Leadership NEXT, a monthly program for advancing business leaders, will host a session and networking opportunity at America’s first solar-powered town, Babcock Ranch, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10.

The program will take Leadership NEXT’s dynamic group of advancing professionals on an immersive exploration of Babcock Ranch, featuring guided tours of the community’s solar field, natural landscapes and green homes, led by Laura Keller, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Babcock Ranch. Keller will share how Babcock Ranch came to fruition, its current offerings and provide future insight into what is to come for the community. The tour will also include a visit to Lee Health’s Healthy Life Center, the community’s 26,000-square-foot center health and wellness center. Mathieu Knapp, supervisor of the Healthy Life Center, will share about the center’s vast array of modern, convenient health services and programs that are available to residents and the surrounding community.

Following the tour, the evening will conclude with a networking opportunity at Babcock Ranch’s on-site restaurant, Table & Tap. At The Oak, an outdoor patio overlooking Founder’s Square and Lake Babcock, guests will enjoy cocktails, farm-to-table food creations and prize drawings.

The July Leadership NEXT program, which is managed by the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, will begin promptly at 5 p.m. at Babcock Ranch, 42881 Lake Babcock Dr. in Babcock Ranch, Florida. Babcock Ranch and Lee Health are sponsoring the July program and Enterprise will provide transportation upon guests’ arrival to the community.

Leadership NEXT is free to attend for members of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and $10 for future members. Attendees are encouraged to register in advance at fortmyers.org.

Leadership NEXT is a group of advancing professionals who represent a variety of businesses and industries throughout Southwest Florida. Monthly sessions take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month and offer opportunities to develop new knowledge and skills, establish working relationships with colleagues and engage in valuable programs and discussions to further enhance their careers. Follow “Leadership NEXT” on Facebook to learn more.

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.