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Press Releases from CONRIC PR & Marketing (113 total)

CONRIC pr + marketing announces rebrand

Since 2007, CONRIC pr + marketing has elevated the visibility of local, regional, and national brands. Today, the award-winning agency is unveiling a brand refresh of its own after 13 years. The brand refresh incorporates a new logo, color palette, brand guidelines, website, podcast and much more to come. “CONRIC pr + marketing is not the same agency we were when we opened our doors to the public in 2007 so

Nonprofits join forces to increase giving at the Big Backpack Event

Big just got bigger as Community Cooperative and Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida join The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida to provide backpacks, school supplies and food to Lee County children during the 21st annual Big Backpack Event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 26 at the Fort Myers Skatium, located at 2250 Broadway. Understanding the greater needs of Lee County families this year, especially because of

Blessings in a Backpack offering weekend meals at Grab & Go locations

Responding to the tremendous demand for food as families struggle because of the coronavirus, Blessings in a Backpack of Southwest Florida is partnering with several organizations to provide meals at several Grab & Go locations throughout Lee County. Families are going hungry during these extraordinary and critical times and donations are needed more than ever. A tax-deductible donation of $4 is urgently needed to feed a child for one weekend while

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner helps seed hope in Pine Manor

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2019) – With the help of Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, a forest of food is providing education and dreams for a Fort Myers neighborhood once torn by crime. The Community Garden has taken root inside Pine Manor. It is alive with volunteers, vegetables and an education program, which teaches people the necessary culinary skills to go to work. The garden boxes are full of vegetables

IMG, Montverde headline 47th annual Culligan City of Palms Classic

Start with two of the premier high school basketball programs in the country, add in mega talent destined for college and NBA greatness and the 47th annual Culligan City of Palms Classic exceeds even its expectations as the nation’s top high school basketball tournament. IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) and Monteverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.), the No. 1 and No. 2 teams according to USA TODAY, heading into the 2019-20 season, headline

Rotary Club of Fort Myers South builds children’s park

The Rotary Club believes every child deserves a place to play. That’s why members of the Rotary Club of Fort Myers South partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties to build a new community park at Majorca Palms in the Tice area of Fort Myers. About two dozen Rotarians spent the morning of Saturday, July 20 laying down sod and installing new playground equipment to benefit 175

Tickets going fast for Calusa Waterkeeper summit, documentary debut

It’s a problem we can’t ignore. Scientific evidence showing the health risks of harmful algal blooms in Southwest Florida waterways will be the focus of Calusa Waterkeeper’s “Public Health Alert – Florida Water Summit 2.” The event, set for Monday, Aug. 5 from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre on 1380 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers, will feature a panel of leading scientists and medical professionals as well

Vietnam War memorial replica coming to jetBlue Park

A local American Legion post is celebrating 100 years of service with a stirring public tribute to veterans. The Rabe O. Wilkison American Legion Post 38 and the Colonial Charitable Foundation are teaming to arrange an exhibit of The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at jetBlue Park on Saturday, Sept. 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. The wall, a three-fifths scale replica of the national memorial in

The Florida Bar appoints Maselli to grievance committee

Professionalism is a hallmark of Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured. The Florida Bar has selected Dawn Maselli, a trial attorney for the firm, to serve on 20th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee C, one of three bodies that investigates complaints of lawyer misconduct in Southwest Florida. “We have the honor and privilege of representing clients who trust us,” Maselli said. “I want to ensure that our responsibility to

Lee County Tax Collector celebrates first-time drivers with giveaways

The open road awaits. It’s more exhilarating than ever for first-time drivers to get their license thanks to the Lee County Tax Collector’s new #LCTCRockTheRoad campaign. The Tax Collector’s Office is holding an Instagram contest to help lucky winners get where they’re going on their dream road trip. It’s all part of a coordinated effort to celebrate the special moments that the Tax Collector makes possible. “Just about every kid grows

PBS series to debut with backing from Oasis Senior Advisors

Oasis Senior Advisors is continuing its work to preserve family heritage through its support for a new PBS series. Family Pictures USA explores American cities, towns and rural communities through the lens of the family photo album, unearthing rich personal stories that expand our understanding of our shared history, diversity and common values. The Bonita Springs, Florida-based senior living assistance provider is proud to serve as a national underwriter of

SWFL chapter of American Advertising Federation relaunches

A powerful force for advertisers is jump-starting its next phase. The American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida chapter will celebrate its reactivation with a kickoff event and swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, July 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center in downtown Fort Myers. The group better known as AAF-SWFL is a professional advertising club and political action organization devoted to the protection and promotion of advertising in Southwest

New Oasis Senior Advisors franchisee puts people first

Oasis Senior Advisors continues expanding to help more seniors find the right level of care. Jenny Sanchez is the new Oasis Senior Advisor for Mason, Ohio, bringing multifaceted experience working in hospice, teaching the hearing-impaired and managing human resources to the Bonita Springs, Florida-based franchisor. “We rely on the strength of our people, and in Jenny, we have someone with true compassion who’s dedicated to seniors and their families every step

New amenity center opens at Magnolia Landing

Homebuyers have a can’t-miss opportunity to enjoy an active lifestyle without leaving their neighborhood. A brand new amenity center is now open at Magnolia Landings, a highly sought after D.R. Horton Southwest Florida community in North Fort Myers. The gated community offers plenty of ways to stay active. Residents can take advantage of the expansive fitness center, which includes strength, cardio and aerobics equipment or kick back and relax at the

CONRIC PR & Marketing adds Kupser as marketing coordinator

Teamwork is at the heart of everything CONRIC PR & Marketing does. The company works collaboratively with its clients to develop and implement comprehensive marketing campaigns that provide tangible results. In its latest move, CONRIC has brought on marketing coordinator Katie Kupser, bolstering its award-winning service with a true believer in the power of positive communication. “Hiring the right people to join our team is important to our clients’ and company’s

Horizon Council seeks nominations for the 2019 Industry Appreciation Awards

The Horizon Council and Lee County Economic Development Office seek nominations for the 2019 Industry Appreciation Awards, which celebrate the Lee County business community and recognize outstanding local businesses that have positively influenced Southwest Florida. The honorees and finalists will be recognized during the annual Industry Appreciation Award luncheon on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs. Applications must be received no later than

South Fort Myers community showcases best of Florida living

Homebuyers have a golden opportunity to lay claim to their spot in paradise just minutes from the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. There are a variety of beautiful move-in ready homes by D.R. Horton available in Venetian Pointe, a picturesque community conveniently located on the corner of Summerlin Road and Gladiolus Drive. Homebuyers can select from five versatile home designs, each attractively priced starting from the low-$300s. Single-family homes

The American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida to reactivate in 2019

The American Advertising Federation-Southwest Florida (AAF-SWFL) will reactivate effective July 1, 2019. AAF-SWFL is a professional advertising club and political action organization devoted to the protection and promotion of advertising in Southwest Florida. Now accepting membership applications, AAF-SWFL is open to advertisers, agencies, media companies and advertising service providers in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades and Hendry Counties. In addition, the relaunch officially brings back to the region the American Advertising

Thousands of kids to get free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts

Parents and children in need don’t have to spend summer worrying about how they can afford next year’s school supplies. Families are invited to The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida’s 20th Annual Big Backpack Event on Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fort Myers Skatium on 2250 Broadway. The Multicultural Centre will hand out 2,000 new backpacks full of items like notebook paper, folders, crayons, glue, pens and

Quick move-in homes available in vibrant community

Homebuyers have an excellent opportunity to lay claim to their piece of paradise in a city full of family-friendly recreation. Express Homes by D.R. Horton Southwest Florida is offering move-in ready homes at an attractive price in the heart of North Port. Homebuyers have a trio of one-story floor plans to choose from that offer a combination of both convenience and value. Each floor plan includes three bedrooms, two baths,

Hundreds gather to take Ice Bucket Challenge, send message

The message went out to Ellen DeGeneres loud and clear. Despite poor weather conditions, hundreds of people gathered on Sunday, June 9, at the Cape Coral High School football field to douse themselves with ice water in honor of Cre8 Salon & Spa client Hilde Heard, who suffers from late-stage Lou Gehrig’s disease and longs to meet DeGeneres, her favorite celebrity. Participants in #BringBackTheBucket lined up to spell out “E-L-L-E-N” on

Safer driver licenses coming to Lee County Tax Collector locations

The Lee County Tax Collector’s Office is at the cutting edge of safety technology. Driver licenses issued at the seven Tax Collector service centers throughout Lee County will soon incorporate enhanced security features. The new licenses also meet federal REAL ID requirements, meaning they’ll still be valid for commercial flights beyond Sept. 30, 2020, the last day Americans age 18 and up will be allowed to board commercial flights without

Florida Bar president headlines Lee County Bar diversity luncheon

One of America’s most prominent voices for gender equality is coming to the Lee County Bar Association’s next meeting. Michelle Suskauer, president of The Florida Bar and regular contributor to CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NBC and CNBC, will be the keynote speaker for the bar’s Third Annual Diversity Workshop and Luncheon. RSVPs are required at or 239-334-0047 for the Friday, June 7 event that runs from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

SWFL homeowners encouraged to prep insurance for hurricane season

The destructive force of a hurricane should never be taken lightly. The Sullivan State Farm Agencies are taking the necessary steps to help Southwest Floridians take precautions to prepare families and property ahead of hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. These powerful storms can unleash devastating winds, torrential rains, storm surges and tornadoes, causing extensive damage. Cape Coral State Farm agents Mike and Dawn Sullivan encourage homeowners

Forty years after groundbreaking, Scheiner Building stands for justice

It was just a vacant lot a few blocks from Page Field and the Edison Mall. Two generations later, it’s a cornerstone of the community. Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, is celebrating the 40-year anniversary of groundbreaking on the firm’s headquarters at the corner of Evans and Winkler avenues, where shovels first dug into earth in 1979. “We’ve come a long way, but I’m proud to say

Workplace safety expert to help local manufacturers reduce risk

Safe workplaces cut costs and increase productivity. Local manufacturers who want to upgrade and maintain their safety protocols can hear from one of Florida’s leading experts on occupational health and safety. Brian L. Warrick, director of the University of South Florida SafetyFlorida Consultation Program, will be the keynote speaker at a Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association roundtable discussion on Wednesday, May 15 from 8-9:30 a.m. at CareerSource on 4150 Ford St.

Tommie Smith to speak at Rotary South Scholar-Athlete Awards

His silent gesture shook the sports world 50 years ago. On his visit to Southwest Florida, he’ll seek to inspire others to do the same. Civil rights pioneer and Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith will be the keynote speaker for the 2019 Rotary of Fort Myers South Scholar-Athlete Awards banquet on Wednesday, May 16. The ceremony and announcement of scholarship recipients will run from 7-9 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza

Oasis Senior Advisors gain tools, knowledge at national convention

Oasis Senior Advisors is dedicated to finding new ways to make navigating the maze of senior housing simpler and less stressful for seniors and their families. That’s why more than 70 franchisees from around the country and the corporate team gathered for the Bonita Springs, Florida-based company’s annual convention April 4-6 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel in St. Louis. Leading experts in senior living, caregiving, networking, team building and

CONRIC wins big at FPRA Local Image Awards

CONRIC PR & Marketing gets results for its clients. The latest testament to that came Thursday, April 18 at the Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter’s annual Local Image Awards ceremony. The CONRIC team won an Image Award, an Award of Distinction and three Judges’ Awards, plus Vice President of Marketing Jaimie Miller, APR was named the chapter’s Member of the Year. “It takes a team, and together, we managed

Big Backpack Event returns for 20th year of giving

You can’t build success without tools. The Multicultural Centre of Southwest Florida will continue its tradition of providing a hand up to Lee County children in need at its 20th Annual Big Backpack Event on Sunday, July 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Families with students between ages 5-12 can come to the event’s new location at the Fort Myers Skatium on 2250 Broadway to receive backpacks full of school supplies. “Our

Andrew Banyai named Lee County Citizen of the Year

People in desperate situations all across Lee County are turning to Andrew Banyai for help. The legal assistance that Banyai, the executive director of the Lee County Legal Aid Society, provides for free at the Clerk of Court’s Self Help Center is one of many reasons county commissioners on Tuesday presented him with the prestigious Paulette Burton Citizen of the Year Award. The accolade goes each year to a Lee County

New phase of home sales begins in amenity-rich community

Homebuyers seeking sun, sports and serenity need look no farther. D.R. Horton Southwest Florida is now selling a new phase of single-family and twin villa homes at the Preserve at West Villages. Many of the recently released homesites in this new phase offer a breathtaking preserve and lake views. Homebuyers have the option to select from a variety of homes already underway in this new phase, allowing the convenience to move-in

American Legion, downtown Fort Myers post reach milestones

American Legion is turning 100, and Post 38 in downtown Fort Myers is celebrating a centennial of its own. The Rabe O. Wilkison Post, as it’s also known, was established on Sept. 5, 1919, just months after the national organization formed in the wake of World War I. The post is planning several ways to mark the occasion, culminating in a visit from the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall on Sept.

Keep Lee Plastic Free teams up with Lowe’s for giveaway

Now there’s extra incentive for learning how to get rid of yard waste the right way. Lee County Solid Waste division is working with Lowe’s stores in Fort Myers to give away paper yard waste bags. The bags will be available while supplies last Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Lowe’s on 14960 S. Tamiami Trail, and on Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to noon

Meridian Senior Living to debut amenity-rich Cape Coral community

Senior living with passion, energy and inspiration is coming to Cape Coral. Meridian Senior Living invites the public to an open house for Atrium at Liberty Park, a vibrant new senior community under construction near Pine Island Road and Northeast 24th Avenue. The event will take place on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. next door to the property at Uptown at Liberty Park Apartments clubhouse on 2505 Liberty

Bryan brothers, Fritz, Querrey top star-studded Madisen’s Match field

Tickets are selling fast for Southwest Florida’s premier tennis event. The greatest men’s doubles team of all-time, two of the top-ranked American singles players in the world, and former Wimbledon and French Open champions are among the world-class tennis talent playing in this year’s Golisano Children’s Hospital Pro Tennis Classic, the grand finale of Madisen’s Match. The stars will take the court on Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. inside

Manufacturers forum to cover disaster readiness

Preparation can be the difference between success and failure for manufacturers. That’s why the Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association, or SRMA, is helping businesses find ways to continue generating revenues in a crisis. A roundtable discussion on disaster readiness and business continuity is set for Wednesday, March 13 from 8-9:30 a.m. at CareerSource on 4150 Ford St. Extension in Fort Myers. Amy Lee, director of business continuity strategy for FloridaMakes, will be

American Legion bringing Vietnam War memorial to Fort Myers

A testament to service members who made the ultimate sacrifice is coming to JetBlue Park. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will be on display Sept. 7-8 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. each day, courtesy of the Rabe O. Wilkison American Legion Post 38 and the Colonial Charitable Foundation. The mobile wall replicates the iconic black granite memorial in Washington, D.C. at three-fifths its size. Etched into the traveling monument are more than

New attractively priced floor plans now selling in Port Charlotte

Homebuyers in search of convenience and value are sure to find a place to call home in the Peachland area of Port Charlotte. Express Homes by D.R. Horton Southwest Florida is pleased to announce it’s now selling two brand new floor plans by appointment only at an unbeatable price and location. The Boardwalk floor plan is attractively priced, starting at $173,990 and includes 1,389 square feet of living space, three bedrooms,

Successful business figures to discuss value of generosity

Many times, it pays to give just a little more. Business leaders who found success through making an extra effort to do for others, whether it’s in their work or in their communities, will share their secrets at a pair of Above Board Chamber of Florida seminars. Vicki Thomas Tracy, chief operating officer at Gulf Coast International Properties, will serve as the master of ceremonies for the first of the two

D.R. Horton opens three stunning new model homes at Lindsford

Homebuyers can catch a glimpse of paradise as they tour three new professionally decorated model homes in a premier gated community. Each beautiful home at D.R. Horton Southwest Florida’s Lindsford community is brimming with designer accents, upgrades and features, perfect for families and individual homebuyers alike. The stylish collection of models features the Cali, Destin and Delray plans, with living spaces ranging from 1,828 to 2,368 square feet. The Cali

Oasis Senior Advisors continues nationwide expansion

A longtime engineer, a health care researcher and a former big-box store manager are the newest Oasis Senior Advisors. The Bonita Springs-based company has brought on a trio of new franchisees to add to the nearly 100 helping seniors and their families across the country. “Our fast growth is a testament to the value of our compassionate, personalized service that helps make senior living simple,” Oasis Senior Advisors CEO Tim Evankovich

Lee County Tax Collector adds Clerk of Court services in Bonita Springs

It just got easier to take care of official business in Bonita Springs. Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart has partnered with Lee County Clerk of Court Linda Doggett to bring the Clerk’s recording services to the Tax Collector’s Office on 25987 S. Tamiami Trail in Bonita Springs. Now, instead of having to travel to downtown Fort Myers, residents can apply for passports and marriage licenses and even get married

New hires boost Oasis Senior Advisors corporate team

Six new members of the Oasis Senior Advisors corporate team bring new energy and decades of experience to the Bonita Springs-based franchisor. The additions further the commitment Oasis has made to sustained nationwide expansion that led to its selection as one of GrowFL’s Florida Companies to Watch. “Our new team members fortify the support we give our franchisees, empowering them to provide no-cost assistance to seniors and their families,” Oasis Senior

Panel to discuss hiring solutions for local manufacturers

Labor shortages can disrupt production, inhibit growth and stifle company revenues. Manufacturers can learn how to prevent them and soften their impact at an upcoming Southwest Regional Manufacturers Association roundtable. “Hiring Strategies: Recruitment & Retention” will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 8-9:30 a.m. at Hodges University on 2647 Professional Circle in Naples. “Securing and retaining qualified employees has long been an issue for local Southwest Florida manufacturers,” SRMA Executive

Personal experience leads Oasis Senior Advisors to prioritize safety

The safety of our loved ones is our utmost concern. Oasis Senior Advisors exists to help seniors and their families identify secure options for senior housing and determine which is the right fit for a safe, healthy, fulfilling experience. In many cases, the advisors have firsthand understanding. John Brown, a Certified Senior Advisor at the Bonita Springs, Florida-based company’s franchise in Austin, Texas, spent 10 years as a caregiver for his

Virtual Dementia Tour to visit Cape Coral, Coconut Point

The community is gaining a better understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia thanks to Oasis Senior Advisors. The Bonita Springs-based national franchisor is taking its Virtual Dementia Tour on the road in February to a pair of Lee Health facilities. The one-of-a-kind sensory experience will be available at no cost on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lee Health – Coconut Point on 23450 Via Coconut Point in Estero,

Culligan City of Palms Classic places 10 on McDonald’s rosters

This year’s McDonald’s All American Boys Game will look familiar to fans who watch the Culligan City of Palms Classic. Ten of the 24 players on the McDonald’s rosters announced Thursday have appeared in the City of Palms, one shy of the record 11 City of Palms players chosen for the 2017 McDonald’s event. For the first time, the McDonald’s rosters include three players from the same high school. That school,

Profile by Sanford to open weight loss center in Fort Myers

A personalized weight-loss solution is coming to Fort Myers. Profile by Sanford, a nutrition and lifestyle coaching service, is opening its third Florida franchise on Friday, Jan. 25 in the Cypress Trace plaza at the corner of U.S. 41 and Cypress Lake Drive. Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will be among those in attendance for a grand opening celebration on Thursday, February 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the new Profile

Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner takes innovative health approach

Sitting for long hours can seriously damage your health. The long hours required in the law profession often lead to a sedentary lifestyle, but Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured, is offering its employees an alternative. Throughout the firm’s offices are “treadmill desks” — work stations where attorneys and other staff can walk or jog while accomplishing tasks. The desks have all-around flexibility. They can be used as

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