Every month, Priority Marketing’s clients and partners host a wide range of special events, seminars, workshops, activities and fundraising opportunities. Check out the list of client events in February 2023.
Reel in the Sunshine Fishing Expo
Date: Feb. 4
Location: Sunshine Ace Hardware, 9100 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs, FL 34135
Time: 8 a.m. to noon
Description: Reel in the Sunshine is a free community event aimed at recreational and beginning anglers. The event features vendor-led product demonstrations, hot-off-the-grill BBQ samples prepared by Sunshine Ace’s grill masters, numerous giveaways and exclusive discounts on fishing gear and apparel only available during the event. Local fishing guides and boat captains will lead interactive seminars and discussions, sharing expertise about local waterways and top fishing spots, what types of bait to use and techniques for a successful day on the water. Admission is free, but guests can participate in a raffle and charity luncheon to support Captains for Clean Water
LINK: Reel in the Sunshine
Norman Love Confections’ 2023 Valentine’s Day Collection
Date: Through Feb. 14
Location: Online and at chocolate salons in Fort Myers, Naples, Estero and Sarasota
Description: This Valentine’s Day, give your valentine the gift of ultra-premium, hand-crafted chocolates. The 2023 Valentine’s Day limited-edition collection features 10 heart-shaped dark, white and milk chocolates, including Mimosa, Lemon Bar, Vanilla Rum, Manjari, Raspberry Rose, Coconut Cream Pie, Pinot Noir, Coffee Caramel, Red Hot and Caramelia. Additionally, Norman Love Confections offers a variety of gourmet specialty desserts in retail locations, including chocolate-covered strawberries and a selection of artisan pastries, gelato and beautifully packaged gifts.
LINK: Valentine’s Day Collection
ADDITIONAL CLIENT EVENTS IN FEBRUARY 2023
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Committee will spread the love at its annual Sweethearts & Scholarships fundraiser at HeadPinz Entertainment Center. In addition to networking, attendees can bid on prizes, including desserts, wines, wine-related items and more.
LINK: Sweethearts & Scholarships
Growing Climate Solutions is hosting a virtual “Y & How Sustainability Workshop” addressing the impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act, which outlines incentives for making home improvements, purchasing electric vehicles and building new efficient development.
LINK: Y & How
Elite Jets is hosting Cars on Fifth’s Jetport Reception, which features exotic cars, jets, cigars, cocktails and more to benefit St. Matthew’s House. The event includes an inspiring program and opportunities to contribute to programs that help people take their life back from addiction, homelessness and hunger.
LINK: Jetport Reception
Gulf Coast Village is hosting a luncheon covering the benefits of the retirement community’s carefree lifestyle. The session will include a discussion about senior living community contracts.
LINK: Easy as 1, 2, Free
Feb. 8 & 24
Senior Choice at Home is hosting a pair of luncheon events that explore 10 reasons why healthy older adults are joining an innovative, member-based program that provides a lifelong commitment to care, asset protection and the ability to receive individualized care coordination, all from the comforts of their own home.
LINK: Dine & Discover
The Industry Appreciation Awards program will celebrate Lee County businesses that drive the local economy, employ our workforce and shape their industries. Award categories include Innovator of the Year, Manufacturer of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Technology Award and Inclusion & Diversity Award.
LINK: Industry Appreciation Awards
Boys & Girls Club of Collier County will recognize 10 inspiring teens at Youth of the Year, a premier recognition program that honors student members who exemplify the virtues of good character, academic excellence, community service and strong leadership.
LINK: Youth of the Year
Drivers 55 and older can attend AAA’s Defensive Driver Course at Gulf Coast Village, held in partnership with Senior Choice at Home. The class covers tips and techniques to drive defensively, and safely, in a variety of situations. Lunch and door prizes are available.
LINK: Defensive Driving
Business Before Breakfast, a monthly networking session with light refreshments, will be held at White Sands Treatment Center in Fort Myers. Guests are encouraged to bring business cards.
LINK: Business Before Breakfast
Guests at the 7th Annual Enchanted Gala, “Whiskers on the River,” will enjoy the beautifully lit garden, interact with ambassador animals and exhibits, enjoy a fantastic meal, and hear an engaging program about the Wonder Gardens while bidding on exciting experiences and unique items.
LINK: Whiskers on the River
The 30th Annual Red Sox Celebrity Classic starts with a “Tee Party,” an evening of food, cocktails and more, to benefit the Lee Health Foundation and Golisano Children’s Hospital. There also is a chance to bid on live and silent auction packages.
LINK: Boston Tee Party
The Minnesota Twins Celebrity Golf Classic allows participants to meet and mingle with Twins personnel in a new tournament concept at Topgolf while enjoying food, beverages and music from climate-controlled hitting bays.
LINK: Twins Celebrity Golf Classic
The 30th Annual Boston Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic offers participants an opportunity to play a round of golf alongside baseball players, alumni and other celebrities.
LINK: Red Sox Celebrity Golf Classic
The Bobby Nichols Pro-Am Golf Tournament through the Bobby Nichols Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation is a multi-day event that includes golf and pickleball tournaments, an auction and neighborhood party to support local nonprofits dedicated to helping abused and at-risk children.
LINK: Nichols Cup
Gulf Coast Village is hosting a lunch and conversation focused on the community’s carefree lifestyle and how moving to the community is a breeze.
LINK: Moving Made Easy
The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is offering an inside look at spring training, professional baseball and the impact on Southwest Florida with guests from the Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox.
LINK: Talking Baseball
Fort Myers Brewing is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a four-day festival that includes a rotation of craft brews, food trucks and live music.
LINK: 10th Anniversary Celebration
Sanibel Captiva Trust Company’s 2023 Fort Myers speaker series continues with “The Invisible Patient,” a session led by senior care advisor and caregiver advocate Annalee Kruger, who will speak about how caregivers can fulfill their role without losing themselves in the process.
LINK: Speaker Series
SNEAK PEEK – UPCOMING EVENTS
March 2: Magic Under the Mangroves (Conservancy of Southwest Florida)
March 3: The Resnick-Wynn Family Business Conference (in partnership with FGCU)
March 4: 21st Annual Hope Shines Walk (NAMI Collier County)
March 7-8: Illusionist Leon Ettiene’s Magic Rocks show (Boys & Girls Clubs of Lee County)
March 14: Colors of the Sea Fashion Show & Luncheon (Lee Health Foundation/Regional Cancer Center)
March 14: Market Trends of Southwest Florida
March 19: Fashion Show and Private Sale (Guadalupe Resale Shop)
March 22: Dinner on the Diamond (Lee Health Foundation/Golisano Children’s Hospital)
March 30: Seeing the Bigger Picture (Guadalupe Center)
March 30: Jazz on the Harbor (Guardian ad Litem Foundation, 20th Judicial Circuit)
April 1: BBQ, Bands & Brew (Lee BIA Builders Care)
April 1: Big Green EGGfest (Sunshine Ace Hardware)
April 4: 15th Annual Grande Dames Tea (Pace Center for Girls, Lee)
April 6: 2023 Baseball Season Home Opener (Fort Myers Mighty Mussels)
April 29: Autism Acceptance Awards Gala (Family Initiative)
May 4: Community Prayer Breakfast (Southwest Florida Community Prayer Breakfast, Inc.)
May 15-18: Hanseatic League of Universities Conference (Florida Gulf Coast University)