Priority Marketing’s June 2023 Client Headlines Report recaps news stories that you should read, watch or hear before June 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 nine of the many important stories that were published or aired in June 2023.
Food truck park under construction in Cape Coral
Slipaway Food Truck Park & Marina officially broke ground on what will become a one-of-a-kind waterfront destination in Cape Coral for family-friendly outdoor fun and entertainment. With live music, food and outdoor fun, highlights include space for 10 food trucks, 30 boat slips, 154 seats at the central bar, six shade pavilions with an additional 144 seats, 1,370 feet of pathways and boardwalks, and 120 parking spots. It is expected to open in late 2024. Priority Marketing helped coordinate Slipaway’s groundbreaking event and initial PR push to inform the community about this exciting project.
The News-Press (photos): In photos: Cape Coral’s Slipaway Food Truck Park & Marina groundbreaking
Cape Coral Breeze: Slipaway Food Truck Park & Marina slated to open to public by end of 2024
Gulfshore Business: Cape Coral’s first food truck park breaks ground
SWFL Business Today: Slipaway Food Truck Park & Marina coming to Cape Coral
World-class cancer treatment center under construction
Community and health care leaders celebrated the final pour of the foundation for Southwest Florida Proton, a cutting-edge cancer treatment center being built in Estero. Priority Marketing provided event management services for a gathering that featured local dignitaries and project partners, as well as media relations and public relations to help alert the community that this state-of-the-art cancer treatment center is under construction.
Business Observer: $80M cancer treatment center, first of its kind in region, hits milestone
Gulfshore Business: Southwest Florida Proton lays foundation for cancer treatment center in Estero
South Florida Hospital News: Southwest Florida Proton lays foundation for cancer treatment center in Estero
United Way, SWFL homeowners star in new TV series
The Weather Channel’s renovation series FAST: HOME RESCUE showcases impactful work by United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades in the wake of Hurricane Ian. The nonprofit assisted with three home renovations for local families that are featured this season. In collaboration with other local organizations, United Way tapped into its community partnerships and volunteer coordination, as well as its Gifts in Kind program that provided building supplies, furniture, appliances, food and cleaning supplies. Priority Marketing captured behind-the-scenes photos and videos as renovations were unfolding and helped announce the show to the Southwest Florida market. Watch The Weather Channel’s 30-second promo.
Furniture Today: How to watch Matter Brothers help Hurricane Ian victims rebuild
SWFL Business Today: United Way appears on The Weather Channel’s ‘FAST: HOME RESCUE’
Cape Coral Breeze: FAST: HOME RESCUE renovation series features behind-the-scenes support from United Way
A local organization takes lead role in speaking out against hate
The Jewish Federation of Greater Naples has been a vocal advocate in combatting antisemitism, and its president and CEO, Jeffrey Feld, has been leading that dialogue. He recently was quoted in a Jewish Florida News article about challenges in Southwest Florida, and Priority Marketing’s public relations team helped create guest opinions to inform and educate readers locally and nationally.
Philanthropy News Digest: Invest in organizations that promote tolerance and combat hatred
Priority Marketing also helped alert the community that a touring delegation of Israeli teens who sing, dance and tell stories would be making a stop in Naples.
Florida Weekly: Israeli Scouts friendship caravan returns to Naples
Lawmakers, governor provide funds to build new school
The Florida Legislature allocated $5 million in state funding to help Family Initiative build Thrive Academy, a private educational setting for young people on the autism spectrum. Funding also will allow Family Initiative to build a special needs shelter to adequately support children and their families in the event of a natural disaster. Priority Marketing alerted local media to this line item in the budget while providing background about Thrive Academy.
Helping children jump start their education
Priority Marketing partnered with the Early Learning Coalition of SWFL and local providers to alert parents that the state’s Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program was accepting registrations for the 2023-24 school year. The free educational program is available to all 4-year-olds and is designed to give children a jump-start for school by incorporating early literacy and math, language and social skills.
Cape Coral Breeze: Guest Commentary: Florida VPK vouchers empower families to succeed
Neapolitan Family: The Importance of Voluntary Prekindergarten for your child
Sanibel Island Reporter: Florida VPK vouchers empower families to succeed
Fort Myers Beach Observer: Florida VPK vouchers empower families to succeed
Recognizing, Celebrating Juneteenth in Southwest Florida
The Lee County Black History Society, Dunbar Festival Committee, City of Fort Myers and the African Coalition of Southwest Florida celebrated the community at a Juneteenth event to mark the end of slavery in the United States. The day-long celebration at Roberto Clemente Park included performers, recognition of students, prayer, historic readings and a groundbreaking for a new inclusive playground by the City of Fort Myers.
Priority Marketing added the celebration to event calendars and helped generate advance media coverage, including this story on WINK: Florida doesn’t recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. But residents do: ‘We’ve come a long way.’ Priority Marketing also captured photos and commentary from the event to use on social media and in post-event news stories.
The News-Press: Juneteenth events in Naples, Fort Myers celebrate end of slavery
The News-Press (photos): Juneteenth celebrated at Fort Myers’ Roberto Clemente Park
Congratulations Class of 2023!
Across Southwest Florida, thousands of children, teens and young adults recently graduated. Priority Marketing partners with several youth-focused organizations and joined parents, staff and students in celebrating their milestones.
- Above Board Chamber: Class of 2023: Pace Center for Girls, Lee graduation ceremony celebrates seven Pace graduates
- Coastal Breeze: Guadalupe Center Celebrates Tutor Corps Class of 2023
- Florida Weekly: Dream big… someday you might become a doctor
- The News-Press: Thousands graduated from Lee high schools over the weekend. What you need to know + photos
Father’s Day brings deals, discounts for dads
In advance of Father’s Day, Priority Marketing pitched several dad-focused clients offering products and services geared toward men. After all, dads are interested in discounts and deals, too. Jessica the Journalist featured four Priority Marketing clients (Captiva Cruises, Fort Myers Brewing, Matanzas on the Bay and Norman Love Confections) in her holiday roundup: Deals for Dad. Two clients generated multiple media mentions in advance of Father’s Day:
- Candy Industry: Norman Love Confections unveils Donuts & Coffee Gift Box for Father’s Day
- Gulfshore Life: Indulge dad with delectable Father’s Day dining experiences, complete with drink and dessert specials
- Naples Daily News: Restaurants and food: Father’s Day
- The News-Press: 12 best Fort Myers, Cape Coral restaurants to celebrate day on Father’s Day
- FOX4: Fort Myers Brewing Company kicks off summer with its annual Summer Beer Fest
- ABC7: Fort Myers Brewing Summer Beer Fest
Priority Marketing also pitched a Father’s Day story about a pair of father-son pilot duos at Elite Jets:
- Florida Weekly: Elite Jets’ father-son pilots forge bonds at 30,000 feet
- Greater Naples Chamber: All in the Family: At Elite Jets, father-son pilots forge bonds at 30,000 feet
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