Awards & Recognition

Teacher receives grant from Lake Michigan Credit Union

05/14/2024

Fun Time Early Childhood Academy announced Analiz Perez, a teacher at their Golden Gate location, was selected as one of 25 recipients out of 240 nominees to receive a $1,000 grant from the Lake Michigan Credit Union. Each year, LMCU’s Roots in Education program awards twenty-five $1,000 grants to teachers across Michigan and Florida who…

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Kerrie Blankenship earns Certificate in Principles of Public Relations

05/14/2024

Kerrie Blankenship, recent FGCU graduate and member of the FGCU Student Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, recently earned the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations. The certificate, which is earned through passing an examination designed to test the foundational knowledge of those entering the public relations profession, is administered by the Universal Accreditation…

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Reneé Stoll earns professional public relations accreditation

05/09/2024

Reneé Stoll of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association, recently earned her professional public relations accreditation, and received the designation of Accredited in Public Relations. Stoll joins the more than 4,500 active public relations professionals worldwide who represent an elite group of skilled professionals committed to practicing with high ethical standards,…

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Lee County Library System recognized for efforts to employ people with disabilities

05/06/2024

The Lee County Library System has received a recognition from the Florida Rehabilitation Council for the Blind for employing people with disabilities. The Florida Rehabilitation Council for the Blind recognizes employees and their employers on a quarterly basis at its quarterly update public forums. The Lee County Library System received this recognition to highlight circulation…

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Kurt Maurillo earns sports, entertainment designation

05/02/2024

Kurt Maurillo, managing director of Clarity Wealth, earned a Sports & Entertainment Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designation that signifies his expanding capabilities to serve professional athletes and entertainers. The designation, established in 2021 by the College for Financial Planning, helps advisors deal with the unique needs of sports and entertainment clients, who often gain their…

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Priority Marketing’s Teri Hansen inducted into advertising hall of fame

04/29/2024

The American Advertising Federation District 4, which represents Florida and the Caribbean, has inducted Priority Marketing Founder, President and Chief Creative Officer Teri Hansen, into its Advertising Hall of Fame. As a Class of 2024 inductee, Hansen is among those “who have distinguished themselves in their career, have contributed to the betterment of advertising and…

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Preferred Travel & Company commemorates 40 years in business

04/29/2024

Preferred Travel & Company is commemorating their 40th anniversary of doing business. The travel agency was founded in 1984 by Wilma Boyd and is now owned by Olga Placeres who worked alongside Boyd for over 35 years. In 2019, Placeres became president and owner. Several months after purchasing Preferred Travel, the pandemic shut down travel…

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Dr. Arie Dosoretz wins Cancer Care Hero Award

04/29/2024

The Lee Health Foundation honored Dr. Arie Dosoretz with the Phoenix Award at the nonprofit’s annual Cancer Care Hero Awards celebration. The Phoenix Award recognizes a community member who, through education or development of new resources, has contributed to reshaping cancer care in Southwest Florida. Dosoretz was presented the award at the Foundation’s Lee Health…

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BSU receives Florida Water Environment Association award

04/29/2024

The Florida Water Environment Association has named Bonita Springs Utilities Inc. winner of the 2023-24 Biosolids/Residuals Program Excellence Award for its East Water Reclamation Facility. This award recognizes and promotes the safe management, public acceptance and beneficial use of biosolids. BSU previously received the FWEA Biosolids/Residuals Program Excellence Award in 2020. “This award reflects the…

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BSU board elects officers

04/25/2024

The Bonita Springs Utilities board of directors has elected its officers for the 2024-25 term. The board elected Richard Garner president, Brian Farrar vice president, Robert Bachman treasurer and James Murphy secretary. Garner is a retired banking executive and real estate professional. He has served as chairman of the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce, now…

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