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By Staff | Mar 2, 2018

Lee VCB earns six Adrian Awards

The Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau received six Adrian Awards, presented by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, during its awards gala at the New York Marriott Marquis on Feb. 20.

The annual event recognizes marketing achievements from all segments of the travel, hospitality and tourism industry within three main divisions: advertising, digital marketing and public relations. This year’s competition drew more than 1,200 entries from around the world, with honorees being selected by a panel of senior industry and media experts.

The VCB, in partnership with its agency, MMGY Global, received four gold awards for work across for public relations, social media, web design and print advertising, and two bronze awards in advertising and digital marketing.

The VCB received a gold for the integrated campaign surrounding National Seashell Day on June 21, which featured a “Choose your Shellcation” trip giveaway (generated 8,000 entries) and an NYC takeover in which the destination’s beloved Shell Love Bug, a VW Bug adorned with more than 20,000 sea shells, took to the streets of Manhattan (drove more than 1.3 million media impressions). The VCB also walked away with gold awards for its Islandology campaign, serving as the visitor’s guide to island life (garnered more than 630 million impressions); Shellcation print campaign and the FortMyers-Sanibel.com website redesign. Bronze awards included the VCB Meeting Planner Geofencing Campaign and Undertone Page Takeover.

Harkness to conduct seminar

Do you spend your work day sitting for long periods of time, answering phone calls or bending over? If your daily work tasks are leading to frequent headaches, neck and shoulder pain or jaw pain, you won’t want to miss the seminar to be held Wednesday, March 28, from 6:15-7 p.m., at Allied Physical Therapy at 1413 Viscaya Parkway, Cape Coral.

Dr. Matthew Harkness, a specialty-trained physical therapist and founder of Allied Physical Therapy, will provide the educational resources and secrets to relieving work-related pain and tension. There’s limited seating; please RSVP at 239-242-0070.

FSW to hold career fairs

The local community is invited to upcoming Career Fairs at Florida SouthWestern State College locations.

Students and members of the community are encouraged to bring their resumes, transcripts, or work portfolios to show prospective employers on the spot. They should dress professionally and be prepared for a formal interview. Dozens of local companies and businesses are slated to appear.

The seminars are Wednesday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., ad Thomas Edison (Lee) Campus, Building U, Room 102, 8099 College Parkway, Fort Myers; Monday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Collier Campus, Building J, Room 103/104, 7505 Grand Lely Drive, Naples; and Wednesday, March 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Charlotte Campus, outside of Buc Store, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda.

FSW’s Career Coach (www.FSW.edu/careercoach) program is a free resource for both students and the community. Anyone living in Southwest Florida can use it to take a personal career assessment, browse current job openings on Indeed.com, or build a resume from scratch. Students can also explore what degree programs would help them reach their desired career.

The Office of Student Engagement will be hosting workshops for current students on writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing techniques, and dressing for success before the fairs begin.

Visit www.FSW.edu for more information.

School District of Lee County to hold Teacher Recruitment Fair April 14

The School District of Lee County is hosting its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair in mid-April to fill classroom positions for the upcoming school year.

The fair runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 14, at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd., in Fort Myers.

The School District is currently hiring to fill a range of teaching positions for the 2018-19 school year, including elementary, middle and high school teachers, special education, science and mathematics teachers, and reading and language arts teachers.

Applicants must hold at least a bachelor’s degree and be certified to teach in Florida, or have a direct path to certification. All candidates must pre-register online by April 6 at www.leeschools.net/teacher-recruitment-fair. Eligible applicants will receive a formal invitation by email no later than April 10.

Interviews will be conducted during the Teacher Recruitment Fair, so attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of an updated resum. Hiring managers will only be screening candidates for full-time teaching positions, not support staff or administration positions.

Career opportunities are updated regularly on the District’s website at www.leeschools.net/careers.

The School District of Lee County offers a competitive and comprehensive compensation plan for its employees, and provides teachers with access to support and resources that promote success. The starting compensation package of $52,984 encompasses salary, medical coverage and life insurance, pension and investment plan contributions, and social security and Medicare employer contributions. Additional benefits and earning opportunities are also available via advanced degree supplements, summer school, athletic coaching and more. Upon hire, a personal benefits selection process will be made available to eligible employees.

For questions about the Teacher Recruitment Fair, email careers@leeschools.net or call 239-337-8640.

Winn-Dixie offering weekly discounts for seniors in March

Winn-Dixie will offer a 5 percent discount on qualifying grocery purchases to senior citizens 60 years and older in select Florida markets on Wednesdays starting March 7 through March 28.

The Senior Discount program is available at 35 Winn-Dixie locations in Southeast and Southwest Florida, including the Cape Coral store at 1016 Cape Coral Parkway, Weavers Corner at 1850 N. Tamiami Trail in North Fort Myers, 5660 Bayshore Road in Fort Myers and at Pine Island Center at 9864 Stringfellow Road in St. James City.

For a full list of participation locations, visit: winndixie.com/seniordiscount

Customers 60 years and older simply need to use their Winn-Dixie rewards card and ask the cashier for the 5 percent discount each Wednesday in March.

Visit www.winndixie.com and www.segrocers.com.

Women in Business event to feature Couple’s Panel

This month’s Women in Business meeting will feature a Couple’s Panel with the program focusing on managing personal and business relations.

The program will be held Wednesday, March 7, from 4-6 p.m. at Embassy Suites by Hilton, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive in Estero.

The Couple’s Panel will include Norman and Mary Love of Norman Love Confections, Bob Grissinger and Frank Albano of Bennett’s Fresh Roast, and Connie Ramos-Williams and Rick Williams of CONRIC PR & Marketing – successful couples who will discuss how they balance business, family and home.

The cost is $10 for chamber members and $20 for future chamber members.

Contact the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce at 239-332-2930 or visit www.fortmyers.org