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January 2024 client headlines: 9 news stories to read, watch

client headlines in january 2024 chico's sanibel island grand reopening

Priority Marketing’s January 2024 Client Headlines Report recaps news stories that you should read, watch or hear before the month ends. 

The firm’s award-winning Public Relations Team helps clients and partners earn media coverage in newspapers and magazines, on television and radio, and on blogs, social media and websites. At the end of each month, the PR Team combs through hundreds of local, national and international news headlines to create its informative Client Headlines Report. 

Below are just some of the many important stories that were published or aired in January 2024. 

Chico’s reopens original store on Sanibel Island 

Chico’s hosted a grand reopening celebration for its original location at Periwinkle Place on Sanibel Island. The brand’s iconic original store was severely damaged by Hurricane Ian in September 2022, and its reopening provided a jolt of economic confidence as the island continues its recovery. Priority Marketing coordinated the grand opening event and provided public relations, media relations, photography and videography services. 

WINK: Chico’s building back stronger than ever after Hurricane Ian 

Sanibel Island Reporter: Chico’s celebrates reopening of original island store 

Florida Weekly: Society photos: Chico’s grand reopening 

Gulfshore Business: Original Chico’s location reopens on Sanibel 

Santiva Chronicle: Chico’s proudly reopens its original Sanibel store after storm 

Cleveland Plain Dealer: Return to slow-recovering Sanibel Island, where shells outnumber humans (by a lot) 


Tebows (plural) announced as keynote speakers for Community Prayer Breakfast 

Tim Tebow is returning as a keynote speaker at the 2024 Community Prayer Breakfast in Fort Myers, and this time, he is bringing his wife, Demi-Leigh Tebow. The couple will share their powerful stories of faith along with the shared passion for serving others. Admission is free. Click HERE for tickets. 

North Fort Myers Neighbor: Tebows are guest speakers for upcoming Southwest Florida Community Prayer Breakfast on May 2 


Commemorating Florida Jewish History Month  

In honor of Florida Jewish History Month, the Jewish Federation of Greater Naples hosted an in-depth look at the state’s Jewish pioneers, including members of the Confederacy. Marina Berkovich, president of the Jewish Historical Society of Southwest Florida, joined WGCU’s “Gulf Coast Life” for an extended conversation on the group’s efforts to preserve and promote local history. 

WGCU: President of the Jewish Historical Society of SWFL reflects on the work they do & the times we’re in |  


Client experts tapped for Q&As 

Over the holidays, The News-Press and Naples Daily News published a series of Q&As with experts covering a variety of topics. The publications tapped five of Priority Marketing’s client partners, each considered experts in their respective fields: nonprofit management, weight management, mental health, technology and senior living. 

Guadalupe Center: Nonprofit needs: Charitable organizations ‘turning dollars into dreams’ 

Surgical Healing Arts: Healthy eating: Here’s how to eat healthy around the holidays 

NAMI Collier County: Holiday stress: How to create a stable routine for children 

CRS Technology Consultants: AI: What did we see in 2023 and what’s in store for 2024? 

Seneca at Oak Creek/Sage Communities: Our housing crisis: Seniors want to live here, but can they afford it? 


Starting the year off right… and healthy 

Priority Marketing partners with a variety of health care clients, and as the calendar flipped to 2024, health was top of mind for people across Southwest Florida. Priority Marketing seized on the timeliness of the new year and pursued media opportunities tied to health and wellness. 

Precision Healthcare Specialists: ABC7: Ask the Doctors: Committing to a healthier lifestyle in 2024 

The Preserve: Florida Weekly: Family sheds light on Alzheimer’s awareness  

Naples Center for Functional Medicine: Friendly fire: how autoimmune disorders wreak havoc from within 

Healthcare Network: South Florida Hospital News: Growing healthier communities from the ground up 

Partners in Care: Florida Weekly: 2023 cancer breakthroughs offer promise for the future 

Precision Healthcare Specialists: Making simple dietary and lifestyle changes will make you healthier 

Cypress Pharmacy: ABC7: Navigating the diabetes drug shortage 


United Way honors longtime philanthropist 

United Way of Lee, Hendry, and Glades honored community philanthropist David Lucas for his longtime support dedicating its main campus in honor of the distinguished benefactor. Lucas, who was named an honorary United Way Board Member for Life in 2023, founded the local Alexis de Tocqueville Society comprised of the nonprofit’s top donors. 

Lehigh Acres Citizen: United Way honors longtime supporter David Lucas 

Caloosa Belle: United Way dedicates main campus to philanthropist David Lucas 


Captiva resort unveils redevelopment plan 

South Seas, which was severely damaged in September 2022 by Hurricane Ian, unveiled a redevelopment plan that maintains the historic character and coastal charm that defines Captiva Island while modernizing the property to enhance the guest experience. 

Florida Weekly: South Seas unveils redevelopment plans for island resort 

Business Observer: Owners seek approval for historic South Seas resort redevelopment plan 

Gulfshore Business: South Seas unveils redevelopment plans for island resort 

Sanibel Island Reporter: South Seas announces proposed redevelopment plan 

Santiva Chronicle: South Seas Resort unveils redevelopment plans 


Awards and honors: Client recognitions 

The Community Foundation announced recipients of its 2024 Board Leadership Awards, a premier event being held Feb. 6. Among the honorees are several Priority Marketing clients, including Marshall Bower at SalusCare, as well as boards at Horizon Foundation and United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades.  

Guadalupe Center’s college-preparatory Tutor Corps Program was honored by Reimagine Education as a finalist for the Access, Diversity & Inclusion Award. The competition is dubbed the “Oscars of education.” 


New faces in new places 

Priority Marketing recently distributed news releases on behalf of clients and partners to announce the following new hires and internal promotions: 

  • Elite Jets: Andrew McLean (captain), Jose Abelardo Calmet (captain), Lindon Baldwin (first officer) and Oscar Jimenez (first officer) 
  • Lee Health Foundation: Justin Brand (director of development) 
  • Precision Healthcare Specialists: Dr. Natalia Spinelli (breast surgical oncology specialist), Dr. Elliot Blau (urologist), Dr. Marc Colton (urologist) 
  • Better Together: Erika DeLeon (chief of staff) 
  • Healthcare Network: Dr. Jaime Khemraj (chief medical officer) 
  • Florida Senior Consulting: Catherine Cruikshank (regional manager) 
  • Worthington Realty: Aaron Lynch (real estate professional) 

Do you need a Public Relations Team to help tell your story? Please give us a call today at 239-267-2638 or send an email to LetsTalk@PriorityMarketing.com. 

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