The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce invites the community to join in an insightful discussion on education and the Chamber’s Education Foundation during its May General Membership Meeting on Thursday, May 17. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Pelican Preserve, 9802 Pelican Preserve Blvd. in Fort Myers.

The event will feature informative panel discussions with Foundation board and committee members on the Foundation and its role within the community. The first panel will feature an overview of the Foundation and its educational, grants and scholarship programs, and will be followed by a second panel focused on the future of the Foundation.

The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation works to support and assist the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce in its efforts to enhance education at a variety of levels in the Southwest Florida community. The Foundation, founded in 2004, has supported the chamber’s education guiding directive in a variety of ways including providing scholarships for college students, grants to educators and educational institutions, supporting educational programs, supporting seminars and workshops of interest for the benefit of the business community and providing recognition for outstanding educators and students.

Throughout the history of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Foundation, more than $600,000 has been raised to benefit educational institutions and programs, the community and local students.

The May luncheon is sponsored by Minaya Learning Global Solutions. The event’s gold member spotlight is The Prawnbroker Restaurant & Fish Market and the notebook sponsor is Keiser University. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Stephanie Davis at stephanie@fortmyers.org.

Admission to this informative luncheon event is $25 for prepaid Chamber members and $35 for future members and members who pay at the door. To learn more or to register for the event, visit www.FortMyers.org.

About the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce:
Serving Lee County and surrounding areas since 1989, the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a business organization of professionals who support and promote a progressive, sustainable community. The Chamber represents nearly 800 businesses, professionals, and individuals throughout Lee County, providing opportunities for members to participate in a variety of meaningful networking, educational and community- and business-focused programs and events. The Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is located at 2310 Edwards Drive in downtown Fort Myers. For additional information regarding membership opportunities or events please call 239-332-3624 or visit www.fortmyers.org. For the latest news and updates, follow the Chamber on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gfmcc or Twitter at @FtMyersChamber.