The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida to host PopUp Party Feb. 9 to raise funds for Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida’s Baby Think It Over ® program

Posted January 28th, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, Health and Wellness

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The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida is hosting a PopUp fundraising event From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Richlin International showrooms at Miromar Design Center, 10800 Corkscrew Rd. in Estero. The theme of the crowd-funding PopUp event is an Un-Baby Shower, a twist on the traditional celebration, to raise awareness and funds for the Girls Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida’s Baby Think It Over ® program, which helps teenage girls develop new knowledge, skills, friendships and communication strategies to make informed decisions about their future.

“Anything is possible in a teen girls’ life when she believes in herself,” said Susan R. Stewart, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida. “Through the funds raised at this event and matching funds from The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida, local girls targeted ‘at risk’ socially, emotionally, financially and educationally will be able participate in a 72 hour Baby Think It Over® experience, an amazingly realistic infant simulator that offers learning by doing. When you invest in a girl, she will change our world.”

To register for the event, visit http://www.smartparty.org/popupparty/. Tickets to attend the “Un-Baby Shower” PopUp are $25 per person with 100 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales contributing to the fundraising goal of $2,000. The funds raised at the “PopUp event” will be matched by The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida with a “PopUp Grant” of up to $4,000 benefitting the designated Baby Think It Over ® program.

PopUp crowd-funding parties can take place anytime and anywhere, as part of a series of fundraisers to bring awareness and resources to organizations that align with the mission of the Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida, supporting women and girls in the local community.  Notification for each “PopUp” are sent out approximately a week prior to the event with details about where, when and how funds will be raised. Individuals can register to receive the PopUp notifications via email or text message on the PopUp website page on The Women’s Fund website at www.womensfundflorida.org/popups, as well on The Women’s Fund Facebook page, Twitter and as part of the PopUp Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/popupswfl/.

PopUps, which stands for Philanthropy on Purpose Uniting People Spontaneously, are fundraising events that are open to the public and hosted at a variety of Southwest Florida venues such as restaurants, businesses, and area attractions, with the goal of raising funds for a predetermined local nonprofit organization that directly benefits women and girls. PopUp grants and PopUp events are an initiative supported by a group of young community leaders dedicated to furthering the mission of The Women’s Fund and expanding the impact of funds raised by the organization through more frequent grant-making in the community. PopUps follow The Women’s Fund proactive grant making approach to identifying organizations or programs that align with The Women’s Fund’s vision to enhance the quality of life for women and girls in Southwest Florida.

About The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida
The Women’s Fund is the only non-profit in Southwest Florida focused exclusively on women and girls and was the first to publish academic research assessing the status of women in the area. Signature programs include (1) stopping the sale of our children for sex and (2) economic security for women. The Board of Directors will build a $5 million endowed organization dedicated to the advancement of women and girls in Southwest Florida by 2020. With this sustained funding source, The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida will make significant and sustainable investments in collaborative partnerships, create and fund innovative solutions to complex problems and deliver measurable impact. 

The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida committed $150,000 to establish the Regional Resource Center on Human Trafficking.  The Center is hosted on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) and supports the multi-agency Human Trafficking Task Force, led by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida. The Center covers Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, Glades and DeSoto counties. The broad regional representation on the Human Trafficking Task Force positions the proposed Center to address human trafficking in a coordinated manner. The Women’s Fund of Southwest Florida continues to seek financial contributions to support the Regional Resource Center on Human Trafficking at www.womensfundflorida.org or via email at contact@womensfundflorida.org.

Follow The Women’s Fund online at http://facebook.com/womensfundfl and on http://twitter.com/womensfundfl.

Pure Barre Naples will offer special couple’s class Friday, Feb. 13

Posted January 27th, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Brands that Inspire, Events, Health and Wellness, News

pure_barrePure Barre Naples is offering a special couple’s class at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13. The $30 class will demonstrate barre techniques appropriate for both men and women, and beer, wine and other refreshments will be available after the class.

“Women already love Pure Barre’s intense workout for its great results, but we want to show men that Pure Barre can work for them, too,” said Olga Metzler, co-owner of Pure Barre Naples. “We want to show couples how they can get fit together, just in time for Valentine’s Day!”

Pure Barre is a total body workout that utilizes the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements, which burn fat, sculpt muscles and create long, lean physiques.

Pure Barre is now open in Naples at 1410 Pine Ridge Rd., Suite 10. Two locations will open in the coming weeks: Estero, at 21740 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 113; and Fort Myers, at 7381 College Pkwy., Suite 100. Pure Barre classes are 55 minutes and are offered Mondays through Thursdays from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to noon. In addition to studio space, Pure Barre offers a retail boutique featuring exercise equipment, DVDs, apparel and accessories.

Pure Barre is the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation, with more than 250 studios across the country, and more opening every month. Pure Barre is a total body workout that utilizes the ballet barre to perform small, isometric movements, which burn fat, sculpt muscles and create long, lean physiques. Pure Barre was founded by dancer, choreographer and fitness guru Carrie Rezabek Dorr. In addition to classes, Pure Barre also offers DVDs, equipment and exercise apparel. For more information, visit www.purebarre.com, “like” Pure Barre on Facebook, or call 239-384-9684.

Nicole Mazza Joins Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

Posted January 27th, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations

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Junior Achievement is pleased to announce that Nicole Mazza has been hired as Program Manager to cover the territory of Collier County. She will work with schools, businesses and volunteers to present Junior Achievement (JA) programs to students in Southwest Florida. She will also be responsible for maintaining relationships with stakeholders, working with Junior Achievement’s Advisory Board, recruiting new businesses and schools, training volunteers on program implementation, and assisting in raising support for Junior Achievement special events.

Nicole Mazza headshotMazza has more than 10 years of experience in education, working most recently as high school social studies teacher and athletic coach outside Chicago. Mazza graduated from Rockford University in Rockford, Illinois, earning a Master of Arts in teaching with an emphasis in secondary social studies education. Mazza received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Purdue University with an emphasis in political science and a minor in psychology.

About Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida (JASWFL)

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc.’s 5-8-GRADUATE program focuses attention and resources on 5th grade, 8th grade and high school students in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. The program focuses on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 117 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org or contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.

Elmquist Eye Group now offers TearLab to diagnose dry eye syndrome

Posted January 26th, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations

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Elmquist Eye Group now offers TearLab, a new diagnostic tool to determine the salt content of a patient’s tear, in the Fort Myers and Cape Coral offices. The TearLab Osmolarity System allows doctors to more accurately diagnose and treat dry eye syndrome, which can affect vision, comfort and the ability to perform daily tasks.

Dry eye syndrome causes symptoms such as stinging or burning eyes, scratchiness, excess mucus around the eye and blurry vision. Causes can include environmental factors, medications, contact lenses, hormonal changes or deficiencies and eye strain.

The TearLab system uses a small, hand-held device to painlessly collect a tiny sample of a patient’s tear. The painless procedure involves holding the device against the outside corner of the eye for a few seconds. The device then analyzes the tear sample and displays the salt content of the tear on a small screen.

“By knowing the exact salt content, we can more accurately treat dry eye syndrome in our patients,” said Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist, founder of Elmquist Eye Group. “Those with higher salt content might require prescription medications, while those with lower salt content may find relief with over-the-counter eye drops. The TearLab system makes it much easier for our doctors to quickly treat the irritating symptoms of dry eye syndrome.”

Elmquist Eye Group was founded by Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist in Fort Myers in 1992 and provides comprehensive eye care to thousands of patients in Lee County. Using the latest technology, Elmquist and his highly skilled associates, including Dr. Kate Wagner; partner, and Dr. Nina Burt, provide a complete range of eye care services for children and adults including routine eye exams and diagnosis and treatment of cataracts; macular degeneration; diabetic eye disease; dry eyes; glaucoma; and other eye conditions. A full optical boutique is located within the Fort Myers office with a wide range of eyeglass options. The Fort Myers office is located at 12670 New Brittany Blvd., Suite 102, and the Cape Coral office is located at the Shops at Surfside, 2336 Surfside Blvd., Suite 121. Patients are also seen at The Arbor Medical Clinic at Shell Point from 8 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. For more information, call 239-936-2020 or go to www.Elmquist.com.

Megan L. Kennedy joins Discovery Village At Naples as Executive Director

Posted January 26th, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Health and Wellness, Media Relations, News, Public Relations

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Megan L. Kennedy has joined Discovery Village At Naples as executive director. Discovery Village At Naples, one of six Discovery Village developments, is owned and operated by Discovery Senior Living, a developer, operator and manager of luxury senior-living communities based in Bonita Springs.

Kennedy has almost a decade of experience with various assisted living facilities in Southwest Florida and comes to Discovery Village At Naples from Memory Care of Naples, formerly Windsor Place, where she was the executive director. There, she directed the conversion of that facility from an assisted living facility to a full memory-care facility. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health services administration from Florida Gulf Coast University and is a certified dementia practitioner, core-trained assisted living facility (ALF) administrator, and Department of Elder Affairs-approved Alzheimer’s I and II trainer.

Megan Kennedy“I’m truly honored to join the Discovery Village team,” Kennedy said. “I look forward to bringing my experience in assisted-living management and memory care skills to Discovery Village At Naples, and I will work every day to ensure my residents feel fulfilled in everything they do.”

Discovery Village At Naples, the newest Discovery Village community, is scheduled to open in April 2015. Located at 8417 Sierra Meadows Blvd. in Naples, near the corner of Rattlesnake Hammock Road and Collier Boulevard, Discovery Village At Naples will offer personalized, all-inclusive care plans and resort-style amenities in a stimulating environment where residents will have their needs taken care of around the clock. Features and amenities will include three gourmet meals with tableside service daily, complimentary scheduled transportation, a team of experienced and licensed professionals available 24/7, health and wellness visits, on-site medical director, on­site therapies, an on-site Medicare-certified home healthcare agency, concierge services, housekeeping, and a full calendar of social and recreational activities. A preview gallery is now open. For more information, call 239-325-6461 or visit www.discoveryvillages.com.

About Discovery Senior Living

Discovery Senior Living, a family of companies founded by Thomas J. Harrison and Richard J. Hutchinson, includes: Discovery Management Group, Discovery Development Group, Discovery Realty Group, and Discovery At Home, a Medicare-certified home healthcare company. Discovery Senior Living also owns and operates a portfolio of senior-living communities in Florida under the brand name of Discovery Village, where apartment homes are now available or under development in Bradenton, Fort Myers, Naples, Tampa, Palm Beach Gardens and Palm Coast. Additionally, the firm has an ownership interest in, and is the exclusive manager and operator of, Aston Gardens senior-living communities in Tampa, Venice, Parkland, Naples and Sun City Center. Discovery Senior Living also operates the Conservatory senior-living communities in the Texas communities of Austin, Keller, Plano, Spring and The Woodlands. It also manages and operates senior-living communities Regency Pointe in Rainbow City, Alabama; The Preserve At Palm-Aire in Pompano Beach, Florida; Stonebridge At Castle Hills in Lewisville, Texas; Noble Village At Sugarloaf in Suwanee, Georgia; and The Aspens At Twin Creeks in Allen, Texas.

For more than 25 years, Discovery Senior Living has developed, built and operated upscale, luxury senior-living communities. The award-winning management group has a flourishing portfolio of almost 4,000 homes for seniors, caring for more than 4,000 residents. Discovery Senior Living has become a recognized industry leader in the development, marketing and management of world‐class resort‐style communities. The corporate office is located at 3301 Bonita Beach Rd., Suite 113, Bonita Springs, Florida 34134. For more information, visit www.DiscoverySeniorLiving.com.

Marc Joseph New York boutique now open at The Promenade at Bonita Bay

Posted January 26th, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations

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Marc Joseph New York, a designer of luxury shoes designed in New York and handmade in Brazil, is now at The Promenade at Bonita Bay. The Marc Joseph New York boutique, located at 26841 South Bay Dr. Suite 158 in Bonita Springs, is the third retail location for the company. Marc Joseph New York will host a wine and cheese grand opening event with Joseph Antebi, designer and creative director of the company, in the coming weeks.

Marc JosephMarc Antebi and his son Joseph founded Marc Joseph New York in 2006, and since that time, the label has grown and garnered a loyal following worldwide. Every shoe is hand-stitched and crafted from the highest quality leather by skilled artisans with expertise in driving moccasins, loafers and more. The use of an ever-evolving combination of exotic leathers, textures and skins makes the Marc Joseph New York collection highly sought-after. The quality, value and outstanding comfort of Marc Joseph New York shoes is unsurpassed in the fashion industry.

“My goal is to design shoes that are unique and distinguished in character while remaining practical in every sense,” said Joseph Antebi. “I put my effort into ensuring the comfort and fit of every shoe is perfect. I make sure that each style is laboratory tested for its comfort, quality and wear and tear.”

The first retail location opened in 2012 in Manhattan, and a second boutique followed in 2014 in Palm Beach. The boutique at The Promenade at Bonita Bay includes the entire Marc Joseph New York collection, as well as exclusives and limited edition styles. For more information, call 239-301-2430 or visit www.marcjosephnewyork.com.

About The Promenade at Bonita Bay:

The Promenade at Bonita Bay is an open-air retail and Class A office center enhanced by a beautiful tropical landscape, gazebos, water features and sheltered walkways which complement its spectacular Mediterranean-style architecture. Conveniently located on U.S. 41 at South Bay Drive in Bonita Springs, the average daily traffic rate is 40,000 vehicles. Current and future Promenade tenants include Antica Murrina; Bonita Bay Farmer’s Market; Children’s Couture; DeRomo’s Gourmet Market, Restaurant, Gift Baskets & Catering; Divino Gelato; Enchanted Ballroom; Epic 31; Evelyn & Arthur; International Jewelers; Jami’s Young Contemporary; John Craig Clothier; Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique; Kay’s On The Beach; Kelly Chase Bridal; La Maison d’Elise; Marc Joseph New York; Molino’s Ristorante; Robert of Philadelphia; Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion; Signatures; Tara Grinna Swimwear; The Center Bar; To The Moon and Well Read.

The Promenade at Bonita Bay hosts year-round special events including live music, fashion shows, festivals and fundraisers.  The Promenade at Bonita Bay is owned by national real estate company R.L.R. Investments LLC. For more information, visit www.promenadeshops.com.

Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn goes ‘over the edge’ to support Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida

Posted January 23rd, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising, News

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To demonstrate their support of Junior Achievement, Pavese Law Firm partner Christina Harris Schwinn and her husband Jim will participate in the first Over the Edge urban adventure fundraiser for Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. The fundraiser takes place on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples. Schwinn and other participants have pledged to raise at least $1,000 per person or $2,000 per couple for the chance to rappel down the side of the 18-story Naples Grande. Money raised during the event will be used to help Junior Achievement bring economic education programs to fifth-grade, eighth-grade and high school students in Collier, Lee and Charlotte counties.

Schwinn_HeadShot“Jim and I can’t wait to participate in this amazing event,” Schwinn said. “It’s the most thrilling fundraising experience I can imagine, and it goes to a great cause that really teaches financial literacy skill to the students across Southwest Florida. It’s a great way to demonstrate your love for education, and I encourage others to support JA, too.”

In addition to the rappelling event itself, JASWFL will host a VIP cocktail party on Friday, Feb. 13. For more information, to register, support an edger visit www.jaswfl-overtheedge.com.

Schwinn’s primary practice areas are employment law, business transactions, community association law and real estate law. Schwinn is an accomplished public speaker and regularly writes articles that have been published both locally and nationally in a variety of publications. Schwinn is available to speak to local businesses and organizations on a variety of employment law topics and she can be reached at 239-336-6228 or christinaschwinn@paveselaw.com.

About Over the Edge

Over the Edge (OTE) is a special events company that provides signature events for non-profit organizations anywhere in North America and it is currently expanding globally. Business leaders, individuals and community members are invited to raise donations in exchange for the experience of going over the edge of a prominent building. This unique event generates front page news, raises thousands of dollars and provides participants with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Over the Edge is responsible for all technical aspects of the event including the insurance, professional staff and rappelling equipment.  In addition, OTE provides a comprehensive Event Manual and tools to conduct a successful fund raising event. The mission of OTE is to create a legacy with a 10-year goal to help non-profit organizations throughout North America raise $50 million.

Pavese Law Firm is a full-service law firm with offices in Fort Myers, Cape Coral and West Palm Beach. The firm provides a broad range of legal services for individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations. Practice areas include agricultural, banking and finance, bankruptcy, business and taxation, civil litigation, community association, employment, environmental and water, estate planning, probate and trust, family, land use and government, and real estate law. Established in 1949 as a one-person general practice firm, Pavese Law Firm has grown into one of the largest legal practices in Southwest Florida. With a long history of service to Southwest Florida, Pavese Law Firm has played a significant role in the growth of local businesses, communities and major development projects. For more information, visit www.paveselaw.com.

The Center Bar at Promenade at Bonita Bay to host free grand opening celebration on Jan. 29 with live entertainment

Posted January 23rd, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations

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The Center Bar at Promenade at Bonita Bay will host a grand opening celebration on Thursday, Jan. 29 kicking off at 5 p.m. Serving as the social epicenter of the open-air retail center, The Center Bar invites the public to attend the free festivities with a performance by The Man Behind the Voice, Joey Fiato, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. followed by a special guest DJ from 9 p.m. until 1 am.

A variety of complimentary hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails will be available for guests to enjoy throughout the evening. The Center Bar will also offer its full menu featuring a variety of innovative appetizers, wines, domestic and imported beers, martinis, margaritas and other specialty cocktails.

“We invite everyone to experience The Center Bar’s casual yet chic ambiance,” said Scotty D’Antuono, manager of The Center Bar. “With season in full-force and such enjoyable evening weather, The Center Bar will be one of Southwest Florida’s most vibrant venues to mingle with new and old friends over delicious food and fabulous wine and cocktails.”

The Center Bar is open seven days a week, Sunday through Saturday. Live entertainment takes place Wednesdays through Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and music from local DJ’s start at 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The Center Bar features daily happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information on The Center Bar, call 239-325-3583.

About Promenade at Bonita Bay:

Promenade at Bonita Bay is an open-air retail and Class A office center enhanced by a beautiful tropical landscape, gazebos, water features and sheltered walkways which complement its spectacular Mediterranean-style architecture. Conveniently located on U.S. 41 at South Bay Drive in Bonita Springs, the average daily traffic rate is 40,000 vehicles. Current and future Promenade tenants include Antica Murrina; Bonita Bay Farmer’s Market; Children’s Couture; DeRomo’s Gourmet Market, Restaurant, Gift Baskets & Catering; Divino Gelato; Enchanted Ballroom; Epic 31; Evelyn & Arthur; International Jewelers; Jami’s Young Contemporary; John Craig Clothier; Kay Casperson Lifestyle Spa & Boutique; Kay’s On The Beach; Kelly Chase Bridal; La Maison d’Elise; Marc Joseph New York; Molino’s Ristorante; Robert of Philadelphia; Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion; Signatures; Tara Grinna Swimwear; The Center Bar; To The Moon and Well Read.

Promenade at Bonita Bay hosts year-round special events including live music, fashion shows, festivals and fundraisers. Promenade at Bonita Bay is owned by national real estate company R.L.R. Investments LLC. For more information, visit www.promenadeshops.com.

Royal Shell Real Estate 2014 top producers recognized, earn spot in LPGA Coates Championship Pro-Am Tournament

Posted January 22nd, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Awards and Recognition, Events, News, Public Relations

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Royal Shell Real Estate is pleased to announce its top-producing real estate teams for 2014 are the Burns Family Team, the Fagan Team, the Lummis Team and the McMurray & Nette Team. All four Royal Shell Real Estate teams achieved more than $50 million in sales in 2014. In recognition of their achievement, Royal Shell Real Estate invited the top-selling teams to attend a three-day reward trip to the inaugural LPGA Coates Championship Presented by R+L Carriers at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala, Florida. The trip includes an invitation to the Coates Golf Opening Night Gala, hosted by actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston, along with LPGA’s youngest champion Morgan Pressel. In addition, the Royal Shell Real Estate teams were invited to play with LPGA professionals in the Pro-Am tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

Photo 1 - Burns Family TeamAgents Kathy Polk and Tiffany, Jeff, Joan and Joe Burns of the Burns Family team are renowned for their unparalleled educational backgrounds and a combined 60 years of real estate experience. With more than 25 years of experience selling real estate on Sanibel and Captiva, the Burns Family has consistently been at the pinnacle of the real estate profession on the islands.

Photo 2 fagan-team-photoThe Fagan Team serves all of Southwest Florida from Naples to Fort Myers. Partnering with Royal Shell Real Estate, The Fagan Team has been consistently recognized as leaders in the Southwest Florida Real Estate Industry. In addition to Dotti, Bob and Mike Fagan, the Fagan Team includes agents Sandy Kass, Donald Faber and Holly Thompson.

Ted Myerson©2010The Lummis Team, led by Connie and Max Lummis, specializes in properties in the Bonita and Naples areas. For the past eight years, Connie, Max and agent Corye Reiter have been among a small group of top sales agents in Bonita Bay and surrounding areas, as well as the Naples market. Client service and satisfaction is of paramount importance to them, and the majority of new clients are referred from their existing clients and contacts.

Photo 4 - McMurray-Nette TeamThe McMurray & Nette Team has offices conveniently located on Sanibel & Captiva Island, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs and Naples and specializes in waterfront properties, luxury homes and golf course communities. Led by Mike McMurray and Trevor Nette, the team of professionals includes agents Sally Hunt, Kelly Sackman, Tom Kiddy, Brooks Selby and Chad Reedy.

The LPGA Coates Tournament, to be held Jan. 26-31, features 120 of the best female golfers in the world. The four-day, 72-hole stroke play competition has a purse of $1.5 million and will be televised on the Golf Channel.

Located at 2850 NW 80th Ave. in Ocala, Golden Ocala’s 18-hole Ron Garl-designed championship golf course features eight masterfully-recreated tribute holes modeled after some of the world’s finest courses including Augusta, Royal Troon, Baltusrol, Muirfield and St. Andrews. The Tennis, Spa and Fitness Center offers fitness with the finest in Italian exercise equipment with Technogym, six Har-Tru Hydro-Grid ® tennis courts – all lit for night play, a beautiful sprawling resort-style pool, and luxuriously appointed treatment rooms for men and women including salon, manicure/pedicure and massage services. For more information, visit www.goldenocala.com or call 352-402-4343.

With 15 offices serving Bonita Springs, Captiva Island, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Naples, Ocala and Sanibel Island, Royal Shell Real Estate’s experienced staff of real estate experts will simplify your home buying or selling experience. Royal Shell Real Estate represents the finest homes and condos for sale. For more information, visit royalshellrealestate.com.

Calling All JA Alumni: Nominations needed by Jan. 31 for National JA Alumnus of the Year Award

Posted January 22nd, 2015 by Priority Marketing and filed in Awards and Recognition, Brands that Inspire, Events, Fundraising

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Junior Achievement (JA) is seeking nominations for their new Alumnus of the Year Award. This award, to be given by JA USA, celebrates a JA alumnus who has achieved great things in life as a result of the JA experience as a student. Winners will receive an award plaque from Junior Achievement and will have a $5,000 scholarship awarded in their name to a worthy student currently participating in JA programs.

The JA Alumnus of the Year Award is for individuals who participated in JA as a student in elementary, middle or high school, or as part of a JA after-school activities when they were 18 years old or younger. Nominees should be able to describe how their JA experience as youths made them successful later in life.

“The Alumnus of the Year Award provides a great opportunity for JA alums to tell their story and make a difference in the lives of current JA students,” said Anne Frazier, president and CEO of Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida. “I hope anyone in Southwest Florida who knows a JA alumni or perhaps is one will enter a nomination for someone they know who has found success thanks to their JA experience.”

Nominations must be submitted by Jan. 31. To submit a nomination, visit www.juniorachievement.org and click on “Alum.”

About Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida:

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida, Inc.’s 5-8-GRADUATE program focuses attention and resources on 5th grade, 8th grade and high school students in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. The program focuses on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 117 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 121 other countries worldwide. For more information about Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida visit www.JASWFL.org or contact Anne Frazier at 239-225-2590 or info@jaswfl.org.