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Client headlines: Norman Love Confections, Gulf Coast Village and other newsmakers in October

Each month, we spotlight some of the outstanding media coverage of our clients’ news and events. You’ll see them featured frequently in newspapers and magazines, on television and radio, and on blogs and social media.

Norman Love Confections SarasotaOn Oct. 23, Norman Love Confections announced plans to open the Fort Myers-based company’s sixth Chocolate Salon at University Town Center (UTC), a premier shopping and dining destination along University Parkway in the greater Sarasota-Manatee area. The 2,000-square-foot space includes an outdoor patio and will offer the company’s award-winning ultra-premium, handcrafted chocolates, as well as specialty desserts, artisanal baked goods, coffees, novelty products, sweet crepes as well as savory crepes for lunch and dinner, and Artisan Gelato by Norman Love.

Additionally, the new location will offer a selection of wines, and it will be the first salon to offer an interactive dessert experience as Norman Love Confections pastry chefs will “take the stage” to showcase their artistic expression and create beautiful “desserts of art” while engaging guests in a fun, conversational and gastronomic dessert experience. Below are some of the headlines resulting from that announcement:

Business Observer: Prominent chocolatier expands in region with new store
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Chocolate Salon opening in Sarasota’s University Town Center
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Photos: Norman Love chocolate shop and bakery coming to Sarasota
SRQ Magazine: Norman Love Confections to open Chocolate Salon at UTC in Sarasota
Bake Magazine: Norman Love Confections opens sixth Chocolate Salon
Gulfshore Business: Norman Love Confections to open chocolate salon in Sarasota

Highlighting more of our clients, here is a selection of news stories that published or aired in recent weeks:

Gulf Coast Village
ABC7: Gulf Coast Village welcomes eighth member to its over-100 club
The News-Press: ENPY awards honor community member contributions across SWFL
Gulfshore Business: Kevin Ahmadi named Nonprofit Executive of the Year
The News-Press: Centenarian Club: Gulf Coast Village has fair share of 100-year-olds

Cypress Pharmacy
Naples Daily News: Opinion: Will menopause and perimenopause ever end?
WINK News: Make sure to do your homework before treating joint pain with CBD oil

Earn to Learn FL
Florida Weekly: Earn to Learn FL launches online financial literacy platform
Southwest Florida Business Today: Earn to Learn FL to honor eight new Mentors of IMPACT at gala

Ocean Prime Naples
ABC7: Celebrating National Seafood Month at Ocean Prime
FSR Magazine: Ocean Prime Naples wins company’s Restaurant of the Year award

Bell Tower
The News-Press: Lee County Sheriff’s Office opens new outreach center
FOX4: United Way opens ‘Community Impact Center’ at Bell Tower in Fort Myers
The SWFL 100: Free samples, raffle prizes and more at Teachers’ Night Out

Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Florida Weekly: Regional director to champion path for climate solutions
Naples Daily News: Climate-focused initiative appoints regional director to address climate issues
Business Observer: Foundation, university name leader for environmental partnership
The SWFL 100: Conservancy presents Hoots and Hisses Halloween event

Lee Health Foundation
Florida Weekly: Breast health fund brings hope to Southwest Florida women
WINK News: Sharon MacDonald Breast Health Fund pays for SWFL patients’ lifesaving cancer treatment

Shangri-La Springs
ABC7: Muertos Monster Mash at Shangri-La Springs
Florida Weekly: Four chambers of commerce celebrate grant opening of Harvest & Wisdom
Gulfshore Business: Food for thought: Harvest & Wisdom

Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz
Business Observer: Andrea Pleimling Smith, 40-under-40 honoree
FOX4: Walk Like M.A.D.D. returns to Fort Myers

Elmquist Eye Group
Business Observer: Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown, 40-under-40 honoree

Fort Myers Brewing Company
ABC7: 7th annual Oktoberfest at Fort Myers Brewing
Florida Weekly: Fort Myers Brewing wins medal at beer festival

Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce
Cape Coral Daily Breeze: Colleen DePasquale graduates from U.S. Chamber Foundation education and workforce fellowship program

Guadalupe Center
Florida Weekly: Gin Blossoms to play at Seminole Casino on Nov. 2, concert benefits Guadalupe Center
Immokalee Bulletin: Guadalupe Center enhances program through United Way grant

Edison National Bank
Gulfshore Business: Sign of the times
The News-Press: Edison National Bank wins Small Business of the Year through Industry Appreciation Awards

Guadalupe Resale Shop
Florida Weekly: Art collector finds treasure at Guadalupe Resale Shop

Sunshine Ace Hardware
Coastal Breeze: A partnership for Hurricane Dorian relief
Florida Weekly: ‘Heels, Hounds and Hardware’ promises fun for area women

Nations Association
Florida Weekly: Israel Suarez: He’s given hope and a helping hand for 40 years
Cape Coral Daily Breeze: Celebration honors Israel Suarez’ 40 years of community service
Naples Daily News: Celebrating the many achievements of Israel Suarez

Healthcare Network of Southwest Florida
Florida Weekly: Giving dental patients something to smile about

Hope Healthcare
Florida Weekly: Society: Shine, a benefit for Hope Kids Care, at Edison & Ford Winter Estates

Junior Achievement of Southwest Florida
Naples Daily News: Junior Achievement’s Business Hall of Fame honors our region’s role models
The News-Press: Junior Achievement wins ENPY award as Nonprofit Organization of the Year

Lee BIA Builders Care
Cape Coral Daily Breeze: Builders Care receives $5,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

Matanzas on the Bay
Florida Weekly: Family friendly Howl-O-Ween a fundraiser for SWFL wildlife
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin: Howl-O-Ween Wildlife Fundraiser on the Beach to benefit CROW

One Way Out Ministries
Florida Weekly: Society: Purple Tie Ball, benefiting One Way Out Ministries

Stevens Construction
Today’s Veterinary Business: Stevens Construction begins Viscaya-Prado Veterinary Hospital

Guardian ad Litem Foundation
WINK: Guardian ad Litem Foundation hosts ‘Fashion to a Tea’

Business Observer: Commercial real estate brokerage expands its regional reach

SWFL Children’s Charities
Florida Weekly: 2020 wine fest will ‘Paint a Difference’ for children’s health care across SWFL

LSI Companies
Business Observer: Justin Thibaut, 40-under-40 honoree

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