassing nearly five decades of legendary music and channeling the spirit of Fleetwood Mac at their very best, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac offer a unique opportunity for fans, both old and new, to rediscover the songs and performances that have ensured Fleetwood Mac’s place as one of the most loved bands of all time. Personally endorsed by Fleetwood Mac founding member, Mick Fleetwood, Rumours of Fleetwood Mac is the ultimate tribute to one of rock and roll’s most remarkable groups.
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Press Photos:     https://bit.ly/2LfFZ92
 
Performance Date/Time:             Saturday, November 3 – 8:00PM*
Ticket Prices:                                     $75*      $57*      $49*      $39*      $34*      $29*
 
*All shows, dates, times and ticket prices are subject to change.
 
 
 
 
 

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner recognized with Outreach Effort of the Year Award Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition acknowledges firm for help with driving safety

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 30, 2018) – Nearly everyone who drives in Southwest Florida is…

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Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner recognized with Outreach Effort of the Year Award Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition acknowledges firm for help with driving safety

FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 30, 2018) – Nearly everyone who drives in Southwest Florida is bound to encounter one of several new roundabouts on our roads. And because of an awareness campaign funded by Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, more drivers will know what they need to do to stay safe. The firm was recently recognized with the Outreach Effort of the Year Award from the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition (IPC) for its support of a televised public service announcement on roundabouts.
When the initial seed money for the ad ran out last year, Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner stepped in to provide the tens of thousands of dollars worth of funding necessary for it to continue to run.
“Because of this, it is estimated that the safety messages in the PSA were seen by 4,696,000 people, or 99.6 percent of all TV households in the region at least once,” Lee County IPC Chairman Brian Raimondo said.
This recognition is in keeping with the firm’s commitment to improving the quality of life for people in Southwest Florida. Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner supports a number of community organizations, including Captains for Clean Water, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) and the Annual Make a Difference Awards for local students.
“We have the responsibility to represent folks who have been injured by the negligence of others, but preventing injuries from happening in the first place is a passion of our firm and family,” Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner trial attorney P.J. Scheiner said. “This mission was started by my mother, who worked closely with organizations such as MADD and Lee County IPC, and all of us are proud to carry on this legacy.”
Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEfVmm2bwa4 to watch the PSA.
Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, was founded in 1971 by Bruce L. Scheiner and his wife, Cheryl Scheiner. Both continue to work alongside their son, P.J. Scheiner, who joined the firm as a trial attorney in 2007.
Today, Bruce and P.J. work side by side in the negotiating room and the courtroom, where they fight to secure full and fair restitution for each and every client they have the privilege of representing. Bruce Scheiner still hand selects each case the firm accepts, personally assembles the team best able to see the case through to settlement or trial, and oversees every case from intake to resolution.
Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, has the knowledge, experience and resources to handle all types of personal injury and wrongful death claims for clients across the state of Florida, including trucking accidents, boating accidents, airplane accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, construction accidents, defective product claims, premise liability claims and injuries to children.
Call 1-800-283-2900 or visit www.blslawyers.com.
Josh Milton, Vice President of Media Relations
 
 
 

Red Sox announce seventh annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament

Monies raised will provide $65,000 in scholarships for local high-school students  FORT MYERS, Fla. (July…

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Monies raised will provide $65,000 in scholarships for local high-school students
 FORT MYERS, Fla. (July 27, 2018) – As part of its continuing community outreach efforts, the Red Sox Foundation will hold its seventh annual Swings for the Sox golf tournament on Nov. 9.
The tournament will take place at the Raptor Bay Golf Club located at 23001 Coconut Point Resort Drive in Bonita Springs.
A scramble format with prizes for the longest drive, putting, closest to the pin and more will begin at 8 a.m. after registration at 7:15 a.m. A continental breakfast will be included as well as a buffet lunch.
All proceeds from this year’s tournament will benefit the Lee County Red Sox Scholarship program. Each year, the Red Sox Foundation awards a $5,000 college scholarship to one deserving student from each of the 13 public high schools in Lee County.
Last year’s tournament was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, but the Red Sox Foundation still honored their annual commitment to Lee County High School students and awarded $65,000 in scholarships.
Over the past six years, $325,000 has been awarded to local nonprofits and scholarships from tournament proceeds.
This year’s title sponsor is DLD Builders and joins CVS Pharmacy and The Hertz Corporation as presenting sponsors.
Tournament sponsorships are available from $150 to $10,000. Foursome player packages begin at $1,000.
All supporters of the Red Sox Foundation will be able to participate in an online silent auction where they can bid on one-of-a-kind auction items and other unique experiences. More details on the online silent auction will be forthcoming.
Raffle and silent auction items that can be used to aid in raising money for the Red Sox Foundation’s scholarship fund and additional funds for those in need throughout Southwest Florida are also being accepted.
The Red Sox Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the official team charity of the Boston Red Sox. The foundation’s primary focus locally is in serving the health, education, recreation and social service needs of children and families across Southwest Florida. The Red Sox Foundation is one of the most successful in all of Major League Baseball.
For more information, call 239-226-4783 or email swingsforthesox@redsox.com.

Lipman Family Farms preparing for 7th Annual Backpack Giveaway and Back to School Event

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Lipman Family Farms preparing for 7th Annual Backpack Giveaway and Back to School Event

Note to Media: Volunteers and community leaders will work alongside employees of Lipman Family Farms to stuff backpacks with school supplies in preparation for the 7th Annual Lipman Family Farms Backpack Giveaway and Back to School Event. The backpack stuffing event takes place on Friday, July 27 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lipman Packing Facility in Immokalee.
 
Over 1,500 backpacks will be stuffed and 200 bikes assembled as the team prepares for the annual Backpack Giveaway. At the giveaway event on Aug. 4, backpacks, bikes, gift cards, food and back-to-school haircuts will be given out to the first 1,500 elementary and middle school students in Immokalee.
 
We hope to see you at the packing event on Friday and the backpack giveaway on Aug. 4.
 
WHAT: Packing event for the 7th Annual Lipman Family Farms Backpack Giveaway
 
WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
 
WHERE: Lipman Packing Facility, 305 E. Roberts Ave., Immokalee
 
WHY: The free event lends a helping hand to students and families in need while celebrating the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
 
CONTACT: Josh Milton, CONRIC PR & Marketing, 239-690-9840, josh@conricpr.com
Josh Milton, Vice President of Media Relations