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Join FWC and Bass Pro Shops for first TrophyCatch 10-Tag Celebration Ceremony

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Bass Pro Shops invite you to join the first 10-Tag Celebration Ceremony! They will be awarding lucky angler, Dale Dew, who caught the first pink-tagged bass of the 10-Tag promotion. The event will take place Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the…

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Join FWC and Bass Pro Shops for first TrophyCatch 10-Tag Celebration Ceremony

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Bass Pro Shops invite you to join the first 10-Tag Celebration Ceremony! They will be awarding lucky angler, Dale Dew, who caught the first pink-tagged bass of the 10-Tag promotion.

The event will take place Saturday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the Lowrance “Show Up and Shop” event at Bass Pro Shops Tampa, 10501 Palm River Road, Tampa, FL 33619. The public is invited to hear the surprising story of Dew’s lucky catch, with the award ceremony taking place at 2:30 p.m.

In recognition of 10 successful seasons of FWC’s TrophyCatch program, biologists with the FWC tagged and released 10 largemouth bass with bright pink tags in 10 different locations across the state. Dew is the first angler to catch one of these special bass, collect the tag, and successfully submit the fish to TrophyCatch. Each fish rewards the angler with a $5,000 gift card to Bass Pro Shops and $1,000 to shop at AFTCO, and a chance to win an additional $10,000.

“If we needed one more reason to get excited about freshwater fishing in Florida, here it is,”said FWC Commissioner Gary Lester. “The 10-TAG celebration has positively motivated our anglers to get out and enjoy what freshwater fishing has to offer in the Fishing Capital of the World and we commend our first winner!”

“The success of TrophyCatch has further elevated freshwater fishing in Florida and allowed us to learn more about the fishery through conservation-based citizen science,” said FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton.  “I want to personally thank our sponsors and stakeholders and congratulate the winners of the 10-TAG celebration.”

“Johnny Morris, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are proud to stand with anglers across Florida in support of TrophyCatch. Together we are ensuring a bright future for bass fishing in Florida and showing how important recreational fishing is to conservation. As long-time supporters of TrophyCatch, we are proud of where the program is today and all that it has done for bass fishing in the Sunshine State,” said Bob Ziehmer, Senior Director of Conservation for Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s.

Nine more pink-tagged bass are still waiting to be caught in other waterbodies across the state! Anglers should check the TrophyCatch website for the list of locations, rules and updates. For more information about the TrophyCatch program or the 10-TAG Celebration, email KP Clements at Kp.Clements@MyFWC.com.

IHG Hotels & Resorts Honors the Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center with Spirit of True Hospitality Award

IHG Hotels & Resorts Honors the Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center with Spirit of True Hospitality Award Annual awards program celebrates hotels for exceptional cleanliness and guest satisfaction Ft. Myers Fl./ June 9, 2022) – IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to recognize the Holiday…

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IHG Hotels & Resorts Honors the Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center with Spirit of True Hospitality Award

IHG Hotels & Resorts Honors the Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center with Spirit of True Hospitality Award

Annual awards program celebrates hotels for exceptional cleanliness and guest satisfaction

Ft. Myers Fl./ June 9, 2022) – IHG Hotels & Resorts, one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to recognize the Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center team as Spirit of True Hospitality Awards recipients for their 2021 accomplishments.

Considered the most prestigious honor among IHG Hotels & Resorts properties and colleagues, the annual Spirit of True Hospitality Awards program acknowledges hotels across the Americas – including the U.S., Canada and Latin America – for exceptional performance among several key customer criteria, including cleanliness and overall customer service and satisfaction.

Spirit of True Hospitality Awards winners received scores of 90 or higher (out of 100) on Guest Room Cleanliness and Guest Love (satisfaction) surveys. The Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center is one of 400 winners selected among the organization’s nearly 4,300 mainstream, upscale and luxury hotels across the Americas.

To learn more about the hotel or book a trip, visit www.holidayinn.com/ftmyerstownctr

Ani Farrell

Director of Sales and Marketing

Holiday Inn

Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center

9931 Interstate Commerce Dr.

Ft. Myers FL 33913

239-322-1353 direct

239-561-1550 hotel

239-404-6103 cell

239-561-9999 fax

afarrell@hiftmyersairport.com

www.holidayinn.com/ftmyerstownctr

Recipient of IHG symbol of excellence, quality and service –

2016 Torchbearer Award

2017 and 2018 Quality Excellence Award

2021 IHG Spirit of True Hospitality Award Winner

2021and 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

NOAA Publishes Notice of Intent to Prepare Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Opportunity Areas

On June 1, 2022, NOAA Fisheries published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register announcing the preparation of the Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Opportunity Area Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. This programmatic environmental impact statement seeks to assess the impacts of identifying one or more Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in Federal Waters of the Gulf of…

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NOAA Publishes Notice of Intent to Prepare Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Opportunity Areas

On June 1, 2022, NOAA Fisheries published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register announcing the preparation of the Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Opportunity Area Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement. This programmatic environmental impact statement seeks to assess the impacts of identifying one or more Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

NOAA Fisheries is leading this effort in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Environmental Protection Agency and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and U.S. Air Force, which will be cooperating agencies on the programmatic environmental impact statement. Other agencies may opt to join as cooperating or participating agencies as the process moves forward.

The Notice of Intent initiates a formal 60-day public scoping period for the programmatic environmental impact statement that will close on August 1, 2022. During this time NOAA Fisheries will be seeking public comments to inform the scope and content of the programmatic environmental impact statement. Public comments can be submitted in writing as well as during three virtual public meetings that will be held on June 8, 2022, June 16, 2022 and July 12, 2022. Information and instructions on how to submit comments can be found on the NOAA Fisheries Gulf of Mexico AOA PEIS website.

The comments received during scoping will play a key role in helping NOAA Fisheries and our cooperating agencies determine the scope of the programmatic environmental impact statement. NOAA Fisheries and its federal partners will use the best available science and feedback from the public – including industry, states, local communities, tribal governments, commercial and recreational fishing organizations, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, the environmental NGO community, and other key stakeholders – to determine the number and location of alternative AOAs and the range of aquaculture types and systems we evaluate in the programmatic environmental impact statement.

We would greatly appreciate hearing from you during our public comment period, as well as your assistance in spreading the word to your constituencies about this important opportunity to provide comment and help shape what AOAs and offshore aquaculture development could look like in the Gulf of Mexico.

Please see the link for the Fishery Bulletin for more information.

For any questions about the Notice of Intent, please contact Andrew Richard at Andrew.Richard@noaa.gov

Other helpful links:

Aquaculture Opportunity Areas

Gulf of Mexico Aquaculture Opportunity Area Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

Maps Depicting the 9 Potential AOA Options in the Gulf of Mexico

Frequently Asked Questions: Aquaculture Opportunity Areas in the Gulf of Mexico

Get Involved: Aquaculture Opportunity Areas

Thank you very much for your time.

Respectfully,

Andrew Richard

Regional Aquaculture Coordinator, Southeast Regional Office

NOAA Fisheries | U.S. Department of Commerce

www.fisheries.noaa.gov

CONRIC pr + marketing adds Ryan Gonzalez as digital marketing strategist

CONRIC pr + marketing adds Ryan Gonzalez as digital marketing strategist FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 7, 2022) – CONRIC pr + marketing has added Ryan Gonzalez to its growing team of marketing professionals. As the Digital Marketing Strategist for CONRIC, Gonzalez will work with the team to develop creative digital strategies for clients, enhance their…

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CONRIC pr + marketing adds Ryan Gonzalez as

digital marketing strategist

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 7, 2022) – CONRIC pr + marketing has added Ryan Gonzalez to its growing team of marketing professionals. As the Digital Marketing Strategist for CONRIC, Gonzalez will work with the team to develop creative digital strategies for clients, enhance their social media presence and manage their online advertisements to effectively reach their goals and objectives.

“It is such a great feeling being part of the CONRIC team, taking on new projects and challenges with such a talented and enthusiastic group,” said Gonzalez. “I am excited to use all of my knowledge and experience in digital marketing to achieve great results for all of our clients.”

Prior to joining CONRIC, Gonzalez worked as a Digital Marketing Assistant for a multifaceted real estate development company, including residential, retail, commercial and mixed-used properties. He worked closely with the Marketing Director overseeing the company’s online presence, including managing and driving qualified traffic to each of its websites through social media, search engine marketing (SEM), pay-per-click (PPC), display marketing, search engine optimization (SEO) and email marketing.

“We are happy to have Ryan join our growing CONRIC crew. His skills and experience in the development and management of digital advertising, social media strategy, SEO and analytics will add significant value to our clients’ marketing campaigns,” said CONRIC pr + marketing president and chief marketing officer Connie Ramos-Williams. “As we continue to expand our digital marketing reach locally and nationally, we continue to grow our CONRIC team, adding key professionals and skill sets to ensure the success of our clients.”

Gonzalez graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. A true Florida native, he was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale and relocated to Southwest Florida nearly a decade ago.

See the successful campaigns CONRIC creates every day 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 firms 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.

Valerie's House Hires New Outreach Director

VALERIE’S HOUSE COLLIER COUNTY HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH NAPLES, FLA., June 7, 2022 – Valerie’s House has hired Sarah Andrus as the Collier County Director of Outreach. In her new role, Andrus will help grieving families who have lost a loved one and work in the community to raise awareness and access to Valerie’s…

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VALERIE’S HOUSE COLLIER COUNTY

HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH

NAPLES, FLA., June 7, 2022 – Valerie’s House has hired Sarah Andrus as the Collier County Director of Outreach.

In her new role, Andrus will help grieving families who have lost a loved one and work in the community to raise awareness and access to Valerie’s House services.  She also will assist with group nights, which are held at 819 Myrtle Terrace in Naples

“We are very fortunate to have someone with Sarah’s background join Valerie’s House,” said Valerie’s House CEO Angela Melvin.  “She has experience as a social worker and has had a passion for helping those who are grieving since she was in college.”

Andrus earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala., where she helped to develop and establish the children’s grief camp, Camp Good Grief.

She also worked for several years as a social worker for Lifeline Children’s Services in Birmingham, Ala., and Life-Saver’s Ministry in Opelika, Ala.

Prior to joining Valerie’s House, she owned SEA Wellness in Naples and Atlanta, Ga., which provides health products and wellness coaching services to individuals and groups.

Valerie’s House has locations in Naples and Fort Myers and has provided grief support services to more than 400 Collier County children and caregivers since its opening in Collier County in 2017.

Valerie’s House was founded in Fort Myers in 2016 by Angela Melvin, whose own mother was killed in a car accident in 1987, and has expanded to include locations in Fort Myers and Naples as well as Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Pensacola.

One in eight children in Florida is predicted to lose a parent or sibling before the age of 25, according to the 2021 Childhood Bereavement Estimation Model.

Valerie’s House is fully supported by community donations.

About Valerie’s House

Valerie’s House opened in January 2016 and has served more than 2,000 children and their families from Charlotte, Sarasota, Glades, Lee, Hendry and Collier, counties as well as the Florida panhandle. The organization provides a safe, comfortable place for children to share, grieve and heal together following the death of a close family member. Valerie’s House has five locations: 819 Myrtle Terrace in Naples, 1762 Fowler St. in downtown Fort Myers, and grief support group meetings at 1st United Methodist Church at 507 West Marion Ave. in Punta Gorda and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 2565 Tamiami Trail, in Port Charlotte. Support services also are available at the Charlotte Family Services Center at 21500 Gibralter Drive in Port Charlotte.  For more information, visit www.valerieshouse.org

Scott Fischer Charities presents $60,000 to Valerie’s House to help children coping with grief and loss

Scott Fischer Charities presents $60,000 to Valerie’s House to help children coping with grief and loss FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 7, 2022) — Scott Fischer Charities proudly helped to raise $60,000 for Valerie’s House to assist with its mission of helping children and families work through the loss of a loved one together and go…

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Scott Fischer Charities presents $60,000 to Valerie’s House

to help children coping with grief and loss

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 7, 2022) — Scott Fischer Charities proudly helped to raise $60,000 for Valerie’s House to assist with its mission of helping children and families work through the loss of a loved one together and go on to live fulfilling lives. The donation was originally $20,000 raised through the generosity of sponsors and golfers at the 25th Annual Paul Sands Memorial Slaw Dog Invitational organized each year by Scott Fischer and Lisa Sands. Upon learning of Valerie’s House and empathizing with its mission, two additional donors matched that amount, tripling the total donation to $60,000.

“We were so amazed by the generosity of Slaw Dog Invitational sponsors and golfers that resulted in a record-breaking 25th anniversary charity golf event,” said Fischer, founder of Scott Fischer Charities and owner of Scott Fischer Enterprises. “To be able to triple the amount of our donation to Valerie’s House is just incredible and will truly have a greater impact on these children and their families who are suffering unimaginable loss. To know that they are not alone, and that together we can help them through one of the most challenging times of their lives is so important as they try to move forward.”

The vision of Valerie’s House is that no child will grieve alone. With locations in Fort Myers, Naples, Charlotte County, and Pensacola, Valerie’s House is a special place where children connect with one another and learn the tools to heal after they have experienced the death of someone they love, and that loss doesn’t have to limit their dreams. The dedicated staff and many of the volunteers have lived this journey and genuinely want to help children find hope.

“All of our resources go directly to providing a safe place for children to share, grieve, and grow, and that includes programs for the parents or caregivers in the family too,” said Angela Melvin, founder of Valerie’s House. “Our services are free of charge for grieving families, and children can remain in the program for as long as they need. The generosity of the community through volunteering and donations like this make all the difference in the world.”

Fischer and Sands have carried on the invitational tournament in memory of Paul Sands and his legacy impact on the community. What started on a whim as two close friends reflected on the upcoming holidays after a round of golf, has grown into one of the most highly anticipated annual charity golf tournaments. The first Slaw Dog Invitational raised $5,000, and by 2021, $106,000 was raised in its 25th year with proceeds split between three local charities.

Generous donations have helped to consecutively surpass the event’s annual fundraising goals. David and Charlyn Veracka, representing the entire Rockstar Harley-Davidson family, upped the game by donating $50,000 in 2020, and then matching up to the first $50,000 raised in 2021 to help the event set another record.

The 25th Annual Paul Sands Memorial Slaw Dog Invitational was held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Cypress Lake Golf Club.

Scott Fischer Charities

Scott Fischer Charities is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by Scott Fischer in 2007 out of his passion for his community. The organization has raised and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to support causes and organizations such as Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Any Soldier, REIS Scholarship Fund, Junior Achievement, United Way, PACE Center for Girls, as well as countless other groups supporting veterans, children and the disabled. For more information, visit https://www.sfe-us.com/community-outreach/.

About the Annual Paul Sands Memorial Slaw Dog Invitational

The Paul Sands Memorial Slaw Dog Invitational is an annual golf tournament held every December at the beautiful Cypress Lake Golf Club in Fort Myers to benefit youth charities in Southwest Florida. Paul Sands, a prominent community figure and successful commercial real estate broker with a love for slaw dogs, initiated the tournament with a desire to help local youth around the holidays. Today, his dear friends Scott Fischer and Lisa Sands continue the event in his memory. It has since grown to be one of the most impactful and highly anticipated tournaments in the area, raising nearly $400,000 since its inception in 1996. For more information about the Slaw Dog Invitational, visit https://www.sfe-us.com/slaw-dog-invitational/.

About Valerie’s House

Founded in 2015 by Angela Melvin, Valerie’s House remains the only grief support program in Southwest Florida focused solely on helping children grieve. Valerie’s House provides a safe, comfortable place for children to bond and heal together following the death of an immediate family member. With programs and venues in Fort Myers and Naples, Valerie’s House helps children and families throughout Lee County, Naples and Punta Gorda. Valerie’s House is a United Way partner agency supported through generous donations from the community. To learn more, visit www.ValeriesHouseSWFL.org or email info@valerieshouseswfl.org.

Naples Headquartered Dragon Horse Agency opens in Los Angeles, CA

Naples, Florida-June 3, 2022- Dragon Horse Agency, launched in October 2015 in Naples, Florida, by Co-Founders Julie Koester and Patrick Blake Renda, is proud to announce their expansion to the west coast. Over the years, Dragon Horse has grown into an award-winning business marketing agency with clients across the nation and abroad. The rapid growth…

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Naples, Florida-June 3, 2022- Dragon Horse Agency, launched in October 2015 in Naples, Florida, by Co-Founders Julie Koester and Patrick Blake Renda, is proud to announce their expansion to the west coast. Over the years, Dragon Horse has grown into an award-winning business marketing agency with clients across the nation and abroad. The rapid growth in diversity of clientele and the range of creativity required to support them at the highest levels drove the decision to launch a new office in L.A.

In the beginning, Julie and Patrick ran the company from the kitchen of Co-Founder and President Julie Koester. They put everything back into the company while not taking compensation. In 2017 they decided to take the leap and secure a tiny single office in the 5/3rd building in North Naples that they shared. In 2019, having experienced tremendous growth, Dragon Horse took another gamble, opening a 3000 sq. ft. office in the Askar Building in Downtown Naples while continuing to add dragons to the team to meet the expanding client list of local, national, and international clients.

Over the seven years, Dragon Horse has continued to reinvest in the company and the community as active participants in all the local chambers, being sponsors of numerous events and charitable causes, and board members of various organizations and educational institutions in Naples and continue to be recognized for excellence and commitment to the community.

Dragon Horse continues its commitment to excellence and investment in the community with a new growth stage; on June 3rd, Dragon Horse Agency opens a new office in the iconic 100 Wilshire Building in Santa Monica, CA, sitting on the Pacific Ocean’s bluffs. It places Dragon Horse Agency at the epicenter of everything creative, marketing, and media-related, and minutes from “Silicon Beach” with Microsoft, Meta, Google, Activision, E.A., SNAP, and close to music, movie, and tv production companies in Culver City and Hollywood. This significant investment for Dragon Horse will come with the addition of staff in its Naples offices to support the West Coast efforts.

100 Wilshire Building is iconic for many reasons. Bandleader Lawrence Welk, well known as a television mainstay in the 70s, was also a serious real estate developer. He put his mark on the built environment of Santa Monica with his 1970s construction of Lawrence Welk Plaza. Within that plaza, Architectural firm Daniel, Mann, Johnson, and Mendenhall created a streamlined twenty-one-story tower with smooth, white metal cladding punctuated by simple horizontal bands of windows. The General Telephone building, named so because the telephone company occupied most of the property, was completed in 1971 and remains a landmark of Late Modern design.

“As a native Los Angeleno who has called Naples home for over 22 years, it is with great pride to be opening Dragon Horse’s west coast office in the city where I was born, grew up, and graduated from the University of Southern California. Dragon Horse Agency’s global headquarters will remain in Downtown Naples. Our Naples team will continue to grow with this move as it supports and benefits the efforts in Santa Monica,” said Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer Patrick Blake Renda.

Mr. Renda continued, “L.A. being the epicenter for the creative world, coupled with Naples’s pool of talented, young professionals, allows Dragon Horse to expand and enhance our platform, offering our global clients the best in talent, product, and services while bolstering Dragon Horse’s unwavering commitment to excellence.”

The Director of “Dragon” Business Development, Robert Kenney, is responsible for spearheading the Dragon Horse Los Angeles/West Coast office. Robert, an industry veteran, brings 20 plus years of professional success to Dragon Horse L.A.

About Dragon Horse

Founded in 2015, Dragon Horse is a multi-award-winning, full-service business marketing agency built around a culture of exceptional excellence and led by experienced creative architects and business strategists with one common goal… our client’s ultimate success.

Dragon Horse Agency

100 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 700

Santa Monica, CA 90401

310-917-1009

Info@dragonhorseagency.com

www.dragonhorseagency.com

Integrity, Excellence, Experience, Execution

Santa Monica, CA | Naples, FL

Summer Pops Now On Sale! (FIXED LINKS)

Summer Pops ConcertsBarbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall Single tickets for the Gulf Coast Symphony Summer Pops concerts are now on sale! These two concerts are specifically presented for our year-round patrons. This summer we’ll pay tribute to your favorite Tony Award-winning musicals with A Night at the Tony’s on July 23. Guest stars Mark…

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Summer Pops Concerts
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall

Single tickets for the Gulf Coast Symphony Summer Pops concerts are now on sale! These two concerts are specifically presented for our year-round patrons. This summer we’ll pay tribute to your favorite Tony Award-winning musicals with A Night at the Tony’s on July 23. Guest stars Mark Sanders and Heather Ivy, both Broadway veterans and now SW Florida residents will take to the red carpet to present only award winning music! Then on August 20 Symphonic Rocks is a brand new show designed by Maestro Kurtz featuring pop hits from the 80s and 90s, plus standards from rock musicals, such as Abba, Queen, the Jersey Boys and more. This concert feature Chloe Lowry, last heard in Bond & More! in 2019, and Dan Domenich, who was Che in our cast of Evita in 2021. Don’t miss out on the summer fun and get your tickets now! As a reminder, our season subscribers receive special discounts for these concerts, so consider subscribing today and save on these concerts!

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

CONRIC pr + marketing adds graphic designer Kasey Jeffrey

FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 1, 2022) – Kasey Jeffrey has joined CONRIC pr + marketing, adding to its award-winning design team. Jeffrey will work collaboratively with the creative team to develop impactful imagery for print and digital media as part of the comprehensive services the agency provides for its growing clientele in 35 states across…

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (June 1, 2022) – Kasey Jeffrey has joined CONRIC pr + marketing, adding to its award-winning design team. Jeffrey will work collaboratively with the creative team to develop impactful imagery for print and digital media as part of the comprehensive services the agency provides for its growing clientele in 35 states across the country. CONRIC pr + marketing is a full-service digital marketing, branding, advertising, public relations and web development agency recognized as an industry leader in creative visual design.

“I am so grateful to be part of the CONRIC team,” said Jeffrey. “The agency values collaboration, growth, and creative problem solving, which is exactly what I was seeking in my next role. I’m very excited to help businesses elevate their brand with this awesome, award-winning team!”

Jeffrey is an artist, designer, and published illustrator with a background in graphic and web design, illustration, advertising, and marketing. Before joining the CONRIC team, Kasey started her career as the in-house Graphic Designer for Martin Guitar, one of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers.

Jeffrey was born and raised in the South-Central Pennsylvania town of Palmyra, where you can smell Hershey’s chocolate on a windy day. She graduated from Kutztown University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design and a minor in Public Relations.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kasey to the CONRIC family,” said CONRIC pr + marketing president and chief marketing officer Connie Ramos-Williams. “Her experience and creative skills and initiative are a great match as CONRIC continues to expand its digital marketing services. As the portfolio of clients and requests for digital marketing continue to grow, so does our team to stay ahead of trends and to better serve our clients.”

See the successful campaigns CONRIC creates every day 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 firms 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.

Report wild turkey sightings this summer!

Dear Wildlife Conservationist, You can help biologists learn more about Florida’s wild turkey population by reporting all wild turkeys you see during your normal daily activities from June 1 to Aug. 31. It's important we get as many reported sightings as possible during this annual survey. Our goal is over 4,000 reported sightings this year (last year we…

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Dear Wildlife Conservationist,

You can help biologists learn more about Florida’s wild turkey population by reporting all wild turkeys you see during your normal daily activities from June 1 to Aug. 31. It’s important we get as many reported sightings as possible during this annual survey. Our goal is over 4,000 reported sightings this year (last year we had about 3,000) and we need your help to achieve that. Get started reporting wild turkeys on your mobile device by downloading the Survey123ArcGIS app or report sightings online

We’re interested in sightings of hens with and without poults (young wild turkeys), and male birds (jakes and gobblers) from all regions of the state, including rural and developed areas. When reporting numbers of poults, be sure to look carefully because young birds may be difficult to see in tall grass or brush.

The Sunshine State is home to a healthy wild turkey population. They occur throughout Florida and prefer open forests and forest edges and openings. FWC biologists conduct this survey each year to learn more about annual nesting success, brood survival, and the distribution and abundance of wild turkeys. Learn more about the FWC’s summer wild turkey survey.

Thank you for your continued support of conservation.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission | Division of Hunting and Game Management