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Business Briefs 2-12-21

By Staff | Feb 11, 2021

Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C. celebrates 30th anniversary

Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C., is celebrating its 30th anniversary with the announcement that it has now donated $2.5 million in in-kind professional services and cash contributions to area not-for-profit organizations and helped raise more than $70 million for fund-raising and capital campaigns during her career.

Susan Bennett, an accredited and certified public relations professional with more than 50 years’ experience, founded the Fort Myers-based company that carries her name in 1991. Since that time, Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, has become a respected marketing firm with more than 200 awards from the Florida Public Relations Association, including the organization’s highest honor for the best public relations campaign in the state.

Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C. has represented hundreds of businesses and non-profit organizations ranging from medical, banking, restaurants and higher education to commercial enterprises, non-profit organizations and large public service events.

Bennett is the founder of the “Grande Dames Tea” for the PACE Center for Girls, “Laughter Is the Best Medicine Comedy Night” for SalusCare, Inc., and the Founders’ Society of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, among others.

Susan Bennett Marketing & Media, L.C., is a full-service public relations and marketing firm offering innovative marketing and public relations campaigns, media relations, results-driven marketing analyses and plans, digital strategies, website and video development, and social media management.

Prior to opening her company, Bennett was a Gannett Co. executive, member of the launch team of USA TODAY and former marketing director, editor and reporter at The News-Press. She is a high honors graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor of science degree in journalism and a master of arts degree in mass communications.

For more information, call 239-277-5255 or email sbennett@susanbennett.biz.


HF scientific opens global headquarters in Fort Myers

HF scientific, a Watts brand and a leading global producer of locally made instrumentation, test kits and chemical reagents used for monitoring water quality, has opened its new state-of-the-art headquarters in Fort Myers, Florida.

Located at 16260 Airport Drive, Suite 140, HF scientific’s new design, manufacturing and distribution facility is nearly 35,000 square feet, three times the size of the company’s previous location. The new location houses 57 employees responsible for company operations including design, engineering, manufacturing and shipping of products used for monitoring water quality for drinking water, wastewater and ballast water applications. 

“HF scientific proudly expanded its footprint in Southwest Florida with the opening of our new state-of-the art manufacturing facility and global headquarters in Fort Myers,” said Tim Conrad, plant manager for HF scientific.

HF scientific moved its headquarters from Canada to Fort Myers in 1980. The company was acquired in 2005 by Watts, a global leader of water quality solutions for residential, industrial, municipal and commercial settings.

For more information, visit www.hfscientific.com.